Post time: 4 pm. Best bet: Panoe (4th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (1st race)—1-2-3-4-/1-3-4-5-6/1-4-5-6/7, $40.
1 5½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $4,000. Purse: $10,000.
#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds
1: Makaha Heat (Arrieta, Diodoro)124/9-2
2: Uncle Steve’s Girl (Mojica, Diodoro)124/4-1
3: One Hotdish (Eikleberry, Bravo)120/2-1
4: Sammie’s Touch (Goncalves, Heitzmann)124/5-2
5: Mia’s Gusto (Sanchez, Padilla)124/8-1
6: Rosebud’s Tiger (Butler, Rhone)124/10-1
SAMMIE’S TOUCH has been runner-up past two out, and should appreciate cutting back a half-furlong. ONE HOTDISH comes in with consecutive wins at Will Rogers Downs and is the one to beat in Canterbury debut. UNCLE STEVE’S GIRL will sit back and let others scramble to the lead before uncorking her late run.
2 6½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse: $12,500.
1: Trident Hero (Goncalves, Litfin)124/8-1
2: Colonel Gotham (Clark, Kumke)124/12-1
3: Tour de Rock (Loveberry, Hornsby)124/7-2
4: Xtreme Lyra (Mojica, Diodoro)124/9-5
5: A We Bit Flirty (Eikleberry, Broberg)124/5-2
6: Devil’s Teeth (Butler, Broberg)124/9-2
XTREME LYRA held on as the chalk last out coming off the two-month layoff. TOUR DE ROCK came up a nose short to Xtreme Lyra, and looks for revenge in the rematch. A WE BIT FLIRTY lacked room and ran third to the top two choices.
3 1 mile. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $10,000. Purse: $17,000.
1: Leavinglosangeles (Goncalves, Gordon)124/5-1
2: Express River (Guglielmino, Bravo)124/8-1
3: Federal Agent (Eikleberry, Bethke)124/10-1
4: Cash Money Always (Arrieta, Diodoro)124/5-2
5: Mystorynmstikntoit (Mojica, McFarlane)124/9-5
6: Sea Treaty (Sanchez, Padilla)124/4-1
CASH MONEY ALWAYS switches surfaces with the plunge in class and merits respect for strong connections. MYSTORYNMSTIKNTOIT enters with three consecutive wins and will be forwardly placed from the start with Mojica aboard. LEAVINGLOSANGELES took a step backward last out, getting out of the gate slowly, and looks to make amends.
4 1 mile. Turf. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming $25,000. Purse: $32,000.
1: McKenzie Honey (Mojica, Rarick)120/10-1
2: Enchanting Embrace (Eikleberry, Silva)120/5-1
3: Socialized (Hamilton, Beam)120/5-2
4: Sierrita (Lindsay, Van Winkle)120/6-1
5: Flyin Falynn (Hernandez, Swan)115/8-1
6: Laura Ray (Loveberry, Hornsby)124/12-1
7: Panoe (Velazquez, Berndt)120/9-5
PANOE exits a impressive multiple-length win off the extended layoff. Plenty to be positive about for the Berndt barn. ENCHANTING EMBRACE will attempt to shake loose from the field and run out the clock to the finish. SOCIALIZED invades from Lone Star Park and is a logical threat at this level.
5 1 mile. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse: $12,500.
1: Purple Sky (Arrieta, Bratcher)124/7-2
2: Sindys Luck (Mojica, Diodoro)124/5-2
3: Benny’s Glory (Velazquez, Rarick)124/12-1
4: Call It Luke (Mawing, Gordon)124/10-1
5: Redneck Attack (Eikleberry, Richard)124/9-2
6: Mr Ark (Butler, Litfin)124/10-1
7: Cristianstorm (Hamilton, Berndt)124/3-1
CHRISTIANSTORM bid his time last out and moved away with every stride for the win. Interesting to see winning rider Eikleberry jump off to ride REDNECK ATTACK. SINDYS LUCK is the horse to catch to get the win. PURPLE SKY should be doing his better running late with ground-saving rail trip.
6 Princess Elaine Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. Turf. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $50,000.
1: Honey’s Sox Appeal (Butler, Robertson)117/6-1
2: Double Bee Sting (Eikleberry, Rengstorf)117/5-1
3: Lookin Ata Runaway (Mojica, Rengstorf)117/10-1
4: Some Say So (Goncalves, Becker)117/3-1
5: U S Express (Sanchez, Richard)119/10-1
6: First Hunter (Loveberry, Robertson)117/5-2
7: Pinup Girl (Mawing, Sweere)123/4-1
HONEY’S SOX APPEAL returns to the turf at a price, where she does her better running. Stablemate FIRST HUNTER came off the shelf to finish a strong second last out and has been freshened up since with a morning work. SOME SAY SO got the win over First Hunter and appears to be on the right path.
