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

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,906 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
663444
i
1
Red and black blocks (Mary Tate)

Chatty Carl 73 

gr/ g Thorn Song - Bal d'Argent (Silver Buck)

D
Non Runner
2
44416-5
i
2
Green, white stripes on sleeves (Clay Ward)

Prado Royale 15 

dk g Paddy O'prado - Arms Race (Golden Missile)

D
4 8-9
Nathan HaarRobert Baze
3
441722
i
3
Black, pink cap (Bailey, Shane, Folden, Terry And Kinard, Jayme)

Silver Chrome 67 

gr/ g Lucky Pulpit - Lite Stepper (Lake George)

D
4 8-9
Jose ZuninoMary Tate
4
531227
i
4
Royal blue, yellow v (Jaqueline Smith)

Alaskan Cruise 8 

ch g City Zip - Summer Cruise (Vicar)

D
4 8-9
Kassie GuglielminoJaqueline Smith
5
323163
i
5
Red, black circle (Ben Root And Horse Players Racing Club #272)

Command Authority 30 

dk h Nacheezmo - Picture Girl (Detox)

BF
5 8-9
David MartinBen Root
Verdict

A select but competitive claimer opens the card and if punters can forgive one bad run in stakes company recently, ALASKAN CRUISE should go very close. Command Authority and Silver Chrome should also be thereabouts.

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

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,166 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
666675
i
1
Red and black blocks, black sleeves, black cap (Valentin Garcia)

Regalstone 14 

b g Grindstone - Chancy Chancy (Stately Wager)

D
4 8-9
J EstradaRobert Baze
2
265355
i
2
Red (Gilbert Daniels)

Rox The Fox 38 

b g Grindstone - Chancy Chancy (Stately Wager)

D
5 8-12
Eliska KubinovaGilbert Daniels
3
213535
i
3
Black (Deadpool Racing)

Fifty Caliber 38 

dk g Harbor the Gold - Misty Medo (Slewdledo)

D
4 8-12
Lorenzo LopezTim Abraham
4
115116
i
4
Black (Deadpool Racing)

Keepherrockin 38 

dk m Nucay - Wind Trail (Flying Continental)

D
Non Runner
5
54-6453
i
5
Red (Gilbert Daniels)

Dreamstone Cowgirl 39 

b m Grindstone - One Fast Cowgirl (Baquero)

D
6 8-9
Kassie GuglielminoGilbert Daniels
6
233-234
i
6
Blue, white lightning bolt (Roberta Lewis)

Softstar 97 

gr/ g Soft Gold - Shestothestars (Brandon's Starlite)

D
6 8-12 b
Jake SamuelsRoberta Lewis
Verdict

A case can be made for all six going to post for this claimer so SOFTSTAR gets what can only be a tentative vote on the basis that he just doesn't know how to run badly. Regalstone and Rox The Fox are more than capable on the pick of their form.

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

Race 3 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,465 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
855655
i
1
Black with gold collar and cuffs, gold crown (Cindy Winschell)

Flatter Cat 14 

b g Parker's Storm Cat - Flatter My Gal (Flatter)

4 8-12 (ow1)
Kassie GuglielminoPablo De
2
95
i
2
Black (Deadpool Racing)

Seeking The One 8 

b g Sought After - Mistical One (High Brite)

3 8-9 (ow1)
Lorenzo LopezTim Abraham
3
542954
i
3
Maroon, pink diamond (Shawna Whiteside)

V F Beestrong 14 

dk g Viento Fuerte - Molly's Gun Moll (Paranoide)

6 8-12
Eliska KubinovaShawna Whiteside
4
74
i
4
White, black ball (Claire Lein)

Dorango's Choice 44 

ch g Elusive Bluff - Choice Plan (Game Plan)

4 8-12
Nathan HaarHoward Belvoir
5
356532
i
5
Yellow, blue diamonds (Jose Raudales)

Card Player Jack 14 

dk g Time to Get Even - Making Memories (Rio Verde)

3 8-9
Francisco Diaz LopezJose Raudales
6
765337
i
6
Red, blue triangle (Robert McCracken)

Toro John 14 

dk g Malt Magic - Australia (Liberty Gold)

3 8-9
Jose ZuninoRobert Mccracken
7
557646
i
7
Blue, white sash (Julio Garcia)

Chester Bellwether 31 

b g He's Tops - Butterfly Belle (Wavering Monarch)

4 8-12 b
Francisco Orduna RojasElodio Madrigal
Verdict

DORANGO'S CHOICE is improving between runs and gets the nod in this maiden while he's still very much an unexposed quantity. Card Player Jack boasts more experience than the selection and must enter calculations, likewise V F Beestrong.

