Los Alamitos Friday sheet for 12-16-22 – FREE TO DOWNLOAD

Los Alamitos Friday; Cost $8.00; December 16, 2022, by Richard Eng, author of Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies 2nd Edition

Post Time 12:30 p.m. PT                      

Race 1–1 MILE, Purse $23,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up

4 Mr Navigator – Speedball stretching out around 2-turns for the first time in a long time, have to catch Abel Cedillo to win

7 Chris Fix – Kent Desormeaux can’t be too picky in his SoCal comeback, he’ll sit way back w this dead late closer n make 1 run

Long Shot– 1 Pepperman

Race 2–1 mile, Purse $24,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, 2-year-olds

5 Lord of Light – Big drop down horse from Jerry Hollendorfer, like that Umberto Rispoli shows to ride the card n this guy

3 Violet Crown – Takes the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming, Armando Alsagoor takes the weight off

Long Shot–  1 Krixus Flash

Race 3–6 ½ furlongs, Purse $26,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

6 Bowl of Cherries – Do not mind the parking lot post in this elongated sprint, Ramon Vazquez can take his time while wide

4 A Broken Breeze – I would like to see Umberto Rispoli ride this meet, he’ll need to build momentum going into Santa Anita

Long Shot– 1 Northern Gem

Race 4–1 mile, Purse $21,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

6 Inesperado – Not often are you cutting back in distance in going a mile, big rider switch to Jose Valdivia, Jr. for the money shot

2 Big Frank Da Tank – Tepid morning line chalk takes the blinkers off today, has good early speed so they may just send

Long Shot– 9 Whiskey Vision

Race 5–1 mile, Purse $23,000, Claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up

3 Sumo – Has run thrice on Tapeta at Golden Gate since claimed by Jonathan Wong, returns to dirt where his form is better

4 Big Talker – Ran dull in last but I liked his race two back for Milton Pineda, his stock runs much better here at Los Alamitos

Long Shot–  6 Sonic Brees

Race 6–6 furlongs, Purse $47,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 3-year-olds and up

5 Magnificent Ride – I know he is 0 for 10 lifetime but he just looks faster than these, reunited w Tiago Pereira

1 Lemon Drop Shot – If someone is going to upset the heavy chalk, they need to be grinding away right to the finish

Long Shot– 3 Smile for Glory

Race 7–6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Starter allowance $32,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

4 So It Would Seem – Claimed by Peter Miller out of a win for Steve Knapp, she has won 3 of 5 recent starts

7 Harper’s Gallop – Gets major class relief from the California Distaff last time out, it’s open company but at least not a stakes

Long Shot– 5 Double Fantasy

Race 8–6 furlongs, Purse $47,000, Maiden special weights, Cal-breds, 2-year-olds

10 Thirsty Pappy – First start for the Peter Miller barn, like that the first thing he decided to do was to make him a gelding

6 Eddie Crosswire – FTS from John Sadler and the Hronis Racing Stable, watch the tote board for pari-mutuel activity

Long Shot– 1 Devil Among Us

Best Bet – 5 Lord of Light (race 2)

Los Alamitos Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 18/7/$36.40; Long Shots, 9/1/$6.80; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.40

Los Alamitos Totals – 50/15/$94.00; Long Shots 26/5/$48.20; Best Bets 3/2/$5.80

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