Los Alamitos TB Opening Day

Los Alamitos time for the next couple of weeks we have 8 races today. Don’t forget the late pick 4 at Los Alamitos is $1 and paid rather nicely for us earlier in the year.

Pick 5 I need a single is race 1 Billy’sgotasingle and not cause of the name. In a race full of poor firsters let’s go with Cerin and Fuentes 2nd start. Either dominates this race or its wide open but I will say Bodes Beast would be the extra on the ticket.

Pick 4 I need a single is race 6 Ridgefield Rocket 1st start since the claim by Glatt in July. He also owns the horse and bumps it slightly up in class. The horse has won 2 of 4 with blistering early speed and now cuts the horse back a full furlong. The last 3 races at the 5 furlong point this horse had the clear lead. Glatt looking for the easy win money and claim money. There is no other speed like this horse in the race. Gate to wire.

Longshots of the Day:

Race 4: J T’s A.T.M races protected today and drops in class after a leg stretcher five furlong race on turf last month at Del Mar, the 1st start since January. They move back to dirt today for the second start off the layoff and cut back a furlong. This horse had some serious early speed last year and any repeat of that early speed we have a decent value winner. Jockey Joe Talamo rides again.

Today’s Race 1 Early Pick 5 will cost $60 or $30 singling with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 1,3 (1 can be single to reduce bet)

Race 2: 5,6,1

Race 3: 5,7

Race 4: 1,2,3,4,5

Race 5: 6,2 (4,5)

Today’s Race 5 Late Pick 4 will cost $18 singling with horses listed in preference.

Race 5: 6,2 (4,5)

Race 6: 1

Race 7: 3,2,5

Race 8: 4,7,8

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 1(3)*

Race 2: 5,6,1

Race 3: 5,7

Race 4: 1,2,3,4,5

Race 5: 6,4,5

Race 6: 1

Race 7: 3,2,5

Race 8: 4,7,8

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*Horses listed in brackets are for added coverage if wanted and for exotics.

For races where I only have one or two selections I usually like to KEY the top choice  with the second choice and an outside for trifectas.

When I have three horses selected in a Pick 4 or Pick 5 consider them for Trifecta boxes and for superfecta boxes use the 3 selections with the highest priced horse with good form or top tier jockeys riding, especially if they give a price. Rolling Pick 3 and doubles using selections. 

Irish horse racing saying –

“Bíonn grásta Dé idir an dialait agus an talamh.”

“The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.”

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