23:40 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 10 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO only)

Winner $22,680 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3-
i
1

Delicious 19 

dk g Grasshopper - Successfully sweet (Successful Appeal)

3 8-8
Roberto MoralesDanny Pish
2
i
2
Black, red circle, red yoke and cuffs (Donald Melancon)

Rak Em 

ch g Zarbyev - Exclusive Ruler (Ruler's Court)

Non Runner
3
i
3

Thrasher 

ch c Animal Kingdom - Subeen (Caerleon)

3 8-8
Diego SaenzSteven Asmussen
4
92242-
i
4

Whatdatpay Ray 26 

gr/ g Zarbyev - Prado Strutter (El Prado)

3 8-5
Jose GuerreroGarland Goins
5
302262-
i
5

Overnight Stay 19 

dk c Flat Out - Margarita Nites (Distorted Humor)

3 8-8 b1
Steve BourqueNathan Hatcher
6
422246-
i
6

Nasty Critter 25 

dk g Sing Baby Sing - Miss Busy (E Dubai)

3 8-8
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
7
335264-
i
7

G's Turn 24 

dk c Alternation - Meadow Ashlee (Meadowlake)

3 8-8
Timothy ThorntonPatricia West
8
i
8

Navy Typist 

dk c Midnight Lute - Allshewrote (Monarchos)

3 8-8
Gerard MelanconThomas Amoss
Verdict

G's Turn and Overnight Stay are obvious candidates on the form book but both look a little exposed now and this can go to the newcomer NAVY TYPIST, an expensive purchase for the powerful Thomas Amoss barn. Thrasher, another intriguing newcomer for a top yard, may emerge as the principal danger.

00:07 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $26,460 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In - Result Stands
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
27232-3
i
1

Oh Dear Lord 7 

ch m Corinthian - Mercy Sakes Alive (Woodman)

5 8-8
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
2
313357-
i
2

Our Sweet Sydni 32 

dk f Into Mischief - Our Dalila (Our Emblem)

D
4 8-8
Timothy ThorntonBrett Brinkman
3
17/9351-
i
3

Honest Tina 28 

dk f Honest Man - Mississippi Dice (Valid Expectations)

D
4 8-8
Diego SaenzScott Gelner
4
0/31111-
i
4

Lovely Charlie 15 

b f My Pal Charlie - Lovely R R (Carson City)

D
4 8-8
Jansen MelanconLee Thomas
5
612173-
i
5

Glitz N Glam 13 

b m Etbauer - Lau Mor's Glitter (Glitterman)

D
6 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinBrett Brinkman
6
312-
i
6

Betty Booyah 24 

dk f Custom For Carlos - Ide Better Run (Ide)

BF
4 8-8
Jose RiquelmeGary Husak
7
2183-
i
7
Red, white stars, red sleeves with white stars (Langford, Bill And Bruno, Roland)

Frolic 146 

b f Custom For Carlos - Comehomewithasmile (Came Home)

BF
Non Runner
8
1/
i
8

Echoesoftime 419 

b f Daaher - Eru (E Dubai)

D
4 8-8
Gerardo MoraEduardo Ramirez
Verdict

LOVELY CHARLIE landed a four-timer with the minimum of fuss at Fair Grounds last month and is hard to oppose at present. The potentially unexposed Betty Booyah rates the chief danger ahead of the consistent Glitz N Glam.

00:35 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

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

3

7f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
00-
i
1

Jac's All Mine 21 

dk g Discreetly Mine - Jacally (Bold Executive)

4 8-11 b1
Gerardo MoraSarah Delany
2
9-
i
2

Corey'sgoldentouch 49 

dk g Teton Forest - Michelle's Gold (Lot O' Gold)

4 8-11
Ramon RamosGeorge Williams
3
9-
i
3

Relentless Attack 20 

dk g Brutal Attack - In Command (Siphon)

4 8-11
Jose GuerreroEdmond Godfrey
4
783-
i
4

Indulgences 14 

b g Silent Pleasure - Indy Lake (Friends Lake)

4 8-11
Wallynette RodriguezJorge Lara
5
332264-
i
5

Huffs Untouchable 14 

ch g Huff - Millie On the Mt. (Prince of the Mt.)

