December 9, 2018 Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Horse Racing Picks.


Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Honeymoonz Over 2.50 2.4 4-1
1 1 Platinum Equity 3.50 2.7 5-1
2 2 Street Zombie 3.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Captain Walker 6.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Caiifornia Clone 3.50 4.7 9-1
3 3 June Two Four 6.00 4.8 9-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Knust 2.50 3 6-1
7 7 Ps Bettin On You 6.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 Creative Hit 3.00 3.4 7-1
4 4 Gutsy Streak 3.50 3.7 7-1
3 3 Awesome Leap 10.00 4.5 8-1
2 2 Ivy Mike 4.00 5.2 10-1
1 1 Uptown Street 12.00 6.2 12-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Put Her On Hold 10.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Ron’s Cat 3.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Rose Dunn 2.50 3.2 6-1
1 1 Tip Top Gal 8.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Derby Luck 8.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Silk From Heaven 3.50 4.9 9-1
6 6 Autumn Isabella 20.00 5 9-1
2 2 Daddys Real Diva 10.00 5.3 10-1
9 8 West Way Dreams 20.00 7.3 14-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Dominating Woman 1.80 SCRATCH
2 2 Drift Away 10.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Queen Bee to You 2.50 1.9 4-1
3 2 Starr of Quality 3.00 2.7 5-1
5 3 Lightning Dove 6.00 3.2 6-1
6 4 Atina (ARG) 6.00 4.2 8-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 According to Buddy 2.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 El Senor de Latuna 8.00 3.7 7-1
2 2 Champsachamp 5.00 3.8 7-1
6 6 Desert Movie 2.50 4 7-1
1 1 Midnight Bandit 6.00 4 8-1
5 5 Street Machine 12.00 5.9 11-1
8 8 Rare Journey 10.00 6.3 12-1
7 7 Pale Color 12.00 6.6 12-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Malibu Bay 4.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Mr Bingley 20.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Just Hit Play 5.00 SCRATCH
5 3 Owning 2.50 2.2 4-1
8 5 The White Shadow 2.00 2.5 5-1
4 2 Kid Koil 8.00 3.8 7-1
6 4 Peppers Ace 10.00 3.8 7-1
2 1 Shark 20.00 4.7 9-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Pioneerof the West 2.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Above Board 2.50 2.5 5-1
5 5 Topgallant 3.50 4.4 8-1
6 6 Midnight Soot 5.00 4.5 9-1
7 7 Downside Up 12.00 5.1 10-1
4 4 Canada 20.00 5.4 10-1
3 3 Rhettbutler 8.00 6 11-1
8 8 Pamper Me Now 15.00 6.7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Coil Me Home 2.50 2.5 5-1
4 4 Clyde’s Pride 3.00 2.9 5-1
1 1 Joe Jackson 4.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Buck Duane 3.50 4.5 9-1
6 6 Leroy 6.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Minoso 10.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Son of the South 20.00 6.3 12-1
8 8 Billy the Hott 20.00 6.9 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Wicked Sunset 15.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Majestic Authority 6.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Mergie Troid 20.00 SCRATCH
7 6 Jabber Now 1.80 2.4 5-1
1 1 Tiz Mi Haina 4.50 3.5 7-1
2 2 Gone Skyward 8.00 4.1 8-1
8 7 Quizlet 10.00 4.7 9-1
9 8 Charming Alexis 8.00 5.6 10-1
3 3 Canned Heat 10.00 5.9 11-1
10 9 Dressed in Prada 10.00 6.2 12-1
5 5 Fellina 20.00 6.2 12-1
4 4 Luv Is All U Need 10.00 6.4 12-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.