Thistledown 8/21

just chatter . . .

Race 1: 3yo #1 PYRITE SLEW is due to wake up after showing potential in 2016; lingered in the gate last time. #5 STRIKING LASS went easily in front of most of these in last after claim and sharp spotting. 6-5-1*-3 ($21.60)

Race 2: #5 LOVELY EM does her best work on dirt; a repeat of that last effort dusts this bunch with ease; might get loose. 5*-3-1-2 ($2.80)

Race 3: Pending speed duel gives #2 SPRING LIGHTNING some hope that “lightning can strike twice;” return of TD Houghton probably means less to do late. #4 SHEZA RULER dips for first Ohio tag; excellent potential to complete early Jeff Radosevich pic3 but must get past rugged veteran #3 CAROLYN M.; she shipped in and won here in June. 2*-1-5-6 ($10.20)

Race 4: #5 TERRIFIC PLAY was full of run late in the stretch after a cramped rail trip last time. #4 CANDY LOVE should be very difficult if not collared early by sprinter HERECOMESCURIOSITY. 7-3-5*-4* ($8.00)

Race 5 is a very contentious, wide open heat: A grinder like #7 EKATI’S ICE has a shot if the early runners gang up on each other. 7*-1-3-2 ($5.80)

Race 6: Interesting shippers take center stage in this one. #5 SEA THIEF has been prepping diligently for his new connections; sharp here last year; back class; big price? 3-5*-1-8 ($12.80)

Race 7: Ohio-bred #4 MAYAS QUEEN NEETEE jumps off the page after scratching from Saturday’s Pay The Man Stakes. 4*-3-1a-2 ($2.20)

Race 8: #6 WANDERING KITTEN gets slight class relief and pace to run into; has beaten better at this distance in the past. 2-1-6*-3 ($6.40)

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