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RACE ANALYSIS

Thursday, Sept. 1....friday, august 26 ....Saturday, august 27 ... sunday, august 28

 

by brian 'The Biscuit' kohn

 

 

 
  
 
August 26
Race 1:
Minnesota-bred Naomi Ridge Esq. goes from open company allowance to the $30,000 claiming price. She finished runner-up after leading most of the race at this claiming price June 26. She was able to race off of the pace in a Minnesota-bred allowance victory last time. She finished fifth last time behind Arlington Park shipper Arabian Queen. Her versatile running style should help her here as there may not be a lot of early pace.
Dorn also goes from allowance to claiming. She has finished in the money in her first three starts this season before finishing fifth in an allowance race on the main track in her latest start. She was third on this turf course three starts back as one of the top choices. Overall, she has finished on the money in five of seven career starts on this turf course. 
Taberah will be making her first start since May 30 at Prairie Meadows. She had two starts at Prairie Meadows before the layoff. She was seventh two starts back but went wire-to-wire last time at the $15,000 claiming price. The runner-up in that race went on to win her next start. She was victorious on the turf earlier this year in a maiden race at Sam Houston.   She should be well rested for this start and will continue to have Daniel Vergara aboard.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Naomi Ridge Esq.
2nd Place:
#3 Dorn
3rd Place:
#2 Taberah
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
5

$1 Double ($6 total)
3, 5/5, 8, 11
 
Race 2:
Keep Me Posted was victorious the last time he raced this distance. That was three starts back at this claiming price June 11. The runner-up in that race, Alvear, would go on to win his next start. The latest two races have been at longer distances including at one mile and one sixteenth in his latest start. Although he finished behind several entered here in that race, I would expect him to improve with the distance cut back. He also switches to jockey Andrew Ramgeet. Trainer David Van Winkle and Ramgeet win at a 30% rate when they are teamed together.
Stormy Holiday was favored in his first start of the year June 30 at the $10,000 claiming price but would finish fourth behind wire-to-wire winner Yes by Gold. He was claimed in that race to trainer Karl Broberg, a 35% winner this season. He won for Broberg two starts back at the $10,000 claiming price. He was the heavy favorite last time but would finish runner-up behind Vibrato Jazz at this claiming price.
Minnesota-bred Lil’ Apollo was fourth behind multiple meet winner Smooth Chiraz in his first start of the year in a state-bred allowance race. He would move up to stakes company in the Blair’s Cove Stakes but would finish seventh behind favorite A P Is Loose. After finished fourth behind several of these two starts back, he was victorious last time at this claiming price. He switched to leading jockey Dean Butler for that start and will continue to have Butler here.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Keep Me Posted
2nd Place:
#11 Stormy Holiday
3rd Place:
#5 Lil’ Apollo
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
8
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
5, 8, 11
 
Race 3:
Stormy Rhonda has the least amount of races of any of the runners entered here. She was victorious on the turf three starts back in a maiden allowance race June 12. She was third on the main track three starts back behind Cotton Club Cutie. Last time, she returned to the turf as the favorite but would finish fourth. She switches to leading jockey Dean Butler. Butler and trainer McLean Robertson win at a 33% rate when they are teamed together.
Cotton Club Cutie has won two of four starts this season. She was victorious in her first start of the year in a starter allowance race by a head. After finishing third by a neck behind stakes winning Minnesota-bred Honey’s Sox Appeal in an allowance race, she would be victorious by over two lengths two starts back in an allowance race. She finished third last time in an allowance race July 23. Not sure how she will handle the surface today as she has finished second once in seven career turf starts.
Makinmymark has finished runner-up in three of five starts this season. She finished fourth behind Ball and Chain and next race winner Queen Kate June 24. Since then, she finished runner-up July 3 behind next race winner Diva’s Rule. She finished runner-up in her latest start August 18 behind favorite Manille. She has only one turf start in her career. Possibly the surface switch here will help her return to the form she had last season when she won three consecutive starts.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Stormy Rhonda
2nd Place:
#6 Cotton Club Cutie
3rd Place:
#8 Makinmymark
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta ($4 total)
7/1, 3, 6, 8

