Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: Just Meteor (5th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (3rd race): 1,2,5,6/1,4/3/1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, $40.00.

1 220 yards. 2-year-olds. Maiden. Purse: $11,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Mt Waggoneer (Torres, Charette-Hill)122/4-1

2: Dianas Tres Seis (Goodwin, Hybsha)122/6-1

3: Dash for Madison (Beaty, Weidner)122/12-1

4: Elegant Eye (Pinon, Charette-Hill)122/9-2

5: Pyc Brookie Cookie (Swiontek, Clay)122/8-1

6: Hero On Ice (Delorme, Hunt)122/5-2

7: Give a Wink (Luark, Olmstead)122/3-1

HERO ON ICE is a dangerous shipper from Los Alamitos who breaks alertly. MT WAGGONEER has quick early foot and should enjoy cutting back in distance. ELEGANT EYE could prove tough if repeats performance from two back.

2 Dash in a Flash Stakes. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $20,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Red Velvet Hero (Suarez Ricardo, Hanson)124/2-1

2: Misty River Dancer (Beaty, Weidner)124/10-1

3: Ricky Seperate (Goodwin, Hybsha)126/5-1

4: Defiant Red Rooster (Torres, Charette-Hill)124/3-1

5: Digthiswagon (Pinon, Charette-Hill)126/6-1

6: Irish Brew (Swiontek, Livingston)126/10-1

7: Coronas Concierge (Luark, Olmstead)124/12-1

8: Tucan Sam (Martinez, Kane)126/8-1

RED VELVET HERO is the one to beat but draws unfavorable rail position. Has been a money-maker in past four starts. DEFIANT RED ROOSTER appears to be the main threat to the favorite shipping up from Remington Park. RICKY SEPERATE enters with consecutive victories.

3 1 mile, 70 yards. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $36,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Steviefromstanley (Goncalves, Thompson)116/9-5

2: Demi Blue (Butler, Rhone)121/7-2

3: Ghazablanca (Goodwin, McKinley)121/8-1

4: Sam’s Silver Star (Richard, Rengstorf)121/8-1

5: Sonny Money (Eikleberry, Silva)121/3-1

6: Royal Tramp (Keith, Biehler)121/5-1

SONNY MONEY stretches out to two turns and was a winner last out at at today’s distance; expect to be involved early. STEVIEFROMSTANLEY is the one to catch and the one to beat; likely pace-setter will have his hands full from the break with outside pressure. DEMI BLUE will be escorting the pace and is a threat with present form.

4 1 mile, 70 yards. Turf. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $13,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Wood Machine (Goncalves, Amoss)118/9-5

2: Catsnotnapping (Eikleberry, Silva)123/8-1

3: Mr. Montagu (Delorme, Donlin, Jr.)123/15-1

4: Missedherblues (Butler, Rhone)123/2-1

5: Mr. Megatron (Joubert, Hanson)118/12-1

6: Trouble’smyname (Fackler, Turco)123/8-1

7: Kinsale Sailor (Richard, Rarick)118/12-1

8: Deal Master (P. Canchari, L. Canchari)123/20-1

9: Harveson (Murphy, Rarick)123/10-1

WOOD MACHINE has been facing tougher rivals past two races and should enjoy the class relief. Expect to stalk the pace with ground-saving inside trip. MISSEDHERBLUES tries the lawn for first time with good early speed and was an easy winner two back in gate-to-wire fashion. TROUBLE’SMYNAME and HARVESON will be big prices to use underneath on your horizontal tickets.

5 2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $22,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Mr. Obeso (Hernandez, Riecken)119/15-1

2: Wildcat Moon (Becerra, LaVanway)119/5-2

3: Just Meteor (Butler, Rhone)119/8-5

4: Stig’s Deputy (Sanchez, Perez)119/9-2

5: Lucky Eight (Goodwin, Riecken)118/6-1

6: Bing’s Magic (Martinez, Robertson)121/8-1

7: Jitterbug Jive (Fackler, Westermann)119/15-1

JUST METEOR is alert gate-breaker with quick early foot making him the top choice in this short sprint. WILDCAT MOON caught Just Meteor last out on the main track to get the win but at five furlongs, will have to attack much earlier today. LUCKY EIGHT will break quickly pushing Just Meteor on the lead and exits a front-to-end winner.

