From the U.S. Left Coast, greetings!
Free ones: Rundown…
Saratoga Race Course 5, 7, 8, 9
Gulfstream Park Proper 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pending
Belterra 4, 6, 7, 8
Ellis Park 5, 9
Laurel 4, 8
Monmouth 9, 11
Woodbine 4, 8, 10
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Gulf 10 on the free page. Pay-side has Monmouth 9, 11, Woodbine 8.
Should be OK for #3 Super Majesty in Monmouth 10.
Also seeming safe is #3 Tilla Cat in Ruidoso 3. #5 Proceed is good enough if he’s ready enough in the fifth there. But it’s wild-open, wild-open, in Race 6: #4 E Bar Gold, #8 Stormin the Jewels, #9 Naevussquall, #10 E J’s Gold emerge as live longshots in that one. Three more potential big prices in the seventh: #9 Reeser, #11 Devons Ca Ching, #6 Beaumont Time. Race 8 finds the capable surprisers #3 Cowboy Drive, #1 Que Pasa, #10 Storming Back. Finally, #7 Bloss can do it in Race 10. Fine card, New Mexico.
Sidestepping the top two morning-line faves in Santa Rosa 9, going instead with #4 Castellani, #3 Elegant Bel.
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Albuquerque (1/0) —
Arlington (3/1) — Publicly touted first-timer Prairie Rebel took a contentious Race 4, thanks to his qualifying connection-line/slashline readout of 16pc/15pc/11pc; he won by 2½ at $41.40. Good work.
Arapahoe (0/0) — Rockies whip host Metropolitans, 7-2; DJ LeMahieu drove-in 3 runs.
Assiniboia (0/0) — Drinking-water advisory issued for southeast areas of Moose Jaw.
Belterra (1/1) — Publicly touted Dual Qualifier Dark Rider (81, 86) took a contentious finale in gate-to-wire fashion by a clean nose at $20.40; as well, publicly touted Dual Qualifier Judge Hudson (95, 82) tormented the winner all the way around before settling for the runner-up spot. The publicly touted Bonkers Exacta Box paid $118. Good work.
Canterbury (2/1) — First-timer Fridaynitestar had a good-enough connection-line/slashline readout of 16pc/11pc/15pc in Race 6; he raced mane-to-wire to win by 2¾ at $23-even. Good work.
Chas. Town (1/0) — Gerrardstown man pleads guilty to unlawful firearm possession.
Delpark (0/0) — Guns stolen from Artemis used in Wilmington shooting.
Del Mar (3/1) — Race 2 was contentious, but no public touting was forthcoming on Wanstead Gardens, LifeLiner Speed Column analysis rating of 82, due to low 5-1 morning-line odds; he rallied like the champion he’s on his way to becoming, winning by a clean neck at $23.40. Good work.
Ellis Park (1/0) — Muhlenberg Co. Kangaroo Express robbed at gunpoint.
Emerald (0/0) — Visiting Mariners beat White Sox, 4-1; Leonys Marin registered both Seattle RBIs.
Evangeline (0/0) — Lake Chas. woman accused of beating stroke victim over the head with his own cane.
Fargo (0/0) — Both Walmart locations in Bismarck evacuated for unknown threat.
Finger (0/0) — Canandaigua police arrest teen for throwing knife at goose, killing the animal.
Fair Meadows (0/0) — Arrest report says Tulsa mom fed baby formula mixed with vodka.
Fairmount (1/0) — Cards blanked at Miami, 11-nil; Kolten Wong had 2 hits for the losers.
Great Falls (0/0) — Great Falls house fire likely caused by woman smoking in bed.
Gulf (0/0) — See Fairmount commentary.
Grande Prairie (0/0) — Grande Prairie man accused of assaulting teen during prostitution sting.
Hazel (0/0) — Host Tigers edge Houston, 3-2; James McCann and Jose Iglesias each drove-in a run for Detroit.
Horsemen’s Park (1/0) — Food-service employee caught kissing inmate in prison closet, authorities say.
Indiana (0/0) — Woman injured in jet-ski accident on Geist Reservoir.
Louisiana (1/1) — Publicly touted Awesome Vibe had your field-best 84 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis in a contentious finale; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1¾ at $79-even. Good work.
Laurel (1/0) — Orioles trounced by host Toronto, 9-1; a Pedro Alvarez HR was the entirety of the offense for Balto.
Marquis (0/0) — Prince Albert dealing with water shortage after oil spill.
Mountain (1/1) — Dual Qualifier Da Big Dawg (92, 94) took a contentious Race 4 in gate-to-wire style, winning by 3 parts of a length at $20.40. Good work.
Monmouth (1/1) — Race 3 was contentious among the experienceds, and Market Tales had your field-best 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; she could not come close to going gate-to-wire, but she won anyway, by 1¼, at $21.80. Good work.
Northlands (0/0) — Blackfalds RCMP arrest man who allegedly stole car and then assaulted police.
PennNat (0/0) — Fightin’ Phils beat host Atlanta, 9-5; Freddy Galvis and starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson each drove-in 2 for Philalala.
Keystone (3/1) — Race 10 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers could accept the squeaking-by 81 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis on Mine the Store, who raced tail-to-wire to win by a clean head at $23-straight. Good work.
Prairie (4/2) — Race 4 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers had a field-best 94 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis in support of Brock Baby, who rallied like the champion he’s on his way to becoming before being awarded the win via disqualification at $29.20. In the seventh, first-timer Golden York was atop the ratings via his satisfactory connection-line/slashline readout of 12pc/14pc/15pc; he went gate-to-wire to win by 2½ at $34.20. Good work.
Ruidoso (0/0) — NWS issues flood advisory for Bernalillo, Sandoval Cos.
Saratoga (1/1) — Race 10 was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers were OK with the competitive 84 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis on Laoban; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1¼ at $56-even. Good work.
Santa Rosa (1/1) — Dual Qualifier Croix Du Soleil (82, 85) was in a noncontentious Race 3, but High-Octane Chancers could not be dissauded; she raced up-close before winning by 1¼ at $21.60. Good work.
Thistle (0/0) — Host Indians double-up on Oaktown, 6-3; Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli each homered and drove-in 2 for Cleveland.
Woodbine (3/1) — The opener was not contentious, but High-Octane Chancers could not ignore the second-best 87 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis on Quicklime; she rallied mildly to win by 2 at $69.60. Good work.
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Drive safely.