23:00 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 13 Dec 2017

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,640 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8560
i
1
White (Stephen Levengood)

Daises Of May 11 

b f Misbah - Ramadan Moon (Tamayaz)

3 8-10
Erika MicklosLance Heyden
2
266326
i
2
Pink, blue circled 'p v', blue chevrons on slvs (Prima Ventures LLC)

Basic Training 25 

b f Colonel John - Hitchin (Dixie Union)

BF
3 8-10
Cassidy BurgFlint Stites
3
425324
i
3
Black And Pink halved, Black And Pink Quartered Sleeves, Black Cap (Bill Benson)

Candy Pants 11 

dk f Sidney's Candy - Mama Get Even (Stephen Got Even)

3 8-10
Anna CarrowFranklin Rodriguez
4
636
i
4
Blue, black diamond hoop, silver slvs (James Eshleman)

Cara Cove 11 

b f Rockport Harbor - Chevaux (Corporate Report)

3 8-10
David CoraT Houghton
5
8
i
5
White, navy belt, navy band on slvs (Cobble Stone Stables Llc)

Gold Is Due 11 

ch m This Fleet Is Due - Ghazi's Gold (Ghazi)

5 8-11
Jacqueline DavisGeorge Albright
6
323252
i
6
Purple, yellow cross on back, yellow stars on slvs (Brungard, Randy P And Nicole M)

Main Line Philly 11 

b f Silver Train - Tugger (Twining)

4 8-11 b1
Kirsten SwanPhillip Farley
Verdict

This isn't very competitive and could be between three long-standing maidens. Basic Training has shown enough to suggest she can get involved, as has Candy Pants, but MAIN LINE PHILLY occupied the runner-up berth for the sixth time over track and trip recently and she is worth one more chance.

23:27 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 13 Dec 2017

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,576 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
214557
i
1
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Manuel Criollo)

C The Judge 14 

b g In Summation - Monday Saint (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
6 8-7
Eddie DominguezManuel Criollo
2
633686
i
2
Black, red diamond hoop (Renpher Stable)

Path Dependent 25 

b g Henrythenavigator - Kentucky Rose (Hernando)

D
5 8-7
Cassidy BurgRobert Oliva
3
431704
i
3
Purple, white ball, purple cap (Runnin Shoes Stable)

Big House 14 

dk g Eskendereya - Not In My House (Chester House)

D
5 8-7
David CoraKimberly Graci
4
784365
i
4
Blue (Catherine Angelo)

Frontier Warrior 14 

b g Canadian Frontier - Mistress Winny (Winthrop)

D
10 8-7
Jordano TunonLeandro Moreno
5
508576
i
5
Red (Jose Salazar)

Al Do Great 11 

b g Albert The Great - Precocious Polly (Lite The Fuse)

D
4 8-7 (ow2)
Francisco GarciaCarlos Rodriguez
6
075360
i
6
Blue, red triangle (Juan Sepulveda)

Francesco Punch 34 

b g Two Punch - Donna Doolittle (Summer Squall)

8 8-7
Maicol InirioJorge Diaz
7
215225
i
7
Yellow, aqua bars on slvs (Jeffrey Matty)

What The Chub 60 

b g Hey Chub - Tanta Bertie (Slew City Slew)

D
7 8-7
Jorge Vargas JrMichael Moore
8
535218
i
8
Purple, gold circle, gold sleeves, purple hoops, gold cap (Five C's Stable)

Shiny Finish 34 

b g Jump Start - Buff 'n Polish (Polish Numbers)

D
6 8-9
Julio HernandezKimberly Graci
9
532655
i
9
Light blue, gold horseshoe, white belt (Kenneth White)

Mr Brioni 34 

b g Jump Start - First Class Donna (Taylor's Special)

D
6 8-7
Jose BrachoAmanda Dymond
Verdict

Shiny Finish faded in a stronger race after winning over course and distance and could bounce back, while this is the easiest task that Path Dependent has faced for some time. WHAT THE CHUB has also mixed it in better races and can show his appreciation for the return to Penn by taking his record here to four victories from six attempts.