6 1 mile, 70 yards. Turf. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse: $14,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Seven Tuff (Butler, Robertson)119/8-1

2: Scorcher (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)119/5-1

3: Vibrato Jazz (Franco, Diodoro)119/10-1

4: Indy Racer (Willey, Lund)114/12-1

5: God Of War (Murphy, LaVanway)123/6-1

6: Let’s Do It (Martinez, Van Winkle)119/15-1

7: Runaway Cal (Carreno, Rengstorf)119/15-1

8: Hume (Fackler, Hawley)119/30-1

9: Hitchismyname (Richard, Bends)123/20-1

10: Limeshare (Lopez, Jr., Riggs)121/30-1

11: Silver Halo (Escobar, Troche)119/30-1

12: Kingpin Ryno (Eikleberry, Diodoro)123/10-1

13: Take a Risk (Vergara, Diodoro)121/8-1

14: Another Gear (Keith, Biehler)119/15-1

15: Pendulum (Sanchez, Padilla)119/10-1

16: Winningcherokee (Velazquez, Brinson)119/12-1

17: Distort This (Goodwin, LaVanway)119/30-1

18: Mystorynmstikntoit (Goncalves, Silva)121/20-1

Battle of the surfaces has been dominated by the dirt runners, so let’s try to beat them this year. SCORCHER will attempt to lead the way to the wire and could pull it off with the steep class drop. GOD OF WAR has won his past two efforts on the turf and should enjoy returning to the lawn after failing to fire on the main track last out. SEVEN TUFF will be rolling late and drops to cheaper version with Butler aboard.

7 5 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $32,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: She’s a Genius (Joubert, Hanson)118/15-1

2: Academic Bay (Sanchez, Bravo)118/10-1

3: Octavia Hill (Velazquez, Tracy, Jr.)118/10-1

4: Anzoo (Goodwin, Van Winkle)118/10-1

5: Blues Lil Pegasus (Vergara, Van Winkle)118/7-2

6: Cats Magic Twist (P. Canchari, Bethke)118/12-1

7: La Petite Cheri (Martinez, Rengstorf)118/10-1

8: Rodeoactive (Butler, Rhone)118/6-1

9: Maypole’slastdance (Richard, Rengstorf)118/12-1

10: Hey Funny (Murphy, Tracy, Jr.)118/15-1

11: Rant N Rave (Carreno, Bravo)118/8-1

12: Smokin At Home (Franco, Berndt)118/5-1

BLUES LIL PEGASUS has exhibited early speed in two career starts and could be tough to catch if she can ration some of the speed up front. OCTAVIA HILL also has a couple of races under her belt and finished second last out at a big price. RANT N RAVE and RODEO ACTIVE are my two first-time starters that might have a fighting chance to win at first asking; works look good coming in.

8 About 7½ furlongs. Turf. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $35,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hansboro (Velazquez, Sweere)123/20-1

2: Picko’s Pride (Martinez, Robertson)123/3-1

3: Life a Riley (Vergara, Silva)123/12-1

4: Bourbon County (Butler, Rhone)123/4-1

5: Grand Contender (Goncalves, Amoss)123/2-1

6: Speed Is Life (Eikleberry, Oliver)123/12-1

7: Tribal Dreams (Sanchez, Keen)123/6-1

8: Hard Nosed (Richard, Riecken)123/20-1

9: Diamond Joe (Fackler, Turco)123/10-1

PICKO’S PRIDE has huge class edge on the field in today’s turf experiment for the Butzow/Robertson team; bred to handle the grass. GRAND CONTENDER faded off the board in attempt to set the pace to the wire with his first run on the lawn; might have needed that race. BOURBON COUNTY gave a game second-place effort in his first shot on the turf last out; race was educational. Strong contender for win honors.

9 5½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $6,250. Purse: $10,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Smokegetsinmyeyes (Goncalves, Amoss)119/5-2

2: Parade of Saints (Escobar, Biehler)119/5-1

3: Right to Glory (Murphy, Silva)119/3-1

4: Chuck’s Dahl (Hernandez, Rhone)123/20-1

5: Strictly Classy (Velazquez, Brinson)119/2-1

6: Nomorehappy (Golibrzuch, Berg)119/20-1

7: Nebraskan Frost (Martinez, Litfin)123/20-1

8: Patenna (Becerra, LaVanway)119/12-1

STRICTLY CLASSY has favorable speed numbers with this lightly raced maiden group, been knocking on the door should break maiden with her sixth attempt. SMOKEGETSINMYEYES makes her first appearance to racing out of the Amoss barn with a strong series of works. PARADE OF SAINTS drops to lowest level of her brief career in hopes of getting first win.

10 5½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $6,250. Purse: $12,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: It’s Amore (Goodwin, Riecken)123/10-1

2: Wildie (Fackler, Turco)123/9-2

3: Secret of Success (Vergara, Silva)123/12-1

4: Sweet City Song (Murphy, Turco)123/8-1

5: Lucky’s Pat (Eikleberry, Diodoro)119/7-2

6: Im a Southern Diva (Velazquez, Brinson)123/2-1

7: Pukaberry (Keith, Harris)123/7-2

Like to see IM A SOUTHERN DIVA sit off the heated pace battle and rally off the shadows like she did two back to get the win. LUCKY’S PAT was a ridden-out winner in her last effort at Turf Paradise. Against softer, should appreciate the wall of speed to sit behind on. Look for PUKABERRY, IT’S AMORE and WILDIE to get in a three-headed pace battle for the lead.

 

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