18:20 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 14 Feb 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Slow (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8733-85
i
1
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

We've Got To Talk 18 

ch f Backtalk - Wee Bit of Heaven (Holy Mountain)

D
4 8-8
Lindey WadeKarl Broberg
2
73797-3
i
2
Blue, White Horseshoes, White Cuffs (Joyce Salisbury)

Sugar Shaker 18 

b m Tales Not Told - Rockette Ballet (Nureyev)

D
7 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezJoyce Salisbury
3
1416-81
i
3
White, blue diamond frame, white diamond on blue sleeves, white cap (Isaac Duhon)

Smelly Cat 18 

b m Fusaichi Pegasus - Pledge Mom (Wild Rush)

D
6 8-11
Anardis RodriguezPaul Duhon
4
5462-11
i
4
Yellow, black ball (Domingo Chacaltana)

Performance Writer 12 

b m Valid Performance - Knight Writer (Tough Knight)

D
7 8-11
Domingo ChacaltanaDomingo Chacaltana
5
10744-6
i
5
White, blue stripes, white hoops on blue sleeves, white cap (Darrell Bravenec)

Smooches 12 

b m Too Much Bling - Kiss Buddha Byebye (Buddha)

D
6 8-8
Quincy HamiltonDarrell Bravenec
6
256568-
i
6
Black, white disc, black cap (Rhonda Tuley)

Ditty 88 

b m Kela - Stalled Inthe Rear (Stalwart)

D
6 8-8
Ivan ArellanoRhonda Tuley
Verdict

SUGAR SHAKER ran well when third last time after a break and is narrowly preferred to We've Got To Talk and Smelly Cat.

18:48 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 14 Feb 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f

Slow

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
233894-
i
1
Royal blue, white disc, white sleeves, white cap (Steve Eller)

Star Of Iowa 166 

ch g Five Star Day - Star Of Eston (Star of the Crop)

6 8-11
Gerber PivaralPaul Pearson
2
78-8
i
2
White, black disc (Ignacio Puente)

Flying Fireworks 19 

ch g Navarro - Jovialisa Ridge (Early Flyer)

5 8-11
Francisco PerezRonald Kotara
3
892653-
i
3
Yellow, green chevron, green diamonds on sleeves (Roderick Armstead)

Sterling Appeal 95 

gr/ g Brother Derek - Vennila Appeal (Buddha)

BF
5 8-11
Ivan ArellanoRonnie Cravens
4
0-
i
4
Yellow, white disc, yellow cap (Tamera Schneider)

He Givs The Order 102 

dk h Orderly - Just Bimi (Outflanker)

5 8-11 b1
Ezequiel LaraMark Whitton
5
5335-
i
5
White, maroon chevron hoop, maroon yoke, white cap (Freeman, Barbara And Clee, Elaine)

Call On Me 206 

dk g Mr. Talley - Call Me Stella (Higher Calling)

4 8-11
Lane LuzziMindy Willis
6
9-90
i
6
Red, black hollow box, white diamonds on black sleeves, red cap (Ronald Kotara)

Backyard Hero 19 

gr/ g Lost in Paradise - Rugbys Nellie (Rugby)

4 8-11
Jason EadsRonald Kotara
7
3925-52
i
7
Pink, white diamond hoop, pink cap (Karen Jacks)

Trail My Tail 17 

ch g Too Much Bling - Open Meadows (Open Forum)

4 8-11
Ernesto Valdez JiminezKaren Jacks
8
i
8
Pink, white disc, pink cap (Raul Espinoza)

Eaton's Nockin 

b f Eaton's Gift - Opportunity Nockin (Running Stag)

4 8-6
Adrian RamosRenee Diaz
9
6363/67-
i
9
Royal blue, gold star, gold sleeves, royal blue cap (Susan Moulton)

Landing Eagle 214 

b g Sidney's Candy - Mystery At Sea (Capote)

5 8-11
Anardis RodriguezBrandon Jenkins
10
7-
i
10
Blue, white diamonds, blue and white diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Steffin, Leland)

Stef's Guy 67 

b g Silent Bluff - Stef (Leelanau)

4 8-11
Lindey WadeBoyd Caster
Verdict

CALL ON ME has shown enough to win one of these in recent times and could account for the likes of Trail My Tail and Sterling Appeal to shed the maiden tag.

