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Dick's Picks - October 3, 2017

Author

Dick

Date

Tue, Oct 3, 2017
Race 1:

1st: (1) SALEAS – Just missed two starts back going a two-turn mile at Finger Lakes against allowance foes then he came back there with an even third. Son of FIRST SAMURAI draws the rail for his Tapeta debut and gets Antonio Gallardo – 18% going long.

2nd: (2) JUDGE ROY BEAN Stretches out to two turns off some solid efforts in long sprints. He missed by a length two starts back then dropped down to this claiming level and was a good second for Lance Stokes who wins 10% going short to long and gets Morales back.  

3rd: (5) LIAM’S PRINCE – Took him 14 career starts to break his maiden then was an even third two starts later going two turns.     

Race 2:

1st: (3) INVISIBLE – Horse for the course was a good third two starts back against this claiming group going 5 1/2 furlongs then just missed going six furlongs in fast time when dropped down in class. Teresa Connelly wins 19% with his sprinters and 31% when she uses Morales.        

2nd: (7) JEN’S SONG – Beat allowance foes here 4 starts back then dropped down to this claiming level & won going away. He raced evenly in his next 2 starts for Dale Capuano who wins 28% with his synthetic track starters & 22% first start after being beaten as the fave.

3rd: (9) BALK – Added blinkers two starts back and he went gate to wire at two turns then he tired last out when moved up some in class

Race 3:

1st: (2) MAGICIAN’S BAGS – Broke his maiden third time out then moved up in class and tired after a half-mile. He came back and beat $25K claimers here last out and went gate to wire. Gerry Brooks wins 18% first start after a win and 24% when he rides Luis Garcia.

2nd: (4) CRAZY SWEET – Horse for the course beat $16K claimers as the odds-on favorite then came back and just missed last out. She meets them again for Glenn Wismer who wins 14% with his synthetic track starters and 13% with his claiming starters.  

3rd: (8) BARNIE’S LADY – Moves up to this class level and she missed by a neck then lost all chance last out with a poor break last out.                     

Race 4:

1st: (4) MADE TO FIT – Dropped down to this class level and he won easily then came back from post nine and beat allowance foes from post nine. Last out, he dropped back down to this class level and missed by a length in fast time going 5 ½ furlongs.

2nd: (7) WORBOTHOR – Raced evenly against $25K claimers then dropped down to this claiming level with a good second against these behind a next-out winner. He beat $12,500 claimers last out in fast time and now moves back up in class for Jeremiah Englehart.            

3rd: (2) SEUSS – Beat $25K claimers three starts back then ran well against this same level before dropping to this level today.     

Race 5:

1st: (3) DEFICIT HAWK – Made his Tapeta debut two starts back going this distance then moved up in class and won again. Now, he hides out in starter allowance company for Anthony Ferraro who wins 24% first start after a win and 22% with his synthetic track starters.        

2nd: (1) SAMBUCCA STEVE – Made his Tapeta debut two starts back and went gate to wire in fast time at 6 ½ furlongs after opening up a huge lead. He easily overcame post ten last out and shortens to 5 ½ furlongs for Larry Reeed who wins 22% first start after a win.

3rd: (4) STAY DETERMINED – Was third against this the last two times he faced them for a sharp racing group and gets Gallardo back.        

Race 6:

1st: (6) HOPEHARD – Horse for the course showed good speed two starts back then returned against this claiming level and he missed by a neck from post nine. Shane Meyers wins 25% first start after being beaten as the favorite and 22% with his claimers.  

2nd: (9) SENOR HABANERO – Showed high speed going two turns here before weakening then came back at this distance and tired after a half-mile. He drops down to $5K claimers for Tom Cooper who wins 8% and picks up Addiel Ayala – 13% with his sprint mounts.

3rd: (10) COUNTY ANTRIM – Horse for the course was a good second last out going two turns when he was shuffled far back.   

Race 7:

1st: (2) YOU GOT JOKES – Dropped down to this claiming level two starts back and just missed as the 2 to 1 favorite. He moved up to $16K claimers and raced evenly against $16K claimers for Adam Rice who wins 19% with his claimers and 25% when he uses Allen, Jr.        

2nd: (5) CRAFTY KITTEN – Broke his maiden in his seventh career start going a two-turn mile here then raced evenly in his next two starts. Son of KITTEN’S JOY turns back to a sprint for the first time for Tim Hamm who wins 22% going long to short.

3rd: (12) EL MAYITO – Was a close second against this claiming group going this distance two starts back for Carol Skawinski.      

Race 8:

1st: (11) JAY WOW – Was a good second behind a next-out winner two starts back in a wide trip then was shuffled back from post one and still almost won. Arrienne Cox wins 8% with her sprinters and Wayne Rice wins 10% with his synthetic track starters.           

2nd: (5) RARE ROSE – Dropped down to this claiming level two starts back and was a good second as the even-money favorite. She was used hard from post 1 last out going 2 turns before tiring & turns back to a long sprint for Jeremiah Englehart who wins 27% long to short.                        

3rd: (7) TALITHA KOUM – Did little in her first two career starts on the Tapeta here then woke up last out here with a good second.            

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