Daily selections from Director of Broadcast Media Joe Withee and Track Announcer Tom Harris.
Sunday, July 14
JOE WITHEE (79-292, 27.1%, $1.92 ROI)
Race 1: 3-Somethin’bout Iris, 2-Mrs Taylor, 1-Classic Leah
Race 2: 4-Buckley Bay, 2-Squidward, 3-Calex
Race 3: 4-Dropyourbuffs, 2-Turntheclocktozero, 3-Race Office
Race 4: 7-Heavenly Holiday, 3-Bonita Rapids, 2-All Star Allie
Race 5: 7-Whenducksfly, 6-Magical Spell, 1-Kincaid Park
Race 6: 9-Alittlelesstalk, 3-Mucho Amor, 4-Northwest Factor
The top two three-year-old fillies have separated themselves in sprints, both have successful route history on sire line, too. ALITTLELESSTALK is tactical and can produce a top effort any way the race sets up. Mucho Amor has mucho ability, her one previous route was won by graded stakes winner Champagne Anyone. Northwest Factor won the Gottstein at this distance last year.
Race 7: *6-Papa Mambo, 5-Close the Show Lo, 1-E Z Star Maker
Race 8: 12-Perfect Dude, 5-Sky Confidential, 6-Free Speech
At 1 1/16 miles, the #12 post won’t be a problem for the speedy PERFECT DUDE. His dam was a route stakes winner at EmD. Sky Confidential is a rapidly improving son of Sky Mesa. Free Speech draws leading rider and ran a promising 1 1/16 at Fair Grounds in February.
Race 9: 6-T.D.’s Gold, 2-General Mach Four, 7-Mr. Jay D
TOM HARRIS (68-292, 23.3%, $1.47 ROI)
Race 1: 3-Somethin’bout Iris, 1-Classic Leah, 5-Bluegrass Lily
Race 2: 2-Squidward, 1-Double A Prospect, 3-Calex
Race 3: 1-Lolo Paniolo, 3-Race Office, 6-Dirt Road Red
Race 4: 1-Canderosa, 7-Heavenly Holiday, 5-I Double Dare You
Race 5: 1-Kincaid Park, 3-Chief a Chiefs, 5-Zoombiya
Race 6: 2-Above All Names, 5-Lasting Light, 9-Alittlelesstalk
Race 7: 5-Close The Show Lo, 6-Papa Mambo, 2-Foggia
Race 8: 10-Rally Cat, 12-Perfect Dude, 11-My Grandpa
Race 9: *2-General Mach Four, 3-Rox The Fox, 6-T.D’s Gold
Detailed trip notes are compiled weekly by John Lindley.
These trip notes are a valuable asset for handicappers as they analyze each race contested at Emerald Downs for this season.