20:00 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 1 - Stakes (3YO only)

Winner $6,300 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1f 130y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
151158
i
1
Green, green diamonds on white sleeves (Connie Chumbley)

Ez Frosty Morn 27 

bay g Heza Fast Dash - Easy Verna (Georgias Easy)

D
3 8-13
Robert BurneyScott Raley
2
224636
i
2
Blue and teal halves (Hillary Durham)

L Bar D Genuine Red 27 

sor g Genuine Strawfly - Be First Rose (Ought To Be First)

D
3 8-13
Kassie GuglielminoHillary Durham
3
311-223
i
3
Maroon, green disc, maroon sleeves (Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch And Racing)

Henry Craig 27 

sor g One Sweet Jess - Copa Show Girl (Corona Cartel)

D BF
3 8-13
Eduardo Gutierrez SosaHector Magallanes
4
134582
i
4
Green (Chris Philbrook)

Jesses Claim Ta Fame 6 

sor g Jesse James Jr - One Fast Trick (Dash Ta Fame)

D BF
3 8-13
Jake SamuelsHector Magallanes
5
213122
i
5
Black with red collar and cuffs, red diamonds on sleeves (Hernan Torres)

L Bar D Bonnie Lee 27 

bay f Giorgino - Dash Home Deb (Strawfly Special)

D
3 8-13
Jose FigueroaHector Magallanes
Verdict

L BAR D BONNIE LEE just edged out Henry Craig for second in a blanket finish here last time and can confirm that form while going one better. Jesses Claim Ta Fame led for a long way latest and is worth a second glance at least.

20:28 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 2 - Futurity (2YO only)

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

2

1f 180y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
120173
i
1
White (Torres, Hernan And Carpenter, Chris)

L Bar D Classic Trip 21 

sor g Mr. Nightlinger - Be First Rose (Ought To Be First)

D
2 8-13
Eduardo Gutierrez SosaHector Magallanes
2
114302
i
2
Green, white ball (Lowe, Nick And Dickerson, Randy)

Cm Once Ina Bluemoon 21 

bay g Ivory James - Cool Blue Corona (Jess Louisiana Blue)

D
2 8-13
Javier MatiasNick Lowe
3
255535
i
3
Black, black cap (Jose Escobedo)

Volt 21 

bay g Fire Finder - Time To Splash Bac (Splash Bac)

Withdrawn
4
901142
i
4
White with black stripes on sleeves (Adrian Quinones)

Diva Has It 21 

sor f One Sweet Jess - Jn Sonoma Rose (Meter Me Gone)

D
2 8-13
Robert BurneyAdrian Quinones
5
65253
i
5
Black with red collar and cuffs, red diamonds on sleeves (Nelson, Leah M And David S)

Heza Eagle 21 

sor g One Famous Eagle - Copes Hope (Holland Ease)

2 8-13
Jose FigueroaHector Magallanes
6
3325
i
6
Orange (Pablo Cancino)

Dashing Mystery 21 

br f Cancino Dash - Austinette (Runaway Winner)

2 8-13
Francisco Diaz LopezFreddy Ibarra
7
351454
i
7
Black with red collar and cuffs, red diamonds on sleeves (Ruben Magallanes)

Corona B Gone 21 

sor g Favorite Cartel - Go Girl Gone (Shazoom)

D
2 8-13
Lorenzo LopezHector Magallanes
8
7664
i
8
Green (Lee Markholt)

Bunnys Best Advise 21 

sor f Best Advice - Royal Time Bunny (Its Royal Time)

2 8-13
David MartinNick Lowe
9
1151
i
9
Hot pink (Randy Dickerson)

Cm Boom Shakalaka 21 

bay g Carters Cartel - Mi Fames A Dandy (Dash Ta Fame)

D
2 8-13
Luis GonzalezNick Lowe
10
376111
i
10
Black (Espelien, Tryn And Torres, Hernan)

L Bar D Razle Dazle 21 

sor g Ragazzo - Dash Home Deb (Strawfly Special)

D
2 8-13
Jake SamuelsHector Magallanes
Verdict

CM BOOM SHAKALAKA had Diva Has It and L Bar D Classic Trip behind when successful here last time and can confirm that form and make it three wins from his last four starts. L Bar D Razle Dazle completed a hat-trick by beating Cm Once Ina Bluemoon and Heza Eagle last time and looks the biggest danger.