7 5 furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $7,500. Purse: $11,000.
1: Matt’s Pick Four (Loveberry, Robertson)120/7-2
2: Fort A. J. (Lindsay, Silva)120/8-1
3: Lee’s Tough Guy (Bedford, Donlin)119/12-1
4: Muscle Man (Velazquez, Berndt)120/6-5
5: Magic Wolf (Eikleberry, Silva)120/9-2
6: Epic Force (P.Canchari, Wiley)124/15-1
7: Supermans Bodgit (Goodwin, Wiley)124/20-1
8: Hunky Monkey (Arrieta, Merrick)124/12-1
FORT A.J. is working well for his debut and looks to pull off the mild upset in this wide-open race. MATT’S PICK FOUR is a first-time starter for Mac Robertson and comes in with a strong series of works. MUSCLE MAN is probably the horse to beat; I just think he prefers to run longer.
8 7½ furlongs. Turf. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $25,000. Purse: $19,000.
1: Candy Line (Mojica, Rengstorf)119/15-1
2: Storm Shelter (Mawing, Westermann)124/8-1
3: Great Finale (Arrieta, McFarlane)119/12-1
4: Looking Good Carol (Sanchez, Padilla)124/8-1
5: Warrior’s Way (Goncalves, Heitzmann)119/10-1
6: Stella Malone (Butler, Robertson)119/7-2
7: Aspiration (Eikleberry, Richard)119/6-1
8: Model by Artie (Loveberry, Richard)124/9-2
9: Pretty Candy (Hernandez, Lund)119/8-1
10: Kiss Me Lily (Velazquez, Biehler)119/12-1
11: Chanceleggy Girl (Hamilton, Offolter)119/15-1
MODEL BY ARTIE will be dedicated to the front in a field lacking speed and attempt to lead the field to the wire. STELLA MALONE had an ugly run last race off the layoff and looks to dust off and come back to previous form. LOOKING GOOD CAROL and ASPIRATION are major players in this wide-open turf race.
9 5½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $4,000. Purse: $10,000.
1: Darkhorse Ty (Eikleberry, Silva)124/5-1
2: The Tascosa Kid (Mojica, Robertson)124/7-2
3: Drop the Gloves (Butler, Rhone)124/8-1
4: Let Da Cowboy Rock (Lindsay, Donlin)124/12-1
5: Curlin’s Kid (Arrieta, Bethke)124/15-1
6: Greek Week (Loveberry, Bethke)124/10-1
7: Contrip (Goodwin, Tracy)124/5-1
8: Picadilly Roadster (Velazquez, Berndt)124/2-1
PICADILLY ROADSTER drops to lowest level of his career in hopes to returning to the winner’s circle. THE TASCOSA KID will be on the front end, among others, attempting to carry his speed to the stretch run. DARKHORSE TY didn’t enjoy the sloppy track last out, so anticipate a much improved effort today for the Silva barn.
10 Blair’s Cove Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. Turf. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $50,000.
1: Hot Shot Kid (Butler, Robertson)123/8-1
2: Ragged Edge (Mawing, Richard)117/12-1
3: Plenty of Sun (Mojica, Lund)117/12-1
4: Teddy Time (Hamilton, Robertson)117/8-1
5: Fireman Oscar (Sanchez, Van Winkle)117/9-2
6: Where’s Jordan (Goncalves, Peters)117/5-1
7: The Great Casby (Lindsay, Van Winkle)121/12-1
8: A P Is Loose (Loveberry, Robertson)117/3-1
9: Stormy Sailor (Velazquez, Brinson)119/8-1
10: Got Even Smarter (Eikleberry, Sterling Jr.)117/10-1
HOT SHOT KID thrashed the field last out on a wet track and will try to go gate-to-wire in the Blairs Cove Stakes with the surface switch. Fan favorite A P IS LOOSE has been mediocre at best with his two return races on the main track. FIREMAN OSCAR and WHERE’S JORDON will be looking to pick up the pieces down the stretch.
11 1 mile. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $35,000.
1: Familiar Rhythm (Eikleberry, Bravo)119/6-1
2: Tekela’s Glory (Goodwin, Rarick)124/8-1
3: Buxterhooter (Velazquez, Berndt)119/6-1
4: Water Patrol (Sanchez, Padilla)119/10-1 5: Tahkodha Royale (Lindsay, Bolinger)124/15-1
6: Twoko Bay (Goncalves, Scherer)119/3-1
7: Moonlite Joey (Hamilton, Robertson)119/2-1
8: Keats Corner (Joubert, Hanson)124/8-1
In what appears to be a two-horse race in the nightcap, I’ll give the edge to TWOKO BAY. This young gelding won his lone start in impressive fashion in the mud. MOONLITE JOEY also won his debut while sprinting on the fast track. FAMILIAR RHYTHM might be a little more interested from the bell with the inside draw.