Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:19 PM


1          UF Fast Feelin – Has been consistently a major contender against these, yet just one for ten this season, moves inside off an impossible trip from post eight & can set up his ideal stalking trip

4          Cherokee Ranger – Everybody’s best bet last week off the easy romp two starts back came up half a length shy after a tough first over trip, remains at the reduced price & has a big chance to atone

3          Mr Julian – Has missed a couple of weeks since he tried to make it three in a row & yielded to Cherokee Ranger & company, draws better & will likely be gunning again


7          Hot Summer Knight – Dropped to this level, rallied prematurely to a late lead & just missed by a head with a game mile in the slop last week, threat here with a similar effort

1          Makers Mass – Huge favorite last week off an encouraging debut here for Team Orange Crush miscued in the slop, now drops a notch & moves inside, yet remains a question mark

4          Winemaster Hanover – Dropped to the bottom level & Victor Kirby was able to brush n crush despite a 23-day layoff, revived Big M lover draws well to repeat


5          Wayward Son – 10YO has taken three starts to regain his form since the late 2016 sick scratch, failed to gain with a perfect second over trip chasing a 1:51.4 winner last week, there is some back class lurking here however

3          Giant Slayer – Only one for 11 this season, wasn’t up to the hike to the $10,000 level last week after chasing a standout So Take That on 3-25, this a softer spot for him to take advantage

2          Workandplayhard – Gelding ramped up his game further with a decent finish from a tough spot last week, makes his fourth start off a sick scratch from an improved post


6          Wegottatruckyea – Simply sat back & unleashed his characteristic late charge to just miss to Play The Field last week, the right set up & bias would get him there this time

4          Dateline Hanover – Got a little too fired up on the engine with a :26.4 opener & :27.2 third quarter last week, still a positive display of speed & may be the one to reel in a again

2          Play The Field – Gelding cycled forward, carved out a perfect two-hole ride & needed every inch to pull the upset in a career best 1:51.2, lands inside again to maintain that momentum


6          Major Key – Broke his maiden in rousing style in his 3YO debut @ Pocono, then rallied to hit the board after a slow start from post nine, this colt is gathering steam for Team Burke

5          Weapon To Win – Finished a solid third @ Pocono on Tuesday, wheels right back on short rest for his third start of the season, note the early miscue in his first try here back on 3-11

8          Imideal Hanover – Tony Alagna-tuned gelding just one for 15 as a sophomore, attempts another comeback off a sick scratch from a demanding post, monitor accordingly


6          Bullet Bob – 8YO gelding was a 1:51 winner here in December, maintaining good form @ Yonkers, owns effective tactical speed, matches up well, gets The Buckeye & could surprise

5          City Hall – Sparked another form spree with a 1:50.3 romp back on 3-4, beat comparable stock @ Pocono two weeks ago, always dangerous when able to control the pace

7          Alberto Contador N – Returned to the scene he dominated for a few weeks early this year & ran into a raging Barimah A last week, 1:49.4 winner here at age nine this season remains a formidable presence


4          Special T Rocks – Emerged from a shuffle, forced to angle wide out of heavy traffic & was airborne late last week, actually gets to drop in class & draws well while on the verge of another win for a hot barn

7          Odds On Equuleus – Finished a much better fourth behind K Ryan Bluechip & company last week, owns back class galore & maybe his third start off the bench is the charm

6          Inspiration View – Team Burke trainee lived up to the hype with a convincing win at the bottom level in his 4YO debut, fresh threat probably able to handle the double class hike


2          Iwillmakeyousaywow – Put up some impressive numbers in 2016, draws inside fresh off a strong third @ Pocono & figures to be forwardly placed from post two

5          Sir Sam’s Z Tam – Gelding just one for 11 in 2017, but has come to hand with lively efforts recently @ Saratoga, knows his way around this track & matches up well with these

1          Twin B Scandal – Finished an okay fifth last week in his first start off the claim, note the :27.3 two starts back, draws better here & finds a soft spot to snap an 0 for his last 36 skid


9          I Like Dreamin – Left alertly, got shuffled, angled late raging with pace, gets another class hike & tougher post for his fourth start of the season, price play has a chance with some luck & right trip

3          Donau – Steps up in class again fresh off his second straight upset for Tyler Buter, lands post three again & will likely get the speed target he needs to set up his big kick

4          Betting Exchange – Worked his way to the front from post eight & fading to fourth as the beaten favorite off some excellent qualifiers, obviously tighter now, draws much better & ready to show more of his back class


4          Downthehighwy – Team Burke trainee returns from a three-month layoff after beating a far superior stablemate Check Six in the qualifier, also drops the bottom rung & draws well

1          Ari Allstar – Switches to trainer Vincent Fusco, Jr. after a dull seventh in his 2017 debut last week, $84,370 winner last season remains substantially down in class, lands the pole & deserves a long look

5          Change Stride N – New Zealand import came around to score @ Freehold & now tries the mile track after missing a couple of weeks, eligible to step up in a soft spot here


8          Stolen Glimpse – 1:49.3 winner @ The Red Mile as a sophomore in 2016 for Team Burke, just missed in the qualifier with good vigor & returns at the bottom level

5          So Take That – 8YO gelding on a four-race winning streak, exploded off cover & drew clear to romp in a GSY Club event last week in the slop, logical stand out in this one

3          Alex Bullville – Game runner up, overcoming a parked-out trip while chasing a headstrong Mr Big Load last week, beaten favorite draws well again fresh off the Nick Surick claim

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