20:56 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 3 - Stakes (3YO only)

Winner $9,765 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
125
i
1
Red, Red Chevrons On Black Sleeves (Margaret Root)

Mario Karty 21 

dk g Grindstone - Angel One (Bertrando)

D
3 8-11
Jake SamuelsBen Root
2
5174
i
2
Yellow (Mendive, Cindy And Davis, Barbara)

Skeesix 20 

dk c Sixthirteen - See Sea Lady (Personage)

3 8-11
Jose ZuninoJohn A Harris
3
635653
i
3
Black, red ball (Christi Betz)

Wings Of Wisdom 5 

ch g War Power - Binky's Sister (High Brite)

3 8-11 (ow1)
Robert BurneyJohn A Harris
4
7-86987
i
4
Yellow and black blocks, yellow cap (Susan Hurley)

Quake N Grind 5 

dk c Grindstone - Seismic Speed (Gone West)

3 8-11 (ow1)
James EvansDennis Hurley
5
884187
i
5
Burgundy and rust halves, burgundy ball and rust ball on white sleeves (Skimming Enterprise Group)

Two Under 20 

dk g Understatement - Two Per Cent (Skimming)

D
3 8-11
Francisco Diaz LopezPablo De
6
654183
i
6
Black, black spots on white sleeves and cap (Warlock Stables, Floyd, Allen And Edwards, Willie)

Max The Kitty 21 

b g Vronsky - Dolly's Hit Lady (Ihtimam)

3 8-11
Kevin OrozcoJonathan Nance
7
326552
i
7
Black with purple and turquoise diamonds on sleeves (Baze, Lisa And Carmody, Jerry)

Gravel 21 

dk g Grindstone - Cant Woman (Can't Be Slew)

D
3 8-11
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
Verdict

Max The Kitty has the form to be competitive once more, but he was behind GRAVEL in a similar race over track and trip latest and Rigoberto Velasquez's gelding is taken to confirm those placings here. Mario Karty was back in fifth in that race, but as it was only his third start he may well improve enough to challenge.

21:24 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 4 - Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $9,765 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
335411
i
1
Red, White Diamonds On Sleeves (Hurliman Enterprises LLC)

Maddie's Gold 19 

dk g Harbor the Gold - Moonlit Maddie (Abstract)

D
6 8-10 (ow2)
Robert BurneyRolland Fergason
2
545361
i
2
White,  white stars on green sleeves (Mike Thompson)

Salty Minnow 27 

b g Salt Water - Deco (Marquetry)

D
4 8-8
Francisco Diaz LopezMike Thompson
3
53456
i
3
Orange, orange cap (Jerone Carpenter)

Bobbygenesjustice 20 

b g Smart Chip - Wild Vegas (Renteria)

8 8-5
Francisco Orduna RojasCindy Hoover
4
112312
i
4
White (Baze, Lisa And Jackson, James)

Barb's Boo 19 

ch g Harbor the Gold - Incredible (Crafty Prospector)

D BF
4 8-11
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
5
152143
i
5
Red and black blocks (Tiffani McDevitt)

Rockinatthebar 12 

gr/ g Preachinatthebar - Rock's El Dorado (Rock Band)

D
5 8-9 (ow1)
Jake SamuelsTiffani Mcdevitt
6
225373
i
6
Black with purple and turquoise diamonds on sleeves (Lisa Baze)

Delineator Express 19 

b g Delineator - My Top Secret (He's Tops)

D
6 9-0
Jose ZuninoRigoberto Velasquez
Verdict

DELINEATOR EXPRESS might not have the most pleasing form figures, but he's been competitive in decent stakes races and could be the answer here. Maddie's Gold has a couple of low-grade wins to his name but will need to step up in this, as will Barb's Boo, who chased home Maddie's Gold last time.

