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Friday's racing handicaps | Emerald Downs
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 6:45 p.m.
|1 1 mile, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|1||Tale Spinner||I Enriquez||5/2||118|
|2||Big Fat Storm||E Kubinova||2||118|
|4||Popular Pick||J Matias||4||124|
Leadership goes back to a route and gets a jockey change. Tale Spinner drops in class for his second start after a long layoff. Big Fat Storm will try to lead from gate to wire while running in a route race for the first time.
|2 5 furlongs, purse $6,725, 2-year-olds, fillies, maiden claiming $7,500|
|3||Slewbie Doo||I Enriquez||3||117|
|1||Tricky Person||J Rosales||6||117|
|2||Pacific Dream||R Richard||9/2||117|
|6||Gold Trick||J Zunino||6||117|
|7||Fire in My Heart||D Lopez||10||117|
Trinistar ran a big race to finish third after spotting the field several lengths with a bad start. Slewbie Doo drops in class. Ifsowhynot showed great improvement in her last race, finishing second.
|3 6 furlongs, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|3||Snooper Dauper||J Zunino||5/2||124|
|2||Dead Eye||L Camacho-Flores||9/2||124|
|5||Eagle Butte||D Hoonan||12||118|
|6||Myth Seeker||R Richard||4||124|
|7||Krain Corner||N Chaves||15||124|
Bootedfromthebar is an improving horse and has as good of a chance as any in this very even race. Snooper Dauper has been in the money six straight times, but he seems to have an aversion to winning. Dead Eye will be rallying late.
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,975, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|5||Bella Angelina||J Matias||2||123|
|1||Donna Sha Lei Lei||R Richard||7/2||123|
|4||Mattie Blue||D Hoonan||5/2||123|
|2||A Courting Venture||N Chaves||6||123|
|6||Shannon Marie||R Bowen||10||117|
Bella Angelina seems to win once a year, and maybe this is her day after seven-in-the-money finishes in 10 starts this year, but no wins. Donna Sha Lei Lei is an improving horse. Mattie Blue continues down the class ladder.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $11,650, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|4||Chaching Pete||G Mitchell||7/5||120|
Davos was third earlier this month is his first race after a 14-month layoff, and he should improve. Tapadero is much better than his last race indicates. Chaching Pete has won five of seven starts this year.
|6 1 mile, purse $12,700, 3-year-old, claiming $15,000/$12,500|
|4||Risky Road||R Richard||5/2||122|
|2||Barton Hill||D Hoonan||9/2||120|
|3||Southern Solution||I Enriquez||7/5||122|
|5||Credit Line||E Kubinova||3||122|
Risky Road had a tough trip while in his last race while finishing fifth as the 2-5 favorite. He has a chance to rebound with a better trip. Barton Hill has been no worse than second in four starts at Emerald. Southern Solution has won four of six starts this year and will be the likely favorite, but he will face a battle for the early lead.
|7 11/16 miles, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Doctor Pav||R Richard||7/2||124|
|6||Chu and I||I Enriquez||8/5||124|
|4||Adam N Ryan||N Chaves||5||124|
|2||La Capitana||D Lopez||8||124|
|3||Full Effect||D Hoonan||4||124|
Doctor Pav can save ground from the inside post, and he has had success at this distance. Chu and I should improve with a return to a route race. Adam N Ryan will be rallying late.
Best bet: Trinistar