Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Thursday, Dec. 18

Not a great card for Thursday as horsemen are waiting for Santa Anita Park to open the day after Christmas, Dec. 26.

One note: the inside four posts have won 19 of 22 route races (87%) at the meet so far.

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Race 1: Brackendale (4-1)

Interesting jockey move here. Feranando Perez usually rides for trainer Robertino Diodoro, who has Papa’s Paisley in here, but Perez chooses to stick with this son of Forest Grove here for trainer Robert Gilker.

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Race 6: #4 Tough Sunday (3-1)

This 2-year-old had all kinds of trouble at the start of his debut on Oct. 29 at Santa Anita, but still managed to finish third. That race has produced three next out winners and apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke keeps the mount for trainer Steve Miyadi.

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