23:54 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 13 Dec 2017

Race 3 - Allowance (2YO only)

Winner $18,585 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
441646
i
1
Green, yellow 'v', green chevrons on yellow slvs (R J G Racing Management Llc)

Artattack 88 

b f Artie Schiller - Cognac Kitty (Hennessy)

2 8-7
Julio HernandezErin McClellan
2
43514
i
2
Gold, blue cross sashes, gold chevrons on blue slvs (Douglas Gibson)

Moon Chant 21 

dk f Any Given Saturday - Deeliteful Star (Afternoon Deelites)

2 8-7 (ow1)
William OteroT Houghton
3
12
i
3
Red (Richard Bosshard, Jr)

Indian Beauty 21 

dk f Fast Bullet - Indian Beads (Indian Charlie)

D BF
2 8-7
David CoraT Houghton
4
7916
i
4
Maroon, grey diamond (Gene Burkholder)

Braydens Start 21 

dk f Jump Start - Bob's Dylan (David)

D
2 8-7 b1
Dana WhitneyRodrigo Sr Madrigal
5
6817
i
5
Blue, green triangle, green hoops (Green Flash Racing Llc)

All About Dreaming 21 

b f Activist - Fappy's Gift (Disco Rico)

D
Non Runner
6
315
i
6
Blue & purple diamonds (William Hartwell)

Ms Teek 21 

ch f Munnings - Twenty Four Carat (Gold Spring)

D
2 8-7
Angel SuarezFlint Stites
7
13
i
7
Purple, gold circle, gold sleeves, purple hoops, gold cap (Five C's Stable)

Golden Promise 21 

b f Activist - Gold Melody (Golden Gear)

D
2 8-7
Rely CarpioKimberly Graci
Verdict

All but one of these did battle in a stakes contest here a couple of weeks ago, and INDIAN BEAUTY fared by far the best in finishing a half-length second. She can confirm that superiority over third home Golden Promise, with Artattack the new face, although she has been off since struggling in a $100k Laurel race in September.

00:22 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 14 Dec 2017

Race 4 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $10,774 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
124225
i
1
Yellow, black blocks, silver wolf on shield, black slvs (James Wolf)

Amanda's Best 21 

b m Best of the Rest - American Hour (American Chance)

5 8-7
Maicol InirioTimothy Kreiser
2
212226
i
2
Red, royal blue ball, royal blue hoops on sleeves (Lima Horse Racing Llc)

Lady Marlena 16 

ch m Stephen Got Even - Rafsody (Raffie's Majesty)

D
5 8-7
Jordano TunonLeandro Moreno
3
9-31120
i
3
Red, blue and grey sash, grey bars on sleeves (Three M's Racing)

Star Eighty 11 

b m M Eighty - Miss Tuscany (Allen's Prospect)

D
Non Runner
4
241182
i
4
Gold, green diamonds on gold sleeves, gold cap (Bush Racing Stable)

Dirty Dozen 28 

dk f Naughty New Yorker - Powdered Donut (Aljabr)

D
4 8-7 (ow1)
William OteroJr Lester Stickler,
5
331277
i
5
Blue,gold diamond, gold diamonds on sleeves (Zanek Stable)

Valerie Victoria 32 

gr/ m Valid Expectations - Caro City Lights (Diesis)

D
6 8-7
Cassidy BurgRobert Servideo
6
213341
i
6
Black, white 'v', maroon bars on slvs (David Charlton Vintage Thoroughbred Farm)

Sydney Time 32 

b f Include - Sidneys Angel Face (Skip Away)

D
Non Runner
7
113512
i
7
Blue, white bars on sleeves (Robert Derr)

Elnath 32 

dk m Stephen Got Even - Moralap (Catienus)

D BF
5 8-9
Angel RodriguezTimothy Kreiser
8
471213
i
8
Blue, maroon stars on white sleeves (Dennis Behrmann)

Blissful Miss 28 

b m Jump Start - Domestic Bliss (Domestic Dispute)

D BF
5 8-7
Jacqueline DavisBruce Kravets
9
482368
i
9
Gold, black circle, black cap (Kazdan Racing Stables)

On The List 39 

b f Include - Windmill Hill (Grand Slam)

D
4 8-7
David CoraHubert Gaffney
Verdict

Sydney Time was only fourth behind Elnath and Amanda's Best over track and trip before improving past the winner to score over slightly further. All three should be in there pitching, but STAR EIGHTY is taken to capitalise on having her sights lowered after struggling at Gulfstream on her return from a nine-month absence.

00:49 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 14 Dec 2017

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $7,182 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
441336
i
1
Green, black diamond frame on front and back & black chevrons on slvs (Arthur Stauffer, Sr)

Sterlings Dolly 20 

b m Silver Train - Honest Now (Meadowlake)

D
5 8-9
Anna CarrowSr Arthur Stauffer,
2
637216
i
2
GREEN, Royal Blue Ball, green hoops on royal blue sleeves (Theodora Jacklin)

Flatter's Secret 13 

dk m Flatter - Albany Park (Empire Maker)

D
5 8-9
Jordano TunonTheodora Jacklin
3
1-59315
i
3
Blue, yellow ball, yellow collar, yellow hoops on sleeves, blue and yellow hooped cap (Smart Choice Stable)

