Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 1:09 PM


4-Prince Of Tides – Big question is how good is this late-blooming 3YO? Went right down the road for a sparkling new mark of 1:48.3 two weeks ago, now draws better to tackle a solid field of older foes for this week’s birthday boy Ross Croghan


9-Hayden Hanover – Second by a head in back-to-back Preferreds here last month, has the speed to overcome an outside draw & can also sprint with the top ones


1-Ideal Feeling – Turned things around in a big way with a :54 back half & somehow held off the favorite Sweet Rock in :26.4, moves to the rail to prove that was no fluke



5-Trump Nation – 4YO has flashed his wicked late kick to win an Open & Preferred here, stormed home to hit the board in the Golden Receiver Series after missing a month, his chances go way up if the pace is hot


7-None Bettor A – His seven-race winning streak started with four straight sub 1:50 miles here, Battle of Lake Erie victor returns to the Big M in a what looks like a tailor made Preferred for the always dangerous Team Bongiorno


2-Western Joe – Joe looked like his old self when he steamrolled first over two starts back, then got roughed up in the Golden Receiver Series, has now taken three weeks to regroup & assigned an inside post to stalk the speed



8-Rock The Nite – Came to life with a :26.4 third quarter @ Harrah’s Philadelphia last out, has been chasing superior foes like None Bettor A, tougher post, yet returns at a reduced level, owns a big kick & knows how to win here


1-Sam’s A Champ A – Tahnee Camilleri has suddenly turned the key on this Aussie import with a narrow loss from post ten, then rocketed home for a new mark of 1:50, can he handle the double class hike from the rail?


9-On Duty – 1:49.2 mark @ The Big M this season, shows a close second in the Preferred back on May 25, gets some needed class relief & capable of blasting off



4-Princess Deo – Bluegrass winner & runner up in the Kindergarten Classic & Goldsmith Maid last year, “Nifty” qualifier with trotting hopples added & draws better off a needed confidence builder in a wide-open field


1-Sensibility – Off to a $100,000+ start this season, runner up in the Empire Breeders Classic & fresh off a wire-to-wire in NYSS @ Buffalo, in line for a smooth trip from the rail with Scottie Z


8-Special Honor – Pretty steady Team Orange Crush filly & Grand Circuit winner at two, freshened & followed Princess Deo in the qualifier, challenging draw, but rates contender status



7-Starita – Set the pace & settled for third in the NJSS Final, took a month off & tuned up with new mark of 1:53.4 against older foes @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, look for her to be forwardly placed & get the jump on Evident Beauty


8-Evident Beauty – Kicked off her 3YO season going three-for-three in May, capped off with a new mark of 1:52.3 in the NJSS Final, has now missed the entire month of June & needs to avoid traffic from post eight


3-American Kronos – Lightly-raced Team orange Crush filly is six for nine, draws well fresh off a pair of winning qualifiers here, appears brimming with confidence & could go a long way



3-Fiftydallarbill – Steady as he goes for the 2017 Breeders Crown champ this season, tripped out to upset Six Pack two weeks ago & took a new mark of 1:50.3, prime opportunist draws post three again to stay on a roll


4-Atlanta – 2018 Hambo Hero & Trotter of the Year draws inside with a five-for-five slate this season, parlayed her Canadian record Armbro Flight win with a perfect trip Graduate division here, continues to ramp it up since the early season sick scratch


9-Six Pack – 2018 Dan Patch Award winner & world champion deserves a ton of respect despite post nine, set a controlled pace & just missed to the pocket sitter second time Lasix, still fresh on the comeback trail & Svanstedt must blast



1-Captain Crunch – 2018 Dan Patch Award & Breeders Crown winner from the fabulous first crop of 2013 Pace champ Captaintreacherous, arrives fresh off a bruising 1:47.2 score in the NA Cup & sails into a prime spot


4-Workin Ona Mystery – The Captain is well represented by another speedy colt from the Brian Brown Battalion, romped to a new mark of 1:49 in his NA Cup elimination, then got absolutely torched in that final after undergoing hyperbaric chamber therapy, chance to regroup with an eight for ten record on full view


2-US Captain – One of two Captains in this one for the Alagna Armada, four-for-four this season, beat older foes with an explosive late burst on June 7, then freshened with an even qualifier behind stablemate 6-Captain Ahab, his speed makes him a factor



6-Bettor’s Wish – Impressive Art Rooney winner & solid runner up in the NA Cup, tuned up with an authoritative qualifier here, Dexter Dunn has taken hold of the major stakes spotlight & this Chris Ryder trainee appears the best in a pretty competitive elimination


4-Captain Trevor – The Alagna Armada is loaded with Captains & this one has ramped up his game at the right time, can’t forget that :25.4 eruption to score to beat older foes on June 15, fresh off a game grind in a Hempt consolation


7-Caviart Rockland – Team Johansson back up to Captain Crunch did some nice work @ Mohawk, a hard-charging second in the Somebeachsomewhere, then just missed on the engine in the NA Cup consolation



3-Sister’s Promise – Fast-closing runner up to standout Evident Beauty in the NJSS Final in :26.4, makes her second start off the bench for Team Toscano, draws inside & in line for a possible upset


8-Asiago – Multiple PASS winner has reeled off four of six this season, took a mark of 1:53.4 here back on April 26, handy filly eventually makes her way to the front & simply swells up, only one start last month, which may be a concern


9-Millies Possession – Undefeated five-for-five filly & dominant force in PASS faces a marquee match up with Asiago, has a similar take-charge style & has also not raced a month, which adds intrigue to this competitive division



2-Always a Prince – The 2018 Indiana Pacer of the Year is for real folks, fresh off a speedy acclimating mile he erupted off a hot pace to career best & season’s fastest 1:47.3 last week, rewarded with another inside draw in a wild Graduate Final


5-The Downtown Bus – The Bus has been an express with rousing upsets in two of his last three with Tetrick in the bike, fresh off a new mark of 1:48 & remains a huge stalking threat


4-This Is The Plan – The Plan worked out perfectly with an ideal trip in the Ben Franklin & new mark of 1:48.2 over a track rated good, this Team Burke trainee has caught fire & draws well



4-Cruzado Dela Noche – Arthur J. Cutler Memorial winner at the added distance just missed to the red-hot Guardian Angel AS despite a tough first over trip & draws well for only his fourth start of the season for Team Melander


2-Rich And Miserable – Saw his six-race winning streak snapped when he ran into the incomparable Hannelore Hanover @ Pocono last week, razor sharp Team Buter gelding lands inside to control his destiny 


5-Pinkman – 2015 Hambo winner & Trotter of the Year has hit the board in six of eight this season, gets away from Guardian Angel AS here & returns to his favorite oval






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