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.
|1 Three furlongs, purse $3,600, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|6||Ba Snowbound Chick||L Camacho-Flores||2||125|
|4||Mr Foxy Zoom||D Hoonan||5/2||123|
|1||Bcr Beat the Traffic||M Iammarino||3||125|
|2||Long Hollow||L Lopez||7/2||125|
|3||Phils Tommy Hawk||C Doll||15||125|
|5||Junos Last Cat||J Rosales||12||125|
Ba Snowbound Chick is in good form. Mr Foxy Zoom has Debbie Hoonan aboard. She has won six of her 10 rides on Quarter Horses at Emerald this year. Bcr Beat the Traffic won at this distance 13 days ago at Portland Meadows.
|2 51/2 furlongs, purse $13,225, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $25,000|
|2||Patches Pal||I Enriquez||3||118|
|4||Its Guiness Time||D Hoonan||8||118|
|6||Tactical Strike||J Matias||5||118|
Belladiva faced winners in her debut and she should do much better against maiden claimers, even though she faces boys in this race. Her trainer, Junior Coffey, is 3 for 3 at this meeting with maidens making their second start. Zoomzoomania was doomed by a poor start in his debut. Patches Pal has worked out well for his career debut.
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $6,725, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $7,500|
|3||Watch for Trevor||I Enriquez||8/5||118|
|4||Alta's Star||J Gutierrez||5/2||118|
|7||Stormin Parker||A Sanguinetti||5||118|
|1||Sorry Pal||L Lopez||12||118|
|2||Coach Vince||M Hardison||15||113|
|5||Rio Merits||C Doll||8||118|
|6||Country Boy||D Lopez||6||118|
Watch for Trevor is the horse they’ll likely have to catch. Alta’s Star has leading rider Juan Gutierrez aboard. Stormin Parker was last of 10 at the start in his debut and could have a chance with a quicker break from the gate.
|4 11/16 miles, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|3||It's Our Pleasure||J Whitaker||5/2||124|
|1||Adam N Ryan||E Kubinova||3||124|
|2||La Capitana||M Hardison||15||119|
|4||Cavanagh Bay||I Enriquez||2||124|
|6||Bebe Chrissy||J Gutierrez||10||124|
It’s Our Pleasure lost by a half-length in his last race and it was 4 lengths back to the third-place horse, Adam N Ryan. Perusethenews is dangerous if he heads for the early lead.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|4||Sharp Focus||J Gutierrez||4/5||124|
|6||Snooper Dauper||J Zunino||5/2||124|
|3||Wild W B T||M Hardison||20||119|
|5||Eagle Butte||N Chaves||12||118|
|7||Krain Corner||M Iammarino||12||124|
Sharp Focus drops in class to a level where he should be hard to beat. Snooper Dauper has been second or third in his past four starts. Bootedfromthebar prevailed in a field of 11 to break his maiden two weeks ago.
|6 61/2 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|4||Expenses Paid||D Lopez||6||124|
|6||Southfork Pegasus||L Camacho-Flores||12||124|
|1||Exclusive Star||I Enriquez||5/2||124|
|2||Strong Move||R Richard||10||124|
|3||Who's Cat Is Dat||J Matias||3||118|
|5||Big Fat Storm||E Kubinova||9/2||118|
|8||White River Pirate||D Hoonan||12||118|
Leadership drops in class. Two starts ago, he might have won but ran into traffic problems in the stretch, and in his last race, he couldn’t chase down the winner, who got a leisurely early lead. Expenses Paid is in good form. Southfork Pegasus can get into the trifecta.
|7 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|2||Big Bad Brown||E Kubinova||8/5||124|
|5||Double Shuffle||I Enriquez||2||120|
|3||Tobiah's Journey||D Hoonan||4||122|
|4||He's a Cruiser||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||124|
Big Bad Brown looks for his fourth win in his past five races. Double Shuffle has been off since January, but he has been working out great and his last start on dirt was great. Tobiah’s Journey is in good form.
|8 61/2 furlongs, purse $12,700, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $15,000/$12,500|
|3||Edge Forward||D Lopez||7/2||120|
|2||Come Away Home||J Gutierrez||2||124|
|1||Bleu Tarp||E Kubinova||5||120|
|6||Havanna Red||A Sanguinetti||6||120|
SCRATCHED: Dare Me Devil.
Edge Forward drops to a career-low class level after finishing third in his last race, and he has a decent chance in an even race. Come Away Home has been worse than second in his past five starts, and Tapadero has not been worse than second in his past four starts.
|9 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,250, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|3||Wedge of Gold||N Chaves||2||123|
|1||Mt Peak||J Zunino||20||119|
|5||All the Rage||J Matias||3||123|
|6||Ms Eagle Eye||L Camacho-Flores||8||123|
SCRATCHED: Angel Unaware.
Wedge of Gold is tough at this level and and rarely runs a bad race. Hardbody won three times earlier this year at Emerald, and returns to Auburn after a poor start in Northern California. Fantasyville won two starts ago at this distance.
BEST BET: Leadership.