ARGETTA DARLING: Broke straight to the right out of the gate from the outside post and lost her best chance as a
result last time out. Still finished a close fourth beaten by only three lengths.
BRENT’S TUNE: Outran 34-1 odds for second in first race back from a five-month layoff on 8/17. Gets it all next time out.
CHRIS’SLITTLEGIRL: Well-bet first starter finished mid-pack after chasing the pace set by a loose-on-the-lead wire-to-wire
3-2 odds winner. Should benefit from the debut effort.
CLASS YANKEE: Returned from an 11-month layoff to run a good second at 13-1 odds at a mile on turf. Prepped and r
eady to win.
DAHLIA’S DIAMOND: Got KO’d in a duel for the lead with the 3-5 favorite and tired badly as a result in first race back from
a long layoff. Try again in second off the layoff.
SWEET TIME: Set a fast and pressured pace and just got nipped at the wire to finish third. Won’t be denied in next.
TIVA: Got hooked in a 2 1/2-length-gap speed duel and held on for third in a race that set up for the closers. Too early to
give up on her.
4STARSPECIAL: MISSING ASSIGNMENT: Bobbled at the start and then rushed up into a duel for the lead and settled
for third as a result. The horse to beat back at the same nw2x level.
LONGSHOT: PLEASE THE MIND: Broke slowest in an 11-horse field and then rushed up while needing a race off a five-month
layoff. Finished seventh, but was just three lengths out of third and only four lengths out of second. Live overlay in
second off the layoff.
ARTILLERY MAN: Easily earned the four-furlong bullet Aug. 21, posting a :47 3/5 move at Pimlico. It’s time to head to
DAYLIGHT RUN: Out of two grass starts, he has one win and one fourth. Toss seventh-place finish on the dirt for this extremely
lightly raced six-year-old; he’s turf meant.
DRIVEN TO GAMBLE: Has been a lot more competitive since the drop down to $25k. Ran second July 19, third Aug. 8, then
fourth last out Aug. 22; tab.
FIRE STEED: Got little respect shipping in off a Philly Park allowance score, but did well to outrun her 15-1 odds with a fourth-place
GOOD EXPECTATION: Beaten chalk in last two, but speed duels have compromised his chances. Michael Gill/Mark Shuman team
adds to his appeal.
HURRICANE BAY: Beaten chalk in Aug. 20 turf start has done her best running [three second-place finishes] on the main oval.
Gets it done back on the dirt.
JAHAR: Sprung back to life off a pair of dismal efforts with a third-place finish at 32-1 when cut back to a sprint in latest. Looking
good at a price.
JOMA: Has closed well on the sod in his last two, including a third-place finish at Pimlico Aug. 22. Rallies for a piece of
PROSPECTIVE SLEW: Very rough trip for this filly last out. Was blocked leaving the turn, swung out very wide and rallied for fifth.
Follow off the claim.
SANDIFOSS: Finished an educational fifth in her first start versus winners Aug. 20. Benefits from that one under her belt next
SQUEEZ BLOSSOM: Needed eight starts to graduate, but has now won her last two starts by a combined 17 lengths. Think she’s
got it all figured out now.
TIME IN GRADE: Wasn’t going to get to runaway winner in latest, but being blocked in deep stretch couldn’t have helped her
chances. May get overlooked versus maiden claimers.
4STARSPECIAL: PROMENADE AGAIN: Proved the drop in class was all she needed when dropped to maiden claimers with
an authoritative 8 ¾-length tally. Right back versus winners.
LONGSHOT: PETITE TOUT: Posted consecutive claiming victories May 26 and June 18, but has gotten crushed since stepped
up to allowance company. Finds the circle on a class drop.