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Racing! You wouldn’t believe it if you saw it

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and let’s delve into the world of television.

So, I was watching TV the other day, and you have to understand I time shift everything, so I’m often at least a month or more behind in my viewing. Can’t wait to find out who shot J.R.

Anyway, I was watching the Nov. 7 episode of the TV show based on the movie “Lethal Weapon”, (go ahead and laugh, I know). The title of the episode was “Let It Ride.” It was about a guy who gets killed at Santa Anita. Not losing lots of money killed, but dead killed.

It starts with a few exteriors of Santa Anita. Then a nine-horse start at what I’m guessing was a mile on the turf, guessing at the mile, not the turf.

The guy who eventually gets killed places a big bet on the three horse, Demi Mare, (no doubt an inside joke) to win in the second. He goes to what is clearly the Front Runner Club and is pretty much told he needs a jacket and tie, and everyone in the background is in a jacket and tie.

He spots some evil doers and runs outside. The race starts, and it’s the same nine-horse race on the turf we saw earlier. The race is being run, and besides the announcer not being Michael Wrona, they are running the backstretch on the dirt. He looks at the TV and in the upper right corner it indicates that the race has 1,000 meters to go.

OK, the guy gets killed. The horse wins at 88-1. And LAPD detectives are investigating this crime in Arcadia.

Later in the show you see the start of a race from the top of the downhill course and in the upper right corner it shows the race as an oval going 1,500 meters.

This could be a game to count how many errors were made in this sequence. But what’s the point?

So, as we say here, who goofed I’ve got to know? I go to The Man when it comes to filming at Santa Anita, Pete Siberell. He carries the title of director of special projects, but for this newsletter, he’s our filming guru.

It’s his job to read scripts and approve any filming that’s done at the Great Race Place. They usually do about five or six movie or TV shoots a year and six or seven commercials.

He explained that the track supplied race footage of five races, covering various lengths and racing surfaces. The footage, also contained the chicklets and odds on each horse in the race, but of course weren’t used.

And that ends Santa Anita’s creative control. Now I will say all the non-race scenes at Santa Anita seemed to be OK, except maybe where they break into the money room from the floor tunneling in from a nearby OTB-bar. (Can’t make this up.)

Of course, we know there is creative license in entertainment. If you see “inspired by” at the start of a film that basically means just the person’s name was real and everything is exaggerated, embellished or just plain made up.

Institutions must protect their brand from crazy filmmakers and that’s what Pete does for Santa Anita. I remember once seeing a movie “Never Been Kissed” with Drew Barrymore. She was a copy editor (not even a senior one at that) at the Chicago Sun-Times and she had her own office. I was the sports editor at the superior Chicago Tribune and even I didn’t have an office at first. (Got one later.)

Anyway, if anyone connected with that episode of “Lethal Weapon” wants to give us the inside of what happened, we’re listening. But chances are there is no one connected with that show who would be reading a horse racing newsletter, or it wouldn’t have turned out as embarrassing as it did.

Reminder for holiday ideas

I’m asking for your thoughts on what holiday gifts you would like to give horse racing people or organizations. Something like, “To Bolt D’Oro and Mick and Wendy Ruis, I would give them a 2-year-old colt of the year Eclipse Award.”

Still looking for more responses. And, if you remember, I said I need first and last names if you want me to consider your submission (unless you are Oprah, Beyonce or a Brazilian soccer player).

So, send it to me at johnacherwa@gmail.com and, if I get some, we’ll roll it out next Monday. Put holiday gift in the subject field.

Los Alamitos thoroughbred review

Scathing became the first survivor of the San Luis Rey fire to win a race. She won a starter allowance by 1½ lengths. She had to pass a respiratory test before being allowed to race. She was running for trainer Adam Kitchingman. She paid $10.60, $5.40 and $2.80.

Los Alamitos thoroughbred preview

Again, it’s a typical weekday card with mostly claiming races, and again, with an early 12:30 p.m. post. The feature would be the seventh, a 5½ furlong race for Cal-bred fillies and mares. It carries a $45,000 purse. Plane Lucky is the 5-2 favorite for trainer Mike Machowsky and jockey Joe Talamo. The eighth race is maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies.

