Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:17 PM


7-Wild Smile – Posted back-to-back close seconds as the beaten favorite the last time he dropped into this series here in early December, challenging post, yet seems in decent form & Mr. Calabrese is certainly capable


8-Fiji – Gelding has tackled tougher N/W $8,500 stock here with some success & dominated N/W $5,000 types on the engine back on 2-16, gate speed puts him in play despite the outside draw


1-Rockin Redford – Steady type picking up shares against lower condition stock recently, inline for an ideal stalking trip from the rail with the usually aggressive Roy Marohn



4-Montalbano Bi – Had a great run for previous connections & productive Winter, came right back with a pace controlling score last week, fresh Team Burke trainee has license to step up even further against a formidable target


1A-Opulent Yankee – Capitalized on a perfect two-hole trip behind stablemate Gural Hanover & inched by despite a 35-day layoff, heads a strong entry & this can actually be construed as a class drop


5-Iron Mine Johnny – An okay, nonthreatening fourth chasing Montalbano Bi in his last two, would need a stronger speed target to set up his rally, which isn’t likely 



2-Ldees Mia – Latest from a family of three six-figure winners put forth a solid second to runaway longshot Master of the Hill, promising filly draws inside to build on that inspiring effort


5-Presidente Zette – Severely pace compromised by the :58.1 half & still rallied to hit the board behind a dominant Law Of Attraction, rates contender status in this light match up


7-American Steele – Gelding makes his 3YO debut off a nondescript qualifier @ Pocono, flashed a few positive signs as a freshman & could surprise this highly suspect crew



1-Beyonces Rockn – 10-time winner with $100,000 in 2017 has been regaining form on half milers in NY, owns speed & lands the rail in a real soft field


4-Bettor N Better – Rode a two-hole off a crawling pace & faded to fifth last week, now hits rock bottom, draws well off that acclimating mile & owns her share of back class


5-Girllookatthatbody – Got stung early getting parked by a surprisingly good longshot winner, gets another chance at the bottom level for Team Buter



8-Law Of Attraction – Completely controlled & dominated his Big M debut & second start for Team Harmon, lightly-raced 4YO with enough upside & talent to handle the outside assignment


1-Delaine Hall - $85,000 son of Credit Winner won his lone qualifier with a late move for Team Burke, late blooming 3YO lands the pole & could be a good one


3-Seven Roses – Parlayed her success @ Saratoga with a solid second to Law Of Attraction, draws inside that rival with a chance to improve



8-Chapter Too – Scored with a sterling rally fresh off the bench, then grinded gamely enroute to a nose loss to the streaking Misslarose, 4YO with talent & upside facing a vulnerable bunch


1-Motown Jackpot – Finished a decent fourth behind Chapter Too in his Big M debut, 4YO continues to improve & rates highly with another inside draw


6-Tech Titan – Missed last week after a much needed start chasing the standout Misslarose, expect more in his second start as a 5YO for the reputable Ake Svanstedt



5-Windsun Glory – Invitational class mare transitions into her 5YO season for Team Burke fresh off an easy qualifier win & lands in a prime spot for her 2018 debut


7-Tica Hanover – 7 for 22 as a 3YO last year, knocking on the door with strong, speedy efforts against N/W 8 @ Yonkers, she could be dangerous if able to control the pace


4-Juxta Cowgirl – Shows a second in the Open Handicap @ Yonkers, runner up to a big favorite last week, 16-time winner last season stretches out on the mile track



7-Rossini – Classy 8YO wasn’t involved in the line up Preferred two weeks ago, reeled off two before that & figures to be a prominent player for a sharp trotting barn in this intriguing match up


1A-DW’s Revenge – Beat these with a sharp rally two starts back, then faltered on the lead as the beaten favorite, now tries to rebound from post nine in his fourth start off the bench leading the Burke-tuned entry


4-My Cherry Pie – Just missed a huge upset to Rossini on 2016, then romped in the slop, draws better to rebound off an early miscue in a wide-open field



9-Rockin Praline – Shook loose late & just missed by a nose with pace at both ends in a sparkling Big M debut, then had a broken hopple right after the start when heavily favored, chance to atone


8-The Girls Of Image – Was a hard-charging runner up in her second start as a 4YO, a major threat off that improved mile despite another outside assignment


1-Psycho Cindy – Just one for 32, but she emerged from heavy traffic with plenty of late pace, makes her second start off the bench from the rail



4-Rose Run Quickly – Rallied from tenth & last to hit the board from post ten, draws better, trending well for his fifth start of the season & owns a win here


5-Wildflower – Took a double drop, set the pace & faded to fifth last week, gets another chance at this bottom level with a chance to stalk from a midpack post


6-Seventeen Tabs – Regressed into more breaks last week after a near miss at 39-1 two starts back, any semblance of that effort makes him a threat



3-OK Heavenly – Beaten favorite double dropped to this level, was pace compromised & just missed with a sharp late surge, draws better to atone


5-Know It All – Thought she could take advantage of the class relief & failed to menace last week, 1:51.3 winner here last season drops another notch


7-Made Of Jewels AS – Just about everything Ricky Bucci sends here seems live, this mare gets class relief off an acclimating mile, chance for her current form to sharpen up





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