LOS ALAMITOS TB GET AWAY DAY
The last day at Los Al as we head to the spa next week and Del Mar with their new dirt track. In this race No. 4 Won’t Be Shaken gets off the grass and gets a big drop in class, she will sit off the pace and make one run turning for home, No. 5 Wildy Excessive drops in with non winners of two. 4-5
No. 3 Rocket Rhea gets just her third lifetime start and the first two here were very good, she may stand the rise in class, No. 5 Forty Straight finds much softer and the drop in class makes her the one to beat. 3-5
First-time starter No. 1 Land Over Sea has been stabled here and working very good for O’Neill, first-time starter No. 4 One True Kiss is out of the dam True Kiss who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, she beds down in a top barn and draws the services of Mike Smith. 1-4
No. 3 Bar Four is a first-time starter out of the dam Wild Note who has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters and jockey Nicolas gets a rare ride for O’Neill and he will look to make the best of it, No. 4 Lucky Logan gets his second start off the layoff and he gets off the grass and drops in with maiden claimers, his last work was a pip. No. 7 Coach John is a steady sort who just may have found a group he can beat. 3-4-7
As this ugly last card continues we get starter allowance runners going a flat mile, No. 3 Tester came off the layoff and won back-to-back at Santa Anita, he will be making a late run, No. 6 Ransom Canyon blasted home going this mile distance here on the 5th, his trainer looks to strike while the iron is hot. 3-6
We get some bad 30k maiden fillies and mares going six furlongs, No. 5 Papa’s Lass has just run once and gets a drop in class and finds little to beat, look for much better today, No. 8 Jackie K gets back to a sprint and if she can run back to her 3rd place finish she will crush this group! 5-8***
Exacta box 5-8 and win 8
No. 2 Vow Me Over gets back on the dirt and goes long, she just missed at this mile distance the one time she ran it on the dirt, No. 4 Dissension has been very popular at the claim box and now make her first start for D’Amato, she is a player. No. 5 Savannah Sky comes here in top form as does her stablemate No. 7 Kyankes. 2-4-5-7
THE 75K SUMMER JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIP
2yo go 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 1 Mrazek comes off a very good second in the Santa Anita Juvi, No. 6 Taste’s Secret is a sneaky looking Turf Paradise invader who has some big early speed. 1-6
No. 3 Our Trooper should have won his last race here but the jockey misjudged the finish line and stood up, if he can run back to that race he has a big shot, No. 4 Masters Circle has big early speed that will play well with these. 3-4
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