Winning shippers* through November 16:
09/104 09% BTP
01/005 20% CD
03/019 16% FE
02/039 05% IND
04/010 40% KEE
09/105 09% MNR
06/044 14% PID
44/378 12% TDN
*at least five starters
Race over this track:
22/164 13% MVR
Race notes for Saturday
Race 1 – #8 TAPPIN THE MAGIC appears the most persistent of these. #3 THEANA is an Uncle Mo filly that showed some early run before backing out of tight quarters and getting bogged down on sloppy rail last time; adds blinkers today.
Race 2 – Second to a next time winner 5Nov #7 FORESTER’S DIVA may encounter a softer group today. Indiana invader #3 ORALEE has scratched twice since her spirited loss.
Race 3 – #3 UNBRIDLED LEADER popped at first 2016 asking against Buckeyes. #8 LAID BACK LADY (1/17) touts the best speed figs; could wake up for new barn trying one turn.
Race 4 – #9 BOSS MAN BOB seems well spotted to repeat; PID experience helps. #10 SWEEPING VICTORY gets Megan back with class relief. “Horses for course” #1 AVGOLEMONO and #8 RIDE IN THE PARK are tempting longshots.
Race 5 –
#3 POW WOW PAL has been competitive off the bench at larger venues; drop in class may off set distance concerns. #8 (pp9) OLSTONE FARMHOUSE is capable of carrying the distance off similar efforts out of town. (Scratch #3 POW WOW PAL)
Race 6 – #11 WEST EIGHTH STREET broke his maiden with an impressive trip and clocking for her new connections 31Oct; wide post in bulky field could be an issue.#7 TRUE ALL ALONG* was out dueled while besting a handful of these last time. *BLINGITONAGAIN’s performance in the fifth race should be considered here – he headed #7 TRUE ALL ALONG and others in this field 2Nov.
Race 7 – (OHIO ACCREDITED STAKE) Defending champ #5 DENIRO’S SAINT tries to repeat off long works; proven at this distance and clqss when fit. #3 LEONA’S REWARD has never been better; looking to catch the champ short.
Race 8 – (OHIO REGISTERED STAKE) Recent Ohio Sprint champ #3 RIVERS RUN DEEP is the only runner to defeat MO DONT NO in Ohio company since Mo’s debut effort in May. Perhaps lighter 2016 schedule gives him a slight advantage today.
#1 MO DONT NO has recorded Ohio stakes wins at distances from six to ten furlongs; lots of heart. #7 CANDY BITES usually forces the pace and hangs with the big two. (Scratch #1 MO DONT NO)
Race 9 – How does $625k Keeneland purchase #1 PESUASION by Distorted Humor land in Austintown along with #4 BROTHERLY ($335k by Blame)? Early running style favors # BROTHERLY competitive at this level on the grass.