Post time: 12:45 p.m. Best bet: I’m Batman (9th race). Best play: 50-cent Pick 4 (7th race): All/1,2,3,5,6,8/4/4,7, $48.00.
1 350 yards. State-bred. 2-year-olds. Maiden. Purse: $13,500.
#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds
1: Eos Tyrone (Suarez Ricardo, Hardy)122/8-1
2: Diamonds On the Dirt (Torres, Charette-Hill)122/2-1
3: Lil Miss Hott Pants (Swiontek, Weidner)122/4-1
4: Fly With a Buzz (Serrano, McKinley)122/6-1
5: Holy Storm (Velazquez, Swan)122/3-1
6: Ali Returns (Packer, Hardy)122/9-2
HOLY STORM got cut off at the start last out and could prove tough with clean break. DIAMONDS ON THE DIRT also had rough start last out and deserves another shot. LIL MISS HOTT PANTS ran for place honors in debut.
2 350 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse: $14,000.
1: I Put It On Ya (Torres, Charette-Hill)126/7-2
2: Cant Take Time (Samuels, Johnson)124/6-1
3: Pure Favorite (Velazquez, Olmstead)124/5-1
4: Faster Lika Wind (Serrano, Johnson)124/8-1
5: Sweet Twisted Tea (Esqueda, Olmstead)124/2-1
6: Nsm Favorite Zoomer (Packer, Hunt)124/3-1
SWEET TWISTED TEA looks to be cool and refreshing as the probable favorite when the gates open. I PUT IT ON YA comes in for strong connections, but has been shy of winner’s circle. NSM FAVORITE ZOOMER has scored a skinny share last two out.
3 300 yards. 2-year-olds. Maiden claiming: $20,000. Purse: $10,000.
1: Littlebitof Patina (Torres, Charette-Hill)122/10-1
2: Criminal Connections (Goodwin, Frey)122/2-1
3: Mj Heart and Soul (Swiontek, Hunt)122/15-1
4: Sweet an Special (Frink, Weidner)122/6-1
5: Bp Hes Down Southern (Esqueda, Olmstead)122/8-1
6: Teller Titan (Packer, Hardy)122/7-2
7: Decapi Kid (Serrano, Manriquez)122/4-1
8: Take Me Ta Church (Velazquez, Swan)122/12-1
CRIMINAL CONNECTIONS was a half-length shy last race. TELLER TITAN cuts back slightly after weakening late last out. SWEET AN SPECIAL just missed in third start last effort.
4 5½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $5,000. Purse: $12,000.
1: Conquest Moonmad (Arrieta, Williams)124/7-2
2: King George (Goncalves, Donlin)124/12-1
3: Path of Exile (Eikleberry, Silva)124/5-2
4: Miracle Master (Hamilton, Berndt)120/8-1
5: Chasensummerstorms (Lindsay, Silva)124/5-1
6: Logan’s Heroe (Bedford, Rickert)119/15-1
7: Kickenit (Hernandez, Silva)124/10-1
8: Packy’s Out (Mojica, DMcFarlane)124/4-1
PATH OF EXILE is the one to catch but will have a stampede on his heels from start to finish. Cutting back a furlong helps him get the job done. PACKY’S OUT looms the late-closing threat. The expected quick pace only enhances his chances. CONQUEST MOONMAD has been on the bench for two years but faced tougher back in the day. Taking a wait-and-see approach.
5 6½ furlongs. State-bred. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $7,500. Purse: $11,500.
1: Start a Ruckus (Butler, Rhone)124/7-2
2: Blackberry Brandi (Sanchez, Richard)120/5-1
3: Twisted by Fate (Hamilton, Hanson)124/20-1
4: Anniesfirstdance (Lindsay, McKinley)124/10-1
5: De Leon (Eikleberry, Bravo)120/6-1
6: Tahkodha Dutchess (Ramgeet, Rarick)124/20-1
7: Miss Brookside (Mawing, Scherer)124/9-2
8: Wanamingo (Wolff, Wolff)124/12-1
9: Rhythm Dancer (Arrieta, Bethke)120/10-1
10: Papa’s Isla Doll (Loveberry, Rengstorf)120/6-1
11: Dakota Mar Lou (Goodwin, Van Winkle)124/12-1
ANNIEFIRSTDANCE switches surfaces on a massive class drop. Broke her maiden in her 17th start last out at a huge price. START A RUCKUS will depart from the rail with ample early speed. Sharp runner-up finish last out after a bumpy start. BLACKBERRY BRANDI and MISS BROOKSIDE are logical threats in a wide-open race.
