Emerald Downs entries
Seattle Times handicapper
First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 6:43 p.m.
|1 11/16 miles, purse $5,600, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|4||Crush On You||E Kubinova||2-1||117|
|3||Hey Lil Missy||R Bowen||9-5||114|
|5||Seattle Harbor||J Zunino||8-1||114|
|1||One Smart Girl||L Camacho-Flores||5-1||120|
|2||Silly Streak||C Doll||12-1||120|
Crush on You was second in a similar race two weeks ago. Hey Lil Missy was right behind the top pick in that race and also has a good chance. The rest of the field seems a notch below the top two, but maybe Seattle Harbor can rally late to complete the trifecta.
|2 6 furlongs, purse $8,925, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $12,500|
|3||Ain't Tellin'||L Mawing||7-2||118|
|4||Master Game||G Mitchell||9-2||124|
|1||Oregon Stater||J Rosales||6-1||118|
|2||Great Call Mike||L Gonzalez||15-1||124|
|7||Magestic Cat||J Zunino||15-1||118|
|8||Kamaaina Blue||I Enriquez||4-1||118|
Aint’ Tellin, a $25,000 yearling purchase, makes his career debut at the $12,500 level for trainer Mike Puhich, who has been good this season with first-time starters. Sthenios looks good but has been off since May 30 (and was scratched out of a race on June 27). Master Game has been third in both of his starts at Emerald Downs.
|3 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Won Won Oh Five||J Gutierrez||8-5||124|
|4||Sharp Focus||R Bowen||7-2||124|
|2||Charming Budha||J Matias||12-1||124|
|5||Wild Hoss||J Zunino||12-1||124|
|6||Givajunior Mint||R Richard||10-1||124|
|7||Royal Shrine||D Lopez||8-1||124|
Won Won Oh Five plunges in class for a trainer-jockey combo that has been quite successful. Advancement has been second in two straight races at this level. Sharp Focus seems to be rounding into good form.
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $7,500|
|6||Dogleg Left||J Matias||8-1||121|
|2||Kahului Bluff||D Lopez||4-1||118|
|5||Exclusive Star||L Mawing||7-2||121|
|1||Stoney River||R Bowen||6-1||115|
|3||Money Cat||E Kubinova||12-1||118|
|4||Square Jimmer||J Gutierrez||9-2||118|
|7||Its Guiness Time||R Richard||3-1||118|
Dogleg Left has been facing much tougher competition and might be able to lead from gate to wire. Kahului Bluff also takes a big drop in claiming price. Exclusive Star has an experience edge, being a 6-year-old against mostly 3-year-olds.
|5 1 mile, purse $7,200, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|5||Double Shuffle||A Sanguinetti||7-2||121|
|2||He's All Heart||G Mitchell||3-1||124|
|6||Bid for Pride||E Kubinova||5-1||120|
|1||Havin a Good Day||J Rosales||5-2||122|
|3||Free Beer||D Lopez||6-1||120|
|4||Carl Command||L Mawing||10-1||124|
|7||Honour Family||R Richard||6-1||117|
Double Shuffle seems to break from the gate poorly in every race, but there appears to be enough pace in the race to set up his closing kick. He’s All Heart shoots for his third straight win. Bid for Pride has been first or second in 10 of 17 career starts.
|6 61/2 furlongs, purse $12,700, 3-year-old, fillies, claiming $15,000|
|7||Point Da Harbor||G Mitchell||5-2||121|
|3||Quiet Wisdom||R Bowen||3-1||117|
|5||Sometimes a Lady||I Enriquez||4-1||121|
|1||Forever a Fan||L Mawing||7-2||121|
|2||I Thought So||D Lopez||10-1||117|
|4||See My Tail Lites||E Kubinova||8-1||117|
|6||Lake Piru||A Sanguinetti||12-1||121|
Point da Harbor is 3 for 3 this year and seems to keep getting better. Quiet Wisdom takes a big drop in class from a stakes race and runs for a claiming price for the first time. Sometimes a Lady will try to lead from gate to wire.
|7 6 furlongs, purse $5,700, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|3||Regal Valid||R Richard||5-2||124|
|7||Southern Solution||I Enriquez||7-2||124|
|8||Frisco Bound||D Lopez||8-1||124|
|1||Popular Pick||J Gutierrez||10-1||124|
|2||Decisive Fact||L Gonzalez||4-1||124|
|4||Jade Road||J Whitaker||15-1||124|
|5||Dead Eye||J Rosales||6-1||124|
|6||Power Fleet||E Kubinova||9-2||124|
Regal Valid can win with an effort similar to his last two starts. Southern Solution is dropping in class. Frisco Bound has been in the money in 11 of 15 career starts.
Best bet: Dogleg Left.