19:40 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $4,149 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1f 180y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
511/365-
i
1
Black (Roger Jimenez)

Frontera Special 15 

br m Genuine Strawfly - Jumanji (Noble Pride)

D
8 8-12
Alejandro OrtegaOmar Cruz
2
1713/23-
i
2
Blue Body, White Sleeves, Blue Cuffs (Fales, Carolyn And Ralph)

Block N Tackle 268 

sor g Tac It Like A Man - Watchin the Rain (Takin On The Cash)

D
9 8-12
Justine KlaiberMatthew Fales
3
1/71255-
i
3
Blue, red cuffs & collar (Las Vegas Ranch)

Arizona Icon 36 

bay g Texas Icon - Jess Perfect Girl (Feature Mr Jess)

D
4 8-12
Jorge BourdieuMatthew Fales
4
2366/16-
i
4
White, green diamonds (Ortega, Jr , Alex And Ortega, Vincent)

Stockton Six 26 

bay g Tres Seis - Smashes It (Dash For Cash)

D
8 8-12 (ow3)
Luis Jr YescasMonica Ortega
5
131346/
i
5
Green (Eloy Navarro)

A Mere Performance 464 

bay g A Mere Chocolate - What A Performance (Streakin La Jolla)

D
5 8-12
Alex CarrilloEloy Navarro
6
1/32277-
i
6
Black (A And C Racing And Simmons, Bobby)

Dashing Brooks 86 

bay g One Dashing Eagle - Brooks Midnight (Brookstone Bay)

D
4 8-12
Joseph Jr BellocTyler Gibbs
7
6/61422-
i
7
Red, gold cuffs and collar (Linda Parker)

Sprinkled Ivory 69 

bay g Ivory James - Toast To Gypsy (Toast To Dash)

BF
5 8-12
Mark JassoLinda Parker
Verdict

ARIZONA ICON is back in calmer waters after taking his chance in a $15k event over track and trip last month and his earlier form suggests he could prove difficult to beat in this company. Block N Tackle has finished no worse than third on his last five outings and looks the pick for minor honours ahead of Sprinkled Ivory.

20:10 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,356 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
522563-
i
1
Red (Eddie Meza)

Spectacular One 19 

b g Street Hero - Whole Enchilada (Stephen Got Even)

4 8-12
Alex CruzFrancis Meza
2
06438-
i
2
Red (Paul Treasure)

My Pestle 28 

dk g Grindstone - Turkit (Turkoman)

4 8-12
Israel HernandezPaul Treasure
3
96932-
i
3
Black, silver horseshoe and cuffs on silver sleeves (Fitch Racing Stable Llc)

Eighty And Sunny 20 

b g Square Eddie - Octogarian (Rock Hard Ten)

4 8-12
David LopezRobertino Diodoro
4
25762-5
i
4
Green, black diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cuffs & collar (Sue Gilmour)

I'mrockingthislife 13 

b g Street Life - Fresal (Atticus)

4 8-12
Richard LullJim Gilmour
5
70447-
i
5
Orange, White Star, White Bars On Sleeves (Val Brinkerhoff)

Teamplayer 33 

b g Pioneerof the Nile - Schism (Pulpit)

5 8-12
Ismael MosqueiraVal Brinkerhoff
6
786-
i
6
White, blue & lime green chevrons front & back (Mark Taylor)

Dr. Erik S. 15 

ch c Vronsky - Freedom's Angel (Suances)

4 8-12
Erick LopezO Martinez
7
6/74332-
i
7
Hot pink, turquoise disc, turquoise sleeves (Anderson, Tamara, Stapley, Brent, Ellis, Delwyn V And Hatch, Linden)

Sum Candy 15 

b g Sidney's Candy - Seekingvindication (Vindication)

4 8-12
Daniel VergaraF Frazier
8
654-
i
8
Red, blue diamond hoop, red and blue halved sleeves (Morrison, Phil And Morrison, Shane)

Docs Dreamer 15 

ch c Council Member - Almacita (Carson City)

4 8-12
Francisco MonroyRick Houghton
Verdict

EIGHTY AND SUNNY has changed stables since finishing a distant second over an extended mile at Golden Gates last month and new connections could hardly have found a weaker event for him to shed the maiden tag. I'mrockingthislife would have claims if back to the form of his penultimate second, while Sum Candy has displayed enough to suggest he can make his presence felt.

