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Post time: 6:30 p.m. Best bet: Bourbon County (7th race). Best play: 50 cent Pick 4, Race 1 (1,3,6,7/2,4,5,7/1,2,3,4,6,7/2), $48.

1 5½ furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $30,000. Purse: $17,000.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Acharchmonarch (Murphy, Bolinger) 123 7-2

2: Tahkodha Royale (Thornton, Sheehan) 114 10-1

3: Chocolate I Scream (P. Canchari, Bethke) 123 6-1

4: Mr. Bruce (Goodwin, Riecken) 119 8-1

5: Samstar (Hernandez, Rengstorf) 119 9-2

6: Bold Entry (Butler, Bravo) 119 3-1

7: G Road (Delorme, Kirby) 123 7-2

ARCHARCHMONARCH could shake loose on easy fractions as possible lone speed in a field full of chasers. Look for him to get out early while snuggling the rail out of the inside post. BOLD ENTRY has been training smartly for new barn in his seasonal debut as your probable favorite. Butler/Bravo numbers are solid when they hook up as a team. G ROAD had rough break in lone start this year and could improve if gets out cleanly.

2 5½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $4,000. Purse: $10,000.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Falsely Alarmed (Sanchez, Granitz) 123 8-1

2: Bizet (Butler, Padilla) 123 4-1

3: Hard Nozed (Delorme, Riecken) 123 12-1

4: Talk the Walk (Franco, Lund) 123 9-2

5: Unlawful Detainer (Eiklebery, Fennel) 123 6-1

6: Redneck Richie (Murphy, Cole) 123 8-1

7: Papa’s Paisley (Carreno, Diodoro) 123 7-5

On paper, PAPA’S PAISLEY is strictly the one to beat while dropping in class shipping in from Santa Anita. Trainer Diodoro, did pretty well with this gimmick last year bringing in his runner’s from the west coast. BIZET cuts back in distance with good tactical speed, expect to sit off the pace with first crack at the front runners. TALK THE WALK enters off a impressive win at Turf Paradise drawing clear from the field. Jockey Franco remains aboard.

3 5½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $14,500.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Dustem Carolina (E’berry, S’benske) 123 9-2

2: Spell Winder (Thornton, Berndt) 114 4-1

3: Savvy N Speightful (Murphy, Keen) 123 4-1

4: Sheza Ruler (Shepherd, Granitz) 123 7-2

5: Bella Parvati (P. Canchari, L. Canchari) 123 20-1

6: Sammie’s Touch (Butler, Heitzmann) 123 5-1

7: Artistic License (Sanchez, Tracy) 123 6-1

8: A Thousand Talents (Delorme, Kirby) 123 10-1

Toughest leg of the early Pick 4 with many candidates ready to move forward. SAMMIE’S TOUCH has decent early speed to tag along behind the pacesetters pressing the pace. Faces softer field than the ones he challenged down at the Fair Grounds this past winter. SPELL WINDER will take the field as far she can go with her swift early foot, cutting back 1/2 furlong might be the answer for her return to the winner’s circle. DUSTEM CAROLINA had nice win last out as the favorite at Hawthorne Park. Expect jockey Eikleberry to punch the go button early off the rail.

4 5½ furlongs. State-bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $32,500.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Indy’s Kid (Velazquez, Biehler) 119 6-1

2: Rocknlikahurricane (Butler, Robertson) 119 8-5

3: Hummin Through (Escobar, Donlin) 119 8-1

4: Margo’s Song (Murphy, Bethke) 119 6-1

5: Steviefromstanley (Martin, Thompson) 119 12-1

6: Our Main Man Moe (Hernandez, R’storf) 123 8-1

7: Regal Rival (Delorme, Pfeifer) 119 12-1

8: Plenty of Sun (Franco, Lund) 119 9-2

ROCKNLIKAHURRICANE could be long gone if unchallenged early while controlling his own destiny with Dean Butler at the helm. Slight concern of beaten favorite in lone two starts. PLENTY OF SUN and INDY’S KID launch their racing careers tonight with works suggesting they’re ready to roll.

