JIM BANNON S JOURNAL DECEMBER 15 TH, 2018

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1 RACE #1 2 FORESTER S DESTINY - BEST BET 6 GRAY PHANTOM 3 SECOND STREET 1 NEVAEH S VALENTINE NEVAEH S VALENTINE showed a reversal of form last time; after two consecutive wide losses at long odds he went all the way on the pace for an upset win at 18-1 for $20,000 last time; the fourth place finisher, Roxy s Vision, has come back to win. FORESTER S DESTINY seems to enjoy time between races and that was the case heading into a November 9 th victory for $25,000 as he stalked patiently inside and then moved strongly along the inside to open up; he seeks his third win of the season here. SECOND STREET was in the same most recent race as, Nevaeh s Valentine, last time and moved from far off the pace and advanced to within a half length in the stretch as the field bunched up and was third beaten a half length. AULT attracted a claim for $16,000 two starts ago when third and landed third again for new interests last time also at seven furlongs; he now goes from a sprint to a route. RANSACK attracted a claim for $20,000 last time when third beaten a length and a half by, Second Street, who is here. GRAY PHANTOM competed at nine furlongs in a high classification and was in against a key top pair; he wasn t able to threaten that pair and will now drop for only $23,500 as one of two in the race for Jim Ensom. GUITAR GEORGE has been out of the money in three consecutive events and was sixth against, Forester s Destiny, two starts ago and a closing fifth against, Nevaeh s Valentine, last time. RACE #2 1 GRAND OASIS 5 SPIRIT OF YORK 6 COOL GIZMO 4 TRIGLAV GRAND OASIS is an obvious factor at projected low odds; he has displayed plenty of stamina in his best offerings and last time for $10,000 rushed late but was out finessed by the winning favourite and settled for second; the third place finisher has since dropped a level to win; he now goes up one level; with Wilson riding out at Gulfstream today Da Silva will ride for Catherine Day-Phillips. JE SUIS CHARLIE was long odds December 1 st in a six furlong race and didn t keep up; he will experiment with a route here. SOULD N SPIRIT traveled six furlongs last time out of contention and will have a trip around two turns here. TRIGLAV kept trying along the inside after the winner exploded with a big stretch charge and the dropped down runner up also stayed on well; he finally finished fourth in a race that will give him some standing here. SPIRIT OF YORK went two turns effectively back in August at a much higher level when third; after consecutive double digit losses he returns following time off with a big drop here and indicates just a single qualifying work December 1 st in 1.02 for Cudney Stables. COOL GIZMO was drafting too close to a very fast pace last time and was out finished by two rivals who came from farther behind and left him in third for $8,000. FLASHY TRIAL was not a threat last time against the runner up, Grand Oasis; he was close to a very fast pace and then hung; he makes a move to Ramsammy who had a recent winner. RACE #3 3 HEYDON S CASE 9 DECISIONSDECISIONS 1 WHERE S THE GOLD 4 SELLING OUT WHERE S THE GOLD had a good run to beat non winners of three with a rally in his previous event and most recently against some of these, closed to be on the edges with, Heydon s Case, in second and, Decisionsdecisions, in third; he travels a furlong shorter. BEL AYR BAY was at level underneath this last time with clear speed but he lost out late at 58-1; he goes up in value for this test. HEYDON S CASE dropped down for $9,500 last time and made a move into contention but seven furlongs seemed to be just a bit taxing for him on that occasion; he had a concentrated effort to win at six and a half furlongs in mid November and now get to shorten all the way to six furlongs. SELLING OUT attracted a claim for $10,000 in November and went up in value last time suggesting that after that fringe try a drop down would put him in the right spot and now he goes for $10,000 here; as a three year old he is a multiple winner but still eligible to face non winners of three. JUROJIN was ridden up close to the pace last time for $6,250 and then faltered when, Rock You, provided a rally in second. ALLIED INSTIGATOR scratched from a race December 7 th and will go here instead after consecutive out of the money finishes with races close together in October; he indicates a single returning prep. NOBLE ASSET is getting her first start since November 7 th when she was retiring in the stretch once again and she is winless for the year; she tries the boys. ROCK YOU got softened in a pace duel November 30 th and finished out of the money; he used a more mature style from off the pace when dropped down last time and was second best behind a winner taking a substantial edge; he now looks to go back up in value. DECISIONSDECISIONS competed last time in a race set up for closers and he made a run to the inside of, Heydon s Case, and missed the place award behind that rival by just a neck as the winner provided the best rally; he shortens to six furlongs and remains at a reduced evaluation. SPEEDING BULLET had the rider off in the gate pre race last time but was ready once the gates sprang opened and he built a four length lead at five furlongs and persisted; he must travel six furlongs here.

