Maywood Park Selections - Friday, June 29th
(Program odds in parentheses)
2 - SENSATIONAL BB (3/1) . . .Was an impressive winner against these last time out. If he can bring a similar effort again, he should have no trouble.
4 - ABSOLOM (6/1) . . .Came from far back to finish second to the above. Sheds eight hole and should have better position from here. Rarely wins, but looks usable underneath.
3 - SPIRITUAL KING N (2/1) . . .Gutsy veteran is hard to rule out, though it does appear that form is tailing off somewhat. An easier trip might help.
1 - ROCKET DOG (7/2) . . .Last couple were dull. Rail could help him hang around for a slice.
6 - WHATSHOULDIDO (15/1) . . .Has not won in ages. Gets close at times. Will battle for minor award.
7 - HANNIBAL HUDSON (12/1) . . .Has had excuses for last few losses. Might surprise with a clean voyage.
8 - PURE ADDICTION (8/1) . . .Tough assignment from out here. Needs best.
5 - TROIX HANOVER (15/1) . . .Having stamina issues lately. Will be part of early fray. Needs to do more to hit the money.
3 - AMERICAN GOLD (8/1) . . .Makes third start back following layoff. Tossed a little hint last time. Could be sitting on a big effort. Price looks right in this open race.
6 - TALK FOREVER (4/1) . . .12-year-old made three wide move last time before flattening out last time. Not an abundance of speed inside of him, so he may try for the top. Likes to win.
8 - MIKE LANIGAN (6/1) . . .Tough post, but he is very competitive with this kind. Has hit the board in 13 of 16 races this year. Hard to leave out.
1 - MADEY MAC (5/2) . . .Loses regular driver Oosting, but rail should keep him in the mix.
5 - BROTHER RAY (15/1) . . .Question mark has not raced in over a month. Qualifiers don't show much. Has some back class. Could crush these if right. Tab tote.
7 - MOSES HANOVER (3/1) . . .Figures to try for the top. Usually a major player at this level. Can hang around for a share.
2 - HE'S BUCKS BEST (12/1) . . .Last three have been dismal. Pass for now.
4 - REAL DESIRABLE (10/1) . . .Switching to Durante from Oosting hurts chances.
4 - CAMS PRINCESS WAVE (3/1) . . .Ships in from BMP and makes debut for hot Affrunti barn. Should have control early and will be tough to collar. WINNER: $6.00 $3.40 $2.60
9 - TILLYFILLY (6/1) . . .Reunited with Roberts, who has had success with this one in the past. Will need some clever driving coming from second tier, but she fits here and the price should be right.
5 - BLISSFULL DREAMER (10/1) . . .Never had position last week. Was a dominant winner in her previous race. Loses services of Oosting, but De Long is capable.
7 - PICKAPLACETOPARK (9/2) . . .Comes back to claiming company. Winless in 18 starts this year, but looks usable underneath.
8 - POWER AND PURPOSE (8/1) . . .Speedball will need to work hard from way out here. Tough task, but not impossible.
2 - DELIGHTFUL DOT (7/2) . . .Has hit the board last four times at this level. Should have good position from here. Major contender to round out the tri.
1 - BELLA DEONA (15/1) . . .Has missed a couple weeks. Rail could help her hang around for minor award.
6 - WINDY CITY DIANE (12/1) . . .Made up some ground in the stretch last time out. Needs to get rolling sooner to hit the ticket.
3 - JUSTAFRENDLYGESTUR (15/1) . . .Last four have been lackluster. Pass for now.
2 - MISCHIEF MAN (3/1) . . .Ships in from BMP after a rather dull effort. Takes a big drop in class. Beat much tougher last time he raced here. Trainer has good numbers with class droppers. Can blow these away if right.
1 - GAR (5/2) . . .Moves from the eight post to the rail. Has had success on this track. Should be in the thick of it from here.
6 - MAKE IT WORK (7/2) . . .Handled these rather easily last week. Been showing good speed. No surprise if he extends winning streak to three.
4 - GEORGE'S ZTAM (6/1) . . .Comes back to claiming company after wiring conditioned foes last week at big odds. Set sizzling pace last week, would expect similar tactics here. Cannot dismiss.
