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Originally published Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

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Emerald Downs entries

Emerald Downs entries for Saturday, April 12

Seattle Times handicapper


First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.


First race: 2 p.m.

1 6 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500
3Supreme Ballerina R Bowen7/5120
1Chips Indy Salsa P Fernandez8120
5Poly Squat J Zunino5/2120
2One Smart Girl R Richard6120
4Come On Cozzene E Kubinova9/2120
6Parkers Pirate L Camacho-Flores10120

Supreme Ballerina has some decent early speed and is the only horse in the field not coming off a long layoff. Her trainer, Jeff Metz, was Emerald’s leading conditioner last year. Chips Indy Salsa has one win in 24 career starts, but she was second in her yearly debut at Emerald in 2013. Poly Squat has been off since 2012, but trainer Chris Stenslie usually has her horses ready.

2 5 furlongs, purse $6,725, 3-year-old, fillies, maiden claiming $7,500
3Thatsthewayweroll E Kubinova5/2121
6Trinistar L Mawing9/2121
7Lita's Kat J Matias6121
1Cherokee Chelsea J Gutierrez12121
2She's Teed Off I Enriquez5121
4Reflective Glory A Sanguinetti4121
5Frosty Sunrise R Bowen8121
8Wemissstacy F Valdez12121

Thatsthewayweroll has been in the money in six of seven starts while facing better horses at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Trinistar has finished second three times in seven starts. Lita’s Kat takes a big drop in class after finishing last of four in September in her only race.

3 51/2 furlongs, purse $14,375, 3-year-old, claiming $25,000/$22,500
6Doc Duffy L Camacho-Flores4119
7Moony Moony I Enriquez5/2119
1Freedomofthehills J Gutierrez6119
2Orito E Kubinova5119
3Kendini R Richard15119
4Redsolocup R Bowen10116
5Twentyten J Matias12116
8He's Zuberrific L Mawing7/2119

Doc Duffy was first or second in three of four starts as a 2-year-old and had a very nice 3-furlong workout earlier in the week. Moony Moony had a nice 6-furlong workout a week ago, and was second in a restricted stakes race in September. Freedomofthehills beat the top pick in a maiden race and it wouldn’t be surprising if he takes a step forward today.

4 51/2 furlongs, purse $17,850, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden special weight
6Timeless Pleasure R Bowen5/2117
3Jeweloftheharbor I Enriquez4117
4Lotta Attitude J Gutierrez8/5117
1My Special Eyes L Mawing8123
2Wedding Kake J Whitaker5117
5Ms. Parker E Kubinova10117

Timeless Pleasure, a $150,000 yearling purchase, could take a big step forward after finishing third in her only race, in September. Jeweloftheharbor, a $50,000 yearling purchase, makes her career debut for trainer Mike Puhich, who has made a habit of getting off to fast starts at Emerald. Lotta Attitude has been second or third in all three of her starts.

5 51/2 furlongs, purse $15,850, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $25,000/$22,500
1River of Aces E Kubinova7/5119
4Perfect Pie J Whitaker7/2119
3Better to Be Lucky I Enriquez4121
2Stephanie Plum L Camacho-Flores4116
5Tabled With Gold G Mitchell5116

River of Aces has great speed and likes to win. Perfect Pie always tries hard, but was winless in eight starts last year while never finishing worse than fourth. Better to Be Lucky has been in great form at Turf Paradise.

6 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,700, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500
1Making Fire E Kubinova9/2121
5Camp Pendleton A Sanguinetti10121
6Always the Same R Bowen6121
2Wild Hoss J Zunino12121
3Secret Element P Fernandez15121
4State Capital L Mawing4121
7Bid for Pride J Rosales3121
8He's All Heart I Enriquez7/2121

Making Fire has finished in the money in 16 of 21 career starts. Camp Pendleton might prefer more distance. Always the Same was claimed for $8,000 out of race at Santa Anita (Arcadia, Calif.) in March.

7 11/16 miles, purse $5,900, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500
5It's Our Pleasure J Matias5124
2San Sebastian I Enriquez9/5124
3Light My Heart J Whitaker4124
1Only Be Cause L Gonzalez20124
4Run Atom L Mawing8124
6Showmethemoneyjim E Kubinova8124
7Doctor Pav L Camacho-Flores6124
8Flying Jack R Richard15124

It’s Our Pleasure has won twice at this distance and has a very slight edge in an evenly matched race. San Sebastian has won just once in 24 starts, but he has a good shot to finish somewhere in the money. Light My Heart won by 7½ lengths in her last race, in January.

8 51/2 furlongs, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000
5Memphis Mobster L Camacho-Flores5/2117
3Brock Says L Mawing9/2120
8Rezar R Richard10120
1Jade Road J Gutierrez8120
2Who's Laughing J Rosales10117
4Whistle Cat I Enriquez7/2122
6Ontheshadyside A Sanguinetti6120
7Leadership J Matias6120

SCRATCHED: Storming Kentucky

Memphis Mobster will win if he can run like he did in his past two races at Portland Meadows. Brock Says has finished in the money in eight of 10 starts at Emerald. Rezar fits very well at this level.

9 51/2 furlongs, purse $18,900, 3-year-olds and up, AOC $25,000
1Camp Granada I Enriquez4/5121
2Fist Full of Green E Kubinova5/2121
4Perfect Night J Whitaker5121
3Bound to Win R Richard12121
5Yes He's Trouble G Mitchell6121

Camp Granada could regain his good form with a return to Emerald Downs, where he has excelled. Fist Full of Green is almost always close at the end. Perfect Night will be rallying late.

10 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,500, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000
1Duke Street King I Enriquez2124
2Attempt R Bowen5/2124
6Medicinegoin'down L Mawing7/2118
3Everydayimhustlin J Matias12124
4The Stolen Way P Fernandez15124
5Nearctic Dancer G Mitchell8124
7Some Storm Cat J Zunino8118

Duke Street King and Attempt have been facing much better horses and now make their Emerald Downs debuts. Medicinegoin’down races for trainer Tim McCanna, Emerald’s all-time leading trainer.

BEST BET: Camp Granada

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