Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:31 PM


4          Ideal Race – Shipper from The Meadows makes his fourth start off a sick scratch there, 11YO owns plenty of back class & strong in the win column, draws well in his first start for trainer Kyle Spagnola, worth a swing


3          Sir Jake’s Z Tam – Just one for his last 37, yet has been sharpening his sword against $6,000 claimers @ Saratoga, fourth start since a sick scratch there, knows his way around this track & draws inside


8           Who Do You Like – Been very consistent & versatile in this series, while piling up six seconds in eight starts this season, ran into a runaway Stimulus Plan last week & lands a tougher post, but remains a serious threat



1          Windsun Fireball – Has hit the board in two of his last three @ Saratoga, stalking type in line for another ideal trip from the rail & has a chance against this wide-open field


2          HS Certified – Recent winner with a perfect two-hole trip @ Freehold, failed to menace @ Saratoga last out, Joseph Lee has had a nice run here & won a GSY Final with Karets last Friday & pushes off from a inside post


4          Trotalot – 10YO gelding certainly trotted enough to win as the favorite last out @ Saratoga, chance to build on that in this light division of the GSY Club series from a favorable post



3          Wild Whiskey – Brother to 2001 Hambletonian runner up Whiskey Tax, 1:52.1 [$949,884], faded to seventh in a disappointing Big M debut after four straight seconds @ Dover Downs, has a chance to atone in a soft spot despite a three-week layoff


4          Cinnamon Prayer – Finished with eye-catching vigor to grab second in her debut, followed by a break in her second start two weeks ago, draws well to rebound


7          Ataboy Hanover – His dam is a sister to D Train, the dam of Donato Hanover, latest two qualifiers were even, but may be starting an improving trend



7          Penpal – Well-staked sister to Capital Account, 1:50 [$413,438] was a major player at three, runner up to Pure Country in the Matron, looks ready for her 4YO debut off two solid qualifiers, Pat Lachance said, “She seems like she matured quite a bit, speed is her best tool, but she’s tough to manage, she gets really hot & she’s not easy to drive, but she’s very fast”


2          Analyze – Team Buter was an amazing 13 for 19 here coming into this weekend, this mare has been landing on the fringes in her latest efforts @ Yonkers, draws inside to trip out


3          Inittowinafortune – Just two for 33 in 2016, but loves the Big M, got some needed freshening & draws well off a sharp qualifier, making her a serious contender fresh off the bench



3          Aplomb Hanover – We gave this one a chance in his debut & he delivered an $8.60 mutuel, rallied to nail the favorite Uncle Leroy & builds on that from an inside post for Team Orange Crush


2          Uncle Leroy – Former Ohio Fairs standout almost went all the way in an inspiring 4YO debut here, beaten favorite nosed out by first timer Aplomb Hanover, draws well for the rematch


6          Pretty Phylly G – Broke her maiden in style, drawing clear two starts back, beaten favorite failed to duplicate that vigor two weeks ago, she has to bounce back big time



9          Montalbano Bi – Got off to a slower start than usual off a soft pace, yet surged to hit the board last week, tougher draw here, but remains on a form spree for Team Harmon


2          Danish Durango – 1:52 winner here last season revived his form last month, took the class hike & Campbell was getting after him pretty good to no avail last week, remains a contender with another inside draw


1          Downundermatter – Has handled the recent rise in class quite admirably, just too far back while pace compromised two weeks ago, not sure at this level, but the rail facilitates a trip out scenario



4          Not Before Eight – Shook loose with a wicked late lunge & just missed in her return to the mile track last week, 1:49.3 performer here in 2016 may be on the verge


3          Sheeza Shark N – Beaten favorite in her comeback here on 3-10, was conservatively handled again last week, strong in the win column last year, draws well & we know there’s an explosion imminent


5          Mystical Nectar – Yonkers invader makes the transition to the mile track fresh off two straight nose wins in NY, matches up well & stalking style suits the longer stretch here



4          Makers Mass – We all know what Team Orange Crush can do with trotters, this new acquisition qualified with good speed, lands an ideal post & may be ready make an immediate impression


3          Swift Warrior – Took full advantage of a substantial class drop with a well-meant mild upset from post nine as the claim took four starts to pay off, rewarded with an improved post & must be considered off that mile


1          Opening Night – Classy 9YO was forced wide & flattened out at short odds chasing the standout Appomattox last week, moves inside & can’t ignore the wire-to-wire blowout two starts back



10         Miss Jones – PASS player at two took a serious shot at Grand Circuit foes @ The Red Mile, draws the dread ten-post, but her two qualifiers were superb


7          Angel’s Pride – Roll With Joe filly kicked off her career with a win & a close second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia late last year, third to Miss Jones in her qualifier last week from the same demanding post, rates contender status


6          Desire Again – Rallied to be a solid third from post eight in her comeback mile @ Yonkers, tough to gauge how she matches up here & how she will adjust to the mile track, yet this is a field ripe for the taking



6          Tac’s Delight – Beat these with a well-rated effort back on 2016, scratched sick, then just missed with another strong mile, classy 12YO strong in the win column


5          Verdi – Only eight starts last year, won the recent comebacker in gutsy fashion @ Saratoga, then left in the wake of a serious 1:57 mile there, matches up well these


3          Playboy Rusty – Chased the runaway Opening Night two starts back, then had no chance with a sow start from post eight, drops to the bottom level & draws an improved post



4          Bullville GG – Finished a distant seventh in all three starts @ Yonkers since switching barns, granted N/W of 4 @ Yonkers is tougher sledding, so class & post relief stamps her a threat here


9          Clear View Hanover – Major horse-for-the-course makes her fourth start of the season, draws outside, but returns here at the bottom level & owns back class & dangerous speed


7          Victoria May N – Third start off the bench after finishing well in :27.3 against tougher, solid runner up in her previous two & there’s some back class on her side




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