Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday
Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST. Selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 10.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing1 and from 12,12pm AEST on Sky Racing2.
1 EXECUTIVE CHROME
4 BOSTON TURK
2 JAIL TIME
EXECUTIVE CHROME was out of the money on turf last time against better; he drops significantly and goes to Tapeta with apprentice Fukumoto now aboard; he remains a contender.
JAIL TIME was out of the money on turf against better last time; he drops in value and switches to Tapeta at a shorter distance and enjoyed some prominence on the pace two starts ago.
GOLDEN EXCHANGE returned October 1st but was outrun after an incident at the gate; he helps himself by dropping significantly, and switching to Tapeta; he has had an interim work.
BOSTON TURK a debut runner for James Smith, is from a dam who won regularly; he was here in the spring getting ready and has had regular preps leading to this; he wins the services of Wilson.
LILLZ NOT CRYING went from a route to a sprint and made a premature move last time; he shortens back to
PHILNGOOD dropped sharply for a race October 25th and tried to steal in front but came up just shy; Boulanger returns after a one race absence.
EXECUTIVE CRY makes changes here; he departs turf, drops in value, goes to Tapeta and switches to Christopher Husbands with hopes of a rally.
2 POWER POP - BEST BET
3 I’M WARNING YOU
7 SOUTHLAND SUGAR
6 TIZ PERFECT
DONTDROPURCROP overcame some difficulty at the start to get a position of prominence last time but she could not stay in contention.POWER POP enjoyed the drop in class and the cutback
in distance last time to run a generous second to a well regarded winner; she had some of these in behind her.
I’M WARNING YOU had a good debut October 22nd and finished just behind the more experienced, Power Pop; she looks to build on that good introduction.
DEPUTIZED finished in behind both, Power Pop, and I’m Warning You, last time when she committed to a
speed attempt but she faltered.
QUICK CHILL a debut runner for Nick Nosowenko, is by a sire who loved turf and is from a dam who was a frequent sprint winner and she produced the multiple winner, Run To The Limit; she has had a dedicated series of half mile preps.
TIZ PERFECT is one of four first time starters in this race and is by, Tizway, and is a half sister to the winner, Lookin Perfect; she had steady prepping throughout October for Beverley Chubb.
SOUTHLAND SUGAR a debut runner for, Sue Leslie, is by, Giant Gizmo, and was an auction purchase; she lined up in company for a work October 28th at five furlongs and has since sharpened from the gate.
ARK OFTHE COVENANT comes in from Presque Isle for Nick Caruso; she is still looking for her first share and did endure some wide losses there.
ENCHANTED TALE a debut runner is by, Old Forester, and from a dam who has produced three winners; she comes from the widest post for Harold Ladouceur and has had plenty of company in her preps.
5 KITTEN CANDY
8 SPECIAL CONCOCTION
STAY DETERMINED exits the same most recent race as others in here and finished second to a strong winner and kept, Virga, behind him in third; he goes for a good jockey/trainer combo.
MISTER NADA closed to mid stretch but hung last time in fifth when, Stay Determined, was second.
SPANISH RIVER takes a noticeable plunge here for just $10,000 after a positive fringe try on turf for $15,000; he did run well in September on Tapeta although he has no wins in recent campaigns.
REIMAGINED won first time off the claim for Norm McKnight October 25th when getting his third lifetime score; he tackles multiple winners looking to build on that career best performance.
KITTEN CANDY has dedicated himself to turf racing the past while and sagged out of the money on a yielding turf recently; he drops sharply and goes to Tapeta, a surface over which he won earlier in the year.
BOLD SUMMIT competed against some of these last time and was within range only early on the backstretch; he did have two earlier wins her this year.
VIRGA is usually around the payoff and he performed well last time when just a scant nose behind the runner up, Stay Determined.
SPECIAL CONCOCTION beat the bias last time to win on the lead against non winners of three; he is up in value to face multiple winners and Contreras stays aboard for Norm McKnight; he has had interim prepping.
BET ON JACK was dedicated to the Fort Erie meeting and closed out the session with a series of fringe tries; Singh takes over for new trainer, Anthony Pottinger.
3 MARCAVELLYS DREAM
11 RING OF HEAT
4 IM ON IT
WINDANCE is shareless at Woodbine in his career but has found comfort at Fort Erie; he faced some of these last time there and was only fifth.
HOCKEY HALL had a booming win in his opener beating the heavy favourite; second time out, his speed approach didn’t work; he drops for this third start and has had interim prepping.
MARCAVELLYS DREAM has developed a useful style for this racing surface and had a bold close at long odds last time when just behind the runner up, Canada Wise Don; he goes a furlong shorter.
IM ON IT has had interrupted campaigning; he returned in September on turf and had an awkward beginning and was unplaced; he comes off the shelf, drops sharply and goes to Tapeta with hopes of a wake up.
