First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.

July 18

First race: 6:43 p.m.

1 41/2 furlongs, purse $8,925, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $12,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
3 Owner’s Choice R Bowen 2-1 118
2 Hearts Harbor D Lopez 8-1 118
1 Grindster J Gutierrez 3-1 118
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
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
4 Shuddle L Camacho-Flores 6-1 124
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
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
5 Hitchslap E Kubinova 10-1 117
6 Musical Delight L Camacho-Flores 3-1 117
7 Mia Sorella I Enriquez 15-1 123
8 Wemissstacy J Matias 8-1 117
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
8 Bluegrass Fox Trot I Enriquez 5-2 118
1 Stretch Home J Gutierrez 3-1 124
3 Tros G Mitchell 10-1 121
2 Nitro Road F Valdez 8-1 121
4 Nosetodagrindstone A Sanguinetti 5-1 115
5 Uptownfreddybrown E Kubinova 8-1 118
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
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
5 Hollywood Holly A Sanguinetti 5-1 119
1 Hope for Sara R Richard 5-2 117
4 Katsthoughts E Kubinova 7-2 117
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