Here are the picks for today's start of horse racing at the Alameda County Fair for Friday, June 27.
1. Nivours Romance...Had nothing for winner last week. Blazing Wings...Never got going in last. Tm Sold Out...Could figure in here.
2. Ima Top Gun...The mule to beat here. Dashn Bobi McGee...Won here first week. Lil Sarah...Could be a factor.
3. Rathgar...Working well over track for return. Royal Stormer...A favorite of this barn. Iron Joe T...Solid career, has run well on dirt.
4. Inspector Jim...Has worked up well to distance. Lucky Fame...Hasn't worked at this distance yet. Smiling Wonderboy...Expect improvement here.
5. Mr. Cactus...Slides down into good spot. D'italia...Barn switch will help. Always a Sunrise...There has to be something here.
6. El Gran Matador...Looks the best of this lot. Go On Red...Repeat of last put right there. Poker Dave...Know will be in the mix.
7. Adriatic Lass...Can horse handle the dirt? Reflected Love...Tough if takes to track. Chat With Me...A lot to like in this one.
8. Land of the Free...Could be tough in the lane. Warren's Tyler S...Going to be charging late. Little Prince...Will try to shake loose out front.