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Racing! Tough day at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, CALIF. - JUNE 29, 2019. Horses and jockeys charge out of the starting gate during the
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Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as there is one more day before Southern California racing hits the reset button for next year.

Everyone was on such a high this weekend celebrating the impending retirement of longtime announcer Ed Burgart. But things went way south in the first race on Saturday at Los Alamitos when two horses died after racing in a $15,000 maiden claimer.

It’s a tough way to end the year. One broke down and the other collapsed while being unsaddled. The one that broke down was trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, making it the eighth fatality he has had this year. If you want to know all the details, just click here.

Here’s the deal, this story is not going away. I think everyone was hoping a clean Breeders’ Cup and a clean Del Mar meeting would ease the tension. Neither happened.

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So, let’s take a deep breath during the 10-day break coming up and hope nothing happens in training. Santa Anita was touting its new safety machinery for this coming meeting. That’s encouraging, but, along with new protocols, is it enough?

Whatever your position, this is going to be the most critical year ever in California racing. The one thing I’m certain about is that both sides are hoping for a huge reduction in fatalities. If not, the consequences could be devastating.

Enough bad news for a Sunday. Let’s get to the regular features.

Los Alamitos daytime review

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The feature was the $100,000 Soviet Problem takes for Cal-bred 2-year-old fillies going a mile. Choluta Lips applied the right amount of pressure to the leader, took the lead with more than a quarter-mile to go, and won by a comfortable three lengths. The heavy favorite, Been Studying Her, finished a disappointing fourth.

Chuluta Lips paid $18.40, $6.80 and $5.60. Smiling Shirlee was second and Warrior’s Moon finished third.

Here’s what the winning connections had to say.

Mike Harrington (winning trainer): “[Jockey] Tyler [Baze] rode a heck of a race. He said he could have gone to the lead sooner with her than he did. It came out just like we drew it up and how often does that happen? I thought she would run well, but [Been Studying Her] had beaten her twice, so you have to think about that, but this filly trains super over this track.’’

Tyler Baze (winner jockey): “This is a nice filly. I knew I had a ton of horse once we hit the lead and she really kicked home.’’

Los Alamitos daytime preview

The final day of the meeting is nine races starting at 12:30 p.m. The feature is the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes for Cal-bred 2-year-olds going a mile. The favorite, at 7-5, is Tap Back for trainer Jeff Bonde and jockey Drayden Van Dyke. He has won two-of-four starts, including the Golden State Juvenile Stakes in his last start.

Govenor Cinch, at 5-2, is the second favorite for Tim Yakteen and Ruben Fuentes. He has won two of five including his last two races, a starter optional claimer and a maiden claimer. Post time is near 3:30 p.m.

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Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 8, 9, 6, 10 (2 also eligible), 8, ,6, 10, 10 (1 ae).

Ciaran Thornton’s Lrc picks of the day

RACE ONE: No. 1 Tinsel Town Queen (12-1)

Tinsel Town Queen won the debut on dirt at Santa Anita in November going 6 furlongs and then tried a mile on turf in the same race the favorite Girona ran 3rd in November 14th at Del Mar (Tinsel was nowhere). Back to dirt today we see a sharp workout last week with the horse racing protected today. Trainer Kristin Mulhall gives Edwin Maldonado the mount and with this inside post gate-to-wire is the plan. Based on the race prior and the addition of this jockey the trainer believes the same - this horse needs the early lead to win. 12-1 is a great value price.

Saturday’s result: Darkhawk finished third at 25-1 after tracking seven wide in a six-horse race in a strange ride. Into the turn the horse looked ready to go but the extra distance was no help. If the jockey had ducked in early we could have had a chance.

Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday or late Friday.

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Tampa Bay (3): $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes, Fla-bred fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: J.P.’s Delight ($6.40)

Woodbine (3): $100,000 Display Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Vanzzy ($8.40)

Tampa Bay (5): $125,000 FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Sire Stakes, Fla-bred 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Jackson ($8.20)

Gulfstream (6): Grade 3 $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Lady’s Island ($8.60)

Fair Grounds (5): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes, La-bred fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Vacherie Girl ($4.00)

Gulfstream (7): $100,000 My Charmer, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Mitchell Road ($280)

Gulfstream (8): Grade 3 $100,000 Rampart Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Pink Sands ($11.00)

Aqueduct (8): $500,000 New York Stallion Series, NY-bred 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Bank On Shea ($23.40)

Fair Grounds (7): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes, La-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Minit to Stardom ($3.80)

Gulfstream (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Instilled Regard ($8.60)

Fair Grounds (8): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes, La-breds 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Chimney Rock ($4.80)

Gulfstream (10): Grade 3 $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: War Story ($27.20)

