No. 4 Quintons Destiny got his second straight win here last time out and his second straight claim, this time by Ted West who double jumps him in class, he must like what he bought, No. 5 Palio Prince ran good on this surface last time out. 4-5
No. 3 Blu Jon gets off the grass and will try and go a flat mile today and if the weather is fine we think he can do. 3 (fast track only)
No. 5 Pop The Cork will be a nice price play in here with the drop in class and he will find a fast pace to make the closing run. 5
Win and place 5
There is rain in the forecast and hopefully it will stay away as we have the Irish Obrien going down the hill in this race. No. 1 Unzip Me is a course specialist winning seven of eleven going down the hill but she loses her main jockey Bejarano, Rosario will take his shot aboard the very tough filly No. 6 Halo Dolly who will try this course for the first time. 1-6
Bob Baffert sends out first time starter No. 8 Barber Shop Rock who has been working with a purpose and his main man Martin Garcia gets the leg up, No. 9 You Know I Know is the one to beat off his last race and he exits our HTW list, after these two you need to hit the all button in this race. 8-9 ( use all in the .50 cent picks)
.50 cent pick five
5th 8-9 (all)
No. 4 Call Me Jones ran a good one in his one and only, No. 8 Visible Marq drops trying to cash. 4-8
No. 2 Mack’s Gold Bullet takes a big drop in class and gets Rosario who will be gunning from the bell, No. 3 Bryan Daniel will be making a late run at all the speed. No. 9 Luke’s Legacy comes in from Golden Gate and has a shot at the upset and the price will be big.
Exacta box 2-3-9
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Baffert sends out the speedy No. 4 Ellafitz she will play catch me if you can looking for her fourth straight win, he also sends out No. 6 Awesomemundo who exits our HTW list.
No. 1 Run For Miles has a good work since his last race and gets a nice rider change, No. 7 Patriotic Lion looks to be closing in on the maiden breaker. Trainer Caesar is looking for his first win at the meet and he could get it with No. 10 Dream Caught.
.50 pick four
No. 4 Rica’s Ready gets her first start off the claim and will find a fast pace to make her late run. 4
No. 3 Go With Gusto takes a big drop in class as does No. 5 Dixie Trouper and No. 7 Sea Rascal. 3-5-7
No. 1 Ribot Belle exits our HTW list off a big win last time out and she has a sharp five furlong work for this, No. 2 Roll Your Eyes is the one she will need to beat. 1-2
Q 1-2 and win and place 1
No. 3 Bonfire Knight is in top form looking for the hat trick, No. 5 Hudson Landing and No. 6 Duke of Doom exit the same race and will try and turn the tables on the Bonfire.
4th 3-5-6 and a tri box 3-5-6
Hollendorfer drops No. 7 Anelina back to an 8k maiden claimer and gives her a turn back in distance and puts Baze back on as the goes for broke to get the win, Steve Sherman sends out a live first time starter in No. 8 Bon Chance. 7-8
No. 4 Cazadero did no fire last time out but has a good work since, No. 5 Carr Creek looks solid with these. No. 7 Conclave is the speed and if able to clear early he could be gone.
No. 4 Maybe Tuesday drops to the bottom as does No. 7 Clearlyaluckyguy show ships in from Santa Anita and lands in the barn of Steven Miyadi. 4-7
No. 4 Vanilla Flavor gets his first start off the John Martin claim and gets Gryder, No. 5 Spectacular Cat drops off the layoff but gets Baze. No. 10 Best Be Gone ships in from Santa Anita and goes from father Sherman to son Sherman, look for a big run. 4-5-10
No. 6 Show Off woke up when dropped to this level last time out going long and now will go 6 furlongs the distance of his win, we will single in the late pick four. 6
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