20:41 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Starter Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $5,670 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
261421-
i
1
Black, white playing cards, red cuffs (Metzger, Sr , Thomas F , Evans, Vanessa And Miller, Paul)

Istan Is The Man 23 

ch g Istan - Indian Jewel (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-12
Jorge BourdieuJustin Evans
2
121127-
i
2
Black, white star, white stars on sleeve, green seams (Roddina Barrett)

George's Main Man 20 

dk g Henny Hughes - Ippodamia (Peterhof)

D
7 8-10
Leslie MawingRoddina Barrett
3
6/56891-
i
3
Turquoise, black seams, silver diamonds on black sleeves (Ray Richardson)

Put Your Pants On 19 

b g Divine Park - Laredo Lil (Pembroke)

D
8 8-12
Luis RodriguezRafael Barraza
4
32124-1
i
4
White, blue horses head, white sleeves, white cap (Mitch Sutherland)

Maggie's Guy 12 

dk g Grey Memo - Fits the Route (Ribot Land)

D
7 8-12
Erick LopezJames Brown
5
141325-
i
5
Black, black cap (Pink Cloud Racing)

Unbridled Venture 20 

ch g Songandaprayer - High Proposal (High Yield)

D
9 8-10
Francisco ArrietaWade Rarick
6
817312-
i
6
Black (Howg, Randy And R 6 Stable)

London Legacy 20 

gr/ g Grace upon grace - Passionate Kip (Kelly Kip)

D BF
6 8-12
David LopezRobertino Diodoro
7
659342-
i
7
Black, white stars on sleeves, red cuffs & collar (Watson, Larry And Rarick, Wade)

How About Him 20 

gr/ g Canadian Frontier - El Fasto (El Prado)

D
6 8-10
Glenn CorbettWade Rarick
Verdict

HOW ABOUT HIM hinted his turn was near when runner-up over an extended five furlongs here last month, while London Legacy has added consistency to his performances since switched to this venue and ought to be thereabouts. However, ISTAN IS THE MAN sauntered clear to record a four-length success over a similar trip here last month and is difficult to oppose after such a dominant performance.

21:13 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $7,260 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3781-
i
1
Aqua, black maltese cross on back, aqua & black checked sleeves (Marco Gonzalez)

Respect The Shot 30 

b g Tribal Rule - Gorgeous Goomah (Maria's Mon)

D
3 8-9
Jorge BourdieuVal Brinkerhoff
2
357165-
i
2
Hot pink, lime diamonds, lime sleeves (Carrol Stubbs)

Obliterate 28 

b g Empire Way - Wicky Awesome (Awesome Gambler)

3 8-7
Patrick CanchariAriel Gordon
3
17657-2
i
3
Purple, Gold Sleeves (Mike Chambers)

Stay Glad 13 

dk g Stay Thirsty - Gladiatrix (Invisible Ink)

D
Non Runner
4
47291-4
i
4
Hot pink, lime diamonds, lime sleeves (Carrol Stubbs)

Suspicious Look 13 

ch g Smiling Tiger - Factual Lady (Smoke Glacken)

D
3 8-9
Leslie MawingAriel Gordon
5
3814-
i
5
Light blue, red diamonds on yoke, red seams, white sleeves (Paul Kauffmann)

Dark Paradise 28 

b g Awesome Gambler - This Time Baby (Rio Verde)

3 8-9
Israel HernandezPaul Kauffmann
6
542-
i
6
Blue, Pink Triangle On Back, Pink Sleeves (Walker, Carl And Sherry)

Heir Horse One 28 

dk c Wildcat Heir - Switchin Lanes (Devon Lane)

3 8-7
Glenn CorbettCurt Ferguson
7
41-
i
7
White, blue chevrons, blue chevrons on sleeves (Lynne McGregor)

Smasher 171 

dk g Grand Minstrel - About Me (Belong To Me)

D
3 8-7
Erick LopezO Martinez
8
1
i
8
Yellow, orange hoops, orange cuffs & collar (Rick Kessler)

Fats Dominus 13 

dk c Dominus - Rebina Lake (Salt Lake)

D
3 8-9
Andrew RamgeetJoe Toye
Verdict

FATS DOMINUS could prove above average judged on his fluent success over track and trip earlier this month and he is handed the vote to continue his improvement on just his third start. Heir Horse One isn't passed over lightly after he finished a neck second here last month, with Dark Paradise looking best of the rest.

