Presque Isle Downs Selections and Analysis for Wednesday, July 3, 2024

July 3rd, 2024

Dick Powell outlines his selections for Wednesday’s card at Presque Isle Downs.

Race One:

1st: (4) OODLES AND BOODLES – first-time starter from Mike Trombetta, who wins 6% with his debut runners and 13% against this maiden level. Filly has trained well on the Tapeta at Fair Hill. 

2nd: (5) ANHINGA – weakened in her career debut here going 4 1/2 furlongs against males then held better last out last out against these. Daughter of St. Patrick’s Day is a half-sister to two winners. 

3rd: (6) ART NOUVEAU – first-time starter from Tim Hamm, who wins 16% when they debut against this maiden level. 

Race Two:

1st: (4) CINCO DE MANDEE – went gate to wire in her seasonal debut here then just missed going gate to wire last out. She gets in light again with Brooke Bays, who gets better and better. Henry Miller wins 12% with his synthetic-track starters. 

2nd: (6) POQUITO ROSE – horse for the course has won 10 times here including her first two starts here this year. She weakened some last out when chasing from the inside and will look to establish a stalking trip with Erin Walker – 18% with her sprint rides.  

3rd: (7) LAWN DART – has won 12 times here over the years including a good win last out as the even-money favorite. 

Race Three:

1st: (5) TRAVELLER – weakened late here in his first start in 22 months. He dropped down in class and ran about the same race and now draws in the middle where Willie Martinez should be able to get him to relax better. 

2nd: (4) CROWNED JEWEL – was an even third here in his Tapeta debut here two starts back then showed better speed last out before weakening. Son of Bernardini should be fit from those two efforts for Teresa Connelly.  

3rd: (2) WHY NOT ME – tries winners for the first time after winning on the turf last out at Tampa Bay Downs. 

Race Four:

1st: (5) PEMAQUID PETE – speedball weakened after making a strong middle move in his seasonal debut then went gate to wire here in fast time. Horse for the course has won 12 times here and is still firing bullets at the age of eight. 

2nd: (2) DOWAGIAC CHIEF – was an even third in his PID debut two starts back going six furlongs then was a good second going this distance last out. Mike Rogers wins 29% third start off the layoff and 18% first start off the claim.  

3rd: (6) E MINOR – went gate to wire two starts back on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs then tired here against similar. 

Race Five:

1st: (4) JOHN DUTTON – versatile colt raced evenly on the turf two starts back at Keeneland then got caught wide from post 11 in a stakes race at Penn National. Chris Davis wins 15% with this surface switch. 

2nd: (2) TWILIGHT DANCER – romped as the 2-5 favorite two starts back in his Tapeta debut here then weakened in a stakes race when he got caught up in a fast pace. Tim Girten wins 24% third start off the layoff and 35% with Pablo Morales. 

3rd: (1) ROBO WARRIOR – versatile 4-year-old has run well on all three surfaces for Ed Rojas – 26% on synthetic tracks. 

Race Six:

1st: (3) AWARD TOUR – broke her maiden in her second career start here in her Tapeta debut going two turns. She raced evenly last out here and now drops down in class for Ron Potts who wins 19% with his claimers. Pablo Morales rides back. 

2nd: (1) VINOS ANGEL – has already raced on five different tracks around the country and drops down in class for her Tapeta debut. She was a good third on the dirt against allowance foes at Thistledown in her two-turn debut. 

3rd: (7) SWEET NOLA – was second both starts here this year against this conditioned claiming level. 

Race Seven:

1st: (3) REELED IN – just missed against this state-bred allowance group to finish up last year then raced evenly in two starts against the same group. Bill Martin wins 19% first start after being beaten as the favorite and Pablo Morales returns.    

2nd: (2) SCHNITTKER – broke his maiden by a neck in his well-bet career debut at Turfway Park tdhen came back here and was a good second against this allowance level. Wesley Ward wins 30% with his synthetic-track starters. 

3rd: (4) LEONARD’S LEGACY – went gate to wire two starts back in his first start off the long layoff then tired last out against state-bred allowance foes. He will be tough to catch if he shakes loose early with Gaddiel Martinez. 

Race Eight:

1st: (7) RESIST THE DEVIL – beat this claiming level two starts back here when he rallied from off the pace after being shuffled back early. He raced evenly last out and drops back down in class for Kevin Rice.  

2nd: (8) CHARLIE CHARLIE – horse for the course held on by a neck here last out going six furlongs in his first start off the layoff. Veteran is still winning races at the age of 12 for Larry Hayes. 

3rd: (6) OLDZFOURFORTYTWO – horse for the course just missed in his first start of the season.