Penn National 20 April 2019

Going: Fast Dirt (Dirt)
Draw Advantage: None

Instructions

1

23:00 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 1 - Claiming

6f

Winner $6,300 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
3-35733
i

1 Jumpin Frac Flash 15

dk g Any Given Saturday - Manukai (Unbridled Jet)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
76

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m. Third of 7 behind Plains Warrior beaten 1l at 16-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f (good) earlier this month. Worthy of consideration.

Jumpin Frac Flash historical data/form
2 (2)
4-32373
i

2 Scurlin 9

ch g Curlin - She's Smashing (Good Journey)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
81

He has won three times from 5f to 1m. Third of 7 behind Scrap Iron Phil beaten 1l at 12-5 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f earlier this month. Will be hard to keep out of the frame.

Scurlin historical data/form
3 (3)
0-20542
i

3 George Jet 15

dk g Rock Hampton - Aravalli (Desert Style)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-11
71

Has won eight races from 5f to 6f. Beaten 6l by Philippian when second of 7 at 22-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f (good) earlier this month. That form gives him a shout.

George Jet historical data/form
4 (4)
446-577
i

4 House Of Friends 25

ch g Include - Gala Regatta (Boston Harbor)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
70

He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Beaten 18l behind Watch Your Words at 33-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 7f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Juan Vazquez. Opposed.

House Of Friends historical data/form
5 (5)
6949-95
i

5 Mr. Talent 29

b g Talent Search - Bye Bye Katie Pie (Robyn Dancer)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
59

He has won four times from 5f to 6f. Finished 9l behind Ugottahaveheart when fifth of 7 at 80-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f (good) last month. Hard to recommend.

Mr. Talent historical data/form
6 (6)
3846-76
i

6 Changewilldoyagood 66

b g Medaglia d'Oro - Changeisgonnacome (Cherokee Run)

8 8-11
78

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m. Finished 8l behind Our Smitty when sixth of 8 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 7f in February. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Sarah Delany. Has some questions to answer.

Changewilldoyagood historical data/form

SCURLIN has been running well enough of late to suggest that he can win a race of this nature, although Jumpin Frac Flash and George Jet could also go well.

2

23:27 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 2 - Maiden Claiming

6f

Winner $6,300 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
9-7786
i

1 Just In Tee 11

b c Revolutionary - Betshe Hath a Way (Gilded Time)

3 8-8 (ow 2)
59

Yet to place in five starts. Well beaten at 14-5 behind Brazen Prince when sixth of 7 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 1m earlier this month. Could make the frame.

Just In Tee historical data/form
2 (2)
3-4426
i

2 Bubbalove 22

b g Utopia - Madison's Royalty (Langfuhr)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-11
65

Placed once in five starts. Finished 12l behind S W Wild One when sixth of 9 at 19-10fav on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. Strong form claims.

Bubbalove historical data/form
3 (3)
700-
i

3 Lunar Cycle 185

b g Pomeroy - Golden Accolade (Highest Honor)

4 8-11
51

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 80-1 behind Good Old Boy when last of 11 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 7f (firm) in October last year. The layoff is a concern.

Lunar Cycle historical data/form
4 (4)
268988-
i

4 Machado 280

dk g Bellamy Road - Cat Alert (Tabasco Cat)

5 8-6
33

Placed once in ten starts. Beaten 10l behind Black Kiko at 50-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f in July last year. One to avoid.

Machado historical data/form
5 (5)
24-4234
i

5 I'se Dubai 16

dk g E Dubai - Buff 'n Polish (Polish Numbers)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-11
67

Placed in five of 15 starts. Finished 18l behind Glacier Express when fourth of 8 at 16-10fav on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f earlier this month. Should go well.

I'se Dubai historical data/form
6 (6)
54649-6
i

6 Crypto's Pick 23

dk g Pick Six - Kamikaze (Cryptoclearance)

4 8-11
45

Yet to place in 15 starts. Finished 17l behind Scientist Kat when last of 6 at 35-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. An unlikely winner today.

Crypto's Pick historical data/form

BUBBALOVE failed to fire last time out but he is still hard to oppose today given that the four-year-old takes a big drop down in grade. Others to consider are I'se Dubai and Just In Tee.

