Maidens travel a mile on the grass. No. 2 Data Central exits our HTW list as a $$$ play, he gets back to a mile on the grass where he missed by a dwindling half a length one race back. He is the key with No. 1 Frankincense who will be closing with a late run and No. 7 Rampus Cat the other speed in the race.
$8k fillies and mares travel a mile on the dirt. No. 2 Backintheacademy is wheeled back in just eight days by Mille and takes a hefty drop in class back to her level. No. 4 Jill Madden gets a move up off the claim and is the speed and in top form. 2-4
$50k claimers go down the hill. No. 1 Lauren’s Ladd had a tough trip last out going a mile on the grass, he does own a win on this course. No. 3 Two Hail Marys is the question mark runner in here for team Hess. No. 4 Fortune of War ran big in his first try on this course last out, he may have moved to early and will go better today. 4*-1-3
$50k maidens go six furlongs. No. 2 Captivate gets his first try with maiden claimers after five vs. maiden special company. He will like the drop and we like Van Dyke getting on today. No. 4 Kershaw was well bet in his two starts last year, we will use in this his first start vs. claimers and first as a 3yo. 2**-4
$35k claimers go a mile on the grass. Trainer Richard Baltas sends out two runners. No. 5 Bold Papa who is top form and No. 9 Defiantly, we opt for Bold Papa. 5**
Cal bred 2yo go five furlongs. No. 6 Luck’s Royal Flush just missed going 4-1/2 last out when battling all the way, he will try and take them wire-to-wire. No. 9 Mad Mike is a first time starter for the very good connections of Steve Miyadi and Tommy Town, his last work says yes. 6-9
Optional $75k 3yo go down the hill. No. 5 Heartfullofstars just missed last out on this course. His connections thought enough of him to send him to New York to run in the Wood one race back. We will key him with No. 3 Jimmy Chila, No. 4 So Long Sailor and No. 6 Calexman.
5 with 3-4-6 key first and second in exactas and tri’s
$30k maiden 3yo fillies go 5-1/2 furlongs. No. 1 Brandon’s Law comes off a two month layoff in a mile turf race where she just missed by a 1/2 length vs. $50k maidens, so why this spot?? No. 4 Takes Two to Tenga has run 3rd in all three of her starts, the last two at this level. No. 6 PRINCESS ARENI, looks odds on with this crew and a solid single in the late pick five and pick four. 6***
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