Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:23 AM


1-Seven Stars – Lightly-raced Alagna-tuned Chapter Seven colt put together a pretty strong back half of :56.1 in his 3YO debut on Lasix & lands the rail in a soft opener


6-Shivered – Erv Miller Hambo eligible been struggling on half mile tracks in NY, perfect trip winner here back on 6-16 can regroup quickly in this wide-open field


5-Dejarover – Has been pace & trip compromised in his last two here back with Trond, goes second time Lasix, yet his one for 17 record is a concern



5-Flanagan Memory – 2016 Breeders Crown upsetter romped in his second start off the bench, reunited with The White Knight & primed for another stakes campaign


6-Tuonoblu Rex – Freshened since taking a new mark of 1:51 here with an explosive :26.2 in the slop, runner up to Crazy Wow in the qualifier looks poised for a serious test


3-Dayson – Team Burke trainee a hefty 20 for 34 lifetime while making a strong 4YO transition, prominent player in the Graduate Series & right there in the Hambletonian Maturity photo



3-Megadolce – Cantab Hall filly progressing nicely for Nifty Norman, a noteworthy second in her Kindergarten debut here, then pace compromised @ Pocono, second dam is Pizza Dolce, 1:52.4 [$668,824]


1-Swing It Cathy – Sister to Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lasse, a sharp second Baby Race for Takter, then a close second in PASS debut @ Pocono, attracts attention from the rail


7-Seven Karats – Chapter Seven filly out of a Deweycheatumnhowe mare & Cantab Hall on the maternal side, cruised in her lone Baby Race with Tetrick & could be anything



9-Blush Hanover – Reunites with the Bionic Man after trying to make it up into a :54.1 back half last week, lost by a nose three starts back, always dangerous with striking range


7-Beyonces Rockn – Seven-time winner this season tailed off before the recent sick scratch, can take advantage of some class relief & camera-shy field


10-Sheeza Shark N – Freshened with a few months & rallied in familiar style to win her qualifier, loves the long stretch here & needs her class to overcome post ten



6-King’s Cavalier – 10YO has come to life hitting the board in his last two at this level, launched a strong premature move last week


9-Nono Lindy – 4YO gelding comes off another gate break @ Yonkers, chased much tougher before that, including Trolley in a 1:51.4 mile, the tough post may be offset by the class drop


4-Captain Primeau – 13YO warhorse deserves a long look in this wide-open match up, a strong third behind King’s Cavalier last week & draws better here



2-Crystal Fashion – $100,000 Cantab Hall gelding hasn’t missed the board in four starts, upset Bautista in PASS, then just missed to the raging Lawmaker from post seven @ Harrah’s Philly


3-Hill Street – May top the Takter trio in this one after going two-for-two in the Kindergarten Series, draws a better post & already looks quite versatile


1-You Know You Do – Beaten favorite in PASS @ The Meadows had prepped well in NJ, has a big chance to resume his positive trend from the rail for Team Takter



3-Pure Country – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner who unleashed that scintillating 1:48 qualifier got torched in the Golden Girls, has a big chance to rebound & show her class from an inside draw


4-Call Me Queen Be – 2016 Breeders Crown champ wasn’t quite up to the top two in the Golden Girls, makes her third start off a sick scratch & draws inside again


8-Nike Franco N – Upset Lady Shadow in the Golden Girls with her tactical speed & fierce kick in the added eighth, assigned the outside in a pretty strong field



7-Met’s Hall – Another bright prospect for Team Orange Crush, a speedy Cantab Hall colt with the great Muscle Hill on the maternal side, an impressive two-for-two in PA


6-U Need Stones – Team Burke colt from the first crop of world champion Wishing Stone, picture-perfect so far, swept the NJSS Series, looks like the target in a power-packed elimination


4-Maxus – Muscle Hill brother to 2013 Hambo runner up Smilin Eli, 1:52.1 [$753,278], hasn’t missed the board since Takter added trotting hopples, twice beaten favorite in PASS



1-Repentance – Chapter Seven filly won her third Baby Race with a nice late burst, beaten favorite was pace compromised & rallied stoutly in :27.1 chasing Dab Hanover, dam is a sister to five six figure winners including Swan Image, 1:51.4 [$628,952]


6-Hey Lizzy – Prepped sharply @ Vernon Downs, second by a head with broken equipment in her debut, then got parked chasing a heavy favorite Manchego, lively prospect in a very competitive elimination


5-Dab Hanover – Takter was allowed to put the field to sleep with a :59.3 half for the 12-1 upset last week & now she’s brimming with confidence, dam is a sister to Hambo runner up Guccio, 1:51.1 [$1,021,809]



2-Manchego – Takter-tuned Muscle Hill filly opened many eyes with her impressive debut here with a :26.4, has subsequently jogged in both PASS events, dam is a sister to Breeders Crown champion Possess The Magic, 1:53.2 [$1,043,503]


3-Vivacious Allie – Muscle Hill sister to Goldsmith maid winner Double Exposure, 1:53.2 [$310,517], chased Manchego in her opener, then won both PASS events, the latest in handy style @ Pocono & draws well


6-Lily Stride – Picture-perfect so far, was able to control the pace in both stakes in PA with Tetrick at the lines & gets a serious test here, second dam is Oaks champion Silver Springs, 1:52.4 [$626,500]



3-P L Icabod – Made up for a slow start from post nine & rallied to hit the board with a :56.2 back half, third try off the bench from a better post at the same reduced level, primed for a big effort


6-Sianna Hanover – Burke-tuned filly with stakes experience chased standout Ariana G in the Del Mille & she can thrive in this is a much softer, yet intriguing match up


9-Glenferrie Dreamer – Veteran gelding has been more involved & was pace & trip challenged in his last two on-the-board finishes, post nine is no picnic, but the class drop can’t be ignored




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