3

23:55 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 3 - Claiming

6f

Winner $9,073 - 5 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
27641-6
i

1 Fabulist 28

ch m Leonnatus Anteas - Alkmene (Slew City Slew)

5 8-4
73

A winner at 7f. Finished 8l behind Animalistic when sixth of 9 at 2-1 on her latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Nick Jr Mileni. Best watched.

Fabulist historical data/form
2 (2)
45481
i

2 Last Great 21

b f Albert The Great - Crouching Thunder (Thunder Gulch)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-7 (ow 1)
57

Won on her latest outing when 7-5fav at Penn National over 5f last month, beating Golden Aces by a neck. Another good run can be expected.

Last Great historical data/form
3 (3)
231-223
i

3 Balcor 16

b f Corinthian - Baloobas (Kafwain)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9
73

A winner at 6f. Third of 8 behind Mayday Magic beaten 4l at 12-5 on her latest outing at Penn National over 6f earlier this month. Shortlist material.

Balcor historical data/form
4 (4)
4421-6
i

4 Sky Babe 28

b f Ministers Wild Cat - Light Up The Sky (Speightstown)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-4
67

A winner at 5f. Finished 11l behind Jagger Baby when sixth of 8 at 3-1 on her latest outing at Penn National over 5f last month. It is far too soon to be writing her off.

Sky Babe historical data/form
5 (5)
345-536
i

5 L. A. House 15

gr/ f Winslow Homer - Ma'am Maw (Scat Daddy)

4 8-9
75

A winner at 7f. Finished 15l behind Gizmo's Destiny when sixth of 7 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Penn National over 1m (good) earlier this month. Another with claims.

L. A. House historical data/form

Sky Babe and L. A. House both merit consideration but the preference is for BALCOR, who has been running consistently well in recent months.

4

00:25 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 4 - Claiming

1m 70y

Winner $7,434 - 5 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
551-144
i

1 Royal Marine 36

b g Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer (Citidancer)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-7
91

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m. Finished 9l behind My Train when fourth of 8 at 17-4 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m last month. Has finished behind Transcendent twice recently.

Royal Marine historical data/form
2 (2)
4/64446-
i

2 Holy Snip 150

b g Ecclesiastic - Scotch Dancer (Carnivalay)

Has won at this Distance
D

He has won four times at 1m, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 8l behind Ain't Misbehavin when sixth of 10 at 50-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m in November last year. A minor role awaits.

Holy Snip historical data/form
3 (3)
416217
i

3 Nicaradalic Rocks 22

dk g Rock Slide - Letmeaskuaquestion (Outflanker)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-9
79

Winner of seven races from 6f to 1m. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Bustin The Bank when last of 7 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m last month. He is better than that form suggests.

Nicaradalic Rocks historical data/form
4 (4)
32-6117
i

4 Definitely Tonight 36

dk g Fairbanks - Whapina (Private Interview)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 8-9
87

Winner of six races from 5f to 1m. Beaten 20l behind My Train at 19-10fav when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Courtney Sarson. Could bounce back today.

Definitely Tonight historical data/form
5 (5)
31-6335
i

5 Transcendent 17

b g Divine Park - Bennington (Ide)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-7
86

He has won three times at 1m. Finished behind Big House when fifth of 6 at 17-4 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m earlier this month. Merits consideration.

Transcendent historical data/form
6 (6)
244-670
i

6 Jazzy's Quattro 73

gr/ g Louis Quatorze - Diamonds Specs (Diamond)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-7
73

Has won ten races from 1m to 1m 1f. Beaten 9l behind Collin's Smile at 25-1 when last of 11 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f (good) in February. This is a big ask.

Jazzy's Quattro historical data/form

NICARADALIC ROCKS was an impressive winner here two starts ago and he gets the nod today despite running poorly last time out. The main threats appear to be Definitely Tonight and Transcendent.

5

00:54 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 5 - Claiming

6f

Winner $11,971 - 4 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
216336-
i

1 Obrother Itsylvia 114

b g Jump Start - Inthebeginning (Opening Verse)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-9
82

A winner at 6f. Finished 6l behind Vegas Appeal when sixth of 7 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f in December last year. May have to settle for a minor role.