21:52 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 5 - Starter Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $5,355 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
762461
i
1
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

Hello Son 20 

b g He's Tops - Tribunl Choice (Tribunal)

D
4 8-8 (ow4)
Robert BurneySharon Balcom
2
483423
i
2
Silver, black sleeves (Little Barn Racing)

Alec's Butte 26 

dk g Understatement - Belle Fourche (Baquero)

D BF
3 8-7 (ow4)
Jose ZuninoDebbie Peery
3
352535
i
3
Black (Deadpool Racing)

Fifty Caliber 12 

dk g Harbor the Gold - Misty Medo (Slewdledo)

D
4 8-8 (ow2)
Jake SamuelsTim Abraham
4
326665
i
4
Black, red ball (Sharon Bullene)

Hock 19 

ch g Nucay - Decanted (Can't Be Slew)

D
7 8-7
Kevin OrozcoDarlene Braden
5
371-6
i
5
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

Truly A Prince 47 

b g Grindstone - Truly A Cat (True Confidence)

4 8-7 (ow3)
Lorenzo LopezSharon Balcom
6
385143
i
6
Light blue, white shield, white cuffs (Robert Huston)

Laney's Gold 12 

b g Salt Water - Waiting For Gold (Waiting Game)

D
5 8-9
Kassie GuglielminoKaren Huston
7
4398-60
i
7
Pink with green stripes on sleeves (Marjorie Avery)

Stoney River 19 

dk g Grindstone - Cant Woman (Can't Be Slew)

D
6 8-5 (ow3)
David MartinDennis Hurley
8
355173
i
8
Red (Gilbert Daniels)

Rox The Fox 19 

b g Grindstone - Chancy Chancy (Stately Wager)

D
5 8-10
Eliska KubinovaGilbert Daniels
Verdict

Rox The Fox could be better if the track rides better than it has on his last two outings, while Laney's Gold seems to find all going comes alike so he is respected. Preference is for HELLO SON, though, as he flew home to score last time and could get the pace to aim at that he needs.

22:20 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 6 - Stakes (3YO only)

Winner $9,765 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
174111
i
1
Orange, Black Cross Sashes, Orange Chevrons On Black Sleeves, Orange Cap (Owens, James And Carol)

Furious Fire 21 

b f Grindstone - Jimbos Fire Ant (Baquero)

D
3 8-11
Jose ZuninoBen Root
2
211515
i
2
Pink with green stripes on sleeves (Marjorie Avery)

Carat Queen 26 

b f Grindstone - Talent Queen (Elusive Quality)

D
3 8-11
Leonel Camacho FloresDennis Hurley
3
451
i
3
White,  white stars on green sleeves (Mike Thompson)

Staracrossthewater 12 

dk f Salt Water - Star'S Promise (Cork)

D
3 8-11
Jake SamuelsMike Thompson
4
222
i
4
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

Gofargogo 12 

dk f Calimonco - Fargo's Legacy (Fargo)

3 8-11 (ow1)
Robert BurneySharon Balcom
5
12
i
5
White & maroon stripes (Marilyn Hughes And Nick Lowe)

Milady's Secret 13 

b f Grindstone - Milady De Winter (Wildcat Heir)

D
Non Runner
6
137744
i
6
Black, white sleeves (Warlock Stables, Dougan, Kelly And Saratoga West)

Lovethisbar 21 

b f Demon Warlock - Trainingat the Bar (Valid Wager)

D
3 8-11
David MartinRoddina Barrett
7
538354
i
7
Red, White Diamonds On Sleeves (Hurliman Enterprises LLC)

Barview Storm 12 

b f Coastal Storm - Little Fager (Prosper Fager)

