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 $5,975, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $4,000|
|5||Doctor Bruce S.||L Camacho-Flores||5/2||124|
|2||Southern Influence||D Lopez||9/5||118|
|4||Galway Guinness||R Bowen||7/2||118|
Advancement turned around his sagging form when dropping to this level in his last race, finishing second. Doctor Bruce S. is better than his last race indicates. Southern Influence has two wins and a second in three career starts.
|2 6 furlongs, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|3||Buds a Flyin||I Enriquez||2||124|
|4||Bid for Pride||R Bowen||7/2||124|
|5||Majorca Gold||N Chaves||5/2||124|
|1||Rainier Missile||R Richard||9/2||122|
|2||Hard Slider||D Lopez||4||120|
Buds a Flyin looks like the lone speed horse in the race. Bid for Pride is 1 for 1 on a sloppy track, and it might be mucky for this race. Majorca Gold is a solid fit at this level.
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000|
|7||Count Trevor||A Sanguinetti||6||118|
|4||Brother Greg||E Kubinova||1||118|
|3||Big Black Cat||L Camacho-Flores||3||118|
|2||Lots of Prayers||R Richard||8||118|
|5||K P Brilly||M Iammarino||20||118|
Count Trevor gets a much better post after being stuck with No. 11 in his last race and racing wide. Brother Greg will be the likely favorite after a solid second-place finish in a field of 10 at this level. Big Black Cat has been third in each of his first three races.
|4 61/2 furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Just Zoom Will Do||M Iammarino||15||124|
|4||Harbor Wind||D Hoonan||3||124|
|6||Master's Bluff||R Richard||4||118|
|2||Cresent McGain||J Matias||10||124|
|5||Tenatious Spirit||A Sanguinetti||15||124|
|7||All My Friends||D Lopez||5/2||124|
|8||Cavanagh Bay||I Enriquez||7/2||124|
This is a tough, even race. Just Zoom Will Do drops to the bottom level after losing as the favorite. Harbor Wind makes his first start for trainer Rigoberto Velasquez after being claimed, and the trainer has a good record with horses in their first start after a claim. Master’s Bluff won at a slightly higher level when plunging in class for his last race.
|5 6 furlongs, purse $5,250, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||A K Racer||N Chaves||12||124|
|6||Olympic Lights||I Enriquez||8/5||124|
|5||Kool Comic||D Hoonan||8||124|
|2||Mr. Top Kat||L Lopez||5||124|
|3||Wild Hoss||J Zunino||20||124|
|4||One Lucky Hoss||R Bowen||9/2||124|
A K Racer won his past two starts at this level, but he is 0 for 2 on off tracks. Olympic Lights has won 16 of 43 starts at Emerald. Kool Comic also has a decent chance to win.
|6 6 furlongs, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|1||Chaching Pete||J Gutierrez||3||124|
|3||Chicks Dig Him||E Kubinova||9/2||120|
|2||Gone Digital||D Lopez||20||120|
|4||Jade Road||R Bowen||6||124|
|5||City Twister||J Zunino||5||124|
Chaching Pete might get an easy early lead. Tribaltique takes a big drop in class. Chicks Dig Him has been second in three straight starts.
|7 1 mile, purse $4,400, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|4||Crescent Bar||R Bowen||4||124|
|7||Tahoe's Prize||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||118|
|2||Peakaboot Postette||N Chaves||10||124|
|3||Diamond Peak||A Sanguinetti||15||118|
Ourshanghaiexpress has a good chance to lead the entire way. Cresent Bar isn’t consistent, but can win this race if it is one of his good days. Tahoe’s Prize will be rallying late.
BEST BET: Buds a Flyin