Emerald Downs entries
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 6:45 p.m.
|1 61/2 furlongs, purse $9,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $7,500|
|5||Agoodlawyer Willdo||J Gutierrez||2-1||119|
|1||Better to Be Lucky||I Enriquez||7-2||121|
|2||Strange Luck||G Mitchell||4-1||119|
|3||Lady Aragorn||E Kubinova||6-1||119|
Ducoti could get an easy lead as she appears to be the only horse in the field with a lot of early speed. Agoodlawyer Willdo and Better to Be Lucky take big drops in class to try to rebound from poor efforts.
|2 11/16 miles, purse $5,600, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|3||Tax Enough||F Valdez||5-2||118|
|2||Joel N Jill||J Rosales||3-1||115|
|5||Gold Tie Please||L Mawing||2-1||124|
|4||Bird Colonel||J Zunino||9-2||121|
In another paceless race, Tax Enough could get an easy lead and is dropping in class for the leading trainer, Jeff Metz. Joel N Jill shortens up in distance after being overmatched against a much tougher group. Gold Tie Please faces winners for the first time after rallying to beat maidens in his Emerald Downs debut.
|3 1 mile, purse $5,900, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $4,000|
|5||Big Black Cat||F Valdez||5-2||120|
|2||Whiskey Prince||I Enriquez||4-1||124|
|3||Barton Hill||G Mitchell||6-1||120|
|4||Brother Greg||E Kubinova||7-2||120|
|6||Epic Electorate||D Lopez||3-1||120|
Big Black Cat can take a big step forward with the drop in class. Whiskey Prince will try to lead from gate to wire. Barton Hill did well at this distance here last year.
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,800, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|7||American Council||J Zunino||8-1||120|
|3||Tribal Valentine||F Valdez||5-1||123|
|8||Promiscuous Harbor||L Camacho-Flores||5-2||120|
|1||Silly Streak||C Doll||15-1||120|
|2||Hey Lil Missy||R Bowen||12-1||114|
|4||Zafari Nation||G Mitchell||8-1||114|
|SCR||Hope for Sara||Scratched||-||-|
|6||Sometimes a Lady||I Enriquez||3-1||114|
|9||Sunshine Candy||J Gutierrez||6-1||123|
American Council had a tough trip in her last race and should improve in a tough, even race. Tribal Valentine was gaining quickly at the end in his Emerald debut two weeks ago, losing by a half-length. Promiscuous Harbor is in good form.
|5 11/16 miles, purse $9,800, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|1||Chu and I||F Valdez||9-2||120|
|4||Havin a Good Day||J Rosales||5-2||120|
|5||Surprise Sale||E Kubinova||4-1||122|
|6||Direct Cost||J Whitaker||12-1||124|
|7||Double Shuffle||R Bowen||3-1||120|
|8||Big Question||R Richard||6-1||120|
Chu and I should be ready for his top effort in his third race after a layoff. Uzziah ran well at this level here last year and his trainer, Joe Toye, is off to a hot start at Emerald after arriving from Phoenix’s Turf Paradise. Whiskeyonthehouse was third, a place behind the top pick, in his last race.
|6 1 mile, purse $10,300, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|1||Mini Candy||F Valdez||4-1||113|
|3||Lumen Took It||R Bowen||3-1||119|
|5||Lil Barbie Doodle||L Mawing||5-2||121|
|2||Inquiry Miss||I Enriquez||5-1||119|
|6||Seattle Harbor||L Camacho-Flores||8-1||113|
Mini Candy is in good form and should be able to save early ground from the inside post. Lumen Took It has been in the money in eight of 10 career races. Lil Barbie Doodle is the only horse who is proven in route races, but all her success has been on the turf.
|7 6 furlongs, purse $5,400, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|1||Supreme Ballerina||R Bowen||4-1||123|
|5||Way to Go Lo||R Richard||8-1||123|
|SCR||Glo Bou Liza||Scratched||-||-|
Supreme Ballerina has won twice at the meet and was scratched out of a race last weekend to run in this race. Kilauea has been in the money in 13 of 16 starts at Emerald, but just two of those were wins. Snackable was derailed by a bad start while being well-bet in her Emerald Downs debut two weeks ago.
Best bet: Tax Enough