Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:43 PM

RACE 1

7-Guess Who’s Back – 1:52.4 NJSS winner here at three, has been coming around @ Saratoga, fresh off a narrow loss from post seven there

 

10-Doc’s Boy – 4YO gelding seems to be trending on the verge, just missed as the beaten favorite, moves all the way outside, yet remains a serious contender

 

3-Whatnblazes – Finishes an improved fourth off the sick scratch, changed barns recently, draws better, but needs to overcome the one for his last 53 stigma

RACE 2

7-Receivership – Fresh face & barn change to Team Bongiorno, won the qualifier here with a nice late burst, any semblance of that blitzes these

 

4-Brickyard King – Lightly-raced gelding solidly progressed to N/W of 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, stalking type draws well to play an opportunist role here

 

5-Miss Olivia Mae – Just one for 19, but in her latest effort here she was a strong runner up to standout Iron Dome, filly has a chance to keep it going for a reputable barn

 

RACE 3

8-Monica Gallagher – Burke trainee left alertly, was shuffled & didn’t shake loose until way too late in a crisp :27.2, tougher draw, but was chasing N/W of 5 before that & tackles fillies only off that solid acclimating mile

 

3-Don’t Stop Believin – Bongiorno-tuned filly sports an eight for 11 record, beat N/W of 4 @ Yonkers back-to-back before the sick scratch & parked out trip @ Saratoga, gets Jim Marohn, Jr. & draws inside to face a competitive match up

 

1-Blue Grotto – Brittany Farms bred 2YO with plenty of upside, lands the rail again fresh off an easy win over an off track & commands strong attention

 

RACE 4

1-Where To Hanover – Just three for 31 in 2017, but gets significant class relief & finally draws inside & lands in a field begging to be beaten

 

3-Shady Mccoy – 1:53.2 winner here this season a distant runner up to big favorite Bee In Charge from post nine, improved post affords another stalking trip

 

10-Heightend Scrutiny – Lived up to the tote action, controlled the pace & held on in his debut here for his new barn, factor off that win despite a bump up in class & post ten

 

RACE 5

4-High Glider – Rallied to score by a nose against N/W of 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, colt with upside for a high percentage barn draws well in a field of question marks

 

8-Signal Hill – Flashed much more late punch by winning his second qualifier for Team Alagna, dam is a sister to Glidemaster, demanding post, but a lightly-raced colt with a future

 

3-Future Secured – Filly continued to pick up shares when elevated to N/W of 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well with a chance to atone for her dull effort here two starts back

 

RACE 6

2-Every Intention – Rallied from tough posts in both starts in a G Notes series since the claim, inside draw affords speed & retains Anthony Napolitano

 

10-All It Takes – Lightly-raced 3YO gelding has twice just missed here since the Team Burke acquisition, then latest in :26.4 while second by a neck to the classy Elrama N

 

4-Willie Boots – Willie is just two for 28 this season, but flashed some sharp late kick from a long way back last week, draws an improved post & has dropped in class

 

RACE 7

8-Di Oggi – Nosed out with a furious rally two starts back, hit the ticket with more late trot last week, improving 3YO a big threat with the right set up

 

9-Zooming – Twice beaten favorite flipped off cover & barely outsprinted by the pocket sitter Can Do last week, tougher post, yet remains down in class

 

3-Queen Adjala – Angled into traffic & was unable to extend herself fully, a huge second from post

nine before that, now drops back down & draws well for Team Harmon

 

RACE 8

3-Neon Sky N – New Zealand import was stretched out sufficiently in a solid American debut on Lasix & draws post three again to step up further

 

7-Jewel Lehigh A – Beaten favorite had some stretch traffic issues & got parked first over before that, drops a notch with $122,000+ in the bank this season

 

4-Givemeyourheart – Only two for 29 in 2017, followed up a close runner up finish @ Yonkers with a game parked out second to the impressive Bronze Over N, draws well & poised to step up

 

RACE 9

1-Montalbano Bi – Horse-for-the-course closed stoutly from a tough spot to hit the ticket last week, an admirable step up to this level, moves inside for Team Harmon & sharp enough to outkick these

 

4-Dressed To Impress – Left sharply & was all out after saving ground in the slop last week, this filly now gets class & post relief, a smooth trip for her is imminent

 

3-Quick Deal – Part of the fierce Team Harmon one-two punch in this intriguing match up was forced to grind it out last time, owns a 1:51.4 mark here & draws inside again to show speed

 

RACE 10

2-Quick Draft A – Only three for 31 this season & long overdue, ships back here into an easier class off a narrow loss in the Open @ Batavia, times her late move from an inside post

 

5-Shesgotthebeat – 0 for 26 in 2017, but a rallied to be a solid second in her last three, her latest here last week was her best effort in a long time & looks ready to step up in class

 

1-Beyonces Rockn – 10-time winner this year maintaining consistent form recently @ Saratoga, matches up well with this wide-open field with a chance to show speed from the rail

 

RACE 11

6-Fox Valley Cadet – No factor in his last two G Notes series miles, nine-time winner this season keeping sharp form before that for Team Harmon & this is a prime spot to snap a skid

 

3-Sandinista – Has been struggling at the $12,000 level @ Saratoga, but sports a strong number in the win column & draws a better post in a wide-open $7,500 affair

 

2-Forty Carrots – Always tough to gauge the Saratoga-Meadowlands transition, fresh claim by a high percentage barn shows solid form & draws inside a light field

 

RACE 12

5-Raise The Curtain – Was simply overmatched as well as trip compromised in his last two, drops two notches, reunited with Joe Bongiorno & owns a decent late kick

 

9-Lauderdale – Classy horse-for-the-course capitalized on a perfect second over trip to score an overdue win, steps up in class & draws a tougher post, yet remains a consideration

 

6-Prime Power N – New Zealand-bred gelding is the mystery factor with a chance to improve off the solid third in his first race here

 

RACE 13

4-Escape Again – Broke her maiden at first asking, then locked wheels on the far turn while launching a late move chasing favorite Blue Grotto, 2YO lands in a prime spot to break through

 

1-Hepburn Hanover – Note her persistence to twice rally for third @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, continues to improve from the rail in a light match up here

 

7-Honor And Obey – Scores points for her strong rally to hit the board in her first start here, only one for 24, yet can threaten this group with the right set up

 

RACE 14

1-Keystone Wanda – Anything Team Bongiorno sends here has to be closely considered, beaten favorite faded badly after rating the pace @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops again with plenty of back class on view & lands the pole in a wide-open finale

 

2-Melanies Sharkette – Gutsy winner two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia drops a notch & draws inside for Team Burke with nine tallies in the win column this season

 

3-Lucky Player – Tough to gauge a Yonkers shipper, this one dropping from N/W of 6 for the always dangerous Team Harmon, chance to assert herself spark her form

 

 



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