SIXTH RACE: 1. Blowout, 2. Got Stormy, 3. Zofelle, 4. She’s Got You. LONG SHOT: Abscond.
SEVENTH RACE: 1. Gamine, 2. Unique Factor, 3. Bell’s the One, 4. Sconsin. LONG SHOT: Estillo Talentoso.
EIGHTH RACE: 1. Dream Shake, 2. Defunded, 3. Jackie’s Warrior, 4. Ultimate Badger. LONG SHOT: Dreamer’s Disease.
NINTH RACE: 1. Du Jour, 2. Excellent Timing, 3. Next, 4. Annex. LONG SHOT: Chess’s Dream.
10TH RACE: 1. Flagstaff, 2. Endorsed, 3. Whitmore, 4. Shashashakemeup. LONG SHOT: Hog Creek Hustle.
11TH RACE: 1. Domestic Spending, 2. Ivar, 3. Smooth Like Strait, 4. Colonel Liam. LONG SHOT: Masteroffoxhounds.
12TH RACE: 1. #15 Rock Your World, 2. #8 Medina Spirit, 3. #9 Hot Rod Charlie, 4. #14 Essential Quality. LONG SHOT: #7 Mandaloun.In most years, there is a horse I love in this race, come hell or high water, but that’s not the case this time. Despite Essential Quality (2-1) being a pretty big favorite, I just think this is a wide open race. I’m sticking to the motto of #bestiswest. Rock Your World (5-1) freaked in the Santa Anita Derby first time on the dirt and wired the field. There isn’t a lot of speed in today’s race and I think new jockey Joel Rosario will try to go to the front again. Medina Spirit (15-1) is trained by Bob Baffert, need we say more? This colt has been Baffert’s “B” horse this spring and he runs hard every time. I think this one also might try to go to the front. Hot Rod Charlie (8-1) is from the Doug O’Neill barn and was spectacular in the Louisiana Derby. Rosario jumps off and Flavien Prat takes over. Essential Quality is undefeated but I’m worried that last win might have taken something out of him. We’ll see.
Good luck. Stay safe.