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An Expert Analysis of the Scarborough Downs Card

Thursday July 27 - 4:30 Post Time

Race One ... THUNDER'S TOY makes the quick turnaround from Sunday's appearance when he first dropped down to the NW's bracket of the bottom claiming class - Certainly appears like it's make hay while the sun shines time for this relatively sharp veteran ... RAFFERTY HANOVER makes his first start of the season at the Downs after settling for only minor spoils in those speed-tightening attempts at the Ridge - Gains the Campbell Call too ... DYNAMIC RAYZER drops down to the NW's division of the bottom claiming class tonight - Should prove capable in here ... 1-3-4

Race Two ... SWEET HEAT retains the level of last week's maiden-breaking score and in fact, has now hit the board in 5 consecutive appearances - Prick up your ears if Campbell elects to steer over the three ... ROYAL FLUSH makes the quick turnaround from Sunday's appearance while bidding to build upon that decent 7-20 chart - The Abel Stable has been lights out lately ... BETTOR GET TIPSY sports that disastrous charted line from that most recent Queen City appearance yet still managed to rally for the show - Capable filly is getting good right now ... 4-3-5

Race Three ... QUANTUM LIGHTNING has not hit the board since pre-Memorial Day weekend but drops precipitously down into the Scarborough colt classification tonight - Prime time for the chestnut to shine ... FORT BRAGG can afford to test the waters a bit tonight after securing a clean line off the recent qualifier - This guy appeared to hold quite a bit of promise last season and is spotted reasonably here ... KAJA rode the conservative inside path to the decent runner-up placing in last - Hopes for a positive trip scenario once again in here ... 2-3-4

Race Four ... ROADWAY drops down to the bottom claiming class tonight after encountering brisk speed in recent stabs versus optional $5K claiming foes - Gotta put 'em in where they can win ... SHAM'S BIG GUY never really found a way to factor in that sub-1:57 dash in last but shouldn't have to contend with that sort of speed here - Has been showing signs of being on the improve lately ... AMERICAN FIGHTER has not sported sharp paper in recent attempts but did flaunt robust form in earlier appearances - Bangor invader attempts to right the ship tonight ... 2-3-4

Race Five ... IT'S A GO steps up slightly in class off that recent Queen City score but has flashed quite acceptable form and speed at this local level recently - The Sumner roster is getting extremely good right now ... ROCK N ALL THE WAY draws horribly once again this week as he bids to build upon that good runner-up placing from the outside post in last - Gains the Campbell Call in here though ... YELLOW HAWKEYE has now hit the board in 16 of 21 seasonal appearances - Draws back to the inside wing tonight so why not once more? ... 6-7-3

Race Six ... A LITTLE BIT HIP HOP rides a sterling 5-race win streak into battle tonight as the state-bred pacing star bids to extend his undefeated season - Draws outside tonight bit does demonstrate the proven ability to overcome the outside wing ... PRINCE OF THE FOREST was knocked off stride by his veering stable-mate when last seen at the Downs and then made an extended break before slowing down to a crawl in that latest Queen City appearance - He's capable of beating our top tab with a flawless effort but those last two charts are quite difficult to ignore ... MIC WOODROW seems to be coming into his own right now - We told ya he was one to keep an out for when last he raced at the Downs ... 6-2-3

Race Seven ... UNCLE FREDDIE makes the quick turnaround for lightning hot connections - Any repeat of that 7-15 effort would make him handy versus these ... MACK'S GOLD BAND is posted to the outside in this handicapped event but the trade off is the extreme class relief found here - This trotter has been racing the creme de la creme in recent appearances ... WOLF'S MILAN when in doubt, we tend to take comfort in back class entries at a moderate level ... 1-7-5

Race Eight ... BELLY DANCER drops down to a rather moderate level as she makes her way down from the northern circuit tonight - This one has been racing the likes of Darlington Stripe and Fashion Ruffles of late ... CEVINA DE CHAKRIKA has yet to post a breakthrough effort since trucking in from that NY circuit but draws handily here and does gain the Campbell Call ... FOUR STARZ DRAGON grabbed what she could in that track record epic in her most recent Queen City appearance - Must figure out the riddle of the outer wing to factor in here though ... 3-2-7