Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:00 PM

RACE 1

1-Code Word – Squandered a perfect second over trip, yet did race better & was chasing a revived Spanish Art, draws the rail again with plenty of back class

 

6-Abbeylara – Kicked home to repeat & win a G Note Final two starts back, a solid second last week, consistent gelding looks like the one to fear the most here

 

2-Dancing Rusty – Beaten heavy favorite got parked first over & settled for minor spoils, 11YO was reclaimed & draws inside to set up a stalking trip

 

RACE 2

3-Rebel Rouser – Easily made it two-for-two here with Gingras with another rousing score & new mark of 1:52.3 & draws well for the deserving step up

 

9-Declan Seelster – Lightly-raced 4YO has raced well in all three starts here, just missed from post ten two starts back & looms large despite another outside draw

 

2-Speed To Market – Showed good speed from post ten last out, moves all the way inside, coming around since the early November sick scratch & possible price play

 

RACE 3

9-Bettor’s Western – Flashing positive signs since the sick scratch, gets his third consecutive class drop for Team Harmon & rates top billing despite post nine

 

8-Master Of Puppets – Rallied to hit the board in both starts since the sick scratch, draws a demanding post, but gets some class relief here

 

4-Webmaster Hanover – No factor in both starts here against N/W 4 stock, class relief & inside draw, plus second time Lasix could spell wake up

 

RACE 4

5-Odds On Lauderdale – Tripped out in the slop to be a dominant winner in his second start off the bench, 1:49.1 performer here last season is fresh & hot for Tony Alagna

 

1-Incredible Shark – Hammered down to 9-5 favorite & delivered with a first over crush, another Jeff Cullipher trainee regaining top form & moves inside

 

7-Winning Linc – Capitalized on patient Andy Miller handling to prevail by a nose last week, looking to step up from a tougher post for Big Dee’s Tack Trainer of the Week Richard Johnson

 

RACE 5

3-CC Big Boy Sam – Just missed with a game first over effort in the slop last week, drops back down to the level of the claim & his luck continues with another inside draw

 

7-Cheyenne Reider – Stormed home from an impossible spot last week, rallied to beat $10,000 types before that, looks like he’ll have ample speed to shoot at in this competitive field

 

9-Four Staces – Regained his winning form by exploding home fresh off the claim by Team Fusco, has a chance to duplicate that post nine score with the right set up

 

RACE 6

4-Joe’s Bid – Took full advantage of a drop to the bottom condition & romped in the slop last week, draws better here to handle the double class hike off that big mile

 

6-Electric Western – Grinded gamely & settled for minor spoils last week in a useful acclimating 

mile, previous efforts were solid & this is a soft field he can thrive in

 

3-Redonkulous – Hasn’t made much headway in his last two at this level since the decisive score in the slop on 12-20, but the improved post gives him a chance to be more forwardly placed

 

RACE 7

6-K Ryan Bluechip – Exploded off a fast pace to upset last week’s Preferred, in peak form for a raging barn & just needs the right set up to blow by again

 

7-Geez Joe – We haven’t seen Joe since the loss on 12-22, was reeling off some scintillating miles before that, including a pair of sub 1:49 efforts, still a major threat despite the layoff

 

5-Starznheaven – Blasted home from way back to just miss to K Ryan Bluechip in last week’s Preferred, 15-time winner in 2018 looms large within striking range

 

RACE 8

1-Dull Roar – Nothing wrong with the way he’s raced while hitting the board in his last three, getting class & post relief here & has a chance to trip out in a field with no standouts

 

5-Whittaker N – NZ bred picked up his first US win with a slick drive by Eric Carlson last week, steps up for his second start @ The Big M & may be up to it

 

7-Bushwacker – Steady gelding keeps knocking on the door, nosed out with a gutsy effort on the lead last week, class of this field is a major threat despite a more demanding post

 

RACE 9

8-Rough Odds – Drops a notch off two impossible trips since the sick scratch, owns a big kick & could surprise this lackluster field with the right set up

 

2-Siskel – Was forced to grind first over in the slop last week, now drops further & draws inside again for his third try off the bench & doesn’t face much

 

1-Tie Your Shoe Ed – Showed positive signs while finishing fourth all four times here last month, class & post relief & potential for a stalking trip makes him a player in this match up

 

RACE 10

9-Monty’s Play – Made it three in a row when he unleashed a career best 1:50.4 in his Big M debut, returns to the mile track with that impressive performance on view

 

1-Surfing Tide – Lightly-raced 4YO rallied to go two-for-two off the bench, draws the rail again with loads of upside & trip potential

 

7-Wise Image – Has been on a long form for Team Harmon, set the pace from a similar post & settled for second in the slop last week, may be the one to gun down again 

 

RACE 11

5-Pretty Boy Hill – Got parked in the slop last week, gets another shot at this reduced level after two acclimating miles hasn’t got much to contend with

 

7-So Take That – 1:50.2 performer here last season rallied to hit the board in three of his last four, his latest a third to the classy Limelight Beach, that effort makes him a threat in this light match up

 

2-Bright Future – Returns to the mile track where he was a runner up to runaway That’s My Opinion when favored two starts back & finally draws inside

 

RACE 12

5-Ocean Colony – Just missed to stablemate Winning Linc in a blanket photo last week, now gets class & post relief for a barn on a roll

 

2-Barimah A – Was dropping the right hints & just missed with pace at both ends last week, 1:49.1 winner here in 2018 continues to rate highly from an improved post

 

1-Bilbo Hanover – Looked like he was trending in the right direction, but had no chance after slow starts in his last two, moves inside in sharp form & owns his share of back class

 

RACE 13

9-Obscene Blue Chip – Runner up to revved up Itsnoproblemman last week, racing well right now for a high percentage barn & gate speed puts him in play & has a chance to turn the tables

 

7-Itsnoproblemman – Came right back to score decisively & equaled his mark of 1:51.2 in the slop on the step up in class, the post is more demanding, but this a different horse since the claim

 

5-Bay Rum – Tripped out & settled for a win deadheat last week, fresh claim can maintain his current form spree from an ideal midpack post

 

RACE 14

7-David The Saint – Runner up to the raging Itsnoproblemman two starts back, then got parked first again as the beaten favorite, coming around since the recent sick scratch

 

4-Ideal Candidate – 11-time winner in 2018 & red-hot at the $7,500 level, reclaimed by Danielle Dailey off another win last week & draws better to step up in price

 

3-Magnum Mike – Was all the rage here before the miscue two starts back, then didn’t have his familiar big kick in the slop last week, chance to regroup on the price drop

 

 

 



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