Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:14 PM

RACE 1

6-Here Comes Numbers – Left alertly, saved ground & shook loose with oodles of late trot to just miss while closing into icy gusts last week, was strong in the win column last year

 

3-Master Of Excuses – Draws inside again off an excuse trip, shuffled, angled late & was flying fourth into frigid headwinds last week, just two for his last 43 is a key concern however

 

4-Danish Durango – Former top class performer with a mark of 1:52 here draws well fresh off the bench & decent qualifier, may be ready to do some damage with a stalking trip in competitive field

 

RACE 2

1-Sing Along – Runner up to the raging Monica Gallagher in her last two, Pelling trainee moves inside to maintain her form spree in a blank field

 

9-Petal To The Metal – Has unleashed some wicked final quarters so far this season, almost went from last to first in the slop back on 1-12, only three for 59 & outside draw are two big knocks

 

5-Zane Hanover – 1:50.4 performer at two was a fast-closing third to Monica Gallagher two starts back, had no pop into those vicious stretch headwinds last week, chance to rebound

 

RACE 3

4-Wired Hanover – 4YO gelding has struggled to advance against some sharp foes like Iron Dome & 1:54.2 winner Miss Larose, now drops into a field begging to be beaten

 

2-Trouble Rieu N – Beaten favorite set a solid, yet rated pace & just missed two weeks ago, a sudden positive display of speed, draws better with an 0 for his last 30 on view

 

7-Caper K Court – Forced wide off the final turn by a late breaker & still managed to hit the board at 74-1 last week, chance to build on that positive move in a real soft spot

 

RACE 4

4-Noble Prize – Got parked from post eight @ Yonkers in his US debut for red-hot Team Burke, son of Kadabra sports a one for 25 record, but eligible to improve, especially against this bunch

 

5-Presidente Zette – Lightly-raced 4YO broke his maiden with a sharp upset rally two starts back, came with a solid second to a revved up Derf Hanover & continues to progress

 

3-Break Free – Game & gutsy third behind Presidente Zette two starts back & finished well behind that same rival two weeks ago, draws better as a one for 16 prime opportunist

 

RACE 5

3-Hearts N Flowers – Flashed a lot more late life to hit the ticket two weeks ago, drops another notch, draws the same inside post & acclimated now

 

2-Jaded Dream – Beaten favorite off an impossible trip drops back to down to the level of the easy romp two starts back & draws better for Team Burke

 

5-Spilling The Beans – Finally gets a bit of post & class relief off a nightmare trip from post ten, winner at this level with a brush n crush back on 12-15

 

RACE 6

5-Agrestores Comet – 1:53.3 performer here last season surprised us with a huge turnaround despite the long ship from California, then got parked into a quickening pace last week

 

2-Rockin Redford – Twice beaten favorite closed well from a tough spot to gain third into nasty stretch headwinds last week, draws an improved post on a form spree

 

1-Kabang – Bounced back from a miscue with a solid speed try on a frigid night @ Yonkers, sports some back class lines for Team burke & lands the rail in a field of question marks

 

RACE 7

6-Another Chapter – Broke early as the heavy favorite off such an inspiring score on 1-19, now must rebound in a pretty competitive field & connections still have high hopes

 

5-Montalbano Bi – Team Harmon horse-for-the-course has a nose for the charmed circle, too far out of range from post eight last week & now draws a bit better in good form

 

2-Bee In Charge – Draws post two again while noted for his controlling speed, got off to an unusually slow start at the top level last week & drops back down

 

RACE 8

9-Keystone Riptide – Comes off two solid acclimating miles, rallied with good vigor to hit the ticket into those icy headwinds last week, moves outside, but drops an important notch

 

4-Monica Gallagher – All roads in this class go through the Burke trainee who’s dominated the last two & draws well against several drop down candidates

 

5-UF Dragon’s Queen – Classy 8YO was a perfect trip winner at this level as the favorite two starts back & assumes major contender against these

 

RACE 9

2-Stormont Wizard – Beaten favorite finished a gutsy third on the drop down to this level for Team Burke, draws inside again with an improving trend imminent

 

3-You’re Majestic – Set a really solid pace & held second in an encouraging Big M debut after missing 25 days, she drops a notch off that much needed start

 

8-Alexander Hanover – Draws another tough post, but gets high marks for his strong second with trot at both ends last Saturday & remains a threat at this level

 

RACE 10

3-Majestic Sunset – Drops to the bottom level fresh off a much-improved effort, rallied off a slow :58 half & into gusty headwinds to hit the ticket from post eight & now moves inside

 

5-Massive Lightning – Trying get it going after a strong 2017 season, bounced back off a solid rally for third into fierce stretch headwinds last Friday

 

7-Commentary – Drop down candidate for Team Harmon set a strong pace & faded into those icy winds last Friday, nice rally for second before that & that might be his best strategy

 

RACE 11

1-A Jersey Contract – Fired out & got it going well late in another commendable effort at this level, moves to the rail to work out a similar trip in a toss up field

 

5-Fiji – Rates high marks for his solid second in his switch to the mile track, big chance to follow up off that acclimating mile

 

6-Keegan Ho – Have to consider that sudden speed & equaled his lifetime mark two starts back, any semblance of that mile makes him a menace in this soft match up

 

RACE 12

1A-Misslarose – Aired it out to repeat last week off a career best 1:54.2 before that for Team Burke, look for her to continue an upward trend

 

5-Iron Dome – Lightly-raced 4YO with upside was ramping up his game for Team Harmon before

his untimely break as the heavy favorite last week, yet did flash a decent recovery

 

6-Broadway Promise – Showed some promise wiring N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia last Fall, had plenty of late trot off a slow :58 half & into those tiring winds last Friday

 

RACE 13

1-Vegas In Style – Returns to the mile track for Team Burke looking to rebound off a break @ Freehold as the heavy favorite, just missed on the engine here before that & lands that rail

 

3-Mojarrra Hanover – Simply overmatched from outside posts in her last two after beating these with a sterling rally on 1-19, class & post relief make her an instant contender

 

7-Hipnumberone – Deserves a long look off her much-improved second to the heavy favorite fresh off the bench, steps up with more demanding post, but hasn’t got a lot to beat here

 



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