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Friday, November 21, 2014

Horse of the Night

GALACTIC STAR (12TH) : Heads over to Maywood as he moves back into the barn of leading conditioner Perry Smith after being claimed at Balmoral last time out. He carved out all the splits before giving way in that race and this speedball figures to be the one to catch from this advantageous starting spot. Hes a 9-time winner this year and this looks a perfect spot for him to go over the $100,000 mark in career earnings.


Press Box Parlays

WIN : STAR SHOOTER (5TH) WITH GALACTIC STAR (12TH)
PLACE : LENNOX BLUE CHIP (9TH) WITH MAKE IT WORK (13TH)


Tonight's Long Shots

SOUTHERN WINDS (2ND)
ALL PINK (11TH)


Keep an Eye On These

LENNOX BLUE CHIP (9TH) : Drops from the Invitational ranks where he ran into some very rugged foes last time out. He missed by a neck at this level the last time he was here and that came from the 8-hole. Well placed here
FIRSTCLASSALLTHWAY (10TH) : Back on the local scene and hes back on the oval where hes had a great deal off success over the past few years. Should be on or near the lead every step of the way in this spot.
MAKE IT WORK (13TH) : Parked every step of the mile from the 7-hole in his last. 10-time winner this season should be very tough with the improved post and likely smoother sailing tonight.


Backstretch Info

STAR SHOOTER (5TH) : Ships in from Hoosier for the top conditioner on this circuit and off the slight class drop this gelding appears to be very well placed in here. He has been flashing good speed on the bigger oval so the move to the half-mile track may be just what the doctor ordered for him. It looks like hell be in command right from the start and that will make him awfully tough to catch.


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