Post time: 12:50 pm. Best bet: Express River (10th Race). Best play: 50 cent-Pick 4, Race 7, (1,2,4,8,9,10,11,12/ 2,4,5,7/1,5,7,9/8), $64.
1 250 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $9,250.
1: Alotta Brimmer (Pinon, Johnson)124/6-1
2: Hopes Beauty (Martinez, Barnes)124/10-1
3: None as Valiant (Smith, Hunt)124/12-1
4: High Chance Jess (Clark, Jr., Miller)126/20-1
5: Lota James (Goodwin, Hybsha)124/8-1
6: All N (Velazquez, Olmstead)126/3-1
7: Nightlinger Blurr (Swiontek, Livingston)126/15-1
8: Mt Waggoneer (Torres, Charette-Hill)124/5-1
9: Forest Got Skunked (Delorme, Frey)124/5-2
FOREST GOT SKUNKED is a consistently quick gate-breaker, handy in this short dash. ALL N has shown a knack for fading and should enjoy the cutback in yardage. LOTA JAMES finished strong at today’s distance last time out.
2 1 mile. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Starter optional claiming: $12,500. Purse: $22,000.
1: Moon Gun (Hernandez, McKinley)123/8-1
2: Deadly Truth (A. Canchari, Diodoro)123/9-5
3: Caleb’s Comet (Martin, Jr., Rarick)123/6-1
4: My Brother Don (Carreno, Rarick)123/2-1
5: Tulum (Cruz, Craddock)123/3-1
DEADLY TRUTH is aggressively dropped after coming up empty on a muddy track in his local debut. Easy winner two back at this distance on fast track. MY BROTHER DON is destined to duel with a few of his rivals but didn’t disappoint as the favorite last out. TULUM had consecutive wins before catching a sloppy track last out.
3 About 7½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500.
1: Warrensmysterydice (Velazquez, Hop)119/7-2
2: Armonica (A. Canchari, Craddock)119/5-1
3: Pink Lipgloss (Sanchez, Rengstorf)119/10-1
4: Sweet Tango (Bethke, Bethke)119/8-1
5: Tactical Girl (Delorme, Sweere)119/4-1
6: Bear Facts (Franco, Lund)119/9-5
7: Hugsforhennyhall (P. Canchari, Oliver)119/15-1
BEAR FACTS drops to lowest level of her career and returns to her favorite track off a six-month layoff but with an encouraging work tab. ARMONICA will be the one to catch but will need to transfer her main track speed to the lawn. WARRENSMYSTERYDICE usually gets a skinny share and is coming off third place at Turf Paradise.
4 6½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $4,000. Purse: $10,000.
1: Linda’s Kitten (Carreno, Brinson)123/5-1
2: Cantaffordanother (Hernandez, V. Winkle)123/10-1
3: Sudden Tempest (Martin, Jr., Sheehan)123/10-1
4: Starlet Stella (Sanchez, Van Winkle)123/6-1
5: Lonely Lover (Rosier, Lund)123/7-2
6: Aintnomisbehavin (Butler, Turco)123/6-1
7: Miss My Rosie (A. Canchari, Robertson)123/5-2
8: Queen Otaheite (Coddington, Donlin)123/12-1
STARLET STELLA is a threat if she can regain her form from last year’s meet, when she faced tons better; slight concern is only three works for preparation. LONELY LOVER was second best two weeks back and figures to be in the mix when things unfold. MISS MY ROSIE and LINDA’S KITTEN drop in class and distance.
5 About 1 mile 70 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $30,000.
1: Sammy’s Mineshaft (A. Canchari, Padilla)123/12-1
2: Pilatus (Velazquez, Berndt)123/4-1
3: Bold Animaux (Franco, Biehler)123/9-2
4: Bluegale (Martin, Jr., Rickert)123/20-1
5: Life a Riley (Dieguez, Silva)123/10-1
6: Tiger D (Butler, Rhone)123/5-1
7: Parlay Ponti (Carreno, Brinson)118/8-1
8: More On Tap (Sanchez, Padilla)123/7-2
9: Curly Top (Rosier, Diodoro)123/6-1
MORE ON TAP was rightfully brought down from the top spot after lugging in last effort, love the angle of coming right back to get the win. TIGER D looks to rebound after a humdrum last race without the usual strong closing kick, freshened up with quick morning drill. Expect BOLD ANIMAUX and PILATUS to prompt the pace behind a wall of speed.
6 6½ furlongs. State bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $33,000.
