Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:02 PM

RACE 1

3-Fool Me Again – Severely pace compromised trying to close from last into a :54.2 back half in the comebacker & draws inside the main threats for The Buckeye

 

10-Summer Charm – OSS Gold upsetter & major stakes finalist at two, just missed to repeat winner Abigail Dawn in the qualifier & then her sophomore debut, Burke filly stands out despite post ten

 

7-Elektra King – Was hurt by post ten & slow pace & kicked home for a minor share in :26.4 last week, Burke tackles a demanding post, yet logically improves second 3YO start on Lasix

 

RACE 2

6-Merchandiser – Tipped first over off the slow pace & trotted home in a crisp :27.1 for show in an excellent acclimating mile, son of Muscle Hill continues to improve

 

3-Hammer Time – Offered some solid late trot again for minor spoils, missed last week, gathering steam since the mid-March sick scratch & draws well for a better start

 

2-Lucky Sheila – Sheila just missed with an aggressive effort two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then grinded gamely there last week, lands inside for another serious shot here

 

RACE 3

3-Kiwi Ideal N – Just missed in this series with sharp pace at both ends two starts back, reunited with Tony Beltrami, draws inside & looms large in a competitive final

 

4-Rather Swell – Reclaimed by Mike Watson, who won with him back on 3-23, favored in his last six, off several tough trips, draws well to set up his preferred stalking trip

 

1-Rockinwiththebest – Beat Rather Swell from post eight on 4-5, a close second from post ten before that, buried in the Preferred @ Freehold in his last two, big chance from the rail 

 

RACE 4

8-La Grange A – Aussie-bred son of Muscle Hill went all the way for a new mark of 1:54.1 in his Big M debut & first start for Ake Svanstedt, stuck outside this time, yet blew them away from post eight @ Yonkers back on 2-21

 

5-For A Dreamer – Rallied stoutly off a slow pace in the slop to finish a close second as the heavy favorite in a sharp 4YO debut, solid record, likes the Big M, one to beat

 

4-Warrawee Shipshape – Rated nicely in the slop & finished a close third from post nine here two starts back, followed up with a well-driven mild upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, improving threat

 

RACE 5

9-Guaranteed - $125,000 Muscle Hill colt won both qualifiers here with sharp late burst, the latest in :26.3 for Team Toscano, tough post, yet could be anything

 

6-Summit In Sight – $300,000 Muscle Hill yearling finished a closed second to Guaranteed in his lone qualifier, another Hambletonian prospect for Team Orange Crush

 

7-Muscle Star – Another promising Muscle Hill colt starts his road to the Hambletonian, sickness thwarted his freshman season, fresh off a winning qualifier @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

RACE 6

2-Just N Berlander – Stormed home from a tough spot in :26.3 to just miss off the claim, claimed again, moves inside & might be on the verge of an overdue win

 

4-Daylon Horizon – Our top pick last week launched a premature move to the top & got nailed in the final step, draws well to capitalize on his current form

 

1-Diabando – Went two-for-two off the claim @ Freehold for Nick Surick, beaten favorite broke going for the lead as the heavy favorite, chance to rebound on the rail with Gingras

 

RACE 7

5-Fraulein Blucher – Cantab Hall filly has come back as a brand new filly on Lasix for Team Johansson, won her 3YO debut with a nice late burst @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

4-Asiago – Was hard used & pressured from post nine & nosed out as the beaten favorite in a sharp 3YO debut, Muscle Hill filly looks to resume her major stakes status

 

2-Trix Are For Kids – Came back with a well-driven upset from post nine in the slop last week, draws much better to build on that impressive score for the Cancelliere brothers

 

RACE 8

3-You Should Be Here – Took a mark of 1:52.2 here this season, chased the raging Reclamation last week, drops into a prime spot & draws well

 

4-Traffic Jam – Scored with a perfect trip in her first start for Team Harmon, then had no chance from post ten on the step up in class, seems to match up well with these & draws better

 

7-Family Roll Call – 0 for ten this season, yet showed improved form in her last two here in the slop, has faced better this season & switches to Gingras

 

RACE 9

7-Bettor Believe It – Beaten favorite with a better result in his last two @ Freehold since the switch to the always dangerous Team Bongiorno, there’s some back class lurking here

 

2-Rock On Precious – Took advantage of a clean trip from the rail & fast fractions to grab the show in a wind-aided :26.3, back inside a wide-open field to prove that was no fluke

 

6-Ideal Son – One for 13 this season & struggling against tougher claimers, now drops into camera-shy field & gets a chance to spark something

 

RACE 10

5-Reclamation – This Team Burke-tuned mare has comeback in spectacular form as a 4YO, her last two wins here were as impressive as they look, hence she’s tough to go against

 

4-Stylish Beachwhere – 0 for 14 this season & clearly second best following Reclamation last week, nosed out with a sharp :26.4 in the slop before that & draws inside to try to turn the tables

 

6-Rockin Praline – Took matters into her own hands in a key third start off the bench, rated & held off Stylish Beachwhere in the slop two weeks ago, Big M lover brimming with confidence

 

RACE 11

3-DW’s Revenge – Bounced back with a better effort & displayed speed in the slop last week, Team Burke trainee now gets class & some post relief

 

6-Resita – Has picked up his game with the addition of Lasix, severely pace compromised in the slop last week & now drops to face a field begging to be beaten

 

4-Aplomb Hanover – Productive gelding tackling Open company & fresh off his season’s best @ Saratoga, draws well for a barn that’s done some damage here this season

 

RACE 12

1A-Magnum Mike – Didn’t make it on the trailer last week, easy winner from post seven before that & you can never leave out the consistent & relentless Mike

 

8-Pop Pop Joe – Lands in another new barn after he dominated just a fifth off his lifetime mark, note the wire-to-wire from post eight on 3-29 in a career best 1:52 at age eight

 

2-Rockaholic – Got up to win by a nose from post ten with one nifty Dexter Dunn drive last week, moves all the way inside off another claim

 

RACE 13

3-Duck Duck Dragon – Overcame a slow half & wide trip from post eight & rallied for second in a much better effort last week, 1:53.3 mark here this season moves inside & retains Tetrick

 

7-Fox Valley Bailey – Followed up a blowout win @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with a solid rally for third here last week, a faster pace would help her cause with another demanding post

 

5-Dangerousprecedent – Returns to the mile track here after two strong tightening miles @ Plainridge, stalks from a midpack as a possible price play

 

 

 



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