Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:06 PM

RACE 1

4-One Fine Lady – Tripped out upsetter three starts back, bounce back with a wide move from an impossible spot last out, draws better & expecting a much improved start & trip in this vulnerable field

 

2A-Montalbano Bi – Team Harmon horse-for-the-course rallied for an overdue win two starts back, then regressed with an another early break, draws another demanding post, yet the entry appears pretty strong

 

3-Sergeant Seelster – Stayed flat, worked out a trip & put it all together two starts back, then broke again as the beaten favorite draws a bit better & reunited with The Buckeye

 

RACE 2

2-About The Benjamins – Seemed to turn a corner with a game grind for second two starts back, has a big chance to rebound from an improved post at a price

 

5-Ideal Romance – Hottest horse at this $7,500 claiming level, reclaimed by Vincent Fusco, Jr. fresh off a bounce-back win

 

4-Sea Star – Just one for 16 this season, yet turned the corner with a solid second to Ideal Romance last week & draws inside

 

RACE 3

2-Tech Titan – Stormed home from an impossible spot to hit the board in his second start for his new barn, moves inside with some back class to conjure up

 

4-Can’tcutthatthatchip – Beaten favorite grinded gamely after an acclimating mile, faced better @ Yonkers & draws an improved post to continue his positive trend

 

3-Knightofvictory – Has been hinting recently, rallied to hit the board at 80-1 last week & draws better to end a long drought

 

Race 4

3-She’s My Rock – Showed improvement to finish third two starts back, draws much better for her fourth start off the bench in a wide open field

 

7-Cheap Thrills – Just one for 24 this season, but was much better finishing second last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, expect more in her third try off a sick scratch

 

1-Lotus Seelster – Only one for 31 in 2018, but shows steady recent form in PA, draws the rail to trip out in a field ripe for the taking

 

RACE 5

1-Velocity Lana – Fresh off a gutsy win @ Yonkers, took a 1:50.1 mark her last year, drops into claimers & lands the rail again for a hot barn

 

4-Tearful Of Happy – Game winner two starts back launched a late premature move as the beaten favorite last week & draws an improved post for Team Burke

 

3-Hepburn Hanover – Has now had two starts to acclimate, draws better this week for her fourth start since a double sick scratch for the Trainer of the Week

 

RACE 6

8-Quality Bud – Encountered road trouble last week, has been coming around recently, took a 1:50.2 mark here this season & can rally with the right set up

 

3-Next Success – Has now had two starts to acclimate, drops a notch & draws well for trainer Robert Lounsbury, who’s carved out a Top 5 season this Fall

 

1-Si Semalu – Finally gets some class relief, owns some back class & draws the rail to trip out in a field begging to be beaten

 

RACE 7

3-Beast Mode – Ships in with a two for 25 record this season, but his form might’ve turned a corner last out @ Yonkers, gets class & post relief in a wide-open field

 

8-Sports Vision – Fresh off a class drop & pop with a brush n crush, switches to the bottom condition & draws a tougher post, yet remains a big factor

 

2-Dancin Hill – Only one for 33 this season, but his recent form is solid, he gets class & post relief & this field is riddled with question marks

 

RACE 8

2-Ideal Candidate – Rallied from a tough spot to just miss in a G Notes Final last week, 10-time winner this season draws inside again at the top of his form cycle

 

5-E L Dartsmyboy – Flashed some late pace from out of range last week, just a neck shy second before that, only two for 39 in 2018, but could be on the verge of an upset

 

4-Dancing Rusty – Was a hard-charging runner up two starts back, then no factor at the $10,000 level, drops back down & draws post four again

 

RACE 9

5-Lady Of Heaven – Thought she had a big chance last week & didn’t have the same late punch she had two starts back, lands in another camera-shy field to break the ice

 

1-Persuasive Hanover – Solid runner up two starts back, then shuffled last week, 0 for 21 this season, but works out an ideal trip from the rail

 

3-Our Els Dream N – 1:51.1 winner here last season, launched a very wide move last out, draws an improved post to expose this field of question marks

 

RACE 10

6-Smooth Mocha – May be the key here fresh off a wake up second to class dropper Sports Vision last week, look for more speed to secure a trip & possible upset

 

9-Abbeylara – G Notes Final winner last week draws farther out, but remains on a form spree for Nick Surick & just needs a bit of racing luck

 

10-Medoland Jate – Was red-hot coming into last week’s G Notes Final, got off to a slow starts & was not within striking range, moves outside to post ten, yet still a serious contender

 



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