2 RACE #4 4 SNIPER 9 RED AT LAST 11 LOVE THAT LUTE 5 ATYPICAL COLLEEN S SAILOR had an excusable trip two starts ago when claimed for $8,000; most recently for $10,000, he couldn t gain well enough and landed on the edges and now drops down a level. GROM went at too fast a pace November 18 th when traveling a route and understandably backed away; he shortens to a sprint. PAT DADDY was impacted by the accident in deep stretch November 30 th finishing two lengths behind, Sniper, and, Red At Last. SNIPER drafted inside but when he made his move in the stretch he rushed outside and missed the accident that impacted some of the others and it was his second consecutive win at this distance. ATYPICAL was in a key race at a route last time and never entered contention; this first, sixth and eighth place finishers have all come back to win; he has produced a couple of recent works getting ready to come off the shelf. MISTER NADA was asked to go last time and advanced to fourth in the same race where, Love That Lute, was the winner and, Cummings Road, was second. KITTEN S SOLUTION was in no hurry last time when shortening from a route to a sprint and then closed a big gap from the second flight to be on the edges in a positive performance. WAGE ACCELERATION picked an unfortunate style and too high a velocity November 18 th when going from a sprint to a route with significant front end speed and understandably he faltered; he has had an interim prep hoping to get ready for this shorter event. RED AT LAST inherited the lead late because of an accident in deep stretch but, Sniper, went by and left this one in second. DAYLIGHT BREEZE attracted a claim for $20,000 in the summer time and now drops for $7,500 after a wide loss sprinting last time. LOVE THAT LUTE got down to a low level and exploited the others with his sharp early speed last time to run in front; he looks to do it at this higher level. CUMMINGS ROAD couldn t handle, Love That Lute, for a low price two starts ago and was subsequently out of the money against, Sniper, when impacted late in the race by the accident. RACE #5 4 SAMURAI QUEEN 11 LIONESSA 1 MUSKOKA LADY 7 PRINCESS FABIANA MUSKOKA LADY debuted November 17 th in a race taken by her stable mate and she travelled in sixth throughout without threatening; second in the race was, Princess Fabiana, who is here. CALAIS CAT came off the shelf last weekend with blinkers added and broke to the outside and caused interference to the ninth place finisher; she didn t recover after that incident; she goes long here. FINE LADY was expected to wake up second time out December 1 st but started her move with just a furlong remaining and advanced from fourth to be second with that belated close against a faltering late pace. SAMURAI QUEEN had a forgettable trip October 31 st ; she opted to run against the best local two year November 18 th in the Coronation Futurity and attended the pace while driving outside but was finally seventh beaten eleven lengths; she gets in with maidens and is in against her own gender. A BROKEN BREEZE showed promise in her opener in a sprint and most recently in her third lifetime start she was fourth in a maiden contest at a route but hung at a vital stage. DESCENTE failed a route test two starts ago; most recently, she failed a sprint contest; in both of those last fixtures she used speed; she has had two recent works to sharpen her speed and now goes back to a route. PRINCESS FABIANA has been the runner up in back to back races in sprints and will now extend to a route for the first time; her sire was a route runner. STOKES sat outside and tried to close in her opener at seven furlongs and was beaten only five and a half lengths in an ok race; she now goes long. TAKE CHARGECHRISTY started from last position November 9 th but was finally a distant fifth when there was plenty of room between the best finishers. TRICKERATION got down to the $20,000 mark so that she could be competitive in her last two races and now she is up in value. LIONESSA is a daughter of, Animal Kingdom, and has been in routes in all three races to date without threatening; she was too late getting going in her latest; the stable has done particularly well with route runners lately.

