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RIVER OF CHAM­PAGNE did lit­tle in his 2016 de­but but came back to run sec­ond and then break his maiden in his next start. Those two races came in Jan­uary, and this is his first race since then. Should be plenty fit with four six-fur­long works capped by a three-fur­long bul­let gate drill in his fi­nal prep. The win­ner of his de­but ef­fort later won the El Camino Real Derby FANS ON THE RUN comes north for the first time. He’s run three races against thor­ough­breds this year, fin­ish­ing sec­ond in each. He came north ear­lier this month and did have a work at Santa Rosa. BOOZE CRUISE grad­u­ated at the bar­gain base­ment level at Pleasan­ton and was over­matched at Santa Rosa. He’ll be a much bet­ter fit here in his third start off a lay­off.


DANC­ING LIND­SAY is bid­ding for a re­peat af­ter win­ning a photo at this level in a Santa Rosa turf sprint. She also ran sec­ond at this level at Sacra­mento. Prior to that, she had two wins against eas­ier. In short, she’s sharp and she fits at this level. SOONER TIME has come in im­me­di­ately be­hind the top pick in her past two starts, both com­ing on dif­fer­ent sur­faces. She’s never won here but has run sec­ond and third in her two starts. Her earn­ings are higher than the com­bined fig­ures of her next three high­est-earn­ing foes in here. SHE’LL GET’ER DONE was fa­vored over the top two picks but trailed them and was claimed in her last start at Sacra­mento. She’s been work­ing steadily here and did beat the sec­ond choice in a race here in June.


The vet­eran past classer LOVEINTHESHADOWS is mak­ing her first start since a run­ner-up ef­fort at Pleasan­ton. She is a turf spe­cial­ist so you know the barn has been wait­ing for a chance to run on the grass. She should be plenty fit with a pair of seven-fur­long works as well as a six-fur­long move lead­ing to her re­turn here. Barn does all right with sim­i­lar lay­offs. OP­TI­MISM AND HOPE pro­vides both of those qual­i­ties if you opt to back her. She ran evenly on the dirt at Santa Rosa and was claimed when mak­ing her first start in seven weeks. She’s an­other that is much bet­ter on the dirt and has a work here for the new barn. She was fa­vored over to­day’s other two picks but ran third to them in a race here in May. HIJRA won that afore­men­tioned race. She’s mak­ing her first start since run­ning fourth as the fa­vorite in her first ca­reer dirt start at Pleasan­ton. She earned a pair of stakes plac­ings last year.


BOLT UP has good speed and a per­fect rail draw. She won two straight here this spring be­fore go­ing to the side­lines for four months. She roared to the lead on the Santa Rosa turf course when fa­vored in her come­back but his a brick wall in the lane. We’re will­ing to give her an­other chance since she is not a turf type, and that race may have been like get­ting sev­eral strong works. CACICA DULIMA was just claimed and gives the barn a strong onetwo punch with the top pick. She likes this track, and, even though she’s win­less this year, she’s a con­sis­tent check earner. Should get a nice stalk­ing po­si­tion with her out­side draw. ESPERANZA’S MO­BILE lost a duel with the sec­ond choice at Sacra­mento but has been fresh­ened since. She loves this track and has al­ways run well at this dis­tance so give her a look at a price.


Although UN­DE­NI­ABLE U has won on the turf, the switch back from turf to the main track to­day is one rea­son to like him here. He’s get­ting a sig­nif­i­cant drop af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing ef­fort when he ran last on the Santa Rosa turf last time, but that was his first start in over six weeks. He has an easy work since then. Yes, that’s a big ‘For Sale’ sign he’s car­ry­ing, but he’ll be sharper to­day than in his come­back. RA­DIO SILENT is an­other drop­per. He was claimed last year and showed lit­tle de­spite be­ing the fa­vorite ear­lier this month in his 2017 de­but. He comes north and is given this big drop for a rea­son, but he has shown abil­ity in the past, and this might be the right spot to wake him up. ONE TUFF MIN­IS­TER is com­fort­able run­ning at these lower lev­els, and he’s been part of the ex­acta in his past three starts. He makes his first start in 11 weeks but has been work­ing nicely.


The NO SPIN ZONE is alive and well on No­cal race tracks. Since com­ing north she has a win and

two sec­onds here and beat sim­i­lar at Sacra­mento when fa­vored in her last start. She gets to run at this level again be­cause the tag for her maiden vic­tory was so low. She’s sharp and has four works in the five weeks since that last win. TIZ

DELITEFUL grad­u­ated on the turf against straight maiden com­pany. She’s com­ing off her sec­ond win when she was claimed at Del Mar, but she, too, qual­i­fies for this level be­cause the claim­ing price was so low that the win doesn’t count against her. She’s been a con­sis­tent check earner here and is com­ing off her best race. SHE SANG has been chas­ing the top pick in her past two starts. She has good speed but has been run down late. She’s a con­tender but may best be played on the bot­tom end of ex­otics.


SYNNIN is com­ing off a solid five-length vic­tory at this dis­tance and level at Santa Rosa. He’s proven at this dis­tance and likes this turf course, and four of his five wins this year have come at this level. Would pre­fer an out­side draw, but he may of­fer more value to­day de­spite that re­cent win. TED OLIVER is a for­mi­da­ble ri­val and ac­tu­ally beat the top pick at this dis­tance here ear­lier this year. He has two wins and a third in three tries at the dis­tance and gets a bet­ter draw, but he has only two works in the 2 1/2 months since his last start. MARK YE WELL trailed three of to­day’s ri­vals in Synnin’s re­cent win and also trailed the sec­ond pick in a sim­i­lar race. He’s win­less on the turf, but he may be ca­pa­ble of adding value at the bot­tom of your ex­otic tick­ets.

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