First three horses listed in each race in order of predicted finish.
First race: 2 p.m.
Rf Pistol Pete goes for his fourth straight win at Emerald. Dashin Baby Boy and Ba Snowbound Chick will be ready if the top pick falters.
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Truly Unusual might have been the best in his Emerald debut, but had traffic trouble in the stretch. Jo B With Thee might be the most consistent horse in this weak field. Graceful Minou is winless in 14 starts, but has been second three times, including in her only try in a route race.
Charismata, a Kentucky-bred whose sire is the champion Curlin, makes her debut for trainer Doris Harwood, who excels with 2-year-olds. Sanibel Harbor has worked out well for debut. Inkey Mooey is another Kentucky-bred trained by Harwood.
Tobiah’s Journey was overtaken late in his last start, but it was 6½ lengths back to the third-place horse. Havin a Good Day will try to lead from gate to wire. Showmethemoneyjim was claimed out of his last race when he was second as the 4-5 favorite.
Opening Buzz takes a big drop in class after fizzling as the favorite in her last race. Bella Angelina seems to have an aversion to winning, but she fits well with this group. Five Times has won two of three starts at Emerald.
Timely Note runs well almost every race. He’s All Heart might be on the upswing and he would have crushed this field in his glory days. Our Eagle Boy finally woke up in his last race, winning at this level.
Max Cooper takes a slight jump up in class after his third straight win and he seems to be getting better each race. He’s a Cruiser drops in class after winning in a three-horse field. Ontheshadyside was claimed back by her original owners after winning his last race (his third win in his past four races).
SCRATCHED: Moony Moony
Stikine Slough had a nightmarish trip as the favorite in a stakes race. Disregard that performance. Italian Warrior is a threat with a better beginning. Dallon’s Gold trounced maiden claimers in his last race.
Kooky Saluki has had a disappointing year, but am expecting a turnaround today. Ugottabcatty seldom runs a bad race. Johnski tries a route race for the first time.
Music of My Soul is the most consistent horse in the field and has been either first or second in his past six starts. Worldventurer has been third in both of his Emerald starts, and he can take a step forward today. Finallygotabentley has the talent to win if he runs his best race.
Famous Jessica is back in good form, but will once again have to deal with Lizzie Lass and Warren’s Rock Art, who beat her in their last race.
BEST BET: Tobiah’s Journey
|1 31/2 furlongs, purse $4,000, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000|
|2||Rf Pistol Pete||D Hoonan||4/5||125|
|5||Dashin Baby Boy||C Doll||5||125|
|6||Ba Snowbound Chick||L Camacho-Flores||4||125|
|1||Mr Easy Okie||R Camacho||6||125|
|3||Mr Foxy Zoom||L Lopez||12||123|
|4||Super Duper Buddy||J Zunino||10||125|
|7||Royal Star Max||J Rosales||15||125|
|2 11/16 miles, purse $5,350, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, maiden claiming $5,000|
|4||Truly Unusual||A Sanguinetti||2||117|
|3||Jo B With Thee||J Whitaker||3||123|
|5||Graceful Minou||E Kubinova||7/2||117|
|1||Donna Sha Lei Lei||D Hoonan||6||123|
|3 51/2 furlongs, purse $17,850, 2-year-old, fillies, maiden special weight|
|5||Sanibel Harbor||D Hoonan||7/2||117|
|4||Inkey Mooey||D Lopez||5||117|
|1||Emeraldcity Kitten||A Sanguinetti||9/2||117|
|3||Da Burn||R Richard||3||117|
|4 11/16 miles, purse $7,450, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $5,000/$4,000|
|3||Tobiah’s Journey||E Kubinova||5/2||122|
|2||Havin a Good Day||D Lopez||6||120|
|4||Memphis Mobster||D Hoonan||5||120|
|6||Koala Beach||R Richard||4||120|
|5 61/2 furlongs, purse $5,975, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $4,000|
|6||Opening Buzz||E Kubinova||5||123|
|2||Bella Angelina||J Matias||4||123|
|1||Five Times||A Sanguinetti||5/2||123|
|3||Hot N Sauci||D Lopez||10||123|
|4||Exclusive Queen||D Hoonan||12||117|
|5||Meet Sela||J Gutierrez||3||123|
|7||Train Freeze||I Enriquez||7/2||117|
|6 11/16 miles, purse $5,675, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $3,500|
|3||Timely Note||D Lopez||4||124|
|6||He’s All Heart||L Camacho-Flores||10||124|
|7||Our Eagle Boy||A Sanguinetti||7/2||124|
|1||Rorkes Drift||N Chaves||20||124|
|2||Harbor Wind||I Enriquez||3||124|
|4||Chu and I||J Gutierrez||5/2||124|
|5||Diamond Touch||J Zunino||12||124|
|8||Swiss Lightning||R Bowen||8||124|
|7 1 mile, purse $10,500, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000/$8,000|
|3||Max Cooper||J Gutierrez||2||120|
|1||He’s a Cruiser||L Camacho-Flores||9/2||124|
|2||Decarchy Cocktail||R Bowen||6||120|
|6||Big Bad Brown||E Kubinova||3||120|
|8 51/2 furlongs, purse $20,000, 2-year-old, Allowance|
|4||Stikine Slough||R Bowen||2||115|
|2||Italian Warrior||I Enriquez||8/5||115|
|6||Dallon’s Gold||R Richard||7/2||117|
|1||Miners Night||L Camacho-Flores||8||115|
|3||Rio Merits||N Chaves||12||115|
|5||Our Revolution||D Hoonan||8||115|
|9 1 mile, purse $18,900, 3-year-olds and up, AOC $25,000|
|1||Kooky Saluki||E Kubinova||3||124|
|2||Memphis Beach||L Camacho-Flores||7/2||124|
|5||Scat Daddybaby||J Gutierrez||9/2||118|
|10 11/8 miles, purse $65,000, 3-year-old, Emerald Downs Derby|
|5||Music of My Soul||I Enriquez||8/5||122|
|2||Mike Man’s Gold||J Matias||4||122|
|4||Valiant Flame||R Richard||12||122|
|11 11/16 miles, purse $4,725, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, claiming $2,500|
|5||Famous Jessica||A Sanguinetti||5/2||123|
|6||Lizzy Lass||D Hoonan||7/2||123|
|1||Warren’s Rock Art||R Bowen||3||123|
|2||Atta Lora||L Camacho-Flores||8||123|
|3||Lil Sister Sadie||D Lopez||4||123|
|4||Apple of Sam’s Eye||E Kubinova||6||123|
|7||Foolish Miss||J Zunino||12||123|