5 1 mile. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $12,500. Purse: $13,500.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Harveson (Thornton, Rarick) 118 12-1

2: Deja I’Etoile (Goncalves, Scherer) 118 8-1

3: Manlee Spirit (Martin, Peters) 123 10-1

4: Asareer’s Harbor (Velazquez, Scherer) 118 6-1

5: Deal Master (P. Canchari, L. Canchari) 123 12-1

6: Unstoppable Colby (E’berry, Diodoro) 123 5-1

7: Take a Powder (Lopez, Troche) 118 10-1

8: Gray Day Lover (Murphy, Keen) 123 4-1

9: Baby Trump (Butler, Heitzmann) 118 3-1

10: Smart Masterpiece (Swiontek, Herb) 123 12-1

UNSTOPPABLE COLBY plunge in class and consistent work tab makes the favorite tough to beat on paper out of the Diodoro barn. Could prove tough customer for this feeble field. GRAY DAY LOVER ran career best two back with 10-length margin of victory at Sam Houston and merits respect if duplicates that effort. BABY TRUMP drops for over half the price transferring up from Keeneland with good early speed. Doesn’t hurt getting Butler as the pilot.

6 1 mile. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $30,000.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: True Ten (Eikleberry, Diodoro) 121 4-1

2: Quiet Ry (Escobar, Brinson) 116 5-1

3: Sunday Prohibition (Sanchez, R’storf) 116 12-1

4: Curly Top (Shepherd, Diodoro) 121 9-5

5: Permit to Carry (Vergara, Fennell) 116 12-1

6: Dr. Spin (Velazquez, Biehler) 121 6-1

7: Vanderboom Ridge (Butler, Bravo) 121 10-1

8: Maggie’s Guy (Franco, Lund) 121 6-1

TRUE TEN comes off the bench with just 7 days rest but is well-rested with just two races in past 9 months. Should get speed favoring pace to schlepp along with ground saving trip along the rail. Stablemate CURLY TOP, is complete opposite, with last race 17 months ago for the Bob Baffert barn. Only missed paying once in his 10 career starts. DR. SPIN gave way against much tougher at Oaklawn last effort. Should be more relaxed tonight with opportunity to regain old form.

7 6 furlongs. State-bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Affirmed Cure (Sanchez, Peters) 120 10-1

2: Command the Land (Carreno, Rhone) 118 8-1

3: Speed Is Life (Eikleberry, Oliver) 123 9-2

4: Speakfromyourheart (Joubert, Hanson) 120 4-1

5: Appeal to the King (Murphy, Hanson) 116 8-1

6: Lil’ Apollo (Delorme, Pfeifer) 116 6-1

7: Bourbon County (Butler, Rhone) 120 7-5

BOURBON COUNTY had troubled trip last out in season debut at Tampa but came on strong late to just miss paying dividends. Gets nice outside post to take the lead or just sit off the pace if so needed in this season’s first stakes race. AFFIRMED CURE has realistic assignment off the long layoff while shortening up in distance. Positive 2014 season makes him intriguing play. SPEED IS LIFE had three wins at three different distances here in the 2014 meet. Must use underneath.

8 5½ furlongs. State-bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $32,500.

#/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds

1: Macho Storm (Murphy, Bethke) 123 3-1

2: Lockedupforever (Keith, Biehler) 119 8-1

3: Organ Ole (Swiontek, Kane) 123 12-1

4: Holy Brass (Thornton, Weir) 118 5-1

5: Rj’s Indy Storm (Goncalves, Litfin) 119 12-1

6: Ghazablanca (Goodwin, McKinley) 123 9-2

7: Keith’s Legacy (Sanchez, Rengstorf) 119 5-1

8: Smart Business (Delorme, Donlin) 123 4-1

HOLY BRASS should come out smoking as the likely pacesetter with jockey Thornton imploring him to hold on to the wire in this wide-open nightcap. KEITH’S LEGACY could improve in second career start off the long layoff. Has one zippy work off the training schedule. SMART BUSINESS exhibits two bullet drills coming in. Best effort was in unveiling three back.

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