The $113,900 Los Alamitos Wild West Futurity

The two-year-olds take the spotlight tonight as a field of ten runners sprint 350 yards in the Los Alamitos Wild West Futurity in race 9. The two fastest qualifiers Margaritas N Coronas & Dynasty Red drew side by side and will break from post positions 1 and 2. It will be interesting to see if this turns into match race or if they compromise each other by being stuck on the inside. Let's see what happens.

Race 6:  6-5-1
#6 Trapped - stumbled badly in last race to ignore. His debut was very good considering he did not break all that well and finished nicely in good time. He is my best bet tonight, all he needs is a decent break.
#5 T Bone Jones - defeated #6 in last start when he was second while earning his best speed figure to date. He was one-and-one-quarter of a lengths clear of third place finisher who came back to win.
#1 Abeja Reyna - takes a small drop in class off a third place finish. Comes off her best effort in her career and retains the services of leading rider.

Race 7:  4-1-5
#4 Distant Fury - comes from Ruidoso where she faced GI competition in the Rainbow Futurity. She has shown talent in her four starts and will be tough here. Her Oct 4 workout is a tad slow though.
#1 Dreamnwideopen - comes off a third place finish in the fastest 2yo race of the year. Has consistently put up numbers that make her a contenter. Has a shot.
#5 Uzoom Corona - another Ruidoso invader from the Jose De La Torre barn. She showed improvement in her second start and has plenty of room to improve.

Race 8:  2-6-5
#2 Texas Time Bandit - was a solid second in a tough allowance last out and now takes a drop into the claiming ranks for the first time. Any of his efforts this year makes him a top contender here.
#6 This Partys Fire - He is making his 3yo debut here. He already has a third place finish in a G2 event here last year. Has never been worse than third in four starts and shows a good workout in preparation.
#5 Gone With a Win - broke is maiden at the bottom $2,500 claiming level and has beaten $10,000 claimers and also ran a good second against starter allowance foes. Stumbled last time out.

Race 9:  1-2-6
#1 Margaritas N Coronas - he is the fastest qualifier and has broken sharp the last two efforts. Comes off of his best race yet and seems to be getting better. Is already a 3-time winner in 8 starts.
#2 Dynasty Red - the second fastest qualifier. Did not break smoothly but still was able to win trial going away late. He ran second in a G3 event earlier in the year in Idaho. Has a chance.
#6 Checkspeed - has found his stride too late in his last two efforts and now looks to turn the tables on Margaritas N Coronas. If he gets a clean break he will mow them down late.

My Play:

$1 Late Pick Four ($24):  6 / 1,4 / 2,5,6 / 1,2,6,7

Good Luck with your plays!
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