ALL ABLAZE: Ran a much better race second start of the cycle. Will be hard to down,
especially against state-breds.
ALLEN’S HEIRESS: Took a major step forward second time out, but was DQ’d for
interference (finished third but was placed seventh). Better luck next time.
CHEVAUX D’OR: Improved drastically with the drop to maiden claimers on the stretch out.
Further improvement is expected.
DOPPLER RADAR: Philly invader normally holds his own over this strip. A win is predicted
in the forecast.
FARNO: Hadn’t run since his second-place finish in last year’s GIII Sapling S. until his
victory on June 20. In that outing he dueled around the track and dug in gamely for a
narrow victory. Right back.
FILMORE: Turned in a mediocre fourth in his latest try, but should improve off the Peter Walder
claim. Follow on the way up; about to ride the claiming ladder.
FINAL TABLE: Gave it a good try in his first race since Dec. 4. Back class will take this one over
the top in the claiming ranks.
HOLLOR BACK: Broke his maiden at Aqueduct in a maiden claimer, then flopped in an allowance
at Delaware. Next he made his debut at the Jersey Shore in a $40k claimer and ran well to
finish second. Tab in a similar spot.
JUST JACKIE: Keeps moving forward in each of her starts this year. Beat state-breds June 20
and will be a threat right back.
MOUNTAIN CREEK: Had his two race win streak snapped, but was further off the pace than normal.
Proper placement is the key for this Storm Creek colt.
OH FUDGE: Had to deal with a sloppy track off a 10-month layoff. Still ran an okay third though and
we still haven’t seen her best yet. Scary.
PRETTY IMPOSING: Always ran well while showing speed and the new tactics of taking back are
working just fine too. Gives her rider plenty of options.
PRIME JEWEL: Just didn’t fire in her last start but overall is a very consistent runner. Redeems herself.
ROCK LAYER: Has been dull in his three starts this season. However, he has had to cope with
an off track in two of those outings. Another chance couldn’t hurt.
SPRING JET: Is now 0-for-20 over this course after his June 21 ninth-place finish. Will be dangerous
if he can run back to his 2002 form.
4PSPECIAL: WAR’S PROSPECT: Son of Lion Cavern was sharp in his debut. He dueled, drew
clear and held second over a messy track. Graduation day is set.
LONGSHOT: FALSE SIGNAL: Keeps dropping hints, but continues to get overlooked. A drop to maiden
claimers or a try versus state breds can make this one a winner.
CHLOE’S CHOICE: Rallied wide to be along for second as the favorite in her career debut; in good hands,
she’s plenty eligible to improve rapidly.
COZY DREAMS: Chased wide and weakened when moved to turf for latest; has now taken money in both
career sprint starts, but figures best when sent a route given pedigree.
FRENCH SILK: Battled on pace and drew out to easy score when returned from break and moved back to
turf for latest; note, no takers for class-dropper, so tab right back.
GOLD SONG: Circled and then faded from contention when dropped to suitable class level most recently;
speed gets him to winner’s circle versus similar before long.
GREY PRIDE: Rallied for second behind blowout winner when moved to turf by top Dickinson barn most recently;
Lukas castoff does have some pedigree appeal.
HOT HEAD: Never posed a real threat when along for fifth as failed favorite in latest; 5YO better than efforts suggests,
and can prove that in second start of form cycle.
MCMERRY: Battled throughout and stayed on well to finish second of 13 when switched to turf for latest; stamp
daughter of Awad’s diploma past due now.
PILLOW TALK: Lightly-raced sort probably has had her share of problems, but figures better than her flat fifth in
course debut; steps up for Smith barn.
PRIVATE SLIP: Bobbled at the break, raced unhurried early, and then understandably flattened out after
middle-moving in needed return from layoff; classy and speedy.
SAINTS GO MARCHING: Battled between horses and gave way when switched to turf for latest
(barn had thought turf, only to be rained out for a while); pedigree, so stay on board.
4PSPECIAL: GOLDEN MOON: Attracted Dunkelberger for local debut, but raced wide to nowhere in
likely prep making her first start since last-November; has sprint speed and should make impact locally.
LONGSHOT: CORDELIA: Chased and faded in return from brief break most recently; assuming key quick return,
solid barn should have her primed for better given course experience gained.