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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Horse of the Night

MR MATLOCK (8TH) : Starts in the second tier tonight but I donít think thatís going to stop him from winning his fourth straight on this track. He had the one disappointing effort at Balmoral two starts back but heís been a terror on the half-mile oval here. His victories have come in front stepping fashion so I would look for an early move to seize command from here. As long as he can avoid traffic issues he should be good for another since heís lucked right back into this same condition.

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EVERGREEN ARTIST (1ST) : Grabbed command right off the gate and made every call a winning one in his last. Heís in a similar spot this evening so Iím going to stick with him for another against this group.
VIVA VENTURI (5TH) : Rough on the turns in her last and she wound up taking herself out of the race with a miscue. She has speed to burn though and if she minds her manners she could get loose on the lead in here.
INXPRESSIBLEBEAUTY (6TH) : Hampered by a poor post which led to her being too far back last time out. She did finish up full of pace though and with the move inside she figures to be in much better striking position tonight.

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SUN DREAM (10TH) : Beaten favorite had a very tough trip from the 8-hole in her last start so Iíll give her a chance to make amends with the move inside tonight. This mare has been a model of consistency again this year hitting the board in 18 of her 27 starts. This 27-time career winner is capable of showing good speed and with the big post shift that means sheíll more than likely be in control of things right from the word go. If she gets a short breather somewhere along the way sheís going to be very tough to catch tonight.

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