Mountaineer 22 July 2019

Going: Sloppy
Draw Advantage: None

Instructions

1

00:00 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 1 - Claiming

4f 110y

Winner $6,300 - 8 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
36-4343
i

1 Gelato Gal 29

dk m Hat Trick - Credible (Corinthian)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
71

She has won four times from 4f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Heretoplay beaten 9l at 9-4 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 7f last month. Has ground to find with some of these.

Gelato Gal historical data/form
2 (2)
173626
i

2 Cyclone Betty 22

dk m Cyclotron - G. I. Betty (One Man Army)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
64

She has won four times from 5f to 7f on the all-weather. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Princess Victoria when last of 6 on her latest outing at Suffolk Downs over 7f (firm) last month. That performance has to be a concern.

Cyclone Betty historical data/form
3 (3)
46-6132
i

3 Dama Leona 14

b m Baptistry - Ella's Way (Man From Eldorado)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
73

Winner of six races from 4f to 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l by Bluemoonofsaratoga when second of 9 at 11-2 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Shortlist material.

Dama Leona historical data/form
4 (4)
16-4576
i

4 Overhold 12

ch m Five Star Day - Levity (El Corredor)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
53

She has won three times at 5f on the all-weather. Finished 11l behind Spectacular Lady when last of 6 at 20-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Opposed.

Overhold historical data/form
5 (5)
6-97555
i

5 Dancing Queenie 64

b m Big Drama - Bay Point Countess (Bernstein)

Has won at this Distance
D

She has won three times from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Classic Arch when last of 5 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 7f in May. An unlikely winner today.

Dancing Queenie historical data/form
6 (6)
14-8154
i

6 Elizabeth's Fever 14

dk m Spring At Last - Fighting Fever (Fit To Fight)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-8
73

Has won 13 races from 4f to 6f on the all-weather. Finished 13l behind Bluemoonofsaratoga when fourth of 9 at 13-5 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Best watched.

Elizabeth's Fever historical data/form
7 (7)
366-376
i

7 Sur Empire (GB) 12

b m Equiano - Shersha (Priolo)

7 8-9 (ow 1)
57

She has won three times from 5f to 1m 1f on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Flash Me Not when last of 6 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. This is a big ask.

Sur Empire historical data/form
8 (8)
645666
i

8 Walt's Caroline 47

ch m Proud Citizen - Walts Wharf (Wharf)

Has won at this Distance
D

She has won three times at 4f on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Flowers Vale when sixth of 9 at 50-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 2f (good) last month. Has not won in a long time now.

Walt's Caroline historical data/form
9 (9)
215621
i

9 Gray Veil 22

gr/ m E Dubai - On Board Charade (Oratory)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
73

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 3-1 at Penn National over 5f on her latest outing last month, beating Raisedtobeawarrior by 3 1/2l. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Omar Aquino. Another good run can be expected.

Gray Veil historical data/form
10 (10)
51112-1
i

10 Flash Me Not 12

dk f Big Drama - Flashy (Wild Again)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
81

She has won four times from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on her latest outing when 6-5jt-fav at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month, beating Mrs. D by 1 1/4l. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Eddie Clouston. Has to be of some interest.

Flash Me Not historical data/form

FLASH ME NOT has won four of her last five starts and she is the one to beat today based upon all known form. Gray Veil is likely to be the main threat, ahead of Dama Leona.

2

00:22 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 2 - Maiden Special Weight

5f

Winner $9,765 - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
247-528
i

1 Sully's Folly 8

dk h Put It Back - Video Commander (Deputy Commander)

5 8-11
49

Placed in five of 24 starts. Beaten 13l behind Frost Proof at 15-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 1m (good) earlier this month. Ran well here two starts ago.

Sully's Folly historical data/form
2 (2)
444574
i

2 Not Fabricated 49

dk g Harris Tweed - Erika Is A Hotty (Aloha Prospector)

6 8-11
48

Yet to place in 15 starts. Finished 10l behind Maximum Factor when fourth of 8 at 35-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Hard to recommend.

Not Fabricated historical data/form
3 (3)
5/07547
i

3 Fehsenfeld 8

b g Half Ours - Southerncomfortgal (Hermitage)

Placed in five of 18 starts. Beaten 11l behind Frost Proof at 60-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 1m (good) earlier this month. Would be a shock winner tonight.

