Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:29 PM


5-Nurse Pie Q – Homebred Mach Three filly flashed signs of talent in Ontario this past summer, freshened & scored the qualifier with a decent late burst with Scottie Z, lands in a cozy spot to break through


2-Belle’s Delight – Team Burke 2YO added Lasix this Fall, ramped it up to post a confidence-boosting romp @ Freehold, draws well to progress further in a field with no real standouts


3-Thrillonthebeach – Rallied to break through @ Harrah’s Philadelphia in September, toss out the early miscue last time, adds Gingras & makes the favorable stretch out on the mile track



1-Iron Dome – One of three Chapter Seven 3YOS in here, gelding is a recent Team Harmon acquisition qualified with vigor & promptly went all the way in a career best 1:55.1 @ Harrah’s Philly, steps out from the rail


4-Chapter Too – Solid Mark Harder-tuned filly with plenty of stakes experience, a good fourth in the NYSS Final, returns to the scene of her lifetime best 1:55.1 here


3-Amber Ella – The other Chapter Seven filly in this one, winless this season, but has ramped up her game this Fall for Linda Toscano, hit the board in her last two on sloppy tracks & draws well



6-Master Of The Hill – Lightly-raced son of Muscle Hill ships from Hoosier park where he scored two wins, makes his second start for Tony Alagna & fits well in this light match up


4-Glider Man – Freshman hails from the reputable John Butenschoen barn, ships in fresh off a

solid third in the Kindergarten Series @ Vernon Downs, that kind of effort would work well in this soft spot here


1-Lothario – Well-bred son of Muscle Hill makes his long-awaited debut at age three for the Crocodile Man, tough to gauge off the nondescript qualifier with trotting hopples



7-Lyons Snyder – Classy 4YO with a sparkling 1:48.3 mark here, has faced the best Open pacers in the sport this season, back with Mark Silva for his third start off the bench


5-Ontario Success – Team Burke stalwart has piled up 11 seconds this season, knows his way

around this oval, can take advantage of some class relief in a competitive affair


8-Ville Valo – 4YO with a solid record, the sharp career best 1:49.1 two starts back stands out, yet that was set up by speedy fractions, stalking type returns to this level for the raging Bongiorno barn



7-Basquiat – Beaten favorite in her Breeders Crown elimination obviously wasn’t herself, two straight wins in this series here in September, gutsy 1:52.4 mark in Grand Circuit action @ The Red Mile


4-Piranha Fury – One of four in here for Nifty Norman, just missed to Basquiat back on 9-15, rebounded from consecutive breaks with a positive qualifier & draws well


3-Dab Hanover – Won back-to-back divisions this Fall & took a mark of 1:53.4 here, solid qualifier behind Piranha Fury off a sick scratch, one of three Takter threats draws inside



5-Starznheaven – Saratoga shipper took a mark of 1:51 here in 2016, arrives in good form, drops further & stalks midpack in a wide-open field


9-Wegottatruckyea – Note the 1:50.4 mark here this season, always capable of making one big late move, second start off a lame scratch, the massive class drop offsets the tough post


6-Mr Bailando – Don’t like the two for 25 record this season, but the substantial class drop is too much to ignore & his latest effort came on a sloppy track @ Pocono



5-Tito – This Muscle Mass colt has matured for Erv Miller, romped to a new mark of 1:55.2 @ Vernon Downs in his second start back to hit $100,000


1-Farsetti Hanover – Cruised in a division here back on 9-8, hit the board in both Grand Circuit stakes @ The Red Mile, chance to rebound off a rare miscue from the rail


9-Seven iron – Unleashed an eye-catching :27.2 to pull a Bluegrass upset in 1:55.3, pace compromised runner up to Tito @ Vernon Downs, consistent colt looms large despite the demanding draw



6-Kissin In The Sand – Erupted with back-to-back 1:51 Grand Circuit wins @ The Red Mile, then had no chance from post eight in her Crown elimination, major danger


2-I’m Trigger Happy – Looked great winning both divisions here in September & polished off her second with a :26.2, freshened & came back to resume her winning ways @ Vernon Downs & sister to Heston Blue Chip & Sunfire Blue Chip draws better for this final here


1-Reign On Me – Got on a roll @ Harrah’s Philadelphia where she took a mark of 1:52.4 on 9-22, clearly wasn’t herself in the Breeders Crown Final, has a chance to rebound from the rail again



5-Captain Deo – Gelded brother to 1:48.3 performer Rock N’ Roll World out of the great Worldly Beauty qualified nicely & flashed a :26.2 in his opener @ Hoosier Park for Team Alagna


1-Wheels On Fire – Dam is a sister to $1.6 million winner Betterthancheddar, finished well in his comebacker @ Pocono & lands the pole for the Burke Brigade


2-Ideal Flip – Finished third in Grand Circuit action @ The Red Mile, won the Pocono qualifier with ease & draws inside for Team Miller



2-I’m A Big Deal - $300,000 first foal out of Big Mcdeal, 1:49.1 [$818,544], Bluegrass winner in 1:51.3, then second to standout Lost In Time, inside draw to rebound from an off night @ Hoosier Park


6-Points North – Parlayed his back-to-back wins here in September by making it five in a row with his Bluegrass tally, outmuscled Rockapelo @ Vernon Downs & looms as the one to reel in


4-Rockapelo – Took a mark of 1:51.4 in a division here on 9-15, just missed to Points North @ Vernon Downs last out, consistent gelding draws well to rate highly again



5-Yoooukilis – Team Harmon gelding romped to a new mark of 1:54.4 @ Tioga Downs, then won again @ Yonkers before his solid third last out @ Pocono, strong in the win column this season


1-Hill I Am – 6YO with a bit of back class certainly qualifies as a horse-for-the-course, seems to be trending in the right direction & lands the rail in a light match up


6-Dayliner – Ships in fresh off a turnaround upset @ Pocono for Jody Riedel, lands in a soft spot here with Yannick Gingras listed



1-Jimmy William – Brother to 2014 Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry returns off a positive late surge to win the qualifier here in a career best 1:54.3 over classy stablemate Not Afraid


7-Uva Hanover – Overcame the second tier to score by four @ Yonkers two back, another tough draw here, but gets some class relief & loves this track


1A-Not Afraid – Near millionaire for Team Takter gave way to Jimmy William in the second qualifier, not sure if this 8YO is ready to deliver his best, but certainly holds a class edge



10-So Take That – Winner here this season & last has remained strong in the win column in 2017, just missed two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with Gingras


4-Aloneinspades – Gelding ships in sporting some dull recent lines, but go back to the 1:51 wire-to-wire effort @ Vernon Downs back on 9-9, has a chance to spark something here


9-Victorydaze Wilwin – Veteran gelding has a winning history here, just two for 31 this season & lands a tough post, but the switch back to the mile track could spell turnaround















Comments 0
Leave a Comment

Add Comment

Text Only 2000 character limit
add comment