$2 Double ($6 total)
7/2, 3, 5
 
Race 4:
Back Alley Warrior will be making his second career start. He finished fourth in his debut and placed third through disqualification. He was urged but was even late. He should improve here with that experience. The runner-up in that start, Fireman Oscar, would go on to win the Northern Lights Futurity last Sunday by over six lengths.
Alittlebittwisted will be making his debut for the McLean Robertson barn. Robertson wins at a 16% rate with first time starters. Although he lacks a career start, he has been working out in the main track since May 25. He should be in good shape for his debut here and could be tough to beat if he is ready to go. Robertson and jockey Alex Canchari win at a 19% rate when they are teamed together for a start.
Dixie Native Ruler will be making his third career start. He has finished fourth in each of his first two starts. He improved to fourth in his debut and tracked but ran evenly in his second start. He is another runner that could improve here with that experience. The winner of his debut , Devil’s Teeth, would go on to finish runner-up as the even money favorite in the Northern Lights Futurity.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Back Alley Warrior
2nd Place:
#5 Alittlebittwisted
3rd Place:
#3 Dixie Native Ruler
Suggested Wagers:
$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 5

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 5
Race 5:
Got Even Smarter will be making his third career start. He chased the lead but weakened to third in his debut start. He would improve in his next race with a runner-up performance in the $40,000 MTA Sales Graduate Futurity in his latest start as the favorite. He was able to advance and be second best in that start. He should be tough to beat here with that experience.
Monday Confession will be making his second career start. He was near the pace early on in his first career start, but flatted late and finished fifth. The runner-up in that race, Fireman Oscar, would go on to win the Northern Lights Futurity last Sunday. He is another one that should improve with his race experience here.
Luas Brio will be making his second career start. He made his debut in the MTA Sales Graduate Futurity July 30. He finished ninth after pressing the pace early on. He will have blinkers on for this start. Possibly the added equipment will help him race well here. He also switches to leading jockey Dean Butler.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Got Even Smarter
2nd Place:
#7 Monday Confession
3rd Place:
#8 Luas Brio
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
2/7, 8

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
2/5, 7, 8/5, 7, 8
 
Race 6:
Kill Shot shipped in from Santa Anita. He would finished runner-up in each of his first two starts this meet at the $12,500 claiming price as the favorite. His latest start at this claiming price August 4 is a toss out as he lost the rider. He would be placed sixth through disqualification in that race. I would expect him to bounce back from that race here. Trainer Robertino Diodoro and jockey Danial Vergara win at a 29% rate when they are teamed together.
Minnesota-bred True West has won three of six starts this season. He was victorious against state-bred $50,000 maiden claiming in his first start of the year. He would win a state-bred allowance race four starts back. Two starts back, he tried going longer to one mile and seventy yards in the Minnesota Derby. He would finish fifth there but bounce back in his latest start cutting the distance back to five furlongs. This will be the first time this year he will face open company. He could be tough to beat if his state-bred form is able to translate here.
Runaway Chance is another Minnesota-bred entered here. He won back-to-back Minnesota-bred $20,000 claiming races earlier this season including by over five lengths May 29 as the heavy favorite. He moved up to state-bred allowance where he would finish seventh behind multiple meet winner The Great Casby. He goes back to a claiming price here and switches to leading jockey Dean Butler.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Kill Shot
2nd Place:
#6 True West
3rd Place:
#9 Runaway Chance
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
4, 6

