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Emerald Downs entries
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2:15 p.m.
Purple Hays is extremely quick and will likely be leading early. Seventy East, the only Quarterhorse in the field, won a similar race last month. A K Racer is coming off a poor race, but he could easily rebound and it would be no surprise if he won.
Train Freeze is tough at this level, but this is her first try at a mile. My Halo Is Rusty just won at this distance but this is her first race against winners. Joy’s Jaguar has raced just once on real dirt, losing badly last year here in a stakes race. She drops in class, and will be tough if she can handle with switch from turf to dirt.
Timber Bull takes a big drop in class for his first start of 2013. Mansion Mayhem faced older horses in his last race and returns to just facing 3-year-olds. Credit Line was claimed for $7,500 out of his last race, when he broke his maiden.
Crescent Bar has no early speed, which is a bit of a concern, but he stands out in this weak field. Laachem has had decent success at this distance. Run Atom was second 11 days ago at this distance.
Bella Angelina doesn’t look bad if you toss out her last race. Expecting a rebound here. Pretty Darn Good races at a career-low level. Kilauea has been in the money in six of seven career starts.
Sweet Sara Brown has been off since a nice win May 26. A similar effort should be enough to win this race. Daitanna is an improving horse. Muchas Coronas finds a much easier spot than her last race.
Hot Date hasn’t done much in three starts this year despite being well-bet each time. She gets a slight nod in a weak field. She’s a Time Bet has been well bet in all four of her races this year, but has not been better than second. Steffie Du Bois finally won in her 12th career start last month.
Inquiry Miss wasn’t embarrassed in her last race against a tough group of older horses. She has a great chance against these 3-year-olds. Beautranda races for the first time on real dirt but he won his only start on synthetic dirt at Golden Gate in Northern California. She’sontopyodeling has won two straight and takes a jump up in class.
Mike Man’s Gold, a two-time stakes winner, races for a claiming price for the first time. Country Rules won a similar race last month. Boyett also has a good shot in an even race.
Ducoti will try to lead gate to wire. Denim and Diamonds was third of 12 in her last race despite starting from the No. 11 post. Lizzy Lass will be rallying late.
Best bet: Inquiry Miss
|1 Eight Hundred And Seventy Yards, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000|
|7||Purple Hays||A Sanguinetti||5-1||120|
|1||Seventy East||I Enriquez||2-1||125|
|4||A K Racer||L Lopez||3-1||125|
|2||Mister Stewart||L Camacho-Flores||12-1||122|
|3||The Bien's Gift||E Kubinova||5-1||122|
|6||Seven Demons||J Rosales||9-2||122|
|2 1 mile, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $7,500|
|2||Train Freeze||D Lopez||5-2||117|
|3||My Halo Is Rusty||I Enriquez||2-1||117|
|4||Joy's Jaguar||J Zunino||3-1||123|
|1||Winter Sunshine||J Gutierrez||4-1||117|
|5||Midnight Maggie||A Sanguinetti||9-2||117|
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-old, claiming $7,500|
|5||Timber Bull||J Gutierrez||3-1||122|
|3||Mansion Mayhem||A Sanguinetti||5-2||122|
|1||Credit Line||I Enriquez||2-1||122|
|4||Carl Command||R Richard||7-2||122|
|4 1 mile, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|6||Crescent Bar||J Gutierrez||2-1||124|
|8||Run Atom||J Whitaker||7-2||121|
|1||Wild W B T||L Lopez||20-1||121|
|2||Lookin At Gold||J Matias||15-1||121|
|3||Diamond Peak||A Sanguinetti||10-1||115|
|5||Peakaboot Postette||N Chaves||12-1||124|
|5 6 furlongs, purse $5,975, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|2||Bella Angelina||J Matias||8-1||123|
|6||Pretty Darn Good||J Zunino||6-1||123|
|1||Take Point||I Enriquez||2-1||123|
|3||High Caliber||E Kubinova||5-1||123|
|5||Excessive Fashion||R Richard||4-1||123|
|8||Forest Bunny||D Lopez||12-1||117|
|6 61/2 furlongs, purse $12,075, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $17,500/$15,000|
|4||Sweet Sara Brown||A Sanguinetti||2-1||123|
|2||Muchas Coronas||E Kubinova||7-2||120|
|1||Meet Sela||R Bowen||10-1||123|
|3||English Lace||D Lopez||6-1||120|
|5||Better to Be Lucky||I Enriquez||4-1||120|
|7 6 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|4||Hot Date||I Enriquez||9-5||117|
|6||She's a Time Bomb||J Rosales||2-1||123|
|2||Steffie Du Bois||D Lopez||4-1||123|
|3||Premo Jewel||J Gutierrez||9-2||117|
|5||Debbie's Striker||L Lopez||12-1||123|
|8 6 furlongs, purse $18,900, 3-year-old, fillies, AOC $25,000|
|2||Inquiry Miss||R Bowen||5-2||121|
|1||Mo's Teresa||D Lopez||8-1||118|
|4||Strange Luck||L Lopez||4-1||121|
|9 61/2 furlongs, purse $18,900, 3-year-old, AOC $25,000|
|6||Mike Man's Gold||J Matias||10-1||122|
|4||Country Rules||D Lopez||5-2||122|
|1||Ankeny Hill||L Camacho-Flores||7-2||122|
|2||Star of the Dia||I Enriquez||3-1||122|
|5||Whistle Cat||R Bowen||10-1||122|
|10 51/2 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|2||Denim and Diamonds||I Enriquez||7-2||123|
|6||Lizzy Lass||L Lopez||4-1||123|
|1||Atta Lora||L Camacho-Flores||3-1||123|
|3||Mile Easy||E Kubinova||12-1||123|
|5||Sicily Grace||M Hardison||15-1||118|