22:25 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 17 Jul 2017

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $17,010 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
White, lime green ball, lime green sleeves, white cap (The Elkstone Group LLC)

Kitchen Fire 

b c First Defence - Orinoquia (Whywhywhy)

2 8-8
Huber Villa GomezRon Potts
2
865
i
2
Lime green, white chevron (Carl Gilley)

Custom Infinity 34 

dk c Custom For Carlos - Cidaq (Lion Heart)

2 8-8
Addiel AyalaKevin Rice
3
i
3
Royal blue,  white circled white 'jm', royal blue bars on white sleeves (James Miller)

Owen's Way 

dk c Scat Daddy - Holly's Way (Seattle Fitz)

2 8-8
Luis RiveraAnthony Farrior
4
9
i
4
Royal blue, yellow diamond frame, black chevrons on yellow sleeves (Wayne Rice)

Freekson 82 

b g Mercer Mill - Batuka (Bates Motel)

2 8-8 (ow4)
Arienne CoxWayne Rice
5
6
i
5
Yellow, black stripes (Equinox, Inc)

Overcriticized 9 

dk c Hold Me Back - Bourbonette (Honour And Glory)

2 8-8
Willie MartinezEduardo Caramori
6
35
i
6
Red, blue diamond frame, white diamonds on blue sleeves (Jean Rice)

Mr. Benjamin 21 

dk g Benny the Bull - Sextant (Orientate)

2 8-8
Jeremy RoseKevin Rice
7
2
i
7
Red, white stars, blue cuffs on sleeves (Carl Hess, Jr)

Driven By History 12 

dk g Two Step Salsa - Mami Nena (High Yield)

2 8-8
Luis GarciaTeresa Connelly
8
54
i
8
Gold, black chevron, gold diamonds on black sleeves (T/c Stable Llc And Blazing Meadows Farm Llc)

Slanted Truth 21 

b c Violence - Palm Beach Story (Fusaichi Pegasus)

2 8-8
Pablo MoralesTimothy Hamm
Verdict

DRIVEN BY HISTORY was only denied by a head on his racecourse debut and it will take a good one to beat him today based on that evidence. Slanted Truth could prove to be the biggest threat, although Mr. Benjamin also has valid claims.

22:50 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 17 Jul 2017

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
908-986
i
1
White, lime green ball, lime green sleeves, white cap (The Elkstone Group LLC)

Sea Are Seven 14 

dk g Not For Love - Our Cozzette (Cozzene)

D
4 8-10
Luis GarciaRon Potts
2
22704-2
i
2
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Manuel Criollo)

C The Judge 14 

b g In Summation - Monday Saint (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
6 8-10
Willie MartinezManuel Criollo
3
26-1447
i
3
Red, white ball, white hoops on sleeves (Michael Lecesse)

Charging Bull 37 

ch g Benny the Bull - Spooky Mirage (Mizzen Mast)

D
5 8-10
Pablo MoralesMichael Lecesse
4
1-73455
i
4
Black, Black Cap (JSR Stables, Inc)

Bartletts 29 

ch g Mr. Greeley - Prior Park (Silver Deputy)

D
12 8-10
Erin WalkerShelly Radosevich
5
145-363
i
5
Royal blue, white diamond (Jamen Davidovich)

The Fazz Man 26 

dk c Lite The Fuse - Wickedly Clever (Clever Trick)

D BF
6 8-10
Ronald Allen JrJamen Davidovich
6
42-5715
i
6
White, blue stripes, white sleeves and cap (Wismer, Glenn S And Giannakpoulis, Peter)

A Funny Song 7 

b g Distorted Humor - Warbling (Unbridled's Song)

D
5 8-10
Addiel AyalaGlenn Wismer
7
1220-64
i
7
Red, gold belt, gold hoop on black sleeves (Bruno Schickedanz)

Proper Impulse 32 

ch g Distorted Reality - Stage Clearance (Cryptoclearance)

D
7 8-10
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
8
4618-58
i
8
Light blue, grey stars, grey bars on sleeves (Kim Schneider)

Belmont Road 6 

ch g Smarty Jones - Mt. Bonsi (Mt. Livermore)

D
8 8-10
Mike AllenKim Schneider
9
5117-51
i
9
Green, black blocks, green cuffs on black sleeves (Anne Walsh)

Lazy Nathan 32 

ch g Point High - Pixie Viva (Pancho Villa)

D
13 8-10
Huber Villa GomezRyan Walsh
Verdict

LAZY NATHAN is taken to make it back-to-back victories following a win over C&D a month ago, although The Fazz Man and Bartletts can give him plenty to think about.

