No. 2 Run to Ground takes a big drop in class and will show all of his speed, No. 5 Bishop Amat also has good early speed and will be part of the early pace. No. 6 Trice Up will be the one to fear late. 2-5-6
Comebacker No. 3 Saturday’s Miracle looks spotted for the win, No. 4 Fast Expressions is a vey live first time starter with the hot riding Maldonado in the irons. No. 6 Spacecoast is the filly to beat. 3-4-6
No. 2 I Sense Your Luck will be in the garden spot turning for home, No. 3 Melanistic has won five of her eight starts and is proven on these tight turns. No. 5 Warren’s Morgan drops into an action spot but will be bet hard. No. 6 Warrens Venedalucy takes a big drop in class and she gets off the grass and a turn back in distance. 1-3-5-6
It’s hard to find a worst group of 20k maiden fillies and mares in Southern California, at least No. 1 Kissin In The Dark and No. 2 Molokini have some early speed. 1-2
This is the start of the big pick six carryover and we will take our shot, No. 4 Cat’sdoubledaygirl is in from Lone Star and just missed on the dirt in her first start, No. 7 Our Black Beauty may be the speed of the speed. No. 8 Miz Wounded Knee is in from Kentucky and looks very live. 4-7-8
No. 3 Almost a Lady drops in class and gets off the grass in this her second start off the layoff, No. 7 Roll Your Eyes exits the same race. 3-7
We will take our shot and single No. 8 Slippery Slewp who will get a perfect sitting trip and mow them down in the short stretch. 8
No. 3 Zombyslayermrdarcy will show all of his speed with the drop in class, No. 4 Hey Yup broke his maiden on the Santa Anita dirt. No. 9 Aragorn Sword also drops into an action spot. 3-4-9
THE C.B. AFFLERBAUGH STAKES
We go 7 furlongs and this will be a tester in the big pick six, No. 2 Carving won at first asking for Baffert despite a slow start and his old go to rider Martin Garcia gets the leg up, No. 5 Monument has won both of his starts for Sadler and gets Pedroza. 2-5
With a lot of luck we are still alive if so the sweat will start to pour as we will need No. 4 Helimark who broke her maiden here last year wire-to-wire with Aaron Gryder riding and he is on tonight! 4
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Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Contact [email protected].