Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: Sioux Appeal (11th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (10th): 5,8,9,12/5/2,3,4,5,6,9,10/1,2,6,7, $56.

1 6 furlongs. State bred. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $32,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Cause for Magic (Evans, Fields)118/20-1

2: In Donna’s Court (Canchari, Peters)118/15-1

3: Blue Moon Belle (Loveberry, Litfin)118/8-1

4: Blonde Rachel (Goodwin, Scherer)118/3-1

5: Rhythm Dancer (Hernandez, McShane)118/10-1

6: Sexy Lexy (Mawing, Silva)118/20-1

7: Cowgirl Court (Mojica Jr., Walker)118/20-1

8: Minny O’Prado (Sanchez, Padilla)118/4-1

9: Andrea’s Halo (Lindsay, Sheehan)118/12-1

10: Maywood Hope (Mojica, Rengstorf)118/2-1

MAYWOOD HOPE has the best finish of all the returning starters in this baby filly group. Expect to stay within range, with all the speed to her inside. BLUE MOON BELLE had a rough start in lone effort and deserves another chance. BLONDE RACHEL is first-time starter with a steady stream of works. Trainer Scherer is winning at a 27 percent clip with his newbies.

2 7½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $13,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Velvet Sami (Goodwin, Brinson)120/8-1

2: City Romance (Sanchez, Anderson)120/20-1

3: Atilla Katie (Delgado, Pride)124/10-1

4: Saved by the Swell (Hernandez, Berndt)124/9-5

5: Smoken Danni (Delorme, Kirby)124/12-1

6: Shesaliljokester (Thompson, Diodoro)120/12-1

7: Sacey Bow (Mawing, Lund)124/15-1

8: Razipat (Loveberry, Biehler)120/7-2

9: Break In (Escobar, Rhone)124/20-1

10: Choral Song (Velazquez, Pfeifer)124/20-1

11: Give Me the Money (Ramgeet, Berndt)120/10-1

12: Karen for Cam (Mojica Jr., Litfin)120/20-1

13: Popgoestheweasel (Mojica, Clark)124/12-1

14: Bella’s Back (Smith, McFarlane)120/15-1

15: Cause to Wonder (Sanchez, Sharp)120/5-2

16: Tahkodha Belle (Canchari, McFadden)124/30-1

SAVED BY THE SWELL has been going in reverse since winning four back at this distance as the favorite. Facing softer could get her back to winner’s circle. RAZIPAT gets back to the sod, after failed effort on the off track last out. Hard fought victory in last turf effort. ATILLA KATIE will be a key factor on the front, and looks every bit a contender at double-digit odds. SHESALILJOKESTER has been facing much better at Prairie Meadows on the dirt. Could prove tough if takes a liking to the grass.

3 5½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Starter optional claiming: $5,000. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Vacanza (Mojica Jr., Litfin)123/9-2

2: Half Dome Dude (Mojica, Diodoro)123/7-5

3: Simmstown (Sanchez, Tracy)123/7-2

4: Shooters Alley (Loveberry, Litfin)123/12-1

5: Hyperbolizer (Escobar, Rickert)123/15-1

6: Dale the Bug Man (Ramgeet, Diodoro)123/10-1

7: Be My Shadow (Mawing, Lund)123/6-1

8: Allredetogo (Canchari, Canchari)123/20-1

HALF DOME DUDE is strictly the one to catch and one to beat, and will be a single on many Pick 4 tickets. SIMMSTOWN will be on the heels of the favorite from the start. Was runner-up to Half Dome Dude two back. VACANZA moves down in class and looms the late closing threat. Big chance to score the upset if pace gets too heated.

