Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:49 PM

RACE 1

7-All Week – Steady 10YO has come around in his last few, grinded away chasing the uncatchable Bell I No last week, won at the N/W $11,500 level back in late January

 

3-Seel The Deal N – Winner here at this level with a huge rally in the slop back in early January, returns with revived form & an inside post & picks up the Thunder from Downunder

 

4-Cowboy Terrier – Three-month layoff now deterrent with Team Burke, and this is a new acquisition, draws inside after an even qualifier off a sick scratch, back class he got

 

RACE 2

8-JK Parlay – Stepped up admirably, battled bitterly & finished a close second against tougher condition stock, back to claimers & can fire off the wings to overcome post eight

 

7-Sir Machalot – Nosed out in his Team Burke debut @ Yonkers two starts back, then chased a runaway, we’ve seen his act here in the past & his tactical speed puts him in play

 

2-Four Staces – Productive season so far, completely dominated on the engine & claimed last week, confident sort now moves inside to employ more speed in a very competitive match up

 

RACE 3

8-Bay Rum – 1:51.2 winner here last season clearly needed his latest start off an injury scratch, scored here in the slop back in early January, tougher draw, exits tougher claimers

 

10-Kiwi Ideal N – Go back to his post ten rally for second back on 2-16, raced well while pace compromised in the GSY Series last week, looking for some trip luck in a camera-shy field

 

2-Victorydaze Wilwin – Forced wide & lacked any pop when dropped to this bottom level, yet this horse-for-the-course draws inside a very soft version of the N/W $3,500 class

 

RACE 4

1-Ode To Gray – Responded to very aggressive Vinnie Ginsberg handling in his 3YO debut from post seven & just missed, may be poised to break through from the rail 

 

8-Acton Hanover – $120,000 Sweet Lou yearling with some stakes experience went all the way in his qualifier here for Team Burke, looks like he’ll be the target despite the demanding post

 

4-American World – Beaten chalk brushed to the front & failed to polish it off last week, late-blooming 4YO gets to build on that & atone from an improved post

 

RACE 5

4-Magnum Mike – Draws much better fresh off a gallant grind from post ten chasing a revved up Rather Swell last week, Mike often delivers when able to employ his steady stalking style 

 

8-Rather Swell – Hot item at the claim box has won two of his last three & fresh off an emphatic blowout in the slop last week, overcame post eight on 2-22 & can outsprint most of these

 

9-Pop Pop Joe – Another fresh claim has hit the board in eight of nine this season, ran into a raging Four Staces last week, his gate speed can get him involved despite post nine

 

RACE 6

6-Letjimmytakeover – Twice beaten favorite just missed from post nine two starts back, then chased a surprisingly good Mike’s Powerhouse last week, likely no such standouts in this one

 

7-Quality Bud – The real version of Bud has started to emerge in his last three, just missed with a suddenly aggressive effort two starts back, flashed a :26.3 from never-never land last week

 

1-Redonkulous – Lone win came here back in mid-January against N/W $8,500 types, beaten favorite with no chance in the GSY Series last week & hits rock bottom & overdue

 

RACE 7

4-Life Happened – Dropped to this level last week & somehow got parked from post two, note the post ten upset back on 2-23, has a big chance to rebound in a handicapping headscratcher

 

9-Father Sarducci – Launched a menacing bid for a late lead & came up just half a length shy in a strong effort last week, moves outside & steps up a notch, but remains a contender in my book

 

6-Midnight Lightning – Shaun Vallee Yonkers shippers are very low percentage & this guy is three for his last 39, but gets some class relief & his style suits the longer stretch here

 

RACE 8

5-Highalator – Classy 1:48 winner here last season always seems to be a threat when he ships here, midpack stalking type has been ramping up his game in the Open @ Dover Downs

 

4-Dragon Time – Polished off 2018 with a game narrow loss, finished well in the qualifier, draws inside & Team Burke trainees are often ready to fire fresh off the bench

 

6-Ocean Colony – Has taken a few starts to regain top form, stormed home from far back to grab second behind an explosive Winning Linc last week, watch out if there is a fast pace

 

RACE 9

6-Backstreet Lawyer – Price Play last week chased a well-rated repeater in Stonedust, drops again in deceptively good form for Virgil Morgan, Jr. & faces a camera-shy bunch

 

3-Bright Future – Didn’t do much to impress in his return to the mile track, but gets class & post relief, was aggressive here a notch above this back in late-January & can trip out 

 

9-Santiago Style – 1:49.3 winner here last season makes his third start off the bench, owns a big late kick when right, a possible wake up mile coming with pace & trip set up

 

RACE 10

5-Dash Of Danger – Has ascended the class ladder with consistently strong finishes, forced wide from an impossible spot last week & draws better to set up his potent rally

 

1-Bell I No – Dropped & popped in a big way by running up the score last week, now moves inside brimming with renewed confidence for a red-hot barn

 

3-Dubious Claim – That 1:50.4 blowout on March 2 still stands out, shuffled to the rear & finished well last week, lands post three again to stalk closer to the pace

 

RACE 11

2-Avatartist – Steady 9YO has been knocking on the door recently, stormed home from post nine in :26.1 last time & moves inside reunited with Gingras

 

6-Incredible Shark – Exploited another class drop with a post ten romp two weeks ago, has been matching strides with much better this season & now regained his confidence

 

1-Mr Censi – Has a chance to turn things around here by dropping back down to the level of a dominant win back on 2-9 & figures to get another quick start from the rail

 

RACE 12

5-Sports Legend – 0 for 16 as a 3YO in Ontario, yet has been a brand new horse since shipping here for Team J-Bo with back-to-back explosions, looks ready for a stern test 

 

8-Rebel Rouser – The Rebel has continued to be impressive in his last three of five wins this season, Yannick picked off, but even post nine may not be enough to stop him

 

1A-Play Jet Ray – Capped off his sophomore season in razor sharp form here, went all the way in a vigorous qualifier, Gingras’ choice is key, yet this is a serious match up

 

RACE 13

5-Vodka On The Beach – Scored fresh out of the box this season for a high percentage barn, then ran into the raging Sports Legend, draws a bit better in a more likely match up

 

2-JK Captain Jack – Lightly-raced 3YO displayed talent in a handy second qualifier & draws the rail for a barn loaded with stakes caliber stock like Dan Patch winners like Captain Crunch

 

1-To The Max – Was much more aggressive & broke his maiden second time Lasix, lightly-raced gelding with upside lands post two again to work out a smoother stalking trip

 

 



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