20:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $5,041 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Orange, white 'granja mexico' on back (Granja Mexico, Tyre, Carolin And Tyre, John)

Wild Monkey 

ch g Ministers Wild Cat - My Southern Diva (Southern Image)

3 8-8
Abel CedilloHector Palma
2
35-3772
i
2
Black, gold hoops (Sandra Matos)

Awesome Run 17 

dk c Dixie Chatter - Betar B Sharp (Cherokee Run)

3 8-8
Pedro TerreroGil Matos
3
6
i
3
Purple, lime green bars on sleeves (Zuer Racing, Cadman, John And Timchenko, Michael)

Thunder's Legacy 36 

b g Coil - Thunder And Ice (Wised Up)

3 8-8 b1
Alejandro GomezAndy Mathis
4
00-7665
i
4
Royal blue, green sleeves, red shield, green cap (Rozamund Barclay)

Swiss Empire 15 

dk c Empire Way - Swiss Gem (Swiss Yodeler)

3 8-8
Catalino MartinezLen Kasmerski
5
4275
i
5
Chartreuse, white 'ss' on purple diamond, purple diamond stripe on sleeves (Sterling Stables Llc And Haymes, Neil)

Take City By Storm 21 

dk g Temple City - Stormy Alliance (Storm Creek)

BF
3 8-8
Irving OrozcoO Jauregui
Verdict

TAKE CITY BY STORM starts out at a lowly level for new connections and it will be disappointing if he can't make a telling impact. Recent runner-up Awesome Run looks the obvious threat ahead of Thunder's Legacy.

21:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,291 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
755-658
i
1
Neon green, purple blocks (Dilaura, Sam J And Debbie)

Time On The Run 22 

gr/ g Don'tsellmeshort - It's twilight time (Suggest)

4 8-13
Pedro TerreroSam Dilaura
2
177-086
i
2
Red, white triangle, white bars (Jill Martin)

Got Tobe Awesome 43 

dk g Awesome Gambler - Got Tobe Rio (Rio Verde)

D
4 8-13 (ow2)
Shawn SpikesMelanie McDonald
3
40-145
i
3
Blue, gold sleeves, blue cap (Barbara DeLima)

Lets Say Grace 35 

dk g Grace upon grace - Right Direction (West By West)

D
3 8-7
Catalino MartinezClifford DeLima
4
7-54534
i
4
Azure, black heart and sash on front, black chevrons on sleeves (Carrol Stubbs)

William Crotty 15 

b g Uncle Mo - Sacred Forest (Forestry)

D
4 8-13
Irving OrozcoVictor Trujillo
5
26544-1
i
5
Red, white stripe on blue sleeves (Avery, Greg, Carter, Gayle And Carter, Lyle D)

Ihearditallbefore 38 

ch g Recap - Exceedtheprospect (Allen's Prospect)

D
4 8-13
Ricardo GonzalezSteve Sherman
6
48-7434
i
6
Blue, white 'v' yoke, red bars on white sleeves (Linda Vetter)

Semper Gumby 22 

dk g Marino Marini - Lucky Spell (Decarchy)

D
4 8-13
Hugo HerreraSteve Sherman
Verdict

Semper Gumby shouldn't be too far away again, while recent victor Ihearditallbefore warrants obvious respect. However, WILLIAM CROTTY has some solid recent form in the book and he should prove hard to beat in this grade.

21:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 23 Apr 2017

Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $16,380 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
223-237
i
1
Navy blue (M Auerbach Llc And Bardy Farm)

Lethal Legacy 62 

b f Unusual Heat - Lethal Leta (Synastry)

4 8-13
Juan HernandezSteve Sherman
2
42/20-
i
2
Black, orange star, orange stripes on blue sleeves, orange stripes on blue cap (Slam Dunk Racing, Keh, Steven And Vaccaro, Gary)

Double Espresso (IRE)  337 

b f Mastercraftsman - Bon Expresso (Spectrum)

4 8-13
Ricardo GonzalezAndy Mathis
3
0-74
i
3
Black with grey stripes, white sleeves, black cap (Bh Racing And Masino Racing Stable)

