Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:39 PM

RACE 1

1-Doc’s Boy – Left alertly, was shuffled a bit, then blocked behind a wall in the stretch, dove to the inside & surged just missing second by a whisker for a sharp barn

 

6-Friendsinlowplaces – Recovered from an early miscue & finished well with all kinds of late trot in stretch traffic last week, third try off the bench now in a wide-open field

 

7-Roadshow Vic – Those back-to-back wins @ Plainridge last month are nothing to scoff at, 10YO drops in price & high in the win column

 

RACE 2

1-Blue Grotto – Sister to 1:48.2 performer Sicily flashing signs of promise for Team Toscano, lands the rail off a decent qualifier & faces a suspect field

 

2-Escape Again – Surprised more than few by breaking her maiden at first asking with pace at both ends @ Harrahs Philadelphia & lands inside a nondescript group

 

6-Harper Choice – Fresh off her wire-to-wire maiden break @ Yonkers she shook loose late off the cones & finished well under urging here last week, chance to show more

 

RACE 3

4-Jackson Brady – Took a mark of 1:51.4 here this season, been knocking on the door @ Pocono, returns to the mile track with a chance to employ his preferred stalking style

 

5-Show Me Up – Took full advantage of a short four-horse field & wired them in the snow last Saturday, 10YO iron horse lands in another soft field

 

2-Aloneinspades – Gelding took on a claiming tag & chased a well-rated runaway Show Me Up, draws inside to try to turn the tables

 

RACE 4

5-Wired Hanover – Steady gelding has been maintaining excellent form @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, beating N/W 3 company, big chance to stalk the speed here

 

6-Iron Dome – Chapter Seven gelding fresh off a strong wire-to-wire comeback score for the red-hot Team Harmon & has lots of upside to tap into

 

2-Don’t Press Send – Lightly-raced colt went evenly in his Big M debut, now makes his fourth start off a sick scratch, chance to improve with an smooth trip from another inside post

 

RACE 5

4-The Rock – Freshened up by Team Buter this 1:51 winner here in 2017 returns at the bottom level, draws well & would crush these on his best day

 

8-Elrama N – Classy horse-for-course with a mark of 1;50 here this season drops to rock bottom with huge chance to spark his form

 

6-Roger Mach Em – Did some work to make the lead from post eight & faltered late last week, fourth start off a recent sick scratch & remains at a reduced level

 

RACE 6

6-Quick Deal – Flaunted some of his back class with a perfect trip score in his third start off the bench, Team Harmon gelding with a 1:51.4 mark here poised to step up again

 

4-Roundtown Rocker – Drops a notch & draws better after a couple of even starts, he’s strong in the win column, has won here in the past & this is an ideal spot

 

3-Watkins – Don’t know what happened to this 10YO veteran when he floundered off cover, maybe it was the snowy track, chance to atone from another inside post

 

RACE 7

7-Our Els Dream N – Took her mark of 1:51.1 here at this level here back in September, fresh off back-to-back wins @ Saratoga, live item from a demanding post in an intriguing field

 

2-Free Show – Just one for 16 this season, seemed like she was sitting on a big one & chased a decisive winner last week, drops a notch & moves to the rail to stalk the speed again

 

1-Melanies Sharkette – Burke-tuned mare fresh off a class drop n pop wire-to-wire score @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & heads a strong entry

 

RACE 8

2-Caulfield – Drops again & draws inside off a pair of perfect acclimating miles for Team Harmon, chased a runaway Not Afraid last week

 

7-Pilgrims Tide – Ships in off a rebound/wake up mile & narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gets some class relief & could surprise despite the challenging draw

 

3-Lauderdale – A classy enigma with a mark of 1:53.1 here this season, set a modest pace & held third last week from the same post, remains a contender

 

RACE 9

5-Dandy’s Beauty – Forced wide from an impossible spot last week, 1:50.1 winner here this seasons gets significant class relief

 

1-Unbeamlievable – Has hit the board in both starts since the claim & sick scratch, moves inside a field of question marks with strong numbers in the win column

 

4-Misqued – NJSS champion has been left with simply too much work to do recently, just one for 17 in 2017, but draws well to trip out & spark her form

 

RACE 10

6-Bee In Charge – Brother to Bee A Magician with a mark of 1:52.4 launched a wide bid to no avail last week, gelding with some back class drops another notch & looms large

 

5-Wildflower – Shook loose late to be a hard-charging second by a nose fresh off the bench, 1:55 winner her in 2016 has a big chance to stop her 0 for 23 skid this season

 

4-Marion Gondolier – Clearly needed last week’s effort off the lame scratch, was tackling tougher N/W 5 company in PA & draws better

 

RACE 11

6-Ideal Danny – Did a great job of making up for a slow start from post nine & was going well for minor spoils last out, nice acclimating mile, draws better & worth a swing in a blank finale

 

3-Youda Shark – Just one for 27 in 2017, well-traveled gelding ships in off some decent miles @ Dover Downs & lands a very soft spot here

 

1-Last Dragon – 10Yo has done his fair share of damage here in the past, returns at the bottom condition with the rail for his third start off a sick scratch

 

 



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