Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:36 PM

RACE 1

5-Bank Sea – 1:51.4 winner @ The Big M back in early June, flashed a sneaky :26.3 from post ten last week, draws better with some class relief here

 

7-Quality Closer – Can be just that & based on last week’s effort this 1:52.2 winner here this season could be ready to unleash a more threatening rally

 

4-Jackamino – Took a 1:52.2 mark here this season, has been better in his last two @ Yonkers & draws well to carve out a smooth trip

 

RACE 2

1-She Rocks Kemp – One for 11, but definitely going in the right direction up in Ontario, stormed home from post ten to just miss an upset in the OSS Super Final & draws inside her stablemate

 

7-Creature Of Habit – Love the way she came to life with some speed & romped to a decisive score in her Big M debut, has to be the one to fear off that easy first win

 

6-Word Of Honor – Beaten favorite came on strong while Creature Of Habit cruised uncontested last week, this Team Orange Crush filly is gathering momentum

 

RACE 3

3-Winning American – Stayed flat in his last two while chasing much tougher foes, Andrew Harris barn had a nice opening weekend & this one lands in a prime spot

 

1-Explosive Ridge – Took a mark of 1:53.3 here this season, freshened & qualified in fine fashion & lands the rail for the always dangerous Richard Johnson

 

4-Keystone Orion – 10YO changed barns, responded to aggressive handling & scored an overdue win @ Saratoga with the trainer driving, draws well to trip out here

 

RACE 4

3-Vintage Babe – 0 for 18 this season, but we’ll give her that post ten acclimating mile last wee, she was tackling tougher last month & draws inside a field ripe for the taking

 

4-Summer Rock – Qualified adequately after tailing off @ The Meadows, note the barn change to the often reliable Robert Lounsbury & draws well in a highly beatable field

 

7-Final Escape – This filly went all the way for a new mark from post seven two starts back @ Rosecroft, one of the few bright spots in here going in the right direction in this match up

 

RACE 5

6-Roundtown Rocker – Drops from tougher condition events, his form is decent, knows his way around this oval & faces a camera-shy bunch

 

2-Super Manning – 11YO has been regaining form in his last few, fresh off two solid seconds he draws inside to set up his preferred stalking trip

 

1-Broadway Bruiser – Just missed with a gutsy first over effort two starts back @ Monticello, just one for 35 this season, but has a chance to be a serious factor with patient handling

 

RACE 6

6-Sail By – First two siblings Fine Art & Captain Ahab banked over $100,000, this Captaintreacherous filly did indeed “sail by” with a sterling rally in Lexington, she could be an emerging star for the Alagna Armada

 

5-Annabelle Hanover – Took charge, stole a pedestrian :58 half & held off Breeders Crown bound stablemate Marloe Hanover & now draws better

 

3-JK Finendandy – Nancy Johansson trainee progressed & showed versatility elsewhere before her dull effort in the Bluegrass, three weeks, plus a better post could spell rebound

 

RACE 7

3-Max – Ron Burke trainee ships in on a form spree, grinded gamely for third last out @ Pocono, went all the way from post seven before that & might be the one to knock off

 

2-Cruising In Style – Beaten favorite almost pulled it off, made a methodic move to the front & just missed in his Big M debut & draws inside to build on that

 

5-Misslarose – Has enjoyed success here in the past with a mark of 1:52.4 last year, been racing well @ The Meadows, now note the barn change to Team Bongiorno

 

RACE 8

5-Sudden Change N – Scott Di Domenico trainee arrives on a roll @ Yonkers, this steady 8YO veteran goes for three in a row & figures to be forwardly placed

 

4-Monica Gallagher – Has gone on a tear here in the past, right there third from post eight in a strong return to this oval & now drops & draws an improved post

 

6-Hurrikane Shorty – Ships in after winning three of her last four on half milers, beat N/W of 8 @ Harrington, but not sure she measures up to the top two

 

RACE 9

5-Call For Justice – Took a 1:52.4 mark here this season, has been a contender in the Open @ Harrington, now the right flags are hoisted with the barn change to Ron Burke

 

7-La Grange A – Won back-to-back here in 1:54.1 in April for Ake Svanstedt, now with Paul Kelley he makes his second start off the bench at a greatly reduced level

 

2-Zlatan – Took a mark of 1:52.3 here in late June, has been struggling against better @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, now gets class & post relief

 

RACE 10

3-Chief Mate – Unleashed a pretty sharp :26.2 to hit the board chasing heavy favorite Captain Barbossa last week, draws inside again off that an excellent acclimating mile 

 

1-Force N Fury – Forced to settle for second to Breeders Crown bound standout Papi Rob Hanover last week, logically looks like he leads the Alagna Armada quintet from the rail

 

4-Major Risky – Perked up with solid speed in his latest two @ The Red Mile, have to forgive the miscue here last week, has a chance to rebound & step up to compete the Alagna 1-2-

 

RACE 11

7-Dynamic Edge – 0 for 18 this season, yet could be a sneaky good play in this head scratcher, has ramped up his game elsewhere, his last two @ Pocono were good & owns some back class

 

2-Muscle High – Surprised more than a few with his come-to-life upset from post ten last Saturday for his new barn, rewarded with an inside draw for the step up in class

 

3-Inukchuk Chuck – This gelding has been able to thrive in the amateur races, reeling off five in a row & lowered his mark to 1:55 @ The Red Mile, draws well in a wide open field

 

RACE 12
6-Hall Of AM S – Advanced willingly & chased a convincing winner last week with a nice rebound off a miscue, Muscle Hill filly with plenty of upside for the prolific Melander barn

 

4-Scorched Romance – Ships south after winning three of her last four in OSS action @ Mohawk & draws well in a so-so division for Nifty Norman

 

7-Heaven – One for 13 filly garnered a lot of attention despite post ten & finished an okay fourth from post ten, her previous two @ The Red Mile worth noting

 

RACE 13

4-Deplorable Tom – Has responded to the barn change to Andrew Harris & addition of Lasix, almost went all the way from post seven in a sharp debut here as the beaten favorite & now draws better

 

3-Some More Prince – Moves inside fresh off an excellent acclimating mile closing from far back to grab second behind a runaway winner, only one for 30 this season is a concern

 

8-Cantab Fashion – 1:51.4 freshman winner made it all the way to the $1 million Hambletonian Final, tough draws for his second start off the bench, but loaded with talent

 

 

 



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