No. 1 Combat Zone is the key player here going a mile on the grass, he has finished second in three straight races and now gets his second start off the layoff and Van Dyke will try and get him home today. He will be our key using No. 3 Cascade Rock, No. 4 Gosilently the speed and No. 5 Frankincense.
1** WITH 3-4-5
Trainer Richard Baltas looks loaded for bear today and he sends out two runners in this $50k maiden claimer for 3yo fillies. No. 3 Pasadena Princess the filly to beat in this her second start, she was sent off as the 2/1 chalk first out, he also sends out No. 5 Flammetta off a good last work. 3**-5
$6,250 fillies and mares 4yo and up go 5-1/2 furlongs, No. 3 Irish and Lucky gets back to the level of her last win, No. 5 Kiss My Lulu takes a big drop in class and gets the new bug boy Ceballos. No. 6 Paschalitsa also gets a big drop. 3-5-6
$20k maiden fillies and mares 4yo and up go seven furlongs. No. 1 Majestic Design exits a key race and gets a big drop in class. No. 3 Miz Tianjin also gets a big drop and we like G Franco on for the ride today. No. 6 La Juve is the only first time starter and looks live. 1-3-6
$16k claimers 4yo and up go a 1-1/16. No. 1 Saint Dermot is a 7yo gelding who is nothing but a money earner. No. 5 Southern Freedom gets a double drop in class and looks the one to beat at this level.
Cal bred maidens 4yo and up go 6-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Easter Morn is a 6yo making just his 3rd start and he will probably go off as the favorite, that’s how bad this race is. No. 3 Wild Lando exits the same race finishing a head behind Easter Morn. No. 9 Gutsy Effort missed by a head last out and is the main danger.
$75k maiden 3yo go a mile on the grass and we will go singling here using No. 8 Studly Perfection out of the Baltas barn with Bejarano riding, this guy gets his first try on the grass but should like it, he is the speed and will look to take them wire-to-wire. 8
Win and place 8
Optional $75k 3yo fillies go 6-1/2 furlongs on the dirt. No. 1 Secret Spice is the speed on the rail and exits the Dream Tree race. No. 4 Ahimsa exits our HTW list off an eye opening win first out. No. 6 Emboldened also exits our HTW list off a huge win first out of the box when going off at .50 cents on the dollar, she can be any kind. 1-6-4
This nine race card ends with a tough $25k claimer for fillies and mares 4yo and up going a mile on the grass. No. 1 Pirate Flag drops looking for her level. No. 6 Mizzen Glory also drops off a nice last race, she also has a big last work. No. 9 Subic Bay is in from New York for the sneaky Jacobson. 6**-9-1
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