No. 1 Thundering Gale comes here from New York off back-to-back wins on the grass, she moved from the barn of Chad Brown to Bob Hess. No. 6 Jade With Envy and No. 7 Redressthebalance look the main danger. 1-6-7
No. 3 New Summit has run good in all three of his starts, he losses Bejarano to first-time starter No. 1 Chasing Kings but gets Tyler. No. 4 Homer Matt gets off the grass in this his second off the layoff. 1-3-4
No. 1 Ramona’s Wildcat gets back to a better distance and is out of the hot Doug O’Neill barn. No. 2 Ben’s Duchess exits the same race and will go much better on the dirt at this 6 furlong distance. The same can be said about No. 3 Doodetta. 1-2-3
No. 4 Sizzlin’ Joe gets a move up in class off a good second and now gets his second off the Hollendorfer claim. No. 8 Yes Yes Yes gets back on the grass and will be right there. No. 2 China Prince fits here and looks to be sitting on a big run. 2-4-8
This 2yo 50k maiden claimer needs the all button but No. 2 Counterplay has a race over the course and showed good early foot. No. 11 Carlos Dangerous exits the same race and is the one to beat if he draws in. 2-11
No. 1 Majestic Heat exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, she was best last time when losing by a neck despite a ton of trouble. trainer Mike Stidham sends out a very live shipper in No. 2 Colour Party who once was in the barn of Clement. No. 3 Tiz Ladys Legs won here last year on this turf course and now gets her second off the layoff. 1**-2-3
Key exacta 1 win 2-3 and win and place 1
Maiden 2yo fillies go 6-1/2 furlongs, No. 4 Dreamy Art exits our HTW list off a solid second here on July 19th, No. 5 Dreamarcher is a first-time starter for Hollendorfer who is out of the dam Dream Luck who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. Baffert sends out the $775k purchase No. 7 Jade Princess off a nice 4 furlong work, he also sends out second time starter No. 9 Treasuring who had some trouble in her one start. Hollendorfer who has the No. 5 Dreamarcher also sends out No. 10 Surfside Tiara, she was sent off at even money in her one start at Los Al and missed by a half length. 4-5-7-9-10
La Jolla Handicap Grade III
No. 6 Papacoolpapacool looks for some redemption after finishing 5th at 6/5 in the Oceanside here on opening day, the classy No. 9 Prospect Park just missed by a nostril in the Los Al Derby to Gimmie Da Lute and now will try the grass for the first-time. No. 3 Om won his only start on the grass and is the speed of the speed. 3-6-9
No. 4 Peppy Bolly drops trying to cash as does No. 7 Best in Class. No. 9 It’s Aine fits at this level and could surprise. 4-7-9
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