23:15 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 17 Jul 2017

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,191 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
645145
i
1
Red (Sherry Beattie)

English Mahaveer 20 

dk g English Channel - Tropic Of Aquarius (Ghostzapper)

4 8-7
Willie MartinezJr Richard Beattie,
2
764213
i
2
White (Roberto Baez)

Super Beau 18 

b g Super Saver - Gen Corp Purposes (Beau Genius)

D
5 8-10
Huber Villa GomezAlejandro Gomez
3
487657
i
3
Red, white vertical stripes, black chevrons on white sleeves (Paula Capestro)

Yoked 8 

ch g Include - Western Blondy (Gilded Time)

D
5 8-7
Pablo MoralesJoseph Martin
4
355652
i
4
Black, pink spots on silver sleeves (Extreme Racing Stables Llc)

Bare Your Heart 12 

b g Birdstone - Monrow (Fool the Experts)

D
7 8-7
Eddie DominguezCarl Deville
5
64321-8
i
5
White, large black spots , red cuffs on sleeves, white and red quartered cap (Hudson River Farms)

Travel True 32 

b g Arch - Royal Opportunity (Kingmambo)

D
5 8-7
Mario PinoJonathan Sheppard
6
3381-63
i
6
Red, black braces, black bars on sleeves (Marcus Yagour)

Daggers Duel 19 

b g Lunarpal - Dubaian Duel (Daggers Drawn)

D
4 8-7
Agustin BrachoShane Meyers
Verdict

SUPER BEAU has the right sort of profile for such a contest and it would be a surprise if he wasn't involved at the finish. Travel True and Yoked make up the shortlist.

23:40 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 17 Jul 2017

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $17,010 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
39
i
1
Hunter green, white diamond, white diamond on sleeves (Robert Halmi)

That's Buckbeak 12 

b c With Distinction - Miss Primetime (Fusaichi Pegasus)

2 8-8 b1
Jeremy RoseKevin Rice
2
i
2
Purple, yellow spot, black bars on white sleeves (Mast Thoroughbreds LLC)

O'malley's March 

b c Paddy O'prado - Miki's Melody (Aptitude)

2 8-8
Agustin BrachoRobert Gorham
3
4
i
3
White, green disc, green cuffs on sleeves (Rice Racing)

Thersasnakenmyboot 24 

gr/ g Rattlesnake Bridge - Assets In Gold (Formal Gold)

2 8-8
Addiel AyalaKevin Rice
4
36322
i
4
Royal blue, yellow diamond frame, black chevrons on yellow sleeves (Wayne Rice)

Chateau 21 

dk g Flat Out - Distinct Sparkle (With Distinction)

BF
2 8-8 (ow4)
Arienne CoxWayne Rice
5
82
i
5
White, purple diamonds on sleeves (Ron Potts)

Virtue And Vice 24 

b g Daaher - Tabadabado (Gilded Time)

2 8-8
Huber Villa GomezRon Potts
6
0
i
6
Red, white stars, blue cuffs on sleeves (Carl Hess, Jr)

Selling Out 12 

b c Soldat - Romantic Surprise (Purge)

Non Runner
7
i
7
Purple, lime diamond belt (Martin Goodell)

First And Goal 

ch g First Dude - Uniqueness (Tactical Advantage)

2 8-8
Ronald Allen JrMaria Bowersock
8
4
i
8
Blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, blue seams (Kingsport Farm)

Ghost Giant 12 

dk g Frost Giant - Falbala (Ghostzapper)

2 8-8
Mike AllenDavid Markgraf
Verdict

GHOST GIANT showed some likeable qualities on his racecourse bow and should go close in this company now upped in trip. Chateau could be short enough in the betting but is entitled to go well, while First And Goal is an interesting newcomer to note.

00:05 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 18 Jul 2017

Race 5 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $10,710 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
331523
i
1
Red, pink sash, red cap (Algarcon Stables)

Wild Winter 22 

b g Wildcat Heir - Tchopitioulas (Woodman)

7 8-7
Mike AllenJ Rogers
2
123-323
i
2
White, red star, red stars on sleeves (Maria Bowersock)

Ripinandatearin 11 

b g Noble Causeway - Loyal American (Quiet American)

D BF
7 8-7
Willie MartinezMaria Bowersock
3
641241
i
3
Blue, White Chevrons, White Chevrons On Sleeves, Blue Cap (Justin Johns)

Tree Fire 22 

b h Silver Tree - Island Design (Chester House)

D
6 8-10
Ronald Allen JrJustin Johns
4
7-77232
i
4
White, pink and green hoops, pink band on green sleeves (Shane Meyers)

Hopehard 6 

b g Dunkirk - Jazzy Melissa (Grand Slam)

BF
6 8-7
Pablo MoralesShane Meyers
5
55-8221
i
5
White, royal blue star, royal blue diamonds on sleeves (Rory Barron)

Echoes Of Thunder 14 

gr/ g Sky Classic - Garavogue (Daylami)

D
7 8-10
Addiel AyalaRory Barron
6
111124
i
6
Neon yellow, blue blocks, neon yellow sleeves (Laurie Moore)

Being There 31 

ch g Showing Up - Witch Woman (Awesome Again)

D
6 8-7
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
Verdict

TREE FIRE had Ripinandatearin (second) and Wild Winter (third) in arrears when scoring over 1m here last time and is expected to confirm the form with both rivals to notch a double.

