Presque Isle Downs Selections and Analysis for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023

September 11th, 2023

Dick Powell offers his selections and analysis for Tuesday's card at Presque Isle Downs.


Race One:

1st(5) DANEFIELD – just missed going two turns two starts back when he was moved up in class. He was a good third last out as the odds-on favorite in a long sprint when dropped backed down in class for John Bourke, who wins 19% on synthetic tracks.

2nd(2) CHAOS THEORY – won two turf sprints in a row out in California then did nothing there against better. He held well for third last out at Santa Anita and now shows up for Tim Girten, who wins 38% first start after being beaten as the favorite.

3rd(4) STRANGE ARRANGE – horse for the course has a ton of speed and drops down in class.


Race Two:

1st(5) KAGERO – has been up and down the class ladder looking for a spot to graduate. She missed by a head from post 12 against this maiden level back in June. Gary Wales rides for his man John Fennessy — 21% together.

2nd(6) SOUL OF THE BEAST – was an even third from post 10 in her well-bet career debut and now comes back against the same level in her first start off the claim by Gerry Brooks — 21% with this move.

3rd(7) REINA DEL BALI – still a maiden after 15 tries, but she makes her Presque Isle debut after showing speed on the dirt going two turns.


Race Three:

1st: (2) CHIC N WILBUR – horse for the course had two good long sprints here before stretching out last start and going gate to wire. Son of Animal Kingdom comes back against the same claiming level for Mike Pappada.

2nd: (5) YADI – beat open allowance foes two starts back then just missed against this claiming level going a two-turn mile in fast time. Cathy Rozantz wins 17% with her route starters, and the last 82 of them show a flat-bet profit.

3rd(6) DIGITAL FOOTPRINT – dropped down to this claiming level in his last two starts and just missed last out in fast time.


Race Four:

1st(7) WORLDLY BEAUTY – returns off a short rest for Tim Hamm, who wins 18% in this spot and 21% with his overall claimers. She was second in her last two starts here going two turns and gets in light again with Martina Rojas.

2nd(6) MO NIGHEAN DONN – was beaten 66 lengths in her last three starts on the dirt but made her Tapeta debut here last out and almost went gate to wire against cheaper. Huber Villa-Gomez will probably send her to the front and try to hold on.

3rd(2) VACCINA –faces open conditioned claimers after running well against state-bred allowance foes.


Race Five:

1st(7) AULT – was a good second in his first start off the long layoff then raced evenly here last out. The 11-year-old son of English Channel has won seven times here and gets leading rider Pablo Morales back to ride.

2nd(9) LONG RAP SHEET – Three-year-old is 3-for-3 here, and all were going two turns. He held on by a head his last two starts with Martina Rojas, who wins 42% riding for her dad, Ed.

3rd(10) ADIOS BOBBY – beat this claiming level two starts back going gate to wire then weakened last out.


Race Six:

1st(2) HALF BIRTHDAY – beat open allowance foes three starts back by seven lengths then was run down in her last two starts when moved up in class. She drops way down for Matt Kintz, who wins 24% first start after being beaten as the favorite.

2nd(5) VILLAGE QUEEN – was a game second going six furlongs two starts back then held well as the 11-10 favorite going two turns. She drops down in class for Ron Potts, who wins 24% first start after being beaten as the favorite.

3rd(6) BATH AND TENNIS – won two sprints in a row here off the claim by Joan Amaya.


Race Seven:

1st(7) RIBBONS AND MEDALS – went gate to wire two starts back here as the lukewarm favorite then was an even third last out against similar optional claimers. Robertino Diodoro wins 22% with his route starters and 21% against this class level.

2nd(5) EXTRASEXYBIGDADDEE – horse for the course romped here three starts back then was a good second against these last out. Mike Trombetta wins 21% with his synthetic-track starts and gets Antonio Gallardo.

3rd(3) ALABAMA SLAMMER – speedball moves up in class for Randy Russell off a sharp win in fast time.


Race Eight:

1st(6) SAVVY ON BLANC – won his Presque Isle debut off the claim by Tim Girten, but was soundly beaten in his last two starts when moved up in class. Girten wins 21% dropping down and 17% with his overall claimers.

2nd(1) B G LEE – took him 13 tries to break his maiden on the turf at Colonial Downs two starts back. He tired last out going 11 furlongs at Mountaineer Park and now drops down in class for his Presque Isle debut.

3rd(4) UP FOR THE CHANCE – winless in 11 starts here, but he has run well against this claiming level.