Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Jeff Nahill’s Los Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, July 4

Note: Just a reminder that when you see the name Juan Leyva in the trainer area that is really John Sadler’s barn. Sadler is currently serving a suspension from the CHRB through July 13.

FIRST RACE: 1. Mohemian Rhapsody, 2. Sweet and Cheeky, 3. Pioneer Woman. LONG SHOT: Frose.

SECOND RACE: 1. Tiz Love, 2. C Dub, 3. Royal Seeker. LONG SHOT: Love Your Life.

THIRD RACE: 1. Sweet Honor, 2. Thick Smoke, 3. Alicia’s Pride. LONG SHOT: Untapped Potential.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Dr. Schivel (best bet), 2. Sonic Brees, 3. She’s a Lil Flirt. LONG SHOT: Freerunning.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Fracas, 2. Magnificent Q T, 3. Speedy Gigi. LONG SHOT: All Tea All Shade.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Thousand Words, 2. Uncle Chuck, 3. Anneau d’Or. LONG SHOT: Great Power.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Indy Jones, 2. Fellow Citizen, 3. Abusive Gary. LONG SHOT: Equipo A.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bellafina, 2. Sneaking Out, 3. Hang a Star. LONG SHOT: Artistic Diva.

NINTH RACE: 1. Quicker, 2. Big Mel, 3. Dodger. LONG SHOT: Winners Club.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Belmont Park, Horse racing

Jeff Nahill’s Belmont Park opinions for Saturday, July 4 (Races 7-11)

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Jo’s Bold Cat, 2. Danfusi, 3. Point Him Out. LONG SHOT: Bad Guy.

EIGHTH RACE: 1. Seismic Wave (best bet), 2. Valid Point, 3. Got Stormy. LONG SHOT: Hawkish.

NINTH RACE: 1. Mr Freeze, 2. Code of Honor, 3. McKinzie. LONG SHOT: Network Effect.

10TH RACE: 1. Devamani, 2. Instilled Regard, 3. Cross Border. LONG SHOT: Spooky Channel.

11TH RACE: 1. Just Whistle, 2. Sir Winston, 3. Moretti. LONG SHOT: Forewarned.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Jeff Nahill’s Los Alamitos RC opinions for Friday, July 3

FIRST RACE: 1. Rossman, 2. Desert Swarm, 3. Ziyanair. LONG SHOT: Derby Star.

SECOND RACE: 1. Rick’s Dream, 2. Fast Cotton, 3. Lucky Romano. LONG SHOT: Easy Grader.

THIRD RACE: 1. Harvest Moon, 2. My Happy Girl, 3. Del Mar Drama. LONG SHOT: Enchanted Nile.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Sheza Factor, 2. Will Dancer, 3. Imagineiamfastest. LONG SHOT: Mercy Rule.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Adens Dream, 2. Italiano, 3. Treasure Hunter. LONG SHOT: Master Juba.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Mean Sophia, 2. Ava’s Dream, 3. Saints Paynter. LONG SHOT: D’s Lovely Sophia.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Rawhide Rawlins (best bet), 2. Scary Fast Smile, 3. Clayton Delaney. LONG SHOT: Zero Down.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Jeff Nahill’s Los Alamitos RC opinions for Thursday, July 2

FIRST RACE: 1. Mama’s Kid, 2. Purdue, 3. Drop the Mic. LONG SHOT: Laker Jet.

SECOND RACE: 1. Spicy Sommelier, 2. Monicat, 3. Felling Grazeful. LONG SHOT: Exchange Vows.

THIRD RACE: 1. Commander, 2. Quick Finish, 3. Show Business. LONG SHOT: Antithetical.

FOURTH RACE: 1. Hot Box, 2. Dennis Celery, 3. None Above the Law. LONG SHOT: Rousing Slammer.

FIFTH RACE: 1. Cezanne, 2.Bronn, 3. Itsthattime. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Legend.

SIXTH RACE: 1. Perfect Ice Storm (best bet), 2. Majestic Diva, 3. Tiz Toffee. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Window.

