Chicago Sun-Times : 2020-08-07

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39 suntimes.com | The Hardest-Working Paper in America | Friday, August 7, 2020 | ◆ TODAY’S ARLINGTON LINE TODAY’S HAWTHORNE LINE 7TH | $11,000, MAIDEN CLAIMING $7,500, 1 MILE (TURF) 6TH: $3,100, CONDITIONE­D, PACE P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 1 Pharaoh’s Kitten (KY) J E Lopez C Davis 8/1 2 Z U Now (IL) J E Felix T R Young 5/1 3 Kaliningra­d (KY) C Roman P Vashchenko 7/2 4 Off to the Beach (FL) J Rodriguez E W Hughes 6/1 5 World Tax War (IRE) C A Emigh C Murphy 4/1 6 Rocket Ride (IL) E Perez M Perez 6/1 7 The Dogmen (KY) R Cruz F Bahena 9/2 8 Magic Jack (KY) J Loveberry S O Austin 12/1 The Pick: #3 Kaliningra­d (D) (Closer) Drops in class off a well-beaten fifthplace finish over the course and distance last month in his second start after a short break. Gelding has hit the board in two of eight starts on this turf and trainer Vashchenko wins with 16% of runners third off a layoff. Son of English Channel is winless after 30 starts but a repeat of his second placed finish at Fair Grounds three starts back would make him the winner here. 1 Doctor Jimmy, Leonard 5-6-9 8-5 7 Why Ask Why, Wilfong 2-5-6 5-2 5 Sheriff Coffey, RWarren 4-6-7 4-1 4 He’s A Lock, TWarren 4-5-7 9-1 2 Wildcat Bobby, Shehan 9-7-3 25-1 3 Crash And Burn, Husted 5-7-5 7-1 6 Evening Play, RSFinn 6-8-3 15-1 Doctor Jimmy too far back in last; finds a manageable field. Why Ask Why improved second this level; may prove best. Sheriff Coffey excuses in recent losses; BEWARE! Post time: 2:05 p.m. Peter Galassi Hawthorne Handicappe­d by of Wager at home with Wager.ClubHawtho­rne.com 7:10 p.m. 1ST | $10,000, CLAIMING $4,000, 6 FURLONGS P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Post time: Best bet: 1 Probably Grace (FL) J Loveberry L Rivelli 2 McKinli’sbabyblues (KY) J Tavares R Aguilar 3 Kenai Cool (KY) J E Felix E Rodriguez 4 Rejoice an Be Glad (OK) J Diego R Thurman 5 Lapis Storm (FL) C Roman L Rivelli 6 Angel’s Run (FL) E Thurman R Thurman The Pick: #5 Lapis Storm (D) (Speed) Drops in class off a weakening third place finish after leading early over 5 ½ furlongs here six days ago in her first start since early-March. Daughter of Stormy Atlantic has a record of 5-1-1-1 on this oval and trainer Rivelli wins with 29% of his runners second off a layoff and with 32% dropping two classes. Dark bay figures to be the one to catch with Roman riding. 8/5 15/1 4/1 5/1 2/1 8/1 Doctor Jimmy (6th Race) 1ST: $3,100, CONDITIONE­D, PACE 7TH: $5,600, COND/CLAIMING, PACE PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 2 Jim’s Great, Leonard 2-7-8 9-5 6 Scary Harry, Bell 7-4-3 25-1 4 Major Bliss, Smolin 3-6-3 7-1 7 Mingo, Seekman 4-5-1 20-1 9 Northern Angle, Stewart 6-3-7 2-1 3 Adele’s Big Party, Franco 5-9-9 20-1 1 Park Official, Wilfong 9-6-9 7-1 5 Party’s Jet, RWarren 8-8-8 10-1 8 Rockin Eddie, Shehan 6-9-9 25-1 10 Mitch Mc Bluegrass, TWarren 6-8-7 25-1 Jim’s Great chased a toughie in a needed start; appears ready. Scary Harry tries hard; always capable with right trip. Major Bliss enough speed to be in the battle. PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 1 Tappin Outamessag­e, TWarren 6-1-5 3-1 3 McKee Creek, RWarren 4-3-1 9-2 6 Sports Hero, Wilfong 2-5-2 5-2 2 Farewell Tour, Seekman 6-4-5 15-1 4 Miki’s Magic Ride, Shehan 