Race 1 In a evenly well matched race, I'm going to give a slight edge to PRICELESS PEARL who returns to the dirt after failing to fire on the grass last out. This 5 year old mare is the class of the field and should be in good stalking position to reel in the front runners. TERICE won by 6 lengths last race after after showing good tactical speed by sitting off the pace before taking over and driving away. NOKOMIS got up for show in allowance race last out and has hit the board in 4 of last 5 races.
Race 2 SOUPER FOUR towers over the field taking a significant class drop with the best speed figures. Ran second two back but was last out well beaten favorite. Either one of those efforts still beats this group. CHILE WIN hasn't raced in 11 months but has been training well including two sharp bullet workouts. Drops to new low in only her fourth start. HIGHJUMPINJENNIE too drops to new low after showing little in lone two starts this season. Finished behind the heavy favorite in both runs
. Race 3 TAKE HEART will be tough on/off the turf shipping up from Arlington for the Mac barn. Faced tons better there. Has good early and late speed to sit off the pace and attack when asking by rider Bell. CITY DELIVERY hasn't raced in over 300 days but is training nicely for trainer Donlin coming in. Last race on the grass was a decent effort dueling up front before weakening and holding on for show money. BARCELONA KID could prove tough if taken off the turf and is well bred for the grass if stays. Coming off a second place effort in the slop.
Race 4 PASSION closed very well running from far back and came within a neck as the beaten favorite last out at this distance. Has been knocking on the door and will be within striking distance once again. OUR MISS BROOKSIDE had the lead in our top pick's race but was outfinished to hold on for third. Will need to come out firing from post 9 to get the lead tonight with Stevens remaining on board. AUTOMATIC VICTORY comes off the rail with good early speed and takes a drop in class for trainer Padilla. Has a realistic assignment to be in the hunt tonight.
Race 5 FOREST SUNRISE looks real tough here coming off a 4 length victory drawing away from the field in gate-to-wire performance. Will need to get out quickly from gate staring from the far outside. LOCAL BIG SHOT is another front runner who dueled last out but had to settle for place being edged by a neck at the finish. Can improve off that effort in second start of the meet. FLAMING GLORY has won 2 of 3 starts this year facing softer. Could pull the upset if pace collapses rolling late.
Race 6 EURASIAN seems to be improving each race and speedster draws the rail tonight which will be a bonus. Could steal the race if no challengers up front. Won two back with Rivera aboard. GHOST DANCE closed well last out to stride ahead of our top pick to run second.Would love to see hot pace up front but concern is both jockey/trainer are off to slow start this meet. JACK'S TIGER comes off the synthetic track at Arlington being outfinished in a 4 wide closing move last effort. Positive in getting Riggs as the pilot..
Race 7 CACHEMASSA CREEK stalked,led, and had to settle for place in first race of the year two weeks back. Should get ground saving trip from the rail pressing the pace.VINI VIDI VINCI closed well last out to be second best of the field and regains jockey Walker for the ride. Not much group speed is a mild concern. THE QUINNSTER stretches out tonight after a couple of sprint races. Should be the front runner and might lull this field to sleep at a decent price.
Race 8 RUNAWAY WITH CARTEL showed good early speed before weakening holding on for third behind two very tough runners. Should improve second time out this meet. REALLY FIT TO FLY broke out from gate but came on to just miss the board. Trainer Johnson is still searching for first win and has a solid chance here. EYEMABUGATTI improved in second career start last out and looks to improve once again with jockey Trimble getting the ride tonight.
Race 9 EYE PAINT YOU WAGON ships up from Remington after running decently in two sprints facing better. Invaders from Remington excel up here and will be tough with clean break. JESS DO IT GIRL too ships up from Remington after gaining last out after a bothered break. Can't afford bad start tonight starting from the rail. ALOTTA LOUIE came on strong late in second career start in a well meant effort.
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