20:00 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,402 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
566213
i
1

Pepper Sharp 22 

b g Peppered Cat - Sweet Bimbo (Allawinir)

D BF
4 8-13
Jose ZuninoShelly Crowe
2
45816/8
i
2

Big Sky Treasure 53 

gr/ g Double Dewars - Peeps (Grey West)

D
8 8-10 (ow2)
Robert BurneyNeil Knapp
3
186324
i
3

Coco Loco 21 

dk g Private Gold - Passiona (Orientate)

D
3 8-7 (ow1)
Leonel Camacho FloresSam Dronen
4
212449
i
4

C Me Roar 36 

dk g Destinys Roar - Miss Nikki C. (Rio Verde)

D
5 8-10 (ow3)
Alex AnayaDennis Hurley
5
355530
i
5

Dobert 14 

b g Sought After - Sweetly Peppered (Peppered Cat)

D
3 8-7
Patrick Jr HenryShelly Crowe
6
6-86297
i
6

Master Bubba 14 

dk g Grindstone - Tewkin (Corslew)

6 8-10
Kenneth DeonauthJose Macias
Verdict

PEPPER SHARP has been sent off favourite the last twice and the consistent performer makes plenty of appeal here. He can see off Coco Loco and Dobert, who are respected but have a few questions to answer at present.

20:28 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,914 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
131323
i
1

Truly A Gem 22 

dk m Grindstone - Truly A Cat (True Confidence)

D
7 8-10 (ow2)
Robert BurneyErika Montgomery
2
536421
i
2

Staracrossthewater 8 

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

D
4 8-13
Leonel Camacho FloresMike Thompson
3
532342
i
3

Aphiemi 22 

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

D
7 8-10
Jose ZuninoDarlene Braden
4
4-59912
i
4

Spirits Fancy 8 

dk f Gerryssundayspirit - Adbass Slew (Adbass)

D
4 8-13
Luis GonzalezElodio Madrigal
5
3-95456
i
5
White, black ball (Lorenzo Marquez)

Edie Wiggins 8 

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

D
Non Runner
6
123573
i
6

Salty Nugget 8 

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

D
4 8-10
Patrick Jr HenryMike Thompson
Verdict

STARACROSSTHEWATER was ultra-impressive when romping away to victory by 10 lengths here last time and is hard to oppose once again. Truly A Gem and Spirits Fancy are both worthy rivals to consider.

20:56 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,906 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7-94232
i
1

One True King 21 

dk g Understatement - Talent Queen (Elusive Quality)

3 8-10
Leonel Camacho FloresRoberta Lewis
2
697-409
i
2
Red and white stripes, blue sleeves with white stars (William Willis, Sr)

Achaba's Cat 7 

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

Non Runner
3
757
i
3

Don Roberta 14 

ch f Council Member - Outrageous Belle (In Excess)

3 8-7 (ow6)
Alex AnayaRyland Harwood
4
6
i
4

Lochness 135 

b g Salt Water - Deco (Marquetry)

3 8-10
J EstradaMike Thompson
5
9
i
5

C'mon Cash 108 

gr/ g Mystic Wood - Tiff Tivy Tiff (Tiffany Ice)

4 8-13
Patrick Jr HenryHeath Lawrence
6
25-3447
i
6

Miss Gunny 228 

ch f Run Away and Hide - Ms. Missy Miesque (Mingun)

BF
3 8-7 (ow1)
Jose ZuninoEric Jensen
Verdict

Miss Gunny has some smart form and will be fancied by many to break her duck here. However, preference is for ONE TRUE KING, who knocked on the door last time and can go one better now. Improvement brings Lochness and C'mon Cash into calculations.

21:24 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,780 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
221364
i
1
White (Wakefield, Tom And Ratko, David)

Coast Is Clear 65 

b f Coast Guard - Irene's Bonus Baby (Free At Last)

D
Non Runner
2
155553
i
2

Tinsel Angel 22 

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

D
5 8-13
Leonel Camacho FloresNeil Knapp
3
542321
i
3

Informant 22 

dk f Informed - Noble Plan (Game Plan)

D
4 8-13
Patrick Jr HenryLarry Ramnarine
4
436715
i
4

Hallie Jae 28 

dk m Angus - Holy Astra (Holy Bull)

D
7 8-13
David MartinShawna Whiteside
5
422211
i
5

Fay Belle 28 

b m Raise the Bluff - Deputy Belle (Silver Deputy)

D
6 8-13
Jose ZuninoDavid Duke
6
221972
i
6

National Browser 22 

dk f Nationhood - Delete the Browser (Delineator)

D
4 8-13
Alex AnayaJose Raudales
7
784521
i
7

Analysis Paralysis 30 

b m Majesticperfection - Jaded Lane (Jade Hunter)

D
6 8-13
Eduardo Gutierrez SosaSilvester Juarez
Verdict

Informant and Analysis Paralysis are both respected following useful recent victories, with the former of real interest on her first start for new connections. However, it is hard to oppose FAY BELLE, who goes in search of a hat-trick here.

