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Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:34 PM

RACE 1 

3-Free d’Or – Drops further after catapulting off a fast pace to score here last Saturday, has to be considered a serious threat off that confidence boost 

  

7-Sunset Time – 4YO filly has blown away similar as the favorite in both trips over this sod, appears to be the main target again with Victor Santiago 

  

2-Pi Bella – Veteran mare makes her third start of the meet, improved result when she rallied to hit the board behind What’s Up, draws better for another serious shot 

  

4-What’s Up – Beaten favorite fresh off a solid second behind Pi Bella last Friday, retains Jose Ferrer & looms large from a similar post 

  

RACE 2 

4-Wine Burglar – Beaten favorite breezing nicely fresh off the bench, the claim & three-wide trip at Saratoga, versatile filly drops into a softer spot 

  

5-Glory Style – Noteworthy second two starts back when steadied at the start & rallied six wide & also broke her maiden this distance 

  

8-April Sonnet – Progressing well at Delaware Park & drew clear to break her maiden with authority, picks up Victor Santiago with a chance to step it up further 

  

9-Corinthian Luck – Another lightly-raced filly fresh off a rousing maiden breaking score at Delaware Park with Carol Cedeno, has enough upside to overcome the outside draw 

  

RACE 3 

5-My Buddy Zip – All of her breezes point her in the right direction, including a bullet at Monmouth Park & Victor Santiago gets the call, check the board for further clues 

  

7-Silver Bouquet – Was caught four wide in her debut on the Monmouth Park dirt, two recent workouts hint of improvement & Jose Ferrer has the mount 

  

4-Sonyador – Shows an encouraging runner up finish in her sloppy track opener at Delaware Park, draws well in a wide-open affair here 

  

6-Don’s Escapade – Offered positive rallies in all three sprints on the Monmouth Park main track, looks to keep up her progression in her initial turf try 

  

RACE 4 

5-At Boolavogue – New York invader has faced much tougher, Irish bred gelding arrives fresh off the bench & may prefer the added moisture in the course this week 

  

3-Influence – Almost ended his 2014 drought with a strong finish from post 9 in a statebred allowance event, dangerous with that kind of effort & retains Victor Santiago 

  

7-Hyman Roth – Had two trouble trips since the claim at Belmont Park, lightly-raced 4YO is two for four at the distance & finds a vulnerable field  

  

8-George Cross – Beaten favorite in two of three was right there again last time for red-hot trainer Greg Sacco, stalking opportunist just needs a bit more punch 

  

RACE 5 

5-Chubble Maker – All three starts over the Monmouth Park main track worthy noting, speedy & lightly-raced colt looks ready for his turf debut  

  

8-Jersey Jet – Battled back to score the mild upset in a strong first start on turf & fresh off the bench, tougher post aside that number matches up well in here 

  

6-Oak Bluffs – Gelding just missed in his turf debut despite getting bumped in a tough trip, deserves a long look off that positive display & may offer some value 

  

11-Chaser – Trounced similar & taken down for interference, has ramped up his game on turf & figures to get involved again despite an even wider start 

  

RACE 6 

4-Money Zapper – Son of Ghostzapper closed well in both starts last month over synthetic at Presque Isle Downs, only one for 18, yet picks up Victor Santiago 

  

5-Fifth Ave Fancy – Overcame a bobble at the break & just missed with a game speed try for sizzling trainer Greg Sacco, makes his second start in a year and a half 

  

6-Maxwell – Gelding makes his turf debut & stretches out off an improved rally for second at Monmouth Park, possible value in a camera-shy field 

  

11-Winnitude – NY raider may be worth a sniff simply based on the class drop & despite the outside box, keep in mind this field is a combined 12 for 317 

  

  

  

  

  



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