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|
|3||Supreme Ballerina||R Bowen||7/5||120|
|1||Chips Indy Salsa||P Fernandez||8||120|
|5||Poly Squat||J Zunino||5/2||120|
|2||One Smart Girl||R Richard||6||120|
|4||Come On Cozzene||E Kubinova||9/2||120|
|6||Parkers Pirate||L Camacho-Flores||10||120|
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|
|7||Lita's Kat||J Matias||6||121|
|1||Cherokee Chelsea||J Gutierrez||12||121|
|2||She's Teed Off||I Enriquez||5||121|
|4||Reflective Glory||A Sanguinetti||4||121|
|5||Frosty Sunrise||R Bowen||8||121|
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|
|6||Doc Duffy||L Camacho-Flores||4||119|
|7||Moony Moony||I Enriquez||5/2||119|
|8||He's Zuberrific||L Mawing||7/2||119|
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|
|6||Timeless Pleasure||R Bowen||5/2||117|
|4||Lotta Attitude||J Gutierrez||8/5||117|
|1||My Special Eyes||L Mawing||8||123|
|2||Wedding Kake||J Whitaker||5||117|
|5||Ms. Parker||E Kubinova||10||117|
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|
|1||River of Aces||E Kubinova||7/5||119|
|4||Perfect Pie||J Whitaker||7/2||119|
|3||Better to Be Lucky||I Enriquez||4||121|
|2||Stephanie Plum||L Camacho-Flores||4||116|
|5||Tabled With Gold||G Mitchell||5||116|
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|
|1||Making Fire||E Kubinova||9/2||121|
|5||Camp Pendleton||A Sanguinetti||10||121|
|6||Always the Same||R Bowen||6||121|
|2||Wild Hoss||J Zunino||12||121|
|3||Secret Element||P Fernandez||15||121|
|4||State Capital||L Mawing||4||121|
|7||Bid for Pride||J Rosales||3||121|
|8||He's All Heart||I Enriquez||7/2||121|
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|
|5||It's Our Pleasure||J Matias||5||124|
|2||San Sebastian||I Enriquez||9/5||124|
|3||Light My Heart||J Whitaker||4||124|
|1||Only Be Cause||L Gonzalez||20||124|
|4||Run Atom||L Mawing||8||124|
|7||Doctor Pav||L Camacho-Flores||6||124|
|8||Flying Jack||R Richard||15||124|
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|
|5||Memphis Mobster||L Camacho-Flores||5/2||117|
|3||Brock Says||L Mawing||9/2||120|
|1||Jade Road||J Gutierrez||8||120|
|2||Who's Laughing||J Rosales||10||117|
|4||Whistle Cat||I Enriquez||7/2||122|
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|
|1||Camp Granada||I Enriquez||4/5||121|
|2||Fist Full of Green||E Kubinova||5/2||121|
|4||Perfect Night||J Whitaker||5||121|
|3||Bound to Win||R Richard||12||121|
|5||Yes He's Trouble||G Mitchell||6||121|
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|
|1||Duke Street King||I Enriquez||2||124|
|4||The Stolen Way||P Fernandez||15||124|
|5||Nearctic Dancer||G Mitchell||8||124|
|7||Some Storm Cat||J Zunino||8||118|
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