18:15 Delaware Park (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
484095
i
1
Yellow, black cross sashes (Trevor Gallimore)

Anita Lass 7 

b f Friesan Fire - Irish Diva (Skip Trial)

D
Non Runner
2
278855
i
2
White and red quarters, white diamonds on red sleeves (Steven Wister)

Chessen 15 

b m Bring the Heat - Quiet Shine (Real Quiet)

D
5 8-10
Anthony NunezJennie Wilhelm-Saldana
3
842655
i
3
Black, red ball, red diamonds on black sleeves (Caper Racing Stable)

Sunshineinmypocket 11 

ch m Trappe Shot - Redhead Riot (Top Account)

D
5 8-10
Wilfredo GarciaRoque Romero
4
482521
i
4
Green, black diamond belt, black diamonds on sleeves (Mc Stable, Llc And Van Sant, Maria Claire)

Bionda 7 

ch f Aikenite - Primp (Bernardini)

D
3 8-8
Deirdre PanasDouglas Nunn
5
8-2521
i
5
Black, white disc, teal diamonds on sleeves, black & teal quartered cap (Bell Gable Stable Llc)

Whimsical Delight 18 

b f Rock Slide - Broulan (Pleasant Tap)

D
4 8-12
Carol CedenoJesus Cruz
6
704787
i
6
Sky blue, orange diamond hoop (Juan Fernandez)

Persky's Spirit 14 

dk m Silent Name - Persky (Candy Stripes)

D
5 8-10
Jomar GarciaEli Betancourt
7
284523
i
7
Yellow, black cross sashes (Trevor Gallimore)

Bella El Milagro 11 

b f Poseidon's Warrior - Bella Marie (Smoke Glacken)

D
3 8-4
Pablo RodriguezMarten Woodhouse
Verdict

WHIMSICAL DELIGHT certainly wasn't winning out of turn over track and trip last time and, with that confidence booster under her belt, she gets the vote to edge out other last-start scorer Bionda. Dropped-in-class Anita Lass is another respected player.

18:45 Delaware Park (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

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

2

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
63
i
1
Yellow, black disc (James Hardesty)

Rachaels Way 18 

ch f Petionville - Hannerly (Dancing Count)

4 8-10
Jose BetancourtKelly Deiter
2
234-535
i
2
Red, white ball (Harvey Robertson)

Perfect Rosie 16 

dk m Pleasantly Perfect - Best Actress (Vision And Verse)

6 8-10
Jose GarciaJ Gordon
3
58563
i
3
Black and gold (Rosemary Epstein)

Flamingo Chick 16 

dk f Two Step Salsa - Pretty Wild Chick (Wildcat Heir)

3 8-8
Keiber CoaStacy Hendry
4
749626
i
4
Blue, grey diamonds (Mello, Dennis And Stifano, Raymond E)

Blackdiamond Dream 16 

dk m Repent - All My Dreams (Manlove)

5 8-12
Jomar OrtegaRaymond Stifano
5
368-364
i
5
Blue, gold diamonds and 'c', blue sleeves (Churchill, Donald And Lucy)

Paddy's Gal Rosie 16 

gr/ f Paddy O'prado - Preach Love (Pulpit)

3 8-8
Angel SuarezSamuel Cronk
6
334478
i
6
Black and white (Moles, Stanley S And Starr Stables Llc)

Blackwynn 61 

dk f Stephen Got Even - Sister Sporty (Evening Kris)

3 8-8
Pablo RodriguezStacy Hendry
Verdict

Blackwynn warrants respect with her sights lowered, while Rachaels Way could improve for stepping up in trip. However, FLAMINGO CHICK had Paddy's Gal Rosie (fourth), Perfect Rosie (fifth) and Blackdiamond Dream (sixth) all behind when third over 1m here earlier in the month and she rates the one to beat.

