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Race 1

No. 3 Pioneer Charlie will show all of his early speed in this mile race and he did run a solid second here last year. No. 6 Celtic Moon gets a double drop in class by Miller and looks to rebound. 3-6

Race 2

No. 3 Annie’s Candy has burned some serious cash in his two starts and once again is the one to beat but there are two live first time starters in here. No. 1 Clude who is out of the dam Sheila Purple who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and the stablemate of Annie No. 4 Nuke Laloosh who has a big last work. 3**-1-4

Race 3

There will be a lot of heat up front in this 5 furlong $8k claimer. Jockey Mario Gutierrez will sit back with No. 6 Soul Crusher and crush them down the lane, we will be singling. 6

Win 6

Race 4

Trainer Doug O’Neill is having a nice meet and he sends out first time starter No. 2 Don’t Tell Jackie off some good works. No. 5 Seaside Fantasy showed some good speed last out for a $50k price tag and now drops in for $40k. 2-5

Race 5

No. 2 Take Me to Church was well bet in her first start but never got into the race with straight maidens and now drops. The rest of these fillies just don’t look like they can run much so she looks the one. 2

Race 6

No. 2 Smooth Talker fits here as she has been facing non winners of 3 and now gets in with non winners of 2. No. 3 Tough Annie has been quarter horsing here and is very fast, she could get away and get brave on the front end. No. 6 Haaay Sexy Lady just won here on the 4th and now is wheeled back off the Miyadi claim and she doesn’t need the lead. 2-3-6

Win and place 6

Race 7

Mike Smith makes one of his rare rides here on No. 3 Zuzu’s Petals who will try to go a flat mile. No. 5 True History exits our HTW list as a $$$$$ play, she gets off the grass and will be the one to fear late. No. 6 My Sweet Afleet exits the same race as True History as does No. 8 Watdifrenzdzitmake. 5** with 3-6-8

Race 8


The undefeated No. 5 Sunday Rules will once again be odds on in here. Can we bet her is the question and the answer is why not? She is a must use in the picks but we will also use No. 7 Warren’s Veneda who just finished a close second behind Beholder, she was second by a head here last year in the Grade II Bayakoa. 5-7

Race 9

No. 4 Not Enough Eddie drops in class, he broke his maiden here last year. No. 7 Pax Tecum won for fun last out here on the 2nd but had his number taken down by the all knowing stewards. 4-7


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].

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