Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:36 PM

RACE 1

4-Drunk On Your Love – Grinded gamely first over & still held for minor spoils in his second start off a sick scratch & six-months off, draws better to capitalize in a very soft spot

 

6-Sports Vision – Squandered a perfect second over trip last week & now drops to the bottom condition looking for his first on-the-board finish of the season

 

7-Bud Bay – Took the drop to this bottom level & had no chance from far back off a slow pace last week, has a big chance to snap a long losing skid in a wide-open curtain raiser

 

RACE 2

2-Castle Flight - $50,000 claim by Dylan Davis repeated with a perfect drive by Yannick Gingras last week, draws inside to work out another ideal trip & build on his winning form

 

3-K Ryan Blue Chip – Once again found himself out of striking range & came up short despite a :26.4 last week, proven Preferred winner can now take advantage of a better draw 

 

7-Tuxedo Bay – Has been on some kind of career roll since arriving for Mark Silva, converted a slick Eric Carlson drive to take a new mark of 1:50 last week

 

RACE 3

2-Major War – 1:49.4 performer here last season was much better in his second start off the sick scratch, has a big chance to follow up in this very soft spot

 

4-Webmaster Hanover – Shook loose late & just missed by a neck two weeks ago as the Lasix may be kicking in, draws well to set up another effective stalking trip

 

10-JK Parlay – Dropped to this level & got shuffled behind a pretty fast 1:51.4 winner last week, remains at the bottom condition & owns blastoff speed to get involved

 

RACE 4

5-Ideal Chill – Dropped to this N/W 3, suddenly set a reasonable pace & gave way to an explosive Duckies Dynasty last week, look for more speed in this very light match up

 

2-American Vision – Offered a late bid & finished third behind Ideal Chill last week, now makes his second start after being off six months & draws inside, yet his one for 21 record is a concern

 

8-Fordham Sixty Two – One of two Burke trainees in here, no factor after a slow start from post eight last week, expect some improvement & must respect the Burke hot streak

 

RACE 5

7-Hoo Nien A – Australian import acclimating & finding his way here, beaten favorite finished a solid third last week & now hits rock bottom on the verge

 

3-Jacksrluckytoo – Team Harmon horse-for-the-course has fallen on hard times & continues his descent down the class ladder, yet this is an ideal spot to regain winning form

 

2-All It Takes – Rallied from a tough spot with a solid :55.3 back half to hit the board in his comebacker last week & moves inside for his second start off the bench

 

RACE 6

1-Ever Again – Launched into a lively flow & just missed again to another Burke trainee last week, gathering steam on the comeback trail & figures to be forwardly placed from the rail

 

2-Bravo Tex N – Went in attack mode from the get-go & got stung through a :27.3 third quarter last week, NZ import makes his third US start for Team Harmon from another inside post

 

8-Bushwacker – Was used hard again, while caught first over & came up just half a length short, class relief may offset another tough draw & long overdue

 

RACE 7

9-Trump That – Fairly new Team Burke acquisition won the qualifier with a pretty solid finish, has had a taste of stakes action & as usual look for him to be aggressive fresh off the bench 

 

7-Art Dancer – Was poised for a big effort & whacked one out on the engine as the heavy favorite, tougher post here, but has a chance to build on that career best mile

 

4-Duckies Dynasty – Left alertly, then exploded out of the pocket to a new mark & upset last week, draws well to work out another smooth trip & handle this step up

 

RACE 8

5-Mindtrip – Stormed home from last in a wicked :26.3 to score the upset two starts, a solid third in last week’s Preferred & slips under the money cap here for Team Harmon

 

3-Windsong Jack – One of two razor sharp Burke trainees in here, stepped up & dominated wire-to-wire last week & this classy 9YO draws better to continue his revival

 

1-Threeofthebest A – Freshened & qualified well for the potent Tahnee Camilleri, was on the rise winning three straight here before the recent layoff

 

RACE 9

7-Soho Wallstreet A – Trying to rev up his form making some positive moves against tougher foes, with a 1:50 mark at The Big M last season this may be a prime spot for an overdue win

 

5-Pretty Boy Hill – Looks like a classic case of dropping back down to the level of the upset back on 1-19, nothing like some class relief to produce a wake up mile

 

2-Smileandsaycheese – Has been closing well from difficult spots, finally draws inside, which affords a better start & has been competitive at this level

 

RACE 10

2-Alotbettor N – Stormed home from last to hit the ticket in :26.4 here two starts back, returns to the mile track in better shape, at a reduced level & gets an improved post for JB Racing

 

1-Incredible Shark – Been beaten by his stablemate Castle Flight in his last two, gets some class & post relief & inline for a more aggressive stalking trip 

 

4-Avatar J – Forced wide off cover & left in the wake of a fired up Windsong Jack last week, just missed before that, gaining momentum on the comeback trail & draws inside

 

RACE 11

2-Urban Renewal – Handled the class hike quite well with a solid rally for third after the big upset at the bottom level, steady Mike Watson trainee draws well fresh on the comeback trail

 

3-Valrhona – Gets a double class hike off a narrow loss, but this is a very soft N/W $8,500, can keep rising in his third start off the bench from another inside post

 

8-Bruce’s Magic – Left alertly & settled for minor spoils last week, another tough draw for this horse-for-the-course, yet maybe the switch to Andrew McCarthy will rouse him further

 

RACE 12

1-Spaghetti Eddie – Almost got all the pasta when nosed out by Itsnoproblemman last week, his form spree continues & another ideal trip is likely from the rail

 

5-K-Lees Shakenbake – Rested two weeks off the Fusco claim & rousing repeat for Team Burke, classy horse-for-the-course owns going great guns right now & hard to deny

 

6-Itsnoproblemman – South Dakota bred has been on some kind of roll this season, wired them with a well-rated mile as the heavy favorite last week & always dangerous in control for JB Racing

 

RACE 13

3-Aslan – Nice rally & runner up to the red-hot Ginger Tree Marty two starts back, toss out the no-chance mile last week, drops back down & moves inside

 

4-Tact Tate N – Beaten chalk simply got too fired up on the engine & gave way in the stretch, gets further class relief, draws better & appears to stand out

 

5-Life Happened – Beaten favorite committed to the lead & yielded to a revved up Mr Censi, closed from last in :26.4 before that, he’s come around & threatens with a patient drive

 

 

 

 



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