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.
Milieux might be the most consistent in this very weak field. Princess Madison has been second twice, but lost by a combined 73 lengths in her other two career races. Exclusive Queen might like the shorter distance after two tries at a mile.
Austincitynights has never been out of the money in seven career starts. Havanna Red plunges in class. Expenses Paid returns to a better distance after trying a mile for the first time and also drops in class.
SCRATCHED: Dr. Ryan’s Gold, Brilliant Thought.
It is extremely hard to endorse any of the horses who have run before, so the two first-time starters — Lucky Bluff and Mizzo’s Gold — look good by comparison. Oldtimers Vision ran OK in his debut.
SCRATCHED: Smokin Badge.
Sovereign Bay is a big threat to lead gate to wire as there is not a lot of early speed in this race. Scent of Chrism will be rallying late. Courtney’s Prize has the speed to challenge the top pick early and can hang on for a spot in the trifecta if the pace isn’t too quick.
Ontheshadyside is in great form and has been claimed out of his past two races. Perusethenews has three wins and three seconds in seven starts at this distance. Showmethemoneyjim has run great at Emerald (two wins and a third in three starts) and has won four of nine starts at a mile.
La Capitana looks pretty good if you throw out his last race. Doctor Pav is rounding into form. Buck’s Bro has been first or second in seven straight starts.
Exclusive Diva and E Z Kitty will continue their rivalry with a slight edge to the former. Gosailgo is not without hope.
Jewel S. drops to a career-low level and has a good shot if she gets a nice stalking position in this speed-laden field. Its Diva Time will get a nice pace to set up her late kick. Seattle Game has won 11 of 22 starts at Emerald, but she will face a lot of competition for the early lead.
Whiskey Miner gets her favorite distance. Roarified has won three of her four starts at a mile. Seventyprcentcocoa rarely runs a bad race.
Femmina Pesante seems due to win. Stylish Margin can improve after having issues in the gate before her last race. Merry Sherry drops in class.
BEST BET: Sovereign Bay.
|1 6 furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|5||Princess Madison||M Werner-Hagerty||5/2||123|
|3||Exclusive Queen||L Camacho-Flores||3||117|
|2||Mendel's Law||C Doll||15||123|
|4||Kant Catch Jayden||R Richard||6||123|
|6||Come On Cozzene||M Hardison||6||118|
|2 6 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|4||Havanna Red||J Gutierrez||9/5||124|
|3||Expenses Paid||E Kubinova||12||124|
|1||Two o'Clock Draw||I Enriquez||5/2||118|
|2||Cat Mon Blue||R Bowen||9/2||118|
|6||Kamilche Magic||L Camacho-Flores||10||124|
|3 5 furlongs, purse $8,925, 2-year-olds, maiden claiming $12,500|
|6||Lucky Bluff||R Richard||5/2||118|
|4||Mizzo's Gold||I Enriquez||9/2||118|
|8||Oldtimers Vision||A Sanguinetti||5||118|
|1||Andy Parker||J Gutierrez||4||118|
|2||Coach Vince||A Gutierrez||15||118|
|3||Will Try Again||J Zunino||6||118|
|5||Epic Event||D Lopez||6||118|
|7||Troop Ship||L Camacho-Flores||15||118|
|4 6 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, WCL $2,500|
|4||Sovereign Bay||E Kubinova||3||123|
|3||Scent of Chrism||A Sanguinetti||5||123|
|6||Courtney's Prize||J Gutierrez||7/2||123|
|1||Ms Eagle Eye||L Camacho-Flores||5/2||123|
|2||Nail Polish||L Lopez||20||123|
|5||Tychonic Choice||J Zunino||9/2||123|
|5 1 mile, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|1||Buddy Dave||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||124|
|4||Snow On the River||J Whitaker||8||120|
|6||Cresent McGain||R Bowen||5||117|
|6 1 mile, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||La Capitana||A Sanguinetti||8||124|
|4||Doctor Pav||J Rosales||6||124|
|7||Buck's Bro||J Matias||3||124|
|2||It's Our Pleasure||J Whitaker||10||124|
|3||Dee Rain||M Hardison||20||119|
|5||Chu and I||J Gutierrez||9/2||124|
|8||Fellow Elderado||D Lopez||5||124|
|9||Armed Service||N Chaves||20||124|
|7 1 mile, purse $50,000, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, Boeing Handicap|
|3||Exclusive Diva||J Gutierrez||1||121|
|2||E Z Kitty||A Sanguinetti||6/5||121|
|8 6 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|4||Jewel S.||I Enriquez||5/2||123|
|3||Its Diva Time||J Zunino||15||119|
|7||Seattle Game||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||123|
|1||Birdie Girl||E Kubinova||3||119|
|2||Dream Caller||J Gutierrez||6||119|
|8||Port Wakefield||J Whitaker||12||119|
|9 1 mile, purse $15,850, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $25,000/$22,500|
|4||Whiskey Miner||D Lopez||8||119|
|3||Maggie's Special||E Kubinova||6||119|
|5||Private Fortune||A Sanguinetti||5||119|
|6||Sweet Nellie Brown||R Richard||9/2||121|
|10 6 furlongs, purse $6,725, 3-year-old, fillies, maiden claiming $7,500|
|6||Femmina Pesante||I Enriquez||8/5||121|
|3||Stylish Margin||A Sanguinetti||5||121|
|5||Merry Sherry||J Gutierrez||3||121|
|1||Top Kat Miss||N Chaves||10||121|
|2||Devil's Melody||L Camacho-Flores||12||121|
|7||Sheza Silver Moon||L Lopez||9/2||121|