Free Picks for Los Alamitos - 5/22/20

Published: 10:36am, May 22, 2020 EDT | Updated: 10:38am, May 22, 2020 EDT

Written by Kevin v

Race 1 at Los Alamitos on Friday is a 4 ½ furlong Maiden claiming for 4 year olds and up with a purse of $6,500 and field of seven. (3) Riggski has shown improvement in each of his three starts at Los Alamitos since arriving from Turf Paradise, which makes him one of the horses to beat. (2) Love and Hold has finished second on four occasions and was beaten by just a head over the most recent two races after showing solid speed. (1) Second Bold will start for the first time at Los Alamitos under the lights and has yet to win in 15 previous starts. (3) Riggski to win, Exacta 3-2

Race 2 on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 1000-yard Maiden for three year olds and up with a purse of $12,000 and field of nine. (9) Wicked finished 4th in his first race at 1000 yards and will put on blinkers in tonight's event. (3) Mobjack starts for the first time since a September 2019 racing debut and is to be reunited with Ramon Guce in the saddle. (2) Severin has been the favorite in each of the last three starts and has raced solidly in each of the three. (9) Wicked to win, Exacta 9-3

Race 3 on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 4 ½ furlong claiming for 3 year olds and up with a purse of $7,000 and field of seven. (5) Atonarun has been victorious at both four and six furlongs and was second in his most recent outing earlier in May at Los Alamitos while (6) Sierra Echo has two victories at four furlongs and was a winner in his most recent outing earlier in May at Los Alamitos. (4) Hoss Cartwright has had a victory at both four and six furlongs and was second in his most recent outing earlier in May at Los Alamitos with an effort that signaled a return to solid form. (5) Atonarun to win, Exacta 5-4

Race 4 on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 1000-yard allowance for three year olds and up with a purse of $14,000 and field of seven. (7) Silver Claim was victorious at 4 furlongs in this most recent outing at Los Alamitos earlier in May and should handle an increase in class on Friday. (6) Move over Rover has won at 4 furlongs and will be running for the first time out of a new stable and needs to be respected due to a drop again in class. (3) War Watch was a winner at Los Alamitos in his most recent outing in April and more success is expected from him. (7) Silver Claim to win, Exacta 7-3

The fifth race on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 300-yard maiden for 2 year olds with a purse of $9,000 and field of eight. (4) Apollitical Patty has 4 wins in races of two to four furlongs and has worked out well of late making her a horse to consider. (3) Jess Fortunate has won twice in races of 1 and 2 furlongs and was 3rd in her debut at Los Alamitos earlier in May showing an ability that cannot be overlooked on Friday. (2) Flight Queen has won three races at one furlong and due to strong workouts must be considered amongst these eight. (4) Apollitical Patty to win, Exacta 4-2

Race 6 on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 300-yard maiden for 2 year olds with a purse of $9,000 and field of eight. (2) Coopers Best Card has four wins in races between 5 and 6 furlongs and was second in his most recent outing earlier in May at Los Alamitos with plenty of pundits expecting one better on Friday. (8) Garda Da Cash has four wins in races between 1 and 2 furlongs and was second while debuting earlier in May at Los Alamitos. (1) Rox Win will make a debut on Friday and is coming off decent workouts during the week. (2) Coopers Best Card to win, Exacta 2-8

Race 7 on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 300-yard maiden for 2 year olds with a purse of $9,000 and field of eight. (8) Diva This has seven wins in races of between 1 and 2 furlongs and was fourth in her most recent outing earlier in May at Los Alamitos. (7) J Best Boogie has eight wins in races between 1 and 2 furlongs and has shown solid speed during recent workouts. (2) Sheza Famous Royal has three victories at one furlong and is expected to improve following a sixth-place finish in her Los Alamitos debut earlier in May. (8) Diva This to win, Exacta 8-7

The eighth and final race on Friday at Los Alamitos is a 110-yard allowance for three year olds with a purse of $11,825 and field of six. (2) Unique Ways has four wins in races of 2 furlongs and was victorious in her most recent outing, giving her the favorite status on Friday. (1) Spirit Foose has won at 1 furlong and was second to the No. 2 by just a head in her most recent outing in April at Los Alamitos. (3) Secretary of Defense has four wins at one furlong and was victorious in his most recent outing at Los Alamitos and could prove difficult to catch. (3) Secretary of Defense to win, Exacta 3-2