4 1mile 70 yards. State bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming: $20,000. Purse: $33,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: U S Express (Sanchez, Broberg)120/12-1

2: Blues Edge (Mojica Jr., Rhone)124/6-1

3: Dusty Princess (Delorme, Turco)124/15-1

4: Go Go Eva (Hernandez, Biehler)120/12-1

5: Miss Brookside (Escobar, Biehler)120/20-1

6: Seynatawnee (Thompson, Bravo)120/12-1

7: Line of Grace (Mojica, Robertson)120/6-1

8: Cozzy Kinda Love (Lopez Jr., McKinley)124/8-1

9: R J’s Silver Syd (Velazquez, Miller)120/20-1

10: Lookin Ata Runaway (Loveberry, Rengstorf)120/10-1

11: Morning Report (Goodwin, Westermann)120/30-1

12: P J’s Angel (Mawing, Scherer)124/15-1

13: Octavia Hill (Ramgeet, Tracy)124/10-1

14: Blackhawk’s Sis (Hamilton, Robertson)124/3-1

15: Fair Lady Miss (Thompson, Bravo)120/30-1

LOOKIN ATA RUNAWAY won in impressive fashion last out, drawing away from the field to a five-length victory. BLACKHAWK’S SIS has been second best last two out as the favorite. Talented enough to get back to the winner’s circle for strong outfit. Stablemate LINE OF GRACE will be involved from the start, but so will many other speedsters. Going to have to really dig in deep to get the job done.

5 6 furlongs. State bred. Open. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $32,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hot Houdini (Ramgeet, Miller)118/20-1

2: Courting Moonlight (Escobar, Rhone)118/20-1

3: I’m Calling Dibs (Williams, Becker)118/20-1

4: Trading Footnotes (Hernandez, Silva)118/20-1

5: Trip Back Home (Loveberry, Robertson)118/4-1

6: Cantoya (Canchari, Silva)118/15-1

7: Derbys Moneymaker (Delorme, McFadden)118/10-1

8: Nastida Mast (Goodwin, Berndt)118/8-1

9: Cinco Star (Thompson, Robertson)118/7-2

10: Speeding Kid (Mawing, Silva)118/4-1

11: Lovanskol (Hamilton, Sharp)118/6-1

12: Dexter’s Miracle (Mojica Jr., Rhone)118/15-1

13: Northernbrilliance (Loveberry, Rengstorf)118/9-2

14: Winters Run (Thompson, Sweere)118/4-1

15: Breeze E Prado (Velazquez, Brinson)118/15-1

16: Twin Cities Magic (Velazquez, Scherer)118/12-1

SPEEDING KID has been second best in both starts, and will be doing better running late. CINCO STAR is first-time starter out of the Robertson barn, coming in with some strong works. NORTHERNBRILLANCE and WINTERS RUN will be tough if they get in off the also-entered list.

6 6½ furlongs. State bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming: $10,000. Purse: $11,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Not Justa Somerset (Mojica Jr., Rhone)123/8-1

2: Neymar (Thompson, Biehler)120/7-2

3: Marco’s Tribute (Velazquez, Rhone)120/15-1

4: Joker’s Mischief (Ramgeet, Miller)120/10-1

5: Be Real Quiet (Canchari, McFadden)123/20-1

6: Joe Money (Mawing, Silva)120/10-1

7: Megawhit (Escobar, Rhone)123/30-1

8: Moonlight Ta Kela (Loveberry, Robertson)120/5-2

9: Brave Honor (Lindsay, Pfeifer)120/20-1

10: Ever On Cowboy (Lopez Jr., Wiley)120/30-1

11: Mystic Shadow (Delorme, Kirby)120/20-1

12: Who Let Dacat Out (Mojica, Fauchald)123/6-1

13: Regal Rival (Hamilton, Anderson)123/20-1

14: Whoabegone Bakery (Delgado, Rarick)123/30-1

15: Big Valiant (Delorme, McFadden)123/20-1

MOONLIGHT TA KELA has been excelling with the minor awards around two turns. Cutting back in distance might be what the doctor ordered. NEYMAR is another runner cutting back in distance. WHO LET DACAT OUT will be rolling late.

