Sunday September 1, 2013

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Presque Isle    Race 5,   5 1/2 furlongs Claiming $16,000 2L (7:05 ET)

Best Value Play: #3 Dubai Kingdom  (6/1)

Most Likely Winner: #2 Sleep Like a Rock  (4/1)

Other Contenders: #1 Viti Levu  (7/2), #7 Alfarooq (5/1)

Analysis: Sleep Like a Rock comes in from Baltimore for trainer Dale Capuano after a sharp maiden score on the turf. His sire gets high marks for artificial surface runners. Viti Levu almost won at this level a couple of races back and should stalk along the rail. Alfarooq is the most experienced runner in the field and takes a class drop searching for a win. Dubai Kingdom leaves the gate flying and has a chance with the high percentage Mario Pino aboard.

Presque Isle   Race 7,   6 1/2 furlongs  Optional Claiming 1X (7:55 ET)

Best Value Play: #2 Rico Suave (6/1)

Most Likely Winner: #7 Baffoonery (3/1)

Other Contenders: #1 Grey by You (4/1) #5 Cone of Light (7/2)

Analysis: Baffoonery has the class edge, a great post to stalk and Scott Spieth in the irons, all of which a combination for a win. Grey by You almost defeated Baffoonery a few races back and should be a major threat from the inside. Cone of Light has plenty of class for this bunch and gets blinkers to put him in better position early. Rico Suave is a turf route runner going short on the main track. Plenty of speed puts him in the game early and the turn back may help this one to The Winner’s Circle.

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