19:15 Delaware Park (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,820 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

7f 110y

Fast

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
66-7968
i
1
Light blue, red panel, white armlets on sleeves, Light blue cap (D Peck)

Lambano 25 

b g Temple City - Mississippi Lights (Majestic Light)

Non Runner
2
67-7445
i
2
Yellow, green and purple sash (Cathy Denelsbeck)

Mister Obvious 8 

b g Twisted Mister - It's Obvious (Marquetry)

Non Runner
3
566-
i
3
Black, gold disc, red armlets on sleeves (Andrea Lematta)

Walk Thru Fire 324 

b g Jump Start - Hurricane Helen (Candy Stripes)

4 8-12
Martin SolisGeorge Coyle
4
i
4
Orange, green sleeves (Jose Gutierrez)

Geronimo's Spirit 

b c Astrology - Capitol View (Sports View)

3 8-6
Antonio QuilesWallace Neilson
5
77-5403
i
5
Orange, white spot, white cuffs on sleeves, orange cap (David Posey)

Purrs Again 12 

b g Messner - Princess Purrsalot (Sir Cat)

Non Runner
6
323
i
6
Yellow and green halved, black collar, white sleeves, yellow cap (S And G Racing Stable)

Dynamic Dude 7 

b g Line Of David - Miss Dangerous (Forest Danger)

BF
4 8-12
Jomar OrtegaGordon Saleem
7
7357
i
7
Orange (Mathew Cahir)

Troopingthecolor 16 

dk g Parading - Crab Grass (Known Fact)

Non Runner
8
25-564
i
8
Green, white yoke, white chevrons on sleeves (Stonehedge Llc)

Howboutdempats 12 

dk g Factum - Coco's For Real (Sword Dance)

3 8-6
Mychel SanchezEdward Allard
9
i
9
Yellow (Jose Espinoza)

Nile Kingdom 

dk c El Kingdom - Lady Greeley (Mr. Greeley)

Non Runner
10
63
i
10
Purple and fuchsia diagonal halves, fuchsia bars on purple sleeves (Leanne Hester)

Boondoggle 25 

b g Gone Clubbing - Golden Margarita (Stop The Music)

Non Runner
11
0-5532
i
11
Red, gold collar and cuffs, red cap (Chemphar, Inc)

Linda's Nekia 32 

dk c New Year's Day - Killoe (Kris S.)

3 8-8
Jose GarciaJr Steve Epley,
12
88
i
12
Black (Cristina Vena)

Meldon 23 

b g Our Entourage - Turf Princess (Cryptoclearance)

3 8-8
Carlos DelgadoKristy Gazzier
Verdict

The drop in both trip and grade looks to give TROOPINGTHECOLOR a massive chance and he shades the verdict ahead of Linda's Nekia and Boondoggle, who both placed last time out.

19:45 Delaware Park (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $21,420 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2222
i
1
White, black hoops, white armlets on black sleeves (John Penn)

Gnarly 24 

dk g Shanghai Bobby - Via Pavion (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-7
Weston HamiltonGary Capuano
2
55
i
2
Green, red ball, red stars on sleeves, green cap (Colleen S Stable)

Hot Sriracha 45 

ch c Flatter - Princess Liam (Saint Liam)

3 8-7
Feargal LynchSteven Asmussen
3
i
3
White, royal blue ball, royal blue and white blocks on sleeves, white cap (Stefcon Racing)

Munny Time 

ch g Munnings - Artistic Express (Western Expression)

3 8-7
Alex CintronMark Reid
4
i
4
Yellow (Jose Espinoza)

Tapir 

ch c Tapizar - Lost Badge (Badge Of Silver)

3 8-7
Carol CedenoJerenesto Torrez
5
00-4
i
5
Royal blue, blue circle, silver sleeves (Jerenesto Torrez)

Two Step Tex 7 

dk c Two Step Salsa - Our Hot Mama (Vindication)

Non Runner
6
795
i
6
Pink (Robson Thoroughbreds)

Smoky Blues 78 

gr/ g Jafmil - Smoky Belle (Macho Uno)

3 8-7
Angel SuarezGerald Bennett
Verdict

GNARLY certainly deserves to win one of these having struck the crossbar in each of his four starts thus far and today could be his day. Hot Sriracha takes a significant drop in class and rates the biggest threat, ahead of newcomer Munny Time.