3 - CELEBRITY BEST (8/1) . . .Steps up and makes debut for Conley barn. Struggled at this level in the past. Will need his best.
5 - NDIZANI A (10/1) . . .Tries claimers here. Winless in 15 starts this year, mostly against better. Likes to show early speed. Can hang around for a slice if he can avoid getting parked out.
7 - WESTERN DEAL (15/1) . . .Recent form rather dull. Has not hit the board in 12 starts this year.
8 - ALLAMERICAN BOMBER (12/1) . . .Last few have been dull. Needs to do much more from here.
6 - MJ'S LAST DANCE (4/1) . . .HOP shipper has been holding her own with tougher. Leonard barn does well with class droppers. Might try for the top and not look back. WINNER: $4.20 $3.20 $2.80
7 - LITTLE SWEETHEART (6/1) . . .Never in position last week against a bit tougher. Perhaps new driver Roberts can get her rolling sooner.
1 - CHALLENGE MY HEART (8/1) . . .Did not threaten from the outside post last week. Should be more competitive from the rail.
2 - THEDAYYOUHAVEMADE (10/1) . . .Was not too far off in last two. Fits with these and can certainly be a factor here.
5 - PINFOOT (3/1) . . .Winless in 22 starts this year. Takes on tougher tonight. Will need her best to snap the losing skid.
3 - TWILIGHT DELIGHT (5/2) . . .Faces a bit easier, but recent form is rather dull. Would need to improve greatly to win this.
8 - FINAL DESIRE (12/1) . . .Makes first start since early April. Downstate qualifier looked okay. Might need a race.
4 - CAM SUNDAY (15/1) . . .Has not won in ages. Last few don't inspire much confidence. Pass.
3 - BLUEBIRD REGAL (7/2) . . .BMP shipper has been taking on tougher lately. Could blow by them all late. WINNER: $5.40 $3.80 $3.20
1 - JOKERSLITLWHITELIE (6/1) . . .Returns after an unsuccessful trip to HOP. Faced tougher last time she raced here. Rail keeps her in the mix.
4 - JUNE P (10/1) . . .Was never in position last week against a tough winner. In a better spot to use her speed. Will be hard to collar.
9 - FOX VALLEY SMOOCH (3/1) . . .Hits the board at times, rarely wins. Could hang around for a share.
8 - TOWNLINE KENYA (8/1) . . .Makes debut for Perry Smith barn after a disappointing race at BMP. Has speed and will need to be sharp to get to the top from here.
2 - OUR ALIBI (12/1) . . .BMP shipper comes into this off a rather dull effort. Rarely wins. Pass.
5 - SLICKETY SPLIT (9/2) . . .Returns after a dud at HOP. Previous race here was dull. Pass.
6 - STAR GAZED (12/1) . . .Last few have been dismal. Needs to do more.
7 - WOLF CREEK VIXEN (15/1) . . .Has not been close in some time. Pass.
6 - DELCO ROCKNROLL (9/5) . . .Was much the best last time out. Looks like a promising horse. Should extend winning streak to three. WINNER: $4.20 $2.60 $2.40
7 - ELUSIVE RAINBOW (6/1) . . .Looks like the main threat. Been taking on tougher at BMP. Was a runaway winner last time he raced here. Contender.
5 - JOEY LEE MACDAVID (9/2) . . .Was very impressive winning his Maywood debut. Takes on a couple tougher foes, but has enough speed to hang in for a share.
8 - ANOTHER BEAUTY (7/2) . . .Has hit the board in 14 of 17 starts this year. Only two wins. Has speed and can certainly compete once again for a minor award.
1 - BONEIRE'S BONANZA (15/1) . . .Broke last time and lost all chance. Won impressively in previous start. Rail should keep this guy in the mix.
3 - JASPER LABROOK (8/1) . . .Had everything his own way on the lead when he picked up his maiden victory. Takes on a much tougher group here.
2 - GYPSY LEATHER (15/1) . . .Winless in 17 starts. Has not been very close lately. Pass.
4 - FOX VALLEY CADBURY (12/1) . . .Has not been close in three starts this year. Pass for now.
7 - THISWAYORTHEHIGHWY (7/2) . . .Returns to this oval after taking on stakes competition at HOP. Has won two of his four starts here. Can power past these.
