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

Saturday

First race: 2 p.m.

1 41/2 furlongs, purse $13,225, 2-year-old, maiden claiming $25,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
5 Bigbadvoodookitty J Gutierrez 5/2 118
4 Gavinator J Matias 6 118
6 Moby G Mitchell 4 118
1 Private Boss F Valdez 3 118
2 Preachinattheforum L Mawing 9/2 118
3 Trygve’s Besst I Enriquez 7/2 118

This is the first race of the year for 2-year-olds. Bigbadvoodookitty has worked out well for her debut and runs for a trainer who can get horses ready for their first starts. Gavinator has some nice workouts, but Matty G’s offspring seldom win in their first starts. Moby could run well for jockey Gallyn Mitchell, who is back in form after recovering from last year’s heart attack.

2 61/2 furlongs, purse $12,700, 3-year-old, claiming $15,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
4 Moony Moony I Enriquez 4 118
5 Tribal Mystic L Mawing 2 118
2 Wedgey Time J Gutierrez 5/2 118
1 Spit and Shine J Zunino 3 118
3 Clemkadiddlehopper E Kubinova 6 118

Moony Moony seems primed for a big race in his third start off a layoff. Tribal Mystic was running well at Golden Gate in Northern California, where he seemed to thrive on the synthetic dirt, and his best races have been on that surface. Wedgey Time looks to begin his career 3 for 3 and beat the top pick in his last race.

3 51/2 furlongs, purse $5,500, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $5,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
3 Gold Tie Please L Mawing 8/5 124
4 Some Storm Cat D Lopez 5/2 118
6 Alaazwho R Richard 9/2 118
1 Curried Matt J Zunino 6 118
2 Akutan I Enriquez 5 118
5 Something Magic L Camacho-Flores 15 124

SCRATCHED: The Prime Mover.

Gold Tie Please was unable to win in 10 tries in California, but he should find this group much more to his liking. Some Storm Cat has been in the money in six of eight career starts. Alaazwho can improve in his second start.

4 6 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $2,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
4 Shuddle R Richard 4 121
1 Expenses Paid D Lopez 2 121
5 Niccolo’s Dancer J Rosales 6 121
2 Medicinegoin’down L Mawing 5/2 118
3 Wild Again Shamus J Zunino 15 121
6 Our Sella A Sanguinetti 5 118
7 Last Defense E Kubinova 12 115
8 Lots of Prayers L Gonzalez 12 121

Shuddle improved a lot in his second start of the year and can win this with another step forward. Expenses Paid will likely be in the money, but he seems to lack the will to win and was a well-beaten second at 3-5 in his last race. Niccolo’s Dancer was third of nine in his last race, and a length behind the second pick.

5 6 furlongs, purse $5,900, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
6 House of Hope J Gutierrez 3 123
2 Cool Toddy L Mawing 5/2 123
3 Anitewithyou R Richard 7/2 120
1 Wave Rider G Mitchell 10 120
4 Parkers Gibsongirl E Kubinova 12 123
5 Sydney On My Mind J Rosales 6 120

SCRATCHED: The Doll Room.

House of Hope takes a slight jump up in class after a nice win. Cool Toddy has been in good form at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Anitewithyou makes his first start of the year and he should be ready, as he opened his career with two consecutive victories last year.

6 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,100, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
2 Come On Cozzene L Mawing 6 120
1 American Council F Valdez 9/2 120
5 Claudia’s Cahill I Enriquez 7/2 123
3 Appealing Artie R Richard 12 123
4 Milieux J Gutierrez 15 120
6 Midnight Maggie L Camacho-Flores 15 120
7 Tribal Valentine E Kubinova 3 123
8 Parker’s Pearl D Lopez 20 120
9 Chips Indy Salsa J Zunino 20 120
10 Nobluffjustgo R Bowen 8 123
11 Reflective Glory A Sanguinetti 8 117

A bad start made Come On Cozzene work hard to get the early lead in her last race. She might be able to lead from gate to wire with a better beginning. American Council has been in the money in seven consecutive races. Claudia’s Cahill could improve in her second try against winners.

7 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
2 He’s a Cruiser L Mawing 3 120
1 Memphis Mobster D Lopez 7/2 120
4 Surprise Sale R Richard 5/2 117
3 Secret Harbor J Gutierrez 10 114
5 Parkers Bluff R Bowen 4 124
6 Carl Command L Gonzalez 6 120
7 Sammartino I Enriquez 10 120

He’s a Cruiser was easily the best in his last race, as he had nowhere to go for a long time before finally finding a hole and rallying for the win. Memphis Mobster has done well at a mile and gets a good post for this distance. Surprise Sale has won seven of 11 career starts.

8 6 furlongs, purse $10,300, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $12,500/$10,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
6 Belt R Bowen 2 124
1 Brock Says D Lopez 3 121
7 Financial Officer J Whitaker 8 121
2 Del Siete Leguas L Mawing 5 121
3 Improviso I Enriquez 6 121
4 Regal Valid R Richard 15 118
5 Big Black Cat F Valdez 6 121

SCRATCHED: Bound to Win, Direct Cost.

Belt should rebound with the drop in class. Brock Says rarely runs a bad race. Financial Officer is usually in the money.

9 1 mile, purse $6,950, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $8,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
3 Square Jimmer J Gutierrez 2 118
6 Its Guiness Time R Richard 5 118
2 Nitro Road J Zunino 5/2 124
1 Cowboy Cocktail R Bowen 10 124
4 Nosetodagrindstone G Mitchell 4 118
5 Legs of Thunder P Fernandez 20 118
7 Nacho Macho J Matias 8 118

SCRATCHED: Private Ride, Everydayimhustlin.

Square Jimmer will try to lead from gate to wire. Its Guiness Time drops in class. Nitro Road finished ahead of the top pick in his last race.

BEST BET: Belt