Mark Ratzky’s LRC play of the day

FIRST RACE: No. 1 Sophia Del Sol (2-1)

Ships down from Golden Gate after two eventful sprints that saw this daughter of Champ Pegasus completing the exacta. Should enjoy the added distance and leaves from the coziest post with Stewart Elliott at the controls.

Thursday’s result: Aquila, off at 15-1, ran to that form, finishing seventh in a seven-horse race.

Mark Ratzky worked for 22 years for the Daily Racing Form and has been the simulcast announcer/publicity at Los Alamitos for the last 19 years.

Los Alamitos QH preview

This coming weekend at Los Alamitos is too important to leave to amateurs, so I’m going to turn it over to Orlando Gutierrez, marketing and media maven at Los Al.

“The two most important races of the year on tap on Saturday and Sunday night. Friday’s feature will be the Grade 2, $175,300 Southern California Derby. After posting impressive victories in his last two starts, Lucky Seven Ranch's homebred Lotta Blues Man will look to close out his sophomore campaign with a Derby win. He figures to be the 3-5 favorite, most likely the shortest priced favorite of the weekend at Los Alamitos. The race is 400 yards.

“On Saturday night, 2015 AQHA world champion Heza Dasha Fire will look for his second victory in the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions when he leads a 10-horse field in the 440-yard race. Trained by Jose Flores, Heza Dasha Fire won the 2015 running of this race and was second in this race last year. The gelding is one of the all-time greats in quarter-horse racing and an eight-time Grade 1 stakes winner.

“Heza Dasha Fire has won more than $2 million in his career and with a victory on Saturday could have a chance to become the breed’s all-time leading earner in 2018. He’s one of only six horses to win back-to-back runnings of the Grade 1 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship and one of only two since 1969 to win consecutive runnings of the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap.

“Heza Dasha Fire’s chief rival in the Champion of Champions figures to be Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy, who is six for six in 2017. After winning three stakes – two of them Grade 1– during the first half of the year, BH Lisas Boy required surgery in early July to remove bone chips in his knee. He returned to the second division of the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials on Nov. 19.

“Closing night is Sunday evening and will be highlighted by the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity for juveniles. The fastest qualifier is Call Me Cole, who will race from post 10 for trainer Mike Robbins. Bookending the field will be the Jaime Gomez-trained J Fire Up, who will start from the rail, a spot that she’s enjoyed success from this year. J Fire Up has won the Golden State Million Futurity and Governor’s Cup Futurity this year. She was second in the Ed Burke Million Futurity.”

Ed Burgart L.A. play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 5 Pedro Czech (3-1)

He was a strong second at the same class level in last despite getting bumped at the start after a sluggish beginning. He broke sharp in prior victory after a nine-month layoff when entered not to be claimed. He has strong trainer/jockey team in Valentin Zamudio and Cesar DeAlba.

Final thought

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And now, the star of the show, Thursday’s results and Friday’s entries.

Los Alamitos Race Course Charts Results for Thursday, December 14.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 9th day of a 12-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $13,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250. Time 21.89 45.96 59.03


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Southern Treasure 124 5 4 4–3½ 2–½ 2–2½ 1–1¼ Hernandez 2.10
3 Prophetinparadise 124 3 2 1–1 1–2 1–hd 2–½ Sanchez 1.20
2 Nazareth 124 2 5 5 5 4–½ 3–2¼ Pereira 5.10
5 Marynetta 114 4 1 2–1½ 3–1 3–1½ 4–3½ Payeras 14.60
1 Warrensdollarsigns 124 1 3 3–hd 4–1½ 5 5 Bednar 4.20

6 SOUTHERN TREASURE 6.20 3.00 2.40
3 PROPHETINPARADISE 2.40 2.10
2 NAZARETH 2.60
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $7.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-3-2-5)  $28.50
$1 TRIFECTA (6-3-2)  $12.00

Winner–Southern Treasure Dbb.f.4 by Southern Image out of Ciste (IRE), by Treasure Kay (GB). Bred by C-Punch Ranch Inc. (CA). Trainer: Rosemary Trela. Owner: Rosemary Trela. Mutuel Pool $72,395 Exacta Pool $41,870 Superfecta Pool $20,169 Trifecta Pool $27,301. Scratched–My Project Girl.

