Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: Steep Paladin (5th Race). Best play: 50 cent-Pick 4, Race 4, (All/3/All/2,9), $56.

1 350 Yards. State Bred. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $15,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Little Bit Brandy (Shepherd, Johnson)126/9-2

2: Rey D Arranque (Richard, Black)124/8-1

3: Fishin in the Brook (Golibrzuch, Miller)124/5-1

4: Bee Bee Guns (Beaty, Miller)124/3-1

5: Love My P A (Smith, Johnson)124/7-2

6: Goldies Big Time (Delorme, Kane)126/8-1

7: Fastbacbaby (Swiontek, Livingston)126/9-2

LITTLE BIT BRANDY ran in three stake races here last season and work tab suggest he’s ready to go. REY D ARRANQUE tired while splashing through the slop in return race and is logical threat second time out. FASTBACBABY strong late surge got her up for the win last effort to break her maiden.

2 350 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $14,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Ima Lil Tom Cat (Luark, Olmstead)126/6-1

2: Thats Lame Sauce Man (Shepherd, J’son)124/10-1

3: Runnin Spit Curl (Smith, Fennell, Jr.)124/8-1

4: Bella Luna (Eikleberry, Olmstead)126/3-1

5: Jess Sayn (Pinon, Hardy)126/5-2

6: My Dynasty Chick (Ricardo, Hanson)124/9-2

7: Call as Maybe (Delorme, Hunt)124/5-1

BELLA LUNA was purchased after solid third-place running at Remington Park. MY DYNASTY CHICK was mugged at the break but came on strong to get first win last out. CALL AS MAYBE returns to the local track where her lone win came last July.

3 400 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds. Purse: $20,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Cokato Cartel (Eikleberry, Harris)124/9-2

2: Corona Rattler (Swiontek, Livingston)124/15-1

3: Carex (Luark, Olmstead)124/10-1

4: Dreamgirl On Fire (Murphy, Olmstead)124/20-1

5: O Ya (Torres, Charette-Hill)124/6-1

6: Tty From Mr Pye (Pinon, Hardy)124/7-2

7: Miss Jess Blue (Beaty, Pride)124/10-1

8: Bhr Guys Flash Me (Smith, Johnson)124/8-1

9: Panther Prize Me (Shepherd, Johnson)124/10-1

10: Pyc Powerwagon (Richard, Harris)124/15-1

11: My Girls Toasted (Golibrzuch, Pride)124/5-1

MY GIRLS TOASTED gets a nice far outside post to avoid the expected hectic break in this large field. Should get a square price on her. COKATO CARTEL ran second to our top pick last out and seeks revenge second off the layoff. PANTHER PRIZE ME and BHR GUYS FLASH ME both held on stubbornly for nice dueling wins last out.

4 3 ½ Furlongs. Open. 2-year-olds. Purse: $28,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Posse Up (L. Goncalves, Heitzmann)115/3-1

2: The Gent Is a Cat (Franco, Van Winkle)118/6-1

3: Nick’s Silver Top (Goodwin, Van Winkle)118/4-1

4: Hattaway Big Fella (Hernandez, Rengstorf)118/6-1

5: Suddenly Seymour (P. Canchari, Oliver)118/5-1

6: Shooters Alley (Murphy, Litfin)118/8-1

7: Bushrod (Eikleberry, Oliver)118/7-2

This wide-open short sprint of 2-year-olds begins the early Pick 4. POSSE UP could be tough if she can get out quickly off the rail while tackling the boys, Trainer Doug Oliver sends out new shooters BUSHROD and SUDDENLY SEYMOUR, both are flashing quick works preparing for their first time out.

5 1 Mile 70 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $12,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Princeapallee (Shepherd, Tim Padilla)123/12-1

2: Take a Risk (Vergara, Diodoro)123/5-2

3: Steep Paladin (Goncalves, Amoss)123/7-5

4: Raton Pass (Velazquez, Rarick)123/10-1

5: Cole Cole (Eikleberry, Silva)123/3-1

6: Silver Halo (Hernandez, Troche)123/8-1

STEEP PALADIN figures to the best after drawing away to a seven-length victory at Churchill Downs last out. Ability to put field away with repeat performance. TAKE A RISK maneuvered through traffic and splitting his oppositions to get the win as the heavily bet favorite on opening weekend. COLE COLE stretches out to two turns after a couple of consecutive wins sprinting.

