21:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 21 May 2017

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
733358
i
1
White, 'gcci' on blue sash (G C C I)

Boleo 28 

b g Papa Clem - Glamour Cat (Tale Of The Cat)

D
4 8-13
Irving OrozcoClifford DeLima
2
2505-51
i
2
Silver, white horse, white stripe on black sleeves, black cap (Alexander A Paszkeicz Living Trust)

Pepper And Salt 22 

b c Peppered Cat - Theres No Tomorrow (Desert Classic)

D
4 8-13
Joe CrispinAlex Paszkeicz
3
2-11138
i
3
White, green and yellow hoop, green stripe on sleeves (Lawnman Ii, Inc)

Kronwall 14 

ch g Square Eddie - Sarah Jade (Jade Hunter)

D BF
5 8-13
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Delia
4
1-52123
i
4
White, 'gcci' on blue sash (G C C I)

Preacher's Bluff 14 

dk g Lucky Pulpit - Sophisticatedbluff (Pine Bluff)

D
7 8-13
Abel CedilloClifford DeLima
5
111311-
i
5
White, red stripes, white stars on blue sleeves (Lamonte Isom)

I Will Follow 395 

ch g Old Topper - You Are the Answer (Horse Chestnut)

D
8 8-13
Ricardo GonzalezJohn Martin
Verdict

I WILL FOLLOW is a risky proposition after a year off the track but he won five of six starts in 2016 and drops in class for this along with a few others. Kronwall beat Preacher's Bluff here in March before disappointing last time while Boleo is capable of going close at this level.

Top Tip: I WILL FOLLOW (5)
Watch out for: KRONWALL (3)

21:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 21 May 2017

Race 2 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $6,615 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
88-4411
i
1
Red, blue sleeves (Larry Odbert)

Newcomb 23 

ch f Giant's Causeway - Rainbow's Song (Unbridled's Song)

D
4 8-13
Abel CedilloJonathan Wong
2
93-2133
i
2
Black, purple diagonal quarters (Ten Strike Racing)

Hurrah For Two 29 

dk m Thisnearlywasmine - Party of Two (Event of the Year)

D
5 8-11
Pedro TerreroMatthew Troy
3
344333
i
3
Orange, blue diamond (Greiner, Gary D , Hicks, Desiree And Sexton, Dean)

Go To The Alter 8 

dk m Lucky Pulpit - Go Jaylo (Bertrando)

D
5 8-11
Pablo FloresGary Greiner
4
3-34211
i
4
White, green hoop and bars (Amber Lacy)

Croix Du Soleil 29 

b f Yankee Gentleman - Smart Ladys Friend (Carson City)

D
4 8-13
Francisco DuranJose Puentes
5
311211
i
5
Lime, black sleeves (Blaine D Wright Racing Stable Llc And Becker, Dallas)

Southern Treasure 23 

dk f Southern Image - Ciste (Treasure Kay)

D
4 8-13
Silvio AmadorBlaine Wright
6
232122
i
6
Black, pink hoop, pink stripe on sleeves (Carpenter, Chris, Forristall, Dino, McLean, Bill, Nicora, Nick Et Al)

She'll Get'er Done 14 

b f Tribal Rule - Just Get'er Done (Slewdledo)

D
4 8-11
Julien CoutonBill McLean
Verdict

SOUTHERN TREASURE is one of several with claims in a tight contest. She's won four of her last five starts and beaten Go To The Alter the last twice. Croix Du Soleil narrowly beat She'll Gert'er Done and Hurrah For Two here last time and Newcomb is not out of this either.

Top Tip: SOUTHERN TREASURE (5)
Watch out for: CROIX DU SOLEIL (4)

22:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 21 May 2017

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $10,710 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3
Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
433-575
i
1
Red, blue stripes (Hollendorfer, Llc, Campbell, Gillian S And Robertson, Richard A)

Hijra 43 

dk m Oratorio - Fever Fever (Elusive Quality)

D
7 8-11
Frank AlvaradoJerry Hollendorfer
2
123534
i
2
White, green and yellow hoop, green stripe on sleeves (Lawnman Ii, Inc)

Exactamente 35 

b f J P's Gusto - Siren (War Chant)

D
4 8-11
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Delia
3
28693-4
i
3
Black, pink hoop (Carpenter, Chris, Dunn, Laverne, Esposito, Gina And McLean, Bill)

Loveintheshadows 16 

b m Freespool - Risk The Gold (Touch Gold)

D
9 8-11
Ricardo GonzalezBill McLean
4
68-6244
i
4
Purple, gold diamonds, purple diamonds on gold sleeves (Gary Singley)