SEVENTH RACE: 1. Miss Ever Ready, 2. Stars of Bluegrass, 3. Mamba Queen. LONG SHOT: Righteously.

Good luck. Stay safe.

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Del Mar

Del Mar opinions for Sunday, July 28

FIRST RACE: 1. IMMEDIATE IMPACT (best bet), 2. Nora’s Joy, 3. Cherokee Maiden. LONG SHOT: Lucia’s Design.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Wound Tight, 2. Mobou, 3. Red Clem. LONG SHOT: Shadrack.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Kylemore, 2. Deal With It Dude, 3. Dueling. LONG SHOT: Dukes Up.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Spokane Eagle, 2. Very Very Stella, 3. Sightforsoreeyes. LONG SHOT: Top Brass.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Babael, 2. Belden Avenue, 3. Reedley. LONG SHOT: Mike Operator.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. War Beast, 2. Railsplitter, 3. Rip City. LONG SHOT: Gorky Park.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Secret Spice, 2. Paradise Woods, 3. La Force. LONG SHOT: Ollie’s Candy.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Desert Oasis, 2. La Shirimp, 3. Unicorn. LONG SHOT: Zest.

Good luck.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 1 (Wrecking Crew $2.80, first race)

Second choice winners: 4 (Hackberry $4, fourth; Don’tteasethetiger $5.20, fifth; Fashionably Fast $6, sixth; Great Return $7.80, seventh)

Third place winners: 2 (Moody Jim $9.40, second; Lieutenant Dan $6.40, third)

Long shot winners: 0

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Saturday, July 27

FIRST RACE: 1. Wrecking Crew, 2. Fredericktown, 3. Palace Prince. LONG SHOT: Tizamagician.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Mo Forza, 2. Parsimony, 3. Moody Jim. LONG SHOT: Succeedandsurpass.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Posterize, 2. Cruel Intention, 3. Lieutenant Dan. LONG SHOT: Oliver.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Speakerofthehouse, 2. Hackberry, 3. Music to My Ears. LONG SHOT: Ghost Street.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. My Way Out, 2. Don’tteasethetiger, 3. Cross Town. LONG SHOT: Midnight Bandit.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Ishi, 2. Perfect Wager, 3. Fashionably Fast. LONG SHOT: Mr. Brownstone.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Salsa Bella, 2. Great Return, 3. True To Herself. LONG SHOT: Mongolian Window.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Chief Cicatriz, 2. Recruiting Ready, 3. Jalen Journey. LONG SHOT: Desert Law.
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NINTH RACE: 1. IMPRINT (best bet), 2. Antigone, 3. French Rose. LONG SHOT: Dolci.

Good luck.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 2 (Flying to the Line $8.20, fifth race; Todos Santos $6.60, eighth)

Second choice winners: 0

Third choice winners: 2 (Kaydetre $15.60, second; Duranga $4.40, fourth)

Long shot winners: 1 (Bad Beat $31.80, first)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Friday, July 26

Note: Still having a slow start to the meet but anyone who follows me realizes favorites just aren’t my cup of tea unless there is no other shot in the race. Hopefully, it turns around soon.

FIRST RACE: 1. Test the Water, 2. Itsthattime, 3. Verified. LONG SHOT: Bad Beat.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Into Chocolate, 2. Lucky Peridot, 3. Kaydetre. LONG SHOT: Querelle.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Tribal War Chant, 2. Portando, 3. Three Ay Em. LONG SHOT: Young Hendrick.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. C C the Bartender, 2. Road Test, 3. Duranga. LONG SHOT: Love of Art.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Flying to the Line, 2. Goodtingscominpink, 3. Nothing But Heat. LONG SHOT: Ebb and Flow.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Hypersonic, 2. Blue Skye Jade, 3. Caecilius. LONG SHOT: Mad At Money.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Bardothebartender, 2. The Hunted, 3. Hardboot. LONG SHOT: Smokey Image.
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EIGHTH RACE: 1. TODOS SANTOS (best bet), 2. Topaz Time, 3. Empress of Lov. LONG SHOT: Forbidden Command.