SOUTHERN TREASURE stalked from the outside, advanced three then four wide into the stretch, rallied steadily outside, reached front just past eighth marker and edged away late. PROPHETINPARADISE won the break and quickly stepped to the front, set the pace from slightly off the fence, was overtaken passing eighth marker and just held for second. NAZARETH was off a step slow and dropped well back in early going, angled out entering the stretch, rallied from the outside and whittled gap on runner-up in final stages. MARYNETTA stalked pace while bit off the rail then inside winner on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened some in the drive. WARRENSDOLLARSIGNS stalked from along the rail then two wide leaving the turn, continued inside and lacked needed late rally.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.54 46.64 59.06 1:05.34


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Promnesia 122 1 3 3–1 3–1 1–1½ 1–2¼ Van Dyke 3.10
6 Warm It Up 122 6 1 1–hd 2–1 2–1½ 2–nk Linares 3.90
2 Arunachala 117 2 5 5–1 5–1½ 3–hd 3–5¼ Roman 2.60
3 Del Mar Diva 122 3 4 4–1 4–1 5–5 4–3½ Arias 3.70
5 In Heat 122 5 2 2–2½ 1–½ 4–3 5–6½ Hernandez 10.50
4 Tiz Intriguing 122 4 6 6 6 6 6 Elliott 4.80

1 PROMNESIA 8.20 3.80 3.00
6 WARM IT UP 4.20 2.60
2 ARUNACHALA 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $26.20
$1 EXACTA (1-6)  $16.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-6-2-3)  $92.40
$1 TRIFECTA (1-6-2)  $39.60

Winner–Promnesia B.f.3 by Tizdejavu out of Clever Freud, by Freud. Bred by Pamela C. Ziebarth (CA). Trainer: Martin F. Jones. Owner: Pamela C. Ziebarth. Mutuel Pool $93,320 Daily Double Pool $16,610 Exacta Pool $60,550 Superfecta Pool $27,761 Trifecta Pool $37,389. Scratched–none.

PROMNESIA stalked off the rail on the backstretch, moved up on the turn, came into the stretch three wide, bid outside the dueling leaders, took the lead at the three sixteenths marker, felt a tap of the whip inside the furlong marker and drew clear. WARM IT UP dueled outside a rival down the backstretch, around the turn and in the stretch, kept to her task in the final furlong and gamely held second. ARUNACHALA chased off the rail on the backstretch and turn, rallied between horses in the final furlong and was edged for the place. DEL MAR DIVA stalked off the rail on the backstretch and turn, entered the stretch four deep and did not offer a bid in the stretch. IN HEAT dueled inside a rival down the backstretch, around the turn and into the stretch and weakened on the inside through the final furlong. TIZ INTRIGUING was off slowly, chased on the outside and was no threat in the lane.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 22.10 45.90 58.14 1:10.81


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Mr. Twinery 117 1 1 1–1 1–½ 1–2 1–2¾ Roman 1.40
3 Taste's Legend 122 3 2 6–1 5–hd 3–hd 2–2 Mt Garcia 4.40
6 Rak City 122 6 7 5–1½ 4–1 5–½ 3–½ Pereira 8.30
2 Vegas Itch 122 2 6 4–½ 6–6 6–8 4–nk Pena 10.10
5 Chrisiscookin 122 5 3 2–1½ 3–2 2–1 5–3¾ Talamo 2.30
4 Dude's Dude 122 4 5 3–1½ 2–hd 4–hd 6–9¼ Gonzalez 15.80
7 Stella Fella 122 7 4 7 7 7 7 Elliott 23.30

1 MR. TWINERY 4.80 3.40 2.80
3 TASTE'S LEGEND 4.20 3.20
6 RAK CITY 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)  $28.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $10.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-2)  $180.00
$1 TRIFECTA (1-3-6)  $48.40

Winner–Mr. Twinery Ch.g.3 by Sidney's Candy out of Music and Magic, by Capote. Bred by Sean Speck & Barbara Speck (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds. Mutuel Pool $127,899 Daily Double Pool $10,540 Exacta Pool $85,150 Superfecta Pool $50,255 Trifecta Pool $59,247. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (6-1-1) paid $50.20. Pick Three Pool $23,410.