Enchanted Jasmine 65 

b f War Chant - Sharaiji Blossom (Saint Ballado)

3 8-7
Irving OrozcoCraig Dollase
4
55-4292
i
4
Lime, Green Stripes, Lime Ball (Eriksen, Alan And Moger, Jr , Ed)

Hawk's Journey 21 

dk f Good Journey - Aerial Hawk (Silver Hawk)

4 8-13
Abel CedilloJr Ed Moger,
5
53-3343
i
5
Royal blue, blue diamonds on pink sleeves (Anderson, Carol And Jerry)

Chapter Ten 21 

ch m Ten Most Wanted - Sourcebook (Avenue Of Flags)

6 8-13
Frank AlvaradoWilliam Delia
6
223236-
i
6
Red, light blue ball, light blue bars on sleeves (Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, Inc , Martin, Jerry R And Martin, Margaret M)

Benchmark Rose 149 

dk m Benchmark - Heirloom Rose (Bertrando)

5 8-13
Cristobal HerreraEllen Jackson
7
5-423
i
7
Yellow, black disc, black bars on yellow sleeves, black cap (Brophy, Brett And Saratoga West)

Outa Here 17 

gr/ f Majestic Warrior - Smoke Rise (Buddha)

3 8-7
Alejandro GomezJeffrey Metz
8
34
i
8
Light Brown, White cuffs (D P Racing)

Golden Squeeze 23 

ch f Golden Balls - My Weekend Squeeze (Real Quiet)

4 8-13
Catalino MartinezSherrie Monroe
Verdict

OUTA HERE has yet to live up to her expensive price tag but she has been knocking hard on the door of late and holds strong claims today. Golden Squeeze ought to prove competitive again, with Hawk's Journey and Lethal Legacy others to seriously consider.

22:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,341 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-5665
i
1
Realtree camouflage, white 'jg' on back (Eaton, Terri And Gibson, Joe H)

Blind Begger 17 

b g Pollard's Vision - Thira (Distorted Humor)

3 8-7
Joe CrispinTerri Eaton
2
652-621
i
2
Black, grey bars front and back, lime emblem on back, lime sleeve, purple sleeve (Scott Herbertson)

El Koreano 31 

b g City Place - Bridge To Gold (Malabar Gold)

D
4 8-13
Silvio AmadorAri Herbertson
3
43-8575
i
3
White, 'gcci' on blue sash (G C C I)

Fair Advantage 23 

b g Bernardini - Miss Kate (Storm Cat)

D
5 8-13
Irving OrozcoClifford DeLima
4
1/1385-
i
4
Red, green yoke, green stripe on sleeves, red cap (Hollendorfer, Jerry And Janet And Todaro, George)

Life Is A Trip 133 

dk g Many Rivers - Tadita (Indian Charlie)

D
4 8-13
Frank AlvaradoJerry Hollendorfer
5
0-42114
i
5
Red, white ball, brown stripe on sleeves (Ives, Gary And Streiff, Shirley)

Ultra Fame 23 

dk g Western Fame - Ankha (Desert Classic)

D
5 8-13
Pedro TerreroFelix Rondan
6
128-254
i
6
Black, cerise horseshoe, cerise diamonds on sleeves (McLean Racing Stables)

Stellar Sea 23 

b g Bob and John - Star Serenade (Catrail)

D
6 8-13
Abel CedilloAggie Ordonez
Verdict

EL KOREANO was claimed following a cosy win here last month and he looks worth sticking with for the time being. Ultra Fame arrives in good nick and rates a big threat, with Fair Advantage also noted.

22:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 23 Apr 2017

Race 5 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $10,710 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
92-5341
i
1
Light Brown, White cuffs (D P Racing)

Whisky N Roses 21 

ch c Lookin At Lucky - Maxxi Arte (Danehill Dancer)

D
3 8-7
Irving OrozcoSherrie Monroe
2
242-144
i
2
White, old english 'jm' on back (Brett Brophy)

Ucanthankmelater 24 

b g Hard Spun - Final Fling (Bertrando)

D
3 8-4
Alejandro GomezJeffrey Metz
3
742221-
i
3
Black, blue sash, white sleeves (Rodney Orr)

Sharpener 260 

dk g Grindstone - Bella Cantu (War Chant)

D
5 8-10
Ricardo GonzalezSteven Specht
4
741/071-
i
4
White, blue horseshoe 'rp' on back (Burke, Kevin A And Molloy, John A)

Going For The Win 364 

dk h Unbridled Man - Going Quackers (Loyal Double)

D
5 8-10
Cristobal HerreraEllen Jackson
5
1
i
5
Red, Green Yoke, Green Stripe On Sleeves (Hollendorfer, Jerry And Todaro, George)

Native Chieftain 29 

blk g Bold Chieftain - Native Gold Digger (Native Prospector)

D
4 8-13
Abel CedilloJerry Hollendorfer
6
5275-30
i
6
Royal blue, gold triangle, two gold hoops on sleeves, blue cap (Bran Jam Stable)

Melville 42 

b g Street Cry - Fatefully (Private Account)

D
6 8-10
Francisco DuranAndy Mathis
7
1
i
7
Crimson, white belt and bar, white 'dr' on back (Daehling, Joe And Evans, Holly)

Endless Mile 15 

b g Sought After - Endless Sky (Bertrando)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Catalino MartinezHolly Evans
8
43-6413
i
8
Azure, black heart and sash on front, black chevrons on sleeves (Carrol Stubbs)

Junior G Man 21 

b g Broken Vow - Dancing Naturally (Fred Astaire)

D
5 8-13
Silvio AmadorVictor Trujillo
Verdict

Debut winners Endless Mile and Native Chieftain should have plenty more to offer, but JUNIOR G MAN has some strong recent form in the book and he sets the standard. Going For The Win arrives here in winning form and is also considered.

23:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1-654
i
1
Purple, lime green stripes on right side, purple 'r' on lime ball on front (Michael Riley)

Image Of Strength 17 

gr/ g Southern Image - Strong Medicine (Bertrando)

D
Non Runner
2
363-562
i
2
Blue, gold sleeves, blue cap (Barbara DeLima)

Academic Code 42 

ch g Desert Code - ROYAL ENCLOSURE (Royal Academy)

BF
4 8-13
Irving OrozcoClifford DeLima
3
1-
i
3
Gold, black circle 'b' front and back, black sleeves (Richard Barton)

You Play The Bench 357 

gr/ g Giacomo - Line One (Decarchy)

D
4 8-11
Alejandro GomezRene Amescua
4
23-4281
i
4
Red, black 'ml' black lightning bolt on sleeves, black trim (Anthony Pescetti)

Italian Fling 23 

gr/ g Marino Marini - Tammy's Trail (Trail City)

D
3 8-7
Frank AlvaradoMichael Lenzini
5
9588/13
i
5
Purple, emblem on back, gold sleeves (Christina Stalker)

Radar Jammin 42 

dk g Timber Legend - Pretty Capable (Petersburg)

5 8-13
Abel CedilloEfrain Miranda
6
1
i
6
Gold, royal blue 'b' on back, gold and royal blue halved sleeves (Bruno, Perry, Gezon, John And Mathis, Andy)

Shoshoni Storm 56 

gr/ g Marino Marini - Clever N Cute (Clever Trick)

D
5 8-13
Silvio AmadorAndy Mathis
7
44-3144
i
7
Maroon and gold inverted chevrons, gold bars on maroon sleeves (Moger Inc And Neary Racing Inc)

Arch Kisser 21 

dk g Archarcharch - Kiss Kiss (Pleasant Colony)

D
4 8-13
Catalino MartinezJr Ed Moger,
8
7-23345
i
8
All cerise (Bellasis, Tim, Pedroncelli, Jim And Tschanz, Cassandra A)

Spot N The Line 30 

b g Comic Strip - Miss Ruby R (Rubiano)

D
6 8-13
Hugo HerreraTim Bellasis
Verdict

Arch Kisser has been going well recently and shouldn't be too far away again, while debut winners You Play The Bench and Shoshoni Storm merit plenty of respect. Both take on tougher here, though, and ACADEMIC CODE is preferred following his recent runner-up finish.

23:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 23 Apr 2017

Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $17,010 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5930-11
i
1
Hot pink, black 'rrs' on back and sleeves (Peter Redekop B C , Ltd)

A. P. Zona 45 

dk c Creative Cause - A. P. Investment (A.P. Indy)

3 8-6
Juan HernandezBlaine Wright
2
4584-11
i
2
Light Brown, White cuffs (D P Racing)

Golden Doughnut 31 

ch c Golden Balls - Doughnut (Acclamation)

D
3 8-8
Pedro TerreroSherrie Monroe
3
427-367
i
3
Yellow, tartan Sash (Lanning, Curt And Lila)

Harvest A Storm 23 

b c Tribal Rule - R Luck's Lady (Tiznow)

3 8-6 (ow1)
Irving OrozcoJr Ed Moger,
4
72-1212
i
4
White, blue horseshoe 'rp' on back (Andres Hernandez)

Pass Due Payment 21 

dk g Slew's Tiznow - She Does (Skywalker)

D
3 8-8
Catalino MartinezRicardo Perez
5
4-3415
i
5
Maroon, white cross sashes, white bars (Quattro Piedi Stable, Delia, William J And Ford, Patricia)

Iz Invincible 21 

ch c Atticus - Beijio (Dr. Blum)

D
3 8-6
Joe CrispinWilliam Delia
6
457-114
i
6
Red, black cuffs, red and black hooped cap (Irvin Racing Stable)

Shades Of Victory 42 

gr/ c Thorn Song - Sensible Girl (Street Sense)

3 8-6
Ricardo GonzalezGreg James
7
6543-13
i
7
Silver and white, white circle 'n' on black ball front and back, white, silver and black sleeves (Byer, Jeffrey, Mendoza, Maura, Nentwig, Michael And Post, Stephen E)

Q. T.'S Tribute 38 

b c Unusual Heat - Ode to Elaine (Bertrando)

D
3 8-6
Abel CedilloWilliam Morey
8
61-2134
i
8
Gray, dark red yoke, black 'kmn' on dark red crown, dark red diamond stripe on sleeves (Kmn Racing Llc)

Carville 21 

b g Globalize - Vote Getter (General Meeting)

D
3 8-6
Frank AlvaradoJerry Hollendorfer
Verdict

A few in with chances here but a solid case can be made for PASS DUE PAYMENT, who has been going great guns of late and is proven at this level. Golden Doughnut and A. P. Zona need further improvement but could well find it.

00:15 Golden Gate Fields (USA) (Dirt) 24 Apr 2017

Race 8 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $17,010 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Good to Yielding (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
21
i
1
Hot pink, white ball, white dots on sleeves, white cap (Steve Beneto)

Mr. Shook 29 

b g Smart Strike - Dress Rehearsal (Galileo)

D
4 8-13
Juan HernandezJerry Hollendorfer
2
27-5521
i
2
Green, gold bars on sleeves (Thomas A Farrell Bypass Trust)

Nightime Olympics 23 

b g Olympio - Darkness Night (Hidden Prize)

D
5 8-10
Cristobal HerreraJonathan Wong
3
107556-
i
3
Black, yellow 'way 2 go farm' and racehorse on back, yellow sash on front, black chevrons on yellow sleeves (Espinosa, Linda And Offield, Duane)

Awe 226 

dk c Bold Chieftain - Dancing Spray (Cari Jill Hajji)

4 8-10
Pedro TerreroDuane Offield
4
633123
i
4
White, purple sleeves (Matos, Sandra And Rubendall, Daniel)

Tentwelvefourteen 21 

b g Tannersmyman - Sassy Synner (Synastry)

D
4 8-10
Catalino MartinezGil Matos
5
32-1826
i
5
Red, yellow stripes, red sleeves (Laird, P R And Trujillo, Victor)

Brownie Finale 42 

gr/ c Marino Marini - Let's Eat Out (Native Regent)

D
4 8-10
Irving OrozcoVictor Trujillo
6
314233-
i
6
Chartreuse, black zig zags front and back, black 'wsi' on back (Stephenson, Sam, Walker, Jim L And Irminger, Ancil)

Johnny Reb 147 

dk g One Man Army - Unusual Babe (Unusual Heat)

D
6 9-1
Abel CedilloMichael Lenzini
7
15-2221
i
7
Black, italian flag on back, red, white and green bars (Dennis Corti)

Macho Marini 22 

dk g Marino Marini - Marnay (Kris S.)

