Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:21 PM

RACE 1

7-Sir Ritchie N – Caught a few minor spoils chasing the revved up ByBy Landon in his last two, no such standouts in here, paced a solid back half of :56 in a decent acclimating mile last week 

 

3-Its Just Too Much – Arrives fresh off a commanding season’s best 1:54 in the Freehold Preferred & draws well to be forwardly placed & make a quick mile track adjustment

 

2-May I Cruise West – Hit the board & finished just in front of Sir Richie N in an improved effort back on the mile track, draws inside that rival, but his 0 for 19 this season is a concern

 

RACE 2

2-Rockinwiththebest – Took a mark of 1:51.4 here back on April 7 paying $69.20, almost got to the heavy favorite ByBy Landon in the slop last week, big chance to turn the tables

 

5-ByBy Landon – Has quickly come to hand since the recent sick scratch, after taking a new mark of 1:52.3 @ Freehold he went all the way to repeat under adverse conditions last Saturday

 

6-Mike’s Powerhouse – Smaller track specialist for Team Fusco was prepped for this with a confidence-building qualifier @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, but not sure he can go with the top two 

 

RACE 3

6-Outcry – After two straight close seconds he appeared on the verge, but the :27.3 third quarter on the lead did him in last week, from a tougher post look for him to revert back to his preferred off-the-pace strategy

 

5-The Fire Within – Fresh off a lively score, flashing a :26.4 to overcome post eight, then outsprinting the favorite Medoland Jate for a new mark of 1:51, back in for the same tag for barn sporting solid numbers

 

4-Medoland Jate – Beaten favorite clearly second best behind The Fire Within last week, 8YO gelding owns a bit of back class & has been consistent, but note the five seconds this season

 

RACE 4

5-Feel The Need A – Ships in with a two for his last 38 record, yet was doing well before the sick scratch, needed last week’s race, has a bit of back class & lands in a prime spot to exploit

 

4-Always A Hotshot – Just missed with a lively effort from post eight two starts back, then caught trying to rally from a tough spot last week, draws better for only his fourth start of the season

 

7-Nobles Finesse – Nine time winner last season sharpening his form on the comeback trail, grinded gamely & still hit the board last week, looking for the right set up in an evenly match field

 

RACE 5

5-Love Tap Hanover – Badly beaten favorite may have had trouble with the slop last week, rallied to hit the ticket in :26.1 before that, this Pelling trainee is long overdue

 

3-Bettor In Blue – 0 for ten this season & basically struggling to make much headway @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops into a real soft spot here & gets an improved post

 

8-Always A Diamond – Finished third in three of his last four & twice here, that’s the extent of his 2018 success, draws outside where he’ll need some help in a best of the rest scenario

 

RACE 6

4-Wheels On Fire – Lightly-raced Burke-tuned 3YO has stepped up quickly, fresh off an eye-catching third to stablemate Dorsoduro Hanover in PA All-Stars, this looks like a tailor made spot

 

8-Mr Heaven – Still buzzing over that wake up wire-to-wire blowout 1:51 two starts back, ran into a standout Captain Deo last week, blasts off & goes as far as he can again

 

2-Ron’s EOM – Perked up in his latest on the comeback trail @ Hoosier Park, draws inside for his new barn, chance to break through & may make an immediate impression

 

RACE 7

5-All Bets Off – Burke warhorse closing in on $3 million recently freshened up & came back with a solid third in the Battle of Lake Erie, third in the 2017 TVG Final & won the Hoosier Park Derby & Dan Rooney, as tough as they get

 

6-Mel Mara – 9YO near millionaire has scorched this oval in 1:47 back in 2016 beating the great Always B Miki & was a 1:48 winner here last season, just missed in his third start off the bench, runner up in last year’s Ben Franklin & Sam McKee Memorial

 

4-Western Fame – Levy Finalist & Open class winner in NY capable of controlling speed figures to be forwardly placed in his switch back to the mile track for Team Takter, 2017 Confederation Cup & Prix D’Ete winner & third in the Graduate Final

 

RACE 8

6-Acting Out – Certainly deserves a long look fresh off an energetic second from a similar post in an excellent acclimating mile, while race timed in 1:50 &remains @ same reduced level

 

7-Avartartist – Basically got wiped out in the Hot Lead Final, has a chance to regroup in a softer spot, although the demanding post may complicate matters

 

5-Bupa Brusier – Got caught behind a fading favorite Ashley’s Husband & didn’t have a clear path until too late last week, give him a chance if the pace sets up for his closing kick

 

RACE 9

5-Express Stride N – Thundered home off cover with a crisp :54.3 back half to lower his mark to 1:50.4 last week, this is a fresh Mark Harder threat on a positive trend

 

1A-Ballerat Boomerang – Squeezes under the condition cap here, sports an explosive win in the added distance Hot Lead division, no-chance in that Final, chased a raging 1:49 Hug The Wind N last week

 

3-Bruce’s Magic – This gelding has caught fire for trainer Bruce Lauer, went all the way in a career best 1:49.3 two weeks ago, a solid third to 1:49 winner Hug The Wind N last week, reunited with Andrew McCarthy

 

RACE 10

4-Spicebomb – Makes his third start off a sick scratch off an improved effort @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gets class relief, draws well & has thrived here in the past

 

5-Hillbilly Hanover – Classy almost millionaire grinded first over in a narrow loss last week, continues on his recent form spree @ the same level & looks poised for an overdue win

 

6-Live On – 9YO with plenty of back class posted a gutsy score here two starts back, then had no chance last week, gets a chance to rebound & there may be enough action for him to pounce on

 

RACE 11

5-IYQ YQR – Launched an ill-fated speed mission in the slop last week, 1:50.3 winner here last season now drops to face a highly beatable bottom level field

 

7-Yo Apollo Creed – Forced wide from an impossible spot in the slop last week, flashed some positive signs in two previous starts, post seven a challenge, plus 0 for 15 on the season

 

1-Black Hammer – Finished well chasing the runaway Kings Barns two starts back, then got parked in that G Notes Final, back on the rail sporting a one for 16 record this season

 

 



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