No. 3 Two Is to Many is the speed with Joe Talamo getting the leg up first off the Mark Glatt claim. No. 4 Mel’s Game who gets a big drop in class and No. 5 Dr. Williams will both be trying to run him down.
No. 1 Yard Line has really burned some serious cash in his last three starts losing at .80 cents on the dollar twice and 9/5 the other time, he will once again go to the post as a very short favorite. No. 5 Missing Groom looks to be coming around for Hollendorfer and now Elvis gets his shot. 1-5
In the players pick five we will take out shot and single No. 6 Customer Base who looks to have more class than the others in this 1-1/2 turf marathon with Mike Smith riding for Tom Proctor. 6
Maiden 2yo fillies go 5 furlongs. No. 5 Singing Kitty is one of two runners in here for trainer Steve Miyadi, this filly has a big 4 furlong work on the 20th and looks like a real runner. Her stablemate No. 7 Charlotte R will be the price of the two and has Antongeorgi in to ride. 5-7
Exacta box 5-7 and win and place 5
In the last leg of the players pick five we get $50k maiden 3yo going a mile on the grass. No. 7 Stolen Property has been running better than looked and we will get a square price with him. No. 8 Pyrotechnics drops in for a price again and will be long. 7-8
Players pick five
No. 1 Rovenna is looking for her 4th win from 5 starts here, bet her to cash. No. 4 Sunday Rules comes off the layoff and won her first two starts in style last year at Del Mar including the Generous Portion stakes at .30 cents on the dollar, she has been working with a purpose and gets Mike Smith. 1-4
No. 1 Rhodium exits our HTW list off a tough loss here back in April, she comes back and will try going down the hill. No. 2 Always a Chance has been one popular item at the claim box and was re-claimed by O’Neill for $40k after losing her for $32k, he likes this 5yo mare the most. No. 3 Heat Du Jour gets her first start of the Jerry Hollendorfer claim and he turns her back to 6-1/2 furlongs after winning for fun going 1-1/8 on the grass. No. 7 Happybirthdaybaby won in her only try down the hill and is the stablemate of Du Jour.
We get $20k maiden claimers going 5 furlongs and these are not very good horses. No. 8 Philanderer took action in his one and only start for $50k. He showed some early speed and folded like yesterdays newspaper, he will go better on the drop. No. 10 Juansagain also gets his second start and drops in for a price after trying straight maidens in his first start. 8-10
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No. 2 Tim’s Go Girl just did get beat last out and the filly who beat Tim came right back to score. No. 5 Beezaroo looks to upset as she has two seconds from two starts here and will be the price. 2-5
Trainer Jeff Bonde sends out two in this 2yo filly maiden race with No. 3 Motor’n Mona and No. 8 Indian Rocket with Baze and the likely chalk. No. 6 Hugsforhennyhall had a race and will go better today at a big price. 3-6-8**
We will use two closers and a speed horse. The speed looks to be No. 3 I B Mike, he will try and take them wire-to-wire and hold off the closers No. 1 Wildfire Kid and No. 5 Himalaya Star. 1-3-5
Exacta box 1-3-5
No. 5 Hello Frankie moves from the grass to the dirt. No. 8 Cant Do the Danse just broke his maiden on the grass and looks spotted for action. No. 9 Blu Jon is the one to beat. 5-8-9
No. 2 Blaise of Light exits the Tim’s Go Girl race, so if Tim wins we will be all over this filly. No. 6 Derby Hat drops trying to find her level. No. 7 Deputy Miss will be coming with a late run. 2-6-7
Key exacta box 2 with 6-7
No. 6 Mahogany Ridge has been on fire winning four straight races. No. 7 Havoc drops and is the main danger from off the pace. 6-7
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