Fair Grounds (9): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf Stakes, La-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Ninety One Assault ($11.00)

Fair Grounds (10): $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, La-breds 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Pound for Pound ($18.60)

Fair Grounds (11): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Turf Stakes, La-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Net a Bear ($26.20)

Fair Grounds (12): $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes, La-breds 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Laughingsaintssong ($13.40)

Los Alamitos (8): $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes, Cal-bred fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile. Winner: Cholula Lips ($18.40)

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST:

12:46 Aqueduct (8): $500,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes (8), NY-bred fillies, 2-years-old. Favorite: Big Q (1-1)

2:08 Woodbine (9): Grade 3 $125,000 Valedictory Stakes, 3 and up, 1 ¾ miles. Favorite: Pumpkin Rumble (1-1)

3:28 Los Alamitos (7): $100,000 King Glorious Stakes, Cal-bred 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Tap Back (7-5)

4:23 Remington (8): $100,000 Trapeze Stakes, fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile. Favorite: Princessinha

4:52 Remington (9): $100,000 She’s All In Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile, 70 yards. Favorite: Remedy (7-5)

6:19 Remington (12): $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Answer In (5-2)

6:48 Remington (13): $100,000 Jeffrey A. Hawk Memorial Stakes, 3 and up, 1 mile, 70 yards. Favorite: Shotgun Kowboy (5-2)

Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day

FIRST RACE: No. 3 Princess Bye (2-1)

This filly completely missed the break in her third-place debut at shorter route of 870 yards three weeks ago and moved nicely during the final 1/8 vs. two-length winner who had finished second in two prior starts. Princess Bye now stretches out to 4 ½ furlongs and catches softer-than-normal field for the maiden $3,500 level. She is a single for me in the early Pick Four.

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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.

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

Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 6th day of a 8-day meet. Cloudy & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.29 46.00 58.29 1:11.12


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

5 Norski 117 4 1 3–1 2–2 1–½ 1–½ Diaz, Jr. 1.90
2 Mike Operator 122 2 2 1–hd 3–2½ 2–2 2–4 Fuentes 3.90
6 Darkhawk 124 5 5 5–1½ 4–hd 4–hd 3–ns Espinoza 9.50
7 Fortnite Dance 117 6 6 6 5–4½ 5–4½ 4–22 Velez 28.40
1 Into a Hot Spot 124 1 3 4–hd 6 6 5 Cruz 1.40
4 Mighty Elijah 124 3 4 2–1 1–½ 3–2½ dnf Figueroa 7.90

5 NORSKI 5.80 3.60 4.00
2 MIKE OPERATOR 3.80 5.00
6 DARKHAWK 6.60
$1 EXACTA (5-2)  $9.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-2-6-7)  $13.80
$1 TRIFECTA (5-2-6)  $32.30

Winner–Norski B.g.3 by Liaison out of Ederle, by English Channel. Bred by Pegasus Stud LLC & Kathryn Nikkel (KY). Trainer: Hector O. Palma. Owner: Palma, Hector O. and Riggio, Dolores. Mutuel Pool $69,379 Exacta Pool $32,002 Superfecta Pool $16,203 Trifecta Pool $20,005. Scratched–An American Jet.

NORSKI stalked the leaders three deep on the turn, came into the lane three wide, bid outside the pacesetter in the lane, took a short advantage at the furlong and held to the wire. MIKE OPERATOR steadied between horses after the start, moved up to duel for the lead inside a rival, was challenged by the winner in the lane, fought back in the final furlong and was a clear second. DARKHAWK chased inside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came into the lane four wide, and outfinished that foe late to gain third. FORTNITE DANCE was off slowly, chased outside a rival, came into the stretch five wide and was edged for third at the wire. INTO A HOT SPOT broke out and bumped a rival at the start, was hustled along early, fell back into the turn, gave way and collapsed after being unsaddled. MIGHTY ELIJAH dueled outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, weakened between horses in the lane, was injured and pulled up inside the furlong marker and was vanned off.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000. Time 21.60 45.47 58.17 1:05.16


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

4 Biddy Duke 120 3 5 1–hd 1–1½ 2–5 1–½ Gryder 0.70
3 Smiling to Excess 120 2 4 3–1 2–1½ 1–hd 2–6 Delgadillo 4.00
6 Acai 122 5 6 4–1½ 4–2 3–1½ 3–1¾ Cedillo 3.40
7 Screen Gossip 122 6 1 5–1 5–hd 5–2½ 4–nk Guce 55.90
2 Roses for Laura 122 1 2 6 6 4–1 5–14 Cruz 6.00
5 Cat's Dessert 120 4 3 2–1 3–½ 6 6 Payeras 55.30

4 BIDDY DUKE 3.40 2.40 2.10
3 SMILING TO EXCESS 3.20 2.60
6 ACAI 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)  $16.00
$1 EXACTA (4-3)  $5.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-3-6-7)  $5.11
$1 TRIFECTA (4-3-6)  $10.70

Winner–Biddy Duke Dbb.f.2 by Bayern out of Ghostslayer, by Ghostzapper. Bred by Machmer Hall & D + J Racing LLC (KY). Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Owner: Alydom Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $91,155 Daily Double Pool $22,293 Exacta Pool $46,638 Superfecta Pool $31,114 Trifecta Pool $34,073. Scratched–Perfect Rush.

BIDDY DUKE was sent up between to gain narrow lead, set pace around the turn, resisted when challenged in upper stretch, briefly lost lead then fought back inside rival to gamely prevail. SMILING TO EXCESS forced the early issue from the inside, angled out on the bend, engaged leader past quarter pole, poked her nose in front in mid stretch but was out finished. ACAI broke in bit and a step slow, chased four wide into and on the turn and five wide into the stretch then was up late for minor award. SCREEN GOSSIP chased from the outside early, angled over leaving the backstretch, raced on two wide path on the turn, remained off the rail and three across in mid stretch and missed the show. ROSES FOR LAURA showed brief early foot, dropped into and around the turn, had rider stand up briefly past sixteenth marker then was edged for fourth. CAT'S DESSERT briefly dueled outside winner then stalked three wide, lost contact into the lane and gave way.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 23.96 48.50 1:14.47 1:27.28 1:40.40


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

1 K P Whirlwind 122 1 8 7–1 5–½ 3–½ 1–2 1–5 T Baze 2.80
5 Vannavanna Bo Bana 122 5 3 2–1 2–1 2–1½ 2–½ 2–4 Pereira 6.80
7 Magically Honored 122 7 2 5–1½ 7–4 6–1½ 4–½ 3–½ Cedillo 1.00
2 Salsa Verde 122 2 4 8 8 8 7–2 4–½ Puglisi 24.40
8 K P Cats Wild 120 8 5 6–1 6–hd 7–3 5–½ 5–½ Roman 15.20
6 Akuba 120 6 1 1–hd 1–½ 1–1 3–3 6–5 Payeras 108.00
3 Keepinmypromise 117 3 7 4–½ 4–½ 4–2 6–1 7–7 Velez 4.20
4 Hay Belles 115 4 6 3–hd 3–1½ 5–1 8 8 Diaz, Jr. 119.20

1 K P WHIRLWIND 7.60 4.60 2.60
5 VANNAVANNA BO BANA 6.00 3.20
7 MAGICALLY HONORED 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)  $17.20
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $21.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-7-2)  $39.56
$1 TRIFECTA (1-5-7)  $64.40

Winner–K P Whirlwind Ch.f.2 by Congrats out of Stormy Antics, by Stormy Atlantic. Bred by C. Kidder, N. Cole & Linda Griggs (KY). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Karl Pergola. Mutuel Pool $127,236 Daily Double Pool $11,572 Exacta Pool $76,619 Superfecta Pool $56,161 Trifecta Pool $56,649. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-4-1) paid $19.70. Pick Three Pool $25,550.

K P WHIRLWIND reserved early and stalked from along the rail, shifted out bit on the second turn, came three wide into the lane, surged past leader past three-sixteenth pole and powered away. VANNAVANNA BO BANA forced the pace from the inside, continued inside pacesetter to second turn then two wide into the lane, had little resistance for winner but cleared late to prove second best. MAGICALLY HONORED settled three wide early, chased from off the rail, had rider lost his stick past five-sixteenths marker, caught five wide into the stretch, continued on far outside and gained the show. SALSA VERDE settled inside, saved ground chasing the pace, exited last turn two wide, shifted back to the rail and found her best stride late. K P CATS WILD four wide early, chased from off the rail then between rivals into second bend, continued on same path to the stretch and was no threat. AKUBA was sent up three wide to gain early lead, set pace from slightly off the fence, relinquished control in upper stretch and weakened later in the drive. KEEPINMYPROMISE pulled around first turn while three turn to gain forward position, stalked while three wide to second turn and also weakened. HAY BELLES settled inside, moved up some on the backstretch, continued inside into the stretch but failed to sustain effort and gave way late.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.44 45.34 57.23 1:09.42


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

5 Speech 122 5 4 2–½ 1–½ 1–4 1–9 Franco 1.30
2 Princess Mo 122 2 2 4–hd 3–½ 2–3½ 2–4 Figueroa 8.70
7 Del Mar Drama 122 7 1 3–1 4–3 4–3 3–5¾ Hernandez 17.30
1 Tale of the Tavern 122 1 7 5–3 5–3 5–1 4–6½ Cedillo 20.10
4 Majestic Gigi 122 4 3 1–½ 2–1½ 3–½ 5–3 Flores 2.90
3 Baby Boo 122 3 6 7 7 6–5 6–¾ Gryder 10.90
6 Intentonseduction 117 6 5 6–½ 6–hd 7 7 Diaz, Jr. 3.50

