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Friday Selections- September 19th 

Race 1: 4- Sambuca Lee Brook: Just missed as the favorite last week, finds a soft spot; 5- Barry Noah’s Wendy: Has shown some ability but ways too many breaks, longshot try; 1- Loconotion: Final quarters haven’t been good at Vernon, that may not bode well here; 6- Parvati Hanover

Race 2: 7- AM Cash: Had some late pace when a strong second in her local debut, edge to overcome the post; 1- Pequena: Moves to the rail off a decent fourth; 6- Seafood Sparkle: Was a much improved second from the rail, a tougher journey awaits; 2- Won Sweet Dream

Race 3: 1- Photo Mass: Is coming off a layoff but drops for his return from the rail, longshot try; 3- T P Lucy: The likely favorite off the move down and in; 2- Increditable: Had been third in three straight before a break in last; 5- Rock This World

Race 4: 6- Distracting Beauty: Big time class drop for this one who is a tick faster than these; 7- Psyched: Could thrive in the outer flow; 3- Muscatine: Stays at the level of the claim following a break, had been pretty sharp; 1- Alpine Dauntless

Race 5: 3- Jerali: Looks to repeat after swooping the group from post eight at 38-1; 2- Prodigy: Steps up off a maiden win of her own at Vernon; 4- Martha Michelle: Yet another who comes to town following a victory, capable; 5- American Filly

Race 6: 3- Signal Hill OK: Closed for a better third from the eight hole, ready to win; 7- Bit O Victory: Runner up in two straight, could happen again; 1- One True Friend: On the board in six of her last seven; 8- Giant T

Race 7: 3- Hallin Cash: Last two have been much better, in position to repeat; 1- Mr Jesse: On the board in four in a row without a win; 2- Goldstar Classic: Best of the rest; 6- Morning Joe

Race 8: 7- Legerdepan: Much needed class drop for this one who is coming off a three week layoff but could outclass these; 8- Terror To Cam: Has to overcome the outside post while seeking her fifth straight win in this class; 3- Still Electric: Usually in the top four without winning; 1- Cheyenne Miriam

Race 9: 5- Montana Skies: On the board in six of her last seven, finds a good spot here; 8- Golden Strike: Added trotting hopples and won last week, tougher task here; 4- Crystal Sphere: Steps up off a win from post eight, may not quite be fast enough to beat these; 9- Twisted Pretzel

Race 10: 8- Nora Lee: Big time class relief for this one who can overcome the post; 2- Dressedforthedance: Runner up in two straight, can happen again; 5- Blueridge Jezebel: Wired the field off the drop to this class last time but that was from the rail; 1- Bestwind Heather

Race 11: 1- Interplanet Terri: Got a real tough trip last week, gets her shot to be the pocket rocket here; 3- Curtain Up: Got reeled in late last week, gets another shot on the engine; 8- Nautilus De Vie: On the board every week he stays flat; 5- Matter Of Pride

Race 12: 3- IPO Blue Chip: Last time we saw her she was in a 20 claimer, drops to the bottom; 2- DC Northern: Shook loose on the lead two back at Monty, top one’s top threat; 1- Petraeus: Clearly best of the rest; 4- Wygant Pearl

Race 13: 3- Eternal Prince: Looks as if the hopples have cured the breaking ills of this one, appears much the best; 5- Insider Access: Searching for value for second; 1- Master Act: Usually in the 3-4-5 range; 7- Jackie Goldstein

Best Bets: Eternal Prince,                Hallin Cash, 7th 


Saturday Selections- September 20th 


Race 1: 1- Subliminal Hanover: No threat at 4-5 last week, he’ll be heard from tonight; 5- Big Bambu: Wired many of these last week, top one’s top threat; 9- Body Guard: In line for a great trip from the second tier; 2- Bill Onthehill

Race 2: 3- Brent Montana: Has gone back to back while battling a bit tougher, call to threepeat; 1- Sinful Vito: The only legit threat to the top one but simply isn’t as fast as him; 9- Jet Set Style: Sticking to the second tier to get a piece; 5- Risk Factor

Race 3: 4- Major Stone: Establishing himself as the top candidate for claimer of the year for his level; 1- Gotthejobdonemate: Pocket sitting second to the top one in a nearly exact scenario as this; 2- Pan Grad: Closers won’t likely thrive here, inside journey; 5- Major Way

Race 4: 4- This Is Wyatt: Takes a big drop off the layoff, his best beats these but is a gamble; 1- Laramar’s Soul: Hadn’t been sharp before winning his last at Yonkers, could braven him right up; 5- Triple Major: Usually in the mix for minor spoils; 2- Celestial Dreams

Race 5: 6- Oyster Bay: Dobson’s choice comes to town sharp as can be, down the road; 2- Rocky Regal: Jogged on the lead in the condition ranks, factors for second; 5- Untouchable One: Often gets a piece but rarely wins one; 4- Memory Game

Race 6: 5- Hot Shot Lawyer: A monster first over winner last week, edge to repeat; 3- Grab A Crab: Looked more like himself when a game third first over, the one to beat; 1- Mcknows: Speed and the rail, expect improvement; 2- Predator DVM