Bow Tie Belle 22 

b m Vronsky - Belle of Pride (Ide)

D
6 8-9
Catalino MartinezJose Puentes
5
2-51545
i
5
Yellow, purple sleeves, purple and yellow quartered cap (Michael House)

Optimism And Hope 16 

b f Holy Roman Emperor - Medicean Star (Galileo)

D
4 8-11
Julien CoutonJohn Martin
6
2-18225
i
6
Green, white stripe (Browne Cattle Co And Branch, William)

Pretty Emma 22 

dk m Awesome Spirit - Pretty kinzie (Mancini)

D
5 8-9
Abel CedilloMonty Meier
Verdict

OPTIMISM AND HOPE was winning a tougher race than this in allowance company in February and may prove good enough for John Martin's in-form yard. Loveintheshadows and Hijra rarely win nowadays but are dropped in class for this and have the past form to figure.

Top Tip: OPTIMISM AND HOPE (5)
Watch out for: LOVEINTHESHADOWS (3)

22:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 21 May 2017

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $6,300 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6-64
i
1
Silver, white horse, white stripe on black sleeves, black cap (Alexander A Paszkeicz Living Trust)

Sought More Pep 45 

b f Sought After - Sweetly Peppered (Peppered Cat)

3 8-8
Joe CrispinAlex Paszkeicz
2
65-3243
i
2
White, red sleeves (Sharon Pasko)

Betdesilvergold 21 

gr/ f Harbor the Gold - Lit De Bet (Lit de Justice)

BF
3 8-8
Abel CedilloRobert Hess
3
353
i
3
Black (McKee, Jay And Tenbrink, Gene)

Unwanted 23 

b f Wilburn - Deal Us In (Mister Baileys)

BF
3 8-8 b1
Julien CoutonSteven Specht
4
4
i
4
Orange, purple circle 'ko' on back, purple cuffs on sleeves (Kevin Owens)

Heartwrecker 21 

dk f Ez Dreamer - De Shay (Society Max)

3 8-8
Alejandro GomezR Owens
5
54-3452
i
5
turquoise, white v, turquoise cuffs on aqua sleeves, (Rio Del Sol Stable, Llc And Wildwind Racing Llc)

No Spin Zone 21 

b f The Factor - Trippi's Sailor (Trippi)

3 8-8
Juan HernandezSteve Sherman
6
32
i
6
White, blue hoop and armlets (So Cal Racing Partners, Llc)

Cup Of Kaffy 35 

dk f Kafwain - Sweet Bonnie (Mutakddim)

3 8-8
Francisco DuranAndy Mathis
Verdict

NO SPIN ZONE posted her best effort yet when beaten only a head here last month with Betdesilvergold a length behind. The latter had earlier finished runner-up ahead of Unwanted and can figure again while Cup Of Kaffy can get involved with any further progress.

Top Tip: NO SPIN ZONE (5)
Watch out for: BETDESILVERGOLD (2)

23:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 21 May 2017

Race 5 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $9,450 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5
Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-11132
i
1
Red, maroon yoke, red cap (Red Baron's Barn Llc And Rancho Temescal)

Broken Up 22 

dk g Broken Vow - Not Here (Gone West)

D BF
5 8-11
Frank AlvaradoJohn Martin
2
615262
i
2
Dark blue, white arrow head (Cunningham Stables, Elevated Bloodstock Inc And Miller, Quentin B)

Lucky Shoes To Win 14 

b g North Light - Starship Cruiser (Golden Missile)

D
Non Runner
3
1-41213
i
3
Black, red horseshoe and 'jr' on back, black cuffs on red sleeves (Barragan, Candelario, Hernandez, Victorio And Ramos, Jesus)

Dixie Pistol 16 

b c Cape Blanco - Winnie Dixie (Dixie Union)

D
3 8-6 (ow3)
Silvio AmadorRhoda March
4
1-32352
i
4
White and red stripes, white stars on blue yoke, red sleeves (Martin Bach)

My Friend George 45 

dk g Gotham City - Dancer Ivonne (Huddle Up)

5 8-11
Alejandro GomezManuel Badilla
5
11-1111
i
5
White, silver stripe on sleeves (Hollendorfer, Llc)

Percy's Bluff 22 

dk g Raise the Bluff - Persephonie (Conquistador Cielo)

D
5 8-13
Juan HernandezJerry Hollendorfer
6
153/261
i
6
Red, blue sleeves (David Cota)

Gurnick 17 

dk g Terrell - Fort Silver (Fort Calgary)

D
8 8-11
Catalino MartinezSamuel Calvario
Verdict

PERCY'S BLUFF has obvious claims having notched up an eight-race win streak on the main track and beating the in-form Broken Up here last time. Unexposed on turf, he's the one to beat. Gurnick has the best win record on this surface and could also get involved.

