21:45 Delaware Park
Race 8 - Starter Optional Claiming
Race 8 - Starter Optional Claiming
Distance: 1m 70y Runners: 9
Flat Turf
1m 70y
BOSTALETO was an impressive winner of a competitive contest last time out and he sets the standard today based on that evidence. Nicki De Nephew chased home the selection and can do so once again, while Mr. Bridger can complete the placings.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
6 (6)
Where You Was
Jorge Vargas Jr/Elizabeth Merryman
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 81
SP
Won on his latest outing when 2-1fav at Penn National over 5f (good) last month, beating The Want Of A Nail by 1l. This is a much tougher test.
1 (1)
Banjo Bill
Emmanuel Esquivel/Kelly Rubley
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 74412
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Beaten a neck by New Jersey John when second of 9 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Monmouth Park over 1m (good) in May. Respected.
3 (3)
Bostaleto
Jose Ferrer/Jorge Navarro
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 4-55431
SP
Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Monmouth Park over 1m (good) last month, beating Nicki De Nephew by 4 1/2l. A leading contender.
4 (4)
Nicki De Nephew
Jairo Rendon/John Stephens
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 5221
SP
A winner at 33-10 at Laurel Park over 1m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Vincent Van Gogo by 1/2l. Remains open to further improvement.
5 (5)
Kitten's Beauty
Carol Cedeno/Wayne Potts
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 34861-7
SP
A winner at 7f on good ground. Beaten 12l behind Smile For Eternity at 25-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f (good) last month. Faces an uphill task today.
2 (2)
Sparty
Mario Pino/Michael Pino
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 23-6162
SP
A winner at 1m on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Take The Stromboli when second of 6 at 16-10 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 1m last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Michael Aro. May find some of these too good.
7 (7)
Mr. Bridger
Trevor McCarthy/Jane Cibelli
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 5-42144
SP
A winner at 1m on good ground. Finished 1 3/4l behind Gato Guapo when fourth of 10 at 11-10fav on his latest outing at Monmouth Park over 1m (good) last month. Do not dismiss.
8 (8)
Major Attitude
Feargal Lynch/H Motion
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 551
SP
Won on his latest outing when 16-10fav at Laurel Park over 1m (good) last month, beating I've Gotta Plan by 3l. That was not the strongest of maiden events.
9 (9)
Taxable Goods
Alex Cintron/Lynn Ashby
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 2465-41
SP
A winner at 5-2 at Delaware Park over 7f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Tizcreetly. Has to prove himself at this level.
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