No. 1 Jedi Mind Trick is in from the fair circuit and land in the barn of John Sadler and Bejarano will ride this 2yo gelding who just broke his maiden by more than seven lengths. No. 2 Easy Solution is in from Canada and he lands in the barn of Peter Miller as this 2yo colt won at first asking at Woodbine, he is looking for some shipper bonus cash. No. 3 Tizouttasight won at first asking at Hollywood when sent off at 2/1 for a claiming price of 50k, he will be the one to fear late. As for the other three runners in this six horse field the start of the players pick five, they all look to have a shot. 1-2-3 (all)
No. 2 One More Wild Ride is in from Calder where she faced tougher in her last start, she lands in the barn of Kristin Mulhall looking for extra shipper cash. No. 5 Analemma won at first asking for trainer Adam Kitchingman and was claimed for 50k by Baffert. No. 6 Rovenna is another who is in from Calder looking for extra cash, this 2yo filly won at first asking in a straight maiden race when sent off at even money, who won clear despite trouble. No. 7 Pleasant Miss has been facing much tougher and runner good, she may be the speed of the speed. 2-5-6-7 (7)**
No. 4 Two Blue Hens drops into a maiden claimer for the first time, she has a sensational last work over the track on the 9th. No. 9 Pearl de Vere exits our HTW list, she has a good work since her troubled last race and will be tough in here. 4-9
Exacta box 4-9 and win and place 9
Trainer Bill Morey claimed No. 8 Vindicated Ruler at the Santa Rosa fair on August 4th and brings her here with Bejarano riding, he is .40% first off the claim, we will take our shot that he knows what he is doing.
No. 3 Apache Ambush ran a nice even race first out of the box when well bet, he has a good work since. No. 5 Starry Shark finished 3rd behind the Apache Ambush when showing good early speed. Trainer Steven Miyadi has been sending out nothing but live runners at the meet and he saddles No. 9 Hope’n Pray off back to back solid works. 3-5-9
Exacta box 3-5-9
Trainer Tim Yakteen is having his best meet with 4 winners from his 11 starters and one of those winners was No. 1 Afflication who is well spotted off the easy maiden win. Bejarano opts for No. 5 Lite That Baby Up for trainer Cerin who is looking for a win here at the meet, this gelding just did miss here by a head last time out. 1-5
In today’s feature race they go 1-3/8 on the grass for a purse of 77K. No. 3 Nobilis gets the light weight and may end up with a soft early pace, if so even though she is facing the boys she could get very brave. No. 5 Affrettando gets Bejarano in this his second start off the layoff and this 4yo gelding won over this course last year when breaking his maiden almost a year to the day. No. 7 Caramuru is the other speed in here and Maldo will try and gun from the bell and out break Nobilis. Check the ones on the also list as the best runners are stuck there. 3-5-7
No. 3 Stormin Lute who is a Midnight Lute 3yo colt finished second at Hollywood Park by a half length after leading from the bell. He now shows up in this 20k maiden claimer, he wins this for fun at odds on or there may be another carryover. No. 8 Nicholas M is a first time starter out of the dam Royal Turka who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, he has a good last work over the track. 3-8
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