Obrother Itsylvia historical data/form
2 (2)
426-163
i

2 No Hitter 22

gr/ c The Lumber Guy - Spanish Post (Flatter)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9
74

A winner at 6f. Third of 6 behind Hot N Spicy Love beaten 5l at 16-5 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Anthony Aguirre. Best look elsewhere.

No Hitter historical data/form
3 (3)
416
i

3 S W Wild One 7

gr/ g Offlee Wild - Brean's First Puff (More Smoke)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11 b1
68

A winner at 6f. Finished 12l behind Naku Ka Ni Way Ra when last of 6 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f (good) earlier this month. This is a more realistic target.

S W Wild One historical data/form
4 (4)
14-9673
i

4 Little Vinnie 18

dk g Discreetly Mine - Alfonsina (Grand Slam)

Has won at this Distance
D

A winner at 6f. Third of 8 behind Catch Fire beaten 5l at 14-1 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 5f earlier this month. Should not be underestimated.

Little Vinnie historical data/form
5 (5)
841-82
i

5 Shacklefords Pride 22

b g Shackleford - Private Idaho (Private Terms)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9
70

A winner at 5f. Beaten 3 1/2l by Hot N Spicy Love when second of 6 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. Do not dismiss.

Shacklefords Pride historical data/form
6 (6)
6-81
i

6 He's Zippin On By 28

b c City Zip - Doinghardtimeagain (Ministers Wild Cat)

Has won at this Distance
D

Won on his latest outing when 13-10fav at Penn National over 6f last month, beating Tiger Alley by 1 1/2l. Appears to be going in the right direction.

He's Zippin On By historical data/form

S W WILD ONE struggled in an allowance race last time out but his maiden win over C&D last month suggests that he can win a race of this nature. He's Zippin On By edges out Shacklefords Pride to be the pick of the remainder.

6

01:23 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 6 - Allowance

1m 110y

Winner $19,908 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
214-522
i

1 Bigasaurous 17

b g Union Rags - Mini Chat (Deputy Minister)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-7
89

A winner at 1m. Beaten a head by Heat Dome when second of 6 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m earlier this month. A leading contender.

Bigasaurous historical data/form
2 (2)
401-523
i

2 Joint Strike 17

ch g Smarty Jones - Abound (Smart Strike)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-7
85

Successful at 6f and 1m. Third of 6 behind Heat Dome beaten 10l at 19-2 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m earlier this month. Others make more appeal.

Joint Strike historical data/form
3 (3)
447-765
i

3 Majestic Woody 28

ch g Majestic Warrior - Waveland (Woodman)

Has won at this Distance
D

Winner of five races at 1m. Finished 6l behind Here Comes Gary when fifth of 11 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Demelza McMahon. Looks to be up against it.

Majestic Woody historical data/form
4 (4)
586-511
i

4 The Venerable Bede 35

ch g Albert The Great - Deealta (Twining)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-7
61

Successful at 6f and 1m. Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Penn National over 1m last month, beating Wrangle by 8l. A progressive youngster.

The Venerable Bede historical data/form
5 (5)
6-741
i

5 Giacomo's Thief 21

ch g Giacomo - Thief In Style (Cat Thief)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-6
84

Won on his latest outing when 9-10fav at Penn National over 1m last month, beating Messy Baker by 2l. This is a tougher test.

Giacomo's Thief historical data/form
6 (6)
115-725
i

6 Start Cashin 17

dk g Jump Start - Scarlet O'cashy (Pollard's Vision)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
3 8-8 (ow 2)
79

Successful twice at 6f. Well beaten at evens fav behind Heat Dome when fifth of 6 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m earlier this month. A player based on the pick of his form.

Start Cashin historical data/form
7 (7)
133
i

7 Aspen Xtreme 21

ch g Eskendereya - Redaspen (Bianconi)

4 8-7
99

A winner at 7f. Third of 8 behind Thiscatcanjump beaten 8l at 17-4 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 7f last month. Cannot be discounted.

Aspen Xtreme historical data/form

BIGASAUROUS can make amends for his narrow defeat in a similar contest last time out by beating Aspen Xtreme and Start Cashin to the victory tonight.

7

01:52 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 7 - Claiming

6f

Winner $6,300 - 5 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
3-23337
i

1 Only The Truth 9

dk g Yes It's True - Duffel (Private Terms)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
75

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m. Beaten 20l behind Cattle Drive at 11-2 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m earlier this month. Worthy of consideration.

