Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:23 PM

RACE 1

6-Santiago Style – 1:49.3 performer here last season took his requisite tour of the track after four months off, looking for some logical improvement & show his class in this wide-open affair

 

5-Sports Vision – Continued his recent revival with a thunderous rally from last to second fresh off the claim, chances are he’ll be within closer striking range in this field lacking serious speed

 

4-More Dragon – Sports a nifty 1:50 mark here last year, note the way he’s picked it up with two strong finishing seconds in his last two at the bottom level & just missed in :26.2 last week

 

RACE 2

7-American World – Took a bit of tote action & offered a late bid chasing a pretty salty 1:51.3 winner in his debut last week, his post is tougher here, but the opposition is weaker

 

1-To The Max – Sat a three-hole trip & finished an even fifth just behind American World, who also beat him in the qualifier, draws well to improve second time Lasix

 

8-Dundee Hanover – Team Burke beaten favorite tried setting a rated pace & gave way in his debut here two weeks ago, moves outside, but has some obvious upside to tap into

 

RACE 3

3-Byby Landon – No threat while picking up minor spoils in a much-needed comeback, sports some strong numbers in 2018, including a mark of 1:50.3 here & draws better in a blank field

 

2-Amrcanbootscoota A – Off the board in all ten US starts, yet now switches to the mile track here, draws an inside post & has a chance to wake up in against this camera-shy bunch

 

10-Legion Of Boom – Flashing positive signs in his last three, just missed with a solid rally two starts back, then got parked last week, a closing threat despite his two for his last 42 record

 

RACE 4

7-Bell I No – We all recall how much he scorched the Big M with a pair of sub 1:50 miles back in December, got parked last week & now drops dangerously for a barn on a torrid pace

 

2-Clouseau Hanover – Beaten favorite was simply outsprinted fourth last week, 11-time winner last season now drops another notch for a hot barn, draws inside again & retains Gingras

 

3-Bettors Glass – 11YO has taken a couple of starts to regain his form, 1:49.1 winner here last season makes that prime third start off the bench from another inside post

 

RACE 5

3-Sports Legend – Exploded out of the pocket enroute to a sparkling new mark of 1:51.3 in an impressive Big M debut last week, lightly-raced 4YO now moves inside with potential untapped

 

4-Art Dancer – Game runner up to the standout Rebel Rouser in his last two & actually beat him back on 2-9, improving 4YO lands inside again to set up his preferred stalking style

 

8-Duckies Dynasty – Unleashed his wicked kicked from too far back two weeks ago, talented 4YO draws outside a pretty competitive field, yet may get lucky with the right set up

 

RACE 6

3-Ponyta Boy – Took a mark of 1:50.4 here at age nine last season, returns off two tighteners @ Buffalo, draws inside a suspect bottom level field & gets Bionic Man

 

2-Talent Soup – There’s definitely some talent & class lurking here, flashed some sneaky late pace in his second start back, draws better & remains at the basement level, wake up imminent

 

5-Letjimmytakeover – Beaten favorite launched a menacing late bid & just missed by a neck last week, his second straight on-the-board finish, gets another shot at the lowest condition here

 

RACE 7

4-Backstreet Lawyer – 4YO with two no-chance acclimating miles here, drops back down in class for Virgil Morgan, Jr., off a pretty productive sophomore season, draws inside to stalk n pop

 

1-Stonedust – Took advantage of further class relief with an aggressive, well-controlled wire-to-wire last week, moves inside for the step back up & looms as a large threat to repeat

 

5-Heavenly Sound – Grinded gamely from post ten & second to the well-rated Stonedust in his third start off the bench, bumped up a notch, but ready to deliver in a headscratcher

 

RACE 8

2-Castle Flight – Went all the way for a new mark of 1:49.3 in his step up to the Preferred two starts back before getting cooked to a :53.4 half last time, Dylan Davis claim lands the rail

 

3-New Talent – Major player in the Preferred ranks this season exploited a softer spot from post ten with a season’s best 1:49.2 last week & rewarded with an inside draw here

 

5-K Ryan Bluechip – Can almost never be dismissed week after week, another solid rally to hit the board last week, gets an inside draw to set up his stalking style off the expected speed

 

RACE 9

6-Mach Déjà Vu – Finished third to a revved up Rootin Tootin in his return to the mile track, Burke trainee drops again along with several others here & looks like a must use off that perk up mile

 

2-Mcerlean – Classy 10YO looking for his first on-the-board finish this season, finished an okay fifth last week, now drops another notch & draws post two again to spark something

 

4-Griffon Hanover – Beaten favorite brushed to the front, took immediate pressure & faded to fourth last week, just three for his last 40, but gets class relief, draws inside & gets Yetrick

 

RACE 10

4-Threeofthebest A – Beaten favorite regained his form with a big second to Mindtrip two starts back, then launched a premature move two weeks ago, drops dangerously & draws inside again

 

5-Billy Badger N – Twice beaten favorite in both US starts, huge rally to hit the board in his debut here, then needed a bit more punch last week, tighter now & this is a slightly lighter match up

 

2-Mcthriller – Winner at this level as the favorite back on 2-9, used way too hard last out, drops back down & lands inside to set up a more patient stalking trip

 

RACE 11

7-Pop Pop Joe – Beat these back-to-back last month, bounced back to finish a strong third in a crisp :27.2 last out off the claim & builds on that in a field filled with question marks

 

4-Western Redhot – On the board in three of his last four, runner up to the 1:51.4 winner Julerica last week, no such standouts in this wide open match up

 

6-Northern Spy – Only three for his last 39, but won two of his last four on half-mile tracks, fresh claim angle for Team Ginsberg could step up & surprise this highly suspect group

 

RACE 12

2-Winning Linc – Flashed a familiar :26.4 in a needed start, both halves of this entry draw challenging posts, but are fresh & thrive down the long Big M stretch

 

3-Mindtrip - $50,000 Dylan Davis claim off a new mark of 1;50, got parked in last week’s Preferred, drops back down & lands the rail against some lively opponents

 

1-Rough Odds – Uncorked an eye-catching rally from last to second off the fast pace last week, third start off a sick scratch from an improved post & his sharp entrymate can set the table

 

RACE 13

5-American Music – 4YO Mohawk shipper arrives in dull form & sports a stale date, but it all goes out the window when entering the lucrative world of Team Burke, must be considered in this light N/W 2 match up

 

7-Roland Ontheriver – Mystery 3YO ships in fresh off a visually impressive blowout @ Freehold in only his third career start, figures to try the engine here & may not look back

 

2-Backseat Terror – Finally broke his maiden in start 26 & did it in style last week, draws inside again to set up another stalk n pop scenario

 

 

 



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