Maywood Park - Race Card Analysis
Thursday, June 21, 2012
(Program odds in parentheses)
6 - TOPVILLE BRIDGETTE (7/5)
Showed good speed last week and was nipped at the wire. Beaten favorite in good spot to make amends. Oosting chose her over the #7. WINNER: $3.00, $2.20, $2.10
7 - MSRICHSTYLE (5/2)
Found room late to finish third last week. Appears to be the main threat to the above.
8 - BRILLANT ROSE (6/1)
Did not do much from the rail in last. Tossed hints in previous races. Can share with one of her better efforts.
4 - FINE TERROR (8/1)
Makes debut for Roberts barn after she could not keep up with softer company at BMP. Showed speed last time she raced here. Might hang around for minor award.
1 - SWEET CARESS (20/1)
Five-year-old makes lifetime debut. Qualifiers on the slow side. Giving her a race.
2 - O M G (15/1)
Looks like she had a bit of a troubled trip in her debut down in SPR. Did not show much in qualifier. Let's watch one.
3 - BONJOUR MADAM (10/1)
Has not been close in six starts this year. Pass.
5 - CAROLINA YANKEE (15/1)
Makes lifetime debut after two rather slow qualifiers. Watching for now.
6 - EASTERN REGAL (8/5)
Harmer trainee ships in from HOP off back to back third place finishes. Competed against some tough foes last year. In soft spot here. WINNER: $2.80, $2.20, $2.10
1 - DON'T DARE DIS DOG 9/2)
Was not too far off last week. Rail keeps him in the mix again.
4 - FOX VALLEY SAM (3/1)
Meticulously prepared for debut after four qualifiers. Might be ready for competitive effort right out of the box.
2 - PULL THE PLUGS (8/1)
Raced inside and managed a fourth place finish in a needed start last time out. No surprise if we see similar tactics and a similar result.
3 - DONTEVENMESSWITHME (10/1)
Winless in 25 starts. Does shed the eight post and can compete for minor spoils.
5 - BS BLACKHAWK (12/1)
Ships in from BMP, where he had trouble competing against claiming company. Pass.
7 - BALTHASAR HANOVER (20/1)
Finished far back in two starts this year. Needs to show something. Pass for now.
8 - DELIGHTFUL ONE (15/1)
Has not been close any of his five lifetime races. Auto-toss.
5 - CRUISE QUEEN (9/5)
Perfect three for three on the year. Crushed foes last time in 1:54.3. Should rocket to the top and will be tough to beat. WINNER: $2.80, $2.10, $2.10
6 - KISSED BY THE SUN (5/2)
Was hammered at the windows and responded with a dominating performance last week. Looks like the main threat to the above.
3 - FANCY CREEK IRIS (8/1)
Comes back to Maywood after competing at SPR and DCTR. Had the eight post last two times she raced here. In better spot tonight. Banked over $40K as a two-year-old. Looks like she has the ability to hang with these.
8 - JUNE P (7/2)
Chased much tougher foes last time out. In better spot here, but the post hurts chances. Will likely blast off the gate and hope for the best.
7 - DAWN BY THE RIVER (12/1)
Showed good speed in her last start on 5/25 before fading. Has missed a couple weeks. Could hang around for a slice if ready.
1 - FAITH AND TRUST (10/1)
Rail could keep her in the mix. Lines littered with breaks. Hard to trust.
2 - FOX VALLEY DINA (20/1)
Has not been close in recent races. Pass for now.
4 - KID ANNETTA (20/1)
Last couple were dismal. Pass.
1 - SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR (2/1)
Drops in class after being awarded a win against better. Trainer Affrunti has been hot all meet. Has speed and will be tough to beat. WINNER: $2.60 $2.20 $2.10
3 - ROSERAIRE NZ (10/1)
Ships in from BMP after a needed race. Shows speed in lines. Could be in the mix at a price.
6 - FINAL ATTRIBUTE (9/2)
Been racing against much tougher lately. Should be a factor against these.
8 - SHES ASTREOS (15/1)
Was in over her head last time out at BMP. Was an impressive winner last time she raced here. Can threaten these with live cover.
2 - MADDISON PAIGE N (6/1)
Parked the mile last time out. Can try to sit behind the #1 and contend for a minor award.
4 - COLE STAR (8/1)
Can hit the ticket with another well-timed move. Hot pace helps.
5 - VIP FILLY (3/1)
Scratched sick last time out. Has not raced in a month, but is on a two race win streak. Can be a factor is she's ready to roll.
7 - MACKENZIE'S POWER (12/)
Was involved in a sizzling early pace before fading in last. Looking at another tough trip from here.
3 - BLUEBIRD MUFFLER (6/1)
Returns to this oval after taking on tougher at HOP and BMP. Was a dominant winner last time he raced here. Faced tough foes as a two-year-old. Price could be right.