7 11⁄16 miles. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming: $25,000. Purse: $32,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Alpine Gathering (Goodwin, Fields)120/15-1

2: Heat Flash (Sanchez, Broberg)120/6-1

3: Plenty of Sun (Mawing, Lund)124/15-1

4: Sharpener (Mojica, Diodoro)120/20-1

5: Sir Searsucker (Lindsay, McFarlane)120/5-1

6: Where’s Jordan (Thompson, Peters)120/10-1

7: A P Is Loose (Loveberry, Robertson)120/4-1

8: Blue Bomber (Ramgeet, Diodoro)120/8-1

9: Luvinmeiseasy (Velazquez, Berndt)120/12-1

10: Rocket Joe Copper (Hernandez, Greve)124/8-1

11: Sweet Stuff (Delorme, Donlin, Jr.)120/20-1

12: Best Trick Yet (Canchari, Canchari)120/30-1

13: Teddy Time (Hamilton, Robertson)120/8-1

14: Paschal (Smith, McFarlane)120/20-1

SIR SEARSUCKER might enjoy running longer but should benefit from brisk fractions to close on. Confirmed closer will show up, hopefully before the clock runs out. A P IS LOOSE is the local favorite but might have seen his better days. Maybe has one more left. TEDDY TIME had a great June on the local track but has been going backward since. Another runner who would enjoy a swift pace.

8 6 furlongs. Restricted. Open. 3-year-olds and up. G stakes. Purse: $50,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Sir Navigator (Hernandez, Robertson)121/5-1

2: Adens Dream (Cotto Jr., Perez)121/5-1

3: Hold for More (Hamilton, Bravo)121/8-1

4: Blue Anchor (Ramgeet, Diodoro)119/3-1

5: Storm Power (Mojica, Diodoro)119/10-1

6: Smooth Chiraz (Loveberry, Bravo)121/8-1

7: Bourbon Cowboy (Velazquez, Boyce)121/4-1

8: Pricelesscommodity (Sanchez, Padilla)119/6-1

Evenly matched field in the H.B.P.A. Sprint Stakes.If you give a mulligan to ADENS DREAM’s turf effort last out, the gelding looks pretty tough on the front end. Going to have to fend off a few others for first half-mile but might have enough left in the tank to pull off the mild upset. BOURBON COWBOY will come off the pace and would love nothing more than a heated pace duel. Easy winner last out as the favorite. SMOOTH CHIRAZ went gate-to-wire last out in the Minnesota Sprint Championship. Alert gate breaker lures Loveberry back to ride.

9 6 furlongs. Open. 2-year-olds. G stakes. Purse: $75,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Simran (Lindsay, Rampadarat)117/30-1

2: My Sweet Emma (Hernandez, Metz)117/12-1

3: Jersey Lute (Lopez Jr., Addicott)116/50-1

4: Canyon Breeze (Canchari, Oliver)120/30-1

5: Soul of Discretion (Mawing, McFarlane)120/7-2

6: Amy’s Challenge (Loveberry, Robertson)117/4-5

7: Magic Cowboy (Delorme, Bethke)120/30-1

8: Upsidedwnpineapple (Mojica, Diodoro)117/20-1

9: Glamorized (Hamilton, Robertson)117/20-1

10: MJagermeister (Ramgeet, Lund)122/4-1

11: Smooth Criminal (Mojica Jr., Silva)120/50-1

The Shakopee Juvenile is the race everyone’s been waiting for. AMY’S CHALLENGE is strictly the horse to watch and beat. The filly scored a 91 Beyer figure in her lone race, top speed figure in the nation for two-year-olds. She won by 16½ lengths over the boys. This looks to be a special horse, and has bigger days ahead of her if she wins. SOUL OF DISCRETION is no slouch. Won by 13 lengths in lone effort, and scored an 85 Beyer figure, top 15 nationwide. Many bettors will be playing this sharp second choice. Then we have MR. JAGERMEISTER. Won by over 15 lengths last out, and has been spruced up with a couple of morning bullet workouts. Tough not to put some money on him as the probable third choice.