19:18 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 14 Feb 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $3,780 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Slow (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
697-
i
1
Maroon, grey diamond, grey sleeves, maroon cap (John Obregon)

Goldons Bushwacker 95 

ch g Goldon - Jenna Lea's Jewel (Demidoff)

6 8-11
Domingo ChacaltanaJ Bustamante
2
22368-7
i
2
Chartreuse, black chevron hoop, black cap (Henry Witt, Jr)

Italian Candy 19 

gr/ g Twirling Candy - Italian Opera (Marino Marini)

4 8-11
Anardis RodriguezAmanda Barton
3
627437-
i
3
Blue, white disc, blue cap (Ashton Laday)

Rusty Kool Drive 203 

ch g Middlesex Drive - Kool Sauce (On the Sauce)

7 8-11
Ronald RichardAshton Laday
4
673584-
i
4
Yellow, white disc, yellow cap (Melissa Flores)

Watch Out 95 

b g Majesticperfection - Into Reality (Untuttable)

5 8-11
Eliazar VeraJose Camacho
5
3578-33
i
5
Green (Jerry Gourneau)

Have Heart Can Run 12 

b g Run Production - Lou's Last (Leestown)

4 8-11
Ernesto Valdez JiminezAmanda Barton
6
04/588-5
i
6
Black, White Horseshoes, Black Horseshoes on White Sleeves (Candy Courtemanche)

Oklahoma Lizzie 12 

b g Discreetly Mine - Dragonville (Petionville)

5 8-11
Rohan SinghJoseph Kanhai
Verdict

WATCH OUT has plenty of early pace and could put this race to bed before they approach the home turn. Have Heart Can Run and Oklahoma Lizzie can battle it out for second.

19:47 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 14 Feb 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,040 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 70y

Slow (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
42132-3
i
1
Silver, royal blue star, royal blue stripes on sleeves, silver cap (Hdt Allied Management, Llc)

Captain Payback 21 

dk g Colonel John - Look Whos A Star (Pollard's Vision)

D
6 8-8
Jermaine BridgmohanGeorge Bryant
2
11809-9
i
2
Maroon, silver chevron, maroon cap (Roberto Vargas)

Shaban 25 

b g Bernstein - Nokomos (A.P. Indy)

D
7 8-8
Chris RosierHugo Rodriguez
3
11540-8
i
3
Turquoise, pink sash, pink stripe on sleeves, white diamonds (Claude Sparks)

Deacon's Hero 17 

gr/ g Mr. Nightlinger - Lone Wolf's Rose (Jack Livingston)

5 8-8
Quincy HamiltonDanny Payne
4
2317-41
i
4
Green and silver quarters, orange chevrons on blue sleeves, silver cap (Gfb Racing Llc)

Thiscatsatalkin 21 

b g Catienus - Surpriseinthebox (Outofthebox)

D
9 8-11
Ted GondronDanny Pish
5
12239-3
i
5
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Magna Breeze 25 

b g Magna Graduate - Flashbulb Breeze (Peruvian)

D BF
8 8-8
Ramon VazquezSteven Asmussen
6
4532-15
i
6
Black (Donald Hoover)

Scattered Cash 21 

b g Scat Daddy - Pops Has Money (Thunder Gulch)

D
5 8-8
Lindey WadeJoe Merrick
Verdict

THISCATSATALKIN has a class edge over these opponents and is fancied to account for Magna Breeze and Captain Payback.

