Emerald Downs entries
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2:15 p.m.
Rf Pistol Pete had a tough trip from the start in his last race while finishing fifth as the 3-10 favorite. Ba Snowbound Chick is in good form. Seventy East cuts way back in distance, and that might turn around his form.
Priceless Keith gets a switch to the leading rider and drops in class. Austincitynights looks for a return to form with a drop in class. He finished in the money in his first seven career starts but has been a well-beaten sixth in his past two races. Donell’s Dancer has some early speed.
Queen Sensation lost by a half-length when dropping to this level in her last race, and it was 5 lengths back to the third-place horse. Slewbie Doo and Dark Heat are dropping in class.
Kool Comic gets a better post position and a jockey switch to Juan Gutierrez, who is trying to repeat as the leading jockey at Emerald. Amazing Legacy continues a class plunge. Defend Liberty ran a great race in his last start as he was an easy winner at 17-1.
With a lot of early speed in this race, it will set up nicely for a closer like Win Photos Will Do, who is in excellent form. Royal Shrine beat the top pick by a head two races ago. Mufaajy is as consistent as they come.
Zoe B plunges in class and will be tough against this group. Train Freeze is also dropping in class. Kilauea is usually in the money (8 times in 10 career starts).
Chaching Pete returns to a winning level. He has finished first or second in 11 of 18 starts at Emerald. He rates a slight edge in an evenly matched race. Chicks Dig Him has finished second in his past two starts, and he usually tries hard. Buddy Dave shoots for his third straight win.
Perfect Pie is overdue for a win. She has finished second or third in each of her six starts this year. The Gang and I finished right ahead of the top pick in her last race, also at this level. Ms P K Blue was claimed for $25,000 out of her last race.
Stylish Margin had to alter course a couple of times in the stretch in her last race and still finished second. She can win with better racing luck. Full Service showed good improvement in her last race. Milieux has finished third in three of six starts this year.
Best bet: Stylish Margin
|1 400 yards, purse $3,600, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|5||Rf Pistol Pete||D Hoonan||7-5||125|
|3||Ba Snowbound Chick||L Camacho-Flores||5-2||125|
|1||Seventy East||M Iammarino||6-1||125|
|2||Ncc Shakool||L Gonzalez||10-1||125|
|4||Mr Easy Okie||R Camacho||7-2||125|
|6||Royal Star Max||C Doll||15-1||125|
|2 6 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $4,000|
|1||Priceless Keith||I Enriquez||5-2||118|
|3||Donell's Dancer||E Kubinova||9-2||118|
|2||Galway Guinness||R Bowen||5-1||118|
|6||Timber Bull||R Richard||5-1||118|
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $8,925, 2-year-olds, maiden claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|1||Queen Sensation||R Richard||7-2||115|
|5||Slewbie Doo||D Lopez||3-1||115|
|6||Dark Heat||J Whitaker||6-1||118|
|2||Plan A||J Zunino||12-1||118|
|3||Oldtimers Vision||I Enriquez||9-2||118|
|7||Spit and Shine||L Camacho-Flores||10-1||118|
|8||Andy Parker||J Gutierrez||12-1||118|
|9||Mister Breeze||D Hoonan||10-1||118|
|4 6 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|3||Kool Comic||J Gutierrez||3-1||124|
|7||Amazing Legacy||N Chaves||7-2||124|
|5||Defend Liberty||D Lopez||5-2||124|
|1||Cresent McGain||D Hoonan||8-1||124|
|2||One Lucky Hoss||R Bowen||8-1||124|
|4||Wild Hoss||J Zunino||10-1||124|
|6||A K Racer||M Iammarino||5-1||124|
|5 1 mile, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|6||Win Photos Will Do||A Sanguinetti||5-2||124|
|2||Royal Shrine||J Gutierrez||6-1||124|
|1||Hip Hop City||R Bowen||7-2||124|
|3||Our Marshal Cahill||L Camacho-Flores||15-1||124|
|4||Swiss Lightning||D Hoonan||12-1||124|
|8||First Last Chance||J Zunino||4-1||124|
|6 6 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|7||Zoe B||A Sanguinetti||5-2||123|
|4||Train Freeze||I Enriquez||3-1||117|
|1||Devils Dragonfly||E Kubinova||8-1||123|
|3||Song of Seattle||M Iammarino||10-1||117|
|5||A Courting Venture||N Chaves||12-1||123|
|6||Tesio's Theory||R Bowen||15-1||123|
|SCR||Goin Out Tonite||Scratched||-||-|
|8||Quack Up||L Camacho-Flores||6-1||123|
|7 61/2 furlongs, purse $9,350, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|3||Chaching Pete||R Richard||2-1||124|
|5||Chicks Dig Him||D Lopez||7-2||120|
|2||Buddy Dave||L Camacho-Flores||3-1||124|
|SCR||M Two Forty||Scratched||-||-|
|4||Mo's Flashy Date||J Gutierrez||4-1||120|
|8 61/2 furlongs, purse $15,850, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $25,000/$22,500|
|3||Perfect Pie||J Whitaker||2-1||119|
|1||The Gang and I||E Kubinova||8-5||119|
|5||Ms P K Blue||D Lopez||3-1||119|
|2||Better to Be Lucky||R Richard||10-1||119|
|4||Maggie's Special||A Sanguinetti||9-2||116|
|9 6 furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|1||Stylish Margin||D Hoonan||3-1||117|
|7||Full Service||R Bowen||5-2||117|
|3||I'm Shootin High||C Doll||10-1||123|
|4||Slamin' Kitty||A Sanguinetti||8-1||117|
|8||Little Zen||J Matias||15-1||117|