Only The Truth historical data/form
2 (2)
546556
i

2 Kovarro 15

ch g Saint Anddan - Shanghai Rose (Red Bullet)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
65

He has won four times from 5f to 6f, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 15l behind Philippian when sixth of 7 at 60-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f (good) earlier this month. An unlikely winner today.

Kovarro historical data/form
3 (3)
72-2323
i

3 Whatsthequestion 16

ch g Ministers Wild Cat - You Are the Answer (Horse Chestnut)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 8-11
90

Has won 16 races from 6f to 1m. Third of 6 behind W. Giles beaten 6l at 17-10fav on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f earlier this month. Will be hard to keep out of the frame.

Whatsthequestion historical data/form
4 (4)
66069-4
i

4 Run Dixie Run 105

b h Tizway - Dixie Dos (Dixieland Band)

Has won at this Distance
D

He has won four times from 5f to 1m. Finished 11l behind Heiko when fourth of 6 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f in January. Improvement is required.

Run Dixie Run historical data/form
5 (5)
217-886
i

5 Al Do Great 9

b g Albert The Great - Precocious Polly (Lite The Fuse)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
80

Winner of five races at 6f. Finished 8l behind Scrap Iron Phil when sixth of 7 at 13-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f earlier this month. Has plenty to prove right now.

Al Do Great historical data/form
6 (6)
28-5623
i

6 Bluegrass Posse 15

b g Posse - Lady Bluegrass (Bluegrass Cat)

4 8-11
71

He has won three times at 1m. Third of 7 behind Philippian beaten 7l at 6-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f (good) earlier this month. Another with claims.

Bluegrass Posse historical data/form

Only The Truth and Bluegrass Posse both merit respect but this appears to be an ideal opportunity for the consistent WHATSTHEQUESTION to earn his 17th career victory.

8

02:20 Penn National (USA) (3YO plus)

Race 8 - Claiming

1m 70y

Winner $6,804 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
86-4525
i

1 Johnny Junior 36

b g Desert Party - Virginia Sunset (Slavic)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-4
64

A winner at 1m. Finished 5l behind Mountain On Fire when fifth of 9 at 30-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f last month. Hard to recommend.

Johnny Junior historical data/form
2 (2)
87-7144
i

2 Flashy Baron 15

ch g Gouldings Green - Baronesa (Flying Chevron)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9
63

A winner at 1m. Finished 7l behind Riteamontofmschief when fourth of 6 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m (good) earlier this month. Has ground to find with some of these.

Flashy Baron historical data/form
3 (3)
1545-74
i

3 Egyptian Pioneer 21

b g Pioneerof the Nile - Beautiful Julie (Tiznow)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-9
69

A winner at 1m. Finished 3 1/2l behind Sugar Train when fourth of 8 at 18-5 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 7f last month. Should not be underestimated.

Egyptian Pioneer historical data/form
4 (4)
156-275
i

4 Free Agent 35

b g Aisle - Valid Hanna (Untuttable)

4 8-9
53

A winner at 6f. Well beaten at 22-1 behind The Venerable Bede when fifth of 6 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m last month. Does not inspire any confidence.

Free Agent historical data/form
5 (5)
4-23423
i

5 Barbie's Ken 15

b g Warrior's Reward - Barbie Doll Type (Rahy)

5 8-9
73

A winner at 5f. Third of 6 behind Riteamontofmschief beaten 4l at 33-10 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m (good) earlier this month. Often finds himself in the mix.

Barbie's Ken historical data/form
6 (6)
267-847
i

6 Rainbow Row 7

b g Awesome of Course - Self Seeker (Skywalker)

A winner at 6f. Beaten 18l behind Clark's Kryptonite at 22-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Penn National over 6f (good) earlier this month. Would be a surprise winner today.

Rainbow Row historical data/form
7 (7)
4-35222
i

7 Wrangle 15

dk g Jump Start - Quiet Nicole (Consolidator)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-9
70

A winner at 1m. Beaten 3l by Riteamontofmschief when second of 6 at 6-5fav on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m (good) earlier this month. Has been knocking hard on the door of late.

Wrangle historical data/form

WRANGLE should be capable of winning today having filled second place in his last three starts. That said, Egyptian Pioneer and Barbie's Ken could also go very well.

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