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RACE ANALYSIS

Thursday, July 28......friday, july 29 ....Saturday, july 30 ... sunday, july 31

 

by brian 'The Biscuit' kohn

 

 

 
  
 
July 28
Race 1:
Dashing Tee was a maiden in the Bob Morehouse Stakes on June 26. He finished runner-up at the 400 yard distance after leading early in the race. The winner, V Os Filo, was favored in an allowance race last Friday before scratching from that start. The third place finisher in the Bob Morehouse, Little Bit Brandy, was also entered in that race on Friday and was victorious. He has qualified for a futurity in 2014 and a derby in 2015 at Prairie Meadows. His last start at this distance he finished runner-up by only a nose.
Crazy Keeper was third by a head against state-bred runners at Remington Park on May 5.  She was runner-up at this distance two starts back June 5 in a maiden race. Last time, she cut back the distance to 300 yards. That might be too short for her to run as she finished 4th in that race. I would expect her to race better going back to 350 yards here and does retain top Quarter Horse jockey Nik Goodwin.
Expensive Paint Job has finished runner-up three times in six starts at Canterbury, including last time by a length. Two starts back, he was third behind the runner-up and my second choice, Crazy Keeper. He takes the lead early but does get out finished in the latter stages of the race. This might not be the spot he breaks through but would expect him to finish in the money here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Dashing Tee
2nd Place:
#6 Crazy Keeper
3rd Place:
#3 Expensive Paint Job
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
8

$2 Double ($4 total)
6, 8/5
 
Race 2:
Louisiana Lil Sister will be making her second start off of a layoff for the Stacy-Charette Hill barn, a 24% winner with second starts after the layoff. She was favored in an allowance race on June 16 but was off to a slow start. Allow she rallied to finish third, that slow break may have cost her an opportunity for the win. With a better break here she will be a difficult one to catch.
Streakin Wagon will be making his first start since April 10 at Remington. In his only start of the year, he was fifth in a derby trial. The winner of that trial race, A Tres of Paint, went on to win the final for that trial, the Grade III Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Derby. Last season, he won a trial in his debut and finished third by a neck behind Eagles Span in the Northlands Futurity.
This Doll Ca Run moved over to the William Harris barn before the first start this season. In her first race of the season, she was victorious in a maiden race June 9. She would finish runner-up in a trial for the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby, but was disqualified and placed fifth. The winner of that trial race, Justified, would go on to win the Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby on July 10. Overall, she has finished in the money in three of five starts at this distance.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Louisiana Lil Sister
2nd Place:
#4 Streakin Wagon
3rd Place:
#7 This Doll Ca Run
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
5/4, 7

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
5/4, 7, 9/4, 7, 9
Race 3:
Minnesota-bred Pennant Fever made his first start of the year May 22 in an open company claiming race for a $20,000 price on the turf. He was the leader through most of the race, but was passed in the stretch and finished runner-up. Two starts back, he moved to Minnesota-bred allowance where he was victorious by over seven lengths going wire-to-wire. The runner-up in that race, Plenty of Sun, would win his next start. Last time, he finished 6th in the Blair’s Cove Stakes behind multiple stakes winner A P Is Loose. There is not a lot of early speed here so if he can set a slow pace, he could be an upset winner.
Tiger D raced very well this winter at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing in the money in five consecutive starts. He was victorious in a $16,000 claiming race where he was claimed to the Bernell Rhone barn. He has raced three times this season, finishing third two starts back. All of those starts were allowance races and I would expect him to improve off of those races dropping to the $10,000 claiming price.
Los Bambinos was claimed for $32,000 three starts back at Santa Anita to the Robertino Diodoro barn. He made two starts since the claim at Del Mar, finishing outside of the money in each of those races. He drops in price from $25,000 to $10,000 here and will be making his first start since August 26. He has a good workout June 25 and Diodoro does win at a 33% rate with first starts after the long layoff.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Pennant Fever
2nd Place:
#1 Tiger D
3rd Place:
#9 Los Bambinos
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
7

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 7, 9
 
Race 4:
Rarin to Go finished third in his first start this season in a maiden race May 29. He was victorious in his next start June 5 as one of the top choices, but was disqualified and placed third. He was favored last time, but finished 6th in a maiden race on the turf July 2. I would expect him to bounce back from that effort with dropping to the $20,000 claiming price and switching riders to Geovanni Franco. Franco and trainer Michael Biehler win at a 20% rate when they are teamed together.
Awesome Addback moves over to the Robertino Diodoro barn. Diodoro wins at a 23% rate with first starts after the barn move. He also ships in from Santa Anita where he has been running at the $20,000 claiming price. He has finished outside of the money in each of those starts but does have jockey Andrew Ramgeet aboard. Ramgeet and Diodoro win at a 39% rate when they are teamed together.
Handsome Heart ships from Prairie Meadows and moves up in price from $10,000 to $20,000. He finished runner-up in back-to-back starts May 29 and June 18. He was the heavy favorite last time but finished fourth. Although he is going up in price, he is also moving from dirt to turf. He did finish fourth last season in a maiden turf race and will have one of the top riders, Alex Canchari, in the irons.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Rarin to Go
2nd Place:
#8 Awesome Addback
3rd Place:
#1 Handsome Heart
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
7/1, 8
$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
7/1, 8, 9/1, 8, 9
 
 
 
 
Race 5:
Lady Paislee is one of three entered from the McLean Robertson barn. She has finished in the top two in four of her last five starts. She was runner-up in her first two starts this season in allowance races at Oaklawn Park. Two starts back May 27, she won by over four lengths in an allowance race as the heavy favorite. She was favored again last time, but finished third behind Diva’s Rule. Diva’s Rule would go on to win an allowance race as the favorite July 23. She has yet to race on the turf in her career but does have Alex Canchari back aboard her tonight.
Calypso Run goes from stakes company to allowance. She was fourth in a stakes race sprinting on the turf at Churchill Downs May 14. She made her first start this season in the Lady Canterbury Stakes June 19 where she led most of the race but was passed in the stretch by the eventual winner Secret Someone. She has a couple of sharp workouts on the main track since that start including a bullet workout July 11.
Teelfa makes her second start of the season. She was victorious in her first start of the season in an allowance race scheduled for the turf but moved to the main track on June 9. She has finished in the money in two of five career turf starts, including a victory March 2015 in an open company allowance race at Fair Grounds. There may be a lot of early speed in this race, so her closing running style should benefit her here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Lady Paislee
2nd Place:
#5 Calypso Run
3rd Place:
#6 Teelfa
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
3