ETHANATOR had an excuse in his previous event in the opening furlong; most recently, he was perfect with his rally for a maiden score and he devalues looking to build on that good race.
NEVER WORN was in against some of these at Fort Erie last time and was only sixth when, Zackeroo, was better in third.
GIZMOTHEMOGWAIJEDI couldn’t get around the turn on the turf course here September 4th and was pulled up; he was able to win easily at Fort Erie on dirt with a drop last time.
EASTER GOLD comes out of the same most recent race as some of the others at Fort Erie last time when a fading fourth.
REBELLION’S DREAM faced some of these last time and was competitive in fourth; he has had interim prepping, drops down for this and Moran takes over.
ZACKEROO exits the same most recent race as several others coming out of Fort Erie and he was third on that occasion; his only win of the year was there on turf.
RING OF HEAT goes for a profitable jockey/trainer
combo and was in the winner’s circle at five furlongs last time with a big drop; he has had interim prepping for Norm McKnight.
BEARS TERMINATOR was a fringe player when dropped to this level two starts ago but he went back up in value last time and didn’t threaten.
ONE FLASHY CAT ran adequately last time but was two positions behind, Canada Wise Don, who is here; he follows that one down the ladder.
CANADA WISE DON has had some awkward posts lately and ran well from a wide position two starts ago; he was also competitive from inward post last time going shorter.
TOTALLY UNEXPECTED competed against some of these last time but couldn’t contend with, Canada Wise Don, and Marcavellys Dream.
8 TRINI PLEASURE
9 EGYPTIAN DANCER
5 SOUTH BEACH SASSY
2 PENNY A POINT
PRODUCE HOPE has been in two sprints to date showing a willingness to run on and is now rewarded with more room; she was fourth last time when, Thirty Nine Seven was second and Egyptian Dancer was third.
PENNY A POINT debuted lasix free at an abbreviated distance and was a non threatening second; she goes from a sprint to a route and adds lasix.
SAMS DESTINY has had two strong performances to date and both have come in claiming races; she dropped down for her latest and rushed in the stretch to be second just in front of, Covina;
COVINA was running on through the stretch last time with blinkers added to be narrowly behind the runner up, Sam’s Destiny.
SOUTH BEACH SASSY had a surprisingly good opener at a route recently and was running strongly through the stretch to be second; Wilson may have had another option here but stays with this one.
GOSSIP ISLE is a second representative for Darwin Banach and she will be going long for the first time and didn’t keep up with some of these including, Thirty Nine Seven, and Egyptian Dancer, last time.
CORTADO BAY could not keep up sprinting on Tapeta and enjoyed only early prominence in a turf route last time; she drops in value and moves around two turns on Tapeta.
TRINI PLEASURE is a wake up candidate here with blinkers on; other changes including, a sharp drop in value, and a switch to Tapeta; she faced some key rivals in her debut on Tapeta and a few from that race have come back to do well.
EGYPTIAN DANCER used a more forceful off the pace tactic October 9th and finished inches behind the runner up, Thirty Nine Seven; she goes from a sprint to a route.
THIRTY NINE SEVEN finished willingly last time to be second when dropped for $40,000 and is a logical one to stretch around two turns for Norm McKnight; Husbands stays aboard.
MEGALOPSYCHIA was a distant third without threatening last time at a route when, South Beach Sassy, was second.
4 BID’S KID
5 DANZIG RAINBOW
2 MY ROSEBUD
3 RING FOR ESSA
TIMELESS STYLE won as the heavy favourite at Fort Erie last time; she faces a more daunting challenge here from the rail.
MY ROSEBUD developed positive form in two September runs but did not stay the trip October 18th when stretched out and she shortens in distance here.
RING FOR ESSA was without a win last season and gets a very belated start to this campaign but she did train regularly through October and into this month.
BID’S KID responds well for Hernandez; she was hoping to double up last time but was third beaten just a length against a dropped down winner.
DANZIG RAINBOW has been positioned in various categories but will not take the biggest drop following an ok run when out of the money on turf last time.
REDWIN ROMP stretched to seven furlongs last time and had early prominence but faded behind, Bid’s Kid, and now goes shorter.
EARLY RINGALING is without a win this season and was dedicated to the Fort Erie meeting.
DOLLY STORMY came off the shelf October 27th and was protected for $19,000 in a turf race where only early speed was obvious; she plunges in value and goes to Tapeta.
ICRYWHENI’MDRUNK won smartly on the lead for Debra Rombis last time; she was exiting an out of the money finish on turf and dropping sharply for that smart score; she rates a look.
BEAUTY PHIL is winless for the year and hasn’t threatened in her last couple of events.
BOURBON BABE can be a speed threat on her best performance as she showed two starts ago in this category when second.
