23:00 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 22 Apr 2017

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,009 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In - Amended Result
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-58442
i
1
Green & navy blue diamonds, green cuffs on navy blue sleeves (Top Hat Thoroughbreds)

All About That Ben 24 

ch g Here Comes Ben - Anyplace Anytime (Langfuhr)

3 8-6
Anna CarrowHubert Gaffney
2
4795
i
2
Green (Springwater Farm And Miller, Jay D)

S W Irish He Is 16 

gr/ g Rockport Harbor - S W Brean Rose (Knockadoon)

3 8-6 b1
Julio HernandezGeorge Albright
3
3/4-
i
3
Blue, white horse (Ultra Championship Racing Llc)

Blame It On Chris 419 

b h Blame - Bayou Bride (Orientate)

5 8-11
Andrew WolfsontJr Michael Salvaggio,
4
33-2423
i
4
Orange, blue collar, blue ball, blue sleeves, orange cap (Arthur Geller)

Saratoga Shiner 16 

gr/ g In the Woods - Digamistress (Digamist)

4 8-11
Angel RodriguezPatricia Farro
5
92-4345
i
5
Turquoise, red cross sashes, red sleeves, turquoise armlets, turquoise cap (Koji Maeda)

Nalu 10 

dk g Lonhro - Love Walked In (Storm Cat)

4 8-11
Tyler ConnerFlint Stites
6
59
i
6
Black (Aguirre, Anthony, Ward, Phil And Changsila, Pramote)

Firewaltz 7 

dk g Friesan Fire - Waltz (Pleasant Tap)

Non Runner
Verdict

BLAME IT ON CHRIS is the clear pick having gone well in two strong non-claiming maidens and the layoff is not a worry as both of his runs to date were spread out over nearly two years. Saratoga Shiner and Nalu are the main dangers.

23:27 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 22 Apr 2017

Race 2 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $18,585 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1252-24
i
1
Navy, gold pegasus, navy cap (Logo Racing Stables)

Awesome Ghost 49 

ch g Ghostzapper - Special Cheers (Concerto)

D
4 8-7
David CoraGina Perri
2
2573-19
i
2
Blue, yellow circled 'c', yellow bars on slvs (William Crigler)

C C's Warrior 31 

dk c A. P. Warrior - Allen's Ms (Allen's Prospect)

D
4 8-7
Andrew WolfsontRandy Nunley
3
501-111
i
3
White and blue diagonal halves, blue and white quartered cap (Marko Mesic)

Shanghaied 31 

ch g Big Drama - Shanghai Rose (Red Bullet)

D
4 8-7
Tyler ConnerJohn Conner
4
434342
i
4
Red & white blocks (Anastasios Karolidis)

Mail Order Groom 15 

ch g Mr. Sekiguchi - Lady In Tails (Black Tie Affair)

D
8 8-7
Cassidy BurgMario Rodriguez
5
12-1477
i
5
Blue, white stars, white stripe, red stars on slvs (Walter Vieser, II)

Tomo Chachi 31 

b g Jump Start - Something Indian (War Chant)

D
4 8-7
Jomar TorresDonald Barr
6
20-1533
i
6
Purple and teal quarters, teal band on white slvs (South Of Fifth Racing)

Fundy's Tide 22 

b g Notional - Musical Touch (Touch Gold)

D
5 8-7
Dana WhitneyMichael Lerman
7
634437-
i
7
Green, yellow sash & blocks on slvs (Gary Katz)

Ghostly Games 134 

dk g Ghostzapper - Silver Charades (Broad Brush)

D
5 8-7
Travis WalesGary Katz
8
3321-92
i
8
Green, blue hoops on slvs (William Meister)

Timmy T 22 

dk g Two Punch - Polish Choice (Polish Numbers)

D
5 8-7
Julio HernandezWilliam Meister
Verdict

Shanghaied will be popular following four consecutive wins but those victories came at a lower level than this and the standard setter is TIMMY T. The five-year-old was only narrowly denied in a similar event over C&D last time and can go one better today, while Fundy's Tide completes the shortlist.

23:54 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 22 Apr 2017

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $12,033 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
925
i
1
Pink, blue circled 'p v', blue chevrons on slvs (Prima Ventures LLC)

Rumor Mill 7 

b g Yes It's True - Sivory (Quiet American)

4 8-11
Brian PedrozaKeith Nations
2
78-5622
i
2
Black (Paladin Racing, Inc)

Something Quinto 16 

dk g Jump Start - Risingalma (Risen Star)

3 8-6
Dana WhitneySteven Lober
3
2256
i
3
Green, white diamond, black sleeves (Sajor Stable)

Wise Amigo 14 

ch g Wiseman's Ferry - Gran Amiga (Ride The Rails)

3 8-6
Jomar TorresEduardo Rojas
4
6
i
4
Yellow (T Wise)

Appellee 21 

dk g Smarty Jones - Ocean Road (War Front)

3 8-6
Julio HernandezNick Caruso
5
3-65547
i
5
Tan, hunter green sash (Tom Coulter)

Indiantown Gap 14 

dk c Majestic Warrior - Abound (Smart Strike)

3 8-6
Tyler ConnerRodrigo Sr Madrigal
6
32-2522
i
6
Red, red cap (Tea Party Stable, Inc)

Andy's Special 16 

dk g Andiron - All Night Special (Clash By Night)

4 8-11
Andrew WolfsontCody Beattie
Verdict

WISE AMIGO has struggled in his last couple of starts in better races than this but the three-year-old finished second in both starts at this level. Something Quinto and Andy's Special are others to note.

