Race 1 – Morning line favorite #1 BUCKEYE SLEW appears to have distinct speed and pace advantages here – second of FOUR edged late Race 6 – I’ll trust TD Houghton to use the outside post to his horse’s advantage against speedy and more experienced Ohio allowance runners. #6 BOOTSONTHEBEACH proved to be much the best after missing the break in his maiden victory 16Mar against open company – second
Race 7 – Freshened and with SMOKE EM CHARLIE absent from this field #3 HEHAZ GIVEN has an opportunity to return to the winners circle today. Metz is two for two when he brings Dean Sarvis north to ride – fifth
Race 8 – Joe Woodard has done a nice job moving his stock up and down OH Rt #11 along the Mahoning Valley to Mountaineer trail. Pairing his #4 VIVE LA VIE with #3 BRILLIANT EINSTEIN who has done all of his winning here and #5 BRIGHT SHOW taking a slight drop might bump the chalky return a bit – third, 3,4,5 ex box $75.20!