Good luck.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Top-choice winners: 2 (Eddie Haskell $3, first race; Raymundos Secret $2.80, fifth)

Second-choice winners: 1 (Campaign $3.40, sixth)

Third-choice winners: 1 (Jen Go Unchained $4.20, third)

Long-shot winners: 1 (Desert General $8.80, second)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Top-choice winners: 1 (Opus Won $4, sixth race)

Second-choice winners: 1 (Convoluted $4.20, third)

Third-choice winners: 1 (Stylishly $6.20, fourth)

Long-shot winners: 1 (Satanta $5, first)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Thursday, July 25

FIRST RACE: 1. Moana Luna, 2. Loaded Joe, 3. Jetovator. LONG SHOT: Satanta.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Unusually Green, 2. Play Hard to Get, 3. Terrys Tom Cat. LONG SHOT: Buckstopper Kit.
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THIRD RACE: 1. Establish Justice, 2. Convoluted, 3. Keepinmypromise. LONG SHOT: Magically Honored.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Stylin Ocean, 2. Apples Arch, 3. Stylishly. LONG SHOT: Winter Gold.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Comes the Dream, 2. Top of the Game, 3. Hey Sequoia. LONG SHOT: Speed Saver.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. OPUS WON (best bet), 2. Oh My Oh, 3. Marjorie E. LONG SHOT: Hot On the Trail.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Pontantico, 2. Mongolian Hero, 3. Lostinthemoment. LONG SHOT: Do Not Swipe Left.

Good luck.

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinions for Wednesday, July 24

FIRST RACE: 1. Eddie Haskell, 2. Tribalist, 3. Declarationofpeace. LONG SHOT: Stubbins.
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SECOND RACE: 1. Sergio, 2. Jump the Tracks, 3. For the Hustle. LONG SHOT: Desert General.
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THIRD RACE: 1. ATOMIC CANDY (best bet), 2. Anniversary Sale, 3. Jen Go Unchained. LONG SHOT: Twisted Plot.
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FOURTH RACE: 1. Pepe Tono, 2. Two Thity Five, 3. Route Six Six. LONG SHOT: Curlin Rules.
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FIFTH RACE: 1. Raymundos Secret, 2. Magnificent Q T, 3. Whoa Nessie. LONG SHOT: Queen of the Track.
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SIXTH RACE: 1. Itsinthepost, 2. Campaign, 3. Morse Code. LONG SHOT: Zestful.
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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Distorted Win, 2. Road Rager, 3. Cherished. LONG SHOT: Pammi Dearest.

Good luck.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Top choice winners: 0

Second-choice winners: 4 (Bowies Hero $8.80, fourth race; Scathing $8.20, fifth; Bombard 49.20, sixth; Collusion Illusion $12.40, seventh)

Third-choice winners: 0

Long-shot winners: 2 (Mr. Vargas $10.40, second; Thanks $11.60, third)

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Del Mar, Horse racing

Del Mar opinion for Tuesday, July 23

Give that man a raise

After the first week of the meet, racing secretary David Jerkens deserves a raise from his Del Mar Thoroughbred Club bosses.
Thanks to Jerkens’ composition of the daily cards, Del Mar has a Pick Six jackpot carryover of $128,992 heading into Wednesday’s card. The jackpot only pays out when one ticket hits the Pick Six.
Jerkens has definitely been putting the toughest handicapping puzzles in the Pick Six sequence. It’s no secret Del Mar’s highest takeouts come in the Pick Six and late Pick Five.
During the 30 Pick Six races last week over the five days, the average winner paid $13.31. The average payoff in the other 13 races has been $6.02. And don’t worry about showing up late to the racing card, the first race payoffs have been a paltry $5.80 because they usually have the fewest entries each time.
Overall after 43 races, the average payoff per winner is $11.10 and Saturday was the best day to bet with the average winner paying $13.86, which is even more impressive since Catalina Cruiser ($2.20) and American Anthem ($3.20) were on the card.

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