17:45 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 1 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $21,231 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
116838-
i
1
White, black horseshoes, red spots on sleeves (Smith Red Gate Farm, Llc And Kuntz, Mark D)

Ol' L B 150 

dk g Alcindor - Coqui (Fusaichi Pegasus)

D
4 8-11
Jaime RodriguezLarry Smith
2
224-121
i
2
Black, gold diamond belt, red sleeves (Doyle Williams)

Fireupthejet 34 

dk c City Zip - Floral Park (Forest Wildcat)

D
4 8-11
Orlando MojicaWilliam Cowans
3
575-596
i
3
Silver, black circled 'l', black band on sleeves (Michelle Winters)

Boot Legger 8 

b g Afleet Express - Brouhaha (Mecke)

D
6 8-11
Gerardo CorralesMichelle Winters
4
21-1331
i
4
Red, white dots (Theresia Mahan)

Reanimate 22 

dk g Offlee Wild - Tiz Next (Cee's Tizzy)

D
5 8-13
Christian PilaresJoseph Mahan
5
2-23115
i
5
Orange, green shamrock, orange and green stripe on white sleeves (Irish Charm Thoroughbreds Llc)

Blacktieandtux 34 

dk g Hold Me Back - Sheena's Gold (Fast Gold)

D BF
5 8-11
Luis QuinonesGary Johnson
6
932421
i
6
Green, yellow sash, yellow bars on sleeves (Juan Espinosa)

Brass Buckle 7 

ch g Proud Citizen - Barnsy (Langfuhr)

D
9 8-13
Edgar PaucarJuan Espinosa
Verdict

FIREUPTHEJET brings strong recent form to the table and he can beat Reanimate and Brass Buckle to the victory today.

18:12 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $13,923 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
564538
i
1
Teal, white circled 'db', black sleeves (Danny Bird)

Grady's Lady 8 

b f Stroll - Bridge Edition (Editor's Note)

3 8-6
Diego GomezDanny Bird
2
340
i
2
Black, red star, white sleeves (Melissa Webb)

Sundereya 24 

ch f Eskendereya - Come Sunday (Repent)

3 8-6
Ricardo FelicianoGrant Forster
3
3-732
i
3
Blue, maroon stars on white sleeves (Dennis Behrmann)

Forgotten Heritage 31 

dk f Colonel John - Heritage House (Tale Of The Cat)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Agustin BrachoJose Bracho
4
35-52
i
4
Blue, orange triangle, orange sleeves blue chevrons (Stephen Gray)

Don't Tell Lydia 42 

b f Paynter - An Annika Moment (Mecke)

3 8-6
Edgar PaucarEric Reed
5
73-96
i
5
Lime green, large fuchsia spots, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, mauve stars (Dormelito Stud)

Simmards Heart 59 

b f Simmard - Embracing Hearts (Sky Mesa)

Non Runner
6
34
i
6
Black, pink and black striped sleeves (Thestral Stables Llc And Dacosta, Jason)

Protostar 8 

b f Prospective - Annies Fuse (Lite The Fuse)

3 8-6
Walter De La CruzJason Dacosta
7
7-804
i
7
Blue, purple sash, white star, purple chevron on sleeves (Erik Fadlovich)

Sox On The Beach 24 

dk f Bellamy Road - Peppermint Queen (Zanjero)

3 8-6 (ow3)
Megan FadlovichRyan Gillespie
8
7-37424
i
8
Pink, lime green chevrons, lime green stars on sleeves (Elizabeth Feight)

Surely Dimple 18 

b f Colonel John - Miss Mesa (Sky Mesa)

4 8-13
Marco CcamaqueDaniel Thompson
9
55
i
1A
Teal, white circled 'db', black sleeves (Danny Bird)

Silver Kroh 7 

b f Mobil - Silver Sunshine (L'Enjoleur)

3 8-6
Luis GonzalezDanny Bird
Verdict

DON'T TELL LYDIA was only denied by a nose when finishing second over C&D last month and she can provide her supporters with some valuable compensation this evening. Sundereya and Protostar are others who can go well.

