Horse racing, Los Alamitos, Parx

Los Alamitos RC opinions for Saturday, Sept. 24 (Plus Parx stakes)


Race 7: 1. #8 Edge of Reality, 2. #2 Bern’ James Bern, 3. #3 Granny’s Kitten. LONG SHOT: #1a Forward Thinker.

Race 8: 1. #7 Tale of Life, 2. #3 Bodhisattva, 3. #4 Res Judicata. LONG SHOT: #1 Cyrus Alexander.

Race 9: 1. #11 Who’s Out, 2. #2 Mind Your Biscuits, 3. #5 Noholdingback Bear. LONG SHOT: #4 Navy Hymn.

Race 10: 1. #5 Songbird, 2. #4 Land Over Sea, 3. #2 Cathryn Sophia. LONG SHOT: #1 Carina Mia.

Race 11: 1. #9 Nyquist, 2. #4 Connect, 3. #2 Exaggerator, 4. #7 Gun Runner. LONG SHOT: #12 Hit It Once More.


Race 1: #3 Atascaderan (6-1): This gelding has scored three times over this track and has been in the money 5-of-12 times over this oval. Felipe Martinez keeps the mount off a fourth place finish.

Race 3: #3 Nothin But a Smile (3-1): We are going with the process of elimination in this maiden race as trainers Marty Jones and Cliff Sise win 3% of the time first out. Meanwhile, trainer Phil D’Amato wins 16% of the time first out and the sire Grazen wins 18% first time. Here’s hope this filly is ready to go.

Race 9: #7 Star Express (3-1): This gelding has two runner-up finishes in three tries over this track and trainer Gary Sherlock stretches him out as Tyler Baze keeps the mount today

Good luck.

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Carlo Vaccarezza, Edward Pleasa Jr., Gulfstream Park West, Gustavo Delgado, Harry Hernandez, Horse racing, Jeffrey Sanchez, Jonathan Gonzales, Jose Pinchin, Kathleen O'Connell, Marcial Navarro, Monmouth Park, Parx

Gulfstream Park West opinions, Nov. 4 and Nov. 5

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Race 1: #3 Queendesanimaux (turf only) (6-1)

This 2-year-old finished second at this level and now stretches out for trainer Jose Pinchin, who is 22% with horses going a route for the first time. Apprentice jockey Harry Hernandez takes over.


Race 2: #2 Rivershire (5-2)

Trainer Marcial Navarro usually knows where to place his horses and he drops this gelding off a long layoff. Navarro is 20% with shippers and this 7-year-old is 2-for-4 at the short distance of 5 ½ furlongs.


Race 6: #6 Little Priscilla (6-1)

This 2-year-old is coming out of a maiden race that has produced four next out winners. Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza has given this filly two months to mature and sends her long for the first time. Jockey Jeffrey Sanchez stays aboard.


Thursday, Nov. 5

Race 1: #1 White Knuckle Ride (4-1)

This 2-year-old broke her maiden last time out at Monmouth and now ships to South Florida. Trainer Edward Pleasa Jr. is 21% with horses off a 46-90-day layoff. Jockey Vicente Guidel is 27% with Plesa this year.


Race 5: #5 Mr. Awesome Act (8-1)

This colt showed speed and faded in his debut for trainer Kathleen O’Connell. He comes out of a race that has produced four next out winners.


Race 7: #1 Reckless Move (12-1)

This filly is in a tough spot shipping in from Parx, but she has success going short and trainer Gustavo Delgado is 30% first off the claim. Jockey Jonathan Gonzales is 56% with Delgado.

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