Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, Sept. 20

Race 4: #6 Desert Thief (4-1)

This 2-year-old filly just didn’t like the Polytrack at Del Mar. She broke her maiden over this track and drops into a claimer for the first time plus Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis jumps on for trainer Cesar Dominguez, who has down well (2-for-5) at this meet.

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Race 8: #1 Regally Soul (12-1)

This is definitely a horse for the course as he has given us two BUZZ wins. He gets tested for class in a tough field as he is the longest shot on the morning-line. He will come from off the pace and might be better play on the bottom of the exacta but definitely put win money down, too.

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Los Alamitos RC opinions for Friday, Sept. 19

Race 2: #10 Z Z Thunder (6-1)

This 3-year-old makes his second start off the layoff and first start in the maiden claiming ranks. If you look at whom he faced in his first two career races (Chitu, The Admiral and Bayern) then he would seem to hold a real class edge on the drop. He pressed the pace in his last before tiring and should be in better shape for trainer David Hofmans and Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis.

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Race 6: #10 Stood Up (7-2)

Trainer Art Sherman will be busy with some horse named California Chrome in Philadelphia, but the barn has this runner ready for her debut. The filly is owned by Ed Allred, who just happens to own Los Alamitos. You don’t think the “house” horse was pointed for this spot on purpose?.

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Los Alamitos RC opinions for Thursday, Sept. 18

Sorry didn’t post on Sunday. Totally forgot and I had the Tom Proctor first-timer as a selection. You can always get my selections at HorsePlayerNow.com, but you have to buy it. I promise it’s a good publication and there are picks from all over the country.

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Race 4: #8 Sixy Eddie (4-1)

Blinkers come off this daughter of Square Eddie. She has never run at this low of a level and has shown speed in Cal-bred maiden special weight races. The hot-riding Drayden Van Dyke takes the mount.

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Race 8: #9 Zim N the Mailman (4-1)

This son of Unusual Heat tries dirt for the first time and drops his lowest level on the maiden claimer ladder. Trainer Tim Yakteen is 27% with maiden claimers and apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke gets back aboard after a one race absence.

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Los Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, Sept. 13

Race 3: #3 Summerofsixtythree (4-1)

This 3-year-old filly has finished fifth in her first two races for trainer Tom Proctor. The daughter of Malibu Moon comes out of a race where the top two finishers came back to win.

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Race 8: #3 Sharla Rae (7-2)

This daughter of Afleet Alex broke her maiden over this track and then finished fourth in the Grade II Sorrento behind Sunset Glow. She’s had five weeks off and a good work at Santa Anita. Maybe she likes dirt a whole lot more than Polytrack.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Friday, Sept. 12

Race 1: #1 Ninnavee (6-1)

This 3-year-old filly has the top last race Beyer Speed Figure, granted it was at Ferndale, but trainer Quinn Howey ships down and expects this one to go straight to the lead from the rail. Felipe Martinez jumps on for the mount.

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Race 3: #6 Tribal Mystery Man (7-2)

Trainer Robertino Diodoro does well in the lower maiden claiming and claiming ranks. He won at LRC with tow of his first three starters. This 3-year-old gelding had a ton of trouble in his last race at Del Mar, throw it out and he’s among the favorites. Barn rider Fernando Perez keeps the mount.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Thursday, Sept. 11

Race 2: #2 Faster Cat (3-1)

Trainer Quinn Howey does is a 25% trainer, mostly on the Northern California fair circuit. He brings this gelding down to So Cal off a big win at Ferndale. This 6-year-old has won over the surface before and should be right in the thick of it.

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Race 3: #4 Power Crazed (7-5)

This 3-year-old Empire Maker colt cost $275,000 at auction and he’s bred to love the dirt. Made his debut for trainer Bob Baffert over the Polytrack at Del Mar and finished sixth, making up a lot of ground in the stretch. Now he’s on his preferred surface, has a good work over the track and barn rider Martin Garcia jumps on. Might be a Pick 5 and Pick 6 single.

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Race 5: #7 Goofy Rainbow (6-1)

Trainer Paul Jones is one of the top, if not the best, quarterhorse trainer in the country and he tries his luck with this thoroughbred. A daughter of Idiot Proof, she has been training well over the surface and Jones is 38% with jockey Vinnie Bednar.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Sunday, Sept. 7

Race 3: #3 Aerial Artist (5-2)

This 4-year-old gelding has a couple wins over this Los Alamitos as part of the night program and he moves up in class. Regular Los Al jockey Ramon Guce jumps on for trainer Vince Smith and just might be able to get the job done.

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Race 5: #7 Sweet Cactus (30-1) ***

This daughter of Cactus Creole has beaten one horse in two career starts, but gets a trainer change to Guillermo Morales, who is 42% from 24 starters with horses first time in his barn. He is also 38% with maiden claimers, a level this 2-year-old drops to for the first time.

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