23:40 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 3 Jan 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
21/5634-
i
1

E Porto 98 

dk g Porto Foricos - E Tiny's (Bold Anthony)

5 8-8
Jansen MelanconAlex De
2
333425-
i
2

Yes Im Tricky 20 

ch g Salute the Sarge - Caddo (Yes It's True)

D BF
4 8-8
Roberto MoralesDonald Melancon
3
5/34219-
i
3
White, red ball, white stars on blue sleeves, blue cap (Lewis, Robert E And Hersman, Tracy)

Stormin Thru Dixie 221 

dk c Get Stormy - Sunset Song (Dixieland Band)

Non Runner
4
725/433-
i
4

The Ice Guy 20 

ch g Yankee Gentleman - Icy Day (Five Star Day)

6 8-8 b
Juan LarrosaJr Henry Johnson,
5
3755/09-
i
5

Crude Operator 48 

ch g Middlesex Drive - Crusading Guneva (Crusader Sword)

7 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinBobby Burkes
6
616793-
i
6

Toast To Michael 25 

b g Lion Tamer - Toasttofriendship (Salt Lake)

4 8-8
Denny VelazquezHenry Dunn
7
312752-
i
7

Freeontechnicality 20 

gr/ g Half Ours - Lady's Kiss (Kissin Kris)

4 8-8
Timothy ThorntonJudy Beavin
8
231656-
i
8

Brother Who 25 

b g Tiz West - Occupational (Silver Charm)

D
4 8-11
Steve BourqueHarlan Boutte
9
773575-
i
9

Jack Be Quick 21 

dk g Forefathers - Arma (Farma Way)

4 8-11
Jose GuerreroPatti Turner
10
287715-
i
10

Highroller Man 20 

ch g High Cascade - Classic Garbo (Sky Classic)

D
5 8-8
Gerardo MoraAndrew Cascio
11
545543-
i
11
Green (Edmond Godfrey)

Holy Beau 20 

gr/ g Open Forum - Holy Paree (Holy Bull)

D
Non Runner
12
523146-
i
12
Red, White Diamond, White Diamonds On Red Sleeves (Doris Hebert)

Cool Production 18 

ch g Run Production - Jadah Jane Myles (Zarbyev)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Freeontechnicality and The Ice Guy were second and third respectively over track and trip recently and they may have to settle for minor honours again, this time behind JACK BE QUICK. Patti Turner's gelding has been contesting stronger claimers and can show his appreciation for having his sights lowered.

00:07 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $10,710 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
232296-
i
1

Mt. Rain 55 

b m Rainmaker - Lady On The Mt. (Prince of the Mt.)

5 8-11
Jose GuerreroRonnie Ward
2
968095-
i
2

Father Of Storms 21 

b m Forefathers - Steely Blue Storm (Storm Boot)

D
5 8-11
Jairo RodriguezMegan Carter
3
41/868-
i
3

Watch My Steam 21 

dk m My Pal Charlie - Steaming Home (Salt Lake)

D
5 8-11
Dusty ShepherdPeter Derousselle
4
863322-
i
4

Toga's Margrock 21 

gr/ f Matzoh Toga - Miss Margrock (Gold Tribute)

D
4 8-11
Diego SaenzSamuel Breaux
5
7/31533-
i
5

Shezjuslikeannie 222 

dk f Musket Man - Just Like Annie (Ide)

4 8-11
Gerard MelanconDavid Campanile
6
316644-
i
6

Shakeitifuluvme 21 

b f Yankee Gentleman - Tricked (Valid Expectations)

D
4 8-11
Filemon RodriguezJeffery Reeves
7
667433-
i
7

Rwanda 21 

b f Songandaprayer - Wanda (Langfuhr)

D
4 8-11
Timothy ThorntonRuperto Urbina
8
461356-
i
8

Call The Ghost 113 

gr/ f My Pal Charlie - Silver Gloss (Silver Ghost)

4 8-11
Alfredo ContrerasPatricia West
Verdict

MT. RAIN has come up short in good allowance races since beating Rwanda to the runner-up spot at Louisiana in August, but this is more her cup of tea. Toga's Margrock is another who beat Rwanda into third when second here more recently. Shezjuslikeannie is back from a break but is a danger to all if fully wound-up.

