#4 Jayjaydee should open his account in this $10k maiden claimer on the main track.
This gelding finished sixth to Big Ray in a $20k maiden claimer over this course last month. He held every chance at the entrance to the straight, but weakened when the chips were down. Trainer Joseph Taylor drops him in class and stretches him out to the mile distance. I think this is the right move, and appears to be the controlling speed in this race. He should be able to clear the field and hopefully make all.
#3 Ain't None Lucky looks like the horse to beat in this $20k maiden claimer on the main track.
This Candy Ride filly finished second against similar at Belmont Park last month. She made a three wide move on the home turn and ran on well without troubling the winner. This was her first start for trainer Michelle Nevin, who has a 21% strike rate with runners on their second start off the claim. Nevin had a winner at Aqueduct yesterday, and places her horses where they can be competitive. I think she can take a step forward and recommend backing her at her Morning Line price of 2.8. (Racing Dude)
BACKSTER BALL is due to pick up a win after narrowly missing in his last few races. Today, he finds a field that should be to his liking. With a clean trip, he should get up in the final stages for the victory.(Racing Dude)
SIR KAHNruns for a tag for the first time today, which is a pretty big class drop from the company he's been facing. He should be able to stalk the pace and pounce at the top of the lane. (Racing Dude)
Mesa MoonCrushed his competition in his first two starts of the season before running second to Welder last time out. This race should suit him well, as he is the lone speed, so look for him to get back to his winning ways. (Racing Dude)
[What a long strange trip it has been. I would like to do it again!]
#4 Musabaqa has hit the board in six straight races at Mountaineer this season, including picking up wins in her last two efforts. She is always tough to beat at this class level and distance. (Racing Dude)
COMPLEXIFIER runs first off the claim for Danny Gargan today, while picking up Kendrick Carmouche to ride. Look for this horse to be sent right to the lead in a race devoid of much early speed, making him tough to catch. (Racing Dude)