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 6 furlongs, purse $6,950, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $8,000|
|1||Grand Destination||L Gonzalez||9-5||124|
|5||Tactical Strike||G Mitchell||5-2||118|
|3||El Relampago||D Lopez||9-2||118|
Grand Destination was a good second in his debut two weeks ago and was 2 lengths ahead of the third-place horse. Tactical Strike is improving. Debauch has finished in third in his past two races.
|2 1 mile, purse $5,700, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|5||Free Beer||L Camacho-Flores||4-1||124|
|1||Our Eagle Boy||J Whitaker||3-1||121|
|4||Koala Beach||E Kubinova||5-2||121|
|2||Credit Line||G Mitchell||9-2||121|
|3||Run Atom||L Mawing||7-2||124|
Free Beer will be rallying late, and this race should set up well for a closer. Our Eagle Boy turned around his form in his last race, losing by a neck, but he will face pace pressure from Koala Beach among others.
|3 1 mile, purse $5,300, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Cat Mon Blue||R Bowen||3-1||121|
|4||Priceless Keith||J Zunino||5-1||121|
|5||White River Pirate||J Rosales||10-1||121|
Twentyten returns in seven days and drops in class after finishing third. Playsummusic could get an easy early lead. Spending has had some success at this distance.
|4 6 furlongs, purse $7,200, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|7||Cha Cha Latte||R Bowen||2-1||123|
|5||Bella Angelina||J Whitaker||5-1||119|
|4||Seattle Game||J Gutierrez||5-2||119|
|1||Cheese Danish||J Matias||20-1||119|
|2||Lizzy Lass||G Mitchell||12-1||119|
|6||Our Pretty Woman||L Mawing||3-1||119|
A tough race with several in the field in great form. Cha Cha Latte had a four-race winning streak snapped in her last start, but she only lost by a half-length. Bella Angelina finished ahead of the top pick in her last race. Seattle Game has won 13 of 31 starts at Emerald.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|4||King of the Sky||R Bowen||3-1||122|
|1||Come Away Home||J Gutierrez||5-2||124|
|2||Chaching Pete||I Enriquez||5-1||120|
|5||Parkers Bluff||G Mitchell||12-1||124|
|6||Memphis Mobster||D Lopez||4-1||120|
|7||Storming Kentucky||R Richard||9-2||120|
King of the Sky could be tough with the drop in class. Come Away Home won a similar race in his last start. Chaching Pete has won 11 of 26 career starts.
|6 6 furlongs, purse $14,800, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $20,000/$18,000|
|1||Kenzie Carolina||D Lopez||5-2||119|
|3||Clemens Brook||J Whitaker||2-1||119|
|2||Maggie's Special||R Richard||15-1||116|
|4||Once Upon a Song||E Kubinova||12-1||116|
|6||Miss Communication||R Bowen||3-1||119|
|7||Sweet Jenny||J Gutierrez||15-1||119|
Kenzie Carolina jumps up in class after a nice win and shortens up to a distance where she excels. Seventyprcentcocoa should be ready in her first start after a layoff. Clemens Brook has finished first or second in 14 of 20 starts at Emerald Downs.
|7 1 mile, purse $7,200, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|1||Big Bad Brown||E Kubinova||5-2||120|
|7||Moment of Weakness||L Mawing||3-1||120|
|2||Bid for Pride||J Gutierrez||10-1||120|
|5||Givajunior Mint||L Camacho-Flores||10-1||120|
Big Bad Brown has won four of seven starts at this distance. Arraignment makes his Emerald Downs debut for trainer Joe Toye, who has been on a roll. Moment of Weakness finished third in a similar race two weeks ago.
Best bet: Grand Destination