19:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $5,040 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
699-52
i
1

Musket Hunter 31 

gr/ g Musketier - Yolly's Charm (Silver Charm)

3 8-8 (ow3)
Edgar VelascoRene Amescua
2
5
i
2

Wild 'N Unruly 21 

ch g Lucky Pulpit - Cherry Gold (Touch Gold)

3 8-8
Aaron GryderSteven Miyadi
3
6
i
3

Close Friends 21 

ch c Southern Image - Meadow Sprite (Meadowlake)

3 8-8
Cristobal HerreraSergio Ledezma
4
i
4

Moose On The Loose 

gr/ c The pamplemousse - Bodacious Bertha (Salt Lake)

3 8-8 (ow4)
Lucas GutierrezAmanda Lockett
5
5-545
i
5

Knots On Fire 16 

b g Blazonry - Bettor Knot (In Excess)

3 8-8
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Delia
6
7-357
i
6

Trick Proof 21 

ch g Idiot Proof - Tricky Envoy (Clever Gold)

3 8-8
Pedro TerreroAnthony Stabile
Verdict

Musket Hunter is an obvious threat to all after a good second last time, but the way he ran there suggests this trip might be on the sharp side so CLOSE FRIENDS gets the vote. Sergio Ledezma's charge ran respectably on debut and looks to have improved since if a recent morning breeze is anything to go by. Wild 'n Unruly is another to note.

19:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,410 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
53-4243
i
1

Union Legend 16 

dk g Unionize - Unlikely Legend (Born Wild)

D
5 8-13
Abel CedilloIsidro Tamayo
2
0/0-2678
i
2

Time To Go Robo 8 

dk g Time to Get Even - Robotica (Ide)

D
7 8-13
Kevin OrozcoQuentin Miller
3
3118-87
i
3
Red, white circle 'o'l' on back (Timothy O'leary)

Union Wine 28 

dk g Unionize - Continental Wine (Flying Continental)

D
Non Runner
4
366-766
i
4

Tupelo Cush 9 

dk g Bushwacker - Southern Woman (Rio Verde)

7 8-13
Hugo HerreraQuentin Miller
5
346-613
i
5

Redneck Crazy 27 

dk g Bushwacker - Clawpuccino (Forest Wildcat)

D
5 8-13
Heribert MartinezReina Gonzalez
6
31365-5
i
6

Majestic Endeavor 9 

b g Lookin At Lucky - Her She Kisses (Dehere)

D
5 8-13
Ferrin PetersonAnthony Stabile
Verdict

UNION LEGEND has been a model of consistency of late and can gain a deserved success with a similar level of performance. Redneck Crazy is bang in form and looks the biggest danger, while Union Wine cannot go unnoticed down in grade and trip.

20:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $5,040 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
0-83
i
1

Cadillac Express 31 

b c Rocky Bar - Noble Plan (Game Plan)

3 8-8
Frank AlvaradoSergio Ledezma
2
5
i
2

Chappo Way 21 

b g Sea of Secrets - Filly Power (Memo)

3 8-8
Cristobal HerreraRene Amescua
3
3
i
3

Hesa Ranegade 21 

ch c Mesa thunder - Royal Ranegade (Royal Walk)

3 8-8
Irving OrozcoJoanie Orr
4
76-335
i
4

Bernie 21 

dk g Car Talk - My Friend Billye (Harbor the Gold)

3 8-8
Kevin OrozcoFrank Lucarelli
5
2
i
5

Southern Blend 21 

ch g Southern Image - Blended Rhythm (Richly Blended)

3 8-8
William Iii AntongeorgiDan Markle
6
8-66
i
6

Captain Carl 21 

ch g Black Seventeen - Tooraloo (Whywhywhy)

3 8-8 b1
Ferrin PetersonAnthony Stabile
Verdict

Cadillac Express left the form of his first two runs behind when third last time, while Chappo Way was not disgraced first time up in February. He was behind SOUTHERN BLEND that day, though, and that form may be confirmed by the gelding, who was swiftly snapped up by Dan Markle after going close on that debut outing.

20:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $8,820 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2842-56
i
1

On Trust 44 

ch g Elusive Warning - Just Reality (Birdonthewire)

4 8-13
Julien CoutonBlaine Wright
2
37-
i
2

Magnum G T 308 

dk g Atta Boy Roy - Silver Screen Girl (Silver Ghost)

4 8-13
Pedro TerreroFrank Lucarelli
3
6014-64
i
3

Rule Number Eight 23 

ch g Good Journey - Cahill Royalty (Cahill Road)

D
5 8-13
Irving OrozcoAndy Mathis
4
0633-33
i
4

Easy Game 23 

ch g Desert Code - Exclusive Game (Redattore)

4 8-13
Ricardo GonzalezDebbie Winick
5
252-355
i
5

Sierra Steel 23 

gr/ g Marino Marini - Cicely Alaska (Incinderator)

4 8-13 b
Juan HernandezAndreas Psarras
6
7846-24
i
6

Fantastic Aragorn 30 

ch g Aragorn - Fantastic Career (Score Quick)

5 8-11
William Iii AntongeorgiWilliam Delia
Verdict

EASY GAME has got the better of Sierra Steel when filling third place on his last two outings and can gain reward for that consistency here. With no challenger for the early lead, On Trust could have the race run to suit and is a danger.

21:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $11,340 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
306-453
i
1

Bellanza 22 

dk m Tribal Rule - Gambler's Hope (Bertrando)

D
7 8-11
Ricardo GonzalezBill McLean
2
222-612
i
2

Sea Myrtle 21 

b m Council Member - Across The Creek (Strodes Creek)

D BF
7 8-13
Julien CoutonGil Matos
3
42-3517
i
3

Peaked 14 

dk f Comic Strip - Honoree lady (Roman Dancer)

D
4 8-13
Frank AlvaradoAngelo Tekos
4
135-343
i
4

Happy Issue 21 

ch f Elusive Warning - Birdinexcess (Birdonthewire)

D
4 8-13
Juan HernandezFrank Lucarelli
5
1754-39
i
5

Lady Chrome 35 

b m Lucky Pulpit - Pali Girl (Bertrando)

D
5 8-13
Irving OrozcoJr Ed Moger,
6
958-134
i
6

Sea Mistress 15 

b m Stormy Atlantic - Come Home Lady (Came Home)

D BF
5 8-13
Abel CedilloJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

SEA MYRTLE looks to hold Happy Issue on their previous two meetings and Gil Matos' consistent mare is taken to land the spoils here. Peaked had Sea Mistress behind when successful in a decent race two starts ago and has claims in this after struggling in allowance company last time.

21:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,040 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
456
i
1

Smooth Statement 28 

b g Understatement - Louffa (Grindstone)

4 8-13
Cristobal HerreraFrank Lucarelli
2
302-32
i
2

Atticism 22 

ch g Atticus - Powder Punch (Two Punch)

BF
4 8-13
Francisco DuranJr Ed Moger,
3
36327-3
i
3

Mookie's Wish 16 

dk g Heatseeker - Flower Hill (Bertrando)

5 8-13
Juan HernandezWilliam Delia
4
i
4

Simbuccola 

ch g Desert Code - Lion Princess (Lion Heart)

4 8-13
Kevin OrozcoAri Herbertson
5
6/5-
i
5

Pepper Fantasy 308 

ch h Peppered Cat - Touch of Fantasy (Gotham City)

5 8-13
Pedro TerreroFelix Rondan
6
544
i
6

Call Me Soul 16 

dk g Soul of the Matter - Callmelauryn (Demons Begone)

4 8-13 b1
Julien CoutonSergio Ledezma
7
0-
i
7

Dorrington 99 

b h Robannier - Sylvie (Mr Purple)

5 8-13 b1
Hugo HerreraJose Bautista
Verdict

ATTICISM has looked a winner-in-waiting of late after a series of placed efforts and could get his day in the sun here. Mookie's Wish was not far away last time and looks a danger, while any support for newcomer Simbuccola could be worth noting.

22:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $8,820 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1

Ride Into The Sky 

b g Sought After - Endless Sky (Bertrando)

3 8-8
Heribert MartinezHolly Evans
2
24-
i
2

Trojan Time 126 

b c The pamplemousse - Celebrate Everyday (Beau Genius)

3 8-8
Frank AlvaradoSergio Ledezma
3
9-87
i
3

Bartolomeo 28 

b c Peppered Cat - Series of Dreams (Aptitude)

3 8-6 (ow1)
Hugo HerreraGil Matos
4
i
4
Purple (Corey, Barbara And Rocheford, Dana)

Oureaglehaslanded 

gr/ g Ultimate Eagle - Lucky Gray (Stormin Fever)

Non Runner
5
366-47
i
5

Kona Breeze 44 

b g Tizway - Fonda Ronda (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-8 b1
Anne SanguinettiManuel Badilla
6
i
6

Senja 

b g Gio Ponti - Purple (Galileo)