Top Tip: PERCY'S BLUFF (5)
Watch out for: BROKEN UP (1)

23:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 21 May 2017

Race 6 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $18,270 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3616-52
i
1
Royal blue, green sleeves, red shield, green cap (Rozamund Barclay)

Algenon 21 

ch c Aragorn - Alpine Yodel (Swiss Yodeler)

D
4 8-11
Catalino MartinezLen Kasmerski
2
4-61533
i
2
Black, pink hoop, pink stripe on sleeves (Auyeung, N , Carpenter, C , Desimone, F , Kelly, G , Maclennan, A , Et Al)

Pure Comedy 45 

dk g Pure Prize - Comedy girl (Comic Strip)

D
4 8-11
Abel CedilloBill McLean
3
5-14543
i
3
Red, blue bars (Lions Family Trust And English, Terry)

Malibu Alex 21 

b g Afleet Alex - Ms. Sabbatical (Malibu Moon)

D
4 8-11
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Morey
4
41-5355
i
4
Red, green yoke (Hollendorfer, Llc And Todaro, George)

Allaboutaction 21 

dk g Candy Ride - Coolwind (Forest Wildcat)

D
4 8-11
Julien CoutonJerry Hollendorfer
5
11/0-46
i
5
pink, blue sleeves, pink cap (Hill N Dale Equine Holdings Inc , Hollendorfer, Llc And Mark Dedomenico Llc)

Seattle Serenade 21 

b h Smart Strike - Serenading (A.P. Indy)

D
5 8-11
Irving OrozcoJerry Hollendorfer
6
12-5634
i
6
White, Blue Diamond Frame, Yellow Sleeves, blue cuffs,  blue and white quartered Cap (Charles Fipke)

Indian Brut 21 

b h Indian Charlie - Beaucette (Mr. Prospector)

D
6 8-11
Frank AlvaradoTim McCanna
7
34-7226
i
7
Red, black ball (Sample, Joe And Lola)

Mah Gellin 21 

ch g Skimming - Mahrin (Maheras)

D BF
7 8-11
Juan HernandezBlaine Wright
Verdict

ALGENON is one of several old foes taking each other on once again. It could be his turn today having finished runner-up here last time ahead of Malibou Alex and the disappointing Mah Gellin. The latter had earlier finished in front of Pure Comedy when placed here while Indian Brut and Allaboutaction can also figure.

Top Tip: ALGENON (1)
Watch out for: MAH GELLIN (7)

00:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 22 May 2017

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
61-7623
i
1
White, silver stripe on sleeves (Hollendorfer, Llc)

Amber Louise 29 

dk f Courageous Cat - H. L. Hunley (Roman Ruler)

4 8-11
Juan HernandezJerry Hollendorfer
2
12-2343
i
2
Hot pink, royal blue hoops and bars (Patricia Ford)

Rose Among Thorns 15 

gr/ m Thorn Song - Alphabet Kisses (Alphabet Soup)

D
5 8-11
Frank AlvaradoWilliam Delia
3
724333
i
3
Blue and orange checks (Charles, Ronald L And Gordon, Samuel)

Russian Radiance 22 

ch m Paco Boy - Russian Ruby (Vettori)

5 8-11
Julien CoutonManuel Badilla
4
44325-2
i
4
Light blue, black hoops, black diamonds on sleeves, white epaulets (Jethorse Llc)

Brookys Star 22 

dk f Giant's Causeway - Freedom Star (Street Cry)

D
4 8-11
Irving OrozcoTim McCanna
5
823-392
i
5
Black, pink hoop, pink stripe on sleeves (Carpenter, Chris, Esposito, Gina, McLean, Bill And Montano, Greg)

Hal's Buddy 16 

ch m Jake La Gold - Devilinabaydress (Tiznow)

D
5 8-11
Ricardo GonzalezBill McLean
6
75141-1
i
6
Navy blue, cerise diamonds, navy diamonds on cerise sleeves (Bkb Stables Llc)

Tequila Mary 15 

b f Aragorn - Take The Picture (Doneraile Court)

D
4 8-13
William Iii AntongeorgiSteve Sherman
Verdict

TEQUILA MARY bids for a hat-trick having finished well ahead of Rose Among Thorns in this grade last time. Brookys Star was beaten only a nose last month with Russian Radiance in close attendance while Hal's Buddy has the past form to figure.