00:35 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $13,860 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
45-
i
1

Royal Cajun 34 

b g Run Production - Royal Receiver (Kingkiowa)

3 8-8
Ashley BroussardJoseph Foster
2
270726-
i
2

Custom Bling 20 

b g Custom For Carlos - Madam Bling (War Chant)

3 8-8
Roberto MoralesRicky Courville
3
7-
i
3

Stryker Man 40 

b g Stryker - Candy Drop (Eurosilver)

3 8-8 b1
Kevin SmithSarah Delany
4
7-
i
4

Im Moonstruck 60 

b g Jolie's Wild Again - Amazing Glace (Wavering Amigo)

3 8-8
Jose GuerreroPatti Turner
5
8-
i
5

Louisiana Wildcat 20 

ch g D'Wildcat - Bloody Liz (Afternoon Deelites)

3 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasKearney Segura
6
2-
i
6

That's D 'Cat 21 

ch c D'Wildcat - That's a Secret (Gilded Time)

3 8-8
Jarred JournetSamuel Breaux
7
74-
i
7

Miracle Master 19 

ch c Closing Argument - Mis Greely Express (Mr. Greeley)

3 8-8
Gerard MelanconSteven Flint
8
0-
i
8
Blue, red hoops on white sleeves (Alan And Pam Simpson, Llc)

Flying South 25 

b g Calibrachoa - It's Roxy (Sefapiano)

Non Runner
9
02-
i
9

King Zippy 42 

ch c K One King - Tiz Zippy (City Zip)

3 8-8
Diego SaenzJr Eric Nelson,
10
80444-
i
10

He's An Honest Man 20 

b g Honest Man - Passion For Words (Benchmark)

3 8-8
Steve BourqueHouston Cormier
11
643854-
i
11
Lime green, (Collier, Sarah And Collier, Rodney)

Combat Command 19 

dk g General Quarters - Miss Marni (Broad Brush)

Non Runner
12
339444-
i
12
Maroon, white stars (Tim Dixon)

Strollin Spree 18 

dk g Calibrachoa - Sprezza (Stroll)

BF
Non Runner
Verdict

After struggling on debut at Fair Grounds, MIRACLE MASTER performed much better when fourth in a maiden special weight here and this doesn't appear as competitive. That's D 'cat came within a neck of striking at the first time of asking, and Custom Bling could also have a say in the outcome, providing he is on a going day.

01:03 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
239868-
i
1

Ellie Girl 27 

dk m Cape Blanco - Miss Shegaas (Medaglia d'Oro)

BF
5 8-11
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
2
645997-
i
2

Wild Mimosas 46 

b m Wildcat Heir - Mistress Fletcher (Sovereign Don)

D
9 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasBenjamin Zeno
3
732628-
i
3

Tizmyday 27 

b m Tiz Wonderful - Olmosta (Olmos)

D BF
7 8-8
Tyler WoodleyRick Salter
4
311587-
i
4

Heaven's Devil 56 

dk m Run Production - Issheademon (Ish Ar)

D
5 8-8
Jarred JournetKenward Bernis
5
741376-
i
5

Camrynsbigtimebaby 18 

b m Porto Foricos - Big Time Cat (Catienus)

D
6 8-8
Jose GuerreroPatti Turner
6
726286-
i
6

Gumbo Of Choices 125 

b m Scrimshaw - Shy Swan (Nureyev)

D
7 8-8
Timothy ThorntonKearney Segura
7
765786-
i
7
Red, black sleeves, red cuffs (Bw And Hts Stables, Llc)

Coop N Nugget 14 

ch m Corinthian - Labadeel (Forest Wildcat)

D
Non Runner
8
756247-
i
8

Miss Ardyn 20 

dk m Familiar Flare - Miss Maudette (In a Walk)

7 8-8
Roberto MoralesJr Eric Nelson,
9
116343-
i
9

Lil Becky 32 

ch m High Cascade - Silver Wing (Silver Hawk)

D
7 8-8
Juan LarrosaBeverly Burress
10
226/553-
i
10

Dixie Jackpot 20 

dk m Bandini - Dixie Lass (Misbah)

D
9 8-11
Ashley BroussardRicky Courville
11
233748-
i
11
Black, white horseshoe, black horseshoes on white sleeves (Candy Courtemanche)

Angel In My Eyes 11 

dk m Liquor Cabinet - Getem Hoochie (Tricky Fun)

D
Non Runner
12
454855-
i
12
Orange, black chevron, black and orange quartered sleeves, orange cap (Dorby Racing, Llc)

Kingston Terrace 8 

b m Johannesburg - Queen's College (Carson City)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

Not many of these arrive at the peak of their powers, but DIXIE JACKPOT is gradually finding her feet following a lengthy spell on the sidelines and three runs could have brought her to the boil. Miss Ardyn was behind her last time but should improve for that first outing in five months. Lil Becky, Ellie Girl and Gumbo Of Choices are worth some thought too.

