18:30 Laurel Park
Race 3 - Claiming
Race 3 - Claiming
Distance: 5f 110y Runners: 8
Flat AW
5f 110y
Plenty of these have valid form claims but the preference is for LIL LOVE MACHINE because he has been knocking hard on the door in more valuable events than this in recent months. Icelake has to be respected based on his recent victory, while Crimson Secret has an each-way shout.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1 (1)
King Of Night
Forest Boyce/Michael Trombetta
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 116456-
SP
Successful twice at 6f. Finished behind Ice Tea when sixth of 7 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 1m in December last year. Cannot be discounted.
2 (2)
Crimson Secret
Xavier Perez/Joseph Eff
Age: 6
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 134938-
SP
Successful twice at 5f. Beaten 9l behind Vua Saigon at 16-1 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f in December last year. Can go well if back to his best.
3 (3)
Lil Love Machine
Sheldon Russell/Hugh McMahon
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 234633-
SP
Successful twice at 5f. Third of 10 behind Vua Saigon beaten 1l at 12-5fav on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f in December last year. Makes the shortlist.
4 (4)
Icelake
Carol Cedeno/Scott Lake
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 372421-
SP
Successful at 5f and 7f. A winner at 17-4 at Laurel Park over 7f on his latest outing in December last year, beating Chocomount by 3 1/2l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Carlos Mancilla. Going in the right direction.
5 (5)
Pachi Cruze
Jomar Torres/Claudio Gonzalez
Age: 4
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 613451-
SP
He has won four times from 4f to 6f. Won on his latest outing when 16-10fav at Laurel Park over 6f in December last year, beating Slick Man by 4l. This is a lot tougher.
6 (6)
He's A Pussy Cat
Ricardo Chiappe/Jose Corrales
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 174194-
SP
Successful twice at 5f. Finished 5l behind Hello'ndubai when fourth of 8 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Penn National over 5f in December last year. Others make more appeal.
7 (7)
Mr. October
Jorge Vargas Jr/Kieron Magee
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 475958-
SP
He has won three times from 4f to 5f. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Perfect Cover when last of 8 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f (good) in December last year. Has to be taken on.
8 (8)
Far From Awesome
Steve Hamilton/Jennifer Shannon
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 361227-
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f. Beaten 7l behind Vua Saigon at 50-1 when seventh of 10 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f in December last year. Unlikely to be good enough today.
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