23:00 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 26 Feb 2012

Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

- 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

6f

Standard (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
75887-7
1

Princess Gaga 14 

dk f Chapel Royal - Super Darling (Raise A Cup)

4 8-6
Gerardo MoraMark Whitton
2
07-66
2

Robertastinredbird 13 

dk f Tinners Way - Naturally Good (Valiant Nature)

4 8-11
Ricardo Jr HernandezJ Bustamante
3
4658-78
3

Do's Devil Cat 16 

ch m Diogenes - D. J. Devil Cat (D. J. Cat)

5 8-11
Roberto VillafanHarold Pullins
4
335-
4

Angel Of Faith 92 

dk f Grand Slam - Hymnal (Dixieland Band)

4 8-11 b1
Larry TaylorBowen Wallace
5
5

Fancy That 

dk m Captain Courageous - 

2012 8-6
Ernesto Valdez JiminezClifford Dodson
6
42
6

Shes Her Own Posse 14 

b f Posse - Mrs. Ed (Meadowlake)

4 8-11
Chris LanderosCraig Upham
7
56
7

Shylock's Daughter 14 

b f Star Dabbler - Stellar Affair (Skywalker)

4 8-11
Junior ChacaltanaChristie Grisham
Verdict

SHES HER OWN POSSE went desperately close on her second start here earlier this month and, with improvement expected, she looks ready to break her maiden status at the third time of asking. Angel Of Faith and Fancy That are also of interest.

23:26 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) 26 Feb 2012

Maiden Claiming (4YO plus)

- 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 110y

Standard

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
334263-
1

Le Flying Monkey 80 

ch c Afleet Alex - Truely Ruby (Red Ransom)

4 8-11
Larry TaylorDanele Durham
2
7/79-73
2

Ecton Park Ruller 9 

ch g Ecton Park - Ruller'n Dixie (Dixie Brass)

BF
4 8-11
Glen MurphyKarl Broberg
3
4298-92
3

My Cherokee Man 23 

dk g Cherokee Tin - Jade's Bejeweled (Belek)

5 8-6
Gerardo MoraPatti Finley
4
5/96-325
4

Bag Gate 7 

ch h Lydgate - Bag of Mine (Bag)

5 8-11
Jose FigueroaElvia Valle
5
8
5

Little Rock Lesner 7 

dk g Blowing Rock - Purple Peanut (Family Calling)

4 8-11
Junior ChacaltanaJonathan Stodghill
6
09764/2
6

Alyjinsky 9 

ch h King's Canyon - Coyote Miss (Hadif)

6 8-11
Benito MoralesMichael Whitelaw
7
0/0769-8
7

Mr. John K. 29 

dk g Sefapiano - Rosy French (Louisiana Slew)

5 8-11
Beverly BurressKathleen Paul
8
2354-22
8

Heavenly Shiloh 13 

b g Broken Vow - Nasranian Devil (Silver Ghost)

BF
4 8-11
Jeffery BurninghamM Davidson
9
7/06-
9

El Prado's Luck 85 

b g El Prado - Lucky Marty (Fortunate Prospect)

4 8-11
Chris LanderosChris Richard
Verdict

LE FLYING MONKEY is beginning to show signs of improvement and may not have to find much more to open his account this evening. At the forecast prices, Heavenly Shiloh and Ecton Park Ruller look good each-way value against the selection.

23:52 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 26 Feb 2012

Claiming (4YO plus)

- 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Standard (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
321380-
1

Yes He Is Brave 113 

ch h Missouri Brave - Yes'm (Mi Cielo)

D BF
5 8-6
Wilfredo ArroyoFernando Chavez
2
3379-44
2

Here Comes Badness 8 

ch g Naevus - Ojibwa Princess (Regal Classic)

BF
6 8-1
Gerardo MoraM Davidson
3
33113-8
3

Jalope Joe 16 

b g Valid Expectations - Honey Gold (Touch Gold)

D
4 8-6
Larry TaylorRalph Arnold
4
2326-34
4

Pacheco 16 

b g Supreme Cat - Rayofsunshine (Technology)

CD BF
4 8-6
Jeremy CollierMindy Willis
5
2162-23
5

Quiet Domination 16 

dk h Gold Alert - Sexy Fresa (Slew's Royalty)

CD
5 8-6
Junior ChacaltanaClifton Detiege
6
619-494
6

Sir Jaime 13 

b g Olmos - Rainy Weather (Seattle Pattern)

