20:25 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 21 Mar 2018

Race 1 - Maiden Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,095 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

5f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
i
1
Orange, blue spots on sleeves (Eikleberry, Kevin, Matthews, William And Yother, J Lloyd)

La Serenissima 

b f Ez Effort - Bold and Wonderful (Olympio)

3 8-6
Israel HernandezKevin Eikleberry
2
6755-7
i
2
Orange, blue spots on sleeves (Eikleberry, Kevin, Matthews, William And Yother, J Lloyd)

Revy Set Go 38 

dk f Ez Effort - R La Patrona (Benchmark)

3 8-6 (ow1)
Leslie MawingKevin Eikleberry
3
697/65
i
3
White, red and blue sash (Tasha Weissner)

Diamondsnchocolate 16 

dk m Chief Planner - Little Diamond (Mr Henrysee)

5 8-12
Francisco MonroyMichael Rollins
4
i
4
Blue, white seams, white ball, white sleeves (Jayne Kerr)

Viv's Prospect 

dk m Chelokee - Golden River (Native Prospector)

5 8-12
Justine KlaiberJeffrey Faulkner
5
30-7553
i
5
Turquoise, black diamond 'np', turquoise diamonds on black sleeves (Polito, Nancy And Slay, Linda)

Glimpsedinthemist 16 

dk m Chelokee - Proud Y Bonita (Proud Irish)

5 8-12
Andrew RamgeetNancy Polito
6
i
6
Yellow, orange cross belts, orange sleeves (Arrowhead Racing)

My Crafty Gal 

dk f Top Hit - Daring Draco (Rocky Bar)

3 8-6
Akifumi KatoKaylyn Kato
Verdict

Glimpsedinthemist had Diamondsnchocolate a couple of positions in arrears when third over track and trip at the beginning of the month but while that sets the standard, the bar isn't too high so it is worth taking a chance on newcomer LA SERENISSIMA, who is a half-sister to a prolific winning sprinter.

20:55 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 21 Mar 2018

Race 2 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,355 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
237-161
i
1
Pink, black seams, pink and black check cap (W Whitehouse)

Particle Of Energy 23 

ch g Cyclotron - Palais De L'elysee (Vronsky)

D
5 8-12
Scott StevensW Whitehouse
2
22131-
i
2
Burgundy, white ball, green armlets on sleeves, green seams (Harry Richardson)

Intelicrypt 257 

dk g Smart Chip - Cryptic Memo (Memo)

D
Non Runner
3
54-4127
i
3
Red (Custom Truck Accessories)

Risky Venture 16 

b g U S Ranger - Pride (Lion Heart)

D
5 8-12
Jorge BourdieuPaul Treasure
4
564-277
i
4
Purple, pink hoop, pink and purple blocks on sleeves (Hjort, Donna And Moresco, John)

Sure Sweet 29 

b c Elusive Warning - Candy Gal (Slew of Angels)

D
4 8-12
Leslie MawingDonna Hjort
5
522-353
i
5
Yellow & lime green halved (Tom McKenna)

Ekati Wildcat 24 

dk g Tale of Ekati - Danish Wildcat (Danehill)

D BF
5 8-12
Glenn CorbettDan Dennison
6
53-1413
i
6
Yellow, black diamond 'a' on back (Darrell Alvey)

His Way 16 

dk g Tizway - Falling Springs (Mr. Prospector)

D
4 8-12
Janine SmithDarrell Alvey
7
171/
i
7
Red, white hoops on sleeves (Judd Whitworth)

Cowboy Cliff 562 

dk g One Union - Cowgirl Julie (Saleek)

D
4 8-12
Daniel VergaraDru Hall
Verdict

Cowboy Cliff hasn't been seen since September 2016 so while he has the talent to win a race such as this, fitness may be an issue. The same can be said for Intelicrypt, for all that his absence hasn't been as long, but RISKY VENTURE has done well in a busy start to the year and will appreciate dropping in trip and switching from turf.

21:25 Turf Paradise (USA) 21 Mar 2018

Race 3 - Maiden Optional Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $7,875 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
690-0
i
1
White, (Saratoga West)

Gio Star 66 

gr/ g Gio Ponti - Happily Ours (Half Ours)

4 8-12
Maria FalgioneJeffrey Metz
2
i
2
Maroon, maroon bars on navy sleeves (Kings River Ranch)

Extended Warranty 

b g Square Eddie - Dani Reese (High Demand)

4 8-12
Francisco ArrietaEsteban Martinez
3
6
i
3
Green, white blocks on front, white circle 'lund' on back (Kristin Boice)

Midnight Zither 17 

dk c Midnight Lute - Storm Key (Storm Cat)

