Maywood Park - Race Card Commentary
Thursday, June 14, 2012
(Program odds in parentheses)
2 - TOPVILLE BRIDGETTE (8/5)
Made bold move in the slop last time out and finished second. Should have great position to power past these from here.
6 - DRAGON FANTASY (7/2)
Faced a bit tougher at BMP last time out. Main contender to the above.
4 - INXPRESSIBLEBEAUTY (9/2)
Chased the rugged Cruise Queen in last two. Easier spot here. Can grab a share.
5 - MESSIE HANOVER (12/1)
Finished a distant third to Party Hangover last time out. Had been taking on tougher HOP foes previously. Might sneak in for a slice with the right trip.
7 - BELLVALLEY MIRACLE (8/1)
Gets close, but rarely wins. No surprise to see her hit the bottom of the ticket.
1 - LIFELOOKSGOOD (12/1)
Recent form dismal. Rail could help her hang around for minor spoils.
3 - SATRDAYNITESPECIAL (10/1)
Winless on the year. Form is dull. Pass.
8 - CYPRESS HILL SUDS (15/1)
Leaves the claiming ranks and draws poorly. Pass for now.
3 - JENNA W RIVNDEL (8/1)
Taking a shot with this gal in a wide open race. She is making her 2012 debut and showed some speed in her latest qualifier. Kept some good company last year. Hoping Roberts puts her on the top.
6 - GIADA (10/1)
This gal has tossed hints and might be ready for a complete effort. Rates a strong chance in here.
7 - INITTOWINAFORTUNE (3/1)
Two-year-old making her debut. Qualifier looked decent. Not a strong field, but this post will be tough to overcome.
8 - TWELVE JEMS (15/1)
Has not had good position in her last three starts. This post does not help cause. Still think there could be some ability here. Perhaps an earlier move could help.
4 - SILK SNEAKERS (9/5)
Hard to get excited about the 9/5 shot that is winless in 36 tries. No surprise if she hits the board, but this fave looks shaky.
1 - PRETTY PERKY (6/1)
Was not close in 2012 debut last time out. Perhaps the rail could help her hang on for a piece.
2 - ASK NO QUESTIONS (9/2)
Often close, does not seem to want to win. Use underneath.
5 - APRIA AMIE (15/1)
Was not able to hang with cheaper in last. Appears to have some trouble staying flat. Toss.
5 - TWEEDS FLY N STAR (4/1)
Been waiting on this one. Took some action in her debut. Had some road trouble and finished with a ton of pace. Clear sailing is probably all this one needs.
8 - HIGH ON THE HOG (3/1)
Switches to Oosting, but draws poorly. Making third start after a layoff. Raced well in her first two races this year and rates very highly, despite the post.
2 - CHECK MY SWAGGER (2/1)
Has hit the board in her last three. Figures to be part of it again.
7 - TICKET TIME (8/1)
Makes third start back after a layoff. Showing progress and is a strong contender to hit the ticket.
6 - SURE ANYTIME (10/1)
Winless in 22 starts. Gets close on occasion. Outside chance at minor award.
4 - IAMLOVEDBYTHEKING (15/1)
Parlayed a rail trip to finish third last time out. Will need to do more to share from here.
1 - BS SMOKIN ARIZONA ( 6/1)
Winless in 59 starts. Rail may help, but she'll need a big effort to get a piece.
3 - EVENING GOWN (12/1)
Winless in 33 starts. Recent form dull. Toss.
2 - T E'S ZENYATTA (7/2)
Was a nice winner for us last time she raced here. Finished second to a tough foe at DCTR last time out. Should have nice position from this spot.
1 - PILGRIMS HALEY (2/1)
Good spot for this one to win again. Handled a decent field at BMP last week. Will be on the lead or in the pocket.
3 - MAKENA CAT (6/1)
Her last three races have been super. Will make presence felt again and cannot be ruled out.
6 - NOTJUSTAPRETTYFACE (3/1)
Oosting returns, and he has done very well with this one in the past. Faced tougher last time out at BMP. Strong contender here.
7 - FINAL ATTRIBUTE (15/1)
Threw a clunker last time out. Prior form should put her right there with these. Can consider underneath.
8 - SKINNY JEANS (12/1)
Speedball draws poorly. Expecting her to blast and hope for the best. Can hang on for a slice if she can clear.
4 - WAITING AND HOPING (8/1)
Broke and lost all chance against cheaper last time out. Can factor in this if she stays flat. Trainer Affrunti hard to toss.
5 - SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR (10/1)
Been bouncing between here and HOP. Won the last two times she raced here, albeit against easier. Another Affrunti charge that cannot be ruled out.
