Post time: 6:30 p.m. Best bet: Another Gear (3rd Race). Best play: 50 cent—Pick 4, Race 1, (1,3,4,5,6,11,12/1,2,3,4,6,9,11(14,15,16)/2/4,6), $49.

1 About 1 mile, 70 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $20,000. Purse: $14,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Lady Brighton (Butler, Rhone)123/6-1

2: Andrea’s Josie (Willey, McKinley)118/30-1

3: Capture This Star (Goncalves, Biehler)118/3-1

4: Purple and Gold (Sanchez, Van Winkle)118/10-1

5: Mulberry (Velazquez, Scherer)118/9-5

6: Canela Caliente (Nolan, Holder)118/20-1

7: Never Ask Why (Delorme, Oliver)118/20-1

8: I’m Not a Red Head (Carreno, Rhone)118/15-1

9: Concord Pretty (Escobar, Miller)118/30-1

10: Runthespellcheque (Canchari, Donlin)123/30-1

11: Noon (Hernandez, Silva)118/8-1

12: Seeking a Thrill (Richard, Bravo)118/10-1

13: Imperial Rose (Escobar, Troche)118/15-1

MULBERRY rallied late to grab the lead but failed to sustain the front position and settled for the second spot against slightly tougher last out. CAPTURE THIS STAR too came on late to get the lead but tired down the stretch and held on for second honors as the favorite last effort. LADY BRIGHTON has good early speed and should get zipping early off the pine with Butler aboard, looks to rebound after finishing off the board last out.

2 About 7½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $12,500. Purse $13,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Best Asset (Hernandez, McFarlane)119/12-1

2: Classic Blaze (Butler, Rhone)119/9-2

3: King of Sharks (Velazquez, Litfin)123/10-1

4: Yeowzer (Goncalves, Amoss)119/5-2

5: Money Tree (Willey, O’Callaghan)118/30-1

6: Wood Machine (Stevens, Silva)119/15-1

7: Harveson (Richard, Rarick)123/12-1

8: Mutually Exclusive (Delorme, Oliver)120/20-1

9: Proud Royal (Carreno, Bravo)119/6-1

10: Bench Press (Arroyo, Donlin)123/30-1

11: Bad Behavior (Canchari, Keen)123/7-2

12: Tough Toy (Escobar, Silva)123/30-1

13: Cocico (Nolan, Bends)123/20-1

14: Trouble’smyname (Canchari, Turco)123/20-1

15: Fair Trade (Hernandez, Rengstorf)123/8-1

16: Schindlers Risk (Sanchez, Schindler)123/6-1

PROUD ROYAL drops to new low as a first time claimer with quick early foot and projects as the one to catch with the cutback in distance; tired badly after setting quick early fractions going longer. YEOWZER is allowance dropper and most likely favorite at post time, expect to come rolling late benefiting from a snappy pace. CLASSIC BLAZE drops from allowance in a used up effort and returns to claiming level; class relief might get the ball rolling again. BAD BEHAVIOR attempts the turf experiment tonight and could prove tough in present form.

3 11⁄16 miles. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $5,000. Purse $12,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: God Of War (Becerra, LaVanway)119/8-1

2: Another Gear (Goncalves, Biehler)121/8-5

3: Unstoppable Colby (Stevens, Diodoro)123/6-1

4: Listen You Fool (Mello, Diodoro)119/7-2

5: Here Comes Mario (Velazquez, Berndt)119/4-1

6: Syd Licious (Butler, McShane)119/5-1

ANOTHER GEAR has best speed form in this small group and now drops for half the price; strictly the one to beat and will be a single on most Pick 4 tickets. LISTEN YOU FOOL stretches out to two turns after a well meant closing effort last out while sprinting and getting up for the third spot. Stablemate UNSTOPPABLE COLBY has a couple of wins under his belt this summer meet; consistent runner could surprise.

4 6 furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $12,500. Purse $13,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Quean Hawk (Hernandez, Miller)119/8-1

2: Off the Screen (Goodwin, Riecken)119/6-1

3: Lets Tango (Richard, Riecken)119/10-1

4: Maddymax (Butler, Rhone)119/5-2

5: Include Catherine (Velazquez, Heitzmann)119/5-1

6: Skirts On Fire (Canchari, Heitzmann)119/2-1

7: Forward Slip (Mello, Tracy)119/10-1

SKIRTS ON FIRE switches surfaces after a gutty win last out on the lawn as the favorite; has yet to race on a dirt surface but lifetime speed figures matches well with this group. MADDYMAX ran in merry go round fashion last out prompting the pace landing for show dollars; winner two back breaking her maiden out of state. QUEEN HAWK and OFF THE SCREEN are intriguing plays if top two fail to fire.

