Sam Houston Race Park 26 January 2020

Going: Good Dirt (Dirt)
Draw Advantage: None

Instructions

1

19:20 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (3YO only)

Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight

6f 110y

Winner $22,680 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (4)
21-2
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1 Empire Of Gold 15

b c Goldencents - Empire Diva (Empire Maker)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
3 8-10
92

A winner at 6f. Beaten 3 1/2l by Ranaan when second of 14 at 11-5jt-fav on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. That effort sets a fair standard.

Empire Of Gold historical data/form
2 (1)
5
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2 Archarch Tale 15

dk c Archarcharch - Tale Of Plumlake (Tale Of The Cat)

3 8-10
76

Dam unraced. Finished 9l behind Ranaan when fifth of 14 at 100-1 on his racecourse debut at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. Outran his odds there and deserves respect.

Archarch Tale historical data/form
3 (2)
7757-48
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3 Ready Redding 9

dk g Redding Colliery - Iz R A Zede (Zede)

3 8-10
53

Yet to place in six starts. Beaten 18l behind Slither at 20-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 5f earlier this month. No surprise if he struggles once more.

Ready Redding historical data/form
4 (3)
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4 Blackrock Castle

b c Declaration Of War - Plaza (Chester House)

3 8-10
 - 

Half-brother to Dawaaleeb, won twice at 1m. Might find this sharp enough.

Blackrock Castle historical data/form
5 (5)
6-
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5 Hard Candy 53

ch c Candy Ride - Frivolous Alex (Afleet Alex)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
3 8-10
70

Finished 12l behind Man In The Can when sixth of 8 at 11-5fav on his racecourse debut at Remington Park over 6f in December last year. A better performance can be expected.

Hard Candy historical data/form
6 (7)
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6 Storm King

b c Empire Maker - Pulpits Storm (Pulpit)

Dam unraced. Check the betting for any clues.

Storm King historical data/form
7 (8)
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7 Midnight Revolt

dk c Revolutionary - Midnight Luke (Midnight Lute)

3 8-10
 - 

Dam unraced. Best watched for the time being.

Midnight Revolt historical data/form
8 (6)
4
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8 Irish Silver 15

gr/ c Aikenite - Cee's Irish (Cee's Tizzy)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
3 8-10
79

Half-brother to Horner Man, won four times at 7f and 1m. Finished 8l behind Ranaan when fourth of 14 at 11-5jt-fav on his racecourse debut at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. Others might have too much pace.

Irish Silver historical data/form

EMPIRE OF GOLD has form figures of 212 in his short career so far and could double his career tally for trainer Terry Eoff. Archarch Tale performed well on debut behind the selection last time, while Hard Candy has a similar profile and is also considered.

2

19:50 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 2 - Allowance

1m 110y

Winner $23,310 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
77/6101-
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1 Flash Forcast 85

b g Drosselmeyer - Symbol Of Freedom (Tapit)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
87

He has won three times at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 13-5fav at Remington Park over 1m in November last year, beating Major Brown by a neck. Gelded before that and it seemed to make a massive difference.

Flash Forcast historical data/form
2 (2)
332324-
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2 Shirl's Ready 77

ch g More Than Ready - Shirl's Soul (Perfect Soul)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
91

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind Concur when fourth of 6 at 17-5 on his latest outing at Turf Paradise over 1m (good) in November last year. This trip appears to suit him well.

Shirl's Ready historical data/form
3 (3)
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3 Tornado Man 107

gr/ g Unbridled's Heart - Red Moon Cat (Malibu Moon)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
65

He has won three times at 1m on good ground. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Dreamer's Point when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 1m in October last year. Comes with questions to answer.

Tornado Man historical data/form
4 (4)
33225-3
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4 Big Game Hunter 11

b g Flower Alley - Zelna J (Roy)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-9 (ow 2)
90

He has won three times at 1m on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Money Trend beaten 1/2l at 9-2 on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 1m (firm) earlier this month. No shock if he runs well for a long way.

Big Game Hunter historical data/form
5 (5)
11313-5
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5 Gray Hope 11

gr/ c Paddy O'prado - Lee Gage (Fit To Fight)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 8-7
97

He has won four times from 7f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Deep Explorer when fifth of 8 at 11-10fav on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 1m earlier this month. Backed there as though much better was anticipated.

