21:15 Delaware Park
Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Race 7 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Distance: 1m 70y Runners: 10
Flat Turf
1m 70y
Astute Warrior went down by a nose at Tampa last time and should go close with a repeat performance, though preference is instead for DOUGLAS ROAD, who is taken to improve on his Keeneland second latest and find the improvement needed to score. Zumurudee could also figure now eased in grade.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
7 (7)
Threeohtwocassie
Mario Pino/Anthony Pecoraro
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 21115-8
SP
He has won three times at 1m on good ground. Beaten 9l behind Kabang at 9-1 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 1m (good) in April. Claims if putting his best foot forward.
1 (1)
Astute Warrior
Dyn Panell/John Rigattieri
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 129-312
SP
Successful twice at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Golden Diamond when second of 9 at 17-4 on his latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m 1f (good) last month. Minor money may be on the cards.
3 (3)
Tiz My Valentine
Keiber Coa/Baltazar Galvan
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 861414
SP
He has won three times from 1m to 1m 1f on good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Golden Diamond when fourth of 9 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m 1f (good) last month. Holding his form well and expected to be thereabouts.
4 (4)
Douglas Road
Daniel Centeno/Arnaud Delacour
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 31222-
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Beaten 1l by Six Schillings when second of 10 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Keeneland over 1m (good) in October last year. Back from a break and may need the run.
5 (5)
Zumurudee
Sheldon Russell/Michael Stidham
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 0250-36
SP
A winner at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Focus Group when sixth of 12 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Keeneland over 1m 4f (good) in April. Eased in grade and expected to make his presence felt.
6 (6)
Rapo
Jorge Vargas Jr/Michael Aro
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 158214-
SP
Winner of seven races at 1m on good ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Natural Order when fourth of 11 at 15-2 on his latest outing at Meadowlands over 1m (good) in October last year. Opposable in this higher grade.
2 (2)
Abatement
Carol Cedeno/Elizabeth Voss
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 103244-
SP
A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Finished 2l behind Whip Nae Nae when fourth of 9 at 5-2fav on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m (good) in August last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with R Charlton. Worth a market check to ascertain the level of confidence behind his chances.
8 (8)
Minister's Strike
Angel Suarez/Victor Carrasco
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 2-19621
SP
He has won four times at 1m on good ground. A winner at 14-5 at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Great Harbour Cay by 3 1/2l. A double is a distinct possibility.
9 (9)
Sophistication
Alex Cintron/Gerald Bennett
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 126932
SP
A winner at 1m. Beaten 5l by Posterity when second of 6 at 9-5 on his latest outing at Delaware Park over 1m (firm) earlier this month. Coming to the boil and worth bearing in mind.
10 (10)
Black Jacket
Edwin Gonzalez/T Houghton
Age: 3
Weight: 8-3
Spotlight Form: 12534-1
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Penn National over 6f earlier this month, beating Hail's Statement by 3/4l. A double may well be on the cards.
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