First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish. April 19 First race: 6:45 p.m. 1 5 furlongs, purse $12,075, 3-year-olds...

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First three horses listed in each

race in order of predicted finish.

April 19

First race: 6:45 p.m.

1 5 furlongs, purse $12,075, 3-year-olds, maiden claiming $20,000/$18,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
3 Big Question J Gutierrez 5/2 122
5 Private Password J Zunino 7/2 122
2 Southern Solution J Matias 3/1 122
1 Harbor Star J Whitaker 8/1 119
4 Ryans Argument R Richard 4/1 122
6 Impuregold D Hoonan 9/2 119

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First-time starter Big Question has had some nice workouts from the gate, and riding champion Juan Gutierrez had great success for trainer Chris Stenslie last year (15 wins in 27 starts). Private Password was a $300 yearling purchase but showed some early speed last year. Southern Solution had a fast workout Sunday in preparation for his career debut.

2 5 furlongs, purse $6,725, 3-year-olds, fillies, maiden claiming $7,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
5 Full Service G Mitchell 6/1 122
7 House of Hope J Gutierrez 9/2 122
4 Corrinas Seeker E Kubinova 5/2 122
1 Sassy Poppy D Lopez 5/1 122
2 Storm Inthe Harbor R Richard 8/1 122
3 One Smart Girl J Zunino 15/1 122
6 Zaiah’s Gold J Matias 7/2 122
8 Aliciasfirecracker R Bowen 10/1 122

Full Service races for trainer Tom Wenzel, who had a great season last year and was 6 of 13 with first-time starters. Give his horse a slight nod, even though horses by his sire, Matty G., have not typically fared well in their first starts. House of Hope ran in two stakes races last year. Corrinas Seeker showed speed (but no staying power) at Golden Gate Fields.

3 5 ½ furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, WCL $2,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
3 Legendary Heart J Gutierrez 7/2 123
5 Tullamore Dew D Hoonan 5/2 123
4 Cee the Lady G Mitchell 6/1 123
1 Cat Von Diva A Snguinetti 8/1 123
2 Courtney’s Prize D Lopez 6/1 123
6 Binky’s Sister M Hardison 12/1 118
7 Redseasalt I Enriquez 8/1 123
8 Fly Away R Bowen 5/1 123

Legendary Heart is a good fit in this race for trainer Jeff Metz, who has had success at Turf Paradise in Phoenix and has a stable here for the first time. Tullamore Dew has been in the money in 13 of 20 career starts at Emerald. Cee the Lady has good speed and has won four times in 18 starts at Emerald.

4 5 ½ furlongs, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, WCL $5,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
1 Crescent Bar J Gutierrez 7/2 124
9 Murray the Cop T Gutierrez 4/1 124
8 Spending J Whitaker 9/2 124
2 Shuddle D Hoonan 5/1 124
3 Shame the Devil J Matias 8/1 118
4 Tahoe’s Prize R Richard 15/1 118
5 Fastest A Snguinetti 10/1 124
6 Our Blend M Hagerty 8/1 124
7 Salsa Boy Cmacho-Flrs 12/1 118
10 Asummerprospect J Torres 15/1 124

Crescent Bar has a good chance based on his form last summer, but his lack of speed and the No. 1 post are a bit of a concern. Murray the Cop should be one of the favorites, but he’s still looking for his first win in his 12th start. Spending should be close at the end.

5 5 ½ furlongs, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, WCL $2,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
1 Denim & Diamonds D Lopez 7/2 123
7 Sea Side Story A Snguinetti 5/2 123
3 All the Rage J Torres 12/1 123
2 Jacobita J Matias 6/1 123
4 Birdie Girl E Kubinova 3/1 123
5 Go Ocho Go Cmacho-Flrs 8/1 123
6 Icwhatyourlookinat C Doll 15/1 123
8 Fiesty Lass G Mitchell 6/1 123

Denim and Diamonds has been second in three of four starts this year, and is trained by last year’s champ, Frank Lucarelli. Sea Side Story drops to a career-low level. All the Rage has six wins, four seconds and six thirds in 26 starts at Emerald.

6 5 ½ furlongs, purse $6,825, 3-year-olds and up, WCL $5,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
1 Silver Sneakers J Torres 4/1 124
9 Just Meteor A Snguinetti 6/1 124
5 Willie the Fox J Matias 5/2 124
4 Bleu Tarp J Gutierrez 9/2 124
2 Wild Hoss J Zunino 10/1 124
3 Orlando Xpress R Richard 8/1 124
6 Mr. Top Kat R Bowen 12/1 124
7 He’s Tickled D Hoonan 10/1 124
8 Showboat Gambler D Lopez 8/1 124

Silver Sneakers won at this distance in his first start of the meet last year. Just Meteor has excellent speed and might like this short distance. Bleu Tarp has had success at this distance and gets Juan Gutierrez, last year’s leading rider. Willie the Fox takes a drop in class.

7 5 ½ furlongs, purse $9,975, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $12,500/$10,000
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
6 She’s a Time Bomb D Lopez 2/1 123
2 Way to Go Lo R Richard 3/1 123
5 Stephanie Plum Cmacho-Flrs 4/1 123
1 Demonaire E Kubinova 5/1 123
3 Eltoninadress J Matias 9/2 123
4 Jadey Baby J Torres 12/1 123
7 Debbie’s Striker B Pierce 12/1 123

She’s a Time Bomb has some ability, and she competed against much better horses last year. Way to Go Lo races for Junior Coffey, who is great year after year. Stephanie Plum won on opening night last year.

8 5 ½ furlongs, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, WCL $3,500
PP Horse Jockey Line Wt.
5 Marquetching G Mitchell 9/2 124
2 Humongous Cmcho-Flrs 6/1 124
4 A K Racer D Lopez 3/1 124
1 My Mans No Lady J Gutierrez 5/1 124
3 Win Photos Will Do I Enriquez 8/1 124
6 Emancipated R Richard 12/1 124
7 R J’s Prospect A Snguintti 6/1 124
SCR Immigration (scratched) 124
8 Havin a Good Day D Hoonan 8/1 124

Marquetching won three times at Ernerald last year. Humongous won at this distance early in the Emerald meet last year. He rarely runs a bad race. A K Racer fits well with this group, and will likely be favored.

Best bet: She’s a Time Bomb