5 SPEECH 4.60 3.00 2.40
2 PRINCESS MO 5.60 4.00
7 DEL MAR DRAMA 5.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)  $23.80
$1 EXACTA (5-2)  $17.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-2-7-1)  $83.68
$1 TRIFECTA (5-2-7)  $111.20

Winner–Speech B.f.2 by Mr Speaker out of Scribbling Sarah, by Freud. Bred by Gail Rice (FL). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Mutuel Pool $147,846 Daily Double Pool $13,768 Exacta Pool $76,878 Superfecta Pool $41,672 Trifecta Pool $50,660. Scratched–Agave Queen.

$1 Pick Three (4-1-5) paid $25.60. Pick Three Pool $13,679.

SPEECH dueled between horses on the backstretch then outside a foe on the turn, took the lead in upper stretch, drifted out through the lane but was well clear. PRINCESS MO broke outward at the start then stalked outside a foe on the backstretch, angled out leaving the turn, came into the stretch three wide, could not catch the winner but was a clear second. DEL MAR DRAMA broke out at the start, dueled three deep on the backstretch, stalked three wide on the turn, came into the lane four wide, lacked the needed rally but held third. TALE OF THE TAVERN was off slowly, stalked inside a rival into the turn, saved ground around the turn and did not offer a bid in the lane. MAJESTIC GIGI broke in at the start then dueled inside rivals into and around the turn then weakened along the inside in the lane. BABY BOO was bumped between rivals at the start, chased off the rail and did not offer a bid in the lane. INTENTONSEDUCTION chased on the outside throughout and did not threaten.

FIFTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 21.96 46.01 58.65


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

2 Speedy Ride 122 2 4 4–hd 3–½ 1–hd 1–½ Sanchez 20.80
6 Irish Ballad 124 5 7 8–1½ 5–2½ 3–1½ 2–½ Payeras 13.10
9 Hoss Cartwright 124 8 1 2–1½ 2–2½ 2–½ 3–4 T Baze 1.00
3 DQ–Royal Blue Grass 122 3 2 3–1 6–hd 6–1 4–½ Guce 20.40
4 Papa Splash 122 4 6 6–hd 4–hd 5–½ 5–hd Hernandez 49.40
8 Vermeer 122 7 5 5–hd 8–½ 7–1½ 6–¾ Figueroa 1.40
1 Abdication 124 1 3 1–½ 1–½ 4–3 7–4 Maldonado 10.20
7 Raw Diamond 124 6 9 9 9 8–1½ 8–¾ Rojas Fernandez 93.30
10 Tiger On Your Six 122 9 8 7–½ 7–hd 9 9 Figueroa 62.30

2 SPEEDY RIDE 43.60 14.00 5.80
6 IRISH BALLAD 9.40 5.00
9 HOSS CARTWRIGHT 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)  $114.80
$1 EXACTA (2-6)  $196.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-6-9-4)  $889.84
$1 TRIFECTA (2-6-9)  $775.90

Winner–Speedy Ride Ch.g.3 by Clubhouse Ride out of Espeedytoo, by Ghost Ranch. Bred by Rayburn Evans (CA). Trainer: Yanet Rodriguez. Owner: Guillermina G. Mena. Mutuel Pool $175,294 Daily Double Pool $17,994 Exacta Pool $129,023 Superfecta Pool $96,740 Trifecta Pool $104,754. Scratched–Dr. Bagley, Lake Show, Passing. DQ–#3 Royal Blue Grass–finished 4th, disqualified, placed 6th.

$1 Pick Three (1-5-2) paid $271.40. Pick Three Pool $35,487. $1 Pick Four (1/4-1-5/8-2) 4 correct paid $578.70. Pick Four Pool $93,853. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-1/4-1-5/8-2) 5 correct paid $947.55. Pick Five Pool $340,465.

