Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:19 PM


4-Seaside Bliss - $300,000 sister to current Hambo contender & Peter Haughton Memorial winner You Know You Do, just missed in both trials @ Vernon Downs & draws well is a soft spot


6-Big Weezy – From the first crop of 2014 Hambo hero Trixton, won her second qualifier with a willing late burst from the same post & debuts in a soft spot


5-Flo’s Conch Shack – Takter-tuned filly from the first crop of Father Patrick & from the family of Ultimate Cameron, 1:53.3 [$794,217], added trotting hopples for insurance & trotted evenly in a Pocono qualifier, worth a long look in a wide-open affair



1-Hurrikanesky – Solid runner up in both legs with crisp :27.2 final quarters, like the others in here has a big chance to take next step forward with another ideal trip from the rail


5-Mollydooker – Nice rebound from the equipment issue in round one & cruised with authority last week, sister to 1:51.4 performer Westport, her dam took a mark of 1:51.2, looks like a standout


4-Hurrikane Lori Ann – Easy winner in the first leg when Mollydooker pulled up, second in a deadheat with Hurikanesky last week, needs to step it up another notch or two



6-Kings County – Muscle Hill colt with a hefty $210,000 price tag & Oaks champion Creamy Mimi in the maternal line, jogged in both qualifiers & could be anything with Domenico Cecere batting .342 this meet


2-Kredit Karma – Fourth foal out of 2008 NJSS champion No Pain No Gain, 1:55.3 [$460,988], a solid second to Takter stick out Don’t Let’em & draws the same inside post to follow up for a top trotting barn


3-Galixton - $87,000 yearling from the first crop of Trixton, out of a sister to Father Patrick & Pastor Stephen ran into a standout Batenberg in his NJSS debut, draws inside again & this is more to his liking



3-Bupa Brusier – Bupa took a mark of 1:51 here this season, raced well enough in his last two @ Pocono, gets a heaping helping of class relief & draws inside


5-Roger Mach Em – Roger was sharpening his sword in his last two here before the final turn miscue @ Yonkers last out & now switches to the Bionic Man


4-Rocket J – 1:51.1 winner here this season regaining his form since switching to trainer Michael Russo, all from the pocket last week, yet gets another big shot at this reduced level from an improved post



5-French Café – First crop of Father Patrick out of Oaks champion Creamy Mimi, sister to French Laundry, 1:52.4 [$652,853] nosed out by Whispering Oaks in her debut, then atoned with a dominant score last week & lands an ideal midpack post


7-Whispering Oaks - $100,000 yearling from the first crop of Father Patrick bounced back to upset the heavy favorite French Café with a lively effort, Takter trainee skipped last week & may have slight edge among the standouts in this competitive final


8-Mother Bonnie – Homebred from the first crop of Trixton & from the family of Oaks champion Broadway Schooner repelled heavy favorite Special Honor & romped to a 12-1 upset in a sparkling debut, much tougher post this time, but that was an eye-catching opener



7-Maajaackkobe – Fired out with a sharp :26.4, got shuffled & rallied for third at 66-1 last week, draws another demanding post, but drops into completely wide-open field


2-So Take That – That was some wake-up mile in his third try off a recent sick scratch, steps up into a light version of N/W $5,000 & moves inside to prove it was no fluke


3-Griffon Hanover – Badly beaten favorite came up empty from the same post last week, yet drops dangerously with a mark of 1:51.3 here this season & switches to Tetrick



2-Greenshoe – Spotted the field about ten lengths & still steamrolled to win his debut in smashing style, $330,000 Father Patrick first foal out of Designed To Be, 1:51.3 [$656,166] draws inside to control his fate with The White Knight 


5-Battenberg – First crop of Trixton & first foal out of Coffeecake Hanover, 1:52.4 [$422,861] opened up & held off No Drama Please off a narrow loss to Hudson River, looks like he’ll be the one to reel in


8-Hudson River – Father Patrick colt & brother to The Bank, 1:50.4 [$1,110,300] gamely outmuscled Battenburg in his opener, then skipper last week, challenging draw, but this Takter trainee has plenty of upside



9-Pinkman – 2015 Hambletonian hero continues to regain top form for Team Takter, rallied for an overdue win two starts back, then ran into The Queen Hannelore Hanover


4-Dunbar Hall – Carved an ideal second over trip & was left in the wake of Ariana G’s world record in the Graduate Final, gets another nice draw to set up his lethal rally


8-DW’s NY Yank – Burke millionaire looks for his 50thcareer win showing good recent form @ Yonkers, won his last start here from post eight on March 30



6-Susy – Eighth in a long line from the Hall of Fame dam Solveig, a Father Patrick sister to Shake It Cerry, Uncle Lassie & Dontyouforgetit, etc, solid runner up in her lone trial for Takter & lands in a prime spot to shine at first asking


1-Speed Titan – First crop of 2014 Breeders Crown runner up to Father Patrick E L Titan, romped in both baby races here & The White Knight maintains control from the rail


4-Check Out Trixie – Second foal out of two-time Dan Patch Award winner Check Me Out, 1:51.2 [$1,903,795] won her third Pocono qualifier with authority, then circled Goshen with ease, be sure to check her out



4-Brady Bunch – Muscle Mass colt second foal out of Miss Fidget, the first was Yuge, 1:54.1 [$74,940], put it all together to romp in another qualifier here last week & draws well in division ripe for the taking


6-Winning Habit - $100,000 brother to Habitat, 1:53 [$1,262,221] and Hambo prospect Hat Trick Habit, 1:52.3 [$191,594] went all the way with a confident second qualifier @ Vernon Downs & has license to be a contender right away


5-Star Track Hanover – $125,000 Burke-tuned son of Chapter Seven did some fine work in two vigorous qualifiers & has a chance to rebound off a miscue in his opener



5-Fleet Bumblebee – Owns some back class, ships in off an early miscue & narrow loss two starts back @ Pocono, note the barn change to Bill Mann & this is a field begging to beaten


1-Mr Protab –Five-time winner this season is overdue, strong runner up to the dominant Its Chocolate Time last week & moves inside a soft bunch


2-Clifton Beach – Took a new mark of 1:56.1 here back on June 8, a nonthreatening fourth last week from the same post, another ideal trip is imminent, but he will simply need more late punch



2-Tactical Landing – The $800,000 Muscle Hill colt emerged from Takter “boot camp” with a valiant second in 1:51.1, Hambletonian sleeper draws inside to build on the encouraging debut 


5-Eurobond – Hambletonian eligible took control again, drifted a bit & caused stretch interference with the trainer driving, now Tetrick takes over & time is running out


7-Velvatter – Promising Smedshammer filly was a solid runner up to Hambletonian contender Southwind Chrome two starts back before the break @ Harrah’s Philadelphia 



5-Southwind Masimo – Hits rock bottom with simply too much back class to ignore, retains Brett Miller off a needed acclimating mile & lands in an absolute crapshoot finale


4-Atlas Alliance N – Just missed in a blanket photo when well placed two starts back, ran into a sizzling 1:50.4 winner last out, draws well to stalk n flaunt his late kick 


3-NY Whitesox – Caught fire against $5,000 stock recently, no chance in a 1:50.1 mile from post eight last out, draws much better for his second try off the claim



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