Fehsenfeld historical data/form
4 (4)
3
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4 Paul Brown 13

dk g El Romeo - Colorful Countess (Count Me In)

3 8-4
52

Half-brother to Count The Blues, won twice at 6f. Third of 5 behind Quest Approval beaten 13l at 18-1 on his racecourse debut at Mountaineer Park over 6f earlier this month. Entitled to improve.

Paul Brown historical data/form
5 (5)
668-432
i

5 I'm Running Late 26

gr/ g Imperialism - Kirby's Babe (Sultry Song)

5 8-11
55

Placed twice in ten starts. Beaten 2 1/2l by Iywaan when second of 7 at 3-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Linda Richmond. Appears to be going in the right direction.

I'm Running Late historical data/form
6 (6)
549-687
i

6 Callhimfirst 26

dk g Stroll - Caller Trust (Trust N Luck)

6 8-11
23

Placed in three of 35 starts. Well beaten at 30-1 behind Iywaan when last of 7 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Has a mountain to climb today.

Callhimfirst historical data/form
7 (7)
762226
i

7 Black Candy 15

b g Sidney's Candy - Black Java (Pine Bluff)

3 8-6 (ow 2)
53

Placed in three of seven starts. Finished 18l behind Windsor Hill when sixth of 7 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f earlier this month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Shawn Marks. Has some questions to answer.

Black Candy historical data/form
8 (8)
6-60872
i

8 Astro Orbiter 14

b g Graydar - Zoe Montana (Seeking The Gold)

3 8-7 (ow 3)
38

Placed twice in 11 starts. Beaten 8l by Midland when second of 6 at 18-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Not the most reliable of performers.

Astro Orbiter historical data/form
9 (9)
6466-86
i

9 Trymeonthegrass 27

dk g Wrote - Naked Passion (Red Bullet)

4 8-11
94

Unplaced in all nine starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Wicked Gem when last of 6 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Burton Sipp. Readily passed over.

Trymeonthegrass historical data/form
10 (10)
4878-84
i

10 Pirate Explosive 26

ch g Flat Out - Abolinna (King Of Kings)

3 8-4
47

Yet to place in six starts. Finished 12l behind Iywaan when fourth of 7 at 30-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Finished behind I'm Running Late on that occasion.

Pirate Explosive historical data/form

Paul Brown and Sully's Folly both merit respect, but preference is for I'M RUNNING LATE based on his second-placed finish over C&D last time out.

3

00:44 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 3 - Claiming

6f

Winner $4,284 - 8 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
463689
i

1 Pequeno Grande 8

ch g Frost Giant - Court Of Dreams (Powerscourt)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
58

A winner at 6f. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Regal Look when 9th of 10 on his latest outing at Ellis Park over 5f (good) earlier this month. A watching brief is advised.

Pequeno Grande historical data/form
2 (2)
228442
i

2 Swami Genius 13

ch g City Wolf - Starward Bound (Notional)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-8
71

A winner at 6f. Beaten 1 3/4l by Grizzly when second of 8 at 11-5fav on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Has to be respected.

Swami Genius historical data/form
3 (3)
7149-53
i

3 Little Bari 28

b g Done Talking - Category Three (Ride the Storm)

4 8-4 (ow 3)
61

Successful at 4f and 7f. Third of 8 behind Confection Fortune beaten 9l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 1m last month. Has an each-way chance.

Little Bari historical data/form
4 (4)
14-8554
i

4 Stomp My Grapes 26

ch g Vineyard Haven - Make Note Of Me (Forest Camp)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9 (ow 1)
63

A winner at 5f. Finished 8l behind Shanghai Storm when fourth of 9 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f last month. Should not be underestimated.

Stomp My Grapes historical data/form
5 (5)
2-46468
i

5 Jerry The Bull 26

dk g Benny the Bull - Lower Dixie Gal (Dixieland Band)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-8
66

He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Beaten 14l behind Shanghai Storm at 17-2 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f last month. Others bring stronger recent form to the table.

Jerry The Bull historical data/form
6 (6)
387-645
i

6 Don't Tap And Tell 100

ch g Tapizar - Don't Tell Lou (Guillaume Tell)

4 8-8
73

A winner at 1m. Finished 7l behind Silver Duke when fifth of 8 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 7f in April. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Monte Thomas. May have to settle for a minor role.

