Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:24 PM

RACE 1

6-Another Daily Copy – Beaten favorite took aim & lacked the knock punch in his third start off the bench, now drops to rock bottom to flaunt his improving form & class

 

3-Imkeepnthisguy – Was struggling against $25,000 claimers in Delaware, finished an even fifth his Big M acclimating mile & now gets class & post relief

 

2-Ideal Son – Gave some positive indication of a turnaround with that solid rally for third two starts back, then too far out of range into a :54.4 back half, draws better to stalk closer

 

RACE 2

5-Gold Orchid N – Impressive is only way to describe her back-to-back wins here, talented NZ-bred mare seems up to this class hike & more serious test

 

3-Caviart Ally – Multiple major stakes winner, including the Jugette at three, just missed in her comebacker @ Pocono, loves the Big M & poised for another strong season

 

2-Youaremycandygirl – 2YO Dan Patch Award winner from 2017 won her latest qualifier with a nice late burst, lands the rail for her 4YO debut & Team Burke always have them ready 

 

RACE 3

8-Bravo Tex N – Just missed with an excellent effort from post eight three starts back, out of range pacing a :54.4 back half last week, has a chance to blast off in this soft spot

 

1-Quality Bud – Parlayed his success in the GSY Series with a solid third last week, can build on that with a smooth trip from the rail in mixed-bag field

 

6-Kiwi Ideal N – Right there in the photo with Quality Bud in the GSY Series Final, then dominated in a sharp 1:51.3 with a :26.2 last week, sharp enough to rate repeat threat

 

RACE 4

3-Nameisonthehalter – Been landing on the fringes from post nine in his last three, moves inside a wide-open field to work out an ideal stalking trip

 

4-Techino Hanover – Grinded gamely for the runner up spot last week, gets another shot at breaking his 2019 goose egg @ this reduced level from an inside post

 

6-Sir Bradford – Tailed off in his last two after some recent success @ Pompano, his barn has sent out a couple of live ones & could surprise in this toss up affair

 

RACE 5

6-A Bettor Beach – Gelding ships in after going two-for-two in impressive fashion @ Pocono, look for him to continue ramping it up making only his sixth career start

 

5-Buddy Hill – Major stakes player at two just missed to Blood Money in his first qualifier, pacing his last qualifier in :26, looks ready to roll for Marcus Melander

 

1-U S Captain – Supremely-bred Brittany Farms colt finished third to last year’s 2YO champion Captain Crunch in his second qualifier & kicks off a strong Captaintreacherous entry

 

RACE 6

9-Billy Badger – Right there in the photo with pace at both ends in his first start back off a sick scratch, look for another blastoff to gain position & show his class

 

3-Ocean Colony – Had a bright moment when he finished a strong third against tough three starts back, still lean in the win column this season & long overdue, yet draws well for the drop down

 

2-Stonedust – The grey tried it on the lead & gave way last week, several tough trips before that, this is a class drop that can’t be ignored & the trip can be better from post two

 

RACE 7

8-Statement Made A – Lively effort & set the table for Big Stretch Mark in an eye-catching Big M debut for Tahnee Camilleri, tougher post now, but has something to build on

 

3-Sharp Action Money – Beaten favorite came up just a neck shy in his second start off the bench for Team Burke, sharp item now gets some class & post relief

 

1-Big Stretch Mark – Perfectly driven from post nine to the upset last week, just a fifth off his lifetime mark, promptly bumped back up in class, yet pushes off from the rail

 

RACE 8

4-Sweet Rock – 1:48.1 season’s best before a no chance in the first leg of this series, bounced back with a solid third, draws well to pounce on any mayhem

 

8-Highlalator – Was able to control the pace with little movement in the first leg, then tripped out to win the Van Rose @ Pocono, hot Open horse may face some adversity from post eight

 

9-Bettor Memories – Won a Levy division the same way he almost lit up the board in the Van Rose last week, will certainly need some pace to shoot at, but sharp right now

 

RACE 9

3-Blood Line – Continues to rev it up after tripping out to an 8-1 upset in his comeback, chased a raging None Bettor A last week & lands inside again

 

1-Trump Nation – His stretch explosion was no fake news, rocketed home in :25.4 to win his second start of 2019 & rewarded with the rail in a competitive field

 

6-Lyons Steel – Overcame post 11, worked out a second over trip off a hot pace & just missed in a Graduate division last week, nice acclimating mile for this improving 4YO

 

RACE 10

3-I’m A Big Deal – Just missed in 1:49.4, then held off Sam’s A Champ in 1:50.4 before a no chance Graduate from post 11, moves back inside to resume his form spree

 

5-Sam’s A Champ A – Beaten favorite steamrolled first over & provided live cover for Backstreet Lawyer in another tough loss last week, his sharp form may punch through this time

 

1A-K Ryan Blue Chip – Draws outside with a last out winner stablemate, yet this Preferred class winner this season drops again looking for some sort of speed target to shoot at

 

RACE 11

2-Albergo Hanover – Fresh 4YO aired it out in his 2019 debut against N/W 8 @ Yonkers, draws inside a competitive field, yet we all know what Team Bongiorno is capable of

 

4-All It Takes – Stepped it up, fired his best shot & scored a mild upset just a fifth off his lifetime mark last week, looms large from the same post with the Bionic Man

 

5-Lyons King – Steady season so far, nosed out in 1:50 two starts back, closed into a :53.4 back half last week, has a chance to leave alertly & stalk within closer range

 

RACE 12

5-Just N Berlander – Has suddenly become the claiming fancy, nailed a new mark at age eight last week & rammed right back in against basically the same bunch for another new barn


6-Rockaholic – Blitzed by a sizzling 1:50 performance from Rather Swell after a missing a couple of weeks, beat these by a nose from post ten before that & reunited with Dexter Dunn

 

7-Village Jackson – Tried setting an easy pace & settled for third last week, retains Gingras & may revert to an off-the-pace strategy this time

 

RACE 13

4-Windsong Gorgeous – Flashed a crisp :26.4 to hit the board in his return from Plainridge, 12YO with a winning history here starting to find his best stride & draws inside

 

2-Talent Soup – Has displayed talent in the past, overmatched in his first two starts for Team Burke, class & post relief & trip potential may be enough 

 

1-Steve Said – Eric Abbatiello rode the pocket spot for two straight wins, fresh off a new mark he pushes off from the rail to stay on a roll

 

 

 

 



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