Maywood Park Selections
Saturday, April 13, 2012
1-TWENTY-ONE BELOW (3/1)
Comes off two romping wins. Steps up. Rail keeps her in contention.
2-DRAGON FANTASY (4/1)
Huge effort last time out. Should get to lead much easier. Big shot.
3-CYPRESS HILL SUDS (15/1)
Hasn't raced in a while. Pass.
4-KID ANNETTA (10/1)
Struggles to win. Not for me.
5-AR SISSY (8/1)
Nice effort in last. Possibility. Must use in gimmicks.
6-DAZZLING DIANA (12/1)
Solid race last time out against easier. Could make presence felt.
7-ROCK N LAWYER (5/2)
Class showed last week. Tough post, but this gal looks too good for these.
8-LITTLE L (6/1)
Nice win last week. Would need some luck from out here.
Selections: 7 - 5 - 2
1-CELEBRITY BEST (3/1)
Rail keeps this in one in contention. Should be there throughout.
2-ENERGY ANGLE (6/1)
BMP invader steps up after nice win. Roberts on, Oosting off. Maybe.
3-SWEEET TALKIN TOM (8/1)
Hard knocking veteran always gives solid efforts. Likes to win. Could pick up the pieces at the end of what figures to be a hotly contested affair. Love the 8/1 program odds. My pick here.
4-RED RIVER RESTLESS (8/1)
Having a decent 2012. Would need to work a trip here. I'm passing.
Razor sharp. Took advantage of sizzling pace last week. Should have a big say again.
6-LARRY'S PLACE (12/1)
Dip in class might help, but this guy struggles to win. Pass.
7-LAZY LIZARD (5/2)
Monster race last week in defeat. Battled parked out and held third. He might suffer same fate this week too.
8-MY SECRET WEAPON (30/1)
Tough spot for this 10 year old.
Selections: 3 - 5 - 7 - 1
1-WES MANTOOTH (7/2)
Back down to four claimers. Won the last time at this class/post. Can do.
2-BAUER'S Z TAM (9/2)
Another class dropper. Also moves in from 8 post. Contender.
3-SPORTS SCOOTER (10/1)
Comes off a couple blah races. Need to see something before I can take seriously.
4-JUST THE WAY ITIS (8/1)
Hitting the board, but not winning. Should use in gimmicks.
5-BEN'S JD (15/1)
Struggling veteran in wake up spot. Better post tonight, driver change, should be huge odds against a rather nondescript field. Longshot special.
6-WOODY'S SHARK BITE (6/1)
Holding his own lately. Struggles to win, but very much a gimmick contender.
7-RANKING OFFICER (15/1)
Vet's scratch last week. Never a good sign. Not for me.
8-J V'S BAD BOY (12/1)
Couldn't do it from the rail last week. Can't like his chances from out here. No thanks.
9-GIDDY UP BOY (3/1) *** Winner: $2.80 $2.40 $2.10 ***
Crushed 'em last week. Similar field. Encore in the cards here.
Selections: 9 - 5 - 1 - 2
1-BONO BONO BONO (10/1)
Rail helps cause. Might hit the board.
2-ACE'S Z TAM (15/1)
Far back in debut. Class hike tonight, favorable post shift. Watch tote for clues.
3-BONEIRE'S BRANDON (8/1)
Winless in 20 starts. Toss.
Runaway winner in seasonal debut last week. Doesn't have much to beat in here. Might win for fun.
Nothing in his lines indicates anything positive. Toss.
6-SCORECARD MIKE (9/2)
Having issues against weaker. Driver change to Oosting always has to be respected. Gotta include in gimmicks.
7-MR MASSIE (15/1)
Been struggling against claimers. Tough post. Not for me.
8-IM A NICE SKY (7/2)
Here's a contender. Main threat to the 4. Post should enhance price. If he fires and clears, he'll be tough. I'll take a shot.
Selections: 8 - 4 - 2 - 6
1-BRYN TIN TIN (6/1)
Class drop, wood, will keep him close. Struggles to win, but he has a big shot tonight.
2-ANOTHER BEAUTY (3/1)
Had everything go his way last week and couldn't get it done. Obvious contender, but I think he's beatable.
Old war horse has not had any luck lately. Parked out last week. If Casey can carve a decent trip, I think this one can surprise at big odds. Live longshot.
4-FINN JET (12/1)
Off a decent qualifier. Question mark here. Looks like a toss, but watch tote for any action.
5-PAPA BRIAN (8/1)
Showed a move last week. Should be a good one at nice odds. My pick in a tough race.
6-NDIZANI A (12/1)
Watch for an early move out of this guy. If he fires and gets the front without getting too roughed up, he has a shot to last.
7-PICASSOS BOY (15/1)
Another one with a big morning line that has a right to be a part of this. Decent third last week. My guess is he'll need to blast out to have a chance. Tough call. I'll pass.