Don't Tap And Tell historical data/form
7 (7)
3-55797
i

7 Dark Helmet 13

b g Dixie Chatter - Fleet Royale (Northern Afleet)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
52

A winner at 6f. Beaten 11l behind Grizzly at 60-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. This is a big ask.

Dark Helmet historical data/form
8 (8)
4221-33
i

8 Our Paul Thomas 12

b g Overdriven - Gorman's Wynn (Marciano)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9 (ow 1)
61

A winner at 5f. Third of 8 behind Maximum Factor beaten 2 3/4l at 11-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 4f (good) earlier this month. Another with claims.

Our Paul Thomas historical data/form

OUR PAUL THOMAS is a consistent performer and he appears to be the safest pick in this low-grade affair. Others to consider are Swami Genius and Stomp My Grapes.

4

01:06 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 4 - Maiden Claiming

6f

Winner $4,221 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
455577
i

1 So Long Joe 14

b g Desert Warrior - Ribot's Valor (Star of Valor)

4 8-11
36

Placed once in 13 starts. Beaten 6l behind Mr. Sixty Six at 45-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Shawn Marks. Has not been at his best for a while now.

So Long Joe historical data/form
2 (2)
68-8778
i

2 Celestial's Drama 14

dk g Big Drama - Wildly Celestial (Wild Again)

6 8-11
46

Placed in three of 26 starts. Beaten 7l behind Mr. Sixty Six at 28-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Has already had plenty of chances.

Celestial's Drama historical data/form
3 (3)
3-43224
i

3 Hollander 14

dk g Doctor Chit - Chudamani (Powerscourt)

4 8-11
51

Placed in five of 19 starts. Finished 1 3/4l behind Mr. Sixty Six when fourth of 9 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Should be in the mix.

Hollander historical data/form
4 (4)
7457-63
i

4 Thirsty Treats 27

dk g Behindatthebar - Living In Rome (Roman Ruler)

5 8-11
42

Placed once in 17 starts. Third of 6 behind Wicked Gem beaten 10l at 45-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f last month. Has to be taken on.

Thirsty Treats historical data/form
5 (5)
66909/9-
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5 Mizzing Frazier 528

gr/ h Mizzen Mast - Sandstorm Cat (Tale Of The Cat)

Placed twice in 18 starts. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Hay Net when last of 9 on his latest outing at Turfway Park over 1m in February last year. Easily opposed.

Mizzing Frazier historical data/form
6 (6)
56067
i

6 Payrollmaker 8

dk g Interactif - Changing Seasons (Katowice)

Yet to place in five starts. Beaten 7l behind Promised at 14-1 when seventh of 10 on his latest outing at Belterra Park over 1m (good) earlier this month. May struggle today.

Payrollmaker historical data/form
7 (7)
546622
i

7 Two Mile Creek 15

dk g Twirling Candy - Bold Ocean (Stormy Atlantic)

5 8-11
53

Placed twice in nine starts. Beaten by Rock Me when second of 7 at 3-1 on his latest outing at Belterra Park over 1m earlier this month. Has to be on the shortlist.

Two Mile Creek historical data/form
8 (8)
993264
i

8 Count Archibald 15

dk g Arch - Seasoned (Pulpit)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-11
55

Placed in six of 18 starts. Finished behind Rock Me when fourth of 7 at 2-1fav on his latest outing at Belterra Park over 1m earlier this month. Place claims.

Count Archibald historical data/form

TWO MILE CREEK should be capable of getting off the mark today based upon his last couple of placed efforts, although Hollander and Count Archibald can also go well.

5

01:28 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 5 - Claiming

5f

Winner $4,599 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
7-36323
i

1 My Victaurusecret 14

b m Baptistry - Taurus Gift (Monetary Gift)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-8
64

Winner of five races at 5f. Third of 9 behind Bluemoonofsaratoga beaten 12l at 25-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Has a solid each-way chance.

My Victaurusecret historical data/form
2 (2)
6629-24
i

2 Starnilla 36

dk m Good and Tough - Vanilla Whirl (Island Whirl)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF

Winner of seven races at 5f. Finished 4l behind Spectacular Lady when last of 4 at 9-10fav on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. May find some of these too good.