50-cent Pick 3 ($3 total)
4, 6/8/2, 5, 6
 
Race 7:
Doodle Hopper has finished in the money in all three starts this season. He won a maiden claiming race three starts back as the heavy favorite. Two starts back, he would finish third as the favorite at this claiming price. The runner-up in that race, Keyed for Speed, would go on to win his next start. He was favored in his latest effort returning from a layoff and would finish runner-up in that race ahead of several other runners entered here.
Finance Account has improved in each start this season. After returning from a layoff and shipping here from Lone Star Park, he would finish sixth at the $20,000 claiming price. He dropped to the claiming price in each of his last two starts. He finished third behind multiple meet winner Kluszweski two starts back. He would finish third last time by two lengths and will continue to have leading jockey Dean Butler in the irons.
Brock Baby ships here from Prairie Meadows. He has finished in the money in four of his last five starts. He was runner-up two starts back at the $10,000 maiden claiming price, but placed first through disqualification. The initial winner of that start, Rooster Bay, would go on to win his next start. He would finish runner-up at the $7,500 claiming price in his latest start August 6 behind next race winner Commander Gib.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Doodle Hopper
2nd Place:
#4 Finance Account
3rd Place:
#3 Brock Baby
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
8/3, 4

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
8/3, 4, 7/3, 4, 7
 
Race 8:
Poetic Poser ships here from Prairie Meadows. He also will be making his first start since moving to the Thad Keller barn. Keller has finished in the money in six of eleven starts this season. He drops in claiming price from $5,000 to $4,000. He has finished runner-up in two of his last three starts including finishing ahead of next race winner From Day One in his latest start August 5.
Setnmupknocknmdown was claimed for $4,000 two starts back to Larry Donlin. He finished runner-up his first start after the claim last time August 6. Donlin was the trainer of this one earlier this year. Under Donlin’s condititioning, he finished in the money in four consecutive starts including a victory here at this price last season. He was claimed for $5,000 from Donlin in April at Fonner Park. It looks like returning to Donlin has brought back his earlier form.
Makoshika was claimed for $5,000 three starts back. He would finished runner-up as the favorite two starts back at the $7,500 claiming price. He ships in from Prairie Meadows and should bounce back from his latest effort at the $7,500 claiming price where he would finish last as a longshot. One of the top jockeys, Alex Canchari, is in the irons. Canchari and trainer Jon Arnett win at a 16% rate when they are teamed together.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Poetic Poser
2nd Place:
#6 Setnmupknocknmdown
3rd Place:
#5 Makoshika
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
2

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 5, 6
AUGUST 27 MYSTIC LAKE DERBY DAY
 
Race 1:
Freakin Stormy made her debut start August 6. She was one of the top choices but flattened to finish third. That was a maiden allowance race and would expect her to improve here with that experience and dropping down to the $20,000 maiden claiming price. Trainer Robertino Diodoro wins at an 18% rate with maidens making their second start.
Minnesota-bred No Bling has only faced state-breds for her first two career starts. She was fourth in a maiden allowance race July 29. She moved to the $30,000 maiden claiming price for her latest start where she would finish runner-up behind favorite U S Express. That race was August 20 and will be on short rest to this start. Trainer McLean Robertson has won two of three races with that short of time between starts.
Top Hat Wildcat will be moving from maiden allowance to maiden claiming. She finished a well beaten eighth in her debut race July 24. The runner-up in that start, Irish Beauty, would go on to win her next race and is entered later today in the Careless Navigator Stakes. Since then, she has sharp workouts on the main track including a bullet workout August 6. She adds blinkers here and possibly the equipment change will be a key for her to improve off of her debut start today.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 Freakin Stormy
2nd Place:
#5 No Bling
3rd Place:
#6 Top Hat Wildcat
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
3