20:15 Delaware Park (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,820 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

7f 110y

Fast

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
45436
i
1
Navy blue, gold stars on sleeves, white cap (Sarah Shepherd)

Dragonthorn Steed 16 

ch g Cal Nation - Fancy Dancer (Citidancer)

Non Runner
2
7
i
2
Orange, white spot, white cuffs on sleeves, orange cap (David Posey)

Bugsy's Moment 25 

b g Misbah - Ashley's Moment (Doneraile Court)

4 8-12
Keiber CoaBaltazar Galvan
3
567460
i
3
Bronze, black circled black 'b', black bars on sleeves (Spring Promise Farm)

Trade The Pick 12 

gr/ g Exchange Rate - Julie Truly (Miner's Mark)

Non Runner
4
373
i
4
Green, white yoke, white chevrons on sleeves (Stonehedge Llc)

Nangle Nation 8 

b g Factum - Sunny Again (Awesome Again)

BF
3 8-6
Mychel SanchezEdward Allard
5
57
i
5
Shamrock green, gold diamond (M Reardon)

Igotsunshine 12 

b g Turbo Compressor - Wedding Bells Soon (Indy King)

Non Runner
6
95-6685
i
6
Purple, purple cap (Policastro, Gordon & Deiter, Kelly)

Bel Giorno 8 

ch g Perfect Soul - Hannabarbera (Darshaan)

4 8-10
Jose BetancourtKelly Deiter
7
4
i
7
Yellow (Jose Espinoza)

American Colossus 26 

ch c El Kingdom - Cozinneta (Cozzene)

3 8-8
Pablo RodriguezJerenesto Torrez
8
428-342
i
8
Turquoise, pink diamonds (Aimee Hall)

Brushed By Fire 14 

ch g Friesan Fire - Beauty Brush (Broad Brush)

BF
4 8-12
Carol CedenoAimee Hall
9
83
i
9
Aqua, black ball, pink armlets on sleeves (Clyde W Martin, Jr And John Grossi's Racing Corp)

Enkidu 26 

dk c Runnintothealter - Moonlight Dreamer (Southern Halo)

Non Runner
10
9085
i
10
Teal, teal bars on grey sleeves (Ad Hoc Stable, Inc)

Con Em 14 

ch c Congaree - Emmz (Proud Citizen)

3 8-8
Shannon UskeWilliam Sienkewicz
11
5233
i
11
Aqua, black ball (Chemphar, Inc And Epley, Jr , Steve)

Cherry Island 14 

b c Harlington - Accountant's Dream (Unaccounted For)

3 8-8
Angel SuarezJr Steve Epley,
Verdict

BRUSHED BY FIRE had Cherry Island (third) and Con Em (fifth) behind when runner-up in a 1m contest here earlier in the month and he can confirm placings with those rivals, and open his account. Nangle Nation is feared most.

20:45 Delaware Park (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,300 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
656476
i
1
Black, red ball, red diamonds on black sleeves (Caper Racing Stable)

To The Stars 11 

b g Street Sense - Fly to the Stars (Giant's Causeway)

D
8 8-10
Wilfredo GarciaRoque Romero
2
734633
i
2
Green, yellow sash, yellow bars on sleeves (Gary Katz)

Ghostly Games 11 

dk g Ghostzapper - Silver Charades (Broad Brush)

D
6 8-10
Angel SuarezGary Katz
3
243855
i
3
Hot pink, black and white hoops (Dunham Thoroughbreds)

Real Power 11 

b g Powerscourt - Real Deal (Unreal Zeal)

D
9 8-10
Keiber CoaBernard Dunham
4
4-64258
i
4
Yellow, black stripes (Kazdan Racing Stables)

Instant Replay 11 

b g Lemon Drop Kid - Run Kate Run (Cherokee Run)

D
6 8-10
Joseph SchneiderHubert Gaffney
5
17-4467
i
5
Blue, white star (3 Amigos 3 Stables And Vrana, Stephanie)

Souper Knight 11 

dk g Midnight Lute - Secret Liaison (Housebuster)

D
8 8-10
Pablo RodriguezJorge Diaz
6
305524
i
6
Black, white spot (John Meehan)

So Kitten 35 

b g Kitten's Joy - Sobee (A.P. Indy)

D
7 8-12
Brian PedrozaHeather Hollahan
7
787675
i
7
Red, gold circle, red armlets on gold sleeves (Timothy Yee)

Starship Frontier 9 

gr/ g Smoke Glacken - Road To Honor (Double Honor)

D
Non Runner
8
22316-7
i
8
pink, white star, pink cap (Kirwan Equine Group, Inc)

Blitzensmajikreign 13 

dk g Street Magician - Blitzen's Echo (Compelling Sound)

D
6 8-10 b1
Johan RosadoMarcos Zulueta
Verdict

SO KITTEN has been knocking on the door and this represents a fantastic opportunity for him to add to his tally of career wins. Ghostly Games and Starship Frontier are others to keep an eye on.