Race 7: 4- Off Lika Promdress: Inside his major dangers with a legit shot at scoring his first Open win; 6- Bet On Roulette: First or second in three straight features; 1- Coach Cal: Huge step up but while razor sharp and gets the rail; 2- Neptune

Race 8: 6- That Man Of Mine: Has won the Open previously, can outclass this group; 7- Kelly’s Noah: If the top one closes, this one will be right behind; 1- My Sugar Daddy: Speed and the rail, in a good spot tonight; 3- Legal Dream

Race 9: 5- Spinarama: Was flying late when a close third at 22-1, could upset; 2- Aussie Reactor A: Huge step up off an ultra impressive victory; 1- Ser Jon: Back to town after setting a lifetime mark at Yonkers; 6- Superbowl Party

Race 10: 1-Ahead Of The Crowd: Looking for an upset in a wide open race; 5- Electrofire: One time Open winner at the Spa comes back to town after having nightmare posts; 2- Ideal Fashion: Just missed last time at 2-1, the trip is the question; 4- Capozzo

Race 11: 6- Rock To Glory: Was second off the drop to this class last week, capable here; 1- Whosurbanker: Up close throughout; 5- Bettors Curse: Hasn’t been competitive lately but while facing tougher out of town; 4- Screenplay

Race 12: 2- Get Jazzed: Drops back down and finally draws in to win; 6- Majorly Bad: Usually gets a piece in this class; 1- Literate Hanover: Rail for minor spoils; 3- Mr Coolie

Race 13: 1- New York Terror: if he races back to the start two back, he’ll handle these from the pole; 8- Mayfield Hanover: Fast enough to beat these but likely not from post eight; 2- I’m The Real Major: Finished with pace when a better third in last; 5- Kholton’s Rei

Best Bets: Major Stone, 3rd                  Oyster Bay, 5th 


Sunday Selections- September 21st 

Race 1: 4- Scottish Blue: Beat most of these last week despite a first over trip, repeats; 2- Doc’s Tebow: Decent third to the top one, barn change; 5- Keystone Wallace: Always a factor; 1- Stirling Accord

Race 2: 7- Armbro Casino: Veteran has battled and beaten better out of town, the post is the only question; 2- Big Sky Storm: Strong third despite a tough trip last week, moves in; 5- Wind And A Prayer: Has had excuses lately, drops; 4- Speed Hanover

Race 3: 1- Winds Of Terror: A bit of a question mark but comes back to town off a career best win, rail and Wally; 5- Solomon Grundy: Strong closing second in last, early speed returns; 9- Directly Related: On the board in three straight before stepping up last time; 3- Western Toro

Race 4: 2- V I P: Need only trot to handle these; 4- Gotabgoodtoblucky: No chance from post eight off the drop down, in a better spot here; 3- Holy Smokes: Best of the rest; 6- Sir Kensington

Race 5: 6- Browner Shuttle: Closed late to be second, always close and should be a price here; 7- Jack’s Reef: As consistent as they come, seeking his third in a row; 1- Newport Volo: Closed from last to be second last week, pole control; 4- Pay The Winner

Race 6: 1- On The Podium: Coming off a sensational win at Monticello, edge to repeat; 3- Morosita Bi: Just beat many of these with ease last week but hasn’t faced the top one; 2- Merlincrest: Third despite a tough trip to the top one last week, edge for second; 1- Current Crisis

Race 7: 2- Tac’s Delight: Jogged in his return outing, takes a big step up but looked good enough last week to like him even in this company; 5- Baby Boy Grin: First or second every week outside of the one break; 3- Grain Of Truth: Classy veteran still has something left; 7- Slugfest

Race 8: 8- Regil Elektra: Makes her local debut from post eight but appears capable of swooping this group; 7- Road Bet: Has won two straight tries in this Open; 5- It’s A Miracle: Pencil her in for the triple every week; 1- Eighthunrdolarbill

Race 9: 6- Count Speed: The class drop makes him the clear one to beat; 1- Kendra Hanover: Big threat off the move in; 2- Wind Neath My Feet: Vulnerable favorite; 4- Feel The Power

Race 10: 7- Cooking The Books: Should outclass this group; 5- Super Soph: Flew late for second at 30-1 in last week’s Open, major danger; 1- Auf Wiedersehen: Rail can yield minor spoils; 4- Hoosier Chatter

Race 11: 2- Shawnee Dancer: Broke early at 1-5 last week, avenges today; 8- Shortest Distance: It’s a huge step up but she has won an amazing twenty races this year; 5- Precious Rose N: Reeled in late when an improved second in last; 4- Two Step Turn

Race 12: 1- Jokes Jet: Is vulnerable off a scratch a month layoff but has little to beat; 5- My Caroline: No factor is fast miles at Yonkers, will factor here; 9- My Spring Fling: Second start back and a great trip; 8- Mamas Little Angel

Race 13: 5- Diamond Tough: Second against tougher two back, chance in a soft spot in the finale; 7- Mr Butterworth: Made a rare break off the drop, expect better; 3- Barbies Korvett: Has had all kinds of breaking trouble, adds hopples; 1- Bullvillecomeonjohn

Best Bets: Shawnee Dancer, 11th                 Scottish Blue, 1st

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