6 About 7½ furlongs. Turf. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $14,000.
1: Kinley Cash (Hamilton, Berndt)124/20-1
2: Datt Town (Lindsay, Van Winkle)124/12-1
3: North of Eden (Mojica, Diodoro)124/5-2
4: Moon Blossom (Eikleberry, Litfin)124/9-2
5: Maria (Velazquez, Schindler)124/10-1
6: Recognition (Goodwin, Brinson)124/7-2
7: Ordinary Love (Arrieta, Foley)124/8-1
8: Rodeo Rosie (Mawing, Nolen)124/10-1
9: Atlantic Gulch (Hernandez, Becker)124/12-1
10: Go Go Eva (Loveberry, Biehler)124/15-1
The value for DATT TOWN is cut in half today after she faded badly last out against tougher competition. MARIA enjoys being on the lead and was gate-to-wire winner last effort. NORTH OF EDEN jumps off the main track for successful barn and rider. ORDINARY LOVE is always a threat but rarely a winner.
7 5½ furlongs. 2-year-olds. Maiden special weight. Purse: $28,000.
1: Kenai Bob (Eikleberry, Bravo)118/3-1
2: Midnight Reverie (Mojica, McFarlane)118/9-2
3: Sexy Dexy (Hernandez, Swan)118/5-2
4: Team Hucky (Ramgeet, Rarick)118/6-1
5: Richie G (Butler, Rhone)118/8-1
6: Munny Munnings (Mawing, Rarick)118/10-1
7: On Second Thought (Arrieta, Bethke)118/12-1
8: Factory Made (Goncalves, Lund)118/12-1
KENAI BOB showed a sizzling bullet drill last training session and could prove tough in his racing debut. SEXY DEXY won debut here in early June, then followed it up with a lemon out of state against better. Coming back home could get him back on track. RICHIE G is capable of being in the mix early with first run on the front-runners.
8 About 1 mile. Turf. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming: $10,000. Purse: $14,000.
1: Okie Spats (Mawing, Biehler)124/12-1
2: Cedar Sage (Guglielmino, Bravo)124/6-1
3: First to the Wire (Arrieta, Bratcher)124/7-2
4: Will to Gold (Bedford, AGoodsell)119/15-1
5: Whiskey Trail (Eikleberry, Rarick)124/4-1
6: Dust Roller (Hernandez, Eikleberry)119/8-1
7: Seattle Thunder (Goncalves, Offolter)124/10-1
8: Muhaawer (D. Butler, Don Schnell)124/2-1
MUHAAWER just missed last out, rolling late from the back of the pack. Positive to see Butler remain aboard. WHISKEY TRAIL is always in the hunt and will be involved from the bell with his quick turn of foot. FIRST TO THE WIRE, CEDAR SAGE and SEATTLE THUNDER are must-use in this closely matched turf race.
9 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming: $10,000. Purse: $11,500.
1: Mommy’s Soldier (Loveberry, Merrick)120/8-1
2: Top Ice (Velazquez, Berndt)120/6-1
3: Jazz Loverman (Bedford, Stoneking)119/15-1
4: I’m Batman (Eikleberry, Bravo)124/2-1
5: Business Affair (Sanchez, Stoneking)120/12-1
6: Just Mo (P. Canchari, Cline)120/15-1
7: Tizjohndeersway (Lindsay, Van Winkle)120/4-1
8: Savage Warrior (Arrieta, Diodoro)120/3-1
I’M BATMAN drops in class and returns to the dirt after running a clunker last out on the grass. TIZJOHNDEERSWAY is the probable pace-setter in a field lacking early speed. SAVAGE WARRIOR has been runner-up in both starts as the favorite. Should sit the trip behind the speed.
10 About 5 furlongs. Turf. Fillies and mares. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance optional claiming: $35,000. Purse: $33,000.
1: Aiken to Be (Butler, Robertson)120/3-1
2: Fight to Glory (Mojica, Diodoro)120/4-1
3: Kupuri (Hamilton, Pearson)120/8-1
4: Luvin Bullies (Eikleberry, Robertson)124/2-1
5: Foggia (Arrieta, McFarlane)116/10-1
6: Shipmate (Eikleberry, Richard)120/10-1
7: Thoughtless (Loveberry, Robertson)120/7-2
Trainer Mac Robertson sends in three runners from his stable. I’ll put LUVIN BULLIES on top, and strictly the one to beat. Winner last out for Mac at Arlington Park, sprinting on the turf. THOUGHTLESS will be my top choice if race is taken off the turf because of rain. AIKEN TO BE is no pushover and gets hot jockey Dean Butler aboard. Race strictly goes through the Robertson barn.