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Race 1

Lot of big class droppers in this sorry 8k claimer for fillies and mares. We will opt for the mare that will likely get to the front in this paceless race, No. 5 Good Acktress as Maldo will be sending. 5

Race 2

We get 2yo running for a maiden claiming price of 50k and doubt that any are worth 50. No. 3 Western Showdown will be the chalk off his good second first out of the box here two weeks ago, bet him to cash. 3

Race 3

Now we get 20k maidens running 5½ furlongs and one of these will win. The main player in here is No. 9 Just Because who has some big early speed, if he clears early he will be long gone but he did lose at .40 cents on the dollar in his last start. No. 11 J Man looks to be the main danger. 9-11

Race 4

Jockey bug boy Jevian Toledo is still looking for his first win and trainer Jack Van Berg, who has a new book coming out, is long between wins. Both look to have an outside shot with a big price in here No. 8 Warren’s Lover who finds a field loaded with early speed, he could make a late run with these at a huge price. No. 7 Hidden Passion and No. 6 Smil’n From Above are the speed of the speed. 6-7-8

Exacta box 6-7-8

Race 5

No. 3 Joelito is back in town after a try with some Grade 2 colts in the American Turf at Churchill Downs the day before the Kentucky Derby. He finished a solid 4th in a field of eleven and his last work is a pip. No. 4 Unbridled Giant looks to be coming around for Baffert and is a player in here. 3-4

Exacta box 3-4

Race 6

First time starter No. 2 Sweet Lulu has been working like a runner as is first time starter No. 8 Ginger Tap.


Race 7

No. 4 Jovita’s Tuffy goes long off a real nice 7 furlong win first out of the box. No. 5 Fighting Hussar ran big here at this distance in his last race. No. 6 Little Jerry will try the main and softer foes. No. 7 Curly Top has always been highly regarded by Baffert but has had his share of problems, he comes back looking very sharp. 4-5-6-7

Pick 3

5th 3-4

6th 2-8

7th 4-5-6-7

Race 8

Kristin Mulhall sends out No. 2 Caveman Keno second off the claim and she hits at around .43% second off the claim. No. 6 Wild Tony is a dropper with big early speed. 2-8



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].

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