00:00 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight (2YO only)

Winner $8,883 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
523363
i
1
Red, red cap (Rey Juarez-mendoza)

My Black Beauty 16 

gr/ f Flashpoint - Grand Kisses (Grand Reward)

2 8-6
Luis QuinonesGregory McGaffic
2
776
i
2
White, white cap (Alexis Lopez)

Love Yamari 12 

dk f Revolutionary - Heavens Above (St. Jovite)

2 8-6 b1
Luis BatistaAlexis Cordero
3
646444
i
3
Blue, blue cap (David Downard)

Flatter Me Sydney 13 

ch f Flatter - Regal Nurse (Monarchos)

2 8-6
Charle OliverosC Larue
4
550622
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Tommy Short)

Laser Lynn 13 

b f Wilburn - Roman Chestnut (Roman Ruler)

2 8-6
Luciano HernandezTommy Short
5
i
5
Black, black cap (Red Riding Hood Stables Llc)

Victoria's Jet 

dk f Elusive Hour - Leslie's Jet (Lost Code)

2 8-6
Gabriel LagunesKevin Fletcher
6
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Equus Farm Inc)

Legendarys First 

b f Machen - Legendary Ridge (Cactus Ridge)

2 8-6 (ow5)
Logan HolbrookJennifer Johnson
7
980
i
7
Red, white cross sashes, white diamonds on blue sleeves, white cap (Lewis, Robert E , Royer, Richard And Hancock, Jack L)

Passionate Star 36 

ch f Wilburn - Lyrical Star (Five Star Day)

2 8-6
Wilkin OrtizTina Larue
8
4253
i
8
Yellow, black stripes (Jonathan Dean)

Buddy's Babe 13 

dk f First Dude - Electric Cove (Spinning World)

2 8-6
Eddie JuradoJennifer Johnson
9
637675
i
9
Green, orange braces, green and orange quartered cap (Bernard Kleine)

Wild Looker 32 

b f Warrior's Reward - I Am A Good Looker (Wild West)

Non Runner
Verdict

MY BLACK BEAUTY brings the best form to the table in this maiden special weight and may not have to improve much on her latest Thistledown third. Laser Lynn is the most experienced in the field and her recent form reads well, while Buddy's Babe completes the shortlist.

00:22 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,906 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
356474
i
1
Red, red cap (Burton Sipp)

False Prophet 40 

gr/ f Graydar - Profit Girl (General Meeting)

Non Runner
2
176-709
i
2
White, white cap (Rey Juarez-mendoza)

April Fool's Lady 105 

b f Cowtown Cat - La Parcela (El Corredor)

4 8-8
Ricardo BarriosGregory McGaffic
3
646210
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Michelle Helms)

No Honey Money 9 

b f Don'tsellmeshort - Ez Money Honey (Royal Egyptian)

D
Non Runner
4
414435
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Kevin Fletcher)

Willow Run 36 

b f Get Stormy - Doubleyourpleasure (Double Negative)

D
4 8-8
Luis QuinonesKevin Fletcher
5
331560
i
5
Black, black cap (Spicer, Richard And Spitler, D William)

Kaaterskill Falls 18 

b f Horse Greeley - Kaaterskill (Railway Cat)

D
3 8-6
Edgar PaucarJeffrey Radosevich
6
695853
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Osborne Smith)

Crystals Gotagun 7 

ch f Giacomo - Astonishment (Golden Missile)

D
4 8-8
Yuri YarangaOsborne Smith
7
24-4666
i
7
Red, white hoops (Gary Snoonian)

Holiday Ink 36 

b f Harlan's Holiday - Go To The Ink (Crafty Prospector)

D
4 8-8
Erik BarbaranJay Bernardini
8
22635-6
i
8
Yellow, black stripes (Tracy Wisner)

Cheatin Heart 14 

dk m Stephen Got Even - Delightful Vice (Deputy Commander)

D BF
5 8-8
Charle OliverosShane Spiess
9
28261
i
9
Green, Orange Braces, Orange Cap (Baird, John W And Harbison, Rex)

Bird For Three 8 

b f Astrology - La Capella (Smart Strike)

D
Non Runner
10
1790
i
10

Beautiful Gi Gi 23 

ch f Wildcat Heir - Lenderoflastresort (Yes It's True)

D
3 8-6
Noel VigilWilliam Martin
Verdict

BIRD FOR THREE got off the mark here earlier in the month and, after just the five starts, she should have more to give. Holiday Ink is more than capable at this level and joins No Honey Money on the shortlist.

