Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: Pensador (7th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (4th), all/2-4-5-7/1-2-4-6/5, $48.00.

1 350 yards. State-bred. 2-year-olds. Futurity. Purse: $40,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Gramma Ella (Swiontek, Livingston)122/10-1

2: Chick Fight (Beaty, Weidner)122/8-1

3: Dashing Good Reason (Eikleberry, Harris)122/7-2

4: Blacks Cartel (Delorme, Black)122/10-1

5: Streak N Diamonds (Torres, Haglund)122/3-1

6: Sr Ur Fired (Luark, Olmstead)122/8-1

7: V Os Filo (Goodwin, Hardy)122/5-2

8: Cj Jimmys Cashy (Shepherd, Johnson)122/12-1

STREAK N DIAMONDS dueled but was outfinished last out, losing by a head. Has been in the money in all three starts. V Os FILO came out on top last race as the chalk with strong driving finish. DASHING GOOD REASON is logical threat with current form.

2 400 yards. State-bred. 3-year-olds. Derby. Purse: $40,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Tty From Mr Pye (Goodwin, Hardy)124/9-2

2: Rey D Arranque (Torres, Black)124/6-1

3: My Gunbuddy (Tapia, Fennell Jr.)124/20-1

4: Ls Little Effort (Luark, Johnson)124/20-1

5: Love My P A (Richard, Johnson)124/10-1

6: Crashed On Corona (Golibrzuch, Miller)124/12-1

7: Apollitical Chick (Shepherd, Johnson)124/15-1

8: Bee Bee Guns (Swiontek, Miller)124/6-1

9: Fishin in the Brook (Beaty, Miller)124/9-2

10: Cokato Cartel (Eikleberry, Harris)124/5-2

11: Shakemupbayb (Luark, Black)124/20-1

COKATO CARTEL exits a couple of game place finishes and anything close to those efforts make her the one to beat. TTY FROM MR PYE failed to fire last out and seeks redemption as a candidate to improve. BEE BEE GUNS exits an impressive victory after a brutal start.

3 5½ furlongs. State-bred. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $32,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: El Dylfin (Richard, Rarick)118/8-1

2: Be Real Quiet (Lopez, Jr., McFadden)118/30-1

3: Star Spangled (Stevens, Rhone)118/5-1

4: Straight From Iowa (Becerra, LaVanway)118/20-1

5: Richard Thomas (Velazquez, Scherer)118/5-2

6: Osip (Carreno, Tracy, Jr.)118/30-1

7: Bar Fight (Goncalves, Biehler)118/9-2

8: Hattaway Big Fella (Sanchez, Rengstorf)118/20-1

9: Taz Warrior (Willey, Danger)113/30-1

10: Dakota Native (Mello, Tracy, Jr.)118/3-1

11: Rumorhe’s Theone (Butler, Bravo)118/12-1

RICHARD THOMAS ran for place honors in lone start, showing good early speed out of the gate; John Boy’s top pick. DAKOTA NATIVE ran a much improved effort in second start holding on stubbornly for the silver medal. New shooters BAR FIGHT and EL DYLFIN have encouraging worktabs coming in for their debut.

4 Glitter Star Minnesota Distaff Classic Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. State-bred. Fillies and mares. Purse: $60,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Blues Edge (Butler, Rhone)116/5-2

2: Sweet Tango (Nolan, Bethke)118/6-1

3: Sioux Appeal (Goncalves, Robertson)119/6-1

4: Silver Magna (Franco, Biehler)112/8-1

5: Dear Fay (A.Canchari, Robertson)118/5-1

6: Talkin Bout (Velazquez, Scherer)118/8-5

TALKIN BOUT was nonthreatening last spin but that was on the lawn; now returns to the main track where this lady got her last win by more than seven lengths. BLUES EDGE has good tactical speed and might come out firing from the gate with the inside draw; warrants respect with the surface switch and Butler aboard. DEAR FAY should stay within range of the front-runners and seems like a natural fit with this group; feel her best running is done on the grass.

5 Bella Notte Minnesota Distaff Sprint Championship Stakes. 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Starlet Stella (Franco, Van Winkle)114/12-1

2: Sky and Sea (Butler, Rhone)118/7-2

3: Rockin the Bleu’s (Mello, Biehler)118/10-1

4: Somerset Swinger (Goncalves, Robertson)118/5-1

5: Polar Plunge (Velazquez, Scherer)123/9-5

6: Tapitintime (Escobar, Rhone)118/15-1

7: Gypsy Melody (A.Canchari, Robertson)118/3-1

POLAR PLUNGE should benefit from a decent pace scenario with her late closing kick and pick up the pieces rolling late; just missed last out flying late. GYPSY MELODY will be one of the factors on the front end clashing with a few other rivals; talented enough to sit off the pace if so chooses. SOMERSET SWINGER is another tough old girl who will enjoy quick fractions in front of her with terrific mid-pack position.

6 Northern Lights Debutante Stakes. 6 furlongs. State-bred. Fillies. 2-year-olds. Purse: $80,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Honey’s Sox Appeal (Goncalves, Robertson)122/8-1

2: Pecos (Eikleberry, Smith)122/3-1

3: Pure Music (Mello, Tracy, Jr.)122/15-1

4: Stella’s Princess (Franco, FBravo)122/9-2

5: La Petite Cheri (Sanchez, Rengstorf)122/10-1

6: Moonlight Basin (A.Canchari, Tracy, Jr.)122/4-1

7: Notorious Miss (Hernandez, Silva)117/15-1

8: Rant N Rave (Carreno, Bravo)122/12-1

9: Blues Lil Pegasus (Stevens, Van Winkle)122/15-1

10: Elli Mae Win (Butler, Rengstorf)122/5-1

This year’s Northern Lights Debutante field is a closely matched group. PECOS is 3-for-3 to start her career and will be involved from the get-go with her quick early foot. STELLA’S PRINCESS broke alertly from the gate in her debut and never looked back, winning by nearly eight lengths. MOONLIGHT BASIN is yet another front-running winner and another pace player in this baby field; lures Alex Canchari to ride the big race.

