Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:35 PM


1-Devious Man – Team Orange Crush have produced yet another gem here, after finising fifth in the Peter Haughton Memorial he’s reeled off six in a row, including the NYSS Final & draws the rail fresh off his best to date


5-Walner – Carried the first crop baton for back-to-back Breeders Crown champion Chapter Seven, only took this Linda Toscano trainee five starts to unleash a world record 1:51.3 @ The Red Mile, a convincing winner here before that


6-Giveitgasandgo – PASS champion going for eight straight wins, been mainly dominating & fighting off foes on the front end in PA & gets a serious test for class



5-Mcthriller – Gelding graduated from the Ohio Sires circuit to hitting the board in both Grand Circuit races @ The Red Mile with strong finishes & adds Brian Sears


8-Huntsville – Edged out Downbytheseaside in the PASS Final before flaunting his blinding speed in both Grand Circuit events @ The Red Mile, the latest a world record 1:49, has the talent to overcome post 8


3-Odds On Delray – Consistent Tony Alagna-tuned colt won a Metro consolation in 1:51.2, solid runner up in both Grand Circuit events in Lexington & draws well again, his dam My Little Dragon went three for four in the Breeders Crown



5-Darlinonthebeach – Scratched sick from the Jugette Final, then went two-for-two on Lasix, her latest a 1:48.1 career best with a :25.4 in the Glen Garnsey, one of two sub 1:49 wins this season, faces another great match up


6-Pure Country – Capped a perfect ten-for-ten season winning last year’s Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace,  also added Lasix in her last two & bounced back from a narrow loss to Darlinonthebeach by taking a new mark of 1:48.2

7-LA Delight – Ontario’s finest made it three in a row winning her second straight OSS Super Final on the engine, 2015 O’Brien Award winner rallied to take the Jugette Final with  sizzling :26.1, a winning machine in a highly competitive field



7-Roaring To Go – NYSS star upset Idyllic Beach with a :26.2 in the Bluegrass, then went all the way beating Awash with a well controlled effort, caught her best stride at the right time


8-Idyllic Beach – Clear division leader has gone seven for ten, took a mark of 1:50.3 in the She’s A Great Lady, able to steal her ISS division last out, Takter won this with two undefeated fillies – Pure Country & See You At Peelers


6-Awash -  Steady stalking type has sharpened her sword this Fall, cranked it up @ The Red Mile with a Bluegrass win in the slop, then chased a well rated Roaring To Go



5-Caprice Hill – Hambletonian Oaks runner up came up short in her comeback as the heavy favorite in the OSS Super Final, yet she needed the race, she’s strong in the win column & has the talent to atone


2-All The Time – 2YO Breeders Crown champ & Hambletonian Oaks winner has rebounded from colic surgery to win two qualifiers & draws well, Takter won the last two editions with Wild Honey & Shake It Cerry


9-Gin And Lindy – Note the way this filly has stepped up her game in both starts @ The Red Mile with Lasix added, finished full of trot in :27.4 and :26.3



1-Racing Hill – Meadowlands Pace runner up has carved out a $1.3 million season, winning the Hempt, Adios, Messenger and just won a much needed race in the Tattersalls, fighting off Big Top Hanover in :26.2


3-Dr J Hanover – The other Tony Alagna trainee in here who is seven for 13, came on strong off his third in the Jug with a noteworthy effort & narrow loss in the Tattersalls & draws well again


5-Boston Red Rocks – Stormed home from a tough spot to take the freshman Breeders Crown last Fall enroute to divisional honors, regained his winning form & confidence & could surprise these



3-Southwind Frank – 2015 freshman Breeders Crown winner capping a Dan Patch Award season, nosed out in the Hambletonian & just missed to the same arch rival in the Kentucky Futurity & might be able to turn the tables


2-Marion Marauder – Hambletonian Hero sealed the division by sweeping the Trotting Triple Crown, leading money winning trotter of 2016 unfurled an amazing rally from post 11 in the Kentucky Futurity & rightfully has Horse of the Year aspirations


