Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:09 AM

RACE 1

6-Law Of Attraction – Pace compromised in his latest @ Yonkers, back-to-back competitive lines @ Tioga Downs before that, Team Harmon are exceptional with trotters & this is a class drop

 

1-Eyore Hanover – Gelding has definitely come around since the recent sick scratch, twice hitting the board with lively efforts in PA & draws well in a wide-open curtain raiser

 

5-Stache – Mr. Spano ships in this gelding fresh off a blowout win @ Vernon Downs, not sure where he belongs classwise, but a similar effort could surprise this mixed bag field

 

RACE 2

5-Donttellmeagain – Dominated the Dayton Derby in track record fashion before the sick scratch, won the Graduate Final here in 1:47.2, note his :25 flat in the Hoosier Park Derby & the barn has been on a roll

 

4-Dealt A Winner – World champion gelding trying to make up for a lean season, just missed with a bruising parked-out effort in the Roll With Joe, seems like he’s in good form, always dangerous with the right pace set up

 

6-Western Joe – We love Joe & Joe loves the Big M with eight of his ten wins this season coming right here, including his stirring upset of Mcwicked in the McKee Memorial & mark of 1:47.3, but Joe has missed some time & tries to regroup in a pretty tough field

 

RACE 3

1-Western Exposure – Brittany farms bred brother to Roll With Joe winner Western Fame, 1:48.4 [$940,970] looks ready for his Team Takter debut from the rail off a pair of solid qualifiers

 

8-Hervey Hanover – All three of his wins have come in wire-to-wire fashion, including his latest in the Simpson, so his gate speed figures to put him in play with no issues

 

7-Dewar N Jack – Stablemate to Courtly Choice been a consistent performer on NY half milers, gelding with tactical speed deserves a long look in a field with no world beaters

 

RACE 4

6-Rockin Praline – Twice ran into the raging Penpal when last seen here in July after taking a mark of 1:50.3, returns to the Big M on short rest, yet her solid record speaks for itself

 

7-Blush Hanover – Struggled in her last two from post seven @ Yonkers, but gets some class relief, has thrived here in the past & figures to launch into play

 

8-Kay’s Delight – Arrives fresh off a game speed try on Tuesday @ Yonkers & scored on the engine there before that, one of two live shippers for Carmen Auciello can rally as well

 

RACE 5

1-Rocket J – Gelding certainly knows how to get it done here where he took a mark of 1:51.1 this season, that narrow loss from post 8 two starts back indicates form & the rail puts him in play

 

5-Southern Pursuit N – 1:51.1 performer here in 2018 has come around with sure signs of life since the recent sick scratch, lands in a prime stalking spot from a midpack draw

 

4-Daylyn Horizon – We know this gelding loves the Big M, makes his second start off a sick scratch & draws well to employ his preferred stalking style

 

RACE 6

1-Glass Prince – Been maintaining solid recent form on smaller tracks in NY, classy gelding loves the Big M, dips in price & saves ground with a rail start in a highly beatable field

 

9-Constntlysidewys A – Australian import has had two needed starts @ Freehold & they were decent, draws a demanding post here, yet may work his way into it with the right pace set up

 

8-Bugger Bruiser – Just four wins in his last 76 starts & lands a tough post here, but the class relief & lack of serious opposition makes him a factor

 

RACE 7

5-Bilbo Hanover – 8-time winner this season shows a recent 1:50.3 upset @ Pocono, parked through searing fractions in last, Mike Watson ships in a strong stalking threat

 

3-Awesomeness – New lease on life with switch to Mark Ford, fresh off a sharp score from post 7 @ Pocono, 1:50.1 winner here this season draws inside & may have a slight edge in a competitive field

 

2-Express Stride N – Returns to the scene of 1:49 performance back in June when he won three of four here, look for him to fire out in sharp current form

 

RACE 8

5-Messie N – Reunited with Dexter Dunn, who guided him to a well-driven 33-1 upset & new mile mark two starts back, seems well spotted classwise & can stalk from midpack in a real handicapping headscratcher

 

8-Santiago Style – 1:49.3 performer here this season always at the mercy of the pace, yet they’re expected to mix it up in this one & he can close with the best of them

 

3-Solo Story – Picked up a couple of checks off the late August claim before the sick scratch, beaten favorite lacked late punch, but needed the race & draws well in a wide-open affair

 

RACE 9

3-Credit Risk – Andrew Harris trainee has come to form by hitting the board in his last three on smaller tracks, nice finish in most recent & inside draw in a soft field

 

1-Rockin Celebration – Arrives in dull form, but this is a substantial class drop, took his mark this season on the mile track in Chicago & the rail affords a good start

 

5-Windsong Jack – Classy gelding & 1:51.1 winner here this season, regaining his form since the late August sick scratch & lands in an ideal spot 

 

RACE 10

1-Machmemackie – Gelding with the winning habit & has gotten on a roll @ Vernon Downs, pushes off the rail with a chance to flaunt more of his back class in a suspect field

 

3-Sunshinesomewhere – 0 for 22 in 2018, but trying to gear up on the comeback trail, drops a notch, draws inside & looms as a stalk threat

 

5-Charmbo Curiosity – Dropped to this price @ Pocono & was more competitive in his last two, strong in the win column & knows this track

 

RACE 11

5-Admiral – Has hit the board in two of his three against $10,000 types @ Pocono, so his form seems solid & speed puts him in the early hunt

 

6-Hope For Badlands – Gelding hasn’t won in a long time, but loves to use his big late kick down the long stretch here & could surprise this bunch fresh off the bench

 

7-Major Starlight – Posted a well-meant score fresh off the recent claim for this price, then had no chance last week, 11-time winner this season has the form to overcome a demanding post

 

 



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