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 5, 6
Race 2:
Calypso Run finished fourth in his return start after a layoff in a stakes race going five furlongs on the turf at Churchill Downs. She has raced twice here since. She extended the distance to one mile and finished runner-up in the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes. She would finish third at one mile in an allowance race as the favorite in her latest start July 29. There may not be a lot of early speed here. She could be the one to catch if she can set a slow pace. She will have leading jockey Dean Butler aboard for the first time this season.
Prado’s Sweet Ride is a graded stakes winner. She won the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs June 2015. She has not won since, but has finished in the top five in each of her last two starts. The runner-up two starts back and the third place finisher last time would go on to win their next starts. She has not raced since July 7, so she should be well rested for this start. All four career victories have been on the turf.
America Mon Amie has finished in the money in both career starts on this turf course. She was victorious in the Northbound Pride Oaks June 2015. She made her second career start on this course earlier this year in a third place finish in the $100,000 Lady Canterbury Stakes. She finished fourth in her latest start in a stakes on the turf at Mountaineer. That was returning from a layoff and would expect her to improve here. Jockey Santo Sanjur will be aboard for this start. Sanjur was in the irons for her latest win earlier this year in an allowance race at Arlington Park.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #1 Calypso Run
2nd Place:
#5 Prado’s Sweet Ride
3rd Place:
#7 America Mon Amie
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
1
50-cent Pick 3 ($4.50 total)
1, 5, 7/7/1, 4, 6
Race 3:
Go Around has been racing in graded stakes in each of his last two starts. He was eighth in the Grade I Man O’ War Stakes at Belmont Park May 14. He returned from a layoff in the Grade III Arlington Handicap where he would finish fourth. Before moving up to graded stakes, he won back-to-back starts including an open company allowance at Gulfstream Park and a state-bred stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. He should be near the expected early leader Majestic Pride. He has never raced this short in his brief career. If he can handle this distance, he could be the one to beat.
Majestic Pride has won back-to-back allowance starts here. He won by over fifteen lengths two starts back in a race taken off the turf and moved to the main track. He returned to the turf in his latest start where he would win over several others entered here including Red Zeus and Broken Key. He draws the rail here and could be the one to catch if he is able to break sharply and have the early lead.
Broken Key won four consecutive starts including an allowance race here two starts back on the turf. He was fourth in his latest start behind Majestic Pride and Red Zeus in a turf allowance July 29. He switches to jockey Francisco Torres. Torres was aboard him for his starter allowance victory as the favorite at Fair Grounds three starts back. 
Race Selections:
1st Place: #7 Go Around
2nd Place:
#1 Majestic Pride
3rd Place:
#3 Broken Key
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
7/1, 3

$2 Double ($6 total)
7/1, 4, 6
 
Race 4:
Whatawonderflworld will be making his first turf start of the year. He began his 2-year-old season on the grass, finishing in the top two in his first three career starts including a state-bred allowance win last November at Aqueduct. He won a $100,000 stakes race to kick off his 3-year-old season and was runner-up in his latest start in a stakes race at Turfway Park March 12. Trainer Mark Casse wins at a 16% rate with return starts from a layoff. He has a string of bullet workouts at Belmont Park including his latest August 16. Jockey Robby Albarado was aboard One Mean Man for his last three starts, but will be in the irons on this one for the first time today.
One Mean Man is a graded stakes winner. He was victorious in the Grade III American Derby at Arlington Park two starts back. He finished fourth in his latest start, the Grade I Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park August 13. Overall, he has won four of eleven turf starts and has won twice at this distance. He switches to jockey Santo Sanjur. Sanjur has finished in the money in all three starts this season at Canterbury.
Hay Dakota moved to the turf after returning from a layoff in his first start this season. He took well to the surface switch as he finished runner-up in a $20,000 maiden claiming race June 18. Since then, he has won back-to-back starts including by over five lengths in his latest start August 4 in an allowance race. He is the only entry here with multiple victories on this course.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Whatawonderflworld
2nd Place:
#4 One Mean Man
3rd Place:
#1 Hay Dakota
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
6

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 4, 6
 
Race 5:
Bar Fight has finished in the money in all three starts this season. He was runner-up in his first start of the year before breaking through with a maiden victory by a neck two starts back as the heavy favorite. He would go up in class to stakes in the Victor S. Myers Stakes where he would take the early lead but finish third behind multiple meet winners Smooth Chiraz and Cupid’s Delight. He has not raced since July 4. He should be well rested for this start and should race well here going from stakes to allowance.
Archarchmonarch has finished in the money two of his last four sprint starts. He finished third in his first start of the season June 4. The runner-up in that race, True West, would go on to win his next start. Two starts back, he would finish runner-up behind multiple meet winner The Great Casby. He extended his distance to one mile for his latest effort. He got squeezed in that race where he would finish fourth. I would expect him to bounce back here with a better trip and cutting the distance back to six furlongs.
Proxima won by three lengths in his first start of the year July 23 in a Minnesota-bred maiden allowance race. He would face winners for the first time in a $20,000 claiming race in his latest start. He was favored there but ducked at the break and finished a well beaten seventh. He has a bullet workout since that race which could be a good sign that he is ready to go today. Although both starts this year were at one mile, he did finish third in his debut start last season going six furlongs.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #1 Bar Fight
2nd Place:
#3 Archarchmonarch
3rd Place:
#5 Proxima
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
1/3, 5