7 Northern Lights Futurity. 6 furlongs. State-bred. 2-year-olds. Purse: $80,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: The Great Casby (A.Canchari, Scherbenske)117/10-1

2: Shooters Alley (Velazquez, Litfin)122/15-1

3: Darkhorse Ty (Richard, Sheehan)122/12-1

4: Justcallme Charlie (Sanchez, Rengstorf)117/15-1

5: Pensador (Butler, Bravo)122/5-2

6: Cupid’s Delight (Franco, Bravo)122/9-2

7: King George (Delorme, Sweere)122/6-1

8: Hatties Jewel (Stevens, Van Winkle)117/8-1

9: Smooth Chiraz (Carreno, Bravo)122/3-1

PENSADOR won by nine lengths last out while setting the pace and being ridden out; strictly the one to beat. Stablemate CUPID’S DELIGHT is no pushover and merits respect after drawing away from the field in his debut. KING GEORGE and SMOOTH CHIRAZ will be major players and should receive generous prices; both exit impressive wins first time out.

8 Crocrock Minnesota Sprint Championship Stakes. 6 furlongs. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Ceeya Tuesday (Goncalves, McShane)118/8-1

2: Slippery Ice (Delorme, Miller)118/12-1

3: Shangrila Bar (Goodwin, Riecken)118/12-1

4: Evert (A.Canchari, Scherer)118/7-2

5: Let Da Cowboy Rock (Richard, Donlin)118/9-2

6: Prayintheprairie (Eikleberry, Van Winkle)114/10-1

7: Bourbon County (Butler, Rhone)123/1-1

BOURBON COUNTY returns to defend his Minnesota Sprint Championship title against an evenly matched group. Gets perfect outside draw to sit off the pace for first assault on the front-runner. EVERT ran a strong race to score last out rallying three-wide and holding on for dear life to the wire; one for Bourbon County to fear the most down the stretch. LET DA COWBOY ROCK looms as the late closing threat if pace gets too heated; consistent money-maker is a must-use.

9 Wally’s Choice Minnesota Classic Championship Stakes. 11⁄16 miles. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $60,000.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Hold for More (Butler, Francisco Bravo)119/7-2

2: Ragged Edge (Carreno, Rhone)118/4-1

3: Speed Is Life (Eikleberry, Oliver)118/5-1

4: Affirmed Cure (Stevens, Peters)118/10-1

5: Hansboro (Nolan, Sweere)116/15-1

6: A P Is Loose (A.Canchari, Robertson)123/3-1

7: Lil’ Apollo (Delorme, Pfeifer)116/8-1

8: Vanderbilt Beach (Sanchez, Rengstorf)118/6-1

Wide-open race, as most of today’s field are switching surfaces from the turf to the main track. HOLD FOR MORE enters with six consecutive wins on the main oval and gets stamped in as my top choice; most likely won’t be the favorite, so we’ll finally get a nice price on him. SPEED IS LIFE has decent tactical speed to sit off the pace and looks every bit a top contender on the surface switch. A P IS LOOSE is the one to catch to get the win but believe he would much prefer to run on the turf; beatable favorite.

10 1 mile, 70 yards. Turf. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $38,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Captains Glory (Stevens, Litfin)116/12-1

2: Naomi Ridge Esq. (Velazquez, Scherer)121/6-1

3: P J’s Angel (Goodwin, Scherer)116/12-1

4: Hoist Her Demi (P.Canchari, L.Canchari)123/15-1

5: Stellabrini (Richard, Donlin)121/8-1

6: Fiona Cat (Carreno, Bravo)121/4-1

7: Crimsonexpectation (Lopez Jr., Rengstorf)121/20-1

8: Thunder and Honey (Goncalves, Robertson)121/3-1

9: Unbridled’s Celtic (Franco, Weir)121/10-1

10: Sassy Prance (Butler, Rhone)121/8-1

11: Tahkodha Belle (Escobar, McFadden)121/15-1

12: Precious Passion (Nolan, Riecken)123/20-1

THUNDER AND HONEY has been freshened up with a couple of slow works since sprinting on the dirt last out; should enjoy returning to the lawn where she gives her best performances. FIONA CAT has been quiet last two spins on the turf but expect better effort against softer group; does have a win at this distance this summer. NAOMI RIDGE ESQ. hasn’t been on the turf since last year where she was usually the front-runner going hell-bent for the wire; could surprise if can regain last year’s form.

111 mile, 70 yards. Turf. State-bred. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $38,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Demi Blue (Sanchez, Rhone)121/12-1

2: Sam’s Silver Star (Stevens, Rengstorf)121/10-1

3: Street Fighting (Butler, Rhone)121/9-5

4: You Be Gator Bait (Franco, Robertson)123/2-1

5: Pennant Fever (Joubert, Hanson)121/8-1

6: Steviefromstanley (Goncalves, Thompson)116/5-1

7: Manlee Spirit (Eikleberry, Peters)121/8-1

STREET FIGHTING will bide his time with Butler aboard and come roaring late to the scene; one-dimensional runner should have a decent pace to zoom on. STEVIEFROMSTANLEY returns to the turf after some solid efforts on the main track; exits three consecutive place finishes. YOU BE GATOR BAIT got his first win last out since his debut in July 2013; don’t overlook and we should get a healthy price.