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

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,780 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
236865
i
1
Yellow and red with 'a' on back (Crispin Ramirez)

Musical Delight 46 

dk m Malt Magic - Musical Wine (Desert Wine)

D
Non Runner
2
385-886
i
2
Green, White Sleeves, green Cap (Hamshar, Roger And Renae)

Tee Time Mary 14 

b f Parker's Storm Cat - T's So Shy (Jazzing Around)

D
4 8-12
David MartinRoger Hamshar
3
273761
i
3
White, blue diamonds (Rancho Viejo)

Lizzy Lass 14 

b m Outing - Margarita Mabel (Cahill Road)

D
9 8-12
Luis GonzalezRigoberto Velasquez
4
354451
i
4
Black, lime green diamond hoop, lime green seams (Baze, Robbie And Nooney, William)

Jazz Queen 14 

b m Majesticperfection - Jambalaya Joy (Jambalaya Jazz)

D
5 8-12
Nathan HaarRobert Baze
5
864669
i
5
White, red stripes on sleeves (Arnold, Jack And Knapp, Neil)

In Private 37 

b m Private Gold - In Suzanne's Honor (Cahill Road)

D
5 8-9
Francisco Orduna RojasNeil Knapp
6
277423
i
6
Black, white spots (Jessie Saldivar)

Simply Naked 14 

dk m Abraaj - Bearlee Naked (Old Trieste)

D
5 8-12
Leonel Camacho FloresJesse Saldivar
Verdict

This looks to be between last-time-out winners LIZZY LASS and Jazz Queen, with preference for the former on the basis that she's a versatile mare boasting superior experience. Simply Naked is also noted.

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

Race 5 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,465 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
222632
i
1
Yellow, black hoop, yellow sleeves, black cuffs, (John Parker)

Magarita Man 24 

b g Well Informed - Margaret B (Hennessy)

4 8-12
Jennifer WhitakerHoward Belvoir
2
237337
i
2
Black, gold sleeves (William Sandeman)

Trust In The Stars 31 

b g Astrology - Insearchofgold (Herat)

3 8-9
Leonel Camacho FloresSam Dronen
3
859788
i
3
Burgundy and rust halves, burgundy ball and rust ball on white sleeves (Skimming Enterprise Group)

Two Under 14 

dk g Understatement - Two Per Cent (Skimming)

3 9-0
Francisco Diaz LopezPablo De
4
222566
i
4
Black, green ball (Horseplayers Racing Club Hrc 272 And Barrett, Roddina)

Mike Man's Bro 14 

dk g Liberty Gold - Chedoodle (Slewdledo)

3 8-9
Nathan HaarRoddina Barrett
5
542283
i
5
Red and black blocks (Tiffani McDevitt)

Good At Gettin' By 39 

b g Robannier - Jumberca (Carson City)

3 8-9 (ow3)
Robert BurneyTiffani Mcdevitt
6
5
i
6
Green, red & white hoops on sleeves (Wyatt Grant)

Beefcake 30 

dk g Private Gold - Whispered Affair (Lord Charmer)

5 8-12
Luis GonzalezK Apostolou
7
6
i
7
Purple with white dots on sleeves (William Willis, Sr)

Achaba's Cat 43 

b g Parker's Storm Cat - On Donner (Doneraile Court)

3 8-9 (ow2)
Jake SamuelsShawna Whiteside
Verdict

MAGARITA MAN's recent form looks strong enough and the four-year-old can get off the mark in this maiden claimer now debuting for a new stable. Trust In The Stars and Mike Man's Bro are others to keep an eye on.

