Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:39 AM

RACE 1

6-Don’t Let’em – Muscle Hill colt from the maternal family of Winky’s Goal, 1:54.4 [$844,924] & Supergill, 1:53.3 [$664,194], Takter trainee won his first trial on the engine with a :27.4, then just missed to the impressive Greenshoe

 

3-Kredit Karma – Fourth foal of NJSS champion No Pain No Gain with a $110,000 price tag, won his second baby race in wire-to-wire authoritative fashion & draws inside

 

5-Prospect Hill – Muscle Hill first foal out of a 1:54.4 performer cost $130,000, cruised in the first morning trial for Team Orange Crush, then finished third behind Don’t Let’em

 

RACE 2

4-Mollydooker – Tony Alagna-tuned homebred Great Vintage half sister to 1:51.4 performer Westport, just missed in her second baby race, pacing home in a sharp :27.2 after a late miscue

 

2-Hurrikane Lori Ann – $3,700 Lis Mara filly out of a sister to Bigtown Hero, 1:47.3 [$478,697] was more competitive in her third try with a :26.3 & lands inside

 

1-Hurrikanesky – Homebred daughter of 1:47.3 performer Hurrikane Kingcole, first foal from the 1:53.1 dam Sky Artist, lowered her time substantially while switching to the mile track & lands the rail in a wide-open division

 

RACE 3

4-Global Revolution – Dominated this series here back in May when he romped to a new mark of 1:54.3 from post ten for homerun hitter Joe Lee, overmatched recently, class & post relief here

 

6-Hot Summer Knight – Posted back-to-back wins from post eight in this series before tailing off against tougher recently, looms large with his big late kick

 

7-Fiji – Lowered his mark to 1:54 with a game speed effort in this series three starts back, sharp & versatile gelding remains on a role & rates solid consideration despite post seven

 

RACE 4

6-Greenshoe – First crop of two-time Breeders Crown champion Father Patrick & first foal out of Designed To Be, 1:51.3 [$656,166], $330,000 yearling won both baby races with controlling speed & stands out here

 

1-Gerri’s Trix – First crop of 2014 Hambletonian winner Trixton, half brother to Smilin Eli, 1:52.1 [$753,258], Takter-tuned homebred just missed in both tries & worth a long look on the rail

 

4-Sheena’s Boy – Second foal out of a sister to World Cup, 1:50.4 [$481,542], finished fourth chasing Greenshoe in his lone trial, yet this $130,000 purchase certainly has license to step up

 

RACE 5

7-Zero Tolerance – First crop of Heston Blue Chip, 1:48 [$1,781,881] out of a sister to Rainbow Blue, 1:49.2 [$1,428,934], turning some heads with her dazzling qualifiers for Joe Holloway, her last two with eye-catching :26.3 final quarters

 

3-St Somewhere – Team Burke trainee, second foal out of 1:52.4 performer Somstreetsomwhere, finished well in both Gaitway qualifiers, the latest behind standout So Awesome

 

2-Sea Princess – First crop of back-to-back Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous qualified nicely @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, set the pace & finished a solid second in her opener & lands the pole

 

RACE 6

6-Battenberg – From the impressive first crop of Trixton, first foal out of Coffeecake Hanover, 1:52.4 [$422,861], his 1:55.4 qualifier stands out, then he was barely outsprinted in :27.1, $210,000 purchase looks like a good one for Joe Holloway

 

7-Hudson River – Homebred Father Patrick sister to The Bank, 1:50.4 [$1,110,300], second to standout Greenshoe in his first trial, then won with vigor, threat for Takter despite the outside draw

 

3-No Drama Please – First crop of Trixton & fourth foal out of an unraced Yankee Glide mare, wears trotting hopples, erupted with a late burst to win his lone baby race @ Gaitway, draws well & Team Orange Crush may have a gem here

 

RACE 7

6-Hannelore Hanover – Defending HOY returns to the scene of her post 12 Cutler win, fresh off her third straight Armbro Flight, it’s certainly a treat to see her back here in the prime of her illustrious career for Team Burke

 

5-Pinkman – 2015 Hambletonan hero on the long road back flashed his old form while capitalizing on a perfect second over trip last week, the classy Takter trainee is just warming up

 

1-Double L Lindy – Has caught fire for Team Orange Crush winning three of his last four, his latest holding off Pinkman in a career best 1:52, pushes off from the rail & his stable/entrymate also owns speed

 

RACE 8

6-Samo Different Day – Peter Haughton runner up, third in the Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second in the Matron Final, two nondescript efforts so far at three, time for Takter to turn up the heat with this Hambo eligible

 

8-Helpisontheway – Followed up a solid second here two starts back with a new mark & track record of 1:52.2 in NYSS @ Tioga Downs, stuck outside, yet has the talent & upside to threaten

 

1-U Need Stones – Was flashing the right signs in the first two legs of NJSS before the miscues, returns with trotting hopples for Team Burke after a :27.1 third quarter in the qualifier

 

RACE 9

3-Special Honor – Yet another from the prolific first crop of Father Patrick, second dam is near millionaire & Breeders Crown champion Honorable Daughter, high profile connections here, delivered in both qualifiers, the latest over Given in :27.3 & draws inside

 

4-Given – Team Takter homebred from the first crop of Trixton & first foal from the Cantab Hall dam, rallied to be a strong second in her debut last week & builds on that from an improved post

 

1-Devilish Delight – First crop of Father Patrick & sister to All Laid Out, 1:52.4 [$432,460], progressed to win her second qualifier with full command & lands the rail

 

RACE 10

7-Muscle Diamond – Took a mark of 1:52.3 here last season, finished a solid third in an Open Series @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, fresh threat only making his fourth start of 2018

 

10-Misslarose – Slammed with post ten, yet tough to dismiss after just missing to Pinkman last week, her tactical speed can put her in play & this is a highly suspect field

 

5-You Know You Do – Last year’s Peter Haughton Memorial winner & prominent member of the Team Takter Hambo battalion romped in his 3YO debut, then made a break when heavily favorite in the PA All-Stars, big chance to rebound in a field full of question marks

 

RACE 11

5-French Café – Father Patrick first crop filly out of Oaks champion Creamy Mimi, sister to French Laundry, 1:52.4 [$652,823], shows two excellent qualifiers for Team Orange Crush & has a big chance to take charge

 

8-Whispering Oaks – Team Takter Father Patrick filly & first fowl out of the Muscles Yankee dam, romped in both baby races, promptly broke in her debut as the big chalk, now tries to atone from a much tougher post

 

3-Atonement – This Father Patrick filly shot home in a sparkling :27.3 to win her second Gaitway qualifier for Team Burke & draws inside here to work on her speed

 

RACE 12

5-Hayden Hanover – 1:50 Grand Circuit winner & Metro runner at two just missed to Dorsoduro Hanover in the PA All-Stars & advanced to the NA Cup Final, Pace eligible in a final tune up for Team Orange Crush

 

1A-American History – 1:49.1 NYSS winner @ Vernon Downs in his second start of the season, just missed in his NA Cup elimination, tough draw with the Pace eliminations on the horizon

 

1-Captain Deo – Part of a strong Tony Alagna entry, impressive 1:50.2 winner when last seen here, a decent fifth in the NA Cup consolation & he’s got Pace on his mind 

 

 



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