22:25 Presque Isle Downs
Race 1 - Maiden Claiming
Race 1 - Maiden Claiming
Distance: 5f 110y Runners: 8
Flat AW
5f 110y
Blue Sky's Above hit the crossbar on his final five starts of 2017 but he may have to settle for another supporting role because he doesn't have the recent match practice of WHISPER BARROW, who has his sights lowered following a couple of spins at Keeneland. Ghost Giant and Elsie Time also lack a run this year but can't be ruled out.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
1 (1)
Whisper Barrow
Arienne Cox/Wayne Rice
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 5235-80
SP
Placed once in ten starts. Beaten 15l behind Sparticle at 70-1 when 10th of 11 on his latest outing at Keeneland over 7f last month. A couple of runs following a break should have brought him to the boil.
2 (2)
Elsie Time
Nathan Vickers/Glenn Wismer
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 8876-
SP
Unplaced in all four starts. Finished behind Halifax when sixth of 8 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Churchill Downs over 1m 1f in November last year. Drops in class and trip for his comeback.
3 (3)
Double The Laugh
Ronald Allen Jr/Timothy Hamm
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 37
SP
Placed once in two starts. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Siggie when last of 7 on his latest outing at Tampa Bay Downs over 1m (good) last month. Claims if judged instead on debut third over 6f.
4 (4)
Ghost Giant
Willie Martinez/David Markgraf
Age: 3
Weight: 8-6
Spotlight Form: 422644-
SP
Placed twice in six starts. Finished 4l behind Captain Mad Jack when fourth of 11 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Presque Isle Downs over 6f in October last year. Consistent enough during his first campaign and he is worth keeping in mind.
5 (5)
Cathmor
David Delgado/Teresa Connelly
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 8
SP
Dam a lightly raced maiden. Well beaten at 8-1 behind David Deliver's when last of 8 on his racecourse debut at Tampa Bay Downs over 6f last month. Difficult to recommend on that evidence.
6 (6)
Blue Sky's Above
Amanda Schwartz/W Bourke
Age: 4
Weight: 8-12
Spotlight Form: 322222-
SP
Placed in six of ten starts. Beaten a short head by Keep It Up when second of 8 at 11-10fav on his latest outing at Presque Isle Downs over 6f in October last year. So unlucky in 2017 and there would be no more deserving winner.
7 (7)
Tiger Tail
Eddie Dominguez/Leland Hayes
Age: 4
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 6-
SP
Finished 20l behind Irish Ghost when last of 6 at 25-1 on his racecourse debut at Presque Isle Downs over 5f in September last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with James Hogue. Change of scenery needs to prompt serious improvement.
8 (8)
Indian Tango
Cassidy Burg/Ronald Rogers
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: 7660
SP
Unplaced in all four starts. Beaten 16l behind A Hint Of Lime at 40-1 when 11th of 12 on his latest outing at Penn National over 1m (good) earlier this month. He is wearing blinkers for the first time and they need to work a minor miracle.
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