5-2-9 20-1 8 Little Bita Sass, Leonard 6-8-4 7-2 9 Downwyn Shark, Molitor 3-4-8 30-1 7 Coming Up, Robbins 7-9-6 30-1 5 Fistrockth­enroll, Franco 8-5-8 10-1 Tappin Outamessag­e parked the mile was game to the wire; my vote. McKee Creek in shape; races worth considerin­g. Sports Hero neck shy with similar; rates high. 8TH | $27,500, ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $18,000, 6 & 1/2 FURLONGS P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Jack Van Berg (KY) C Roberts I Mason 12/1 2 Speightson­g (ON) J E Felix J M Cowan 7/2 3 Takafumi (BRZ) J E Lopez I Correas, IV 12/1 4 Can’t Hide From Me (KY) J Loveberry L Rivelli 4/1 5 Liberal Lunacy (KY) C Roman D Poulos 5/1 6 Rip It Ryan (IL) J Tavares G Delong 20/1 7 Bushrod (AZ) F Giles C W Rosin 6/1 8 Tough Stuff (KY) COrm S Manley 6/1 9 Tak (IL) E Perez B Rainwater 15/1 10 Trappe Valley (KY) C A Emigh B A Vanden Berg 6/1 The Pick: #10 Trappe Valley (E) (Stalker) Was involved from the start when weakening to finish second over 5 ½ furlongs at this level in his latest last month in his second start after a 6-month break. Has a record of 6-1-4-0 on this Polytrack and trainer Vanden Berg won with two of her last eight runners third time off a layoff. Gelding can be forwardly placed throughout under Emigh, who has won with six of his last 13 rides for this barn. 2ND | $12,500, STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $8,000 – $5,000, 6 & 1/2 FURLONGS P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Our Thomas (IL) C Roman B Candelas 12/1 2 Long Station (KY) C A Emigh H Rodriguez 8/1 3 Riv (IL) J E Felix E Rodriguez 3/1 4 Ed’s Rocket (FL) C Roberts W E Morey 2/1 5 Sunny’s Storm (KY) J Rodriguez B Griffin 9/2 6 Power Cry (FL) J Tavares H Rodriguez 12/1 7 Gorgeous George (KY) E Perez D Poulos 7/2 The Pick: #4 Ed’s Rocket (D) (Speed) Has won four of nine starts on this track and comes off a fading fourth place finish facing better after leading early over 5 ½ furlongs in his latest here last month in his second start after a short break. Son of Maltese Cat may be in front early and tough to catch with apprentice Roberts riding. 2ND: $8,100, CONDITIONE­D, PACE 8TH: $3,000, CLAIMING, PACE PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 7 Major Attribute, Franco 3-6-1 5-1 8 Brysen, Seekman 4-4-5 12-1 1 Some Noboby, RWarren 3-5-2 3-1 4 Paddy Murphy, Wilfong 1-3-9 12-1 2 Franksnati­vewestrn, Shehan 1-8-1 4-1 3 Evco Lane, Rath 2-9-3 15-1 6 Todd’s Speed, Leonard 3-6-3 6-1 5 Iceneedswh­iskey, Stewart 2-9-8 7-2 Major Attribute beaten chalk had an excuse; deserves another chance. Brysen good races at this level; post will enhance the price. Some Nobody, post will keep him close throughout. 7 In Your Eye, Lackey 2-4-5 5-1 6 I Am Will, RWarren 4-6-7 3-1 8 Gunny Wilson, Anderson 3-6-8 20-1 1 Tymal Torch, Seekman 7-9-5 8-1 4 Jb’s Hero, Leonard 7-6-5 6-1 3 Crankin’ It Up, Wilfong 9-9-4 5-2 9 Perky Pipsqueak, Franco 6-5-3 10-1 5 Regina Beach, RSFinn 8-7-9 30-1 2 Cracker Cam, Smolin 6-8-9 8-1 In Your Eye two suggestive efforts; earns the nod. I Am Will tried hard in last; in the battle. Gunny Wilson improved third in last; upswing can continue. *Picks via brisnet.com 3RD | $27,500, ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $75,000, 1 MILE (TURF) TENNIS State (12-2); No. 23 Air Force (11-2); No. 25 Virginia (9-5). Others receiving votes: Boise State (122) 111; Tennessee (8-5) 111; Arizona State (8-5) 88; Kentucky (8-5) 73; Memphis (122) 71; Baylor (11-3) 66; Washington (8-5) 65; Louisville (8-5) 62; Miami (Fla.)i (6-7) 58; Appalachia­n State (13-1) 31; Navy (112) 17; Virginia (9-5) 13; Air Force (11-2) 12; Mississipp­i State (6-7) 9; TCU (5-7) 7; Washington State (6-7) 6; California (8-5) 5; Tulane (7-6) 5; Louisiana-Lafayette (11-3) 3; Nebraska (5-7) 3; SMU (10-3) 3; Stanford (4-8) 2; Duke (5-7) 1; Indiana (8-5) 1 Kansas State (8-5) 1; Pittsburgh (8-5) 1. P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Tiz Susan Ann (KY) J E Felix J M Cowan 10/1 2 Claudia Jean (IRE) C A Emigh A Meah 3/1 3 Magically Honored (KY) C Roman M E Lauer 8/1 4 Titan’s Treasure (KY) J E Lopez T M Amoss 5/1 5 Summer Day (IL) J Loveberry A Mitchell 7/2 6 Mom’s Red Lipstick (KY) E Perez C M Block 8/5 The Pick: #6 Mom’s Red Lipstick (E) (Closer) Tries turf for the first time and may have needed her latest when unplaced at Keeneland last month being her first outing since last November. Filly has a decent pedigree for grass and won the Arlington Washington Lassie last year for trainer Block who won with one of his first four starters at this meet. WTA PALERMO 3RD: $4,000, CONDITIONE­D, PACE 9TH: $4,900, CONDITIONE­D, PACE Thursday At Country Time Club Palermo, Italy Purse: $225,500 Surface: Red clay (Seedings in parenthese­s) Women’s Singles Round of 16 PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 4 Bold And Brassy, Seekman 2-6-4 9-2 5 Dakota Roadster, RWarren 1-3-7 6-1 6 Hot Rod Dylan, Franco 2-2-9 5-1 1 Bettor’s Promise, Anderson 5-3-5 12-1 3 Maximus, Wilfong 9-5-7 5-2 10 Fox Valley Triton, Leonard 1-2-6 7-1 7 Jersey Jim, TWarren 5-5-3 6-1 8 Almost Cut My Hair, Lackey 3-4-4 20-1 9 Terror Of The Nite, Smolin 4-2-4 30-1 2 RJ Wulfy, Stewart 8-4-5 30-1 Bold And Brassy late rally second in last; a tepid choice. Dakota Roadster well driven to win; capable of repeating. Hot Rod Dylan runner up in last two; will win soon. 2 Backstreet Lawyer, Leonard 4-9-4 7-5 9 Special Sauce, Shehan 2-4-7 8-1 8 Artofficia­l Flavor, Husted 3-4-1 25-1 7 Late Nite Joke, TWarren 6-7-4 9-2 1 Heartland Desire, Franco 4-9-8 30-1 5 Rocknroll High, Seekman 8-3-5 25-1 3 Sir Mammo, Wilfong 7-9-9 5-1 4 Western Vinny, Anderson 6-9-5 7-1 6 Sirodsdali­crickett, Stewart 7-9-4 10-1 Backstreet Lawyer lost to much tougher; should handle these. Special Sauce just missed at this level; main threat. Artofficia­l Flavor has races worth considerin­g. Anett Kontaveit (4), Estonia, def. Laura Siegemund, Germany, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Petra Martic (1), Croatia, def. Liudmila Samsonova, Russia, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Camila Giorgi, Italy, def. Kaja Juvan, Slovenia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Dayana Yastremska (7), Ukraine, def. Oceane Dodin, France, 6-2, 6-4. BIG TEN SCHEDULE 4TH | $27,000, MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT, 1 MILE (TURF) Week 1 (Sept. 5) P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Ohio State at Illinois (Thursday, Sept. 3) Indiana at Wisconsin (Friday, Sept. 4) Maryland at Iowa Minnesota at Michigan State Nebraska at Rutgers Northweste­rn at Penn State Purdue at Michigan 1 Citadel (KY) J E Felix P Vashchenko 12/1 2 Dewy’s Hit (KY) COrm S Manley 6/1 3 Invisible War (KY) C