Gray Hope historical data/form
6 (6)
216032-
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6 Papa Rizzo 144

b g Scat Daddy - Flock Of Doves (Kingmambo)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-7
85

He has won three times from 5f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Port Of Storms when second of 10 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Retama Park over 7f (good) in September last year. The step up in trip could prove the difference.

Papa Rizzo historical data/form
7 (7)
93421-6
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7 Shell Fire 11

b g Gemologist - Roust 'em Bertie (Bertrando)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-7
85

A winner at 1m on the all-weather. Finished 15l behind Dance Kingdom when sixth of 9 at 13-5 on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 7f earlier this month. A limited type.

Shell Fire historical data/form
8 (8)
45/7338-
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8 Disinclined 81

dk g Valid Expectations - Crepe Myrtle (Purge)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
82

A winner at 1m on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Beaten 15l behind Don't Forget at 30-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 1m (firm) in November last year. Not one to trust.

Disinclined historical data/form
9 (9)
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9 Little John W 81

b g Colonel John - Masked Maiden (Sky Mesa)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-7
92

Winner of seven races from 7f to 1m on good ground. Finished 12l behind Don't Forget when sixth of 8 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 1m (firm) in November last year. Held on that running.

Little John W historical data/form
10 (10)
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10 Morhawk 100

dk g Kipling - Midsummer Magic (Pure Prize)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
86

A winner at 1m on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 4l behind Cowboy Mischief when sixth of 10 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 1m in October last year. He has shaped much better for these connections.

Morhawk historical data/form

PAPA RIZZO looked like the winner all the way before narrowly being touched off into second when last seen and should enjoy this step up to a mile. Gray Hope and Morhawk can give the selection the most to ponder.

3

20:20 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 3 - Allowance

7f

Winner $23,310 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
153600-
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1 True Allegiance 113

dk f Awesome Patriot - Heart and Soul (Devil His Due)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
48

She has won three times from 7f to 1m. Well beaten at 60-1 behind Cause To Wonder when last of 10 on her latest outing at Remington Park over 1m (good) in October last year. Here to make the numbers up.

True Allegiance historical data/form
2 (2)
56822-1
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2 Bold Legend 17

b m Mr Jess Perry - Love Samba (Out Of Place)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
79

She has won four times from 2f to 1m. A winner at 17-4 at Delta Downs over 6f on her latest outing earlier this month, beating Vagary by 1 1/4l. Going in the right direction now.

Bold Legend historical data/form
3 (3)
34878-7
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3 High Def Ridge 16

blk m Ronridge Will - Jovialisa Ridge (Early Flyer)

5 8-11
48

A winner at 5f. Beaten 15l behind Silver City Trick at 80-1 when seventh of 9 on her latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. A long day might be on the cards.

High Def Ridge historical data/form
4 (4)
191-
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4 Blue Darter 267

gr/ f Too Much Bling - Platinum Blue (Mineshaft)

4 8-11
68

Successful twice at 5f. Won on her latest outing when 7-5fav at Lone Star Park over 5f (good) in May last year, beating Jaime's Lil Fear by 1 1/4l. Justified strong market support there.

Blue Darter historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Amarillo Skysong 158

ch f Sky Mesa - Perennial Song (Songandaprayer)

4 8-11
51

Successful twice at 5f. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Silver Moon Rising when last of 7 on her latest outing at Retama Park over 5f in August last year. The break needs to have done him good.

Amarillo Skysong historical data/form
6 (6)
24321-8
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6 Akuna Matata 16

ch f Even The Score - Super Esther (Malibu Moon)

4 8-11
54

A winner at 6f. Beaten 16l behind Silver City Trick at 25-1 when eighth of 9 on her latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. It is hard to see her improving enough to claim this prize.

Akuna Matata historical data/form
7 (7)
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7 Miss Spicy 78

b f My Golden Song - Dance With Dana (Trippi)

A winner at 8-1 at Remington Park over 1m on her latest outing in November last year, beating Archyouadream by a head. Needs another career-best performance here.