MR. TWINERY broke alertly and sped to the front, set pace from the inside, turned back rival entering the stretch, padded lead through the lane and proved best while drifting out bit late. TASTE'S LEGEND broke out bit, reserved off early pace, roused and advanced some around the turn then rallied between rivals and gained second. RAK CITY settled off the rail, chased three wide around the turn, came out further in upper stretch, rallied from the outside and was along late for minor award. VEGAS ITCH tracked pace from the inside, saved ground into the stretch, came out slightly and was out finished for third. CHRISISCOOKIN attended the early pace outside winner, moved up and loomed leaving the turn, remained well off the rail and weakened through the drive. DUDE'S DUDE was forced out bit leaving the gate, stalked from the inside then slightly off the rail, continued inside in the stretch and also weakened. STELLA FELLA reserved from the outside, chased four then three wide into and around the bend and lacked any response.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000. Time 24.03 47.90 1:12.50 1:25.32 1:38.53


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Kristo 124 3 3 1–hd 2–3½ 2–1½ 2–1½ 1–nk Talamo 0.90
2 Jonny's Choice 124 2 1 2–3½ 1–1 1–½ 1–½ 2–½ Elliott 2.40
4 Old Man Lake 124 4 2 3–1½ 3–5 3–8 3–9 3–10¾ Pena 2.60
1 Alpha Uno 119 1 4 4–hd 4–2½ 4–8 4–12 4–21 Arias 10.80
5 Smarty Moon 119 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Pereira 38.20

3 KRISTO 3.80 2.60 2.20
2 JONNY'S CHOICE 2.80 2.20
4 OLD MAN LAKE 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $15.40
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $4.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-2-4-1)  $7.80
$1 TRIFECTA (3-2-4)  $5.90

Winner–Kristo B.g.6 by Distorted Humor out of Capote's Crown, by Capote. Bred by Whisper Hill Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $105,731 Daily Double Pool $11,607 Exacta Pool $49,669 Superfecta Pool $31,044 Trifecta Pool $39,250. Claimed–Kristo by Lorenzo Ruiz. Trainer: Lorenzo Ruiz. Scratched–All Star Parade, Sharp Hooq.

$1 Pick Three (1-1-3) paid $43.80. Pick Three Pool $12,571.

KRISTO broke in slightly at the start, dueled outside a rival around the first turn and into the backstretch, stalked that foe into the second turn, reengaged that rival around the second turn, battled outside that foe through the lane and was gamely up on the wire. JONNY'S CHOICE dueled inside the winner on the first turn and into the backstretch, inched away from that foe into the second turn then dueled again inside that rival around the turn, drifted out through the lane, and was edged in the last jump. OLD MAN LAKE stalked the dueling rivals on the backstretch and second turn, raced three deep late and was edged for the place. ALPHA UNO saved ground around the first turn, chased a bit off the rail on the backstretch, again saved ground around the second turn, remained inside in the lane and did not threaten. SMARTY MOON chased on the outside throughout, did not make an impact in the lane and was eased through the final furlong.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 23.53 47.93 1:11.93 1:24.34 1:37.17


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Dark Vader 122 5 5 3–hd 4–1 2–½ 2–1½ 1–ns Elliott 10.10
5 Destiny Awaits 122 4 1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–½ Van Dyke 3.70
4 Draft Pick 122 3 4 5–1½ 5–hd 5–hd 4–2½ 3–1¼ Talamo 7.10
1 Canadian Game 122 1 3 4–1½ 3–½ 3–hd 3–hd 4–6¼ Frey 4.90
2 Saratoga Morning 122 2 2 1–½ 1–½ 4–1½ 5–½ 5–hd Arias 62.60
9 Regulate 122 7 6 7 6–2 6–4 6–6 6–7¼ Smith 0.90
8 Aquila 122 6 7 6–hd 7 7 7 7 Maldonado 14.90

7 DARK VADER 22.20 8.20 4.40
5 DESTINY AWAITS 5.40 3.80
4 DRAFT PICK 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)  $46.40
$1 EXACTA (7-5)  $65.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-5-4-1)  $726.30
$1 TRIFECTA (7-5-4)  $305.80
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (3-3)  $4.00

Winner–Dark Vader Dbb.c.2 by Tale of Ekati out of Dark Obsession, by Grand Slam. Bred by Schleprock Racing LLC (OH). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Alesia, S., Burns Racing LLC, Ciaglia Racing LLC and Christensen, R.. Mutuel Pool $161,553 Daily Double Pool $18,919 Exacta Pool $97,852 Superfecta Pool $58,948 Trifecta Pool $59,529. Scratched–Gran Fiesta, Holly Blame.