SPEEDY RIDE lightly bumped at the start, stalked from the inside, came two wide into the lane, swung out in upper stretch, reached front passing eighth marker and held late under urging. IRISH BALLAD chased two or three wide into and on the turn, found clear path along the rail into the stretch, rallied strongly and was along for the place. HOSS CARTWRIGHT forced the early issue then bid outside rival late on the turn, gained brief lead nearing eighth marker but failed to sustain effort and lost the place in final yards. ROYAL BLUE GRASS bumped lightly at the start, lugged out early on the turn, had its rider lost his irons, drifted out badly later on the turn, rider regain irons and had mild late rally outside. PAPA SPLASH broke out, stalked b it off the rail then between rivals, continued on same path and finished evenly. VERMEER close up early from between foes, steadied early on the turn then forced to alter course, continued well off the rail, bumped nearing quarter marker and never recovered. ABDICATION flashed good early foot from along the rail, held lead around the turn, was overtaken in the drive and weakened. RAW DIAMOND reserved early chased four wide, angled in bit on the turn, bumped with outside rival in upper stretch and weakened. TIGER ON YOUR SIX was slow into stride, chased five wide into the turn, continued outside, was fanned out further entering the stretch and lacked any response. Following a stewards inquiry, ROYAL BLUE GRASS was disqualified and placed sixth for interference on the turn.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 22.02 46.03 58.24 1:04.84


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

2 Temple Bar 122 2 3 1–hd 1–hd 1–hd 1–nk Figueroa 1.00
3 Dream Palace 120 3 2 2–2 3–1½ 2–3½ 2–4 Cedillo 2.60
4 Nietzsche 122 4 4 3–1½ 4–1 3–2 3–7 Flores 5.80
11 Mountain View 122 9 8 5–½ 5–½ 4–2½ 4–nk Pereira 7.70
8 Code Gray 120 7 6 8–4 8–4 6–1 5–hd Ochoa 49.20
5 Madecents 122 5 9 6–2½ 6–2 5–3 6–8 Payeras 21.00
9 Flawless Clyde 122 8 7 7–2 7–2 7–10 7–27 Puglisi 78.70
1 Circle the Red 122 1 1 4–½ 2–hd 8–4 8–12 Arana 77.60
6 Timetothinkrich 117 6 5 9 9 9 9 Velez 12.10

2 TEMPLE BAR 4.00 2.60 2.20
3 DREAM PALACE 3.60 2.60
4 NIETZSCHE 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $82.00
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $6.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-11)  $4.41
$1 TRIFECTA (2-3-4)  $12.10

Winner–Temple Bar B.c.2 by Temple City out of Obregon, by Forest Wildcat. Bred by Jay Goodwin & Rick Smith (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC and Thor-Bred Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $132,399 Daily Double Pool $17,571 Exacta Pool $84,920 Superfecta Pool $52,821 Trifecta Pool $60,977. Scratched–Capital Reef, Pastor Mike, Sixfourthree.

$1 Pick Three (5-2-2) paid $288.00. Pick Three Pool $35,767.

TEMPLE BAR forced the early issue outside leader, bid between foes later on the turn, gained lead, resisted inside when challenged in upper stretch, edged away, turned back another challenge later in the drive and inched away late under urging. DREAM PALACE pressured the pace three wide, engaged leader past quarter marker, hooked up in stretch-long duel outside winner but could not match that rival in deep stretch. NIETZSCHE stalked from off the rail then four wide into and around the turn, continued wide in the lane and drew clear from others. MOUNTAIN VIEW chased early from the outside, continued five wide on the turn then six wide entering the stretch and finished evenly on the far outside. CODE GRAY bobbled leaving the gate, fell back early, chased just off the rail, angled out some leaving the bend and was no threat. MADECENTS was slow to begin, chased from the inside, angled out passing quarter marker then came back in some through the stretch. FLAWLESS CLYDE settled off the rail, raced four wide into and on the turn, came in some in upper stretch and weakened. CIRCLE THE RED broke inward, quickly recovered and sped to short lead along the rail, relinquished control midway on the turn then gave way in the stretch and was eased then walked off. TIMETOTHINKRICH settled off the pace, raced three wide into the bend, dropped back around the turn, was also eased in the stretch and walked off.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 23.29 47.17 1:11.78 1:37.33 1:44.12


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

7 Implicitly 119 7 1 2–1½ 2–1 2–1½ 1–1½ 1–3½ Velez 0.50
2 Union Station 112 2 6 7–2½ 6–1½ 5–½ 4–2 2–hd Diaz, Jr. 10.80
8 Big Barrel 121 8 3 4–3 3–1½ 3–1 2–hd 3–2 Pereira 6.80
4 Wilshire Dude 124 4 2 1–hd 1–hd 1–½ 3–3½ 4–1½ Flores 5.50
5 Tiz a Slayer 120 5 4 5–2½ 5–½ 6–3½ 7–3 5–¾ Blanc 13.00
6 Mad At Money 119 6 8 8 8 7–1½ 6–1 6–1 T Baze 27.10
3 Super Classic 121 3 5 3–hd 4–8 4–5 5–½ 7–2½ Figueroa 76.80
1 Original Intent 124 1 7 6–hd 7–1½ 8 8 8 Valdivia, Jr. 20.90