21:52 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,780 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
135566
i
1

Buckbeak 18 

ch g Rendezvous - Surety Bond (Ochoco)

D
4 8-10
Patrick Jr HenryJose Raudales
2
641374
i
2

Bromance 28 

dk g Tizway - Romantic Intention (Suave)

D
3 8-7 (ow3)
David MartinA Jones
3
271152
i
3

El Alto Hombre 14 

b g Archarcharch - Capitol E (Eddington)

D
3 8-10
Leonel Camacho FloresDavid Hoover
4
362741
i
4

That's Gold 14 

b g Eddington - Golden Reflection (Medaglia d'Oro)

D
3 8-10
Lorenzo LopezEdwin Cornier
5
226134
i
5

Roamin Effort 14 

dk g Roman Dancer - Unflattered (Flatter)

D
3 8-10 (ow3)
Alex AnayaRobert Baze
6
335131
i
6

Stay In Power 35 

dk g War Power - Stay Awhile (Unbridled's Song)

3 8-10 (ow2)
Jaime LopezLarry Ramnarine
7
216155
i
7

Fly High Gary 14 

b g Parker's Storm Cat - Indian Mama (Indian Charlie)

D
5 8-13
Kenneth DeonauthSteve Dickinson
8
282833
i
8

California Flash 14 

b g Marino Marini - Forest Sprite (Forestry)

D
4 8-10
Jose ZuninoPablo De
9
665266
i
9

Known Defense 7 

dk g First Defence - Make Known (Mt. Livermore)

D
5 8-10
Scott BethkeNick Winters
Verdict

EL ALTO HOMBRE rattled the crossbar over 5f here last time and should go close with a repeat performance. Buckbeak and Bromance look best of the rest.

22:20 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 6 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $3,339 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
57
i
1

Secret Devotion 144 

gr/ f Nicalpha - Clarksburg Queen (Sea of Secrets)

3 8-10
Lorenzo LopezBonnie Jenne
2
844
i
2

Peppanella 14 

b f Kafwain - Double Dip (French Envoy)

3 8-10
Leonel Camacho FloresSam Dronen
3
59858
i
3
Yellow, blue diamonds (Randy Hahn)

Carnelianfirespear 14 

ch f Rendezvous - C. R. Fess (Dr. Litin)

Non Runner
4
5-779
i
4

Carly 14 

dk f Car Talk - Sicy (Soft Gold)

3 8-10
Vladimir JensenNeil Knapp
5
7657
i
5
Red, Green Yoke (George Todaro)

Trickette 30 

dk f Trickey Trevor - Pacific Ballet (Giant's Causeway)

Non Runner
6
868973
i
6

Lady Trump 40 

ch f Informed - Wampum Lady (Tribal Rule)

3 8-10
Jose ZuninoJonathan Nance
7
226-224
i
7

Gofargogo 14 

dk f Calimonco - Fargo's Legacy (Fargo)

4 8-13
Robert BurneySharon Balcom
8
644333
i
8

Cards N Coffee 14 

dk f Marino Marini - Ms Melange (Slewdledo)

3 8-10
Patrick Jr HenryScott Freeman
9
0870-
i
9

Lucy Lucy Lucy 479 

ch f Kantharos - Heavens To Beauty (Saint Anddan)

4 8-13
Scott BethkeBeverly Hamilton
10
534645
i
10

Simone Bleu 8 

dk f Greeley's Galaxy - Persimmon Princess (Behindatthebar)

3 8-10
David MartinMichael Bullene
Verdict

SIMONE BLEU looks a danger to all now eased in grade. Cards N Coffee and Gofargogo can chase the selection home to pick up some minor money.