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 5, 6
 
Race 6:
Bonita Uno makes her second career start. She was fifth in her debut, but had a bit of trouble in that trip where she was shuffled back and angled out. That was at the $20,000 claiming price and should improve here dropping down to the $6,250 claiming price. She also draws the outside post here so possibly could avoid some of the trouble she had in her debut race.
Orphan Shoes was heavily favored at this same claiming price two starts back on the main track. She would finish runner-up in that race behind dominant winner Sham’s Shoes. She moved up to the $20,000 price and to the turf for her latest effort, a fourth place finish behind favorite Gogogio on July 15. I would expect her to race well here with the drop in price and moving back to the main track.
Acquired by Cupid has finished in the money in both career starts at this same claiming price. She was runner-up to dominant winner Earsahead in her debut race June 19. She ran an even fourth last time July 10. I would expect her to continue to improve in her third career start and may finish in the money again here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Bonita Uno
2nd Place:
#7 Orphan Shoes
3rd Place:
#2 Acquired by Cupid
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
7, 8

$1 Double ($4 total)
7, 8/1, 3
 
 
Race 7:
Justcallme Charlie moved from maiden allowance to this maiden claiming price in his latest start. Before dropping to this price, he finished outside of the money in each of his first three starts this season, including one race on the turf July 4. In that turf race, the third place finisher, Where’s Jordan, did go on to win his next start. Last time after dropping in for a claiming price, he would finish runner-up July 16. He would finish ahead of favorite Minnesota Outlaw in that start.
Unique Gold moves from open company claiming to Minnesota-bred claiming. He was fourth in his first two starts this season, including at the $20,000 maiden claiming price two starts back. In that race, the third place finisher Drinkinatthebar, would go to win his next start. Last season, he finished third against Minnesota-bred maidens in back-to-back starts. This is the third start after a layoff which could be the right spot to show some of that form here.
Zero drops from the $50,000 maiden claiming price to $10,000 price here. He also will be moving from the turf to the main track. In each of his three starts so far this year, he has taken the early lead or near the early leader, but has been passed in the latter stages of the race. He may have a better chance to hold on to the lead this time around with the drop in price. Two starts back, the top two finishers both did go on to win their next starts.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Justcallme Charlie
2nd Place:
#1 Unique Gold
3rd Place:
#7 Zero
Suggested Wagers:

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 3, 7

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
1, 3, 7
 
Race 8:
Peytons Sky Dancer is one of two horses entered in this race from the Bernell Rhone barn. She has finished runner-up in two of her last three starts including as one of the top choices last time. She was favored two starts back in a $50,000 maiden claiming race, but finished fifth after finding some traffic at the eighth pole. She has yet to finish in the money in four career starts on the dirt, so it will be interesting to see how she handles the main track since all of her starts this season have been on the turf.
Follow the Spiders is the other entry from the Bernell Rhone barn. She moved to the Rhone barn before her first start this season. Since moving to the new barn, she has finished third two out of her three starts this season. Both of those races were at this distance including last time in a race that was scheduled on the turf but moved to the main track. 
More Mona More finished in the money for the first time in her four starts this season July 16 in a maiden race. She was behind favorite Dusty Princess in that start. She has faced some tough competition this season including undefeated stakes winner Dazzlingsweetheart May 21 and next out winner Queen Sammy three starts back. Her only career start going this long was in last year’s running of the Minnesota Oaks.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #9 Peytons Sky Dancer
2nd Place:
#4 Follow the Spiders
3rd Place:
#2 More Mona More
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
4, 9

50-cent Pick 3 ($4 total)
4, 9/4/3, 5, 6, 7
 
Race 9:
King Boyd will be making his second start for the McLean Robertson barn. Robertson wins at a 24% rate with maidens making their second start. He was runner-up in his debut race at the $50,000 maiden claiming price on June 30. The winner of that race, Touch Vision, would go to win an allowance race as the favorite on July 23. 
Johnny the Jet has finished runner-up in two of three career starts. He lost by only a neck two starts back and was heavily favored to break through last time on July 7. However, he would finish third in that race after having a slow start and being three wide. I would expect him to bounce back from his latest effort considering how well he has done in his first two career starts.
Poverty Flats finished runner-up in a maiden allowance race July 16. He was leading through most of the race, but was collared in the latter stages by the favorite Dusty Princess. The third place finisher, More Mona More, was entered in the previous race tonight. This will be his fourth start of the year and he has improved in each start so far this season.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 King of Boyd
2nd Place:
#5 Johnny the Jet
3rd Place:
#3 Poverty Flats
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
4/3, 5

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
4/3, 5, 7/3, 5, 7
Race 10:
Big Man Stan has finished in the money in two of three starts this season since stretching out the distance from six furlongs to at least one mile. He was victorious two starts back by a head after finishing runner-up three starts back by a neck. He lost to several of these including Corporate Chapel and Raton Pass in his latest start July 10 as one of the top choices. I would expect him to bounce back from that effort considering he has raced well this season.
Otto Shootie was victorious in a $5,000 claiming race at Will Rogers Downs in April. He returned from a layoff and moved to starter allowance for his first start this season June 4. He finished a well beaten fifth in that race behind dominant winner Duty Proper. He moved to a $6,250 claiming price and would finish third June 26. He was cut off and had to steady in that start. He was moved to second through disqualification. The winner of that race, Sam’s Silver Star, would go to win a $7,500 claiming race July 16.
Corporate Chapel finished third three starts back at the $4,000 claiming price June 10. He was claimed to the Troy Bethke barn in that race. For his next start, he moved up to the $10,000 claiming price and to the turf. He finished last behind wire-to-wire winner Yes by Gold. He dropped back down to the $4,000 price last time and to the main track where he was able to be an upset winner over Raton Pass and Big Man Stan on July 10. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Big Man Stan
2nd Place:
#6 Otto Shootie
3rd Place:
#7 Corporate Chapel
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
3