3 8-6 b1
Andrew RamgeetValorie Lund
4
662-267
i
4
Blue, white star 'mar' on back, white stars on sleeves, white cuffs (Paul Lebsock, Jr)

Zay Bob 14 

b g Reversal - Hennessys Star (Hennessy)

5 8-12
Nicolle DisdierPaul Lebsock
5
3
i
5
Red, black sleeves red cuffs (Ray Hammonds)

Tiz Meow 17 

b c Courageous Cat - Tiz Mariand (Tiznow)

3 8-6
Erick LopezDan McFarlane
6
65
i
6
Black (Michelle Salazar)

Hello Sunny 14 

dk g El Roblar - Run Like Hella (Devil's Bag)

4 8-12
Don FrenchMichelle Salazar
7
8056-82
i
7
Purple, orange horseshoe 'g' on back, purple horseshoe 'g' on orange sleeves (John Campo, Iii)

Monumental Seven 38 

dk g Cape Blanco - Hard Seven (Rock Hard Ten)

4 8-12
Scott StevensStacy Campo
8
9793-54
i
8
Pink (Leonel Gonzalez)

Dos Palos 38 

dk g Gio Ponti - This Means War (War Chant)

3 8-6
Jorge BourdieuLeonel Gonzalez
Verdict

A gelding operation worked the oracle for MONUMENTAL SEVEN, who nearly made all over track and trip last month and a repeat of those tactics will make him hard to peg back here. Tiz Meow did his best work at the finish when third on debut so the rise from 6 1/2f is in his favour. Extended Warranty is an interesting newcomer, particularly if the money comes for him.

21:55 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 21 Mar 2018

Race 4 - Claiming (3YO only)

Winner $5,040 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
5510-3
i
1
Lime green, yellow triangle, yellow sleeves (Frank, Francine And Dunleavy Iii, Charles)

Wacky Jackie 21 

ch f Crafty Shaw - Western Pastures (West Acre)

3 8-7
Francisco ArrietaShawn Davis
2
94-4514
i
2
Black (Marvin Buffalo)

West Princess 21 

b f Empire Way - Walk West (West By West)

3 8-9
Jorge BourdieuMarvin Buffalo
3
5476-31
i
3
Blue (Angelica Woods)

Hold My Hoops 31 

ch f Suances - Unusual Beauty (Unusual Heat)

D
3 8-9
Francisco MonroyCandelario Villamar
4
17
i
4
White & blue halved, white stars, red halved sleeves, white stars (Eikleberry, Kevin And Yother, J Lloyd)

Y Annie Oakley 35 

dk f Margie's Wildcat - Miami Bling (Glitterman)

D BF
3 8-7
Leslie MawingKevin Eikleberry
5
1665-33
i
5
Black, gold shield 'ms', red & gold diamonds on sleeves (Silva Racing Llc)

Causeway's Girl 35 

dk f Sierra Sunset - Causeway R. N. (Giant's Causeway)

D
3 8-7
Erick LopezMiguel Silva
6
9367-16
i
6
Red and green halves, gold star (Zane Saunders)

Mis Kopper Rules 35 

ch f Kodiak Kowboy - Mis Pardner Rules (Peace Rules)

D
3 8-9
Glenn CorbettJackie Christenson
7
317-42
i
7
Gold, Black Diamond (Stuart Tsujimoto)

Thursdays Angel 35 

ch f Biondetti - Elizabits (Forestry)

D
3 8-7
Scott StevensMolly Pearson
8
581
i
8
Blue & green diagonal halves, blue sleeve, green sleeve (Heinz Steinmann)

Mizzenhower 23 

ch f Creative Cause - Mizzen Me Yet (Mizzen Mast)

D
3 8-9
Daniel VergaraCody Axmaker
Verdict

THURSDAYS ANGEL beat Causeway's Girl to the runner-up spot, with Mis Kopper Rules and the disappointing Y Annie Oakley even further behind, over course and distance last month and she is taken to go one better. Mizzenhower made significant improvement to break her duck over 5 1/2f and could be the chief threat.

22:25 Turf Paradise (USA) 21 Mar 2018

Race 5 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $5,040 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
7-43516
i
1
Red and white quarters, red stripes on white sleeves (Burton Sipp)

City Tale 15 

ch f Tale of Ekati - Perfect City (Perfect Soul)

4 8-12
Janine SmithBurton Sipp
2
224-477
i
2
Black, white diamond, red hoops on sleeves (Liber, Michael And Josh)

Gem Digger 36 

ch f Tale of Ekati - City Hylton (Jack Hylton)

D
4 8-12
Angel FelixJosh Liber
3
23-6333
i
3
Green, gold circle 'n', gold chevrons on sleeves (Windy Lea Farms)

Noon 17 

gr/ m Freud - Time Place (Unbridled's Song)

