In this sorry six horse field before scratches we will single No. 5 Soar Home and hope she does just that and she can if able to run back to her dirt start here back in March. 5
No. 1 Le Fascinator gets her first start off the Belvoir claim and he does well first off the claim. No. 3 Thermal Nermal is very consistent and in top form, she is the one to beat. No. 6 Burns Turn drops and gets her second start off the layoff. 1-3-6
2yo fillies go 5 furlongs, No. 2 Bennett Jean is out of the dam Pretty Meadow who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and that last 5 furlong drill stands out. No. 5 Champion Risk gets the hot riding Elvis in the irons for O’Neill. No. 6 Heart of Paradise has the hot combo of Nakatani/Hollendorfer they have connected five of the last eleven times they have hooked up. No. 8 Screaming Skylar has the combo of Van Dyke and Peter Miller and they have won the last three times they have hooked up. 2-5-6-8
Fillies and mares go a mile on the grass, No. 2 Theatre Star has won four of her six starts, three of those on the grass. No. 5 Habibi is in from Australia and has some class about her winning over $550k down under. No. 6 Unusual Hottie gets some class relief. 2-5-6
No. 2 Wine Country Wanda gets back to 7 furlongs and finds a soft field, she will be short once again. 2
No. 3 Wonderful Lie just missed on the $250k Melair by a neck this 3yo filly will need to be better if she wants to beat the 5yo mare No. 4 Miss Well Molded. 3-4
No. 2 Fit to Rule is looking for his fourth straight win in this his first start off the Peter Miller claim. No. 4 When We Met is an 8yo gelding who gets his first start off the Vann Belvoir claim. No. 5 Graeme Crackerjack also gets his first start off the claim and he exits our HTW list. 2-4-5
Key exacta box 5 with 2-4 and win and place 5
No. 4 Green Tag goes a mile on the grass after a nice win down the hill, he gets Kent D today. No. 7 Number Five beat the Green Tag here back in March. 4-7
No. 4 Gotnaceupersleeve will try and hold off No. 1 Wild Bella in this mile turf race. 1-4
In this 4-1/2 furlong sprint for 2yo fillies No. 2 Seattle Firm looks very live as she is out of the dam Summerfield who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters, after her watch the board or hit the all button.
No. 4 Runaway Wildcat drops trying to cash and finds a very soft group of $4k claimers. 4
No. 2 Califo Cat is in good form and looks ready to run another good one. No. 4 Speedy White Socks gets Baze back and he won the last time he was on this gelding. No. 5 Himalaya Star gets off the grass and a turn back to a sprint. 2-4-5
No. 3 Ornery Strike has some good early speed and will be part of the early pace. No. 4 Crafty Regan exits the same race. No. 6 No More Twinkies won here at first asking and may be this good. No. 7 When I’m Calling is the key player in here and we will key her in the exacta and trifecta. 3-4-6-7**
Key exacta and trifecta 7 with 3-4-6
No. 4 Atomic Rule is the speed in here and he will try and hold off No. 1 Malibu Rum and No. 7 Perfect Set.
Only seven races today and in the last race we will use the speed and a closer, No. 1 Violate is the speed and she will try and hold off No. 6 Peppered Forest. 1-6
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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. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected].