Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos thoroughbred picks for Saturday, July 12

FIRST RACE: 1. Sacred Ovation, 2. Hamiltonian, 3. Runaway Wildcat. LONG SHOT: Smokin Bomb.


SECOND RACE: 1. Next Book, 2. Shaniel, 3. Smogcutter. LONG SHOT: Badwater.


THIRD RACE: 1. Stracciatella, 2. Broadway Bella, 3. Wine Country Wanda. LONG SHOT: Awesome Gift.


FOURTH RACE: 1. Dynamo Dixie (best bet), 2. Los Bambinos, 3. Timeless Indy. LONG SHOT: Luca.

Northern California-based trainer Blaine Wright comes south with DYNAMO DIXIE, a 3-year-old gelding. Wright is 47% first off the claim.


FIFTH RACE: 1. Rowdy Dylan, 2. Litigation Road, 3. Popsracer. LONG SHOT: Saddle Soar.


SIXTH RACE: 1. Sizzling lassie, 2. Ghost N Your Heart, 3. Plazarita. LONG SHOT: Metaxa.


SEVENTH RACE: 1. Sagebrush Queen, 2. Heir Kitty, 3. Concave. LONG SHOT: Doinghardtimeagain.

SAGEBRUSH QUEEN, a Cal-bred, comes off a big effort at Santa Anita and moves into graded stakes company for trainer Jorge Gutierrez. The filly has a good work over the surface and jockey Edwin Maldonado has done well in sprints over this new track.


EIGHTH RACE: 1. Bright Ocean, 2. Doubledeesonthetee, 3. Relatively Correct. LONG SHOT: It’s Superman.

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Friday’s top choice winners: 3 (Saint Lemone $6.60, third race; It’s Aine $4.80, fifth; Tacit Approval $4.20, seventh)

Friday’s second choice winners: 1 (Time to Go Robo $9.40, first)

Friday’s third choice winners: 2 (Valdirone $4, second; Naomi’s Gift $10, fourth)

Friday’s long shot winners: 1 (Tribal Desert $15.20, sixth)


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