D
6 8-12
Andrew RamgeetValorie Lund
4
46-2552
i
4
Blue, gold horse, green and blue halved sleeves (Aithon Stable)

What'd I Miss 17 

b f Raise the Bluff - Owhatablast (Olmodavor)

4 8-12 b
Glenn CorbettValorie Lund
5
718-533
i
5
Teal, brown lion, teal diamonds on black sleeves (Priscilla Leon)

Shalonda 29 

b f Slew's Tiznow - Excess Beauty (In Excess)

BF
4 8-12
Francisco ArrietaPriscilla Leon
6
631
i
6
Orange, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves (Val Brinkerhoff)

Cyclotrick 17 

ch f Cyclotron - Swift Trick (Mazel Trick)

D
3 8-6
Erick LopezVal Brinkerhoff
7
82-6251
i
7
White, black horse, red diamonds on sleeves (Manuel Ledezma)

Stolen Dream 28 

ch f Distorted Reality - Colby Lake (Corporate Report)

4 8-12
Francisco MonroyAlex Casas
8
1434-33
i
8
Red and white diamonds, red diamonds on white sleeves (Bettis, Harry And Treasure, Paul)

Cruzin In Style 49 

dk f Reversal - She's Cruzin (Tom Cruiser)

D
4 8-12
Jorge BourdieuPaul Treasure
Verdict

What'd I Miss and Noon were second and third over slightly shorter here a few weeks ago but they may have to settle for supporting roles again, this time behind CRUZIN IN STYLE. Paul Treasure's filly held her own in stronger allowances races around the turn of the year and will find this less competitive.

22:53 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 21 Mar 2018

Race 6 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,410 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

6f

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
3100-79
i
1
Blue, white sleeves with blue cuffs (Susan Chapman)

Trouble'smyname 39 

b g Suave - Fabulous Faith (Broken Vow)

D
7 8-12
Sahin CivaciStan Hartman
2
81/19-56
i
2
Turquoise & lime green stripes, lime green stars on turquoise sleeves (Rick Tappe)

Profound Visionary 36 

b g Pollard's Vision - One Dream Cat (Storm Cat)

D
7 8-12
Francisco ArrietaRyan Bratcher
3
89-6974
i
3
Black, turquoise cuffs & collar (Fulmer, Drew C And Morrison, Dorothy)

Inclined To Win 10 

b g Vindication - Inclination (Victory Gallop)

D
9 8-12
Laura WernerDrew Fulmer
4
126-775
i
4
Green, red disc (Gelardi, Ralph And Brown, Jared)

Joint Tenant 23 

ch g Article Of Faith - Neighbors (Mutakddim)

D BF
8 8-12
Glenn CorbettJared Brown
5
5-35411
i
5
Green, black diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cuffs & collar (Sue Gilmour)

Eighteencharacters 24 

dk g Tribal Rule - Midnite Mama (Affirmed)

D
5 8-12
Richard LullJim Gilmour
6
90590-0
i
6
White, black sash, yellow stars on sleeves (Steve Koler)

Givajunior Mint 23 

dk g Aspen Ridge - Givamint (Point Given)

D
10 8-12
Angel FelixSteve Koler
7
05-4542
i
7
Turquoise with royal blue diamonds on sleeves (Cindy Cummins)

Seven Torrents 25 

ch g Cascadian - Seven Affairs (Super Seven)

D BF
11 8-12
Fernando GamezCindy Cummins
8
6-56657
i
8
Pink (Arturo Grijalva)

Outlaw By Nature 15 

b g Ministers Wild Cat - Proud Nicole (Proud Irish)

D
5 8-12
Israel HernandezTom Evans
9
9787/08
i
9
Grey, turquoise cuffs and collar (Deborah Boyd)

Lexington Park 52 

dk g Speightstown - Allison P. (Unbridled)

9 8-12 b
Kate ReppDeborah Boyd
10
86-5672
i
10
Purple (Bruce Dillenbeck)

Sargent Stadanko 11 

dk g Michael's Flyer - Blackberry Brandy (Louisiana Slew)

D
8 8-12
Francisco MonroyBruce Dillenbeck
Verdict

Eighteencharacters' hat-trick bid came up short at Rilito but he will relish this less competitive assignment. Joint Tenant is capable of getting involved, but SEVEN TORRENTS just failed over 5f here last month so the extra yardage will be right up his street and he gets the vote.