$1 Pick Three (1-3-7) paid $70.80. Pick Three Pool $31,612. $1 Consolation Pick Three (1-3-3) paid $7.70. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-1-3/6/7-7) 4 correct paid $205.60. Pick Four Pool $69,394. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-1-1-3/6/7-7) 5 correct paid $775.45. Pick Five Pool $191,046.

DARK VADER stalked while outside rival, came three wide into the stretch, rallied determinedly under left hand urging, came in slightly through the drive and collared leader in final strides. DESTINY AWAITS forced the pace to second bend, challenged passing three-eights marker, gained lead then edged away in upper stretch, angled to the rail, dug in approaching the wire but was nailed in final jumps. DRAFT PICK chased from the inside, awaited room midway on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch, rallied in deep stretch and finished strongly while three deep on the wire. CANADIAN GAME saved ground stalking the pace, came out slightly leaving second turn, regained rail in the stretch and finished willingly inside. SARATOGA MORNING set pressured pace from the inside, relinquished control midway on the last turn and weakened from the inside. REGULATE was off bit slow, chased three wide early, remained well off the rail to second bend, under asking around that turn but lacked any response and weakened some in late stages. AQUILA was off bit slow, crossed over the found fence early, remained inside and also weakened.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.81 46.35 58.40 1:04.29


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

6 What's Inside 122 6 5 2–hd 2–hd 1–1½ 1–5¾ Conner 2.40
3 Exultation 117 3 1 5–1½ 5–½ 4–hd 2–ns Roman 7.10
7 Silver Fury 122 7 6 3–1½ 3–1½ 2–1 3–nk Elliott 3.80
5 Street Zombie 122 5 4 4–½ 4–4 3–3 4–1 Maldonado 2.80
1 Lord Charles 122 1 7 6–1 6–2 5–4 5–3¾ Pena 35.10
2 Moon Juice 122 2 3 7 7 6–4 6–16½ Mt Garcia 2.70
4 Chromie 118 4 2 1–hd 1–hd 7 7 Boulanger 62.50

6 WHAT'S INSIDE 6.80 3.60 2.60
3 EXULTATION 6.60 3.60
7 SILVER FURY 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-6)  $80.00
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $26.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-3-7-5)  $241.50
$1 TRIFECTA (6-3-7)  $93.10

Winner–What's Inside Grr.g.2 by Tapizar out of Noble Grey, by Forestry. Bred by H & E Ranch (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Dante, Janet and Dante, Michael. Mutuel Pool $128,575 Daily Double Pool $18,091 Exacta Pool $68,294 Superfecta Pool $37,449 Trifecta Pool $39,578. Scratched–Pepe the Legend.

$1 Pick Three (3-7-6) paid $41.10. Pick Three Pool $28,097. $1 Consolation Pick Three (3-3-6) paid $8.00.

WHAT'S INSIDE forced the early issue then bid between rivals midway on the turn, forced pace into the stretch, gained lead then powered away in final eighth despite being on his wrong lead. EXULTATION stalked from the inside, swung out five wide leaving the turn, came in some through the drive, rallied strongly in final sixteenth and got up in final jump from between foes to grab the place. SILVER FURY moved up outside and challenged three deep on the turn, gained brief lead entering the stretch while still off the rail, could not match winner in the lane and was nailed on the wire for second. STREET ZOMBIE tucked in behind dueling leaders while slightly off the rail, came three wide into the stretch, angled out further in upper stretch, continued willingly well off the rail and lost three-way photo for better placing. LORD CHARLES was slow into stride, chased from along the rail, angled out in the drive and finished with interest. MOON JUICE reserved early, raced slightly off the rail, continued two then three wide to the stretch and failed to threaten. CHROMIE showed good early foot, set pace from the inside, lost command past three-eighths marker and gave way inside. ALL SPLITS AND FINAL TIME WERE HANDTIMED.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.09 46.40 59.18