Roman WAWard 5/2 4 The Right Stuff (GB) J Loveberry WAWard 7/5 5 Phraseolog­ism (KY) J Rodriguez P Vashchenko 10/1 6 Barrister Tom (KY) C Roberts M A Ewing 15/1 7 Payster (KY) C A Emigh J Sisterson 4/1 The Pick: #4 The Right Stuff (E) (Speed) Weakened to finish fifth after leading early at Saratoga in her debut last month. Son of excellent European sire Sea the Stars gets Lasix added by trainer Ward, who wins with 20% of his second time starters and who has won with 26% of his runners this year. 2-year-old can be in good position from the start with Loveberry riding. Women’s Doubles Quarterfin­als 4TH: $4,800, CLAIMING, PACE 10TH: $4,400, CONDITIONE­D, PACE Arantxa Rus, Netherland­s, and Tamara Zidansek, Slovenia, def. Giulia GattoMonti­cone and Jasmine Paolini, Italy, 7-5, 6-1. Martina Trevisan and Elisabetta Cocciarett­o, Italy, def. Georgina Garcia Perez and Sara Sorribes Tormo (1), Spain, 6-3, 2-6, 10-5. PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 10 Ramblin Art, Leonard 1-1-1 2-1 9 Salvatore, Wilfong 3-1-2 5-2 1 Impressive Cowboy, Seekman 2-1-2 9-1 3 Canthelpbu­twin, TWarren 2-6-9 8-1 4 Justwiggle­it, Franco 3-3-1 20-1 6 McCito, RWarren 4-2-4 10-1 8 Cantholdme­backmack, Shehan 8-3-5 30-1 7 Buff’s Image, Stewart 7-4-5 12-1 5 Shadyman, Bell 6-8-6 20-1 2 Thunderdom­e, Smolin 9-5-9 30-1 Ramblin Art beat similar in last two; best despite poor draw. Salvatore going good right now; sure to pose a threat. Impressive Cowboy fine races with easier; dangerous from fine draw. HARNESS RACING 3 He’s Masterful, Stewart 3-9-7 2-1 2 Incredible Evan, Wilfong 2-6-8 9-1 9 Frontier Muffler, Smolin 2-7-4 9-2 5 Master Sage, Bell 8-5-4 15-1 6 Canadian Mountie, Leonard 9-4-7 4-1 4 Artscapade, RWarren 7-4-5 12-1 1 Dash Around, Fairley 9-6-8 5-1 8 Ringo Hotspur, Franco 5-5-9 25-1 10 Financial Prospect, Lackey 7-8-9 25-1 7 Hi Ho Julio, Anderson 9-8-9 25-1 He’s Masterful sharp improvemen­t; can handle this group. Incredible Evan raced well despite trouble; fits well here. Frontier Muffler last was much better; rates a second look. BY PETER GALASSI Wager at home with Wager.ClubHawtho­rne.com FRIDAY’S WOODBINE/ MOHAWK PICKS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5TH | $19,500, CLAIMING $25,000, 1 MILE (TURF) Post time 6 p.m. 1st 2 D Gs Magicmomen­t 9 Wasaga 6 Joliette Hanover 2nd 9 Cindy Lynn 2 Manofmanyi­mages 5 Knight Angel 3rd 5 Ourlittlem­iracle 6 Annies Legacy 3 Alumni Seelster 4th 4 Manhattan Again 5 Gold Orchid N 10 Tajmeallov­er 5th 6 Explosive Jet 4 Dr Spengler 9 Johnnys Revenge 6th 1 Ys downontheb­each 2 A Black Diamond 9 Plain Jane 7th 1 On the Sly 9 Jumpshot 8 Sortie 8th 5 Roll With Sparky 10 Don’t Stop Believin 1 Sporty Tori 9th 6 Game Of Shadows 5 Come On Sun 7 Society Jill 10th 2 Anderson Seelster 3 Whistys Paradise 7 Deb 11th 10 Jan 9 Kloof Street 5 Trip Aces Hanover P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds AMWAY COACHES TOP 25 POLL 1 Tornado Boy (KY) R Cruz G Dorochenko 15/1 2 Ekaterinos­lav (FL) J E Felix P Vashchenko 7/2 3 Mister Charming (IL) F Giles I Spagnola 10/1 4 Violator (ON) C Roberts J M Watkins 5/1 5 Tapage (KY) C J Ulloa C Davis 7/2 6 Merlin’s Song (KY) J E Lopez C Davis 5/2 7 U S Delta Force (KY) C A Emigh W E Morey 4/1 The Pick: #4 Merlin’s Song (E) (Stalker) Weakened late to finish third after making a move to the lead from just off the pace at this level at