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RACE 1 PENN NATIONAL
CLEAR VISION has run some solid races in more valuable contests than this and can strike now dropped slightly in class. SHANGHAISCHOOL merits respect on her third over an inadequate trip in February, while Atta Kid has claims on the pick of last year’s form.
WIN: CLEAR VISION
MAXIMUM ENTROPY went close here when last seen and has claims on that form, but if ARTIFUL MOVE can repeat the form of her second in a better race here when last tried on turf, she could be tough to beat. Ivanya completes the shortlist.
WIN: ARTIFUL MOVE
VALUE: MAXIMUM ENTROPY
EAGLES CRY was impressive when second on debut and is of obvious interest if building on that, while Unsung Hero has put in some creditable efforts so far. YES SIR COLONEL is running the risk of becoming exposed, but he has made the first three on five of his six career starts and could gain a deserved success in this.
WIN: YES SIR COLONEL
VALUE: EAGLES CRY
WINNING TOUGH is interesting down in class on her first start since September, while Sour Mash ran a cracker to be second at Parx in February and could be a player. It might be worth taking a chance on KATY THE CAT, though, as she was not beaten far in a couple of races over further at Charles Town recently and has the fitness edge on her main rivals.
WIN: KATY THE CAT
VALUE: WINNING TOUGH
BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN had Dirty Girl three lengths behind when second here in February and will be aiming to go one better here, but RISAALAAT could foil those plans. The four-year-old has won three of her last four with some authority and could well repeat the dose in what looks a similar race on paper.
VALUE: BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN
THAT’S HISTORY won a couple of low-grade claimers at the end of last year and start of this term, but showed he can mix it in this company when a close-up third last time. He is taken to get the better of MARTINKELLY, who was below par last time but whose previous form stands up well, and Pettinberg, who signed off last season with three wins in four starts.
MAJESTIC CALLING doesn’t find wins easy to come by, but he ran a solid race here last month and could build on that effort. TACHYON virtually refused last time but has to be considered if he does consent to race, while Grimgrinnin’ Ghost has to be respected on his best form.
WIN: MAJESTIC CALLING
IRISH COLONEL won with any amount in hand last time and must be considered, while Athelstane was an encouraging third on his final start of 2019. It might be worth opposing them with KAIJU, though, as the four-year-old won with some ease in this grade two starts ago before finding better company too much to handle last time.
VALUE: IRISH COLONEL
You have to go back to January to find CAN U HANDLE THIS’ last success, but she has been plying her trade in hotter company than this since then. She is marginally preferred ahead of Modern Vintage and Smarty Pi, though claims can be made for almost every filly in the field.
WIN: CAN U HANDLE THIS
VALUE: MODERN VINTAGE
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