18:40 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,363 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-44453
i
1
Lime green, royal blue blocks (A And M Stables)

Squeegee 17 

dk g Quality Road - Giant Smile (Giant's Causeway)

D
6 8-11
Jaime RodriguezJulie Pappada
2
91-8974
i
2
Orange, white circled 's', white blocks on sleeves (Shane Spiess)

Bourbonize 32 

dk g Tiz Wonderful - Brown Eyes (Halo's Image)

D
7 8-11
Hector BerriosShane Spiess
3
236-335
i
3
Orange, green shamrock, orange and green stripe on white sleeves (Irish Charm Thoroughbreds Llc)

Kid Twist 48 

dk g Malibu Moon - Never Gone (Gone West)

D
8 8-11
Gerardo CorralesGary Johnson
4
4-39333
i
4
Blue, red ball, grey bars on sleeves (Jay Bernardini)

Creative Thunder 24 

gr/ g Tapit - Creative Lady (Alphabet Soup)

D
9 8-11
Erik BarbaranJay Bernardini
5
766-867
i
5
Fuchsia, gold disc (T Haehn)

Deputy Copycat 59 

ch g Giant's Causeway - Venetian Glass (Deputy Minister)

D
7 8-11
Gabriel LagunesT Haehn
6
10134/1
i
6
Yellow, red diamond hoop (Jill Sweeting)

Just A Minute 15 

dk g Street Cry - Added Time (Gilded Time)

D
9 8-13
T HoughtonCraig Sweeting
7
07-4754
i
7
Red, black diamond 'gj' (Infront Racing LLC)

Hooping 17 

b g Malibu Moon - Long N Lanky (Cozzene)

D
8 8-11
Luis QuinonesGary Johnson
8
322462
i
8
Purple, white hoop and 'n', white hoops on sleeves (Ira Novak)

Father Dennis 17 

b g High Cotton - Fire Line (Trippi)

D BF
6 8-11
Walter De La CruzJason Dacosta
Verdict

FATHER DENNIS ran well to finish a very close second over C&D last time out and he can be supported to go one better this evening. Just A Minute is a clear threat following his impressive win, while Squeegee is the pick of the remainder.

19:08 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 4 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $19,719 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-67977
i
1
Grey, purple heart, purple sleeves (Charles Golden)

Mini Bird 17 

ch g Summer Bird - Mini Lamp (Van Nistelrooy)

Non Runner
2
4-61443
i
2
Purple, white hoop and 'n', white hoops on sleeves (Ira Novak)

Bossy And Mobil 20 

dk g Mobil - Bossy Girl (Street Boss)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Yuri YarangaJoseph Poole
3
8-44177
i
3
Black, Black Cap (Sharen Hunter)

Lunar Knight 20 

dk g Lunarpal - Slippery Devil (Devil His Due)

D
4 8-11
T HoughtonBart Barnes
4
3-31548
i
4
Black, white lightning bolt, white stars on sleeves (Josh Faulkner)

Even On The Run 8 

gr/ f Even The Score - Sisters Five (Najran)

3 7-13 (ow5)
Luis RiveraJoshua Faulkner
5
72-3216
i
5
Red, black sash, black stripe on sleeves (Hudson, Nancy A And Bruce K)

Stronghammer 35 

dk g Mobil - Saphira Bluestone (Jade Hunter)

BF
Non Runner
6
4140-
i
6
Royal blue,  lime green sash, royal blue cap (Maggi Moss)

Funnel Cake 192 

b g Kettle Corn - Bluegrass Ellie (Bluegrass Cat)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Ricardo FelicianoThomas Amoss
7
671-644
i
7
Lime green, royal blue blocks (A And M Stables)

Rollin Inside Out 20 

b g Run Away and Hide - Deputy's Citizen (Proud Citizen)

4 8-11
Jaime RodriguezJulie Pappada
8
6-53315
i
8
Red, white diamonds (Rolf Obrecht)

Western Twilight 20 

ch g Western Pride - Kona Sunset (Walnut Grove)

3 8-4 (ow2)
Edgar PaucarJoseph Poole
Verdict

FUNNEL CAKE was out of his depth in a couple of stakes races last year but is a leading contender based on his previous maiden victory. The shortlist is completed by Rollin Inside Out, Stronghammer and Western Twilight.

19:36 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,064 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22-3463
i
1
Yellow, black ball (Fernando Silva)

E Z Moon 18 

b g E Z's Gentleman - Lunar Fest (Lunarpal)

D
5 8-11
Hector Jr RosarioFernando Silva
2
6-53761
i
2
Gold, black chevron, gold diamonds on black sleeves (Blazing Meadows Farm Llc And Taylor, Duncan)

Fortune Maker 13 

b g Algorithms - Valera (Quiet American)

D
3 8-6
Diego GomezTimothy Hamm
3
4-18242
i
3
Pink, black heart, black hearts and cuffs on sleeves (Old School Thoroughbreds, Llc)

Skeleton Key 14 

dk g Boastful - Mintess (Kris S.)