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 6, 7
 
July 29
Race 1:
Okey Ivory finished runner-up in her first two career starts at Brown County Fair in May. She shipped here and raced a futurity trial for the Northlands Futurity where she finished fifth behind Mascoutah. Mascoutah was a winner of a NCQHRA Futurity trial on July 24. Last time, she finished third behind favorite Matts Corona in a maiden race on July 7 at this distance.
Trust an Eagle makes her third career start. She made her debut in a trial for the Northlands Futurity. That is a tough spot for a first start and found herself in some trouble as she was in tight at the break and ducked out. She would finish eighth in that start where the winner, Two Timin Suzy, did qualify for the final. She improved off of that race in her next start, finishing fourth behind my top choice Okey Ivory in the July 7 maiden race. She looks to keep improving in her third career start.
Let There Be Lite makes her second career start. She was in all sorts of trouble in her debut race where she broke slowly and was cut off at the break. It is no surprise to see her finish ninth in that start considering that kind of trip. I would not be surprised to see her improve off of that effort here especially if she can avoid trouble at start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #9 Okey Ivory
2nd Place:
#7 Trust an Eagle
3rd Place:
#5 Let There Be Lite
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
5, 7, 9

$2 Double ($4 total)
7, 9/6
 
Race 2:
Forest Got Skunked was victorious in a maiden race at Remington Park May 9 going 330 yards. He cut in distance for his next two starts. At the 250 yard distance, he finished fourth as the favorite June 11. At the 300 yard distance, he finished third in an allowance race July 9. He should like extending the distance to 350 yards for this start as he has finished in the money in all four career starts at this distance.
Wavin Bye Bye Carver won a maiden race at 330 yards in his first start of the year at Remington Park May 19. He moved up in distance to 400 yards in the Bob Morehouse Stakes where he finished fourth on June 26. He moved back to this claiming price and distance last time. He broke slowly but rallied to finish third. If he can break more sharply here he could improve from his latest race and is trained by leading Quarter Horse conditioner Jason Olmstead.
Better Dig Two broke through two starts back as the heavy favorite in a maiden race June 19 going 250 yards. She was favored at the $5,000 claiming price last time, but stumbled badly at the start and finished fifth. She should improve off of that effort with a better start today. She did finish runner-up in a maiden race at this distance April 19 at Remington Park before being disqualified and placed ninth.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Forest Got Skunked
2nd Place:
#4 Wavin Bye Bye Carver
3rd Place:
#3 Better Dig Two
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
6/3, 4

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
6/3, 4, 8/3, 4, 8
 
Race 3:
Broken Key has won nine of eleven starts since December 2014. He was undefeated in three turf starts here last season, including back-to-back victories in allowance races. He won three starts this winter at Fair Grounds with two of those races taking place on the turf. He returned last time as the favorite and was victorious in an allowance race on the turf July 3. The third place finisher in that race, Empire Knight, would go on to win an allowance race on the main track in his next start.
Majestic Pride was an easy winner last time in an allowance race July 7. Although that victory was by over fifteen lengths, that race only had five horses running as it was scheduled on the turf but moved to the main track. He finished fourth in the Mystic Lake Mile two starts back and third in the Honor the Hero Stakes on May 30. There may not be much early speed, so his running style should benefit him in this race.
Domain’s Rap was claimed for $10,000 to the Federico Villafranco barn last November at Remington Park. Since the claim, he has been victorious in four of his next eight starts including an allowance race at Oaklawn Park in February. He would go on to finish runner-up in a Grade III stakes at Oaklawn Park in March. He might have been outclassed last time as he was seventh in the Grade III Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows July 2. Not sure that he will show his best today as he has never won a turf race in seven career starts.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #1 Broken Key
2nd Place:
#2 Majestic Pride
3rd Place:
#6 Domain’s Rap
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 2, 6

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
1, 2, 6
 
Race 4:
Ribbon of Darkness has won two of her last four starts including an allowance race earlier this year at Oaklawn Park and a stakes race at Prairie Meadows May 27. She was seventh in a $100,000 stakes last time, so I would expect her to bounce back from that effort going to allowance company here. Although her most recent starts have been on the dirt, she does have a career victory on the turf. Trainer Federico Villafranco has finished in the money in three of four starts this season.
Fine Assay returns to Canterbury Park after shipping to Arlington Park for her latest race. At Arlington Park, she finished fifth as a long shot in an allowance race on the turf. Before shipping there, she was victorious in an allowance race on this turf course June 10, finishing ahead of several runners here including Highwayormyway and Hey Didjanotis. Overall, she has finished in the top two in three of five starts on this turf course.
Calypso Run was also entered in an allowance race yesterday. Shegoes from stakes company to allowance. She was fourth in a stakes race sprinting on the turf at Churchill Downs May 14. She made her first start this season in the Lady Canterbury Stakes June 19 where she led most of the race but was passed in the stretch by the eventual winner Secret Someone. She has a couple of sharp workouts on the main track since that start including a bullet workout July 11.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Ribbon of Darkness
2nd Place:
#10 Fine Assay
3rd Place:
#4 Calypso Run
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
6

