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Race 7

CHATI’S ON TOP found Grade 1 wa­ters too deep last time. She’s been fresh­ened, takes a con­sid­er­able drop and is proven down the hill. SMOOVE IT was su­per sharp for a while, sharp enough to earn a Grade 1 shot last year but that didn’t go well, then came a lay­off and a so-so re­turn at Del Mar Aug. 16. She’s been fresh­ened again and that plus re­turn­ing to the hill may get her back on track. VEL­VET MESQUITE once owned the hill and while she’s not that gal any longer there’s still plenty of gas in the tank. HEAV­ENS STAIR­WAY can siz­zle and may be the pri­mary speed and she loves the hill (5 for 9). (4)

Race 8

W. GILES just beat some of th­ese in a sim­i­lar race here Jan. 3. He again looks like the main speed and he’s shown when he can dic­tate things up front he can be scary. ONE MORE ROLL got clos­est to W. GILES when se­cond in that Jan. 3 race and may be poised to turn the ta­bles. (2)

Race 9

ALERT BAY was good enough to win a Grade 2 here a few months ago and comes off an un­lucky sixth down the hill here Dec. 26. This longer trip and the drop help. G. G. RY­DER has been the se­cond best horse in NoCal the past year (to ALERT BAY) and with his tac­ti­cal speed and ver­sa­til­ity fig­ures a threat from the get-go. WHAT A VIEW looked su­per blast­ing lesser here Dec. 26. He’s been at his best here (2 for 2). POSH­SKY found Grade 2 foes a bit too much to han­dle here last time. This is a bet­ter spot. (4)

Race 10

READY TO HULA LULA has worked strongly to in­di­cate she has tal­ent, and hails from a strong jockey/trainer combo. DES­PER­ATE CHICK ran splen­didly to be se­cond in her de­but. DANC­ING SUN­SET was a sharp se­cond two races ago and a re­turn to that form makes her a threat. WHO SAID LUCKY comes off a cou­ple nice sec­onds at Los Alami­tos and has worked well since. (4)

THE PLAY: 3,4, 5, 7 with 1, 6 with 2,5, 7, 10 with 4,7, 8, 10 x $.50 = $64

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