Miss Spicy historical data/form
8 (8)
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8 Seven S's Special 68

dk m Special Rate - Another Day (Silver Deputy)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
46

A winner at 6f. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Mulberry when last of 7 on her latest outing at Zia Park over 1m in November last year. One to avoid.

Seven S's Special historical data/form
9 (9)
12567-5
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9 Sparkling Air 16

gr/ f Too Much Bling - Malaysian Air (Mizzen Mast)

A winner at 5f. Finished 13l behind Silver City Trick when fifth of 9 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 6f earlier this month. That race wasn't really run to suit.

Sparkling Air historical data/form

BOLD LEGEND scored on stable debut earlier this month at Delta Downs and has been located a nice opening in which to follow up. Blue Darter is unexposed and makes some appeal being 2-3 in her career so far, while Sparkling Air could prove best of the remainder.

4

20:50 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (3YO only)

Race 4 - Allowance Optional Claiming

6f

Winner $23,310 - 8 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
6160-
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1 Three D Flag 57

b f Super Saver - Color Me Flying (Distorted Humor)

3 8-10
69

A winner at 7f. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Bayerness when 10th of 12 on her latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m in November last year. Down in class and worthy of respect.

Three D Flag historical data/form
2 (2)
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2 Big Tiny 45

ch f Caleb's Posse - Kinsley (Pulpit)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
73

Successful at 5f and 6f. Won on her latest outing when 19-10fav at Remington Park over 6f in December last year, beating Lone Star Lady by 1 1/2l. No surprise if she is bang there.

Big Tiny historical data/form
3 (3)
1144-
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3 Gee She Sparkles 36

gr/ f Race Day - Pata Fresca (Indian Charlie)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
80

Successful twice at 5f. Finished behind Taraz when fourth of 6 at 15-1 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 6f in December last year. Highly tried in her short career so far.

Gee She Sparkles historical data/form
4 (4)
7160-
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4 Twisted Emotions 148

ch f Raison D'etat - Quality Lass (Exclusive Quality)

3 8-10
61

A winner at 4f. Well beaten at 150-1 behind Jezebel's Kitten when last of 12 on her latest outing at Kentucky Downs over 1m (good) in August last year. Lacks a change of gear.

Twisted Emotions historical data/form
5 (5)
491-3
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5 Grace Forever 14

ch f Palace - Native Gate Dancer (Gate Dancer)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
64

A winner at 6f. Third of 6 behind Jet Sweep beaten 3 1/2l at 11-2 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 6f earlier this month. Generally outruns her odds and could do so once more.

Grace Forever historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Party Lights 66

ch f Carpe Diem - Lady Zeva (Pomeroy)

3 8-10
71

A winner at 5-2 at Churchill Downs over 7f on her latest outing in November last year, beating Golden Lily by 1 1/2l. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Michael Maker, and likely to make a nuisance of herself.

Party Lights historical data/form
7 (7)
6166-1
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7 Boston Cadillac 22

dk f Songandaprayer - Cactus Cadillac (Cactus Ridge)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
59

Successful at 2f and 6f. A winner at 7-1 at Fair Grounds over 6f on her latest outing earlier this month, beating Catcake. Twice a winner in five starts and warrants a second glance.

Boston Cadillac historical data/form
8 (8)
4159-
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8 Milli Starr 161

b f Street Boss - I Have A Price (Successful Appeal)

3 8-10
49

A winner at 5f. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Green Destiny when 9th of 11 on her latest outing at Ellis Park over 7f in August last year. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Steven Asmussen, and this might just be a fact-finding mission.

Milli Starr historical data/form

PARTY LIGHTS made it third-time lucky at Churchill Downs when last seen in November and looks to be in a good place to claim further success. Big Tiny arrives here in top form, while Boston Cadillac has solid place claims.

5

21:20 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 5 - Stakes

5f

Winner $62,999 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
016111-
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1 Roger Brown 106

dk g Roger That - Helen Brown (Taylor's Special)

Has won at this Distance
D

Has won ten races at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-5 at Remington Park over 5f (good) on his latest outing in October last year, beating Game Loading by 2 3/4l. Still enthusiastic about the game.

