Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:41 AM

RACE 1

4-Thor De Vie – Made a sharp transition to trainer Ed Hart & adapted nicely in his Big M debut with a solid second to an easy trip-sitting winner, poised to step up off that needed start

 

2-Life Happened – You’ve got to like this Art Major colt’s consistency, gives his barn a great chance to snap an 0 for 18 skid from an inside post

 

5-American Vision – Just missed in his 3YO debut, then was allowed to cruised off a soft :57.1 half, confident Nifty Norman-tuned gelding poised to show more

 

RACE 2

5-KJ’s Justine – Lightly-raced 3YO turned things around to win her second qualifier with a perfect trip, Toscano trainee with obvious upside in a wide-open field

 

3-Classy Chris – Dam is a sister to Bettor’s Delight, Roll With Joe & No Pan Intended, seems to have found her best stride in her last two, back on the mile track with a one for 22 record

 

2-Parkavenuejulieann – Another steady, consistent Blake MacIntosh trainee, yet just one for 12, full out with a rail ride last week, bank on her to be in a stalking spot from post two

 

RACE 3

1-Fly On – Stakes player at three for Team Orange Crush just missed in his 4YO debut here, then flashed speed at both ends two weeks ago, big threat in third start off the bench from the rail

 

3-New Jersey Viking – Launched a striking late bid & held third in his second start off the bench, huge threat from same inside post

 

2-Broadway Donna – Classy Dan Patch Award winner chased HOY Hannelore Hanover in both qualifiers, draws inside & in line for a nice trip

 

RACE 4

4-Babes Dig Me – A solid second to a big favorite This Is The Plan in PASS in his 3YO debut, Tony Alagna trainee stands out in this division

 

7-Street Boy – Just missed by a nose as the beaten favorite on Tuesday @ Pocono, second to This Is The Plan before that, this gelding on his game now

 

1-California Cruisin – Fired off two straight seconds before the wheels fell off on 4-27, regrouped with an okay qualifier & lands the rail for the Crocodile Man 

 

RACE 5

4-Heavenly Sound – 1:50.4 winner here back on 3-31 equaled that mark in the Weiss Series @ Pocono, off a tough trip in that final, draws well for his return to the mile track 

 

6-Rootin Tootin – 1:51.2 winner & strong in the win column @ two, offered a solid rally to hit the board in his 3YO debut last week & gets a big chance in a question mark field

 

1-Sporting Chance – 1:51.3 mark from post 11 last Fall in Lexington, flashed a :25.4 in his first qualifier, Tony Alagna trainee lands the rail & deserves a long look

 

RACE 6

8-Santiago Style – This gelding has developed into a repeatedly dangerous closer, followed up a 1:49.3 career best with a wicked second in :25.2 on the rise in class, simply can’t ignore

 

3-Iwillmakeyousaywow – Parlayed an easy, overdue, confident-building win into a perfect trip new mark of 1:49.3 in a G Notes Final & draws inside a mixed bag field

 

6-P H Kenny – 0 for 35 in 2017, yet has caught fire winning with back-to-back lifetime marks of 1:52.3, the latest in his first start for trainer Andrew Harris, rates contender status

 

RACE 7

1-Brigadierbronski A – Bounced back off a sick scratch with a cruise-control first US win last week, takes the double jump from the rail with high-end potential

 

7-Xpert Bayama – Recent Burke acquisition fresh off a wire-to-wire 1:52 from post nine against N/W 6 @ Pocono, matches up well in an intriguing field

 

5-Quality Bud – 5YO suddenly caught fire this spring winning three of his last five, rallied for another upset in a career best 1:50.3 last week, faces a serious test here

 

RACE 8

8-Commentariat – Improving 4YO has stepped up his game in his last three, converted a perfect cover trip into a new mark of 1:51.1 @ Harrah’s Philly, banks on a hot pace here

 

1-Ballerat Boomerang – Ships in & lands the rail on a form spree for Nick Surick, stalking threat fresh off two narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philly & seems to match up well class wise

 

4-Jupiter Johnny – Only one for 14 this season, but just equaled his lifetime mark of 1:53 & consistently close @ Pocono, draws inside with a chance to crank it up on the mile track

 

RACE 9

6-Sand Artist – Beaten favorite just missed in a furious :26 sprint fresh off a narrow loss in her 3YO debut, has a big chance to break through here

 

3-Come Get The Cash – Runner up in his first start here was severely pace compromised from post eight last week, moves inside with a sharp late move in her arsenal

 

7-Painted Lady – Took her mark of 1:53.2 here with an eye-catching :26.3 on 4-13, returns to the mile track fresh off a solid second @ Yonkers

 

RACE 10

6-Waikiki Beach A – Did nothing in the Levy & wasn’t heard from in the Whata Baron here, showed some improvement back in NY, this class drop is significant enough

 

7-Big Stretch Mark – That was some wake up mile last week when he just missed with pace at both ends, 1:50.3 winner here this season remains at the same reduced level 

 

5-Allblack Stride N – Badly beaten favorite got off to another terrible start, just missed with a solid surge before that @ Harrah’s Philly, remains a major danger at this level

 

 



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