Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:15 PM


1-Common Sense S – Off just one baby race, she trotted a solid back half of :56.4 & :26.4 in an inspiring opener, draws better now to set up another stalking trip & graduate for Team Svanstedt


4-Fortune Starlet – George Ducharme stablemate Dramatra was a round one winner, this Trixton filly was equally well prepped @ Vernon Downs & draws nicely again off a much-needed acclimating mile


6-Violet Stride – Won her lone qualifier in handy fashion, then trotted a nifty back half of :56.3 after a slow start from post eight, look for logical improvement, dam is a sister to 1:52.1 performer Bill’s Man



2-Chief Mate – The Alagna Armada is loaded here, this colt cruised in his first baby race with a :26.3, then second by a nose with a :55.2 back half & :26.4, first foal from the dam with Mr Feelgood, 1:48.3 [$1,259,599] in the maternal line


3-Captain Barbossa – Another promising Alagna Captain prospect, second foal out of 1:49.1 performer Swinging Beauty [$893,268], second by a head in a much-improved second qualifier with a :55.2 back half & draws well


5-Rockin Rocko – Rockin Image brother to Rockaholic, 1:48.4 [$259,768] showing good signs in his two preps before a solid third in his opener @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, has a big chance to build on that



8-Dramatra – The sister to 2013 Hambo winner Royalty For Life more than lived up heavy favoritism with a well-controlled wire-to-wire last week, the post is tougher, but clearly there’s much more in the tank


5-Caviart Eva – Beaten favorite left alertly from post eight, fought tooth n nail with a surprisingly good Spirit Of Deo & was barely outsprinted in :27, now draws alongside to follow up & possibly turn the tables


4-Spirit Of Deo – Grinded gamely to a well-earned nose upset over Caviart Eva in her Big M debut & lands the same post off the excellent acclimating mile, second dam is Brigham Dream, 1:53.2 [$639,280]



5-Rockin The Gates – Paced a strong :55.2 back half & :27.1 to finish third in his only morning trial with Yannick Gingras, has midpack price n potential in a wide-open division


8-Rock N Teen – Rebounded from a miscue in his second baby race with a very good second in front of Cedar Hall Heaven last week, much tougher post here, but there are signs of talent 


3-Cedar Hall Heaven – Finished a solid third with a :27 final quarter in his encouraging debut, dam is a sister to Jerseylicious, 1:48.4 [$784,845], second dam is Jet Laag, 1:50 [$619,391]



6-Southwind Chrome – Seems to have solidified his gait issues with the addition of trotting hopples & takes a sizeable class plunge dropping out of the Graduate Series


3-Hatikvah – Really turned it around with a career best effort & solid second from the same post last week, lightly-raced 3YO hails from a hot Hambo barn


1-Skyway Kon Man – 0 for nine, but thwarted by a recent sick scratch & break, been chasing NYSS standout Mr Vicktor & lands the rail to trip out for Trond



2-Baby You’re the Best – Closely stoutly in :26 flat in her initial outing, followed up with a strong second behind JK First Lady & draws inside that rival, Captaintreachrous sister to Bushwacker, 1:48.1 [$721,363]


8-JK First Lady – First foal out of the 2014 Horse of the Year, JK She’salady, 1:50.1 [$919,583], Western Ideal homebred finished well in both trials for Team Johansson, post is tough, but high potential is there


3-Shouldabeenatd – Sweet Lou filly draws inside for Team Burke, has been eager to please & progressed nicely in three Gaitway preps, fourth foal out of Breakheart Pass, 1:50.2 [$603,382] & sister to Pace Baby Pace, 1:52.1



4-Lady Lou – Cruised in both morning trials with back halves in :56.1, Sweet Lou filly could be anything, draws well in a very competitive division to give Team Alagna a formidable 1-2 punch


10-Caviart Jane – $100,000 Captaintreacherous first foal out of Act Now, 1:49.3 [$532,067] was impressive, showing speed & versatility in both morning trials for Team Johansson, must be feared despite post ten


5-Real Long Hanover – Finished fourth to Lady Lou at first asking, then aired it out in a sharp 1:54.3 from the same midpack post here, the Alagna Armada continues to sail along with another promising Captain



