Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:34 AM


4-Extreme Yankee – Has been winning frequently @ Freehold, just scored fresh off the claim there, picks up two-time Amateur Driver of the Year Hannah Miller & draws inside


3-Keystone Wallace – Ten-time winner in 2016 needed his first start here, now acclimated, tighter, draws well & certainly a factor if he can trot in 1:56 again


8-Ashlake – Aside from her ten wins & mark of 1:53.3 last year, this mare seems to have stepped it up a bit here recently, contender despite post eight



5-Rockers Alley – Took a few starts to round into form, was able to rate her speed, stalk & just missed to Keystone I Wish, draws a bit better to employ similar tactics


8-Keystone I Wish – Hammered down to 2-1 favorite, zipped right to the top from post ten & took no prisoners in a well meant score, a similar effort expected from another challenging post


6-JK Pearls Delight – Was a game uncovered repeater from post nine in her debut here, then was caught in a tough spot & forced wide chasing a well-rated Keystone I Wish



5-Man Of Muscle – Has gotten a little better & chased $15,000 stock @ Dover Downs recently, ships in to face a soft bottom level field


6-Hot Summer Knight – Just two for 26 last year, but was freshened up finished strong to grab second in a much improved comeback, dangerous with a similar mile


1-Hall Pass Helen – Finished a solid second as the 1-2 favorite two starts back & beat these on January 13, back on the rail to bounce back off a rare miscue for a high percentage barn



7-Valerya – Finished well in heavy traffic in a crisp :27.2 last out, drops again to the bottom rung & finally coming around after the sick scratch back on 11-29-16


3-Goinroundncircles – Added Brett Miller & just missed to the red-hot & well-rated favorite Melanies Sharkette two starts back, brushed to the lead in :26.4 last time & still held well


2-Candy Styx N – Finished a solid second to the favorite Melanies Sharkette from post nine, draws much better to facilitate another stalking trip



6-Autobiographical – Dropped to this level, bet down to 8-5 favorite & wired these decisively, returns to the bottom claiming level off a parked out mile


3-Royal Outlook – Just one for 12 last year, but drops a notch off a much needed tightening mile, draws better & owns plenty of back class


7-Lincoln Blues – All sorts of excuses recently, broken equipment here two starts back, just missed with a furious rally in the slop back on 1-20



6-In Your Room – Still regaining his best stride after missing almost all of 2016, on the fringe fourth in his last two, once a 1:51.4 performer finds a wide-open field to light up


1-Tac’s Delight – 12YO was a solid runner up at the $12,500 level back on 12-22, needed his last two after missing a month, lands the rail, reunited with the Orange Crush


8-Michael’s Wild Boy – Lasix has taken a positive effect in his last few, off a win @ Freehold he rallied for third while pace compromised, tougher post but retains Brett Miller



1-Montalbano Bi – After Team Harmon fined tuned this gelding he qualified big, then swept both preliminary legs with relentless rallies from just off the pace & heads a strong entry here


6-Stonebridge Idol – 9YO has come back fresh & ready to roll, won both of his divisions showing versatility, gate speed puts him play & allows him to track Montalbano Bi


5-Never Ever Clever – This mare flaunted her class & speed to go all the way for an overdue win, looks like the one to take charge again, yet will have company in a very competitive final



1A-I Found My Beach – Converted a perfect trip to score as the even money favorite last time, sharp recent claim was a game uncovered second to May Day before that, strong entry


6-Mr Big Load – Gelding has simply come around & gotten good at the right time, took charge & blew them away to win again last out, likely fires out & they will take their shots at him


3-May Day – Came right back to win again off the sick scratch & had plenty left, draws well to show more with a bit of back class on view



8-Daylyn Horizon – Took three starts for his new barn to get a solid rally for third out of him, lands post eight again, yet may only need a bit more to surprise this crew


2-Broadies Song – Has tackled outside posts in his last two, 10YO moves inside now for Team Fusco after a very productive 2016


1-JoJo Jove – Grinded gamely & held for minor spoils in his second start off the bench here, was pretty strong in the win column last year




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