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RACE 1: START-UP ALLOWANCE $5,000, 3 YEARS AND OLDER, FILLIES AND MARES, 5 1/2 FURLONGS
Happy week Tesio! There are nine races on today’s card. #1 Dilly Dilly Philadelphia (6/5) She’ll likely start the day on a chalk note for Jamie Ness, as she looms as the best. He almost always runs brisnet figures in the 80s, losing that mark two when interfered with. She is falling in class and should speed up to get away from them late. #3 Lucky Lizzie (1/12) he makes his first home start after a campaign in the Midwest last year and will try to hook them up on a price. #5 First forever (5/2) he went door-to-door against open claims at Penn National and will likely push the pace from the outside.
RACE two: CLAIMING $10,000 (CONDITIONED), CHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OLDER, 5 1/2 FURLONGS
#1 Pepe and Haywood (5/2) makes his first start since Feb. 25, when he opened up a big lead early on and smashed the field with a giant 88. There’s a lot of speed here, but he’s got the best early-race pace numbers and an advantageous position . draw. #2 Chambo (2/1) he ran a game race in his first start since Damon Dilodovico’s claim, pushing the pace going a mile and fading. Reducing the distance should help. #3 Charm City Gang (5/1) get some relief in the class and have a nice trip stalking the leaders.
RACE 3: CLAIMING $16,000, 3 YEARS OLD, FILLIES, 6 FURLONGS
#2 Miss Foxann (3/1) he broke his final maiden out in a game-playing effort, resisting pressure on the leader throughout. His tally of 73 earned in the win was his best tally since his debut. #7 Redwhitentacos (3/1) He has failed to go much longer in his last few but broke his maiden on his last outing into the distance today. Getting back into a sprint should help her thrive. #8 No More Mascara (5/2) was claimed in her last start by David Howard, who set her back on six days rest. She has won three of her last four, including a victory at this level, and has shown little trouble coming off short breaks in the past.
RACE 4: START-UP ALLOWANCE $5,000, CHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OLDER, 1 MILE
#7 It’s time to play (4/1) he’s been in fine form since the Jamie Ness claim, with back-to-back figures in the upper 80s. He showed speed and faded late around Parx twice; maybe cutting back about a turn will help the cause. He will get a challenge up front #3 Titan’s Will (7/2), who has won two races at this level recently and faded in the last eighth and went wide. He can also benefit from a cut in the distance; he has finished exactly five times out of ten at this distance. #2 Whirlwind Curlin (10/1) He ran a great race two behind by closing at a slow pace and will probably go ahead for a piece at a decent price.
RACE 5: SPECIAL SINGLE WEIGHT, CHILDREN 3, 4 AND 5 YEARS OLD 1 MILE
This race was supposed to be the first grass race of the season, but was called off last night due to the possibility of thunderstorms. At least they made the call early. #1 The Triumph of the Pharaoh (8/1) he improved dramatically in his first start after a long layoff in the last outing, closing sharply after a slow start for a 77 figure. He’ll be a threat if he keeps moving forward. #9 Hack (5/2) He has also made good progress in his last few starts and closed well in third place despite not changing his lead in his last start. He hasn’t run worse than an 81 in three career dirt races. #5 General’s Duty (4/1) he closed well on grass at Gulfstream Park over the winter and had a long drive in his only gravel outing.
RACE 6: CLAIMING $40,000, 3 YEARS OLD, FILLIES, 6 FURLONGS
#8 Mommy’s Wish G (5/2) he found his best self in the winter meet, with three straight wins to start the meet, including some at this level. He got a little over his head in the last spot of the Beyond the Wire Stakes and badly fainted. If that line didn’t distract bettors, I’d probably have odds. The way things are now, he should get a good price. #1 Simply Happy (3/1) he finally broke through after a few near misses with an impressive first win at Parx last out. He has run between 74 and 78 in each of his last five races. We’ll see if he turned on the light bulb there. #4 I will arrive (9/2) he made a sharp move to the front and won coming out at this level last. He has put up the best numbers of his life in each of his last two races.
RACE 7: STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $25,000, 3 YEARS OLDER, FILLIES AND MARES, 1 MILE
#2 Closer to the heart (6/1) he’s been very consistent in his last few races, making consistent moves at this level with numbers in the upper 70s. He will be facing a softer field than usual and his standard figures should win this one. #3 Mary Jane Chrome (1/12) broke her maiden for the last time under safe handling after a great trip. She is the only one in the race without a loss against the winners. #5 Singing Funk (9/2) he ran a solid third in a tough course and posted a career high of 79.
RACE 8: OPTIONAL SUBSIDY CLAIM (N/W1X), CHILDREN AGE 3, 5 1/2 STUDENTS
#4 Gild (2/1) he ran one game run despite a wide trip to this level in his last outing. He has raced in the 90s twice in his four-race career. If he wins this race, it wouldn’t be surprising if he was next in the Chick Lang Stakes. #6 It must be love (5/2) he has great tactical speed and had bullet training a few days ago, covering three furlongs in 36 seconds. #2 I Nessroundonkern (8/1) he’s made threatening moves in his last few starts but hasn’t been able to finish them. Still, he can finish short at a price.
RACE 9: $5,000 CLAIM (N/W2L), CHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OLDER, 5 1/2 FURLONGS
The fifteenth time was the charm for #4 Divine Proportion (9/5), who broke his first two starts at Charles Town as the most likely option. He nearly failed at this level behind Just Pick One, who won a race for the /w3L claim at Penn National in his next start. #3 Tradition (8/1) It doesn’t have a lot of initial speed but it tends to close in one piece. The red-hot Jeiron Barbosa gets in the saddle for the first time. #6 That’s my friend (5/2) he broke his maiden in the lead in fourth by asking for the last out at Turfway Park, and gets out first of Kieron Magee’s claim.