Horse racing, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos RC opinions for Friday, Dec. 11

Hate to sound like a broken record but SoCal horsemen aren’t supporting this meet like others at Los Alamitos as the largest field is nine in one race.

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 Race 1:  #3 Derby Glass (3-1)

Just five entered here but tough race. This gelding was claimed by Victor Garcia, who is 30% first off the claim and no doubt claimed him to run here with a second-place finish over this track showing.

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Race 3: #8 Emotional Drive (2-1)

This filly ran third to MSW state breds and was the only horse not to win back so far from an October 15 maiden claimer at Santa Anita which has produced 6 next out winners. This filly is back with her friends and should romp here for trainer Dan Azcarate. One caveat, #4 Lana Caprina (8-1) comes out of that Oct. 15 race but can’t see her beating Emotional Drive.

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Race 8:  #5 Anillo (3-1)

Trainer Quinn Howey is one of favorites to follow when he ships to SoCal as he is 31% with shippers. This gelding has won over the track before and jockey Felipe Valdez jumps on.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Saturday, Dec. 13

Race 3 – LRC

#2 Mon Mousse (8-1)

Our Eyes: This 3-year-old gelding when wire-to-wire on the dirt at Sacramento and we think that is what trainer Quinn Howey will have in mind in this spot for jockey Brice Blanc.

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Race 8 – LRC

#3 Danette (10-1)

Our Eyes: This daughter of Curlin finished fifth in the Bredders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies after a tough start. She has proven to love going long and will try to turn the tables on Take Charge Brandi and Feathered, both of whom finished ahead of her in that race.

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Los Alamitos Race Course for Thursday, Dec. 11

Race 4: #8 Logan’s Moon (3-1)

Has been away from the races for more than 2 years, but look who he lost to in his debut — Vyjack. That Aqueduct race has produced five next out winners and this gelding has been working well enough for new trainer Peter Eurton to be live with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard.

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Race 5: #3 To B a Noitted (7-2)

Trainer Quinn Howey only ships to SoCal when he has a live one. He calimed this 4-year-old filly for $8,000 at Golden Gate and moves her up. She has been working well in NoCal and looks to have a closing kick that might be good in this long stretch.

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Race 8: #4 Go Goldie Go (5-2)

Love offspring of Cindago because they are bred to sprint and this one debuts for trainer Jeff Mullins at 6 furlongs. Has a couple of decent works at Santa Anita and Mullins wins 25% of the time with debuting maiden claimers.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Friday, Sept. 12

Race 1: #1 Ninnavee (6-1)

This 3-year-old filly has the top last race Beyer Speed Figure, granted it was at Ferndale, but trainer Quinn Howey ships down and expects this one to go straight to the lead from the rail. Felipe Martinez jumps on for the mount.

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Race 3: #6 Tribal Mystery Man (7-2)

Trainer Robertino Diodoro does well in the lower maiden claiming and claiming ranks. He won at LRC with tow of his first three starters. This 3-year-old gelding had a ton of trouble in his last race at Del Mar, throw it out and he’s among the favorites. Barn rider Fernando Perez keeps the mount.

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Los Alamitos Race Course opinions for Thursday, Sept. 11

Race 2: #2 Faster Cat (3-1)

Trainer Quinn Howey does is a 25% trainer, mostly on the Northern California fair circuit. He brings this gelding down to So Cal off a big win at Ferndale. This 6-year-old has won over the surface before and should be right in the thick of it.

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Race 3: #4 Power Crazed (7-5)

This 3-year-old Empire Maker colt cost $275,000 at auction and he’s bred to love the dirt. Made his debut for trainer Bob Baffert over the Polytrack at Del Mar and finished sixth, making up a lot of ground in the stretch. Now he’s on his preferred surface, has a good work over the track and barn rider Martin Garcia jumps on. Might be a Pick 5 and Pick 6 single.

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Race 5: #7 Goofy Rainbow (6-1)

Trainer Paul Jones is one of the top, if not the best, quarterhorse trainer in the country and he tries his luck with this thoroughbred. A daughter of Idiot Proof, she has been training well over the surface and Jones is 38% with jockey Vinnie Bednar.

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