FIRST RACE: 1. Family Code, 2. Viviendo El Sueno, 3. Turn Your Eyes. LONG SHOT: Record Highs.
Hasn’t raced in more than a year, but showed plenty of speed as a 3-year-old. There is a good work showing. Trainer Vann Belvoir is 3-for-8 in turf sprints and 21% with shippers. On top of that, jockey Corey Nakatani takes off another horse to ride this one.
THIRD RACE: 1. #4 SECRET CHORDS (4-1) BEST BET, 2. Flowinwiththebreez, 3. Hayyouwaitforme. LONG SHOT: Bolt Up.
This 3-year-old filly drops into a maiden claimer for the first time after showing sheep in her first two races. If jockey Mario Gutierrez employs the same tactics here, he might be gone on this speed-favoring track.
Our Eyes: This 2-year-old finished second at 45-1 in her debut. She takes a drop in class and would appear to have the early pace advantage for trainer Felipe Souza and jockey Tiago Pereira.
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Thursday’s top choice winners: 2 (Smooth Talker $5.20, fourth race; The Pizza Man $4.20, seventh)
Thursday’s second choice winners: 1 (Patriotic Diamond $3.40, sixth)
Thursday’s third choice winners: 3 (Mended $9.80, first; Tiz a Classy Lass $6.40, fifth; Redneck Crazy $12, eighth)
Thursday’s long show winners: 1 (Gift of a Star $8.20, third)