D
4 8-6
Roberto VillafanAndrew Konkoly
7
51759-5
7

Wimbledon Prince 16 

b g Wimbledon - Princess Moment (Joanie's Chief)

D
4 8-6
Dakota WoodGeorge Bryant
8
9782-21
8

Early Rockin 7 

ch g Early Flyer - Rockin Regent (Gold Regent)

CD
6 8-8
Ricardo Jr HernandezJuan Martinez
Verdict

On recent form at this track, QUIET DOMINATION looks to have Pacheco held and represents good value at the forecast prices. The five-year-old is expected to thrive now dropped in trip for this claimer, while Sir Jaime rates the pick of the remainder.

00:18 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Claiming (3YO only)

- 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 70y

Standard (Dirt)

Off 00:22:24
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1652-5
1

Genoveva (MEX)  15 

dk f Famous Again - Marthas Gift (Discover)

3 8-5
Chris LanderosKari Craddock
2
16-88
2

Lenox Lane 20 

b f Midway Road - Shimmering Classic (Sky Classic)

D
3 8-5
Tony McNeilCash Asmussen
3
197-433
3

Bella Grande 23 

ch f Intimidator - Timber Jones (Seneca Jones)

3 8-5
Glen MurphyKarl Broberg
4
896-874
4

Striking Blondie 14 

ch f Chief Three Sox - Striking Return (Golden Missile)

3 8-5
Larry TaylorKevin Morgan
5
865-652
5

Dixieland Parade 14 

b f Leading the Parade - DIXIE DARLENE (Dixieland Band)

3 8-0
Gerardo MoraM Davidson
6
4086-13
6

O So Bo 14 

ch f Purge - Sobe's Choice (Northern Afleet)

CD
3 8-7
Erik McNeilSteven Asmussen
7
3213-00
7
White, red striped sash, red diamonds on sleeves, white cap (Joaquin Garza)

Wild Sailor Girl 15 

dk f Once a Sailor - Wildess (Wild Zone)

D
Non Runner
Verdict

LENOX LANE takes a significant drop in class for this beaten claimer and, having scored in a valuable maiden last year, she is expected to have enough class if back to something like her best. O So Bo and Bella Grande make most appeal of the others.

00:44 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Claiming (4YO plus)

- 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

6f

Standard (Dirt)

Off 00:51:41
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
6446-14
1

Stackedndelivered 20 

ch f Sir Shackleton - Chapel Oak (Roanoke)

CD
4 8-11
Jeffery BurninghamM Davidson
2
312766-
2

Minor Issues 113 

b m High Brite - Miner's Gal (Forty Niner)

D
6 8-6
Wilfredo ArroyoConnie Taylor
3
256-202
3
Blue, sam houston logo, blue cap (Jessie Zenon)

Watching Beth 14 

b m Action This Day - Watching You (Coronado's Quest)

D
Non Runner
4
12463-1
4

Maymeister 14 

ch m Holzmeister - Moon Tide (Storm Bird)

CD
5 8-6
Gerardo MoraDanny Pish
5
422142-
5
Orange, black 'wc', neon yellow bands on sleeves, orange cap (Winning Connections)

Quip Ladys Blessin 57 

dk m Preferences - Quip Lady's Pet (Young Driver)

C D
Non Runner
6
8/62214-
6

Missnorasdouble 196 

dk m Double Honor - Z. Flash Gun (Beaudelaire)

D
5 8-6
Erik McNeilFrancisco Bravo
7
123382-
7

Cosmic Baker 85 

b m Irish Open - Incredibeality (L'Enjoleur)

D
8 8-6
Chris LanderosJory Ferrell
8
24322-6
8

Streetwise 20 

ch m Whiskey Wisdom - Casha Rainbow (Lite The Fuse)

D
9 8-6
Roberto VillafanHarold Pullins
9
85644-7
9

Final Topping 7 

gr/ m Purge - Unbridled Nan (Unbridled's Song)

CD
5 8-6
Junior ChacaltanaChristie Grisham
10
732474-
10

Haylie's Passage 113 

ch m Storm Passage - Haylie's Dawn (Mi Cielo)

D
6 8-1
Ernesto Valdez JiminezGabe Newman
Verdict

Maymeister got the better of Watching Beth when prevailing by a nose here earlier in the month and both are expected to finish on the premises once again. A chance, however, is taken on MISSNORASDOUBLE, who was outclassed in better company latest but is considered a player at this lower level.