Flataway 22 

b f Flatter - Twistaway (Wheelaway)

D
Non Runner
4
525212
i
4
White, purple blocks, purple hoops on slvs (Sarah Harrison)

Sheedbdawon 116 

ch m Anasheed - Silkworth (Distinctive Pro)

D
8 8-9
Jacqueline DavisThomas Smith
5
335281
i
5
Yellow, green and purple sash (Cathy Denelsbeck)

Bear Moon 13 

dk m Gators N Bears - My Moonbeam (Malibu Moon)

D
7 8-11
Jose BrachoCathy Denelsbeck
6
556212
i
6
Red, White Diamond (Milton Rodriguez, Jr)

Kisses For Love 13 

gr/ m A. P. Warrior - Sour Kisses (Not For Love)

D
7 8-9
Kaylia AlbrightMario Rodriguez
7
351500
i
7
Sky blue, (Muggsy Racing Stable)

Green Bay 13 

b m Sligo Bay - Advanced Green (Malibu Moon)

D
6 8-9
Cassidy BurgGeorge Albright
Verdict

KISSES FOR LOVE couldn't quite repel the late lunge of Bear Moon here at the end of last month but is more consistent than her rival and is fancied to gain her revenge. Sheedbdawon arrives in good heart, and Flataway is another to add to the shortlist.

01:16 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 14 Dec 2017

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (2YO only)

Winner $11,970 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
8
i
1
Black, gold stars (Gilman Hallenbeck)

Flashy Mary 48 

gr/ f Flashy Bull - Mary Cole (Broken Vow)

Non Runner
2
i
2
Green, blue braces, blue bars on slvs (Sylmar Farm)

Puppet 

dk f Corinthian - Taryn's Belief (I Can't Believe)

2 8-9
David CoraT Houghton
3
7
i
3
Beige & green halved (Charlton)

Christmas Eve 35 

b f Exchange Rate - Christmas Strike (Smart Strike)

2 8-9
Julio HernandezT Houghton
4
7
i
4
GREEN, White Circle (Richard Dancsok)

Shipmans Magic 28 

ch f Midshipman - Magic Box (Elusive Quality)

2 8-9
Andrew WolfsontJr Michael Salvaggio,
5
678748
i
5
Black (Houle, Lucy And Houle, Peter)

Deputized 35 

b f Discreetly Mine - Deputy Valuation (Deputy Minister)

2 8-9
Jacqueline DavisLucy Houle
6
7704
i
6
Black And Pink halved, Black And Pink Quartered Sleeves, Black Cap (Bill Benson)

Discreet Tattoo 32 

gr/ f Despite The Odds - Broken Treaty (Chief Seattle)

2 8-7
Kaylia AlbrightFranklin Rodriguez
7
764
i
7
Green and black halved (Levengood, Alexander R And Premier Stable)

Cherokee Sky 28 

dk f Sky Mesa - Cherokee Moonlight (Cherokee Run)

2 8-9
Dana WhitneyBrandon Kulp
8
i
8
White and blue halved horizontally, white sleeves (Franklin Bennett)

By By Sweety Pie 

b f Showing Up - Onlygotaminute (Meadowlake)

2 8-7
Cassidy BurgFernando Ferreira
9
i
9
Black, Green Diamond Hoop, Green (Kenwood Racing LLC)

Exchanging Ember 

dk f E Dubai - Exchanging Fire (Exchange Rate)

Non Runner
10
i
10
Tan, hunter green sash (Tom Coulter)

Just A Number 

b f Smarty Jones - Perfectly Polish (Polish Numbers)

2 8-9
Inoel BeatoRodrigo Sr Madrigal
11
49
i
11
Grey, red cross sashes, red bars on sleeves (Robert Losey)

Pacemaker 17 

dk f Dialed In - Ready To Lead (More Than Ready)

Non Runner
12
22265
i
12
Gold, red diamonds on slvs (Hackett Brothers Thoroughbreds, Inc)

Noisy Ripples 28 

dk f Kantharos - Spawning Brook (Montbrook)

2 8-9
Angel SuarezRandy Nunley
Verdict

After hitting the crossbar on her first three starts, Noisy Ripples has faded disappointingly twice. She is sure to force the issue again but could be run down by CHEROKEE SKY, who has made some progression between each appearance. Christmas Eve was never a factor on her introduction but could step forward from it.

