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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Horse of the Night

LITTLE SISTER (11TH) : Surprisingly she did not make the top last time out and wound up getting her two-race winning streak snapped with a third place finish. In her two previous victories she stormed to the front from the 8-hole and posted wire to wire victories in very impressive fashion. With another inside draw I would expect to see her put that fine gate speed to good use and if she can catch a short breather somewhere along the way she’s going to be very tough to catch.

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FLASHY DUNE (2ND) : Speedball has dropped a pair of heartbreaking photos in her last two starts. She’ll be out and winging from the word go again and if she gets loose on the lead she could prove very tough to catch.
DANCINONTHETABLE (6TH) : Beaten favorite could be the lone speed in here and that may allow her to make an easy lead. With some soft splits she could wind up making amends in front stepping fashion.
JM’SDUKEOFDELIGHT (9TH) : Drops into this conditioned claimer and that could get him back on the winning track. If he can avoid the grueling first over trip that did him in last time out he should be a major player in here.

Backstretch Info

MACIE RAE (7TH) : The rare trotting stake here at Maywood and it appears to be a perfect spot for this speedy filly despite having some breaking issues this season. I don’t believe she’ll have any trouble handling the turns here as most of her miscues have come in the straightaways on the bigger ovals. It looks like she should be able to make the top without too much resistance tonight and if she minds her manners she’s going to be very tough to catch in this spot. My biggest concern is the month between starts.

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