21:15 Delaware Park (USA) 20 Aug 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

7

5f

Fast

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-23514
i
1
Blue, Black Sleeves (Anthracite Racing Stable)

Foxy Joxy 19 

b f Yes It's True - Joxy Roxy (City Zip)

D
4 8-8
Keiber CoaSamuel Cronk
2
26-6313
i
2
Black, Red Heart, Black Cuffs on Red Sleeves, Black Cap (Ronald Abrams)

Anna May Our Queen 39 

b m Dunkirk - Pure Refinement (In Excess)

D
6 8-8
Angel CastilloRonald Abrams
3
3-34569
i
3
Blue, two red hoops, white sleeves (Virgil Evans)

Passing Pfast 11 

ch m Leroidesanimaux - Phone Joan (Phone Trick)

D
7 8-8
Antonio QuilesSr Arthur Stauffer,
4
060018
i
4
White and red quarters, white diamonds on red sleeves (Steven Wister)

Elle Va 19 

ch f Biondetti - Little Heiress (Wildcat Heir)

D
4 8-8
Anthony NunezJennie Wilhelm-Saldana
5
696327
i
5
Purple, red diamond, red diamond on sleeves, purple cap (Louis Ulman)

Canna Red 9 

ch m D'Wildcat - Sherates Inmybook (Unbridled's Song)

Non Runner
6
658527
i
6
White, Red Diamonds On Sleeves, White Cap (Franpejo Stable)

Resolute Babe 19 

b m Big Brown - Shaggy Mane (Bertrando)

D
Non Runner
7
731418
i
7
Navy blue, orange stripes, navy blue sleeves (Pathfinder Racing)

Copabella 16 

ch f Street Magician - Timber Trouble (Forest Danger)

D
4 8-10
Angel SuarezNeil Morris
Verdict

Whereas a lot of the others have been out of sorts, ANNA MAY OUR QUEEN arrives on the back of two solid performances and she could be the one to side with. Foxy Joxy is usually fairly reliable, but class-dropper Copabella might pose a bigger threat.

21:45 Delaware Park (USA) (Dirt) 20 Aug 2018

Race 8 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

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

8

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
311244
i
1
Blue, yellow belt, yellow crescent moon, yellow stars on sleeves, blue cap (Quarter Moon Ranch Llc)

Risky Red 5 

c m No Risk Al Maury - Novelynn (Patriot Missle)

D BF
5 8-7
Ryan PowellScott Powell
2
2112
i
2
Green (Gillis, Betty J And Joseph A)

Burn Em Joey 23 

g c Burning Sand - TRIUMPHS SILKIE (Seyvilla Triumph)

BF
3 8-6
Carol CedenoJerenesto Torrez
3
3-33141
i
3
White, red and purple cross belts, purple chevrons on sleeves (Goldensands Racing Llc)

Bellfastt 35 

b g NIVOUR DE CARDONNE - Bella Atheena (Sam Tiki)

D
5 8-12
Keiber CoaFenneka Bentley
4
921315
i
4
Yellow, black ball (Mark Powell)

Big Cork 23 

c c SO BIG IS BETTER - Uncorked (NIVOUR DE CARDONNE)

4 8-12
Robert PazMark Powell
5
626-767
i
5
Yellow, black ball, black cap (Preston Powell)

Candy Land Man 33 

b h Zefiro De Nulvi - MARIEKA CS (ANETO)

D
5 8-10
Martin SolisMark Powell
6
2-12231
i
6
White, Green and Purple cross Sashes, Purple Chevrons on Sleeves (Cre Run Enterprises LLC)

Colors In Motion 7 

b g Dahess - Ovour The Rainbow (NIVOUR DE CARDONNE)

4 9-0
Kirsten SwanLynn Ashby
7
11
i
7
Red (Powell Boys Stable)

So Big Boy 23 

b c SO BIG IS BETTER - R L Zell (Stiltz)

4 9-0
Jomar OrtegaScott Powell
Verdict

SO BIG BOY has won both starts with the minimum amount of fuss, including in Grade 2 company last time, and he can round off the hat-trick. Burn Em Joey and Colors In Motion, second and third behind the selection late last month, might be left to fight out minor honours again.