Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:32 PM


1-Sword Ofthe Spirit – Just one for 20 this season, but made a quick adjustment to the Big M with a late surge two starts back, then shuffled & blocked in a G Notes Final, might be worth a swing with a smooth trip likely from the rail


6-Windsong Jack – 1:51.1 winner here this season & twice beaten favorite, makes his second start for Team Burke & owns some back class


10-Joe’s Bid – Badly beaten favorite never got involved, but it was his first start in five months, tough draw here, but he was tackling better earlier this year



6-Cheyenne Reider – Overcame another outside post with another lively effort for hot connections, look for his back class to continue resurfacing in a competitive final


3-Show Me Up – Suddenly rocketed out of there & went right down the road with his season’s best in the slop last week, another classy veteran draws an improved post fresh off the claim


4-Medoland Jate – Simply steamrolled first over & certainly lived up to heavy favoritism with the best mile of his year so far & draws well for a raging barn



5-Seven Hills – Undefeated Muscle Hill colt cruised in all four starts, including a pair of easy divisions here, talented & versatile & logically stands out


4-Divine Spirit – Dam is a sister to Housethatruthbuilt, 1:52.4 [$1,164,931], went two-for-two here off a sick scratch, Father Patrick gelding draws well for Brett Pelling


2-Galixton – Dam is a sister to Father Patrick & Pastor Stephen, Trixton colt leads the Ake Svanstedt quartet, runner up to Seven Hills two starts back, stalking threat from an improved post



1-Bushwacker – Badly beaten favorite sat last & flashed some late pace in the slop last week, makes his third start in almost a year, gets class & post relief & has the class to atone 


6-Sams Triple Crown – 4YO with a mark of 1:49.1 here this season left in the wake of a 1:49.2 Check Six two starts back, returns in an easier class with a strong number in the win column


3-Burkentine Hanover – Blew away weaker when he switched to Team Burke two starts back, then stepped up to this level & hit the board after a slow start from post ten, finally moves inside



1-Can’t Touch It – Consistent Cantab Hall filly for Team Takter took full advantage of a perfect trip last week & has a big chance to stalk the speeds from the rail


4-Global Pageant – Steady Toscano trainee rallied solidly for those two seconds in Grand Circuit action @ The Red Mile & controlled both of her divisions here, versatile filly draws better & leads the Team Toscano trio


2-Jezzy’s Legacy – Was able to seize an easy lead when two of the other favorites broke & stole away to an uncontested, yet confidence-boosting win, there was more in the tank & now her luck continues with the same inside post 



6-Mcthriller – Rebounded off breaks in two consecutive starts & stormed home to just miss in the slop last week, now drops off that nice acclimating mile & makes his second start for his new barn


7-Bullet Bob – Ships in off some tightening miles in the Freehold Preferred, owns plenty of back class & winning experience here


8-Sportsmanship – Returns here fresh off a decisive score @ Yonkers on Tuesday, draws a demanding post, but faces an easier class this time



5-Michelon’s Filly – Uncorked two vicious rallies to win back-to-back divisions here, the latest overcoming a slow :58.1 half, one of many first crop Captains tearing it up


8-Odds On St Lucie – Another filly who came to life with two straight wins here, a Tony Alagna pupil from the first crop of Sweet Lou doing it with speed, has the talent to overcome post 8


3-Darn Tootn Hanover – Right there in all three divisions here using a steady, stalking style & unleashing a sharp late kick, draws inside again hoping they mix it up going for the big money



3-Dragon Time – 3YO has been racing well, while burning cash @ Mohawk, arrives in the Burke barn, seems to match up well with these & can stalk the speed from an inside post


1-Ocean Colony – 4YO switches to Richard Johnson fresh off a sharp narrow loss from post eight @ Harrah’s Philly, look for him to be forwardly placed from the rail in this competitive match up


7-Bill’s Fella – Gregg McNair went two-for-two here last Saturday, this gelding acclimated immediately with a rousing rally off cover & 16-1 upset, threat repeat with the right set up



3-Mac’s Power – Jeff Snyder homebred was able to rate a :57.3 half & fought off a fierce late bid by Century Ferrari in :26.3, this talented colt is a very dangerous prospect if able to take control from another inside post


7-Melanie’s Tedy – That was a visually impressive win in his Big M debut, then when heavily favored he was barely outsprinted in :26.4 in a photo with Waterway & Cub Fan, one to fear despite a more challenging post


1-Century Ferrari – Hasn’t won yet, but twice just missed to Mac’s Power with high-powered sprints, sets up another stalking trip with more spice expected in this highly-competitive final



5-Dash Of Danger – Dropped to this level & was worthy of consideration off his sharp rally for third two starts back, have to forgive the miscue in the slop & simply can’t ignore


4-Ghost Pine – 1:49.4 performer here this season shows a solid second @ Yonkers two starts back & escalating form, lands in a cozy spot facing a field of question marks


9-Jacksrluckytoo – Team Harmon stalwart lands outside again, but makes his second start off a sick scratch & we all know he’s a major horse-for-the-course with a big late move



2-Galactic Galleon N – Only three for his last 64, but has been facing much tougher in NY, coming around after a recent sick scratch & draws inside a soft G Notes split


8-Tarport Andy – Ships in fresh off a career best equaling blowout @ Vernon Downs, draws a difficult post, yet any semblance of that 1:51.4 effort puts him in play in this wide-open division


4-Nobles Finesse – You can take the fresh angle with this noteworthy horse-for-the-course, took a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, twice qualified with vigor & draws well






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