Entries and Our Picks for Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs on Aug.11

Race 7. Longacres Mile(G3). For three-year-old and up at 1 mile on dirt. Purse $200,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Restrainedvengence  Kevin Krigger Val Brinkerhoff 15/1
2 Solid Wager  Juan M. Gutierrez Michael J. Maker 5/1
3 Oh Marvelous Me  Jorge Carreno Blaine D. Wright 12/1
4 Rocky Tough  Julien Couton Tim McCanna 8/1
5 Law Abidin Citizen  Abel Cedillo Mark Glatt 10/1
6 Curlin Rules  Martin A. Pedroza John W. Sadler 6/1
7 Brave Nation  Gary Wales John Snow 20/1
8 Anyportinastorm  Juan J. Hernandez Blaine D. Wright 8/5
9 More Power to Him  Kevin E. Orozco Kay Penney Cooper 12/1
10 Elliott Bay  Javier Matias Frank Lucarelli 30/1
11 El Huerfano  Agapito Delgadillo Chris Stenslie 8/1

Anyportinastorm recorded the meet’s fastest times at six furlongs (1:07.54) and 6 1/2 furlongs (1:14.35) while winning the Governor’s Stakes and Budweiser Stakes. His last race was the Budweiser Stakes on June 30. He has posted four bullet works since his last race. His last one was on Aug. 5 a half-mile breeze in :48 Aug. 5. He is 7-1-4 in 13 career starts with earnings of $241,025, including three stakes wins in his most recent three starts. He likes to be forwardly placed and in this race within inside post position should be the pace setter. He should finish in the top three.

Oh Marvelous Me is  0-2-2 in five starts this year. He ran third in his last race the Mt. Rainer. He finished third in the 2018 Longacres Mile. He is 6-5-6 in 18 lifetime starts at Emerald Downs. He should finish on the board.

Solid Wager is 1-2-1 in seven starts this year. He ran fourth in the San Carlos(G2) at Santa Anita on March 30. He won the also Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on January 18. He finished fourth in his most recent race the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Stakes on July 13 qt Indiana Grand. He was claimed for $62,500 at Churchill Downs on May 3. He should finish in the top four.

Curlin Rules is 0-0-0 in his two starts this year. His best finish this year was a fourth-place finish in an allowance optional claiming, $62,500, at Del Mar on July 24. He did not compete in 2018. His only win in 2017 was an allowance optional claiming,$62,500, at Del Mar on July 24. He has speed and will try to pressure or set the pace. He should finish on the board.

Law Abidin Citizen has a graded stakes win on turf in the San Simeon Stakes (G3T) March 31 and was second in the American Stakes (G3T) June 23. He showed nothing in his last race on July 21 and finished last. If he fires then he should be close to lead group and pressure the pace. If you throw out his last race, he should on the board. 

More Power to Him is 2-1-3 for his 9 starts in 2019. He likes to come from way off the pace and proved his ability as a deep closer by  winning the Mt. Rainier Stakes on July 21. He has a chance of finishing in the top five.

Rocky Tough is 1-3-2 for his 8 starts in 2019. He enters second -place finish in a $50,000 claiming race at Churchill Downs on June 29. He likes to come from off the pace near the back of the field. He will need a fast pace and tried horses to have a chance of finishing in the top six.

El Huerfano is 2-2-0 for his 7 starts in 2019. He enters off a second-place finish in the Mt. Rainier Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. His two wins came in allowance optional claiming races at Santa Anita. He has speed and will needs to use it to get position from post position 11. He has a chance of finishing on the board.

Restrainedvengence is 0-0-0 for his two starts in 2019. He enters off a fifth-place finish in the Wickerr at Del Mar. He won the 2018 Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar. He should not be a factor.

Brave Nation is 3-3-1 in his career. His last win was an allowance optional claiming at Golden Gate on May 24. He finished second in his last race the Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings on July 14. He should not be a factor.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Anyportinastorm
  • Curlin Rules
  • Solid Wager

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