Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Loa Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, Dec. 19

Preview: The final weekend of racing until after Christmas features a Grade I for 2-year-old and Derby points are attached. Not a great card but not a bad one either.


 Race 7: #8 Madam Aamoura (12-1)

Not sure I get this morning line especially considering this filly broke her maiden over this track. Trainer Bob Baffert tried her on turf and that didn’t work and now returns her to the dirt, a move Baffert is 20% with. Barn rider Martin Garcia is aboard.


Race 8: #3 Hollywood Don (6-1)

Yes, Bob Baffert has a pair of fancied runners in here but this son of Tapit might be the upsetter. Yes, he has two wins on the grass, but look at his lone dirt race. He finished third to Nyquist and Swipe, who finished 1-2 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. This 2-year-old ran in the BC Juvenile Turf two of the first three runners come back from that race have won.

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