01:31 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
076-
i
1

Fu Flew 42 

ch g Fusaichi Pegasus - Johanna Glyer (Glyer)

4 8-11 b1
Gerard MelanconThomas Amoss
2
56328-
i
2

Ty C 18 

gr/ g Tenpins - Shiny Band (Dixieland Band)

4 8-8
Jarred JournetBarney Core
3
667855-
i
3

Coast Guard Kid 17 

b g Joe's Son Joey - Gold Bay (Sligo Bay)

4 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinTheodore Arndt
4
i
4

Chase For The Gold 

b g Smooth Air - Grand Cap D (Grand Slam)

5 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasPhillip Dison
5
524223-
i
5

Private Reality 27 

dk g Private Vow - Tiz A' Greeley (Tiznow)

5 8-8
Jairo RodriguezCyril Hicks
6
06-
i
6

Hard Earned 13 

b c Colonel John - Gem Mint (Johar)

4 8-11
Diego SaenzDana Whited
7
066636-
i
7

Crushem Tank 48 

ch g Behindatthebar - Sand Lily (Line In The Sand)

5 8-8 b
Tyler WoodleyJohn Taylor
8
422368-
i
8
Yellow, star, black star on sleeves (Henry Witt, Jr)

Italian Candy 34 

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

Non Runner
9
55828-
i
9

Humor's Reward 27 

b g Warrior's Reward - Wicked Humor (Distorted Humor)

4 8-11
Jansen MelanconDana Whited
10
624232-
i
10

Art Vandaley 27 

ch g Distorted Humor - Funny Moon (Malibu Moon)

4 8-11
Denny VelazquezJoel Berndt
Verdict

ART VANDALEY had Private Reality more than 12 lengths back in third when hitting the crossbar last time, the third race in succession in which he has picked up minor money, and his turn in the sun may finally have come. Ty C found a maiden special weight on turf at Fair Grounds too hot to handle and will be more at home here.

01:59 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 6 - Allowance (4YO plus)

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

6

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
46/1-
i
1

Ching Ching 42 

b g Star of David - Nook and Granny (Impeachment)

D
4 8-8
Ashley BroussardAllen Landry
2
141414-
i
2

A We Bit Flirty 39 

ch g Lion Tamer - Flirt's Shadow (Crafty Friend)

D
6 8-8
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
3
418-
i
3

Tor Con Six 20 

gr/ h Half Ours - Sugar Run (Meadowlake)

5 8-8
Diego SaenzChris Richard
4
219222-
i
4

Tammany Parkway 13 

b c My Pal Charlie - Sookski (Gilded Time)

D
4 8-8
Roberto MoralesEnis Mouton
5
31-
i
5

Myblendofwhisky 21 

dk g My Pal Charlie - Whisky Blend (Hennessy)

D
4 8-11
Timothy ThorntonDanny Pish
6
643131-
i
6

Successful Story 33 

b h Successful Appeal - Top Story (Carson City)

D
8 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasBrent Delahoussaye
7
146466-
i
7

Halfflatt 13 

dk g Half Ours - Tensas Flatt (Flatter)

4 8-8
Eddie Jr MartinPatricia West
8
151411-
i
8

E Lee 33 

dk g Notional - Lyra Lee (E Dubai)

D
6 8-8
Gerardo MoraLee Thomas
9
8/23715-
i
9

Overruling 184 

dk g Ruler's Court - St. Catherine (Devil's Bag)

4 8-8
Emanuel NievesAndrew Cascio
Verdict

Myblendofwhisky did it well over course and distance but has the best part of four lengths to make up on Ching Ching from a clash here in November. The latter has been gelded subsequently and there is certainly more to come from him but TAMMANY PARKWAY sets a clear standard, with his only poor performance coming when he tried stakes company back in the summer.

02:27 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (4YO plus)

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

7

6f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
564431-
i
1

Pinch Assault 26 

ch g Due Date - Lilly Ladue (Chief Three Sox)

D
4 8-8
Gerardo MoraSarah Delany
2
377331-
i
2

Ellerbe 33 

dk g Honest Man - Duplication (Souvenir Copy)

4 8-8
Juan LarrosaBeverly Burress
3
178336-
i
3

I'm A C Looker 34 

b g Yankee Gentleman - Anita's Slew (Slew City Slew)

D
5 8-8
Timothy ThorntonKatina Milburn
4
17-
i
4

Rebel Gentleman 34 

b g Yankee Gentleman - Gold Margarita (Defrere)

4 8-8
Jose GuerreroAmos Laborde
5
251/024-
i
5

Collin's Express 21 

dk g Sorcerer's Stone - Olivia's Star (Blue Grass Magic)

6 8-8
Steve BourqueThomas Sam
6
522337-
i
6

Cap Rock Miner 110 

ch g Mineshaft - Project Rose (Not For Love)

D
4 8-11
Ashley BroussardShane Wilson
7
721344-
i
7
Yellow, Purple Stripe, Green And Yellow Blocks On Sleeves (Albert Prats)

Gotta Go First 13 

b g Grand Appointment - Go See Daddy (Fly Cry)

Non Runner
8
33812-
i
8

Crenshaw 25 

gr/ g The Factor - Marquise Quest (Coronado's Quest)

D BF
4 8-11
Alfredo ContrerasCecil Decker
9
0/44551-
i
9

Cotton Up 39 

ch g High Cotton - Because I Like It (Lion Heart)

D
4 8-8
Emanuel NievesTheodore Arndt
Verdict

CAP ROCK MINER has been freshened up since a lacklustre performance on turf at Retama in September but his previous form gives him a massive chance in a race of this nature. A lengthy spell on the sidelines hasn't dented Collin's Express' enthusiasm and he heads the list of dangers from Rebel Gentleman and I'm A C Looker.

