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BEST BET: RACE 7, WRITE IN CAN­DI­DATE

FIRST RACE

LOOKIN FOR MONEY Comes off a much im­proved ef­fort un­der sim­i­lar con­di­tions on 1/26 de­spite rac­ing a bit rank dur­ing the early go­ing, ul­ti­mately miss­ing a neck to Yes Mongolia who re­turned to fin­ish third against open $16K com­pany in her next start. Need only re­peat the ef­fort to get back on winnng track for barn hav­ing a good meet. CHAN­NEL SURF­ING No match for pre­ferred choice in their pre­vi­ous en­counter but looks like speed of speed in here, one to catch again with Paco tak­ing the call. FOR­EVER FOR AL­WAYS was hung three wide through­out while fin­ish­ing be­hind top pair in trio’s pre­vi­ous en­counter, ap­pears to be tail­ing off just a tad at this time.

SE­COND RACE

LAND HO Held own beat­ing more than half his field for higher tag in key race on 1/25 which pro­duced pair of next out win­ners in­clud­ing 4th fin­isher Colorme­pom­pom, who came back to beat same kind at next ask­ing. Gets some class re­lief, de­serves top billing in this spot. STILBURNIN back to the main off a cou­ple of turf sprints, fig­ures for­wardly placed through­out on stretch to seven-eighths. LEONIDES DA ROMA du­eled Ek­lip­sado, pulled clear, faded late re­turn­ing from ex­tended vacation first out for this barn, the lat­ter flat­ter­ing ef­fort com­ing back to win right back. Can hang on for a piece with a race un­der his belt.

THIRD RACE

COLORINCOLONEL is 0 for 15 life­time but has yet to run against bot­tom level maid­ens, showed enough two back against boys to merit shaky nod on the class drop against this very weak group. MISS MASERATI du­eled from the rail, suc­cumbed grudigngly showinig im­prove­ment on stretch to a mile and with ad­di­tion of Lasix, log­i­cal off that ef­fort but may not see the front end break­ing from the out­side to­day. CINDY’S CANDY was hung wide through­out for her out­side post last time fol­low­ing un­lucky start, toss­ing that out­ing and giv­ing a se­cond chance if able to come away cleanly from the rail. ,

FOURTH RACE

CHIA GHOST ben­e­fited from rapid pace to earn ca­reer brest Beyer de­spite fan­ning con­sid­er­ably wide with his bid to de­feat open $16K co. last time, may get sim­i­lar set up, can be along again if not re­gress­ing re­turn on short rest. Did put two good ones back to back on just 8 days rest here late last sum­mer. SWAG­GER showed im­proved speed with ad­di­tion of blinkers set­ting tor­rid frac­tions be­fore suc­cumb­ing at the end, looks like one to catch again if away cleanly from in­side post. BANZAI CHARGE broke poorly los­ing best chance in last. An­other late run­ning sort who should ben­e­fit from ex­pected pace sce­nario.

FIFTH RACE

I. C. LIGHT­NING was hung 3 wide on first turn, four wide mak­ing a run at lead­ers around se­cond, flat­tened out late drop­ping into this cat­e­gory for the first time now draws the rail and lures hot rider to boot. Ex­pect­ing big im­prove­ment to­day. DY­NAMIC DE­CI­SION Did not have the clean­est of trips when beaten 2 1/2 length un­der si­ilar con­di­tions last time, got caught in some traf­fic rac­ing be­tween horses from the se­cond flight, had to wait briefly for clear­ance at quarte rpole be­fore ral­ly­ing mildly. Con­tin­ues to hold form well at this time. GRA­CIOUS PLENTY stays put off the claim, re­gressed last time af­ter beat­ing up on same kind two back with Pletcher barn. Turn back to this dis­tance may help the cause.

SIXTH RACE

TWO STEP FLOR Hard pressed con­test­ing ul­ti­mately win­ner, faded late in most re­cent try but looks loose on the lead re­turn­ing vs. same kind.

May not look back this time. LOVE FLUTE should ben­e­fit from recdnt two turn out­ing, come run­ning best of all at the end. Beat this same kind with big late rush on 12/18. KEEKER a seven time win­ner who re­turned to the turn to fin­ish fourth with same bunch on 2/2 de­spite some trou­ble. Switches pi­lots, looks like a good fit with clean sail­ing to­day.

SEV­ENTH RACE

WRITE IN CAN­DI­DATE, the day’s best, chased wire to wire win­ner mak­ing lo­cal bow in well graded MSW event, plum­mets into sell­ing ranks for first time, well drawn in­side. Lots to like for hot J/T combo. HAT IN THE RING in new hands off the claim, re­turns to turf, must re­spect for this barn. PAPA PABLO a beaten fa­vorite in each of his last three starts, did earn czreer best num­ber but had lilt­tle ex­cuse last out at Tampa al­beit against a pay who Bey­ered 65 and 64 in the process. Picks up top jock for re­turn to lo­cal sod.

EIGHTH RACE

BISTRO MONCUR en­dured a very event­ful trip, came run­ning late once clear in promis­ing try vs. this same kind six weeks ear­lier. Has since re­turned with an­other big turf drill at PM, need only break and get some early po­si­tion to get back on win­ning track. MAKE BIG MONEY wanted no part of wet track last time, held own against bet­ter than th­ese two back. Non-win­ning sort but can be along for a share. RUN TO GLORY an easy maiden win­ner over a wet track but has shown some prom­ise in the past on grass, may prove one to catch be­ing well spot­ted for ini­tial ven­ture into win­ner’s ranks.

NINTH RACE

Lots of con­tenders in the main event. YOUR DREAMS OR MINE back to level at which he posted pop­u­lar tally on 12/4 go­ing six fur­longs and per­haps even more ef­fec­tive at this dis­tance. Should trip out well just be­hind the speed of BLUE­GRASS SINGER and Scarly Charly, the lat­ter likely a lot fit­ter now than when fad­ing late vs. same bunch on 1/7. Might sur­prise at a price if able to set up shop on the front end. SOME­THING AWE­SOME ex­its ca­reer best ef­fort from a fig­ure stand point ral­ly­ing off fast pace on 1/7, big fac­tor if able to re­peat that try here.

TENTH RACE

A num­ber of con­tenders to sort out, as usual, in turf night­cap with FIRST GIRL get­ting the nod af­ter game ef­fort vs. bet­ter on 1/15, fin­ish­ing be­hind Chad Brown well backed(9-5) Euro im­port Vaunt­ing and Moon Over Paris, the win­ner get­ting an 83 Beyer which is higher than any of th­ese seem ca­pa­ble of at their best. Looks like ul­ti­mately the one to catch. STORMIN CHAR­LOTTE made two moves to fin­ish third un­der sim­i­lar con­di­tions last time and like pre­ferred choice with four vic­to­ries al­ready on her re­sume’. May of­fer a bit of value in this spot. MY GOOD VENEZUELA log­i­cal in her present form and much im­proved, it seems, since the ad­di­tion of blinkn­ers. Likely to be a bit over-bet with Castel­lano sign­ing on to­day.

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