Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Claiming Crown Glass Slipper and Rapid Transit Previews

Today’s previews feature two sprints at the $16,000 Starter Allowance level, the Glass Slipper for fillies and mares and the Rapid Transit.

Claiming Crown Glass Slipper
(fillies & mares)

Purse: $75,000
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Surface: Dirt

Cassie D: Prepped with a win at $12,500 at Prairie Meadows. Was her first win since breaking her maiden.

Dana’s Bell: Filly gets in just under the condition with an easy win at $15,000CL at Turfway. Solid allowance and higher level claiming wins since.

Frisco Fox: A classic mid-level claimer this year at Golden Gate, she comes in with solid, if not stellar, credentials.

Gatorize: A good 2nd at this level over the synthetic at Keeneland and a winner a level lower last out.

Margie Marie: A couple of nice optional claiming wins bookended by a sound defeat in the slop in the Hoist Her Flag at Canterbury.

Met A Miner: Only blemish by this Lake trainee since the claim was in a Laurel stake where she reared at the start. Her other four wins were dominating efforts.

Miranda Diane: All speed all day. She’ll be on the engine and is coming off a couple of stakes wins at Will Rogers Downs and a tiring effort through rapid fractions in the Saylorville at Prairie Meadows.

Out of Service: Another who would like to wire the field, her latest efforts are a bit lower level than Miranda Diane, however.

Sky and Mighty: Been solid at Arlington the last couple in straight $18,000 claimers. Won two out of three at Canterbury last summer.

Thunder and Belle: Didier/Rieken claimed this one back last out and appear to have rested for this spot. Very nice work pattern heading into this one.


1. Met A Miner
2. Miranda Diane
3. Thunder and Belle

Claiming Crown Rapid Transit

Purse: $75,000
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Surface: Dirt

All Joking Aside: Enjoying his time at Canterbury this summer hitting the board in all three starts with a win at $15,000CL.

Chimchar: Hasn’t won since May 29, 2008, but Bennett thinks enough of him to ship him from PA.

Grand Traverse: Classy six year old hasn’t been able to break through in stakes company in 2009, but has come close. Speed numbers are solid – top contender.

Idaho Joe: Three race winning streak was interrupted jumping up in class. May not be enough with these.

Max Ahead: Has been outstanding since the Ness claim in February with two seconds followed by three straight wins while climbing the latter at Presque Isle. The question is if he is just as good on dirt?

My Private Lake: Been racing in stakes this season at Indiana though has only been competitive in allowance company so far.

Pete’s Pride: Has handled the move up to allowance company well at Lone Star and appears to be on the improve at the right time.

Right Flanker: Had a nice win and two close seconds to start the year, but has been a bit flat in most recent until showing some early speed in last.

You’re My Boy Blue: Hasn’t won in a year while racing in NoCal and gently dropping in class. Speed numbers fit, but would’ve liked to have seen a win in the $16,000 race to prove quality for this one.


1. Grand Traverse
2. Max Ahead
3. My Private Lake

TOMORROW: The Tiara and the Emerald

1 comment:

PEM said...

Tough to read about Ted. Our boy Voodoomon had been nominated and pointed to Canterbury until be broke down and was put down on the wonderful poly surface at Arlington. A real gamer-spent 18 months on the farm after a new stem cell treatment from the vets at UF-ran two good races-then shatters a sesimoid on the other leg. Why the hell is it the horses with class are riddled with injuries- yet the ones that are fast and solid never have any heart. Anyway-I know it happened to you earlier in the year down here-and everybody is going to have a horse die if they spend enough time in the business, but I have to be real honest-I have been spending a lot of weekends AWAY from the track since then.

Oh well, still headed to the SPA on the 6th-and don't get me wrong I am not condemning the game, just been a long time since we've had a bounce go our way-and feeling a bit sour. It will pass-and my luck will change soon enough.

Just wanted to let you know I'm still reading--and will probably be adding my own 2 cents soon enough-just was on hiatus for a stretch.