1: Dazzlingsweetheart (Rosier, Sharp)119/7-2
2: North Sky (M. Escobar, Rhone)123/10-1
3: Some Say So (Franco, Litfin)119/10-1
4: Stella’s Princess (Butler, Bravo)119/12-1
5: Missmolly (Goodwin, Padilla)119/15-1
6: Jeana Baby (Velazquez, Van Winkle)119/2-1
7: One Smoken Gale (Martin, Jr., Rarick)123/20-1
8: Elli Mae Win (Delorme, Rengstorf)119/20-1
9: Precious Passion (Castro, Riecken)123/20-1
10: Adorkable (Joubert, Hanson)123/15-1
11: Fabulous Dahl (Hernandez, Litfin)123/30-1
12: Yes It’s Wild (Sanchez, Rhone)123/12-1
13: Moonlight Basin (A. Canchari, Tracy, Jr.)119/10-1
DAZZLINGSWEETHEART gave a dazzling debut after a slow break, taking over as the chalk on opening weekend, and figures to be even better with clean break. JEANA BABY fought gamely in stakes race last out; expect her to be a handful against softer field. SOME SAY SO will have a say with her early speed and too is coming off a win in her unveiling.
7 About 7½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Waiver claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500.
1: Sam’s Silver Star (Goodwin, Rengstorf)123/12-1
2: Alvear (Franco, Scherer)119/8-1
3: Let’s Do It (Bethke, Bethke)119/20-1
4: Hear the Footsteps (A. Canchari, Diodoro)119/5-2
5: Daddy Devine (Delorme, Turco)119/20-1
6: Keep Me Posted (Sanchez, Van Winkle)119/10-1
7: Dickens (Martin, Jr., Rarick)121/15-1
8: Seven Tuff (Butler, Bolinger)119/8-1
9: Redneck Attack (Rosier, Rengstorf)119/20-1
10: Megastar (McNeil, Hop)119/10-1
11: Iver With an E (Velazquez, Scherer)121/7-2
12: Behr Strike (Hernandez, Westermann)119/15-1
13: Flyby Dubai (P. Canchari, L. Canchari)119/20-1
14: Call Me Bubba (Delorme, Kirby)119/20-1
SAM’S SILVER STAR is allowance dropper after a late closing win on the off track last out and has strong class edge over his opponents. HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS should be running late. ALVEAR has strong work tab coming in for new trainer that can have one ready to fire off the extended layoff.
8 Dark Star Stakes. 6½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. G Stakes. Purse: $75,000.
1: Diamond Joe (Butler, Turco)117/10-1
2: He’s So Zazzy (Franco, Bravo)115/9-2
3: Wings Locked Up (Corbett, Stuart)117/6-1
4: Space Mine (Carreno, Diodoro)117/3-1
5: Serious Talk (Sanchez, Maker)117/7-2
6: Plot Twist (McNeil, Rodriguez-Guzman)117/12-1
7: Candy Ruby (A. Canchari, Diodoro)117/9-2
8: Dixie Surge (Delorme, Keller)117/15-1
Intriguing Dark Star Stakes with a ton of pace. HE’S SO ZAZZY set scalding fractions in winning by over six lengths in the Paul Bunyan. SERIOUS TALK will be sitting in the wind tunnel behind the wall of speed waiting to pounce; multiple winner out of state shipped in as a serious threat. SPACE MINE made three-wide bid last out to get up in time for the victory, and is positioned to repeat with expected snappy fractions in front of him.
9 Northbound Pride Oaks. About 1 mile. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds. G Stakes. Purse $75,000.
1: Frozen Hannah (Rosier, Sharp)118/5-1
2: Trick City (Delorme, Biehler)116/12-1
3: Inconclusive (Velazquez, Scherer)118/4-1
4: Blame Us (Franco, Biehler)116/15-1
5: Celestial Insight (Goncalves, Ward)116/9-2
6: Siralen (A. Canchari, Stidham)116/6-1
7: School Board Prez (Hernandez, Matthews)122/10-1
8: Beach Flower (Sanchez, Robertson)114/12-1
9: Princess Erindelle (Butler, Robertson)116/3-1
FROZEN HANNAH bid her time last out with a confident ride before getting the win in career-best speed figure. PRINCESS ERINDELLE left others behind running late to get the win at 25-1 last out at the Fair Grounds. Seduces Dean Butler aboard so don’t expect a big price today. SCHOOL BOARD PREZ prevailed after getting late lead fighting off rivals; only one loss in five career starts.
10 About 5 furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse: $28,000.
1: Rally With Class (Goodwin, Robertson)119/6-1
2: Holdum (Franco, Rengstorf)119/12-1
3: Twooliversanatwist (Rosier, Oliver)123/12-1
4: Kilarney Blarney (Clark, McFadden)123/20-1
5: Lootn and Shootn (Delorme, Bolinger)123/15-1
6: Mina Lake (Martin, Jr., Berndt)123/8-1
7: Sky Surfer (Sanchez, Padilla)123/8-1
8: Express River (Butler, Bravo)119/5-1
9: Theycallhimthekid (Velazquez, Stidham)119/3-1
10: Pot Liquor (A. Canchari, Stuart)119/4-1
EXPRESS RIVER has hit the board in both starts and now tries the turf experiment for trainer Bravo, who excels with his turf debuts. THEYCALLHIMTHEKID has strong turf pedigree and might have found the right spot to get a win at first asking; trainer Michael Stidham isn’t shy winning with his new shooters. MINA LAKE appears to be the rabbit to catch to get the win.