THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
EYE OF THE EAGLE has shown some good form against slightly tougher company lately and should appreciate the move back around two turns. Give him a slight edge here. OUR EDGE drops in class in his first start back since September and looks like the one to beat if he handles the Polytrack. SEMINOLE COUNTY would be no surprise here.
JESUIT WARRIOR was overmatched last time out but won very impressively at Arlington before that one. He's won over the surface at Turfway before and is the choice for the win. THABIT was running well going longer on the grass. A return to that form would make him tough to beat tonight. NIMBLE TIGER looks capable of running well here.
WITH DIAMONDS moves back up in class after a dull effort at Churchill last time out. She's run well on both the dirt and turf and should be able to handle the move to the Polytrack. ALEX'S GOLD comes in off a nice maiden win at Keeneland and is a contender. EM ROCZ could add some value to the gimmicks.
LOCUST TRACE has the tactical speed to be well placed throughout and looks best in a wide open field. B.A.'S MANCINI drops down to this bottom level for the first time and looks dangerous here. ROCK ART is inconsistent but has also never seen this bottom level.
BASILIO'S THUNDER was running well at Arlington late this summer and will to tough to beat here if she runs back to that form. MISS BULLDOG won two in a row at Indiana before taking a short break. She has a win over the track at Turfway and figures to be running at the end. ADDED DELIGHT has been in the money in 12 of 17 starts this year.
BANDI'S GAL shortens back up after an even effort in a key race at Keeneland. She has won three of six career starts over the track here at Turfway and is the choice for the win in a well matched field. COURTLY FLYER didn't show much in her only start at Turfway early in her career but has improved since then. She comes in off an impressive win against a tough field at Mountaineer and shouldn't mind the move back around one turn. EXTRACT could be dangerous if she handles the Polytrack.
SWAYLON BRAYLON looked very sharp winning at Churchill last time out. A repeat of that effort makes him tough to beat again tonight. MR. LATONIA has done his best racing here at Turfway and is a definite contender. ERIC'S TURN has shown some decent form at Thistledown recently and has to be considered.
DREAMS CUT SHORT comes in off two sharp wins against two tough fields at Presque Isle and Keeneland. He figures to be running at the end in a race that should have a solid pace and rates a slight edge here. BIG TOWN was very impressive winning two in a row at Churchill before two disappointing efforts against stakes company. He has the tactical speed to be well placed throughout and looks like the one to beat tonight. HOMEBOYKRIS moves back up in class after a sharp win at Churchill last time out when he was claimed and would be no surprise here.
DABBLIN N ROYALTY was no match for a runaway winner last time out but was clearly second best in that one. She ran well in her previous two starts over the Polytrack at Keeneland and is the choice to pick up the maiden win tonight. CRUELMORE shows some good form against slightly tougher company earlier this year and ran well in her only start here at Turfway. EMMY LU SLEW shows two solid efforts in each of her two career starts and definitely looks capable of winning here.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
FORTUNE OF WAR drops in class after two solid efforts at Mountaineer and looks best in a wide open maiden field. INNOVATIVE FASHION takes a big drop in class in his second start back from the layoff and looks like a contender. HI TORREE has a chance.
TRUE STARLET has been second best in each of her last three starts. She should like the move back to Turfway where she's done her best running and it looks like she's in a good spot to pick up the win tonight. NEW YORK KITTEN drops in class and looks like the main competition. BABY BROWN EYES figures to improve in her second start back from the layoff and is a threat.
LUCYGOTGAME drops in class after a few disappointing efforts. She won in her only start here at Turfway, so give her a slight edge. CASHMERE MUFFIN didn't show much at Hawthorne but liked the Polytrack at Arlington and looks like the one to beat tonight. THE QUEEN'S HAT should appreciate the switch in surfaces as well and could be dangerous here.
RECON was overmatched at Keeneland last time out. He drops in class again tonight and could be tough to beat if he handles the Polytrack. COMMON LAW is inconsistent but capable of running well here if at his best. HENRY'S THUNDER has been in the money in three of six lifetime starts at Turfway and has to be considered.
ROSEE IS COZEE didn't fire at Churchill last time out in her first start on dirt. She should like the switch back in surfaces again tonight and looks best in a well matched maiden field. ADAYA has been second in two of her last three at Remington and looks like the one to beat. GIGAHERTZ is one of two Maker-trained runners in here, both of which look capable of winning.
WINTER'S CHILD should like the move back around two turns after a few even efforts sprinting. She's had success over the Turfway strip in the past; give her the edge in a wide open field. SABRE'S SILHOUETTE drops in class and could be dangerous if she handles the surface. MISS LIVINGSTON hasn't shown much recently but is capable of better.
FORFEIT moves up in class after a nice second place finish in his debut at Keeneland. Any improvement off that effort would make him tough to beat tonight. NATE'S DYNAMITE has shown improvement in each of his three starts and is a definite contender. TAIRNEACH shows some decent works over the track leading up to tonight.
GUNDERSON didn't fire against stakes company at Mountaineer in his last start. He looked very sharp breaking his maiden before that one at Keeneland and has been training well over the surface at Turfway. EXULTANT has shown speed going around two turns and could be dangerous on the move back to sprinting tonight. LEW AND MIKE didn't show much in his last two starts at Churchill but looks capable of better.
SOUL CITY should like the move back to the Polytrack and is the choice for the win against a weak field. MY DADDY'S JEWEL was eased last time out but has the speed to be dangerous here. STERLINA drops in class and is a threat.
Turfway Park LLC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of data in Battaglia's Picks but disclaims responsibility for the consequences, if any, of any errors therein or errors in the data carried in newspapers or Daily Racing Form.