21:44 Turf Paradise (USA) 15 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,224 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
21467-5
i
1
Turquoise & lime green stripes, lime green stars on turquoise sleeves (Rick Tappe)

Purple Sky 13 

b g Pulpit - Tessa Blue (Awesome Again)

D
7 8-10
Ismael MosqueiraRyan Bratcher
2
749514-
i
2
White, black cuffs, white cap (Saratoga West)

One Macho Gambler 16 

gr/ g Awesome Gambler - Macho Miss (Macho Uno)

D
4 8-10
Scott StevensJeffrey Metz
3
222221-
i
3
White, blue horses head, white sleeves, white cap (Mitch Sutherland)

Toccet's Charm 15 

b g Toccet - Ruler's Charm (Cape Town)

D
11 8-10
Erick LopezJames Brown
4
446446-
i
4
Pink, black seams, pink and black check cap (W Whitehouse)

A P Phantom 34 

dk g Indy Film - Subtle Star (Never Tabled)

D
8 8-10
Isaias EnriquezW Whitehouse
5
223346-
i
5
Green, white bars on sleeves (Michael Wood)

Tequila Factor 16 

b g Pure Prize - Single Factor (Mutakddim)

D
9 8-10
Daniel VergaraJuan Gutierrez
6
481311-
i
6
Blue, lime diamond, lime sleeves (Philip Hall)

Rally Cap Rudy 28 

dk g Rallying Cry - Punxsutawney (Delineator)

D
5 8-10
David LopezPhilip Hall
7
2/66766-
i
7
White, red sleeves, kelly green stripes (Mark Tait)

Pacific Nights 33 

dk g More Than Ready - Whole Emblem (Our Emblem)

D
9 8-10
Israel HernandezLisa Gangidino
8
512353-
i
8
Purple, Gold Sleeves (Mike Chambers)

Bim Bam 33 

b h Deputy Wild Cat - Laurel Light (Colony Light)

D
11 8-10
Glenn CorbettMike Chambers
Verdict

BIM BAM invariably plies his trade in stronger races than this and he looks capable of making his class tell in a race lacking strength in depth. His latest third over a mile here last month reads well in the context of this race and a bold bid seems assured. Rally Cap Rudy has won his last two and may prove the biggest danger ahead of Tequila Factor.

22:15 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,840 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
266371-
i
1
Purple (Rodney Davis)

Sweet Calista 15 

b f Grand On Dave - Sweet Claire Bear (Mari's Book)

D
4 8-12
Israel HernandezPaul Kauffmann
2
88221-9
i
2
Green, black diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cuffs & collar (Sue Gilmour)

Mean Like My Momma 13 

dk f Coastal Storm - Queen Of Memphis (Bagshot)

D
4 8-12
Richard LullJim Gilmour
3
78956-9
i
3
White, green diamond, green diamonds on blue sleeves (Dan Dennison)

Promising Wish 13 

dk f Sing Baby Sing - Undeclared (Deputy Commander)

Non Runner
4
54746-4
i
4
Yellow (Jeffery Cox)

Dear Dyna 13 

b m Blumin Affair - Scenic Won (Air Forbes Won)

6 8-10
Renny ArrietaSergio Barrio
5
66745-6
i
5
Light blue, grey sash, grey cuffs on sleeves (Don Dowd)

Goose Bumps 13 

dk m High Cotton - Shivering Fax (Islefaxyou)

6 8-10
Francisco MonroyRobert Score
6
44221-3
i
6
Green, green cap (Juan Gutierrez)

Nang Noi 13 

dk m Smooth Runner - Byballot (You And I)

5 8-12
Daniel VergaraJuan Gutierrez
7
8157-
i
7
Hot pink, white diamond 'b' on back, white cuffs & collar (Thibeault, Bobbie-jo And Thibeault, Bailey)

Tao 20 

b m Angus - Comic Rhythm (Comic Strip)

D
5 8-10
Leslie MawingDickie Martinez
8
474425-
i
8
Blue (Thom Simpson)

Old Hollywood 169 

b m Divine Park - My Sweet Valor (Vindication)

D
Withdrawn
Verdict

NANG NOI landed a stronger event than this on her penultimate start and lost nothing in defeat when third over six furlongs here earlier this month. She invariably runs her race in this grade and is difficult to oppose. Mean Like My Momma and Dear Dyna look the pair to concentrate on for minor honours and complete the shortlist.