20:17 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 14 Feb 2018

Race 5 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $12,915 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
752416-
i
1
Red, red cap (World Wide Promotion Enterprises Llc)

Dave Hoeght 46 

dk h Langfuhr - Magibel (Tale Of The Cat)

D
Non Runner
2
258321-
i
2
Navy, white ball, white sleeves (Jaime Castellanos)

Jim's Eagle 103 

dk c Fearless Eagle - Bumfoojalum (Grindstone)

D
4 8-8
Adrian RamosJaime Castellanos
3
71118-1
i
3
White, maroon blocks, maroon sleeves (White, Raymond Todd And Clare, Gary)

Collateral Kitten 14 

b g Kitten's Joy - Mortgage the House (Chester House)

D
5 8-11
Lindey WadeKarl Broberg
4
31334-2
i
4
Gold, Red Diamond, Red Diamonds On Sleeves, Gold Cap (Stewart Hamblen)

Right Lane Lukasz 38 

dk g Temple City - Wrenice (Uncle Abbie)

D
4 8-8
Ted GondronDanny Pish
5
49664-6
i
5
Pink, white diamond hoop, pink cap (Karen Jacks)

Keep Guessing 14 

b g Sing Baby Sing - Rare Peace (Meadowlake)

D
6 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezKaren Jacks
6
31243-1
i
6
White, maroon circle, maroon yoke, white cap (Bryan Brunell)

Vanderboom Ridge 25 

b g Borrego - Cristina Ridge (Come Summer)

D
7 8-11
Sasha RisenhooverMindy Willis
7
51414-1
i
7
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Samicean (GER)  25 

ch g Medicean - Samerous (Generous)

D
5 8-11
Ramon VazquezSteven Asmussen
8
1675-51
i
8
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

K Kash 11 

b g Kennedy - La Cat (Mr. Greeley)

D
4 8-11
Chya JohnstoneKarl Broberg
9
452210-
i
9
Silver, gold sash, gold chevrons on sleeves, silver cap (Dennis Foster)

Arch Of Ages 77 

dk g Archarcharch - Showmetothevilla (Pancho Villa)

D
4 8-8
Quincy HamiltonDanny Pish
Verdict

COLLATERAL KITTEN has won three of her last four and is entitled to land another prize here at the expense of the live outsider Jim's Eagle, with recent winners Vanderboom Ridge and Samicean also considered.

20:47 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 14 Feb 2018

Race 6 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $13,230 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
599-751
i
1
Chartreuse, black chevron hoop, black cap (Henry Witt, Jr)

Proud Italian 14 

dk g Proudinsky - Argentina Avenue (Avenue Of Flags)

D
5 8-11
Lane LuzziAmanda Barton
2
226135-
i
2
Fuchsia, black chevron hoop, black chevrons on sleeves (Pam Wright)

Awesome Emmit 181 

b g Tiz West - Awesome Emma (Ghostzapper)

D
5 8-8
Quincy HamiltonFrancisco Bravo
3
12175-0
i
3
White, red hoops, blue yoke, white stars on blue sleeves, blue cap (Neatherlin, Paul And Neatherlin, Mike R)

Bending Saint 17 

ch g Saint Afleet - Bending Grass (Langfuhr)

D
4 8-8
Chris RosierMike Neatherlin
4
42320-1
i
4
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Kapellmeister 18 

gr/ g Tapit - Flourish (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-11
Ramon VazquezSteven Asmussen
5
612069-
i
5
Blue, silver star, green sleeves, blue cap (Lear, Heidi J And McIntosh, Andrew)

Scat Cat Gravy 61 

ch g Lucky Lionel - Dream Walker (Slewacide)

D
7 8-8
Jason EadsH Lear
6
2227-15
i
6
Blue, royal blue epaulets, white armlets and cuffs (Duane Salisbury)

Game Loading 17 

ch c Spring At Last - Whoopty Whoopty (Distorted Humor)

