Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:20 PM

RACE 1

7-Quiksilvr Bluechip – This 2YO has suddenly caught fire with two straight decisive scores in PA, faces a challenging draw, but his arrow is pointing straight up

 

6-Take A Wish – Rallied off a relatively slow half with a crisp :27.3 to hit the board just behind Cash Calf, this filly took a mark of 1:55.2 here this season

 

3-Cash Calf – Acclimated nicely with a solid runner up finish to heavily favored Gallant Man last week & draws inside again with license to improve further

 

RACE 2

9-Delightful Feather – Surprised a few with her lively career best fresh off a sick scratch + 42-day layoff, faces a tougher draw, but logically has a big chance to move up

 

7-Odds On Stephanie – Went from Red Mile Grand Circuit action to wiring these with authority two starts back, severely pace compromised & outsprinted last week, eligible to rebound

 

8-Silk Reed – Just two for 34, but can’t ignore her last three big finishes, a noteworthy :25.4 last week, will need something similar to overcome another outside draw

 

RACE 3

3-Pingaling – 4YO gelding has regained his form over his last three & since changing barns & adding trotting hopples, shuffled & rallied with trot at both ends last week, draws better & picks up Joe Lee

 

9-Hot Summer Knight – Picked him last week, he charged home, yet couldn’t go by the trip-sitting Fox Valley Steffen, stuck outside again, but watch out if there’s mayhem up front

 

2-Danish Durango – Classy ultra horse-for-the-course overcame post eight to hit the ticket last week, now moves inside & looms large

 

RACE 4

5-Yacht Week – 2YO rallied to hit the ticket in a sub-1:50 Grand Circuit event @ The Red Mile & picked up a check in the Breeders Crown elimination, lands a much softer spot here

 

1-R Bazingga – Newly-acquired Team Harmon trainee was pace compromised & closed into a :54.3 back half chasing big favorite Duddie’s Lor in a sparkling debut here & moves inside

 

9-Rolling Sea – Flashed a 1:52.1 mark here this season, returns fresh off a confidence-boosting win @ Monticello for the raging Robert Lounsbury barn & could make an impression despite the outside assignment

 

RACE 5

8-Waiting On A Woman – Classy 10YO has two needed starts since the late-summer sick scratch, tougher draw, but drops another notch

 

3-Downundermatter – Gelding loves this track, was freshened & qualified well, then took a tour of Yonkers, just one for 19, but lands in a cozy spot & reunited with The Buckeye

 

6-Hanrahan – Took a mark of 1:55.3 here in 2017, consistent form @ Vernon Downs, while repeatedly squandering perfect trips, Gingras gets the lines here & that may put him across

 

RACE 6

7-Caviart Ally – 2017 Jugette & 2018 Milton Stakes winner finished a close second in her last two Breeders Crowns, gets away from the outstanding Shartin N here

 

6-Pure Country – First female pacer in history to win Dan Patch Awards at two, three & four, two-time Breeders Crown champion finished a hard-charging third in the Breeders Crown, tries it free-legged while tuning up for her TVG Final swan song & date with Sweet Lou

 

5-Darlinonthebeach – 2016 Shady Daisy winner won a TVG preliminary in 1:48.3 here last Fall & finished third in the final, only four starts this season for Nifty Norman, yet qualified with excellent speed & owns her share of class

 

RACE 7

7-New Jersey Viking – Beaten favorite used pretty hard, 1:52.4 mark here this season, changes to noted trotting barn Team Harmon & gets class relief, big threat despite post eight again

 

4-Mayfair Johnny B – 4YO came right back with another rousing rally in :26.4 to repeat in style last week, draws better & poised to step up one more notch

 

8-Trolley – 1:51.4 winner here from post nine in 2017 makes his first start of the season off a couple of solid qualifiers for Team Miller & can make an immediate impression 

 

RACE 8

5-Followthewind N – Went all the way in a well-controlled effort first time Lasix, then was caught in a tough spot on the step up in class last week, fresh NZ-bred continues to acclimate

 

6-OK Heavenly – Draws a bit better off a no-chance mile last week & drops back down to the level of her stirring upset, look for her to be closer to the pace here

 

8-Delightmemphis N – Has twice hit the board with strong finishes off a sick scratch, fresh threat despite a tougher draw here

 

RACE 9

5-Bizet – Flashed some solid late trot to hit the board in his first start since late August, 3YO has a big chance to build on that nice comeback in a field full of toss outs

 

2-Pegasus Point – Steady 11YO posted back-to-back modest wins @ Vernon Downs this Fall, lands the rail with controlling speed in a wide-open field

 

1A-Verdi D Em – Has now made a couple of starts to acclimate here for Team Harmon, gets away from the red-hot Mayfair Johnny B & finds an ideal spot to spark something

 

RACE 10

7-Frog Pond Princess – Off a dull effort @ Yonkers on Tuesday, demanding draw, yet gets some class relief here & could surprise this crew

 

8-Hepburn Hanover – 3YO filly ships in sporting solid numbers, runner up against similar off a sick scratch, tough post, but has speed & upside in a soft finale

 

5-Quikstartmyheart – Chased a runaway Icommandmyspirit with a strong placing in her switch to mile track here, has a chance to duplicate that stalking strategy

 

 

 

 

 



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