Saturday’s racing results, Sunday’s handicaps | Emerald Downs
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2 p.m.
|1 6 furlongs, purse $6,725, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $7,500|
|2||Oldtimers Vision||I Enriquez||6/5||118|
|1||Dark Heat||J Whitaker||3||118|
|6||Spit and Shine||J Zunino||9/2||118|
|3||Coach Vince||A Sanguinetti||15||118|
|4||Plan A||N Chaves||10||118|
|5||Dr. Ryan's Gold||M Iammarino||5||118|
Oldtimers Vision drops in class and meets a very weak field. No other horse in the field has been closer than 11 lengths at the finish. Dark Heat also drops in class and has shown more speed than most in this field. Spit and Shine could improve with a better break.
|2 6 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Hillbilly Cadillac||J Matias||6||124|
|6||Marvin's Magic||M Iammarino||5/2||124|
|5||Royal Shrine||J Gutierrez||7/2||124|
|2||Silver Sneakers||L Camacho-Flores||3||124|
|3||Hip Hop City||R Bowen||4||124|
|4||Our Marshal Cahill||D Hoonan||15||124|
Hillbilly Cadillac is tough at the $2,500 claiming level and is better than his last race indicates. Marvin’s Magic drops in class and scratched out of a race Friday to run in this. Royal Shrine will be rallying late.
|3 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|3||Sis's Sis||J Gutierrez||2||123|
|1||Just Have'n Fun||J Whitaker||10||119|
|4||Jaz Unlimited||A Sanguinetti||4||113|
|5||Call Me Cinderella||J Matias||5/2||119|
SCRATCHED: Touch of Elegance.
There could be quite a battle for the early lead, which could make the race set up well for a closer like Stephiano. Sis’s Sis, a longtime stakes performer, plunges in class, but she will face a lot of competition for the early led. Roarified has won 10 of 18 starts at Emerald, but she also is a front-runner who needs to avoid going too fast too early.
|4 11/16 miles, purse $50,000 Pegasus Training Center Stakes, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, Stakes|
|3||E Z Kitty||A Sanguinetti||1/2||123|
|4||Royal Moses||J Matias||8||123|
|2||Whiskey Miner||D Lopez||10||117|
|5||Stephanie Plum||I Enriquez||12||119|
E Z Kitty is too good for this field if she is on her game, but occasionally she doesn’t have it so don’t bet the house. Cielator is a talented, lightly raced mare. Royal Moses can fill out the trifecta.
|5 1 mile, C and G (colts and geldings), purse $50,000 Jim Beam Stakes, 3-year-olds|
|3||Music of My Soul||I Enriquez||7/5||122|
|6||Mike Man's Gold||J Matias||5/2||122|
|1||Somewhere With You||J Gutierrez||10||117|
|4||He's Not Bluffin||C Sutherland-Kruse||8||117|
|5||So Legit||E Kubinova||10||117|
Music of My Soul was cooked by going too fast early in the Emerald Downs Derby, but he should rebound. Mike Man’s Gold is a three-time stakes winner. He’s Not Bluffin has won two consecutive races.
|6 6 furlongs, C and G (colts and geldings), purse $50,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes, 2-year-olds|
|3||Del Rio Harbor||R Bowen||2||120|
|5||City Shadows||E Kubinova||12||118|
|7||Stikine Slough||J Gutierrez||3||120|
Noosito lost as the 4-5 favorite in a stakes race last month, but a poor beginning hurt his chances. Del Rio Harbor beat the top pick in the last race for his third consecutive victory and is the horse to beat. City Shadows was a solid second in his career debut last month.
|7 6 furlongs, purse $50,000 Northwest Farms Stakes, 2-year-olds, fillies|
|8||Chu and You||J Gutierrez||8/5||119|
|4||Da Burn||R Richard||3||119|
|1||Sanibel Harbor||D Hoonan||6||117|
|2||See My Tail Lites||E Kubinova||20||119|
|6||Zafari Nation||L Lopez||20||119|
|7||Hey Lil Missy||R Bowen||20||119|
|9||Knight Club||I Enriquez||8||119|
The speedy Chu and You has won all three of her races, including stakes in the past two. Da Burn won by 12¼ lengths in a maiden allowance race two weeks ago, and her stablemate, Belladiva, is also coming off an impressive win.
|8 1 mile, purse $50,000 Comcast Sportsnet Stakes, 3-year-olds, fillies,|
|9||Madame Pele||J Gutierrez||5/2||116|
|1||Holy Dazzle||L Camacho-Flores||12||116|
|3||House of Hope||M Iammarino||15||116|
|4||Lumen Took It||J Matias||20||116|
|5||Business Venture||D Lopez||8||116|
|6||Premo Jewel||D Hoonan||6||116|
|8||Say Say||C Sutherland-Kruse||10||116|
Beautranda gets an easier field after taking a shot in the Washington Oaks. Madame Pele has been racing well in Northern California. Hetty showed great improvement in her last race.
|9 11/16 miles, purse $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, 3-year-olds and up.|
|1||Stryker Phd||D Hoonan||8/5||118|
|5||Polish Dollar||J Gutierrez||5/2||122|
|2||Memphis Beach||L Camacho-Flores||20||118|
|4||I Keep Saying||E Kubinova||12||120|
|6||Kooky Saluki||J Matias||12||118|
Jebrica was my pick in the Longacres Mile (he finished fourth) and I’m giving him another chance. Stryker Phd will likely be favored after his second-place finish in the Mile, his fourth consecutive stakes this summer he has finished second. Polish Dollar always tries hard but the top two seems clearly the best.
|10 11/16 miles, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|2||Five Times||A Sanguinetti||1||123|
|6||Lil Sister Sadie||E Kubinova||9/2||123|
|3||Foolish Miss||J Zunino||6||123|
|1||Warren's Rock Art||R Bowen||3||123|
|4||Fly Away||N Chaves||12||123|
|5||Roxy Skylar||D Hoonan||10||123|
Five Times has been an easy winner in his past two races at this level. Lil Sister Sadie has been first or second in four of her past five races. Foolish Miss can get into the trifecta.
BEST BET: Oldtimers Vision.