D
4 8-13
Clinton PottsJohn Martin
8
31-7712
i
8
Blue, white circle 'm' on back, black and white checked sleeves (Steve Moger)

Logan's Moon 23 

b g Malibu Moon - Press Camp (Comic Strip)

D
7 8-10
Alejandro GomezJr Ed Moger,
9
0-12321
i
9
Black, grey bars front and back, lime emblem on back, lime sleeve, purple sleeve (Scott Herbertson)

Hot Lightning 21 

dk g Stormin Fever - Two Punch Gal (Two Punch)

D
5 9-1
Silvio AmadorAri Herbertson
Verdict

More competitive fare but HOT LIGHTNING clocked a sharp speed figure when winning here last time and a repeat performance could see him prove hard to beat again. Tentwelvefourteen is a standing dish in these events and he can go well again, with the likes of Nightime Olympics and Macho Marini also respected.

00:45 Golden Gate Fields (USA) 24 Apr 2017

Race 9 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $10,710 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8-73335
i
1
White, 'gcci' on blue sash (G C C I)

Boleo 22 

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

4 8-10
Catalino MartinezClifford DeLima
2
351-452
i
2
Red, white bars on sleeves (Perez, Antonio And Perez, Marco)

Nowhere Man 15 

dk g Twirling Candy - Moujane (Alphabet Soup)

D
4 8-10
Pedro TerreroLeobardo Rivera
3
4-713
i
3
Crimson, white belt and bar, white 'dr' on back (Daehling, Joe And Evans, Holly)

Carolina Island 14 

ch g Monsajem - Carolina Grande (Sought After)

3 8-4
Hugo HerreraHolly Evans
4
7/3136-1
i
4
Light blue, royal blue musical notes in circle on back (Bacharach, Burt And Jane)

Architop 42 

b g Arch - Neptuna (A.P. Indy)

D
6 8-13
Juan HernandezJedd Josephson
5
80-6163
i
5
White, white 'gp' on red ball, green sleeves (Bernard, William And Puertas, James Henry)

Simply Charming 22 

ch g Don'tsellmeshort - Charm Alone (Bertrando)

D
4 8-10
Clinton PottsJerry Puertas
6
711-5
i
6
Black, gold horseshoe 'mcd' on back (Gounalakis, Chris And Kunselman, Rochelle)

Six Gun Smokin 14 

gr/ g Time to Get Even - Dona Amelia (Big Blue)

D
3 8-4 (ow5)
Pablo FloresWendell McDaniel
7
1664-64
i
7
Orange and black diamonds, black circle 'wh' on back, orange sleeves (Hedrick, Judy And William L)

Private Marini 31 

dk g Marino Marini - Private Quaters (Devil's Bag)

4 8-10
Francisco DuranRicardo Perez
8
37-5613
i
8
Royal blue, lime green emblem front and back, lime green trim (Billy Speed Racing Stable)

Ace On The River 31 

dk g Awesome Gambler - Hi Rythm (Bertrando)

4 8-10
Irving OrozcoFrank Lucarelli
9
4-23345
i
9
White, green and yellow hoop, green stripe on sleeves (Lawnman Ii, Inc)

Village Kitten 21 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Hitch Village (Old Trieste)

D
6 8-10
Joe CrispinWilliam Delia
Verdict

It might be worth siding with CAROLINA ISLAND, who doesn't have many miles on the clock and ran a blinder for third here last time. He should have more to offer and is preferred to recent winner Architop, Ace On The River and Nowhere Man.