$1 Exacta ($4 total)
6/1, 4, 8, 10
 
Race 5:
Minnesota-bred Shaboom will be facing open company for the first time in her career. She lost to favorite Sky and Sea in her first start this season, the Lady Slipper Stakes on May 21. She was runner-up behind stakes winner La Petite Cheri three starts back in an allowance race. She extended her distance two starts back and was fourth in the Princess Elaine Stakes. She broke through last time as the heavy favorite, finishing ahead of next out winner Elli Mae Win at the $30,000 claiming price. 
Stormy Rhonda has the least amount of starts of any of the entries in this race. This will be only her fourth career start. Although she does not have as much experience as others in this race, she has finished in the money in all three career starts. She was victorious two starts back on the turf in a maiden race, finishing ahead of another entry here, Danzig Flare. She was third last time in an open company allowance race on the main track and would expect her to improve returning to the turf here.
Kenna Mae was a well beaten seventh in her first start this season behind undefeated stakes winner Dazzlingsweetheart. She won back-to-back starts on this turf course after that race, including at this distance three starts back in a Minnesota-bred maiden race June 10. She was fifth last time against open company, but that was going one mile and one sixteenth and she could bounce back from that effort cutting the distance back to five furlongs here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Shaboom
2nd Place:
#8 Stormy Rhonda
3rd Place:
#5 Kenna Mae
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
2

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 5, 8
 
Race 6:
No Bling will be making her debut for the McLean Robertson barn, a 15% winner with first time starters. She has been working out on the main track since May 25 for this debut start including a good workout July 3. One of the top riders at this meet, Alex Canchari, will be in the irons for this race.
Start a Ruckus will be making her debut here as well. She has less published workouts than my top choice but has a good workout on July 13. That is her last published workout before this race today. Leading jockey Dean Butler is aboard for this race. Trainer Bernell Rhone does not win often with debut runners, so she may race even better later on.
Flowers for Teagan will be making her third career start. She was a well beaten seventh in her debut race July 1. That distance was only three and a half furlongs. Last time at this distance July 17, she improved off of her first race with a fourth place finish. She may improve even more here with that experience and could finish in the money for the first time in her brief career.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 No Bling
2nd Place:
#3 Start a Ruckus
3rd Place:
#2 Flowers for Teagan
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
4

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 4
 
Race 7:
Hattaway Big Fella was a heavy favorite in a $20,000 maiden claiming race July 4 and was victorious by eight lengths. Before that start, he finished fourth at the $30,000 maiden claiming price two starts back. The winner of that race, Herbie, would go to win an allowance race July 14. The runner up, X L Tee, would go on to win his next start. This is the longest race of his brief career, so it will be interesting to see if his latest effort translates to this spot today.
Manlee Spirit goes from allowance to this claiming price. He also will be moving back to the main track after back-to-back starts on the turf course. He was runner-up on the turf two starts back in an allowance race June 24. He has finished seven of his fourteen career starts in the money on the dirt including his only career victory.
Hrishi Suprem makes his third start this season. He was third at this price going six furlongs in his return start June 25. He was fourth last time going even shorter at five and a half furlongs. He may improve off of those races extending the distance to one mile here. He has finished third in multiple races at one mile and seventy yards at this same claiming price.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Hattaway Big Fella
2nd Place:
#1 Manlee Spirit
3rd Place:
#3 Hrishi Suprem
Suggested Wagers:

$5 Win
6

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
6/1, 3
 
Race 8:
Precious Passion drops from allowance to the $30,000 claiming price and goes from the turf course to the main track. In her latest race July 14, she finished third behind favorite Naomi Ridge Esq. going one mile and one sixteenth. The last time she raced at this distance on the main track, she was third in an allowance race behind stakes winner Dazzlingsweetheart. Overall, she has finished in the money in three of four starts at this distance including her lone career victory.
Adorkable moves up in price from $10,000 to $30,000. She moved down to the $10,000 claiming price after two races this season against allowance company. She finished seventh behind multiple meet winner Honey’s Sox Appeal May 22 and fifth behind the aforementioned Dazzlingsweetheart two starts back. She finished runner-up last time ahead of Da Kleinen Schatzi and behind favorite Renamed.
Dusty Princess moved over to the Chuck Turco barn before her first start this season. Since the barn move, she has finished in the money in all three starts this season including a victory last time as the favorite in a maiden race on July 16. She also will have one of the top riders of this season, Alex Canchari, in the irons.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Precious Passion
2nd Place:
#8 Adorkable
3rd Place:
#7 Dusty Princess
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
3/7, 8

50-cent Pick 3 ($3 total)
3/3, 6, 7/1, 5
 
Race 9:
Gold Cup Skier has won back-to-back starts to kick off her 2016 racing season. She was victorious against Minnesota-breds two starts back as the heavy favorite. Last time, she faced open company at the $10,000 claiming price and was victorious again by over nine lengths. Leading rider Dean Butler is aboard and he wins at a 29% rate when teamed with trainer Francisco Bravo.
Miss My Rosie was claimed for $4,000 last time July 10 back to the McLean Robertson barn. Robertson was the trainer two starts back when she was victorious at the $4,000 claiming price as the favorite. Overall, she has finished in the money five of her last six starts with two victories. She was fifth last time, but I would expect her to bounce back here returning to a barn where she has been successful and switching riders back to Alex Canchari.
Oltimate Broad has won two of five starts since being claimed for $3,500 January 31 to trainer Harlan Walker. Both of her victories were allowance races in Nebraska at Fonner Park and Horsemen’s Park. She was third last time at this claiming price behind dominant winner Tactical Girl, who would go on to win her next start at the $7,500 claiming price on July 15.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Gold Cup Skier
2nd Place:
#7 Miss My Rosie
3rd Place:
#3 Oltimate Broad
Suggested Wagers:

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 6, 7

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
3, 6, 7
Race 10:
Your Last Warning finished runner-up in her final two starts of 2015 in maiden races sprinting on the main track. She was the even money favorite in her final start of the year, but finished behind race 8 morning line favorite Precious Passion. In her return start, she was victorious in a maiden race May 30. She has not raced since, so should be well rested for this start and will continue to have leading jockey Dean Butler in the irons.
Zan Creek won a $50,000 maiden claiming race three starts back by over four lengths. Since then, she moved to the turf where she finished third in an allowance race. She moved back to the main track and up in class in the Frances Genter Stakes on July 4. She was likely outclassed in that spot as she finished last behind undefeated Dazzlingsweetheart. I would expect her to bounce back from that performance dropping to the $30,000 claiming price here.
Flylikeadiva finished outside of the money in all three starts in 2015. In her first start this year at the $50,000 maiden claiming price, she was the wire-to-wire winner June 24. The runner-up in that race, Rodeoactive, would go on to win her next start. Trainer Larry Donlin has won four of eleven starts this meet.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #1 Your Last Warning
2nd Place:
#5 Zan Creek
3rd Place:
#2 Flylikeadiva
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
1, 5

