02/17/2012 1:31PM

Claiming Series profiles for Leg 2---Second Division


Leg 2---Second Division

Turntable Bay

Owner: Charles Allen

Trainer: Chris Sutton

Jockey: EliskaKubinova

Was claimed out of the first leg and was a very disappointing sixth place finisher as the favorite.  Gets a new rider and saves five pounds with the apprentice on board, also goes for new barn.  Do take note that this runner ran one time at today’s mile and one eighth distance before, and that was a win.

Little Mordi

Owner: De Jesus Racing Stable

Trainer: DaysonLavanway

Jockey: Jose Zunino

This runner hasn’t finished well in either of his two starts this season.  Does pick up Zunino to ride this afternoon, but will have to show a total form reversal to be a contender.

Swiss Exploit

Owner: Bob and Pat Cosgrove

Trainer: Jonathan Nance

Jockey: Debbie Hoonan

This one woke up in a big way when stretched out last time and ran huge that day.  Gets even more distance today, even though Swiss Yodeler’s are known more for speed, judging by the last run, distance isn’t a problem.  Looks to once again be a solo pacesetter and it will be catch me if you can for this one.


Owner: Michael Pollowitz

Trainer: Guru Dharma Khalsa

Jockey: Leonel Camacho-Flores

This owner/trainer combo had amazing success claiming horses during the Sprint Claiming Series, so wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this one take a step forward after an even finish last time out.  Horse certainly likes to route, but will need someone to push Swiss Exploit at some point.

Taking Liberties

Owner: Howard Belvoir

Trainer: Howard Belvoir

Jockey: Javier Matias

Ran a good second in Leg 1 and this team of Belvoir and Matias have been enjoying some serious success together this meet.  This horse has had good success sprinting, so not sure if the 9 furlongs is right in his wheelhouse, but he tries everytime, so is certainly worth exotics consideration.

Tribute To Sissy

Owner: Karen Tilden

Trainer: Sam Tilden

Jockey: Luis Gonzalez

This runner snuck into the superfecta last time out at 73 to 1 and that fourth place finish was actually one of his better efforts as of late.  Will have to improve again to hit the board, but if you go with this one, the price will be tasty.

General Joe

Owner: Keith Beatty and Nick Lowe

Trainer: Nick Lower

Jockey: Mark Anderson

Ran pretty well in Leg 1 at a huge price, and that was first start off the layoff.  Should improve with that race under his belt and he’s been around a while, so he certainly knows how to battle.  With Anderson on board and not a lot of speed in here, look for him to be closer up than usual.

Outside Shot

Owner: Ron Haasl

Trainer: Ron Haasl

Jockey: Ruben Camacho

Was eased last time, but is back again here, so clearly it wasn’t a physical issue.  Sometimes horses just have a bad day, and if anything, seeing that eased in the program will make his price go up upup.  This could be the kind of runner that gets into the superfecta and causes it to pay huge.

West Seattle Boy

Owner: Lisa Baze and Jerry Carmody

Trainer: Rigoberto Velasquez

Jockey: Joe Crispin

Was wide and that was not the place to be that day in Leg 1.  He’s a consummate professional and if he can get some pace to run at and a decent trip, he’s certainly going to make some noise, only if it’s for a minor award.  I try to never be biased, but how can you not root for this 13 year old veteran, he’s awesome!