Maywood Park - Race Card Analysis
Friday, June 22, 2012
(Program odds in parentheses)
7 - CELEBRITY BEST (9/2)
Been chasing tougher. Fits very well here. Can handle these with some live cover.
8 - CELTIC SEELSTER (7/2)
Parked the mile last time out and tired. Raced well last time at this level. Tough task from here, but he might blast and hope for the best. Has hit the board in 12 of 17 tries this year. Hard to rule out.
1 - LAWSUIT (3/1)
Tossed a hint last time with a bold move from eight post. Has some early foot and will be in the mix throughout.
2 - MADEY MAC (3/1)
Is usually a factor at this level. Has won his share of races on this track. Needs to avoid getting shuffled.
9 - PALMER (8/1)
Rolled by an easier field last time out. Will need more to knock out this group.
3 - JOSTING JACK (15/1)
Rarely wins and form appears to be tailing off. Pass for now.
4 - SPORTS SCOOTER (10/1)
Took advantage of inside trips and hit the board in three straight. Might have to work a little harder from here to hit the ticket.
5 - WHATSHOULDIDO (12/1)
Has not won in ages. Gets close on occasion. Might find a way to sneak a share.
6 - WOODY'S SHARK BITE (12/1)
Can show speed at times, but his last two have been dismal. Passing for now.
2 - FOX VALLEY SEE YA (12/1)
Been waiting for a good post for this guy. Battled hard last two times out from the eight hole. Should hopefully find easier going and striking position to make his move. Rates very highly and the price could be right.
5 - RIO'S Z TAM (5/2)
Been a machine for the Warren barn. Has good speed and will use it to be in the mix once again. Major player.
1 - SENTIMENTALJOURNEY (7/2)
Raced very well last week against tougher. Rail and a drop in class is often a winning combo. Has some speed and is hard to rule out.
7 - KB'S GOINGCOMMANDO (8/1)
Has speed and gets regular driver back. Could blast to the top and hang on for a share.
8 - M M WEST (3/1)
Had a relatively easy time of it last week from the rail. Will need to bring his best to win from out here. Not impossible.
4 - GO TUFFY (6/1)
Threw a total clunker last week. Can compete with these if he's on his game.
3 - COLTINS PLACE (15/1)
Rarely wins and has not been close in a while. Toss.
6 - DARN SKIPPIE (12/1)
Struggles to win. Last two were dismal. Pass.
3 - NO GIN (2/1)
Flew down the open stretch to get up for the win last week. Should have good position from here. Have to string along. WINNER: $3.20 $2.20 $2.10
8 - STONEBRIDGE SYMBOL (6/1)
This guy rarely wins, but he sure tossed a big hint last week. Made a bold move and was caught late by the #3. Despite the post, another effort like that and he'll be right there once again.
2 - GUTS N GLORY (3/1)
Was the post time favorite against these last week but wound up getting pushed back. Look for him to bounce back with clear sailing.
5 - RICH N SPORTY (4/1)
Hurt by the far outside posts in recent races. Looking for him to be much more of a factor here.
6 - SHASKA (8/1)
Is usually a factor and with live cover expected, he could be in the mix once again.
7 - DO ME BLISS (15/1)
Parked out last two races and tired badly. Looking at another tough trip if he guns for the front again. Longshot from this spot.
1 - AMERICAN LEASE (10/1)
Showed speed before putting it in reverse. Even though he has the rail, he'll need to find more stamina to threaten.
4 - SPORTY LEVI (12/1)
Recent races have been dismal. Pass for now.
1 - FOX VALLEY LIBERO (8/1)
Takes a dip in class and gets the rail. Won the last time he had control and he figures to be on the lead from here. Would love to get the 8/1 program odds.
3 - MAKE IT WORK (5/2)
Bet down last week and cruised. Would expect another early move. Could have lead or two-hole. Either way, he is a strong contender here.
6 - SWEEET TALKIN TOM (3/1)
Parked the mile, but still held on for second to an awfully tough winner (Shark Waves). Horse loves to win. Barn remains red-hot. Hard to rule out.
4 - MAJOR DEGREE (10/1)
BMP shipper has been taking on a bit better. If he takes to the track, he could factor in this decision.
8 - GAR (6/1)
Was no match for Shark Waves last week. Is a tough competitor and will need one of his better efforts from this post. Not impossible.
7 - BLUERIDGEVALENTINO (4/1)
Has not raced since April. BMP qualifier was quick. Still, this is a tough post and tough group. Let's give him a race.