00:44 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,410 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
408684
i
1
Red, red cap (Darren Heinrich)

Quiet Courage 22 

dk g Midnight's Child - Hot And Bothered (A. P Jet)

3 8-6
Alex GonzalezJessica Pizzurro
2
434722
i
2
White, white cap (Kevin Monday)

A Fierce Fight 21 

b g Quest Of The King - Cathy's Fight (Fit To Fight)

4 8-11
Brandon WhitacreKevin Monday
3
93/4678
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Lisa Armstrong)

Admiral Erv 14 

b g Noble Causeway - Super Snoopy (Cryptoclearance)

Non Runner
4
677
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (James Bickett, Jr)

Denunciation 22 

b c Caleb's Posse - She's Got Thunder (Thunder Gulch)

3 8-6
Luis QuinonesTina Larue
5
80
i
5
Black, black cap (James Bickett, Jr)

Rejuvenate 14 

b c Hold Me Back - Harvest Lisa (Crafty Prospector)

3 8-6
Yuri YarangaTina Larue
6
4678
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Stacy Herrington)

Shaena Bue 6 

ch g Pure Precision - Citi Prancer (Citidancer)

Non Runner
7
66-8556
i
7
Red, red cap (Duane Wells)

Stratus Storm 87 

b g Country Be Gold - My Intelligent Gal (Beau Genius)

Non Runner
8
5767
i
8

Party With Marty 35 

b g Mr. Naturally - Adoring Dori (The Deputy)

3 8-6
Kevin GonzalezDaniel Thompson
Verdict

A FIERCE FIGHT, judged on recent second-placed efforts, should be winning a maiden claimer of this nature sooner rather than later and he gets a confident vote ahead of Shaena Bue and Quiet Courage.

01:06 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,843 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
44236-7
i
1
Red, red cap (William Durbin)

Cross My Heart 21 

dk m Senor Swinger - Crossing Over (Kris S.)

5 8-11
Gilberto SantiagoWilliam Durbin
2
345252
i
2
White, white cap (Duane Wells)

Holy Ekati 13 

ch f Tale of Ekati - Holy Moly Susan (Holy Bull)

3 8-6
Edgar PaucarDuane Wells
3
9574
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Elizabeth Feight)

Dynamic Devil 13 

dk f Wised Up - Downtown Devil (Deputy Wild Cat)

3 8-6
Yuri YarangaDaniel Thompson
4
632233
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Twenty Twenty Stable)

Truely Suite 67 

ch f Drosselmeyer - Mysterious Truth (Proudest Romeo)

4 8-11
Kevin GonzalezTimothy Shanley
5
867677
i
5
Black, black cap (Kevin Monday)

Altos Street 28 

dk f Street Hero - Los Altos (Robin des Pins)

3 8-6
Brandon WhitacreKevin Monday
6
744488
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Roberto Baca)

Full Pots 12 

b f Don Gato - Full of Ideas (Thunder Gulch)

3 8-6
Gabriel LagunesRoberto Baca
7
441793
i
7
Red, White Hoops, Red And White hooped Cap (Timothy Collins)

South Carolina 28 

dk f Aikenite - Lajitana (Tiznow)

D
4 8-11
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Collins
Verdict

TRUELY SUITE may not represent good value in the market for this maiden claimer but she brings by far and away the best form to the table and will take the world of beating. Holy Ekati heads the list of dangers from South Carolina.

01:28 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,158 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
665678
i
1
Red, red cap (Tina Larue)

Indian Companion 8 

ch g Forest Danger - Hail Ho Silver (Silver Deputy)

D
8 8-8
Yuri YarangaTina Larue
2
414546
i
2
White, white cap (John Capellini)

Sweeping Victory 13 

b g Orchard Park - What A Sweep (End Sweep)

D
9 8-8 (ow2)
Adrian FloresJohn Capellini
3
247641
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Brenda Bell)

White Gladiator 15 

gr/ g Tapit - Parisia (Tethra)

D
7 8-11
Luis QuinonesBrenda Bell
4
7-91860
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Shirley Ewell)

Spare The Kid 79 

b g Noble Causeway - Spare The Rod (Louis Quatorze)

D
Non Runner
5
146355
i
5
Black, black cap (Jose Lopez)

Neveradullmoment 13 

b g Activist - Storied Moment (Artax)

D
7 8-8
Wayne BarnettJose Lopez
6
371562
i
6
Lime, lime cap (William Schepner)

Explore 13 

gr/ g Stroll - Elsie Jay (Giant's Causeway)

D
7 8-8
Edgar PaucarCally Herrington
7
246323
i
7
Red, Red Cap (Wayne Scanlan)