5 6½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Allowance. Purse $36,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Bold Advantage (Canchari, Holder)121/5-1

2: Plenty of Sun (Goncalves, Lund)117/9-5

3: Macho Storm (Nolan, Bethke)121/15-1

4: L G Suprem (Hernandez, Fauchald)121/15-1

5: Sun Country (Velazquez, Heitzmann)121/4-1

6: Shady Shadow (Carreno, Turco)119/5-1

7: Chris Mars (Butler, Rhone)117/7-2

PLENTY OF SUN was second last out bringing up the rear with his late closing kick just missing the win; finished ahead over three of today’s rivals. BOLD ADVANTAGE and CHRIS MARS were both passed by Plenty Of Sun down the stretch; could turn the tables but will have to step it up a notch.

6 5½ furlongs. 3-year-olds and up. Maiden claiming $6,250. Purse $10,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Dazzle Tothe Music (Canchari, Cole)123/30-1

2: Danzig Flare (Velazquez, Silva)119/6-1

3: Final Attempt (Arroyo, Donlin)119/12-1

4: Gracie Jean (Willey, O’Callaghan)114/8-1

5: Marcenia (Sanchez, Tracy)119/10-1

6: To Persevere (Nolan, Litfin)119/20-1

7: Chuck’s Dahl (Escobar, Rhone)123/20-1

8: Sunshine Kim (Mello, Keller)119/5-2

9: Angie’s Gold (Goncalves, Lund)119/12-1

10: Bella Luz (Hernandez, Silva)119/9-5

BELLA LUZ plunges in class from off the turf with a realistic assignment in breaking her maiden with her 12th attempt. MARCENIA is another class plunger from off the lawn with decent early speed to keep up in the scramble up front early with hopes of carrying it to stretch run. GRACIE JEAN will be the one to catch to get the victory; led whole way last out before getting nipped at the wire.

7 1 mile, 70 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $6,250. Purse $12,500.

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Riseseastsetswest (Carreno, Riecken)123/6-1

2: Bluegale (Nolan, Rickert)123/8-1

3: Simon’s Hope (Sanchez, Padilla)123/15-1

4: Truetap (Canchari, Arnett)123/4-1

5: Raton Pass (Velazquez, Rarick)123/20-1

6: Mystorynmstikntoit (Hernandez, Silva)123/12-1

7: Corporate Chapel (Butler, Bolinger)123/12-1

8: Silver Halo (Ceballos, Troche)123/20-1

9: Timber Hills (Arroyo,Sweere)123/30-1

10: Royal Mocha (Stevens, Smith)123/15-1

11: Maggie’s Guy (Willey, Lund)118/7-2

12: Hunterwood (Goncalves, Biehler)123/9-2

HUNTERWOOD might decide to steal this race up front on the drop in class as possible lone speed; doesn’t need the lead but should take it with Goncalves aboard. Both RISEEASTSETSWEST and TRUETAP exit wins at this level and distance coming from off the pace; concern of slow fractions keep them in the minor awards for me. CORPORATE CHAPEL is legit player for win honors with return to the main track after facing stronger on the turf.

8 1 mile, 70 yards. 3-year-olds and up. Claiming $6,250. Purse $12,500

#: Horse, Jockey, TrainerWt./Odds

1: Otto Shootie (Butler, Rhone)118/7-2

2: Johnny Football (Stevens, Diodoro)123/2-1

3: Itsallaboutyou (Canchari, McShane)123/5-1

4: Tizn’t Over (Nolan, Hawley)123/20-1

5: Denali Tiz a Park (Sanchez, Anderson)123/10-1

6: Big Man Stan (Carreno, Bravo)118/6-1

7: Corruption (Goncalves, Anderson)123/15-1

8: Smart Masterpiece (Lopez, Herb)123/12-1

9: El Mono Verde (Mello, Lund)123/8-1

OTTO SHOOTIE should get a better pace scenario than he did on the turf in his last three races to roll on from the back picking up the pieces. Speedball JOHNNY FOOTBALL will once again be the rabbit to rope in down the stretch, gets veteran jockey Scott Stevens tonight to pilot. EL MONO VERDE will be joining Johnny Football up front for a grueling dueling matchup.

 

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