Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:23 PM

RACE 1

4          Sir Jack – Was a tad overmatched while close to a hot pace in his Big M debut, acclimated now for Team Buter, draws well & lands in a prime drop n pop scenario

 

3          Machs Beach Boy – Just one for 11 this season & just hasn’t had the needed late pop while racing on smaller tracks, owns plenty of back class, finds a softer spot here & draws well to work out an ideal trip

 

1          Ever Again – 1:50.4 winner here last season launched a late bid & was outsprinted third by heavily favored Odds On Equuleus last out, remains a fresh threat on the rail 

 

RACE 2

9          Halusky – Lightly-raced 4YO went three-for-three last Fall @ The Meadows, makes his first start for Team Orange Crush off a solid qualifier chasing the far superior Boston Red Rocks, contender right off the hop despite post nine

 

8          Witchita – Dropped out of the tougher Weiss Series & kicked home with vigor chasing the standout Dorel last week, just one for 28 & draws a tougher post, but remains a strong consideration

 

2          JK Pridenjoy – 3 Brothers Stables homebred colt flashed some promise in NY Excelsior A as a freshman, bounced back from a miscue with a solid qualifier chasing a top prospect in Blood Line

 

RACE 3

3          Nigel Tufnel – One for 15 this season, but has now had three starts under him since the back-to-back sick scratches, thwarted by stretch traffic & came squeezing on through late last week, draws better as a price play

 

2          Camturo Beach – Beaten favorite squandered a perfect two-hole trip when swooped by Semalu Express last week, sharp in three starts since Lasix added & draws an improved post, but must overcome the one for his last 31 stigma

 

7          To Beach His Own – Showed stark improvement to finish third two starts back, then tripped out to score in the first leg, look for a similar attempt from the same demanding post from this fresh threat

 

RACE 4

1          B Fast Eddie – Drops back down to a competitive level off a no-chance mile, hard-charging runner up to a raging Elrama N in :26.2 two starts back, looks for a lively flow from another challenging post & kicks off a strong entry

 

6          Rocket Da Red – Consistent gelding was aggressively handled & faded to fourth behind the raging Who Do You Like in his Big M debut last week, Tim Tetrick was listed on the proof, which would be a significant driver change

 

8          Western Joe – PASS winner won half of his eight starts at two, draws outside off a pair of excellent qualifiers, just missed in the latest to the highly-rated Blood Line in :26.4

 

RACE 5

7          Legacy N Diamonds – Shook loose late out of a shuffle & finished a fast-closing fourth in round one, 12YO makes his third start off the bench & owns plenty of back class

 

1          Majo Just Do It – 1:53.2 winner here back on 2-23 recently scored back-to-back @ Pocono, 11YO lands inside to work out a trip, loves the longer stretch here & has strong possibilities

 

3          Stormin Rustler – 13YO took three starts off a sick scratch to finally come around, rallied to just miss to another longshot last week from a similar post & looks to stop an 0 for 13 losing skid this season

 

RACE 6

5          Rodeo Romeo – Made it two wins & one narrow loss in three starts on Lasix, held off Special T Rocks in :26.4 to take a new mark of 1:50 as the heavy favorite two weeks ago, logically a major player again

 

3          Special T Rocks – 9YO gelding on a long form spree for a hot barn, has won to of his last three, nailed the pacesetter Alberto Contador N with a game lunge & looms large from the same inside post

 

1          Alberto Contador N – Relentless 9YO gelding a beaten favorite barely outgamed on the lead by the trip-sitting Special T Rocks last week, finally moves inside may lead the way in a sharp field

 

RACE 7

7          JK Will Power – Classy Pace finalist & Hempt runner up last year won his return to the Big M two starts back, then just missed when bumped up to this level last week as the beaten favorite

 

1          Sam Hill – 11YO grinded his way to the top & faded to fourth in a rough Big M debut last week, previous form @ The Meadows was pretty sharp, lands the rail in an intriguing puzzle

 

9          Bullet Bob – Beaten favorite has disappointed us a few times recently, did get used hard in a fast pace last week & gets class relief, but deals with a tough post, difficult to gauge

 

RACE 8

2          Boston Red Rocks – 2015 Breeders Crown champ & 2016 Matron Stakes winner rallied from post ten to win his latest qualifier in :26.4 over Western Fame, millionaire draws inside to make an immediate impression in his 4YO debut

 

7          Check Six – PA Classic winner, major stakes player, won $1 million in an 11 for 24 sophomore season fro team Burke, aired it out in the second qualifier & looks ready to rock fresh off the bench

 

8          Too Darn Hot – Nailed this one at a juicy 8-1 last week, stormed home off a hot pace to a new mark of 1:50.4 for raging barn, tough class & post, but poised to step it up further

 

RACE 9

8          Doo Wop Hanover – 2015 Graduate champion missed all of last year due to injury, makes his third start off the bench & second on Lasix at this reduced level, tough gauge whether he’s ready to fire a serious shot

 

7          Jacksrluckytoo – Team Harmon-tuned gelding has had a long, hard, productive Winter-Spring, couldn’t capitalize on the class drop last week, always a threat to unleash his big kick with the right set up

 

3          Toddler Tantrum – Newcomer from Ohio makes his first start for Jody Ridel fresh off two straight blowouts, post draw favorable, but the test for class makes him a mystery horse

 

RACE 10

5          No Chaser – Art Major filly with a sharp mark of 1:51.3 at two came to life in her second start back, just missed as the beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & may be on the verge for Joe Holloway

 

1          Risky Romance – Noel Daley-tuned filly flashed some major league promise at two, won her 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with a perfect trip, no chance from post seven @ Yonkers last out, fresh threat lands in a prime spot

 

8          Phyllis Jean – Came right back with a take-charge well-rated repeat in a career best 1:52.3 from the same post last week, an obvious danger to do it again with a similar effort

 

RACE 11

1          Mister Truth – Dropped to this bottom rung, left well for favorable trip & was right there in the photo last week, only one for 14 in 2017, but gets another shot at this level & moves inside to save ground & threaten again in a wide-open finale

 

4          Moonlight Ransom – 0 for 13 in 2017, but this 1:50.2 winner here last season seemed to be hinting of better & got nosed out with a perfect two-hole ride at 5-2 last week, could take all this time with similar trip

 

10         Major War – Displayed more late kick for minor spoils with another :27.1 in his second start off a sick scratch 1:49.2 winner here last season lands outside, but may be ready to flaunt his speed

 

 



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