BF
5 8-11
Alfredo ContrerasThomas Sam
6
53035-
i
6

Kingston Ruler 27 

b g Ruler's Court - Golden Eyed Doll (Ide)

4 8-11
Luis NegronRaul Rangel
7
6/66398-
i
7
Black and pink, black cross on back, pink cuffs (Julie Graves)

Mauk Power 13 

ch g Mauk Four - Love Power (Editor's Note)

Non Runner
8
550652-
i
8

Cayenne 13 

ch g Drosselmeyer - Concert Hall (Stravinsky)

4 8-11
Emanuel NievesCortland Harrison
9
3466-
i
9

Blake's Father 27 

dk g Forefathers - Easy as Pie (Fire Dancer)

4 8-11
Kevin SmithAaron Savoy
10
77-
i
10
Green, tan sleeves (Abbott, Tom And Barbara)

Peppermint Twist 14 

b g Closing Argument - Proper Secrets (Proper Reality)

Non Runner
11
8/94564-
i
11

Clip Joint 13 

b g Lemon Drop Kid - Lady Grandeur (Langfuhr)

4 8-11
Eddie Jr MartinLee Thomas
Verdict

CAYENNE posted his best effort to date when a silver medallist here latest and can go one place better as long as the extra furlong does not inconvenience him. Indulgences and Huffs Untouchable, third and fourth respectively here last time, can contest the minor honours.

01:03 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $9,450 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
51355-
i
1

Shambolic 41 

dk g Orderly - Free From Danger (Pomeroy)

D
4 8-11
Carlos MarquezJose Torres
2
831223-
i
2

Tapster 20 

b g Tapit - Royale Michele (Elusive Quality)

D BF
5 8-11
Diego SaenzEduardo Ramirez
3
523146-
i
3

Cool Production 25 

ch g Run Production - Jadah Jane Myles (Zarbyev)

4 8-8
Wallynette RodriguezDoris Hebert
4
146230-
i
4

Cascade Indian 25 

b g High Cascade - Indian Braid (Eugene's Third Son)

D
5 8-8
Jose GuerreroSherman Savoie
5
876757-
i
5

Panzer 25 

ch g Tenpins - Wanna Cuddle (Leestown)

4 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasTerry Vance
6
412743-
i
6
Khaki, hunter green circle (Stephen Baker)

Colour My World 74 

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

Non Runner
7
251594-
i
7

Star Forefather 25 

dk g Forefathers - Leedy Jonz (Leestown)

D
4 8-8
Jarred JournetHenry Dunn
8
421280-
i
8

Tiz Commander 47 

b g Tiz The One - Celebrian (Dance Master)

D
4 8-8
Emanuel NievesJim Gaston
9
914665-
i
9

Wolf's Song 14 

ch g Songandaprayer - Ridinghood (Red Ransom)

4 8-8
Kerwin ClarkJesus Garrido
Verdict

Tapster has been holding his form in stronger events and can go well, but a sole career success from eighteen starts suggests that he might be vulnerable to SHAMBOLIC. Carlos Marquez's mount has been contesting better heats and has the scope to improve after just five career starts. Colour My World completes the shortlist.

01:31 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

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

5

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Red, White Diamond, White Diamonds On Red Sleeves (Doris Hebert)

We'llcya 

gr/ g Flashpoint - Highhopesdancer (Sultry Song)

Non Runner
2
7-
i
2

Eight Bar Blues 21 

b g Big Band Sound - Pretty Honoree (Double Honor)

3 8-5
Timothy ThorntonDanny Pish
3
668223-
i
3

Clever Racer 28 

dk g Clever Cry - Racing for Riches (Belek)

3 8-5
Alex CortezThomas Boutte
4
8554-
i
4

Hot Ten 28 

b g Tenpins - Tica Caliente (Toccet)

3 8-5 (ow3)
Eddie Jr MartinBrett Brinkman
5
0-
i
5

Bees Creek Boy 74 

b c Lion Tamer - Sugar Creek Girl (Parade Ground)

3 8-5
Jairo RodriguezEduardo Ramirez
6
55623-
i
6

Time To Change 35 

b g Liaison - Time to Cash (Vindication)

3 8-8
Gerardo MoraJoseph Foster
7
4-
i
7

Now Mind You 21 

b c Latent Heat - Dynabin (Dynaformer)

3 8-8
Diego SaenzDana Whited
8
6-
i
8

Cool With Swagger 26 

b g Behindatthebar - Price Of Passion (Romanov)

