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Friday, October 2, 2015

Horse of the Night

CHAR N MARG (4TH) : Filly Orange & Blue winner has been on top of this division all season and she comes into this battle in peak form. She was well handled in that big win on Super Night and I expect Casey to have her forwardly placed throughout this battle as well. The Nelson Willis trained miss has been first or second in 9 of 11 lifetime starts and her latest score produced a new career best. With only five entered for this Violet Stake she should have things her own way and that is going to make her very tough to beat.

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STRUNG OUT (3RD) : Ships in from Hoosier where this veteran has been knocking at the door while taking on better. He’s also been flashing some good gate speed which will serve him well on the smaller oval here and while it’s not an easy spot he does look well placed against
MIDNIGHT DESTROYER (6TH) : Gelding has raced well in both starts on the local scene after putting together a fine summer at Running Aces in Minnesota. His fine early speed and the inside post should help him grab control of things right from the word go and that could make him very
PARTY HANGOVER (9TH) : Beaten favorite was done in by a tough first over trip in her last start. If she can avoid that same fate here she should be able to make amends against this group.

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ROYALE ROSE (7TH) : Put him in this same spot last week and he rewarded us with an easy 3 ½ length victory in the elimination for this stake. He did not get away from the gate as quickly as he normally does that night and that put him in a difficult spot but he shook off the tough trip and wound up cruising home to an easy win. He’s now won 7 of 10 in his career and this race could go a long way toward securing divisional honors for his connections. He also has the advantage of starting inside of his main rival so I’m going to stick with him for another tonight.

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