00:22 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,576 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
73-4332
i
1
Tan, hunter green sash (Tom Coulter)

Honest Report 28 

b f Yes It's True - Unincorporated (Corporate Report)

4 8-9
Andrew WolfsontRodrigo Sr Madrigal
2
45-6244
i
2
White, hot pink slvs (Robert Colasant)

Confirm 18 

dk m Activist - Let's Do Launch (Canaveral)

D
Non Runner
3
32127-2
i
3
Black, white circle, white blocks on slvs (Kevin Fields)

Mulligan's Singer 14 

b m Northern Afleet - Star Singer (Awesome Again)

D
5 8-9
Erika MicklosKevin Fields
4
855-1
i
4
Turquoise, lime stripes, lime stars on slvs (Fallon, Patrick And Randolph, Amy)

Edgy Redhead 35 

ch f Added Edge - Cutting Fame (Western Fame)

D
4 8-9
Dana WhitneyAmy Randolph
5
5426-54
i
5
Green and lavender diamonds (Candice Smith)

Allegro 28 

dk m Action This Day - Gisellous (Awad)

D
6 8-9
Cassidy BurgCandice Smith
6
3335-14
i
6
Yellow, Blue Diamond Hoop, Yellow Cap (Michael Jester)

Aggreysive 45 

gr/ m Monba - Avani Force (Forestry)

5 8-9
Angel RodriguezNorman Pointer
Verdict

CONFIRM has been running well enough in better events than this in recent months to suggest that a race of this nature can go her way. Honest Report just edges out Aggreysive as the pick of the remainder.

00:49 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 5 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $18,585 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
382-261
i
1
White, lime green ball, lime green sleeves, white cap (The Elkstone Group LLC)

Lay Down The Law 45 

ch g Not For Love - Amber Comet (Amerrico's Bullet)

D
4 8-9
Angel RodriguezThomas Iannotti
2
66-1655
i
2
Yellow, white circle, yellow sleeves (Logo Racing Stables)

Feelin Groovy 15 

b g Not Bourbon - Halo's Gleam (Halo)

D
4 8-7
Wilfredo CorujoGina Perri
3
131-484
i
3
Black, Red Shield, White Horses Head, Red sleeves, White armlets (Rock Bottom Ranch)

Iatesomuchi'mphil 28 

ch g Philanthropist - Say It Right (Soto)

D
4 8-7
Dana WhitneySandee Martin
4
337121
i
4
Blue, gold circled 'kr', gold bars on slvs (Ken Russell)

Little Fat Albert 24 

ch g Albert The Great - Remiss (Summer Squall)

D
4 8-11
David CoraTimothy Kreiser
5
6-22367
i
5
Purple, gold circle, gold sleeves, purple hoops, gold cap (Five C's Stable)

Forest Boy 21 

b g Forestry - Belvedere Miss (Pleasant Colony)

D
7 8-7
Julio HernandezKimberly Graci
6
5227-41
i
6
White, grey horse on back (Pewter Stable)

Rockin Cowboy 21 

gr/ g Rockport Harbor - Ride Em Cowgirl (Mazel Trick)

D
4 8-11
Tyler ConnerKathleen DeMasi
7
1-2136
i
7
Brown, tan cross sashes & stripes on slvs (John Wames)

Sepicato 21 

dk g Got the Last Laugh - Candy buttons (Candy Ride)

D
3 8-2 (ow2)
Andrew WolfsontJohn Wames
Verdict

LAY DOWN THE LAW brings the best form to the table based on his three-length win over C&D last month, with the only worry being his slight inconsistency. Similar comments also apply to Sepicato, while Forest Boy is capable of picking up some place money today.

