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Race 1

Last week we had a good winner with a first time Tommy Town 2yo trained by Steve Miyadi and we get another one going today with No. 2 Mikes Lion who has some win early breeding. Jerry Hollendorfer sends out first time starter No. 4 Notorious who is out of the dam Ghazi’s Lass who has dropped 6 winners from 6 starters including a stakes winner and this jockey has won 3 of his last 7 starts for Hollendorfer with a second and a third. 2-4

Race 2

If No. 5 Uncle Luck can run back to his first start he has a big shot and if No. 7 Wicked Heat can run back to his two races for $30k he can win this mile race. If No. 9 Decantered can wake up getting the big drop in class and off the grass, he could have a shot. Lots of if’s in this race. 5-7-9

Race 3

No. 1 Half Dome Dude finds his way back into the barn of Bob Hess Jr. after the $10k claim the same price he lost him for, he will get a very fast early pace. Look for Van Dyke to sit and hit the go button at the top of the stretch. No. 5 Newfound Gold has been claimed out of his last four races, he moves into the barn of Jeff Bonde, if he can sit right off the hot pace he has a shot. No. 6 Muchos Besos will be the one flying the fastest of all and he also gets his first start off the claim. 1-5-6

Race 4

No. 4 Three Point Luke ran once last year with straight maidens and now resurfaces with $20k maiden claimers for a top barn and jock combo, trainer Patricia Harrington can pop with a first time starter and she sends out No. 5 American Style who also has some win early breeding. 4-5


4th 1-5-6

5th 4-5

Race 5

We have a maiden diet today, in this straight maiden race for 2yo fillies Bob Baffert sends out first time starter No. 1 Starlet O’Hara who is out of the dam My Chanel who has dropped 4 winners from 4 starters and jockey Martin Garcia has won four of his last eight rides for Mr. B. Iggy and Aguirre hook up with first time starter No. 9 Shh She’s Ours off some bullet works. Win early breeding and her dam has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters, this filly is very live and will be the price of the two. 1-9

Race 6

No. 5 Peacenik is an eight time winner on dirt, he has the ability to sit off a hot pace which he will get today. No. 6 My Slew has won 3-of-7 on the dirt and also will sit chilly behind the hot pace. 5-6


5th 1-9

6th 5-6

Race 7


No. 3 War Academy looks back in form and this $450k purchase is sitting on a big race. No. 6 Sky Kingdom is the stablemate of War Academy and gets his first start off the 10 month layoff. 3-6

Race 8

No. 3 Swiss Heart is a ten time loser but really finds an easy spot and just maybe Los Al will be the answer. No. 8 La Brisa looks the main danger at this $20k maiden claiming level. 3-8


Race 3

No. 1 Strike Em’ Out just lost by a head here on June 20th for a $6250 price tag and now drops in for $5k. No. 3 Tiz Blushing gets her first start off the Quinn Howey claim. No. 5 Hot Roxx just ran behind Strike Em’s Out and now gets Baze. 1-3-5

Exacta band tri box 1-3-5

Race 4

No. 2 Papaslilprincess won here last year but had her number taken down, she looks set for her best second off the Mathis claim. No. 4 Lucky Moment has not been very lucky but the move to the dirt could get her up for the win. 2-4


3rd 1-3-5

4th 2-4

Race 5

No. 4 Billiejeanthisisit did a running style change in her last race and got the big win, she now gets a big move up in class. No. 5 Funny Gal is the stablemate of Billie and the speed. No. 7 Halo La also has big early speed and Baze who just got the win with her will be motoring from the bell. 4-5-7

Race 6

No. 7 P Town Boo will show all of her speed at this level but can she hold on. No. 8 Lady Lionheart gets Juan Hernandez and is the filly to beat. 7-8

Race 7

No. 1 Red Globe gets the turf to dirt angle. No. 7 Storm Fashion ran a much improved race last out going a mile on the grass and now will try 1-1/16 on the dirt. No. 9 El Mesano exits the same race as Storm Fashion and also ran an improved race last time out. 1-7-9

Race 8


No. 4 Ourwestcoastghost won the 75 Casual Lies here last year and has a sharp 4 furlong drill for this. He is on a real nice win every other race pattern and this is his win race. No. 6 Moonshine Bay is in top form and comes off the win in the $50k Albany and he can handle the dirt. 4-6

Race 9

No. 3 Two Dimes is perfectly spotted off the maiden win. No. 4 Pecos Bud gets the huge drop in class and Baze says he will ride. No. 5 Time to Glow also drops off a good second place finish going long on the grass. 3-4-5

Race 10

This is one bad $4k maiden claimer, No. 7 Lets Talk Diamonds showed good early speed when sent 1-1/16 on the grass, she gets a turn back to a sprint and dirt. 7

Race 11

No. 1 Swing for Defence gets off the grass and gets his first taste of conventional dirt, he will like it. No. 2 Peppered Sky has back-to-back-to-back mile works for this. No. 5 Our Man Clint ran a good one in his first try going long and now will see if he can transfer that to the dirt. 1-2-5

Pick four

8th 4-6

9th 3-4-5

10th 7

11th 1-2-5


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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