Posted by Ken Warkentin on Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:37 PM

RACE 1

5          Hyway Marcus – Twice hit the board against much better early this season, beaten favorite off a rare miscue, drops again into a soft opener for the potent Team Harmon

6          Playboy Rusty – Dropped to this level & picked up a minor share chasing a runaway winner in Appomatox, rallied to upset these back on 2-3 & could be coming back around & reunited with Marcus Miller

4          Ozymandias – Note his easy wire-to-wire romp last out @ Saratoga came after three months off & no qualifier, gelding is strong in the win column & may be the main target here

RACE 2

10         Classy Dragon – Qualified with a :26.3, hammered down to 3-5 favorite & promptly went all the way in a smashing 3YO debut for Team Remmen, moves all the way outside & taps further into his upside

5          Timcat Hanover – Bounced back to make it two for three here after running into a monstrous Highalator back on 2-4, but now hasn’t raced in 28 days, which may catch up to him if a late tussle ensues – Trainer: Been off a few weeks, but training well

3          Beachchip Hanover – Team Burke-tuned son of Somebeachsomewhere & first foal out of daughter of Molly Can Do It hasn’t shown much with just two lines on view, but some improvement may be imminent

RACE 3

8          Prince Palani – Fresh off a three-ply sweep of a Dash For The G Notes series, won last week’s final with a great drive by Jim Marohn, Jr., looms large again with his gate speed, handiness & raging form – Trainer: racing big lately & trying to see where he fits

7          Lucky Man – Added Gingras & took no prisoners, going all the way & down the road last week, very consistent 12YO millionaire may be the one to reel in again

1          Jackson Brady – Sat the pocket & gave way to sixth as Lucky Man took off last week, was on a form spree before that & lowered his mark to 1:51.4 back on 1-28, finally moves inside with a big chance to rebound

RACE 4

1          Americanprimetime – Sports a mark of 1:49 taken here last season when he tangled with Always B Miki, fresh off a big qualifier & speedy second @ Monticello, poised to show his class from the rail here in an intriguing match up – Trainer: Race at Monticello was good tightener, should be ready for this start

3          Starlite Kid – Team Burke trainee added Gingras, brushed to the front from post nine & held on in his second start off the bench, draws better & will likely be gunning for control & tap into his renewed vigor at this tougher level

8          Stratocaster – Was driven superbly by Jim Marohn, Jr. & was all out to finish a close fourth last week, draws a tougher post, but remains at the right level & his tactical speed puts him in play – Trainer: Had a good week, poor post is a concern, but has his favorite driver

RACE 5

7          Ultimate Credit – Responded to a perfect second over trip & scored first time Lasix in his second start for Team Burke, draws a more challenging post, yet has that overdue win to build on

8          Grave Dancer – Winless this season in eight tries, but on the board in three of his last four, solid runner up to Ultimate Credit last week & looks to follow that rival again from a similar post

9          Scirocco Blue Chip – Fourth placed third through a disqualification behind Ultimate Credit & company last week, sharp in previous two @ Yonkers, can move forward off that useful acclimating mile by getting into a lively flow from post nine

RACE 6

9          Rockin Ron – Well-traveled Burke trainee won the 2016 Confederation Cup & Prix D’Ete, upsetting Wiggle It Jiggleit both times, while piling up 11 wins & almost $400,000, romped in his second start back in the slop @ Yonkers

10         Bettor’s Edge – Classy 8YO near $2 million was a dominant winner here in 1:49.4 back on 1-21 after a recent purchase, cruised in a sharp qualifier off a sick scratch, looks ready to blast off from post ten

5          City Hall – Many recall his December to remember here when he capped a five-race winning streak, unleashed a devastating return to The Big M last week, flaunting sharp speed on a frigid night & merits the step up in class – Trainer: Moving up in class, but very sharp right now

RACE 7

2          The Rock – Draws inside off a no-chance mile last week, drops back to the level of the decisive score two starts back & rates highly with any semblance of that mile in a very competitive start to the Late Pick 4 – Trainer: Dropping down in class and likes this track

3          Fashion Delight – 10-time winner last season & recent Jennifer Lappe claim racing well @ Yonkers, 9YO millionaire lands inside to set up a stalking trip & seems to fit this match up

4          Elrama N – Bumped back up in class fresh off a tough nose loss to a flying El Bloombito last week, versatile gelding draws well to employ his effective speed

RACE 8

2          Dreamlands Art – Returned to where he has thrived in the recent past, added Brett Miller & just missed with a sharp effort last week, drops a notch & lands a cozy inside post

3          Alexie Mattosie – Classy millionaire gets his fourth consecutive class drop, always a threat to unleash his lethal late kick & draws inside to set up a stalk n pop scenario – Trainer: Class relief should help and draws better

4          Ideal Rocky – Three-time beaten favorite has been simply too far back in his last two, now 0 for his last 22, draws better to atone & has a chance to kick the door in – Trainer: Had a very good week, just needs racing luck, hasn’t had any since he was sent to me

RACE 9

2          Always A Diamond – Dropped to this bottom rung & finished a bang up second from post ten, owns a win here this season two notches above this & moves inside

4          So Take That – Just missed the repeat in a Dash For The G Notes Final & was claimed last week, can set up his lethal late kick from a favorable post 

7          Giant Slayer – Added Gingras, worked out a perfect pocket trip & uncorked quite the wake up win on a chilly night last week, 1:51.1 winner here last season certainly has license to repeat off that huge confidence boost

RACE 10

3          Roger Mach Em – Winless in seven starts this season, yet forced to endure some tough trips in his last three since the back-to-back narrow losses, counts as a major threat from an inside post

4          Theseyesrcrying – 10-time winner & $129,075 earner last season romped wire-to-wire @ Monticello in his first start for the strong percentage Jennifer Lappe barn & draws well to build on that success

2          Always N The Money – Set a solid pace & just missed in a Dash For The G Notes Final last week, only three for his last 43, but Team Harmon have this gelding on his toes & the post is ideal – Trainer:  He’s starting to come around, he should be okay

RACE 11

7          Legion Of Boom – Solid, successful meet so far with four wins in eight starts, got parked last week into a quickening pace, forced wide before that, claimed again & looks to regroup for Andrew Harris – Trainer: Short field, aggressive driver, horse seems good, let’s rock

6          Dateline Hanover – Ignited his winning form with a blowout @ Saratoga two starts back, then crushed them with a new lifetime mark in a smashing Big M debut, looks formidable off that line – Trainer: Faces similar group as last week, hoping for a repeat performance

5          Unix Hanover – Off a nice effort from post seven as a runner up behind the runaway Dateline Hanover fresh off the claim, chance to stalk again & possibly turn the tables

RACE 12

2          Mr Blissfull – Dropped to this bottom level & got shuffled out last week, gets another shot at the reduced level from an improved post & has a big chance to spark his form

8          Rooster Rabbit – Added Lasix & just missed by a neck in a blanket photo two starts back, then faded to eighth off cover last week, does own some back class & will look to rally into it

9          Major War – Badly beaten favorite suddenly carved it out in the slop & stopped two weeks ago, 1:49.2 speedster here last year tries to rebound from a tough post



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