Updated on 09/15/2011 2:09PM

Arlington Park analysis for 10/04

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Best Bet: Go Went Gone (9th Race)

First Race

1.WOODY BE GOOD 2. SWEEP AWAY 3. ITSYOURBID

Late-running WOODY BE GOOD got no help from slow pace in his last start, when he broke from post 12, but still rallied to be third in a full field; presence of SWEEP AWAY ensures an honest pace here; hit the board in all three starts since dropping to this class level. SWEEP AWAY claimed two back for $5k and finished third in a short starter allowance last time out; was losing ground late in that five-furlong heat, a concern; but could control pace here. ITSYOURBID claimed for $10k in last and drops in class after getting out of claiming "jail"; might fit on drop, but has not won in two years.

Second Race

1.HONOR BEAR 2. BIG SHOW 3. CALL ME FIRST

HONOR BEAR added blinkers in last start and showed greatly improved early speed en route to encouraging fourth-place finish; was close to a much faster pace than he's accustomed to running, so losing ground in stretch understandable; perhaps tighter off that start, is positively drawn outside in a race without as much speed, and has only been in this cheap for a few starts. BIG SHOW finished ahead of the top pick last time out, but just sat behind that fast pace and passed tiring horses in the stretch; though he, too, is a relative newcomer to the $10k maiden claiming level, and that's a positive. CALL ME FIRST, off since June and Lone Star, drops down to his lowest class level.

Third Race

1.PRINCESS EL 2. SPECIAL PAYDAY 3. MINISTER LAKE

PRINCESS EL comes off a two-month break and has run well last two times she exited a similar layoff, including win here July 7; steady recent worktab, and late run might net upset if speed duel percolates between two short prices, MINISTER LAKE and Rasin'ty. SPECIAL PAYDAY is a stalking threat if she's capable of getting back to her early summer form; has never been in for a tag this low, and faced much, much better last time when in with older horses for $18k. MINISTER LAKE broke through with N2L win on drop to $16k conditioned claiming in last; realistically spotted for $10k here.

Fourth Race

1.EASY RUNAWAY 2. OVERTONE 3. SATARRA

Nothing terribly wrong with EASY RUNAWAY's dirt form from last year; in any case fitness should not be an issue since he comes off a 12-furlong race; perhaps with that in mind Roussel barn been sharpening speed with three-furlong drills in a.m.; should be running late. OVERTONE comes in from Philly Park, and thus is somewhat hard to read; but has some route speed in relatively paceless race and has won over similar distance. SATARRA, owned by the high-profile Thoroughbred Corp., hasn't panned out yet, but drop into claimers sparked improvement two back.

Fifth Race

1.CRAMMING 2. SHADOW BOXING 3. DUBAI TOUCH

CRAMMING loomed a winner in turf-route debut, rating an rallying to take lead at stretch call; outrun a bit late, but not badly; bred to handle dirt and perhaps ready to move forward in second out. SHADOW BOXING debuts at a route distance for Asmussen barn; bred to run long, and Sept. 14 work at CD seems worth noting. DUBAI TOUCH bid into contention but flattened out late to finish fourth in a race like this last time out; that was a big improvement on debut, however, and perhaps he's headed the right way.

Sixth Race

1.TOWERING STORM 2. TECHNOCAT 3. BEBOPPIN BABY

TOWERING STORM ran well last time out at this class level, but could not hang with class-dropper Del Mar Danny in final strides; stretches out today to distance where he's 12-4-3-0; seems like plenty of pace for closer to chase in this spot, Uncoupled barn-mate TECHNOCAT also needs a fair pace to run at; fell too far back in last and rally could only get him third; also stretches out to two-turn trip where he's had success. 8yo BEBOPPIN BABY has undergone recent resurgence coinciding with class drop to high-end claimers; good form now, but comes back on fairly short rest since last out.

Seventh Race

1.I CAN GO GO 2. GONANDUNIT 3. SOUND WAVE

I CAN GO GO has already won a race at this Illinois-bred 2X level; tried 2X horses in both starts after maiden win, and got job done in second try; excuses for last two losses, as she doesn't handle dirt (two back) and bled in last; has learned to rate; seems solid. GONANDUNIT, a consistent horse, hit peak form in August and easily won 1X allowance on dirt when last seen; maiden win did come on turf, however; a threat on either surface. SOUND WAVE improved vastly when making first start on turf last time out; pace horse may face front-end pressure.

Eighth Race

1.RUBIKISSES 2. I'M STEWED 3. HARLAN ASH

RUBIKISSES dueled on honest pace from an inside post in last out, also at this same 1X allowance class level and one-mile distance; seems to be much less speed in this spot, and she might get a much better trip this time. I'M STEWED was merely second best in a 1X allowance last time out; fits here, but perhaps overbet, and might need pace help to get up in time. HARLAN ASH has hit the board in 13 of 19 lifetime starts while managing but one win.

Ninth Race

1.GO WENT GONE 2. DISQUEADA 3. SHESA SHESA

GO WENT GONE has been facing much tougher horses in 2X allowance tries, and was fourth, beaten less than five lengths two back ? all three in front of her have returned to run well, if not win; which perhaps begs question about drop in for $18,000 tag; but she's been in claimers before, and note she's yet to win this year; looks live for good barn. DISQUEADA comes out of what appears to be a decent show finish vs. $25k turf claimers at Calder; one of two turf wins came on this course late last summer. SHESA SHESA just won a $20k Canterbury turf claimer by two lengths.