Post time: 12:54 pm. Best bet: Justeveryday (5th Race). Best play: 50 cent-Pick 4, Race 5 (5/1,3,4,5,7,8/2,3,4,5,7/2,3,7), $45.

 

1 300 Yards. Open. 2-year-olds. Purse: $11,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Catch This Train (Bethke, Hybsha)122/12-1

2: Royal Quick Senator (Tapia, Olmstead)122/10-1

3: Jess Wild for You (Clark, Harris)122/8-1

4: Hesa Gambler Man (Velazquez, Olmstead)122/4-1

5: Giant James (Goodwin, Hardy)122/3-1

6: Tellerita (Clark, Jr., Miller)122/12-1

7: Bigtime Shake (Pinon, Johnson)122/10-1

8: Hals Flying Eagle (Delorme, Hunt)122/7-2

9: Trust an Eagle (Swiontek, Hanson)122/8-1

First Quarter Horse race of the season is a throw-the-dart-at affair. HALS FLYING EAGLE has had a couple of poor starts and is entitled to improve with a clean break. GIANT JAMES coming out party to racing begins today for a barn that loves to win first time out. ROYAL QUICK SENATOR enters with a quick bullet drill.

2 6 furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $17,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Kipper Key (Franco, Brinson)119/5-2

2: Tester (Carreno, Diodoro)121/8-5

3: Red N Black Attack (Rosier, Diodoro)119/9-2

4: De Facto (A. Canchari, Ashford, Jr.)119/5-1

5: Moon Gun (Hernandez, McKinley)119/7-2

With no speed in the race whatsoever, maybe jockey Jorge Carreno guns TESTER to the front out of the gate and attempts to control a moderate pace and steal it. Stablemate RED N BLACK ATTACK, ships in from the west coast after being purchased by top trainer Robertino Diodoro. Decent efforts if you look past last race. DE FACTO cuts back from routing after retreating badly at two turns last out. Could show early speed out of the gate.

3 1 mile. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming: $25,000. Purse: $32,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Deadly Truth (Carreno, Diodoro)119/4-1

2: Sassy Moe (Franco, Brinson)119/7-2

3: National (Butler, Rarick)119/2-1

4: Politicallycorrect (A. Canchari, Diodoro)119/5-2

5: Tulum (Cruz, Craddock)119/5-1

POLITICALLYCORRECT wheels back after six days rest after facing much tougher on the turf last weekend. Strong angles for Diodoro across the board. NATIONAL enters with three consecutive wins shipping up from Tampa with Dean Butler remaining aboard. Expect to be a major pace player pushing the tempo. DEADLY TRUTH steps up in class after a strong winning finish last out at this distance. Could have been the confidence builder he needed. SASSY MOE gets class relief and been training steadily, contender for win honors.

4 1 mile 70 yards. State Bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $33,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Ghazablanca (Goodwin, McKinley)123/12-1

2: Plenty of Sun (Franco, Lund)123/7-2

3: Bold Entry (Clark, McKinley)123/12-1

4: Manlee Spirit (Martin, Jr., Peters)123/8-1

5: G Road (Delorme, Turco)123/10-1

6: Sam’s Silver Star (Sanchez, Rengstorf)123/9-5

7: Sassy Prance (Butler, Rengstorf)118/5-2

SAM’S SILVER STAR has decent numbers on both surfaces in case race comes off the lawn. Usually runs respectably and is not facing the toughest group here. Stablemate SASSY PRANCE, is a logical threat if race remains on the grass with Butler aboard. Anything close to last season’s efforts on the turf makes her a contender tackling the boys. PLENTY OF SUN will experiment turf racing for the first time but will be a obvious danger if taken off the turf. Most likely pace setter stretching out.

5 6 furlongs. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $11,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Serious Gray (Delorme, Donlin, Jr.)123/8-1

2: Dixie Lover (A. Canchari, L. Canchari)123/3-1

3: Princess Gina (Sanchez, Padilla)123/7-2

4: Empress Wildcat (Bethke, Bethke)123/10-1

5: Justeveryday (Butler, Rhone)123/7-5

6: No Rain (Martin, Jr., Turco)123/10-1

JUSTEVERYDAY has good early speed and cuts back a furlong and is looking to rebound after finishing off the board last three starts at Tampa. Expect to be in the main body of runners pursuing the pace setter. DIXIE LOVER takes another drop to career low in hopes of turning things around. Threat in present form with this shaky field. PRINCESS GINA broke her maiden three back and anything close to that effort could get her picture taken.

6 1 mile 70 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Waiver claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Alvear (Martin, Jr., Scherer)119/4-1

2: Megastar (A. Canchari, Hop)119/8-1

3: My Tip (Butler, Robertson)119/5-1

4: Vibrato Jazz (Franco, Diodoro)119/5-2

5: Keep Me Posted (Sanchez, Van Winkle)119/6-1

6: Daddy Devine (Delorme, Turco)119/15-1

7: Sky City (Velazquez, Rarick)119/12-1

8: Battle On (Lopez, Jr., Bends)119/8-1

9: Jerrys Two Tickets (Rosier, Keller)119/15-1

10: Deja l’Etoile (Martin, Jr., Scherer)119/6-1

MY TIP will be flying late picking up the pieces and is stamped in as top choice if race is taken off the turf. Winner last out rallying 9-wide to get up in time. ALVEAR gets the nod if race stays on the lawn coming off the bench for the Scherer barn. Training smartly coming in and gets huge class drop compared to his previous career turf efforts. VIBRATO JAZZ lost the lead last out when things got interesting and had to settle for show money. Expect to string along behind front runner for first attack.

7 1 mile 70 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $4,000. Purse: $10,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Fork in the Road (Sanchez, Jerdee)123/15-1

2: Mydancingshadow (Rosier, Lund)123/5-1

3: Winningcherokee (Franco, Brinson)123/9-2

4: Sonicvelocity (Hernandez, Fields)123/6-1

5: Big Man Stan (Butler, Bravo)123/7-2

6: Raton Pass (Martin, Jr., Rarick)123/8-1

7: Cajun Don (A. Canchari, Litfin)123/5-2

8: Let’s Do It (Bethke, Bethke)123/20-1

MYDANCINGSHADOW looks to be lone speed here and could lull the field to sleep at a square price. Didn’t disappoint in last dirt effort as the favorite. CAJON DON ran four wide around both turns last out before stopping. Late closer looks tough on paper if you draw a line through that race. BIG MAN STAN stretches out after humdrum effort sprinting on opening weekend, expect a better effort with return to routing.

8 7½ furlongs. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $20,000. Purse: $19,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Fifty Curls (Delorme, Donlin, Jr.)123/10-1

2: Octavia Hill (A. Canchari, Tracy, Jr.)119/8-1

3: Racinrosemary (Sanchez, Padilla)119/5-2

4: Pure Music (Velazquez, Tracy, Jr.)119/15-1

5: Sunshine Life (Butler, Rhone)119/4-1

6: Andrea’s Josie (Hernandez, McKinley)123/12-1

7: She Spends My Lute (Franco, Diodoro)119/8-5

SHE SPENDS MY LUTE is the one to beat on the turf and not too shabby on the dirt if taken off. Has hit the board in six of her seven career starts, including a win two back. OCTAVIA HILL goes down in class and will be the main threat if race is taken off with Alex Canchari aboard. Had a solid meet here last season and will be the one to catch to get the win. RACINROSEMARY has encouraging work tab coming in and will be a late closing threat if ready to roll. Strong class edge over many of her rivals.