Clever Me Needs To Be Clever At The Gate

Hola Amigos,

It is a Saturday Evening of racing at Los Alamitos with a good field of 3-year old fillies running in the Allowance feature of the night. An update on Jockeys Cesar DeAlba and Guillermo Gutierrez who went down in a spill last night in the fourth race, DeAlba appears to have suffered a broken rib and a punctured lung and Gutierrez returned to the jockeys room unharmed with any serious injuries. Get well wishes to them. The early pick four today has good sequence and the pick six has a small carryover of $3,000.

Race 1: Bottom level maidens going to post. Two deep for me with #5 Slr Up Front Jill (top pick) who made her first start off the year last out when running a good second after breaking through the gate. Second start of the year could give this filly the key to the win today. Also using #7 Mister Fuji who is going first off the claim for a 40% trainer with that move. Jose Moreno is hitting at a total of 26% winners on the year.

Race 2: This is another field of maidens going 300 yards. Three deep for me in this leg. #1 Simply La Jolla comes off his best race last out when beaten a neck for the win. Can steal the race from the rail with a good break.#5 Creston Dasher Also comes off his best race when beaten a nose for the win last out while finishing one and a quarter lengths clear of third place finisher. #6 Famous Place (top Pick) just needs a clean straight break and he should be tough to handle with his big closing kick.

Race 3: This is a good field of two-year old maidens going to post. I could not get off #3 Clever Me. This gelding has good breeding and good race experience last out in his debut when running second. He had some good workouts leading up to his debut but was still dismissed at good odds of 6-1. He hesitated and moved his head as the gate opened last out and broke a little slow. With a clean break he should be tough to deny but his price will me odds on today. Deserving favorite.

Race 4: The end of the early pick four and the start of the pick six. I will go four deep to cover my play. #4 Hooters and Beer comes off a long layoff but shows up for a trainer that spots his horses good. Dean Frey has three winners and three seconds from his eight starters this year. This runner has some past races that make him competitive with this group if he can fire. #5 Rhythmontherun (top pick) takes a big drop in class from much tougher competition in his last two races. This gelding fits really well at this level and reunites with the rider of his breakout maiden win. Closing out my play are the two deserving favorites that have some good efforts #6 Mtc Aint He Cool and #8 Check Out The Moment.

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$1 Early Pick Four Race One ($24): 5,7 / 1,5,6 / 3 / 4,5,6,8

$2 Pick Six Race Four ($32): 4,5,6,8 / 6 / 6 / 5 / 1,2,4,6 / 4

$1 Late Pick Four Race Six ($8): 6 / 5 / 1,2,4,6 / 4,7

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