8 MISSY CRISSY
10 MY PAL KATHERINE
PATMOS is one of several speed contributors here; she used that approach last time and had no resistance; she has been freshened and she has been working in the morning towards a return.
SHEZTENTHEHARDWAY is going from a sprint to a route and is likely to have speed but she faded using that approach two starts ago.
SEEWILL won up on the pace three starts ago but has raced well off that peak in recent races.
SINGNORITA was outrun here in a couple of starts before heading to Fort Erie for a much needed win last time; she faces a tough challenge here.
MAXIMUM ENTROPY didn’t threaten as the favourite last time when she dropped down and departed turf; Wilson will take over.
ZDENKA wins the services of Hernandez tonight; she is often around the edges but is without a win in recent times.
ABOGADA looks like a threat; she used a smart off the pace style last time to be just in behind, My Pal Katherine.
MISSY CRISSY is a big drop down factor here; she tried to steal in front when dropped for $20,000 last time but the opposition was too difficult and she did not have her best effort; she should find some comfort here.
R FLEET FOOT is without current momentum in her last two outings; she makes a change here to a longer distance.
MY PAL KATHERINE is a contender and her off the pace style is usually helpful; she was second last time just in front of, Abogada.
VIEW THE STAR took her only win on turf at Fort Erie; she failed to carry her speed against several of these last time including, My Pal Katherine.
TORNADO CAT has been freshened since September but has kept active in the morning; she was forced to scratch from a race October 4th; her lone win this year, was a major upset with lasix added.
2 LYLA LORRAINE
1 SWEET RHAPSODY
9 KATE’S WHISTLE
SWEET RHAPSODY has been the runner up on three consecutive occasions and her last pair came at this evaluation for Angus Buntain; she must come from the rail post today.
LYLA LORRAINE won as expected last time when defeating non winners of two and the runner up has
come back to win; she has had interim prepping for Norm McKnight.
TALLIEVISION has been on turf for four consecutive positive races using speed; she switches to Tapeta here
at just seven furlongs looking to build on her positive consistency.
NORTHERN COLORS used a patient style to win two starts ago but was used up on the pace last time when one position behind, Sweet Rhapsody.
COREY’S BEST ran well with a rally but was only fifth against, Lyla Lorrain, two outings ago on Tapeta.
I’LL TAKE THE CAKE attracted a claim for $10,000 last time when second and jumps in value to meet others who are dropping down.
DAWNMINO typically picks longer distances; she was out of the money on turf last time and will now drop sharply, move to Tapeta and travel seven furlongs for high percentage trainer, Lorne Richards.
WINGAWAY attracted a claim for $10,000 last time when unplaced; the move up here is made more difficult because others are dropping down.
KATE’S WHISTLE is one who can contend; she makes changes, departing turf, going to Tapeta and shortening to seven furlongs just like her stable mate, Tallievision.
9 RELEASETHE GLACKEN
4 SADIE IRENE
11 OUR MISS MAGGIE
13 QUEEN OF CLONMEL
1 BLUE PEARLS
BLUE PEARLS travelled this distance with Wilson aboard last time from the rail and finished fourth just behind, Zlatica, and Big Brown Beauty.
THE VISION’S REAL debuted in late September with a nice rally against a key winner and, Zlatica, was second; she drops sharply for this second start.
RECONSIDERED dropped sharply for her latest but faded out of the money when, Releasethe Glacken was better in third.
SADIE IRENE raced well in a tough spot in her debut when on the edges but she slipped back last time; she gets major relief with tonight’s big drop while shortening to five furlongs and Contreras rides; she has been freshened.
SPEEDY IT’S ME returned from time away October 15th but could not continue in contention and now shortens in distance.
ASK THE BOSS a homebred for Colebrook Farms is from a dam who has produced four winners; she has worked over short distances getting ready for this abbreviated opener.
MY KINKY BOOTS ventures here in hopes of better production but she has been without stretch power for a while.
MOLINARO ANNA had a narrow loss at Fort Erie last time in her thirty fifth lifetime appearance; she has a couple of shares here.
RELEASETHE GLACKEN has been in the money in three consecutive events and will now shorten to five furlongs which is an appealing change; she fits with these.
ZLATICA has had Hernandez aboard for recent runner up finishes at this exact distance; she was just in front of, Big Brown Beauty, last time.
OUR MISS MAGGIE did not break well October 20th and that was costly as she was beaten only four lengths; she has since been to the gate for practice and the blinkers are off.
BIG BROWN BEAUTY woke up last time finishing just behind, Zlatica, and this will be her second race off the shelf and she now goes for Ross Armata.
QUEEN OF CLONMEL a homebred for Track West Racing, was here in the spring getting ready then started workouts again in early October to prepare; she is a four year old going for Preston Ferris from a wide post.
FRIENDSHIP RING is getting her first start since the middle of September; she dropped down for her latest and disappointed behind, Releasethe Glacken.
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