Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:36 PM


2-Falcor Bluestone – 8YO gelding hasn’t won in a long time & has struggled this season, but qualified solidly behind Pinkman, makes his first start for Team Harmon & draws inside a field with no standouts


1-Ridgeway Springs – 4YO is 0 for 17 this year, yet has been in top form recently, committed to a late lead & gunned down late by the horse sitting just behind him, back on the rail again


5-Prove Up – 0 for 13 in 2017, fringe player against comparable @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, may move up his game on the mile track & present some value in a wide-open curtain raiser



6-Feeling Cam Lucky – 0 for 17 this season, yet his recent form in PA is adequate enough to rate him a long look here, also owns tactical speed & a bit of back class


2-Quality Bud – It was three weeks ago, but his late surge to be a close second from the same post has to make him a legitimate contender in a field that is a combined five for 166 this season


1-Twincreeks Jessie – 0 for 26 in 2017 is a huge knock, but he gets class & post relief & figures to take advantage of the rail & hustle out within striking range



8-Maserati Seelster – Hawthorne invader has been a hot item against similar, arrives in a new barn fresh off an easy win, yet hasn’t raced in 29 days & launches from a demanding post, that may not matter in against a soft bunch


1-Jay Bee’s Grin N – Recent Dennis Watson claim was left in the wake of Mr Julian’s amazing 1:48.4 blowout, gets away from that standout & heads a decent entry


7-Walks Of Life – Just two for 21 this season, yet racing his heart out chasing Mr Julian recently, needs to work out a smooth cover trip & make one big move



1-Leet Hanover – May be the best of the Ake Svandstedt trio in here or least the sharpest, note how she’s cranked it up in her last two, runner up to a huge favorite Treviso last out @ Pocono


7-Overdraft Volo – She’s come back strong this season winning three of four, fresh off a well-driven career best 1:52.2 over Feed Your Head in the Del Miller, tougher draw here however


3-Feed Your Head – Takter-tuned daughter of Muscle Hill was able to rate nicely & just missed to the trip-sitting Overdraft Volo in a terrific bounce-back mile & draws well again



3-Southwind Jenson – Gelding has picked up his game with the addition of Lasix, closed into a :54.3 back half to grab a minor share last week & draws better


2-Yo Apollo Creed – Strong rally in the slop to hit the board at a big price on 7-1, then saved ground & outsprinted last week, steady improvement continues from another inside post


4-Stakeout – Followed up his giant effort from post ten two starts back with another gutsy parked

out mile last week, draws inside again & may be on the verge



3-International Moni – Impressive rallies in the Goodtimes @ Mohawk & reportedly has all the right stuff, bounced back off a sick scratch with a strong qualifier against a top notch filly, Scottie Z’s ticket for a possible Hambo repeat draws well for this prep


8-Enterprise – His lone loss a fading fourth as the beaten favorite in the Goodtimes Final, solid qualifier chasing another Hambo prospect What The Hill, stablemate to Long Tom reunited with The White Knight seeking more experience & post eight a hindrance


4-Giveitgasandgo – Consistent John Butenschoen trainee notched his tenth win in 18 career starts, fighting off pressure in the PA Allstars, chance to assert himself on the mile track & make a final pre-Hambo statement



8-Fly On – Team Orange Crush back up to Devious Man has been better in his last two on Lasix, bad shuffle off a slow pace & flew home in :26.4 in his Dancer division, could surprise this very competitive stakes match up


3-Perfect Spirit – Ake Svanstedt Hambo hopeful been off three weeks since his fourth in the Beal Final, beat Devious Man & Dover Dan in his elimination with trot at both ends & draws well here


4-Dover Dan – Joins Bill’s Man & Giveitgasandgo in the John Butenshoen Hambo contingent, had no chance from post nine in the Beal Final, then aired it out in the PA Allstars, draws better here with Super Brett



3-Beyond Delight – 3YO chased the classy & very game Dude’s The Man closing into a :54 back half from post ten, gets class & post relief in a field ripe for the taking


8-App Heaven – Razor sharp on the comeback trail @ Pocono, fresh off the mile of his life he makes only his third start of the season from a tough post, but may be worth a swing


7-Justified – Beaten favorite just missed when well rated on the engine two starts back, tries that reduced level again from a more difficult post



6-Dream Together – Pricey & well-bred filly by Muscle Hill out of 2007 Oaks winner Danae, scored in her second start off the bench @ Mohawk for a sharp barn, who sent out world record equaling Emoticon Hanover last week, may be ready for this serious test


8-Princess Aurora – Playing second fiddle to stellar stablemate Ariana G this Team Takter stakes winner held off Hambo prospect International Moni in a nice bounce-back qualifier, she can step out to overcome this outside assignment


5-Fine Tuned Lady – Sheer consistent has pushed her career bankroll past half a million dollars, returns here fresh off a well-rated score in the PA Allstar Stars & logically figures to be forwardly placed in competitive match up



6-Beyonces Rockn – Forced wide into a :53.4 back half last week, needed to acclimate & high in the win column for a strong percentage barn, gets some class relief in an intriguing puzzle


9-Blush Hanover – Nosed out with a fierce rally two starts back, too far back to make a dent last week, moves outside, but returns to a competitive level & can kick home with the best of these


8-Beach Club – Steady 3YO filly ships in on a roll this season for Team Burke, almost made it three in a row with a narrow loss in the PA Allstars & raced well against older foes @ Pocono



4-Bruce’s Magic – Steady gelding got stung early @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, previously knocking on the door here, reunited with Andrew McCarthy & draws well in a field with no standouts


5-More Dragon – Have to forgive the miscue in his second start off the bench, his first was a solid second to the classy 1:48.2 winner Bettor’s Edge & drops a notch


6-Bottom Deals – Always tough to gauge smaller track shippers, this Toscano trainee owns some back class, seems to be in good form & lands in a softer post here



8-Machs Beach Boy – Beaten heavy favorite was forced very wide & still hit the board, tougher post, but tighter now & owns a ton of back class


4-Classic American – Both wins this season have come on half mile tracks, returns here at a reduced level after three tighteners & draws well in a field begging to be beaten


2-Last Dragon – We know this 10YO is capable of making an explosive move at any time, drops again & draws inside a blank “G” Notes division & retains Gingras




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