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Sunday, April 24
(2) Belief shows a decent race over the track so she gets the call in this spot. Exacta boxes 2-3, 2-5
(1) Del Mar Sunset's speed from the rail is a big plus here and the class drop makes her the one to beat. Exacta boxes 1-2, 1-5
(5) Flatter Me Big won easily here earlier in the meet and trainer Tom Amoss is very good off the claim. Exacta boxes 5-4, 5-3, 5-2
(6) LT's Best Tale shows three works locally and the drop in class makes this one the pick. Exacta boxes 6-5, 6-7
(5) Sister Blues showed big improvement first-time out on turf and has followed that up with good local works. Watch (7) Dyna's Recoleta as Dynaformer offspring loves this turf course. Exacta boxes 5-2, 5-1, 5-7
(3) Conquest Superstar caught a tough field last time and should find this spot a little softer, plus the turnback from a longer distance is appealing. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-2, 3-7
(4) Circus Performer should improve in the second start off the layoff and he also got caught with a wide trip last time. Exacta boxes 4-3, 4-5, 4-7
(3) Stylish Quality got off to a bad start in the 2016 debut and I would expect big improvement--and the early speed is a nice asset here. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-7, 3-8
(4) Conquest Sabre Cat was much improved in the '16 debut for Casse and followed up with a good local work. Exacta boxes 4-7, 4-5
Late Pick 4 (starts in 6th): 3,5,2,7 with 4,3,5 with 3,5,7,8 with 4,7