Presque Isle Downs Selections 08-15-2017

Race One:

1st: (3) OUR GAIL LESLIE – Showed brief speed before tiring here going 6 ½ furlongs in her career debut then came back and rallied from behind in a wide trip to get up for third. Teresa Connelly wins 18% going long off two sprints and gets Gil Delgado back aboard.

2nd: (4) PANDORA’S JUL – Still a maiden after 16 tries but she woke up some two starts back when she stretched out to two turns and she was a good second. Last out she ran well behind a slow pace and draws well here for Julie Jacobs.

3rd: (7) VICTORY TANGO – Just missed in her Tapeta debut then came back two starts later and missed by a neck. Blinkers get added.


Race Two:

1st: (2) WILD NOTORIOUS – First-time starter from Teresa Connelly who wins 11% with her debut runners and 15% when they debut at this maiden level. Daughter of WILDCAT HEIR (15% debut winners) is out of a dam that has produced eight winners & a stakes winner.

2nd: (4) ALEXANDRA KAY – Showed good speed to the final yards in her career debut at long odds. Kevin Rice wins 9% with his second time starters and 13% with his all-weather starters. Daughter of FACTUM is a half-sister to five winners and a stakes winner.

3rd: (7) STELLAR TRICK – Ran well at long odds in her career debut then came back and was run down after opening a big lead here.


Race Three:

1st: (7) CAMISOLE – Did little in her first three career starts on the turf hen made her Tapeta debut here last out and she won by ten lengths in fast time as the odds-on favorite. Graham Motion wins 21% first start after a win and 14% third start off the layoff.

2nd: (8) GALILEA – One-dimensional closer got up by a nose last out on the turf at Churchill Downs then came back at Ellis Park and raced wide in a fast mile. Daughter of CAPE BLANCO tries Tapeta for the first time and is able to pick up leading rider Pablo Morales.

3rd: (1) LAUGHS N KISSES – Horse for the course has found a home here & moves up to open-company allowance foes.


Race Four:

1st: (6) CHARLIE CHARLIE – Returned to the races off a nine-month layoff and missed going gate to wire by a neck. He came back and won by two lengths and takes on state-bred allowance foes from a wide draw with Pablo Morales picking up the mount – 21% sprinting.

2nd: (4) ANOTHER FOR MARIO – After a series of close calls here last year, she broke her maiden second time out this year then came back against this allowance level & raced well in a rough trip. Matt Kintz wins 31% when he rides Mario Pino & 20% going long to short.

3rd: (3) ADVENTUROUS FOX – Horse for the course has been showing speed going two turns and drops back to a sprint.


Race Five:

1st: (3) BURBANK ROAD – Began her career with two easy wins against low-level company then switched to the Dale Capuano barn and she beat open allowance foes by a neck. This is almost a gimmee against starter allowance foes. Capuano and Rose are 4 for 10 lately.

2nd: (4) NOT SO LOVELY – Beat cheaper here two starts back then went gate to wire against state-bred allowance foes in good time at six furlongs. She hides out against starter allowance foes for Ron Puhl who wins 19% first start after a win and 13% with his sprinters.

3rd: (5) CHESAPEAKE SPRING – Has found a home here with 5 in-the-money finishes in 5 starts for Ron Potts who wins 20% sprinting.


Dick Powell

About Dick Powell

Dick Powell has been appearing on Capital OTB TV since 1988. A contrarian by nature, he started out with Sunday Silence in the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1989 over Easy Goer and had the highest flat-bet profit (+105.20) for any public handicapper ever at Saratoga. Powell has had numerous meets with flat-bet profits and his Tripe Crown successes include Sarava in the Belmont Stakes at $142.50 in 2002. His Capital OTB bankrolls were topped off last year when he turned $1,000 into $9,233.

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