8-Sutton – Uncorked a breathtaking :26.4 to finish a close third in the Hambletonian, 1:51.2 performer here this season won his first two starts on Lasix, including a Bluegrass division romp, nightmare trip in the Kentucky Futurity



4-Rockette – Sister to Blue Moon Stride, dam is a sister to Bettor’s Delight, No Pan Intended & Roll With Joe, found her best stride in four starts since the switch to Team Burke, inside advantage may turn the tables on Somemensomewhere


7-Somemensomewhere – First foal out of the millionaire Omen Hanover added Lasix & turned her game around in her last two @ The Red Mile, was able to steal away from Rockette last out


6-Blameitonthenight – Champlain Stakes winner @ Mohawk recently bogged down by slow starts in OSS action, reunited with Gingras, who can be more aggressive with her



5-Jake – Stablemate to 2012 Breeders Crown champion & millionaire Intimidate from a sharp trotting barn, hasn’t missed the board, second from post nine in the William Wellwood, freshened with a solid qualifier, chance in a wide open elimination


2-Bill’s Man – Credit Winner colt out of Oaks champ Silver Springs got his act together in Red Mile Grand Circuit action, draws inside fresh off the mile of his life


7-Snowstorm Hanover – Son of 2010 Hambletonian winner was a nose shy of going two-for-two in Lexington & ramping up his game at the right time for Team Burke



4-Emoticon Hanover – Kadabra filly arrives fresh off two huge wins in a row, the latest upsetting Caprice Hill in the OSS Super Final in a career best 1:53.1 for the classy duo of Sylvain Filion & Luc Blais


10-Broadway Donna – Beaten favorite in last year’s 2YO Filly Trot just won the Kentucky Filly Futurity in straight heats & lowered her mark to 1:51.1, Del Miller division winner & 2015 Dan Patch Award winner finally moves outside


8-Flowers N Songs – 10-time winner this season, finished third in both heats of the Kentucky Filly Futurity, then fourth behind Emoticon Hanover in the OSS Super Final, a contender despite a tough draw



2-Love Matters – Runner up in the PASS Final, third to Bar Hopping in the Bluegrass, then added Lasix & forced into a premature move last out, retains Sears & draws inside again, chance to upset


6-Bar Hopping – Canadian Trotting Classic upsetter made it three in a row in the Bluegrass with a :26.4, added Lasix & just missed from post 12 in the Kentucky Futurity & gives Team Takter a stranglehold on this elimination


8- Waitlifter K – Just one for 13 this season, but finished a good fourth in the Hambletonian, regained his form with a second in the Bluegrass, then shuffled fourth in the Kentucky Futurity



1-Betting Line – Horse of the Year candidate has reeled off 14 consecutive wins, including the North America Cup, Carl Millstein, Battle of Brandywine & Little Brown Jug, lands the rail fresh off a methodic rally from post ten in the OSS Super Final


4-Stolen Glimpse – Ron Burke trainee rallied with a sizzling :26.3 to pull a Tattersalls upset in a career best 1:49.2, retains Sears & draws well


5-Western Fame – Runner up in the PASS Final & Jug went all the way in his Bluegrass division, then just missed to Stolen Glimpse, consistent Takter trainee is highly regarded



4-Blue Moon Stride – NJSS champion won the Mistletoe Shalee, Miss New Jersey & Bluegrass division, pressured through a fast pace last out & lands in the softer split


3-Penpal – Was freshened for her Red Mile Grand Circuit races & twice came up third best chasing Darlinonthebeach, draws well to facilitate her preferred stalking style


5-Rock Me Baby – Only one for 11, but got her act together with three straight seconds recently & just missed to Blue Moon Stride in the Bluegrass



6-Downbytheseaside – Brian Brown trainee hasn’t missed the board in ten tries, stunning 1:50 world record @ Delaware, followed by a Bluegrass blowout, then a 1:49 mark in Lexington last time


3-Boogie Shuffle – Just one for ten, but chased world champions in his two races @ The Red Mile, the latest a second to 1:49 winner Downbytheseaside


2-Blood Line - Takter trainee flaunted his class & talent by taking control of his Bluegrass division in the slop, draws well again & switches to Sears









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