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Diamond Proof 122 5 8 6–½ 3–hd 1–hd 1–¾ Sanchez 13.40
2 Crimsoned N Clover 115 2 5 2–1 2–1 2–hd 2–½ Fuentes 16.70
5 Liza G. 122 4 2 1–1 1–2½ 3–1½ 3–1¾ Mt Garcia 6.00
1 Argumentative 122 1 4 5–½ 6–3 4–1½ 4–ns Pena 1.60
3 Right to the Point 124 3 1 3–hd 4–hd 5–hd 5–nk Hernandez 2.30
8 Lady Acclamation 122 7 3 4–1 5–½ 6–1½ 6–1 Arias 9.00
7 Chatty Carole 122 6 6 7–1½ 7–4 7–7 7–11¼ Franco 7.60
9 Kitty's Girl 122 8 7 8 8 8 8 Bednar 46.20

6 DIAMOND PROOF 28.80 13.20 8.00
2 CRIMSONED N CLOVER 15.00 8.80
5 LIZA G. 6.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-6)  $83.80
$1 EXACTA (6-2)  $201.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-2-5-1)  $3,365.40
$1 TRIFECTA (6-2-5)  $1,212.40

Winner–Diamond Proof B.f.3 by Idiot Proof out of Jamielovesbieber, by Dehere. Bred by Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA). Trainer: Jesus Nunez. Owner: Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds LLC. Mutuel Pool $115,905 Daily Double Pool $13,135 Exacta Pool $59,599 Superfecta Pool $41,078 Trifecta Pool $41,243. Scratched–Knowitallhousewife.

$1 Pick Three (7-6-6) paid $362.20. Pick Three Pool $32,103.

DIAMOND PROOF bumped at the start, stalked from between foes then outside rival, came two wide into the lane, rallied inside, gained lead an eighth out and inched away under urging. CRIMSONED N CLOVER had good early speed between rivals, drifted out some around the turn, came three wide into the stretch, rallied, bid in mid stretch then was out finished while drifting out some late. LIZA G. four deep early on the pace, spurted away exiting the backstretch and crossed to the rail to gain clear command, came out bit in the drive, weakened, was overtaken in mid stretch but fought gamely to the wire. ARGUMENTATIVE was washy in post parade, stalked from the inside, remained along the rail into the stretch and finished willingly. RIGHT TO THE POINT three deep early, checked momentarily off heels past half-mile marker, was fanned three then four wide on the turn and into the stretch and finished gamely between foes. LADY ACCLAMATION broke in slightly, stalked three deep, was forced out around the bend then five wide into the stretch and was no late threat. CHATTY CAROLE was forced in at the start then bumped, chased from off the rail, came out around the turn then five wide into the lane and failed to menace. KITTY'S GIRL broke out, reserved from off the rail then three wide and weakened in the final furlong.

EIGHTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 21.96 45.70 58.26


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Scathing 124 3 7 6–1 6–1½ 5–1 1–1½ Gonzalez 4.30
7 Aiming Straight 124 6 2 2–1½ 2–1½ 1–hd 2–nk Martinez 4.10
2 Papa Mambo 124 2 5 5–1 5–2 3–hd 3–nk Maldonado 2.70
4 Lucky Student 117 4 1 1–hd 1–½ 2–½ 4–½ Fuentes 2.80
1 Ryderroo 124 1 6 7 7 6–hd 5–1½ Arana 15.50
5 Bellanza 124 5 4 4–2 4–½ 4–hd 6–1¼ Frey 9.40
8 Magical Lucy 122 7 3 3–½ 3–hd 7 7 Bednar 7.50

3 SCATHING 10.60 5.40 2.80
7 AIMING STRAIGHT 4.20 2.80
2 PAPA MAMBO 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $157.40
$1 EXACTA (3-7)  $20.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-7-2-4)  $212.70
$1 TRIFECTA (3-7-2)  $68.60

Winner–Scathing Grr.f.4 by Grazen out of Chelcee's Hope, by Bartok (IRE). Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Adam Kitchingman. Owner: Cody Polansky. Mutuel Pool $105,443 Daily Double Pool $12,746 Exacta Pool $54,838 Superfecta Pool $32,579 Trifecta Pool $38,969. Scratched–Where's the D.

$1 Pick Three (6-6-3) paid $289.40. Pick Three Pool $17,355.

