Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 3:56 PM


7-Quiksilvr Bluechip – This 2YO has suddenly caught fire with two straight decisive scores in PA, faces a challenging draw, but his arrow is pointing straight up


6-Take A Wish – Rallied off a relatively slow half with a crisp :27.3 to hit the board just behind Cash Calf, this filly took a mark of 1:55.2 here this season


3-Cash Calf – Acclimated nicely with a solid runner up finish to heavily favored Gallant Man last week & draws inside again with license to improve further



9-Delightful Feather – Surprised a few with her lively career best fresh off a sick scratch + 42-day layoff, faces a tougher draw, but logically has a big chance to move up


7-Odds On Stephanie – Went from Red Mile Grand Circuit action to wiring these with authority two starts back, severely pace compromised & outsprinted last week, eligible to rebound


8-Silk Reed – Just two for 34, but can’t ignore her last three big finishes, a noteworthy :25.4 last week, will need something similar to overcome another outside draw



3-Pingaling – 4YO gelding has regained his form over his last three & since changing barns & adding trotting hopples, shuffled & rallied with trot at both ends last week, draws better & picks up Joe Lee


9-Hot Summer Knight – Picked him last week, he charged home, yet couldn’t go by the trip-sitting Fox Valley Steffen, stuck outside again, but watch out if there’s mayhem up front


2-Danish Durango – Classy ultra horse-for-the-course overcame post eight to hit the ticket last week, now moves inside & looms large



5-Yacht Week – 2YO rallied to hit the ticket in a sub-1:50 Grand Circuit event @ The Red Mile & picked up a check in the Breeders Crown elimination, lands a much softer spot here


1-R Bazingga – Newly-acquired Team Harmon trainee was pace compromised & closed into a :54.3 back half chasing big favorite Duddie’s Lor in a sparkling debut here & moves inside


9-Rolling Sea – Flashed a 1:52.1 mark here this season, returns fresh off a confidence-boosting win @ Monticello for the raging Robert Lounsbury barn & could make an impression despite the outside assignment



8-Waiting On A Woman – Classy 10YO has two needed starts since the late-summer sick scratch, tougher draw, but drops another notch


3-Downundermatter – Gelding loves this track, was freshened & qualified well, then took a tour of Yonkers, just one for 19, but lands in a cozy spot & reunited with The Buckeye


6-Hanrahan – Took a mark of 1:55.3 here in 2017, consistent form @ Vernon Downs, while repeatedly squandering perfect trips, Gingras gets the lines here & that may put him across



6-Caviart Ally – 2017 Jugette & 2018 Milton Stakes winner finished a close second in her last two Breeders Crowns, gets away from the outstanding Shartin N here


5-Darlinonthebeach – 2016 Shady Daisy winner won a TVG preliminary in 1:48.3 here last Fall & finished third in the final, only four starts this season for Nifty Norman, yet qualified with excellent speed & owns her share of class


2-Penpal – Notorious horse-for-the-course, whose last win here in late July came in the slop, returns in sharp form with a cozy inside draw



7-New Jersey Viking – Beaten favorite used pretty hard, 1:52.4 mark here this season, changes to noted trotting barn Team Harmon & gets class relief, big threat despite post eight again


4-Mayfair Johnny B – 4YO came right back with another rousing rally in :26.4 to repeat in style last week, draws better & poised to step up one more notch


8-Trolley – 1:51.4 winner here from post nine in 2017 makes his first start of the season off a couple of solid qualifiers for Team Miller & can make an immediate impression 



5-Followthewind N – Went all the way in a well-controlled effort first time Lasix, then was caught in a tough spot on the step up in class last week, fresh NZ-bred continues to acclimate


6-OK Heavenly – Draws a bit better off a no-chance mile last week & drops back down to the level of her stirring upset, look for her to be closer to the pace here


8-Delightmemphis N – Has twice hit the board with strong finishes off a sick scratch, fresh threat despite a tougher draw here



5-Bizet – Flashed some solid late trot to hit the board in his first start since late August, 3YO has a big chance to build on that nice comeback in a field full of toss outs


2-Pegasus Point – Steady 11YO posted back-to-back modest wins @ Vernon Downs this Fall, lands the rail with controlling speed in a wide-open field


1A-Verdi D Em – Has now made a couple of starts to acclimate here for Team Harmon, gets away from the red-hot Mayfair Johnny B & finds an ideal spot to spark something



7-Frog Pond Princess – Off a dull effort @ Yonkers on Tuesday, demanding draw, yet gets some class relief here & could surprise this crew


8-Hepburn Hanover – 3YO filly ships in sporting solid numbers, runner up against similar off a sick scratch, tough post, but has speed & upside in a soft finale


5-Quikstartmyheart – Chased a runaway Icommandmyspirit with a strong placing in her switch to mile track here, has a chance to duplicate that stalking strategy

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