01:10 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

- 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Standard (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
078577-
1

Fincher's Hope 176 

dk f Fincher Branch - Storm Racer (Sir Cat)

4 8-11
Wilfredo ArroyoRay Grimes
2
25-234
2

Truvictoria 14 

ch f Truluck - Mean Screen (Silent Screen)

BF
4 8-11
Glen MurphyKamal Sheena
3
65845-2
3

Sapphirendiamonds 30 

dk f Shaniko - Cookin's Cast (Fashion Find)

4 8-11
Erik McNeilSr Alan Love,
4
5325-53
4

Choctaw Maiden 15 

dk f Valid Expectations - Choctaw Lady (Cherokee Run)

4 8-11
Jeremy CollierMindy Willis
5
3205-32
5
Blue & white thirds, blue ark emblem, blue 'ark' on white sleeves, blue cap (Arthur Kampschafer)

Ammannita 15 

ch f Shaquin - Miz Mona (Apalachee)

Non Runner
6
8-7723
6

Bird In The Street 8 

dk f City Street - Pretty Birdie (Proud Birdie)

4 8-11
Jose FigueroaDewan Godfrey
7
6686-45
7

Ataka's Special 15 

b m Special Rate - Ataka Rose (Ataka)

5 8-11
Filemon RodriguezJames Hunt
Verdict

SAPPHIRENDIAMONDS returned from a break with a creditable second over C&D latest and, expected to strip fitter for that outing, she shades the vote. Truvictoria looks a lively threat now stepped up in trip, with Ammannita and Choctaw Maiden others considered.

01:36 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Maiden Special Weight (4YO plus)

- 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

5f 110y

Standard (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
76-74
1

Casino Sport 14 

dk h Covered Wagon - El Bee Bluegrassms (Northern No Trump)

5 8-6
Ernesto Valdez JiminezClifford Dodson
1A
860-6
1

Tomatoe Magic 29 

b g Al Tomatoes - Defiant Dame (Defiance)

4 8-11
Jose FigueroaClifford Dodson
2
458-8
2

Heavenly Brother 14 

b c Excellent Secret - Texas Angel Baby (Roxbury Park)

4 8-11
John RochabrunMaurice Black
3
2465-52
3

Star Packer 14 

b g El Leopardo - Shezadiamond (Favorite Danzig)

5 8-11
Erik McNeilJearl Hare
4
707-870
4

Country Nugget 7 

ch g Magic Cat - Country Diamond (Judge Smells)

4 8-11
Dakota WoodEdgar Davis
5
32446-9
5

Uncle Gringo 35 

dk g Uncle Abbie - Gringa Negrita (Gringo Pilot)

5 8-11
Roberto VillafanClifton Detiege
6
808-3
6

Bumblebee Gulch 7 

dk c Slew Gulch - Bold Rita (Bold Anthony)

4 8-6
Gerardo MoraJuan Martinez
7
46-4
7

Paradise Panther 29 

dk g El Leopardo - National Canyon (National Match)

5 8-11
Ricardo Jr HernandezFernando Chavez
8
09444-3
8

J D's Silver Jett 29 

ch g Authenticate - Nomohawk (Silver Hawk)

6 8-11
Glen MurphyPamela Simpson
9
39/7
9

Sergeant Bo 16 

ch g Sir Bedivere - Eyes On the World (World Appeal)

4 8-11
Larry TaylorJaime Castellanos
Verdict

STAR PACKER posted a career-best speed figure when second over 6f here last time and is expected to go close if reproducing that effort over this slightly shorter trip. J D's Silver Jett and Paradise Panther make the most appeal of the remainder.

02:02 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Allowance Optional Claiming (4YO plus)

- 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

6f

Standard (Dirt)

Off 02:05:41
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1512-65
1

Flat Black 15 

dk g Flatter - Trailena (Trail Dancer)

D
4 8-6
Rohan SinghTim Williams
2
6221-43
2

Shaolin 14 

dk g Belong To Me - Elvina (Simply Majestic)

CD
5 8-6
Chris LanderosKari Craddock
3
11112-1
3

Deliverer 36 

gr/ g American Champ - G. C. Alexandra (Cormorant)

CD
8 8-6
Larry TaylorRalph Arnold
4
6759-25
4
Black, silver diamonds, silver sleeves, black cap (South Of Nine Inc And Partner)

Freddie Anteros 14 

ch g One Way Love - City Mist (Carson City)

