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Los Alamitos (Quarter Horse) on Sunday, April 26, 2015
Please remember to always check program numbers. Odds shown are morning line.



Race 1 5:20pm - Claiming - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $11,000 Class Rating: 78

FOR FILLIES AND MARES THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 120 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE FEBRUARY 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $5,000


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# 4 LADY DELANEY 6/1

# 2 TURN OR BURN 3/1

# 3 SUMMER SUNRISE 4/1

I give my vote to LADY DELANEY here. This mare has a strong winning percentage in dirt sprint races. Will most likely compete well in the early speed clash which bodes well with this group. Should be given a chance here if only for the quite good speed figure earned in the last contest. TURN OR BURN - With a reliable 78 average Equibase Speed Fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's contest. Looks very strong against this group of horses in this race and should be one of the leaders.



Race 2 5:44pm - Claiming - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,500 Class Rating: 87

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NOT WON A RACE IN 2015. THREE YEAR OLDS, 120 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $3,200


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# 3 MASON B 2/1

# 2 TUDOR BLUE 6/1

# 4 SUCCESSFUL BLUFF 5/1

I've got to go with MASON B. Bettors should take a good look at this one as this gelding has one of the best win percentages at this distance in this field. Boag should be able to get this gelding to break out sharply in this event. With a very good 89 speed fig last time out, will clearly be a factor in this contest. TUDOR BLUE - Displays reliable Equibase Speed Figs on average overall when put alongside the rest of this group. With Santos getting the mount, watch out for this animal. SUCCESSFUL BLUFF - With a solid 79 average Equibase Speed Fig at the distance, seems well suited for today's race. This gelding obviously likes the distance, going 5 for 17 in his races recently.



Race 3 6:08pm - Maiden - 870 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $7,825 Class Rating: 87

QUARTER HORSE 870Y, FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS.


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# 7 IN CONTROL (T) 4/1

# 3 AFFIRMTHETHUNDER (T) 9/2

# 4 CALL ME PERSISTENT 4/1

My pick for this event is IN CONTROL (T). Shows formidable Speed Figures on average overall when measured up against the rest of this group. Put up a solid speed figure in the last race. Can run another good one in this contest. He has quite good class ratings, averaging 84, and has to be given consideration in this contest. AFFIRMTHETHUNDER (T) - Solid gamble today with second time Lasix. Has longshot potential and could win at a big price.



Race 4 6:32pm - Claiming - 4.5 furlongs on the Dirt. Purse: $9,500 Class Rating: 87

FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON TWO RACES. THREE YEAR OLDS, 120 LBS.; OLDER, 123 LBS. NON-WINNERS OF A RACE SINCE FEBRUARY 26 ALLOWED 3 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000


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# 6 YANKEE MINISTER 5/2

# 3 TAKEIT TOTHE LIMIT 2/1

# 2 ICE TIME 8/1

YANKEE MINISTER has a competitive shot to take this race. Santos has been sizzling the last month, winning at a nifty 27 percent rate. He looks very good in this spot and I expect will be on the lead or close at the midpoint. Has to be given a chance - I like the figs from the last contest. TAKEIT TOTHE LIMIT - Looks decent against this group and will most likely be one of the leaders. He has earned solid figs under today's conditions and should fare well versus this group of horses. ICE TIME - Has been running soundly in races of this distance, going 3 out of 12 under similar conditions.



Race 5 6:56pm - Maiden Claiming - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $5,770 Class Rating: 77

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. THREE YEAR OLDS, 122 LBS.; OLDER, 124 LBS. CLAIMING PRICE $6,250.


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# 5 GORAB 5/2

# 6 JESS CALL ME A HERO 2/1

# 2 LINDAS SPORT 3/1

GORAB looks to be a solid contender. Is a solid contender based on figs recorded lately under today's conditions. Looks solid to be close to the front end at the first call. Put up a quite good speed figure last time out. JESS CALL ME A HERO - Must be given a shot based on the formidable speed figure posted in the last competition. Strong average Speed Figures in short races make this pony a solid choice. LINDAS SPORT - Facing a much softer lot than last time out. Is worth considering and may be a wager - strong Equibase Speed Figs (57 average) at today's distance and surface recently.



Race 6 7:20pm - Maiden - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $7,035 Class Rating: 83

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR MAIDENS, FILLIES TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 124 LBS.


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# 3 SHE BETTER FLY 5/1

# 2 SHARE BUILDER 8/1

# 6 SAVE PENNIES 5/1

My selection in this race is SHE BETTER FLY. Strong profits have been scored by wagerers following this sire's progeny in their first attempts. Will most likely be one of the front-runners of the bunch going into the midpoint of the race. First time runners by Kiddy Up are sound wagers. SHARE BUILDER - Rodriguez has earned very solid returns (+253 ROI ) with first asking starters. Will likely be one of the leaders of the pack going into the midpoint of the contest. I like the jock on this filly - quite good chance to win the race.



Race 7 7:44pm - Maiden - 300 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $7,035 Class Rating: 85

QUARTER HORSE 300Y, FOR MAIDENS, TWO YEARS OLD. WEIGHT, 124 LBS.


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# 6 WE LIKE CORONA 6/5

# 5 NOBLE AMOR 8/1

# 1 GENETICALLY GIFTED 5/1

WE LIKE CORONA is my choice. This trainer is formidable with starters in juvenile races. This colt could improve on Lasix. Has to be carefully examined given the sire figs TrackMaster shows on this juvenile. NOBLE AMOR - Might be right there at the finish based on decent results of the handler with juveniles. Make a note that this horse runs on Lasix today. Should be carefully examined as sire's progeny has among the most respectable win rate as two-year olds.



Race 8 8:08pm - Allowance - 350 yards on the Dirt. Purse: $11,025 Class Rating: 94

QUARTER HORSE 350Y, FOR THREE YEAR OLDS WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES. WEIGHT, 124 LBS.


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# 5 CLOSING TIME 8/5

# 1 WALK THE CATWALK 3/1

# 4 SCUBA DOO 5/2

CLOSING TIME has a decent shot to take this race. This gelding has been consistently racing well in his latest outings. His 85 average has this gelding with among the best Equibase Speed Figs for this race. I expect a quite good performance from this racer whose conditioner has one of the strongest return on investment percentages with horses running at this distance and surface. WALK THE CATWALK - Looks very strong for the conditions of this contest today, showing solid figs in short races lately. Has very strong early pace and will almost certainly fare soundly against this group. SCUBA DOO - He has quite good class ratings, averaging 94, and has to be considered in this event. He has posted decent figs under today's conditions and should fare well against this field.