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Friday Selections- May 6th

Race 1: 1- Ryan’s Delight: Drops out of the series and into the rail to win at a short price; 3- Glow Boat: Gets her first good post of the season, looks next best; 4- Colossal Chaos: Was third at big odds last week, can happen again; 6- Hot Patootie

Race 2: 8- Jailhouse Thief: Broke his maiden in resounding fashion last week, edge to repeat from post eight; 1- Manswell: Speed and the rail for the perfect trip; 2- Out Of Habit: Has been facing much better but is 0-35; 3- Stirling Eclipse

Race 3: 2- Cowgirl Chic: Makes her local debut off a strong qualifier, a bit of a gamble but at the right price is worth a play; 1- Clear Winner: Handled the step up last week when in a similar spot, big chance to threepeat; 8- Mustang Sena: Runner up to the second choice in last, on the board in three of four this year; 3- Bettor Beauty

Race 4: 6- Gone Viral: Trotted 2:00 in two straight improved tries, call to handle these; 4- Calibur Star: Looking for a longshot to hit the board, fresh Devaux; 8- Gogh Gogh: Usually on the board but lacks winning pop; 5- Cantab The Man

Race 5: 5- Gale Storm: Stays at the level of the claim, appears best; 3- Mademoiselle Paris: Hasn’t been her best in the past month of so but in a good spot tonight; 4- Glissando: Decent effort off the scratch, factors for minor spoils; 2- Briar Creeks Angel

Race 6: 1- Seafood Koukla: Looking for an upset in a wide open race, pole control; 3- Always Covers: Showed promise when winning in 1:57 locally as a freshman, the one to beat; 6- Shadow Code: May have been the one to beat if not for the post; 8- Belly Dancer

Race 7: 5- Ella V Horse: Is at her best on the engine but can thrive if she winds up in the pocket as well, edge in the feature; 4- Bye Bye Michelle: Lacked late pop in her return when a beaten favorite, shows speed again; 7- Bettorhaveanother: Can beat these if a speed duel sets the table for her; 1- My Spring Fling

Race 8: 3- Sportsmuffler: Got caught first over in a 56 back half while a beaten favorite, edge for Aldrich; 8- Warrawee Qually: Plenty of early speed but has been an inconsistent finisher, a wild card but a capable one; 4- Mamas Little Angel: Thirds in two of her last three; 5- M A Refling

Race 9: 2- Gators Ben Winning: Has been a strong finisher since coming to town, down and in to win; 4- Check My Pulse: Another dropper who can fly home late; 5- Make It Kate: Early speed, can hang on for minor spoils; 9- You Little Rascal

Race 10: 6- Quicksilvercandy A: Reeled in late as the odds on favorite, can avenge; 1- C G Satin: Has plenty of early speed and will be up close throughout; 3- Super Soph: Track’s defending top mare may need a start back; 7- Weekend Getaway

Race 11: 5- Olivia’s Z Tam: Has won in two straight tries out of the Sherman barn, can make it three; 9- Jonigold: Runner up to the top one with a perfect trip last week, adds value to the number; 3- Im A Nice Girl: Always close; 1- Dandy Do Right

Best Bets: Ryan’s Delight, 1st             Gators Ben Winning, 9th 

 

Saturday Selections- May 7th (Matinee card) 

Race 1: 2- A Jersey Contract: Jogged on the engine last week, repeats with ease; 1/1A- Craziville: Has been improving every week, draws the rail to be the runner up; 8- Mo Titos Blue Chip: Gets a great trip from the second tier; 3- EJ’s Last Dance

Race 2: 4- B B Royale: Has started out her season two for two, a tick faster than these; 2- Harlot’s Dream: Pulled off the leg one upset while swooping the group, moves in; 3- Southwind Marilyn: Got reeled in late after taking lead behind a first over trip, had her chance; 1- Lightning Ride

Race 3: 3- Fancy Footwork: Needs to get to the lead at all costs; 2- World Peace: Strong second with a pocket ride in last, has lacked winning pop; 5- Lockloadnexplode: Had late pace when an improved fourth off the drop; 8- Papa Grande

Race 4: 1- In The Huddle: Went coast to coast in leg one from the rail, can do it again; 5- Pacific Stride: Fast closing third last week, likely to seek the pocket ride here; 2- Rockin Virtue: Next in line off the move back in; 3- Nitro Glistening

Race 5: 4- Reasinforpleasin: Broke at 6-5 following an easy score in his return, avenges; 3- Andrew Goldstein: Runner up in both of his starts back, can happen again; 5- Take The Cash: Sharp closing third in her return, will be flying late; 1- Congo King

