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 41/2 furlongs, purse $8,925, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $12,500|
|3||Oscar's America||J Matias||3-1||118|
|1||Badrock Canyon||J Gutierrez||7-2||118|
|4||Musical Choice||L Camacho-Flores||5-1||118|
|2||Storm to the Top||R Bowen||5-2||118|
|5||Recon Patrol||J Zunino||4-1||118|
|6||Eight Ball Parker||G Mitchell||5-1||118|
Oscar’s America makes his career debut for trainer David Martinez, who has done a good job the past three years with 2-year-olds. Badrock Canyon has an experience edge over the rest of the field. Musical Choice is trained by Hilbern Mullens, who knows how to get a horse ready for its career debut.
|2 1 mile, purse $8,925, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $12,500|
|3||Owner's Choice||R Bowen||2-1||118|
|2||Hearts Harbor||D Lopez||8-1||118|
|4||Brilliant Thought||R Richard||15-1||118|
|5||Tactical Strike||G Mitchell||4-1||118|
|6||Inviting Roman||I Enriquez||12-1||118|
|7||Right Idea||L Mawing||7-2||118|
Owner’s Choice took a big step forward when taking a big drop to this level in his last race, finishing second. Heart’s Harbor drops in class and was second at this level two races ago. Grindster has been in the money in four of seven starts at Emerald Downs.
|3 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,300, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500|
|1||Brother Greg||E Kubinova||3-1||124|
|6||Atta Boy Lucky||D Lopez||7-2||124|
|3||Colton's First||A Sanguinetti||5-2||118|
|2||Lots of Prayers||L Mawing||10-1||124|
|5||Direct Cost||J Whitaker||10-1||124|
|7||Mr Gnarly||J Zunino||15-1||124|
|8||My Boy Butch||I Enriquez||6-1||124|
Brother Greg looks to atone for losing as the 8-5 favorite at 5 furlongs. He might do better with the extra distance. Atta Boy Lucky will likely have the early lead, but he will face some pace pressure. Colton’s First takes a big drop in class.
|4 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,500, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|3||Bell Wether||R Bowen||7-2||123|
|4||Nothin Like a Dame||L Gonzalez||4-1||123|
|1||Game Kick||D Lopez||5-1||117|
|2||Free Entertainment||J Rosales||15-1||117|
|6||Musical Delight||L Camacho-Flores||3-1||117|
|7||Mia Sorella||I Enriquez||15-1||123|
|9||River Call||J Zunino||15-1||123|
|10||A Walk With Marie||P Fernandez||20-1||117|
|11||Kanya Win||C Doll||20-1||123|
Bell Wether ran a big race in her debut, losing by a neck after a very slow start. She can win with a good start. Nothin Like a Dame was third of 10 while racing from post No. 9 in her last start, which was her first in a year. Game Kick has some early speed.
|5 1 mile, purse $5,800, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $4,000|
|5||Just Like Uptown||L Mawing||4-1||124|
|3||Bird Colonel||J Gutierrez||2-1||121|
|6||Soul Intent||I Enriquez||7-2||124|
|1||Doc Duffy||D Lopez||10-1||115|
|2||Salsa Boy||E Kubinova||10-1||121|
|4||Play Hard to Win||J Rosales||9-2||121|
|7||Air Grinder||R Richard||12-1||115|
|8||Miners Night||F Valdez||10-1||118|
Just Like Uptown keeps leading jockey Leslie Mawing after a tough trip. Bird Colonel has been second in each of his past three races. Soul Intent might like this distance after running 6 furlongs in each of his past four starts.
|6 1 mile, purse $9,975, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $12,500/$10,000|
|8||Bluegrass Fox Trot||I Enriquez||5-2||118|
|1||Stretch Home||J Gutierrez||3-1||124|
|2||Nitro Road||F Valdez||8-1||121|
|6||Moony Moony||R Richard||6-1||115|
|7||Happy Childhood||J Zunino||8-1||124|
Bluegrass Fox Trot holds a speed-figure advantage over this group. Stretch Home races against winners for the first time, but he fits well in this field. Tros won at this distance last year in his only career start at Emerald Downs.
|7 5 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|5||Hollywood Holly||A Sanguinetti||5-1||119|
|1||Hope for Sara||R Richard||5-2||117|
|2||Parkers Pirate||P Fernandez||12-1||119|
|3||Alta's Forever||C Doll||3-1||113|
|6||Zafari Nation||J Zunino||10-1||113|
|7||Appealing Artie||D Lopez||6-1||123|
Hollywood Holly might have the most early speed and should improve in her second start after a long layoff. Hope for Sara is usually in the money. Katsthoughts has been first or second in three of six starts at this distance.
Best bet: Bell Wether