Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:18 PM

RACE 1

1-Gold Medal Swan – Just missed with a nice late surge from post eight against N/W $8,500 stock two starts back, a threat with any semblance of that effort from the rail here

 

4-Danish Durango – Another horse-for-the-course with a mark of 1:52 here, favored in his last three, looks to rebound off a rare break with another inside draw

 

3-Keenan – 10YO owns tons of back class & record of success here, regained his winning edge @ Freehold & draws inside to be forwardly placed

 

RACE 2

6-Melady’s Monet – Open Handicap star in NY looking to rebound off a couple of tough trips @ Yonkers, beat Gural Hanover in mid December in NY, can appreciate the mile track with tactical speed & stamina

 

1A-Gural Hanover – Wired the feature from post eight back on 12-2, regrouped off a rare miscue & freshened with a sparkling 1:53 qualifier & heads a strong entry, his stablemate Opulent Yankee hasn’t raced in 35 days

 

5-LMC Mass Gem – Promising 4YO on a form spree in the upper echelons @ Yonkers, changed barns to Dylan Davis & promptly romped to a new mark of 1:53.3 @ Dover Downs

 

RACE 3

7-Presidente Zette – Rallied to a maiden-breaking upset three starts back, then twice a solid runner up to a pair of good ones, draws a challenging post, but stands out in a soft field

 

4-Lady Ram - $5,000 yearling finished a solid second in her debut here three weeks ago for Team Burke & lands in a prime spot to continue ramping it up

 

10-Activist – $100,000 Credit Winner colt flashed some talent at two, now with Team Orange Crush, only his sixth career start, solid qualifier, could make some noise despite post 10

 

RACE 4

7-Rockin Praline – Started her year off on quite a roll @ Hawthorne, 4YO with strong numbers ships into the Nick Surick barn, 19-day gap to consider, yet worth a swing in this puzzling affair

 

5-Sunday Afternoon – 3YO filly won her way into N/W 4 @ Yonkers where she comes off a solid third, recent Pat Lachance acquisition with license to improve

 

10-Julio’s Girl – Her Monticello success translated into a new lifetime mark in the slop with a perfect trip in her Big M debut, will need more of her gate speed to overcome post 10

 

RACE 5

2-Pilgrim’s Tide – Solid runner up against N/W $5,000 two starts back, was severely pace compromised in the slop from post eight last time, gets another big chance at the bottom level from an improved post

 

6-Mistress Valentine – Beaten favorite set a decent pace & gave in the slop despite a double class drop, recent claim has the class & can rebound with an ideal stalking trip

 

5-Wonder Buns – She’s been on the board in three of her last four, shook loose late out of a shuffle last out, figures to get away well from a mid-pack draw

 

RACE 6

8-Ameliosi – Has come back to win her first two starts as a 5YO & lowered her mark to 1:54.3 @ Dover Downs, tough post, but picks up Gingras & has lots of upside

 

2-Ashes Cash – Winless so far this season, but his closing kick has placed him on the board in five of six, pace compromised in several, chance to luck into the right set up from post two again

 

5-Limerence – Gelding tangling with tougher N/W 8 @ Yonkers, recent barn change, popped out & won the Big M qualifier with a -2 variant, 4YO with a chance to improve

 

RACE 7

3-OK Heavenly – Beaten favorite failed to take advantage of post two & was flying late with no chance, draws inside the serious rivals & needs to push off within closer range

 

10-Monica Gallagher – Burke trainee is one of the hottest horses here this Winter, winning three of her last four, gamely held off the heavy favorite Shartin N in the blizzard three weeks ago, always a threat despite the outside draw

 

9-Keystone Riptide – Followed up a game score two starts back with another solid effort from post 10, look for her to fire out again to set up a stalking attack

 

RACE 8

3-Iron Mine Johnny – Followed DW’s Revenge, rallied with him & just missed after winning two in a row, improving 4YO on a roll sets up another late charge from an inside draw

 

4-DW’s Revenge – Was airborne from the back & outsprinted Iron Mine Johnny in a sharp :27.3, third start off the bench from a better post for this recent Burke acquisition

 

6-Scirocco Jacob – Came right back off the lifetime best 1:53.4 two starts back with another game speed try in the mud & draws an improved post in a very competitive match up

 

RACE 9

2-Not Before Eight – This mare has a strong history here, was motoring late into a solid :55.3 back half in a much needed start & draws better in a wide-open field

 

7-Whiskersonkittens – Fired out from post nine, forced to angle to the outside & outsprinted fourth last out, drops again & may be poised in her fourth start off the bench

 

8-Blush Hanover – Stepped up & put forth another strong runner up finish with a perfect second over trip, this Linda Toscano trainee appears on the verge

 

RACE 10

6-Iron Dome – Was flashing some speedy final quarters before the recent sick scratch, third behind Noble Prize in that blizzard two weeks ago & figures to be even better

 

1-Noble Prize – So many horses were slipping n sliding in the snow on 2-17, this recent Burke acquisition managed a solid second off a lifetime best blowout & lands post two again

 

3-Pricelesspossesion – Steady, stalking type mare rallied to hit the board in her first start here in the slop last out, only three for 35, but draws inside again to build on that needed start

 

RACE 11

2-Mr Lover – Knocking on the door in his last two against these, has a chance to set up his preferred stalking trip from post two after tightening up with four starts on the comeback trail, now reunited with Gingras

 

7-Stitch In Time – Parked first over in his last two, runner up to a raging Misslarose before that, has tumbled down the class ladder & long overdue

 

10-Caulfield – Beaten heavy favorite just missed with a solid effort in the slop last outm gets an the shot at the bottom level for Team Harmon, but deals with post 10

 

RACE 12

5-Misslarose – Burke trainee was all the rage reeling off three in a row before getting parked in the slop last week, has displayed enough talent & speed to dominate

 

4-The Last Chapter – NYSS graduate makes his 4YO debut after a strong qualifier without trotting hopples, may be ready to take control & steal this one

 

2-Majestic Sunset – Gelding loves this track, rallied to beat bottom level types as the favorite two starts back before an excusable break in the snow storm on 2-17, draws better to rebound

 

RACE 13

4-Rocknroll Wildcats – Burke trainee has dropped all the way down to the bottom rung, fresh off a positive display of speed from post eight & faces a camera-shy bunch

 

6-David’s Dream – Gelding loves the long stretch here, too far back recently, gets another chance at a highly suspect lowest level field

 

9-Lodi Machette Man – Has raced well to hit the board in both starts here, the latest from post 10, acclimated now, drops back down to the basement & looms large despite post nine

 

 

 

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