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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7: PREVIEW

RACE 1
RAKEITIN beat a much better field two races back and should repeat tonight. CALDERA just missed last out in a non-winner of two at Laurel. SCARECROW has the speed to take this wire to wire.

RACE 2
NOBADEER is a fast gelding who should make the lead and never look back. CURLIN’S KID is in good form and merits respect here. SPIN WILD ran a much better race in Canada on the Polytrack.

RACE 3
TICKETY BOO has the speed and class to run away from this field. HALO’S PARADISE raced better last out at Churchill wearing blinkers for the first time. MASKED TALENT drops to a much easier level.

RACE 4
KNOCKOUT GIRL won her last two starts at Mountaineer in the fall. Both races were allowance optional and tonight she is dropping to $12,500. COQUETONA has an impressive win record in Ohio. That form could carry over to the Polytrack tonight. TELLALITTLESECRET won her last start at Belterra in September.

RACE 5
E Z SWAVA drops in with much easier. SUNSHINE SENORITA also drops in class hoping to break her maiden tonight. BAYTOWN DOLLAR is a quick filly who may be able to go all the way.

RACE 6
VENETIAN has been racing in top form and gets veteran rider Alonso Quinonez. MERCER SLOUGH loves the Polytrack.

RACE 7
SEATTLE FIRM raced with much tougher in California this fall. FAB AUTUMN GIRL is in good form and should be considered. LADY MONAVI raced well with wide open at Keeneland in her last start.

RACE 8
LILAC WINE clobbered a tougher field by a dozen lengths at Hawthorne in her last start. COLD HEARTED PEARL showed big improvement at Churchill last trip. SPANISH ARCH woke up last out for Mike Maker.

RACE 9
GLISTENING STAR weakened after making the lead at Churchill. CORDELE is a first time starter coming from a good barn and well bred. HIPPOLYTE showed good speed before weakening in her debut.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8: PREVIEW

RACE 1
LADY CHANDLER was solid third beaten a length last out at Churchill she is dropping down and looks like a winner. LAND finished second just three days ago and is also dropping in class. ITSALLBOUTTHATBASE was third behind the second pick and should be close again.

RACE 2
SHIROTA has reeled off three in a row and four of his last six starts. He moves up in class showing the trainer is confident and he is the best bet. HAPPY TO BE HERE likes the synthetic and Mojica was hot last week. TIZNOW R J has speed and figures to be close.

RACE 3
HIGHROLLER DAVE has been running well with classier and drops in class after two works here. WALL STREET loves the surface winning two with six seconds from his eight starts. SHIMMY TINJO runs consistently well at this level.

RACE 4
BIG COULEE has been running with much better and looks like a winner in here. VINO SCURO was well beaten last out but has the speed to be on or near the lead with Pompell up. NEIGHBORHOOD CAT is a contender.

RACE 5
PALENTINE HILL has won three of four since changing barns and appears to be in a good spot to win another one tonight. NO TIME TO KID has a solid record on the poly and owns a win over the Turfway strip. PERFECTLY AT HOME was dull last out but is capable of much better.

RACE 6
UTMOST INTENSITY drops back to the bottom and rates the slight edge in a well-matched field. SIR NICHOLAS broke his maiden over this track and is the one to beat. DETERMINED BRAEDON also takes the class drop and fits with these.

RACE 7
FANTASTIC KITTEN and CHOPSTICKS form a tough entry for Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Either one is capable of winning tonight. OLD FASHION MILLER showed improvement in his second career start and drops in class. ROCCO SOLID went evenly in his debut and gets blinkers.

RACE 8
ROB AND JON’S GIRL has been off since July but is training sharply and loves the Turfway Poly. CARMENERE was claimed by Kim Hammond in September and ran third against better in Indiana. VANILLA SCORE owns a win over this track and has to be considered.

RACE 9
HANSEN’S GIRL has improved with every start for Mike Maker and looks best in here. FACTFULL has been a beaten favorite in both of her races but Wesley Ward has to be respected. NAUTIA debuts for William VanMeter who has solid numbers with his first timers.

 

 

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