21:30 Laurel Park
Race 9 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Race 9 - Allowance Optional Claiming
Distance: 5f 110y Runners: 13
Flat Turf
5f 110y
NEW YORK'S FINEST has been a revelation since being gelded earlier on in the year having gone unbeaten in three outings and it would be a surprise to see him beaten here. My Enigma and American Sailor both bring solid form to the table and have every chance if the selection underperforms.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
8 (8)
Excelisberg
Grant Whitacre/Miles Heinen
Age: 7
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 4-25137
SP
Successful twice at 6f on the all-weather. Well beaten at 80-1 behind Honor The Fleet when last of 7 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 7f last month. Difficult to fancy.
1 (1)
Jarvis Steel
Franklin Ceballos/A Allen, Iii
Age: 4
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 356226
SP
He has won four times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 3/4l behind My Enigma when sixth of 10 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f (firm) last month. Others have stronger claims.
3 (3)
Keep Talking
Ashley Castrenze/Thomas Proctor
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 253331
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 17-2 at Laurel Park over 5f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Miners Quest by 3/4l. Others preferred.
4 (4)
Risky Guy
Carlos Carrasco/Jonathan Maldonado
Age: 7
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 645431
SP
Has won 15 races from 5f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 17-10 at Laurel Park over 5f on his latest outing last month, beating Puturseatbelton by 1/2l. Main track only.
5 (5)
Mr. October
J Acosta/Kieron Magee
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 214147
SP
He has won three times from 4f to 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3 1/2l behind My Enigma at 22-1 when seventh of 10 on his latest outing at Laurel Park over 5f (firm) last month. Has plenty to find.
6 (6)
Jrock
Angel Rodriguez/Hugh McMahon
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 378203
SP
Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Your Pace Or Mine beaten 4 1/2l at 9-4 on his latest outing at Philadelphia Park over 5f last month. May find a couple too good.
7 (7)
American Sailor
Jevian Toledo/Wayne Potts
Age: 5
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 212212
SP
Has won eight races at 5f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 2l by Sterling's Maximus when second of 7 at 3-5fav on his latest outing at Suffolk Downs over 5f (firm) in September. Has to go close.
2 (2)
New York's Finest
Horacio Karamanos/Linda Rice
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 61-8111
SP
He has won four times at 5f on good ground. Won on his latest outing when 3-1fav at Saratoga over 5f (good) in September, beating With Exultation by 1 3/4l. Leading chance.
9 (9)
Jewel Heist
Feargal Lynch/John Kimmel
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 461526
SP
Successful at 5f and 6f on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind White Flag when sixth of 8 at 45-1 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f (good) in September. Others make more appeal.
10 (10)
Mr. Benz
Jomar Torres/Claudio Gonzalez
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 531211
SP
Winner of five races from 5f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 16-10jt-fav at Laurel Park over 5f last month, beating Flight Crew by a head. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Phil Schoenthal. Main track only.
11 (11)
My Enigma
Julian Pimentel/Claudio Gonzalez
Age: 5
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 374131
SP
Has won eight races from 5f to 1m on ground varying from firm to soft and on the all-weather. A winner at 9-2 at Laurel Park over 5f (firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Amelia's Wild Ride by 1/2l. Currently in excellent form so is worth keeping on side.
12 (12)
Lime House Louie
Edwin Gonzalez/Flint Stites
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 833758
SP
Successful at 4f and 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Grumpelstiltskin when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Charles Town over 7f last month. Recent form has been disappointing.
13 (13)
Fear
Dylan Davis/Michael Lecesse
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 511555
SP
Has won ten races from 4f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 3 1/2l behind English Minister when fifth of 10 at 28-1 on his latest outing at Belmont Park over 6f (good) last month. Reserve.
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SP
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SP