$1 Trifecta ($8 total)
1, 5/1, 5/ALL
July 30
Race 1:
Royal Dashof Diamond has yet to finish in the money in any of his four career starts. However, he was fourth in a trial for the Northlands Futurity on June 18. His time was fast enough to qualify for the final where he finished eight. The winner of his trial, Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, would go on to win the Northlands Futurity. He adds blinkers today for the first time and may get an easier trip than the rest of the field by drawing the outside.
Kowboy Jim will be making his second career start. In his debut in a maiden race, he finished runner-up by only a neck at this distance behind favorite Matts Corona. Matts Corona would be a morning line favorite for the NCQHRA Futurity and finish fifth in that trial. Leading Quarter Horse jockey Nik Goodwin remains the rider for this start.
Global Warning will be making his first start since April 21. Leading Quarter Horse trainer Jason Olmstead wins at a 14% rate with layoffs of that length. He was favored in his debut in a maiden race on March 12, but was off slow and finished sixth. He could improve off his fifth place finish in his latest start but may have a troubled trip drawing an inside post.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Royal Dashof Diamond
2nd Place:
#5 Kowboy Jim
3rd Place:
#2 Global Warning
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
8/2, 5

$2 Double ($6 total)
8/1, 5, 7
 
Race 2:
Sixappeal finished fourth in his first start since moving to the Justin McKinley barn and first start this season on June 3. The top three finishers in that race all went on to win their next starts. He finished fourth against open company three starts back and sixth two starts back. Last time, he raced at this distance for the first time in his career, finishing third by only a neck behind another entry here, Dash for the Remedy. He draws a better post here than Dash for the Remedy, which could be a key difference for him to break through here.
Dash for the Remedy moved to the Charlton Hunt barn before her first start this season. She finished runner-up by a head in her season debut on July 7, finishing ahead of my top choice Sixappeal. Last time, she was out finished and was fourth behind favorite Squirt Guns going 350 yards. She could improve with the cut back in distance to 300 yards here but does draw the rail here.
Timeto Kickback has never finished in the money in ten career starts. He has finished fourth once in four starts this season on June 17. In his first start of the year, he finished behind Sixappeal on June 3. Last time, he got knocked back at the start. That trip probably took him out of contention and he ended up finishing sixth. If he can get a better trip here, he could finish in the money for the first time in his career.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Six Appeal
2nd Place:
#1 Dash for the Remedy
3rd Place:
#7 Timeto Kickback
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 5, 7

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
1, 5, 7
 
 
Race 3:
Blues Edge might have an edge over the rest of the field as she may be the early leader in a race that does not have a lot of early speed. This will be her third start since moving back to the Bernell Rhone barn. She finished third in a Minnesota-bred allowance race in her first start of the year on June 18. Last time, she moved up in class in the Princess Elaine Stakes where she finished eighth. I would expect her to bounce back from that effort here and does have a good workout since that start on July 19.
Bear Facts returned from a layoff two starts back at the $7,500 claiming price. She was favored in that race, but would finish runner-up behind Sweet Tango. Last time, she would finish runner-up again behind favorite and wire-to-wire winner Shesa Sweet Secret at this same claiming price June 26. She has finished in the money in five of nine starts on this turf course.
Sweet Tango was victorious three starts back by a neck over my second choice, Bear Facts. Since then, she was entered in at the $16,000 price two starts back where she would finish third. She faded to eighth last time on July 15, but switches riders from young Scott Bethke to veteran rider Paul Nolan for this start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Blues Edge
2nd Place:
#8 Bear Facts
3rd Place:
#3 Sweet Tango
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
7

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
7/3, 8
 
Race 4:
Warren’s Wesley ships here from Southern California and moves to the Robertino Diodoro barn. Diodoro wins at a 23% rate after the barn move and 22% off of the layoff. He has been racing at the $12,500 claiming price for each of his last two starts at Santa Anita. He was runner-up two starts back as the favorite and fourth last time on March 31. The runner-up in his latest start would go on to win his next start. 
Finance Account will be making his second start after a layoff. Trainer Francisco Bravo wins at a 20% rate with second starts after the layoff. He also will be dropping in price here from $20,000 to $6,250. In his latest start, he made a brief pursuit before finishing last behind favorite Nesterenko Ridge on June 30. I would expect him to improve with that experience and dropping in price here.
Kluszewski has been racing at this claiming price in each of his four starts this season. He was fourth behind Shemp on May 22, who would dominate as the heavy favorite in his next start. In his latest start, he finished in the money for the first time this season behind heavy favorite Keyed for Speed on July 7. The third place finisher, Liberty Rocks, would go on to win his next start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Warren’s Wesley
2nd Place:
#3 Finance Account
3rd Place:
#1 Kluszewski
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
8/1, 3

50-cent Pick 3 ($3 total)
8/2, 7/1, 6, 10
 
Race 5:
Hey Funny will be making her thirteenth career start here. She has finished in the money in each of her last three starts, including runner-up ahead of Cozzy Kinda Love two starts back on the turf and runner-up ahead of Follow the Spiders and behind favorite Rodeoactive on July 10. One of the top riders at the meet, Alex Canchari, returns in the irons. Canchari was aboard her for her only career turf race two starts back.
Classy Star will be making her second career start. She had a sharp workout on June 19 before her debut race on June 24. She would have an awkward break and be not much of a factor as she would finish sixth in her debut start. She could improve here with that experience and she has worked out well on the main track since her debut race on July 13.
Follow the Spiders was entered on the main track July 28 as the 5-2 morning line favorite in a maiden race. If she did not remain in that race, she could be a tough one to beat here in her first career turf start. She moved to the Bernell Rhone barn before her first start this season. Since moving to the new barn, she has finished third two out of her three starts this season. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Hey Funny
2nd Place:
#2 Classy Star
3rd Place:
#3 Follow the Spiders
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
7/2, 3