6 7 ½ Furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Seven Tuff (Butler, Robertson)119/4-1

2: Give Me Liberty (Murphy, Sweere)119/6-1

3: Dark Red (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)119/10-1

4: Grand Avenue (Carreno, Shaw)121/6-1

5: Hume (Sanchez, Walker)119/8-1

6: Flexiplus (Shepherd, Rarick)119/10-1

7: Socratical (Reid, McFarlane)119/3-1

8: God Of War (Franco, Lund)119/7-2

9: Silver Terrace (Richard, Chambers)119/5-1

SOCRATICAL will attempt to lull the field to sleep as the pacesetter with lack of early speed behind him. Has two wins in past three starts on the turf. SEVEN TUFF gets the inside draw and will be late closing threat with Dean Butler aboard. Working steadily off the eight-month sabbatical. GOD OF WAR numbers match up with our top two picks but concern of only two works since last spin in February. Taking a wait and see approach.

7 6 Furlongs. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $10,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Sweet G (Carreno, Donlin)123/12-1

2: Purple and Gold (Goncalves, Amoss)119/7-2

3: I Dream Big (Shepherd, L. Canchari)119/15-1

4: Strictly Classy (Velazquez, Brinson)119/6-1

5: Penny Thoughts (Murphy, Anderson)119/12-1

6: Little Bit Feisty (Eikleberry, Smith)119/10-1

7: Nickels for Pat (Sanchez, Bravo)119/10-1

8: Easyonureyes (Lopez, Jr., Bethke)119/30-1

9: Showbiz Dutchess (Butler, Berndt)119/5-2

10: Princess Value (Vergara, Silva)119/8-1

11: Gracie Jean (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)119/10-1

SHOWBIZ DUTCHESS ran career best last out but lost the late lead settling for place honors. Positive jockey switch to Butler could urge her to hold on to the wire. Tom Amoss sends out PURPLE AND GOLD for her coming out party with a long stream of steady works. STRICTLY CLASSY has exhibited bad gate habits in all three starts and possibly could pay dividends if breaks alertly.

8 1 Mile 70 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance Optional Claiming: $35,000. Purse: $32,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: At My Discretion (Franco, Lund)119/8-1

2: Speed Is Life (Butler, Oliver)119/12-1

3: Spider’s Alibi (Eikleberry, Smith)116/12-1

4: Quiet Ry (Hernandez, Brinson)118/4-1

5: Quiet Man (Goncalves, Biehler)119/2-1

6: Model Citizen (Vergara, Sheehan)119/10-1

7: Indy Awesome (Escobar, Brinson)119/9-5

QUIET MAN was coming up a tad short from off the pace down at Oaklawn Park and returns to Canterbury where he was a steady performer here last summer. INDY AWESOME is a consistent gelding with four wins in past seven starts. Should be near or on the lead with good early speed. QUIET RY gathered momentum on a nice rail saving trip last out to get the victory.

9 7 ½ Furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Let’s Do It (Carreno, Van Winkle)119/5-1

2: Heartland Flyer (Hernandez, Shaw)119/20-1

3: African Gray (Eikleberry, Silva)119/5-1

4: Vibrato Jazz (Vergara, Diodoro)119/9-2

5: Purest Form (Butler, Robertson)119/7-2

6: Goldandsilver (Goncalves, Keen)119/8-1

7: Behr Strike (Sanchez, Rnald Westermann)119/15-1

8: Odeon (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)119/4-1

9: Truckin (Shepherd, Litfin)119/10-1

10: Winningcherokee (Escobar, Brinson)119/7-2

Wide-open affair here in the 9th. ODEON has class edge on the group with good tactical speed to sit behind pacesetter for first crack to pounce. Won two back at today’s distance. Newly acquired PUREST FORM appears to be lone front runner, and Butler is always dangerous on the lead when he’s the pilot. AFRICAN GRAY and VIBRATO JAZZ are logical major threats coming off the pace.

10 1 Mile 70 Yards. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $4,000. Purse: $10,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Princess of Harlem (Fackler, Turco)119/8-1

2: Beautiful Shoes (Murphy, Hawley)123/6-1

3: M G Baby (Velazquez, Scherer)121/5-1

4: Surf Queen (Eikleberry, Silva)123/4-1

5: Hawkeye Honey (Butler, Bravo)121/5-2

6: Frazier’s Pegasus (Goncalves, Scherer)121/7-2

7: Chile Win (Golibrzuch, Miller)119/8-1

FRAZIER’S PEGASUS should have all the speed in the world to swoop on with her flying late from the clouds. Won two back while rolling late. SURF QUEEN comes off a well handled win as the pacesetter last out at a nice price. HAWKEYE HONEY too exits a front-running style win on a rough and bumpy trip.

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