Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:07 PM


3-Gunslinger Hill – Brother to Richard Z Tam, 1:50.1 [$377,874), second dam is the great Worldly Beauty, lived up to the even money hype & rallied from a tough spot to win his opener @ Pocono & draws well for Pelling


4-J K Fielding – Continues to find his best stride, rebounded to grind gamely & held third behind standout Art Dancer last week, draws better to keep it going

2-Luck N Roll – PA shipper has flashed some speed in just two starts, impossible trip from post eight @ Pocono last out, could surprise & step up with a good start from an inside draw here



5-Western Joe – Joe has been the star of the Preferred show this season, was able to dictate his terms & barely outsprinted by a giant Bettor’s Edge last week, 4YO a big threat to turn the tables


6-Bettor’s Edge – Ultra classy warhorse simply steamrolled past Western Joe in a keen display of guts last week, renews the rivalry with more of his effective off-the-pace tactics


3-Durant – Trainer Robert Lounsbury believes he can go in 1:48 at some point, has been on a long form spree, on the board in eight of nine this season, a strong third last week, needs a bit more



8-Man Of Muscle – Winner here last season around this time returns fresh off a solid third @ Yonkers on Tuesday, tries to end his 2018 skid with a rally from a tough post


6-Stitch In Time – Dropped back down to this level, called the shots & just missed to the favorite Triumphant’s Chip, Big M lover a major contender again in current form


3-Majestic Sunset – Offered some improved late trot at more than 60-1 last week, likes this track & his lone win this season came from the same inside post



5-Heavenly Sound – This colt kicked off his 3YO campaign with a sterling rally from post ten, then just missed again with sharp speed, continues to improve in an intriguing match up


2-Art Dancer – Sat a perfect two-hole trip behind Yo Apollo Creed & drew off to take his 3YO debut & easily go two-for-two, rewarded with a better post with some bigger fish to fry


1-JK Wildfire – Somebeachsomewhere colt now in the Pelling barn held on to break his maiden in his sophomore debut @ Pocono with a :27.2, lands the pole alongside the one to beat



1-Maroma Beach – Sat the pocket in a fast pace & surged late a head shy of the favorite Dorel two weeks ago, Burke trainee makes his second start off the bench on Lasix from the rail


2-Mike’s Z Tam – Followed up his tightener in the Preferred with a narrow loss up the cones last week, beaten favorite even sharper now, Grand Circuit winner at three drops a notch & lands post two again


7-Mr Euroman N – Forced to angle out of stretch traffic & was raging late with a much improved kick last week, tougher post, but this 1:50 winner here this season gets some class relief



1-Griffon Hanover – Has finished strong in all four starts since coming back this season, pace compromised & too far back last week, moves inside to set up another solid rally


5-Sunfire Blue Chip – Fought off a challenge & toyed with them in his comeback two weeks ago for Team Takter, classy 2013 Adios champion steps up to face a sharper field


2-Sams Triple Crown – Capitalized on his current form & was able to dictate his terms with a class drop last week, steps back up & draws inside to either stalk the speed or cut it again



1-Starznheaven – Preferred class winner here this season returns fresh off a rousing score @ Pocono for Team Burke & entrymate Enoch seems to be on his game as well


4-All Week – 9YO gelding has caught fire, came right back off a wire-to-wire win with a eye-catching first over repeat, while beating a very good field, continues on the rise


3-Americanprimetime – Capped off 2017 with a convincing score here, his 11th of the season, freshened & qualified with plenty of vigor & will try to match strides with the sharp ones



4-More Dragon – Dropped to this bottom level for his third start off the bench & romped to a new mark of 1:50.3, draws a better after breezing in the fastest division


9-All It Takes – Team Burke trainee simply grinded out a hard-fought mild upset last week, draws the same outside post & will rely on some luck & his big late kick


7-Rooster Rabbit – Got away with a :57 half & held off a hard-charging onslaught to win his split as the heavy favorite, just missed with a furious rally before that & remains at the bottom rung



2-Talent Soup – 1:48.4 winner here in the slop & Pace finalist last Summer, clearly needed his first start in five months, draws inside again to build on that in a field of question marks


1-National Seelster – Flashed more late vigor in his second start off the bench, drops a notch, lands the rail & faces a suspect crew


8-Jacksrluckytoo – Badly beaten favorite has lacked his usual energy in his last three, the class drop & right pace target may get him back in the groove



1-Dull Roar – 8YO gelding has thrived here in the past, improved effort @ Pocono two starts back a positive sign, gets some class & post relief, while facing a camera-shy bunch


4-Calvin B – Has used some recent class relief to regain his form, chased a revved up Barimah A last week & looks poised to step back up from a better post


8-Santiago Style – That was some turnaround rally to upset two weeks ago, followed up with an even bigger late charge to just miss by a nose, one to fear within striking range



1-Perfectly Close – Beat these wire-to-wire back on January 20 for his lone win of 2018, been struggling against tougher N/W 6 @ Yonkers & returns with the rail


5-Drunken Terror – Draws better off a big grinding effort from post eight last week, could easily see him taking charge & at the very least being forwardly placed in his current form


2-Spaghetti Eddie – Forced to grind first over for the third straight trip & held third last week, 11-time winner last year draws inside again & due for a better trip








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