Post time: 7 p.m. Best bet: Satin Sweep (2nd race). Best 50 cent Pick 4: (1,2,3,/3,/3,4,5,6,7,8/3,5,6,7) $36.00 (1st race).
1st race 1 mile, 70 yards. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $11,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Dynatore (Butler, Olesiak) 123 5-1 2/Champ Laila (Bell, Riecken) 120 2-1 3/Inviting Nobody (Riggs, Rosin) 120 5-2 4/Chrome Cruiser (Cardoso, White) 120 10-1 5/Left It in Vegas (Rhone, Arterburn) 120 5-1 6/Via Di Roma (Rivera, Shryock) 120 9-2
INVITING NOBODY stretches out after closing fast but just missing last effort to a next-out winner. Won two back in a route race at Hawthorne by four lengths swinging four-wide to do it. CHAMP LAILA too closed fast last out and was second-best at this level. Last victory was 15 races ago but has many places and show ribbons on the mantel. Good underneath play. DYNATORE won by five lengths last out by stalking then drawing away from field. Draws the rail and Butler as the pilot.
2nd race 6 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $3,500. Purse $9,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Lookouthereicome (Goodwin, King) 123 8-1 2/Trust N You (Morales, Riecken) 123 8-1 3/Satin Sweep (Riggs, Scherbenske) 123 8-5 4/Samba's Run (Castro, Clevenger) 123 4-1 5/Oak Flat (Walker Jr., Lund) 123 5-2 6/La Malinche (Keith, Suter) 123 6-1
SATIN SWEEP looks tough to beat here in what appears to be a two-horse race. Has ability to sit up front but showing late foot seems to be a more successful running style and there should be a decent pace to chase. OAK FLAT is the probable one to catch for our top pick. Took lead last out but weakened down the stretch and finished behind our top pick. LA MALINCHE should be pressing the frontrunner but too weakened down the stretch in same race.
3rd race About 7 1/2 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse $20,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Glacier Island (Stevens, Rhone) 123 10-1 2/She's the Cat (Rhone, Arterburn) 123 6-1 3/Soul Digger (Franco, Silva) 119 8-1 4/Besame Vida (Riggs, Robertson) 123 4-1 5/Sapphire Sue (Keith, Cheloha) 123 5-1 6/Up in Class (Castro, Bravo) 123 5-1 7/Static Charge (Goodwin, Scherer) 119 9-2 8/Uptown Charmer (Butler, Rhone) 119 9-2
SOUL DIGGER has finished second in last three races. I like the filly's chance here because she ran well in lone start on grass two back and that race should of been educational leading up to this race. BESAME VIDA ran three-wide in lone start this year on the grass but came up a length short rolling late. Puts blinkers on and switches to jockey Riggs. UP IN CLASS hasn't raced since December but has been training well for Bravo who does well after long layoffs. Strong turf pedigree for this filly. Wide-open race.
4th race 11/16 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $25,000. Purse $16,500.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Franks On Fire (Keith, Riecken) 121 8-1 2/Thats Ray's Tiger (Dieguez, Sheehan) 121 15-1 3/Whiskey Decision (Cardoso, Porter) 121 8-1 4/I'marowdyredneck (Goodwin, Boarman) 121 15-1 5/Making Papa Proud (Walker Jr., Hartman) 121 8-1 6/Pentecost (Bell, Oliver) 121 12-1 7/Aroney (Riggs, Scherer) 121 7-2 8/Matchless (Rivera, Padilla) 116 8-1 9/Hurricane Houston (Stevens, Porter) 121 12-1 10/Mister Wu (Rivera Jr., McFadden) 121 20-1 11/AE Bad Boyz Halo (Goodwin, Corcoran) 121 6-1 12/AE Corporate Charlie (Keith, Mankin) 121 5-1
ARONEY just missed last race by half length in closing effort. Added yardage in this race might do the trick for this deep-closing veteran who has faced some tough rivals in his career. MAKING PAPA PROUD last raced on the turf in July, but it was against much better at Hollywood Park. Gelding likes to be well-placed up front and should get a good price with Walker aboard. WHISKEY DECISION always runs respectably and needs only to maintain present form to be in the mix. Another deep closer.
