Post time: 6:30 p.m. Best bet: Mr. Benz (8th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 ticket— Race 6, (All/1,3,4/5/2,3,4,6), $48.
1 250 yards. State bred. Open. 2-year-olds. Maiden. Purse: $13,500
#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds
1: Gotta Moment (Swiontek, Weidner)124/5-2
2: Capos Hero (Navarrete, Jr., Hardy)124/9-5
3: Vo Fantastic Aira (Smith, Hardy)124/4-1
4: Ima Sizzlin Runaway (Frink, Weidner)124/8-1
5: Jess a Lil Cash (Jasso, Johnson)124/6-1
6: Kool Attempt (Romero, Manriquez)124/10-1
CAPOS HERO is lone runner with a race under her belt. IMA SIZZLIN RUNAWAY and JESS A LIL CASH have the quickest works at 220 yards.
2 300 yards. State bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $16,000
1: Trs Boy Named Sue (Canchari, Livingston)125/12-1
2: Fly With a Buzz (Eikleberry, McKinley)125/3-1
3: Holy Storm (Romero, Swan)125/7-2
4: Fantastic Feelyn (Smith, Hardy)125/5-2
5: Haute Wagon (Swiontek, Hanson)125/8-1
6: Shakemupbayb (Bedford, Christenson)127/10-1
7: Eos Marie Leveau (Navarrete, Jr., Hardy)127/6-1
HOLY STORM is alert gate-breaker and just missed. FLY WITH A BUZZ finished last year with consecutive wins. EOS MARIE LEVEAU exits a sharp bullet dril.
3 About 1 mile 70 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Waiver claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500
1: Mambocello (Lindsay, McFarlane)123/4-1
2: Jonny’s Choice (Mojica, Diodoro)123/6-1
3: Stephen’s Answer (Gonzalez, Diodoro)123/7-2
4: Hurricane Force (Loveberry, Robertson)123/2-1
5: Purple Sky (Eikleberry, Fields)120/8-1
6: Knights Nation (Martin, Jr., House)120/3-1
JONNY’S CHOICE has been on the sidelines for two months but has a strong work tab. KNIGHTS NATION has been facing tougher. STEPHEN’S ANSWER is coming off a gate-to-wire win.
4 About 1 mile. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $36,000
1: Dusty Princess (Bedford, Donlin, Jr.)123/10-1
2: Miss Brookside (Roman, Scherer)123/8-1
3: Morning Report (Hernandez, Westermann)123/5-1
4: Bellwood Forever (Mawing, Riecken)123/10-1
5: Cozzy Kinda Love (Lindsay, McKinley)123/4-1
6: Maywood Hope (Mojica, Rengstorf)123/7-2
7: Raging Gold Digger (Hamilton, Berndt)123/8-5
RAGING GOLD DIGGER appears to be lone speed, so come catch to get the win. Been on the bench since September but boasts quick morning works. MAYWOOD HOPE returns to the grass where the filly got her last win. Barn has been firing as of late, so can’t take lightly. MISS BROOKSIDE is another starter who’s last win was on the turf. Expect to make a strong late presence.
5 6 furlongs. State bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming: $7,500. Purse: $11,000
1: Brave One (Mojica, Bethke)123/3-1
2: Foible (Martin, Jr., Scherer)120/4-1
3: Epic Force (Bedford, Wiley)123/12-1
4: Direct Impact (Roman, Wiley)123/6-1
5: Tr ip Back Home (Arrieta, Rarick)123/9-2
6: Moment of Magic (Loveberry, Donlin)120/10-1
7: Marco’s Tribute (Butler, Rhone)123/7-2
8: K J Is a Dancer (Lindsay, Bethke)120/15-1
FOIBLE plunges in class and distance. Lack of group speed should put him closer to the front. BRAVE ONE will be on the lead and is out to make amends after failing to hold the lead last out. MARCO’S TRIBUTE looms the late closing threat but is searching for first win after 17 efforts.
6 6 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden special weight. Purse: $28,000
1: Asaka (Hamilton, Hanson)120/8-1
2: Labelhermypal (Loveberry, Applebee)123/8-1
3: Franki D Oro (Butler, Hornsby)120/6-1
4: Chickanella (Keith, Biehler)120/3-1
5: Sheena (Mojica, Schnell)120/7-2
6: Flat Out Diva (Gonzalez, Silva)120/4-1
7: Frosty Flirt (Eikleberry, Bravo)120/5-1
8: Swan River Rosie (Meche, Litfin)120/15-1
SHEENA got off tardy last out, ruining her chances. Deserves a chance with hot jockey aboard. CHICKANELLA ran just OK in her debut but has been freshened up with a morning work. FLAT OUT DIVA and SWAN RIVER ROSIE are new shooters and might have found the ideal maiden field.
7 6½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional Claiming: $25,000. Purse: $32,000
1: Ima Discreet Lady (Eikleberry, Broberg)117/7-2
2: She’s No Drama (Gonzalez, Kenney)120/12-1
3: Ari Gia (Arrieta, Silva, Jr.)123/5-2
4: Lucky Lorretta (Martin, Jr., Berndt)120/9-2
5: Superstar Bea (Roman, Robertson)120/5-1
6: Team Hollywood (Mojica, Diodoro)120/6-1
7: Fiftyshadesograyce (Goncalves, Lund)120/10-1
8: Brechin’s Command (Lindsay, Williams)120/8-1
LUCKY LORRETTA should have all of the speed in front of her to swoop on. Came up short at 5½ furlongs, so should appreciate the extra furlong tonight. ARIA GIA ran career-best speed figure last race in the Lady Slipper Stakes on a muddy track. Going to try and beat her on the assumption she loves a muddy track and she won’t have easy fractions. IMA DISCREET LADY will be challenging ARIA GIA from the bell. Only been out of the money once in 11 starts.
8 5½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Starter optional Claiming: $5,000. Purse: $14,500
1: Unleash the Beast (Gonzalez, Silva, Jr.)120/7-2
2: Doc Curlin (Arrieta, Diodoro)120/6-1
3: Smarty Party Papa (Meche, Litfin)120/8-1
4: Handsome Roy (Gonzalez, Silva)120/10-1
5: MBenz (Eikleberry, Broberg)123/9-5
6: Sharp Holiday (Mojica, Diodoro)115/9-2
7: Oso Ready (Martin, Jr., Heitzmann)120/5-1
MR. BENZ came up second best last out as the favorite and looks to rebound after a win two back. Will do his better running late. OSO READY will be the last one in and the first one out. Speedster has failed to hold the lead last two out at Oaklawn Park, so change of scenery might be the answer. UNLEASH THE BEAST should save ground with rail ride behind the pacesetters, and should get respected at the betting windows.
9 6½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $14,000
1: Road to Damascus (Gonzalez, Padilla)123/4-1
2: Sheer Mayhem (Mojica, Diodoro)123/6-1
3: Familiar Rhythm (Eikleberry, Bravo)123/2-1
4: Rolls Royce Deal (Arrieta, Diodoro)123/3-1
5: Brysons Confession (Lindsay, Bethke)123/8-1
6: Aquamarine (Hernandez, Riecken)123/7-2
AQUAMARINE has burned a lot of money for bettors and was really off his game last out. Taking a shot that he’ll figure things out with the drop in class. FAMILIAR RHYTHM cuts back in class and distance and should be touring the course from midpack with Ry Eikleberry aboard. Must respect both of Robertino Diodoro’s runners, ROLLS ROYCE DEAL and SHEER MAYHEM. Expect them to be in the hunt from the start.