Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:15 PM

RACE 1

1-Wings Of Speed - $85,000 yearling by world champion Archangel, 3YO makes his long-awaited debut for the reputable Team Orange Crush from the rail off a strong qualifier last week

 

5-My Lindy Winner – Lightly-raced 4YO showed positive signs @ three with trotting hopples & Lasix, off ten months, tough to gauge the Monticello qualifier & debuts for Team Harmon & Tetrick

 

8-Klyde Da Glide – Just one for 29 + post eight, but an okay fourth in his 5YO debut, chance to build on that needed race & garners minor consideration by process of elimination

 

RACE 2

1-Clear Idea – Made a triumphant return to the big track with a visually impressive wire-to-wire last week, steps back up in class, yet brimming with confidence now & kicks off a strong entry

 

6-Penpal – Finished with her usual late burst in the qualifier after some needed freshening, when given the right set up she can blast past some of the top mares in training

 

3-Family Roll Call – Caught first over chasing a well-controlled Clear Idea last week, Team Burke mare on the board in four of five this season & draws inside to gear up here stalking mode

 

RACE 3

3-Frost Free Hanover – Rallied to just miss against N/W $5,000 company way back on early November, makes his second start off the bench from post three again off a near impossible trip

 

2-Can’tcutthatchip – Paid the price for another slow start, yet may be gradually coming around since the late January sick scratch & now gets class & post relief for Team Harmon

 

8-Roundtown Rocker – Gelding knows his way around this oval, drops to rock bottom off a much needed start off a sick scratch, looks for the right set up from post eight

 

RACE 4

6-Talbot Chanel – Just one for her last 21 & winless this season, but gets another shot in a very soft bottom level affair & draws a bit better for Team Burke

 

1-Whiskersonkittens – No factor whatsoever in her six starts so far this year, continues her descent down the class ladder, lands the pole in a field of question marks, wake up call possible

 

3-Tearful Of Happy – Money burner in her last three since leaving Team Burke & squandered a perfect trip last out, but her post ten romp back on 1-25, fresh claim & inside post are positives

 

RACE 5

6-Julerica – Unleashed a surprisingly huge 1:51.1 upset in his debut here for his new barn, tough trips in his last two & drops back down to that winning level

 

1-Magnum Mike – Bounced back off the broken equipment miscue with an explosive score as the even money favorite, draws inside again to work out a stalking trip closer to the pace

 

7-Western Redhot – Left alertly, angled out of traffic & rallied stoutly to hit the board behind Magnum Mike last week, tougher post, but has come around recently

 

RACE 6

6-Mayfair Johnny B – 11-time winner in 2018 flashed some late trot in a pair of needed acclimating miles, sports a 1:52.4 mark @ Hoosier Park last season & now drops dangerously

 

7-Pappy Go Go – Beaten favorite did more strong work on the engine & just missed to the pocket-sitter Zlatan, 1:52.4 winner here this season gets another big chance at this reduced level

 

3-Muscles On Fire – 1:54 winner here last season turned in kind of an even effort in his return to the mile track, now drops a notch & draws inside again for Team Harmon

 

RACE 7

7-Sutton – Makes his second start off the long layoff, solid runner up to Trolley in the comebacker, 1:50.4 winner here last season looms large & could turn the tables for Team Orange Crush

 

8-Trolley – The Comeback Kid is back & anytime we’ve tried to beat him he’s been just too overpowering, four-for-four in 2018 & fresh off a season’s best, but this is no picnic

 

1A-Elysium Lindy – Fresh off a huge season as a dominant Open class figure elsewhere, won the qualifier here with a nice late burst & completes a formidable Team Burke entry

 

RACE 8

2-Ataboy Hanover – Won both qualifiers with plenty of late trot & flaunted his versatility, lands inside a field lacking serious speed, matches up well, a smooth trip is likely & may surprise

 

3-Arrakis – Was used for early position from post nine, then got caught behind a gapping Fiji last week, now gets class & post relief in a wide-open field for the taking

 

5-Zlatan – Capitalized on a perfect two-hole ride behind the favorite & took a new mark of 1:54 last week, steps back up fresh on the comeback trail

 

RACE 9

10-Narcian Jewel – Has been toiling gamely against better mares from tough posts, drops back down to a winning level, can finish well & The Mann just needs to get into the right outside flow

 

3-Followthewind N – NZ bred mare dropped & popped with a great drive by Dexter Dunn, lands post three again & has a chance to build off that lifetime best in an evenly-matched field

 

2-Stylish Beachwhere – Stepped up to this level & forced very wide chasing a dominant Clear Idea last week, just three for her last 39 & winless this season, but moves inside for Tetrick

 

RACE 10

1-Chief Justice – Team Burke gelding rebounded off a miscue with a strong finish & narrow loss to Godspell Hall last week, another improving 4YO with ideal trip potential

 

3-Godspell Hall – Lightly-raced 4YO uncorked an eye-catching rally & :56.3 back half to outsprint Chief Justice in his comeback with trotting hopples, draws better to build on that for Nifty Norman

 

7-Dover Tony – Beaten favorite launched a late bid & came up just a length shy from post eight, just missed by a nose before that & looms large with a patient trip

 

RACE 11

6-Buckeye In Charge – Perfect trip upsetter three starts back stopped a long losing skid, was storming home from last in most recent & note the driver change to Eric Carlson

 

2-Just N Berlander – Has carved out a productive season so far, including that bombs away back on 1-25, just missed on 2-8, hit the board again with a solid finish last out & now draws better

 

1-Atomic Rei – Made a nice re-adjustment to the Big M with another on the board finish two weeks ago, another patient drive by Michael Cruise could yield a similar result

 

RACE 12

3-Presidente Zette – Muscle Hill 5YO has taken a few starts to regain form, game runner up to Rock Of Cashel two starts back, then grinded gamely again chasing standout Bizet

 

1-Final Dream – Launched a late, but premature bid & just missed last week, back on the rail to trip out in a field ripe for the taking

 

8-Bizet – Two wins & two breaks since the hefty $60,000 January Mixed Sale buy, has the upside & likely best if he behaves, but that is the great mystery in this one

 

RACE 13

2-Thisguyisonfire – Finished a credible fourth in the Preferred back on 1-18, strong rally to hit the board last week, further class & post relief could spell overdue win

 

8-Rubber Duck – The Duck has been dropping positive hints recently, roughed up first over last week, tougher draw here, but drops with plenty of back class

 

1A-Miami – Muscle Hill 5YO well rated & just missed in both starts here fresh off the bench, primed for Team Burke along with an entrymate dropping down

 

 

 



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