Post time: 7 p.m. Best bet: Bigdaddywarbucks (6th race). Best play: $1 Pick 4 (5th): 123457/8/47/178, $36. 1 11/16 miles. Turf. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse $16,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Bravo Prado (Keith, Biehler) 121 7-2 2/Bourbon by the Bay (Prado, Jones) 121 10-1 3/Have We Met (Eikleberry, Gleason) 121 6-1 4/Steps Silver Halo (J. Rivera, Lynn) 121 10-1 5/Awesome Dream (B.Arterburn, L.Arterburn) 121 4-1 6/Ready to Thrill (Butler, Jansen) 117 12-1 7/Wicked Landlord (Dugas, Rarick) 117 9-2 8/Vini Vidi Vinci (Goodwin, Corcoran) 123 6-1 9/Thats Ray's Tiger (Nolan, Suter) 117 8-1 Speedball BRAVO PRADO should come out firing from the rail position as the lone frontrunner and try to take the field as far as he can go. Has won two of past four races being on or near the lead. AWESOME DREAM finished behind Bravo Prado last race to run third, flattening out before the wire as the beaten favorite. Likes to run in stalking position before making the threatening move down the stretch. WICKED LANDFORD won last out, rolling late from far back, and should love the added distance tonight.
2 7 1/2 furlongs. Turf. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $25,000. Purse $9,500. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Variable (Eikleberry, Robertson) 120 5-1 2/Silver Monarchos (Morales, Gleason) 120 20-1 3/Coyote Way (Dugas, Biehler) 120 15-1 4/Tahkodha Belle (Nolan, McFadden) 123 20-1 5/Birthstone (Von Rosen, Merrick) 120 15-1 6/Besame Vida (Butler, Rhone) 123 3-1 7/Zay W (Trimble, Jansen) 123 20-1 8/Time for Lime (Bell, Hemba) 120 15-1 9/Sunny Commander (Goodwin, Rarick) 120 7-2 10/All Night Star (Keith, Silva) 123 6-1 11/Andrea's Josie (J. Rivera, McKinley) 120 12-1 12/Singing Empress (Shaw, Lund) 123 10-1 VARIABLE looks like she is cranked and set for the Robertson barn. Strong workouts with a strong pedigree for the turf give her the strong chance to win first time out. BESAME VIDA shortens up after weakening last out going a half-furlong longer. Will be tough if maintains speed and form as the most likely favorite in this group. ALL NIGHT STAR has not run well here on the main track but showed a solid effort on the grass at Turf Paradise this spring. Trainer Silva usually has his horses ready to run on the turf.
3 6 furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse $18,560. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/De Bala (Shaw, Porter) 123 10-1 2/Supremo Struckgold (Goodwin, Scherer) 120 7-5 3/Ball and Crane (Butler, Padilla) 120 5-2 4/Vic the Kick (Nolan, Bethke) 120 4-1 5/Limo (J. Rivera, Van Winkle) 120 8-1 6/Prince Demidoff (Dugas, Cook) 120 6-1 SUPREMO STRUCKGOLD looks like he found the perfect field to break his maiden. Has hit the board in all five starts with good early speed and holding for the most part. Concern is that he was beaten favorite in three of them. BALL AND CRANE likes to make a late move past his tiring rivals. Consistent runner is usually in the mix and has a solid chance to upset the favorite. DE BALA is running his first race this year after not showing much in lone start last year. Training coming in is strongs.
4 5 1/2 furlongs. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse $14,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Fancy Afleet (Trimble, Jansen) 118 8-1 2/Shadehill (Butler, Rhone) 118 5-1 3/Tale of Utopia (Goodwin, Scherer) 118 6-1 4/Foxy Lady Packin (Von Rosen, Bernhardt) 118 12-1 5/Circular Street (Bell, Berndt) 118 7-2 6/Nobly Royal (Arroyo, Riecken) 118 8-1 7/Lex's Shadow (Garnett, Young) 118 30-1 8/Cala B Tryen (Keith, Biehler) 118 10-1 9/Let's Do This (Morales, Gleason) 118 8-1 10/Number One Gal (Nolan, Tracy) 118 6-1 11/Grand Tuscany (Shaw, Rengstorf) 118 20-1 CIRCULAR STREET invades from Arlington Park after racing against much tougher opponents. Cross out last race on the turf and should prefer running on real dirt where the filly will probably show late speed while sitting up close to the lead. TALE OF UTOPIA ran third at this level and distance last try while making a middle move around final turn. Might have needed that race after shipping in from Saratoga. SHADEHILL begins racing career tonight for trainer Rhone, who does decent with first-timers. Has only three workouts, so might need a race.
