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Dick's Picks - September 25, 2017




Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Race 1:

1st: (2) RED CAT – After racing third two starts in a row against $25K claimers, he moved up to this conditioned allowance level and rallied for second going this distance in good time. Son of RED ROCKS can work out an inside, stalking trip from here with Mario Pino.  

2nd: (5) BLUE MOON DIAMOND Broke his maiden two starts back here in his tenth career try then came back against $25K claimers and was an even second going two turns. He shows good pace going long and tries a long sprint for Ryan Walsh.   

3rd: (6) EXCELISBERG – Has raced evenly here the past three starts against this allowance level and stretches out a little.       

Race 2:

1st: (6) IRISH GHOST – Showed high speed two starts back going this distance then dropped down to maiden $16K claimers and won by four easy lengths as much the best. He drops down to $7,500 for Randy Russell who wins 16% first start after a maiden win.    

2nd: (3) MARTY – Was a good third two starts back as the 7 to 5 favorite after stumbling at the start and falling way behind. He broke running last time out & won by four lengths at 6 to 5 and could be tough to catch here if Ron Allen, Jr. can get him out of the gate cleanly.        

3rd: (4) DEVERDOEU – Broke his maiden in his ninth career start here two years ago and has run evenly in both starts this year.        

Race 3:

1st: (3) QUALIFYING – Was outrun when blinkers were added off the claim by Dale Capuano then she dropped down and beat $7,500 claimers. Last out, she held well for second against this claiming level when she pressed the pace every step of the way.  

2nd: (4) SENORITA SPARKPLUG – Dropped down to this claiming level the past three starts and he was in the money each time. Last out, she stalked a fast pace and was only beat 1 ½ lengths for Tim Girten who wins 27% first start after being beaten as the favorite.   

3rd: (1) SISTER STELLA – Did nothing against these two starts back but then just missed when moved up in class in a long sprint.                

Race 4:

1st: (1) THATLOOKONYERFACE – Added blinkers two starts back and he won going away in her PID debut against $25K claimers. He came back against optional claimers and was an even third before dropping down to $16K claimers for Dale Capuano.    

2nd: (6) BALK – Horse for the course raced evenly here two starts back going 6 ½ furlongs then stretched out to two turns with blinkers added and he went gate to wire. Son of STREET BOSS moves up a notch in class and gets Huber Villa-Gomez back – 17% going long.      

3rd: (7) LIGHTHOUSE SOUND – Dropped down to this claiming level and was a game second behind a next-out winner here going a mile.

Race 5:

1st: (4) EXPEDITER – Beat cheaper on the dirt at Finger Lakes then raced evenly in his next two starts. He faced this level here last out and held well for third in a long sprint. Anthony Ferraro wins 22% with his all-weather starters and 19% with his sprinters.  

2nd: (5) SKIPPIN TO VICTORY – Broke his maiden in a turf sprint on a yielding turf course at Penn National then came back here for his Tapeta debut and he stalked the pace and held on. Michael Salvaggio, Jr. and rider Andrew Wolfsont win 33% together.

Race 6:

1st: (1) PHAT LARRY – Still winless after eleven tries. He showed high speed going two turns before tiring then came back in a sprint and was a good second behind a next-out winner.  He was a good second going this distance last out and gets Antonio Gallardo.

2nd: (6) ITS ALL GOOD DAWG – Has been showing much better speed lately in his three starts this year. He was an even second last out going 5 ½ furlongs and meets the same group for Randy Russell – 21% when he rides Huber Villa-Gomez.                          

3rd: (2) ARGENTUM PUTEUS – Didn’t show much in his first two career starts but improved last out when Lasix was added.                             

Race 7:

1st: (3) BOOMIN GOOSE – Raced evenly against allowance foes going two turns then came back and missed by a head in a wide trip. Katy Cheeks wins 11% with her synthetic track starters and draws well with Luis Garcia – 16% with his route mounts.  

2nd: (2) ANOTHER FOR MARIO – Broke his maiden here then tired next time out against state-bred allowance foes. He won last out and now drops down to $25K claimers for Matt Kintz who wins 18% first start after a win and Mario Pino rides back – 17% with his route rides.     

Race 8:

1st: (2) FACE THE WATER – Broke her maiden 3 starts back then was an even fourth going six furlongs. She stretched out to two turns last out here & she missed by a half-length. Now, daughter of POSSE goes back to a long sprint for Ron Potts – 23% going long to short.     

2nd: (1) ENJOY THIS – Broke her maiden by a nose first time out then raced evenly since then. She held on for fifth two starts back against this level then could not overcome post 10 last out going six furlongs. Entry mate is in good form and Willie Martinez is named on both.                      

3rd: (3) FLORIDA BAY – Rallied from far back to just miss after being shuffled back from post one and draws better with Gallardo.      


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