Maywood Park - Race Card Analysis
Friday, June 8, 2012
(Program odds in parentheses)
3 - TOWNLINE KENYA (3/5)
Plunges in class here. If she is anywhere near ready to go, she should handle this group.
8 - SHES ASTREOS (8/1)
Been flying in the late going. If the top choice is off her game, this one could blow by in the lane.
5 - STAR GAZED (6/1)
Ultra-consistent at this level. Figures to be in the mix.
1 - MS KATE (10/1)
Ran into a wall last time out after setting the early pace. Switch to Roberts could help cause. Can hang on for a share.
7 - POWER AND PURPOSE (15/1)
Likes to be on or near the lead. Been fading late. Needs a big effort from out here.
6 - JUST SHUTUP NDRIVE (12/1)
Has not been all that close in some time. Needs to do more.
2 - CALISTA'S SHARK (15/1)
Last two were dismal. Toss.
4 - LITTLE BROWN SADIE (20/1)
Non-factor in last two. Appears to be tailing off. Pass.
6 - DELCO ROCKNROLL (2/1) *** Winner: $3.20 $2.20 $2.10; 6-3 Exacta: $8.20; 6-3-7 Tri: $32.00 ***
Returns from HOP and fits very well here. Showed flashes of talent in his two previous starts here. Does not look like he has much to beat. Should romp all over these.
3 - JASPER LABROOK (8/5)
Faced a sharp winner last week at BMP. Shows some speed in lines and should be on or near the lead here. Best of the rest.
7 - FRONTIER SCOUT (12/1)
Showed good early speed last week and hung on for third. He could blast again and is a legit candidate to be part of this.
4 - ACE'S Z TAM (9/2)
Made a move last time out, but came up empty in the lane. Could be good enough to share here.
5 - NJ'S GO JOHNNY GO (8/1)
Winless in 18 starts, but gets close at times. Usable underneath.
1 - PULL THE PLUGS (15/1)
Has not raced since March. Qualifier was decent. Rail helps cause. Could possibly sneak a share if ready.
2 - BALTHASAR HANOVER (20/1)
Makes first lifetime start. Qualifier was on the slow side. Watch for now.
8 - BORDO BAY (30/1)
Has not raced since March. Qualifiers look slow. Winless in 17 starts. Toss.
2 - M M WEST (2/1)
Horrible racing luck cost him last time out as he was pushed back to eighth. Made a bold move and came on for third. Should get to the top from here and could wire these.
7 - MY KIND OF TOWNE (10/1)
BMP shipper gets Oosting. Usually a factor at this level. Raced well here earlier. Hard to rule out.
3 - WES MANTOOTH (4/1)
Typically a factor with this kind. With a clean trip, he can be part of this.
5 - JUST THE WAY ITIS (9/2)
Last two on the disappointing side. Will need to bring his "A" game to knock these off.
9 - WOODY'S SHARK BITE (12/1)
Will likely be involved early on. Winless in 18 tries this year. Outside shot at minor award.
1 - COLTINS PLACE (15/1)
Drops in class, draws the rail. Rarely wins, but this could be a good spot for him to hit the money. Gimmick possibility.
4 - SPORTS SCOOTER (12/1)
Perfect trip last week and finished second. Will have to work harder from here.
6 - SENTIMENTALJOURNEY (8/1)
Last two were rather dull. Needs to do more.
8 - THE JANITOR (12/1)
Could not get it done last week with the rail. Don't like his chances from way out here.
3 - FOX VALLEY VISTA (5/2) *** Winner: $4.40 $2.40 $2.20 ***
Returns after a solid showing last week at BMP. Made a big move last time she raced here. Can blast to the top here and will be tough to beat.
8 - AR SISSY (3/1)
Missed a little time since her last race on 5/17. Had been racing extremely well, uncorking huge moves in her last several races. If she's ready, she fits with these, despite the post.
4 - ARTS-ROCKSTAR (10/1)
Did not do a whole lot in a needed race last time out. Faced some tough competition last year. Could be more of a factor here.
5 - SUMMER PARTY (6/1)
Another that has not raced since 5/17, but was in sharp form. Rates highly against these.
