18:40 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 1 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $9,954 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
61-5263
i
1

Pyrite Slew 16 

dk f Lunarpal - Pyriteville (Evansville Slew)

D
3 8-3 (ow1)
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
2
654331
i
2

Oh So Rewarding 17 

ch f Parents' Reward - Oh So Easy (Take That Step)

D
4 8-10
Luis ColonTimothy Hamm
3
357764
i
3

Graduation Gift 16 

dk f Magna Graduate - Money Card (Left Banker)

D
4 8-6
Luis GonzalezRobin Schuster
4
515525
i
4

Quiet Elite 44 

ch m Elite Squadron - Quiet White Eyes (Fairway Phantom)

D
6 8-6
Hector Jr RosarioRichard Vickers
5
7-44442
i
5

Striking Lass 16 

ch m Canadian Frontier - Stratter (Society Max)

D BF
5 8-6
Noel VigilCandace Huffman
6
5-23515
i
6

Tenacious Trudy 16 

b m Yes It's True - Aly's Sweet Sheba (Twining)

D
5 8-8
Luis QuinonesGary Johnson
7
475677
i
7

Holiday Weekend 35 

ch m City Weekend - Holiday Rates (Concorde's Tune)

D
6 8-6 (ow3)
Juan VelezJose Romero
Verdict

STRIKING LASS came up short when favourite here last time and finding one too good. But Candice Huffman's mare still finished clear of several of today's rivals including Pyrite Slew and can go one better in this. Recent winner Oh So Rewarding may prove best of the remainder.

19:10 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,740 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
349655
i
1

Slazarra 35 

ch m Fusaichi Pegasus - More Time (Dixieland Band)

D
6 8-6
Jaime RodriguezOlivo Inirio
2
2-55649
i
2

High Arch Miss 19 

dk m War Cry - High Arch (Arch)

D
6 8-6
Alvaro Hernandez LopezRichard Rettele
3
753254
i
3

Belief 16 

dk m Bellamy Road - True Believer (Smart Strike)

D BF
5 8-6
Brian HollingsworthRodney Moyers
4
748563
i
4

Wild Kard Kowgirl 16 

ch f Kodiak Kowboy - Top Card (Go For Gin)

D
4 8-6
Ramon RamosCarlos Inirio
5
6-75551
i
5

Lovely Em 24 

gr/ f Scat Daddy - Milagra (Maria's Mon)

D
4 8-8
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
6
361635
i
6

Pea Diddle 16 

gr/ f Charging Indian - Secret Expectation (Valid Expectations)

D
4 8-6
Luis GonzalezRodney Faulkner
Verdict

LOVELY EM had been struggling until returning to form with a vengeance on her latest outing and romping home by seven lengths. She was consistent once hitting form last year and can go in again. Belief has the past form if back to her best and is preferred to Wild Kard Cowgirl and Pea Diddle.

19:40 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 3 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $10,080 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

5f 110y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
191615
i
1

Alluring Approval 28 

b f Rockport Harbor - Alluring Adversary (With Approval)

D
4 8-6
Rex Iii StokesDonn Rowe
2
12-2121
i
2

Spring Lightning 14 

b m Spring At Last - Sago (Valid Expectations)

D
5 8-8
T HoughtonGerald Erfle
3
517622
i
3

Carolyn M. 16 

ch m Grand Reward - Mary Carolyn (Rhythm)

D
8 8-6
Jaime RodriguezJoseph Poole
4
115413
i
4

Sheza Ruler 23 

gr/ m Road Ruler - Shezacart (Cartwright)

D BF
6 8-6
Luis ColonJeffrey Radosevich
5
1551-93
i
5

Scintillant 17 

ch m Wildcat Heir - Street Dancing (Street Cry)

D BF
5 8-6
Walter De La CruzRay Vernino
6
442221
i
6

She's Jiggy 12 

ch f Majesticperfection - Teeny Liz (Proud Citizen)

D
3 8-5
Brian HollingsworthRodney Moyers
Verdict

SHEZA RULER drops in class and may come out best in a tight contest with most having a chance of sorts. Spring Lightning is one of the more consistent but Alluring Approval, Carolyn M. and Scintillant are all capable of winning this if in the mood.