5th race 6 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $10,500.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Oh Gee She's Gold (Dieguez, Sheehan) 121 5-1 2/Talk Talk (Stevens, Silva) 121 8-1 3/Speakers Action (Keith, Hanson) 121 7-2 4/Cherryful Lady (Rivera Jr., Canchari) 117 8-1 5/Ryan's Audrina (Bell, Hone) 121 6-1 6/Dawa (Trimble, Bland) 121 15-1 7/Sami's in Trouble (Castro, Shryock) 121 12-1 8/Dubaidora (Riggs, Olesiak) 119 3-1 9/Princess Margaret (Luark, Murtough) 121 20-1 10/Pic Three Bertie (Rivera, Padilla) 121 20-1
SPEAKERS ACTION takes a drop in class after drawing a sloppy track last out and holding on for place. Should be near the lead pressing the pace as usual and love the fact that trainer Hanson has a solid work in since last effort. DUBAIDORA is the speedball to catch who won last out at this level and distance leading the way as the heavily bet favorite. Will be favorite once again. OH GEE SHE'S GOLD improved much last out after running a clunker against tougher in season debut. Takes another class drop.
6th race 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $7,500-$10,000. Purse $13,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Cubfanbudman (Bell, Riecken) 119 8-1 2/Gordon Drive (Keith, Hanson) 119 5-1 3/Sugar Storm (Butler, Scott) 123 4-1 4/Littlebrownroad (Riggs, Berndt) 119 6-1 5/Ize On Juan (Rivera, Wilson) 121 3-1 6/Platinum Devil (Morales, Donlin) 119 8-1 7/Mogilny (Stevens, Hartman) 119 6-1 8/Marathon Moon (Cardoso, Bends) 119 6-1
IZE ON JUAN chased a slow pace last out in a holding pattern for place honors. Has finished ahead of some of today's foes including a win two back on a wet surface. SUGAR STORM should be on or near the pace who won last out taking over down the stretch and winning by over two lengths. Butler remains at the helm. GORDON DRIVE could take advantage if a hot-contested pace were to occur rolling late. Should be in the hunt at the end.
7th race 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse $21,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Seeking the Reward (Butler, Rengstorf) 117 8-1 2/No Peace At All (Rivera Jr., Corcoran) 121 8-1 3/El Wildcat (Dieguez, Rarick) 121 10-1 4/Clear to Canada (Franco, Silva) 121 9-2 5/K B's Reality (Goodwin, Boarman) 121 15-1 6/Unchain the Train (Cardoso, Porter) 121 10-1 7/Rockisland Express (Riggs, Berndt) 117 5-1 8/El Seventyseven (Bell, Robertson) 121 4-1 9/Careless Hunter (Arroyo, Porter) 117 3-1
I like CLEAR TO CANADA to turn the pages on CARELESS HUNTER and finish ahead of his rival. Started late run too far back that race and should be sitting up closer in rematch. Has bullet work coming in. Careless Hunter held on for second after trying to go gate-to-wire fashion. Will have company up front tonight. I'll give EL SEVENTYSEVEN another shot after a bad start last out and finishing 10 lengths back as the heavy favorite. Look for big improvement.
8th race 350 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse $9,600.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Creole Dasher (Luark, Murray) 126 6-1 2/Iris Cartelsbadnews (Bell, Wessells) 126 1-1 3/Summit Bid (Riggs, Harris) 126 4-1 4/Fishers Wish (Fennell, Miller) 126 12-1 5/Flyin Lajolla (Frink, Hanson) 126 5-1 6/Rumba Casino (Smith, Johnson) 126 10-1 7/Dashing Big Bud (Ricardo, Riddle) 126 20-1
IRIS CARTELSBADNEWS broke badly last out and still finished close behind. Been facing much tougher in career and gets Bell for the ride. CREOLE DASHER won last race getting up in final strides in his first race of the year. Biggest threat to our top pick. FLYIN LAJOLLA was bumped hard at the start but was still able to get up for the win. Should enjoy added 50 yards in this race.
9th race 300 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse $7,000.
#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/My Morning Light (Ricardo, Hanson) 124 5-1 2/Feature This Twice (Trimble, Haglund) 126 9-2 3/Ballroom Gal (Smith, Svendsen) 124 8-1 4/Quick and Sweet (Luark, Livingston) 124 2-1 5/Lisa Packen (Prado, Black) 126 7-2 6/Colosso (Swiontek, Livingston) 124 3-1
COLOSSO had the lead but lost it last race drifting in and weakening. Shortening up tonight could give trainer Livingston his first win of the meet. His other horse QUICK AND SWEET also has a good shot who also weakened last out running slightly longer. Has one win in seven starts. LISA PACKEN had a trouble start from the gate but finished right behind our top pick last out. Logical threat and candidate to move forward with clean break.
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