SCATHING bobbled slightly in bit of slow start, chased from slightly off the rail, rallied inside, found path and split foes nearing sixteenth marker and finished best of all. AIMING STRAIGHT dueled outside foe, came three wide into the lane, gained slim advantage from outside, battled six wide passing sixteenth marker gamely gained the place. PAPA MAMBO stalked from the inside, cornered well into the stretch, moved up and bid inside eighth marker but was out finished late. LUCKY STUDENT dueled from the inside then gained slim advantage leaving the bend, battled between rivals then five wide passing eighth marker and was also out finished. RYDERROO reserved from the inside, saved ground into and through the stretch and lacked needed late punch. BELLANZA was forwardly placed, remained bit off the rail, moved up, loomed from between foes in mid stretch but weakened in late stages. MAGICAL LUCY prompted the early pace, continued three then four wide to the stretch, came out further in the drive and also weakened.

NINTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250. Time 22.15 45.96 58.89 1:05.81


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Journeyonthemove 124 2 6 1–hd 1–½ 1–1½ 1–ns Elliott 1.40
8 Forest Wildflower 124 7 4 5–1 5–hd 2–hd 2–2½ Martinez 6.40
5 Passion for Papa 122 4 5 3–hd 3–1 3–hd 3–hd Bowen 1.00
7 My Ebony Star 122 6 3 6–2½ 4–hd 4–1½ 4–2¾ Sanchez 43.00
9 Ghost Lady 114 8 8 7–½ 7–1 5–2½ 5–2¾ Payeras 86.60
6 Family Rules 124 5 2 4–½ 6–2 6–2 6–4½ Iniguez 67.60
10 Blazing Miss 122 9 7 9 9 9 7–2¼ Allen 111.20
4 Double a Kaf A 122 3 1 2–1 2–½ 7–1 8–½ Rojas Fernandez 55.10
1 Coco Smooches 115 1 9 8–1½ 8–1½ 8–hd 9 Werner 11.90

2 JOURNEYONTHEMOVE 4.80 3.40 2.20
8 FOREST WILDFLOWER 5.80 2.60
5 PASSION FOR PAPA 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-2)  $20.20
$1 EXACTA (2-8)  $9.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-8-5-7)  $107.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-8-5-7-9)  $462.20
$1 TRIFECTA (2-8-5)  $17.00
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (3-3)  $8.80

Winner–Journeyonthemove B.m.5 by Good Journey out of Excessive Moves, by In Excess (IRE). Bred by Morningside Stable, Steve Heboian &Andrea Heboian (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Roy L. Tyra. Mutuel Pool $119,228 Daily Double Pool $46,935 Exacta Pool $67,002 Superfecta Pool $60,830 Super High Five Pool $11,509 Trifecta Pool $52,176. Scratched–Forthe Lovof Patty.

$1 Pick Three (6-3-2) paid $165.80. Pick Three Pool $55,031. $1 Consolation Pick Three (6-3-3) paid $91.90. 50-Cent Pick Four (6/8-6-3-2) 4 correct paid $321.85. Pick Four Pool $305,662. $2 Pick Six (3/6/7-7-6/8-6-3-2) 5 out of 6 paid $217.60. $2 Pick Six (3/6/7-7-6/8-6-3-2) 6 correct paid $18,277.80. Pick Six Pool $134,413.

JOURNEYONTHEMOVE dueled early from the inside, gained slim advantage while two or three wide into the stretch, edged away then bobbled nearing eighth marker, recovered, dug in late inside and won bob on the wire. FOREST WILDFLOWER stalked from the outside, continued five wide on the turn then six wide into the stretch, rallied while coming in some, engaged winner in deep stretch and lost bob of heads on the wire. PASSION FOR PAPA forced the early issue while three wide, continued between foes then five wide leaving the bend, loomed in mid stretch, could not match top pair late and gamely held the show. MY EBONY STAR reserved early, shifted to rail leaving backstretch, continued inside around the bend, came back out slightly and lost narrow decision for third. GHOST LADY angled over early, moved up bit around the turn, loomed in upper stretch but failed to sustain effort late. FAMILY RULES prominent while four wide into the bend, came in slightly around the turn and lacked needed late response from the inside. BLAZING MISS reserved from the outside, chased five wide into the bend, came in some around the bend and failed to menace in the stretch. DOUBLE A KAF A dueled or forced the pace while outside winner, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. COCO SMOOCHES settled inside, hugged the rail throughout and also failed to produce any late rally.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track925$209,373
Inter-Track2,399$869,207
Out of StateN/A$3,149,703
TOTAL3,324 $4,228,283

Los Alamitos Race Course Entries for Friday, December 15.

