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RACE 1 EVANGELINE DOWNS
FREAKONTHELEAD highlighted his resolution when recording a determined success over this trip at Delta Downs in November and although his absence since is a concern, he could hardly have been found a weaker event for his return. CAPTAIN TYREE has finished no worse than third on his last four starts and looks the obvious danger ahead of Hunters Appeal.
VALUE: CAPTAIN TYREE
JALEN HURTS highlighted his resolution to record a determined success over track and trip last month and he may prove the answer to a tricky event with his confidence boosted. SO SORRY RUSTON and Chief Envoy both invariably run their race in this grade and aren’t passed over lightly.
WIN: JALEN HURTS
VALUE: SO SORRY RUSTON
Experience can count for a lot in this type of event and STONE DREAMER displayed enough when sixth on debut to suggest he can land an event of this nature and he is handed a confident vote. PALACE WIND and Run Away Son both take the eye on paper and any market support for either on their racecourse debut may prove significant.
WIN: STONE DREAMER
VALUE: PALACE WIND
It appears significant that SPLASHDOWN is quickly eased in grade by new connections and her penultimate third in a stronger event reads well in the context of this race. Hero Of Gold and Rattlesnake Show look the pair to concentrate on for minor honours.
VALUE: HERO OF GOLD
MYTHAJACUL drops significantly in grade and he has displayed enough promise in much stronger events to suggest he could prove difficult to beat. FLASHLIGHTSECURITY improved for the step up to this trip to finish third here last month and may prove next best ahead of Fast Dude.
SEELEY would rate a threat to all if back to the form of his penultimate success while Broadway Jones has his sights lowered and is an interesting contender. However, BUY IN has finished runner-up on his last two starts, the latest over an extended seven furlongs at Delta Downs in February, and he could be ready to strike on that evidence.
WIN: BUY IN
Flirtyflirt was last seen finishing fourth in a stronger event over six furlongs at Fair Grounds in December and she would rate a threat to all if fit enough for this return. Vita finished a head second on debut here last month and is entitled to improve but BELLAMY CAY shed the maiden tag with an impressive success here last time and may prove the answer with her confidence boosted.
WIN: BELLAMY CAY
WIN LION WIN posted an impressive success over track and trip last month and isn’t passed over lightly while Speedy Fellar has finished no worse than fourth on his last six outings and ought to be thereabouts. However, IMMA BLING finished a creditable second in a 75k event at Lone Star Park last month and could prove difficult to beat if running to that level here.
WIN: IMMA BLING
VALUE: WIN LION WIN
SILENT TRICK has her sights lowered and it will be disappointing if she failed to make her presence felt while Cabo Sunset has been knocking at the door in recent months and ought to be thereabouts. However, STREETTALKINHOTTIE hinted her turn could be near when finishing second in this grade last time and is marginally preferred.
VALUE: SILENT TRICK
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