Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:56 PM


7-Hot Summer Knight – Notorious Big M lover been maintaining solid recent form @ Monticello, 10 for 31 this year & loves the long stretch here


4-High Blue – Beaten favorite hit the board in his last two with a form revival since the late September lame scratch, has a big chance to keep it going here with an inside draw


2-Fox Valley Steffen – Gelding has been a fringe player @ Vernon Downs, took his mark of 1:54 here this season at age 9, draws inside to set up an ideal stalking trip



5-Gallant Man – $350,000 out of a sister to Hambo winner Muscle Massive was race timed in 1:52 @ The Red Mile before the break last out, Tony Alagna trainee lands in a real soft spot here


2-Cash Calf – Looks like this filly got her act together recently by break her maiden @ Pocono two starts back, draws well for Team Harmon & Michael Merton has been on a roll here


4-I Win Hanover – Just one for 19 this season, has been struggling on smaller tracks, added Lasix recently, has a chance to spark something in a field ripe for the taking



6-Muscle Diamond – Gutsy Vincennes winner Hambletonian Day with a mark of 1:50.1 here this season ships back fresh off back-to-back lively wins @ Pocono & rates a slight edge in class


2-Pappy Go Go – Fresh 4YO has twice simply jogged around the track without breaking a sweat, draws inside again, tests his upside against some more seasoned foes & may be up to it

4-Opulent Yankee – Veteran horse-for-the-course has a way of intimidating & controlling speed, back at the Big M in winning form for Team Orange Crush & faces some formidable foes



5-Phyllis Jean – Forced wide & landed on the fringe in her needed comeback mile, this mare owns a mark of 1:52.2 here & some back class could resurface in this soft match up


6-Icommandmyspirit – Paced a strong back half to rally for second at 32-1 in her return to the scene of her best efforts, has a big chance to continue that turnaround


7-Rosy Outlook – Tried to rally from a tough spot in slop to no avail last week, nine-time winner this season displayed plenty of speed before that, let’s see her fire out



7-Odds On Stephanie – Dropped from some Grand Circuit experience @ The Red Mile & fully exploited a softer condition here, look for the Tony Alagna trainee to tap her potential further


1-Caviart Darlin’ – $185,000 Captaintreacherous filly out of the great Darlin’s Delight took only two starts to break her maiden in 1:52 in Lexington, got parked in her debut here in the Kindergarten Classic & lands the rail again


5-Modesty – American Ideal sister to Western Fame, 1:48.4 [$961,180] almost went all the way from post seven in her first start off the bench, look for her to be forwardly placed



7-Misslarose – Team Burke trainee with a mark of 1:52.4 here this season freshened up & qualified with energy, can take charge & dispose of this highly questionable crew


8-Deep Impact – 1:53.1 winner here this year recently wired a comparable field @ Pocono, look for him to use his speed to overcome the outside draw


6-My Cherry Pie – Runner up to the raging Pappy Go Go last week, shows a couple of stalk n pop wins @ Pocono this Fall, rates contender status off those efforts



5-Cracklin Rosie – Returns to the scene of a decisive wire-to-wire 1:52 tally here on 10-13, big chance to assert herself again in a lively field


6-I’m Trigger Happy – 1:51.3 winner @ Pocono this season, third in a 1:47.3 Tattersalls last month, parked in a Breeders Crown elimination, tough to gauge off a sick scratch


4-Followthewind N – Added Lasix & went all the way in the slop in a well-controlled second US start last week, poised to step up in class from the same inside post



4-CC Big Boy Sam – Was able to clear a pedestrian :57.1 half & fought off intense pressure to repeat on the step up, in prime form Team Ginsberg & draws the same inside post


9-Glass Prince – Launched a big rally from far back & just missed in the slop last week, classy horse-of-the-course banks on a bigger speed target to shoot at


1-Ideal Romance – Just missed from post nine in his Big M debut, got parked in the slop last week, now gets a chance to rebound from the rail again



8-Mayfair Johnny B – Simply steamrolled first over enroute to a decisive 17-1 upset last week, look for him to build on that despite a tougher post


6-Pingaling – Twice beaten favorite changed barns & added trotting hopples recently, resulting in a pair of solid seconds, may take a shot at firing out & trying to take control of this wide-open affair


3-Verdi D Em – French-bred 9YO paid the price for a slow start, yet needed to acclimate, makes his second start for Team Harmon & draws well again



2-Duddie’s Lor – Won the qualifier here with a crisp :26.3 after breaking his maiden in rousing style, homebred draws inside with major upside


1-Western Exposure – Brittany Farms bred finished an even fourth in the Kindergarten Classic series, Takter trainee now has two solid starts under him & lands the rail 


3-In Rock We Trust – Benefited from patient Victor Kirby handling & came surging up the rail to take a new mark in the mud last week, rewarded with another inside post



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