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

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,780 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
634634
i
1
purple, green seams (Joan Holmes)

Tinsel Angel 37 

b f Bedford Falls - Iain'tanangel (Soft Gold)

D
4 8-9
Francisco Orduna RojasNeil Knapp
2
744661
i
2
White (Glory B Stables Llc)

Miss Show Stopper 14 

dk f Hold Me Back - Patsy's Storm (Stormy Atlantic)

D
3 8-12
Kassie GuglielminoMary Boyle
3
515341
i
3
White, blue sleeves (Pollowitz, Michael And Bell, Harvey)

Run Scout Run 7 

ch f Atticus - Feel the Rush (Wild Rush)

D
3 8-12
Nathan HaarG Khalsa
4
14268-2
i
4
Red and Yellow, Yellow R on Back, (Patty Runyon)

Aphiemi 14 

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

D
6 8-9 (ow2)
Jake SamuelsDarlene Braden
5
354-421
i
5
Chartreuse, black diamonds (James Craig)

Vision Of The Kat 81 

b f Well Informed - Franny Girl (Slewdledo)

4 8-9
Francisco Diaz LopezJames Craig
6
256362
i
6
Teal, White Chevrons (Karen Kirshner)

Olivia Snowbound 15 

gr/ f Preachinatthebar - Snowbound in Rio (Snowbound)

D
3 8-9
Jose ZuninoRobert Baze
7
227235
i
7
Black with purple and turquoise diamonds on sleeves (Lisa Baze)

Oh Baby Oh 23 

dk f Private Gold - Oh Yes I Am (Alphabet Soup)

D
4 8-9
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
Verdict

VISION OF THE KAT is holding her form admirably at present and arrives here following an impressive success in a similar claimer last time. Fellow last-time-out winners Miss Show Stopper and Run Scout Run must enter calculations, while Aphiemi is another to respect.

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

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,465 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
237151
i
1
Black, silver horseshoe, black cap (Emilie Rosales)

Time On The Run 15 

gr/ g Don'tsellmeshort - It's twilight time (Suggest)

D
4 8-12
Eliska KubinovaK Apostolou
2
21-7765
i
2
Red, White Sleeves (Oscar Holguin)

Wedgey Time 15 

b g Raise the Bluff - Jillybell (Peterhof)

D
6 8-12
Francisco Diaz LopezJuan Marquez
3
3-32114
i
3
Blue (Delp, Tony And Barnes, Terry)

It Doesn't Add Up 94 

dk g Speightstown - So Sorry (The Prime Minister)

D BF
9 8-12
Kassie GuglielminoShawna Whiteside
4
428336
i
4
Blue, pink seams (Debi Jahns)

It's Little Richie 44 

dk g Harbor the Gold - Butterfly Belle (Wavering Monarch)

D
5 8-12
Francisco Orduna RojasDebi Jahns
5
633556
i
5
Purple, green seams (Barcenas, Mery E , Neva, Tom And Mitalas, Katherene)

Dustin's Passion 23 

b g Northern Afleet - Sparkle Colony (Pleasant Colony)

D
7 8-12
Jake SamuelsDebbie Peery
6
664-132
i
6
White, maroon stripes (Lowe, Nick, Schmidli, Dave And Winebarger Stable)

Chutney 15 

dk g Lucky Pulpit - Aloha Mangos (Bold Badgett)

D
5 8-12
Luis GonzalezNick Lowe
7
5-32154
i
7
Red, black seams (Cindy Hoover)

Brutally Handsome 14 

b g Indian Ocean - Appealing Sunday (Valid Appeal)

D
10 8-12
Robert BurneyCindy Hoover
8
753354
i
8
Red and black blocks, black sleeves, black cap (Valentin Garcia)

Seeking A Mystery 15 

ch g Heatseeker - Mystical Game (Game Plan)

D
4 8-12
Nathan HaarRobert Baze
9
623534
i
9
Blue, Red Sleeves, Blue Cap (Ben Webb)

Lord Calezaar 59 

ch g Finality - Lady Sharon (Roy)

7 8-12
Lorenzo LopezDebbie Van Horne
10
444544
i
10
Red with blue sleeves (Travis Boersma)

Pressure Time 15 

b g Freespool - Hard Sell (Belong To Me)

D
7 8-12
Leonel Camacho FloresDarlene Braden
Verdict

IT DOESN'T ADD UP was denied a hat-trick when only fourth in stakes company in July, but he has been freshened up since and can take full advantage of the drop back into a claimer. Time On The Run is two wins from his last three starts and joins Chutney on the shortlist.