Starnilla historical data/form
3 (3)
442221
i

3 Myheartsinthecity 35

gr/ m City Zip - Prime Step (Prospectors Gamble)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11 (ow 3)
65

Winner of seven races from 4f to 5f. Won on her latest outing when 1-2fav at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month, beating Lil Miss Tioga by 1l. A leading contender.

Myheartsinthecity historical data/form
4 (4)
488558
i

4 World Is My City 42

ch f City Zip - Flor de Oro (Out Of Place)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
58

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f. Beaten 17l behind Always Thirsty at 16-1 when eighth of 9 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. One to avoid.

World Is My City historical data/form
5 (5)
666726
i

5 Smooth Arrival 20

b m Silver Train - Best Landing (Fiery Best)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-8
57

Has won ten races from 4f to 6f. Finished 5l behind Kate N Abs Smoke when sixth of 8 at 18-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f earlier this month. Has a respectable strike-rate.

Smooth Arrival historical data/form
6 (6)
547436
i

6 Kittycat Heir 19

b m Wildcat Heir - Cowtown Kitty (El Corredor)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
56

Successful at 4f and 5f. Finished 16l behind Queen To Checkmate when sixth of 8 at 40-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f (good) earlier this month. Others make more appeal.

Kittycat Heir historical data/form
7 (7)
513444
i

7 Bob's Mistress 19

ch m Bob's Star - Mistress In Red (Lost Code)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
68

She has won four times from 5f to 6f. Finished 2 1/4l behind Queen To Checkmate when fourth of 8 at 9-2 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f (good) earlier this month. Often finds herself in the money.

Bob's Mistress historical data/form
8 (8)
922594
i

8 Special Of Course 12

ch m Awesome of Course - Frisky Cheerleader (Roar)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
60

Winner of five races from 4f to 5f. Finished 4l behind Spectacular Lady when fourth of 6 at 4-1 on her latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Has a decent record at this track.

Special Of Course historical data/form

MYHEARTSINTHECITY won a similar contest over C&D last month and she is hard to oppose today following that run. The shortlist is completed by Bob's Mistress and My Victaurusecret.

6

01:50 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 6 - Claiming

6f

Winner $4,284 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
322-424
i

1 Derbydayromance 36

dk g Stately Victor - American Romance (Successful Appeal)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
75

A winner at 5f, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 3l behind Dang It Cassie when fourth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Rarely runs a bad race.

Derbydayromance historical data/form
2 (2)
7-18328
i

2 My People Sing 67

dk g Brethren - Kimberly Is That U (Dixie Union)

3 8-4
58

A winner at 1m. Beaten 19l behind Swingstage at 14-5 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Presque Isle Downs over 1m in May. Not the most reliable of performers.

My People Sing historical data/form
3 (3)
224421
i

3 Quest Approval 13

b c Soldat - Classic Approval (With Approval)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-7
65

Won on his latest outing when 9-10fav at Mountaineer Park over 6f earlier this month, beating R. C. Owens by 5l. Appears to be going in the right direction.

Quest Approval historical data/form
4 (4)
8241-42
i

4 Gotnoquit 22

dk g More Than Ready - Aquitaine (Empire Maker)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF

A winner at 5f. Beaten 7l by Gunther Report when second of 8 at 17-10fav on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Should not be underestimated.

Gotnoquit historical data/form
5 (5)
458625
i

5 Mo Satin 12

gr/ g Inamorato - Satin Song (Lit de Justice)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
56

A winner at 6f. Finished 4l behind Maximum Factor when fifth of 8 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 4f (good) earlier this month. A minor role awaits.

Mo Satin historical data/form
6 (6)
623-274
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6 Desert Frontier (JPN) 22

dk g Empire Maker - Reve de Fille (Storm Cat)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
62

A winner at 6f, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 9l behind Gunther Report when fourth of 8 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Will do well to win this contest.

Desert Frontier historical data/form
7 (7)
859333
i

7 Grandson Slam 13

dk g Strong Hope - Pumpkin Bluff (Pine Bluff)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
69

Successful twice at 6f. Third of 8 behind Grizzly beaten 5l at 3-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Could pick up some prize money.

Grandson Slam historical data/form
8 (8)
146565
i

8 G Nineteen 45

gr/ g Old Fashioned - Rodeo Jill (Woodman)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
63

A winner at 6f. Finished 16l behind Tommy C Me when fifth of 8 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Belterra Park over 6f last month. Has struggled since his maiden win.

