Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:28 PM


7-Major War – Been burning the chalk @ Yonkers recently, yet loves the mile track here, ships into a real soft spot to exploit with WEG kingpin Doug McNair at the lines 


5-Ever Again – 1:52.2 winner here this season returns after a five-month respite & fresh off an inspiring qualifier in which he sizzled home in :26.2 


6-Roll N Catch – Got parked & faded behind a 1:51.1 winner over the off track last week, owns a mark of 1:52.4 here this season, drops to the current rock bottom level 



4-Broadway Concert – 3YO filly just missed with a noteworthy rally two starts back @ Pocono, exits tougher N/W of 7 & draws well 


7-Hill I Am – Former NJSS champion at two erupted with the mile of his life two starts back before making an early miscue, gets a barn & driver change & class relief 


9-Massive Lightning – Pulled a mild surprise with a winning debut here, then handled the massive class hike with a strong rally to hit the board last week, look for the same 



4-Hannelore Hanover – Defending TVG champion fresh off her second straight Breeders Crown, beating the boys again, 1:49.3 world record setter @ The Red Mile on the verge of another million dollar season gets one more shot in her bid for Horse of the Year 


3-Emoticon Hanover – World record setter here, at Tioga Downs & Delaware this season, rides in on a four-race winning streak & Breeders Crown triumph, 4YO may give the top gun all she can handle 


2-Caprice Hill – Two-time O’Brien Award winner just one for 11 in a season chasing the formidable top two, a close second in the Breeders Crown & freshened with a decent qualifier here last week 



1-Lookslikeachpndale – Steady 5YO took a mark of 1:51.1 here at 27-1 from the rail back in late July & finished third in the Cashman, slow start & interference in the Breeders Crown, just missed first time Lasix last out @ Yonkers & has a big chance to trip out 


4-Crazy Wow – Second by a nose in the 2016 TVG Final, capping a solid season for Team Burke, won the Maxie Lee, Charlie Hill, Cleveland Classic & Harry Harvey & chased Hannelore Hanover in the Breeders Crown 


5-What The Hill – 3YO invitee atoned for his Hambletonian misfortune winning the Canadian Trotting Classic & Breeders Crown, came up a bit short in the Matron & returns to familiar ground to face a beatable field & seal his division  



2-Kissin In The Sand – Back-to-back Grand Circuit winner @ The Red Mile was just a fifth off a track record in the Kindergarten Final, came roaring right back with a rousing elimination & has inside advantage on the Crown champ & division leader 


10-Youaremycandygirl – Division leader ships in on a six-race winning streak, including a 1:50 world record in Lexington, her Crown & Matron wins were impressive, took the bye & landed post ten, but heads a strong Team Burke quartet in this one 


6-Reign On Me – The Kindergarten runner up looms as a sleeper opportunist, forced a bit wide to avoid a late breaker last week, tactical speed puts her in a stalking spot & she can kick home with the top ones 



6-Plunge Blue Chip – NYSS star whose lone loss came in that series final has bounced back with easy wins in the Matron & couldn’t have looked an better overcoming an outside draw with a :26.2 in a sparkling elimination 


3-Hey Blondie – 1:53.1 Grand Circuit winner in Lexington rebounded off a sub par Breeders Crown with a no-doubt-about-it Goldsmith Maid from post nine second time Lasix, fresh off the bye she draws much better 


8-Seviyorum – Consistent Team Orange Crush filly was forced to grind off a rated pace as the beaten favorite, closed from far back to finish second to Manchego in the Breeders Crown, can close with a speed target with striking range 



2-Pure Country – 4YO two-time Dan Patch Award winner stormed home to win her second Breeders Crown, then took the conservative route last week, Lady Liberty winner plagued by sickness this season, but back on her game for Team Takter & draws inside 


5-Darlinonthebeach – 4YO overcame health issues this past summer to emerge as a major force in a wide-open division, served notice with a dazzling prep last week & looms as the target 


4-Bedroomconfessions – Steady closer high in the win column & certainly fast enough to beat these, strong rallied to finish second the Crown & last week’s prep & draws well 



3-Lost In Time – The Metro winner & beaten favorite in the Breeders Crown took a useful spin around the oval from post ten last week, moves inside with obvious talent, while making his second start for Team Takter 


5-Springsteen – Made it three-for-three for new connections by exploding home in a crisp :25.4 in a sparkling Big M debut & fresh off a Matron blowout, chance to stalk again from a mid-pack post & continue to ramp it up 


9-Stay Hungry – Faded to fifth in a disappointing Metro Final, yet has caught fire, exploding home off cover to nail the Breeders Crown, tuned up with a sharp qualifier & will need some luck from a demanding post 



7-Fashionwoodchopper – Back-to-back Grand Circuit winner @ The Red Mile took a tour of the oval from post nine in the needed comebacker, look for him to fire out to get involved & try to outsprint them 


5-Fourth Dimension - $200,000 yearling notched his seventh of ten with a convincing elimination as the heavy favorite, rebounded from his disappointing fifth in the Breeders Crown, 1:52.4 Grand Circuit winner at The Red Mile whose confidence is on high 


3-Samo Different Day – Runner up in the Peter Haughton & Matron & third from post nine in the Breeders Crown, leading money winner accepted a bye, draws inside & will be forwardly placed for Team Takter 


RACE 10 

1-Dealt A Winner – World record Cane Pace winner here as a 3YO equaled that mark of 1:47.3 with a sensational Allerage Farms, no chance in the Breeders Crown, solid rally for third in the track record Potomac, figures to be within striking range from the rail 


6-Mach It So – The Haughton upsetter & runner up to Always B Miki in last year’s edition has sharpened his sword, Breeders Crown elimination winner got overly aggressive in that final, fresh off an easy air-out mission @ Dover Downs 


7-Mcwicked – After struggling with breathing issues in two previous seasons he’s carved out a productive year, just missed in the 1:47.3 Allerage, a solid second in the Breeders Crown, prepped with a sizzling 1:48.4 qualifier 


RACE 11 

1-Iwillmakeyousaywow – Took his mark of 1:50.3 here this season, Buter barn always a threat here, reunited with Thunder from Downunder & can shake off his current slump with an ideal stalking trip  


4-Calvin B – Has had a couple of decent miles to re-acclimated against tougher company, strong in the win column again this season, draws well & has a chance to show his class 


3-Jacksrluckytoo – Horse-for-the-course capping a long, productive campaign, returns to the scene of a 1:49.4 mile & appears in solid form, gets some class relief, draws inside & picks up the Bionic Man

RACE 12 

3-Baileys Rock N – Bettor’s Delight light-raced 4YO is a perfect four-for-four since arriving from New Zealand, lands in an intriguing spot here & maybe hasn’t scratched the surface 


5-Art History – Ran into a buzz saw in Texas Terror N last week after firing hard from post seven, remains down in class with a long successful history here 


4-Express Stride N – Gutsy winner here two starts back, flew home from post ten & never-never land in :26.3 last week, guarantee he will be more forwardly placed in this match up 


RACE 13 

6-Nobles Finesse - $110,000 winner this season, has twice beat $50,000 @ Yonkers, flashed a sneaky :26.3 from far back last week, tighter & acclimated now 


4-Ultimate Beachboy – 0 for 18 this season & one for his last 38, classy gelding now switches to Team Burke, beaten favorite with a narrow loss two starts back @ Pocono, draws well in a wide-open finale 


1-Dancin Hill – Forced wide from a long way back & kicked home strong in his last two here from post eight, moves inside, remains at this reduced level, yet his three for 30 in 2017 a concern 




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