2 - DAN LOWE (3/1)
Ships in from BMP, where he raced well from the ten post last time out. Reunited with Oosting, who won with him last time he drove. Rates very highly here.
1 - SPORTSCAR GEORGE (4/1)
Broke and wound up getting parked out last time. If he can mind his manners, he will be in the mix from this spot.
7 - ANOTHER BEAUTY (5/2)
Makes debut for Kreischer barn. Draws poorly once again, but has hit the board in 13 of 16 races this year. Hard to rule out.
4 - JOEY LEE MACDAVID (8/1)
Ships in from HOP, where he finished far back in last. Makes debut for Warren barn. Some merit in lines. Could sneak a share.
5 - ROCK RIVNDEL (15/1)
Winless in 52 starts. Has been getting close lately. Maybe use underneath.
6 - FOUR STROKE (12/1)
Had the rail last two times and did little. Hard to like from out here.
8 - HAMPTIMBURGH (20/1)
Having trouble competing against softer. In a tough spot here.
3 - PLEZEN MR HACKER (10/1)
Been facing some rougher foes lately. Will likely use her speed to get to the top and could be hard to catch. Like those 10/1 program odds.
1 - LITTLE BROWN SADIE (9/2)
Will probably sit right behind the leader and could hang around for a share. Been chasing tougher. Rail and new driver also should help cause.
2 - ANIGHTWITHWILMA (5/2)
Getting closer to hitting the board for the first time this year. Showed a strong move last time. Should have better position from here.
9 - NANNAH MONTANA (3/1)
BMP shipper been taking on tougher and has not been far off. Should sit right behind the speed and can arrive on the scene late.
4 - MARJAY DREAMS (6/1)
Ships in from BMP, where she was parked out against tougher. Fits better against these. No surprise to see her hit the money.
7 - DIXIE DARLIN (8/1)
Ships in from BMP, where she was taking on tougher. Trainer Willis has good numbers with class droppers. Maybe use underneath.
5 - INTIMATE HALL (12/1)
Has not been close in any of her races this year. Pass.
6 - ECHOES IN MY SOUL (15/1)
Parked out and finished far back last time out. Has not hit the board this year in 11 tries. Pass.
8 - ALYCOLE (15/1)
Has not been close in months. Pass.
2 - TWEEDS FLY N STAR (9/2)
Dropped a heartbreaker last week as the favorite. Was parked much of the mile and lost by a nose. Giving her another chance.
6 - VIRTUAL MEMORY (9/5)
Erv Miller charge rates highly here. Been taking on tougher at Tioga Downs. Main threat to the above.
1 - MADE TO BE (7/2)
Has not raced since March. Qualifier was decent. Could be fit enough to share.
5 - SATRDAYNITESPECIAL (8/1)
Was not far off last week. Gets Oosting. Looks usable underneath.
8 - PHOBIC PRINCESS (6/1)
Finished a distant second to Cruise Queen last time out. Will have to work hard from way out here. Outside chance at the money.
4 - DIANA'S CANCAN (12/1)
Makes 2012 debut. Qualifier was okay. Might hang around for a slice.
7 - BY THE SEA SALLY (15/1)
Raced against some toughies last season, but has done nothing in four starts this year. Need to see something positive before rating higher.
3 - OUR LAST ROSE (15/1)
Has not been remotely close in three starts this year.
8 - BET ON ART (7/2)
HOP shipper returns to this oval after taking on tougher. Showed good speed in each of his three starts at this track. Despite the post, he will be hard to beat if he can clear. WINNER: $7.60 $3.40 $3.00
1 - FRESHMAN PHENONOM (9/5)
Has hit the board in four of five starts this year. Has one win in 22 lifetime starts. Strong contender to round out the exacta.
5 - HE'S A GOLD DIGGER (6/1)
Showed speed before fading in last. Can hang around for a piece of this.
6 - HUGGY BEAR (15/1)
Raced without cover last time and managed a fourth place finish. Needs an easier trip to hit the ticket.
3 - GYPSY LEATHER (8/1)
Was a reasonably close fifth last time out. Might find a way to sneak into this with the right trip.
4 - CJ'S REAL DEAL (10/1)
Is usually in the mix. Rarely wins. Usable underneath.
7 - CATCH A DREAM (9/2)
Ships in from HOP. Probably faces an easier field, but will need a big effort from out here.
2 - SCORECARD MIKE (12/1)
Has not hit the board in 17 tries this year. Been chasing claimers at BMP recently. Pass.
5 - PACING PENNY TWO (6/1)
Drops back into claimers after taking on much tougher. Has speed and should have control of this race early on. Morning odds of 6/1 are tasty.
2 - HARRIET POTTER (5/2)
Typically a factor at this level. Should be in the mix.
1 - MS KATE (3/1)
Finished far back last time she had the rail. Raced well last time Warren drove. Can share with one of her better efforts.
3 - MIKAYLA'S ROCKETTE (4/1)
Gets close, but rarely wins. Gimmick contender.
