LOS ALAMITOS (closing day)
No. 3 Armensky gets a jockey change that will get him home today, No. 4 Preordained looks the main danger. 3-4
No. 1 Salt Power got the maiden breaker on this course and now drops into a good spot, No. 6 Mary Helen’s Storm is two for two on this course and has a bullet last work. 1-6
No. 3 Runningwiththelute has two wins and two seconds from her four starts here, she will try and take her speed a mile today, No. 4 Sheza Eyeopener has won two of three here and likes this mile distance. No. 1 Papaslilprincess will find a fast early pace to make her late run. 1-3-4
No. 6 Burning looks to have found a group he can beat albeit at short odds, the dangerous Kayla Stra hops on dropper No. 8 Triton Seeker who will be a big price. 6-8
No. 1 Radiant Journey ran huge when well bet in her first start at Del Mar, she gets blinkers on today and if able to negotiate the one post she gets the win, No. 3 No Comparison exits the same race and she was 5/2 in the race and finished fourth after a wide trip. 1-3
Exacta box 1-3 and win and place 1
No. 4 Secret Wishes will go much better today with the move back to dirt, No. 5 Contributor drops in class and gets off the grass, look for a big late run. 4-5
No. 3 Eckersley exits our HTW list, he has been in search of a race and looks set for a big run today on closing day, the hot combo of Martin Garcia and Bob Baffert hook up with first-time starter No. 5 Nob Hill. Gary Stevens who is still looking for the finish line gets on first-time starter No. 9 Bentley’s Gone for trainer Marty Jones, he is very live. 3-5-9
No. 1 Reno Rebel drops and gets back on his preferred surface, Elvis gets back on No. 3 Celebrity Status who he just missed with by a nostril the last time he was on him. No. 7 Brando the Birdman gets back to the dirt and a sprint and won his only start here. 1-3-7
No. 11 Flyin for a Livin drops into a maiden claimer and gets Bejarano for the money run and the logical single in the last race of the meet. 11
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