No. 2 Stormin Wild showed some good early speed in his first start here on July 7th, he will hold better today with the drop in class. No. 4 Gottalovethosecats is a first time starter with win early connections.
No. 3 Nicole Michelle ran a real good race for an $80k price tag, she fits here. No. 5 Lookin for Money took some action in her one and only start at Santa Anita. No. 8 Suite One is the stablemate of Money and looks the one to beat off her last. 3-5-8
No. 5 First Flower won at first asking at Golden Gate for the high percentage trainer Mathis who has won with 2 of his 5 starters here with 2 seconds. No. 8 Tough Business is looking for her fourth straight win.
No. 1 Silver Hustler shows a real sharp 4 furlong work for this a signal she likes the surface. No. 7 Spiced Latte is very consistent on the grass and only needs to handle the poly, her last work says she can. No. 9 Always a Chance exits our HTW list off a narrow miss here on the grass. 1-7-9
Exacta box 1-7-9
No. 1 Sky Mega is a first time starter with a blistering work here on July 31st, she is ready to roll. No. 2 Fashioned Lady gets her second start and can only move forward off her good 3rd at Santa Anita and we like the hook up. 1-2
No. 6 Only Josie Knows comes off the layoff for Julio Canani, she looks very live with Kent D. getting the leg up. No. 9 Midnight Lady ran two times here last year with a win and a second. 6-9
We will take our shot in here and single No. 2 Kinz Funky Monkey who loves this course and comes off a gutty win last out here on opening day. She had a little blow out here on July 30th and looks to run big again. 2
No. 2 Super Reagan just missed here going a mile last out and now goes 1-1/16 which could be the answer. No. 4 Stolen Property drops and gets his first try off the grass. No. 10 Canopus comes off the layoff and gets the big drop in class. 2-4-10
No. 2 Wonderful Becky has displayed her liking for the dirt in her last two starts. No. 4 Missy Marini will show all of her speed with the drop to this level. 2-4
No. 4 Winningconnections gets a turn back in distance and a big drop in class, bet him to cash. 4
Five furlongs on the grass. No. 3 Unmatched Force ran ok on this course just nine days ago, we look for better today. No. 5 Sunrise Legacy loves to win races and may take to this 5 furlong course. 3-5
No. 2 Hot Rock Hallie gets a huge drop in class, its now or maybe never for this 3yo filly. No. 7 What About Natalie lost by a nostril last out and now gets a drop, she is the one to beat. 2-7
1 mile on the grass. No. 5 Sheza Trip won at this level on the grass one race back, we think she can do it again. 5
THE $50K WINE COUNTRY DEBUTANTE
No. 3 Seduire is in from Santa Anita for Hollendorfer and Baze, this filly comes off a second in the Landaluce at 9/5. 3
No. 4 Saint Lemone is spotted for the win off her good maiden breaker at Los Al, she looks the play of the day here at Santa Rosa. 4
Win and place 4
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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].