Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos thoroughbred picks for Saturday, July 5

FIRST RACE: 1. Oeighter, 2. Super Defence, 3. Desert Madam. LONG SHOT: My Sweet Afleet.
Trainer Philip D’Amato, who took over the barn of Mike Mitchell, won four races on closing day last Sunday at Santa Anita and looks to keep the roll going with OEIGHTER, a daughter of Tale of the Cat. D’Amato goes first-time blinkers (2-for-4) and top barn rider Joe Talamo (24%) stays aboard.

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SECOND RACE: 1. Hollanita, 2. Queen of the Hill, 3. Courageousandbold. LONG SHOT: Milady Maid.

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THIRD RACE: 1. Arkenstone, 2. Got Even, 3. I Don’t Care Who. LONG SHOT: Tres Borrachos.

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FOURTH RACE: 1. No Ez Money, 2. Grand Humor, 3. Johns Journey. LONG SHOT: Storm Bid.

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FIFTH RACE: 1. Tiznow Or Tehn, 2. Sudden Rumor, 3. Go Black Tie. LONG SHOT: Take a Risk.

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SIXTH RACE: 1. Radiant Dancer (best bet), 2. Prontezzo, 3. Opsec. LONG SHOT: Good Deal.

Trainer Jeff Bonde is 28% with first-time starters and RADIANT DANCER, a son of Langfuhr, has been tearing up the track in the mornings at Santa Anita. Speed jockey Edwin Maldonado jumps on so it looks like a send job from the outside post.

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SEVENTH RACE: 1. Appealing Resume, 2. Creditcardroulette, 3. Rhodium. LONG SHOT: Sydney’s Darling.

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EIGHTH RACE: 1. Top Fortitude, 2. Shared Belief, 3. Candy Boy. LONG SHOT: Can the Man.

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NINTH RACE: 1. Swiss Intrigue, 2. Grace Victoria, 3. Yodelmesomemagic. LONG SHOT: Lucky S.J.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 2 (Wicked Heat $3.60, first race; Amina Perfect $22, eighth)

Friday’s second choice winners: 0

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Colorado Strong $4.80, first; Brannaman $9.40, sixth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 2 (Leedstobeaver $11, fourth; Shh She’s Ours $6, fifth)

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