Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:43 PM


7-Guess Who’s Back – 1:52.4 NJSS winner here at three, has been coming around @ Saratoga, fresh off a narrow loss from post seven there


10-Doc’s Boy – 4YO gelding seems to be trending on the verge, just missed as the beaten favorite, moves all the way outside, yet remains a serious contender


3-Whatnblazes – Finishes an improved fourth off the sick scratch, changed barns recently, draws better, but needs to overcome the one for his last 53 stigma


7-Receivership – Fresh face & barn change to Team Bongiorno, won the qualifier here with a nice late burst, any semblance of that blitzes these


4-Brickyard King – Lightly-raced gelding solidly progressed to N/W of 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, stalking type draws well to play an opportunist role here


5-Miss Olivia Mae – Just one for 19, but in her latest effort here she was a strong runner up to standout Iron Dome, filly has a chance to keep it going for a reputable barn



8-Monica Gallagher – Burke trainee left alertly, was shuffled & didn’t shake loose until way too late in a crisp :27.2, tougher draw, but was chasing N/W of 5 before that & tackles fillies only off that solid acclimating mile


3-Don’t Stop Believin – Bongiorno-tuned filly sports an eight for 11 record, beat N/W of 4 @ Yonkers back-to-back before the sick scratch & parked out trip @ Saratoga, gets Jim Marohn, Jr. & draws inside to face a competitive match up


1-Blue Grotto – Brittany Farms bred 2YO with plenty of upside, lands the rail again fresh off an easy win over an off track & commands strong attention



1-Where To Hanover – Just three for 31 in 2017, but gets significant class relief & finally draws inside & lands in a field begging to be beaten


3-Shady Mccoy – 1:53.2 winner here this season a distant runner up to big favorite Bee In Charge from post nine, improved post affords another stalking trip


10-Heightend Scrutiny – Lived up to the tote action, controlled the pace & held on in his debut here for his new barn, factor off that win despite a bump up in class & post ten



4-High Glider – Rallied to score by a nose against N/W of 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, colt with upside for a high percentage barn draws well in a field of question marks


8-Signal Hill – Flashed much more late punch by winning his second qualifier for Team Alagna, dam is a sister to Glidemaster, demanding post, but a lightly-raced colt with a future


3-Future Secured – Filly continued to pick up shares when elevated to N/W of 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well with a chance to atone for her dull effort here two starts back



2-Every Intention – Rallied from tough posts in both starts in a G Notes series since the claim, inside draw affords speed & retains Anthony Napolitano


10-All It Takes – Lightly-raced 3YO gelding has twice just missed here since the Team Burke acquisition, then latest in :26.4 while second by a neck to the classy Elrama N


4-Willie Boots – Willie is just two for 28 this season, but flashed some sharp late kick from a long way back last week, draws an improved post & has dropped in class



8-Di Oggi – Nosed out with a furious rally two starts back, hit the ticket with more late trot last week, improving 3YO a big threat with the right set up


9-Zooming – Twice beaten favorite flipped off cover & barely outsprinted by the pocket sitter Can Do last week, tougher post, yet remains down in class


3-Queen Adjala – Angled into traffic & was unable to extend herself fully, a huge second from post

nine before that, now drops back down & draws well for Team Harmon



3-Neon Sky N – New Zealand import was stretched out sufficiently in a solid American debut on Lasix & draws post three again to step up further


7-Jewel Lehigh A – Beaten favorite had some stretch traffic issues & got parked first over before that, drops a notch with $122,000+ in the bank this season


4-Givemeyourheart – Only two for 29 in 2017, followed up a close runner up finish @ Yonkers with a game parked out second to the impressive Bronze Over N, draws well & poised to step up



1-Montalbano Bi – Horse-for-the-course closed stoutly from a tough spot to hit the ticket last week, an admirable step up to this level, moves inside for Team Harmon & sharp enough to outkick these


4-Dressed To Impress – Left sharply & was all out after saving ground in the slop last week, this filly now gets class & post relief, a smooth trip for her is imminent


3-Quick Deal – Part of the fierce Team Harmon one-two punch in this intriguing match up was forced to grind it out last time, owns a 1:51.4 mark here & draws inside again to show speed



2-Quick Draft A – Only three for 31 this season & long overdue, ships back here into an easier class off a narrow loss in the Open @ Batavia, times her late move from an inside post


5-Shesgotthebeat – 0 for 26 in 2017, but a rallied to be a solid second in her last three, her latest here last week was her best effort in a long time & looks ready to step up in class


1-Beyonces Rockn – 10-time winner this year maintaining consistent form recently @ Saratoga, matches up well with this wide-open field with a chance to show speed from the rail



6-Fox Valley Cadet – No factor in his last two G Notes series miles, nine-time winner this season keeping sharp form before that for Team Harmon & this is a prime spot to snap a skid


3-Sandinista – Has been struggling at the $12,000 level @ Saratoga, but sports a strong number in the win column & draws a better post in a wide-open $7,500 affair


2-Forty Carrots – Always tough to gauge the Saratoga-Meadowlands transition, fresh claim by a high percentage barn shows solid form & draws inside a light field



5-Raise The Curtain – Was simply overmatched as well as trip compromised in his last two, drops two notches, reunited with Joe Bongiorno & owns a decent late kick


9-Lauderdale – Classy horse-for-the-course capitalized on a perfect second over trip to score an overdue win, steps up in class & draws a tougher post, yet remains a consideration


6-Prime Power N – New Zealand-bred gelding is the mystery factor with a chance to improve off the solid third in his first race here



4-Escape Again – Broke her maiden at first asking, then locked wheels on the far turn while launching a late move chasing favorite Blue Grotto, 2YO lands in a prime spot to break through


1-Hepburn Hanover – Note her persistence to twice rally for third @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, continues to improve from the rail in a light match up here


7-Honor And Obey – Scores points for her strong rally to hit the board in her first start here, only one for 24, yet can threaten this group with the right set up



1-Keystone Wanda – Anything Team Bongiorno sends here has to be closely considered, beaten favorite faded badly after rating the pace @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops again with plenty of back class on view & lands the pole in a wide-open finale


2-Melanies Sharkette – Gutsy winner two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia drops a notch & draws inside for Team Burke with nine tallies in the win column this season


3-Lucky Player – Tough to gauge a Yonkers shipper, this one dropping from N/W of 6 for the always dangerous Team Harmon, chance to assert herself spark her form



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