02:55 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 8 - Allowance (4YO plus)

Winner $21,420 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
218-
i
1

Just Kicking Back 25 

dk f Musket Man - Meeshe Michelle (Grindstone)

4 8-5
Diego SaenzEduardo Ramirez
2
310/275-
i
2

Miss Curlin 118 

b m Curlin - Cherryblossommiss (Langfuhr)

D
5 8-8
Alfredo ContrerasAllison Banks
3
543413-
i
3

Alpha Sue 13 

dk f Grasshopper - Forty Nine Alpha (Tirade)

D
4 8-8
Filemon RodriguezTina Hurley
4
247634-
i
4
Green (John Donaghey)

Wildcat Springs 18 

ch m Tenpins - Red Wildcat (Forest Wildcat)

Non Runner
5
31-
i
5

Half Way Up 19 

gr/ f Half Ours - Wood Art (Avenue Of Flags)

4 8-5
Tyler WoodleyKirk Harris
6
447687-
i
6

Daria's Angel 41 

dk f Gemologist - R Charlie's Angel (Indian Charlie)

D
4 8-8 b1
Roberto MoralesW Calhoun
7
136-
i
7

Bee Boppin Baby 40 

dk f Big Brown - Shocking Behavior (El Prado)

4 8-8
Gerardo MoraJoseph Foster
8
352344-
i
8

Inspeightofyou 105 

dk f Speightstown - Shadow Of Mine (Belong To Me)

D BF
4 8-8
Gerard MelanconThomas Amoss
9
527232-
i
9

Oh Dear Lord 25 

ch m Corinthian - Mercy Sakes Alive (Woodman)

5 8-5
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
Verdict

Daria's Angel has been set some stiff assignments during her career, while Inspeightofyou and Oh Dear Lord possess enough quality to get involved, but they lack the scope for improvement of HALF WAY UP. Kirk Harris' filly was so impressive when sauntering to victory on her second appearance and it should be a case of onwards and upwards.

03:22 Delta Downs (USA) (Dirt) 4 Jan 2018

Race 9 - Claiming (4YO plus)

Winner $7,560 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
623885-
i
1

Side's Song 34 

ch g Side - Singinghersong (Boone's Mill)

D
10 8-8
Jose GuerreroRobert Schultz
2
240966-
i
2

Tough Thomas 19 

dk g Good and Tough - Cent'anni (Kissin Kris)

7 8-8
Steve BourqueLee Thomas
3
611757-
i
3

Rate Maker 34 

b g Interest Rate - Fire Makers Witch (Fire Maker)

D
5 8-8
Tyler WoodleyScott Gelner
4
445348-
i
4

Real Gone Cat 28 

b g Big Top Cat - Gone Secret (All Gone)

6 8-8
Kevin SmithKevin Savoy
5
121783-
i
5

Chief Envoy 19 

b g Indian Express - Silver Envoy (French Envoy)

D
6 8-11
Gerard MelanconKeith Bourgeois
6
611/998-
i
6

Gasolina 33 

dk g Rockport Harbor - Lafayette's Pet (Woodman)

D
5 8-11
Don LeBlancTommy Delahoussaye
7
254948-
i
7

Back In Business 35 

b g Interactif - Exclusive Wildcat (Forest Wildcat)

D
5 8-8
Ashley BroussardKarl Broberg
8
364764-
i
8

C R Knight 34 

ch g Erlton - Lady On The Mt. (Prince of the Mt.)

D
7 8-8
Filemon RodriguezShane Wilson
9
732562-
i
9

Bristol Rover 34 

dk g Offlee Wild - Swan Street (Seeking The Gold)

D BF
7 8-11
Luis NegronKarl Broberg
10
323/459-
i
10

Ole Doc 265 

dk g Ole Rebel - Doc Knows Best (El Mandingo)

D
6 8-8
Timothy ThorntonDoris Hebert
Verdict

BRISTOL ROVER had C R Knight, Side's Song and Rate Maker behind him when going down by the narrowest of margins over course and distance, and a similar performance should be enough for him to go one better. Chief Envoy drops in trip and is likely to be finishing strongly.