Post time: 1:35 p.m. Best bet: Ghost Skier (2nd race). Best Pick 4: (1st race), (1,2,3,4,5,6,7/4/1,2,3,10/5,7,10), $42.
1st race  6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse: $10,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Winforlin (Franco, Silva) 123 6-1 2/Ensorcel (Riggs, Robertson) 123 4-1 3/Brahms Luck (Velazquez, Scherer) 120 5-1 4/Cassidilly (Castro, Berndt) 120 6-1 5/Successfulprincess (Trimble, Erfle) 120 5-1 6/Nabsico Cat (Goodwin, Corcoran) 123 7-2 7/Blue Ra Ra (Butler, Svendsen) 123 6-1 8/Ticklemeterrellmo (Dieguez, Rarick) 123 12-1 BLUE RA RA gets big class relief and gets Butler back on for the ride; as a duo they finished second in the slop to a next-out winner. CASSIDILLY improved last out, making up ground three-wide. Loses Riggs as the pilot to the Robertson horse. WINFORLIN could be tough to beat if she can regain her previous frontrunning speed off the rail after failing to fire last out. Deep on Pick 4 ticket with wide open field.
2nd race 6 1/2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse: $14,820. 1/Pious Pete (Franco, Rarick) 123 15-1 2/Timber Hills (Castro, Venner) 123 15-1 3/Traffic Skier (Keith, Hanson) 123 6-1 4/Ghost Skier (Butler, Bravo) 123 2-1 5/Lucky Straw (Goodwin, Biehler) 120 7-2 6/Three Desperadoes (Velazquez, Danger) 123 12-1 7/Spectacular Demi (Riggs, Rosin) 123 9-2 8/Casino Charley (Arroyo, McFadden) 123 5-1 GHOST SKIER is strictly the one to beat, dropping to claiming level from allowance races. Should show good early speed and gets positive jockey switch to Butler. LUCKY STRAW is a consistent runner who has hit the board in four starts this meet. Will make a presence once again today. SPECTACULAR DEMI cuts back in distance after leading the field in route distance but was outfinished before the wire. Fractions set that day were strolling pace so will have to pick up.
3rd race 5 furlongs. 2-year-olds. Purse: $20,000. 1/Bluegrass Lucy (Dieguez, Corcoran) 118 5-1 2/Brick House Road (Morales, Bravo) 118 8-1 3/Flashy Prize (Riggs, Van Winkle) 118 4-1 4/Go Socks Go (Carmouche, Fennell Jr.) 118 30-1 5/Golondrina (Luark, Martinez) 118 20-1 6/Cahuilla Princess (Rivera, Hartman) 118 15-1 7/Parris Island Babe (Butler, Rhone) 118 8-1 8/London Blue (Delorme, Porter) 118 10-1 9/Sweet Afleet (Goodwin, Corcoran) 118 10-1 10/Badge of Glory (Stevens, Rhone) 118 7-2 11/My Special Rose (Velazquez, Bethke) 118 6-1 With this group of two-year-old fillies, pre-race scrutiny could prove valuable. Not having that luxury, I'll go with the Van Winkle runner FLASHY PRIZE, who has a bullet work coming in and gets leading rider Riggs as the pilot. Another first-timer is BLUEGRASS LUCY, who has solid workouts and two bullet drills. BADGE OF GLORY ran well in lone start, flashing early speed and holding on for show at Prairie Meadows.
4th race 1 mile 70 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse: $11,000. 1/Cathys Breeze (Castro, Davis Jr.) 121 10-1 2/Too Bold to Hold (Arroyo, White) 121 15-1 3/Tricky Sky Pilot (Stevens, Rengstorf) 121 6-1 4/Image of Grandeur (Bell, Becker) 121 5-1 5/Deal of a Lifetime (Velazquez, Davis Jr.) 121 7-2 6/Magical Storm (Delorme, Cole) 121 20-1 7/Big Thompson (Riggs, Padilla) 121 9-2 8/Whudjagiddumon (Dieguez, Porter) 121 6-1 9/Mischief Mo (Goodwin, Pfeifer) 121 8-1 10/El Wildcat (Walker Jr., Rarick) 121 8-1 EL WILDCAT could be tough here, dropping to a new low and coming off the turf. Previous form and luring veteran jockey Walker makes this 8-1 shot appealing. BIG THOMPSON figures to be in the hunt after running third last out, weakening late. Needs only to maintain present form to be a factor. DEAL OF A LIFETIME is a consistent runner who has finished second past two races and has hit the board in past five.
5th race 7 1/2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000. Purse: $22,000. 1/Wolsfeld Woods (Luark, Ranwick Jr.) 121 15-1 2/Lucky Moon (Franco, Biehler) 121 10-1 3/Herecomesbert (Castro, Boarman) 119 15-1 4/Tubby Time (Bell, Robertson) 123 3-1 5/First Captain (Keith, Hanson) 123 8-1 6/Surplus (Stevens, Van Winkle) 119 6-1 7/Coconino Slim (Riggs, Robertson) 119 10-1 8/Rys Alley Cat (Butler, Bravo) 119 12-1 9/Jersey Devil (Goodwin, Biehler) 121 8-1 10/Codoy (Rivera, Mason) 121 5-1 11/Little Wagon (Delorme, Kirby) 119 8-1 TUBBY TIME returns after an impressive win last out, closing four-wide to swallow up the field. Anything close to that effort will give him his sixth win in seven starts on this turf course. COCONINO SLIM led the field that race before being gathered up by Tubby Time. Plus today is a shorter distance that Tubby Time has yet to run. SURPLUS and FIRST CAPTAIN will be dangerous stalking the pace and getting a shot at leader before Tubby comes flying.
