Ramblings aren’t always wagers.
Race 1 – #1 COLBYVILLE returns to MVR with some street cred for running second behind tough WITH GRADITUDE at this distance in January. Tim Burke – #5 FAMOUS JAMEIS – is at the correct distance; Sammy Bermudez has won on shippers for his stable. #3 JUDGE M has been improving locally. [winner $3.80, fourth, fifth]
Race 2 – #10 SENDARIO is the most likely off recent form in a field worthy of little confidence. His local record leaves 30/1 #1 SCORE BABY SCORE a possible bomber; second off layoff for a stable that usually wins at juicy prices. [second, ninth]
Race 3 – #2 WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE drops back into claiming company. Christian Pilares gets another shot at urging persistent bridesmaid #7 KATHLEEN to keep on running. [winner $4.80, fifth]
Race 4 – Eric Reed’s shippers remain competitive in Austintown; winter trips in Tampa against better brighten hopes for #4 KEPT THE FAITH returning to dirt. [scratch]
Race 5 – #5 SWEET EXCURSION has done her best running under Luis Gonzalez; she might get loose here. #2 WILD CRAZY BESS must have whittled down most of the n4l competition left on the backside by now; her figs have remained consistent but her will to win is a question mark. [seventh, fourth]
Race 6 – If allowed to ease into this front loaded race #9 (PP10) GANGSTER MONSTER appears the toughest late. #3 (PP2) TALENT MAN revealed last time that he is an extreme “need the lead” type; a firm rail could send him sailing gate to wire; jock Luis Quinones does most of his winning on speed types. [third, winner $11.40]
Race 8 –Back class and local success earn the lean for #7 LOVE IN EGBERT. A re-awakening of second off the bench and Bayou import #2 FLIPSTER isn’t impossible. [second, last]