Post time: 1:30 p.m. Best bet: It's Tamareno (6th race). Best Pick 4: 5th race, (1,3,4,5,8,/1,/all/3,8,) $35
1st race 6 furlongs. 3 year-olds and up. Claiming $7,500. Purse: $11,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Maddie Cat (Delorme, Schindler) 121 10-1 2/Ize On Juan (Dieguez, Bethke) 119 4-1 3/Marathon Moon (Castro, Bends) 119 9-2 4/Like a Dream (Arroyo, Rhone) 119 5-1 5/Sugar Storm (Trimble, Erfle) 121 5-2 6/Special Ed M D (Velazquez, Wekseth) 121 10-1 7/Duke Deluxe (Goodwin, Donlin) 119 7-2 SUGAR STORM is the deserving favorite after dominating performance last out drawing away from the field. Was claimed that race by trainer Erfie who sends him back out ten days later, which to me means he's set to run another big one. IZE ON JUAN has been a non factor last two out facing tougher, so back to a field more to his liking makes him a strong contender. MARATHON MOON had horrific start last out and eased up. Reprise of previous races puts him in the mix.
2nd race 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3 year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse: $25,600. 1/Somerset Ballerina (Riggs, Donlin) 123 5-2 2/Corporate Comet (Butler, Rhone) 120 5-1 3/Tahkodha Rose (Arroyo, Venner) 123 12-1 4/Jumpin Jennie (Goodwin, Gourneau) 120 9-5 5/Usana (Castro, Rhone) 120 8-1 6/Demi's Heart (Prado, Winget) 120 12-1 7/Gaelic Pride (Velazquez, McKinley) 120 6-1 8/Fancy Devil (Garnett, Newman) 123 30-1 JUMPIN JENNIE has finished ahead of many in today's group but challenge is holding lead to the wire before fading. Been making a living out of running second but do like the jockey switch to Goodwin today. SOMERSET BALLERINA is 0-21 and has more bad trips than the Griswald's family vacation. Must use on exotic tickets with Riggs remaining aboard. CORPORATE COMET makes second start after running evenly behind top two picks for 4th honors.
3rd race 11/16 miles. 3 year-olds and up. Claiming $7,500-$10,000. Purse: $13,000. #/Horse, Jockey, Trainer Wt. Odds 1/Beau Named Sue (Butler, Rhone) 119 6-1 2/C S I Iowa (Riggs, Barton) 119 5-1 3/Fleet Cavalry (Trimble, Enger) 119 15-1 4/Hype (Rhone, Arterburn) 119 5-2 5/Melbas Slew (Velazquez, McKinley) 119 20-1 6/Guts (Walker Jr., Pfeifer) 119 7-2 7/Ilikechocolatemilk (Rivera, VanWinkle) 119 2-1 In a field full of closers, I'll give C S I IOWA a strong chance for a upset where Riggs will place the gelding on or near the lead with HYPE. Will need to find last year's form to win on the grass. Hype most likely will grab the lead but has been lacking late kick in last four races and is a must use underneath. ILIKECHOCOLATEMILK is a deep closer who won last effort picking them off late and is the one to beat in this evenly matched field.
4th race 5 furlongs. 2 year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $20,000. 1/Whoswilderthanme (Bell, Wessels) 118 5-2 2/J T's Gold (Stevens, Wilson) 118 8-1 3/Takethisdemmi (Prado, Winget) 118 15-1 4/Pumpkin Pusher (Dieguez, Bethke) 118 8-1 5/Oso Caty (Rivera, Van Winkle) 118 4-1 6/Chantilly Outlaw (Butler, Bravo) 118 5-1 7/Holiday Flight (Trimble, Johnson) 118 7-2 8/She's Mighty Fast (Riggs, Padilla) 115 10-1 WHOSWILDERTHANME lone start was a Futurity 87,000 race where the colt ran a decent fourth place finish at a huge price. Grabs the rail, running shorter, and gets Bell to ride makes him my top pick. OSO CATY has worked well in four sessions with a bullet drill at 5 furlongs. All systems look go for trainer Van Winkle. CHANTILLY OUTLAW too has solid work tab for this first timer with Butler at the helm.
5th race 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3 year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse: $14,820. 1/Souper Four (Morales, Donlin) 123 6-1 2/Caboosian Lass (Franco, Silva) 123 6-1 3/Enduring Angel (Dieguez, Bethke) 120 7-2 4/Depeche (Butler, Oliver) 123 5-1 5/Cinder Ellie (Stevens, Oliver) 123 8-1 6/Sam Lord's Belle (Garnett, Venner) 123 30-1 7/Siften Gold Nugget (Trimble, Peters) 120 10-1 8/Oh Great (Rivera, Van Winkle) 120 3-1 9/Molly McCracken (Delorme, Sheehan) 122 5-1 SOUPER FOUR seems to run a good race every other one, so that puts the filly on schedule to give a good performance today. Should show good early foot starting from the rail taking the lead. ENDURING ANGEL won last out in a duel in maiden special weight and should enjoy class relief pressing the pace. OH GREAT is another forwardly placed runner who should enjoy watching the speed to the inside.
