Post time: 12:30 pm. Best bet: Skylas Gold (4th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4— Race 4, (4/1,2,3,4,5,8/all/4,7), $48.00.
1 300 yards. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden. Purse: $13,500.
1: Pr Lady in Red (Ramirez, Wilson)126/5-2
2: Woodys Traffic Light (Frink, Weidner)124/8-1
3: Woodys Flash (Torres, Wilson)124/12-1
4: Sixonthebeach (Velazquez, Haglund)124/9-2
5: Td Cartel Express (Bedford, McKinley)126/6-1
6: Final Attempt (Suarez Ricardo, Haglund)124/10-1
7: Jamalie (Packer, Hardy)124/2-1
TD CARTEL EXPRESS deserves another chance after getting squeezed at the start last race. PR LADY IN RED needs only to maintain present form to be a contender for win honors. JAMALIE needs a clean break to get the win.
2 250 yards. 2-year-olds. Maiden claiming $12,500. Purse: $9,000.
1: Toys Got a Winner (Serrano, Manriquez)122/4-1
2: Bp Hes Down Southern (Ramirez, Olmstead)122/6-1
3: Fourtwentyninedigger (Samuels, Johnson)122/20-1
4: Jess Vittoria (Goodwin, Campos)122/10-1
5: First Down On Fire (Velazquez, Hybsha)122/12-1
6: Im a Foxy Captain (Packer, Hardy)122/10-1
7: Perrelet (Canchari, Livingston)122/15-1
8: Rl Mr Johnny Cash (Esqueda, Olmstead)122/7-2
9: Specialcowboycorona (Clark, Johnson)122/5-2
SPECIALCOWBOYCORONA has been a money maker in all three starts. RL MR JOHNNY CASH hurt himself in debut, lunging at the break. Clean start could have him snowballing to Jackson. TOYS GOT A WINNER faded late on the sloppy course last out. Should enjoy the cutback in distance.
3 300 yards. 2-year-olds. Maiden. Purse: $11,500.
1: Decapi Kid (Serrano, Manriquez)122/9-2
2: Jessa Dashin Perry (Packer, Harris)122/20-1
3: Flash the Duke (Clark, Johnson)122/12-1
4: Danjer (Goodwin, Frey)122/6-1
5: Sniper Chick (Samuels, Johnson)122/12-1
6: Apollitical Mogul (Ramirez, Olmstead)122/5-1
7: Iowa Sooner (Esqueda, Olmstead)122/5-2
8: One Dashing Diamond (Torres, C.-Hill)122/6-1
9: Sunshine Wagon (Suarez Ricardo, Hybsha)122/20-1
10: Make This My Favorit (Velazquez, Campos)122/15-1
DANJER hopped at the break last effort but was able to muscle his way up to third best. IOWA SOONER ran for show dollars in lone start. DECAPI KID just missed in both starts.
4 2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $20,000. Purse: $22,000.
1: Boston Charley (Becerra, Fields)120/6-1
2: Handsome Roy (Velazquez, Silva)120/8-1
3: Perfect Majestic (Clark, Fields)120/12-1
4: Skylas Gold (Butler, Broberg)124/2-1
5: Devine Teaching (Goncalves, Broberg)119/6-1
6: Langs Legend (Goodwin, Donlin, Jr.)120/12-1
7: Outrun the Posse (Velazquez, Silva)124/6-1
8: World Famous Sam T (Eikleberry, Bethke)120/7-2
SKYLAS GOLD has won four out of his past five races and seduces Dean Butler to ride today. Strictly the one to beat. OUTRUN THE POSSE has quick early foot to be in the early mix. Winner last out at 6 furlongs. DEVINE TEACHING was winner two back at this short 2-furlong distance.
5 About 5 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse: $13,500.
1: Don’t Call Me Dude (Loveberry, Stuart)120/5-2
2: Beermaster (Sanchez, Padilla)120/7-2
3: Miracle Eclipse (Eikleberry, Donlin)124/10-1
4: Over Ez (Arrieta, Silva)120/3-1
5: Bold Charmant (Hernandez, Davis)120/5-1
6: Piper Pegasus (Goncalves, Gordon)120/12-1
7: Proxima (Lindsay, McKinley)124/15-1
8: Poverty Flats (Butler, Anderson)124/12-1
POVERTY FLATS drops to the claiming level for the first time with the turf experiment. Going to take a shot at a price with the class edge. DON’T CALL ME DUDE returns to the grass where his lone win came. Confirmed stalker will get ground-saving rail trip. BEERMASTER will take the field as far as he can go with Hugo Sanchez aboard. Wide-open race.
