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Saturday’s racing results, Sunday’s handicaps | Emerald Downs

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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
2Oldtimers Vision I Enriquez6/5118
1Dark Heat J Whitaker3118
6Spit and Shine J Zunino9/2118
3Coach Vince A Sanguinetti15118
4Plan A N Chaves10118
5Dr. Ryan's Gold M Iammarino5118

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
1Hillbilly Cadillac J Matias6124
6Marvin's Magic M Iammarino5/2124
5Royal Shrine J Gutierrez7/2124
2Silver Sneakers L Camacho-Flores3124
3Hip Hop City R Bowen4124
4Our Marshal Cahill D Hoonan15124
7Immigration J Whitaker15124

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
2Stephiano L Camacho-Flores6119
3Sis's Sis J Gutierrez2123
6Roarified I Enriquez7/2123
1Just Have'n Fun J Whitaker10119
4Jaz Unlimited A Sanguinetti4113
5Call Me Cinderella J Matias5/2119

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
3E Z Kitty A Sanguinetti1/2123
1Cielator R Richard5/2121
4Royal Moses J Matias8123
2Whiskey Miner D Lopez10117
5Stephanie Plum I Enriquez12119

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
3Music of My Soul I Enriquez7/5122
6Mike Man's Gold J Matias5/2122
1Somewhere With You J Gutierrez10117
4He's Not Bluffin C Sutherland-Kruse8117
2Belt R Bowen3117
5So Legit E Kubinova10117

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
1Noosito I Enriquez5/2120
3Del Rio Harbor R Bowen2120
5City Shadows E Kubinova12118
2Orito A Sanguinetti6120
4Twentyten J Matias20120
6Mebossman D Lopez5118
7Stikine Slough J Gutierrez3120

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
8Chu and You J Gutierrez8/5119
4Da Burn R Richard3119
3Belladiva L Camacho-Flores5119
1Sanibel Harbor D Hoonan6117
2See My Tail Lites E Kubinova20119
5Sunpenny D Lopez8119
6Zafari Nation L Lopez20119
7Hey Lil Missy R Bowen20119
9Knight Club I Enriquez8119

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,
7Beautranda I Enriquez3116
9Madame Pele J Gutierrez5/2116
2Hetty E Kubinova9/2116
1Holy Dazzle L Camacho-Flores12116
3House of Hope M Iammarino15116
4Lumen Took It J Matias20116
5Business Venture D Lopez8116
6Premo Jewel D Hoonan6116
8Say Say C Sutherland-Kruse10116

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.
3Jebrica I Enriquez9/5124
1Stryker Phd D Hoonan8/5118
5Polish Dollar J Gutierrez5/2122
2Memphis Beach L Camacho-Flores20118
4I Keep Saying E Kubinova12120
6Kooky Saluki J Matias12118

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
2Five Times A Sanguinetti1123
6Lil Sister Sadie E Kubinova9/2123
3Foolish Miss J Zunino6123
1Warren's Rock Art R Bowen3123
4Fly Away N Chaves12123
5Roxy Skylar D Hoonan10123

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.

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