Presque Isle Downs Selections and Analysis for Wednesday, June 12, 2023

July 11th, 2023

Dick Powell offers his selections for the Wednesday card at Presque Isle Downs.


Race One:

1st(4) THISAINTJUMPSTREET – returned to the races off the long layoff with an even effort going six furlongs. She stretched out to two turns and got up for second at 32-1 despite a wide trip. Erin Walker rides back for Mike Pappada – 18% together.  

2nd(2) NORTHERN ALLIANCE – this horse for the course hasn’t been here since 2017 but won three of five starts back then. Off two turf efforts at Hawthorne, she should be fit and draws inside with Willie Martinez.

3rd(7) REDHOT KATIE – dropped back down to this claiming level and missed by a nose as the 4-5 favorite.


Race Two:

1st(1) CLEMSON TIGER – made his PID debut three starts ago and ran second each time – the last two as the beaten favorite. This son of Noble Mission is out of a dam by Storm Cat and draws the rail with Addiel Ayala back aboard.

2nd(3) JAMA DILLON – only 2 for 38 lifetime but has six seconds and six thirds. He showed high speed going this distance two starts back and held well then came back and ran about the same race last out. Kevin Rice wins 18% with his claimers.

3rd(6) GOLDEN OAK – raced in Ohio before coming back here with a good third and then won from just off a slow pace last out.


Race Three:

1st: (4) MAGIC LIFE – was a good second as the 11-10 favorite in her career debut 13 months ago. Off the long layoff, she was a good second and then showed better speed before tiring. She drops down to maiden claimers and adds Lasix for the first time.  

2nd: (1) REAL GOOD VYBZ – still winless after 18 tries but came here and was a good third at long odds against better maidens. She showed good speed before tiring last out and now drops down to maiden claimers.  

3rd(2) BETHPAGE – ran well here in her Tapeta debut and then came back two starts later with a good third.


Race Four:

1st(8) AMERICAN UNION – looked like he was going to be a good one when he broke his maiden here in 2021 and came right back to win an open allowance in 1:08 3/5. This son of Union Rags never really improved & shows up against bottom claimers.

2nd(5) WORBOTHOR – this horse for the course has won 16 times here and is still running well at the age of 11. He raced evenly two starts back in fast time and then made a menacing middle move before weakening last out.

3rd(1) JARETH – the son of Hard Spun has won nine times here and all three starts this year have been solid.


Race Five:

1st(2) GENERAL WINSTON – beat open allowance foes two starts back off the long layoff and then tired some last out when used from the rail. He drops down in class for Matt Kintz, who wins 26% third start off the layoff and 27% first time against claimers.

2nd(7) HAMMER LANE – ran well here last year in his first two starts on Tapeta. His last two starts were dull efforts on the dirt in Florida and now he drops down to $25K claimers for Thomas Cooper. Ron Allen, Jr. picks up the ride – 16% with his sprinters.

3rd(1) LARZ – held on for second against cheaper and then won when moved up off the claim.


Race Six:

1st(8) RAINBOW’S PRIDE – raced evenly without winning in four starts on the dirt at Tampa Bay Downs. He shipped here and tired late as the 11-10 favorite for Tim Hamm, who wins 26% in this spot. Pablo Morales rides back.

2nd(9) I DON’T SEE COLORS – rallied from way back to miss by a length in his career debut on the dirt at Penn National. Naoise Agnew wins 27% second time out and adds blinkers.

3rd(2) IMPOSTER SYNDROME – still a maiden after nine tries. He showed high speed from post 10 last out at Gulfstream Park.


Race Seven:

1st(4) PAYNTED WARRIOR – broke his maiden first time out here last year but then tired a week later against state-bred stakes foes. He beat state-bred allowance foes two starts back and then held on for third against this level last out.

2nd(7) KEYSTONE HANK – state-bred 4-year-old gelding has raced here his entire career. He was an even fourth off the long layoff and then rallied wide for second against this open allowance level at 42-1. Justin Morrell wins 13% with his synthetic starters.

3rd(1) GREY CHARMER – won his PID debut two starts back and then came back to do it again for Matt Kintz.


Race Eight:

1st(4) KATESALUCKYGIRL – off for 10 months, she won at 24-1 two starts back in her Tapeta debut and then came back and showed good speed before weakening. Erin Walker rides back – 16% with her sprint rides.

2nd(7) HOT BODE – won on the Tapeta at Gulfstream Park two starts back in January and then her late rally fell a length short in her last start. She drops down to bottom claimers for Scooter Davis, who is 7 for 13 in his first start out of his barn.   

3rd(2) BELLE BREZING – could not overcome a wide trip from post 8 here last year and should be fit from recent starts.