JOHNNY LOVE’S CANTERBURY LINE

Post time: 12:45 pm. Best bet: Herbie (10th race). Price play: Pinup Girl (6th race). Best play: 50 cent Pick 4—Race 8 , (2,3,4,5,6,8/1,4,5,6/3/2,3,4,5), $48.

1 Minnesota Quarter Horse Futurity. 350 yards. 2-year-olds. Purse: $45,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Jess a Chance (Clark Jr., Weidner)122/15-1

2: Vodka At Moonlight (Goodwin, Olmstead)122/3-1

3: Its Crunch Tyme (Stevens, Olmstead)122/15-1

4: Bbs Pyc Luckycharm (Rosier, Olmstead)122/8-1

5: Inclined to Dash (Swiontek, Johnson)122/10-1

6: Givinitalittleeffort (Montoya, Hardy)122/10-1

7: Wallykazam (Cruz, Hardy)122/15-1

8: Pyc Jess Bite Mydust (Velazquez, Olmstead)122/1-1

Trainer Jason Olmstead sends out top two choices PYC JESS BITE MYDUST and VODKA AT MIDNIGHT. Both runners have two wins in three career starts. Give slight edge to Pyc Jess Bite Mydust with ideal outside post. JESS A CHANCE and GIVINITALITTLEEFFORT are my selections best used underneath.

2 Minnesota Quarter Horse Derby. 400 yards. 3-year-olds. Purse: $45,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: I Am the Doctor (Rosier, Donlin)124/20-1

2: Sr Ur Fired (Velazquez, Olmstead)124/15-1

3: Gramma Ella (Swiontek, Livingston)124/12-1

4: Squirt Guns (Clark Jr., Weidner)124/15-1

5: Blacks Cartel (Suarez Ricardo, Black)124/7-2

6: Dashing Good Reason (Delorme, Harris)124/10-1

7: V Os Filo (Montoya, Hardy)124/3-2

8: Avoid the Drama (Shaw, Weidner)124/20-1

9: Eyra Hayes (Clark, Livingston)124/10-1

10: Moon Me Chick (Goodwin, Hardy)124/6-1

V OS FILO enters with back-to-back wins for a strong outfit. Stablemate MOON ME CHICK looks to get back to winning ways after failing as the favorite last out. BLACKS CARTEL prevailed as the chalk last effort and comes in with look of contender, but will have to earn it.

3 About 7½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming: $50,000. Purse: $23,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Bear Down (Cruz, Riecken)123/20-1

2: Clear Shot (Jimenez, L.Canchari)119/20-1

3: Tahkodha Royale (Hernandez, Sheehan)123/6-1

4: Perfect Karma (A.Canchari, Robertson)119/4-1

5: Justfortherunofit (Delorme, T.Bethke)119/15-1

6: Big Valiant (Nolan, McFadden)119/30-1

7: Darrenator (Butler, Rhone)119/7-5

8: Magic Seven (P.Canchari, T.Bethke)119/10-1

9: Not Allowed (Castro, McKinley)123/20-1

10: Best of the Bleu’s (Mojica, Sharp)119/5-2

DARRENATOR has been knocking on the door with consecutive runner-up efforts and could knock it down today tackling weaker. BEST OF THE BLEU’S has been a well-bet disappointment last two out but too is facing softer. Most likely one to catch with his fighting speed. PERFECT KARMA tries the turf experiment today for strong connections.

4 Minnesota Sprint Championship Stakes. 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hold for More (Butler, Bravo)119/7-2

2: Bourbon County (A.Canchari, Rhone)123/5-2

3: Heliskier (Franco, Robertson)117/5-2

4: Darkhorse Ty (Hernandez, Sheehan)113/15-1

5: Smooth Chiraz (Mojica, Bravo)119/2-1

SMOOTH CHIRAZ keeps taking big steps forward and is coming off career best speed figure. Projects to stalk the inside speed starting from the outside post. I expect BOURBON COUNTY to be involved from the bell and dictating the pace with Canchari aboard. Could prove tough to catch if goes fancy-free on the lead. HOLD FOR MORE looms late-closing threat but not sure he’ll get the desired pace scenario. Two time Canterbury Park Horse of the Year HELISKIER returns off the 24-month layoff. Going to take a wait-and-see approach before I put money down.

5 Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship Stakes. 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Dazzlingsweetheart (Rosier, Sharp)119/3-1

2: Shaboom (Butler, Robertson)119/7-2

3: La Petite Cheri (Mojica, Rengstorf)115/10-1

4: Rockin the Bleu’s (Stevens, Biehler)119/5-2

5: Sky and Sea (A.Canchari, Rhone)123/4-1

6: Honey’s Sox Appeal (Franco, Robertson)115/5-1

DAZZLINGSWEETHEART returns to sprinting after tiring badly in a rout last out and could be tough to catch if she can break out of her bad gate habits. SHABOOM should be right on the heels of top choice with her quick turn of foot. Enters with consecutive off the pace victories. ROCKIN THE BLEU’S and HONEY’S SOX APPEAL are my top two selections to pull off the upset rolling late. Both will need patient rides while letting top two picks doing the dirty work up front.

