Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:30 PM

RACE 1

2-Bold Fresh – Flashed sudden speed two starts back which proved to be the indicator, 9YO came within a few ticks of his lifetime mark with a noteworthy winning rally into icy gusts on 2-2

 

9-Here Comes Numbers – Winning selection last Friday, 10YO cycled to top form & flaunted his back class with a rousing score on the engine, post tougher, but may be too tough to go against

 

5-Party On The River – Beaten favorite settled for second again chasing a revved up Here Comes Numbers & draws inside that rival in strong form

 

RACE 2

1-Lady Ram – Team Burke first timer with a pair of tough-to-gauge qualifiers on view, $5,000 yearling lands the pole position with Gingra & could be a good one

 

5-Ldees Mia – Was able to show significant improvement to win her second qualifier, sister to Hitoutofthepark, 1:53.2 [$379,940] debuts in a real soft spot

 

6-Master Of The Hill – With only eight starts this son of Muscle Hill makes his 4YO debut fresh off an encouraging qualifier @ Rosecroft in a wide-open field here

 

RACE 3

5-Girllookatthatbody – Tumbles all the way down to the bottom condition level after flashing sharp speed from post eight last week, chance to show her class in a camera-shy field

 

2-Blush Hanover – Paid the price for a slow start & was caught too far out of it last week, drops another notch, lands inside & she outclasses most of these

 

9-Joyful Game – Horse-for-the-course offered enough late pace in her comebacker to indicate she can take advantage of another class drop despite post nine

 

RACE 4

6-Danish Durango – Owns a mark of 1:52 here & tuned up with a strong rally to hit the ticket in the GSY Series, second start off the bench may be the one in this tight match up

 

3-Massive Lightning – Gelding has come around with nice rallies to hit the board in his last two, stormed home to just miss with Brett Miller last week, draws better & strong in the win column

 

5-Bell A Chik – Was right there a close third with a surprisingly good effort fresh off the bench, only three starts last year, so looking capitalize on his renewed form

 

RACE 5

7-Hot Summer Knight – Slow starts have put him behind the eight-ball recently, but trending well, likes this track & there’s enough back class to surprise despite a demanding draw

 

1-Trouble Rieu N – NZ-bred 8YO has clearly come to hand in his last three, rode the rail & scored decisively in a career best last week, lands the rail in another soft match up

 

5-Fiji – Solid runner up in his return to mile track two starts back, added Lasix, set a strong pace & faded last week & now drops a notch

 

RACE 6

7-War-N-Munn – Hinted of a little better in his third start off the bench, 1:52 winner in the slop here last season hits rock bottom & retains Brett Miller

 

6-Willie Boots – Willie was flying into a :55.3 back half to hit the board with a much-improved effort, his post improves a bit, long overdue & doesn’t have much to beat

 

4-Lots Of Lovin – 4YO gelding has faded to the back in his last two, but drops into a very weak bottom condition, draws well & has a chance to rebound

 

RACE 7

2-Alexander Hanover – Solid runner up from post seven with trot at both ends two starts back, no chance from post eight last week, the move inside could be enough to put him across 

 

6-Montalbano Bi – Big M lover drops back down the level of the narrow victory three starts back, & looms large for Team Harmon in current sharp form

 

4-A Jersey Contract – Gelding worked his way to a late lead & held third last week, took his mark of 1:55.3 last month, reunited with Gingras & draws well again in an intriguing match up

 

RACE 8

1-Piercewave Hanover – Note the sharp trot at both ends from post nine finishing a bang-up second to the favorite Stormont Wizard, moves inside off that excellent acclimating mile

 

6-Rossini – 8YO gelding was able turn things around with aggressive handling on the class drop & romp as the favorite, big chance to keep it going for a sharp trotting barn

 

5-Keegan Ho – Improving Team Buter trainee equaled his lifetime mark for the second time in three starts with a well-timed rally & lands an ideal midpack post to set up his stalking style

 

RACE 9

6-Northern Assassin A – Forced wide & settled for minor spoils in the slop last week, drops into a prime bottom level spot with some back class to draw upon

 

7-The Fire Within – Took full advantage of the drop to this bottom rung with a dominant brush n crush in the slop as the heavy favorite, logical threat to repeat

 

5-Yankee Heaven – Much-improved when he rallied to hit the board in :26.2 two starts back, only three for 39 last season, but the class relief makes him a strong consideration

 

RACE 10

5-Stitch In Time – Dropped to this level & chased a standout Misslarose with an improved second, classy horse-for-the-course may be sitting on a winning effort

 

4-Worth The Money AS – Was left uncovered on the final turn when Iron Mine Johnny cleared &

continued to surge second last week, could be on the verge with plenty of back class

 

8-Ashes Cash – Enjoyed a good month of January with three straight rallies to hit the board, moves outside, but drops a notch & looms large with the right set up

 

RACE 11

2-Justified – 1:51.4 winner here last season makes his third start off a sick scratch, gets another chance at this bottom level & moves inside

 

6-John Dally – John comes off a much better effort, rallied off a slow pace from well off the pace & second to the favorite The Fire Within, follow up effort could put him across in a blank field

 

4-Youda Shark – After a two for 29 season this Shark has been more competitive in his last three, hit the board chasing the red-hot Terror Of the Night two weeks ago & draws inside again

 

RACE 12

1-Caper K Court – Her last two efforts have been noticeably better despite slow starts, only one for her last 25, but moves inside a field begging to be beaten

 

10-Marion Gondolier – Gelding has shown some positive signs in his last two, solid runner up to the favorite Trouble Rieu N last week, looking for some luck with post ten

 

7-Star Studded Cast – Took a lot of tote action & lived up to it with a very energy mile in his switch to the mile track, chance to build on that in a field with several question marks

 

RACE 13

1-Phyllis Jean – She really stepped it up in her second start off the bench & just missed with a :26.3 from post seven, now gets class & post relief for her third start off the bench

 

5-Keystone Riptide – Liked her last week & was hurt by a slow start from post nine, Open class mare @ Dover Downs drops another notch & looms large

 

4-Sing Along – Consistent Pelling trainee & beaten favorite used hard to clear the lead & faded to third last week, stalking type has a chance to set it up from another inside post

 

 

 



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