G Nineteen historical data/form

Gotnoquit and Derbydayromance both make the shortlist, but the vote goes to QUEST APPROVAL after his easy maiden victory over C&D a couple of weeks ago.

7

02:12 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 7 - Claiming

5f 110y

Winner $4,724 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
722112
i

1 Delayed Engagement 15

b g Where's the Ring - Norbrook (Montbrook)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 8-8
82

Has won 13 races from 4f to 7f. Beaten 2 1/2l by Hebgone when second of 8 at 19-10fav on his latest outing at Belterra Park over 5f earlier this month. Strong form claims.

Delayed Engagement historical data/form
2 (2)
48/1261
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2 Arbiter 26

b g Forestry - Lady Cerise (Honor Grades)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 8-11
78

Has won 13 races from 5f to 6f. A winner at 12-5 at Mountaineer Park over 5f on his latest outing last month, beating Ranson by 2 1/2l. Finished behind Delayed Engagement twice prior to that.

Arbiter historical data/form
3 (3)
22-1631
i

3 If I 15

dk g Giant Gizmo - Polish Words (Quiet American)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
75

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f. A winner at 19-2 at Mountaineer Park over 5f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Phenomenalmoon by 2l. Hard to recommend.

If I historical data/form
4 (4)
332211
i

4 Cowboy Rusty 70

ch g Kodiak Kowboy - Luhoo (Luhuk)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-9 (ow 1)
85

Winner of five races from 4f to 5f. Won on his latest outing when 4-5fav at Mountaineer Park over 5f in May, beating Star Maneuver by a neck. Do not dismiss.

Cowboy Rusty historical data/form
5 (5)
4116-77
i

5 Quietly Cuba 19

b g Portobello Road - Jiffy Wish (Numerous)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
67

He has won four times from 5f to 6f. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Super Touch when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 6f (good) earlier this month. Appears to be regressive.

Quietly Cuba historical data/form
6 (6)
37-2158
i

6 Mr. Fuzzybottom 27

gr/ g Forest Wildcat - Silver Crown (Distorted Humor)

Has won at this Distance
D
11 8-8
77

Has won 18 races from 4f to 6f. Beaten 8l behind K's Little Bill at 18-5 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Presque Isle Downs over 5f last month. An interesting participant.

Mr. Fuzzybottom historical data/form
7 (7)
8-64080
i

7 Better Shine 23

ch g Will He Shine - Betterthannothing (Our Emblem)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-8
38

Has won 12 races from 5f to 1m. Well beaten at 75-1 behind Cash For The Soul when last of 12 on his latest outing at Suffolk Downs over 6f last month. Would be a surprise winner today.

Better Shine historical data/form

DELAYED ENGAGEMENT found one too good in his bid for a hat-trick but there is every chance that he will get back to winning ways today. Cowboy Rusty is another who has been in very good form of late, while Mr. Fuzzybottom is a player based on his best form.

8

02:34 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 8 - Claiming

6f

Winner $4,851 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
615-581
i

1 Bobby Mac 17

dk g Scat Daddy - Tye Dye Chikka (Mineshaft)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-11
70

Has won 12 races from 5f to 1m. A winner at 13-5 at Belterra Park over 6f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Saint's Bro by a short head. This is a tougher test.

Bobby Mac historical data/form
2 (2)
133-221
i

2 Whiskey Sour 15

b g Scipion - Grand Bonnet (Grand Slam)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
92

Has won 14 races from 5f to 1m. Won on his latest outing when 7-10fav at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month, beating Backlash by 3 1/2l. Should be in the mix.

Whiskey Sour historical data/form
3 (3)
449421
i

3 Super Touch 19

dk g Super Saver - Jack's Touch (Touch Gold)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
83

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f. A winner at 4-1 at Mountaineer Park over 6f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Madeye by 1 3/4l. Merits consideration.

Super Touch historical data/form
4 (4)
22-7618
i

4 Marty Who 13

dk g The Way Home - La Confidence (Grand Slam)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-11
75

Has won ten races from 5f to 1m. Beaten 13l behind Ripe at 22-1 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Others are safer picks.