7 - JUDY'S JET (4/1)
Been facing BMP claimers and holding her own. Looks overmatched against these.
1 - LOLA'S PARK (15/1)
Has not raced since 5/3. Form had been dismal. Passing for now.
2 - SKYWAY LENA (12/1)
Recent races have been dull. Pass.
6 - PACING PENNY TWO (8/1)
Having trouble competing with BMP claimers. Looks overmatched here.
5 - SMOKEN CAMBEST (8/1)
Taking a shot in an open race. This guy was never in position last time out at BMP. Returns to this oval where he already has three wins on the year. Can leave, seek the lead or pocket. Either way, he should be in position to pull off the upset.
9 - MOSES HANOVER (7/2)
Was a strong winner last time out only to be DQ'd. Another effort such as that makes him a top contender. Prefers the lead, will need to navigate to the top from this spot.
6 - MADEY MAC (3/1)
Last two races have been dull, but this one is typically a factor at this level. Cannot rule out.
2 - ROCKET DOG (9/2)
Blew by an easier field last time out. This field looks a little tougher. Can share with the right trip.
8 - LAWSUIT (12/1)
Returns from BMP. Was racing well here. Needs some luck from this spot. Not impossible.
3 - WESTERN SIGN (6/1)
Last three have been blah. Needs to do more.
1 - JOANIES IRISH LUCK (15/1)
Broke stride last time and lost all chance. If he minds his manners, he could sneak a minor award.
4 - REAL DESIRABLE (12/1)
Recent form is dull. Needs to show more.
7 - ROYAL MAN (12/1)
Was never in it last time out. Needs to get rolling sooner to threaten. Long shot for now.
8 - MYSTICAL BROTHERS (6/1)
Despite the tough post, am keeping the faith with Erv Miller's charge. Was most impressive on 5/25 and then had trouble staying flat last week. If he stays on stride, this one might have the talent to easily handle this field. Price could be right, too.
6 - FLIP (3/1)
Crushed foes last week despite a tough trip. Will likely seek the top and could be tough to beat, especially if the #8 struggles again.
5 - BET ON ART (2/1)
The other contender in here. Returns from HOP, where he held his own against tougher. Did well on this track earlier. Big shot.
7 - ANOTHER BEAUTY (7/2)
Scratched sick last time out. Had been racing well. Can share if ready.
4 - HE'S A GOLD DIGGER (8/1)
Speedball needs a little more stamina to pull this off. Can hang around for a slice.
3 - CJ'S REAL DEAL (12/1)
In solid form and figures to be in the mix throughout. Gimmick contender at a price.
1 - GYPSY LEATHER (15/1)
Makes debut for Isaacs barn. Form has been dismal. Watch for now.
2 - FOX VALLEY CADBURY (20/1)
Has not been close in two starts this year. Passing until we see progress.
1 - SHE'S AUTOMATIC (5/2)
Moves inside for tonight's new driver. Has speed and looks like a logical contender here.
2 - THEDAYYOUHAVEMADE (15/1)
Made a bold move before flattening out last time. Should be in position tonight to be a big factor. Price looks right.
7 - TIMELESS ARTIST (6/1)
Returns after taking on tougher at BMP. Gets Oosting tonight, which could make a big difference. Early move likely. Rates with these.
9 - SKINNY JEANS (9/5)
Has not raced since April. Has had tons of success here in the past. Can handle these if ready.
8 - IM A SALLY SUE (8/1)
Uncorked a huge rally last time and almost blew up the tote. Will need another hot pace to close into, but this gal cannot be ruled out after that last race.
5 - LITTLE SWEETHEART (12/1)
Last three have been dismal, but does take on easier. Won the last time at this level. Price shot to consider.
3 - CAM SUNDAY (15/1)
Tried to wire the field last week and tired late. Has not won in ages. Toss.
4 - WOLF CREEK CUPID (20/1)
Last race was awfully dull. Need to see something positive before rating higher.
6 - STONEBRIDGE NUGGET (10/1)
Has not raced since April. Probably needs at least one. Pass.