3 - MSRICHSTYLE (3/1)
Went to the top and handled an easier group last week. Expect her to try for the lead again and she could be tough to catch.
6 - KISSED BY THE SUN (4/1)
Makes 2012 debut off scorching 1:56.3 qualifier on this oval. Could be ready to rock right out of the box.
5 - FAVORITE (10/1)
Nice winner last time out against easier. Looks like she should be in the mix again.
2 - BRILLANT ROSE (6/1)
Judges' scratch last time out. If ready to roll, this gal could be a factor here.
1 - FALL'S DELIGHT (8/1)
Rail can keep her close. Might hang around for a slice.
4 - MILTY'S GAL (5/2)
Having success against softer BMP claimers. Has a tougher challenge here.
7 - KID ANNETTA (12/1)
Gets close at times, but rarely wins. Longshot from out here.
8 - CAM'S WARHAWK (15/1)
Winless in 13 starts this year. Tough task from way out here. Toss.
6 - CLEVER SADIE (15/1)
Went yet another brutal trip last time out. If she can flush some cover, she should be able to handle this kind. Perhaps she can follow up the #5 and blow by them all late. Price could be right.
3 - FOX VALLEY KATRINA (9/2)
Been facing a little better. In a soft spot. Might seek the top from here.
8 - NASHVILLE KITTY (12/1)
Finished second to a tough winner last week. Oosting has his work cut out for him way out here.
5 - ANIGHTWITHWILMA (3/1)
Tossed hints in last two. Could be rounding into a big race. Good spot to hit the board, if not win, for the first time this year.
9 - KB'S TK (6/1)
Has not been all that far off lately. Should have better striking position from here.
7 - BUTCHIE LIL TAX (8/1)
Gets close at times. With cover, can contend for minor award.
1 - LADY ANN SPUR (12/1)
Has not won in ages. Rail could help her hang on for a slice.
2 - WAND'S COWGIRL (7/2)
Tough trip last time out on 5/10. Has missed some time. Watch tote for clues.
4 - ALYCOLE (10/1)
Rarely wins. Form dismal. Pass for now.
2 - DAZZLING DIANA (4/1)
Giving this gal the edge in an open race. Figures to be a hot pace and this one should be in position to pick up the pieces.
7 - TILLYFILLY (2/1)
In form and will likely try for the top. Other speed in here can make things difficult. Can be rugged if she gets top.
1 - JUST SHUTUP NDRIVE (6/1)
Should have great position from here to get up for a share.
3 - JUSTAFRENDLYGESTUR (12/1)
Ships in from BMP. Shows speed in lines. Could be a factor.
4 - DELIGHTFUL DOT (3/1)
Perfect trip winner last week. Will need to work harder from this spot.
5 - POWER AND PURPOSE (12/1)
Speedball has not held off a field in a while, but she will ensure a hot pace.
6 - ANITA HAMMER (8/1)
Parked out last week. Should find some cover here and could surprise late.
8 - WINDY CITY DIANE (15/1)
Broke last time out and prior races were dull. Hard to like from out here.
3 - DELCO ROCKNROLL (5/2) *** Winner: $6.60 $3.20 $2.40 ***
Picked up his maiden victory last week and looks good for another. Should power past these.
2 - BONEIRE'S BONANZA (8/1)
Won 2012 debut with a big mile, despite a flat tire. Might have some talent here. Should be in the mix.
5 - FRESHMAN PHENONOM (2/1)
Been going some big miles, but has been unable to seal the deal this year. Looks like a main contender and should be part of this.
7 - ANOTHER BEAUTY (9/2)
Flew late to just miss last week. Has hit the board in 12 of 15 starts this year. Can show speed or come from out of it. Either way, he rates highly with these.
1 - FOUR STROKE (10/1)
Makes third start of the year. Rail will keep him close. Can hang around for a share.
4 - CJ'S REAL DEAL (8/1)
Often close, but only one win in 18 starts. Use underneath.
6 - PASSION FOR TODAY (15/1)
Makes 2012 debut off quick qualifier. Only two wins in 48 starts. Outside shot at minor award.
8 - WESTERN BEAR (15/1)
Tough post and has not been racing all that well. Pass for now.
4 - BLISSFULL DREAMER (9/5) *** Winner: $2.60 $2.10 $2.10 ***
Been showing good speed lately and now drops to claimers. Should get to the top and cruise.
3 - MISSY MUFFLER (7/2)
Another that drops in for a tag. Should be right there with the top choice and can round out the exacta.
5 - GRACYMAY INTERLUDE (15/1)
Also drops in to claimers for the first time. Has not been showing much in recent races, but this is an easier spot. Can hit the ticket, possibly at a price.