D
Non Runner
5
2213-28
5

Great Hope 15 

b g Strong Hope - Alluring (A.P. Indy)

C
6 8-1
Gerardo MoraJuan Rivera
6
862-837
6

Keep On Smokin 9 

dk g Smoke Glacken - That Belongs To Me (Belong To Me)

4 8-6
Weldon Jr CloningerCharles Hukill
7
22167-6
7

Free Sailing 7 

dk g Stormy Atlantic - Atlantic Fury (Wild Again)

5 8-6
Glen MurphyFrancisco Bravo
8
24/6157-
8
Pink, sam houston logo, pink cap (Donald Erickson)

Valid Stripes 344 

b g Valid Expectations - Eccentric Lady (Earn Your Stripes)

CD
Non Runner

02:28 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Claiming (4YO plus)

- 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

9

6f

Standard (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
2382-16
1

Ide Bet Dixie 22 

dk f Dixieland Heat - Ide Bet It All (Ide)

CD
4 8-3
Gerardo MoraMindy Willis
2
2475-97
2

Tango Tease 15 

ch m American Tribute - Tango Out (Fred Astaire)

6 8-1
Ernesto Valdez JiminezCharles Hukill
3
3654-42
3

Crimson Cabaret 20 

ch f Speightstown - Red Piano (Red Ransom)

D BF
4 8-6
Larry TaylorGeorge Bryant
4
7078-87
4

Bluegrass Diva 15 

dk f Kipling - Mambo Music (Mambo)

D
4 8-6
Erik McNeilTyrone Shaw
5
413-332
5

Youcannotbeserious 22 

b f City Street - Candy Freak (Commanchero)

D
4 8-6
Chris LanderosCary White
6
67615-
6

Next Top Model 114 

gr/ m Kafwain - Final Look (Holy Bull)

D
5 8-6
Rohan SinghStephen Murtough
7
56374-2
7

If Dirtweredollar 20 

ch m Magic Cat - Notorious Gal (Known Fact)

D
5 8-6
Amanda CrandallApril Lewis
8
57537-7
8
Pink, black and fuchsia diagonal quartered sleeves, pink cap (Rock'n Robin Stables)

Running With Heat 20 

ch f Running Stag - Texas Heat (Dixieland Heat)

CD
Non Runner
9
995-842
9

Tiger's Splendor 13 

dk m Hold That Tiger - Morning Splendor (Broad Brush)

6 8-6
Wilfredo ArroyoRay Grimes

02:54 SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK (USA) (Dirt) 27 Feb 2012

Maiden Claiming (3YO only)

- 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

10

6f

Standard (Dirt)

Off 02:56:16
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
1

Chlogyn 

ch f Churchhill - Trapp's Angelic (Trapp Mountain)

3 8-5
Felicia DenningerJon Shaffer
2
90-52
2
Black, silver diamonds, silver hoops on sleeves, black cap (Stephen Whiting)

Blossoming 22 

b f Serazzo - Darbera (King Of Kings)

Non Runner
3
85
3

Just A Jazzy Deal 15 

ch f Ore Deal - Jazzy Design (Kentucky Jazz)

3 8-5
Ernesto Valdez JiminezKevin Morgan
4
5
4

My Honkytonk Angel 14 

gr/ f Preachinatthebar - Mattie M (Hadif)

3 8-5
Gerardo MoraDanny Pish
5
44-66
5

Dancin' Dixie Card 14 

dk f Dixieland Heat - Fashion Card (Fashion Find)

BF
3 8-10
Dakota WoodBobby Jenkins
6
4-33
6

Breakforthefinish 14 

b f Sunday Break - Soft Line Drive (Saint Ballado)

BF
3 8-10
Tony McNeilCash Asmussen
7
0948-89
7
Orange, sam houston logo, orange cap (Marvin Carter, Jr)

Wild Dixie 14 

dk f Datrick - Wild Like Mama (Count The Time)

Non Runner
8
688526-
8

J Gray 135 

gr/ f Too Much Bling - Excess Loot (In Excess)

3 8-10
Larry TaylorDanele Durham
9
879-047
9

Stormin Irish Lil 13 

b f Lil's Lad - Irish Opening (Irish Open)

3 8-10
Wilfredo ArroyoNathan Hatcher
10
7
10
Purple, sam houston logo, purple cap (John Hulsey)

Houk Tee 29 

b f Assault Cat - Innocent Lady (Pancho Villa)

Non Runner