3 8-11
Lorenzo LopezRolland Fergason
8
3-41616
i
8
Fuschia, black diamonds on sleeves (Hughes, Marilyn And Hughes, Tom)

Luckrules 26 

dk f Lucky J. H. - Teacher's Rule (Tribal Rule)

D
3 8-11
Kevin OrozcoNick Lowe
Verdict

It will take a Herculean effort from one of her rivals to stop FURIOUS FIRE adding to her recent winning spree, as she fended off all challenges to win a stakes race last time and is evidently on great terms with herself. Staracrossthewater had Gofargogo well behind when opening her account last time and could be the biggest danger.

22:48 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 7 - Stakes (2YO only)

Winner $9,765 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6
i
1
Green, white sleeves (Weaver, Cheryl, Weaver, Kim, Jordan, Jr , Wayne Thomas And Dronen, Carol)

I'm No Fool 20 

dk f Parker's Storm Cat - Our Royale Road (Cahill Road)

2 8-10
David MartinSam Dronen
2
i
2
Orange, black cross sashes, orange chevrons on black sleeves, orange cap (Cjr Broodmares, Llc)

Tu Tu Stone 

dk f Grindstone - Workin the Glory (Honour And Glory)

2 8-10
Jake SamuelsBen Root
3
i
3
Turquoise with black diamonds on sleeves (Oscar Holquin)

Dolliys Gold 

b f Soft Gold - Toby's Dolly (Fargo)

2 8-10 (ow3)
Jose GuerreroJuan Marquez
4
7
i
4
Yellow and black blocks, yellow cap (Susan Hurley)

Seismic Belle 20 

dk f Grindstone - Seismic Speed (Gone West)

2 8-10 (ow2)
James EvansDennis Hurley
5
75
i
5
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

Miss Ella Mae 34 

gr/ f Understatement - Snow Royalty (Grey Memo)

2 8-10
Lorenzo LopezSharon Balcom
6
4
i
6
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

Sheabazinga 34 

ch f Baquero - Fargo's Legacy (Fargo)

2 8-10 (ow2)
Robert BurneySharon Balcom
7
86
i
7
White, red stripes on sleeves, striped cap (Bruce Belt)

Scarlett's Stone 47 

b f Grindstone - Scarlett's Mark (Benchmark)

Non Runner
8
11
i
8
White, red cap (Carol Duby)

Stay In Grace 21 

b f Understatement - Bridled Style (Grindstone)

D
2 8-10
Leonel Camacho FloresLinda Northam
9
i
9
Orange, lime green sleeves (Neil Knapp)

Carly 

dk f Car Talk - Sicy (Soft Gold)

2 8-10
Francisco Orduna RojasNeil Knapp
Verdict

It's hard to see anything being able to live with STAY IN GRACE here. The Understatement filly won as she pleased on debut and followed up with an emphatic success in a stakes race last time. She is taken to make it three out of three, at the expense of Tu Tu Stone and Sheabazinga.

23:16 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 8 - Stakes (2YO only)

Winner $9,765 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1
i
1
Blue, silver sleeves (Nance, Shelly, Smith, Steve, Eakin, Barbara And Cosgrove, Patrick)

Super Statement 56 

dk g Understatement - Brinks Baby (Montbrook)

D
2 8-10
Kevin OrozcoJonathan Nance
2
223
i
2
Red, White Sleeves (Sam Dronen)

Harbor Moon Boy 21 

b g Harbor the Gold - Sweet Pleasure (Candy Ride)

Non Runner
3
1
i
3
White, red cap (Carol Duby)

Burton Ernie 34 

gr/ g Klinsman - Solar Boots (Unbridled's Comet)

D
2 8-10
David MartinLinda Northam
4
634
i
4
Green (Jose Delapaz)

Caballerango 12 

ch c Returning - Don't Laugh At Me (Mahogany Hall)

2 8-10 (ow2)
Luis GonzalezJose De
5
32
i
5
Royal blue, white stripe on blue sleeves (Gilberto Madrigal)

