No. 2 Lauren’s Ladd had a tough trip last out and now Bejarano will ride for Baltas, this is a good hook up. No. 5 Uber Star is out of the hot Bill Morey barn, he has won with 6 of his 11 starters at the meet. No. 8 Royal Opera House exits the same race as Uber and he had a rough last trip. 2-5-8
EXACTA AND TRI BOX 2-5-8
No. 1 Captain Scotty won at first asking by almost seven lengths at Laurel, he finds his way out West and lands in the barn of Peter Miller. No. 5 Big League is looking for the hat trick and could get it. No. 6 Coils Gold is the speed with “smoking” Joe riding. 1-5-6
No. 2 Midnight Cello is out of the Robert Falcone Jr. barn, he has brought in some live runners winning with two of his three starters with the other running third. No. 4 Roman Tizzy is a very hard trying 9yo gelding at this level as is the other 9yo gelding in this race No. 6 Jonny’s Choice. 2-4-6
Cal bred $50k maidens 4yo and up go six furlongs. No. 3 Siege of Vicksburg gets Kent D taking a very rare ride for Ron McAnally, this first timer looks live. No. 5 Red Obsession is a first time starter for Richard Baltas and we get the hookup we like with Bejarano riding, this 5yo has a big time last work. 5**-3
This mile turf race for $32k fillies and mares 4yo and up looks as easy as 1-2-3. No. 1 Scatterling just missed last out at this mile turf distance here on December 31st. No. 2 Quinn Murphy won like a good thing here last out at this mile turf distance. No. 3 Hotsy Dotsy finished just behind Quinn. 1-2-3
Maiden 3yo fillies go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Madame Warrior is a first timer for Hollendorfer, she is out of the dam Madame Thor who has dropped 3 winners from 3 starters. No. 4 Cognitive is a $500k first timer for Baffert, her last work was sizzling. 4***-1
Optional $40k claimers 4yo and up go down the hill. No. 8 Incensed is the key player here, he exits our HTW list off a nose lose last out down the hill and is the one to beat. No. 6 What’sontheagenda is the speed and No. 9 Mesut won his last start when breaking his maiden down the hill. 8***-6-9
$20k maiden 3yo go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 3 Minsterofmyheart drops of the layoff, he exits a good race and will go much better today at this level. No. 4 Moon Juice showed good early speed here last out for a $30k price tag, he looks the one to beat today. No. 8 Fivetwentyninefund exits a key race and is a must use.
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