$2 Double ($4 total)
1/1, 8
 
Race 6:
Anzoo finished off the board in each of her first three starts this season. She finished fifth in her second start of the year behind next races winners Your Last Warning and Queen Sammy. In her third start of the year, the top three finishers would all go on to win their next starts. She would finish runner-up at the $10,000 maiden claiming price before breaking through with a win in a maiden allowance race two starts back. The runner-up in that race, Kandy Sweep, would go on to win her next start. She finished fifth last time, but goes from the $20,000 claiming price to the $10,000 claiming price for this start.
North Sky finished third behind stakes winner Honey’s Sox Appeal in an allowance race in her first start of the year. She would be fifth behind stakes winner Dazzlingsweetheart three starts back in an allowance race. In her latest effort, she would be sixth behind next race winner Da Kleinen Schatzi. She drops from the $30,000 to the $10,000 claiming price for this start. She should race well here considering how tough the competition has been for her so far this season.
Pure Music finished off the board in each of her first three starts this year, including two open company $30,000 claiming price races. She has bounced back returning to state-bred races including runner-up on the turf by a neck at the $20,000 claiming price two starts back. Although she moves from the turf to the main track here, she was victorious in a maiden race last year on the main track.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #8 Anzoo
2nd Place:
#1 North Sky
3rd Place:
#5 Pure Music
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
8

$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
1, 8
 
Race 7:
Warrior’s Kid won his debut race on this track July 4, finishing ahead of He’s Munnie in that start. He shipped over to Prairie Meadows for his latest effort, the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes. He would stumble at start, but was able to bounce back and finish runner-up by only a neck. He could be tough to beat here if he can have a better start. Chris Rosier will be aboard for the first time. Rosier and trainer Eric Heitzmann win at a 21% rate when they are teamed together.
Line Judge was favored in his debut race July 22 before finishing runner-up behind Even Thunder. He learned from that experience as he was able to go wire-to-wire as the heavy favorite in his latest effort August 7, finishing ahead of He’s Munnie. He has a sharp workout on the main track August 23 since that start which may be a sign that he is ready to race well today.
Bella’s Back won by over three lengths in her debut start July 3. The third place finisher in that race, Trappingsofsilver, would go on to win her next start. She shipped over to Prairie Meadows for the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes where she would stumble at the start. She finished eighth there but could bounce back from that race returning to a surface she has been successful on. She has two bullet workouts here since her latest effort.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Warrior’s Kid
2nd Place:
#1 Line Judge
3rd Place:
#6 Bella’s Back
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
4

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
1, 4, 6
Race 8:
Ranger School has won three of his last six starts. He won back-to-back starts earlier this year including by over two lengths at the $5,000 claiming price at Oaklawn Park. He would go on to finish runner-up in back-to-back starts at Prairie Meadows and finish fourth two starts back. In his latest effort, he was victorious at the $7,500 claiming price, finishing ahead of next race winner Dmherewittywitty. 
Bellamy Run takes a large drop in class here. He finished seventh as the lukewarm favorite on the turf in an allowance race August 4.   Previously, he had finished in the top two in three starts since being claimed for $20,000 to the McLean Robertson barn including a victory three starts back as the favorite at the $12,500 claiming price. He is the one to beat here but concerned with dropping all the way down to this price considering how well he has raced at higher prices.
Dickens moves from the turf to the main track. He has finished off the board in three of his last four starts, all on the turf. In his career, he has finished runner-up once in six career turf starts. All three victories have been on the dirt. He finished third two starts back at the $10,000 claiming price in his latest dirt start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Ranger School
2nd Place:
#3 Bellamy Run
3rd Place:
#1 Dickens
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
3, 6

