Emerald Downs entries
Handicaps for Saturday, May 24
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2 p.m.
|1 41/2 furlongs, purse $13,225, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $25,000|
|1||Private Boss||F Valdez||3||118|
|3||Trygve's Besst||I Enriquez||7/2||118|
This is the first race of the year for 2-year-olds. Bigbadvoodookitty has worked out well for her debut and runs for a trainer who can get horses ready for their first starts. Gavinator has some nice workouts, but Matty G’s offspring seldom win in their first starts. Moby could run well for jockey Gallyn Mitchell, who is back in form after recovering from last year’s heart attack.
|2 61/2 furlongs, purse $12,700, 3-year-old, claiming $15,000|
|4||Moony Moony||I Enriquez||4||118|
|5||Tribal Mystic||L Mawing||2||118|
|2||Wedgey Time||J Gutierrez||5/2||118|
|1||Spit and Shine||J Zunino||3||118|
Moony Moony seems primed for a big race in his third start off a layoff. Tribal Mystic was running well at Golden Gate in Northern California, where he seemed to thrive on the synthetic dirt, and his best races have been on that surface. Wedgey Time looks to begin his career 3 for 3 and beat the top pick in his last race.
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,500, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000|
|3||Gold Tie Please||L Mawing||8/5||124|
|4||Some Storm Cat||D Lopez||5/2||118|
|1||Curried Matt||J Zunino||6||118|
|5||Something Magic||L Camacho-Flores||15||124|
SCRATCHED: The Prime Mover.
Gold Tie Please was unable to win in 10 tries in California, but he should find this group much more to his liking. Some Storm Cat has been in the money in six of eight career starts. Alaazwho can improve in his second start.
|4 6 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Expenses Paid||D Lopez||2||121|
|5||Niccolo's Dancer||J Rosales||6||121|
|3||Wild Again Shamus||J Zunino||15||121|
|6||Our Sella||A Sanguinetti||5||118|
|7||Last Defense||E Kubinova||12||115|
|8||Lots of Prayers||L Gonzalez||12||121|
Shuddle improved a lot in his second start of the year and can win this with another step forward. Expenses Paid will likely be in the money, but he seems to lack the will to win and was a well-beaten second at 3-5 in his last race. Niccolo’s Dancer was third of nine in his last race, and a length behind the second pick.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $5,900, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|6||House of Hope||J Gutierrez||3||123|
|2||Cool Toddy||L Mawing||5/2||123|
|1||Wave Rider||G Mitchell||10||120|
|4||Parkers Gibsongirl||E Kubinova||12||123|
|5||Sydney On My Mind||J Rosales||6||120|
SCRATCHED: The Doll Room.
House of Hope takes a slight jump up in class after a nice win. Cool Toddy has been in good form at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Anitewithyou makes his first start of the year and he should be ready, as he opened his career with two consecutive victories last year.
|6 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|2||Come On Cozzene||L Mawing||6||120|
|1||American Council||F Valdez||9/2||120|
|5||Claudia's Cahill||I Enriquez||7/2||123|
|3||Appealing Artie||R Richard||12||123|
|6||Midnight Maggie||L Camacho-Flores||15||120|
|7||Tribal Valentine||E Kubinova||3||123|
|8||Parker's Pearl||D Lopez||20||120|
|9||Chips Indy Salsa||J Zunino||20||120|
|11||Reflective Glory||A Sanguinetti||8||117|
A bad start made Come On Cozzene work hard to get the early lead in her last race. She might be able to lead from gate to wire with a better beginning. American Council has been in the money in seven consecutive races. Claudia’s Cahill could improve in her second try against winners.
|7 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|2||He's a Cruiser||L Mawing||3||120|
|1||Memphis Mobster||D Lopez||7/2||120|
|4||Surprise Sale||R Richard||5/2||117|
|3||Secret Harbor||J Gutierrez||10||114|
|5||Parkers Bluff||R Bowen||4||124|
|6||Carl Command||L Gonzalez||6||120|
He’s a Cruiser was easily the best in his last race, as he had nowhere to go for a long time before finally finding a hole and rallying for the win. Memphis Mobster has done well at a mile and gets a good post for this distance. Surprise Sale has won seven of 11 career starts.
|8 6 furlongs, purse $10,300, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|1||Brock Says||D Lopez||3||121|
|7||Financial Officer||J Whitaker||8||121|
|2||Del Siete Leguas||L Mawing||5||121|
|4||Regal Valid||R Richard||15||118|
|5||Big Black Cat||F Valdez||6||121|
SCRATCHED: Bound to Win, Direct Cost.
Belt should rebound with the drop in class. Brock Says rarely runs a bad race. Financial Officer is usually in the money.
|9 1 mile, purse $6,950, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $8,000|
|3||Square Jimmer||J Gutierrez||2||118|
|6||Its Guiness Time||R Richard||5||118|
|2||Nitro Road||J Zunino||5/2||124|
|1||Cowboy Cocktail||R Bowen||10||124|
|5||Legs of Thunder||P Fernandez||20||118|
|7||Nacho Macho||J Matias||8||118|
SCRATCHED: Private Ride, Everydayimhustlin.
Square Jimmer will try to lead from gate to wire. Its Guiness Time drops in class. Nitro Road finished ahead of the top pick in his last race.
BEST BET: Belt