22:46 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 15 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $4,840 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
71/553-2
i
1
Black, gold shield 'ms', red & gold diamonds on sleeves (Silva Racing Llc)

Kluszewski 9 

dk h Northern Afleet - Melinda Rose (Malek)

D BF
6 8-12
Erick LopezMiguel Silva
2
32463-5
i
2
Yellow, yellow cap (Mishie Child)

Midnight City 9 

b g Northern Afleet - Marishka moon (Bandini)

D
6 8-12
Patrick CanchariEugene Burns
3
86974-6
i
3
Red, gold cuffs and collar (Linda Parker)

Durtdobbr 9 

ch g Flying Baron - Staying At Home (Eavesdropper)

D
Non Runner
4
23735-2
i
4
Red, gold cuffs and collar (Linda Parker)

Saintly Aura 9 

dk g Saint Stephen - Speedy Gone Sally (Devonwood)

8 8-12
Leslie MawingLinda Parker
5
253556-
i
5
Green (Patti Robson)

Moogie Woogie 35 

dk g Alymagic - Moogie (Matty G)

D
7 8-12
Angel FelixDan Morgan
6
387845-
i
6
Green, red disc (Gelardi, Ralph And Brown, Jared)

Mojumbo 23 

dk g Langfuhr - Mumbo Jumbo (Kingmambo)

D
9 8-12
Daniel VergaraJared Brown
7
468653-
i
7
red, blue star, red and white halved cap (Henry Paravecino)

Kenjiislucky 35 

gr/ g Lookin At Lucky - Silver Tornado (Maria's Mon)

6 8-12
Jorge BourdieuPatrick Fields
8
661933-
i
8
Red, White Spots On Sleeves, White Seams (Manuel Ortiz, Sr)

Unbridled Candy 42 

b g Candy Ride - Restraint (Unbridled's Song)

D
6 8-12
Glenn CorbettManuel Ortiz
9
65687-7
i
9
Red, Red sleeves and cap (Leavitt Thoroughbreds LLC)

Gentle As A Breeze 12 

ch g Wilko - Savoury Soup (Alphabet Soup)

D
8 8-12
Isaias EnriquezClifford Leavitt
Verdict

KENJIISLUCKY could appreciate this step up in trip after running on to finish a close third over an extended seven furlongs here last month and he is handed the vote in an uncompetitive heat. Kluszewski lost out by just a neck over an extended six furlongs here earlier this month and has winning form over this longer trip with the consistent Unbridled Candy also respected.

23:16 Turf Paradise (USA) 15 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $6,224 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 110y

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
554155-
i
1
Green, white blocks on front, white circle 'lund' on back (Lund, Valorie And Cummings, Leslie)

Be My Shadow 34 

ch g Shadow Hawk - Shesaluckyflag (Lucky Lionel)

D
6 8-10
Andrew RamgeetValorie Lund
2
486574-
i
2
Turquoise, pink diamonds, turquoise cap (John Leone)

Escalate 43 

ch g Eskendereya - Holy Princess (Holy Bull)

D
6 8-10
Isaias EnriquezJacque Guerra
3
765511-
i
3
Blue, red & white hoops (Scott Henson)

Fifer 26 

dk g Rosberg - Answerwithvictory (Vying Victor)

D
5 8-12
Erick LopezSteve Henson
4
440065-
i
4
red, blue star, red and white halved cap (Henry Paravecino)

Alpine Gathering 33 

ch g Swiss Yodeler - Gather the Group (Nashwan)

D
7 8-10
Jorge BourdieuPatrick Fields
5
257461-
i
5
Lime Green, Black Cuffs & Collar (O'brien And O'brien Llc)

I'vegotafeeling (GB)  19 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Italian Connection (Cadeaux Genereux)

D
7 8-10
Scott StevensDebbie O Brien
6
642682-
i
6
Black, green sleeves (J Kruljac)

Willing To Travel 35 

b g Pleasantly Perfect - Grassy Nellie (Belong To Me)

D BF
6 8-10
Israel HernandezJ Kruljac
7
485466-
i
7
Red & black diagonal quarters on body & sleeves (Paul Lebsock, Jr)

Dr. Watson 26 

ch g Noble Causeway - Treasure Lake (Salt Lake)

D
8 8-10
Enrique GarciaPaul Lebsock
8
334124-
i
8
Green & navy blue diamonds, green cuffs on navy blue sleeves (Rick Nunley)

Mystorynmstikntoit 33 

b g Mccann's Mojave - Pundit (Beau Genius)

D BF
7 8-10
Leslie MawingDan McFarlane
Verdict

Mystorynmstikntoit has proved consistency personified in recent months and ought to be thereabouts, while Be My Shadow has been running well in better races and merits respect down in grade. However, FIFER completed a double in effortless fashion when scoring by nearly six lengths over a similar trip here last month and is difficult to oppose on that evidence.