2 - JS WANAWIN (15/1)
Parked out to the half from the seven post last week. Won't have as tough a trip from here. Could hang around for a slice.
8 - SPORTY BURBON (9/2)
Fits with these, but the post is a concern. Can share with the right trip.
7 - REPERTOIRE (10/1)
Gets close at times, but has a tough task from way out here.
6 - PEYTON'S PINKY (8/1)
Last two races were dismal. Needs more to threaten these.
1 - FOX VALLEY LILAC (10/1)
Form has been poor. Rail could help her, but she is still a longshot to hit the board.
5 - CHALLENGE MY HEART (6/1)
Closed some ground in a quick second half last week. Shed eight hole and looks to be in a good spot here. Can blow by early pacesetters in the late going. Price could be right here.
9 - DASHING MAJORETTE (8/1)
Should have much better position from here. Can contend with these at a price.
6 - WINDY CITY JOANN (7/2)
Fits against these and can blow by some of these if the pace is hot.
3 - CAMS PRINCESS WAVE (3/1)
Crushed an easier field last time. Oosting might gun for the lead again. Could be tough to reel in.
7 - ALLAMERICAN VIRGIN (9/2)
Another that romped over an easier field last time out. Will show speed and will need to work for it from out here.
1 - PRIMROSE PATH (12/1)
Improved effort last time out to finish third. Rail helps cause. Can hang around for a slice.
2 - PICKAPLACETOPARK (10/1)
Struggling to keep up with cheaper. Appears overmatched.
4 - WOLF CREEK VIXEN (12/1)
Last two were dismal. Needs to do more for tonight's new driver.
8 - HAPPY SURPRISE (15/1)
Tough spot for her 2012 debut. Watching for now.
9 - CUZIMADEMYMINDUP (6/1)
In a race loaded with speed, things could set up perfectly for this gal. Should have good position and can pick up the pieces if the leaders tire.
3 - WEEKEND UPDATE (3/1)
Been waiting patiently for this one to come back to this oval. Is inside of other speed, but she will be pushed throughout. Can get there with one easy quarter.
4 - MO VALLEY MAGGIE (7/2)
Parked to ridiculous fractions last week. Might find herself parked out again. Can be tough with an easier trip.
1 - FREAKN FRIDAY (9/2)
Should have sweet position to take advantage of a possible sizzling pace. Every right to be part of this.
5 - COLE BLUE (8/1)
Another that appears to want the lead. Hard to see her getting to the top, but might settle for a good early spot. Cannot rule out.
8 - CANDY N APPLES (15/1)
Shows speed in lines, but is in a tough spot from out here. May leave and hope for the best. Does fit with these.
2 - TRENDY L (15/1)
Form appears to be tailing off. Longshot against this rugged group.
6 - TWILIGHT DELIGHT (10/1)
Has not done much in her last three starts. Needs to do more.
7 - LOOKER HOTSPUR (12/1)
Racing well against cheaper. Looks overmatched from here.
8 - LT'S SPORTY BABE (8/1)
Taking a shot with this gal in the nightcap. She's been facing much tougher and now drops to claimers. Lots of speed in here could set this up for her late charge.
4 - STEPH'S MELODY (3/1)
Razor sharp despite some rough trips. Probably will go first-over again. Rates with these.
1 - PLEZEN MR HACKER (12/1)
Speed and rail are always hard to rule out. Will be in the mix.
3 - NIGHT'S ALL NIGHT (4/1)
Parked the mile last time and saw her three race win streak come to an end. Obvious contender with an easier mile.
7 - A PATCHY SUN (7/2)
Impressive winner last week. Likely to show speed. Tough task, but not impossible from this spot.
9 - HARRIET POTTER (6/1)
Form looks like it's tailing off. Still, the Oosting factor is enough to use on those High-Fives.
5 - RIVER TSUNAMI (12/1)
Rarely wins, but gets close at times. Shot at minor award.
6 - VELVET GIRL (15/1)
Form tailing off. Pass for now.
2 - STARRS FLASHY BABE (15/1)
Has not been close recently. Toss.
TWEEDS FLY N STAR (3rd race) - Finished second
MSRICHSTYLE (5th race) - Finished third
DELCO ROCKNROLL (8th race) - Winner: $6.60 $3.20 $2.40
BLISSFULL DREAMER (9th race) - Winner: $2.60 $2.10 $2.10
JENNA W RIVNDEL (2nd race) - Finished fourth
CLEVER SADIE (6th race) - Finished seventh
CHALLENGE MY HEART (10th race) - Finished third
CUZIMADEMYMINDUP (11th race) - Finished fourth