Roger Brown historical data/form
2 (2)
53116-1
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2 Grade One 11

dk g Midnight Lute - Goforitmrsmiller (Speightstown)

5 8-8
99

He has won four times from 6f to 7f on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 7-5fav at Sam Houston Race Park over 7f earlier this month, beating Taruca by 8l, and is it hard to ignore how visually impressive he was there.

Grade One historical data/form
3 (3)
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3 Imma Bling 43

gr/ g Too Much Bling - Imma Be A Wildcat (D'Wildcat)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-8
107

Has won ten races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3l by Trumpence when second of 6 at 30-1 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 6f in December last year. That was a huge performance against the odds.

Imma Bling historical data/form
4 (4)
819311-
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4 Fast Boat 106

b g City Zip - Yellow Boat (Lemon Drop Kid)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
106

Winner of six races from 5f to 7f on good ground. Won on his latest outing when 16-5fav at Keeneland over 5f (good) in October last year, beating Texas Wedge by 1/2l. A sprinter to keep on side.

Fast Boat historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Powell 36

ch c Munnings - Dearest One (Macho Uno)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
95

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on the all-weather. Beaten 15l behind Pete's Play Call at 6-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Fair Grounds over 5f (firm) in December last year. Recent performances haven't been good enough.

Powell historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Dance Proudly 45

dk g Quick Action - Lady Newton (Conscience Clear)

Has won at this Distance
D

Has won 18 races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Hemp Hemp Hurray when fifth of 7 at 17-4 on his latest outing at Turfway Park over 5f in December last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Randy Matthews. Not the force of old.

Dance Proudly historical data/form
7 (7)
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7 Stormieis Blue 42

gr/ f Moro Tap - Borrego's Treasure (Borrego)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-4 (ow 1)
102

She has won three times at 5f on firm and good ground. Beaten 11l behind Lady Orchid at 30-1 when seventh of 11 on her latest outing at Remington Park over 1m in December last year. She has reservations hanging over her.

Stormieis Blue historical data/form
8 (8)
512116-
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8 Nicky Numbers 65

b g Run Away and Hide - Daedal (Orientate)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
93

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 19l behind Ender when last of 6 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 6f in November last year. A repeat would evidently not suffice.

Nicky Numbers historical data/form
9 (9)
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9 Richard's Boy 74

gr/ g Idiot Proof - Marissa's Joy (Cee's Tizzy)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-8
102

Has won ten races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 3 1/2l behind Eurobond when fifth of 7 at 17-4 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 5f in November last year. Capable if everything falls right.

Richard's Boy historical data/form
10 (10)
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10 Real News 45

b c The Factor - Missy's Advantage (Tactical Advantage)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
110

He has won three times at 5f on good ground. Won on his latest outing when 16-10fav at Fair Grounds over 5f (good) in December last year, beating Lawton by 1 1/4l, and he shouldn't be far away.

Real News historical data/form
11 (11)
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11 Jazzy Times 59

dk g Discreetly Mine - Jazzy Melissa (Grand Slam)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-6 (ow 4)
124

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished behind Wilbo when fifth of 15 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 5f in November last year. A place might be the best that connections can hope for.

Jazzy Times historical data/form
12 (12)
25513-0
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12 Drowningndiamonds 16

ch g Diamond - Drowning (Slewacide)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 8-6 (ow 4)
106

Has won nine races from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 17l behind Imma Wild Bling at 7-2 when last of 12 on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 5f earlier this month. He often fails to finish his races.

Drowningndiamonds historical data/form

FAST BOAT comes here chasing a hat-trick and is tentatively preferred to Roger Brown and Real News in what appears to be a competitive event for the grade.

6

21:55 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 6 - Stakes

6f

Winner $47,250 - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
1/02117-
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1 Malpais 253

dk c Hard Spun - D' Elegance (El Corredor)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
101

He has won three times from 6f to 7f. Beaten 4l behind Lexitonian at 3-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Pimlico over 6f in May last year. Talented but this run might be required.

Malpais historical data/form
2 (2)
1/81441-
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2 Pete's Play Call 36

ch g Munnings - Taft Lil Queen (Irish Open)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-11
106

Has won nine races from 5f to 7f. A winner at 3-1 at Fair Grounds over 5f (firm) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Wilbo by 2 1/2l. That will have really boosted his confidence.

Pete's Play Call historical data/form
3 (3)
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3 Direct Dial 88

gr/ h Too Much Bling - Fast Find (Mineshaft)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
100

Winner of five races from 4f to 1m. Beaten 3/4l by Ninth Street when second of 6 at 5-2 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 6f in October last year. That was more like it.

Direct Dial historical data/form
4 (4)
13111-4
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4 Paddock Pick 15

b g Graydar - Fiery Pulpit (Pulpit)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
105

Winner of six races from 6f to 7f. Finished 6l behind Flat Lucky when fourth of 7 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 5f earlier this month. This step up in trip should see him be more competitive.

Paddock Pick historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Trumpence 43

ch g Eskendereya - Enchanted Mesa (Sky Mesa)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8
103

He has won four times from 5f to 6f. A winner at 22-1 at Remington Park over 6f on his latest outing in December last year, beating Imma Bling by 3l. There was no fluke about that.

Trumpence historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Mr Money Bags 60

gr/ g Silver City - Miss Photogenic (You And I)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
103

Winner of seven races from 5f to 1m. Won on his latest outing when 9-10fav at Zia Park over 1m in November last year, beating Dueling by a neck. Dug in bravely there.

Mr Money Bags historical data/form
7 (7)
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7 Takes Two To Tango 43

b g Half Ours - Doyouwanttodance (Disco Rico)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-4
101

He has won three times from 5f to 6f. Beaten 1l by Laughingsaintssong when second of 12 at 66-1 on his latest outing at Fair Grounds over 6f in December last year. A repeat performance is by no means impossible.

Takes Two To Tango historical data/form

PETE'S PLAY CALL took a huge step forward to land stakes honours at Fair Grounds just before Christmas and could prove too hot to handle for both Direct Dial and Trumpence in a fascinating sprint.

7

22:40 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (3YO only)

Race 7 - Stakes

1m

Winner $126,000 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
23121-
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1 Pixelate 51

dk c City Zip - Speckled (Street Cry)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
93

Successful twice at 1m on firm ground. A winner at 5-2 at Aqueduct over 1m (firm) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Homeland by a head. Could improve further now using Lasix for the first time.

Pixelate historical data/form
2 (2)
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2 Deviant 86

ch c Daredevil - Alkmaar (Monashee Mountain)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-10
85

Successful at 7f and 1m on good ground. Beaten 19l behind Structor at 80-1 when last of 14 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Presented By Coolmore America at Santa Anita over 1m (good) in November last year. This is a slight drop in class.

Deviant historical data/form
3 (3)
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3 Memorable 51

b c Uncle Mo - Unforgettable (Empire Maker)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-5
98

Successful at 5f and 1m on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 7-5fav at Turfway Park over 1m in December last year, beating Bahama Channel by 3l. He deserves to take his chance in this better event.

Memorable historical data/form
4 (4)
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4 Billy Batts 86

dk c City Zip - Down To Hearth (Giant's Causeway)

Has won at this Distance
D

A winner at 1m on good ground. Beaten 3/4l by Structor when second of 14 at 55-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Presented By Coolmore America at Santa Anita over 1m (good) in November last year. Sets a daunting form standard for the rest to follow.

Billy Batts historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Southgate 42

b g Dramedy - Perfect Southerner (Dixieland Band)

3 8-10
86

A winner at 5f on the all-weather. Finished 18l behind Shoplifted when sixth of 11 at 200-1 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 1m in December last year. He has questions hanging over him.

Southgate historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Drewpower 29

b c Lemon Drop Kid - Port Of Entry (Fusaichi Pegasus)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-6 (ow 3)
92

A winner at 1m on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Jersey Cat Tale when fourth of 8 at 18-5 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 1m in December last year. One to leave well alone.

Drewpower historical data/form
7 (7)
912221-
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7 Chimney Rock 43

b c Artie Schiller - What's Your Point (Wheaton)

3 8-10
100

Successful at 5f and 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 7-5 at Fair Grounds over 6f on his latest outing in December last year, beating Binding Agreement by 7l. That was visually very impressive.

