Posted by Ken Warkentin on Monday, May 30, 2016 7:53 PM

RACE 1

2-Doc Simon’s Dream – Mare was on a pretty good roll after some recent freshening, winning a Billings event here on 5-13, draws post two again off the rare miscue & in line for her preferred stalking trip

 

7-Meadow Seelster – Was facing superior foes on the WEG circuit, has now had a pair of useful acclimating miles here & stretched it out with solid speed last week

 

5-Captain Primeau – With well over 100 Meadowlands starts The Captain has put together some decent efforts here as the weather has warmed up, if they mix it up early it may set up his patented late move

 

RACE 2

2-Goin To The Limit – Tony Alagna has fine tuned this colt adding Lasix & trotting hopples, came right back off the noteworthy qualifier with a handy score from the same post

 

5-Catch A Mission – Conversation has to start with this filly after she went uncovered from the half & posted her first win in start two with a sparkling :27 flat off a :26.4 on 5-13, faces a stern test against some equally talented colts

 

2A-Jimmy William – Takter has faith in this lightly-raced colt, a half brother to Shake It Cerry who broke his maiden with a :26.4 on 4-29, bounced back off the miscue on 5-13 with a solid third & tackles an even tough post

 

RACE 3

3-American Curves – Beaten favorite in the Princess Series Final @ Mohawk after winning her first two starts this season, talented filly has a chance to rebound off a couple of dull miles

 

5-Skinny Dipper – Just one for 15, but tackled top PA sired fillies last out & chased a 1:49.4 stakes record setter & finds a much softer spot

 

7-Hug A Dragoness – Only one for 17, yet this Burke trainee put forth a nice rebound effort to win the qualifier & lands in a field of question marks

 

RACE 4

7-Verdi – Looked like he was setting up a winning move & settled for third last week, gradually adjusting to the Kyle Spagnola barn & takes another shot at this bottom rung

 

3-Demons N Diamonds – Mare has qualified twice off the sick scratch with good vigor in the Poconos, new horse with Lasix added & draws well in a wide-open field

 

5-Ice O Late – Gelding continues his tumble down in class, was pretty competitive in both starts @ Pocono recently & faces a camera-shy bunch here

 

RACE 5

4-Jetomatt – Got to like the way she improved with a noteworthy :26.4 rally to hit the board last out & may continue to show her back class from a better post

 

2-Ballineen – Horse for the course has simply chased faster 1:51 + change mares recently, drops back to the bottom condition & draws inside

 

5-Rusty’s Treasure – Veteran mare with a high win percentage ships in on a form spree @ Monticello, tough to gauge how that will measure up here

 

RACE 6

6-B Yoyo – Faded to fifth as the heavy favorite last out @ Pocono, returns to the Big M where won with a :26.3 kicker on 4-22 & can set up his lethal late rally

 

2-Jewels In Hock – NYSS champion romped in her second start off the bench in the Miss Versatility Series @ Mohawk & John Campbell made the trip, draws inside a competitive field

 

7-Danish Durango – Favored in his last two & scored a pretty convincing win in a career best 1:52 off the tough nose loss, poised to step back up in class

 

RACE 7

6-Sheeza Shark N – Everybody saw her shake loose too late in a snappy :26.1 last week & drops dangerously, talented mare owns a wicked late kick

 

2-Not Before Eight – 1:49.4 winner back on 4-22, pace compromised & out of striking range in her last three, gets class & post relief

 

9-Totally Rusty – Thundered home in :25.4 to take a mark of 1:49.3 at 48-1 on 5-20, then got parked first over as the beaten favorite, tougher draw complicates matters

 

RACE 8

3-Sky Hanover - $100,000+ winner in 2015 put up a decent fourth chasing Jewels In Hock @ Mohawk, tighter now & builds on that in an intriguing match up

 

1-Nowucit Nowudont – Kadabra gelding has acclimated quickly for trotting aficionado Richie Johnson, only took him two starts here to trot a career best 1:53

 

5-Forever Royal – Added trotting hopples & qualified in 1:52.2 here, 4YO gelding has won six times this season for Virgil Morgan, Jr. & adds The Buckeye

 

RACE 9

1-Intoview – Overcame all sorts of road trouble to just miss by a nose & awarded the win through a DQ, moves inside & remains on her toes

 

2-Fashion Rocker – Wire-to-wire shows desire & she was able to control the pace & cruise to a new mark of 1:51.4 last week, now moves inside for a test of class

 

8-That Woman Hanover – Her second try off a sick scratch was a very strong effort, just half a length behind Intoview flashing pace at both ends

 

RACE 10

6-Astor – Dropped to this condition & had the terrible luck of running into a mind boggling 1:49.3 winner, must respect the combo

 

5-Card Shock - Squandered a perfect second over trip as the beaten favorite, but the effort before that was solid & gets another shot at this bottom level

 

4-Deny Deny Deny – Made a nice adjustment to the mile track & with typically patient handling by Jim Marshall III he surged late to grab second last week

 

RACE 11

4-Creampuff Macdaddy – Been doing good work in added distance events @ Yonkers, third start off the claim by noted trotting specialist Jody Riedel & looks like the reel in

 

5-Ferriswheel Junkie – Hammered down to even money & delivered with a scintillating first over career best 1:53.4, wearing down Muscerene, big chance to build on that with The Buckeye

 

6-Muscerene – The Bionic Man couldn’t have rated this gelding any better & he was gunned down by The Junkie, remains a serious contender off that acclimating mile

 

RACE 12

6-Woodmere Ultimate – Was aggressively handled while settling for fourth in last Saturday’s finale, takes another shot at this reduced level with an 0 for 18 season

 

2-Black Hammer – Launched a wide, menacing move to pick up a minor share in last Friday’s finale at more than 51-1, draws inside a field that’s ripe for taking

 

1-Bo’s So Hot – Noted his sharp final quarters in his last two & from the rail he has a chance to use his tactical speed to gain a striking position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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