We go 5 furlongs on the grass. No. 1 Bares Tripper comes off a sparkling win going 6 furlongs on the Hollywood grass course and has a good work since. No. 5 Hidinginplainsight will sit right off of the speed.
No. 5 Frequent Fame coms back to the West coast, she is a 6yo mare who rarely runs a bad race. No. 8 Halfapondarosa comes here in good form and this 8yo mare gets her first start off the re-claim by Peter Eurton. 5-8
Interesting that jockey Bejarano gets on comebacker No. 4 Real Bright Boots for the low profile Alfredo Marquez. No. 11 Little Unusual finally drops into a maiden claimer and finds one soft group of 20k maidens. 4-11
Trainer Cody Autrey hopes to have a little better luck than he did at Hollywood and how he did here last year, he sends out No. 1 Joyce and Me first off the win and claim, Bejarano takes over. No. 4 J and S Express exits our HTW list off a huge win, she gets her first start off the O’Neill claim. Irving Orozco stays on No. 8 Addendum who won in his only start here last year. 1-4-8
Exacta box 1-4-8 and win and place 4
No. 2 Zia Zia Zia will be out winging it. Wesley Ward ships in No. 4 Sweet and Lowdown who is a turf sprint specialist and has a big time last work. No. 7 Vionnet comes off the layoff and will be flying late.
We will need to do some board watching in this 50k 3yo maiden claimer. Talamo and Puype hook up with first time starter No. 4 Chatter Up and then it is anyone’s guess. 4
Baffert brings back No. 1 Executiveprivilege who is 2-for-2 on this course. No. 4 Reneesgotzip has been looking for a spot for her comeback race. No. 6 Gypsy Robin is a classy girl also off the layoff. 1-4-6
Trainer Neil Drysdale drops No. 7 So Elite back down in class to a spot where he has a chance. No. 8 Tamarack Smarty has a win and three seconds from four starts on this turf course. No. 9 Te Rapa just missed at 14/1 last time out first off the layoff, he will be there if he doesn’t bounce off of that big try. No. 10 Fear the Beard exits our HTW list but gets stuck on the far outside. 7-8-9-10
Tri box 7-8-9-10
No. 1 Medicine Gal is live off the layoff. No. 3 I’ll Run the Show will try to do just that from start to finish.
No. 3 Sparkle Joel drops trying to cash. No. 5 Don Perico also gets the big drop in class and will try and wire them. 3-5
12k Baze hooks up with his old buddy Jerry Hollendorfer on the shipper dropper No. 2 Tribalista. No. 6 Tookmebysurprise is a very live first time starter. 2-6
Someone will win this race and it could be No. 7 Trendy Kee if he can get to the front. 7
No. 2 Lota Spunk gets off the grass, drops in class and turns back in distance, that should add up to the win. 2
Win and place 2
No. 3 Run Sophia Run comes off a troubled trip and drops into an action spot. No. 5 Kerrilynn has finished second in all four of her lifetime starts. 3-5
No. 2 Mazzy has been looking for a race and has found a good spot. 2
Win and place 2
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