1 - FIVE COUGARS A (5/1) . . .Speed and rail make him a logical contender. Will be in the mix.
2 - FLIP (9/2) . . .Tries for his third in a row. Has missed a couple weeks. Should get a good trip from here. Can if ready.
9 - A AND GS EXPRESS (8/1) . . .Parked out to some sizzling factions last week. Still managed to finish third. Hard to rule out after that eye-popping try.
6 - FOX VALLEY SLAMMER (15/1) . . .Ships in after racing at the fairs and at HOP. Rarely wins, but hits the board at times. Longshot looks usable underneath.
3 - WILSON'S TRACKS (3/1) . . .Affrunti horse ships in from BMP, where he raced well without cover. Seems like a total mixed bag of horses in here. Cannot rule out this barn.
4 - BRYN TIN TIN (12/1) . . .Has not won in forever. Was not far off in a needed race last week. Might build off that effort and sneak a slice.
8 - TRICKY KID (15/1) . . .Been holding his own against cheaper at NFLD. Tough spot here. Watching for now.
5 - JOEZEHRLOVESJOHNNY (20/1) . . .Has not been close in ages. Pass.
2 - DELCO WILLOBEE (9/5) . . .Was parked much of the mile last week and still finished a close second to a rugged winner. Could elect to sit behind the #1 and pounce in the lane.
1 - SIGN THE PRENUP (5/2) . . .Speed and rail will keep this one in contention throughout.
4 - PICASSOS BOY (6/1) . . .Was too far back last week when he uncorked his move. Should have better position here. Fast pace helps.
6 - BROOKLYN FLIGHT (12/1) . . .Tossed hint as he made up a bunch of ground in the stretch last week. Should get live cover here and can hit the board with well-timed move.
3 - LAZY LIZARD (4/1) . . .Was not far off against a rugged winner in last. Will be part of early fray. Can hang around for slice.
7 - DADE HALL (8/1) . . .Was in over his head last week at BMP. Fits with these. Will need some racing luck from out here. Not completely out of this.
5 - COLEFEDERATE (15/1) . . .Threw a clunker last week. Form looks like its tailing off. Pass for now.
5 - CHINA GAL (5/2) . . .Giving her the nod in a very competitive affair. Tough trip last time against the #8. Could turn the tables on her with better position from here.
8 - MYSTICAL VICTRESS (3/1) . . .Comes into this off back to back impressive wins at BMP, coming from far back each time. Has never raced on this oval and looks better suited for the big track. Has the talent. Cannot rule out.
7 - REV ME UP (9/2) . . .Has speed to burn and will fire off the gate from here. Has hit the board in all of her nine tries on this track. Can wire them with one easy quarter.
4 - OG'S MARIE D (8/1) . . .In very good form and has done well on this track in the past. Appears a bit overmatched, but might sneak a share with the right trip.
1 - DEE DEE SAGE (12/1) . . .Appears to be a notch below these. Rail could keep her close.
9 - FOX VALLEY TOUCHE (8/1) . . .Was not too far off against this company last week at BMP. Needs best to pull off upset.
3 - PRETTY PLACE (15/1) . . .Another that was not all that far back against these. Still, appears overmatched. Will need her best and some luck to share.
6 - FOX VALLEY ABSOLUT (15/1) . . .Does not win often, but gets close at times. Could find live cover and be a factor.
2 - MAKIN' A STATEMENT (12/1) . . .Will blast and be part of the early fray. Appears overmatched with these.
6 - WEEKEND UPDATE (9/5) . . .Finished a fast closing third last week at BMP. Crushed an easier field last time she raced here. Should blast to the top and not look back.
5 - LAUREN (4/1) . . .Gutted out a tough mile to get a win at BMP last week. Stands to benefit if speed duel develops. Main contender to the above.
1 - WAITING AND HOPING (3/1) . . .Fits well with the rail. Affrunti horses always need to be respected. Should sit right behind the #6.
2 - PILGRIMS HALEY (12/1) . . .Tough trip last week at BMP. Raced well here previously. Might try to get the jump on the #6. Could hang around for a slice.
3 - SKINNY JEANS (8/1) . . .Has speed of her own and has done well here in the past. Looks a bit overmatched against these.
