Post time: 6:30 p.m. Best bet: The Tascosa Kid (6th). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (3rd): 1,2/All/All/1, $49.

1 300 yards. State bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $15,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Gramma Ella (Swiontek, Livingston)126/9-2

2: Bbs Pyc Luckycharm (Velazquez, Olmstead)124/6-1

3: Curious James (Shepherd, Wilson)124/15-1

4: Inclined to Dash (Bachicha, Jr., Johnson)124/10-1

5: Jess a Chance (Klaiber, Kane)124/3-1

6: Mountain Rake (Pinon, Johnson)126/7-2

7: Apollitical Chick (Delorme, Wilson)126/8-1

8: Wallykazam (Delgado, Hardy)124/5-1

GRAMMA ELLA gave a solid attempt to grab place honors after a bumpy start. JESS A CHANCE has hit the board in his past six starts, including a win last out as the favorite. MOUNTAIN RAKE had a successful 2016 campaign and will try to continue to move forward in first race of the year.

2 350 yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $9,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: A Valiant Cartel (Swiontek, Hanson)124/3-1

2: Mr Special Wagon (Pinon, Campos)124/10-1

3: Flashy Bully Bullion (S. Ricardo, Hanson)124/6-1

4: Go for Granite (Goodwin, Miller)124/15-1

5: Steaks Horse (Delorme, Frey)124/8-1

6: Deceiving Woman (Bachicha, Jr., Livingston)124/20-1

7: My Red Velvet (Esqueda, Clay)124/5-1

8: Haulin Freight (Klaiber, Pride)124/10-1

9: Marlin James (Shepherd, Hunt)124/12-1

10: Global Warning (Velazquez, Olmstead)124/7-2

11: Believers Timeline (Delgado, Hunt)124/6-1

12: Famous Duke (Esqueda, Laymon)124/10-1

13: Fire Breathing Wagon (Klaiber, Weidner)124/15-1

A VALIANT CARTEL had a rough beginning last out and could prove tough with a clean start. GLOBAL WARNING will try to heat things up when he comes surging late to the scene. FLASHY BULLY BULLION will be my underneath play at a healthy price.

3 5½ furlongs. State bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $11,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: U S Express (Canchari, Broberg)119/9-5

2: Unbridled Mayhem (Loveberry, Robertson)124/6-5

3: Castle Queen (Lindsay, Bethke)124/12-1

4: Kato Miss (Sanchez, Rengstorf)124/10-1

5: P J’s Angel (Mawing, Scherer)124/6-1

6: Anzoo (Butler, Bethke)124/8-1

In what appears to be a two-horse race, I’ll stamp in UNBRIDLED MAYHEM as my top choice. Projects as the one to catch and should enjoy cutting back one furlong, after fading to the second spot last effort. U S EXPRESS will be in pursuit for the short journey, departing from the rail with Canchari aboard. P J’S ANGEL looms the late closing threat if the top two get in a heated battle and go in reverse down the stretch.

4 6½ furlongs. State bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $10,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: So Blue (Butler, Rhone)124/5-1

2: Lasoeurcadetecheri (Sanchez, Rengstorf)119/7-2

3: Glitter’s Cupcake (Mojica, Bethke)124/6-1

4: Honey Dipper (Goodwin, Anderson)124/12-1

5: Adorkable (Joubert, Hanson)124/2-1

6: Hey Funny (Canchari, Tracy)124/4-1

7: Wanamingo (Wolff, Wolff)119/10-1

ADORKABLE won her first career race, and has been 0-29 since. Going against my better judgement, I’ll put her on top. GLITTER’S CUPCAKE won two back from off the pace against similar company, and should get matching trip today. SO BLUE appears the one to catch departing from the fence.

5 6½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $11,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Dakota Chrome (Mawing, Sweere)119/12-1

2: Bubble Time (Velazquez, Berndt)124/3-1

3: Creative Doux (Sanchez, Metz)119/8-1

4: Machi (Mojica, Bravo)119/5-2

5: Laura Ray (Loveberry, Hornsby)124/6-1

6: Sacey Bow (Ramgeet, Lund)124/9-2

7: Girlswannahavefun (Delorme, Bravo)119/4-1

LAURA RAY should get the perfect pace scenario to move on at a healthy price. BUBBLE TIME and MACHI will be knocking heads early for the lead, in what should be a doozy of a pace battle.