3 8-5 (ow1)
Efigenio RuizSarah Delany
9
i
9

Seaside Sergeant 

ch g Salute the Sarge - Seaside Sands (Pleasant Tap)

3 8-5
Jose GuerreroRonnie Ward
10
339444-
i
10
Maroon, white stars (Tim Dixon)

Strollin Spree 25 

dk g Calibrachoa - Sprezza (Stroll)

BF
Non Runner
11
9-
i
11

Flat Out Love 19 

dk g Flat Out - Without Love (With Distinction)

3 8-8
Tyler WoodleyAllen Landry
12
52433-
i
12
Yellow, green chevron, green diamonds on sleeves (Diamond C Racing Stables)

Bug Lite 60 

b g Grasshopper - Smug Lady (Lite The Fuse)

Non Runner
Verdict

STROLLIN SPREE has been holding his own in more exacting events and this looks a good opportunity for Tim Dixon's gelding to land his first career victory. The consistent Clever Racer appeals as the chief danger with Hot Ten holding place claims.

01:59 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $9,450 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
412966-
i
1

My Gal Sarah 19 

b m My Pal Charlie - Midnight Delight (Sea Hero)

D
5 8-11
Alfredo ContrerasAllen Landry
2
872316-
i
2

Line Running Lass 28 

ch m Line Of David - Saltwater Runner (Salt Lake)

D
6 8-11
Jarred JournetRafael Gomez
3
563525-
i
3

Heavenly Quest 26 

ch f Behindatthebar - Galena (Count The Time)

D BF
4 8-11 b1
Tyler WoodleyBrett Brinkman
4
821/06-
i
4

Tamy's Shot 273 

b f Space Shot - Auntie's Bag (Bag)

D
4 8-11
Larry TaylorLarry Kopycinski
5
638778-
i
5

Nola's Fireball 19 

dk m Snuck In - Nola Jean (Valid Expectations)

D
6 8-11
Kevin SmithDebra Northrop
6
632234-
i
6

My Crusader Lady 26 

b m Art Museum - Victory At Sea (Hazaam)

D
7 8-11
Rico FloresTina Nicks
7
704266-
i
7

Gibby's Spot 26 

dk m Richter Scale - Our Little Gibby (Gift of Gib)

D
5 8-11
Alex CortezKearney Segura
8
524632-
i
8

Angelic Kriss 26 

b m Yankee Gentleman - Dawn's Angel (General Meeting)

D
5 8-11
Steve BourqueDonald Rubin
9
845869-
i
9

Tough Landing 19 

b m Good and Tough - Rocket Reece (Native Regent)

5 8-11
Jansen MelanconLee Thomas
10
232184-
i
10

Winnie The Roo 19 

b m War Eagle - Crafty Roo (Crafty Dude)

D
5 8-11
Timothy ThorntonJudy Beavin
11
987742-
i
11
Orange (Ceburn Baker, Jr)

Tiz The Time 13 

dk m Tiz The One - Delirio (Jolie's Halo)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

TAMY'S SHOT has not been seen out since the spring but this represents a drop in class and she is fancied to make light of her layoff. Angelic Kriss and Heavenly Quest can slug it out for the consolation money.

02:27 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $11,341 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

7f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
323334-
i
1

Spotsback 28 

dk g Spotsgone - Zarby Dancer (Zarbyev)

D BF
7 8-11
Diego SaenzDana Whited
2
472221-
i
2

Blue Houdini 46 

ch g Bluegrass Cat - Klassic Kick (Regal Classic)

4 8-11
Filemon RodriguezShane Wilson
3
495732-
i
3

Halo Redding 27 

gr/ g Redding Colliery - Halo Sweetie Pie (Meadow Monster)

D
4 8-8
Wyatt LouvierePatrick Meaux
4
135243-
i
4

Due Apeal 41 

b g Silent Pleasure - Due Now (South Salem)

D
4 8-8
Eguard TejeraJorge Lara
5
322224-
i
5

Indy's Code 33 

b g Indy - Irish Omega (Omega Code)

D
4 8-11
Celso RodriguezJr Henry Johnson,
6
574677-
i
6

Evan Lee G 21 

ch g Tiz The One - Mr. G's Moonshine (Malibu Moon)

4 8-8
Timothy ThorntonPatricia West
7
26616-
i
7

Clearedfor Takeoff 28 

dk g Candy Ride - Feeling Fancy (Sky Mesa)

4 8-11
Kevin SmithShane Wilson
8
26851-
i
8

Captain Chatain 20 

b g Chatain - Birchfrost (Woodman)

4 8-8
Larry TaylorAlex De
9
446422-
i
9

Louisiana Lion 41 

dk g American Lion - Ramp Up (Boundary)

D
4 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasBrett Brinkman
Verdict

BLUE HOUDINI made light of some narrow defeats when romping to victory over a furlong shorter here in November and looks worth siding with to complete the brace. The consistent Halo Redding should run his race but the down-in-class Indy's Code appeals as the chief danger to the selection.

