Running of The $35k Miss Princess Hcp and $22k Pick Six Carryover

Hola Amigos,

Welcome to Sunday evening of racing at Los Alamitos where a nine race card is highlighted by the running of the $35,000 Miss Princess Handicap which goes as the last race of the night. Eight Fillies and Mares, Three Years Old and up, are set to run 350 yards. The card gets a spice in the mix by way of a $22,277 Pick Six Carryover which starts in race four. My $16 ticket from last night was alive to the #7 ($5569) and #9 (2784) but it was not meant to be as we could only finish third. I got five of six payout twice good for total of $296.40 which is still not bad for a small play but would have liked to close that out. The good news is that nobody hit it and we have another chance today to take a swing at it. The early pick four yesterday paid a whopping $8024 with an odds on morning line favorite capturing the final leg. The great thing about Los Alamitos is that you can take an obvious favorite in one leg and spread in the other legs and you will still be looking at some great payouts. Some good competitive races today so lets get to it.

Race 1: This is an evenly matched group of runners going 4 1/2 furlongs and i will go three deep. First let me once again build a case against the same horse i threw out last time which is #2 Detective Poirot. This gelding came off a layoff with some good races at Santa Anita and Delmar. Trainer K. Craigmyle also runs horses across town when he feels he has a horse worth a shot so why did he not send this gelding across town last time instead of running here for $2k? Threw him out and he ran an ugly third when bet down to forty cents on the dollar favorite. So now he got claimed by Silverio Martinez, who also takes runners across town (won the last race yesterday at Hollywood), and he also decides to keep this runner here which i do no like once again. I hope he gets over-bet again and i will play against. If he beats me then he beats me. I will use #1 Giuseppe G who has consistent numbers and has run 4th, 3rd, and a second in this three los alamitos starts (winner today?). Also using #4 Sheval Dom Sallay who gets a good apprentice on board and can get brave on the lead. Closing out my play will be #7 Argyll Lad (top pick) who is lightly raced and has showing improvement in his races.

Race 2: This is competive group going 300 yards and i will use three of them. Top pick is #4 Check Out the Bar who has been really consistent (3 seconds, 4 thirds in 9 starts) and now gets a field that for the most part is going up to his level. Also using #6 Fdd Cambria who is dropping from straight maiden to claiming for the first time and we have not seen the best of this filly. Watch out for an upset at a price. Also using the outside horse #7 Roomie Jack who has been favored in his last three starts where he has encountered trouble. The outside post will be a benefit to him.

Race 3: Another Thoroughbred event and i will go two deep in this race. It is very tough to win first-time at Los Alamitos when shipping from another track and that is what #2 Ol'dogtown did last time in a good final time and i will respect him here again with a positive class hike. My top pick will be #4 Bev's Ex who ran a winning-type effort in his last race when second in fast race where he fought the entire race.

Race 4: This race is for two-year old maidens going 300 yards. Is very common in Quarter Horse racing for fillies to run against and beat the boys (more rare in Thoroughbred racing). There are two fillies going against five colts in this event and i will single one of those fillies. #7 Finding Tiny Sum has many positive going for her and it will be very hard for her to get beat. She is owned by her trainer Paul Jones, she is the only one in this field with racing experience (good third), outside post to minimize trouble, and had consistent workouts before her debut that top any of the workouts that her opponents have put out. Single. Remember that this race also begins the $22k pick six carryover.

Race 5: Two deep for me in this race with top pick #1 Spankster who comes off a win in a good time against stronger and i expect this gelding to be on the lead with #2 Hecouldgoalltheway tracking off the pace ready to strike in case the pace gives in.

Race 6: The Start of the late pick four. This is a field of tough bottom level claimers going 330 yards and i will go four deep. #2 Imrockn (small layoff, drops to lowest), #3 Warrens Prince (tougher last time, drops and his four efforts before can win this race), #4 Wills Classie Dude (small layoff, favored last out when breaking slow) and #6 Special Lenee (top pick, two good efforts this year and gets outside post).

Race 7: Good field of $8k claimers and i will single #5 Miss Moonlight Magic. This filly has shown terrific late kick in her last two efforts and this 330 distance will benefit her. She gets a nice positive class hike (take notice because this trainer puts his horses in good spots to win) and inherits the outside post with the scratch of the #6. I like that she is lightly raced and can still improve alot. Single at a price.

Race 8: In this race i will single #6 Quarter Moon Action who comes first off the claim for Charles Treece who had this gelding before (i like the claim back). He gets slight jump up in class off a strong win and this longer 330 yard distance is all benefit for this guy from the thoroughbred sire Quick Action. Fast gate speed, good late kick, nice outside post, all a recipe for a winner. Single.

Race 9: This race concludes the night and i hope to be alive to the pick six and close it out. This is The Miss Princess Handicap with a purse of $35,000 for fillies going 350 yards. I will go three deep to close out my play with #1 Royally Sandra (past graded stakes class, first off a layoff, and some nice workouts on tab for preparation), #3 Flying Fig (Super Classy Filly with five Grade 1 races with three seconds in those events, nice workout for her comeback off a layoff, and gets Rodrigo Aceves), also using #4 Jess So Sixy (RED-HOT Aleman-Rubio combo, first start for Aleman and off the layoff, sizzling workouts in preparation for this, and classy graded stakes experience in her resume).

Plays For Tonight:

$1 Early Pick Four in Race One ($18): 1,4,7/4,6,7/2,4/7

$2 Pick Six in Race Four ($48): 7/1,2/2,3,4,6/5/6/1,3,4

$1 Late Pick Four Race Six ($12): 2,3,4,6/5/6/1,3,4

Good Luck! and Lets Get Some Winner to Close out the Week.

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