Saturday’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.
Vodka With Ice was sure impressive winning his last race, and he has run fairly well at Emerald. Devon Dat Cash has not raced since last year but has not finished worse than second in four starts at Emerald. Shez Pretty Awesome looks for her fifth straight win.
Snowbound Superchick is in good form and he has done well at Emerald. Fast Intention gets a much better distance after struggling in his past three races at 870 yards. Cm Got Overserved has won seven of 15 career starts.
Doctor Bruce S. will try to continue the pattern of winning every other race. Advancement plunges in class, and you can throw out his last race because he bled. Sharp Focus continues down the class ladder.
SCRATCHED: Doll E Popp
Tamarama Beach will try to make amends after finishing fifth, and is one of many who could win this very even and difficult handicapping race. Graceful Minou is still winless after 15 tries, but she has finished in the money in her past three races. On Line Sweetie might be able to get into the trifecta at a good price.
Joel N Jill takes a big drop in class but will have to avoid the slow starts that he had in his first two races. Watch for Trevor might improve in his second career start. Troop Ship is an improving horse.
SCRATCHED: Roxy Skylar
Dream Caller has struggled all year after winning three times here in 2012. She drops in class again and she could regain her form against this group. Jacobita looked great winning her last race. Grand Baylee has been first or second in 11 of 19 career starts.
Forin Sea plunges in class, but he has to beat older horses. Havanna Red dominated a weaker field in his last race. Jade Road gives a good effort each race.
The key here is which of these horses can handle a mile. He’s Not Bluffin was an easy winner in his last race, but struggled in a stakes race in his only try at this distance. Brock Says has finished second in four of his past five races and tries this distance for the first time. Faster than Duke is the only horse in the field to have run in more than one route race.
SCRATCHED: Stikine Slough Noosito, a full brother to Emerald Downs great Noosa Beach, was impressive in winning his career debut. Kenai King has a good chance to improve after finishing third in a stakes at 2-1. He’s Zuberrific looked great while dominating maiden claimers in his last race.
SCRATCHED: A. Lurie Girl
Wedge of Gold won the past two times she raced at this level. All the Rage will try to atone for finishing third as the even-money favorite. Have’n a Wild Time drops in class.
BEST BET: Wedge of Gold
|1 440 yards, purse $4,000, 3-year-olds and up, Trials|
|4||Vodka With Ice||C DeAlba||5/2||124|
|1||Devon Dat Cash||K De la Cruz||3||124|
|3||Shez Pretty Awesome||J Samuels||4||124|
|2||J Mancuso||L Gonzalez||9/2||124|
|5||One Famous Secret||J Crispin||7/2||122|
|6||Eyez On Brimmer||T Stillwell||8||124|
|2 440 yards, purse $4,000, 3-year-olds and up, Trials|
|3||Snowbound Superchick||R Camacho||7/2||124|
|6||Fast Intention||L Camacho-Flores||10||124|
|1||Cm Got Overserved||E Gomez||3||124|
|4||First Specialist||R Lozano||5||124|
|5||Chicks Special Angel||D Hoonan||9/5||124|
|7||Catlow Rim||T Skaggs||10||124|
|3 6 furlongs, purse $5,975, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $4,000|
|1||Doctor Bruce S.||L Camacho-Flores||5||124|
|5||Sharp Focus||J Gutierrez||4||124|
|2||Just Gonna Be||R Bowen||6||124|
|3||Orcas Gold||I Enriquez||9/2||118|
|6||Master's Bluff||R Richard||3||118|
|7||Two o'Clock Draw||D Lopez||5/2||118|
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|2||Tamarama Beach||I Enriquez||3||117|
|7||Graceful Minou||E Kubinova||4||117|
|6||On Line Sweetie||R Bowen||10||123|
|1||Impressa Vanessa||A Sanguinetti||9/2||117|
|3||Charismatic Hope||J Matias||8||123|
|5||Ginger Cat||D Lopez||6||123|
|8||Top Kat Miss||R Richard||8||117|
|9||Curlew Slew||C Doll||15||117|
|5 51/2 furlongs, purse $8,925, 2-year-olds, maiden claiming $12,500|
|1||Joel N Jill||J Matias||7/2||118|
|3||Watch for Trevor||R Bowen||3||118|
|4||Troop Ship||L Camacho-Flores||4||118|
|2||Alta's Star||R Richard||10||118|
|5||Stormin Parker||A Sanguinetti||10||118|
|6||Nacho Macho||J Gutierrez||6||118|
|8||Air Grinder||J Zunino||15||118|
|9||Sorry Pal||N Chaves||10||118|
|10||Sunshine in Rio||D Lopez||10||118|
|6 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $3,500|
|5||Dream Caller||J Matias||15||123|
|6||Grand Baylee||D Hoonan||9/2||123|
|1||Sovereign Bay||E Kubinova||10||123|
|4||Because of You||R Bowen||10||123|
|7||Its Diva Time||J Zunino||7/2||123|
|7 61/2 furlongs, purse $9,975, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|4||Forin Sea||D Lopez||5/2||118|
|6||Havanna Red||J Gutierrez||3||124|
|5||Jade Road||R Bowen||7/2||124|
|2||Credit Line||I Enriquez||12||118|
|3||Financial Officer||J Whitaker||8||118|
|7||Who's Cat Is Dat||R Richard||5||118|
|8 1 mile, purse $14,375, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $25,000/$22,500|
|3||He's Not Bluffin||E Kubinova||2||118|
|5||Brock Says||I Enriquez||5/2||124|
|4||Faster Than Duke||D Lopez||4||121|
|1||Whistle Cat||R Bowen||3||115|
|2||I Was Made for You||D Hoonan||12||118|
|9 61/2 furlongs, C and G (colts and geldings), purse $50,000, 2-year-olds, WTBOA Lads Stakes|
|3||Kenai King||A Sanguinetti||9/2||116|
|4||He's Zuberrific||N Chaves||7/2||114|
|6||Nicolas Cajun||D Hoonan||12||116|
|8||Del Rio Harbor||R Bowen||4||120|
|10 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,250, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, WCL $2,500|
|7||Wedge of Gold||N Chaves||3||123|
|1||All the Rage||J Matias||5/2||123|
|2||Have'n a Wild Time||R Bowen||8||123|
|4||Ms Eagle Eye||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||123|
|5||Sun City||I Enriquez||4||123|