Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:24 PM


4-Redonkulous – Slid down the condition class ladder here recently with one win @ The Big M this season, picks up prolific amateur pilot Joe Lee & draws well


6-Quality Bud – 1:50.2 performer here last season starting to come around at the bottom condition level, came up just a half length short last week & may on the verge


9-Jacksrluckytoo – Team Harmon horse-for-the-course has been dropping a few hints at the bottom level, tough draw, but noted for his fierce closing kick & just needs the right set up



4-Oceania – Stablemate to the raging Rebel Rouser was freshened & won the qualifier here with a sharp late burst, solid numbers on view, her barn can do no wrong & worth a swing


7-Believe In Me – Fresh off a solid grinding second to standout Penpal, stormed home from a tough spot to score as the even money favorite on 2-15, second try off a sick scratch


3-Stylish Beachwhere – Beaten favorite forced first over & just missed last week, big threat drawing inside off that strong effort despite the class hike



5-So Take That – Sudden shook loose with an explosive late burst of :26.4 to score the 18-1 upset last week, this 10YO owns plenty of back class & can keep it going in a wide-open field


4-Velocity Sub Z – Claimed by Team Merrill with a four-race winning streak snapped last week @ Freehold & now tries the miles track with controlling speed his best weapon


2-May I Cruise West – Just one for his last 44 & winless this season, but this may be considered a slight class drop & has a chance to trip out from the rail



4-Chief Justice – 4YO has regained his confidence & form for Team Burke, held on for a new mark of 1:55.1 last week & draws well again to build on that as he tackles a class hike


5-Bizet - $60,000 January Sale buy did not have an easy trip last week, yet gamely gunned down Presidente Zette in a big bounce-back effort & remains in career form for Gingras


2-Presidente Zette – Brushed to the top & finished a gallant second to the relentless Bizet last week, draws inside again & still a fresh threat with smooth trip potential



5-Ideal Candidate – Drops back to the level of the perfect trip win on 2-15 after coming up empty last week from post ten off the most recent claim & lands in a prime spot to rebound


6-Abbeylara – Forced three-wide a long way & still romped in a smashing return to The Big M, faces a similar match up for the potent team of Andy Miller & Nick Surick


3-Buckeye In Charge – 35-1 upsetter back on 2-8 switched drivers & got parked as the beaten favorite last week, goes back to Michael Pollio for a chance at a patient trip from a better post



3-Montepulciano – 4YO gathering positive momentum while acclimating here with Dexter Dunn, fresh off a strong third last week, draws inside again & finds an ideal spot to prevail


6-Max Volo – Just one for his last 35 & winless this season in nine starts, but landing on the competitive fringes against tougher in his last two & just missed against these on 2-22


9-Eyore Hanover – Moves farther outside, but comes off a huge wake up mile, finishing a close second two weeks ago & more gate speed puts him in play



9-Rubber Duck – Takes at least two steps back up off a rousing drop n pop blowout, The Duck tackles post nine again, but clearly razor sharp & owns plenty of back class


3-Ataboy Hanover – Jumped on his bandwagon last week & finished a solid third in the comebacker, anticipating a big follow up with a smooth trip imminent from another inside post


8-Nows The Moment – 4YO took a new mark of 1:53.3 from post eight when well supported two starts back, then faded on the lead as the beaten favorite, look for him to fire out again



3-Zlatan – Liked him last week despite the class hike off a lifetime best & simply sat too long & exploded too late, look for him to atone with a better start & similar late kick


2-Tag Up And Go – Finished with a strong :27.2 to grab a share of last week’s Preferred, sharp winner over Life Well Lived before that draws post two again in a pretty competitive match up


1-Swansea – Always tough gauge Yonkers shippers, no chance in the Open there last week, was on quite a roll before that, winning four of five, speed from the rail makes him a major factor



4-You Should Be Here – Decisive winner at this level in a career best 1:52.1 on 2-22 gets slip under the $60,000 lifetime condition fresh off a solid third to Penpal & draws post four again


1-Blush Hanover – Never been too strong in the win column, but she gets some class relief off a much-needed start & lands another rail in a field lacking much spark


3-Well Said Maria – Flashed :26.4 speed after she recovered from an early miscue last week, only two for 36, but has a chance to step up in her fourth start off the bench for Team Burke



6-Mayfair Johnny B – 11-time winner in 2018 paid the price for another slow start, yet finished well last week, gets another big chance at this reduced level in a camera-shy field


9-Miss Ruby – Stepped up off a mild upset & finished a decent third from the rail with Gingras last week, post nine is now a obvious hindrance, but she’s simply got more talent than most of these


5-Piercewave Hanover – Banked over $81,000 last year & finished a bang up third to runaway Rubber Duck last week, that kind of effort makes him a factor in this handicapping headscratcher



7-Duck Duck Dragon – Gets another class drop after flashing some decent late pace, her barn has been heating up & she just needs the right set up from a challenging post


5-Tearful Of Happy – Fresh claim by Nick Surick needs a big rebound off two clunkers, goes second time Lasix & reunited with Yannick Gingras


4-Do Your Job – Grinded gamely from post ten to grab a late lead & faded late in her return to the mile track, classy mare makes her third start off the bench from a much better post 



10-Magnum Mike – Bounced back off a broken equipment break with a sterling rally win two starts back, then roughed up first over & held third to a 1:51.4 winner, big threat despite post ten


4-Mccito – Consistent at the $10,000 level is winless this season & faded in his last two, 1:52.1 winner at The Big M last season now enters a new barn & draws well in a field ripe for the taking


5-Rather Swell – Hot item at the claim box, perfect trip winner two starts back & solid runner up last out, has a chance to stay on a roll for new barn & driver



4-Montalbano Bi – Rallied from well off the pace to score the upset three starts back, Team Harmon horse-for-the-course lands in a soft spot to regain that winning spark


8-Swancredit – Followed up another close second from post ten with a very slow start & no-chance mile, look for him to blast off in this very light match up


7-Tucky’s Jack – Returns to the mile track here at a reduced claiming tag, making his fourth start of the season & has a chance to spark something in a form-challenged field



5-Cash For Gold – Drops another notch off a solid third two weeks ago, just two for his last 33 & winless this season, but this is a prime spot to flaunt his class & form


2-Tech Titan – Dropped to this bottom level & just missed with a game try from post eight, nows draws inside off his best effort in a long time


8-Celebrity Lover – Beaten favorite off a costly break, a strong third in two previous starts & appeared to be gearing up on the comeback trail, will need some luck from post eight however




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