3 8-8 (ow3)
Lucas GutierrezO Jauregui
7
i
7
White, turquoise and lime dots (Eddie Rich)

Royal Charm 

b c Roi Charmant - Greensweep (End Sweep)

Withdrawn
8
3
i
8

Sought Bai 21 

b g Sought After - Storming Bai (Crowning Storm)

3 8-8
Pablo FloresArnold Torres
9
i
9

Timber Baron 

b g Lucky Pulpit - Lucky Lexie (Kentucky Lucky)

3 8-8
Pedro TerreroBlaine Wright
10
i
10

How's My Hero 

b g Lookin At Lucky - Illicit Affair (Midnight Lute)

3 8-8
Julien CoutonFrank Lucarelli
Verdict

KONA BREEZE gets a tentative vote in a trappy contest. Considered good enough to contest a far more valuable maiden at Santa Anita last time, he is likely to find this well within his capabilities. Bartolomeo has to be given a chance on this slight drop in class, while Ride Into The Sky looks the pick of the newcomers.

22:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 8 - Starter Allowance (3YO only)

Winner $10,710 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7051-42
i
1

Dawn Traveller (IRE)  21 

gr/ f Dragon Pulse - Karlinha (Desert Style)

D
3 8-1
Ricardo GonzalezJonathan Wong
2
672-415
i
2

Nice Enough 21 

ch g Haynesfield - Very Nice (Forest Grove)

D
3 8-8
Frank AlvaradoSteven Specht
3
35-913
i
3

Son Of A Minister 27 

b c Ministers Wild Cat - Star Vesta (Master Command)

3 8-6
Juan HernandezJerry Hollendorfer
4
61-123
i
4

Mighty Thor 21 

b c Thoreau - Top Touch (Touch Gold)

D BF
3 8-8
William Iii AntongeorgiJerry Hollendorfer
5
2-1
i
5

Gettin Sideways 29 

gr/ f Grazen - Striking Point (Thunder Gulch)

D
3 8-3 (ow3)
Pedro TerreroDan Markle
6
953-119
i
6

Unlawful Act 29 

b g Mineshaft - Restraining Order (Skip Trial)

D
3 8-8
Cristobal HerreraMatthew Troy
7
76-91
i
7

Heat Things Up 23 

dk g Unusual Heat - Chi Chi Nette (Ole')

D
3 8-8
Aaron GryderSteve Sherman
Verdict

Mighty Thor and Dawn Traveller stand at one apiece in meetings between them recently. They should be closely matched, but UNLAWFUL ACT finished ahead of them both here last month and drops back in class after struggling in stakes company last time.

23:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 18 Mar 2018

Race 9 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $5,670 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
83
i
1

Colonel Jim 35 

ch g Curlin - Purrfectly (Storm Cat)

3 8-8
Asa EspinozaCarla Gaines
2
324-325
i
2

Cook Up A Storm 23 

b g Gio Ponti - Two Punch Gal (Two Punch)

3 8-8
Aaron GryderDan Markle
3
8-55
i
3

Lil Cambria 17 

b g Mizzen Mast - Lil Nugget (Mining for Money)

3 8-8
William Iii AntongeorgiAndy Mathis
4
8567-64
i
4

Turf Ninja 17 

ch g Americain - Swinginfromarainbo (More Than Ready)

3 8-8
Abel CedilloJonathan Wong
5
462-226
i
5

Mr. Fullerton 21 

b g Fullbridled - Manta (Council Member)

BF
3 8-8 (ow3)
Lucas GutierrezAndreas Psarras
6
54-76
i
6

Kid Arcade 28 

dk g Archarcharch - Woodford Lady (Sharp Humor)

3 8-8
Irving OrozcoD Baker
7
7666
i
7

Kailua 17 

b g Kafwain - Elusive Babe (Elusive Quality)

3 8-8
Pedro TerreroWendell McDaniel
8
45034-7
i
8

Virghazi 23 

b c Decarchy - Violet Brook (Montbrook)

3 8-8 b
Francisco DuranJr Ed Moger,
9
8-04
i
9
Dark Green, Green Cuffs On White Sleeves, White Cap (D Baker)

Silver Jack Sprat 21 

gr/ g Lucky Pulpit - Lite Stepper (Lake George)

Non Runner
Verdict

COLONEL JIM ran well under today's 10lb claimer last time and could improve further and land this prize. Cook Up A Storm has every chance if forgiven a lifeless run latest, while Silver Jack Sprat ran well last time but steps up 3f in trip here.