01:16 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 6 - Allowance Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $19,152 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
121-521
i
1
Tan, hunter green sash (Tom Coulter)

Ianthe 29 

dk f Sky Mesa - Bellflower (Cherokee Run)

D
3 8-6
Tyler ConnerRodrigo Sr Madrigal
2
1156-15
i
2
Red, blue star 'cdb', red slvs (Daniel Conklin)

To The Flag 60 

dk m Circular Quay - My Allegiance (Exploit)

D
6 8-7
Dana WhitneyScott Lake
3
21613-2
i
3
Grey, Red Sash, Red Blocks On Sleeves, Red Cap (Robert Losey)

Evening Prize 105 

dk f Pure Prize - Evening Primrose (Dayjur)

D
4 8-7
David CoraTimothy Shea
4
3/22136-
i
4
White, blue disc, blue dots on sleeves, white cap (Home Team Stables)

Wilma Lynn 315 

ch f Talent Search - Bella Rouge (A. P Jet)

D
Non Runner
5
515-541
i
5
Yellow, White Triangle, Yellow Sleeves, White Cuffs, Yellow Cap (Danny Limongelli)

Thatta Boy Girl 52 

ch f Parading - It'sthemoneyhoney (Lion Heart)

D
4 8-7
Andrew WolfsontDemelza Mcmahon
6
16-2232
i
6
white (Armstrong Stable Llc)

Chilly Start 28 

b m Jump Start - Holiday Chills (Harlan's Holiday)

D
5 8-7
Angel RodriguezMichael Trombetta
7
54-1135
i
7
Red, Black Blocks On White Sleeves, Red Cap (McCarty Racing)

Moonlight Basin 23 

dk f Eurosilver - Sweetheart Sami (Broad Brush)

D
4 8-7 (ow1)
William OteroTimothy Kreiser
Verdict

Chilly Start and Thatta Boy Girl look sure to go well today but the preference is for TO THE FLAG, who was successful in this grade two starts ago and was out of his depth when upped in class last time out.

01:43 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

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

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
4321-17
i
1
Green, cerise cross sashes, cerise band on slvs (Katherine Powder)

Coming Up Rosie 44 

b m Trust N Luck - Royal Rosabel (Believe The Queen)

D
5 8-9
Tyler ConnerJr Michael Salvaggio,
2
2-65243
i
2
Blue, black, grey, green, orange diamonds (Kcmh Racing Llc)

Rock Hard Doll 14 

dk m Rock Hard Ten - Society Doll (Theatrical)

D
5 8-9
David CoraStephen Mick
3
74-9214
i
3
Blue, yellow sash (Lester Stickler, Sr)

First Dance 14 

ch f Old Forester - First Corsage (Grindstone)

D
4 8-9
Anna CarrowJr Lester Stickler,
4
51-4432
i
4
Blue, yellow star, yellow slvs (Shooting Star Stable (anspach))

Torcida 22 

dk m Pleasant Tap - Diboll's Slew (Theatrical)

D
6 8-9
Dana WhitneyCraig Miller
5
795683
i
5
Black, red diamond hoop (Renpher Stable)

Keep It Simple 14 

ch f Old Forester - Our Miss Jones (Alphabet Soup)

D
4 8-9
Cassidy BurgRobert Oliva
6
56-4421
i
6
Yellow, lavender heart, yellow chevrons on lavender slvs (Robert Miller)

Secret Score 43 

b m Jump Start - Letter to America (Quiet American)

D
7 8-9
William OteroJr Lester Stickler,
Verdict

Plenty of these have claims but none more so than SECRET SCORE, who won well over 5f here last month and his overall record at this track is very good. Rock Hard Doll and Coming Up Rosie complete the shortlist.

02:10 Penn National (USA) (Dirt) 23 Apr 2017

Race 8 - Maiden Special Weight (3YO plus)

Winner $17,956 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
84
i
1
Red (Richard Bosshard)

It's An Honor 10 

b f Songandaprayer - Hazel's Honor (Honor Grades)

4 8-11 b1
David CoraT Houghton
2
27-77
i
2
White, black diamond hoop, black diamonds on white slvs (Db Dojo Llc)

Bubbly 56 

dk f Maimonides - Sweet Champagne (Five Star Day)

3 8-6
Andrew WolfsontFrancis III Abbott
3
93
i
3
Green & orange blocks (Brereton Jones)

Skip The Talk 49 

b f Majesticperfection - Tri Skipping (Skip Trial)

3 8-6
Brian PedrozaThomas Proctor
4
4523
i
4
Green, black yoke, black and green halved sleeves, green and black quartered cap (Nicholaos Panopoulos)

Tanya's Gem 16 

dk f Dialed In - Joyce Ann (Pine Bluff)

3 8-6
Angel RodriguezPaulina Sinnefia
5
i
5
Green, gold band on slvs (Richard Reveley)

S W Briar Rose 

dk f Rockport Harbor - S W Sweet Marylane (Il Est Gran)

3 8-6
Julio HernandezGeorge Albright
6
76-9
i
6
Lime green (Logan James Stables Llc)

Shabby Chic 91 

ch f Union Rags - Golden Borders (Conquistador Cielo)

3 8-6
Wilfredo CorujoMiguel Fernandez
7
42
i
7
Red (Bacio Italiano Stable)

Angelo's Dream 16 

dk f Pioneerof the Nile - Kanani (E Dubai)

3 8-6
John LloydPamela Arnold
Verdict

SKIP THE TALK clearly benefitted from her debut run when third at Turf Paradise last month and if the three-year-old finds some more progression today then the likes of Tanya's Gem and Angelo's Dream are probably playing places.