MIKE HEADS HASTINGS PREVIEW FOR SATURDAY

SATURDAY JULY 15 PREVIEW

Another weekend of racing action kicks off on Saturday with an eight race card that will feature five three year old fillies in race three (2:50 p.m.) in the $50,000 Supernaturel at a mile and a sixteenth.

On the inside is Dan Lee’s BABYS GOT TRACK who has had a very good season to date. She owns an allowance race victory this year and this will be her first venture into stakes company. The distance will likely help her but her opponents are quite tough so she will need to be at the top of her game to threaten the favoured fillies. Silvino Morales will ride for leading trainer Phil Hall.

JDP Holdings’ MORNING BLURS was a rabbit for her more celebrated stablemate in her last and likely get that honour again today. She has excellent speed and is a solid sprinter but she will need to improve a lot to challenge for more than a minor award. Jeff Burningham can do the 110 pound weight assignment and will be at the helm for Nancy Betts.

DAZ LIN DAWN WIN EMERALD DOWNS HCP IN A ROMP – DAVID MILBURN PHOTO

If the Horse-of-the-Year trophy was given out last week the JDP Holdings, Nancy Betts and the Deltin Stable’s DAZ  LIN DAWN would be a runaway winner. She has been extraordinarily impressive in all three of her starts and continues to improve which is scary. She could be one that we see on the big stage (Woodbine.. Santa Anita) if she carries on like she has been. She has been assigned a hefty impost of 124 pounds for her first try going long this year but it is doubtful that the weight will stop her (she is 17 hands tall) it will be her ability to run this far if she loses. She acts like one that will relish the extra ground, she is very manageable and has a big frame which are two key attributes to being able to go long distances. Richard Hamel is back aboard.

George Gilbert’s GOOD LUCK TO YOU was an impressive winner of her last after being forced extremely on both turns and she still managed to draw away in the stretch. She is bred to love races longer than a mile although this race did come up pretty tough. She gets a class test today. Amadeo Perez returns to the saddle for Phil Hall.

YUKON BELLE

Last year’s two year old filly champion YUKON BELLE is looking for her first stakes win of the season after being well beaten, as most have been, by DAZ LIN DAWN in two sprint races this spring. She got a confidence boost with an allowance victory early last month and is the only one that can boast that she has win at this trip. She is a better filly going long but will still need to run a career best race to top DAZ LIN DAWN this afternoon. Enrique Gonzalez is the pilot for trainer Barbara Heads.

The first race starts at 1:50 p.m. and the Sea-to-Sky Pick 6 carryover is sitting at approximately $4,600 and begins in race three (2:50 p.m.) which is the $50,000 Supernaturel.

MIKE & DREW’S DERBY PICKS FOR SATURDAY

Race 1 1 – Sheriff Clarke
3 – Fotune Seeker
4 – Suzette
1 – Sheriff Clarke
4 – Suzette
3 – Fortune Seeker
Race 2 1 – Rachael Run
4 – Zanita Rosae
3 – Valid Vow
4 – Zanita Rosae
3 – Valid Vow
1 – Rachael Run
Race 3 5 – Yukon Belle
3 – Daz Lin Dawn
1 – Baby’s Got Track
3 – Daz Lin Dawn
5 – Yukon Belle
4 – Good Luck to You
Race 4 2 – Sanawar
3 – Laguna Blaze
6 – Sunset Drive
2 – Sanawar
3 – Laguna Blaze
4 – Santa Fe Trail
Race 5 3 – Brother Rod
5 – Catch Twenty One
9 – El Cid
5 – Catch Twenty One
3 – Brother Rod
9 – El Cid
Race 6 8 – Estalado
1 – Miss Finality
6 – Donttellmyhusband
1 – Miss Finality
6 – Donttellmyhusband
4 – Winning Edge
Race 7 5 – Storm Cruiser
3 – La Rondine
6 – Gogo Eileen
1 – Forever Crystal
3 – La Rondine
2 – B a Hole Auger
Race 8 2 – Chase the Money
3 – Hesler
4 – Words Fail Me
2 – Chase the Money
7 – Believable
4 – Words Fail Me
Mike’s Picks Drew’s Picks

HASTING PARK WORKOUTS FOR FRIDAY

HASTINGS WORKERS PHOTO BY LISA THOMPSON
Friday, July 14, 2017
HASTINGS RACECOURSE — (Dirt) Track Fast
2 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Bold N Lovely :25.00 H 1
El Cid :26.40 B 2
HASTINGS RACECOURSE — (Dirt) Track Fast
3 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

El Noble :36.00 H 1
Veloso Raptor :38.60 H 2
HASTINGS RACECOURSE — (Dirt) Track Fast
4 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

His Time to Shine :49.00 B 2
Porto Rican Queen :53.00 B 3
Smart Deal :53.00 B 3
Twistgrips :46.40 H 1
HASTINGS RACECOURSE — (Dirt) Track Fast
5 Furlongs
Horse Time Rank

Crafty Memory 1:04.00 H 3
Indie Rock 1:00.80 HG 1
Russian Thrill 1:03.80 B 2
Spanish Dancer 1:04.00 H 3

Mario Watch

Mario Gutierrez
Entries
July 15 – Indiana Grand Race Course

Gangster Wgt-118 Race 5 Warrior Veterans S.
Mopotism Wgt-119 Race 8 Indiana Oaks (Gr 3)
Irap Wgt-124 Race 9 Indiana Derby (Gr 3)
July 16Los Alamitos Race Course

Ride to the Wire Wgt-122 Race 5 Maiden Special Weight
Patience Ofa Saint Wgt-120 Race 6 Maiden Claiming $20,000
Quality Girl Wgt-124 Race 9 Maiden Special Weight

Results
July 14 – Los Alamitos Race Course
Have Some Pride finished 1st by 1 1/2 lengths Race 3 Chart

Emerald Downs Wrap-up for Friday Night

First Heritage & Julien Couton

FIRST HERITAGE PREVAILS AS WRIGHT KEEPS WINNING

AUBURN, Wash. (July 14, 2017) – First Heritage darted past long shot Justitia in mid-stretch and drew away for a 4 ¼-length victory Friday in the $11,200 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

Patiently ridden by Julien Couton, First Heritage ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.58 and paid $5.80, $4.20 and $3. Blaine Wright trains First Heritage for owners Woodway Stable and Due Diligence Racing.

