Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 10:03 PM

RACE 1

2-Real DJ Hanover – Beaten favorite in two of his last three did a good job rating the pace, yet still came up a length shy last time, draws well again to be forwardly placed

 

1-Fox Valley Steffen – 1:55 winner here last season has been overzealous setting quick fractions in his last two @ the ‘A’ level, moves inside to face a slightly softer mixed match up

 

3-Bold Fresh – Was forced wide from a way back & rallied for second behind a runaway winner, better draws improves his chances in this wide-open field

 

RACE 2

10-Break Free – His improving trend continued with a strong on-the-board finish last time, stuck outside again, but has a chance to overcome with some luck in a field of question marks

 

6-Receivership – Refused to trot behind the gate & faltered as the heavy favorite in his debut here after winning a sizzling 1:54 qualifier, his new barn may have done some tinkering

 

2-Presidente Zette – Lightly-raced 4YO rallied to be a solid second @ 36-1 in his Big M debut after missing two months, gets another inside draw for his second start off the bench

 

RACE 3

5-Haileysgonedancing – Beat better as the 2-1 favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then forced wide in a decent acclimating mile, retains Anthony Napolitano & may be more aggressive here

 

2-Driving Miss Crazy – Well supported in her comeback here off a winning qualifier she got parked first over, tighter now & draws a better post

 

3-A Penny Earned – Just one for 22 in 2017, but took advantage of his second shot @ this bottom level & finished a strong third from post nine, moves inside to improve further

 

RACE 4

5-Every Intention – Gelding was sitting on a big effort, whacked one out on the engine on a frosty night & held on gamely for an overdue win, recent claim takes on a reasonable tag

 

6-Wellwesaid – Came right back with another well-timed move & rallied to repeat last week, his revived form on Lasix & with recent barn change can continue to flourish

 

7-May I Cruise West – Beaten favorite forced to grind uncovered in the bitter cold & held on for the show, live item draws a tougher post & may revert back to a closing strategy

 

RACE 5

7-New Jersey Viking – 4YO has been excellent in his last two on the comeback trail with Lasix, rated the pace & fell just half a length shy last out & now drops another notch

 

2-Caulfield – Beaten heavy favorite was forced to grind first over, solid runner up to a classy runaway Not Afraid before that, lands post two again & remains at a reduced level

 

5-Party On the River – Fresh off two straight upsets in the GSY Club Series, the latest just a fifth off his lifetime mark at the ‘A’ level, takes strong momentum into this tougher match up

 

RACE 6

3-Beautiful Lady – Has simply been overpowered by tougher mares in her three starts here recently, was going well late last week, now gets class & post relief

 

2-Melanies Sharkette – Team Burke trainee squandered her second straight second over trip from the same inside post, gets another shot at a reduced level

 

5-Misqued – Last year’s NJSS champion looking to snap a long losing skid, draws a bit better, banks on a speed target, not sure she’ll get it in a paceless race on paper

 

RACE 7

1-More Than Talk – More than lived up to favoritism with an energetic career best in his Burke debut here, lightly-raced 4YO with upside rewarded with the pole position

 

8-Another Chapter – Another Chapter Seven 4YO fresh from the WEG circuit won his qualifier with a nice late burst, deserves a long look despite the outside draw in a tough match up

 

2-He’s Gone – Closed from far back to just miss to the repeating Iron Dome, makes third start off bench on Lasix & draws much better

 

RACE 8

5-Cheyenne Robin – 1:51.1 winner here last season paced a solid :55.2 back half in a much needed start & now drops to face slew of vulnerable foes

 

4-Sheeza Shark – Raced in the Open @ Dover Downs three starts back, gets further class & post relief, note the barn change, which may spell wake up

 

2-Barynya A – Overcame a nightmare trip from post ten to hit the board, Australian import going well in her last three for her new barn, moves inside & poised to step up

 

RACE 9

4-P L Icabod – Beaten favorite in two of his last four narrow losses all from outside posts, finally draws better & relentless style may pay off

 

6-Rossini – Steamrolled first over to score in crushing style as the 2-1 favorite last out, classy 8YO poised to step up on a positive roll

 

2-Sweet Justice – Got torched when used hard from post seven in an amateur event, beat better @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well here & owns plenty of back class

 

RACE 10

4-Neverdie – Rallied from far back to hit the board @ 25-1 in a GSY Club ‘A’ event, draws better with some back class on view & faces a field begging to be beaten

 

1-Teasin N Pleasin – Added Lasix recently, hit the ticket in both starts here @ the bottom level last month, toss out her latest @ Yonkers, rides the rail in a stalking mode

 

6-A Jersey Contract – Gelding seems to be trending in the right direction @ Saratoga & Pocono, lands in a real soft spot here & may be worth a swing

 

RACE 11

9-Urban Renewal – Only two for 30 last season, but gets a chance here after hitting the ticket despite a brutal trip from post ten, stuck outside again, yet drops to the bottom rung

 

1-Yo Cheyenne Rocky – Rocky was just two for 31 in 2017, yet has been better hitting the board in two since the sick scratch, closed from far back to grab second last week & moves inside

 

7-The Rock – Classy gelding has been dull in two starts since returning, but we all know he’s beaten much better & may wake up in this camera-shy field

 

RACE 12

7-Truth Isalwaysbest – Has raced well & twice chased a red-hot Charming Hill, acclimated now, takes a slight dip in class & reunited with Brett Miller

 

1-Mojarra Hanover – 11YO warhorse offered her usual late burst to just miss in a sharp return to the Big M, back on the rail to set up another stalking trip

 

4-Heretic Franco N – Followed the closing trend & rallied to hit the board @ 56-1 last week, just two for 36 last year, but draws better in a soft bottom level match up

 

RACE 13

4-Broadway Fantasy – Flattened out fifth in her Big M debut after a strong comeback @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well again off a needed acclimating mile

 

5-Passthecrownaround – Seemed to tail off in her last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia following a form spree, has a chance to turn things around in a blank field

 

10-Aces And Eights – Stayed flat & won his qualifier here with a perfect trip, lightly-raced 4YO added Lasix recently, stuck outside, but has the speed to overcome

 

RACE 14

7-Gimme Some Lovin – Runner up to a revved up Purity in an excellent acclimating mile, tougher draw, but note the private purchase by the white-hot Team Bongiorno

 

5-Piraeus – Consistent type rallied solidly for second in her second try here, remains a stalking threat & chances go way up if the pace is right

 

3-Zane Hanover – Carried her sharp form @ Harrah’s Philadelphia into a perfect trip & long overdue win here, draws well brimming with confidence

 

 



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