10 5 furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $16,000. Purse: $17,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Bold Raider (Arroyo, Cole)123/30-1

2: Richard Thomas (Velazquez, Scherer)123/8-1

3: Oh What a Dream (Goodwin, Keller)123/30-1

4: No Time Limit (Sanchez, Anderson)123/20-1

5: Smarty Party Papa (Lindsay, McFarlane)123/7-2

6: Carson’s Storm (Canchari, Canchari)123/30-1

7: Java Chick (Thompson, Biehler)117/12-1

8: Frisco (Mawing, Silva)123/6-1

9: Sword of David (Evans, Robertson)123/9-2

10: Thunderupalley (Hamilton, Ashauer)123/12-1

11: The Checotah Kid (Hernandez, Riecken)123/20-1

12: Hurricane Force (Loveberry, Robertson)120/5-2

13: Kilroy (Loveberry, Litfin)123/20-1

HURRICANE FORCE tries sprinting on the turf for the first time in his brief career, but speed figures tower over the field. Career-high speed number was routing on the grass. FRISCO had a rough beginning out of the gate in lone turf event but managed to muscle his way up for show dollars. Could prove tough with clean start. SMARTY PARTY PAPA and SWORD OF DAVID merit respect as win contenders.

11 1 Mile. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $4,000. Purse: $10,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Blazing Angel (Mawing, Scherer)124/8-1

2: Queen Sammy (Delgado, Rarick)124/12-1

3: Sandy’s Song (Canchari, Canchari)124/15-1

4: Pink Lipgloss (Johnson, McFadden)119/20-1

5: Sioux Appeal (Hamilton, Robertson)124/1-1

6: Lets Tango (Escobar, Riecken)124/15-1

7: Natalies Storm (Thompson, Pearson)124/8-1

8: La Petite Cheri (Sanchez, Rengstorf)124/4-1

9: Precious Passion (Lindsay, Riecken)124/20-1

10: Dakota Peach Pie (Delorme, Rickert)124/20-1

11: Smarty Party (Loveberry, Anderson)124/10-1

SIOUX APPEAL takes massive plunge in class from stakes race to bottom-level claimers. Appears the one to beat as the cream of the crop for the Robertson barn. Look for BLAZING ANGEL, NATALIES STORM and LA PETITE CHERI to duke it out for the second spot.

12 6 furlongs. State bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse: $32,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Irish Storm (Arroyo, Turco)120/12-1

2: Bellwood Forever (Goodwin, Riecken)117/12-1

3: Poverty Flats (Mawing, Anderson)123/7-2

4: Somerset Allie (Mojica Jr., Rhone)117/7-2

5: Son of So (Delgado, Rarick)120/10-1

6: Beckercountychrome (Ramgeet, Lund)120/5-1

7: Ooga Ooga Mooska (Delorme, Kirby)120/20-1

8: Desert Lioness (Escobar, Rhone)117/20-1

9: Scrumpy Town (Hernandez, Rhone)117/3-1

10: Anniesfirstdance (Lopez Jr., McKinley)120/15-1

POVERTY FLATS has banged heads with softer on the lead, and will try to sneak away from the group if unchallenged. Stablemates SOMERSET ALLIE and SCRUMPY TOWN will be on the prowl of our top choice, and ready to pounce if front runner can’t keep up the pace. BECKERCOUNTYCHROME is a first-time starter out of the Valerie Lund barn. Works suggest he is cranked to go.

13 11⁄16 miles. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Chub’s Charmer (Mawing, Westermann)120/6-1

2: Betyar (Loveberry, Robertson)124/7-2

3: Tactical Girl (Hernandez, McShane)120/10-1

4: Stellabrini (Lindsay, Donlin)120/12-1

5: Looking At Beauty (Escobar, Rhone)120/15-1

6: Bear Facts (Ramgeet, Lund)120/5-1

7: Lady Babako (Hamilton, Bravo)120/6-1

8: Brilliant Belle (Mojica, Litfin)120/8-1

9: Emma Lea’s Song (Goodwin, Silva)122/8-1

10: Victory Ice (Velazquez, Scherer)124/20-1

11: Lil Mighty Mo (Lopez Jr., Anderson)120/20-1

12: Waytogo Trish (Delorme, Anderson)120/15-1

Going with BETYAR, BEAR FACTS and LADY BABAKO as my last selections of the summer meet. Thanks for giving me your time this season, the most thoughtful bet of all. See you for Breeders’ Cup.