Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:07 PM


4-Overdraft Volo – Team Orange Crush filly charged home in a noteworthy :27.2 for a 23-1 upset in the Bluegrass, then just missed with a premature move @ The Red Mile, draws well in a competitive opener


6-Caviart Wonder – Muscle Massive filly hasn’t missed the board in seven tries & goes for three in a row fresh off a career best of 1:54.2 @ The Meadows, trainer Noel Daley on a bit of a roll


8-Feed Your Head – Takter trainee just missed by a head in a Grand Circuit stake @ The Red Mile, third behind Overdraft Volo before that in the Bluegrass, tough draw here



6-Grave Dancer – Came charging home in :27 for a 12-1 upset here last month, raced well against NW of 3 Pocono in his last two


1A-Passport To Art – Tony Alagna trainee was pace compromised in his latest @ The Red Mile, draws inside & expected to be forwardly placed


3-Heaven’s Gait – Rebounded off a miscue in his opener to win his next two with strong rallies, freshman with upside draws well & picks up Sears



1-International Moni – Freshman out of the great Moni Maker showed nice gumption to win his division of the ISS @ The Red Mile, lands the rail off that maiden breaker


2-Limerence – Absolutely romped here at 17-1 last month & came right back to win again by five, then scratch sick, has nose missed a month, but draws well


5-Mountain Of Love – Rallied just a neck shy of International Moni in the ISS at long odds, added trotting hopples & regressed, chance for the Tony Alagna trainee to rebound with Brian Sears



1-Royal Knockout – Dropped to the level, took plenty of tote action & just missed with a gutsy effort from post ten, now moves all the wall inside a so-so field


7-Four Hour Nap – Cranked it up in her last two, fresh off a solid second @ Harrah’s Philly, remains down in class & needs the right speed set up


3-Campanile – Racked up her tenth win of the season with a blowout @ Freehold, draws well as one of the few in her on her toes



5-Alex Bullville – The barn won last Friday’s finale with Exotic Beach, this gelding chased a crazy 1:49.3 runaway Urbanite Hanover, veteran thrives @ this track


3-JJ Shark – Sub 1:50 performer scored a gutsy win in 1:51.4 two starts back @ Pocono, parked as the beaten favorite last out, draws well in a wide-open field


6-Best Said - $100,000+ winner last year owns plenty of back class, gearing up on the comeback trail @ Plainridge & picks up Gingras



5-Bee A Magician – Fresh off a victorious comeback from injury, a few dollars shy of $4 million, an undefeated 2014 Horse of the Year & back-to-back Breeders Crown winner, classy mare may be tough to deal with


2-Hannelore Hanover – The queen of the division this season made a rare miscue @ Yonkers, has piled up 15 wins this season, has repeatedly beaten the boys, gets an ideal draw, Burke won this back-to-back with Buck I St Pat


7-D’One – Last year’s Breeders Crown Mares Open champion held off Shake It Cerry, but doesn’t have the benefit of another tighter this time around, plus she’s facing a pair of monsters



7-Wiggle It Jiggleit – Defending Horse of the Year really hasn’t had a bad day, Team Teague declared him as good as he’s been all year, the lone $50,000 supplement always thrives when he’s engaged, yet two out his three wins over Always B Miki have come in a stalking mode


4-Always B Miki – Perhaps the greatest comeback story ever, fastest harness in history at 1:46, defending Breeders Crown Open champ tuned up in stellar fashion, has beaten Wiggle It Jiggleit three times by playing catch-me-if-you-can, plenty of fireworks imminent an epic Ali-Frazer battle for Horse of the Year


2-Shamballa – Upset the top two with a perfect second over trip in the US Pacing Championship from the same inside post, runner up in Miki’s 1:46 world record plays the prime opportunist role again



2-Lady Shadow – Division leader owns major wins here in the Golden Girls & Lady Liberty both at a mile & one eighth, romped to her second straight Milton, back to her old self with an impressive elimination score


5-Solar Sister – Twice second to Lady Shadow in the two added distance events here, first & disqualified in her elimination, look for her to fire out to stalk the favorite


4-Frost Damage Blues – Flew home off a slow pace & from an impossible spot in :25.2 & placed first in her elimination, rewarded with a better post & loves this track



7-Flanagan Memory – Won the Allerage Farms with a mighty :26.4 & equaled his lifetime mark of 1:51.2 first time Lasix, a solid third in the International, count on Sears to have him in striking range


2-Resolve – Division standout fresh off a world record for a mile and a half in the International Trot, other major wins came in the Cutler, Cashman & Maple Leaf Trot, his race to win or lose from an inside post


3-JL Cruze – Fastest trotter in Meadowlands history & Dan Patch Award winner may have signaled a turn in the right direction with an aggressive effort in the Allerage Farms & draws well for the Breeders Crown all-time leading driver



3-Celebrity Pegasus – Was forced to rally from a tough spot last week chasing a shar winner in Dayson, strong in the win column, likes to be forwardly placed, draws better & goes back to Dave Miller


5-Market Share – 2012 Hambletonian Hero, 2013 Breeders Crown champ & $3.7 million winner appears to have regain his form with two close seconds @ Harrah’s Philly & matches up well with these


6-B Yoyo – Bounced back off a rare break with a solid second to the decisive 3YO winner Dayson last week, rates top contender status again



6-I Luv Blackhawkred – Didn’t get a strong pace to vault off of, yet this filly unleashed a noteworthy rally & just missed in a terrific acclimating mile with Scott Z


9-Twill Be Done – Filly was bet down as the 8-5 favorite & delivered with a perfect drive by John Campbell, lands post ten off that career best Big M debut


1A-Muscles On Fire – Gelding starting find himself since the sick scratch with a better effort last week, retains Brett Miller & draws well as part of a solid entry



1-Battle Mage – Uncorked a blowout win over the Delaware County fair half miler, then tackled NW of 6 from tough posts @ Yonkers, this is a much softer spot


4-Detroit Rapper – 11-time winner last year & horse-of-the-course needed his first start back over a sloppy track @ Vernon Downs


2-Expressive Action – Scored a gutsy win, then just missed in two starts here last month, draws well again, but the 41-day layoff is a concern



1-Village Beat – Plenty of back class here, shows steady form @ Plainridge, but just one for 31 this season, lands the rail & Gingras in a toss up finale


2-Relentless Dreamer – One for 28 this year is a concern, three tighteners, an inside draw & history of success here


3-Major Bubbles – Only one for 22 in 2016, yet finished third behind a 1:49.3 blowout winner last week & draws inside again



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