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Turfway Park selections for Wednesday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets.

Battaglia

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Race 1
PERSONAL CAT won at this level two starts back and broke her maiden over this track back in March. Her best makes her a winner tonight. WOMAN OF LOVE has speed and the inside post. She is the one to catch. POMERA fits in here.

Race 2
BOOM BOX takes a big class drop and anything close to his best would be good enough to beat this field. CEEJAY’S MISTER has been running poorly but had a solid recent work and could wake up. RAY’S AWAY is a solid contender.

Race 3
TESTY KITTEN was stuck behind a wall of horses last out and ran evenly when clear. He gets the slight edge for Mike Maker with Prescott aboard. PISTOL BOX came from dead last to outfinish the top pick last out and is the one to beat if he draws in. FINISHED exits the same race as the top two and is a definite contender.

Race 4
BELA MENINA figures to like the move back to the Turfway Poly and gets the nod in a weak bottom claimer. CAREER GIRL drops to the bottom for the first time and is the one to beat. LIBERTY FIRE has the speed to be a contender.

Race 5
ALIEN SEASON shipped to New York to win an allowance race last out for Wes Ward. He has the tactical speed to be in contention throughout and rates a slight edge over FORERUN in a close call. FORERUN has won four of eight this year and was claimed last out by Kim Hammond. He has run well over this track in the past and will be tough to handle. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS has to be respected in a tough starter allowance race.

Race 6
VIDA LEVA EU dropped in class to win last out at Hawthorne for Eduardo Caramori. She appears to be in a good spot to make it two in a row tonight. ATRUEVISION ran a surprisingly good race to finish third at Churchill against better last out. A repeat of that one makes her the one to beat. RIDDLEMEREE has been consistent at this level and is a definite threat.

Race 7
AIR TURBULENCE has won two in a row for Kim Hammond after being claimed back in October. She moves up in class and faces tougher tonight but she can continue the streak with Luan Machado picking up the mount. NO FAULT comes off two solid allowance races at Churchill. She figures to be tough but she picks up weight and loses the services of Edgar Morales, who was riding very well at Churchill. LADY OXBOW has been off since July but is a lightly raced 3-year-old who could show improvement tonight.

Race 8
LIDAR was hammered at the windows in her debut at Belterra but lost all chance when she was a bit fractious and missed the start. She gets Lasix for her return and gets the nod with McKee aboard. QUEEN ALEXANDRINA was well placed in the early going last out but quickly lost her action and was eased by Robby Albarado. Look for a much better effort tonight. FLION LYNN LION is a contender.

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