Sunday’s racing handicaps | Emerald Downs
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2 p.m.
Zippin E is great at this distance and gets a better post position after finishing second in her last race, which was at this level and distance. Sun City is still competitive at age 9, and was a nice second in her last race despite being in the No. 12 post and not breaking well. Fly Away made a big move in her last start to take the lead but flatted out late to finish third.
If Matfinish is ever going to win, this could be the day in her 17th start. She scratched out of a race Saturday to run in this one. Charismatic Hope was third of 11 in her last start. Wind a Flyin was second in her career debut at 19-1.
SCRATCHED: Big Black Cat.
Big Fat Storm has finished second in each of his first three starts. He will likely be heavily favored to finish one spot better. Financial Officer drops in class. Jacks Last Try is an improving horse.
Grand Baylee was claimed for $7,500 out her last start and immediately takes a big drop in class. That’s not a great sign, but she is tough at this level. Hardbody keeps dropping in class after excellent races. All the Rage will be rallying late.
Surfliner drops in class and has a nice inside post. Timely Note is in great form. Crescent Bar will try to run down the leaders late.
This race should set up well for a closer like Bebe Chrissy. Just Say It is a good fit at this level if she can handle the stretch-out in distance. Swiss Lightning has won two of five starts at this distance.
My Boy Butch exits a stakes race on turf at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. He fits well at this level and has had success at Emerald Downs. Ryans Argument gets better each race. Botch might have figured things out in his last race.
Rocky’s Quest was badly beaten in a stakes race two weeks ago, but he can bounce back here. Edge Forward runs for a claiming price for the first time. Sandys Diamond is in great form.
This race is full of speed and Bumpy could prevail if Rocco Bowen avoids an early speed duel. All My Friends is looking for his second straight win. Sabe is dropping in class.
BEST BET: Surfliner.
|1 1 mile, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|2||Zippin E||I Enriquez||8/5||123|
|5||Sun City||D Lopez||3||123|
|6||Fly Away||C Papineau||7/2||123|
|1||Pickled Again||L Lopez||15||123|
|4||Smokin Badge||J Gutierrez||4||123|
|2 6 furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|5||Charismatic Hope||J Matias||5/2||123|
|4||Wind a Flyin||L Camacho-Flores||5||117|
|1||Victoria Harbour||I Enriquez||4||117|
|2||Slamin' Kitty||A Sanguinetti||6||117|
|6||Kant Catch Jayden||R Richard||9/2||123|
|7||Miss Kelso||L Lopez||15||123|
|3 6 furlongs, purse $6,725, 3-year-olds, maiden claiming $7,500|
|1||Big Fat Storm||R Richard||2||122|
|2||Financial Officer||J Whitaker||4||122|
|3||Jacks Last Try||J Gutierrez||9/2||122|
|4||Race the Waves||D Lopez||5||122|
|5||Count Trevor||R Bowen||8||122|
|6||Chevron Flying||J Matias||10||122|
|7||Peak a Boot Song||I Enriquez||8||122|
|4 6 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $3,500|
|5||Grand Baylee||I Enriquez||5/2||123|
|2||All the Rage||J Matias||3||123|
|3||Atta Lora||E Kubinova||5||123|
|4||Roxy Skylar||C Papineau||15||123|
|6||Sovereign Bay||L Camacho-Flores||8||123|
|7||Stolen Forum||M Werner-Hagerty||15||123|
|5 1 mile, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|2||Timely Note||I Enriquez||3||124|
|6||Crescent Bar||J Gutierrez||9/2||124|
|3||Kaitlans Song||R Richard||5||118|
|4||Adam N Ryan||R Bowen||12||124|
|5||Just Jokin Around||N Chaves||15||124|
|8||Wingman Willy||E Kubinova||8||118|
|9||He's Tickled||J Matias||6||124|
|6 1 mile, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|2||Bebe Chrissy||J Matias||6||124|
|1||Just Say It||R Richard||7/2||124|
|5||Swiss Lightning||R Bowen||4||124|
|3||R J's Prospect||A Sanguinetti||8||124|
|4||Havin a Good Day||J Gutierrez||15||124|
|6||Orlando Xpress||I Enriquez||9/5||124|
|7||Hunter Kane||D Lopez||6||124|
|7 6 furlongs, purse $14,800, 3-year-olds, claiming $20,000/$18,000|
|4||My Boy Butch||J Matias||5/2||120|
|1||Ryans Argument||I Enriquez||8/5||118|
|2||Bound to Win||E Kubinova||8||118|
|3||Master's Bluff||R Richard||4||120|
|8 1 mile, purse $19,950, 3-year-olds and up, AOC $32,000|
|1||Rocky's Quest||J Gutierrez||7/5||124|
|4||Edge Forward||D Lopez||4||124|
|3||Sandys Diamond||J Matias||5||124|
|2||Perfect Night||J Whitaker||12||124|
|5||Memphis Beach||L Camacho-Flores||6||124|
|6||M Two Forty||A Sanguinetti||15||124|
|7||Touch the Sun||I Enriquez||9/2||124|
|9 51/2 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|3||All My Friends||D Lopez||4/5||124|
|2||Come On Partner||L Lopez||6||118|
|4||Rorkes Drift||N Chaves||20||124|
|6||Seven Demons||I Enriquez||4||124|
|7||Ringo's Gold||L Camacho-Flores||15||124|