D
4 8-11
Lindey WadeJoyce Salisbury
7
764636-
i
7
Gold and red halves, red sleeves, red cap (Pearson, Paul M And River Ridge Ranch Llc)

You Funny Man 173 

dk g Humming - Stormhill (Storm Boot)

D
9 8-8
Rohan SinghPaul Pearson
8
135169-
i
1A
Chartreuse, black chevron hoop, black cap (Henry Witt, Jr)

Gavin 59 

gr/ g Improper Again - Proud Carmela (Proud Irish)

D
4 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezTerry Eoff
Verdict

KAPELLMEISTER was impressive last time and can follow up here at the expense of the consistent pair Game Loading and Awesome Emmit.

21:17 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 14 Feb 2018

Race 7 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $12,600 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
59859-6
i
1
Red, yellow star, red stars on yellow sleeves (Mario Tovar)

Valina 21 

b f Majestic Warrior - Daguerreotype (Silver Deputy)

3 8-10
Ivan ArellanoJose Torres
2
43-
i
2
Silver, gold sash, gold chevrons on sleeves, silver cap (Dennis Foster)

Miz Mosta 132 

b f Tiz Wonderful - Olmosta (Olmos)

3 8-10
Ted GondronDanny Pish
3
66-
i
3
White, red stars, white stars on black sleeves, red cap (Tyson, David And Bragg, Steve)

Sarala 97 

dk f To Honor And Serve - Miss Smart Money (Smart Strike)

3 8-10
Lindey WadeMindy Willis
4
28-5
i
4
Red and white stripes, blue stripe, white stars on blue sleeves (Mike Neatherlin)

Zipitupmysister 19 

ch f City Zip - Mi Hermana (Distorted Humor)

BF
3 8-10
Chris RosierMike Neatherlin
5
5707-3
i
5
Maroon, white circled 'g', white diamonds on sleeves, maroon cap (Mark Kassouff)

Rock Hard Song 19 

gr/ f My Golden Song - Rock Hard Sue (Rock Hard Ten)

3 8-10
Anardis RodriguezPaul Duhon
6
45
i
6
White, gold ball, white stripe on gold sleeves (Molly Malone's Racing)

Wise Deal 12 

gr/ f Monarchos - Make a Deal (Private Terms)

3 8-10
Sasha RisenhooverLarry Stroope
7
09-0
i
7
Gold, maroon ball, gold cuffs on maroon sleeves, maroon cap (Jones, Fred And Hallum, Eddie)

Affirmatif Star 19 

ch f Affirmatif - Priceless Star (Pioneering)

3 8-10
Chya JohnstoneVeronica Griggs
8
943-6
i
8
Blue, gold ball (Lewis Greenspan)

Affaire Secrete 19 

b f Liaison - Greer's Secret (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-10 b1
Jermaine BridgmohanM Davidson
9
546-
i
9
Black, red hoops on sleeves, black cap (Terry Propps)

Sundaymorningsaint 76 

b f Alternation - Gospel Gal (Repent)

3 8-10
Rohan SinghCharles Smith
10
2345-4
i
10
Lime, royal blue hoop, royal blue hoops on sleeves, lime cap (Henderson, Bryan And Carson, Mike H)

Likely 11 

b f Tiznow - Positivelycharming (Pulpit)

3 8-10
Lane LuzziGeorge Bryant
Verdict

ZIPITUPMYSISTER faces her easiest task since finishing runner-up on debut and she edges the vote in a tricky heat. Chances are also given to Wise Deal and Rock Hard Song.