2 - ALLAMERICAN BOMBER (12/1)
Last few races have been sub-par. Needs to do more.
5 - MASTER JEEVES (15/1)
Found this level a little too tough last week. Looks overmatched again.
1 - SKINNY JEANS (5/2)
Drops in class and draws the rail. Has good speed and has won her share of races on this oval. Will be tough to beat in this spot.
2 - FREAKN FRIDAY (6/1)
Finished second to a rugged foe last week. Expecting her to sit behind the #1 and try to pounce in the open stretch. Viable contender.
4 - TIMELESS ARTIST (3/1)
Took on better at BMP last week. Won the last time she raced here. Not sure of tactics, but this one fits and is hard to rule out.
6 - MO VALLEY MAGGIE (7/2)
Was no match for Weekend Update last week. Does her best work on the lead. With speed inside of her, she'll have to work hard to get to the top. Difficult, not impossible.
3 - FOX VALLEY VISTA (8/1)
Comes into this off a front-stepping victory. Not sure she has the speed to get to the top, but top driver Oosting capable of working the right trip. Another with a legit shot at the ticket.
7 - WINDY CITY JOANN (10/1)
Rallied from off the pace to get the win last week. This race also has a bunch of front-end types and if the pace is hot, she has a strong chance to pick up the pieces. Looks live at a price.
8 - COLE BLUE (12/1)
Another that seems to want the lead, but will have a hard time getting there from here. Passing for now.
5 - TRENDY L (15/1)
Last three races have just been dismal. Hard to like against this rugged bunch.
4 - HUES ARTISTIC LADY (3/1)
Like taking BMP shippers, especially ones that show speed in lines. This one fits that bill. She might try for the top or take the pocket behind the #1. Either way, she looks like the one to beat. WINNER: $4.40 $3.20 $2.60
1 - POWER AND PURPOSE (7/2)
Speed and the rail are always tough to beat. Looked great on the engine last week and will be in the mix once again.
7 - BLISSFULL DREAMER (10/1)
Was bet down and crushed foes last week when dropped into claimers. This field is a bit tougher, but she appears to have the talent to go with these.
8 - ANITA HAMMER (8/1)
Made a bold move last week and finished third at this same level. Another effort like that will put her in contention once again.
5 - JUDY'S JET (9/2)
Comes into this off an impressive win at BMP. Looks like a solid fit at this level. Finished a respectable third last time on this oval. With some cover, this gal has every right to contend with these.
9 - DELIGHTFUL DOT (6/1)
Another that is very competitive at this level. Might try to sit right behind the leaders and look for a seam late. Not the most prolific of winners, but certainly a gimmick candidate.
6 - CAMILLE ROSE (12/1)
Appears to be tailing off since her win on 5/18. Needs to do more to challenge these.
2 - DAZZLING DIANA (15/1)
Tired badly in last. Pass for now.
3 - JUSTAFRENDLYGESTUR (15/1)
Caught in a switch last week and finished far back. Prior races sort of dull. Not seeing anything to get excited about here.
1 - NOTJUSTAPRETTYFACE (2/1)
Drops and draws the rail. Was a runaway winner last time at this level. It's hers for the taking. WINNER: $2.40 $2.10 $2.10
5 - SHE'S AUTOMATIC (9/2)
Seems to get close every week. Might flush cover from this spot and will be right there when they turn for home.
4 - CUZIMADEMYMINDUP (7/2)
Never really in contention last week. Appears to fit well with these. Might have to come first up.
3 - DASHING MAJORETTE (6/1)
This one seems to always toss hints, but can't quite get over the hump. Made another big move last week. Might blast for the lead and has a great shot to hang on for a share.
8 - CANDY N APPLES (15/1)
Shows speed in lines, but has a tough assignment from out here. Watch for her with an inside post.
2 - TWILIGHT DELIGHT (8/1)
Has not done much of anything in her last four starts. Needs to start showing some signs before we can rate any higher.
6 - LOOKER HOTSPUR (15/1)
Was overmatched at this level last week. Pass.
7 - LITTLE SWEETHEART (12/1)
Has not seriously threatened since winning on 4/27. Hard to like from here.
7 - KING Z TAM (9/2)
Might be a good spot for this guy. Never really had clear sailing in his last two starts. With live cover, along with a hot pace, it could set up nicely for him. Looks live and the price could be right.