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
7/2, 3, 9/2, 3, 9
 
Race 6:
Got Even Smarter finished third in his career debut July 2. He chased the leader on the rail but weakened in the stretch to finish six lengths behind. Since that start, he has a bullet workout on July 16 and could improve here with that experience in his second career start.
Five Star Creek was favored in his debut start July 15 at this distance. He had a sharp workout July 3 before that start. He was slow into stride but did improve to finish third behind another entry here, A J’s Angel. Much like my top choice, he could improve here with that experience.
Ari Gia is one of two entered that have a victory. She was victorious over favorite U S Express in her debut race on July 1. She was near the lead early and was clear late to win by over a length. She draws the rail and could prove to be the one to beat if she gets a similar trip here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #10 Got Even Smarter
2nd Place:
#6 Five Star Creek
3rd Place:
#1 Ari Gia
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
10

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 6, 10
Race 7:
Honey’s Sox Appeal has finished in the top two in all five career starts. She won back-to-back starts against older horses to begin her 2016 campaign including an allowance race against open company two starts back June 18. She was favored in the Frances Genter Stakes last time but could not catch Dazzlingsweetheart in that race. I would not be surprised to see her bounce back from that runner-up performance here and defeat Dazzlingsweetheart this time around.
Dazzlingsweetheart is undefeated in three career starts. She was victorious as the favorite in her first two starts this season before winning the Frances Genter Stakes last time over several runners entered here including my top choice Honey’s Sox Appeal. She drew the rail last time and was able to have a good trip where she was able to take the lead early on and clear the field despite having a slow start. She has been off to a slow start in all three career races which may catch up with her here as she does not draw the rail.
La Petite Cheri was undefeated entering the Frances Genter Stakes last time, She was a maiden winner in her debut before ending her 2015 campaign as the upset winner of the Northern Lights Debutante last September. She started this year exactly how she ended last year, with a victory in an allowance race on June 4. She finished sixth in the Frances Genter, but that possibly could not have been her day as Dazzlingsweetheart had a great trip. I could see her bounce back from at effort and finish in the money here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #9 Honey’s Sox Appeal
2nd Place:
#6 Dazzlingsweetheart
3rd Place:
#7 La Petite Cheri
Suggested Wagers:

50-cent Pick 3 ($4.50 total)
6, 7, 9/3, 7, 10/3

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
6, 7, 9
Race 8:
X L Tee could possibly be undefeated this season if he did not have to face Herbie. He finished runner-up to Herbie in his season debut June 16 and again in his latest start July 14. He was victorious as the favorite two starts back in a Minnesota-bred maiden race on July 4. Luckily for him Herbie is not entered in this start but will be moving from the turf to the main track. He also will be adding blinkers for the first time in his career and trainer Karl Broberg wins at a 28% rate when runners add blinkers for the first time.
Smooth Chiraz has won four of six career starts. He won his first two starts last season including the Northern Lights Futurity in September. He finished fourth in his first two starts this season, including as the heavy favorite three starts back. He showed some of his 2015 form two starts back in an allowance victory before being a dominant winner of the Victor S. Myers Stakes last time July 4. He has never raced this long and if he can handle the distance extension, he could be tough to beat.
Where’s Jordan will be facing winners for the first time in his career. He has improved in each start so far this season including breaking through with his first career victory on the turf in a $50,000 maiden claiming race July 15. He moves back to the main track for this start, but did finish third behind X L Tee at this distance July 4. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 X L Tee
2nd Place:
#7 Smooth Chiraz
3rd Place:
#10 Where’s Jordan
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
3

$2 Double ($6 total)
3, 7, 10/3
 
Race 9:
Pilatus has finished in the top two in three of four starts on turf this year. He finished runner-up at this distance at the $15,000 claiming price in his return start April 21 at Hawthorne. He was victorious three starts back at the $20,000 claiming price as the heavy favorite. The winner of that race, Pennant Fever, would go on to win his next start. He finished fourth two starts back but would bounce back from that effort finishing runner-up last time in an allowance June 25.
Jifquick has won two starts this meet. Trainer Nevada Litfin claimed him for $5,000 four starts back at Oaklawn Park. He moved to the turf since racing here this summer, winning a $7,500 claiming race May 21 and a $10,000 claiming race June 12. He is moving up in class from claiming to allowance, but if he continues his recent form here, he could be tough to catch.
Never Hide moved over to the Michael Bolinger barn before his first start this season. He was victorious in his first start for the new barn at the $6,250 claiming price on June 25. He would be disqualified from purse money in that race. He moved up to allowance company last time and would finish runner-up on the main track ahead of Smiling Charlie. He has never raced on the turf in his career and will be interesting to see if that recent main track form translates to this surface today.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Pilatus
2nd Place:
#2 Jifquick
3rd Place:
#6 Never Hide
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
3/2, 6

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
3/2, 4, 6/2, 4, 6
 
Race 10:
Mr. Obeso has finished in the money in four of his last five starts. He was victorious in two of his three final starts of last season at the $6,250 claiming price. He returned this season on June 25 where he finished runner-up also at the $6,250 price. He was awarded first purse money in that start after the winner, Never Hide, was disqualified. He was seventh last time, but that was a $16,000 claiming price race going two furlongs on Extreme Day. I would expect him to show more in this spot today.
Rodriguez was claimed to the Robertino Diodoro barn last time. Diodoro wins at a 23% rate with first starts after the claim. He was fifth last time after forcing the pace at the $6,250 claiming price behind heavy favorite Greek Week. Before that start, he had finished in the money in three consecutive starter allowance races, including third by only a neck behind next race winner Doinmysongndance.
Biltmore Boogie is also entered here from the Robertino Diodoro barn. He shipped from Santa Anita and dropped in the claiming price from $8,000 to $4,000 for his latest start. He was victorious as the heavy favorite July 15. That effort will be tough to duplicate here but jockey Andrew Ramgeet and Diodoro do win at 39% rate when they are teamed together.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Mr. Obeso
2nd Place:
#6 Rodriguez
3rd Place:
#4 Biltmore Boogie
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
7

