Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:05 PM


7-Ostrich Blue Chip – Could kick off a big weekend for Team Antonacci, bounced back with a solid qualifier after getting blitzed in the EBC Final, sister to Mythology Blue Chip, 1:53.1 [$138,235] gets a chance to tap into her upside


1-Eternal Patrol – Emerged from a slight shuffle & finished well enough to gain the show spot after missing 35 days off a sick scratch, draws inside again & doesn’t face much


4-Man Of Destiny – Stayed flat & picked up a check in his comeback here behind Eternal Patrol & company, draws well again with a chance to improve in a soft opener



6-Apprentice M – Kadabra sister to Charmed Life, 1:52.2 [$1,200,794] just missed with a nice move off cover in her OSS debut @ Mohawk & could take a serious swing at the favorite


4-Seven Karats – Chapter Seven filly with Cantab Hall on the maternal side lived up to the heavy

tote action with a perfect trip win, complete with a sharp :27.1, draws better for Tetrick & Toscano


7-Swing It Cathy – Sister to Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lasse eased away, sat the cones, gapped, then finished well for the show chasing Seven Karats, remains a contender despite tougher draw



6-Moose Madness – Just one for 19 this season, but just missed with a rated pace @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, picks up Hannah Miller, gets some class relief & may be the one to reel in


3-Real DJ Hanover – Was hammered down to even money & steamrolled first over to victory @ Harrah’s Philadelphia despite a sick scratch & missing 27 days, Big M lover draws well to be forwardly placed in a battle of the ladies


1-Extracurricular – 11YO warhorse only one for 19 in 2017, yet has been a consistent check earner, hit the board in his last two @ Plainridge, look for Bob Hechkoff to send him from the rail



2-Danish Durango – 1:52 Big M performer getting substantial class relief here, draws inside & gets Hannah Miller, stands out in a field of question marks


1-Tech Titan – Moves inside fresh off a narrow loss with a mighty late surge at 50-1, big chance to follow up from the rail alongside a classier foe


3-Flying Isa N – Rallied to a decisive score from post eight with a sharp :27 two starts back, 9YO horse-for-the-course draws well for the very capable John Calabrese



8-Big Stretch Mark – Just two for 41, but definitely gathering momentum on the comeback trail, The Buckeye drove him well & he shook loose with plenty to just miss to Roll N Catch last week & deserves a long look


4-Roll N Catch – Bet down to 7-5 favorite in a so-so field & earned it, grinding gamely & holding off a trip sitting Big Stretch Mark, rewarded with an improved post, while basically facing the same bunch


7-Art Miami – Lightly-raced Toscano-tuned 3YO saved ground & angled with some decent late pace to hit the board behind Roll N Catch last week, tougher post, but reasonable to expect more



2-Leet Hanover – Only one for 13, but has hit the board in her last three, her last two against top shelf fillies, gets another inside draw to work out an ideal trip


5-Grandma’s Moni – Team Antonacci filly added trotting hopples & went all the way for new mark from post seven in a sparkling 3YO debut, she’s a bright spot in a camera-shy field


6-Decadence – Just one for 15 & winless this season, yet this steady stalker has been ramping up her game recently, a decent third to Grandma’s Moni last out



4-Snowstorm Hanover – Won finals of the Matron & Valley Victory at two, scored second time Lasix in Grand Circuit action @ The Meadows & draws well in a blank field for Team Burke


3-Di Oggi – Has done well with stakes company in PA, comes off a fifth to Hambo contender International Moni & draws well in an easy match up


1-Muscles Jared – Nosed out with a well-rated effort in a Beal consolation @ Pocono, finished behind Di Oggi here last out, look for him to step out alertly from the rail



1-Doo Wop Hanover – Classy Graduate Series champion missed all of last season due to injury, qualifiers look solid, the latest against Darlinonthebeach, lands the rail in a soft spot


8-Dial Or Nodial – 11YO warhorse stormed home from a tough spot to just miss in 1:49.3 last time, excellent effort considering he had missed 23 days, threat despite post eight


7-Our Regal Ideal N – Rallied to a new mark of 1:51.2 with a :26.4 here two starts back, returns at a higher level & has a tougher post, but any semblance of that mile puts him in play



8-Fad Finance – Twice beaten favorite returns from Yonkers & lost by a neck here two starts back, Trond’s mare owns a big kick & benefits from an ample speed target


1-Montalbano Bi – Was simply caught too far out of position after a slow start from post ten last week, finally gets some post relief & anything close to his career best on 6-30 might do the trick


7-Gold Medal Swan – Took advantage of some class relief, had everything go his way on the front end & just missed to a grinding favorite Glenferrie Dreamer last week, sharp contender



1-Independent One – Grand Circuit winner in 1:51.3 @ Tioga Downs ships in fresh off a solid second in N/W of 5 @ Pocono, stalks from midpack & heads a very strong entry


9-Aberdeen Hanover – Assigned the outside with a one for 21 record this season, yet grinded gamely for new mark of 1:50.2 against stiffer competition two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


6-Sams Triple Crown – Gelding was on a long form spree with four straight seconds before he squandered a perfect second over trip as the heavy favorite last week, trying to atone from a tough post here



3-California Cruisin – Somebeachsomewhere sister to Jereme’s Jet, 1:47 [$1,519,321] baby raced with some nice, speedy moves, flashed a :26.1 from post eight in his opener & obviously expecting a more aggressive effort from a better post


8-Decoy – First foal out of a sister to Breeders Crown champion See You At Peelers, 1:49.2 [$1,573,260], won her third Baby Race with a :26.3 for Team Takter, then chased a 1:51.2 sizzler in her PASS debut


1-Odds On Lauderdale – Draws the rail fresh off a couple of solid on-the-board finishes in the Kindergarten Series for Team Alagna, second dam is Worldly Beauty, 1:49.3 [$1,900,255]



8-Inspiration View – Team Burke newcomer to these parts dropped out of $50,000 claimers @ Yonkers & hit the board in his last two @ Pocono, the latest a game grind, drops further & looks like a serious threat despite post eight


10-Art History – Struggled on the comeback trial earlier this season, freshened with three months off, his second qualifier indicates readiness, classy gelding returns at a reduced level to overcome post ten


1-Maserati Seelster – Speedy gelding showed more life as the beaten favorite in his second start here for a new barn, moves inside & continues building on his momentum






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