6th race 6 1/2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000-$7,000. Purse: $11,000. 1/Missnorasdouble (Butler, Bravo) 123 5-1 2/Dazzling Marna (Rivera, Van Winkle) 119 5-1 3/She's On Her Way (Dieguez, Bethke) 121 5-1 4/Blumin Memories (Delorme, Cranwell) 119 5-1 5/Gail's Jewel (Riggs, Robertson) 119 5-1 6/Love Logic (Goodwin, Gourneau) 121 5-1 7/Harlan's Pepper (Rhone, Rhone) 119 5-1 8/Speakers Action (Keith, Hanson) 121 5-1 9/All Bets Are Off (Velazquez, Rengstorf) 119 5-1 10/Sassy Cassie (Stevens, Hamilton) 121 5-1 Good betting race with a plethora of price horses. SHE'S ON HER WAY didn't enjoy the grass surface last effort and returns to the dirt where she won in gate-to-wire fashion in allowance race as the favorite. HARLAN'S PEPPER held on for second last out at this distance and has a workout since. GAIL'S JEWEL ran fourth in same race as Harlan's Pepper, but look for improvement coming from the Robertson/Riggs team.
7th race Mystic Lake Derby. About 1 mile. 3-year-olds. Purse: $150,000. 1/Why Frank (Butler, Oliver) 116 30-1 2/Hammers Terror (Keith, Stidham) 122 3-1 3/Delegation (Bridgmohan, Casse) 116 5-1 4/Gung Ho (Franklin, Maker) 118 5-2 5/Tequila Factor (Riggs, Wilson) 118 6-1 6/Corporate Chapel (Stevens, Mankin) 116 12-1 7/North of Never (Martinez, Granitz) 120 7-2 8/Take Heart (Bell, Robertson) 116 8-1 When it comes to big races on the grass like the Mystic Lake Derby, I'm huge on class, form and works coming in. GUNG HO tops the field with these three categories. Love the five works after running in Grade 2 stakes race in May. Trainer Michael Maker is a excellent turf horse trainer and will have Gung Ho set to fire. HAMMERS TERROR biggest bonus is getting Lori Keith aboard. Have to love that trainer Stidham gets hot local jockey who has been spitting out wins on the turf here to ride the big race. NORTH OF NEVER is a big closer who swooped five-wide to drive away for three-length victory at Churchill. Trainer brings in Willie Martinez for the ride today.
8th race 7 1/2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $16,000. Purse: $16,000. 1/Tigerstark (Arroyo, Suter) 121 15-1 2/Chisenau (Franco, Silva) 121 12-1 3/Red Shoes (Delorme, Kirby) 121 12-1 4/Rockisland Express (Castro, Berndt) 118 5-1 5/King of the Sky (Walker Jr., Lund) 121 6-1 6/Hula King (GER) (Velazquez, Martinez) 121 30-1 7/Francis Henry (Dieguez, Bethke) 121 12-1 8/Stalking Lion (Goodwin, Rengstorf) 118 7-2 9/Outlaw J Wales (Stevens, Peters) 121 12-1 10/Brave Little Bull (Prado, Newman) 121 30-1 11/Matchless (Rivera, Padilla) 120 4-1 12/Jack's Tiger (Keith, Scherbenske) 121 10-1 In a wide open affair, ROCKISLAND EXPRESS runs on the lawn for the second time after a decent performance two back at Arlington Park. STALKING LION is the tepid favorite after three solid efforts on the turf with two place ribbons. KING OF THE SKY should show early speed with Walker remaining aboard after grabbing show money running longer last out.
9th race 300 yards. 2-year-olds. Maiden Claiming $10,000. Purse: $5,400. 1/Big Kick Mick (Prado, Clevenger) 122 4-1 2/One Chilled Okey (Arroyo, White) 122 15-1 3/Bac by Demand (Swiontek, Livingston) 122 12-1 4/Deal Black Jacks (Fennell, Svendsen) 122 6-1 5/Rosies Makn Memories (Frink, Tarwater) 122 3-1 6/First Class Ms (Luark, Pride) 122 10-1 7/Bye N Corona (Suarez Ricardo, Hanson) 122 5-2 8/Cashing It In (Garnett, Addicott) 122 20-1 9/Alotta Louie (Smith, Johnson) 122 12-1 ALOTTA LOUIE didn't do much in first effort on our track against better but should improve after quick work since. BAC BY DEMAND improved second time out at a huge price. Trainer Hanson will have BYE N CORONA ready to fire tonight after dull performance last out.
10th race 5 1/2 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming . Purse: $7,000. 1/Papa Wheely (Swiontek, Clevenger) 124 8-1 2/Eyemabugatti (Arroyo, Murray) 124 9-2 3/Mr Hawk to You (Luark, Pride) 124 6-1 4/Did I Zoom (Smith, Weidner) 124 8-1 5/Pita Chick (Goodwin, Hardy) 124 5-2 6/MIs Royal Derecho (Fennell, Miller) 126 8-1 7/Ladys Got Talent (Suarez Ricardo, Tarwater) 124 6-1 8/Stormin Gogo (Delorme, McClelland) 124 30-1 9/After Alla Blurr (Frink, Weidner) 124 15-1 10/Trs Zevis Moon (Prado, Sayre) 124 10-1 PITA CHICK drops to claiming level for the Hardy barn after being overmatched in Canterbury Derby three weeks ago. Most logical choice here. EYEMABUGATTI has been getting out well but weakening late. Good play underneath. PAPA WHEELY ran evenly a length behind frontrunner last out and tonight gets jockey switch.
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