Chimney Rock historical data/form
8 (8)
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8 Toma Todo 38

ch c English Channel - Henna (Horse Chestnut)

3 8-3
96

A winner at 5f on good ground. Third of 7 behind Joker On Jack beaten 8l at 16-10 on his latest outing at Turfway Park over 6f in December last year. Unexposed and one to keep an eye on.

Toma Todo historical data/form
9 (9)
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9 Alohlouya 42

ch g Girolamo - Almost Sma (Cure The Blues)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-4 (ow 1)
85

Successful at 6f and 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 10-1 at Remington Park over 6f on his latest outing in December last year, beating Okie Heater by 1 1/2l, but this is tougher.

Alohlouya historical data/form
10 (10)
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10 Bodecream 29

dk g Bodemeister - Call Mariah (Dixie Union)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 8-4 (ow 1)
96

A winner at 7f on good ground. Beaten 1/2l by Hieronymus when second of 7 at 33-1 on his latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (firm) in December last year. He has looked much better since being gelded three starts ago.

Bodecream historical data/form
11 (11)
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11 Field Pass 91

gr/ c Lemon Drop Kid - Only Me (Runaway Groom)

Has won at this Distance
D

A winner at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 16l behind Alcools when sixth of 8 at 33-10 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m in October last year. A little more exposed than most.

Field Pass historical data/form
12 (12)
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12 Jack And Noah (FR) 78

gr/ c Bated Breath - Winter Count (Mizzen Mast)

3 8-10
105

Successful twice at 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 17-4 at Aqueduct over 6f (good) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Embolden by 1 3/4l, and in the right hands to progress further.

Jack And Noah historical data/form

BILLY BATTS finished second in a Grade 1 Breeders' Cup contest when last witnessed in November and would prove tough to stop if performing to that sort of level. Pixelate can take second, just ahead of the improving Chimney Rock.

8

23:20 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 8 - Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (Grade 3)

1m 110y

Winner $189,000 - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
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1 Serengeti Empress 85

dk f Alternation - Havisham (Bernardini)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
107

Winner of five races from 5f to 1m 1f. Third of 11 behind Blue Prize beaten 5l at 10-1 on her latest outing in the Grade 1 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita over 1m 1f in November last year. A classy type on her day.

Serengeti Empress historical data/form
2 (2)
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2 Out For A Spin 31

ch f Hard Spun - My Mammy (Came Home)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8
93

She has won three times at 1m. Beaten 3/4l by Saracosa when second of 6 at 13-5 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m in December last year. Likely to be given another aggressive ride.

Out For A Spin historical data/form
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3 Saracosa 31

b m Bernardini - Homeschooling (Medaglia d'Oro)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-6
101

Successful twice at 1m. A winner at 30-1 at Fair Grounds over 1m on her latest outing in December last year, beating Out For A Spin by 3/4l. That race fell apart a little but she still had to get the job done.

Saracosa historical data/form
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4 Lady Apple 119

b f Curlin - Miss Mary Apples (Clever Trick)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
95

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m. A winner at 6-5 at Remington Park over 1m on her latest outing in September last year, beating Gold Standard by 1/2l. She goes about her business in a likeable manner.

Lady Apple historical data/form
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5 Mylady Curlin 59

b m Curlin - Ladyledue (Slewdledo)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
108

Has won eight races from 6f to 1m 1f. Won on her latest outing when 5-2fav at Churchill Downs over 1m 1f in November last year, beating Go Google Yourself by 2 1/4l. This race could be set up just nicely for her.

Mylady Curlin historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Street Band 85

ch f Istan - Street Minstrel (Street Cry)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
105

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m. Beaten 16l behind Blue Prize at 10-1 when eighth of 11 on her latest outing in the Grade 1 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita over 1m 1f in November last year. That wasn't her true running.

Street Band historical data/form

MYLADY CURLIN has been successful in four of her last six starts and could get a nice pace to aim at here. Serengeti Empress is classy and can provide the main threat, just ahead of Lady Apple.