7 IMPLICITLY 3.00 2.40 2.20
2 UNION STATION 6.00 4.00
8 BIG BARREL 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-7)  $8.20
$1 EXACTA (7-2)  $12.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-2-8-4)  $9.68
$1 TRIFECTA (7-2-8)  $40.00

Winner–Implicitly B.c.4 by Artie Schiller out of Ruminate, by Vindication. Bred by Emily Wygod (KY). Trainer: Jorge Periban. Owner: Zolotas, Steven and Zolotas, Sabina Romo. Mutuel Pool $155,299 Daily Double Pool $20,104 Exacta Pool $97,519 Superfecta Pool $65,515 Trifecta Pool $72,837. Claimed–Implicitly by Robert Newport. Trainer: Mark Rheinford. Claimed–Big Barrel by Tyree Wolesensky. Trainer: Anthony Saavedra. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-2-7) paid $107.40. Pick Three Pool $49,302.

IMPLICITLY pulled up to pressing position outside leader into backstretch, continued to force pace into last turn, bid then gained lead a quarter mile out, edged away despite lugging out some then came back in under right hand urging and padded margin late. UNION STATION reserved while outside rival, continued two or three wide into the stretch, made steady progress from far outside through the lane and was along late for the place. BIG BARREL content to track leaders from off the rail, remained three wide into and around the last turn, came out slightly in the drive but could not hold rival late for second. WILSHIRE DUDE stepped to the front and set pressured pace from the inside, was overtaken by winner passing quarter marker and weakened later in the drive. TIZ A SLAYER settled well off the pace and bit off the rail, chased three wide then on two path around last turn and lacked needed late response. MAD AT MONEY unhurried while slightly off the rail, later gained the rail, remained inside thereafter and failed to reach contention. SUPER CLASSIC stalked from the inside to the second turn, angled out some passing quarter marker and also lacked needed rally. ORIGINAL INTENT reserved from the rail, came off the fence on the backstretch, saved ground into the lane but was outrun throughout.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Soviet Problem Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 23.35 47.83 1:12.62 1:24.85 1:37.85


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

7 Cholula Lips 117 7 2 2–1½ 2–1 1–1½ 1–4 1–3 T Baze 8.20
2 Smiling Shirlee 117 2 7 4–hd 5–hd 3–1½ 2–½ 2–ns Fuentes 5.40
1 Warrior's Moon 117 1 6 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–4 3–7 Cedillo 19.00
8 Been Studying Her 121 8 4 8–1½ 8–1½ 5–1 4–1½ 4–hd Van Dyke 0.40
10 Almost a Factor 117 9 8 9 9 6–2 5–½ 5–4 Franco 15.50
6 Nocherylikemychery 117 6 1 7–1 7–1 4–3 6–3 6–1 Diaz, Jr. 112.30
4 Jodie Faster 117 4 5 5–½ 3–hd 7–3 7–8 7–18 Figueroa 64.60
3 California Kook 117 3 9 6–2 6–1 8–15 8–25 8–50 Talamo 8.30
5 Phoenix Tears 121 5 3 1–1 1–½ 9 9 9 Maldonado 187.10

7 CHOLULA LIPS 18.40 6.80 5.60
2 SMILING SHIRLEE 4.60 4.60
1 WARRIOR'S MOON 10.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7)  $36.40
$1 EXACTA (7-2)  $39.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-2-1-8)  $102.76
$1 TRIFECTA (7-2-1)  $582.00

Winner–Cholula Lips Dbb.f.2 by Empire Way out of Sweet Lips Pooh, by Rio Verde. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Mike Harrington. Owner: Lovingier, Terry C. and Navarro, Amanda. Mutuel Pool $266,557 Daily Double Pool $27,108 Exacta Pool $149,006 Superfecta Pool $104,482 Trifecta Pool $119,668. Scratched–Warren's Showtime.

$1 Pick Three (2-7-7) paid $34.20. Pick Three Pool $34,376.

CHOLULA LIPS pressured the pacesetter into and through the backstretch, bid then gained lead early on last turn, shook loose under asking in upper stretch and won clear under steady handling. SMILING SHIRLEE stalked three wide then three deep passing half mile marker, moved up four wide on the last turn, bumped with inside rival nearing eighth pole then fought back in late stages to earn second. WARRIOR'S MOON settled along the rail then angled out into backstretch, moved up three wide, came in slightly into the stretch, dueled inside rival then bumped with that rival near mid stretch and was out finished for second. BEEN STUDYING HER chased three then four wide into backstretch, continued well off the rail around second turn and into the stretch and only gained minor award. ALMOST A FACTOR caught four wide early, chased from the outside then five wide leaving last turn and lacked needed late response from the outside. NOCHERYLIKEMYCHERY chased from off the rail then either three wide or between rivals, came in bit into the stretch and weakened from the inside. JODIE FASTER stalked from the inside, saved ground throughout and weakened. CALIFORNIA KOOK pulled her way around first turn and into backstretch, stalked between rivals, remained three or four wide into the stretch and failed to threaten. PHOENIX TEARS stepped to the front, set pressured pace inside winner, relinquished control early on last turn, dropped back readily and was eased in the stretch.

NINTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.12 45.38 57.06 1:03.29


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

9 Dialed Up 122 8 10 6–1 6–1 1–hd 1–2½ Pereira 1.10
7 Goldie's Hills 124 7 1 4–½ 1–hd 2–1½ 2–¾ Payeras 84.00
6 Rinse and Repeat 122 6 6 7–1 8–2 4–2½ 3–2½ Gryder 17.10
5 Satanta 122 5 9 10 10 9–1 4–½ Van Dyke 7.20
11 I Belong to Becky 122 10 5 5–2 3–½ 3–1½ 5–1 Fuentes 4.90
2 Dubnation 124 2 7 9–1½ 9–1½ 6–hd 6–2½ Figueroa 17.20
10 Bouncing Around 124 9 8 8–1 7–½ 8–hd 7–5 Puglisi 9.40
4 Zipper Mischief 122 4 2 3–hd 2–hd 5–hd 8–1¾ Delgadillo 7.30
1 Occam's Razor 120 1 3 1–½ 4–hd 7–1 9–3½ Cedillo 19.10
3 King Eddie 124 3 4 2–hd 5–1½ 10 10 Meche 26.60

9 DIALED UP 4.20 3.60 3.20
7 GOLDIE'S HILLS 37.20 15.40
6 RINSE AND REPEAT 6.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-9)  $56.60
$1 EXACTA (9-7)  $104.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-7-6-5)  $500.10
10-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-7-6-5-11)  Carryover $13,664
$1 TRIFECTA (9-7-6)  $799.10

Winner–Dialed Up B.g.4 by Dialed In out of Boro, by Siphon (BRZ). Bred by Willow Tree Farm, Inc. (CA). Trainer: Rafael Becerra. Owner: Supreme Racing. Mutuel Pool $242,323 Daily Double Pool $52,746 Exacta Pool $151,297 Superfecta Pool $97,268 Super High Five Pool $12,051 Trifecta Pool $108,609. Scratched–Buck Duane, Rickey B.

$1 Pick Three (7-7-9) paid $50.30. Pick Three Pool $79,201. $1 Pick Four (2/7/12-7-7-8/9/12) 4 correct paid $144.70. Pick Four Pool $486,252. $2 Pick Six (5/8-2-2/7/12-7-7-8/9/12) 5 out of 6 paid $177.20. $2 Pick Six (5/8-2-2/7/12-7-7-8/9/12) 6 correct paid $20,632.60. Pick Six Pool $91,036.

DIALED UP was off bit slow, stalked 3wide on the turn, angled five wide departing the bend, rallied strongly from the far outside, reached front at furlong marker and edged away under urging. GOLDIE'S HILLS dueled four deep into the bend, then two wide and inside rivals into the lane, gained slim advantage, was collared in mid stretch and safely held second. RINSE AND REPEAT stalked from the inside, continued two then three wide into the stretch, came out further in the drive and passed tiring rivals to gain third. SATANTA reserved from off the fence, chased three then four wide leaving the turn, also rallied from the outside and found his best stride in the final furlong. I BELONG TO BECKY forced the early issue from the outside and five deep, dueled three abreast leaving the turn, came in through the drive and weakened in the late stages. DUBNATION chased from the inside, raced on two path into the stretch, split foes in upper stretch and lacked rally late from the inside. BOUNCING AROUND chased four wide into and around the turn, remained well off the rail and was no late threat. ZIPPER MISCHIEF dueled three deep and between foes into and early on the turn, continued prominently into the lane and weakened. OCCAM'S RAZOR flashed early foot from along the rail, dropped back around the turn and weakened. KING EDDIE forced the pace from between foes, angled three wide into the lane and weakened from between rivals.

Los Alamitos Race Course Entries for Sunday, December 15.

