Presque Isle Downs Selections September 3rd 2017

Race One:

1st: (8) RISIBLE – Has had two close calls here when he missed breaking his maiden by a head each time. He rallied from far back in the deep stretch last out against maiden $16K and now drops down to maiden $7,500 for Ron Potts who wins 9% going long off two sprints.

2nd: (1) SCHILLER SOUND – Was soundly beaten in an off-the-turf event on a muddy track at Laurel then added blinkers here when dropped down to this maiden claiming level & was a good third in a wide trip after being bumped at the start. He draws the rail with Garcia.

3rd: (2) POSSE ON BROADWAY – Drops down to bottom-level maiden claimers and draws the rail with Antonio Gallardo.


Race Two:

1st: (8) BARNACLE BILL – Has been stuck at this conditioned claiming level for the last seven starts but his last three here were very good. He made up 13 lengths to miss by a nose then was second again here last out as the even-money favorite. Mario Pino rides back.

2nd: (6) JOHNNY ROCKET – Rallied from off the pace to just miss here in good time then was a good third. Robert Gorham wins 21% with his claimers and 15% on synthetic tracks. Son of COLONEL JOHN draws well and picks up Ron Allen, Jr. – 11% with his route mounts.

3rd: (9) KINGS CREEK – Horse for the course has always run well here as long as he was spotted correctly. Could get the trip with Rose.


Race Three:

1st: (7) HERE COMES AVA – Ran well here in her first two career starts here then did nothing when blinkers were added and she was bumped at the start. She came back with a good third and tries two turns for the first time for Glenn Wismer – 20% short to long.

2nd: (3) ROCK SAPPHIRE – Did little in her career debut going two turns on the turf at Churchill Downs then came back two months later at Delaware Park and missed by two lengths when she added blinkers. Mike Trombetta wins 32% with this surface switch and gets Garcia.

3rd: (4) WEDDING DAY KITTEN – Ran well here against this maiden level going a long sprint two starts back then was second on turf.


Race Four:

1st: (8) BETWEENHEREANDCOOL – Has improved in each of his three starts this year off the long layoff. Last out, he was a close second after showing good speed and now drops farther down in class for Jeff Radosevich – 19% with his sprinters and 18% on synthetic.

2nd: (1) EYE OF THE EAGLE – Horse for the course goes for win number 13 here. He rallied some two starts back going five furlongs in fast time then just missed last out after being shuffled back from post one as the lukewarm favorite. Pablo Morales rides back.

3rd: (3) OUTLAW KELLY – Held well two starts back in a long sprint here then had to rally from way back going five furlongs.


Race Five:

1st: (8) CRAZYCANTBERIGHTED – When he’s good, he’s real good and after racing back and forth at Thistledown on the dirt, he was a good third here going two turns. Huber Villa-Gomez excels going long as he gets horses to relax and he has done well with this one.

2nd: (7) MYTHMAKER – Rallied from off the pace to get up by a head two starts back going 2 turns here to break her maiden in her 12th starts. He came right back to win again & now moves up the allowance ladder for Jonathan Sheppard who wins 17% after a win.

3rd: (4) COLTRANE – Horse for the course went gate to wire here three starts back, but was dq’d, then raced evenly in the next two.


Race Six:

1st: (7) TUDOX EXPECTATIONS – Went gate to wire against open company maidens here in fast time at 5 to 1 in his career debut and looks like he should be able to handle state-bred stakes foes. Ron Potts wins 15% first start after a maiden win and 21% on synthetic.

2nd: (1) AFTERBURNER – Broke his maiden first time out going 4 ½ furlongs then raced evenly on Tapeta up at Woodbine against stakes foes. He chased the pace on dirt at Delaware Park and returns here for Ron Potts who wins 21% on synthetic and 15% dirt to synthetic.

3rd: (2) KITCHEN FIRE – Broke his maiden first time out against open company then was a good third against allowance foes.


Race Seven:

1st: (8) CHUBBY MASTER – This is the lowest price he has ever raced for as he has been on the NYRA circuit most of the time. Chris Englehart wins 31% with this surface switch and 25% with his overall claimers. Andre Worrie rides – 33% with Englehart at Finger Lakes.

2nd: (6) SKY RACER – Returned to the races off a 13-month layoff and missed by a head after opening up a clear lead. He tired last out and now drops down to $7,500 for Leland Hayes who wins 14% with his claimers. Son of SKY MESA gets Mario Pino back aboard.

3rd: (4) PEPPERMINT ZIP – Beat $40K claimers in a turf as recently as May and tries Tapeta for Linda Rice who wins 37% with this drop.


Race Eight:

1st: (7) REALLY READY – Rallied from off the pace to get up for third here two starts back in his second start off a long layoff then raced evenly again next time out. Son of READY’S IMAGE faces the same claiming group and gets Luis Garcia – 16% with his route mounts.

2nd: (8) TUFFY’S LUCKY – Was a good second in his second start on Tapeta then he did little against allowance foes after being bumped at the start. Last out, he was shuffled back from post one in a sprint against this claiming level and now stretches out to two turns.

3rd: (1) LONG LEGACY – Dropped down to this claiming level and ran well. Could get a trip from the rail behind the stretch-out sprinters.


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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