Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:53 PM

RACE 1

2          Blush Hanover – Dropped back down to this level & thundered home in :26.4 to be right there in the photo with Mosquito Blue Chiplast week & draws an improved post

 

3          Mosquito Blue Chip – Was pace & trip compromised, yet came charging home to just miss in a wicked :26.2 in her seasonal debut, draws much better off a terrific tightener, but note her one for 17 record in 2016

 

1          Mcace Of Arts – Left alertly, sat a ground-saving trip & angled with decent late pace, speed at both ends of the mile always a positive sign, gathering steam on the comeback trail & lands the rail for Team Harmon

 

RACE 2

6          So Take That – Fresh claim for a strong percentage outfit has won three of his last four with a sharp stretch kick off cover, jammed right back in for a dime, tough to go against

 

5          Daylyn Horizon – Likely just had an off night or didn’t get a hold of the off track when he faded to sixth last week, his previous three were solid, look for him to rebound with his controlling speed

 

4          Alex Bullville – Had a tough time with the off track from post seven last week, just missed with a nice late move before that, getting some class & post relief, which could put him across

 

RACE 3

1          Jimmy William – Brother to Shake It Cerry, 1:51.2 [$2,786,104] & Uncle Lasse, 1:51.4 [$931,268] was a major stakes performer for Takter in 2016, won the qualifier with a nice late surge & stands out from the rail

 

4          Southwind Pearl – Tangled with stakes company at three & took a mark of 1:55.4 here, her two qualifiers were excellent & she draws well for a reputable trotting barn

 

5          Majestic Sunset – Reeled off four in a row & appeared at times to have trot to spare, then broke as the heavy favorite last time, has had 15 days to regroup & bounce back

 

RACE 4

4          Senator Charlie – Was shuffled a bit, weaved in heavy late traffic & finished well behind Legion Of Boom & company, post four again for his fourth start as a 4YO, may be ready bear down

 

7          Unix Hanover – Steady gelding made it four straight seconds when he chased a rock solid Legion Of Boom last week, gets away from that rival & his persistence could payoff

 

6          Dateline Hanover – Was used pretty hard to clear the lead from post eight & faded over an off track last week as the beaten chalk, overloaded in his previous three, chance to rebound for the raging Buter barn

 

RACE 5

3          Twincreeks Jesse – Shuffled & completely locked in around the final turn & finished well once clear, drops to the bottom level, draws better & has a chance to end his 0 for 11 season drought

 

1          Rooster Rabbit – Added Lasix recently & finished a much improved second last week, pushes off from the rail again & may get away a bt closer to the pace this time

 

7          Big City Jewel – Chased a runaway Giant Slayer two starts back, then hit the board again with an ideal second over trip, looking to snap an 0 for his last 28 skid

 

RACE 6

3          Highalator – Homebred first foal out of the Open class mare Higher And Higher, 1:49.1 [$923,475], had the look of a special horse when he romped here back on 2-4, cruising home in :26.2, could be a major stakes player in the making

 

7          Migrate Blue Chip – 0 for ten this season, but strong recent form @ Woodbine, ships south into the Burke barn, dropping from N/W 5 & could make an immediate impression

 

9          Wegottatruckyea – 32-1 upset winner three starts back rebounded off an early miscue with a nose loss to Baggage Claim, sets up his big late move from a more demanding post this time

 

RACE 7

1          Chevals Clivesdale – Shook loose with plenty of late pace to just miss to Millenium Wheel in a brisk :26.3 last week, excellent acclimating mile & rewarded with the pole position

 

3          Rodeo Romeo – Was all out holding onto third last out, has now missed a couple of weeks, draws better & looms large if he can work out a trip & shake loose with his big kick

 

7          Somesizesomestyle – Bumped back up in class off a solid second to the formidable City Hall last week, coming around after a recent sick scratch & owns a big kick

 

RACE 8

2          Mr Hasani N – Flashed early speed & finished an even fifth in his return to the mile track last week, moves inside, knows how to win here & eligible to trip out & surprise these

 

4          Bettor Memories – Was strong in the win column in a $115,375 season in 2016, has now had two tighteners here, drops a notch, draws well & deserves strong consideration as a possible price play

 

1          K-Lees Shakenbake – Was outsprinted off cover last week & hasn’t had his usual late pop in his last two, draws much better & capable of :26 and change speed on the end of his miles

 

RACE 9

2          Stratocaster – Dropped to this level last week & put forth a strong mile on the engine as the beaten favorite, moves inside & in line for an ideal stalking trip

 

6          Feeling Cam Lucky – Been struggling this season @ Yonkers, yet just missed in much tougher N/W 6 company there two starts back, only two for 30 last year, softer spot here could spell overdue win

 

7          Modern Gesture – Ships from Saratoga off a pair of dull tightening miles, very solid record last year with a mark of 1:49 @ Vernon Downs, longshot chance in a wide-open field

 

RACE 10

1          I Like Dreamin – Finished a distant second to the much classier Alexie Mattosie back on 12-31-16, needed his first start back last week, drops & lands the pole position, hence a prime candidate

 

3          Roger Mach Em – Moves inside off a no-chance mile, just missed from post three before that, drops to the bottom run & could be on the verge of his first win of the season

 

5          Fearless Leader N – Just one for 23 in 2016, but his third start off a sick scratch was a game second last week, look for him to build on that momentum in this wide-open field

 

RACE 11

3          Hallies Comet – Lightly-raced 3YO gelding is a new acquisition for Pat Lachance, won his second qualifier here with a sharp late kick out of the pocket & lands in a soft spot

 

7          Deerfield Beach – Showed flashes of talent as a freshman last Fall, has posted two strong qualifiers, the latest chasing Hallie’s Comet & will try to make it up on that promising rival from a demanding post

 

2          L Dees Luca – Art Major gelding had some NYSS experience as a freshman set the pace & faded to fourth behind Hallie’s Comet in the qualifier, Team Orange Crush trainee may be the target with the rail again

 

RACE 12

2          Tijuana Party – Rock steady gelding was a well-rated runner up last week, losing a heartbreaker to the trip-sitting UF Fast Feelin, well situated to be a prominent player again

 

4          UF Fast Feelin – Was able to regain his winning form, yet needed every inch of a perfect two-hole trip last week, draws inside again & has a big chance to build on that success

 

7          Mr Julian – Suddenly erupted with two straight blowouts, hasn’t raced in 15 days, but will likely try the catch-me-if-you-can strategy again, which certainly proved effective

 

 

 

 



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