Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:48 PM


1-This Is My Song – Was a much more competitive runner up in his latest start @ Freehold since switching to Team Burke & now lands the rail to exploit his class


2-All About Rusty – Was forced first over & still finished a solid second with a much better effort last week & draws inside a blank opener


5-Rock Star – Rallied for third against tougher two starts back, flashed speed & folded last week, now drops to rock bottom with past success here on view



5-Larry Karr – Larry went two-for-two here with back-to-back 1:51.1 miles in early December, Team Burke has kept him going in a positive direction


1-Rebel Rouser – Easily made it four-for-four at the Big M with a rousing post eight score last week, rewarded with the rail in a more competitive N/W 4 affair


2-Letjimmytakeover – The pick last week & scratched off a close second to the raging Monty’s Play, draws inside to set up the ideal stalking trip in a very competitive match up



2-Master Of Puppets – Flashed speed, then pace compromised in the slop last out, a solid second before that, now drops a notch & draws inside a soft $10,000 match up


8-Modern Yankee – Dropped to this bottom level & flew home to just miss in his second start off the bench, will rely on a sufficient speed set up from a tougher post here


9-Ohio Larry – Took a swing at him last week & raced well with pace at both ends off the sick scratch, expecting more of his tactical speed to overcome post nine



6-CC Big Boy – How do end up first over three weeks in a row with three different drivers?  The Big Boy held for a board spot in three of his last four & due for some better luck since the claim


8-Four Staces – Rallied stoutly from a tough spot & almost got to Spaghetti Eddie after going two-for-two off the claim, remains razor sharp since the claim & just needs to be within striking range


4-Spaghetti Eddie – Stole a :58.1 half, fought off fierce pressure from CC Big Boy Sam & held on for the upset in the slop last week, tough to go against this sharp & versatile gelding



10-Century Churchill – Sliding down the class ladder in search of an overdue win, missed a month prior to last week’s effort, sports superior final quarters, chance to overcome post ten


5-Jacksrluckytoo – Drops back down to the level of the win in 1:50 from the same post back in mid-December, notorious closer deserves strong support in this lackluster field


6-K-Lees Shakenbake – Burke trainee hasn’t raced in a month, yet continues on the comeback trail with back class & history success here, prime spot for a wake up mile



7-Dependlebury A – Left alertly from the rail & was understandably a bit short in his US debut on Lasix last week, more challenging post this time, but look for more after the acclimating mile


4-Rough Odds – Last Saturday’s Best Bet steamrolled first over to a sharp score over a deteriorating track off a narrow loss, attractive prospect draws well for the class hike


9-Spicebomb – Put together a crisp :55.3 back half & stormed home for the mild upset in his second start off the bench, 1:50.1 winner here in 2018 steps up in class & needs a similar effort



3-Rock The Nite – That was an impressive romp over Odds On Lauderdale two starts back, needed a bit more late punch in last week’s Preferred, draws inside to set up another stalking trip


7-K Ryan Bluechip – Rolled off cover & shot home in a torrid :26.4 to just miss last week, Preferred class winner on 1-5 remains on a form spree for Virgil Morgan, Jr.


8-Constntlysidewys A – Hard to describe how eye-opening his rebound upset was when he gamely gunned down Tuxedo Bay two weeks ago, now post eight complicates matters



4-Odds On Lauderdale – Beaten favorite in his last two, yet a solid runner up again despite the first over in the slop last week, 4YO draws well on his toes for Tony Alagna


9-Alotbettor N – Took a mark of 1:50 here in the slop last season, tuned up with a solid second in the Freehold Preferred, hot barn has this one ready to show speed & overcome post nine


6-Ideal Jimmy – Seized control from the rail & held on for the aggressive score last week, Team Miller trainee nosed out in 1:50.4 before that & on the rise



2-All Week – Almost got this one home last week despite a near impossible trip, 10YO tossed a :26.4 late dart to just miss by a neck & draws inside again


6-Rootin Tootin – Fresh off a career high $120,000+ sophomore season in NYSS & one tightener 

@ Yonkers, 4YO with upside looks like he matches up well with this class & could surprise


4-Pretty Boy Hill – Our upset special last week crushed foes in decisive fashion, tackles another step up in class while going for three in a row from another inside post



2-Solo Story – FINALLY draws an inside post, rallied for a new mark of 1:51.3 on 12-29, drops back down in class & returns to the mile track to set up his big late kick


7-Barimah A – 1:49.1 performer @ The Big M last season when he was strong in the win column, has been knocking on the door recently & just missed with pace @ both ends last out


5-Smileandsaycheese – Came right back off the 83-1 shocker with another :27.2 stretch rocket to grab second from the same midpack post last week, look for his form revival to continue



1-Jack’s A Rockin – Caught behind a wall turning for home, forced to angle wide & got going too late in his Big M debut for Team Orange Crush, now draws the rail in a blank field


5-Ville Valo – Been doing good work @ Freehold recently, 1:49.4 performer last season with a strong number in the win column lands an ideal midpack post to set up his stalking strategy


9-Rooster Rabbit – Pretty consistent on NY half milers, 1:53.3 winner here in 2018 will need some trip luck to set up his closing style from post nine



5-Obscene Blue Chip – Solid second to Itsnoproblemman two starts back before the rare early miscue last time, has a big chance to rebound in a stalk n pop scenario


8-Itsnoproblemman – Gelding has made it look easy going three-for-three off the claim by a white-hot barn, cruised to a career best 1:51.2 back-to-back, tough to go against


6-Beachchip Hanover – Romped to a new mark of 1:50.4 back in 12-14, runner up to Itsnoproblemman two weeks ago, chance to turn the tables if the favorite somehow falters



6-Sportsmanship – Rallied for third in two of his last three, 1:51.3 winner here last season hits rock bottom, needs a decent speed target to shoot at & his barn has come around


3-Siskel – Flashing positive signs on the comeback trail, kicked in late to hit the board last week, drops another notch & draws inside again


8-News Watch – Intriguing Burke trainee was just one for 23 last year, yet kicked off 2019 with a rousing eight-length score @ Freehold, tough post, but lands in the bottom condition here








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