Jockey Bejarano jumps on No. 5 Rolanda who drops in class for the hot training John Sadler, she also will try the dirt for the first time after running her first six races on the grass against tougher. No. 7 Tiz Anna has run this 7 furlong distance two times and has finished a close third in both. No. 1 Janes Ship ran her best race last time out at this distance coming out of post position number one. 1-5-7
Fast works, blinkers on, Maldo on off the layoff and a big jump back up in class for No. 1 Pincelada who will try and clear and go wire-to-wire. Trainer Jack Carava sends out two, No. 3 Inner Grove off the claim and the move back up in class and Gomez getting the leg up and the filly to beat No. 4 Granny Calling.
No. 4 Warren’s Dr. Boo is in top form and likes this track as he has hit the board in all four of his starts here. No. 1 Hidden Blessing will try and spring the gate and wire them. 1-4
No. 2 Proud Bok was well bet in her first start and now drops trying to cash. No. 6 Alissa G will like this 7 furlong distance. No. 3 Mangita is a first time starter with win early breeding. 2-3-6
No. 4 Key Reversal is a win or nothing horse who gets the hot riding Krigger. No. 7 Kuro gets a huge jockey upgrade in this his third start off the layoff. 4-7
No. 2 Tiz Midnight is a first time starter for Bob Baffert and she has the hot sire Midnight Lute, she has been working a hole in the wind. No. 3 Fashion Secret is Curlin first time starter whose dam Sweet Lips has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 9 Regime is a second time starter who was bet like a good thing in her one and only. She could have a slight advantage in here as she is a 4-year-old, 2-3-9
Exacta box 2-3-9
Fillies and mares go a mile on the grass. No. 3 Top Kisser has run four times with 2 wins and 2 seconds and both of her wins came at a mile on the grass wire-to-wire. Look for No. 7 Miss Well Molded to sit back off a real hot pace and pounce on them down the lane as Mike Smith is back on. No. 2 Dime Piece will also appreciate the hot pace up front. 2-3-7
20k maiden claimers going 5 furlongs. No. 2 Aly Z looks live at first asking as does No. 7 Talk of the Town. No. 8 Gloria’s Lucky One is in from Turf Paradise and could surprise. 2-7-8
We start our 7 race card off with the first 2-year-old race of the year. PASS.
In here we get fillies and mares going a flat mile and this race looks as bad as the first and we just cannot recommend any of the runners. PASS.
No. 1 Good Mojo drops trying to cash. No. 2 The Perfect Lemon has run two times with a win and a second. No. 4 Crocker’s Corner will be making a big late run. 1-2-4
Tri box 1-2-4
Interesting that Baze gets on No. 4 Ghost Reign, he is the key player in here. 4
We get another real bad field of $12,500 maiden claimers and must pass. PASS.
This one is listed to go a mile on the grass and if it stays on the grass. No. 1 Redmond Ridge looked good when winning on this turf course in his only try and has a real nice last work. No. 2 C C’s Diamond has hit the board in five of his six turf starts here. No. 3 Falling Knife won in his only start on this turf course and is looking for his 4th straight win. 1-2-3
Exacta box 1-2-3
Baze gets on No. 3 Hard to Be Humble who will be gunning from the bell. He will once again try and hold off No. 9 Life Is a Rock who nailed him on the line last time out. 3-9
CHECK FOR LATE SCRATCHES AND CHECK THAT THE SADDLE CLOTH NUMBERS MATCH OUR SELECTION NUMBERS AND NOTE ALL SELECTIONS IN TURF RACES ARE FOR THE GRASS ONLY.
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].