20:10 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,237 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 70y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
235377
i
1

Toother Belle 27 

b f Warrior's Reward - Princess Turandot (Gold Legend)

D
4 8-6 (ow3)
Juan VelezJose Romero
2
066542
i
2

Start De Parte 14 

b f Diamond - Drowning (Slewacide)

4 8-6
Jane MagrellTina Casalinova
3
624383
i
3

Bossy B 14 

b f Ice Box - South Street Gal (Street Sense)

D
3 8-2 (ow3)
Brian HollingsworthRodney Moyers
4
9/42123
i
4

Candy Love 26 

b f Kennedy - She's My Pal (Dixieland Band)

D
4 8-8
Luis RiveraRay Vernino
5
3-66712
i
5

Terrific Play 26 

b f Terrific Storm - Key Play (Northern Afleet)

D BF
3 8-4
Ashley KauffmanJevon Crumley
6
796964
i
6

Belle Allessandra 14 

dk f Friesan Fire - Belle of Claxton (Devil His Due)

D
4 8-6
Hector Jr RosarioDonald Radcliff
7
177274
i
7

Whats Your Dream 11 

dk f Maimonides - Nofashionsense (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
3 8-2 (ow4)
Alvaro Hernandez LopezRichard Vickers
8
282215
i
8

Herecomescuriosity 12 

dk f Here Comes Ben - Focus Curiosity (Holy Bull)

3 8-2 (ow3)
Jaime RodriguezAmber Cobb
Verdict

WHATS YOUR DREAM takes another drop in class having changed trainer's after her latest start at Prairie Meadows. She gets only a speculative vote given her main rivals are hard to separate with the likes of Terrific Play, Candy Love and Start De Parte all having similar form.

20:40 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $10,080 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 39y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
172652
i
1

Evan's Calling 16 

b g Aragorn - Thunder Calling (Thunder Gulch)

D BF
7 8-6
Luis ColonAnthony Rini
2
224244
i
2

Eskendulce 9 

ch g Eskendereya - Dulce Realidad (Sweetsouthernsaint)

D
5 8-6
Jaime RodriguezJoseph Poole
3
6-03143
i
3

Alexander Thegreat 19 

dk g Cat Thief - Daddy's Petunia (Run Softly)

D
8 8-6
Luis RiveraJeffrey Radosevich
4
31-5271
i
4
Red, white blocks (Cardinal Stables)

Leombruno 34 

ch h Discreetly Mine - Miss Pine Top Az. (Wolf Power)

D
Non Runner
5
546468
i
5

Magic Apple 11 

dk g Hard Spun - My McIntosh (Pulpit)

D
5 8-6 (ow1)
Jeffrey SkerrettJeffrey Radosevich
6
411421
i
6

Rattlesden 5 

b g Teuflesberg - Crown The Queen (Gulch)

D
4 8-8
Irwin RosendoJason Dacosta
7
59-1122
i
7

Ekati's Ice 24 

b g Tale of Ekati - Timber Ice (Woodman)

D
5 8-6
Walter De La CruzJason Dacosta
8
211354
i
1A

Woelf Den 24 

b g Curlin - Gorgeous Goose (Mongoose)

D
6 8-6
T HoughtonAnthony Rini
Verdict

RATTLESDEN won for the third time time in his last five starts when scoring easily here during the week. He can land a quick double and is just preferred to Leombruno, who easily beat Ekati's Ice at Mountaineer last month though the latter re-opposes on better terms.

21:10 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $8,568 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5-86531
i
1

Kiss Limit 44 

ch g Sky Classic - True Up (Stephen Got Even)

D
4 8-8
Luis ColonJeffrey Radosevich
2
1-84534
i
2
Blue, white star on red sleeves (All In Racing Stable)

Proud Maxx 5 

b g Proud Citizen - Maxinkuckee Miss (Langfuhr)

D
Non Runner
3
822311
i
3

Unbridled Cat 23 

dk g War Cry - Ech Leebidee Angel (Polka)

D
4 8-10
Walter De La CruzJason Dacosta
4
353427
i
4

Brother Pat 14 

dk g Any Given Saturday - Anyhow (Tiznow)

D
8 8-6
Ricardo FelicianoRon Potts
5
666634
i
5

Sea Thief 48 

dk g Put It Back - Crafty Atlantic (Crafty Prospector)

D
4 8-6
Alvaro Hernandez LopezRichard Rettele
6
341653-
i
6

Inca Saint 308 

dk g Cowboy Cal - Smiling Eyes (Saint Ballado)

D BF
6 8-6
T HoughtonGlenn Kopp
7
669236
i
7

Say Hey Kid 12 

ch g Haynesfield - Swinging (Wild Again)

D
4 8-6
Irwin RosendoBart Barnes
8
264734
i
8

Kutschman 31 

b g Flower Alley - Our Stormy Girl (Stormy Atlantic)

D
5 8-6
Hector Jr RosarioBenny Feliciano
Verdict

BROTHER PAT should find this easier than his recent tasks at Presque Isle Downs and trainer Ron Potts has a good strike rate with the few runners he sends to this meet. Kutschman is not out of this either and is preferred to the returning Inca Saint while Kiss Limit can also get involved.

