Hello, and thanks for reading the Buckeye Blitz, your premiere insider to Ohio racing. These articles will give you some quick commentary on the runners you will see contesting the races, as well as some bold predictions.
Two race card in store for you today, both are routing Allowance races over a fast dirt course.
Race #1 (Post Time 12:20pm)
Allowance NW2l, 3yr olds
8.5 Furlongs – Dirt
#1 NAVAJO HONOR 16-1 • Actually improved on the turf in last two. Looks overmatched in here.
#2 GIANT WATER HOLE 7/2 • Making 15th start and only win is on turf. Numbers are right there.
#3 DEMITAL 19-1 • 0 for 4 on dirt and has been fading badly lately. Could use a class drop.
#4 DEPARTED SPIRITS 13-1 • Improvement in each of the last two. Son of Triple Crown Winner.
#5 EASY HUMOR 7-1 • Hasn’t lived up to the breeding yet, He wont be laughing at the end here.
#6 SCIRAS 32-1 • Won a maiden going 4.5 in FL last out in start #13. Would need enormous leap
#7 REMUNERATION 23-1 • He’s 0 for 7 on dirt. Ran better on off footing, and going longer in last
#8 THIS IS HOW I ROLL 13-1 • Threw in a clunker last out. The run two back puts him in the mix.
#9 TOO WISE SOLDIER 12-1 • Been throwing in the towel at the ¾ mark in most of recent events
#10 COAGULATE SLEW 6-1 • Should have the controlling speed here and wire field. The pick.
#11 SMART PICKIN’ 6-1 • Nice Smarty Jones colt by a G2 winning mare. 1 of 3 with 100+ SP.
#12 TAKE KUSH 19-1 • Only win came in a HOT about a year ago. Last 6 runs weren’t too good.
#13 BOB BETTY 19-1 • Lost by a combined 63 lengths in last three races. Chalk up 15 more.
#14 KATANA THIEF 6-1 • Regressed first off the claim. Stretches back out, and has a chance.
Swami Selections: 10 – 2 – 11
Race #2 (Post Time 12:45pm)
Allowance NW2y, 3yr + 4yr Old Fillies
9 Furlongs – Dirt
#1 HANDS OFF THE MOON 8/5 • Weakened on a pace duel in last. Has chance to wire!
#2 DARK BUTTONLIST 25-1 • Keeps switching from sprint to route. Neither has paid off.
#3 WIRE HEROINE 4-1 • Big name pedigree, squeaked out a win in a NW1y in last. Late run!
#4 WORLDCLASS HUMOR 7-1 • Not sure what happened to her, but she’s not the same. Pass.
#5 QUIET PERFECTION 8-1 • Sniffed the money in 2 of last 3, but needs more to contend here.
#6 JEDI CHARGE 9-1 • The force is strong with this one. Poses immediate danger with any pace.
#7 SOLAR RAINBOW 10-1 • Ran decently vs open runners in last. Last 2 trips here weren’t good.
#8 REDWOOD REIGN 7/2 • Hasn’t seen the winners circle since December. Could wake up!
#9 HURT CUISINE 92-1 • Comes in from IN local racing. Couldn’t win vs winners there, why here
Swami Selections: 6 – 3 – 1
Can you guys give some sim love to Ohio jockey (L Herren) by offering him some more mounts? Way too many races he’s not in.