D
4 8-11
Edgar PaucarAndrew Tumblin
4
6-32737
i
4
Black, white heart, white band on sleeves (Israel Acevedo)

My Foolish Beau 6 

dk g Bellamy Road - My Shepherd Girls (Artie Schiller)

4 8-11
Luis QuinonesMarco Castaneda
5
50-1672
i
5
Burgundy, black horse (Rodney Moyers)

Taurus C 38 

b g Astrology - Doris' Diamond (Monarchos)

D
3 8-4 (ow2)
Luis GonzalezRodney Moyers
6
232453
i
6
Royal blue, gold star, gold stars on sleeves (Glenroy Brown)

Zaguri 10 

dk g Frost Giant - Soon Soon (Comet Shine)

D
4 8-11
Marco CcamaqueGlenroy Brown
7
953-421
i
7
Blue, Orange Diagonal Quarters Orange 'J' On White Ball (Michael Jamison)

Cincinnati 20 

ch g Exclusive Quality - Heiress (Wildcat Heir)

D
4 8-13
Jaime RodriguezLarry Smith
8
43-8981
i
8
Navy, gold diamond frame, gold diamonds on sleeves, navy cap (Joe Damo)

Jericho 18 

b g Astrology - Stands With A Fist (Giant's Causeway)

4 8-13
Gabriel LagunesJeff Engler
Verdict

CINCINNATI won pretty much as he liked over 70 yards further here last time and he could strike again, although My Foolish Beau and Jericho are considered big dangers.

20:04 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $11,214 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-43662
i
1
Royal blue, gold star, gold stars on sleeves (Glenroy Brown)

Obsessionsoptimist 13 

dk g Fire Blitz - Dark Obsession (Grand Slam)

D
7 8-11
Marco CcamaqueGlenroy Brown
2
25176-5
i
2
Blue, red ball, grey bars on sleeves (Jay Bernardini)

High Believing 27 

b g Bold Warrior - Poco Uno (E Dubai)

D
4 8-11
Erik BarbaranJay Bernardini
3
8-45651
i
3
Black, pink star (Elias Del Val)

Honor Roll 29 

b g Magna Graduate - Crack the Code (Lost Code)

D
5 8-13
Walter De La CruzRobin Schuster
4
556-551
i
4
Gold, black chevron, gold diamonds on black sleeves (Blazing Meadows Farm Llc And Fenix Racing Llc)

Tico Thunder 29 

ch g Lightnin N Thunder - Turkoturkotico (Gulch It)

D
5 8-13
Jaime RodriguezTimothy Hamm
5
681-732
i
5
White, Blue Sash, Blue Stripes On Sleeves (Richard McCall)

Capiche 27 

gr/ g Magna Graduate - Crack the Code (Lost Code)

D BF
7 8-11
Alexis OrtizJoseph Poole
6
134-243
i
6
Turquoise, pink cap (Keys To Riches Stable)

City Slammer 29 

ch g City Weekend - Spend Away (Skip Away)

D
7 8-11
Irwin RosendoShane Meyers
7
567/553-
i
7
Yellow, green ball (Holly Thomas)

Johnny Longshot 378 

dk g Pacific Waves - Millys Sister (Piker)

D
Non Runner
8
252-634
i
8
Red, white blocks, red sleeves (Adleta, Robert L And Obrecht, Rolf)

Farmer Steve 29 

dk g Stephen Got Even - Laura Lynn (Captain Bodgit)

D BF
7 8-11
Edgar PaucarJoseph Poole
9
63892-3
i
9
Red, white ball, red and white halved sleeves, red cap (Betty Dodge)

Diakon 29 

dk g Songandaprayer - Rokeby Lynn (Silver Deputy)

D
Non Runner
10
9-66546
i
10
Purple, purple diamond 'ci', white sleeves (Jack Cannon)

Coney Island Kid 8 

ch g Northern Afleet - Flirting (Pleasant Colony)

D
6 8-11
Gerardo CorralesRodney Faulkner
Verdict

TICO THUNDER was mightily impressive when winning a similar track-and-trip event last time and he is fancied to follow up. There are plenty of dangers, however, including Capiche and City Slammer.

20:33 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,237 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
040-645
i
1
Black, red diamond, black seams on red sleeves (Sara Stanoszek)

Penalty Kill 13 

b g Peaks and Valleys - Mon Ami Amy (Roy)

D
6 8-13
Luis GonzalezSara Stanoszek
2
822220-
i
2
Blue, yellow stripes (Brenda Ketring)

Sunday Prohibition 112 

dk g Any Given Saturday - Prohibido Olividar (Mister Jolie)

D BF
Non Runner
3
7-86383
i
3
Blue, blue cap (James Addessi)

Boondock Biz 13 

b g Nobiz Like Shobiz - Go Mercedes (Gold Fever)

D
5 8-13
Gerardo CorralesDavid St
4
56-0384
i
4
Pink, turquoise circle, pink sleeves, turquoise cuffs (Donald Blankenship)