$2 Double ($4 total)
3, 6/2
Race 9:
Ella’s Kitten has finished in the money in all five starts since moving to the Robertino Diodoro barn. He finished runner-up in a starter allowance race on the turf two starts back. In his latest effort, he finished runner-up as the heavy favorite at this claiming price on the main track. He finished ahead of On Cycle in that race. He switches to rider Daniel Vergara. Vergara was aboard in his latest victory earlier this year at the $6,250 claiming price at Turf Paradise.
Dawson Who ships here from Prairie Meadows. He finished off the board in each of his first three starts since moving to the Jon Arnett barn. In his latest effort, he would take the early lead but be empty late and finish third at the $5,000 claiming price as the favorite. Four of his eight career wins have been at this distance. He will have leading jockey Dean Butler in the irons.
On Cycle has finished in the money in each of his last four starts. He was claimed two starts back for $4,000 to the barn of Nevada Litfin. In his first start with the new connections, he would finish third. He would have a late stride in that race. Orlando Mojica continues to be aboard here and may get this one to run much better earlier in the race with that experience.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Ella’s Kitten
2nd Place:
#4 Dawson Who
3rd Place:
#5 On Cycle
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
2/4, 5

$1 Trifecta ($6 total)
2/4, 5, 7/4, 5, 7
August 28
Race 1:
Dorothyroseblanche ships over from Northern California. She was victorious two starts back at the $5,000 maiden claiming price, but was disqualified and placed second. In her latest start at the $8,000 maiden claiming price, she was one of the top choices but stopped and would finish last. The third place finisher in that race would go on to win her next start. She moves to the Miguel Angel Silva barn, a 16% winner with first starts after the move. She also has two good workouts on the main track here which may be a sign that she is ready to bounce back from her latest performance.
Arizona Ranger finished runner-up in her first start of the season. She has yet to finish in the money since, but got shuffled back at the start in an eighth place performance two starts back on the turf. She dropped to the claiming price last time, but had an awkward break and would finish fifth. She switches to jockey Larren Delmore. Delmore and trainer Dan McFarlane win at a 25% rate when they are teamed together.
Baby Mamita ships here from Prairie Meadows. She finished off of the board in her first two starts at Prairie Meadows. She has improved since then finishing third two starts back against Iowa-breds at the $7,500 maiden claiming race and third in her latest start at the $10,000 maiden claiming price going this distance July 17. The runner-up in that race would go on to win her next start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #4 Dorothyroseblanche
2nd Place:
#7 Arizona Ranger
3rd Place:
#5 Baby Mamita
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
4/5, 7

$2 Double ($4 total)
4/5, 8
 
Race 2:
Stella’s Princess was a dominant debut winner last season by over seven lengths before finishing tenth as the favorite in the Northern Lights Debutante. This season, she finished eighth in her debut start. She probably needed that race as she would improve in her next race with a runner-up performance behind Honey’s Sox Appeal and third two starts back behind Dazzlingsweetheart in the Frances Genter Stakes. She extended the distance to one mile and seventy yards for the Minnesota Oaks where she would finish last. I would expect her to bounce back here with the cut back in distance and going to the $20,000 claiming price. She has only one career victory while many she will be facing here have been to the winner’s circle twice.
Rodeoactive broke through with her maiden victory as the favorite three starts back going one mile on the main track at the $50,000 maiden claiming price. She tried the turf for the first time two starts back and would finish a well beaten seventh. She probably did not like that surface as she bounced back well in her latest effort with a victory going five and a half furlongs at this claiming price.
P J’s Angel has finished in the money in her five starts this season. She was third four starts back behind next race winner Elli Mae Win and runner-up two starts back behind multiple meet winner Da Kleinen Schatzi. She extended the distance to one mile and went up in class to allowance where she would finish fourth August 18. She should improve here with the cut back in distance and going back to the $20,000 claiming price.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Stella’s Princess
2nd Place:
#8 Rodeoactive
3rd Place:
#4 P J’s Angel
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
5

