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Fairplex for opening day Friday 9 September 2011

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So so card to open up the Fairplex meeting. Maybe it is just hard to deal with much inferior animals at Fpx as compared to Dmr.  Keep a close eye on the early races as my selections are for a fair playing field and Fpx can often be biased in one way or another. Next Fpx date for selections is 21 September. Be back with you then.

 

race 1   Arabians so below average clarity

7  French Beat   sharp all summer and has proven she can handle today's 6F distance

1  One Hot Chick   has done little wrong since the blinkers were added.....good history starting from the 1 hole

5  Virebe   might be best early speed in the race.....lone race at Fpx was decent

 

race 2    average clarity

3  Kvell   solid late runs in her last 2 efforts....figs are solid versus these and the king of Fpx is in the saddle

2  Suprized Winner   most of the 1st timers that Cash Asmussen has brought to California have shown life in their debut efforts

7  Enlightened   decent work tab for this 1ster....trainer has put a good foundation into her which she needs to try and get the 7 furlongs

4  Lively Belle   useful mc debut in last......can compete with a solid forward move in her 2nd lifetime start

 

race 3    slightly above average clarity

1  Majestic Peak   consistent sort drops claiming price in half......1 for 1 at Fpx....sure seems like the controlling speed in the race

6  Clare's Top Choice   solid 2nd out after the layoff win at SR in last......repeat of that effort should make him a top contender especially with the 1 t0 5 shot to win the Fpx riding title Pedroza up

4  Proud Cardenal   most likely the layoff run in last was the gimme to be full throttle today on the drop down in claiming price

8  Nitro Active   laid up since April......might need the race but fits if he doesn't

 

race 4    average clarity

9  Super Candy   colt fits well for maiden 32K....last ran for mdn80K looks like nothing more than a workout.....sharp work since....well meant today back where belongs

4  Yankee Dan   tossed a clunker in last.....race 2 back fits fine.....Pedroza aboard to get the better race out of this horse

3  Jersey Joe   last was poor.....effort 2 back is good and it is hidden somewhat with a bad trip-a-roo

7  Officer Jones   debut was a useful effort.......trainer is better with 2nd time starters....bred to be a decent sprinter

 

race 5    slightly above average clarity

8  Orbach   solid improvement 1st after the claim by O'Neill.....catches a soft looking group here and gets the top gun in Pedroza

3  Regroup   blocked on the turn and in the stretch or would have won last.....should have plenty of horse left in the tank for today's race

5  The Hunt Is On   zero wins and 10 2nd's in 21 starts on conventional dirt......now that's a hanger

2  Chop House George   shot to get loose as a goose on the lead so he may............go............all..............the..........way

 

race 6    average clarity

2  Praise For Dubai   last sure appears the MSW tune-up to tighten up and be ready for his 1st ever in maiden claiming.....tough trainer and ultra tough Fpx rider

4  Valen   all 3 races run in 2011 fit decently here.....should be prominent from the get go....1st ever on "real dirt" but bred to handle it

3  Brother Ernie   horse has changed his running style from stalker to closer and it seems to be working.....seems like a good sign Periban steps this one up a notch

6  Warren's Rail Bird   last race is solid but yet to fire on conventional dirt and the jock hasn't hit the board in 18 starts in 2011....still.......somewhat dangerous

 

race 7    slightly below average clarity

7  Warren's Rose   good speed in this spot and the cut back of 1/2 furlong looks like a plus....and of course the drop in claiming price will be significant if this mare is still the same animal as her last few efforts

3  Dance Little Angel   earned a big adjusted for trouble fig in last.......but it is never easy to run back in 5 days....we shall see

6  Pay For Play   most of career efforts fit well versus these......once again tough team of O'Neill/Pedroza....at least at Fpx.....different story at Dmr/SA/Hol

4  Pivotal Queen   last fits fine and this horse drops for 2nd out after the layoff....as good as any in here if moves forward

 

race 8    slightly below average clarity

6  Small But Mighty   big race in last 1st out under the auspicious of Mike Mitchell.....that effort fits here....more is only icing on the cake

5  Miss Peanut   exits a fast heat and had a bad trip.....same effort on the drop here with a smoother trip and fits as well anyone here

1  Forty Dates    very consistent sort is OK if he repeats his last which was with a new trainer.....very stout if he repeats the efforts he ran for his previous conditioner

8  Angel Of Mystery   fairly impressive in all 4 2011 starts and this mare is 1 for 1 at Fairplex

Longshot Possibilities:   10  Cruz'n Kitty   very high % trainer 1st out after the claim.....and the horse is 5 of 9 in the win column on conventional dirt

 

race 9    slightly above average clarity

2  California Nectar   sure likes "real dirt" and on it this filly can handle strong early pace and go on with down the stretch

4  True Way Of Grace   deep closer should be motoring late.....you got to like her winning her lone Fpx start

3  Joe Ja   dangerous sprinter at times just tossed a hint she might bring her "A' game with a solid 5/8ths drill at Dmr

 

race 10    average clarity

10  Bigbari   strong run 2 back especially considering it was fresh off of the bench.....turf tightener in last and solid drill on the "dirt" at SA.....seems very well intended today

9  Link Suances   sharp efforts in last 2 endeavors at Dmr........ice cold Vienna gets Pedroza to ride....a sign this one still feels good and might get Vienna a much needed winner

8  Lana's Smile   over a year off since last seen but takes a big drop out of MSW and is training faily well

4  Runforcandy   O'Neill 1st timer finished his work tab on a high note....might be ready to roll

6  Creston Cowboy

5  Star World

 

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