5-JK Wildfire – Forced wide closing from tenth & last to grab second in :26.2, deserves the bump back up in class for his third start off a sick scratch


1-Messie N – Nailed The Mann last Saturday @ $10.20 & ice cold exacta @ $60.40, NZ bred equaled his lifetime mark with a perfect second over trip & looks to keep his positive trend going from the rail


4-Quality Bud – Grinded gamely through a fast pace & didn’t fade much last week, continues to drop positive hints, draws inside & Yannick Gingras was listed on the proof



2-JK Finendandy – 3 Brothers homebred finished with a flurry in both trials for Team Johansson, came from well behind to grab second with a :56 back half in the latest, second foal out of a sister to JK Endofanera, 1:48.2, [$2,049,580]


6-Never Ever Forget – Captaintreacherous sister to Key Advisor, 1:51.1 [$215,541] won both baby races flaunting versatility, flashed a :27.3 third quarter & held off Rocknificent in the second trial, one of many live ones for Team Alagna


4-Reflect With Me – Team Alagna Captaintreacherous filly has made steady progress in the morning & bounced back with a sharp score in :26.2, draws inside to facilitate her stalking style, ninth foal out of the steady producing dam Remember When, 1:50.3 [$917,523]



3-Major Deception – The Alagna Armada sails with yet another Captain here, this colt exploded home to a new mark of 1:49.3 in his last start here on June 15 & draws inside after trying tougher foes in the Hempt


2-Crusades – Consistent Team Burke 4YO has caught a case of seconditis recently, chased a 1:48.3 winner in a terrific acclimating mile two weeks ago & lands post two again


8-Respect Our Flag – Been slugging it out in NYSS for Team Bongiorno, 1:49.2 winner here this season just missed by a nose with a mighty late surge on June 8, needs some fast fractions to shoot at



7-Joey Bats – Joey lived up to the hype with a perfect trip in his Big M debut, then lowered his mark to 1:53 in a blowout @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, looks to go three-for-three with Tetrick


2-Very Very Fast – Enjoyed a pretty productive month of June after switching to Team Bongiorno, was a nonthreatening fourth here from post seven, but comes off the mile of his life @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside


4-Zlatan – Vinnie Ginsberg did a great job of stick handling to the inside & Zlatan took a new mark for the upset last week, draws better to continue his positive cycle on the class hike



2-Bombshell Hanover – Brother to a couple of good ones, Badiou Hanover, 1:49.3 & Big Top Hanover, 1:51, solid in all three preps for Team Orange Crush, barely outsprinted by Capt Midnight in :26.4 & holds an inside advantage on that rival 


7-Capt Midnight – Second foal out of his dam, the first was Captain Trevor, 1:49.1 [$186,250], unleashed an eye-opening 1:52.3 first qualifier, held off Bombshell Hanover in the follow up, huge threat despite draw outside that one 


6-Genius Man – Art Major first foal out of Unred Hanover, 1:51 [$212,132], sprinted home in :26.4 to win at first asking, then finished a strong third in the follow up, has a chance to vault off any speed that materializes



1-Chief Justice – Owns a 1:54.2 mark here this season for Team Burke & draws the rail fresh off a solid second to revved up Hambo player Super Schissel


5-Henderson Seelster – Has clearly cycled forward in his last three here, just missed with an aggressive effort last week, definitely a bright spot in this wide open affair


9-Call For Justice – Team Burke’s other son of Justice Hall ships in after regaining winning form in his last two, tough draw here, but owns some back class



9-Reign Of Honor – Stormed home to win a NJSS division & runner up to Greenshoe in that final, missed three weeks prior to his Beal elimination, remains a major Hambo contender & his big kick could overcome post nine


1-Gerry – Lands the rail fresh off a big rebound effort, chasing a serious Hambo hopeful Don’t Let’em, has a chance to sharpen his sword for the reputable Marcus Melander


6-Smart As Hill – Can’t ignore the breaks in two of his last three @ Mohawk, but there’s some talent & potential lurking, plus Scottie Zeron & Team Wellwood know all about the first Saturday in August



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