Friday's Best Bet: The Longest Night can break maiden at Los Alamitos

September 19, 2019 07:42pm

Friday’s eighth race from Los Alamitos Race Course is a $40,000 maiden special weight event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track (Post Time - 7:28 p.m. ET).


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#3 THE LONGEST NIGHT (9-2) landed the place in all three dirt sprints and was clearly second best at this course/distance under Friday's rider Martin Garcia July 5 (blinkers on). He dueled from the rail and weakened to 4th in a turf route July 27, and this looks like a great spot to pick up his first win. 


#1 Speed Pass (7-2) is a $150k Keeneland sales grad for strong debut trainer Bob Baffert, and he has multiple local bullets in his holster. 


#2 Stretford End (5-2) finished 2nd in all three fast track starts last year, and he caught the slop and retreated to 7th in his lone try this year Feb. 14. Simon Callaghan's $600k purchase is strictly the one to beat if he can rediscover his 2018 form. 


#8 Awesome Score (8-1) shows two local bullets for this engagement, and Kristin Mulhall can strike with a first time starter. 



Wagers:


#3 to Win


Exacta 1-3-8/2


Trifecta 1-8/2-3/2-3


September 2019 Best Bet Winners


Sept 2 - SPUN TO RUN ($5.00), Exacta ($11.40)

Sept 4 - WINTER SUNSET ($8.40)

Sept 7 - Marconi/You're To Blame Exacta ($10.60)

Sept 10 - New York Groove/Bad Little Beast Exacta ($10.60), Tri ($8.20)

Sept 13 - Restless Rambler/Heartfullofstars Exacta ($6.10)

Sept 14 - STARSHIP JUBILEE ($6.40), Exacta ($17.00), Trifecta ($9.74)

Sept 15 - DECORATED INVADER ($6.80)

Sept 16 - Hotshot Anna/Talk Veuve to Me/Misericordia Trifecta ($43.65)

Sept 17 - Altar of Speed/Golden Aces/Shomethesisters Trifecta ($22.55)

Sept 19 - Grinning Tiger/Coil Me Home Exacta ($21.80)

 

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