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
7/4, 6
 
July 31
Race 1:
Eyra Hayes has finished in the money in his last three starts. He was third three starts back at this distance in a maiden race June 3. He broke through as the favorite two starts back at 250 yards. Last time at 300 yards, he was third by less than a length. Overall, he has finished in the money in three of four starts at this distance. Jockey Marcus Swiontek is the scheduled jockey. Swiontek was aboard when he won two starts back.
Blacks Cartel cuts back in distance and goes from stakes to allowance. She was third in back-to-back starts including an allowance race at this distance two starts back June 4. She moved up to stakes in the Merial Canterbury Park Distaff Challenge where she was off a step slowly and finished eighth at 400 yards. She may have a good trip with drawing the outside post.
Squirt Guns has finished in the money in four of five starts. She was third behind my top choice Eyra Hayes in a maiden race on June 17. She was runner-up two starts back behind favorite Mountain Rake before breaking through as the favorite at this distance on July 22. She was victorious last time despite a troubled trip and will have to avoid trouble here with the rail draw if she wants to make it two in a row.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Eyra Hayes
2nd Place:
#7 Blacks Cartel
3rd Place:
#1 Squirt Guns
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
5, 7

50-cent Pick 3 ($6 total)
5, 7/3, 7/3, 5, 8
 
Race 2:
Jess a Chance improved from his debut race after shipping here from Remington and moving to the Randall Weidner barn. He was eighth in his debut after having a troubled trip where he broke in air and had to steady. Since then, he has finished third in three consecutive starts, including a futurity trial two starts back after he ducked out at the start. The top two finishers in that trial would go on to finish in the top two in the Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Quarter Horse Futurity where he would finish third.
Its Crunch Tyme finished runner-up in back-to-back starts including a futurity trial on June 26. That time was fast enough to qualify for the Minnesota Stallion Breeders’ Quarter Horse Futurity where she finished ninth. I would expect her to bounce back returning to maiden here. Plus, leading Quarter Horse trainer Jason Olmstead and jockey Brayan Velazquez win at a 20% rate when they are teamed together.
Ima Blazin Hombre finished runner-up in his debut start but was disqualified and placed fourth. In his latest race, he also finished runner-up as the favorite July 17. One of the top Quarter Horse jockeys David Pinon will be in the irons for this start. Pinon and trainer Robert Johnson win at a 20% rate when they are teamed together.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Jess a Chance
2nd Place:
#3 Its Crunch Tyme
3rd Place:
#4 Ima Blazin Homobre
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
3, 7

$1 Trifecta ($4 total)
3, 7/3, 7/4, 8
 
Race 3:
Little Bit Brandy is the defending Cash Caravan Stakes champion. Overall, he has won three of his last four starts including an allowance race over Irish Brew and Fishin in the Brook on July 15. He was favored in the Bob Morehouse Stakes, but finished third behind V Os Filo. He probably needed that race as that was his first start of the year. He also is the only runner in this race with a victory at this distance.
Gramma Ella has improved from her first start of the year to her latest start on July 10. She was third by a length two back in an allowance race and was runner-up by a nose last time. Although she is a 3-year-old, both starts this year were against older horses including over Mountain Rake last time. She also should get a good trip drawing the outside post.
Mountain Rake will be making his fourth career start. He was runner-up by a neck in his debut race June 3 before being victorious as the favorite two starts back. He raced at 300 yards last time and was fourth as the favorite July 10. His first two starts were at 350 yards and I would expect him to bounce back from his latest effort extending the distance to 440 yards for this start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Little Bit Brandy
2nd Place:
#8 Gramma Ella
3rd Place:
#5 Mountain Rake
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 5, 8

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
3, 5, 8
 
Race 4:
Ren N Black Attack shipped in from California and moved over to the Robertino Diodoro barn before the meet. Since moving over to Diodoro, he has finished in the money in all three starts this season including at victory at the $10,000 claiming price three starts back. He was favored last time, but weakened to finish second after leading most of that race. Two starts back, he was third behind multiple starter allowance winner Doinmysongndance and next start winner Rock City Roadhog.
Kenjiislucky will be making his second start since being claimed for $4,000 to the Patrick Fields barn two starts back. He is a two time winner this season. He was heavily favored in both victories including at the $12,500 claiming price in his season debut May 20. He was third last time at the $16,000 price despite jockey Natasha Coddington losing the whip during the race.
World Famous Sam T has won five of nine career starts on Canterbury Park’s main track. He finished outside of the money in his first two starts this season, including seventh on the turf two starts back in a starter allowance race. He won his first start this season in his latest race on July 16 going two furlongs at the $16,000 claiming price. He won an allowance race to close out his season last year and possibly could be returning to that form this season.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Red N Black Attack
2nd Place:
#6 Kenjiislucky
3rd Place:
#1 World Famous Sam T
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
4

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
4/1, 6
Race 5:
Bold Animaux has finished in the top two in his first two starts this season with a victory in an allowance race two starts back June 11. He will be going from allowance to claiming here. In his latest allowance race, he finished sixth behind favorite Broken Key July 3. The third place finisher in that race, Empire Knight, would go on to win an allowance race July 17 on the main track. 
Why Frank has finished in the top two in three of four starts this season. He was runner-up at this claiming price in his first start this season. He finished fifth in his next start, but bounced back from that effort with a runner-up performance two starts back behind next out winner Impromptu. He was victorious last time by over three lengths over several of these including Jungle Java and At My Discretion.
I’vegotafeeling won three of four allowance races this winter at Turf Paradise on the turf. He returned from a layoff last time, where he finished fifth behind the aforementioned Impromptu and my second choice Why Frank as the favorite. I would expect him to improve off of that effort as trainer Robertino Diodoro wins at a 25% rate with second starts after the layoff. Jockey Daniel Vergara was in the irons this winter at Turf Paradise for his three victories.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Bold Animaux
2nd Place:
#4 Why Frank
3rd Place:
#1 I’vegotafeeling
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 4, 5
50-cent Pick 3 ($3 total)
1, 4, 5/1/4, 6
 