$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
5, 8
 
Race 3:
Kluszewski has been dominant in each of his last two starts. He won by nine lengths two starts back and by five lengths in his latest effort August 19. He moves to starter allowance company from the $6,250 claiming price. He has yet to finish in the money in two career turf starts. If his recent dirt form translate to the turf here, he could be tough to beat.
Alvear was victorious as the 2-1 favorite three starts back in a starter allowance race on the turf. He was favored two starts back in a starter allowance race, but that was at one mile and three eighths. The winner of that race, Woodmans Luck, would go on to win his next start. He cut the distance back to one mile and seventy yards for his latest effort, but would finish runner-up as the favorite behind wire-to-wire winner Alpine Gathering.
Corporate Chapel was claimed for $4,000 four starts back to the Troy Bethke barn. He would move up to the $10,000 claiming price and to the turf in his first start after the claim. He would finish eighth in that race behind wire-to-wire winner Yes by Gold. Since then, he has moved back to the main track where he has won back-to-back starts including at the $5,000 claiming price July 28. Although he did not race well in his latest turf start, he has won on this turf course in his career.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #9 Kluszewski
2nd Place:
#5 Alvear
3rd Place:
#6 Corporate Chapel
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
9

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
5, 6, 9
 
 
Race 4:
Orphan Shoes moved over to the Tony Rengstorf barn before her first start this season. She finished runner-up as the heavy favorite in her first start with the new conditioner. After finishing fourth on the turf at the $20,000 maiden claiming price behind favorite Gogogio, she would break through with her maiden win two starts back by over two lengths. In her latest effort, she would finish runner-up when facing winners for the first time, finishing ahead of favorite Gamer Babe.
Emma’s Parade ships here from Churchill Downs and will be making her first start since moving to the Dan McFarlane barn. McFarlane wins at a 22% rate with first starts after the barn switch. She will be dropping in price at finishing fifth in her latest race June 17 at the $15,000 claiming price. Larren Delorme will be in the irons. Delorme and McFarlane win at a 25% rate when they are teamed together for a start.
Gamer Babe has finished in the money in her last five starts at the meet. She was runner-up behind multiple meet winner Warren’s Dixi Bell in her second start of the season. She has finished third in each of her last two starts at this price including behind Orphan Shoes as the 2-1 wagering favorite in her latest start.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Orphan Shoes
2nd Place:
#8 Emma’s Parade
3rd Place:
#9 Gamer Babe
Suggested Wagers:
$2 Exacta ($4 total)
6/8, 9

$2 Double ($4 total)
6/3, 5
 
Race 5:
Sky Wonder was claimed for $12,500 in his latest start to trainer Robertino Diodoro. Diodoro wins at a 22% rate with first starts after the claim. He was favored in that race, but would finish runner-up behind next race winner Malacrianza and ahead of another Diodoro entry here, Cable Jett. He has yet to win in four career turf starts, but has finished in the money in three of those races including twice this season. 
Domikate will be dropping in claiming price and moving back to the turf course. He finished sixth in his latest start at the $20,000 claiming price in a race that was scheduled for the turf but moved to the main track. He has not been on the turf since April 8 at Lone Star Park. Overall, he has finished in the money in each of his last three turf starts including two maiden allowance races in Texas earlier this year.
Minnesota-bred Teddy Time will face open company for the first time in his career. He finished fourth in his debut start in a maiden allowance race July 4. Since then, he finished third two starts back before breaking through with his maiden victory last time July 31. Both of those races were at the $50,000 maiden claiming price. In his debut, the third place finisher Where’s Jordan would go on to win his next start and the runner-up last time, Darrenator, would go on to win his next start as well.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #5 Sky Wonder
2nd Place:
#3 Domikate
3rd Place:
#1 Teddy Time
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
5