9

00:00 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 9 - John B. Connolly Turf Cup Stakes (Grade 3)

1m 4f

Winner $126,000 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
35343-2
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1 Prospector Fever 11

dk g Pomatini - Jessie'sgotafever (Gold Fever)

6 8-5 (ow 1)
106

Winner of six races from 6f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 2l by Deep Explorer when second of 8 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Sam Houston Race Park over 1m earlier this month. This will show us how far he has come.

Prospector Fever historical data/form
2 (2)
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2 Cross Border 43

dk h English Channel - Empress Josephine (Empire Maker)

Winner of seven races from 7f to 1m 3f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 1/2l behind Instilled Regard when sixth of 9 at 10-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. Could bounce back.

Cross Border historical data/form
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3 Patriot Drive 26

ch g Majestic Warrior - Just Fabulous (Include)

6 8-5 (ow 1)
114

Winner of six races at 1m on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Peekacho when sixth of 10 at 33-10 on his latest outing at Turfway Park over 1m in December last year. A tough day beckons.

Patriot Drive historical data/form
4 (4)
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4 Zumurudee 28

b g Stormy Atlantic - Voting right (High Chaparral)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 8-8
109

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 7 behind Majestic Pride beaten 4l at 9-10jt-fav on his latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (good) in December last year. That was disappointing under the circumstances.

Zumurudee historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Yeowzer 52

dk g Include - Tri Skipping (Skip Trial)

8 8-6 (ow 2)
101

Has won ten races from 6f to 1m 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Attentive beaten 5l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Remington Park over 1m in December last year. Unsuited by that tactical affair.

Yeowzer historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Another Mystery 10

b c Temple City - Ioya Two (Lord At War)

4 8-6
105

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 1f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 18-1 at Fair Grounds over 1m 1f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Botswana by a neck. That was a huge run.

Another Mystery historical data/form
7 (7)
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7 Marzo 43

dk g Medaglia d'Oro - Spring Party (Smart Strike)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
108

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 4f on firm and good ground. Beaten 2 3/4l behind Instilled Regard at 22-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. Ran better than his finishing position suggested last time.

Marzo historical data/form
8 (8)
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8 Nate's Attack 53

b g Quality Road - Striking Tomisue (Smart Strike)

He has won three times at 1m on firm ground and on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind Pound For Pound when fifth of 7 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Delta Downs over 1m in December last year. He has questions to answer.

Nate's Attack historical data/form
9 (9)
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9 Dot Matrix 64

b g Freud - Aunt Dot Dot (Gulch)

7 8-11
116

Has won nine races from 1m to 1m 1f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 11 behind Sadler's Joy beaten 3 1/2l at 25-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Red Smith Stakes at Aqueduct over 1m 3f (good) in November last year. That form is strong.

Dot Matrix historical data/form
10 (10)
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10 Tracksmith 29

b c Street Sense - Hot Water (Medaglia d'Oro)

4 8-11
107

He has won four times from 5f to 1m on firm and good ground. Won on his latest outing when 17-5fav at Fair Grounds over 1m (firm) in December last year, beating dead-heaters Flying Scotsman and Spectacular Gem by 1/2l. He really needs to find more.

Tracksmith historical data/form
11 (11)
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11 Sleepy Eyes Todd 42

gr/ c Paddy O'prado - Pledge Mom (Wild Rush)

4 8-11
111

He has won four times from 6f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-5 at Remington Park over 1m on his latest outing in December last year, beating Chris And Dave by 1/2l, and he won't mind this step up in distance.

Sleepy Eyes Todd historical data/form
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12 Bemma's Boy 71

dk g Into Mischief - Arcing (Arch)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
86

He has won four times from 5f to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 3/4l behind Mr. Misunderstood when fourth of 10 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m 1f (good) in November last year. Another big run could be set fair.

Bemma's Boy historical data/form

DOT MATRIX caught the eye when third in Grade 3 company last time out and wouldn't need to improve much in order to win this. Cross Border and Marzo add depth to a really competitive race.

