For Sunday, October 23, 2016
First Post 5 P.M.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $27. 1st Race (1,4,5); 2nd Race (4,5,6); 3rd Race (2,6,7); 4th Race (1). $1 wager is $90. 1st Race (1,4,5); 2nd Race (1,4,5,6,7); 3rd Race (2,6,7); 4th Race (1,5).
1ST RACE: Purse $7,000, thoroughbreds, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
GAMBLER’S WISH (Bednar) has been privately purchased by high-percentage Keith Craigmyle barn since last September start and takes a key class drop. GREAT BAMBINO (Valenzuela) lost head photo after drifting out into the lane when on the lead in last sharp try at this level. SIR PAL (Hernandez) needed last third-place try vs. similar after 29-week layoff and should get ground-saving trip with his post switch.
2ND RACE: Purse $12,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
INCENTIVE AWARD (Aragon) gets positive class hike after last decisive win when overcoming pace pressure and hails from meet’s leading trainer. SILK IN SILVER (Bednar) has run her best races over the night 5/8-mile oval where she compiled a four-race win streak before last two starts. LIZZY MARINI (Boag) showed solid early speed in last third-place try at higher level when facing recent 870-yard allowance winner Ebony Cat.
3RD RACE: Purse $9,000, thoroughbreds, claiming, fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
HERE COMES BOBBIE (Bednar) was third vs. stronger $3,200 field in last outing and retains meet’s second leading distance rider. AMERICAN CHARM (Aragon) rallied for neck loss in last vs. sharp winner who was posting her third straight victory and won nicely under this rider three outs ago. B K MISS (Guce) steps up a class notch after last game victory under leading distance rider and both of her wins have come at this distance.
4TH RACE: Purse $6,850, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
ROCKNBYE (Arana) was away poorly in last two starts and dropped a head photo from the rail post three outs ago. JUST CHECK HIM OUT (Rangel) has been on worse than third vs. similar in last three starts and faced class-dropping winner in last third-place outing. OK PANCHO (E Garcia) has been gelded since last fifth-place try nearly 10 months ago and wasn’t asked for best in 18.9 gate drill for return.
5TH RACE: Purse $7,500, thoroughbreds, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 4 ½ furlongs.
VOLUNTARY (Bednar) drops two class levels after last fourth-place try vs. recent $5,000 runnerup Trickortreat and trainer is winning at solid percent. EDDIE COULD GO (Arana) was bumped repeatedly from between horses leaving the backstretch chute in last tough trip vs. stronger and has early speed. COULDASHOULDADID (M Ramirez) had speed sharpened in last third-place try at shorter distance and beat a softer $2,500 field two outs ago.
Pick Four Selections: $1 wager is $36. 6th Race (6); 7th Race (2,4,5); 8th Race (2,3,4,5); 9th Race (2,4,10> $1 wager is $72. 6th Race (6); 7th Race (All); 8th Race (2,3,4,5); 9th Race (2,4,10).
6TH RACE: Purse $6,550, maiden claiming, 2 year olds, 300 yards.
GLEN ELLYN (Peinado) was fifth in last outing vs. two next-out winners at much higher level and draws nice post. IDITA ROCK (R Aceves) was improved fourth in second start vs. second and third-place finishers who captured their next outings and is also well drawn. STEAKS HORSE (DeAlba) was bumped at intervals early after bobbing in at the start of last sixth-place try and was only beaten a neck for victory in prior fifth-place out.
7TH RACE: Purse $6,355, maiden claiming, 3 year olds and up, 300 yards.
ONE SWEET KATEMAN (Roman) was improved third in last when making firs tstart as a gelding and drops a class level. DUKES ENCORE (Boag) trained at Pleasanton while preparing for first start in nine months and was second three times vs. tougher here last year. IMA AQUAHOLIC (Guymon) was caught in tight quarters when bumped past the 1/16-pole in last needed sixth-place try after one-year layoff.
8TH RACE: Purse $8,700, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 350 yards.
HES JESS RONI (Samuel Mendez) was moving well late in last third-place try vs. much tougher and gets a positive post switch. SEE EM FLY (Lozano) broke slow in last third-place try and looked sharp in prior two wins vs. easier. ETTAGO THAT (Roman) posted the night’s second fastest of four 300-yard wins in last sharp effort at this level and was second two outs ago vs. eventual $8,000 runnerup Catching Fire.
9TH RACE: Purse $118,200, Wild West Futurity, 2 year olds, 350 yards.
BANNISTER (Guymon) looked terrific in posting the fastest qualifying time while running a rapid 8.05 first 130 yards. HENRY CRAIG (Gomez) came a sharp 9.51 final 1/8 when rallying from tough post for trial win and is undefeated in five outs. OH SO FANCY FANCY (Canales) accelerated nicely midway in solid trial win and is a two-time intermountain futurity runnerup.
BEST BET: GLEN ELLYN (6TH RACE)