8-TINK AND TIGER (9/2)
Decent form. Horrible post. Has not had any success at Maywood. I'll pass.
9-BC'S BAD CAT (7/2)
Impressive 2nd place last out. Nine post is tricky. Needs a trip. Could get a slice.
Selections: 5 - 6 - 3 - 1
1-WINTHISONE HANOVER (4/1)
Found a way to lose with the rail last week as the fave. Should find a way to be part of this, but I think she's beatable.
2-BELLVALLEY MIRACLE (12/1)
Always respect Oosting, but he'll need a miracle to end the losing streak tonight. Toss.
3-FANCY CREEK IRIS (6/1)
Promising one returns to the races off solid qualifier. Might need a race, but I think I'll use on my ticket.
4-SUMMER PARTY (12/1)
Another one coming in off a qualifier. I'm watching this one for now.
5-SKYWAY LENA (8/1)
Driver change could help here. Horse has done well for Marcus. Outside shot.
6-FOX VALLEY TEENIE (3/1)
Figures to gun for the lead once again. Has given it up the last two times. Might hang for a slice.
7-FINE ART MINDALE (2/1) *** Winner: $4.00 $3.00 $2.80 ***
Classy one off big qualifier. Seekman barn solid with horses coming off layoff. Could win for fun here. Will bet this gal if price is right.
8-BE MY ESCAPE (15/1)
Has not won in forever. No way.
Selections: 7 - 3 - 6 - 5
1-GEORGE'S ZTAM (3/1)
Rail and Oosting make this one a contender. Will likely be bet down, but has burned money more often than not. I'll look elsewhere.
2-SLEAZY MR E (2/1)
Has come down with seconditis. Another one that will likely take action and likely disappoint.
3-ZELLER'S ISLAND (6/1)
I like the switch to Roberts. Might fire for the lead. Has a shot.
Nice win last time out. This one is not a prolific winner, so I will fade him here.
Has not been close at all lately. Toss.
6-JOSTING JACK (20/1)
Does not like to win. Gets close sometimes, but not tonight.
7-STONEBRIDGE SYMBOL (30/1)
Has not been competitive lately. No thanks.
8-CELTIC SEELSTER (4/1)
Having a banner year thus far. 10 out of 12 in the money with 5 wins. Obviously post is a concern, but this is a weak field and it's his for the taking.
Decent race two starts back. Maybe he can negotiate a decent trip and be a little closer to the leaders. Gimmick possibility.
Selections: 8 - 9 - 1 - 2
Gave a good account of herself at this level last week. Big shot to take it all here.
2-HELEN'S PLACE GIRL (4/1)
Run into some tough winners and had some tough trips to boot. Should have decent position tonight and will make her presence felt.
3-SPECIAL PROMISES (3/1)
Like the drop in class. Love the switch to Oosting. Will be awfully tough to beat.
4-PARTY TIL THE AM (6/1)
In good form beating much softer company. Much more on plate tonight. I'll pass.
5-MELODIE HOTSPUR (8/1)
Held her own last time out against much tougher at BMP. Solid horse could get a good trip here and would not be a surprise if she took it all. Use.
6-PUDDIN TAME (15/1)
Couldn't get it done from the rail in last. These look a little tougher. Toss.
7-ALLAMERICAN VIRGIN (12/1)
Far back in last two. Not seeing it here.
8-KENNANS NANCY LEE (15/1)
Sneaky good race last time out. Would still need a whole lot more to knock out this group. Pass for now.
Selections: 3 - 5 - 1 - 2
1-FOX VALLEY TOCCOA (7/2)
Good spot. Driver change to Miller combined with a post change from the 8 hole. I like.
Hasn't been doing much lately. Post position might help him hang around for a slice.
3-INCREDIBLE ITEM (15/1)
Poor recent form. Not seeing it here.
4-KB'S ROBBY (5/1)
Solid veteran in decent spot tonight. Roberts has done well with this one. Has shot to hit the board, might win if the fave falters.
5-VOOMERANG (6/5) *** Winner: $2.20 $2.20 $2.10 ***
Classy Illinois bred in an easy spot. Short price but should win.
6-DONALD HIMSELF (8/1)
Blah form. Pass.
7-RIVER OF FAITH (20/1)
Issues in the last couple. Not taking a leap of faith tonight.
Doesn't like to win. Bad post. No chance.
Selections: 5 - 4 - 1 - 2
1-WOLF CREEK VIXEN (15/1)
Rail will help. Will need much a big effort to hit the board.
2-PACING PENNY TWO (7/2)
Having a solid start to 2012 with 4 wins in 7 starts. Missed a week, so that's always a red flag. I'll pass.
Solid win last week earned her a class hike. Has not done all that well at this level. Pass for now.
