Sunday's Best Bet: Bobby Brinkley clears the way in Muckleshoot Derby

Sunday’s 8th race from Emerald Downs is the $50,000 Muckleshoot Derby for three-year-olds traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track (Post Time 8:50 p.m. ET).

#7 BOBBY BRINKLEY (4-1) stalked wide from an outer post and was clearly second best in the local Irish Day Stakes at six and one-half furlongs July 25. He ran well in a pair of flat mile races in Texas earlier this year including a front running entry level victory April 25. 

#8 Top Executive (3-1) got the jump on Bobby Brinkley July 25 and that was his second straight local dirt sprint stakes score. He tried a route of ground once and failed that test in the Alcatraz Stakes on turf May 23. 

#5 Falsely Accused (6-1) fired exacta shots in four straight prior to a flat 4th place finish in an all-weather route July 31. He handled a dirt route in a neck defeat at Pleasanton July 9, and the stalking type should get more pace to chase this time after competing in back-to-back slow early/fast late events.

Wagers: 

#7 to win

Exacta 7/5-8

Exacta 5-8/7

Trifecta 7-8/ALL/5

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