Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:34 PM

RACE 1

5-King Caviar – Changed barns/venues, added The Buckeye & stormed home with the mile of his life over an off track last week, has a big chance to build on that & handle the class hike

 

8-Final Dream – Almost capitalized on a slick drive by Andy Miller & couldn’t quite get to a well-rated La Grange A in much-improved effort, long overdue & sharp enough to overcome post eight

 

2-Bizet – Beaten favorite drifted very wide in the stretch which cost him dearly last week, had missed three weeks, a constant threat @ this level for Gingras now draws better

 

RACE 2

6-Final Claim – Team Burke son of Muscle Hill has toyed with the opposition going two-for-two, freshened with two weeks off & continues to soar

 

1-Warrior One – Second best chasing Final Claim in round one, runner up again to Goes Down Smooth as the beaten favorite, a prime opportunist from the rail

 

3-Lucius Vorenus – Solid runner up to longshot Full Rights in his comebacker, then got parked in the slop last week, Joe Holloway trainee gathering momentum, yet faces two standouts

 

RACE 3

3-Betterthanbrie – Grinded gamely to clear a late lead in an encouraging 4YO debut & draws well again off that much-needed comebacker for a strong percentage barn

 

1-Mistress Angelina – Has stepped up her game recently with the addition of Lasix, no chance after a slow start from post eight last week & now moves inside a wide-open field

 

9-Fox Valley Bailey – Strong in the win column last season when she took a mark of 1:53.3 here, fresh off an easy romp @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, a contender here despite a tough draw

 

RACE 4

8-Reclamation – Brushed & crushed them with a new mark of 1:50.1 & effortless :25.4 for Team Burke, lightly-raced 4YO who’s won half her starts looks up this more serious challenge

 

2-Stylish Beachwhere – 0 for 13 this season, but clearly cycling forward, nosed out with a menacing :26.4 last week, draws inside to set up her stalking style

 

3-Shezzan GNP N – Not sure what we’ve got here, has been a fringe player in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, so gets some class relief, plus an inside post for her ship here

 

RACE 5

7-Rockme Rollme – Stormed home from a tough spot to just miss in the first leg, then narrowly denied Dealer’s Table with a great drive by Marcus Miller, this gelding is for real

 

1-Respect Our Flag – Got stung early, then took on late pressure last week, impressive rally to outsprint Rockme Rollme in round one, draws inside that rival & continues skyward for a hot barn

 

5-Dealer’s Flag – Tripped out & came up a nose shy of going five-for-five, look for a similar effort off that excellent acclimating mile in a very competitive division

 

RACE 6

7-Sky Is Mine – Promising Muscle Hill filly flashed some late trot against tougher in her comeback last week, expecting her to step it up facing easier opposition, just needs the right set up

 

5-Halliama – Trotting hobbles have been removed, stayed flat in two of three qualifiers for Smedshammer, showed vigor & confidence in his latest effort

 

2-Hallintheclouds – Finished a sharp second to the promising Asiago in the lone qualifier with a :27 surge, draws inside a wide-open field with a big chance to break her maiden

 

RACE 7

4-Gold Orchid N – Won her only start here late last season, gearing up on the comeback trail in the Blue Chip Matchmaker, draws well for a stalking trip & hoping the favorite falters

 

8-Oceania – Flaunted speed & versatility in both impressive wins here, fresh off a gutsy narrow loss as the beaten favorite in the Yonkers top class, clearly the one the beat

 

3-Rainbow Room – Bounced back with a crushing first over score through fast fractions in the slop, lands an improved post after missing two weeks & continues to regain form

 

RACE 8

6-For A Dreamer – Capped off his sophomore season on a three-race winning streak, two solid qualifiers for his new barn & lands in a prime spot to make an immediate impression

 

5-DW’s Revenge – His latest qualifier was solid behind the classy Pinkman, but came back with a dull mile @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lands an easier spot here to rebound for Team Burke

 

4-Resita – Beaten lukewarm favorite squandered a perfect second over trip, just missed to big favorite Hockey Hanover with a game first over grind before that, lands post four again

 

RACE 9

4-Sassa’s Sister – Dover Downs invader ships into a real soft spot, just missed from an impossible spot two starts back & draws well for a barn going well

 

9-Shesjustadelight N – Aggressive winner here back on March 8, makes her second start off a sick scratch, tackles a challenging post, but gets some class relief

 

7-Parkin In Heaven – Did some damage in the Petticoat Series @ Yonkers, chased the raging Reclamation last week, her post is tougher, but these are easier

 

RACE 10

7-Bring The Thunder – Chris Ryder trainee getting sharper, thundered home in :54.2 + :26 to just miss last week, draws another difficult post, but there figures to be enough speed to shoot at

 

1-Prince Of Tides – Solid runner to Rollwithpapajoe in a hard-charging 3YO debut, regally-bred gelding has a big chance to build on that by pushing off from the rail again

 

3-Rollwithpapajoe – Steamrolled first over & destroyed them with a :26.3 in his second start off the bench, draws an improved post for a red-hot barn & tough to go against

 

RACE 11

2-Explosive Ridge – Forced wide from a tough spot & unleashed a serious late charge to just miss last week, look for more positive form with class relief & an improved post 

 

5-Roundtown Rocker – Was simply used to hard to secure command last week, too far back before that, steady horse-for-the-course can threaten with a midpack stalking trip

 

6-Don Dream – Tough to get a read on this gelding off the even qualifier, but does own some back class & could surprise this toss up field fresh off the bench

 

RACE 12

5-Trolley – Likely wasn’t himself when he faded behind Winning Shadow @ Pocono, a dominant force in the Preferred here responds well fresh & has proven he can do it either way

 

3-Sutton – Zipped right to the top, strolled through a :57 half & it was lights out two weeks ago, draws better here & just inside another Team Orange Crush contender

 

7-All Champy – Red-hot Davor Downs invader has won three of his last four, fresh off the mile of his life, not sure how he matches up with the top ones here, yet can take a lot of air

 

RACE 13

8-Prince Of Minto – Has been knocking on the door with a pair of one-the-board finishes in his last three, rallied from a real tough spot last week & has a chance with the right set up & trip

 

5-Too Much Hanover – Liked his chances last week when set a solid pace in the slop & didn’t fade much in his third start off a sick scratch, may revert to an off-the-pace strategy here

 

9-Aventure – Beaten favorite had to settle for second again last week, just missed with a lively effort from post eight before that, looms large again despite an outside draw

 

 

 



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