22:18 Golden Gate Fields
Race 4 - Claiming
Race 4 - Claiming
Distance: 5f 110y Runners: 8
Flat AW
5f 110y
Gutsy front runner Mystical Image is worth a second glance, while You Play The Bench may fare better if not doing quite so much in the early exchanges. A chance is taken on SINGINGINTHEHEAT, who has not been finishing his races that well in better company but may be more suited to this level.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1 (1)
Deer Decarchy
Hugo Herrera/Melanie McDonald
Age: 8
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 954799-
SP
Winner of five races at 5f. Beaten 13l behind Mystical Image at 100-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 5f in December last year. Readily opposed on form.
2 (2)
Singingintheheat
Abel Cedillo/Larry Rivelli
Age: 7
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 12877-5
SP
Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f. Finished 9l behind Aalsmeer when fifth of 6 at 13-10fav on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 5f earlier this month. Faded late on over this trip last time, albeit in much better company.
3 (3)
Ultra Fame
Luis Ocasio/Jonathan Wong
Age: 7
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 8/2435-4
SP
He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Finished 2 1/4l behind Luck Lasts when fourth of 8 at 13-5 on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 6f earlier this month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Genaro Vallejo. Capable of making his presence felt.
4 (4)
Ralph Jacobs
Julien Couton/John Martin
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 1/84316-
SP
He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Finished 3 1/2l behind Capes Hot Rocket when sixth of 7 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 5f in October last year. Won at Fresno prior to that effort and is worth a second chance.
5 (5)
Tiz Buff
Catalino Martinez/Ricardo Perez
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 16564-8
SP
He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Beaten 9l behind Private Marini at 15-2 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 5f earlier this month. Form has tailed off in recent months.
6 (6)
Mystical Image
Francisco Duran/Ed Moger
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 59/6651-
SP
Winner of five races from 4f to 7f. A winner at 18-1 at Golden Gate Fields over 5f on his latest outing in December last year, beating You Play The Bench by a short head. Gutsy winner from the front last time and could be tough to peg back.
7 (7)
Chatterman
Wesley Henry/Isidro Tamayo
Age: 5
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 11448-3
SP
Successful twice at 5f. Third of 9 behind On Fire beaten 2 1/2l at 16-10fav on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 6f earlier this month. Cannot be ignored on the back of that effort.
8 (8)
You Play The Bench
Alejandro Gomez/Rene Amescua
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 665/82-5
SP
He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Finished 2 3/4l behind Dom The Bomb when fifth of 6 at 13-5 on his latest outing at Golden Gate Fields over 5f earlier this month. Only struggled late on there and may have paid for pushing the early pace.
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