A bumper 10-race card on Tuesday night as from Will Rogers Downs in the US of A.
We get going with a six furlong event and APPLE COUNTY, who has got winning form at this trip, shaped up nicely on her seasonal reappearance. That was 15 days ago and over five furlongs. The step up in trip will suit and she looks primed to go close in the opener.
SMART RACHEL has won four times in her career, including over today’s mile trip. The selection is taken to improve on her recent outing at Sam Houston and is well capable of being placed in what is a moderate affair.
It may pay to keep the faith in ORNAMENTAL IRON. The selection was a winner around here back in October and has been runner up twice since. She is capable of overcoming a wide draw here to land career victory number seven.
NATIVE RIVER has been getting better with age and can finally get into the winner’s enclosure at the 15th time of asking. The Street Boss gelding put a career best effort last time over course and distance and a repeat of that will be enough to win this.
A chance is taken here with Steve Asmussen’s four-year-old Tapit filly SHADOWING. The selection made her belated debut 48 days ago at Sam Houston, and attracted plenty of support. It wasn’t to be on debut but she can build on that promise to score here.
Who’s fooling who looks set to go off a short price favourite here. But at the prices, it’s worth backing WHIMSICAL TALE to follow up her racecourse debut victory at Sam Houston last month. Scott Young is the leading trainer around Will Rogers and he will have the 4 year old ready to maintain her 100% record.
ANCONA was a convincing winner at Turf Paradise last time out and will take all the beating if she repeats that form. Ty Kennedy is on board and he is the leading jockey around Will Rogers at this meeting. All signs point to a bold bid here.
You can make a good case for the top three sprinters in the betting here. But SHRED THE RULES was a very impressive winner last time out in a similar event at Sunland Park last month and is taken to follow that up here.
REACHREACHREACH can give Ty Kennedy another winner on the card. The selection had a couple of todays rivals behind when successful here 15 days ago and is clearly the one they all have to beat again today. Each way punters could be interested in Girls A Bullet at a decent price. She has won twice at this distance and is capable of getting her head in the frame here.
Shawn Again will likely go off favourite, but is a 13-race maiden so it may pay to look elsewhere. A LA OMEGA has had a couple of racecourse experiences against better opposition than this and is capable of building on that to make it third time lucky in the finale.
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