1 - FIVE COUGARS A (5/2)
Speed and the rail make this one very dangerous. Will be in the mix throughout.
9 - SAMEASITEVERWAS (7/2)
Finally showed a little something last week. Could be rounding into form. Should have good position following the #1 and appears to be a major contender here.
6 - PAPA BRIAN (6/1)
Was a non-factor in his last couple races against tougher. Was a romping winner last time he raced at this level. Rates on the drop.
2 - WESTERN DEAL (12/1)
Has not hit the board in 11 tries this season. Last race was a little better. Might hang around for a slice.
8 - SECURED RISK (15/1)
Looks to be slowly rounding into form. Not sure if he's quite ready to pop from way out here.
5 - SEAWIND GAMBLER (8/1)
Been off for over a month. Qualifier was quick. Still, thinking he needs a start.
3 - JOEZEHRLOVESJOHNNY (12/1)
Has not been close in a long time. Toss.
4 - BRING THE RAIN (15/1)
Scratched sick last time. Was not close in previous races. Pass.
3 - DOUBLETROUBLE (3/1)
Raced very well in a needed start last week at BMP. Is inside of the Guru and that might be enough of an edge to put him over the top.
7 - WELL TO DO GURU (2/1)
Will most certainly be in the mix and would be no surprise if he's able to take it all. Look for him to follow cover and try to blow by them all late.
2 - THISBIGDOGWILFIGHT (7/2)
Figure the Big Dog will try for the top. He can be very rugged on the lead and probably needs one easy quarter to pull this off.
1 - FOX VALLEY YUKON (5/1)
Shows speed in lines and will either be on the lead or in the pocket. Either way, he fits with these and can be right there at the wire.
5 - SPORTY GYPSY (8/1)
Ships in from HOP, where he was holding his own against cheaper. Has decent credentials, but might be overmatched with these.
6 - RAGING CAM (15/1)
Was not much of a factor against this kind last week. Gets Oosting back, but looks like he's in over his head.
4 - FORT SILKY (10/1)
Not sure what is going on with the Silky one. Tired badly last time out. Can be a tough horse when right. Passing for now.
8 - AL'S HAMMERED (8/1)
In what figures to be a hotly contested affair, things just might set up perfectly for this guy. He was gobbling up ground in the stretch last week and was not far off the #7. There could be some sizzling fractions and with a live cover flow, this one can fly by them all late. Price could be right.
7 - NJ'S BIG DEAL (2/1)
Will rocket off the gate and try to wire them like he did last week. Did catch a nice breather in the second quarter last time. Not sure he gets that easy quarter here. Is going to need his best to pull this off.
5 - UNCLE SMOOTHIE (3/1)
Was most impressive last week and rates very high here. Could make things interesting on the #7 if he decides to blast. Appears to be a versatile sort. Cannot be ruled out.
3 - CRIME OF PASSION (8/1)
Did what he needed to do to make the final. Knocked off many of these in the Cardinal. Classy and talented. Rates highly with these.
1 - FOX VALLEY MAHALO (6/1)
Looks like he's a notch below the main threats, but with the rail, he will be in the mix throughout.
2 - URAWOMANIZER (9/2)
Used the rail to his advantage last week and managed a third place finish. Not quite as accomplished as others in here. Will need his best to share.
4 - M T NESTER (20/1)
This one has a nice late move, but he appears to be overmatched with this group. Pass for now.
6 - YANKEE DOODLE JIM (15/1)
Having a decent year in his own right, but is in over his head here.
6 - SHARK WAVES (3/1)
Takes a step up in class, but was just dominating last week. Might be good enough to handle the hike. WINNER: $7.40 $4.20 $2.80
2 - DELCO WILLOBEE (5/2)
Returns to this oval after two duds at BMP. Won his last two races here in impressive fashion. Will seek early lead and is a strong player here.
3 - SIGN THE PRENUP (4/1)
Steps up after an easy win last week. Likes the front and will have to contend with other speed, but rates highly in this spot.
7 - ICE MAN COMET'H (6/1)
Usually fires for the top and will help set a hot pace. Will need one of his better efforts from out here. Capable.
5 - TURN IT UP LOUD (8/1)
Got up for second last week at 37-1. In good form right now and with live cover, this one could surprise at long odds once again.
1 - SPEAKIN GREEK (10/1)
Has not raced in over a month. Qualifier was decent. Thinking he needs a race.
