Post Time 2 p.m.
Race 1 - 5 furlongs, Purse $28,000, Maiden claiming $30,000, Fillies, 2-year-olds
4 Gold Journey - Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; adding blinkers on, should be more alert too.
5 Mariska No More - Showed a hint of speed in debut before stopping; adding blinkers on and dropping way down in class.
Long Shot - 6 Rosie Brown
Race 2 - 1 mile (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $85,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
3 Theatre Star - Class relief from the grade 2 Dance Smartly for this; has talent, but hasn’t cracked black type, yet.
1 Queen of The Sand - Tepid chalk in a wide open high level allowance; big edge is saving all the ground from post 1.
Long Shot - 4 Bunairgread
Race 3 - 1 mile, Purse $62,000, Claiming $50,000, 3-year-olds and up
1 Pepnic - Draw a line thru the Budweiser at Emerald Downs over a sloppy surface; has a solid synthetic resume to rely upon.
7 Kate’s Event - Second start off the claim by Ted West; has back class and two synthetic wins on his resume.
Long Shot - 2 Noble Kent
Race 4 - 5 furlongs, Purse $25,000, Maiden claiming $20,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Mosso - Taking a huge class drop and racing first time with blinkers on; need not be much to compete with a group like this.
1 Boom Boys - Was well backed and ran well in debut effort; the rail is a benefit in this abbreviated sprint.
Long Shot - 4 Tasha’s Courage
Race 5 - 1 mile, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
5 Contessa B. - Sliding down the claiming ladder to this career low; all her races, so far, have been around 2-turns like today.
9 Tiz Zoe Cee - Another sliding down the claiming ladder to this lowest level; big rider switch to Rafael Bejarano for the money shot.
Long Shot - 3 Point Endurance
Race 6 - 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 30 feet), Purse $75,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
6 Sweet as a Rose - Has suffered two excruciating losses in a row; today’s group is the slowest that she’s had to face so far.
7 Freethinker - Was right on the heels of the chalk last time while 22/1 odds; won’t be anywhere near that price tonight.
Long Shot - 2 Penny Sixpence
Race 7 - 1 mile, Purse $43,000, Starter allowance $40,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
2 Hugh Knew - Got collared late last time as a 4/5 favorite; claimed by Eddie Truman, is switched from turf to synthetic surface.
3 Adellusion - Claimed by the Richard Baltas barn that is having an amazing season; adding blinkers on and Victor Espinoza.
Long Shot - 8 Backintheacademy
Race 8 - 6 furlongs, Purse $29,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds and up
9 Southern Sunrise - Blew a tire in last, first off the claim by Mark Glatt; the prior 2 races are both fast enough to beat these.
10 Zippingaroundtown - Don’t mind the parking lot post on this track; like backing the team of Iggy Puglisi and Paul Aguirre.
Long Shot - #2 W. Giles
Best Bet - 6 Sweet as a Rose (race 6)
Del Mar Wednesday - Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 15/4/$25.60; Long Shots, 7/0/$0; Best Bet, 1/0/$0
Del Mar Totals - 338/71/$500.40; Long Shots, 166/15/$146.00; Best Bets, 18/4/$23.80
SIMULCAST PLAY OF THE DAY - #7 Bug Juice (6/1) in race 10 at Saratoga. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Wednesday, Golden Rifle was scratched at Saratoga. Stats - 124/73/$707.20; Follow him on Twitter: @richeng4propick