The Autumn Handicap

The week of racing at Los Alamitos Race Course kicks off with a nine-race card featuring the running of The Autumn Handicap, going off as race 9, where a field of nine two-year-olds will dash 350 yards.

This should set up for another great week of racing that features the trials to the Super Derby to be run on Sunday where twenty-nine runners will try to be one of the ten fastest qualifiers that will return to run the $993,000 final on November 3rd. The winner of the Super Derby will also earn a berth to the Champion of Champions in December.

Let's try to take down the late pick four today.

Race 6:  6-1-2
It's a tough race, you have some that just broke their maiden and improving but also others that are dropping in class. I'm pressing the all button in my pick four.

Race 7:  3-2-1
#3 Lonely Street - got a good second in 1st start locally, will improve off that outing.
#2 Siberian Ruble - broke maiden in 13th start, will need to duel off #1 on the inside.
#1 My Royal Night -  has speed to take control of race but not sure he can hold on.

Race 8:  6-2-3
#6 Eladins Dream - 3rd in debut when bumped. Expect big improvement with outside post.
#2 Clever Me - has shown talent at times but has not been able to win. Big class relief today.
#3 Class Jump - has trained good in Ruidoso, Lone Star, and here. Has good pedigree.

Race 9:  6-7-8     The Autumn Handicap 350 yards
#6 Sugarbear Sax Man - 2nd in last trial, third place finisher returned to win, good connections.
#7 Creole Williams - 2nd in a solid allowance last out, if he breaks with field it's over.
#8 Buy Buy - her gate speed from two & three starts ago can win it here.

My Play:

$1 Late Pick 4 ($24):  ALL / 3 / 6 / 4,6,7,8

Good Luck!

I watch horses run around.

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