Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:30 PM

RACE 1

5-Waltzacrossthewire – Makes his second start off the Robert Lounsbury claim, has been competitive with $10,000 types, hence eligible to drop n pop

 

3-Dancing Rusty – Was reclaimed & promptly rallied to upset this kind last week, rewarded with another inside post to work out a similar stalking trip

 

1-Sports Cowboy – Lands the rail fresh off a much-improved effort/result last week, yet his 1 for 28 record in 2018 is cause for concern

 

RACE 2

3-Fraser Ridge – Got off to an inexplicably slow start & still rallied for third in his Big M debut, draws a bit better off that acclimating trip & has a chance to pick it up

 

4-Trolley – Emerged from a shuffle to explode past Muscle Diamond at 5-1 last week, eligible to be even better this time as his comeback story continues

 

5-Muscle Diamond – Was forced to grind first over & was barely outprinted by Trolley after reeling off five in a row, comes right back on shorter rest for him to employ his relentless style

 

RACE 3

1A-Iron Dome – Had no chance closing from the back last week, hit the board from a tough spot before that, getting back in shape & completes a solid Team Harmon entry

 

5-Sergeant Seelster – Broke through the wire, yet lost ground & complied with the breaking rule, remains a major threat requiring patient handling by Andy Miller

 

9-Photo King – Beaten favorite was left in the wake of Sergeant Seelster despite stealing a :58.3 half, now a fresh Team Bamond claim rates consideration despite his post ten assignment 

 

RACE 4

5-Partyon Partygirl – Consistent performer on smaller tracks ships her act here, lands an ideal stalking post & can take advantage of some class relief 

 

2-You Should Be Here – Fresh off a game grind & solid second first time Lasix @ Freehold, returns to the mile track in a really soft spot

 

7-Keystone Krystal – Runner up here in the slop two starts back, then a badly beaten favorite @ Yonkers, chance to rebound, but her one for 17 record is a concern

 

RACE 5

2-Rubber Duck – The Duck grinded first over & just missed as the heavy favorite last week, remains at this reduced level, draws better & looks like the one to beat

 

7-Opulent Yankee – Classy horse-for-the-course gets another class drop after flashing sudden & familiar speed, draws a tougher post, but must be respected

 

3-Bastille – Bumps up a notch fresh off a decisive score with trot at both ends last week, chance to work out a similar trip from the same post

 

RACE 6

5-OK Heavenly – 1:49.4 performer here last year finally erupted off cover for an overdue win last week, poised to step back up off that confidence-boosting score

 

8-Stylish Beachwhere – Showed signs of coming back around last week after a recent sick scratch, gets enough class relief to offset the challenging outside post

 

7-The Spinster N – Emerged from a shuffled with a close second to the raging Stormtracker two starts back, returns to the mile track & lands in the same class

 

RACE 7

3-Seven Iron – Qualified with a sharp late move, then came up a bit short in the comebacker, improving 4YO draws well to build on that for Team Toscano

 

6-Fly On – Forced wide & stormed home to just miss to Chromeo last week, 5YO appears on the verge for Team Orange Crush

 

7-Chromeo – Came right back off the narrow loss two starts back with a game score last week, stalking type has the relentless style to overcome a demanding post

 

RACE 8

3-Velocity Lana – Game winner @ Yonkers two starts back, paced compromised in the slop here last out, lands in a real soft spot for a high percentage barn

 

4-Icommandmyspirit – Horse-for-the-course figures to be better this time around in her second start off a sick scratch & draws well to use her tactical speed in a wide-open field

 

8-Big Chute – Just two for 36 last year, but was a much better third chasing a runaway OK Heavenly last week, has now had two acclimating trips here since shipping south

 

RACE 9

5-Tour De Lindy – Finally stayed flat & stormed home from a tough spot to just miss two weeks ago, went seven for 21 last season & now drops another notch

 

4-Tech Titan – Severely hindered by a slow start & pace compromised from post nine, romped to a new mark of 1:55 before that & draws better here

 

6-Illinimight – Bounced back from a miscue to rally for third last week, 4YO may be gradually getting his act together for Team Orange Crush

 

RACE 10

9-Dangerousprecedent – Rounding back into form fresh off a narrow loss from post ten, tactical speed puts her in play & this 1:52.4 winner back on 11-30 looks like a must use in this match up

 

6-Hepburn Hanover – Was able to take control & romped at the top of her form cycle last week, now the post is tougher, but once again the field is highly beatable

 

4-Fox Valley Bailey – Used hard to get the lead from post ten last week after two straight blowouts, has a big chance to rebound with more patient handling from a much better post

 

RACE 11

1-Downundermatter – Rallied to upset at the bottom level off a recent sick scratch, Big veteran now drops a notch & lands the rail in a field ripe for the taking

 

2-Two Hip Dip – Grinded gamely for second behind a dominant Lauderdale last week, draws inside again for his third start off a sick scratch & since a barn change 

 

6-Starsaboveallerage – Took charge & folded to fifth as the beaten favorite last week, previous form hinted of better & gets another shot at this reduced level

 

RACE 12

2-Derf Hanover – Easily tripped out for three in a row & lowered his mark again to 1:53 last week, stands out from an inside post for a high percentage barn

 

5-Hammer Time – Suddenly got aggressive & bravely held off pressure as the heavy favorite last week, has a chance to build on that in a severe test against a superior foe

 

3-Tropical Splash AS – Trounced N/W 5 company @ Harrah’s Philadelphia recently, yet looks to rebound off a break @ Yonkers from an inside post here

 

RACE 13

1-Believe In Me – Dropping all the right hints recently, closed from last to hit the board last week, moves inside & owns a big late kick

 

7-Penpal – Classy mare continues to knock on the door, hitting the board in her last four & fresh off another narrow loss last week, four-time beaten favorite trying to atone

 

3-Stormtracker – Unleashed a pair of sharp back-to-back wins against lesser before the early miscue last week, big chance to rebound from post three again

 

RACE 14

4-Can Do – 10YO classmaster gets further class & post relief & has a big chance for a wake up mile in this wide-open finale

 

6-Can’t U Spell – 1:54.2 performer last season qualified well on 1-4, then had broken equipment in his debut here, has the credentials to surprise this crew

 

2-Muay Hanover – Trending in the right direction since the late-November injury scratch, tripped out & held third last time & draws an improved post

 

 

 

 



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