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

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,032 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
324415
i
1
Yellow and red with 'a' on back (Crispin Ramirez)

Fin Du Monde 44 

b g Finality - Aly's Dearest (Alysheba)

D
Non Runner
2
633653
i
2
White, Blue Diamonds (Rancho Viejo And Baze, Lisa)

Chu And I 14 

dk g You And I - Bronze Charmer (Volponi)

D
Non Runner
3
533709
i
3
Turquoise, black diamond (Delp, Tony, Harrington, Mike And Whiteside, Shawna)

So Elite 30 

dk g Pleasantly Perfect - Izana (Theatrical)

D
10 8-12
Eliska KubinovaShawna Whiteside
4
114233
i
4
Black with purple and turquoise diamonds on sleeves (Baze, Lisa And Carmody, Jerry)

Hello Brown 52 

dk g Marino Marini - Nina Ashley (Criminal Type)

D
8 8-12
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
5
411655
i
5
Red (Cold Boy Stables)

Deputy's Command 38 

b g Second in Command - Intimately (Gentlemen)

D
8 8-12
Lorenzo LopezNick Lowe
6
332221
i
6
Orange, blue seams (Frank McDonald)

Rio Hondo 14 

b g Awesome Again - Wandel (Fitzcarraldo)

D
7 8-12
Jose ZuninoBonnie Jenne
7
411136
i
7
black, white sleeves (Eakin, Barbara, Eakin, D'ann And Nance, Jonathan)

Bershinsky 14 

dk g Uncle Denny - Sheer Fire (Septieme Ciel)

D
6 8-7 (ow1)
Nathan HaarJonathan Nance
Verdict

CHU AND I may not have to improve a great deal on his latest third-placed effort to land the spoils and gets the verdict ahead of last-time-out winner Rio Hondo and Hello Brown, who is a model of consistency.

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

Race 9 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,402 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
250-167
i
1
Red with white stripes on sleeves (Dan Van Ornum)

Acute Fever 15 

b f Stormin Fever - Yodelers Soul (Swiss Yodeler)

D
4 8-9 (ow3)
Jose GuerreroLeonardo Guerrero
2
631732
i
2
Black, white sleeves (S P P Llc And Rosales, Emilie Kubinova)

La Javier 14 

dk f Bold Chieftain - Golden Lover (Soft Gold)

D
3 8-9 (ow1)
Eliska KubinovaK Apostolou
3
474951
i
3
Yellow, green & yellow checked sleeves (Badrock Racing)

Queets 24 

dk f He's Tops - Trust Nothing (The Cliff's Edge)

3 8-9 (ow1)
Lorenzo LopezBonnie Jenne
4
341965
i
4
Black, white diamond hoop (Robert Baze)

Declayes 15 

gr/ f Cause to Believe - Tressica (Holy Bull)

D
3 8-6 (ow2)
Nathan HaarRobert Baze
5
34-2224
i
5
Blue, white lightning bolt (Roberta Lewis)

Curlew Slew 15 

dk m Raise the Bluff - Alaska Slew (Slewdledo)

D
7 8-9
Kassie GuglielminoRoberta Lewis
6
626149
i
6
Red, White Sleeves (Oscar Holguin)

Star Gold 14 

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

D
4 8-9 (ow2)
Jake SamuelsJuan Marquez
7
5-85346
i
7
Orange (Benito Curiel)

Northwest Miss 96 

dk f Well Informed - Peggy Page (Tribunal)

4 8-9 (ow3)
Luis GonzalezBenito Curiel
8
454453
i
8
Red with gold stars, gold hoops on sleeves (Olson, David K And Olson, Linda K And Essex, Charles)

Relentless Rain 14 

ch f Thorn Song - Crazy Tricia (Momentum)

D
4 8-9
Jose ZuninoCharles Essex
9
955474
i
9
White (David Gregory)

Holly Hollywood 14 

ch f Quiet Cash - Mascaretta (Regal Remark)

4 8-9
Leonel Camacho FloresRobert Baze
10
375228
i
10
Teal, Purple Diamonds, (Balcom, Sharon And Buckley, Peggy)

San Juan Star 14 

b f Atta Boy Roy - Our Monstarr (Demons Begone)

3 8-6 (ow6)
Robert BurneySharon Balcom
Verdict

A trappy finale can go the way of LA JAVIER, who has been knocking hard on the door in recent starts and boasts winning form at Emerald Downs. Queets won well last time and joins Relentless Rain on the shortlist.