JOHNNY LOVE’S CANTERBURY LINE

 

Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: Showbiz Dutchess (11th Race). Best play: 50 cent—Pick 4, Race 8, (1,2,3,4,6,7/ 1,4,5,7/ 1,2,3,6,7/1), $60.

1 350 Yards. Open. 2-year-olds. Trials. Purse: $7,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Rockin the Fence (Delorme, Black)122/8-1

2: Exceptionally Fast (Smith, Johnson)122/4-1

3: Such an Easy Chick (Eikleberry, Johnson)122/7-2

4: Nobull Just Corona (Suarez Ricardo, Hanson)122/9-2

5: Mitey Thunder (Beaty, Weidner)122/10-1

6: Gramma Ella (Swiontek, Livingston)122/6-1

7: A Mighty Fortune (Pinon, Hardy)122/5-2

A MIGHTY FORTUNE has caught a muddy track in both starts and looks to improve on dry surface. SUCH AN EASY CHICK got up in time for the win in second start. EXCEPTIONALLY FAST finished well in debut to grab the second spot.

2 350 Yards. Open. 2-year-olds. Trials. Purse: $7,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Timeto Kickback (Suarez Ricardo, Hanson)122/5-1

2: Dashing Charles (Richard, Fennell Jr.)122/10-1

3: Fowl Play (Golibrzuch, Johnson)122/8-1

4: Heiress to Royalty (Beaty, Weidner)122/6-1

5: Eyra Hayes (Swiontek, Livingston)122/7-2

6: Mogol (Delorme, Black)122/12-1

7: Fast Eye Opener (Smith, Johnson)122/3-1

8: Jess Hasta Be (Eikleberry, Johnson)122/4-1

TIMETO KICKBACK broke maiden last out after a bumpy and rough trip. FAST EYE OPENER has finished in top two landings with both starts. JESS HASTA BE ran second to our top pick in lone start.

3 1 Mile. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $12,500. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Cash in a Shoebox (Richard, Holder)123/8-1

2: Hayaku Josan (Hernandez, Fields)123/6-1

3: Ebony Elegance (Escobar, Biehler)123/7-2

4: Individual Design (Eikleberry, Diodoro)123/2-1

5: Misty Grove (Murphy, Dunlap)123/15-1

6: Papa’s Tango L R (Butler, Rhone)123/9-5

INDIVIDUAL DESIGN pulled away from the field and won by over 8 lengths after race was taken off the turf, doesn’t need the lead but might take it with this group. PAPA’S TANGO L R jumps off the turf after hanging on for place honors last out, expect to be gathering momentum late. EBONY ELEGANCE too jumps off the turf in same race as Papa’s Tango L R after coming up a tad empty down the stretch.

4 About 1 Mile 70 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $16,000. Purse: $22,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Unsaddled Glory (Hernandez, Donlin)119/8-1

2: Bobblehead (Butler, Rhone)119/7-2

3: Dr Action (Escobar, Brinson)119/8-1

4: Casting (Sanchez, Tracy Jr.)119/5-1

5: Kipson (Martin Jr., Scherbenske)119/12-1

6: Tens Wild (Goncalves, Brinson)119/4-1

7: Brainwash (Eikleberry, Diodoro)119/10-1

8: Mr. Mischief (Homeister Jr., Granitz)119/5-1

9: National (Velazquez, Rarick)119/8-1

10: Another Gear (Goncalves, Biehler)119/5-1

BRAINWASH has a strong class edge on the field and will give him a play at what should be a square price at post, concern of pulling up last race around first turn but has been freshened up since. TENS WILD won last out after stalking the pace and coming on late, steps up a notch in class with that victory. BOBBLEHEAD enters with consecutive victories sprinting on the dirt and should control his own destiny up front with quick early speed.

5 5 Furlongs. State-bred. Open. 2-year-olds. Maiden Special Weight. Purse: $32,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hatties Jewel (Goodwin, Van Winkle)118/7-2

2: Justcallme Charlie (Sanchez, Rengstorf)118/4-1

3: Osip (Goncalves, Tracy Jr.)118/5-1

4: The Gent Is a Cat (Franco, Van Winkle)118/12-1

5: Patrick O’Prado (Joubert, Hanson)118/2-1

6: Magic Gent (Murphy, Bethke)118/8-1

7: Shooters Alley (Velazquez, Litfin)118/6-1

JUSTCALLME CHARLIE enters with a nice work at 4 furlongs in preparing for his unveiling for the Rengstorf barn. SHOOTERS ALLEY has the benefit of a race under his belt over most his 2-year-old rivals. PATRICK O’ PRADO has a couple of quick works for his introduction and might be the one to catch to get the win.

6 About 11⁄16 Miles. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $14,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Rainbow Trip (Homeister Jr., Cameron)119/10-1

2: So Contagious (Vergara, Anderson)119/12-1

3: Let’s Do It (Carreno, Van Winkle)119/10-1

4: Pendulum (Sanchez, Padilla)119/6-1

5: Mind the Master (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)119/8-1

6: Silver Terrace (Richard, Chambers)119/12-1

7: God Of War (Franco, Lund)119/4-1

8: Heartland Flyer (Delorme, Shaw)119/20-1

9: Flexiplus (Butler, Rarick)119/15-1

10: Vibrato Jazz (Eikleberry, Diodoro)119/7-2

11: Little Wagon (Keith, Shaw)119/5-1

GOD OF WAR will be seeking his third straight win and and might enjoy the added yardage today with his strong late closing kick. MIND THE MASTER should enjoy the class relief after failing to fire in allowance effort. PENDULUM comes in with back-to-back wins sprinting on the main track and now brings his talent to the lawn and projects to be the rabbit to catch. VIBRATO JAZZ is a major player who will be flying late.

