Buckeye Blitz (Ohio Racing Insider) – 10/18/18
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.
A couple of sponsored Starter Allowance races are in store for you today. Race number one is for 2yr olds going 8 furlongs over the firm turf. Race number two is for 3yr olds going 11 furlongs over the firm turf. Let’s dive in and look at the contenders!
(Post Time 11:45am EST)
$28,400 Starter Allowance, 2yr olds
8 Furlongs – Firm Turf
#1 YOZA RAZIL 15-1 • First time past 6f, and faded in last two. Been running vs tougher. Needs improvement.
#2 EEZY 7-1 • Son of Tapiture has never been OTM over the grass. Won going away on the stretch-out in last.
#3 GORMAZ 6-1 • Back-to-back wins since joining the claiming levels. Likes the distance. Player in this group!
#4 PLASTIC GOLD 2-1 • Won first 2 of career sprinting, and faded in last two over dirt. First time turf. Bred for this!
#5 ANY LONGER 7-1 • ITM in 7 of 10 lifetime. Another making first trip on turf and at a route. Better sprinter?
#6 BRONZE SHIP 13-1 • Improved in last going 6f in a $10k claimer. Needs similar improvement to contend here.
#7 SUPER SUPPER 10-1 • An Ohio bred with 4 wins from 5 races on turf. Loves the track and has experience at dist.
#8 FRAA DIAVOLO 3-1 • Won $150k tag last out in front running style. Graded wins are in the blood. The one to catch!
#9 NEVER FAILS 9-1 • Second time starter out of a Stakes winning mare. Should like the added ground. Untested.
Swami Selections: 8 – 3 – 2 – 4
(Post Time 12:30pm EST)
$24,700 Starter Allowance, 3yr olds
11 Furlongs – Firm Turf
#1 BOB AIR CHACHIN 11-1 • On the improve, but still just 3 for 13 lifetime. Much tougher group here than in last.
#2 DREAMING GERI 9/2 • Was too far back in last 2 to be a contender. Is capable, and might cherish added distance.
#3 EN HORCON 9-1 • Career best last out going 10f. Needs some pace to chase, but he can pull the upset at a price!
#4 BLAMOURIZE 7-1 • Another that likes to see them all early. Came up big on the stretch-out in last. Boasts a 101SP.
#5 V.E. VICTORY 5-1 • Ran beyond a mile for first time last out and got caught at the wire. Has speed, needs stamina.
#6 NEW DOC COOPER 4/5 • Holds top SP numbers and been facing tougher. Has 5 wins from 14 races. Graded blood.
#7 PARKITLIKEITSHOT 19-1 • Hasn’t been the same since switching owners. Faded badly in last three vs ALW co.
Swami Selections: 6 – 4 – 2 – 3