3 RACE #6 3 NEVER SOBER 2 PINK SCRIBBLES 4 COURT SURPRISE 10 COURT RETURN I WILL BE GREAT a homebred for George Bigliardi is from a dam who raced locally and won twice and is by, Souper Speedy, who did win as a juvenile; she has used the gate extensively the past while getting ready. PINK SCRIBBLES raced well October 13 th for new interests and closed far outside; the fourth, fifth and eighth placed finishers all came back to win; most recently, she extended to seven furlongs and ran adequately with an inside move in second against a preferred winner; she must shorten to six furlongs. NEVER SOBER travelled seven furlongs two starts ago and it was obvious she couldn t stay with the winner and she was simply a distant second; most recently at five furlongs, she tried rating tactics taking back off a front runner and then she couldn t catch that one and was second; she tries six furlongs here. COURT SURPRISE had an encumbered journey in her opener over just five furlongs in late November; she was forced to scratch November 9 th and will make her way back here after a couple of works for Michaela Neubauer. BROADCASTING a debut runner for Borders Racing Stables goes for Dan Vella and is by, Old Forester; she has used the gate for several recent works getting ready. ECHO IN THE FOREST competed last time in a race where the late pace faltered and her experiment at a route failed. CARMEN IS MY NAME checked behind a wall of runners in her troubled debut and finished fourth; most recently, she had a stalking approach where she finished third at five furlongs; she must stretch out. DIAMOND BREW a homebred for Stronach Stables goes for Robert Tiller; she is a daughter of Milwaukee Brew and bred for stamina and also for turf but she will sprint on Tapeta here. MISLIGHT made a move outside last time but the front runner was long gone and this one was finally a non threatening fifth. COURT RETURN improved second time out while sticking to turf; lasix was added and she closed a big gap; the third place finisher from her latest has come back to win big; she has had two works this month getting ready for Josie Carroll and now switches to Tapeta. RACE #7 8 WORLD RIOT 5 POWER EMPIRE 11 JACK S MEMORY 6 MACHO BOURBON CAROLINA GRACE is accustomed to late runs; she is without a win in six trips this season all on turf and has made just a single career start on a synthetic surface but moves to Tapeta now following a claim for $20,000. BOOGIE WITH ME had a good race at seven furlongs two starts ago with a four wide march but at only six and a half furlongs last time got in against several of these and got lost contact during the run around the far turn. POTRA LIZA was in for only $6,000 December 9 th and came running from the outside through the stretch to narrowly miss. RED RITA was moving behind a wall of rivals last time then got a chance to make her move three wide; she got the advantage towards the end but was finally second in a race dominated by longshots; she lengthens to seven furlongs. POWER EMPIRE has been concentrating on route racing on Tapeta the past while with minor shares in back to back races before a letdown effort last time; she comes off the shelf and shortens to seven furlongs with blinkers off and comes down in value. MACHO BOURBON raced well at seven furlongs to take a maiden score two starts ago by open lengths; most recently, she went to this category and had the lead on the backstretch then stopped in the lane. FACT CHECKING was able to move from the $12,500 mark when winning to go up into this category last time and be competitive in third with, Red Rita, second. WORLD RIOT moved late on the outside in her previous event at this distance when beaten only three lengths; most recently, she was closing belatedly and was claimed; she now she goes to the stable of Norm McKnight with Kimura aboard. RED RIOT had a good enough race at seven furlongs three starts ago but subsequently just missed in a turf route; in her most recent start, she backed away in a Tapeta sprint. DIRTY GIRL dropped in for $20,000 last time and running from off the pace was difficult to do but she rushed against the favourite to be second and now she is back up in value. JACK S MEMORY came off the shelf October 6 th and ran seven furlongs without getting into contention; support showed for her in a route last time when she rallied from fifth in the stretch when she finally got room with a furlong remaining and she was finally second; she shortens to seven furlongs.