7 5 1/2 Furlongs. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $30,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Isntzee Wondeful (Escobar, Brinson)117/6-1

2: Rockin the Bleu’s (Butler, Robertson)121/7-2

3: To B a Noitted (Franco, Rarick)121/12-1

4: When I’m Calling U (Eikleberry, Silva)121/5-1

5: Lunar Gaze (Goncalves, Amoss)119/3-1

6: Sammie’s Touch (Martin Jr., Heitzmann)121/9-2

7: Scoozi (Vergara, Diodoro)121/4-1

LUNAR GAZE stumbled out of the gate but collected herself to accelerate from the back and draw away from the field in impressive fashion, second and third place finishers both won next time out. SCOOZI was gate-to-wire winner last out and much the best as the heavy favorite. ROCKIN THE BLEU’S will enjoy the anticipated pace battle to close on with her late kick.

8 About 1 Mile. Fillies. 3-year-olds. Stakes. Purse: $75,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Catty N Sassy (Butler, Robertson)116/6-1

2: Audrey’s Double (Goncalves, Pessin)118/5-1

3: America Mon Amie (Homeister Jr., Granitz)116/5-1

4: Walking the Kitten (Parker, Maker)116/7-2

5: A Wild Notion (Murphy, Ashford Jr.)116/15-1

6: Ten Kittens (Vergara, Diodoro)118/8-1

7: Mizz Money (Carreno, Flint)116/3-1

8: Garden Games (Sanchez, Padilla)116/12-1

9: My Blue Sky (Franco, McFarlane)116/15-1

MIZZ MONEY comes in with new top speed figure and class experience to get the nod in today’s stakes race on the turf. WALKING THE KITTEN held for place last out and will be a threat with current form shipping up from Churchill Downs. AMERICA MON AMIE chased the pace before taking over and drawing clear from her opponents last out, brings her pilot Rosemary Homeister for the ride in Canterbury debut.

9 6 1/2 Furlongs. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Stakes. Purse: $75,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Rise Up (Goncalves, Amoss)120/2-1

2: Diamond Joe (Fackler, Turco)118/15-1

3: Craving Carats (P. Canchari, O’Callaghan)116/12-1

4: Pricelesscommodity (Sanchez, Padilla)118/10-1

5: Picko’s Pride (Butler, Robertson)118/3-1

6: Rockin Home (Franco, Van Winkle)118/8-1

7: Ghost Is Clear (Parker, Maker)123/9-2

8: Repent With Me (Eikleberry, Shorter)118/6-1

RISE UP cuts back from route racing and draws favorable inside post with his speed as my top selection for the Dark Star Stakes. Working solidly for trainer Tom Amoss. PICKO’S PRIDE chased the front runners in Grade 3 race last out before giving way to rest of field, looks to rebound to prior form. PRICELESSCOMMODITY ran the race of his life last out off the extended absence and will be tough to fend off with repeat performance.

10 About 1 Mile 70 Yards. Open. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance Optional Claiming: $50,000. Purse: $34,000

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: At My Discretion (Franco, Lund)123/5-1

2: El Jefe Grande (Vergara, Van Winkle)119/8-1

3: Chairman Crooks (Sanchez, Rengstorf)119/7-2

4: Tribal Echo (Velazquez, Hawley)114/20-1

5: Model Citizen (Murphy, Sheehan)119/15-1

6: Galton (Goncalves, Amoss)123/9-5

7: Xbalanque (Homeister Jr., Cameron)119/9-2

8: Speed Is Life (Eikleberry, Oliver)119/10-1

Have to go with the favorite GALTON, after the strong gate-to-wire win last out in his local debut, strong works entering including a couple of bullet drills. CHAIRMAN CROOKS will give Galton all he can handle throughout the spin with his quick early foot, might need a race coming off the 9-month vacation. EL JEFE GRANDE and XBALANQUE merit respect as late closing threats.

11 6 Furlongs. Fillies and Mares. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden Claiming: $6,250. Purse: $10,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Showbiz Dutchess (Velazquez, Berndt)119/6-5

2: Magic for Madeline (Murphy, Sheehan)119/10-1

3: Beahereincourt (Goncalves, Keen)123/4-1

4: Atilla Katie (Goodwin, Pride)123/10-1

5: I Dream Big (P. Canchari, L. Canchari)119/12-1

6: Princess Value (Vergara, Silva)119/3-1

7: Little Bit Feisty (Martin Jr., Smith)119/12-1

SHOWBIZ DUTCHESS is strictly the one to beat in this mediocre field and should break her maiden with her eighth attempt. BEAHEREINCOURT has been training well but hasn’t raced in nearly two years, taking a wait and see approach. MAGIC FOR MADELINE ran better last out but will have to improve tremendously to get the win.

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