Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:51 PM


6-Landonfitz – 1:54.4 mark here last season, solid runner up to a raging Rockin Robert two starts back, back to the GSY Series, slightly better post, reunited with Mr. Yarock


7-Its Chocolate Time – Only three for 35 in 2017, dropped to the $10,000 level & just missed with a much-improved late surge, looks to rally again from a more challenging post


9-Justice Jet – Exits several no-chance trips against much tougher company @ Yonkers, stuck outside, but strong in the win column



3-Iron Dome – Beaten heavy favorite shook loose, angled wide & surged a bit too late last week, draws inside again off his best effort so far for Team Harmon


7-Derf Hanover – Followed up the narrow loss with a dominant blowout off a slow :59.1 half, lightly-raced 4YO has regained his confidence with trotting hopples for a raging barn


4-CR Blazin Beauty – 12-time winner as a 3YO last year was a decent fourth in her 2018 comebacker, makes her second start off the bench & her speed is a definite asset



3-Bragadocio – Gelding sat a two-hole trip & drifted much too wide in the stretch, which proved costly last week, draws inside again & some tinkering may produce further improvement


5-Ruddy Rusty – Was well-driven by Gingras & could only muster fifth behind Bragadocio, we’ll give him the acclimating mile & was facing saltier foes @ Yonkers


2-Bold Fresh – Go back to his big rally for second in the GSY Series three starts back, strong display of speed from post nine two weeks ago & moves inside a soft match up



6-Sing Along – Lightly-raced 4YO has been consistent for Pelling, finished a solid second to Monica Gallagher two weeks ago & has a chance to turn the tables with further improvement


9-Monica Gallagher – This Burke trainee capitalized on her recent form surge with a dominant win last week, look for another sharp rally to keep it going


2-Zane Hanover – Jammed up & shuffled a bit behind Sing Along, yet still rallied for third in :26.3, inside draw advantage over several of the same rivals, but only one for 23 last season



1-Casino Cutie IT – This mare really turned it around with a gutsy uncovered second in her switch to the mile track, lands inside again & faces a similar match up


2-Misslarose – Zipped to the front in :27.2, rated a :58.3 middle half & held off a heavy favorite Iron Dome to take a new mark of 1:54.2, Burke trainee rewarded with a better post


9-Guess Who’s Back – Dropped to this level & simply steamrolled first over from post ten, stuck outside again, but any semblance of that effort makes him a threat to repeat



6-Another Chapter – Steps up off a decisive romp while equaling his lifetime mark two weeks ago, stands out here & connections believe he has top class potential


5-P L Icabod – Stepped up to this level off a new mark of 1:54.3 & wasn’t involved off a rated pace, draws better to employ his preferred stalking style


1-Upfront Billy – Perfect trip winner from the rail two starts back was severely pace compromised last week with an amateur driver, back inside & on his toes



9-OK Heavenly – Pelling trainee owns a vicious late kick, forced into a first over grind & still held third last week, tough post, but drops with a strong number in the win column last year


1-Bettorhaveanother – Beaten favorite revived on Lasix for Team burke, well rated & just missed

from post seven last week & now moves inside


10-Safe From Terror – Tied as the winningest in the sport with 22 tallies in 2017, speedy mare faces an outside assignment for her Team Harmon debut here



6-Celebrity Pegasus – Open class winner @ Dover Downs had no chance off the slow pace in his first start here, J L Cruze connections believe this 13-time winner may eventually be better


8-Theresademoninme – Credit Yannick Gingras with stealing away with some sensible fractions & barely got nosed out by the pocket sitter Opulent Yankee, consistent gelding draws tougher, yet in prime form


1-Zooming – Moves inside fresh off his second straight narrow loss with sharp trot at both ends, Team Buter going well, another ideal trip is imminent in this highly competitive field



6-Skippin By – Fresh off an excellent speed tightening effort from post ten, a close second despite an uncovered mile from post eight on 12-29, big threat for Team Burke


9-Cheyenne Robin – Live item tackles farther outside fresh off a sterling rally for second off a sick scratch, 1:51.1 winner here last season looms large


5-Drag N Sand – Mark Ford trainee continued to ramp it up with a serious surge to just miss despite the step up to this level last week



2-Wildflower – Rallied from a long way back to hit the board from the same post last week, makes her second start off a sick scratch after going 0 for 25 in 2017


6-Long Story Short – 13-time winner last year & consistent performer flattened out off perfect cover last week, 13YO has a chance to rebound in a camera-shy field


9-Abbie’s Celticlass – Gutsy uncovered third two starts back, tripped out, angled & was outsprinted fifth last week, tough post, but trending in a positive direction



1-Danishdujour – Stormed home from an impossible spot to grab second behind Fly’n With Royalty with a bounce back effort last week & moves inside


3-Fly’n With Royalty – Dropped to this level & capitalized on a perfect trip to romp as a the favorite last week & draws well for his fourth start off a sick scratch


4-Walks Of Life – Has been able to confidently control the pace & score two in a row, draws well again to keep his form spree alive



1-Real DJ Hanover – Flashed speed from post nine in his second start for a new barn, drops to the bottom, moves inside & long overdue


4-Lindy’s Best Yet – Hit the board in his Big M debut with trot at both ends & draws much better for another shot at this bottom level


6-Muay Hanover – Added Lasix recently, on the ticket in both starts here before the break @ Yonkers last out, back to the mile track in a real soft match up



6-Feelin Red Hot – Added Lasix & almost stole one all the way, terrific acclimating mile, draws a similar post for another chance at this rock bottom level


7-Fire N Diamonds – Third again from post eight with another ideal trip, nine-time winner last season needs a bit more late pop


5-Miss Defiance – Brushed to the front from post nine & nosed out in the slop two starts back, parked in a rated pace last out, sharp mare, but 0 for 29 last season to consider


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