FIRST RACE: 1. An Unusual Group, 2. Warren’s Cracker, 3. Vow Me Over. LONG SHOT: Lirica Heat.
Trainer Richard Mandella is 35% with horses making their first run in a maiden claiming race. Jockey Gary Stevens sticks and he is 29% with Mandella.
This gelding drops to a level he has won at before. He has a win at Del Mar and trainer Richard Baltas is 36% with horses that are beaten favorites. Jockey Rafael Bejarano stays on and he is 32% with Baltas.
Trainer Phil D’Amato claimed this gelding in January and is taking a huge drop in class. D’Amato is 35% with horses coming off a long layoff and he employs jockey Tyler Baze, who is 28% with D’Amato.
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Thursday’s top choice winners: 1 (Shared Image $7.40, second race)
Thursday’s second choice winners: 1 (Little Jerry $12.60, seventh)
Thursday’s third choice winners: 1 (Eagle Rock $9.20, third)
Thursday’s long shot winners: 0