SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
TALE OF LUCKNFAME shows a bullet work over the track since his last start back in October. He has the speed to be well placed throughout and rates a slight edge here. LONESOME STORM shows a nice work at Turfway since his last start and looks like the one to beat. WILLIE PREVAIL has a chance.
REGAL SUN comes in off a nice third place finish at Churchill and has raced over the track before; give him the edge here. HEAVENLY SHILOH drops in class after three decent efforts and definitely looks capable of winning today. NASTROVYA drops in class after two dull efforts.
MAD ABOUT SUE hasn't shown much in her last few starts but should like the switch in surfaces today and is the choice for the win in a wide open field. COBRA KISS ran a nice third against tougher at Churchill last time out and figures to move forward in her second start back from the layoff. INDIANA ANNIE drops in class and has to be considered.
RAY FROM CLAY didn't fire at Mountaineer last time out but drops in class and has handled the Polytrack in the past. SPILL drops in class after a disappointing effort and is the one to beat. UNBRIDLED MUILEANN picks up Lebron and gets Lasix for the fist time today but is questionable at both the distance and the surface.
YIELD BOGEY takes a big drop in class after two dull efforts at Aqueduct. Anything close to his best would make him a winner today. GREAT EXUMA is inconsistent but shows a nice work over the track and looks capable of running well here if at his best. ASSIPATTLE has a win over the track.
MAYBE LILY drops in class and rates a slight edge in a very well matched maiden field. BERNIES PRINCESS has been in the money in five of seven lifetime starts and would be no surprise here. ZIMBABWE LADY drops in class and looks capable of winning here.
COUP looked very sharp coming back from a layoff of over a year to beat a tough allowance field on the grass at Keeneland in her last start. She was a stakes winner on the grass at Pimlico last year on the Black Eye Susan undercard and will be tough to beat today if she opts for this race. YANKEE UNION comes in off two disappointing efforts but has run some strong races over the track at Turfway, including a second to the boys in the Holiday Cheer last year. She won't mind the move back around two turns and looks like the main threat. SOME TEMPER exits some tough company at Presque Isle and Arlington and has the speed to be dangerous here.
ST. BOREALIS finished last at Indiana last time out but was beaten less than five lengths in that one. She's won over the track before and rates a slight edge in a wide open allowance field. KATY LIED has six wins from 10 starts at Turfway and could definitely win here. PEARL BAY didn't fire on the dirt at Hawthorne last time out but should like the move back to Polytrack.
JUANITA SENORITA just missed at Keeneland last time out; give her a slight edge to pick up the maiden win here. GIRLUPHIGH shows some decent works here at Turfway since moving to Maker's barn. SUNCADIA makes her first start since March when she showed some good form on the west coast before moving to Ward's barn.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
SABRE'S SILHOUETTE is winless in three starts over the track but has never seen this bottom level; give her a slight edge here. WINTER'S CHILD has done her best racing here at Turfway and looks like the one to beat. MISS LIVINGSTON showed some decent form over the Polytrack at Arlington and is a contender.
LOVE OF LIFE loves the Turfway surface and has won two of his last three starts. He has the tactical speed to be in a good spot throughout and looks best in a very well matched field. MUHAASEB didn't show much in his last two at Churchill, but a return to his previous form makes him a contender here. LION'S DUB takes a slight drop in class in his first start back since August and could be tough if he's ready.
KITTY'S TURN has five wins from 10 starts this year and will be tough to beat if he handles the Polytrack. PRACTICAL JUSTICE looks like he prefers to go longer but has had some success at this distance and figures to improve in his second start back from the layoff. HIGH MYSTERY moves up in class after winning two in a row and has to be considered.
OUR NOBLE HEART gets moved back up in class after being claimed last time at Churchill, where he ran a nice second behind an impressive winner. He's had some success on the surface here before; give him a slight edge in a wide open field. SPACE TRAVELER didn't show much in New York but should like the switch in surfaces tonight and looks like the one to beat in his first start for Woodard. NORTHSCAPE definitely looks capable of winning here.
KITALPHA CAT was overmatched against a tough field at Keeneland last time out and looks tough to beat on the drop in class. SHE'S A DANCING drops in class and gets in light with Naupac. BAKIN' WITH CINDY has a chance.
SKYFALL has been off since the summer when she ran some even races against stakes company on the east coast. She's been working well at Keeneland and has the speed to be dangerous in here. Give her the edge in a well matched allowance field. BELLE CHAUSSEE comes in off an impressive win at Hawthorne. A repeat of that effort makes her the one to beat again today. FINE LOOKIN LADY has been in the money in four of her last five and would be no surprise here.
GRAN CHAT drops in class after an even effort on opening night. A better start could make him a winner here. MISTER GABLE takes a big drop in class after showing some speed last time out and should appreciate the move back around one turn. POWERWAGON comes out of the same race as the top pick and has to be considered.
TEND didn't fire at Keeneland last time out but has run some strong races here at Turfway throughout his career and his experience could make the difference tonight. HARDTAP shows a series of nice works here at Turfway since being claimed back in May for the Ramseys by Maker, who will have her ready for tonight. GUNDERSON, another Maker trainee, was overmatched against stakes company at Mountaineer last time out but looked very sharp breaking his maiden at Keeneland before that one.
SCEALEILE drops in class and looks like she's in a good spot to pick up the win tonight. SOUL CITY broke her maiden over the track and is a threat. TICKLE ME SILLY has a chance.
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