Best Bets:
Race 1
COTTON VALLEY – West Coast invader moves to Liner barn and hits bottom returning to sprint; faces soft group.
JOHN’S CROSS – Competed at top maiden level against state-breds and showed interest in summer debut.
SUNSHINE KEN – Failed in last pair as odds-on chalk and steadied retreating; conqueror fared poorly over weekend.
BACHMAN BILLY – Possible pacesetter stopped after half mile in route after decent showings at Penn National.
S 2
ONE THOUSAND WATTS – Circled field with powerful rally then won with speed in reserve following Lake claim.
REGALIAN’S REVENGE – Absent seven weeks since Farro re-claimed but runs big race on occasion.
IMAGE – Survived duel when lasting against two-time winners; speedy and suited by yardage for new barn.
EMBRACEABLE WIN – Very lightly raced with only two starts since March of last year; usually gives her best.
Race 3
CHICHARITO – Closed big gap for higher tag and Farro barn has them firing; contested fractions would help.
DERBY GOLD – Significant drop after humbled by runaway Ramon Preciado barn winner; case of seconditis.
P.A. THUNDER – Held on tenaciously after dueling in finish dominated by stretch-runners; can be rated.
BLAME THE JOCKEY – Closed well when narrowly missing in blanket finish; back after just six days.
Race 4
EL CAPITAN – Responded favorably to plunge when edged in “open” company; superior runner in Mexico.
MAGIC HARBOR – Overmatched in latest but game and versatile and fits this level returning to sprint.
TINY PREDICAMENT – Bit erratic but fired after changing hands again; up notch but should be gaining late.
HARD TO NAME – Heavily-backed in improved effort when removing blinkers again; rare route attempt.
Race 5
PELEKAS BEACH – Florida shipper moves to Lynch barn for third start since return and pedigree to make progress.
SEAGATE – Outrun in sloppy debut at Aqueduct for high-profile stable; sire Distorted Humor stands for $100,000.
ECONOMIC DATA – Led routers this far in route captured by repeat winner; likely better suited this yardage.
JUDI’S JOY – Yet to justify strong backing but dangerous if adjusts to sprint; rapid works earlier.
Race 6
LINDA’S LAST – Trounced lesser in confidence booster and avoids tag this time; chance to shake loose.
GIROUX – Improving stretch-runner ran into favored stablemate in route and same class level returning to sprint.
NEIDERMEYER – Good form since arriving from Midwest and dueled extremely wide with routers.
BEAU WHO – Faded along deeper inside around two turns and could fire at square price with best effort.
Race 7
MAYBE TONIGHT – Defeated rugged opponent in latest and won stake at Monmouth; well-spotted with state-breds.
CINDERELLA’S MIND – Sharp against talented duo in “open” company and terrific form since local arrival.
SMART NUMBER – Nice showing with compact field in sloppy sprint and hit board in all four local attempts.
GET’M UP PRONTO – Offered last-to-first rally at Penn National but likely less helpful pace scenario.
Race 8
LONG BLOOMING ROSE – Failed to offer true measure over wet surface and stakes-placed in previous outing.
ANGELIC LIONESS – Several strong efforts in recent months and part of exacta in 11 of 21 outings.
CLOCK STOPPER – Sidelined since gate trouble in August and impressed in only prior start here in June.
SARAH’S BIG DAY – Good record but beaten favorite in seemingly softer field; stretching out again.
Race 9
COMPLETE GAME – Faltered in Penn National route and 10 losses but races cheapest ever in weak field.
IRISH ROSE – Best showing when just failing to last in route; set up nicely for elongated sprint.
APRILONTHEMONEY – Middle move against similar as 110-1 longshot; possibility with further progress.
JACEY’S REVENGE – Distant fourth this level and Ryerson stable scoring at 18% rate locally this year.