I Stand Alone 32 

dk g Dance With Ravens - Otherwise Perfect (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
8 8-13
Eddie JuradoDonald Blankenship
5
76467-6
i
5
Navy blue, pink sleeves (Ruben Stable)

Magna Warrior 13 

b g Magna Graduate - Quilting Lillie (Souvenir Copy)

D
7 8-13
Ajhari WilliamsGeoffrey Dixon
6
4158-23
i
6
Blue, red ball, grey bars on sleeves (Jay Bernardini)

Sun Boy 18 

ch g Graeme Hall - Goodgollymissdolly (Pleasant Tap)

D BF
5 8-13
Erik BarbaranJay Bernardini
7
564266
i
7
Blue & Red Halves (Olivo Inirio)

Forest Blaze 18 

ch g Old Fashioned - Glory Blaze (Forestry)

D
Non Runner
8
775655
i
8
Blue, white diamonds, green band on sleeves (Alan Zabiegala)

Bayshore Boy 24 

dk g Cool Coal Man - La Raine of Terror (Gen Stormin'norman)

D
5 8-13
Marco CcamaqueAlan Zabiegala
9
434534
i
9
Blue (Imaginary Stables)

Love Your Humor 18 

dk g Sharp Humor - Love You Crazy (Touch Gold)

D
7 8-13
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
10
7735-80
i
10
Black, white dots, black and white hooped cap (Dave Treharne)

Kinetic Art 13 

ch g Kingship - Outside (Out Of Place)

D
5 8-13
Luis QuinonesDave Treharne
11
678-002
i
11
Black, red stars (Wilson Langley)

Wanda's Bentley 13 

dk g Lunarpal - Echt (Fusaichi Pegasus)

D
5 8-13
Christian PilaresWilson Langley
12
3446-97
i
1A
Black, red diamond, black seams on red sleeves (Sara Stanoszek)

Big Yum 46 

dk g Kantharos - Hi Avie (Lord Avie)

6 8-13
Noel VigilSara Stanoszek
Verdict

WANDA'S BENTLEY was much improved here last time, only missing out by a neck, and he could beat these to the wire. Most feared are Sun Boy and Love Your Humor.

21:02 Mahoning Valley (USA) (Dirt) 17 Apr 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,363 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f 110y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
978621
i
1
Burgundy, black horse (Rodney Moyers)

Forest Breeze 13 

ch g Old Forester - Classic Blonde (Regal Classic)

D
Non Runner
2
631955-
i
2
Teal, white circled 'db', black sleeves (Danny Bird)

Carson's Ten 153 

b g Rock Hard Ten - Carson's Dane (Carson City)

D
7 8-11
Diego GomezDanny Bird
3
54-5452
i
3
Green, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves (Amy Sondej)

Bosphorus Storm 20 

ch g City Zip - Dame Ursula (Elusive Quality)

D
6 8-11
Irwin RosendoAmy Sondej
4
806-632
i
4
Blue, white blocks (Ruberto Racing Stable, Inc)

Talent Man 28 

dk g Genuine Talent - Hot Dice (Carson City)

D
6 8-11
Luis QuinonesLouis Jr Ruberto
5
138-583
i
5
White, White Cap (Fred Richison)

Balotelli 20 

dk h Roman Ruler - Ain't She Awesome (Awesome Again)

D
7 8-11
Luis RiveraCrystal Cain
6
3217-99
i
6
Forest green, red ball (Mills, Tommy Ray And Good, Sharon)

Tiz Erins Night 24 

dk g Tiz Wonderful - Midnight Search (Vying Victor)

D
5 8-11
Marco CcamaqueTommy Mills
7
874461
i
7
Blue (Paula Zameroski)

Savethetangoforme 18 

b g Orientate - Final Tango (Danehill)

D
Non Runner
8
443589-
i
8
Blue, white circled 'l', white sleeves (C Larue)

Poised To A Tee 125 

b g Congrats - Appealing Jeanne (Valid Appeal)

D
9 8-11
Yuri YarangaC Larue
9
35970-5
i
9
White, red spot, orange hoops on sleeves, orange cap (Domenic Colalillo)

Moon Doggie 20 

dk g Spaniard - Moon Mist (Key to the Moon)

D
5 8-11
Eddie JuradoJennifer Johnson
10
3-97675
i
10
Red, white ball, white sleeves (Nestor Rivera)

Johanna's Delight 8 

ch g Roman Ruler - Tamdiid (Horse Chestnut)

D
5 8-11
Erik BarbaranNestor Rivera
Verdict

FOREST BREEZE won in gritty fashion over 6f here latest and he could take some stopping if arriving in the same determined mood. Talent Man and Bosphorus Storm are also expected to go well.