4 RACE #8 1 HIDDEN N CLASSY 11 JOSEPHINE 10 BEST DRESSED 4 MINE FAST PHILLY HIDDEN N CLASSY a debut runner for Kevin Attard is a homebred by Hidden Springs by, Signature Red, and from the same dam who produced the eleven time winner, Hidden Turn; she goes for just $10,000 in this opener at six furlongs from the rail post. ANANOVA broke last in a November 25 th opener but closed outside from fifth to be only about four lengths back in a five furlong race and now gets more room. CELTIC RING has been far back in both races since returning and will be shortening in distance for this event. MINE FAST PHILLY was certainly doing well enough with good performance ratings in her previous two events; most recently December 8 th she was a distant fourth when the heavy favourite won easily and now she gets to drop for only $10,000 which gives her a chance. CHEETAHRA was running on through the stretch last time for $9,500 and was fifth of twelve at this distance. D S BENEFACTION has been in the money in two of her last three appearances and for $7,500 at five furlongs last time she overcame some tentative moments down inside and was finally third beaten two lengths at five furlongs. FIND THE CAT a debut runner for trainer Gordon Kadain is by, Where s The Ring, and from a dam who was a four time winner with a significant bankroll; she has prepped regularly throughout October, November and this month. BOLD N FOXY is without current momentum and lost by a wide margin recently at six furlongs for $9,500. WUK UP QUEEN took a drop for $10,000 last time and at 20-1 had no real impact against a preferred winner and that was a letdown performance. BEST DRESSED had her first ever route event December 5 th and was up against a very strong favourite; she checked three furlongs from home and got shuffled back then started over and moved forward to be second; perhaps with that momentum now established she can run from off the pace at just six furlongs. JOSEPHINE is fifteen races deep into her career with eight shares; she had a peak performance at six and a half furlongs two starts ago for $9,500 when coming off the shelf; most recently, the inside was the best part of the track and she had post twelve and that hindered her, yet, she ran well; Da Silva lands on Attard s other runner, Hidden N Classy, and Kimura takes over on this likely one. RACE #9 1 SHE S THE BERRIES 4 DREAMS ARE FREE 7 HOT CASH 8 SUPERDUPER SKY SHE S THE BERRIES is an improving three year old who ran well on Tapeta at a route in the La Prevoyante winning from off the pace and moving three wide from the second flight to be clear at the end; this will be her second race off the shelf for Mark Casse; she indicates two December preps getting ready; she is a homebred for Brereton C. Jones. MYSTIC NILE took her second lifetime win in her sixteenth start November 24 th and was able to overcome the bias by running on the lead; she had run strongly with a late dash the time before when second against, Hot Cash. BELLA FIGURA was up close early in a seven furlong race against much easier last time then finished on the edges and now goes long against better. DREAMS ARE FREE has improved significantly under the direction of Catherine Day-Phillips and was a winner at the first allowance level two starts ago; at this plateau last time she was caught desperately late by a preferred winner; she will be without Wilson today who is riding at Gulfstream and Boulanger takes over; she has trained nicely up to this event for Anderson Farms. STOP WHO S THAT had a nice first allowance win at ten furlongs last time as she moved late on the outside and galloped out with force; she will cut back in distance here. SILVER SIDNEY was ridden along at six furlongs last time and finished fourth and will now stretch out seeking her first win of the season; she did win going long last year. HOT CASH will no doubt be running at the speed of, Dreams Are Free; she finished behind that one two starts ago; she then had a nice win last time at the expense of, Mystic Nile, who has subsequently come back to win. SUPERDUPER SKY was handcuffed by a slow pace last time but finished third; she had been competitive earlier this year with good performance ratings in routes; this will be her second race off the shelf.