6 6 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $17,000.
1: Perfect Paradise (Mojica, Richard)124/2-1
2: Own the Night (Rodriguez, Quinonez)124/6-1
3: Starship Impulse (Eikleberry, Litfin)124/7-2
4: Spell Winder (Sanchez, Donlin)124/12-1
5: Event of Default (Bedford, Goodsell)119/12-1
6: Skirt Warning (Butler, Bravo)124/4-1
7: Blushing Bella (Loveberry, Hornsby)124/8-1
8: Miss Ocean Express (Arrieta, Donlin)124/10-1
SKIRT WARNING is a versatile runner and gives jockey Butler many options, sitting behind an expected brisk pace. Drop in class after minor trouble last out. PERFECT PARADISE has won his past two dirt efforts and is a logical threat at this level. STARSHIP IMPULSE has three consecutive wins and will be in the mix from the start. BLUSHING BELLA looms as the late closing threat.
7 5 furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming: $40,000. Purse: $23,000.
1: Ray’s Angel (Velazquez, Biehler)120/6-1
2: Tahkodha Sky (Goodwin, Bolinger)124/20-1
3: Hunky Monkey (Lindsay, Merrick)124/20-1
4: Bronk (Butler, Robertson)120/7-2
5: Drop of Golden Sun (Sanchez, Rengstorf)120/5-1
6: Derbys Moneymaker (Hamilton, McFadden)120/10-1
7: Dancin Nicky (Loveberry, Robertson)120/5-2
8: Sweet Proud Native (Eikleberry, Biehler)124/9-2
Mac Robertson sends in two first-time starters, BRONK and DANCIN NICKY. Ideal frail group to kick off your career. I’ll give Bronk the slight edge to get the job done at first asking. Tony Rengstorf unveils his newbie DROP OF GOLDEN SUN. Gelding has a modest work tab coming.
8 About 7½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming $12,500. Purse: $30,000.
1: Mabloom (Goodwin, Donlin, Jr.)120/20-1
2: Memories Galore (Mojica, Diodoro)120/4-1
3: Double Espresso (Eikleberry, Diodoro)122/6-1
4: Lookin Ata Runaway (Loveberry, Rengstorf)122/12-1
5: Yankee Pride (Sanchez, Sharp)122/5-1
6: Gingermore (Eikleberry, Richard)120/5-1
7: Medaglia Gold (Mojica, Davis)115/3-1
8: Mizzen Air (Goncalves, Scherer)124/8-1
9: Peach Time (Lindsay, Bratcher)124/8-1
10: Housemaker (Arrieta, Van Winkle)120/4-1
11: Is It Gold (Mawing, Rarick)120/15-1
12: Bella’s Back (Velazquez, McFarlane)120/12-1
YANKEE PRIDE dominated as the favorite last out, winning by more than six lengths. Steps up in class with confidence. MEDAGLIA GOLD plunges in class after weakening late last out at Santa Anita. Stalker won’t let front-runner out of her sight. GINGERMORE and MEMORIES GALORE are the runners to beat if rain shifts the race to the dirt.
9 1 mile. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $7,500. Purse: $11,000.
1: Lil’ Red Devil (Mawing, Anderson)124/12-1
2: Little Browne Bay (Arrieta, Lund)119/4-1
3: Willsheburn (Hamilton, Hanson)119/2-1
4: Erin’s Dance (Butler, Tracy, Jr.)119/10-1
5: Tahkodha Star (Hernandez, Rengstorf)124/8-1
6: Attawaytotango (Mojica, Lund)119/3-1
7: Dot’s Vow (Escobar, Danger)124/5-1
I’ll stamp in WILLSHEBURN as my top choice in this feeble maiden field. Was runner-up last out at this level and distance. ATTAWAYTOTANGO deals with much softer group today with big class drop. LITTLE BROWNE BAY could show early speed, stretching out on the class plunge.
10 5½ furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $7,500. Purse: $11,500.
1: Whiskey Legend (Escobar, Danger)124/6-1
2: Twisted by Fate (Hamilton, Hanson)124/12-1
3: Andrea’s Halo (Lindsay, Merrick)120/7-2
4: De Leon (Eikleberry, Bravo)120/1-1
5: Blackberry Brandi (Sanchez, Richard)120/5-1
6: Cheerz to Clare (Clark, Kumke)120/6-1
DE LEON drops for half the price after rounding out the superfecta ticket last out. Gate-to-wire winner two back in debut. ANDREA’S HALO will be dedicated to the front with the top pick and was a winner last out in a hard-fought battle. BLACKBERRY BRANDI is light on making money but is main threat if pace gets too heated.