6 6 furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $4,000. Purse: $10,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: The Tascosa Kid (Loveberry, Robertson)124/2-1

2: Trident Hero (Mawing, Litfin)124/6-1

3: Maven Harry (Sanchez, Metz)119/10-1

4: Corporate Charlie (Canchari, Bethke)124/15-1

5: Lou’s Delta Blues (Canchari, Heitzmann)124/4-1

6: Drive Sandy Drive (Butler, Rhone)119/8-1

7: Be My Shadow (Lindsay, Anderson)124/8-1

8: Tripmeister (Hernandez, Anderson)124/10-1

9: Jebias (Goodwin, Bethke)124/10-1

THE TASCOSA KID has ample early speed and will get ground saving trip with the inside draw. LOU’S DELTA BLUES should be on the heels of top choice and expect a better performance cutting back to sprinting. DRIVE SANDY DRIVE and TRIDENT HERO will keep the Tascosa Kid company from the start, but need to improve off their last performances to remain in the hunt when things get interesting.

7 5 furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $20,000. Purse: $25,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Earsahead (Loveberry, Applegate)120/8-1

2: It’s the Swede (Sanchez, Broberg)120/6-1

3: Annoy (Velazquez, Heitzmann)120/5-2

4: Brilliant Belle (Shepherd, Litfin)124/7-2

5: Stella’s Princess (Mojica, Bravo)120/10-1

6: Gratzie (Canchari, Robertson)120/5-1

7: Seams Discreet (Butler, Arnett)120/3-1

SEAMS DISCREET is a multiple winner out of state and now makes her local debut off the six-month layoff. BRILLIANT BELLE is all about speed and exits a gate-to-wire win with her Canterbury introduction. ANNOY will be doing just that to Brilliant Belle, pressing the pace from the bell as she did last race, but was out-finished at the end.

8 1 mile. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $12,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Caleb’s Comet (Delgado, Rarick)124/6-1

2: Eddie Would Go (Mawing, Gordon)124/10-1

3: Demi Blue (Mojica, Rhone)124/15-1

4: What’s Up Gus (Lindsay, Silva)124/2-1

5: Sam’s Silver Star (Sanchez, Rengstorf)124/9-2

6: Tanzen (Acosta, Diodoro)124/9-5

7: Big Man Stan (Butler, Bravo)124/12-1

WHAT’S UP GUS won by 8 lengths at this level and distance last out leading the way from early on. TANZEN too won at this distance last effort, drawing clear from the field as the favorite. SAM’S SILVER STAR jumps off the grass with the drop in class. Could round out a healthy exotic wager.

9 6½ furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $11,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: St Alfonzo (Sanchez, Litfin)124/12-1

2: Father Shea (Canchari, Scherer)119/7-2

3: Charlie Hoss (Shepherd, House)119/10-1

4: Flagon (Mojica, Rengstorf)119/8-1

5: Dancing Zapper (Velazquez, Biehler)119/6-1

6: Shared Vision (Mawing, Kenney)124/2-1

7: Silver of Oz (Butler, Bravo)119/3-1

SILVER OF OZ ships up from Will Rogers Downs and is the one to catch to get the win. SHARED VISION gets back to sprinting after running a decent third around two turns as the chalk. FATHER SHEA drops to lowest level of short career in hopes of turning things around after below par performances.

10 5½ furlongs. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $12,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: La Petite Cheri (Loveberry, Rengstorf)120/6-1

2: Sajara (Hernandez, Westermann)120/8-1

3: R Quick Temper (Delgado, Rarick)124/4-1

4: Im Moneyinthebank (Sanchez, Padilla)120/2-1

5: Wonder About Lola (Canchari, Fields)120/9-2

6: Wildwood Kantharos (Mojica, Litfin)120/5-2

WILDWOOD KANTHAROS is allowance dropper and has never been in this soft of field. Likes to stalk the pace and should get speed duel to swoop on if ready. IM MONEYINTHEBANK set the pace last out and kept going to get the win. Will have company from the get-go but stamina shouldn’t be a problem, cutting back a furlong. LA PETITE CHERI takes significant class drop and will be my late-closing threat with ground saving rail trip.