21:47 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 14 Feb 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f

Good (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
65446-1
i
1
White, maroon circle, maroon yoke (Meek, Michael, Meek, Marveenia, Wells, Marvin And Wells, Barbara)

Tacola 17 

b g Kitten's Joy - Will O Way (Broken Vow)

D
5 8-11
Lindey WadeMindy Willis
2
2743-41
i
2
Khaki, hunter green circle (Stephen Baker)

Colour My World 7 

dk c Eaton's Gift - Cielo Dove (Dove Hunt)

D
4 8-11
Ivan ArellanoM Davidson
3
61789-6
i
3
Gold, blue, maroon hoop, maroon armlets on sleeves, gold cap (Shelley Draper)

Viciousgrasshopper 7 

dk g Grasshopper - Hoist the Secret (Precocity)

D
5 8-11
Jason EadsJerry Tillis
4
5255-97
i
4
White, red diamond hoop, red diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Ray Grimes)

Branded Saint 12 

ch g Saint Afleet - Cattlewash (Forest Wildcat)

D
4 8-11
Rodolfo GuerraGlen Rottweiler
5
619-467
i
5
White, black ball (Mark Hibdon)

Young Homie 7 

dk g Abajo - September in Texas (Hadif)

D
7 8-11
Francisco PerezMark Hibdon
6
37363-4
i
6
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

All Behroozed Up 33 

ch g Euroears - Unostella (Orientate)

D
5 8-11
Quincy HamiltonKarl Broberg
Verdict

Last-time-out winners Tacola and Colour My World both warrant plenty of respect but ALL BEHROOZED UP takes a significant drop in class and looks potentially a notch above these.

22:18 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 14 Feb 2018

Race 9 - Starter Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Good

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1955-11
i
1
Royal blue and white halves, white cap (Steven Asmussen)

Affirming 21 

b g Affirmatif - She Who Kissnfly (Sky Classic)

D
5 8-11
Ramon VazquezSteven Asmussen
2
55876-2
i
2
White, maroon chevron hoop, maroon yoke (Mindy Willis)

Moonlite Mayhem 14 

dk g Lunarpal - Time Lasts (Count The Time)

D
Non Runner
3
534336-
i
3
Blue, white disc, blue cap (Kelly Myers)

Commander Sport 88 

ch g New Trieste - Ingenuous (Deputy Commander)

D
Non Runner
4
24464-8
i
4
Silver, royal blue star, royal blue stripes on sleeves, silver cap (Team Bryant Thoroughbreds)

Saint Floyd 14 

ch g Aragorn - Keeping Watch (Danehill)

D
Non Runner
5
17312-2
i
5
Pink, white diamond hoop, pink cap (Karen Jacks)

Boston Humor 25 

dk g Got the Last Laugh - Heathers Promise (Silver Buck)

D
7 8-8
Ernesto Valdez JiminezKaren Jacks
6
68698-5
i
6
White, green horseshoe, green stars and chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Sugar Daddy Stable)

Strict Observance 25 

b g Trappe Shot - Mihrimah (Proud Citizen)

D
5 8-8
Jermaine BridgmohanHugo Rodriguez
7
47157-3
i
7
Orange (Donald Hoover)

Yes By Gold 14 

b g Yesbyjimminy - C B T Dan's Girl (Skip Trial)

D
6 8-8
Quincy HamiltonJoe Merrick
8
1133-65
i
8
White, red hollow box (End Zone Athletics, Inc)

Walker's Way 21 

b g Majestic Warrior - April Closing (Defrere)

D
6 8-8
Lindey WadeKarl Broberg
9
91611-2
i
9
Khaki, hunter green circle (Stephen Baker)

Beat Goes On 11 

b g Quiet American - Hollow Miss (With Approval)

D
5 8-8
Ivan ArellanoM Davidson
10
62588-9
i
10
Purple, white yoke, purple diamonds on white sleeves, purple cap (Tim Dixon)

Whiskey Biz 24 

b g Nobiz Like Shobiz - Twinkle And Shine (Fly So Free)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

AFFIRMING is unbeaten in two starts so far this year and he could take some stopping in his bid to complete the hat-trick. Most feared are Moonlite Mayhem and Yes By Gold.