02:55 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $25,200 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
142132-
i
1

U S Special Forces 24 

dk g U S Ranger - Dance's Lyph (King Lyph)

D
6 8-8
Gerardo MoraBrent Morris
2
40/5542-
i
2

Drakarys 12 

b h Artie Schiller - Whimsical Miss (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-8
Alex CortezEleuterio Martinez
3
136516-
i
3

Jonas G. 19 

dk g Mauk Four - Little Pinkie (Stephen Got Even)

D
4 8-5
Jose GuerreroPatti Turner
4
559811-
i
4

Red Again 20 

ch g Mineshaft - Wishful Splendor (Smart Strike)

4 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinWilliam Bennett
5
524124-
i
5
Purple, purple cap (Chris Aulds)

Vastjesus 19 

dk g Choosing Choice - Patton On Petite (Hannibals Strategy)

Non Runner
6
112342-
i
6

Flying Honeypot 84 

b c Discreet Cat - Noontime Angel (Successful Appeal)

D
4 8-8
Diego SaenzBenard Chatters
7
325435-
i
7

Masterly 19 

dk g Super Saver - Southern Fireball (Southern Image)

D
5 8-5
Ashley BroussardRicky Courville
8
694366-
i
8

Shareholder Value 55 

b g Uncle Mo - Rylee's Song (Unbridled's Song)

4 8-8 b1
Gerard MelanconThomas Amoss
9
126/143-
i
9

Conquest Sure Shot 94 

dk g Scat Daddy - Involved (Speightstown)

D
4 8-8
Carlos MarquezBrian House
10
154465-
i
10

Archer One 41 

dk g Archarcharch - Legacy's Hope (Aldebaran)

4 8-8
Jarred JournetRobert Nicholas
Verdict

SHAREHOLDER VALUE has cuttle little ice in stronger events at Keeneland and Churchill Downs the last twice but this looks a good opportunity for the son of Uncle Mo to land a third career success. Conquest Sure Shot, Flying Honeypot and Vastjesus head the list of dangers.

03:22 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 11 Jan 2018

Race 9 - Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $25,200 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
755773-
i
1

Tip Tap Tapizar 26 

dk c Tapizar - Counterpoise (Storm Cat)

D
4 8-5 b1
Roberto MoralesSteven Flint
2
86115-
i
2
White (River Ridge Ranch And M And M Racing)

Compagno 214 

b c Gio Ponti - Well Heeled Lady (Broad Brush)

D
Non Runner
3
531413-
i
3

Yeowzer 41 

dk g Include - Tri Skipping (Skip Trial)

D
6 8-8
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
4
825861-
i
4

Flit N Time 12 

ch g Time Bandit - Miss Flit N Flot (Leestown)

D
5 8-5
Diego SaenzDale White
5
855334-
i
5

Flawless Forecast 151 

b g Pleasantly Perfect - Spencers Storm (Old Trieste)

D
5 8-8
Steve BourqueTina Hurley
6
213761-
i
6

Power Walker 67 

dk g Stroll - Black Power (Empire Maker)

D
4 8-8
Gerard MelanconThomas Amoss
7
411614-
i
7

Tiz Town 49 

b g Tiznow - Bird Town (Cape Town)

D
6 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinTracy Norris
8
813224-
i
8

Ruston Vow 27 

b g Broken Vow - Last Approach (Far Out East)

D BF
5 8-5
Ashley BroussardKarl Broberg
Verdict

TIP TAP TAPIZAR ran well to finish third (subsequently placed second in the stewards' room) in a similar event at Fair Grounds latest and a similar performance may be enough to return him to winning ways. Last-time-out track and trip winner Power Walker looks the one for the forecast with Tiz Town a viable place alternative to the principals.