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Race 1

No. 1 Suite One is a first time starter for trainer Doug O’Neill, she is out of the dam Broad Issue who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 5 I Heart You is a Jerry Hollendorfer first time starter and he hits at around 40% with his first time maiden claimers. No. 6 Motor’n Mona gets her second start for Jeff Bonde and this one will go better today. 1-5-6

Race 2

No. 4 Forest Romance gets his first start off the John Sadler claim, this is a huge barn upgrade and this colt was sent off at 2/1 in his first start, No. 6 Gospel Music gets his second start off the Peter Miller claim, he just missed last out and may like the ocean air. 4-6


1st 1-5-6

2nd 4-6

Race 3

We get our hook up in this race as Tiago Pereira rides for A C Avila on No. 5 Benba. No. 12 Volkonsky will get a very fast early pace to set up his big late run. 5-12

Race 4

No. 2 Salt Power comes off the layoff for a trainer that can strike with a fresh horse. No. 4 Distinct Asset will show all of his speed with the drop to this level. No. 5 Superboot gets off the grass and also drops trying to cash. 2-4-5

Race 5

This race could be golden, No. 3 Goldilocks Planet gets the drop in class in this her second off the claim, the hustling Fernando Perez gets the call. No. 4 Julio’s Gold also drops and will be the one to catch. No. 6 One Magical Girl runs well for Kayla Stra a hard trying jockey who is not afraid of the rail. 3-4-6

Race 6

No. 1 Pure Tactics won the Siren Lure by a nostril over No. 8 Rosengold who will try and turn the tables on him. No. 6 Artest exits the same race and was only two lengths behind. 1-6-8

Race 7

No. 3 Singing Kitty exits our HTW list off an explosive win first out of the box. No. 7 Lost Bus also comes off a big and will try and take them wire-to-wire. 3-7

Race 8

In this 1-1/16 maiden turf route No. 3 Unusually Green looks to be sitting on the win, he will get a good tracking position and pounce turning for home, we will single in the late pick four. 3

Pick four

5th 3-4-6

6th 1-6-8

7th 3-7

8th 3


Race 2

No. 2 Little Prince is in top form and fits at this level. No. 5 Geno’s Bambino will wake up at this level. 


Race 3

No. 6 Fourth Generation drops, gets off the grass and back to a sprint and Baze gets the call as they do it all to get the win. 6

Race 4

No. 3 Lucky Forty Niner is unlucky to still be a maiden just missing in his last, he will try and take them wire-to-rope. No. 5 Headin’ to Hap’s is a live Bill Morey first time starter. No. 6 Kool Vista exits the same race as Forty Niner. 3-5-6

Tri box 3-5-6

Race 5

No. 1 Devine Josephine will show all of her speed with the drop to this level, but is no cinch getting back on the dirt. No. 6 Pata Blanca gets her third start, she drops and goes long. 1-6

Race 6

No. 1 Mingo likes this 5 furlong distance but does he like the dirt. No. 3 Focus Now is proven on dirt and has very sneaky connections as he moves back into the barn of Quinn Howey who has won with 2 of his 4 runners at the meet. 1-3

Race 7

No. 1 Hidethegoodstuff gets Baze riding for Hollendorfer in this her second off the layoff. No. 5 Victoriously Jewel will try and catch her late. 1-5

Race 8

No. 2 Prince Bandini is 1-for-1 at this track. No. 3 Curious Spy will be making his usual late run. No. 5 El Gran Matado is also 1-for-1 at this track and exits the same race as the Prince. 2-3-5

Pick four

5th 1-6

6th 1-3

7th 1-5

8th 2-3-5


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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