FIRST RACE: 1. Thisonesforricky, 2. Tiz the Key, 3. Iconic Spirit. LONG SHOT: Sheza Sish.
SECOND RACE: 1. First Strike, 2. Dress Code, 3. Chicsdigtheshark. LONG SHOT: Los Bambinos.
THIRD RACE: 1. Mosso, 2. Southern Digs, 3. Surfer Moon. LONG SHOT: Bart the Barrister.
FOURTH RACE: 1. Water Issues, 2. Lakota Road, 3. Backintheacademy. LONG SHOT: Djimmah.
FIFTH RACE: 1. Fit to Rule, 2. Big Wags, 3. Mensa Heat. LONG SHOT: Anabaa Premium.
SIXTH RACE: 1. Rhagori, 2. Theatre Star, 3. Lady Asano. LONG SHOT: Include the Aussie.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Tres Belle (best bet), 2. Seattle Charlie, 3. My Sweet Addiction. LONG SHOT: Sweet Factory.
This 4-year-old filly TRES BELLE, trained by Bob Baffert, won her career debut on the Santa Anita dirt a year ago and then ran on the Hollywood Park synthetic and Del Mar grass without much success. She returns to the dirt in her first race in 7 months and looks ready to run following a string of strong works.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Golden Chalice (grass only), 2. Stake Hunter, 3. Smart Journey. LONG SHOT: The Custodian.
Trainer Carla Gaines has won with 2-for-3 first-time starters on the grass at the meet and she’s looking to increase that here with GOLDEN CHALICE. Gaines is 32% first-time turf from 22 starters. This son of Lucky Pulpit has a couple of good works in preparation for this race down the hill with jockey Victor Espinoza.
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Thursday’s top choice winners: 3 (Our Pure Creation $9, third race; Mavericks Gun $7, fourth; Ginger Tap $9, seventh)
Thursday’s second choice winners: 3 (Clearly Confused $6.20, second; Rossi Reserve $14, sixth; Shakeitupbetty $4, eighth)
Thursdays third choice and long shot winners: 0