CHARIOT: Finished third in a turf sprint in return from a brief freshening.
Looms a threat back in a similar spot.
DANNY BOY O’LEARY: Looped the field with a big middle move but ran
out of gas behind a couple front-runners. Sitting on a win.
FREE DREAMIN KELLY: Broke slowly in a 4 1/2-furlong race and lost her best
chance on 7/1. Rates another shot.
HUDSON STREET: Toss out last-place finish on 7/1 when he took-up sharply after
showing some early speed. Too early to give up on him.
POP UP JOE: Got hooked and cooked in a three-length-gap duel for the lead on 7/1.
Toss out that race and try again.
RAMBLIN GYPSY: Broke slowly and rushed up toward the pace only to get stuck behind
traffic and checked sharply on the turn on 6/30. Just needs a better trip.
SMOKEY SPRINGS: Returned from a layoff only to get caught in a three-way speed duel,
but still did well to hold on for a close-up fourth-place finish. Can do in second off the layoff.
TOP OF THE BAY: Broke slowly and rushed up to set a fast and pressured pace and tired
as a result. Can make amends with a clean break.
WAR WOMAN: Pressed and set a fast pace in a race where the three other front-runners tired
badly and all finished more than a dozen lengths behind her. Don’t overlook.
4PSPECIAL: SILENT PREY: Showed interest both early and late in the race
on 6/30, but lost his best chance when shuffled back in traffic on the turn. Worth another try.
LONGSHOT: STAR OF ROANOKE: Got hooked in a three-way battle for the lead and
finished fourth, beaten just two lengths while well ahead of his early speed challengers. Tab.
CASTLE CONCERT: Handled class bump to easily defeat $25K MCL’s in turf sprint most recently;
brings useful speed and pedigree punch to handle added route if asked.
EDNA PEDNA: Chased the pace while outside and gave way in her second start following
brief break, and figures to improve for winning barn.
GIVE UP THE CASH: Was outrun in local debut by way of Florida, but can move forward following
first start since last-July, especially for barn doing well with limited ’03 starters.
ISLAND DELIGHT: Raced wide much of the way when a useful fourth in her local debut; lightly raced
4YO filly should benefit and graduate versus similar stock.
PARISINO: Scored in clear fashion racing on the front end in local debut; no takers for Wolfendale trainee,
so tab right back at similar level.
PUSH PLAY: Took plenty of tote play as betting favorite for career debut in turf sprint, and went well rallying
from wide spot into stretch to pick up third-money; next time.
STRIKE ZONE: Now has two races under his belt since returning from Sept. ’02 layoff, and the most recent
placing should have the 10YO primed for even better.
TOTALLY CRAFTY: Added blinkers for latest, but never got on track when trailing in a field of five; has been
in some tough spots on turf, so not giving up on her just yet.
WARM UP: Showed expected and needed improvement when second in her second start since returning
locally following a brief break; primed for third try of form cycle.
WILD PUNCH: Never got on track in second straight sprint stakes appearance on turf here, but is a better filly
than running lines indicate; has trained well, so stay on board.
4PSPECIAL: DREAM COUNTER: Chased the pace four-wide and raced willingly throughout
when a game second in tough turf sprint; fresh face figures a local force.
LONGSHOT: GREAT SENARIA: Raced wide and weakened in much faster (1:44 2/5 vs. 1:46 4/5) split
division MCL turf race; return without break proves key for overdue filly.