Watchmysixthirteen 12 

dk c Sixthirteen - Watch My Six (Demons Begone)

2 8-10
Francisco Diaz LopezJose Rosales
6
21514
i
6
Blue, silver sleeves (Nance, Shelly, Smith, Steve, Eakin, Barbara And Cosgrove, Patrick)

Grinning Tiger 21 

ch g Smiling Tiger - Karlee's Kitten (Pioneering)

D BF
2 8-10
Javier MatiasJonathan Nance
7
113246
i
7
Royal blue , yellow V (Lyle Magnuson)

Klondike Ike 21 

ch g Harbor the Gold - Byanoz Rose (Baquero)

D
2 8-10
Lorenzo LopezJaqueline Smith
8
471
i
8
Green (George Hurliman)

Gold Eclipse 12 

ch g Harbor the Gold - Little Cascadian (Cascadian)

D
2 8-10 (ow2)
Robert BurneyRolland Fergason
9
55
i
9
Red, black seams (Cindy Hoover)

Plum Spooky 12 

dk g Ochoco - Persnickety miss (Baquero)

Non Runner
Verdict

Grinning Tiger beat Harbor Moon Boy when successful two starts ago but was behind that rival last time. Both have claims in this, but GOLD ECLIPSE gets the vote after winning his maiden in impressive fashion last time.

23:44 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 17 Dec 2017

Race 9 - Starter Stakes (3YO plus)

Winner $5,355 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
872460
i
1
Orange, lime green sleeves (Neil Knapp)

Gracie Gold 154 

dk f Soft Gold - Sudden (Speed Jaro)

D
4 8-7 (ow5)
Robert BurneyNeil Knapp
2
494536
i
2
White, white cap (Oscar Holguin)

Star Gold 20 

dk f Soft Gold - Shestothestars (Brandon's Starlite)

D
4 8-7 (ow6)
Jose GuerreroJuan Marquez
3
563251
i
3
Turquoise (Donald Young)

Miss Overlook 6 

b f Grindstone - Miss Connie Sue (Dove Hunt)

4 8-8 (ow4)
J EstradaDonald Young
4
645359
i
4
Red (Gilbert Daniels)

Dreamstone Cowgirl 40 

b m Grindstone - One Fast Cowgirl (Baquero)

D
6 8-7 (ow3)
Eliska KubinovaGilbert Daniels
5
68-2725
i
5
Red and Yellow, Yellow R on Back, (Patty Runyon)

Aphiemi 12 

dk m Slew's Saga - Chancy Chancy (Stately Wager)

D
6 8-9 (ow1)
Jake SamuelsDarlene Braden
6
9311-44
i
6
Green, white ball (Linda Duke)

Nita Juanita 12 

dk m Seattle Shamus - Coulee Miss (Clever Trick)

D
10 8-9
Kassie GuglielminoDavid Duke
7
443324
i
7
Black (Glory B Stables Llc)

Edie Wiggins 33 

dk m Harbor the Gold - Sheelfly (Cee's Tizzy)

D
Non Runner
8
224315
i
8
Blue (Alan Peterson)

Artie's Echo 20 

dk f Sixthirteen - Three Schills (Artie Schiller)

D
Non Runner
9
231513
i
9
White, white cap (Oscar Holguin)

Dollys Chestnut 47 

ch m Sixthirteen - Toby's Dolly (Fargo)

D
5 8-12
Kevin OrozcoNeil Knapp
10
252154
i
10
Black with purple and turquoise diamonds on sleeves (Lisa Baze)

Excess R E 47 

dk f King Excess - Dare Emily (Dare And Go)

D
4 8-9
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
Verdict

Aphiemi has claims on the pick of her form, while Dollys Chestnut was behind Aphiemi last time but won really impressively on her previous outing. It might be worth forgiving ARTIE'S ECHO her latest defeat as her previous battling success showed her in a really good light.