23:22 Turf Paradise (USA) (Dirt) 21 Mar 2018

Race 7 - Claiming (3YO plus)

Winner $4,410 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

1m

Fast (Dirt)

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
9/015-86
i
1
Red and black halved, black cap (Mercedes Stables LLC)

Gunfire 28 

b g Tapit - Seattle Smooth (Quiet American)

D
Non Runner
2
0-45336
i
2
White (Jesus Garcia)

Lookin Awesome 8 

b g Lookin At Lucky - Awesome Alexandra (Awesome Again)

D
6 8-12
Jorge BourdieuJesus Garcia
3
19-4350
i
3
Orange, orange armlets on brown sleeves (Delaney, Dianne And Hawkes, Don)

Election Vow 23 

b g Broken Vow - Election Star (Deputy Minister)

D
8 8-12
Ismael MosqueiraDarcy Hawkes
4
646-145
i
4
Blue, white seams (Jeffrey Faulkner)

Piper's Purse 18 

dk g Chelokee - Lady Speaker (Open Forum)

D
6 8-12
Laura WernerJeffrey Faulkner
5
52-5557
i
5
White, black circle, yellow and red hoops on sleeves (Meister, Richard And Schmitt, George And Mary Clare)

Wally's Got Class 22 

dk g Sierra Sunset - Classically Lit (Lite The Fuse)

D
4 8-12
Leslie MawingJose Silva
6
67-5686
i
6
Turquoise & lime green stripes, lime green stars on turquoise sleeves (Rick Tappe)

Purple Sky 23 

b g Pulpit - Tessa Blue (Awesome Again)

D
7 8-12
Michael IammarinoRyan Bratcher
7
4640/57-
i
7
Orange, black diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap (Filip Racing, Llc)

Sandor The Hound 122 

b g Exclusive Quality - Improvised (Dove Hunt)

D
6 8-12
Daniel VergaraTroy Smith
8
273167
i
8
White, green shamrock, green sleeves, white dots (Jose Silva Jr)

Mt. Leinster 7 

dk g Field Commission - Mt. Sunapee (Mountain Cat)

4 8-12
Enrique GarciaJose Silva
9
423-093
i
9
Black, turquoise ball, turquoise sleeves (Ya Killing Me Llc And Saratoga West)

Please Be Me 18 

dk g Sea of Secrets - Please Lord (Lord Carson)

D BF
5 8-12
Scott StevensJeffrey Metz
Verdict

With no obvious rival for the lead, PLEASE BE ME may be allowed to dictate terms to suit himself and he will be tough to reel in if that happens. Wally's Got Class might find this easier than recent missions and heads a list of dangers that also includes Piper's Purse, Purple Sky and Gunfire.

23:51 Turf Paradise (USA) 21 Mar 2018

Race 8 - Starter Allowance (3YO plus)

Winner $5,040 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m

Firm

Weighed In
No. Form Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name Age / wt Jockey / trainer
1
22-1281
i
1
Blue with red & white stripes (Steve Henson)

Crater Lake 22 

dk g Storm Victory - Kourtneysfirst (Matty G)

4 8-10
Scott StevensSteve Henson
2
756452
i
2
Black body and sleeves (Patti Robson)

Moogie Woogie 10 

dk g Alymagic - Moogie (Matty G)

D BF
7 8-10
Daniel VergaraDan Morgan
3
7-14533
i
3
Hot pink, black diamonds, lime sleeves (Ariel Gordon)

Call It Luke 18 

b g Sought After - In Other Words (Bold Badgett)

D
7 8-10
Leslie MawingAriel Gordon
4
434-682
i
4
Light blue, red collar and cuffs (Bg Stables)

Rob's Pal 18 

ch g Atticus - Flyindownbaylaurel (Alphabet Soup)

D
8 8-10
Erick LopezRobertino Diodoro
5
421-132
i
5
Black, white playing cards, red cuffs (Metzger, Sr , Thomas F , Evans, Vanessa And Miller, Paul)

Istan Is The Man 17 

ch g Istan - Indian Jewel (Distorted Humor)

D BF
5 8-10
Jorge BourdieuLeonel Gonzalez
6
6-24552
i
6
Turquoise, white cuffs on sleeves (Antonio Soto)

Mr. Araiza 17 

ch g Storm Wolf - Brilliant Move (Dance Brightly)

5 8-10
Justine KlaiberAntonio Soto
7
5351-43
i
7
Green (Jared Brown)

Norm's Place 17 

b h Ready's Image - Love You Crazy (Touch Gold)

5 8-10
Glenn CorbettJared Brown
8
232-662
i
8
White, blue & lime green chevrons front & back (Conley, Greg, Conley, Chuck And Terra Firma Farm)

The Gold Monkey 8 

dk g Surf Cat - Jolie En Rose (Doneraile Court)

D BF
7 8-10
Israel HernandezJoe Toye
Verdict

ISTAN IS THE MAN had Norm's Place, Moogie Woogie and The Gold Monkey all behind him when second over course and distance earlier in the month and as he can always be relied upon to run his race, he gets the vote to go one better. Call It Luke is a threat now that he tries turf again.