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 7th day of a 8-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tinsel Town QueenEdwin Maldonado122Kristin Mulhall12-1
2Smiling AnnieJoseph Talamo124Mark Glatt5-2
3Miss Lady AnnAbel Cedillo122Jack Carava3-1
4Little BolorJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117Leonard Powell5-1
5Sybil's KittyAgapito Delgadillo122Richard Baltas5-1
6GironaTiago Pereira122Paul G. Aguirre2-1

SECOND RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Street MachineRamon Guce124Robert A. Bean12-120,000
2Its All On SlewAssael Espinoza124Felimon Alvarado4-120,000
3Silver FuryRuben Fuentes124Blake R. Heap5-220,000
4TizalwavesEdgar Payeras122Robert J. Lucas10-120,000
5SpendaholicJorge Velez117Edward R. Freeman5-220,000
6OnebadrooskieAaron Gryder122Brian J. Koriner2-120,000

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1I B BuzzinJuan Sanchez124Jesus Mendoza12-16,250
2DarpaJorge Velez119John W. Sadler5-26,250
3Why Are U So SweetCerapio Figueroa122Jorge Rosales15-16,250
4Fairly LuckyAbel Cedillo122Victor M. Trujillo7-26,250
5Copper CowgirlTyler Baze124Patricia Harrington7-26,250
6PanshirHeriberto Figueroa124Reed Saldana5-16,250
7Luv Is All U NeedEfrain Hernandez124Lorenzo Ruiz3-16,250

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lucky RomanoJorge Velez117Rafael DeLeon20-1
2Make It a TripleVinnie Bednar122Keith E. Craigmyle5-1
3Adens DreamCerapio Figueroa122John W. Sadler9-540,000
4Shades of VictoryGeovanni Franco122Reed Saldana15-140,000
5Touching RainbowsHeriberto Figueroa122Philip D'Amato8-540,000
6Union RideEswan Flores122Hector O. Palma5-2

FIFTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Papa CaballeroErick Garcia124Kelly Castaneda15-16,250
2Captain N. BarronEfrain Hernandez124Santos R. Perez5-26,250
3MoncerosEdgar Payeras124Robert J. Lucas8-16,250
4PolarJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117Michael W. McCarthy3-16,250
5Dutt BartAnthony Locke124Gail E. Ruffu30-16,250
6Skagit RiverChristian Aragon124Patricia Harrington15-16,250
7VerynskyAbel Cedillo122Robert B. Hess, Jr.2-16,250
8U S LawmanFernandez Rojas122John Cisneros12-16,250
9Street PunkDavid Mussad112Robert A. Bean20-16,250
10Steven DecaturJose Dominguez124Salvador Naranjo20-16,250
Also Eligible
11Walk On WaterJuan Sanchez124Sergio Morfin6-16,250

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $10,000-$9,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dr. BagleyAbel Cedillo119Jonathan Wong9-210,000
2Toothless WonderJorge Velez114Anna Meah7-210,000
3Buster Douglas Geovanni Franco124Milton G. Pineda8-110,000
4BrimstonedBrice Blanc124Thomas Ray Bell, II5-210,000
5Roaring RuleJoseph Talamo124Ronald W. Ellis3-110,000
6Bitter Ring HomeHeriberto Figueroa124Cesar DeAlba6-110,000
7Tiz LoveChristian Aragon124Patricia Harrington10-110,000

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'King Glorious Stakes'. 2 year olds. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1DapperGeovanni Franco117Gary Stute6-1
2Tap BackDrayden Van Dyke121Jeff Bonde7-5
3Club AspenJorge Velez117Craig Anthony Lewis7-2
4Rookie MistakeAbel Cedillo117Doug F. O'Neill8-1
5Govenor CinchRuben Fuentes117Tim Yakteen5-2
6PapsterTyler Baze117Mike Harrington10-1

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Amalfi QueenJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117Bob Baffert12-1
2She's So SpecialAbel Cedillo122Peter Miller3-1
3Awesome DriveRuben Fuentes122Andrew Lerner10-1
4Paige AnneJoseph Talamo122Simon Callaghan7-2
5Storie BlueDrayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert5-2
6Going to VegasTyler Baze122Peter Miller6-1
7Slew's Screen StarAgapito Delgadillo122Daniel Dunham20-1
8I Give UpTiago Pereira122Hector O. Palma12-1
9Go Big Blue NationHeriberto Figueroa122Jeff Bonde20-1
10SentimentalJorge Velez117Jerry Hollendorfer12-1

NINTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Mother SupremeAbel Cedillo122Doug F. O'Neill5-230,000
2Tiene TumbaoFrank Johnson122Candelario Villamar20-130,000
3Aurora NightEswan Flores120Rafael Becerra20-128,000
4Gracie's GirlJose Dominguez120Marcia Stortz20-128,000
5Subtle RideJorge Velez117Craig Anthony Lewis12-130,000
6Fierce KittyEdwin Maldonado122Shelbe Ruis2-130,000
7Alexis ThunderEfrain Hernandez122Lorenzo Ruiz5-130,000
8For My BrotherTiago Pereira120Juan Carlos Lopez5-128,000
9Chromes Lil SisEdgar Payeras120Vernon E. Aguayo10-128,000
10Devilish SunsetRamon Guce122Marcia Stortz15-130,000


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