22:48 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,158 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
242321
i
1

Dakota's Tango 21 

gr/ f Even The Score - Tango (Dance Brightly)

D
3 8-10
Patrick Jr HenryAshley Potts
2
623564
i
2

Get Yourself Home 52 

dk f Good Journey - Cabo Cantina (Harlan's Holiday)

D BF
4 8-13
Leonel Camacho FloresDavid Duke
3
21-
i
3

Dancing Kelli S 358 

b f Grace upon grace - Dona Amelia (Big Blue)

D
3 8-10
Jose ZuninoJonathan Nance
4
515-474
i
4

Miss Overlook 199 

b m Grindstone - Miss Connie Sue (Dove Hunt)

5 8-13
Jaime LopezDamian Herrera
5
6-83568
i
5

Getting Joellenned 16 

b f Trappe Shot - Holloween Candy (Candy Ride)

D
4 8-13
Robert BurneyJennifer Rodriguez
6
727473
i
6

Pre Mo Diamond 28 

dk f Nacheezmo - Creole Delights (Bertrando)

D
4 8-13
David MartinAlan Bozell
7
4-13
i
7

Mardi Gras Delight 21 

dk f Ministers Wild Cat - Creole Delights (Bertrando)

D
3 8-10
Lorenzo LopezJorge Rosales
8
42222-8
i
8

Formal Choice 22 

ch m Formal Gold - Choice Plan (Game Plan)

D
6 8-13
Scott BethkeElodio Madrigal
Verdict

Dancing Kelli S and Mardi Gras Delight both have claims, but the nod goes to DAKOTA'S TANGO after she won a minor allowance race here late last month.

23:16 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,599 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
531252
i
1

Tough Runner 14 

ch m Tough Game - Abbeys Runner (Westminster)

D
7 8-10
Jose ZuninoHeath Lawrence
2
888644
i
2

Choteau 14 

dk f Silver Poet - Samara Street (Street Cry)

D
4 8-10
Scott BethkeKenneth Stubblefield
3
623313
i
3

Key To Glory 16 

b m Discreet Cat - Beshairt (Thunder Gulch)

D
8 8-13
Luis GonzalezPablo De
4
552113
i
4

Goldie's Darlins 35 

ch f Car Talk - Northern Cycle (Free At Last)

D
3 8-10
Lorenzo LopezPablo De
5
525414
i
5

Indian Power 22 

b f War Power - Indian Mama (Indian Charlie)

D
4 8-13
David MartinA Jones
6
132113
i
6

Milady's Secret 22 

b f Grindstone - Milady De Winter (Wildcat Heir)

4 8-13
Patrick Jr HenryNick Lowe
7
141151
i
7

Better In Leather 14 

dk m Archarcharch - Ava Pie (Distorted Humor)

D
5 8-13
Leonel Camacho FloresNeil Knapp
Verdict

BETTER IN LEATHER was an impressive winner of a similar event over C&D earlier in the month and she is the one to beat once again today. Milady's Secret edges out Key To Glory to be the pick of the remainder.

23:44 Portland Meadows (USA) (Dirt) 20 Nov 2018

Race 9 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,158 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
131422
i
1

True Ranger 21 

b g U S Ranger - Play It True (Yes It's True)

D
5 8-13
Luis GonzalezRyland Harwood
2
263311
i
2

Hunters Vow 21 

b g Broken Vow - Zehoorr (Storm Cat)

D
5 8-13
Jose ZuninoDebbie Van Horne
3
342559
i
3

Mimis Big Boy 21 

dk g Big Bad Leroybrown - Mesaatmimiscafe (Sky Mesa)

5 8-13
Kenneth DeonauthNate Parker
4
358-566
i
4

Sassy Moe 66 

b g Hard Spun - Street Sass (Street Cry)

6 8-13
Scott BethkeBeverly Hamilton
5
247192
i
5

Credit Line 16 

dk g Cahill Road - Kaaaching (River Special)

D BF
8 8-13
Leonel Camacho FloresRigoberto Velasquez
6
218331
i
6

Empire Ruler 21 

gr/ g Empire Way - Short Sentence (Swiss Yodeler)

D
4 8-13
Lorenzo LopezJorge Rosales
7
441237
i
7

Alaskan Cruise 35 

ch g City Zip - Summer Cruise (Vicar)

D
5 8-13
David MartinDebbie Peery
8
641661
i
8

Meet At Jakes 21 

dk g Drosselmeyer - Fair Rose (Harlan's Holiday)

D
4 8-13
Patrick Jr HenryEdwin Cornier
9
233113
i
9

Assets Included 16 

b g Rosberg - Interrogar (Tejabo)

D
4 8-13
Vladimir JensenShawna Whiteside
10
341667
i
10

Jayhawker 16 

dk g Birdonthewire - Lady Sorceress (Conquistador Cielo)

5 8-13
Robert BurneyJohn A Harris
Verdict

TRUE RANGER has been knocking hard on the door of late but this appears to be an ideal opportunity for the five-year-old to get back to winning ways. Hunters Vow and Credit Line could prove to be the main threats.