There were some anxious moments for the winner, as First Heritage lacked racing room into and around the far turn, but Couton eased her out into the lane and quickly collared the leaders to win going away.

A 4-year-old Florida-bred by First Dude, First Heritage is 6-3-1 in 19 career starts with earnings of $84,215. Friday’s win was her first in three tries at Emerald Downs.

Justitia, ridden by Juan Gutierrez, battled for the lead from the bell, shook clear into the stretch, but was unable to withstand the winner and held second. Justitia paid $10.20 and $5.60.

Sugarseeker, Isaias Enriquez riding, finished well for third and paid $4 to show, while Swiss Script, Our Clementine, Trinni and Guardian One completed the order of finish.

NOTES: Wright had two wins on the card—his seventh double of the season—and now leads Frank Lucarelli 31-19 atop the trainers’ standings. .

.Apprentice Kevin Orozco rode two winners Friday including My Best Bet to a $32 upset in race five. . .

Congratulations to trainer Paul Roggenkamp on his first Emerald Downs victory with La Tempte Noire ($58.60) in the Friday opener. Incidentally, Joe Withee selected the 28-1 winner on Handicapper’s Corner. .

.La Tempte Noire and My Best Bet helped create a $2,845 carryover to Saturday in the $0.20 Pick 7. . .

California breeder Ernest Sherman scored back-to-back winners Friday with Mr. Takahshi ($4.60) in race two and Maurice Code ($3.20) in race three. . .

Live racing continues Saturday with first post 6:30 p.m.

Emerald Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, July 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $3,500 $6,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $10,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $4,000 $6,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $15,000 $11,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,400 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Sunday, July 16
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,800
Race 2 Claiming – $4,000 $6,600
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $13,600
Race 4 Claiming – $2,500 $6,400
Race 5 Emerald Express S. $50,000
Race 6 Angie C. S. $50,000
Race 7 Boeing S. $50,000
Race 8 Mt. Rainier S. $50,000
Race 9 Claiming – $20,000 $15,600
Race 10 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000

WEST COAST, KLIMT HEAD $200,000 LOS ALAMITOS DERBY

West Coast, an impressive winner of the Easy Goer on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 10 in New York, will seek his third consecutive victory Saturday when he faces seven opponents in the Grade III, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby.

Restricted to 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the Derby is the seventh of eight races. Post time Saturday is 2 p.m. Scheduled post time for the Derby is 4:58 p.m.

There will also be a Los Alamitos drawstring backpack giveaway – one per paid admission while supplies last.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owners Gary and Mary West, West Coast (left), a son of Flatter and the Honour and Glory mare Caressing, overcame a troubled start to win the Easy Goer by nearly four lengths three weeks after an optional claiming victory at Santa Anita.

Purchased for $425,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2015, West Coast has three wins in five starts and earned $203,800. He has yet to finish worse than second.

Baffert will be looking for his second Los Alamitos Derby win, having captured the 2015 renewal with Gimme Da Lute.

Klimt (below), a former Baffert trainee, will make his 2017 debut and first start for Art Sherman in the Derby.

Owned by Kaleem Shah, the son of Quality Road was a double stakes winner as a 2-year-old, taking the Grade II Best Pal and Grade I Del Mar Futurity in succession last summer.

Out of the Dixie Union mare Inventive, Klimt, who is 3-for-6 with earnings of $416,960, has been idle since finishing eighth of 11 in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Nov. 5.

Trainer Doug O’Neill will send out a trio – B Squared, Milton Freewater and Term of Art – Saturday.

From inside out, the field for the 4th Los Alamitos Derby: Kimbear, Joe Talamo rides, 122 pounds; Cistron, Tyler Baze, 122; Colonist, Flavien Prat, 122; B Squared, Corey Nakatani, 122; West Coast, Drayden Van Dyke, 122; Klimt, Rafael Bejarano, 122; Milton Freewater, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 122 and Term of Art, Evin Roman, 122.

Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, July 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $8,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $25,000 $26,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $10,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $6,250 $12,000 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Sunday, July 16
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $6,250 $12,000
Race 2 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $17,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $19,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $45,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $17,000
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $18,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $50,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $45,000

Northlands Park Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, July 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $7,000 $7,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $5,000 $8,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance $20,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $3,000 $6,900 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $7,000 $9,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $21,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $7,000 $9,800 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, July 19 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Alberta Stallion S. $40,000
Race 2 Claiming – $15,000 $15,500
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $7,000 $8,600
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $14,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,100
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $8,900
Race 7 Claiming – $7,000 $10,100
Race 8 Claiming – $15,000 $11,800
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $12,000 $11,500
Thursday, July 20 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $8,000 $11,500
Race 2 Claiming – $3,000 $7,200
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $18,500
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $22,000 $14,500
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $7,000 $8,600
Race 6 Claiming – $7,000 $9,200
Race 7 Claiming – $7,000 $10,100
Race 8 Claiming – $15,000 $11,800
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $12,000 $11,500