Philadelphia Park Race by Race
1ST: PRINCE VALENTINO raced evenly in this spot sprinting; Lake barn heating up and gets Flores. WABBIT AND NEWMAN closed gap when easily second best this level; maiden after 11 attempts. CEVICHE FOREVER drops after poor return showing; barn had $80 winner on Sunday. DEFINING TERMS idle since dull try as odds-on chalk in Jan.; under new management.
2D: ASHWIN won four straight including romp in this spot last month; speedy and suited by yardage. ITAKA'S BRIANNA used up after awkward start in much better company; returns to level of claim. SCARLETT MEMORIES humbled by streaking winner for higher tag; ages since last victory. EMMIENDA led throughout after Mick claim and second finisher won next time.
3D: ROSEHANNA rallied sprinting when racing cheapest in ages; capable of overrunning these. CATHERINE'S GOLD probably needed recent sprint; excellent 6 for 17 lifetime. KING'S LASSIE held on nicely as favorite in this spot; case of seconditis lately. LA CHEETAH sharp with similar after freshener; could improve.
4TH: WAGON CLEARANCE runs big race on occasion and has fired fresh in past; capable of surprise. GIMME THAT WINE finished strongly to beat uncoupled entry mate, then absent 10 weeks. RESPECT overmatched in last and ran series of big races earlier. CALL ME WILD used up early in "key" route test; several from that sharp last time.
5TH: ROMOLO'S FRITZI humbled by smashing winner one week ago; plunges for aggressive connections. SKIP A DEE DOO DAH in from tough Fair Grounds meet for Beattie barn; should be gaining late. SUSIE'S POKER dull last time on speed-favoring surface; strong late punch when right. COCO'S GOLD overmatched sprinting but romped in this spot in previous outing.
6TH: MISS GENIALITY showed excellent speed and just failed to last after Ramon Preciado claim; capable of wiring these. TWISTED VERSION made powerful move after early trouble; reclaimed earlier by Lopez-Vaders duo. J P'S AFLEET led to final yards with routers; romped in prior sprint when claimed. BEFITTING used up chasing top pick in latest; speed along inside.
7TH: MINDY'S PEAK came up empty with classier in recent sprint; showed two-turn prowess at Charles Town. ENSEE just missed with multiple winners at Laurel; adds to likely lively pace. LIGHTNING BOLT used up dueling after long absence; tigerish at times in past. BOULEVARD fair in this spot as long shot behind Beattie barn winner.
8TH: GOOD AND CRAFTY outdueled pair of next-out winners at loftier level; seeks third in row for Vaders. NICE BRIDGE finished strongly in solid company; in peak form since vacation. I'VE GOT HONOR back on main track sprinting; gets blinkers and good on occasion. STARS N' AMBER faded behind top pick after claim, but improvement expected.
9TH: BLITZENSFOXYVIXSIN set pace and pulled away impressively in maiden victory; may handle tougher with renewed confidence. AMBLING ROSE closed with a rush at Laurel after running into unbeaten rocket in local loss. PRECISELY SUE just missed despite traffic woes on turn; yet to run a bad one. CAMMY'S CHOICE ignored in debut romp at 25-1 for top barn; working quickly for this.