Top Tip: TEQUILA MARY (6)
Watch out for: BROOKYS STAR (4)

00:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 22 May 2017

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,930 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-22523
i
1
Silver, red dice on back, red sleeves (Patrick Lepley)

Royal Alexei 21 

ch g Vronsky - ROYAL ENCLOSURE (Royal Academy)

D
6 8-13
Ricardo GonzalezTim McCanna
2
412125
i
2
Red, yellow disc, red and yellow halved sleeves (Prince, Daniel And Sherman, Steve)

Pete's Slew 35 

dk g Matty G - Whatdidshesay (Knight in Savannah)

D
6 8-13
Irving OrozcoSteve Sherman
3
1-43263
i
3
Blue, White DIamonds on Front, White (Andreas Psarras)

Admiral Boom 22 

dk g Henrythenavigator - Miss Terrible (Numerous)

D
4 8-13
Abel CedilloAndreas Psarras
4
52/3635-
i
4
White, orange circle (Walnut View Farms, Inc And Molinaro, Kent R)

Tiz Point 220 

dk g Tiznow - Windmill Point (Storm Bird)

D
8 8-13
Juan HernandezKent Molinaro
5
1-63114
i
5
White, green and yellow hoop, green stripe on sleeves (Lawnman Ii, Inc)

Rideo 21 

dk g Candy Ride - Zaragoza Girl (Trempolino)

D
4 8-11
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Delia
6
214145
i
6
Green, white stripe (Browne Cattle Co And Branch, William)

King's To You 35 

dk g Big Drama - Dinner Pardner (Formal Dinner)

D
4 8-13
Pablo FloresMonty Meier
7
42-4111
i
7
Yellow, red spot, yellow sleeves, yellow cap (Randy Exelby)

Valiant Flame 17 

b g Eddington - Joi's Flame (Strawberry Road)

D
7 8-13
Catalino MartinezJohn Martin
8
34-4554
i
8
Yellow, green ball (Gatto Racing, Llc, Hollendorfer, Llc, Dang, R , Melen, S , Pageler, M Et Al)

Boldly True 51 

dk g Yes It's True - Celebrian (Dance Master)

D
4 8-13
Frank AlvaradoJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

VALIANT FLAME is worth sticking with in his current form having rattled-up a treble with his latest victory. He beat Royal Alexei earlier while Pete's Slew had been in good form before last month's poor effort. Rideo and Tiz Point are both capable in this grade if at their best.

Top Tip: VALIANT FLAME (7)
Watch out for: PETE'S SLEW (2)

01:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 22 May 2017

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,191 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

9
Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4255-55
i
1
Green, white stripe (Browne Cattle Co And Branch, William)

Tuscan Warrior 22 

gr/ g Marino Marini - Strong Medicine (Bertrando)

4 8-11
William Iii AntongeorgiMonty Meier
2
6
i
2
Green, white diamonds, green sleeves (Harris Farms, Inc)

Bobby Magic 9 

gr/ g Thorn Song - Brilliant Response (High Brite)

3 8-6
Abel CedilloJohn Martin
3
0
i
3
Royal blue, white cross sashes (Dugan, Shawn L And Swain, Jack)

This Town 43 

dk g Artie Schiller - Lisa Jean (Proud Citizen)

3 8-8
Irving OrozcoNeil Drysdale
4
69-36
i
4
Red, Blue Sleeves (Guillermo Preciado)

Diablo Way 15 

dk g Terrell - Comedy Class (Avenue Of Flags)

4 8-13
Edgar VelascoGuillermo Preciado
5
75
i
5
Blue, green hoop, green armlets on sleeves (Louis Neve)

The Ice Box Kid 24 

ch c Ice Box - Why The Mystery (Whywhywhy)

3 8-8
Frank AlvaradoJerry Hollendorfer
6
4
i
6
Gold, black circle 'b' front and back, black sleeves (Richard Barton)

Get Like Me 22 

ch g Good Journey - Like My Dad (Cozzene)

3 8-6
Julien CoutonJedd Josephson
7
58-452
i
7
Green, white diamonds, green sleeves (Harris Farms, Inc)

Onefortheteam 29 

dk g Tizbud - Team Builder (Broken Vow)

3 8-8
Ricardo GonzalezJohn Martin
Verdict

ONEFORTHETEAM found only one too good here last month and can open his account in this having subsequently joined an in-form trainer. He's preferred to stablemate Bobby Magic but The Ice Box Kid looks a threat stepping up in trip after posting an improved effort over 6f.

Top Tip: ONEFORTHETEAM (7)
Watch out for: THE ICE BOX KID (5)

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