6th race 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3 year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $26,880. 1/It's Tamareno (Riggs, Domenosky) 121 8-5 2/Dancehall Roxie (Rivera, Riddle) 121 20-1 3/Sol Fire (Bell, Riecken) 123 8-1 4/Rita's Cheetah (Stevens, Biehler) 118 5-1 5/Cap and Trade (Butler, Bravo) 120 4-1 6/Nokomis (Goodwin, Rosin) 121 3-1 7/Final Moment (Castro, Rhone) 118 10-1 TAMARENO has hit the board in all four starts coming off the turf from Arlington. Looks tough coming in but has yet raced on the dirt, so decision making time at a short price. RITA'S CHEETAH is versatile enough to sit up close or lay back. Has made money in each race this meet including a win. NOKOMIS is a deep closer who has been knocking on the door this year but keeps coming up just short. Most likely biggest threat to the favorite.
7th race About 1 mile. Fillies and mares. 3 year-olds and up. Claiming $14,000-16,000. Purse: $19,500. 1/Stark's a Smarty (Butler, Rhone) 119 6-1 2/I've Heard Rumors (Bell, Becker) 119 4-1 3/S S Shelby (Rivera, Lund) 119 7-2 4/Avenue Sister (Riggs, Robertson) 119 5-1 5/Jamaican Me Crazy (Stevens, Anderson) 119 5-1 6/Passion Talk (Castro, Bravo) 117 9-2 7/Eastern Precipice (Walker Jr. Dini) 119 5-1 I'VE HEARD RUMORS has won last two in closing fashion. Concern today is there is no speed in the race, so Bell might have to sit up closer for the predicted snail pace. AVENUE SISTER is your most probable front runner and hard to dismiss the fact that the Robertson/Riggs team might steal this race up front. S S SHELBY takes a break from facing tougher after missing the board in lone two lawn starts.
8th race 1 mile, 70 yards. 3 year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $10,000. Purse: $11,000. 1/Double Tall (Dieguez, Conde) 123 20-1 2/Chatty Lou (Velazquez, Canchari) 123 30-1 3/Unzapped (Bell, Robertson) 119 4-1 4/Big City (Stevens, C.Smith) 119 6-1 5/Jr Hills (Luark, McFadden) 123 20-1 6/G Frost (Castro, Boarman) 123 12-1 7/Run Trevor Run (Carmouche, Fennell) 123 30-1 8/Hwy Onetwentyeight (Delorme, Porter) 119 5-2 9/Affirmed Cure (Trimble, Peters) 119 10-1 10/Smart Masterpiece (Riggs, Berndt) 119 5-1 11/Luxury and Glitter (Arroyo, Sweere) 123 8-1 UNZAPPED tries his first route race coming off a couple of sprint efforts. Pedigree screams longer and slight jump up in class shouldn't be a problem. HWY ONETWENTYEIGHT has been close in breaking his maiden including last race to next out winner. SMART MASTERPIECE ran third that same race looping wide and drifting in down the stretch. Look for better trip today.
9th race 300 yards. 3 year-olds and up. Optional claiming $7,500. Purse: $7,900. 1/Sweet Lindsey Lu (Swiontek, Livingston) 126 6-1 2/Fishers Wish (Fennell, Miller) 126 8-1 3/Gone Away to Win (Prado, Clevenger) 126 6-1 4/Stolin Identity (C. Smith, Johnson) 124 10-1 5/A Classic Shake (Riggs, Blair) 126 4-1 6/Gettinthere (Velazquez, Martinez) 126 5-1 7/Flyin Lajolla (Lajolla, Frink) 126 7-2 8/Creole Dasher (Luark, Murray) 126 9-2 FLYIN LAJOLLA is the tepid favorite at 7/2 M/L but looks tough coming in with two wins in last three efforts. A CLASSIC SHAKE missed by a nose to the favorite last out. Riggs remains in the saddle. CREOLE DASHER ran third that same race gaining late. Anyone of these three can win here.
10th race 350 yards. 3 year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse: $7,100. 1/Feature This Twice (Prado, Haglund) 126 6-1 2/Smarty James (Frink, Svendsen) 124 9-2 3/Our Wranglin Gal (Luark, Tarwater) 126 5-1 4/Hulk Smash (C.Smith, Johnson) 124 4-1 5/Whiz Happens (Ricardo, Black) 124 12-1 6/Summit Winds (Bell, Harris) 124 3-1 7/Courtney Kansas (Swiontek, Livingston) 124 7-2 HULK SMASH won last out at this distance and trainer Johnson is sending out winners after a slow start. COURTNEY KANSAS faded last out and should enjoy shortening up today in this wide open race. SUMMIT WINDS will be tough with Bell remaining aboard who has five wins in ten starts as a Q Horse jockey.
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