Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:16 PM

RACE 1

7-If Not Why Not – 3YO colt has become a new horse on Lasix in his last two with a close second, then nailed a 9-1 upset from post eight with the mile of his life last week

 

5-Take A Wish – Sharp, consistent filly rallied from a tough spot in the slop to live up to her favoritism here two starts back, then just missed @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

2-Derf Hanover – Cantab Hall 4YO looks ready to return from a nine-month layoff after winning his qualifier here with a strong surge & draws inside

 

RACE 2

3-Godspell Hall – Favored again @ 8-5 & delivered despite being forced to make a wide rally while pace compromised, draws better off that sparkling new mark & gets a barn change

 

7-Bizet – Fresh from wiring a modest bottom condition with a well-controlled effort in the slop, tougher draw, yet continues to improve making his third start off the bench

 

8-War Story – Lightly-raced Muscle Hill colt chased a very sharp If Not Why Not last week, demanding draw, but will mature & improve for Team Svanstedt

 

RACE 3

2-Western Exposure – Brittany Farms homebred brother to 1:48.4 TVG finalist Western Fame has finished well in all three starts, Takter trainee lands in a prime spot to break through

 

5-Duddie’s Lor – More than lived up to heavy favoritism in his first start here, then found the top guns a bit too much last week, draws an ideal midpack post to set up a stalking trip to rebound

 

9-Barbados – This gelding has hit the board with solid efforts in both starts here, now post nine will be an issue, but The Mann has him pointing in the right direction

 

RACE 4

2-Dog Gone Lucky – Failed to deliver as the beaten favorite in both comeback attempts in the GSY amateur series, but tighter now, loaded with back class, draws inside & gets a monster driver change

 

4-Montalbano – Team Harmon stalwart who loves The Big M finds a stay flat & win scenario, 

beaten favorite broke fresh off the bench & has a big chance to atone

 

6-One Fine Lady – Dropped, tripped out & popped for a 22-1 upset @ Pocono two starts back, tactical speed makes her a stalking consideration

 

RACE 5

3-Magnum Mike – Parlayed two straight perfect rallies into back-to-back lifetime marks off the Team Burke claim, draws inside again as a fresh claim by Nick Surick, who jams him right back in

 

7-CC Big Boy Sam – Recent claim by Robert Lounsbury was caught too far back behind Magnum Mike in his last two, could be more of a threat with some aggressive handling

 

2-Pumped Up Kicks – Just two for 38 this season, yet this recent claim can be more competitive against these with a stalking trip from an improved post

 

RACE 6

2-Indy Ingot – Flashed some sneaky late pace in :26.2 from an impossible spot last week, needed the acclimating trip here, moves inside & drops dangerously

 

5-Jacksrluckytoo – Gotta believe this Team Harmon horse-for-the-course has gotten over that mid-October sickness, gets his third consecutive class drop & looms large

 

3-Major Authority – Pulled a post nine upset in a career best 1:51.2 at this level back on 10-20, 

rebounded off a couple dull miles with a much better effort last week, draws well to make a strong impression

 

RACE 7

4-Perplexed – Has been knocking on the door with some close finishes this Fall, just a neck shy in :26.4 last week from the same post & switches to Dave Miller

 

2-Shady Caroline – Badly beaten favorite in her Big M debut for Team Burke, faded after setting a rated pace, gets class & post relief off that much-needed acclimating mile

 

3-Do Your Job – Revived her form with a steady class drop @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, picked up a minor share here from the same post last week, 1:52 winner here this season plays an opportunist role

 

RACE 8

7-Fashionwoodchopper – Top class 3YO scored his lone win of the season earlier this month, chased Six Pack in the Matron, makes his second start for Team Burke, which raises the red flag

 

4-Mayfair Johnny B – Steps up in class for third consecutive time off three straight impressive tallies, ten-time winner this season draws well to keep it going

 

6-Trolley – 1:51.4 winner here last season came up short in his comebacker chasing the raging Mayfair Johnny B, that was over a sloppy track & he clearly needed the race 

 

RACE 9

4-Delightfulmemphis N – Aggressive winner from post eight here two starts back, then just missed again in the slop @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well to stalk n pop in this competitive match up

 

7-Danikova – Team Burke invader hit the board in two of her last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, demanding draw, yet seems to match up well with the top ones here

 

10-Ok Heavenly – 1:49.4 performer here this season stormed home in a crisp :26.3 to light up the board @ 18-1 last week, stuck farther outside, but remains in top form

 

RACE 10

4-Live On – Left alertly & then emerged from a shuffle to just miss in 1:50.4 last week, 1:50.3 winner here this season draws better & may be on the verge

 

2-Constntlysidewys A – Bounced back from a recent sick scratch with a strong qualifier, just a nose back of a superior foe, lands inside with a load of Lasix-driven potential in his arsenal

 

3-Monty’s Play – Simply & methodically steamrolled first over to an easy, eye-catching win in a sparkling Big M debut, draws inside again, yet we haven’t seen him in three weeks

 

RACE 11

4-Ideal Candidate – Finished a fast-closing third in that G Notes Final last week fresh off the claim & easy win, 10-time winner this season draws well to set up another stalking trip

 

7-Ideal Romance – Fresh Fusco claim added Tetrick, fought off pressure & held on to take a G Notes Final last week, veteran gelding is versatile & obviously sharp enough to repeat

 

2-Charmbo Curiosity – Gets some needed class relief, was much more effective for this price recently & draws inside to set up a dangerous rally

 





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