Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:29 PM

RACE 1

8-Meadow Seelster – This mare sports a far superior record last year on the WEG circuit than her rivals here, put forth a gutsy effort in a much-needed start

2-Doc Simon’s Dream – Tripped out to be an easy Billings winner here two starts back, then chased Feisty Love, who got the jump on her rivals

7-Feisty Love – Switched to David Glasser, brushed off a slow :58.4 half & the 8YO mare cruised to a new lifetime mark last week, she’s been on her toes

RACE 2

3-Hillosophical – Dam is a sister to $3 million winner Fool’s Goal, broke her maiden with confident ease at Pocono two back, then ran into the raging All The Time in round one, looks like the logical option with that standout absent this week

4-Southwind Pearl – Progressing nicely for Jonas Czernyson, hit the board in both starts here & was just a bit behind Hillosophical last week, her dam is a sister to near half million dollar winner Malabar Maple

6-Batoutahill – Sister to millionaire Likeabatouttahell seems to be learning her lessons well, shows a willingness to leave the gate & just needs a little more stamina

RACE 3

7-Goin To The Limit – 1:54.4 performer as a freshman spells talent, added Lasix & trotting hopples & won his latest qualifier with plenty of vigor in 1:53.2, Hambletonian eligible stands out

3-Zlatan – Takter-tuned colt saw some stakes action at two, given time mature, trotting hopples removed, solid second in the comebacker, his dam is a sister to 1:51.1 performer Cash Hall

8-Everything N More – Well-bred filly for noteworthy connections took a few weeks off after shipping up from Florida & qualified here in feisty fashion

RACE 4

4-Cree – Muscle Hill filly stubbed her toe in the Lady Suffolk, but bounce back with a solid third in round one, trotting home in :27.2 & eligible to improve

3-Southwind Hope – Muscle Hill from the family of near millionaire Spellbound Hanover hasn’t missed the board this season, just missed from a tough spot in the Lady Suffolk, a strong second as the beaten favorite last week

2-Seaside Illusion – Second foal out of near $600,000 winner & Kentucky Filly Futurity champion Seaside, finished a pretty decent fourth in her long-awaited 3YO debut & draws well

RACE 5

7-Fashion Rocker – Only one for 16 on the season, but has had a pretty good month of May with an upset win & game uncovered second last out to the heavy favorite Purity

1-Arabella J – 0 for 16 in 2016, faced tougher recently on smaller tracks, draws the rail off a no-chance mile here & gets the key switch to Gingras

5-Thinkyoucandance – Was doing fine work against $6,000 claimers @ Freehold recently before finishing a strong-closing third behind Fashion Rocker last week at almost 50-1

RACE 6

1-Double L Lindy – Dam is a sister to 2006 HOY in Canada Majestic Son, after breaking his maiden he came up against Southwind Frank last week, improving as one of three in here for Ake Svanstedt

3-Honor Above All – Takter Hambletonian eligible clearly needed his first few starts this season, this was a $100,000 yearling whose dam is a 2008 Breeders Crown champion & Dan Patch Award winner

4-Dominion Beach – Muscle Hill colt with a 1:53.4 win under his bridle has just been over anxious, showed a lot of speed & talent at two, dam was the 2002 Hambletonian Oaks winner, if he can get away smoothly …

RACE 7

2-Delightful Dragon – Sat in & got jammed up behind a tiring pacesetter as the heavy favorite @ Freehold last out, took a mark of 1:50 here before that & reunited with The Buckeye

4-Not Before Eight – Finally draws an improved post after getting pace compromised & closing stoutly, beat these in a career best 1:49.4 on 4-22

8-Totally Rusty – Outsprinted Gweneeee J in a very surprising :25.4 at 48-1, tries to prove that wake up mile was no fluke from post eight

RACE 8

1-You Rock My World – Stormed home from a tough spot to score fresh off the claim by Jody Riedel, steps up a notch, but moves inside & retains Tetrick

6-Danish Durango – Dropped a notch below this & flew home only to be nosed out by You Rock My World as the beaten favorite, won at this level with a career best 1:53.4 back on 4-15

2-Outburst – Set a world record for geldings as a 2YO, recent form has hinted of a breakthrough, long uncovered mile as the beaten favorite @ Freehold last out

RACE 9

6-Intoview – Scored two straight wins here earlier this meet & lowered her mark to 1:52.2 at this level, looks sharp fresh off a near wire-to-wire @ Harrah’s Philly & drops dangerously

2-Penpal – Promising filly is a sister to 1:50 performer Capital Account, scored decisively fresh out of the box this season in :26.2, then ran into a tougher NW of 5 field @ Harrah’s Philly last out

5-Royal Engagement – Hit the board in the first starts off the claim, including a narrow loss in 1:51.3 two back, then got bogged down from post ten

RACE 10

4-Nowucit Nowudont – Gelding is a new acquisition for Richie Johnson, off a superb qualifier & acclimating effort, just missed with a good speed & drops off that needed mile

6-I C Caviar – Gelding has been in a excellent form recently, stormed home from an impossible spot in :27.3 last week & drops again

5-Montalbano Bi – Not strong in the win column, but fresh off a well-controlled effort & yielded to a big drop-down favorite Rules Of The Road

RACE 11

4-Copper Coast A – Twice beaten favorite @ Freehold just missed two starts back, then had no chance off a :58 half, returns to the Big M in an ideal spot to rally past a camera-shy bunch

2-Roadway – Been facing some of the better ones @ Freehold with three wins this season, 10YO needed his last start & in line to trip out in a crapshoot finale

5-Perfect Terror – Beat the $10,000 claimers @ Freehold before tailing off sick, second start off the scratch figures to be better



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