Beachtown Benny 35 

b g Discreetly Mine - Enterprise Beach (El Prado)

D
4 8-8
Wilkin OrtizDebra Hale
8
546744
i
8
Yellow, black stripes (Dream Ridge Racing (tim Troup Et Al))

Rockinmebaby 21 

gr/ g Rockport Harbor - Latour (French Deputy)

D
9 8-8
Gilberto SantiagoDebbie Brooks
9
4-55831
i
9

Kerf 28 

b g Put It Back - Perf (Burning Roma)

D
7 8-11
Hector BerriosDouglas Shanyfelt
10
388546
i
10

Balk 19 

b g Street Boss - Countingoncarolynn (Dixie Union)

D
5 8-8
Erik BarbaranJake Radosevich
Verdict

EXPLORE finished a neck second here a fortnight ago and a reproduction of that effort will make him difficult to beat in this heat. Cally Herrington's gelding can get the better of Beachtown Benny and White Gladiator.

01:50 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $8,883 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
57-3623
i
1
Red, red cap (Glockenburg Llc)

Syrup 92 

b c Two Step Salsa - Star Of The Town (Speightstown)

BF
3 8-6
Luis QuinonesPavel Vashchenko
2
668433
i
2
White, white cap (Douglas Shanyfelt)

Matthew's Agenda 27 

b g Liaison - Lady Sonya (Twilight Agenda)

3 8-6 (ow2)
Hector BerriosDouglas Shanyfelt
3
93/2575
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Burton Sipp)

Asbaad 15 

b h Street Cry - Lear's Princess (Lear Fan)

6 8-11
Ricardo BarriosBurton Sipp
4
3-65
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Equinox, Inc)

Bogey Is Ok 30 

b c Tizway - Nossa Vez (War Chant)

Non Runner
5
565056
i
5
Black, black cap (Tammy Boyd)

My Rocket Star 9 

b g Silent Name - Winning Glance (Wilko)

3 8-6
Eddie JuradoJohn Moore
6
6
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Jacobson, Matthew And Morre, Rebecca)

Lil Mateo 33 

dk c Jazil - Classic Chant (War Chant)

3 8-6 b1
Charle OliverosMatthew Jacobson
7
622444
i
7

Lord Of The Ladies 15 

b g Ballado's Gold - Ren's Ruby (Randy Regent)

5 8-11
Ajhari WilliamsSandra Witherow
Verdict

SYRUP will be all the rage in this maiden special weight and looks the most likely winner judged on his placed efforts here in July. Matthew's Agenda and My Rocket Star might be forced to settle for supporting roles.

02:12 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,158 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
737149
i
1
Red, red cap (Gerald Chatterton)

Lone Trader 118 

b g More Than Ready - Carriage trade (Storm Cat)

D
Non Runner
2
322175
i
2
White, white cap (Jeffrey Smith)

Brat 21 

b g Congaree - Terribletwos (Pine Bluff)

D
Non Runner
3
545966
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Jeff Brooks)

Musicinthehouse 49 

dk g Limehouse - Robbin's Music (Prospector's Music)

D
Non Runner
4
275932
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Kristy Retton)

Chute Boss 14 

ch g Peak Dancer - Remy Doodles (Grand Slam)

6 8-8
Eddie JuradoDonald Blankenship
5
324224
i
5
Black, black cap (Michelle Helms)

Strongbaksteeltoes 26 

b g Indian Express - Cajulena (Quaker Ridge)

D BF
7 8-8 (ow2)
Adrian FloresEddie Clouston
6
178890
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Dream Ridge Racing)

Irish Cat 6 

dk g Street Cry - Carolyn's Cat (Forestry)

D
6 8-8
Gilberto SantiagoDebbie Brooks
7
273163
i
7
Red, White Hoops (Michelle Helms)

One Buck Roma 14 

ch g Burning Roma - One Buck Coyote (Regal Humor)

D
8 8-8
Luis QuinonesEddie Clouston
8
2-43413
i
8
Yellow and purple halves (Tyler Rotstein)

Greg Rules Da 28 

dk g Da Stoops - Hines Farley Rules (King Of Kings)

D
6 8-8
Hector BerriosKenneth Marshall
Verdict

This looks to be between STRONGBAKSTEELTOES and Greg Rules Da, with preference for the former as he has been knocking hard on the door of late in similar company. The latter should be thereabouts on the back of his latest Thistledown third, while Lone Trader rates best of the rest.