6 - SPORTSCAR GEORGE (9/2)
Was too far back last time out at BMP. Was an impressive winner last time on this oval. Can power past these with well-timed move.
7 - YANKEE DOODLE JIM (5/2)
Returns after winning at DCTR last week. Has hit the board in each of his four starts this year. Looks like the main contender to the above.
3 - FRESHMAN PHENONOM (9/5)
Made a big move last week, but came up short. Only one win in 20 starts. Will probably share again.
1 - FOUR STROKE (8/1)
Gained some ground in his 2012 debut last week. Can build off that effort, and with the rail, could get a piece of this.
2 - SHOTGUN BOB (10/1)
Made a move at the leader before flattening out last time. No shock of he hangs on for a slice.
5 - HUGGY BEAR (12/1)
Could not hit the board from the rail last week. Has to work harder from here.
4 - ROCK RIVNDEL (15/1)
Sometimes shows a little speed, but is winless in 51 starts. Pass.
8 - WESTERN BEAR (20/1)
Winless on the year and has not been close lately. Pass.
1 - GUTS N GLORY (3/1)
Was an impressive winner last time out. With another inside draw, a repeat performance looks possible.
2 - NO GIN (4/1)
Makes debut for Kreischer barn. Oosting has had success with this horse. Figures to be in the mix from here.
8 - ZELLER'S ISLAND (10/1)
Was not far off after a tough trip against a rugged winner. Would really love this guy were it not for the post. Rates highly with these and would not be a complete shock to see him blow by these late.
7 - RICH N SPORTY (8/1)
Makes third start for sizzling Affrunti barn. Showing some signs. Might surprise with a better trip.
6 - FOX VALLEY TOCCOA (5/2)
Will try to get to the top again, but could not hold these off last week. Can hang around for a slice.
3 - SHASKA (12/1)
Usually close. Should be in contention once again. Can share if he can find a seam.
4 - CELTIC SEELSTER (6/1)
Has hit the board in 12 of 16 starts this year. Always close. Must use in your gimmick wagers.
5 - STONEBRIDGE SYMBOL (15/1)
Has not been too far off at BMP. Struggles to win. Outside shot at minor award.
5 - SMOOTH TRANSITION (5/2)
Crushed a similar field last week. Looks good for another. Should be in control early.
2 - DARETODOGREATHINGS (3/1)
Tossed a hint last week in a needed start. Could build off that effort and round out the exacta.
4 - MY BOY LUKE (4/1)
Parked the mile last time and was not too far off at the finish. Makes third start back. Could be sitting on a big effort. Looks like a three horse race.
9 - SLEAZY MR E (8/1)
Struggling against eight claimers. Looks like an outsider against these.
8 - BRING THE RAIN (10/1)
Winless on the year and recent form is rather dull. Pass for now.
1 - RIVER OF FAITH (10/1)
Hung around for show dough last time out. Might hang around for minor award again.
7 - DONALD HIMSELF (15/1)
Move outside hurts chances. Pass for now.
6 - BELL VALLEY BILL (20/1)
Gets close at times, but rarely wins. Pass.
3 - LARRY'S PLACE (15/1)
Has not been close in some time. Pass.
8 - NASH GRAM (15/1)
Upset special. Was just loaded with pace and nowhere to go last week. Post is a drag, but he should find some live cover in a hotly contested race. Can nail these at the wire and blow up the tote board.
4 - VOOMERANG (3/1)
Went a huge mile last week and just missed. Should be on or near the lead again. Logical contender.
7 - LENNOX BLUE CHIP (2/1)
Been taking on much tougher out at HOP. Was a strong winner last time he raced here. Rates very high with these.
1 - KAYDON BEGONE (9/2)
Hot pace took toll on this guy last week. Figures to be in the early fray again. Might hang on for a share.
5 - COLEFEDERATE (8/1)
Was not far off last week at this level. Razor sharp. Can share.
6 - RAGING CAM (8/1)
Always makes presence felt. No surprise if he hit the board again.
2 - ICE MAN COMET'H (10/1)
Figures to show speed from here. Needs his best to knock these off.
