Sugoi’s maiden success at Turf Paradise came in a tougher contest than March West won here last month. Lindante won an optional claimer here earlier in the month though Gospel Abe was less than a length behind while Mr Midtown is another successful in claiming company last time though stablemate MOMMA’S BABY BOY has the stronger form. The latter won at Del Mar in November before finishing runner-up in an allowance race at Houston on his reappearance and can go one better in this. Kirk Of Diamonds also has the form to figure at this level though has to overcome an outside draw.
Sugoi (USA) 19-5 (8-8) 4w-drive, cleared, won at Turfway Park 6f mdn fst in Mar beating Company Clown (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
March West (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Bump st,vied,drew clr, won at Will Rogers Downs 1m mdn fst in Mar beating Box Seat (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Flash Forcast (USA) 9-4 (8-12) 4wd, flattened out, 3rd of 5, 7 1/4l behind Afleet Sniper (8-12) at Will Rogers Downs 1m fst in Mar.
Mr Midtown (USA) 1-2fav (8-11) Well handled, drew off, won at Sam Houston Race Park 1m fst in Mar beating Railroader (8-11) by 7l, 10 ran.
Gospel Abe (USA) 15-1 (8-12) 4w2nd turn, late rally, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Lindante (8-12) at Will Rogers Downs 1m fst in Apr.
Momma's Baby Boy (USA) 6-1 (8-11) Settled, 4w, 2nd best, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Tight Ten (8-11) at Sam Houston Race Park 1m fst in Feb.
Yak (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Rallied, up for place, 2nd of 10, nk behind Tapit City (8-11) at Sam Houston Race Park 1m gd in Mar.
Kirk Of Diamonds (USA) 13-10fav (8-12) 3wd 1st, stretch duel, 2nd of 5, shd behind Afleet Sniper (8-12) at Will Rogers Downs 1m fst in Mar.
Call Me (USA) 13-2 (8-12) Lag,4w,angl in,bid, 6th of 8, 4l behind Man U (8-12) at Will Rogers Downs 6f fst in Mar.
Lindante (USA) 9-5fav (8-12) 4 wide upper stretch,, 4th of 6, 7l behind Nomo Ron (8-12) at Will Rogers Downs 6f fst in Apr.