21:40 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 7 - Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $15,120 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m 39y

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
321129
i
1
Royal blue, white circle 'w', white stripes on sleeves (Charlie J Williams Llc)

Maxine 11 

dk f Hat Trick - Im So Fine (Elusive Quality)

D
Non Runner
2
332322
i
2

Saintly Dip 14 

dk f Saint Afleet - Cattlewash (Forest Wildcat)

D
4 8-6
Noel VigilGuy Tauzin
3
561142
i
3

Riproaring 21 

ch f Scat Daddy - Carson City Babe (Carson City)

D BF
3 8-4 (ow1)
Jaime RodriguezBrent Angelle
4
271111
i
4

Mayas Queen Neetee 15 

ch m Speightstown - The Niagara Queen (Langfuhr)

D
5 8-10
Luis ColonJeffrey Radosevich
5
115755
i
5
Black, yellow sleeves (Candace Diehl)

Angora 14 

dk m Mineshaft - Prestigious Prize (Hennessy)

D
Non Runner
6
5-22433
i
6
Green, blue ball (Tony Trusso)

Orbital Flag 28 

dk f Flagship - Orbital Affair (El Corredor)

D BF
Non Runner
7
54-6647
i
7
Maroon, gold chevrons, maroon chevrons on gold sleeves, gold cap (Jerry Jamgotchian)

Sneaky Fair 32 

b f Elusive Quality - Ydillique (Sadler's Wells)

D
Non Runner
8
4-98514
i
8
Light blue (Knights A To Z Racing Llc)

Panamaniac 14 

b f Wilko - La Gaucha (Seattle Fitz)

D
Non Runner
9
1-35523
i
1A

Ohio Gold 14 

dk f Wilburn - Philadelphia Gold (Touch Gold)

D BF
4 8-6
Christian PilaresCharlie Williams
Verdict

MAYAS QUEEN NEETEE looks the one to beat in this. She's won her last four starts now after landing a stakes race by three lengths on her last outing and Jeff Radosevich's mare should make another bold bid. Ohio Gold, Riproaring and Orbital Flag look best of the rest.

22:10 Thistledown (USA) (Dirt) 21 Aug 2017

Race 8 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $6,175 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 70y

Sloppy (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
767104
i
1

Neuk 16 

dk g Parading - Coyote Point (D'Wildcat)

D
4 8-8
Luis GonzalezCandace Diehl
2
288133
i
2

Tuba 16 

dk g Magna Graduate - Sousaphone (Stravinsky)

D BF
5 8-8
Rex Iii StokesKenneth Marshall
3
7-65421
i
3

Kerf 23 

b g Put It Back - Perf (Burning Roma)

D
6 8-10
Irwin RosendoValerie Shanyfelt
4
822443
i
4

Arab Spring 19 

dk g Spring At Last - Broken Treaty (Chief Seattle)

D
6 8-6
Jaime RodriguezMark Doering
5
346417
i
5

Roses R Perfect 16 

dk g Pleasantly Perfect - Sixty five roses (Victory Gallop)

D
6 8-8
Jeffrey SkerrettJohn Brown
6
416322
i
6

Wandering Kitten 12 

ch g Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey (Lemon Drop Kid)

D
8 8-6
Walter De La CruzNabu Morales
7
013242
i
7

Caramelo 16 

ch g Put It Back - Genuine Diamond (Halo's Image)

D
5 8-6
T HoughtonOlivo Inirio
8
4143-09
i
8

Happyisoutback 19 

b g Thunder Gulch - Kroemer's Legacy (Anees)

D
7 8-6 (ow3)
Juan VelezRay Vernino
9
658476
i
9

Electric Alphabet 19 

gr/ g Alphabet Soup - All Electric (Grand Slam)

D
11 8-6
Noel VigilShane Spiess
Verdict

WANDERING KITTEN was beaten only head in this grade on his latest start and is one of several with decent claims in a wide-open contest. Caramelo and Roses R Perfect have both beaten Tuba recently but all three have a shout in this and Kerf can also figure.