Posted by Ken Warkentin on Monday, December 18, 2017 8:20 PM

RACE 1 

8-Auteur Hanover – New face is a 3YO gelding just one for 30 this season, yet note the recent barn change & the very good second two starts back against N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia 

  

9-PeoplesayImnogood – Thundered home from last with a solid :57.2 back have to just miss on a frigid night, mare stuck outside, but must be considered off her two on-the-board finishes here 

  

2-Knightofvictory – Another 3YO gelding ships in fresh off a gutsy score against N/W of 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside for David Yarock 

  

RACE 2  

4-Sgt Molly Pitcher – Launched a brief late bid for the lead when last seen here on 12-1, returns to face a bit cheaper, draws well with speed & owns 12 wins this years 

  

7-Charming Hill – Very tough to go against this mare who has quickly turned it around to go two-for-two here, just a fifth off her lifetime mark on a frosty night last week 

  

8-Feel The Darkside – Second start off the Mike Watson claim was better, a more aggressive, yet premature move to the front @ Yonkers, looks for her close from a demanding post here 

  

RACE 3 

4-Codias On The Move - Gelding gets a thumbs up for his solid rally to hit the board in his Big M debut last week, draws well to stalk the speed with the track’s hottest driver 

  

7-Landonfitz – Forced wide from the same post to grab a minor share last week, season’s best 1:54.4 here, banks on pace & trip 

  

2-Prince Of Minto – May be over his breaking issues, for his second start off the bench he plummets to the bottom condition level & lands inside 

  

RACE 4 

1-City Pie – Brett Miller positioned him perfectly second over & failed to deliver the knockout punch, just missed the previous start despite a tougher trip, gets a chance to atone from the rail 

  

6-Dr C’s Z Tam – Rates strong consideration off a tough neck loss with pace at both ends with Anthony Napolitano, iron-like 11YO is a stalking threat 

  

3-Danish Diligence – Only one for 30 in 2017 a major knock, but this gelding has been rounding into top form, arrives fresh off a game effort & narrow loss with an inside draw 

  

RACE 5 

8-Dune Dude – Owns a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, makes his third start off a sick scratch, gets another shot at this reduced level & just needs the right pace set up from post eight again 

  

5-Invictus Hanover – Draws an ideal midpack post off a solid third in his return to this oval where he took a mark of 1:51.3 in 2016, consistent sort has license to move forward  

  

1-Buckle Up – Has to garner strong attention fresh off last week’s dominant score at even money, moves inside for the logical step up in class 

  

RACE 6 

3-Walks Of Life – 1:51.2 winner here in 2017 went two-for-two off the Fusco claim & blew them away last week despite missing five months, rewarded with an inside post in another highly competitive G Notes Final 

  

5-Esprit De Kayjay N – 13YO warhorse & winning machine reeled off his sixth in a row in dominant style last week, versatile gelding with impressive numbers on his toes & may be tough to stop simply because of his sheer will to win 

  

9-May I Cruise West – A first leg upsetter rallied from post eight that night, then shuffled & shook loose late behind the raging Walks Of Life last week, might be the fastest closer in here, but post nine is a hindrance 

  

RACE 7 

10-Yankee Artillery – Constant threat against $10,000 claimers @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, claimed by Michael Russo & that may be enough to overcome post ten 

  

2-Ohoka Texas N – Only one for 33 in 2017, yet his last effort to hit the board @ Harrah Philadelphia encouraging, 10Yo draws inside a field begging to beaten  

  

6-Terror Of The Nite – Has to be included on tickets, but his one for 30 record this season in a major concern, had his own way last week & couldn’t hold on as the beaten favorite 

  

RACE 8 

7-Tempster Hanover – Draws another tough post, yet drops to the rock bottom rung here after struggling from at Yonkers, note the barn change & back class, plus the addition of Anthony Napolitano  

  

3-Major Buddy A – Used very hard from post seven in a :27.4 second quarter in his Big m debut last week, took a mark of 1:50.1 here in 2016, draws better off the needed acclimating mile 

  

4-Medoland Jate – 1:49.4 mark here in 2016, makes his second start in over a year for a very productive barn & draws much better in a soft bottom level condition 

  

RACE 9 

2-Roadshow Vic – Moves inside fresh off a much improved effort with the drop in claiming price, strong in the win column, acclimated now, a patient stalking trip may pay off 

  

8-Justsingalong – Unleashed a wide menacing bid that came up a nose shy at 56-1 in his Big M debut, looks for a similar effort from another tough post off that excellent acclimating mile 

  

1A-Neymar – 0 for 11 this season, but knocking on the door in his last three @ Saratoga, draws outside with solid stablemate who also arrives in top form 

  

RACE 10 

3-Cherry Bliss – Yonkers invader just two for her last 50, yet the class & post relief & addition of Anthony Napolitano make her a consideration in this wide-open finale 

  

1-Gimme Some Lovin – Hit the board in her last two @ Yonkers against much tougher N/W 4, lands the pole in a field ripe for the taking 

  

8-Purity – Mare with back class brushed to the front through modest fractions & faded to fourth on a frigid night, her previous rally & narrow loss indicates a return to form 

  

  

  

  

  

  



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