Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:47 PM


2-Princess Marxxx – Showed vast improvement in her second start, taking charge & going all the way with a decisive score in round two & rewarded with a better post


6-Diamondstone US – Finished a solid second behind the wrapped up Princess Marxxx last week in a noteworthy debut off a sick scratch, logical improvement is coming from this Noel Daley trainee


4-Be Bop Sally – First leg winner with a :27.4 by herself backed off last week & was well defeated before she broke as the heavy favorite, needs to rebound big time



4-Key Advisor – Brother to Allstar Rating, 1:49 [$340,042] out of a sister to Artiscape, this Tony Alagna pupil won his third baby race with a sharp late burst


6-Speed To Market – From the first crop of Betterthancheddar, foal #12 from a family of winners including Mypanmar, 1:48.3 [$1,490,996], solid speed & second to standout Nutcracker Sweet


2-Heavenly Sound – His dam is a sister to a couple of sub 1:50 performers, third behind Speed To Market in his pari mutuel debut, draws better, look for further improvement



4-J K Fielding – Pricey Takter-tuned yearling out of a full sister to the incomparable Somebeachsomewhere, progressed accordingly in three baby races, named after the prominent Canadian owner


3-Closing Statement – His dam was a 1:49.4 performer who banked $629,731, dominated his second baby race with a :26.3, broke in his debut & has a chance to rebound from a better post


7-Born To Be Bad – Son of 2011 Jug winner Big Bad John prepped well here, second to standout Nutcracker Sweet on 6-17, went two-for-two from outside posts in Ohio



3-Seven Iron - $100,000 Chapter Seven colt with oaks winner Silver Springs in his maternal line, an acceptable fourth in his NYSS opener, draws well off that beneficial experience


1-Cousin Rickard – Takter homebred by Johnny William, the first foal out of the great Solveig & brother to the likes of Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lasse, this colt is a perfect two-for-two in morning trials & lands the pole in a wide-open field


5-Yuge - $6,000 yearling was the first foal out of the mare, draws midpack fresh off a well-controlled narrow loss @ Tioga Downs & can continue to move forward in this cozy spot



8-Real DJ Hanover – Makes his fifth start since the sick scratch & seems to be cycling forward, drops a notch to face a camera-shy bunch & capable of firing out to establish position


10-Genius At Work – Added Lasix, set a pressured pace & held second in a strong comeback, remains at this reduced level & looms large despite post ten


3-Flying Isa N – 9YO gelding returns after showing some improvement in the second qualifier against trotting Hannelore Hanover & draws inside a blank field



2-All On Top Hanover – From the first crop of Betterthancheddar, runner up to the outstanding Rainbow Room in her debut here in a sizzling :25.3, then a close third in NYSS @ Vernon Downs & draws inside


8-Dance Blue – Sister to Pace finalist & 1:48.4 performer Talent Soup, very competitive in all three preps here, then broke on the lead in NYSS @ Vernon, can rebound for Team Takter


5-JK Higher Power – Pricey second foal out of Higher And Higher, 1:49.1 [$923,475], the first foal was Highalator, 1:50.2 [$125,198], third behind All On Top Hanover here on 6-23, then a solid third in the PA Allstars @ Pocono



4-Newborn Sassy – Dominant force in the Open @ Harrington fresh off three straight narrow losses there for a barn that can do no wrong, 4YO with the winning habit however & draws well to set up her preferred stalking trip with Tetrick


5-Lease Ness Monster – Newcomer to these parts has been on fire for Team Harmon, winning seven of 20 this season & four of her last five with speed, tearing up Tioga Downs & Yonkers, may be tough to catch


1-Blush Hanover – Credit Corey Callahan for allowing the sparks to fly & dust to settle last week, rallied stoutly into a :54.4 back half & lost by a nose in 1:49.4, sharp enough to step up



6-Santa Rosa – Brittany Farms bred sister to Vintage Master, 1:48.1 [$2,160,593] & Great Vintage, 1:49 [$1,135,218], turned in two solid preps, then an even fourth in the PA Allstars @ Pocono, she’s a Takter trainee with obvious upside


7-Kissin In The Sand - $130,000 yearling out of a sister to Kikikatie, 1:50.3 [$1,268,463], her baby races were excellent, but she broke as the heavy favorite @ Pocono, certainly has the talent & pedigree to atone


2-Step Beyond – Art Major filly for Team Burke baby raced here with vigor, chased a runaway in NYSS @ Vernon Downs, draws inside a field that seems ripe for the taking



1-Yo Apollo Creed – Stormed home from a slow start & tough spot to hit the ticket at just under 69-1 last week, draws inside that winner Art Miami, gets Scott Zeron & poised to improve further


3-Stakeout – Moves inside off a surprisingly huge first over effort from post ten & just missed to Art Miami, in line to take charge or sit a trip just off the pace


9-Art Miami – Linda Toscano-tuned gelding emerged out of a slight shuffle & shook loose with a hefty late burst to upset in his debut last week, more work to do from post nine, but the obvious potential is there



1-Hyway Marcus – Responded to aggressive handling to win two of his last three, gelding is in career form for Team Harmon & finally moves inside


5-War Cry Hall – Comes off a no-chance mile from post ten, blew away a GSY Club field two starts back, any semblance of that mile puts him in play here


10-Another Breath – Hammered down to 7-5 favorite, left alertly, got shuffled & almost got to Hyway Marcus in a sharp Big M debut, rates contender status despite post ten




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