The Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap (GI)

The road to the Champion of Champions continues at Los Alamitos Race Course today with the running of the $150,000 Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap. A full field of ten fillies and mares will dash four hundred yards with the winner also earning a berth to the Champion of Champions in December. The Millie Vessels will go as race 9 on today's card.

Race 6:  5-6-1
#5 Check Out Liz- had some trouble last out against tougher, drops & efforts two & three back fit here.
#6 Back to a Tac- also drops from #5's race, this is lowest level she has faced, good outside post.
#1 Painted Ocean- good win last out against lower level, rail post does not benefit her gate habits.

Race 7:  1-6-3
#1 Dash Dinastia- drops to the bottom level off of okay effort, has faced MUCH better before.
#6 El Mexican Choice- was favored last out when 3rd against open claimers, gets leading rider.
#3 The King Coliman- outran his odds last out when 3rd at this level, can upset field.

Race 8:  5-4-2
#5 Natalias Got Moves- sharp back to back wins against easier but ran well against tougher before.
#4 Ruths Chris- has won 3 of last 6 starts, good win in Canada at this distance two starts back.
#2 Sheza Bad Habit- returns from Idaho but won two stakes locally in 2011. Adds Flipping halter.

Race 9:  9-10-5     The $150,000 Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap (GI) 400yards
#9 Flame N Flash- good Derby win last out, has good late kick, good drill of 17.9 on Sep 15.
#10 Fredaville- very good stakes win last out after May layoff, likes to win races (10 for 33).
#5 Thisfeatureisspecial- 2nd last out against #10 when slow out the gate, tough with a good break.

My Play:

$1 Late Pick Four ($24):  5,6 / All / 4,5 / 9

Good Luck!

I watch horses run around.

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