3 - PICASSOS BOY (12/1)
Handled softer last week. Has struggled at this level in the past.
1 - TURN IT UP LOUD (10/1) *** Winner: $5.80 $3.60 $2.60 ***
Came on late last week and finished a fast-closing third. Fits very well in this spot. Should have better position to get by these late. Price could be right.
5 - PAPA BRIAN (9/2)
Was a non-factor last week at BMP. Was parked the mile last time here. Like the switch to Roberts. Fits here.
2 - INDESCRIBABLE (7/2)
Picked up an overdue win last week. Repeat not completely out of the question. Will need to work harder.
3 - ANESCAPE N (3/1)
Gets a better post here. Usually close , but finds ways to lose. Use underneath.
9 - SIGN THE PRENUP (6/1)
Reunited with Oosting, who has had success with this one in the past. Should have striking position from here.
8 - POLAR BEAR (12/1)
In decent enough form, but has a tall task from here. Wide open race. Needs racing luck, but not out of this.
4 - BROOKLYN FLIGHT (10/1)
Ships in from HOP, where he was having a successful meet. Has a tough group to deal with here. Can't completely rule out.
7 - PRIME ESCAPE (8/1)
Been holding his own with softer fields. Tough spot from here. Needs the right trip to share.
6 - INNOVATION (20/1)
Last three were dull. Needs to show something before rating higher.
1 - SS MIGHTY I SCOOT (9/2)
Overmatched in last couple at HOP. Draws inside and drops for a tag. Raced well here earlier. All systems go.
4 - PARK'S FINALE (9/5)
The main contender. Also drops in for a tag. Was holding his own with tougher. One win in 16 starts this year. Must use in exacta.
8 - AMERICAN LEASE (8/1)
Put this one on my watch list after he was parked to a scorching 55.2 half last time out. Would rate this one higher with better post draw.
5 - DREAMSA SCOOTIN (5/2)
Tough trip took toll last time out at BMP. Trainer Smith, driver Oosting a strong combo. Fits with these.
2 - HAMPTIMBURGH (12/1)
Ships in from BMP. Form is lackluster and he struggles to win. Pass.
3 - LEVI THUNDER THUNG (10/1)
Has not won, or been close, in ages. Pass.
6 - CAPTAIN HOGG (15/1)
Form is dismal. Toss.
7 - AIRY HEIR (20/1)
Has not been remotely close this year. Pass.
2 - CON GAME (2/1) *** Winner: $3.20 $2.80 $2.10 ***
Ships in from BMP off a solid try. Flew late and was close at the wire. Might try an early move from here. Good spot to pick up his first win of the year.
4 - KING Z TAM (7/2)
Solid second in a needed start last week. Won't get the same perfect trip, but can improve off that effort and has every right to contend here.
3 - BEAU JET (9/2)
Decent race last week, finishing second against a rugged foe. Rates highly with this group.
8 - MAKE IT WORK (6/1)
Was a strong winner last time out. Will have to work hard for the lead from here, but is capable.
1 - SAMEASITEVERWAS (12/1)
Something is not right with this guy, but if he finds himself, he can hold his own with these. Rail should keep him close.
5 - NATURAL LAD N (10/1)
Gets close at times. Rarely wins. Chance at the High-Five.
6 - WESTERN DEAL (20/1)
Has not hit the board this year in nine tries. Showed a little life last time out, but needs to do more.
7 - JHS (15/1)
Stayed inside last week in a needed race and never threatened. Let's give him another.
9 - SECURED RISK (15/1)
Makes third start back after a long layoff. Looks like he's still shaking off the rust. Pass for now.
DELCO ROCKNROLL (2nd race) - Winner: $3.20 $2.20 $2.10
FOX VALLEY VISTA (4th race) - Winner: $4.20 $2.40 $2.20
CON GAME (14th race) - Winner: $3.20 $2.80 $2.10
MYSTICAL BROTHERS (6th race) - Finished sixth
NASH GRAM (11th race) - Finished third
TURN IT UP LOUD (12th race) - Winner: $5.80 $3.80 $2.60