Los Alamitos Archived Sheet

TODAY AT LOS ALAMITOS; Cost $6.50; December 14, 2018 by Richard Eng

Post Time 1 p.m PT

Race 1 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $14,000, Claiming $8,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Cioppino Pasadino – Has made a career with success at Los Alamitos, claimed by Rafael DeLeon off of a sharp victory

4 Sharp Holiday – Tepid chalk in a wide open opener, leading rider Heriberto Figueroa up for Genaro Vallejo

Long Shot –  7 Miz Tianjin

Race 2 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds

1 Thanks – Beaten favorite ran a big race from parking lot post 12 in last, showing solid improvement

2 Discrete Stevie B – Woke up in last when running first time for a claiming price

Long Shot – 5 Acadia Fleet

Race 3 – 1 mile, Purse $40,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

1 Arctic Roll – Looks like there isn’t much pace in this race so expect Tyler Baze to leave hard from the rail

5 Confidentially – Looks like the kind of filly who will do better around 2-turns, by super stallion Tapit

Long Shot – 7 Waze Ready

Race 4 – 5 furlongs, Purse $55,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

1 Distinctive B – The thing that stuck out to me is he is 2 for 2 wins over this Los Alamitos surface

4 Richard’s Boy – A lot of horses have a tough time first start off of the Breeders’ Cup, we’ll see with this Peter Miller chalk

Long Shot – 5 St. Joe Bay

Race 5 – 1 mile, Purse $40,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Calf Moon Bay – The maestro Jerry Hollendorfer makes a big rider switch to Drayden Van Dyke for the money shot

2 Hurley – Has never gone off lower than 26/1 odds in her career, but she figures to take some play tonight

Long Shot – 3 Fabulous Star

Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $17,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds

1 R B Eye – Slight preference because in a 2-turn mile will have the shortest way home around both turns

10 Silent Alarm – Logical chalk must overcome a parking lot post, still remains the horse to beat

Long Shot –  7 Irish Polo

Race 7 – 5 ½ furlongs, Purse $17,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Li’l Grazen – Been knocking on the door a lot in secondary roles but this is a softer spot than at Del Mar n Santa Anita

10 Bragging Rights – Has gone 2 for 2 wins at Los Alamitos so that is positive throughout these cards

Long Shot – 4 Baby Ice

Race 8 –  5 furlongs, Purse $15,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

2 Crackling Bread – Showed what she is capable of last time out, one step improvement can beat these

3 Gia Lula – Finished in the money in last 3 starts at this reduced class level, tactical speed to sit a nice trip

Long Shot –  6 Lanacakes

Best Bet – 1 Distinctive B (race 4)

Los Alamitos Thursday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 16/6/$32.80; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/1/$4.00

Los Alamitos Totals – 80/28/$155.40; Long Shots, 37/2/$16.20; Best Bets, 5/4/$15.80

SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY –  #1 Another Time (5/2) in race 8 at Woodbine. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Thursday, Resilient Rick ran out at Fair Grounds – 193/131/$906.20; Follow me on Twitter: @richeng4propick; Register to my home page for FREE at www.racedaylasvegas.com