LOS ALAMITOS TB
No. 3 Sonic Fever and No. 4 Lannister are both very live first time starter. Lannister is out of the dam Running Debate who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and jockey Maldonado has been heating up.
No. 1 Midnight Roar gets the huge drop in class. The sneaky trainer Quinn Howey brings in No. 2 Faster Cat and he only runs them when he thinks he can get the win. 1-2
We will single No. 4 Power Crazed off of that last 6 furlong work of 1:11.4, he made a big late rally in his first start going 6 furlongs and will love this mile distance. Baffert’s main man Garcia gets the call. 4
No. 2 Warren’s Jeff G. just missed by a dwindling neck in his start here back on July 11th, he will be flying with a late run. No. 5 Mary Helen’s Storm won in his only start here back on July 3rd. 2-5
No. 5 Sea Royalty was stuck down on the inside in her first start and will go much better today. No. 6 Spectacular Proof gets her first start off the claim and is the one to beat with her big early speed. 5-6
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No. 2 Keyed to Rock looks very sneaky as she ships in for trainer Kim Oliver and Van Dyke gets the call. No. 4 Metaxa will wake up in this spot. 2-4
No. 4 Pearl de Vere comes in off a nice win at Del Mar, she can handle the dirt and will be out play in here at 6/1.
WIN AND PLACE 4
We get two Stra riders in the last race, as Desiree Stra gets on No. 3 A P Phantom who is 20/1 and Kayla Stra rides No. 4 Khal Drogo, we will use both. No. 6 Rare Punch ran his best race here on July 13th when Saul Arias was aboard, he gets back on today. 3-4-6
Exacta box 3-4-6
We start this very bad card with a $3,200 claimer. No. 6 Langston looks odds on with this sorry group. 6
No. 2 Happybirthdaybaby gets Baze back and goes long on the grass. No. 5 Bound for Eden comes off a win in his last start on this turf course. 2-5
No. 4 Mikes Lion is in from Del Mar for trainer Miyadi, he drops into a spot where he will be very hard to beat. No. 1 Cash Only gets Baze and also drops in class, they will battle it out. 1-4
No. 1 Wildcat Janine just missed in her last two here and now gets Hernandez back. No. 7 Cheri Amor is a first time starter who gets the hot riding Silvio Amador. 1-7
No. 2 Spot N the Line gets his first start off the Blaine Wright claim and he hits at .50 % first off the claim. No. 3 Uptown Big Brown owns a win on this turf course. No. 8 Lumberman’s Arch just miss in his last here on the grass. 2-3-8
Exacta box 2-3-8
No. 3 Thrills and Chills is in top form and has done his best running here at the Gate. 3
Win and place 3
No. 1 Candy Causeway was sent off at 7/5 in her first start going this mile turf distance at Santa Rosa, she is set for a big try today. No. 6 Seattle Firm exits the same race, she won the race but was DQ. 1-6
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