10

00:35 Sam Houston Race Park (USA) (4YO plus)

Race 10 - Stakes

1m 110y

Winner $47,250 - 11 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Silk / Saddlecloth / Horse Name
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
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1 Texas Belle 119

b m Angliana - Inthemiddleofitall (Proper Reality)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-11
89

Has won nine races from 7f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Area when sixth of 8 at 45-1 on her latest outing at Remington Park over 1m (good) in September last year. Hard to fancy.

Texas Belle historical data/form
2 (2)
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2 Winning Envelope 29

ch f More Than Ready - Granby Girl (Badge Of Silver)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
105

She has won three times from 5f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Zofelle when fifth of 13 at 11-2 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (firm) in December last year. One to ignore.

Winning Envelope historical data/form
3 (3)
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3 Quinn Murphy 31

dk m Giant Oak - Velvet Hammer (Smart Strike)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-4
96

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on good ground. Third of 8 behind Makealitlemischief beaten 2l at 7-1 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (good) in December last year. Opposable for the time being.

Quinn Murphy historical data/form
4 (4)
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4 Corluna 142

ch m Unbridled's Heart - Red Moon Cat (Malibu Moon)

Has won at this Distance
D

Winner of seven races from 7f to 1m on good ground. Beaten 3/4l by Discreet Smile when second of 8 at 2-1 on her latest outing at Retama Park over 1m (good) in September last year. This is a step up in grade.

Corluna historical data/form
5 (5)
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5 Oh My 36

dk m Medaglia d'Oro - Proposal (Mt. Livermore)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 8-4
105

Successful at 7f and 1m on firm ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 9-5fav behind Notapradaprice when last of 7 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (firm) in December last year. Better than that.

Oh My historical data/form
6 (6)
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6 Dream Passage 66

b m Stormy Atlantic - Raffie's Dream (Raffie's Majesty)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-11
108

Has won eight races from 5f to 1m 1f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Won on her latest outing when 3-5fav at Aqueduct over 1m (good) in November last year, beating Raining Lemons by 3 1/2l. The one to stop.

Dream Passage historical data/form
7 (7)
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7 She's Pretty Lucky 38

b m Lookin At Lucky - Pretty Amusing (War Chant)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
95

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Classy Act beaten 3 1/2l at 5-2 on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 6f in December last year. A viable each-way option.

She's Pretty Lucky historical data/form
8 (8)
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8 Alternative Slew 42

ch f Alternation - Imadancingslew (Evansville Slew)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
93

She has won four times from 6f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 11 behind Lady Orchid beaten 3/4l at 19-5 on her latest outing at Remington Park over 1m in December last year. Another solid type in a competitive race.

Alternative Slew historical data/form
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9 Orageuse 31

b m Broken Vow - Aurore (Arch)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 8-11
96

Successful twice at 1m on good ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Makealitlemischief when second of 8 at 6-4fav on her latest outing at Fair Grounds over 1m (good) in December last year. She really should have been winning that.

Orageuse historical data/form
10 (10)
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10 Cowgirls Like Us 197

gr/ f My Golden Song - Nothinbettertodo (Gold Legend)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
91

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m on firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a head by Terra's Angel when second of 6 at 9-4 on her latest outing at Lone Star Park over 1m (good) in July last year. Entitled to strip fitter for this.

Cowgirls Like Us historical data/form
11 (11)
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11 Curlin's Journey 29

b m Curlin - Kiss My Swiss (Swiss Yodeler)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-11
109

Successful at 1m and 1m 1f on good ground. Finished 2 1/4l behind Mirth when fifth of 8 at 10-1 on her latest outing in the Grade 3 Robert J Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita over 1m 1f (good) in December last year. This looks a little easier.

Curlin's Journey historical data/form
12 (12)
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12 Discreet Smile 142

b f Discreet Cat - Smiles Golden Song (My Golden Song)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11
85

She has won four times from 7f to 1m on good ground. A winner at 7-2 at Retama Park over 1m (good) on her latest outing in September last year, beating Corluna by 3/4l. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Johnny Johnston. A few of these have her measure.

Discreet Smile historical data/form

DREAM PASSAGE arrives here chasing a fourth successive victory and is tough to oppose in this company once more. Oh My and class dropper Curlin's Journey are also noted.