02:34 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

8

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
211244
i
1
Red, red cap (Duane Wells)

Seba's Dancer 22 

b g Laptop Computer - Cranberry Isles (Woodman)

D
6 8-8 (ow3)
Siggy GolibrzuchDuane Wells
2
345377
i
2
White, white cap (D And D Stable)

Thirst For Victory 36 

dk c Stay Thirsty - Magical Victory (Victory Gallop)

D
4 8-8
Kevin GonzalezRafael Ramos
3
510118
i
3
Blue, blue cap (D And D Stable)

Caonavo 36 

ch g First Dude - Best Halo (Halo's Image)

D
4 8-8
Wilkin OrtizRafael Ramos
4
1-74151
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (John Horrigan)

Big Game Bob 49 

dk g Da Stoops - Body Talk (French Deputy)

D
7 8-8
Alex GonzalezJake Radosevich
5
237628
i
5
Black, black cap (Martin Brothers, Inc)

Stephen's Answer 18 

b g Stephen Got Even - Answer By Daylight (Seeking Daylight)

D
5 8-8
Erik BarbaranWilliam Martin
6
761564
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Alejandro Gomez)

Brothers Dryden 14 

b g Greatness - Holly At Law (Bernstein)

D
5 8-7 (ow1)
Wayne BarnettAlejandro Gomez
7
412111
i
7
Red, Red Cap (Mark Yagour, Inc)

Monster Mash 117 

dk h Ghostzapper - Rose Frances (Crafty Prospector)

D
9 8-8
Luciano HernandezDave Treharne
8
624625
i
8

Sunny Puzzle 14 

b h Elusive Quality - Destination (Seattle Slew)

D
6 8-8
Luis BatistaAlexis Cordero
9
796475
i
9

Unspoken Quality 14 

ch g Exclusive Quality - Berlin Blues (El Prado)

5 8-8 (ow1)
Ajhari WilliamsAlexis Cordero
Verdict

Monster Mash has won four of his last five, including his last three, but he has an absence to overcome so preference is for BIG GAME BOB. Two wins from his last three starts, he is ticking plenty of boxes and looks the safe bet. Brothers Dryden is another expected to go well.

02:56 Mountaineer (USA) (Dirt) 23 Oct 2018

Race 9 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,969 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
565082
i
1
Red, red cap (Ricardo Ramirez)

Stormin Greeley 8 

dk g Horse Greeley - Stormin Quality (Stormin Fever)

D
Non Runner
2
15-6875
i
2
White, white cap (Sara Stanoszek)

Rocket Ball 13 

ch g Horse Greeley - Vennila Cream (Valid Appeal)

D
8 8-11
Jose DavilaSara Stanoszek
3
0-22232
i
3
Blue, blue cap (Jordan Prince)

Church Monkey 22 

b g Ecclesiastic - My Little Monkey (Old Trieste)

D BF
5 8-11
Ricardo BarriosJoseph Morsello
4
3569-60
i
4
Yellow, yellow cap (Jerold Gammon)

Belmont Road 26 

ch g Smarty Jones - Mt. Bonsi (Mt. Livermore)

D
Non Runner
5
332483
i
5
Black, black cap (Timothy Collins)

Primary Account 49 

ch g Mutakddim - Holly's Promise (Corporate Report)

D
9 8-11
Fredy PeltrocheTimothy Collins
6
352739
i
6
Lime, lime cap (Shane Spiess)

Grace's Bandit 22 

dk g Time Bandit - By Grace (Storm Boot)

Non Runner
7
722352
i
7
Red and white quarters, red stripes on sleeves (Burton Sipp)

Blackeye Wynn 26 

ch g Marciano - Mary's Wild Flower (Vermont)

D
9 8-11
Wilkin OrtizBurton Sipp
8
553243
i
8
Yellow, Yellow Cap (No Respect Racing Stable)

Gone Mountain 15 

b g Magna Graduate - Woodthrush (Woodman)

D
7 8-11
Eddie JuradoWillette Decker
9
770446
i
9
Green, orange braces, green and orange quartered cap (Karin Thompson)

Sky Fire 36 

dk h Sky Mesa - Darling My Darling (Deputy Minister)

D
6 8-11
Yuri YarangaDaniel Thompson
10
633523
i
10
Black, black cap (Charles River Racing)

Victory Slide 28 

b g Rock Slide - My Aunt Dianne (Norquestor)

BF
6 8-11
Erik BarbaranJay Bernardini
Verdict

CHURCH MONKEY has been running well without winning here in recent months and can gain a deserved success, possibly at the chief expense of Victory Slide and Blackeye Wynn.