by Richard Saber | Yesterday’s results
At Hollywood we ran second in both the first and second races and lost the early double. In the Pick Six we had four winners, running second in race three and nowhere in race six. At the Gate, we ran one-two in race one with both the chalk coming in as advertised. We had no shot at beating the odds-on choice Black Mallou in race two as he won for fun at 50¢ on the dollar. In race three our single, I Beat the Fire, may have beat the fire but he only beat two horses in this race at even money, but we blew race four anyway. In race five, our single Latin never got involved. We ran one-two in the sixth, but the single in race seven, the even money Black Hills Goldie, ran last and was eased. In race seven it was bombs away as a 39-1 shot came in.
No. 3, Fargo’s Legacy, drops off a nice win to the original claiming price so his trainer isn’t giving anything away as he goes for win number two off what looks like a good claim. No. 4, Bahia Rosa, has her claiming price cut in half as the red-hot combo of Avila and Berrio try to notch win number five at this meet. 3-4
No. 3, Texas Devil, was up against it in his first start in a straight maiden race when running against the highly regarded Madeo but now drops into a $50k maiden claimer. His main foes will be No. 1, Jammie Jon, and No. 2, King Kang. 1-2-3
Trainer Wesley Ward sends out first time 2yo filly No. 7, Streamin Heat, who worked a very fast :45.4 which was best of 43 runners on May 10. All systems are go with his main guy Martin Pedroza in the irons; we will single the 7.
No. 10, Little Brenda, has been well-bet in her first two starts for trainer Doug O’Neill and now drops in class for what looks like a winning move with T. Baze getting up for the ride. The rail sitter, Donas Miracle Lane, ran well in her only start with the jock losing the whip – Peta would have been happy about that – if able to clear the rail early Doan and Brenda could run one two. 1-10
No. 9, Sherry’s High, is stuck outside in this 1 1/16-mile turf route but jockey Rosario will put her in good stalking position early on and this girl looks like the one to beat. No. 6, Pokomoke, just missed in her first off the layoff and if that race didn’t take too much out of her she will be right there. No. 1, Smooth Performer, just broke her maiden here on the grass and will get a great rail trip, she could be sitting in a perfect spot turning for home.
They could only find five girls to run in this $80k optional claimer with a purse of $58k? Any of the five can get there so we will pass.
No. 2, Table Four Ten, looks interesting at a price here as he tries the grass for the first time but is coming off a big win in which the second place finisher won on Wednesday. No. 4, Wellnessfast, was scratched on Wednesday to run in this turf race and is the only one in here that shows a turf win and has a win a second and a third at this distance on the grass in three tries. 2-4
No. 3, Warren’s Cookie, drops in class and gets blinkers and the Hollywood cushion track which all add up to a win. We will key her first and second in some trifecta’s with No. 1, Tiz Ballado, No. 2, Here Is Dj’s Buddy, No. 7, Square Genius and No. 10, Avada Kedava.
$1 tri key 3 with 1-2-7-10 with 1-2-7-10 for $12
$1 tri key 1-2-7-10 with 3 with 1-2-7-10 for $12
$2 key quinnella 3 with 1-2-5-7-10 for $10
10¢ super box 1-2-3-7-10 for $12
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
No. 6, Catinthepinkhat, will be 2-5 or less.
No. 4, All Flags Flying, may be the speed and has won on the poly. 4
No. 2, Biddynthechief, has two wins here on the poly and has two wins from three starts at the distance. 2
No. 3, Cowboy Cruiser, is 2-for-2 at this flat mile on the grass distance and won his only start on this turf course and has yet to face defeat on the lawn. No. 1a, Like a Tiger, comes here via Santa Anita for Jerry Hollendorfer and just ran behind the very tough Sacred Light who came back and won again, this guy will be flying late. 1-3
No. 3, Avian Lu lat, ran here in November and took some money; he comes back on the move up which is a very good sign and at 12-1 in the morning line is well worth a bet. No. 6, Salt Flat Speed, lost at .40 cents on the dollar last time out but will show his speed once again and could hold on better at this lower claiming price. 3-6
No. 2, Swiftette, gets blinkers on and is dropped to the bottom – it’s now or never. No. 5, Strong Mind, has run back-to-back good races and gets Beato in the irons and this guy can ride. 2-5
We will play a tri and super in this race as No. 5, Change Your Mask, looks one-two in here off the near miss at Hollywood on May 1 and the Bill Morey claim.
$1 trifecta key 5 with 1-2-4-7 with 1-2-4-7 for $12
$1 trifecta key 1-2-4-7 with 5 with 1-2-4-7 for $12
$1 superfecta key 5 with 1-2-4-7 with 1-2-4-7 with 1-2-4-7 for $24
No. 5, Osiris Lunus, owns this track and is as steady as they come: he will be hard to beat. No. 4, Monarcho Polo, ships in from Santa Anita and has won three of eight on the synthetic – he will be coming late. 4-5
Remember to check for late scratches and changes. Good luck everyone.