Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:17 PM

RACE 1

3-Pansy’s Image – Has been hampered by slows starts from tougher posts in PA, draws better for her Big M debut, strong in the win column & may hold a slight class edge

 

5-Uptown Lady N – Grinded gamely to a career best 1:51.2 as the heavy favorite on the class drop @ Pocono, hit the board in both starts here in September & owns a big kick

 

2-Shouldabeenatd – Erratic Team Burke 4YO with breaks in two of her last three, but in line for a trip similar to the one she got two starts back, has a big chance to rebound in a headscratcher

 

RACE 2

7-Northern Storm – Took a mark of 1:49.4 here back in early June, back from Mohawk for her second start off the bench for Team Alagna 

 

2-Silver Tail – Just missed off a solid rally & close second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & bounce-back effort, lightly-raced 4YO draws inside a wide-open field here

 

1-Mean Irene – 0 for 21 in 2021, but has been on the fringes @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, pushes off from the rail & eligible to step up in this really soft field

 

RACE 3

2-Stormont Ventnor – Fresh Team Cullipher acquisition shipped from Mohawk, hammered down to 1-5 & romped despite missing a month, now draws inside a filed begging to be beaten

 

3-Chiplosive – Big M horse-for-the-course exploited a soft spot @ Pocono & went all the way, has something positive to build on & draws well in a wide-open field here 

 

1-Thisisshe – This mare has piled up nine wins this season, hit the board in her last two @ Pocono & she’s eligible to carve out an ideal trip

 

RACE 4

2-Rockin Rambaran – 11YO warhorse with a 1:52.3 win here this season has a chance to rebound off dull effort with a more aggressive effort from an inside post

 

1-Frankie Rocks A – One for 17 this season, but that’s a common theme in this one, arrives on a solid form spree @ Pocono with the rail advantage

 

8-I Am Golden – One for 27 in 2021, saddled with post eight, yet note the way he has gained momentum & just missed last out, live item may find a way against this camera-shy bunch

 

RACE 5

2-Rattle My Cage – Reeled off a 1:51.3 mark in Lexington, then failed to get involved in his Crown elimination, now lands in a prime spot too take charge & go all the way for Team Svanstedt

 

4-Caruso – Did some nice work here in September, including an easy wire-to-wire win as the heavy favorite, draws well to rebound off another miscue

 

5-Shinkansen – One for 15 in 2021, but he’s been on a form spree against N/W of 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, launches midpack & owns a win here this season

 

RACE 6

5-Gigondas – Leads the Team Alagna trio with plenty of upside, closed into a :55.2 back half to grab second to Rebuff, 1:53.4 Bluegrass winner draws better to stalk n pop at a price

 

3-Branded By Lindy – Clearly the one to beat, talented colt for hot connnections cruised in his elimination, likely takes command & shoots for eight consecutive wins

 

4-Rebuff – Followed up his Red Mile romp in 1:52.2 with an easy elimination score from post seven, $200,000 son of Muscle Hill draws better to stalk them on his toes

 

RACE 7

4-Treacherous Dragon – Well-bred Pelling sleeper thundered home from post ten in :53.4, now moves inside for a greatly anticipated second try off the bench

 

7-Niki Hill – Saw her winning streak snapped at six despite a strong effort, tackles post seven again, yet she’s already displayed enough major league talent 

 

5-Queen Of Success – Followed up a second to Niki Hill @ The Red Mile with a well-driven upset in a career best of 1:50.3 & leads a Team Alagna 1-2 punch

 

RACE 8

3-Lilbitalexis – Consistent & relentless Walner filly won her elimination with authority, just missed to Raised By Lindy before that, has a big chance to turn the tables & leads a Nifty 1-2 punch

 

5-Raised By Lindy – Lindy Farms Walner filly went two-for-two in Lexington, then was able to steal away on an easy lead to romp in her elimination, no doubt the one to beat

 

10-Joviality S – Gets slammed with post ten off a solid second to Raised By Lindy, reeled five in a row before that, including the NYSS Final from post eight @ Yonkers

 

RACE 9 

3-Pebble Beach – 1:48.4 winner @ The Red Mile won that three-way photo last week with a relentless rally, closed a ton in Lexington & gets post three again in an impossible puzzle

 

4-Six Feet Apart – Won the fastest elimination with a gigantic first over grind, draws well fresh off the mile of his life & gives Brian Brown a hefty 1-2 punch

 

2-Monte Miki – The Metro upsetter from post 11 fought off steady pressure to take a new mark of 1:50.4 in his elimination upset, earned the inside draw & massive respect

 

RACE 10

5-Hurrikane Emperor – Took that dazzling mark of 1:47 here last season, just missed with serious speed in his comebacker @ Pocono & might be ready to explode in his second start of 2021

 

2-Exploit – 3YO flashed some solid late kick to hit the board last week, Team Alagna trainee is overdue & draws inside again for his anticipated follow up 

 

7-Dorsoduro Hanover – Classy Team Burke almost double millionaire wasn’t heard from in the Crown elimination, demanding draw here, but he can make his presence felt 

 

RACE 11

4-Atlas Hanover – Has tangled with top colts on the Grand Circuit for Team Alagna, now lands in a tailor maid spot to break his maiden

 

7-Velocity Gator – Has been pretty steady in Ohio with a stalking & popping style, draws a challenging post here, but picks up Dexter Dunn

 

6-Prayforthewicked – The other Alagna Armada pupil has shown positive signs, chased a pair of Open standouts in the latest qualifier & may have a new lease on life on Lasix

 

RACE 12

5-Treacherous Reign – Couldn’t get involved from post eight in her Crown elimination after a great comeback @ Mohawk, decisive winner here back in mid-June for Team Alagna

 

6-Oakwoodanabella IR – Pride of Ireland makes her Big M debut with a 1:49.3 mark @ Dayton two starts back, consistent filly deserves a long look

 

7-Lovely Donna – Won three in a row here back in May, including a 1:49.3 career best, fresh off back-to-back upsets in PA & owns tactical speed

 

RACE 13

1-Bank Sea – Has done his fair share of damage here in the recent past, switches back to the mile track off a much-needed start & lands the rail in a blank finale

 

4-Mayfield Duke – 1:52.3 winner here this season sparked his current form spree at the $7,500 level, goes for three in a row from an inside post, but hasn’t raced in 26 days

 

9-Rocknroll Captain – This Captain sports some bright spots @ Pocono, draws a tough post, but faces some highly vulnerable opponents

 

 

 



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