Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:34 AM

RACE 1

5-Lemon Drop Hall – Saved ground, was caught a bit behind a fading Tyron My Gigolo & finished up well in his return to the mile track, 13YO finds a prime spot to stalk n pop

 

8-Lightning Strike – Ships in on a nice form spree & fresh off a wire-to-wire effort against $4,000 claimers @ Monticello, his tactical speed helps overcome the challenging post

 

1-Stormin Rustler – 13YO warhorse looking to snap his 0 for 16 skid this season from the rail after grinding out a solid third in the slop last week

 

RACE 2

9-She’s Watching – Sister to 2014 Pace record setter He’s Watching went two-for-two her last Summer, qualified big, draws outside, but stands out with stakes aspirations

 

7-Under The Bus – Flashed some sneaky late pace in her 3YO debut here, then raced well chasing a runaway @ Tioga Downs, developing nicely for Team Toscano

 

4-Sky Fulla Star – Just one for 15, but dropped out of the tougher Weiss Series @ Pocono & finished a pace-compromised third in her Big M debut & draws well to keep it going

 

RACE 3

5-Sizz Matty – Gelding is 0 for his last 32, yet rallied from a tough spot finish third behind Tossies Flash last week in a positive acclimating mile & was tackling N/W of 4 & 5 @ Harrington

 

1-Tossies Flash – Left Alertly & finished a solid second to even money favorite Steady Pulse in the slop last week & moves inside a wide-open field

 

9-Twin B Scandal – 0 for his last 37, Vincent Fusco, Jr. claim back on 3-24 freshened up & qualifier with some vigor @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, tough draw here

 

RACE 4

4-Brian J – Late-blooming brother to Brickman, 1:51.3 [$104,461] has gone two-for-two out of town, latest effort from post nine @ Tioga Downs worth noting, draws well here

 

7-Sam’s Triple Crown – Reeled off three in a row @ Rosecroft before finishing a hard-charging second in his Big M debut, a fast track may help his progress

 

1-Art Scene – Well-bred Tony Alagna pupil making only his second career start showing some talent & potential fresh off a winning qualifier & pushes off from the rail

 

RACE 5

10-Quick Asa Trick N – Rallied to win his US debut here in a sparkling 1:50.1, drops back down to that level, still a fresh threat capable of blasting off for position

 

9-Preparty – Dropped to this level & just missed to the red-hot newcomer Iammrbrightside N last week, post is even tougher this time, but Team Harmon has this one on his toes

 

4-Baby Kitty – Finished an okay fourth in the rain & slop last week after a much-improved second two starts back, class relief & inside draw make him a contender

 

RACE 6

3-Dealt A Winner – 1:47.3 Cane Pace upsetter in 2015 came out guns blazing in a hard-fought 5YO debut for Mark Silva, draws well in a field of vulnerable veterans

 

4-Mcwicked – Was on a major roll coming into the Levy Final, got over anxious on the lead & folded, no chance last out after an unusually slow start from post two @ Pocono

 

6-Clear Vision – Classy 11YO nosed out Mcwicked in a Levy division & romped in a consolation, fresh off a narrow loss @ Tioga Downs off a sick scratch, on the board in nine of 12 this year

 

RACE 7

8-Rockeyed Optimist – 11-time winner in 2016 came roaring off the bench & romped decisively in the slop last week, poised to step up further in an ultra competitive field

 

6-Iammrbrightside N – New Zealand import has gone two-for-two on these shores showing versatility, flaunted speed & sustain in the slop last week, forced to double jump in class

 

9-Doctor Butch – Classy millionaire has always thrived here & has revived his form, fought bravely in a narrow loss in the slop last week, gate speed gets him involved

 

RACE 8

5-To Beach His Own – Was a convincing winner for this price from post seven back on 4-22, stalking type on a roll right now

 

6-Twincreek’s Jack – Cut his tag in half & claimed by Team Harmon off an easy wire-to-wire win in the slop last week, steady gelding always a threat

 

8-Cherokee Ranger – This gelding’s form has ignited in his last three, sparked by an upset rally for $10,000 three starts back, banks on a hot pace from post eight

 

RACE 9

2-Durant – Returns to the scene of some impressive wins here back in January, recovered to finish second in the slop @ Pocono last out, draws inside here to keep that positive form going

 

10-War-N-Munn – Took advantage of a prime spot to romp in his second start off the bench, outside draw, but back class continues to resurface

 

1-So Take That – Seven-time winner here this season had a five-race streak going at one point, lands in a prime spot to work out an ideal stalking trip

 

RACE 10

7-Broadway Donna – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner & Breeders Crown champion rallied prematurely & finished a solid second in a much-needed 4YO debut last week, she has license to beat the boys in this match up

 

1-Dayson – 12-time winner in 2016 with a mark of 1:51.2 at three has come up short in both starts as a 4YO, moves inside for Team Burke & figures to assert himself off those needed miles

 

4-Taco Tuesday – Gelding has caught fire winning three of his last four, makes his second start for trainer Andrew Harris after winning the Yonkers Open from post seven

 

RACE 11

4-Bill’s Man – 1:52.3 Grand Circuit winner @ two may be developing into a serious Hambo contender, fresh off a narrow loss to What The Hill in his sophomore debut with a :26.4

 

6-Moonlight Cocktail – Interesting Toscano-tuned shipper makes her third start off the bench, gets some class relief & has a chance to surprise

 

8-Lauderdale – Capitalized on some class relief & went all the way for the upset from post nine in a career best 1:53.1 two starts back, returns to the Big M off a miscue @ Yonkers

 

RACE 12

2-Victorydaze Wilwin – 0 for 17 this season & coming off a break in the slop last week, yet did finish with increased vigor in his previous two & draws inside a wide-open finale

 

4-Victory At Last – Left well from post ten & shuffled out last week, dropping further, draws much better & retains The Buckeye

 

6-Relentless Dreamer – One for his last 48, ran into a raging last Dragon in the slop last week, remains at this new bottom condition level

 

 



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