Race 6:
Earsahead broke through by over eleven lengths as the favorite in a maiden claiming race June 19. In her latest race, she finished third at the $12,500 claiming price behind heavy favorite Ranger’s Dream. She drops down in price to $6,250 here and leading jockey Dean Butler will be in the irons today. Butler was aboard her when she won two starts back.
Sham’s Shoes was victorious by over five lengths in her first start of the meet and since moving to the Tony Rengstorf barn two starts back. In her latest race, she extended her distance to one mile and seventy yards where she finished runner-up by only a nose on July 15. I would expect her to race well here cutting in distance back to six and a half furlongs.
Lady Bull was victorious in her debut race as the favorite on April 3. She returned from a layoff June 16 where she had to pull up and was vanned off the race track in a race at this same claiming price. Trainer Valorie Lund claimed her in that start. Lund has won four of thirteen starts after the claim. It will be interesting to see how she performs here after she was vanned off in her latest start. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #1 Earsahead
2nd Place:
#7 Sham’s Shoes
3rd Place:
#10 Lady Bull
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
1/7, 10
$2 Double ($4 total)
1/4, 6
Race 7:
Clear the Way moved over to the Robertino Diodoro barn and shipped from Santa Anita for his first start this season. He finished runner-up as the favorite in a $20,000 maiden claiming race on the turf June 18. He was runner-up again last time moving up to a maiden allowance race July 2 finishing ahead of Pot Liquor. He will switch riders to Daniel Vergara. Vergara and Diodoro win at a 29% rate when they are teamed together.
Express River has finished in the money in four of five career starts. He has finished runner-up on the main track in maiden allowance races in each of his last two starts. The only start outside of the money was a five furlong turf race on June 11. That was his first start after a layoff so it is possible that he can race well on the turf today.
Spirt Grabber shipped from Kentucky and moved over to the Clay Brinson barn. He also moved to the turf for his first three starts of the season. He finished fourth in a $20,000 maiden claiming race on May 21. The top three finishers in that race all went on to win their next starts. He finished third and then second in his latest start July 9. He also will be moving up from maiden claiming to maiden allowance for this start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Clear the Way
2nd Place:
#6 Express River
3rd Place:
#5 Spirit Grabber
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
4, 6

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
4, 6/4, 6/1, 3, 5
 
Race 8:
Miss My Sis is the least experienced of any of the runners entered in this race. However, she was a dominant winner by over six lengths in her only career start on July 7. This is a tough spot for her to duplicate that effort, but if she shows some of that form here she could be the one to catch.
Dakotaroan will be facing winners for the first time after breaking through as the favorite in his latest start June 25. He was third in both of his first two career starts, including behind favorite Bar Fight two starts back June 4.
Runaway Chance moves over to the Troy Bethke barn. He finished outside of the money in his first two starts of the year including sixth in a Minnesota-bred allowance race behind multiple meet winners Cupid’s Delight and Sam’s Silver Star. He moved down from allowance to claiming for his latest two starts. He won both of those claiming events including by over five lengths as the heavy favorite two starts back. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Miss My Sis
2nd Place:
#1 Dakotaroan
3rd Place:
#6 Runaway Chance
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
1, 5
50-cent Pick 3 ($3 total)
1, 5/4/2, 3, 5
 
Race 9:
Best of the Bleu’s moved to the turf course for his last two starts. Since moving to the turf, he has finished runner-up in each of those starts. The winner of each of those races, Patrick O’Prado and X L Tee, where entered in yesterday’s running of the Minnesota Derby. He also moves from maiden to $50,000 maiden claiming. Trainer Joe Sharp wins at a 28% rate when runners move to maiden claiming.
Darrenator has finished in the money in both starts on the turf, including runner-up as the favorite at this same maiden claiming price July 15, finishing ahead of Teddy Time. Three starts back on the turf, he was third behind dominant winner Dakota Native. The runner-up in that race, Reigning Warrior, would go on to win his next start.
Teddy Time was fourth in his debut and third last time, finishing behind Darrenator. He was far behind early on in the race, but got into stride late where he was able to close from near the rear of the field up to third as one of the top choices. One of the top riders at the meet, Alex Canchari, is scheduled to be aboard for one of the top trainers at this meet, McLean Robertson.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Best of the Bleu’s
2nd Place:
#8 Darrenator
3rd Place:
#3 Teddy Time
Suggested Wagers:
$5 Win
4

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
4/3, 8
Race 10:
Evert has finished in the money in his last three starts against Minnesota-breds, including third behind Bourbon County in the 10,000 Lakes Stakes and runner-up behind multiple meet winner Cupid’s Delight on June 3. He finished sixth last time, but that was at a $25,000 claiming price race against open company and would expect him to bounce back here returning to face other Minneosta-breds.
Vanderbilt Beach had faced Evert for his first three starts this season, finishing ahead of my top choice in one of those starts on June 19. After that start, he went from sprints to route races where he was third on the turf two starts back behind A P Is Loose in the Blair’s Cove Stakes and third last time on the main track at one mile in an open company allowance race.
Chris Mars won a race at this same claiming price as the heavy favorite May 29. Since then, he has finished fifth behind Vanderbilt Beach and Evert in a Minnesota-bred allowance race and third against open company at the $20,000 claiming price last time. There may not be a lot of early speed in this race. His running style could benefit him here if he is able to be on the lead or near a slow pace.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Evert
2nd Place:
#2 Vanderbilt Beach
3rd Place:
#3 Chris Mars
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 5

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 5