6 Northern Lights Debutante Stakes. 6 furlongs. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Purse: $85,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Blossom Dearie (Franco, Scherer)122/8-1

2: Line of Grace (Butler, Robertson)122/4-1

3: Start a Ruckus (Vergara, Rhone)117/12-1

4: Seynatawnee (Mojica, Bravo)117/15-1

5: Ryan and Madison (Goodwin, Scherer)122/3-1

6: Ari Gia (Clark, Weidner)122/20-1

7: Shipmate (Stevens, Broberg)122/9-2

8: Pinup Girl (Nolan, Sweere)122/6-1

9: Fashion Tour (A.Canchari, L.Rarick)122/15-1

10: Miss Jane (Ramgeet, Van Winkle)117/12-1

11: Am I Makinsense (Hernandez, Silva)117/20-1

PINUP GIRL won from off-the-pace in her debut despite ducking in at the break. Should get nice set up letting others rushing up to duel. RYAN AND MADISON and LINE OF GRACE are destined to duel coming off their coast-to-coast wins in their unveiling. SHIPMATE is undefeated in her two starts at Prairie Meadow for trainer Broberg.

7 Northern Lights Futurity. 6 furlongs. 2-year-olds. Purse: $85,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Fireman Oscar (Delorme, Van Winkle)117/8-1

2: Formidable Force (Mojica, Bravo)117/10-1

3: Little Timmy (A.Canchari, T.Bethke)122/15-1

4: Devil’s Teeth (Goodwin, Scherer)122/3-1

5: Keats Corner (Joubert, Hanson)117/12-1

6: Mister Mambo (Becerra, Backhaus)122/20-1

7: Floki (Butler, Bravo)117/8-1

8: Fridaynitestar (Velazquez, Berndt)122/5-1

9: Nite Goggles (Castro, Brinson)117/15-1

10: A J’s Angel (Franco, Rengstorf)122/15-1

11: Chaska (Ramgeet, Lund)122/5-1

12: Joe Money (Stevens, Silva)117/20-1

DEVIL’S TEETH edged away to clear victory in his presentation to racing at five furlongs. Shouldn’t have problem with added furlong today. CHASKA is a nose away from being undefeated and will be involved from the bell. Would have been my top choice but not crazy about drawing far outside post. FRIDAYNITESTAR has swift early foot and will look to take over the front with attempt to lead the field to the wire. Lit up the board in debut winning by two lengths.

8 Minnesota Distaff Classic Championship Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Strength N Beauty (Stevens, Lund)117/10-1

2: Sioux Appeal (Butler, Robertson)117/9-2

3: Blues Edge (Ramgeet, Rhone)117/7-2

4: Da Kleinen Schatzi (Mojica, Rengstorf)113/8-1

5: Blazing Angel (Franco, Scherer)119/6-1

6: Dear Fay (Ortega, Robertson)123/5-1

7: Dakota Peach Pie (Nolan,Rickert)117/15-1

8: Thunder and Honey (A.Canchari, Robertson)119/3-1

Wide-open race to kick off the Late Pick 4. BLAZING ANGEL exits nice stakes win after tailgating the pace and taking over on stretch run. May have turned the corner with that effort. THUNDER AND HONEY is a threat in present form and has been freshened up since running third in stakes race on the lawn. DA KLEINEN SCHATZI is lone sprinter stretching out and will be hell-bent-for-election to the front and trying to pull the upset in a runaway frenzy.

9 Minnesota Classic Championship Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,00

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Vanderbilt Beach (Rosier,Rengstorf)117/9-2

2: Sheer Trick (Hernandez, Brinson)117/20-1

3: Pennant Fever (Joubert, Hanson)117/10-1

4: A P Is Loose (A.Canchari, Robertson)123/4-5

5: Speed Is Life (Ramgeet, Oliver)117/5-1

6: Pensador (Mojica, Bravo)118/8-1

7: The Great Casby (Delorme, Van Winkle)118/15-1

A P IS LOOSE will play catch me if you can out of the gate with goal of wearing down his opponents to the wire. Expect to collect a ton of money at the windows but will have to hold on with determination to get the job done. SPEED IS LIFE will attend close to the pace and could be first runner to attack A P Is Loose if the favorite goes mano-a-mano in pace battle. PENSADOR comes off his win in the Minnesota Derby but will have to take a huge step forward to get the win.

10 11⁄16 miles. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $35,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hansboro (Nolan, Sweere)123/10-1

2: Where’s Jordan (Vergara, Peters)118/15-1

3: Herbie (Butler, Robertson)123/8-5

4: Teddy Time (A.Canchari, Robertson)118/6-1

5: Sonny Money (Hernandez, Silva)123/12-1

6: Plenty of Sun (Franco, Lund)123/5-2

7: Manlee Spirit (Velazquez, Peters)123/15-1

8: Touch Vision (Castro, Riecken)118/8-1

HERBIE will be in the main body of runners before flying the coop and merits major respect as the favorite with Butler aboard. Barnmate TEDDY TIME, should be on or near the lead and is coming off a maiden breaking win despite breaking slow from the gate. PLENTY OF SUN comes off new top figure after chasing a spirited pace and zipping on by his rivals down the stretch. Many things to like coming in.

11 About 7½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $35,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Lil Mighty Mo (Hernandez, Kane)123/10-1

2: First Hunter (A.Canchari, Robertson)118/9-5

3: Kenna Mae (Stevens, Biehler)118/4-1

4: Blackhawk’s Sis (Butler, Robertson)118/6-1

5: Fiona Cat (Franco, Scherer)123/2-1

6: Unbridled’s Celtic (Velazquez, Weir)123/15-1

FIRST HUNTER improved in a big way last out crushing his best speed figure by a big number and getting the win. Tough if delivers that same effort. FIONA CAT is main challenger to top pick and will be rolling late leaving others behind. Slow pace scenario causes concern to get up in time. Look for KENNA MAE to set scalding fractions with Scott Stevens at the helm.