00:30 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 18 Jul 2017

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,820 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3147-48
i
1
Black, gold horseshoes, gold diamonds on sleeves (Jared Cheeks)

Rascality 22 

b g Northern Afleet - Pengee (Horse Chestnut)

D
11 8-7
Addiel AyalaJoseph Cheeks
2
8/14753-
i
2
White, pink and green hoops, pink band on green sleeves (Judy Meyers)

Rockin' Melody 317 

dk g Rock Hard Ten - Eternal Melody (Shinko King)

D
7 8-7
Agustin BrachoShane Meyers
3
392-114
i
3
Red, white ball, white hoops on sleeves (Michael Lecesse)

Schifty's Stardust 14 

ch g Hard Spun - Twice Forbidden (Spectacular Bid)

D
6 8-7
Ronald Allen JrMichael Lecesse
4
072212
i
4
Green, white diamond, black sleeves (Sajor Stable)

Gold Wing 12 

b g Arch - Phantom Rising (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-10
Pablo MoralesEduardo Rojas
5
67-6315
i
5
Royal blue, orange belt, orange sleeves (Susan Moyer)

Born In Brooklyn 19 

b g Indygo Shiner - Sheboygan (Quiet American)

D
6 8-7
Huber Villa GomezArcadio Lopez
Verdict

GOLD WING lost little in defeat when second over track and trip latest and rates the one to beat. Schifty's Stardust and Rockin' Melody make most appeal of the remainder.

00:55 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 18 Jul 2017

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,450 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-35124
i
1
White, blue ball, blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Marion Gorham)

Hayday 8 

gr/ g Mizzen Mast - Opal Haze (With Approval)

D
4 8-7
Ronald Allen JrRobert Gorham
2
327-923
i
2
Royal blue, yellow diamond frame, black chevrons on yellow sleeves (Wayne Rice)

Mykonos 34 

dk g Desert Party - Distinctive View (Louis Quatorze)

BF
4 8-10 (ow2)
Arienne CoxWayne Rice
3
156766
i
3
Turquoise, white sash, white stripes on sleeves (George Landsberger)

Copelans Revenge 64 

dk g Copelan Too - Incredible Revenge (Raja's Revenge)

6 8-7
Eddie DominguezGeorge Landsberger
4
88401
i
4
Turquoise, large gold spots, turquoise spots on gold sleeves, turquoise cap (Zayat Stables, LLC)

Delta Force 14 

gr/ g To Honor And Serve - Gravitar (Unbridled's Song)

D
3 8-6
Luis GarciaGerald Brooks
5
442-344
i
5
Black and white diamonds, white sleeves (Cathy Rozantz)

Whatdoistandfor 18 

gr/ g Holy Bull - Not What I Do (Parfaitement)

D
6 8-7
Addiel AyalaCathy Rozantz
6
5-85445
i
6
Green (Flournoy Farm)

Upatoi Bug 22 

dk c High Cotton - Slamsational (Grand Slam)

D BF
3 8-3
Pablo MoralesTeresa Connelly
7
866-686
i
7
Blue, gold ball, gold sleeves (June Thurston)

Tuffy's Lucky 40 

dk g Wheels Of Faith - True Wishes (Marquetry)

D
4 8-5
Jeremy RoseJerry Thurston
Verdict

WHATDOISTANDFOR is expected to step up on his latest course effort over the extended 6f now cutting back in trip. Upatoi Bug and Hayday can chase the selection home to pick up some minor money.

01:20 PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS (USA) (Dirt) 18 Jul 2017

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
366-731
i
1
White, pink stripes (W Bourke)

Eddie Set Go 14 

b g Eddington - Glittering Tax (Artax)

D
10 8-10
Addiel AyalaW Bourke
2
635-142
i
2
Orange, black belt, black bars on sleeves (Davidovich, Jamen And Tiger, Don)

Qeyaas 20 

b g Haafhd - Shawahid (A.P. Indy)

D BF
7 8-10
Pablo MoralesJamen Davidovich
3
656-031
i
3
Navy, white hollow box, navy cap (David Downard)

Alexander Thegreat 26 

dk g Cat Thief - Daddy's Petunia (Run Softly)

D
8 8-10
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
4
5-32556
i
4
Black, blue dots, white sleeves (Vita Taormina)

With Benefits 11 

dk g Include - Sultryann (Sultry Song)

D
9 8-10
Erin WalkerBelinda Whitson
5
534741
i
5
Light blue, grey stars, grey bars on sleeves (Kim Schneider)

Pleasant Outlook 14 

dk h Pleasantly Perfect - Shadow Lady (Tiznow)

D
5 8-10
Mike AllenKim Schneider
Verdict

QEYAAS has been running well enough of late in much stronger races than this to suggest that he will be very hard to beat. Eddie Set Go and Alexander Thegreat are next on the list.

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