$2 Exacta Box ($4 total)
3, 5
Race 6:
Yodelin’ Angel was claimed for $5,000 to the David McShane barn. She moved to an allowance race for her latest start where she would finish seventh. I would expect her to improve going back to the $4,000 claiming price. She also extends the distance to one mile. The last time she raced this long she would finish third in an allowance race May 8 at Prairie Meadows. She will have leading jockey Dean Butler aboard and has won three of five career starts at Canterbury Park.
Gambler Five was also claimed for $5,000 two starts back at Prairie Meadows. She would finish third in that race where the top two finishers would each go on to win their next starts. She moved up to the $6,250 claiming price and cut the distance to six and a half furlongs. She would finish fifth there, but could bounce back dropping in price and extending the distance to one mile. She will be ridden by one of the top jockeys this season, Alex Canchari.
Oltimate Broad was claimed for $3,500 to the Harlan Walker barn earlier this year at Turf Paradise. Since the claim, she would go on to win two of her next three starts, both allowance races in Nebraska. She has yet to be in the winner’s circle in each of her latest four starts, but has finished third two of her last three races including at one mile at the $6,250 claiming price behind next race winner Tactical Girl.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #6 Yodelin’ Angel
2nd Place:
#5 Gambler Five
3rd Place:
#3 Oltimate Broad
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Exacta ($4 total)
6/3, 5

50-cent Pick 3 ($4.50 total)
6/3, 9, 10/2, 3, 7
 
Race 7:
J R Thunder ships from Arlington Park. He has finished in the money in two of his last four starts. He was runner-up four starts back at the $25,000 maiden claiming price and third two starts back in a maiden allowance race. He was fifth last time, but in that race he had a tough trip where he did not have any room past the eighth pole. He could be the one to beat here if he gets a better trip and will have veteran rider Scott Stevens aboard.
Likefatherlikeson will be making his third career start. At one point in his debut start, he was eleven lengths behind but was able to improve to finish third. He also improved to finish third in his latest effort, his first career turf start. He cuts back in distance to five furlongs here. If he keeps improving off of those two races and can handle this short of a distance, he could be tough to beat.
Cape Rosso makes his second career start and first start since November 21 at Fair Grounds. He finished a well beaten ninth in his debut race. The third place finisher in that race would go on to win his next start. He has not raced since, but does have two bullet workouts on the main track including his latest workout August 18. Trainer Eric Heitzmann and jockey Chris Rosier win at a 21% rate when they are teamed together.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #3 J R Thunder
2nd Place:
#10 Likefatherlikeson
3rd Place:
#9 Cape Rosso
Suggested Wagers:

$2 Win, Place ($4 total)
3

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
3, 9, 10
 
Race 8:
Cindys Sail Away will be making his second start for Joel Berndt and since shipping here from Prairie Meadows. At one point this year, he finished in the money in six consecutive starts including a career best runner-up by a neck at the $7,500 claiming price three starts back at Prairie Meadows. He was one of the top choices at this price last time, but would finish eighth behind several of these entered here. He switches to jockey Israel Hernandez. Possibly a different rider will get him back on track here.
Kilroy shipped here from Louisiana Downs and moved over to the Nevada Litfin barn. Since then, he has finished in the money in each of his two starts including runner-up two starts back behind heavy favorite Twooliversanatwist. He was third last time in his first start at this distance. Jockey Orlando Mojica and Litfin have won at a 21% rate when they are teamed together.
The Checotah Kid has finished in the money in each of his last three starts at this maiden claiming price. After finishing third two starts back, he moved up to the $20,000 maiden claiming price and to the turf. He would finish seventh in that race, but should do well here returning to the main track and dropping down in price. He has finished in the money in each of his last two starts when going at least a mile at this maiden claiming price.
Race Selections:
1st Place: #2 Cindys Sail Away
2nd Place:
#3 Kilroy
3rd Place:
#7 The Checotah Kid
Suggested Wagers:

$1 Exacta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 7

$1 Trifecta Box ($6 total)
2, 3, 7