4-MAKENA CAT (9/2)
Making her 2012 debut tonight. Trainer Eaton has solid record coming off layoff. Must be respected. Watch tote for clues.
5-FANCY TOO (15/1)
Has not been close in last two. Pass.
6-DASHING MAJORETTE (12/1)
Tough trip in last. Has been racing well. Better trip could have her in the money tonight.
7-FURIOUS FIVE (3/1)
Couldn't hang on as the favorite last week. I'm looking elsewhere.
8-BLUEBIRD REGAL (8/1)
Has not drawn a good post in a while. Will have hands full again. Pass.
9-ACCOUNTABLE LADY (6/1) *** Winner: $7.60 $3.80 $3.20 ***
Pretty solid race last week. Gets Roberts tonight. Has a great shot at good price. Use.
Selections: 9 - 4 - 6 - 2
1-WINDSUN MONTECARLO (6/1)
Solid mare in good spot. Has fared well over this track in the past. Should be considered for gimmicks.
2-LETS TALK ABOUT ME (9/5)
Racing like a machine at BMP. If she handles the track will obviously be a major player here.
3-TOWNLINE KENYA (8/1)
Crushing easier fields. Facing much tougher and loses Oosting. I'm passing.
4-BLAZING FURY (3/1)
Solid as a rock mare. Should be in the mix. Find a way to use.
5-VIP FILLY (20/1)
Needed her last race, probably needs a couple more before thinking of taking these down. Toss.
6-SKINNY JEANS (15/1)
Can be rugged on the front, but these might be a little too much for her.
7-WEEKEND UPDATE (4/1)
My choice in this tough race. If she can get to the front in decent shape, it could be all over.
Needs help from out here. Capable horse, though, so be careful. Has a shot to hit the board if all goes well.
Selections: 7 - 1 - 2 - 8
1-BRING THE RAIN (10/1)
Nice race last time out. Rail keeps him close. Use in gimmicks.
2-DADE HALL (15/1)
Solid performer. Will need to carve out a trip. Maybe.
3-APOLLO'S Z TAM (15/1)
Has a decent record this year with 7 out of 10 starts in the money. Bad finish in last. Pass.
4-ANESCAPE N (7/2)
Fits well here. Off a tough trip. Might be good enough to beat these first over.
5-WARRAWEE LAD (3/1)
Off back to back romps over easier. Must respect Oosting. Could very well romp again.
6-CINNAMON SPIDER (10/1)
This one always seems to make a big move but come up short. Driver change and big odds make this one interesting to me. Faves look beatable. I'm going with the Spider tonight.
7-ICE MAN COMET'H (6/1)
Returns to MAY after some blah races at BMP. Watch out for this guy too as he definitely fits. Using him in my gimmicks.
8-SOME OR LIS (8/1)
Have to respect connections here. Watch tote for clues. Probably need to use this one too.
9-AT MAX SPEED (9/2)
Beat easier in last. This field has some depth, so I'll pass.
Selections: 6 - 7 - 8 - 4
Comes into this after beating much easier in last two. I'd have to see it. Pass for now.
2-TIMELESS ARTIST (4/1)
Another stepping up in class after beating easier. This one does have a little back class, so I will keep her on the short list.
3-I KILL TIME (5/2)
Solid credentials. Connections have to be respected. Raced well last week. The horse to beat.
4-FINAL ATTRIBUTE (8/1)
Racing well. Can share with the right trip.
5-SHE'S AUTOMATIC (15/1)
Tailing off. Will pass for now.
Oosting does well with this one. Careful.
7-WAITING AND HOPING (6/1)
Has some breaking issues and a bad post. No thanks.
8-TAMARAC SASSY (12/1)
Can hold her own here. Tough post though. Maybe a slice.
Selections: 3 - 6 - 2 - 8
1- DRAGON ON DEMAND (9/2)
Rail keeps him in it. Use in the High Five.
2- SENSATIONAL BB (7/2)
Off a nice win. Repeat certainly possible.
3- SAND JAKE (15/1)
Did okay last time here. Might hit the ticket.
4- PALMER (3/1)
Has a pretty solid record. Has to be considered a major player here.
5- LITTLE MORE RAM (6/1)
Tough trip took its toll last week. Can be considered.
6- ROCKET DOG (12/1)
Dip in class might be the wake up call this guy needs. Possible.
7- SPIRITUAL KING N (8/1)
Bad racing luck in last. Broke race before last. Longshot potential.
8- SMOKEN CAMBEST (10/1)
Never in last week's race. Previous form and overall credentials are solid. Must be considered.
9- BENNS VIKING (15/1)
Returns from layoff. Pass for now.
Selections: 7 - 8 - 6 - 3
Best Bet: I KILL TIME
Longshot: SWEET TALKIN TOM