5 RACE #10 5 GWENDOLINE H 9 MIDNIGHT BREW 2 DILLY DALLY DARBY 10 GIOVANNA PONTI COCA INN is a speed runner who meets countless others in here who use the same style; she was unplaced for about half this price last time. DILLY DALLY DARBY is using the drop down angle here; she was engaged in a speed duel last time and the winner charged from seventh to take top prize, yet, she ran on well in fourth; the race is top heavy with other speed types. HOCKEY HAIR fell out of an early battle and then took over in the stretch and was brave enough to hold off a late charger to win at a minor sum last time. GREEN DOCTOR is one of several speed runners in the race and for $20,000 last time she got to the front but finally lost in double digits. GWENDOLINE H likes to pump the pace but can also stalk which can be helpful here; she was in a pace fight with the winner last time and lost out in the stretch when second in what was a letdown performance for her; she fits nicely with her adaptable style against conflicting speed types. MISS FORESTER got up on the pace when the fractions were slow last time, yet, she backed away at a crucial time. HAILEY S PRIZE dropped sharply for $12,500 last time but was only sixth and must to up in value here. VEAISHA took the big drop two starts ago but had no impact and much the same happened last time when she backed away at a lower level than this. MIDNIGHT BREW knows how to win races; she was against the elements trying to run from off the pace last time but should be able to close against this group which is top heavy with speed runners. GIOVANNA PONTI was held off the early lead last time and then made a move in the middle stages but couldn t sustain it for $19,000 and now comes down for only $15,000 with a chance to advance from just back; she is just a two time winner. RACE #11 7 COOL CATOMINE 3 JOSIE S RIDDLE 1 CRUMLIN NIGHT 4 CONQUEST ELIMINATR 10 OX TROT CRUMLIN NIGHT did better in his previous two races routing than he did last time when he was behind in double digits; he now comes down in value; he has since had a work and draws Kimura after a one race absence. PRISON PADRE is just a one time winner; he did close a nice gap last time but still had work to do. JOSIE S RIDDLE is a good galloping type who can stay on when it counts the most and he now runs at a reduced evaluation after a positive fourth place finish at seven furlongs last time; he did win routing earlier; he is a three year old with three lifetime wins; the fifth place finisher from his last race has come back to win. CONQUEST ELIMINATR had such a poor experience October 19 th but came back with a more positive result November 21 st when he reappeared through the stretch with some momentum at this significantly reduced level. RED CHILL scored at this level two starts ago against non winners of two; most recently, he went up to the $10,000 mark where he didn t threaten in sixth but the runner directly in front of him, Lookin At Bravo, came back to win for $10,000 recently; he goes down for $6,000. HYTHE moved far on the outside last time but couldn t gain effectively; he is a one time winner. COOL CATOMINE took the big plunge for $6,000 last time and got too aggressive on a pace that was too fast and he was beaten late by a closer; he remains a factor. CANADA WISE DON must deal with the distance factor here having committed to sprints throughout this season and he is without a share in recent times. LEO THE RABBIT must deal with the distance factor here on the stretch out after a series of events in various categories; he had a wide loss last time. OX TROT handled a route just fine to beat non winners of two at this level two starts ago; he elected to sharpen up in a recent sprint last time when tenth and will now go long again. EPILOGUE often tries hard and has two wins this season; he used a seven furlong race last time where he was very wide while advancing to get ready for this two turn race and he has successfully used the sprint to route angle in the past; he will be ready to prompt the pace. WARDO was moving so far on the outside last time and he was belated with his move; he will be looking for his second win in his last three starts here as he experiments with a route.