Marty Who historical data/form
5 (5)
1786-51
i

5 Take A Risk 20

dk g Surf Cat - Unusual Prospect (Unusual Heat)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 8-11
76

Has won 12 races from 6f to 1m. A winner at 4-1 at Mountaineer Park over 1m on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Explore by a neck. That was not the strongest of contests.

Take A Risk historical data/form
6 (6)
70-6177
i

6 Lil Bitty Road 18

dk g Bellamy Road - Regal Engagement (Cat Thief)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
70

Winner of five races from 6f to 7f. Beaten 16l behind Relentless Strike at 80-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Charles Town over 7f earlier this month. Has plenty to prove right now.

Lil Bitty Road historical data/form
7 (7)
15-4541
i

7 Flying Frank 20

ch g Congrats - Roman Bluff (Roman Ruler)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
83

Has won 11 races from 3f to 1m. A winner at 11-5 at Mountaineer Park over 1m on his latest outing earlier this month, beating My Way Tapper by 6l. A leading contender.

Flying Frank historical data/form

Plenty of these have claims but none more so than FLYING FRANK, who won easily over a mile here recently and the step down in trip will not be a problem for him. Whiskey Sour and Super Touch are others who were victorious when last seen and they should go well once again.

9

02:56 Mountaineer (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 9 - Claiming

5f

Winner $4,599 - 8 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
4-71663
i

1 Gritter Man 12

dk g Wilburn - Kemly (Tiznow)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
83

He has won four times from 4f to 6f. Third of 6 behind Icy Interlude beaten 1 1/4l at 2-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. May have to settle for a minor role.

Gritter Man historical data/form
2 (2)
5-55465
i

2 Celtic Moon 35

ch g Denis of Cork - Beastlie Moon (Three Wonders)

Has won at this Distance
D

Has won nine races from 5f to 6f. Finished 9l behind Delayed Engagement when fifth of 7 at 22-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f last month. Will do well to win this contest.

Celtic Moon historical data/form
3 (3)
329221
i

3 Amace 33

ch g Tale Of The Cat - She's Mine (Mineshaft)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-9 (ow 1)
82

Has won ten races from 5f to 7f. Won on his latest outing when 4-5fav at Mountaineer Park over 6f last month, beating Pesci To De Niro by a head. Should not be discounted.

Amace historical data/form
4 (4)
6-77575
i

4 Joy Of Baptistry 16

b g Baptistry - Circus Du Joy (Grand Circus Park)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 8-8
71

Has won nine races from 4f to 6f. Finished 16l behind Springmeier when fifth of 6 at 40-1 on his latest outing at Thistledown over 5f earlier this month. Has to be taken on.

Joy Of Baptistry historical data/form
5 (5)
619532
i

5 Drinkinatthebar 12

gr/ g Preachinatthebar - Snowbound Rose (Snowbound)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 8-8
77

Has won eight races from 4f to 6f. Beaten a head by Icy Interlude when second of 6 at 9-10fav on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Should be thereabouts.

Drinkinatthebar historical data/form
6 (6)
14-6856
i

6 Lion Hall 15

gr/ g Lion Heart - Excuse Me Miss (Arch)

Has won at this Distance
D
11 8-8
72

Has won ten races from 4f to 6f on the all-weather. Finished 10l behind If I when sixth of 9 at 40-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Has not been at his best this year.

Lion Hall historical data/form
7 (7)
525-221
i

7 Ranson 14

dk g Mineshaft - Stormandaprayer (Songandaprayer)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
80

Winner of six races from 4f to 6f. Won on his latest outing when 9-10fav at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month, beating Ruby's Love by 3/4l. Shortlist material.

Ranson historical data/form
8 (8)
362423
i

8 Star Maneuver 15

b g Outflanker - Distant Star (A.P. Indy)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 8-8
84

Has won 13 races from 4f to 6f. Third of 7 behind Whiskey Sour beaten 4l at 4-1 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. Others make more appeal.

Star Maneuver historical data/form
9 (9)
521-727
i

9 Forced Motion 15

b g Henrythenavigator - Great Connection (Dayjur)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
74

Winner of six races at 5f. Beaten 18l behind If I at 17-2 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Mountaineer Park over 5f earlier this month. That performance has to be a concern.

Forced Motion historical data/form

In a tricky race to close the card, preference is for RANSON thanks to his victory over C&D earlier in the month. Others who should be thereabouts are Amace and Drinkinatthebar.