5 5 1/2 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $7,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Captured Heart (Keith, Silva) 121 6-1 2/Don't Tell Dad (Eikleberry, McShane) 121 4-1 3/Friendly Emma (Bell, Hemba) 121 5-1 4/Annie A.P. (Dugas, McKinley) 123 6-1 5/Speedy Butterfly (Von Rosen, Merrick) 123 2-1 6/In the Wind (J. Rivera, Litfin) 121 8-1 7/Thisheartsforyou (Trimble, Erfle) 121 5-1 Going six-deep to start the Pick 4 in a competitive race. FRIENDLY EMMA plunges in class after racing in allowance races at Prairie Meadows. Has decent early speed to sit up front in what should be a hot pace. SPEEDY BUTTERFLY takes a lighter class drop coming off the turf. Won two back at this distance as the favorite drawing away. THISHEARTSFORYOU has run second her past two races chasing the front-runners. Should be with the main crowd at the end.
6 5 1/2 furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $6,500. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Town Victory (Keith, Biehler) 120 8-1 2/Danube's Edition (Arroyo, Porter) 120 10-1 3/I Sir Frisk Me Now (J. Rivera, Litfin) 123 8-1 4/Musical Shine (Goodwin, Kane) 123 15-1 5/Shiloh Reign (Shaw, Wolff) 123 5-1 6/Straitupcashhomey (B.Arterburn, Peters) 123 30-1 7/Waverly Charmer (Butler, Kane) 123 9-2 8/Bigdaddywarbucks (Bell, Robertson) 120 5-2 9/Gladdens Choice (Nolan, Bethke) 123 15-1 10/Sir Somerset (Eikleberry, Donlin) 123 10-1 11/Spectacular Demi (Dugas, Cook) 123 12-1 BIGDADDYWARBUCKS looks tough to beat. Won last out running three wide to edge front-runner and now drops huge in class. Mac/Bell should be greeting each other in winner's circle. SHILOH REIGN runs his best races when he grabs the lead. Ran behind in midpack and never made a bid to close. WAVERLY CHARMER is a logical threat who will be pressing the pace and usually gets a share at the finish line.
7 6 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $8,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Pretty Prairie (Garnett, Taylor) 123 20-1 2/Afleetmovinangel (Nolan, Jansen) 123 5-1 3/Saarlands Star (Arroyo, J. Johnson) 123 6-1 4/Ms Cecile (Von Rosen, Chambers) 123 8-5 5/Natalie's Castle (Bell, Bravo) 123 6-1 6/Trust N You (Robletto, Riecken) 123 12-1 7/Kwik Rebel (Butler, Scherer) 120 3-1 8/Miss Fontana (Eikleberry, McShane) 123 15-1 I give the nod to MS CECILE in what looks to be a two-horse race on paper. The filly hasn't been challenged in her past two races, winning by large margins. Trainer Chambers should have her set to go tonight. KWIK REBEL is the main threat, having run her best race to date after a bad start. Both horses are going for three consecutive wins. AFLEETMOVINANGEL gets back to sprinting where she won two back in closing fashion.
8 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse $18,560. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Dear Hrishi (J. Rivera, Bethke) 123 7-2 2/Hoodwinked Holly (Keith, McFadden) 123 9-2 3/Snowy Affair (Garnett, Cook) 120 12-1 4/Tiger's Victory (Nolan, Wichmann) 120 10-1 5/Somerset Ballerina (Butler, Donlin) 123 8-1 6/Sol Fire (Robletto, Riecken) 123 6-1 7/Holly in April (Bell, Robertson) 120 3-1 8/Gypsy Melody (Eikleberry, Robertson) 120 4-1 Robertson barn has a serious shot at hitting the exacta in the final leg. GYPSY MELODY should improve second time out of the gate after getting the perfect rail trip but facing traffic problems down the stretch. Second day of school should be better. HOLLY IN APRIL held second that race after grabbing brief lead in her sophomore start. Showed much improvement that race. DEAR HRISHI takes a slight drop coming off the turf. Will be in the hunt down the stretch.
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