Thursday’s 10th race from Emerald Downs is a starter optional claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track (Post Time 12:12 a.m. ET).
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#5 MISSED THE BOAT (3-1) earned an above par number in a sharp front running victory in a local flat mile affair Sept. 2. He ran well in a trio of local sprints in July and must be respected in his current form.
#2 La Wuan (2-1) was in good form sprinting prior to chasing from the outside post and retreating in the Longacres Mile (G3). He enjoys this course and distance and I like his running style versatility.
#7 Legitimate Cause (7-2) exits a head defeat in a similar local spot. He fired exacta shots in all six starts at this distance and should make his presence felt in the lane if he maintains form.
#3 Frieburg (6-1) is back at his claimed level after a wide, non-threatening 7th in a local $20k claimer July 29. He occupied the runner-up spot in back-to-back local sprints prior to his last, and he fits with these on his best day.
#5 to win
Recent Best Bet Winners
Sept 3 - GIRL DADDY ($8.60), Exacta ($22.80)
Sept 10 - ALITTLELESSTALK ($9.00)
Sept 17 - Coconut Cake/Quiet Imagination Exacta ($9.20)
Sept 18 - PRAIRIE FIRE ($10.60), Exacta ($45.60)
Sept 23 - Shoe Game/Semi Sweet Exacta ($76.00)