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.
Rf Pistol Pete looks for his third straight win. Dashin Baby Boy can win if he breaks well . Mr Easy Okie also needs to avoid issues at the start.
Barton Hill jumps up in class after finishing second at a mile in his Emerald debut. Sechura’s best career race came in her only try at this distance, but she faces the boys in this race. Stretch Home will likely try to get the early lead.
Just Like Uptown takes a big drop in class. Big Question has been second in four straight races. Who’s Cat Is Dat cuts back in distance and could pull off a surprise.
Sanibel Harbor has been working out well for her debut, and two 6-furlong workouts should have her ready. Ms. Parker can improve in her second start. Fragrant Harbor debuts for trainer Doris Harwood, who does a good job with 2-year-olds making their first start.
Surfliner has finished second as the 4-5 and 2-5 favorite in his last two races. He’ll likely be favored again, but patience among bettors has to be thin. Just Jokin Around will be rallying late. The distance should be no problem for Full Effect, who has two wins in 43 career starts.
Olympic Lights drops in class to a level where he is tough, but he will need to avoid going too fast too early in what should be a quick pace. Cat On Base is very quick and might improve in his second start after a layoff. Majorca Gold goes for his third straight win and also has a good shot in a very competitive race.
SCRATCHED: My Cadi
Opening Buzz is tough at this level, but this is only her second start at a mile. Mum’s Joke drops to a career-low level and might like the extra distance. Joy’s Jaguar won at this distance in her last race.
Touch of Elegance is rounding into form. Strategic Patience should rebound from an uncharacteristic poor performance. A Belle and a Cat has not been worse than second in six career starts.
Stikine Slough was third in his debut, beaten by less than a length while breaking from the outside post as the 9-10 favorite. Kenai King won his debut in that same race. Nicolas Cajun looked great beating a group of maiden $25,000 claimers.
Get Well changed tactics in her last race, being up near the lead. She would be better served making one late run. Plum Naked will try to lead from gate to wire. Five Times drops in class.
BEST BET: Touch of Elegance
|1 31/2 furlongs, purse $4,000, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000|
|1||Rf Pistol Pete||D Hoonan||1||125|
|4||Dashin Baby Boy||C Doll||9/2||125|
|3||Mr Easy Okie||L Zacherle||10||125|
|2||Mr Foxy Zoom||R Richard||8||123|
|5||Ba Snowbound Chick||L Camacho-Flores||4||125|
|6||Royal Star Max||J Zunino||8||125|
|2 1 mile, purse $9,975, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $15,000|
|3||Barton Hill||A Sanguinetti||2||118|
|5||Stretch Home||I Enriquez||3||118|
|2||Torre Faro||M Hardison||6||113|
|3 61/2 furlongs, purse $6,725, 3-year-old, maiden claiming $7,500|
|4||Just Like Uptown||D Lopez||7/5||122|
|3||Big Question||J Gutierrez||3||122|
|6||Who's Cat Is Dat||I Enriquez||9/2||122|
|1||Lots of Prayers||J Zunino||20||122|
|2||Job Creator||C Doll||20||122|
|5||Parkers Bluff||R Bowen||5/2||122|
|4 5 furlongs, purse $13,225, 2-year-old, fillies, maiden claiming $25,000|
|5||Sanibel Harbor||D Hoonan||4||117|
|4||Ms. Parker||J Gutierrez||5||117|
|1||Fragrant Harbor||I Enriquez||5/2||117|
|2||Slewbie Doo||A Sanguinetti||7/2||117|
|3||Knight Club||D Lopez||6||117|
|5 11/16 miles, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Just Jokin Around||N Chaves||8||124|
|3||Full Effect||A Sanguinetti||5||124|
|5||Let's Top It Off||E Kubinova||12||124|
|6||Run Atom||J Whitaker||8||124|
|6 6 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|7||Olympic Lights||I Enriquez||5/2||124|
|6||Cat On Base||J Matias||9/2||120|
|4||Majorca Gold||N Chaves||4||124|
|1||Mo's Flashy Date||D Lopez||10||120|
|2||Just Zoom Will Do||R Richard||5||120|
|3||Buds a Flyin||L Camacho-Flores||8||120|
|5||Big Bad Brown||J Gutierrez||3||120|
|7 1 mile, purse $7,775, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $7,500|
|6||Opening Buzz||I Enriquez||5/2||123|
|7||Mum's Joke||E Kubinova||15||123|
|1||Joy's Jaguar||J Zunino||9/2||123|
|2||Train Freeze||D Lopez||5||117|
|4||Premo Jewel||J Gutierrez||3||117|
|5||Midnight Maggie||A Sanguinetti||8||117|
|8 61/2 furlongs, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|1||Touch of Elegance||J Matias||8||119|
|2||Strategic Patience||D Hoonan||8||123|
|3||A Belle and a Cat||J Gutierrez||4||119|
|4||Sovereign Bay||J Zunino||15||116|
|5||Jewel S.||I Enriquez||3||119|
|6||Kenzie Carolina||D Lopez||5||116|
|7||Cheese Danish||A Sanguinetti||15||119|
|9||Mo's Teresa||E Kubinova||20||115|
|10||Just Have'n Fun||J Whitaker||9/2||119|
|9 6 furlongs, C and G (colts and geldings), purse $50,000, 2-year-old, Emerald Express|
|1||Stikine Slough||J Gutierrez||4||118|
|7||Kenai King||I Enriquez||7/2||120|
|2||Nicolas Cajun||D Hoonan||8||120|
|3||Mizzo's Gold||R Richard||10||120|
|6||Illumination Road||E Kubinova||10||118|
|9||Italian Warrior||A Sanguinetti||6||118|
|10||Del Rio Harbor||R Bowen||8||120|
|11||Dallon's Gold||N Chaves||15||120|
|10 1 mile, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|2||Get Well||J Whitaker||7/2||123|
|7||Plum Naked||R Richard||3||117|
|6||Five Times||A Sanguinetti||5/2||123|
|1||Winter Sunshine||I Enriquez||9/2||117|
|3||Donna Sha Lei Lei||E Kubinova||10||123|
|4||Mary Jeanene||L Camacho-Flores||6||123|
|5||Corrinas Seeker||D Lopez||10||117|