8 - PICASSOS BOY (15/1)
Form appears to be tailing off. Tough task from out here.
4 - COLEFEDERATE (12/1)
Scratched sick last time and regular driver Oosting chose to drive the #3. Pass for now.
2 - CON GAME (3/1)
Demolished an easier field last time out. Will probably seek the top again and will be hard to catch. Oosting chose him over the #5. WINNER: $3.00 $2.20 $2.10
9 - MR ROCKFORD (5/2)
Raced very well last week, coming first up against a rugged foe (Lennox Blue Chip). Takes on easier here and has a great shot at his first victory of 2012.
1 - ZELLER'S ISLAND (8/1)
Went an eye-popping race last week as he broke, circled the field and finished a close third. He steps up in class here, but rates high with the rail.
4 - ANESCAPE N (6/1)
Struggles to win, but usually gets close. Made a big move last week and settled for second. Probably more of the same here. Use underneath.
6 - BROOKLYN FLIGHT (20/1)
Has not had the best trips in either of his two races on this oval. Perhaps the driver change to Marcus could help cause. Can't hurt.
5 - DARETODOGREATHINGS (9/2)
Was an impressive winner last time out against softer. Regular driver Oosting chose the #2 over him.
3 - NATURAL LAD N (12/1)
Winless in 14 tries this year. Gets close often. Could sneak a share with the right trip.
7 - KB'S ROBBY (15/1)
Speed horse takes on tougher here. Will blast and hope for the best. Looks overmatched.
8 - POLAR BEAR (20/1)
Been showing speed and has not been all that far off at the finish. Other speed inside of him will make this very difficult.
3 - AT MAX SPEED (7/2)
Loved this one last week and he never had position. Moves inside here and looks like a solid contender in a field full of horses that struggle to win. Giving him one more chance.
1 - ONCE A CHEATER (3/1)
Been taking on some tougher horses at HOP and BMP. Fits very well in this spot. Main threat to the above.
6 - A AND GS EXPRESS (9/2)
Parked the mile against cheaper last week at BMP. Will probably blast and can be tough if left alone on the lead.
4 - THE MASCOT (15/1)
Broke and lost all chance last week. Prior races at HP, NOR and WR seem to indicate that he should fit with these. Threat to hit the ticket with a flat mile.
5 - GEORGE'S ZTAM (10/1)
Last few races were dismal. Not sure why he's taking on tougher. Pass.
7 - MR PROSPECT (15/1)
Has not been remotely close lately. Pass.
8 - BRYN TIN TIN (6/1)
Making first start since April. Has not won in forever. Pass.
9 - LARRY'S PLACE (8/1)
Has not shown a thing in recent races. Hard to like.
2 - RIVER OF FAITH (12/1)
Winless in 18 tries this year. Has not been close lately. Pass.
3 - SMOKEN CAMBEST (6/1)
Managed to get up for third after getting pushed back last week. With some clear sailing, this guy has a legit shot at the mild upset. SCRATCHED
4 - MOSES HANOVER (7/2)
Made a bold quarter move last time out and would up finishing fourth. Figures to make another early move and is a threat to take it all the way.
1 - LITTLE MORE RAM (3/1)
Was a comfortable wire to wire winner last week. Figures to be on or near the lead again here. Strong player.
9 - WESTERN SIGN (9/2)
Was a perfect trip winner last time out. Will have to work harder from the second tier, but is more than capable of pulling this off.
7 - REAL DESIRABLE (12/1)
Has had excuses in last couple. Switch to Oosting could be the remedy. Cannot rule out.
5 - ROCKET DOG (10/1)
Disappointed as the favorite last time out. Probably needs some live cover to make amends. Not out of this.
8 - SAND JAKE (8/1)
Appears to be on the upswing. Tough task with this post, but with the right trip, he could hit that High-Five.
2 - JOANIES IRISH LUCK (15/1)
Has not been close in last couple. Pass.
6 - ROLS ROYCE MINDALE (15/1)
Scratched sick last time. Prior races were dull. Pass.
NO GIN (3rd) - WINNER: $3.20 $2.20 $2.10
HUES ARTISTIC LADY (6th) WINNER: $4.40 $3.20 $2.60
FOX VALLEY SEE YA (2nd) - Finished fifth
AL'S HAMMERED (10th) - Finished fourth
$1 Pick 4 (Races 11 - 14):
2,6 / 2,9 / 1,3 / 1,3,4,7,9 = $40.00 - 3 of 4