Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:19 AM


6-Pine Tab – Gelding is just one for his last 44, yet has clearly come around in his last few, fresh off a gutsy narrow loss @ Pocono to contend here for Hurricane Hannah


9-Winwood Scout – Recent claim by the rock solid Mike Watson barn came to life @ Freehold two starts back, then a strong second from the same outside here last out


4-Keystone Thomas – 11YO warhorse took a couple of spins around Plainridge to revive his form & draws well here to keep that positive trend going



2-Beach Credit – Lightly-raced colt cruised in a sharp 3Yo debut @ Pocono as the heavy favorite & looms large with another inside draw in a pretty competitive match up


4-Myammie Drama – Muscle Hill filly lived up to the hype by breaking her maiden in confident style from post seven for Team Burke, complete with an eye-catching :27.1


6-Sheer Assault – Brother to world champion Designed To Be, 1:51.3 [$656,166] flashed some major league talent at two, solid qualifier for Team Orange Crush



6-Real DJ Hanover – Showed significant improvement in his second start off the bench, aggressively handled to a hard-fought third last week & drops further


4-Captain Primeau – 13YO classmaster turned his game around with a decisive wire-to-wire in the slop @ Freehold & draws nicely here to maintain that momentum


2-Hyway Marcus – Made an early miscue as the heavy favorite @ Saratoga, ships back here into a very soft spot to rebound for Team Harmon



1-Muscle High – Toscano-tuned Muscle Hill colt switched to the mile track, took the trotting hopples off, raced well & hit the board, big chance to follow up on that from the rail


8-Sweet Champ – Went all the way & held on in his second qualifier without trotting hopples, talent & potential may be enough to handle post ten


2A-Southwind Hydro – Added trotting hopples & qualified second behind the standout Enterprise & Dexter Cup winner Lord Cromwell, post eight a serious obstacle for this first timer



2-Carly Girl – Lightly-raced filly with plenty of upside finished a noteworthy second to Windsun Brooklyn in her Big M debut & draws inside that rival


8-Windsun Brooklyn – Took loads of tote action off a couple of nondescript tighteners, suddenly got aggressive for Pat Lachance & scored decisively, threat to repeat despite post eight


6-Jaye’s A Lady – Finished a close second to the standout Twinkle in her 3YO debut here, then faltered in OSS @ Miami Valley, filly with talent has a chance to rebound



6-Dayson – Matron winner & major stakes player with a mark of 1:51.2 here was pace & trip compromised in his 4YO debut, 12-time time winner in 2016 needed the race


7-Opulent Yankee – Very productive season so far, utilized his dangerous controlling speed to steal one @ Yonkers last week, almost went all the way here before that & got nosed out


4-Broadway Donna – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner qualified with vigor chasing Hannelore Hanover, draws well to work out a stalking trip & show her class



1-Southwind Woody – Muscle Hill colt rallied to win a G Notes Series division before the miscue @ Freehold, Burke trainee draws inside top rebound & continue his progress


3-Starsaboveallerage – Gelding was on a roll here earlier this Spring, lowered his mark to 1:55.2 in the slop & followed up with an easy win from post ten, inside draw in wide-open field


9-Side Bet Hanover – Major stakes player at three showed improvement in her second qualifier chasing the Cutler repeater Resolve, expect her to blast off to overcome the outside draw



9-Glenferrie Bronte N – Stormed home off cover to just miss to Keystone I Wish in a sparkling Big M debut, 10-time winner in 2016 needed to acclimate & just needs some luck from post nine


7-Keystone I Wish – Converted a great drive by Corey Callahan from the rail & desperately held on in blanket photo finish, tactical speed overcomes the tougher post here


10-Not Before Eight – Classy 1:49.3 winner here last season came up just a head shy of Keystone I Wish in her first start back on Lasix, rates major contender status despite post ten



1A-What The Hill – 2016 NJSS champion & Peter Haughton Memorial winner won his second qualifier with a nice late burst & heads a strong Team Burke Hambo contingent


1-Deacon Tony – Team Burke gelding has emerged from relative obscurity to win both starts here this season with sharp finishes, part of a standout entry


2-Bill’s Man – Grand Circuit winner in 1:52.3 as a freshman draws well off a pair of excellent qualifiers & may eventually work his way into a Hambletonian player



1-Bettor Chill Out – Classy mare with a mark of 1:51.2 here last season makes her third start off the bench, drops significantly & lands the pole position


4-Faithful Friend – Just one third in 13 starts in 2017, but has been a bit better landing on the fringe fifth in her last two @ Pocono & draws well in a real soft finale


5-Little Miss Marie – Just one for 18 this season, yet has consistent hit the ticket recently, parked on a sloppy track last out @ Freehold




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