Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:43 PM


10-Bombay Hanover – 1:51.3 performer as a freshman now in a new barn that sent out a surprisingly good Julerica last week, qualified well with the trainer driving, threat despite post ten


7-American Vision – Just one for 22, yet deserves plenty of attention based on his back-to-back on the board finishes & just missed last week, now the post is tougher, but trending right


1-Vodka On The Beach - $150,000 yearling with three qualifiers under him for a new trainer, who won a few this year with Rebel Rouser, in line to trip out & step up in a wide-open curtain raiser



2-Julerica – Brushed & crushed $10,000 company in a smashing comebacker for his new barn, 1:50.2 performer @ Hoosier Park last year draws inside again to follow up against tougher


1-Itsnoproblemman – This gelding’s long form spree figures to continue fresh from a narrow loss to Ideal Son on the engine, controlling speed from the rail for a high percentage barn


6-Spaghetti Eddie – Off to a great start this season, on the ticket six of six, just missed in his last two with pocket rides, launches to settle in another stalking spot & maybe his persistence pays



3-Fox Valley Herbie – When you draw a line through most in here this guy looks inviting, just one for 25 last year, but third try off the bench, improved post & gets another shot at this reduced level


5-P L Idaho – Makes his fourth start since starting 2019 with a sick scratch, drops to the rock bottom condition, owns some back class, chance for a wake up call


2-Major War – 1:49.4 winner @ The Big M last season flashing some positive signs since the late December sick scratch, faded on the lead last week, but a solid second from post nine before that



1-Spondulicks N – Sports some solid numbers in 2018, new lease on life with two revival starts @ Freehold off a sick scratch, debuts here for his new barn from the rail in a vulnerable field


6-Century Churchill – Steady gelding has cycled around, fired out & shuffled with some stretch traffic last week, draws a bit better to contend again with some back class to conjure up


3-Sports Vision – Dropped & tripped out to beat a weak bottom condition field last week, rewarded with an improved post & deserves a long look simply based on that confidence-boosting score



8-Urban Renewal – Sharp & fresh threat rising up the conditions, nosed out with an ideal trip & fierce late tussle last week, upset candidate with a rally off a solid pace


2-Stonedust – Forced wide off fast fractions & lacked any serious pop last week, the grey won ten times last year & has tumbled down the class ladder here, draws well to get involved


6-Solo Story – Finished a close second against these in late January, then just missed in the Freehold Preferred, has a chance to rebound off two horror show trips



4-Alotbettor N – Sat patiently, launched a late bid & just missed by a neck as the heavy favorite last week, fresh threat for a hot barn remains at the same reduced level & draws inside again


5-Ginger Tree Marty – Shot home to back-to-back wins this month & lowered his mark to 1:51 for Team Burke, blitzed by a 1:50.1 Mindtrip last week, drops back a notch & draws well again


1A-Incredible Shark – Completes a very strong Jeff Cullipher entry in here, blocked in heavy stretch traffic last week, owns a big kick & gets another try at this reduced level



6-Starznheaven – Piled up 15 wins in 2018, including a 1:50 tally here back on 12-29 & just missed in the Preferred on 1-5, second start back with the right speed target may surprise these


9-Mindtrip - $45,000 January Sale buy is paying off with two rousing scores for Team Harmon, dominated in taking a new mark last week & stormed home from post nine back on 2-2


2-Clouseau Hanover – Runner up in the Preferred back in late December, 11-time winner in 2018 freshened up with two tighteners now & moves inside to trip out for a possible upset



2-New Talent – Came to life with a well-rated neck loss three starts back, shuffled & shook loose late to hit the board again last week, gets another inside draw to quite possibly take charge


9-K Ryan Blue Chip – Andy Miller simply fed him racetrack & he steamrolled first over to crush them last week, back to relying on a rally from post nine, yet owns a fierce kick


6-Castle Flight - $50,000 claim finished a solid second in his Dylan Davis debut, has the class, consistency & tactical speed to follow up with another serious effort



6-Avatartist – Rock solid runner up again to heavy favorite Soho Wallstreet A sharp pace at both ends while stepping up to this class last week, 9YO has regained top form for his new barn


2-Tact Tate N – Used the drop n pop scenario while parked a long way to clear & held on gamely last week, draws further inside to keep his positive trend going


4-Ever Again – Was pressured through a tiring pace & came up just a length shy to a perfect trip winner in Bushwacker last week, draws inside again fresh on the comeback trail



9-Rootin Tootin – $120,000 winning 3YO in 2018 offered a late surge to just miss off fast fractions last week, draws farther out, but drops again, while cycling in a positive direction


5-Kenrick N – Got torched first over through cut throat fractions last week, 10-time winner in 2018 now makes his third start off a sick scratch, drops again & stalks from midpack at a price


1-Awesomeness – 1:50.1 winner here last season was forced wide & lacked any serious punch last week, but gets further class relief & lands the rail with no stand outs in this match up



3-Sharp Action Money – Bounced back in his second start for Team Burke & grinded out a game third into a brisk :55.2 back half, look for more in his third start off the bench from an inside post


2-Duckies Dynasty – Wow! What do we do with Duckie now? Exploded when the rail opened up for his second straight upset & new mark of 1:51.2, now draws further inside to continue


4-Wise Image – Fired hard, sat third, Lyons Steel stepped on his wheel & bothered him a bit, then he angled with late pace, draws inside again to set up another stalking trip for Team Harmon



6-JK Will Power – Beaten favorite was right there in a blanket photo comebacker last week, makes his second start in eight months, owns plenty of back class & faces a suspect field


8-Father Sarducci – Caught fire with a gutsy second @ the bottom level two starts back, then was flying to just miss last week, tougher draw & another class hike, but definitely a live item


7-TJ Blast – Small track specialist went nine for 16 last year with a sharp mark of 1:50.2 @ Northfield, don’t know where he fits here, two tighteners @ Yonkers & barn change worth noting



8-Fox Valley Hijinx – Left alertly, caught in a shuffle, angled into traffic & was pretty intense late to grab third in a solid effort last week, post eight again, but trending in the right direction


3-Yupper – Fresh from a much-improved acclimating mile, rallied stoutly for second with a :56.1 back half, draws post three again & facing some very soft opposition here


4-Democracy N – Just 3 for his 42 & off the board in five this season, classy 11YO makes his third start since switching barns, drops again & draws well in a blank finale






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