Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:23 PM


7-Derf Hanover – Beaten favorite came up against a sharp repeater in If Not Why Not fresh off the bench, lightly raced Cantab Hall 4YO steps forward off that first race in nine months


5-Godspell Hall – Promising gelding erupted off a perfect cover trip in :27.2 to repeat in style last week, 3YO makes his second start for Nifty Norman & steps up to N/W 3


4-Swansea – Steady gelding by HOY sire Swan For All (Hannelore Hanover) has found a home in the Scott Di Domenico barn, winning his last two on the engine @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well here to take charge



2-K Ryan Bluechip – Fast-closing & improving gelding ran into a couple of bearcats in his last two, All Bets Off & Geez Joe, draws better to work out a smooth stalking trip 


6-Maroma Beach – 4YO gelding was on quite a roll before the recent freshening for Team Burke, needed that comebacker in a 3 & 4YO Open @ Yonkers & owns dangerous controlling speed


1-Rockn Motion – Burke-tuned 3YO wired a nice group in his debut here two starts back, then got torched through searing fractions, the rail gives this fresh threat some options



5-Captain America – Well-bred colt just one for 18, but just missed by a nose with a perfect two-hole ride & second time Lasix last week, now lands in an ideal spot, third start for his barn


7-Wise Image – Lightly-raced 4YO compiled a pretty strong record in Indiana, hasn’t raced in three weeks, debuts here for Team Harmon with a chance to step up in a soft field


3-Speed To Market – Go back to his solid second from post nine on Oct. 20 before the two sick scratches, clearly needed last week’s race & draws better with some upside to consider



2-R Bazingga – 3YO has found his best stride since he was acquired by Team Harmon, grinded out a new mark in the slop, has missed three weeks, but draws inside again


5-Barbados – 3YO gelding has gradually made the adjustment here & went all the way as the heavy favorite last week, might be the one to track down again for The Mann


1-Life Happened – Got parked through a searing :26.3 third quarter & faded in a 1:49.1 mile last out, back on the rail with some class relief & chance to stalking the main speeds



6-CC Big Boy Sam – Rallied from a tough spot to grab second behind the raging Magnum Mike last week, makes his third start off the Robert Lounsbury claim & may find another gear


2-Magnum Mike – 10YO Mike has come to life since the claiming activity started, enters another new barn off three straight perfect cover trip romps, steps up slightly, but doesn’t face much


1-Credit Risk – Just two for 31 this season, a trip horse with one big move, drops into claimers & you get two for the price of one



1-Bettor’s Edge – Badly beaten favorite with a perfect trip here two starts back, veteran bounced back with a better effort @ Pocono, makes his fourth start off the bench at a reduced level with trip potential from the rail & too much class to ignore


6-Mcthriller – Caught in a bad shuffle & finished well in stretch traffic last week, beaten favorite with a game effort before that, draws a tougher post, but drops back to a more effective level 


3-Constntlysidewys A – Added Lasix recently & rebounded with a rousing revival win at the bottom condition level, takes the double class hike off that mile of his life & draws inside a pari mutuel puzzler



4-Bell I No – Steady gelding struggled against tougher in his last two @ Yonkers, stalking type drops into a soft spot here & draws well to set up the right trip in this handicapping headscratcher


2-Solo Story – Winner here this Fall returns off several no-chance trips, has better trip potential from the rail, might be more suited to the mile track & faces a field of question marks


7-Bill’s Fella – Was a tad pace compromised & picked minor spoils in the slop last week, tackled better before that, needs some live cover & speed to shoot at 



6-Major Authority – Beaten favorite launched a menacing late bid to a short late lead & settle for third last week, bumped back up in class, yet his form is cycling back around


5-Mindtrip – 7 for 21 this season & was doing well against high level stock @ Hoosier Park, wasn’t heard from in a needed acclimating mile, which went in 1:48.1, this softer field may be more to his liking


3-Dreamfair Mesa – Blasted down the road to a new mark of 1:49.1 two starts back, sat close to a fast pace & was outsprinted from the same inside post last week & can keep the good form going



2-Awesomeness – Horse-for-the-course has been knocking on the door recently, gets more class & post relief, long overdue & this is a scenario where he can regain his winning edge


6-Decision Day – Eight-time winner this season rallied to hit the board with a solid acclimating mile, was tackling tougher before that & just needs the right set up


1-Calvin B – Productive veteran always strong in the win column ships in off an improved effort, gets some class relief & can avoid traffic stepping out from the rail 



9-Brookies Prince N – Raced better with live cover from a similar post last week, remains at the bottom condition level & can overcome another outside draw with a similar trip


6-Gotarockinmypocket – Left in the wake of a revved up Constntlysidewys A off the sick scratch, still adjusting to the switch to Team Harmon, finds a soft spot to revive his form


4-Sunshine West – Drops to rock bottom off a much needed comebacker, there’s a bit of back class lurking & draws inside a field lacking spark



7-Cheyenne Reider – G Notes Final winner here last month returns after some solid tries on smaller tracks the high percentage Robert Lounsbury, can overcome a demanding draw with his speed & big kick


3-Rock On The Hill – Draws much better on a form spree, just missed with a huge rally last week, bumped up slightly in price & looms large


5-Mccito – Steady gelding has been ramping up his recent form, runner up to the raging Magnum Mike two weeks ago, 1:52.1 winner here this season is a stalking threat



1-Marty Monkhouser A – Flashing some positive signs recently, paid the price for a slow start from the rail last week, now faces a possible class drop n pop scenario


5-Larry Karr – Nosed out from post ten in his debut here for Team Burke, then dueled into submission to starts back & never got involved last week, this is an ideal spot to take control & never look back


2-May I Cruise West – Offered a late bid & just missed in a prolonged stretch duel, this gelding has come around & draws inside again with an 0 for 31 season hanging over him



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