Posted by Ken Warkentin on Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:09 PM

RACE 1 

3-Tauranga – Beaten favorite @ Yonkers last out, has tumbled down the class ladder, makes his second start of the year for a hot barn from an inside post 

  

8-The Fire Within – Beaten favorite battled gamely on the lead in his second start here on Lasix for Team Burke, tougher post but primed for more 

  

7-Twin Creeks Jessie – Has landed on the fringes fourth in his last two against slightly better, nosed out when he was at this level on 12-29 

  

RACE 2 

3-Vegas Vacation – Classy 2013 Jug winner gave a strong indication as a raging runner up last week with wicked pace at both ends & gets class & post relief 

  

6-National Seelster – Closed into a :54.4 back half to grab a small share in his second start off the bench, not strong in the win column, but gearing up for a top effort 

  

2-El Bloombito – Suffered a narrow loss to the December sensation Elrama N, now hasn’t raced in 36 days off a sick scratch, this is a class drop, but his fitness is a huge question 

  

RACE 3 

5-Sir Sam’s Z Tam – Dropped to this lowest level & finished a decent fourth while severely pace compromised, gathering momentum on the comeback trail with some back class 

  

9-Gravelsinmytravel – Rebounded with a solid second when he rallied off cover second time Lasix from the same post & drops to the bottom rung 

  

2-Tink And Tiger – Recent Michael Russo claim took three starts to kick in with a rally for third in rein to Brett Miller & draws inside again to keep it going 

  

RACE 4 

5-That’s My Opinion – Dropped to this bottom condition & rallied for third from post eight in his debut for the Nick Surick stable & looking for more 

  

1-Giddy Up Delight – Has had a couple of needed starts against $12,500 claimers @ Yonkers off a sick scratch, classy 11YO goes back to the red-hot Jennifer Lappe, lands the rail & picks up Brett Miller 

  

6-Restless – Dropped to the $10,000 level & just missed an upset two starts back, no chance from post nine last week, now picks up Gingras 

  

RACE 5 

3-Machiavelli – Briefly faced top stakes colts late last year, two-for-two on the comeback trail @ Dover, ships into an ideal spot, while brimming with confidence 

  

5-Tango Star – One for 25 in 2016, WEG circuit shipper arrives in the Burke Barn & debuts here in a so-so N/W of 3 after a 19-day layoff 

  

2-B Fast Eddie – Steady 4YO gelding has raced well, while settling for minor shares in three starts here, draws well to trip out & play an opportunist role 

  

RACE 6 

1-Kolt Power – Dylan Davis trainee has now had two tighteners & an acclimating trip here, drops along with several others in here & pushes off for position from the rail 

  

3-Hezabluechipboy N – Solid runner up to the raging Ontario Success on 12-31, makes his second start off a sick scratch & a smooth, ground-saving journey could spell upset 

  

9-Jacksrluckytoo – Forced into a pacesetting mode, tried to give them the slip with a :27.3 third quarter to no avail, exploded home in familiar style before that 

  

RACE 7 

8-Somesizesomestyle – Rallied stoutly again into a :54 back half to grab third last week, steady sort gathering steam for Team Remmen after missing a month recently  

  

7-Ontario Success – Caught fire with his wire-to-wire on 12-31, converted a perfect trip from the rail last week, 14-time winner in 2016 rates highly for Team Burke 

  

2-Hillbilly Hanover – Finally gets some post relief fresh off a solid second to Ontario Success, continues to climb back up the class ladder for a red-hot stable 

  

RACE 8 

6-Preparty – Just missed with an energetic effort on 12-31, returns to the mile track at a reduced level for Team Harmon & faces a very suspect field 

  

10-Rock On The Hill – Appears to have sharpened his sword recently @ Dover Downs, while slightly overmatched, could surprise this bunch with class relief & some luck from post ten  

  

1-Speed Again – Classy Burke trainee got parked in most recent, reunited with Gingras & has a chance to trip out from the rail 

  

RACE 9 

8-So Take That – Has missed a couple of weeks off another sterling rally to edge Dr C’s Z Tam, fresh veteran looking to set up another off an imminent fast pace here 

  

4-Red Scooter – Got parked last week & had no chance before that, won two of three here in December & draws better in a pretty competitive match up 

  

1-Major Bubbles N – NZ bred 7YO equaled his lifetime mark from the rail two starts back, broken equipment last week, reunited with Super Brett 

  

RACE 10 

7-Perseverant – Somehow was able to grind it out off a slow pace & still kicked home in :27.1 for the overdue win, fresh claim by Michael Russo looks to come right back 

  

4-Dancinwithdelight – Set a slow pace & fell a length shy as the even money favorite, claimed by Sean Bier, keeps Gingras & same inside post 

  

1-Star Guitar – Struggling recently @ Dover Downs, ships into a softer $15,000 claimer for the always dangerous Dylan Davis, pushes off from the rail with a chance to surprise 

  

RACE 11 

5-Calvin B – Converted a perfect second over trip to regain his winning groove, classy sub 1:50 performer here last season has a big chance to repeat 

  

1-Pansformative – Suffered a narrow loss as the beaten favorite from post seven here back on 12-23, aired it out @ Yonkers last week as the even money favorite, returns with the rail here 

  

8-Dreamlands Art – Steps back up in class fresh off a perfect trip win last week, 10YO can keep the positive cycle going for a hot barn 

  

RACE 12 

1-Timcat Hanover – 3YO makes just his third lifetime start, qualified with pace at both ends, while finishing close to Carlos Danger & has an inside advantage on that rival 

  

8-Carlos Danger – Only one for 26, yet switched to the mile track & the strong rally to just miss by a neck in the qualifier & fresh angle must be considered 

  

2-Witchita – 0 for 16, but going to assume he didn’t take to the off tracks in his last two, finished a decent third here on 12-31, stalking type draws well in a very soft N/W of 2 

  

RACE 13 

2-Drunken Terror – Claimed on a form spree for Team Ginsberg & overcame a tough trip to grab second from post ten, moves inside to stalk the speed 

  

7-Autobiographical – Recent Eric Foster claim double dropped off a dull debut for his new barn & rebounded with a well-meant wire-to-wire, big threat off that mile 

  

3-Pedro’s Dream – Beat Autobiographical with a perfect drive from post eight back on 12-16, freshened up with an energetic qualifier & draws well 

  

  



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