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 10th day of a 12-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Sophia Del SolStewart Elliott122Steve M. Sherman2-130,000
2Misty SlewDrayden Van Dyke120Vann Belvoir5-228,000
3Wannabe SoloBrandon Boulanger122Derek Meredith15-130,000
4Artistic MinistryEvin Roman115Steven Miyadi5-228,000
5Jinn WinRuben Fuentes113Craig Anthony Lewis6-128,000
6Cee Sam's GirlTyler Conner122George Papaprodromou5-130,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1South Texas LingoEvin Roman119Vladimir Cerin3-18,000
2Mimis Big BoyGeovanni Franco124Hector O. Palma6-18,000
3Broadway NikaRuben Fuentes117Reed Saldana7-28,000
4UcanthankmelaterTyler Baze122Jeffrey Metz7-28,000
5Nagys Piggy BankEfrain Hernandez124Rosemary Trela6-18,000
6Freddies DreamBrayan Pena124Andrew Lerner5-28,000

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tiz ProofGeovanni Franco122Marcia Stortz8-150,000
2Time for CioppinoKyle Frey118Gary Sherlock7-540,000
3Black SiteAustin Solis118Val Brinkerhoff5-140,000
4North County GuyStewart Elliott122Art Sherman8-550,000
5Blitzing MarioAlex Jimenez118Anthony DeMarco15-140,000
6Whiskey N CigarsVinnie Bednar118Keith E. Craigmyle10-140,000

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Just Be HeldTyler Baze122Eddie Truman2-116,000
2Todos SantosMarcial Ramirez122Kelly Castaneda5-116,000
3ReinahermosaEfrain Hernandez124Ricardo Zamora15-116,000
4CarrieBrayan Pena122Charles R. Stutts10-116,000
5SapodillaVinnie Bednar124Robert A. Bean3-116,000
6Coronado CoolGeovanni Franco124J. Eric Kruljac5-216,000
7SeaquetLaura Werner117Anthony K. Saavedra15-116,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tizway That WayEvin Roman117Jerry Hollendorfer5-2
2Fly Far AwayLaura Werner116Vladimir Cerin15-1
3ExactamenteKyle Frey124Jonathan Wong3-1
4BackintheacademySaul Arias124Felipe N Souza4-1
5Jill MaddenBrayan Pena122Andrew Lerner6-1
6SheswildnfreeEdwin Maldonado124Reed Saldana6-1
7Ryder's StarlightStewart Elliott124Thomas Ray Bell, II4-1

SIXTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $13,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Quantum ForceBrandon Boulanger124Jesus Nunez4-16,250
2Four GaelsEdgar Payeras114Kelly Castaneda8-16,250
3Lucky CottonLaura Werner117Robert J. Lucas20-16,250
4Pat the BearRuben Fuentes117Javier Jose Sierra5-26,250
5Johns JourneyJuan Sanchez124Jose Jesus Avalos7-26,250
6Changing KarmaMatt Garcia124Steve Knapp15-16,250
7Warren's ColeVinnie Bednar124Kelly Castaneda8-16,250
8My Secret AffairEvin Roman119Eddie Truman3-16,250

SEVENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1No ComparisonAlonso Quinonez122Kenneth D. Black20-1
2Be a LadyEvin Roman117Mark Glatt3-120,000
3Bold At NightTyler Conner122Jeffrey Metz5-1
4Princess KendraRuben Fuentes122Reed Saldana5-120,000
5Tuscany BeautySantiago Gonzalez122Antonio Garcia8-120,000
6Plane LuckyJoseph Talamo122Michael Machowsky5-220,000
7Dreamy GalTyler Baze120Jeff Mullins3-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1AhimsaMike Smith122Peter Eurton7-2
2Star DreaminStewart Elliott122Art Sherman8-1
3CowboytakemeawayTyler Conner122Jerry Hollendorfer6-1
4Raising AidaDrayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert9-2
5Gracious MeEvin Roman117Vladimir Cerin6-1
6Loving MomentEdwin Maldonado122Philip D'Amato6-1
7Ride Lady RideTyler Baze122J. Eric Kruljac5-1
8D D's LuteJoseph Talamo122Gary Sherlock6-1
9JazzyEfrain Hernandez122J. Eric Kruljac20-1

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