Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:04 PM

RACE 1

2-Credit Fraud – Rallied stoutly in a crisp :27.2 to just miss here two starts back, draws inside for her return to the mile track & an ideal trip is hers for the taking

 

5-Dewey Hava Winner – Started hinting of breaking through in his last two since coming back, stalks from midpack & long overdue in a prime spot

 

6-Lucky Sheila – Bounced back off an early miscue in the slop with a gutsy second by a neck, chance to build on that in a wide-open curtain raiser

 

RACE 2

6-Geez Joe – Got underway from a bit too far off the pace after missing three weeks, 1:48.1 performer here late last year figures to be within closer striking range off that needed race

 

3-Robbie Burns N – Ships up the Turnpike fresh off a narrow loss in the Dover Downs Open, makes his third start since the long layoff & draws well to set up a surprise

 

5-K Ryan Bluechip – Preferred upset winner two starts back used hard to a :54.3 half last week, has the talent to rebound with a more patient drive

 

RACE 3

3-Letjimmytakeover – Unleashed a fierce rally to finish a close second to Monty’s Play last week & rewarded with a better post off that much-improved effort, could turn the tables

 

9-Monty’s Play – 1:50.4 winner here last season bounced back with a more aggressive score from the same post, he’ll be tough to deal with showing any semblance of that

 

6-Olde Broadside – Upset prospect hasn’t been able to make much of a dent from too far back in his last three here, but acclimated now & would benefit from a fast pace set up

 

RACE 4

3-Deepfave Hanover – Flashed some late pace in two of his last three starts with Dexter Dunn at the lines, draws better & lands in a highly beatable field

 

2-Victorydaze Wilwin – Has stepped it up in his last two, game runner up to a runaway Stratocaster two starts back & the inside post should agree with him

 

1-Spirit Of Truth – Has picked up his game at Freehold recently, took a mark of 1:50.3 here last season & has a chance to carve out an ideal trip from the rail

 

RACE 5

7-Ohio Larry – Razor sharp & on a bit of a roll against $10,000 types elsewhere before the sick scratch, plus he was strong in the win column last year & recent barn change to Mike Watson

 

5-Spanish Art – Really cranked it up while favored in his last three for Scott Di Domenico, took a mark of 1:52.1 two starts back, looks ready to step up in price to face a highly questionable field

 

2-Mccito – Solid runner up to the runaway rather Swell last week, draws better here to set up an ideal stalking trip in this wide open field

 

RACE 6

5-Jack’s A Rockin – Recent winner @ Dayton ships into the Team Orange Crush regime, seems to match up classwise & can set up a stalking trip from an ideal midpack post

 

1-Quality Bud – 1:50.2 winner here last season, got it going in December, then tailed off in his last two, remains at a competitive level & moves inside a field lacking any serious spark

 

4-Duel In The Sun – Classy 10-time winner last year ships in with two Freehold tighteners under him, draws to be well within striking range & catches a field mostly off form

 

RACE 7

6-Stonedust – Dropped out of the Preferred & forced wide from a tough spot last week, 10-time winner last season getting tighter & acclimated & drops again

 

1-Ideal Jimmy – Fresh off a nose loss with pace at both ends as the heavy favorite, may be on the verge for his fourth start off a long layoff from the rail 

 

7-Soho Wallstreet A – Note the decisive take-charge score from post eight on 12-29, returns to a similar scenario sporting a mark of 1:50 here in 2018

 

RACE 8

1-Rough Odds – Pegged this one last week, roughed it first over & nailed by an 83-1 bomb, moves inside & remains a fresh threat at this reduced level

 

3-UF Rockin Dragon – Rallied to hit the board from a tough spot & against stiffer competition two starts back, only three for 32 last year, but this is a class & post relief situation

 

6-Sportsmanship – Dropped to this level & got up to hit the ticket two starts back, too far back from post ten last week, looking for the right speed set up in a camera-shy field

 

RACE 9

3-Pretty Boy Hill – Gave him a chance last week, was hammered down to 8-5 favorite & tripped out to score, chance to repeat from an even better post in a field where most can be eliminated

 

1-Dependlebury A – Aussie import very tough to gauge off his two qualifiers, lands the rail in a field that hasn’t got a whole lot to get excited about

 

6-Smileandsaycheese – Dropped n popped at 83-1 with much-improved late vigor last week, bumped back up for his attempt to prove that was no fluke & doesn’t face much

 

RACE 10

4-All Week – Pulled a gusty upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia three starts back, had no chance after another slow start here last week, has some past success @ The Big M to consider

 

6-Dull Roar – Thought he was a live item last week & somehow got parked into searing fractions from the rail, gets another shot at this reduced level with strong form on view

 

8-Johnny Q – Was bumped up this level in sharp form & paced a solid back half from an impossible spot last week, faces another demanding draw, yet just needs some speed to shoot at

 

RACE 11

10-Dreamfair Mesa – Salebound 1:49.1 winner here late last season lands outside in decent form, gets some class relief to be considered for a high percentage barn

 

3-Nascar Seelster – Draws better fresh off a big wake-up mile & narrow loss last week, another Jeff Cullipher trainee coming to hand & worthy of strong consideration

 

4-Joe’s Bid – Beaten favorite almost handled the double class hike last week, revived 5YO draws the same inside post & seeks a similar stalking trip

 

RACE 12

1A-Incredible Shark – Was almost incredible when he steamrolled to score two starts back, forced first over & held third last week, tough post this week, but the Jeff Cullipher entry is strong

 

5-Odds On Lauderdale – Beaten favorite ran into a well-rated Rock The Nite last week, 1:49.1 performer here last season remains a fresh threat for Tony Alagna

 

2-Ocean Colony – Loved him on the drop n pop & went all the way as the heavy favorite last week, nosed out with a big effort from post nine before that & lands the rail here

 

RACE 13

8-Alta Shelby N – Continues on a long form spree, fresh off a game first over grind & narrow loss to the well-rated Rebel Rouser last week, remains a threat despite a tougher post

 

10-Rebel Rouser – Has gone three-for-three at the Big M with aggressive efforts, held off a relentless Alta Shelby N last week & overcame post nine on 12-22

 

4-Ali – Intriguing newcomer for Pat Lachance with a mark of 1:50.3 @ Pocono & arrives off two tighteners @ Mohawk, draws well & could make an immediate impression

 

RACE 14

7-Cheyenne Reider – 10YO gelding launched another big late move that came up a length shy of heavily favored Four Staces last week, likely gets plenty of speed to shoot at in this match up

 

8-Four Staces – Switched to Gingras & capitalized on an ideal trip from the same post to go two-for-two off the Team Fusco claim, big threat to make three straight

 

2-CC Big Boy Sam – Returned to the mile track & got parked, while pace compromised last week,  recent Mike Watson claim draws post two again to make amends

 

 

 



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