LOS ALAMITOS TB
Cal bred $50k maidens go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Midnight Bandit gets blinkers on and Martin Pedroza up for Jack Carava, he will need to flee the rail. No. 6 Afternoon Heat is a first time starter for Jerry Hollendorfer, he gets a great post and Giovanni Franco up, all eyes will be on Afternoon Heat.
$8k claimers travel a mile. No. 4 Point Guard has his claiming price hacked in half and finds a very live spot. No. 5 Jump the Tracks is the stablemate of Point Guard and gets his first start off the claim.
$16k fillies and mares travel six furlongs. No. 2 Whirling drops in class after being claimed for $12,500 she ran 3rd vs. much stronger. This looks like a great move by the connections as they have recouped their money now have free roll. No. 3 Fracas won in her only race here, she will be firing out of the gate and look to hold off Whirling. 2-3
Maidens travel six furlongs. No. 1 Oil Can Knight is the one to beat but draws the dreaded rail post. He just missed sprinting five furlongs on the grass at Santa Anita in his last start. No. 6 The Longest Night ships in for Philip D’Amato and gets Martin Garcia up off a big time last work, we will make an exacta box.
EXACTA BOX 1-6
$12,500 fillies and mares travel a mile. No. 2 Norwegian takes a huge class drop but now is spotted right where she belongs, she also gets the bug boy J.C. Diaz up. This is her race to lose going from grass to dirt with the big break in the weights. 2**
5TH 2 (.50 cent cost $8.00).
$10k fillies and mares go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 4 Sturdy One is the speed and looking for her 4th straight win. No. 5 Todos Santos owns a win here and will be making a late run as will No. 6 Duranga who is in top form.
This is a very wide open maiden claimer for $20k fillies and mares. We will need to go four deep using No. 3 Tip Tap Time a first time starter for Hector Palma who has already clicked with a first timer at the meet and this jockey Eswan Flores was also on that one. No. 6 Laker Jet drops looking to wake up. No. 7 Hansen Tale Blues also drops back to his level. No. 9 Magnificent Q T has run three times finishing second with better in two of those races and stumbling at the start in the other at 7/5.
Only seven races today.
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