Indiana in his latest last month in his second start after a short break. Trainer Davis wins with 10% of his runners third off a layoff and bay has a lifetime record of 131-2-3 on turf. Son of Magician can be in good position throughout under Felix, who has won with one of his last five rides for the barn. The preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parenthese­s, 2019 records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: 11TH: $6,600, CONDITIONE­D, PACE 5TH: $7,300, CONDITIONE­D, PACE PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds Record Pts Pvs PP Horse, Driver Last 3 Odds 1. Clemson (38) 14-1 1589 2 2. Ohio State (17) 13-1 1555 3 3. Alabama (4) 11-2 1495 8 4. Georgia 12-2 1345 4 5. LSU (6) 15-0 1330 1 6. Oklahoma 12-2 1315 6 7. Penn State 11-2 1199 9 8. Florida 11-2 1176 7 9. Oregon 12-2 1164 5 10. Notre Dame 11-2 1012 11 11. Auburn 9-4 898 14 12. Wisconsin 10-4 887 13 13. Texas A&M 8-5 807 NR 14. Texas 8-5 703 NR 15. Michigan 9-4 687 19 16. Oklahoma State 8-5 524 NR 17. Southern Cal 8-5 521 NR 18. Minnesota 11-2 494 10 19. North Carolina 7-6 415 NR 20. Utah 11-3 241 16 21. Central Florida 10-3 232 24 22. Cincinnati 11-3 229 21 23. Iowa 10-3 204 15 24. Virginia Tech 8-5 143 NR 25. Iowa State 7-6 135 NR Dropped out: No. 12 Baylor (11-3); No. 17 Memphis (12-2); No. 18 Appalachia­n State (13-1); No. 20 Navy (11-2); No. 22 Boise 1 Illini Force, RWarren 3-3-2 7-2 2 Straight Munro, Leonard 6-4-2 9-2 7 Western Perch, Wilfong 2-8-1 3-1 5 Rg’s Tracer, Seekman 3-8-2 5-1 6 Ernie The Mooss, Rath 2-2-3 15-1 10 Bright Boy, Smolin 2-1-3 5-1 8 Netsbigten, Franco 3-2-3 30-1 9 Chick Magnet, Husted 6-3-1 25-1 4 Not Me Gram, Stewart 4-4-4 12-1 3 Silverstar’s Flash, TWarren 6-7-7 20-1 Illini Force post and speed will make him a tough foe. Straight Munro plenty of excuses; upsets with a clear journey. Western Perch in good enough shape to be considered. 3 On Duty, Leonard 3-5-9 9-5 6 Allmyx’sliventexa­s, Lackey 3-2-2 8-1 7 Dash Of Danger, Husted 2-3-2 10-1 8 Parklane Official, RWarren 6-3-5 7-1 1 Bass Player, Seekman 1-7-1 3-1 2 Brooklyn Flight, Smolin 4-1-3 30-1 9 Parklane Eagle, TWarren 7-6-3 30-1 4 Lucky Crusader, Franco 8-6-9 30-1 5 Shark Play, Wilfong 5-1-8 5-1 10 Skim The Top, Shehan 3-6-2 30-1 On Duty late rally third in last; capable on or off the pace. Allmyx’sliventexa­s retaining form; potential for a mild upset. Dash Of Danger often part of the trifecta. 6TH | $12,000, CLAIMING $6,250, 1 MILE (TURF) P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Trophy Bridle (KY) V Santiago H Rodriguez 8/1 2 Northern Alliance (IL) J Loveberry L Rivelli 8/5 3 Little Chick (FL) J Rodriguez E W Hughes 20/1 4 Cook Memories (IN) N Meza DRReid 4/1 5 Real de Jalpa (FL) J Tavares H Rodriguez 15/1 6 Wildwood Scat (KY) C J Ulloa R Aguilar 10/1 7 Straight Up Smarty (IL) C Roman L Rivelli 5/2 8 Chlobee (IL) C A Emigh I Spagnola 12/1 The Pick: #2 Northern Alliance (D) (Stalker) Made an early move for the lead before weakening to finish second over a 1 1/16 miles facing better here a week ago in her second start of the year. Daughter of Northern Afleet has a record of 8-3-2-0 on this turf and trainer Rivelli wins with 29% of his runners third time off a layoff. Mare can be in good early position and tough at this level with Loveberry retaining the mount. 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