01:43 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 14 Dec 2017

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,576 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
595596
i
1
Red (Mane Event Stable)

Mollica 46 

b c Uncle Mo - Surrender (Stormy Atlantic)

3 8-6
Angel CruzDavid Cannizzo
2
732434
i
2
Pink, green blocks, green cap (Zaborowski, R And Tidewater Thoroughbreds)

Scobeyville 13 

b g Private Interview - Yarnell Hill (Pappa Riccio)

D
6 8-9
Andrew WolfsontDennis Kendall
3
347941
i
3
Black, Red Shield, White Horses Head, Red sleeves, White armlets (Rock Bottom Ranch)

Fleet Gizmo 14 

b g Giant Gizmo - Madame Toumanova (A Fleets Dancer)

D
3 8-10
Dana WhitneySandee Martin
4
323216
i
4
Red, royal blue ball, royal blue hoops on sleeves (Lima Horse Racing Llc)

Cowboy Chrome 13 

ch g Forestry - Entertaining (Songandaprayer)

D
3 8-8
Jordano TunonLeandro Moreno
5
821242
i
5
Red, white sleeves, red cap (Manuel Criollo)

Talk To The Media 13 

ch g Mass Media - Liza Ann (Dr. Caton)

D
5 8-9
Eddie DominguezManuel Criollo
6
242463
i
6
Green, black yoke, black and green halved sleeves, green and black quartered cap (Nicholaos Panopoulos)

Spotty Zealous 13 

ch g Here's Zealous - No Secrets Here (Not For Love)

D BF
3 8-8
Wilfredo CorujoDimitrios K Synnefias
7
525417
i
7
Green, pink cross sashes, pink bars on green slvs (Ronald Snider)

Tore Down 13 

b g Weigelia - Captain's Windrose (Captain Bodgit)

D
5 8-7
Cassidy BurgFernando Ferreira
Verdict

MOLLICA struggled to make an impression at Belmont and Saratoga, and wasn't much better at Meadowlands, but that last run came on turf and more is expected back on this surface. Talk To The Media was in front of Spotty Zealous, Scobeyville, Cowboy Chrome and Tore Down when second last time, and looks the primary danger.

02:10 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 14 Dec 2017

Race 8 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,615 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
440223
i
1
Blue, black cross sashes, white slvs (Jeffrey Graves)

Glory Hound 34 

ch g Greeley's Conquest - Breezy Bray (Yarrow Brae)

BF
3 8-10
Andrew WolfsontDamon Dilodovico
2
472456
i
2
White, turquoise sash, white hoops on turquoise sleeves (Catch Me If You Can Stables)

Lordcommandersnow 34 

gr/ g General Quarters - Saralina Jo (Executive Order)

3 8-10
Francisco GarciaWendy Uhacz
3
368779
i
3
Blue, red triangle (Juan Sepulveda)

Tiger's Cave 14 

b g General Quarters - Stylish Beauty (Pleasant Colony)

3 8-10
Maicol InirioJorge Diaz
4
765755
i
4
Red & white blocks (Anastasios Karolidis)

One Wild Guy 6 

dk g Offlee Wild - One Ringy Dingy (Caller I. D.)

3 8-10
Cassidy BurgKonstantin Harigeorgiou
5
423542
i
5
White, pink hoops, turquoise diamonds on white slvs (Nicolby Racing Stable Llc)

Touchdown Banwell 18 

dk g Fairbanks - Friendly Thunder (Friends Lake)

4 8-11
Julio HernandezMark Salvaggio
6
66545
i
6
Red and black halved, gold sash, red and black halved sleeves, red cap (Romar Llc)

Vocab 10 

dk g Arch - Verbal (Kingmambo)

3 8-10
Angel RodriguezScott Lake
7
688
i
7
Pink, kelly green braces and shamrock, two green hoops on slvs (Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing)

Debonnaire Party 23 

b g Desert Party - Isn't It Suave (Suave)

3 8-10
Dana WhitneyCorby Caiazzo
8
544223
i
8
Green (Fallon, Patrick And Randolph, Amy)

Mountain On Fire 18 

b c Mt. Glittermore - Fire And Forget (Forestry)

3 8-10
Angel SuarezAmy Randolph
9
344
i
9
Green, blue braces, blue bars on slvs (Sylmar Farm)

Copperhead 18 

dk g Jump Start - Outlaw Dancer (Bowman's Band)

3 8-10
David CoraT Houghton
10
6-78645
i
10
Orange, black triangle, orange chevrons on black slvs (Patricia Lovato)

Seabrook Charm 18 

dk g Circular Quay - Truly The Best (Sword Dance)

3 8-10
Erika MicklosPatricia Lovato
Verdict

VOCAB has offered glimpses of encouragement in stronger races than this and he has more scope for improvement than Touchdown Banwell, who beat the similarly-exposed Mountain On Fire to the runner-up spot last time. Copperhead was behind them in fourth but with just three runs under his belt, could improve past both.