Race 6: 8- One Chaser: Drops back down to the level where he went back to back, value due to the post; 1- Beat Of NY: Another one getting big time class relief, another crack at it from the rail; 2- Predator DVM: The veteran beats these with his A game but it’s his first start back; 4- Mercurio N

Race 7: 6- Fourth Son: Caught first over while looking to repeat, longshot try; 1- Hillbillycashflow: Moves all the way back in and figures but only has a mark of 1:58; 9- Be A Sport: Faded late as the favorite in leg one, may have to do it first over; 5- Wishes In The Rain

Race 8: 1- Frontier Sarah: Scored in 1:55 with a pocket ride in leg one, wires these; 6- Stormin Spree: Faded first over when a beaten favorite, blasts out early today; 3- Liberty Belle: Came up just shy of the upset at 20-1, on the improve; 2- I’m Saving Myself

Race 9: 5- Palmers Pride: Has been impressive in his debut season, edge for Stalbaum; 2- HMS Firecracker: Looks to extend his win streak to four and will have every chance to do so; 4- Band Winsome: The fastest of the leg one winners after the favorite in her race made a break; 8- Powerful Peace

Race 10: 5- One More Laugh: Locked in with pace when a close third, can wire these off the drop; 1- Turn It Up Loud: His lone solid outing this year came from the rail in this class; 4- Vodka Is Terror: Fast enough to beat these but may have to do it from off the pace; 2- Travers Hall

Best Bets: Frontier Sarah, 8th                   A Jersey Contract, 1st  

 

Saturday Selections- May 7th (Evening Card) 

Race 1: 5- Southwind Rex: Swooped the group the last time he was at this level, can do it again; 1- Dashboard: Beaten favorite in two straight but has hit the board in four in a row; 6- Shakina Hanover: Distant third in last, can happen again; 4- King Of The Swamp

Race 2: 1- Upfront Countryboy: Always tough in this class and from the rail it’s lights out; 6- See You Smile: Edge for second if he gets a cover trip; 2- Stirling Cadillac: Down and in for his second start since returning to town; 4- Waco Bruiser

Race 3: 5- Shady City: Has faced top flight competition out of town albeit with just moderate success, edge here at a price; 2- Mister Skitter: Tough trip got him beat at 1-2 but he continues to race well, major danger; 1- Talking Blues: Still hasn’t been at his best this year but will be up close throughout from the rail; 4- Someplace Special

Race 4: 1- Grand Galop Semalu: Was second in the Open from the rail, handles these with ease; 7- Skip Jive: Has the early speed to overcome the post, value for second; 4- Here Comes Karma: Steps up off the claim following a dominant victory; 2- Mikado Blue Chip

Race 5: 6- Thinkofagameplan: Has been competitive against better, cruises for Coppola; 5- Nick Fotiu: Looking for value for second from this one who closed well last week; 1- Fairytale Prince: A wild card from the rail in his local debut; 2- Village Jackson

Race 6: 6- Brookstone: Debuts from the Beckwith barn after a couple of solid tries at Yonkers, longshot try; 1- Western Captive: Prevailed off the drop in last, consistent 1:54 pacer draws the rail here; 4- Kid Courageous A: Stays at the level of the claim, always on the board; 9- Winter Blast

Race 7: 5- E Z Noah: Wasn’t ready yet when we saw him earlier in the meet, he appears ready now; 3- Caution Signs: First or second in three consecutive local features; 4- Artful Way: Loads of early speed but faded late in last; 7- JK Panache

Race 8: 7- Delco Rocknroll: Came up just short as the 1-5 favorite, can avenge; 1- Major Camby: Was plenty good enough to win when tested every step on the engine last week, another shot from the pole; 2- Harmony Oaks Ruler: Not sure the trip will be good enough for him to beat these; 3- Bettor Not Miss

Race 9: 2- Real Illusion: A rare drop off an Open win, cruises at a short price; 5- Crime Of Passion: Unlucky trip in last following back to back impressive jacks; 3- Meetyouatmidnight: Consistently pacing 1:54 this year, that makes him a factor; 6- Saint William A

Race 10: 4- William H Bonnie: Runner up in two straight, gets his shot on the front end in the finale; 5- Farmerssixfournine: Beat many of these from the rail last week, it’ll be tougher here; 1- Bankin On Bomb: Gets his shot from the rail, value for triples; 9- Union League

Best Bets: Grand Galop Semalu, 4th                 Real Illusion, 9th

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