4 - NOTJUSTAPRETTYFACE (6/1) . . .Wired an easier field last week. Will have to work much harder to knock these off. Outside shot.
7 - SHE'S AUTOMATIC (15/1) . . .Struggles to win and now takes on tougher. Does hit the board often. Can surprise with live cover.
3 - KAYDON BEGONE (6/1) . . .Never saw the rail last time out and still finished a relatively close third at this same level. Expecting him to get control much easier from here and has a very realistic chance at wiring this field. Price looks right.
8 - VOOMERANG (7/2) . . .Chased a tough winner last time out. Post is the only concern. Might try for early spot.
2 - MR ROCKFORD (9/2) . . .Has chased some rugged winners in last few. Could find these more to his liking. Rates highly here.
1 - POLAR BEAR (8/1) . . .Was a non-factor last week from the eight post. Should be much more involved from here. Shows speed at times.
4 - SAMEASITEVERWAS (12/1) . . .Tossed another hint last time out against a softer field. Looks to be rounding into a big effort. Hard to completely rule out.
5 - PAPA BRIAN (3/1) . . .Crushed an easier field last week. Struggles when he jumps to this level. Passing for now.
6 - APOLLO'S Z TAM (15/1) . . .Makes first start since April. Qualifier was good. Still, he might need the start.
9 - INNOVATION (15/1) . . .Has not done much of anything since winning on 5/11. Perhaps switch to Roberts will help cause.
7 - PRIME ESCAPE (12/1) . . .Finished a close fourth against softer last time out. Looks a bit overmatched with these.
5 - WESTERN COLE (2/1) . . .Was not much of a factor last time out in a Maywood Pace elim. Faces much easier here. Should gun to the top and will be tough to catch. WINNER: $3.40 $2.40 $2.10
7 - SMOOTH TRANSITION (3/1) . . .Another dropping out of the same Maywood Pace elim. Previous races were very promising. Will seek early spot. Solid contender.
4 - FOX VALLEY DOMINO (4/1) . . .Returns after taking on some tough ones at BMP. Won impressively last time he raced here. Will be tested by these foes.
1 - BRING THE RAIN (8/1) . . .Was a non-factor with this kind last week. Rail might help, but he needs to do more to contend here.
2 - JHS (10/1) . . .Finished third against some tough horses down at Carrollton. Was never in position to contend from the eight post last time he raced here. Inside draw helps cause.
3 - LARRY'S PLACE (12/1) . . .Has not been close in weeks. Pass for now.
6 - RIVER OF FAITH (15/1) . . .Winless in 19 starts this year. Has not been close lately. Pass.
8 - KB'S ROBBY (6/1) . . .Typically guns for the lead, but last few races have been dismal. Passing for now.
9 - RIO'S Z TAM (5/2) . . .Been a machine ever since joining the Warren barn. Been either first or second in his last seven starts. Major contender.
3 - M M WEST (4/1) . . .Raced well last time out from the eight post. Better position from here could put him over the top.
1 - KB'S GOINGCOMMANDO (12/1) . . .Roberts, rail and speed will keep him in the mix.
4 - THE JANITOR (3/1) . . .Wired easier last week. Could seek the top and be a factor once again.
5 - LA CABANA (8/1) . . .Was a non-factor last week from the seven post. Should have better position from here. Could contend for a minor award.
7 - SPORTS SCOOTER (15/1) . . .Has hit the board in his last four. Will need to work hard from this post, but he's usually competitive with these.
6 - BEN'S JD (15/1) . . .Impeded last week and still got up for third against easier. Winless on the year in 15 tries, but could find a way into the High-Five.
8 - FOX VALLEY SEE YA (20/1) . . .Tough trip last week took its toll. Needs live cover to contend with these.
2 - WES MANTOOTH (6/1) . . .Last few have been dull. Needs to do more.
DELCO WILLOBEE (9th) - Finished third
WEEKEND UPDATE (11th) - Finished fourth
AMERICAN GOLD (2nd) - Finished sixth
KAYDON BEGONE (12th) - Finished second
$1 Pick 4 (Races 11 - 14):
1,5,6 / 2,3,8 / 5,7 / 3,9 = $36.00 - 3 of 4