6 - PINFOOT (8/1)
Rode the rail last week at BMP and just missed pulling off the upset. Will need to work hard from out here.
7 - SHESGOTWHTEVERITIS (10/1)
Been struggling against HOP foes. Just missed last time she raced here in March. Can show speed. Will need her best to hit the money from this spot.
8 - LADY ANN SPUR (12/1)
Ended a long drought last week with a front stepping victory. Hard to see her getting the same easy trip from way out here. Needs lots of luck to repeat.
4 - VELVET GIRL (15/1)
Last several races were dismal. Pass.
5 - TINKERS DAMN (12/1)
Taking a shot here. BMP shipper showed good speed last time out. Is making third start after the layoff and appears poised for a big effort. Trainer/driver Knicley has solid numbers with his horses. Main rivals struggle to win. Does not appear to be any other speed in here. Expecting her to go right to the top and not look back.
7 - CHALLENGE MY HEART (9/2)
Came on late to get up for third last week. If she can flush live cover, she will be heard from.
1 - FOX VALLEY SMOOCH (3/1)
BMP shipper gets much needed post relief. Should be in the mix from here.
3 - THEDAYYOUHAVEMADE (8/1)
Found room late to get up for third last time out. Might hang around for share once again.
6 - HAPPY SURPRISE (20/1)
Was a non-factor last week in a needed start from the eight post. Perhaps a more aggressive drive will get her closer to the money.
4 - PICKAPLACETOPARK (7/2)
Made bold move last week before flattening out. Winless in 17 starts, but another effort like last week could help her get up for a minor award.
8 - IM A SALLY SUE (15/1)
Tossed some hints in last couple races. Still, not sure she has enough to overcome this post.
9 - STAR GAZED (6/1)
Been chasing around four claimers. Looks overmatched here.
2 - CAM SUNDAY (10/1)
Has not won in ages. Last race was dull. Pass.
6 - GD COLLETTE (5/2)
Erv Miller trainee ships in from BMP off a sharp second place finish last week. Fits very well in this spot.
5 - CYPRESS HILL SUDS (10/1)
Raced very well from the eight post last week and now drops back to claiming company. Shows speed at times. Has legit shot to pull off the upset.
1 - REPERTOIRE (12/1)
Rail and Oosting make this one a contender. Will look to score using the open stretch.
2 - SPORTY BURBON (7/2)
Never in range from the seven post last week against. Will have better position from here.
3 - GRACYMAY INTERLUDE (15/1)
Drops to claimers, but was scratched sick last time. Can contend if ready to roll.
4 - MISSY MUFFLER (9/2)
Was never in contention last week against a tough winner. Needs to be close to the fray to have any chance. Cannot completely rule out.
9 - NACHOORDINARYGIRL (8/1)
Was never in position last time out from the eight post. Should be a little closer to the leaders from here. Can hang around for minor award.
7 - MISSY MACK (15/1)
Makes 2012 debut off winning qualifier. Really struggled last year. Let's give this 10-year-old a start.
8 - ODDS ON RAGNELL (6/1)
Makes debut for Porcelli barn. Last two races were dull. Hard to like from way out here.
5 - IRON OUTLAW (5/2)
BMP shipper been holding his own with tougher. Won the only time he raced on this oval back in March. Can power past these.
1 - MY KIND OF TOWNE (9/2)
Struggled to stay flat last time out. Can be big factor from here if he can stay on task.
2 - THE JANITOR (3/1)
Returns after a fourth place finish at BMP. Gets a better post and top driver. Can show speed and appears to be one of the main contenders in here.
7 - KEITHER (8/1)
Extremely tough trip last week, but still finished fourth. Winless in 15 tries this season, but with an easier mile, he could be right there.
6 - BEN'S JD (10/1)
Winless in 14 starts this year. Takes on easier. Might find a way into the High-Five.
3 - SPRINGLAKE DRAGON (12/1)
Showed some speed last time out before throwing in the towel. Needs to find more stamina.
4 - CAPTAIN RICE (15/1)
Been showing speed, but tiring. Needs to do more.
9 - DRAGON ON DEMAND (12/1)
Last two races were dull. Pass for now.
8 - CARDINAL BLISS (15/1)
Has not raced since March. Did not show much in six qualifiers. Pass.
EASTERN REGAL (2nd) - WINNER: $2.80 $2.20 $2.10
SEEKIN FOR GLAMOUR (4th) - WINNER: $2.60 $2.20 $2.10
BET ON ART (8th) - WINNER: $7.60 $3.40 $3.00
PLEZEN MR HACKER (6th) - Finished third
PACING PENNY TWO (9th) - Finished eighth
TINKERS DAMN (10th) - Finished eighth
$1 Pick 4 (Races 8 - 11):
1,8 / 2,5 / 1,5,7 / 1,5,6 = $36.00 - 3 of 4