Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:03 PM


3-Tropical Storm Bi – Exploded from well off the pace to score a decisive 3-1 upset fresh off the bench on 2-16, back from two no-chance trips @ Saratoga with an improved post


1-Hot Summer Knight – This gelding is razor sharp right now, closed from a tough spot last week & awarded the win thru a DQ, strong horse-for-the-course moves inside


7-Gold Medal Swan – Steady closer has come around in his last three, solid finish to hit the board just behind Hot Summer Knight last week, tougher post & needs a them to mix it up



5-Fashion Creditor – Polished off 2017 with three in a row @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops out of the Preferred off a needed start, has the winning habit & gets a slight nod in tight field


6-P L Icabod – Another slow starts & severely pace compromised, yet rallied stoutly to hit the board behind Montalbano Bi, a threat within closer striking range


1-Montalbano Bi – Big time horse-for-the-course fresh off his best effort of the young season, romped with a trip advantage over Scirocco Jakob & lands the rail in a competitive match up



7-Law Of Attraction – Showed immediate improvement in his first start for Team Harmon, 4YO with only eight starts shifts to the mile track to tap into his potential


8-Master Of The Hill – Terry Morgan became the first driver in Big M history to win in both 1976 & 2018 when this 4YO woke up with the mile of his life, lightly-raced son of Muscle Hill must prove it was no fluke from another outside post


5-Presidente Zette – Chased a couple of standouts in Derf Hanover & Noble Prize before a no-chance trip as the beaten favorite last week, another 4YO with upside



2-Girllookatthatbody – Was right there a close third with a perfect two-hole trip on 2-16 before a pace compromised trip on the step up in class, draws inside with a big shot for Team Buter


9-Sage N – Dropped to this lowest level & was a well-driven upsetter from post seven two starts back, zero chance from post ten last week, expect a quicker start to put her back in play


4-Purity – Drops back down to the bottom level, rated the pace & finish second to Sage N two starts back & draws inside that rival



1-Mr Lover – This gelding has been gradually ramping up his game, just missed despite closing off a slow :58 half, his barn is going well & gets another inside draw


7-Seventeen Tabs – Re-attached the trotting hopples & finished a game second @ 39-1 last week, improving 4YO looks for more in his third start off the bench


5-Wildflower – Owns a win this season against N/W $5,000 company, squandered a perfect trip last week & just one for her last 31, but gets a double class drop



5-Rockin Praline – Just missed by a nose as the 3-1 favorite when she shook loose a bit too late in her Big M debut for Nick Surick, an excellent acclimating mile & more expected


4-Maching Me Zilly – Burke trainee really woke up with a strong late surge from post eight in her second try off the bench, sets up another stalking trip from an improved post


1-Sunday Afternoon – Pat Lachance-tuned filly was right here a close third in a sharp Big M debut & draws inside for the anticipated follow up



3-Know It All – Eric Abbatiello has stepped up to be a strong force here this Winter, fortunately there are no Monica Gallaghers in this one, the class & post relief may be just enough here


6-Cheyenne Triengel – Rebounded & astounded with a class drop & first over steamroll career best last week, bumped back up into a field full of question marks


4-Petal To The Metal – Stormed home from a tough spot to nail the nose upset last week, squeezes in under the AE condition & draws better



5-Roundtown Rocker – Dropped to this level & did a great job hitting the board from post ten, second start for Rick Dane, Jr. with an ideal midpack draw


2-Caulfield – Face a double class hike fresh off back-to-back narrow losses as the beaten favorite, the latest from post ten, moves inside & cranked up for Team Harmon


4-Stitch In Time – Like Caulfield he’s bumped up two notches after stealing one on the engine last week, plenty of back class lurking here & loves this track



6-OK Heavenly – Pelling trainee gets the double class drop off a no-chance trip chasing standout Monica Gallagher, owns a big kick & long overdue


5-Whiskersonkittens – Beaten favorite just missed with an ultra game effort from a tougher post, gets another shot at this reduced on a positive trend for a sharp barn


9-Not Before Eight – Thought she was sitting on a big one last week & got stuck behind another soft :57.2 half, moves outside, but has way too much back class to dismiss



7-Two Hip Dip – Owns a mark of 1:53.4 here, finished a sneaky good sixth last week after missing three weeks, can kick past this soft bunch with the right set up


10-Rose Run Quickley – Encountered a serious shuffle & traffic & was trotting as fast as anybody once able to shake loose, post ten an obvious hindrance, but may be on the verge


6-Mistress Valentine – Beaten favorite when she tried on the lead in this slop, more early speed, shuffled & finished well last week, remains in a soft bottom level match up



5-Michael’s Victory – Has sparked his form with a Freehold win then a solid second fresh off a sick scratch, sub 1:50 performer here as a 3YO ships into a real soft spot


4-Aloneinspades – Gelding was a bit better in his second start off a sick scratch, there’s some back class in his archives & lands post four again in a complete toss up field


2-Victorydaze Wilwin – Perked up with a game third two starts back, ran into a 1:51.2 winner last week, moves inside to his favorite post again with a big chance to trip out in his fourth start off a sick scratch



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