Friday’s racing results; Saturday’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 3½ Furlongs, purse $3,600, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|7||Ba Snowbound Chick||L Camacho-Flores||2||125|
|1||Mr Foxy Zoom||D Hoonan||3||123|
|2||Bcr Beat the Traffic||L Gonzalez||4||125|
|3||Junos Last Cat||R Camacho||15||125|
|4||Long Hollow||L Lopez||6||125|
|5||Ncc Shakool||M Werner-Hagerty||15||125|
|6||Mr Speedygonzalez||M Iammarino||9/2||123|
Ba Snowbound Chick won twice in August. Mr. Foxy Zoom has finished in second in three consecutive races. Bcr Beat the Traffic has finished third in three of five starts at Emerald.
|2 51/2 furlongs, purse $6,725, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $7,500|
|6||Mister Breeze||D Hoonan||8/5||118|
|1||Alta's Star||J Gutierrez||4||118|
|3||Watch for Trevor||R Bowen||5/2||118|
|2||Andy Parker||A Sanguinetti||15||118|
|4||Drop Volley||R Richard||7/2||118|
|5||Dr. Ryan's Gold||J Matias||15||118|
SCRATCHED: Country Boy.
Mister Breeze drops in class after finishing fourth from the No. 9 post in a field of nine. Alta’s Star will be rallying late. Watch for Trevor will battle for the early lead, but he doesn’t seem as fast as the top choice.
|3 1 mile, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000|
|7||Eagle Harbor||J Gutierrez||7/5||118|
|4||Thirsty for More||D Hoonan||5/2||118|
|1||The Stolen Way||M Werner-Hagerty||8||124|
|3||Just Like Uptown||I Enriquez||5||118|
|6||Payaso Grande||C Doll||10||124|
Eagle Harbor will likely be heavily favored, but don’t bet the house as he lost as a big favorite in his past two races. Thirsty for More finished third in his last race, two lengths behind the top choice. Tichit seems to be improving and stretches out to a mile for the first time.
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|2||Big Fat Storm||E Kubinova||5/2||118|
|4||Exclusive Star||R Richard||7/2||124|
|1||Race the Waves||L Camacho-Flores||10||118|
|3||Southfork Pegasus||C Doll||12||124|
|6||Expenses Paid||D Lopez||4||124|
SCRATCHED: Faster Than Duke.
Leadership finished third as the favorite in a similar race in his last start. He can atone for that defeat if he is kept closer to the pace this time. Big Fat Storm likely will be the early leader. He has finished second five times in seven starts. Exclusive Star is better than his last race indicates, when he was a well-beaten sixth at 2-1.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $9,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $7,500|
|2||Touch of Elegance||D Hoonan||3||119|
|1||Champali Lace||R Richard||2||123|
|4||Cheese Danish||A Sanguinetti||5||119|
|5||I Cee's a Tiger||J Zunino||7/2||121|
SCRATCHED: Its Diva Time.
Touch of Elegance cuts back to 6 furlongs, a distance she has won at seven times in 20 starts (with 16 in-the-money finishes). Champali Lace, who has been off two months, is 8 for 14 at Emerald but will face pace pressure from Ducoti.
|6 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|4||Popular Pick||J Matias||5||124|
|7||Sharp Focus||J Gutierrez||3||124|
|1||Brudda Clyde||I Enriquez||5/2||124|
|2||Ringo's Gold||R Camacho||20||124|
|3||Two o'Clock Draw||R Bowen||4||118|
|6||Ima Royal Prince||M Iammarino||10||118|
|8||Just Gonna Be||L Camacho-Flores||15||124|
Popular Pick has disappointed as the favorite four times in his past six races, but he might like the cut back in distance and he should go off at a decent price. Advancement has run against much better most of his career. Sharp Focus, an easy winner in his last race, scratched out of a race Friday to run in this.
|7 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|1||Touch the Sun||I Enriquez||3||124|
|5||Big Bad Brown||E Kubinova||9/5||124|
|2||Double Shuffle||J Zunino||4||120|
|3||Tobiah's Journey||D Lopez||6||119|
Touch the Sun drops in class to a winning level. Big Bad Brown shoots for his fourth consecutive victory. Double Shuffle has been off since January, but he fits well at this level and has been working out like a champ.
|8 1 mile, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000|
|1||Brother Greg||E Kubinova||9/5||118|
|3||Rough Idea||N Chaves||7/2||124|
|2||Parkers Bluff||D Hoonan||3||118|
|5||Righteous Cause||J Zunino||20||118|
|6||Fashion Master||R Bowen||12||118|
|7||Mr. Beautiful||I Enriquez||12||118|
SCRATCHED: Showing Up First.
Brother Greg could go for the early lead with the stretchout to a mile. Firebender will be rallying late. Rough Idea, an 8-year-old maiden making his 21st start, is dropping in class and can complete the trifecta.
BEST BET: Mister Breeze.