Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 7:21 PM

RACE 1

6-Rather Swell – Favored in his last four & solid runner up with a :55.3 back half last week, 1:52.1 winner in the slop here looking to keep his strong season going with another big rally

 

7-Titus Seelster – Got parked in his last two @ Yonkers, gets some class relief for his switch to the mile track & may surprise with aggressive handling by Bob Hechkoff

 

5-Kiwi Ideal N – Live item just missed in his last two here & flaunted speed @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, reunited with Tony Beltrami, who’s familiar with his stalk n pop style

 

RACE 2

7-Better Decision N – NZ-bred mare added Lasix & overcame the second tier enroute to the mile of her life @ Dover Downs, versatile mare retains Dexter Dunn

 

5-Reclamation – Beaten heavy favorite fresh off a sizzling qualifier brushed & came up short in her 4YO debut in the slop, yet benefitted from that tightener for Team Burke

 

6-Katie Mae Cancook – Was forced to check abruptly when making a move past the half last week, still a useful acclimating mile & now second time Lasix

 

RACE 3

1-Haveoneforme – Won two of three here back in the Winter, including a 1:55.4 romp, freshened & qualifier with strong late trot & resumes her progression for Nifty Norman

 

8-Asiago – Grand Circuit winner at two turned in a lively qualifier for Takter protégé Per Engblom, tough draw for her 3YO debut, yet has the talent & speed

 

2-Wings Of Speed – Hit the board in all three starts before the sick scratch, colt with upside now 

draws the rail first time Lasix for Team Orange Crush

 

RACE 4

6-Hammer Time – Stormed home to win at this level back on 3-1, rallied to hit the board while pace compromised last out, now makes his third start off a sick scratch

 

7-Bizet - $60,000 January Sale buy continues to pay off, fresh from an easy romp with Gingras utilizing his tactical speed & equaled his lifetime mark

 

4-Exs And Ohs – Took his mark of 1:54.2 here this season, had bad posts in his last two @ Yonkers, exits N/W 8 condition & draws well here

 

RACE 5

1-Rockme Rollme – Stormed home in a :54.4 back half after a slow start from post ten to just miss to Respect Our Flag in an impressive 3YO debut on Lasix, now moves inside to stalk the speed

 

4-Respect Our Flag – Rallied from a tough spot in the slop & held off Rockme Rollme to score fresh off the bench for Team Bongiorno & figures to stalking from closer range here

 

6-World On Edge – Gelding with Grand Circuit experience crushed foes in an easy first leg romp for Team Burke & builds on that confidence booster in a competitive match up

 

RACE 6

6-Too Much Hanover – Took his mark of 1:55.3 here last year at age eight, revving up for his third start off a sick scratch in a prime spot to pounce with the right trip

 

4-Aventure – Added Gingras, took a long time to clear the lead from post eight & was barely outgamed last week, 1:56 winner in the slop here last season draws better

 

3-Knightofvictory – Finished a close third in his last two & as the beaten favorite last week, draws 

inside again trying to stop a long losing skid

 

RACE 7

3-Sheez On A Cruze – Caught fire recently with back-to-back wins & lowered her mark to 1:53.2 @ Dover Downs, draws well to make an immediate impression here for Team Teague

 

4-Resita – Bounced back with a game grind & narrow loss in the slop first time Lasix, draws the same inside post to work out a smoother trip & gets another serious shot at this reduced level

 

5-Di Oggi – Displayed some sharp late trot from an impossible spot last week, Ake Svanstedt trainee has a chance to stalk them from midpack & flash his late kick

 

RACE 8

5-Rollwithpapajoe – Off that sharp :25.4 rally in the latest qualifier he got roughed up first over while pace compromised in the slop, chance to vault off that needed start for Team Bongiorno

 

6-Sugartown – Kicked off his sophomore season with a pair of easy wins @ The Meadows, then acclimated with a solid third from post ten chasing his Team Burke stablemate

 

7-One Corona To Go – Won his comeback with a crisp :26.1, didn’t have quite the same pop off cover last week, but looms large with any kind of speed target to shoot at here

 

RACE 9

2-Theraputic – His form has tailed off @ Dover Downs, but this classy veteran gets some class & post relief here for Team Bamond with a two for three record here

 

9-Rock Of Cashel – Returns to the scene of his early season success & fresh off a game speed try @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, chance to show his class despite post nine

 

7-Roundtown Rocker – Several of his recent efforts have been noticeably better, including a win in 1:56.4 on 3-8, takes a step up & draws a tougher post, but positive form in a camera-shy field

 

RACE 10

4-Stellenbosch – Plagued by post eight in her last three @ Yonkers, now gets class & post relief,  finds a field begging the beaten & may be a nice price play

 

7-Fancy Creek Jolene – Took advantage of a live cover trip & rallied for second in her switch back to the mile track last week, seems on the verge of busting her 2019 goose egg

 

5-Stylish Beachwhere – Left alertly, got jammed up behind Rockin Praline on the final turn & finished well for minor spoils last week, switches to The Buckeye & long overdue

 

RACE 11

2-Warrior One – Fired out & finished a solid second to standout Final Claim in a much-need sophomore debut, now draws inside to build on that inspiring mile

 

11-Winnerup – Sharp Smedshammer prospect steamrolled to a decisive score in his 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, builds on that encouraging effort despite a second tier challenge

 

4-Lucius Vorenus – Joe Holloway trainee launched a late premature bid for the lead & got collared by longshot Full Rights, tighter now & draws inside that rival

 

RACE 12

7-JK Captain Jack – Shuffled & forced wide, then got really motoring late in the slop last week, impressive 1:52.1 winner before that deserves a long look because we haven’t seen his best

 

4-Goldberg – Found his best stride & body slammed foes in a series final @ Dover Downs, had post ten when last seen here & now draws well to take charge for Team Teague

 

2-Loutenant – Tangled competitively with Grand Circuit colts at two, qualified evenly, yet draws well to trip out for Team Burke

 

RACE 13

3-Hurrikane Shorty – Art Major mare has gotten off to a form spree @ Dover Downs, fresh off a decisive wire-to-wire new mark of 1:52.3 & lands in a soft spot for Nick Surick

 

2-Amethyst Seelster – Just missed despite a slow start with a much-improved rally last week, retains Gingras & draws better to stalk the standout

 

1-Traffic Jam – Beaten favorite grinded to a late lead & held third in her second start here, note the barn change to Team Harmon & now the rail facilitates a smooth trip

 

 

 



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