Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:22 PM

RACE 1

5          Mr Hasani N – 9YO gelding has revived his form in his last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with a win sandwiched by two close seconds there & has enjoyed his share of success @ The Big M

 

6          JK Will Power – 2016 Pace finalist & Hempt runner up made a triumphant return to The Big M for a high percentage barn & tripped out to equal his lifetime mark, poised to step it up further

 

1          K Ryan Bluechip – Virgil Morgan, Jr. trainee has been ultra sharp in all three starts since bouncing back from a break, beaten favorite outsprinted by JK Will Power last week, but remains a huge threat from the pole again

 

RACE 2

4          Dorel – Absolutely no way to predict his impressive winning debut here in 1:53 off a nondescript Pocono qualifier, Chris Ryder said the homebred Western Ideal gelding was immature, looked like a future star to me

 

3          Southwind Jenson – Gelding had his share of issues at two, making breaks & eventually sidelined off a sick scratch, likely matured for Noel Daley, chased the classy Boston Red Rocks in the qualifier & draws inside

 

8          Wildman – Brother to Lookinforagoodtime, 1:53 [$205,661] has kicked off his sophomore season going four-for-four on Lasix @ Rosecroft, tougher assignment here, but has oodles of potential

 

RACE 3

7          To Beach His Own – Dropped to this level for his second start off the bench & finished a much-improved third in :27.3 last week, proven winner here may be on verge of an overdue tally

 

3          Wayward Son – 10YO went from full to empty last week, yet did get caught in a tough spot while chasing a wicked 1:50.3 winner, scored with a perfect trip as the heavy favorite before that, chance to rebound

 

1          Shaguar – One for 14 in 2017, landed on the fringe fifth in both legs of another Dash For The G Notes Series, note the improved :26.3 on the end of last week’s mile, could be a hint of more

 

RACE 4

5          Moonlight Ransom – One third in 12 starts this season, was a bit better finishing fourth from the rail last week, 1:50.2 winner here last season looms as a stalking threat

 

3          Sir Ziggy’s Z Tam – 9YO just two for his last 33, has been dull off cover from post eight in his last two, class & post relief makes him a major player in this soft bottom level condition event

 

9          Jetski Louie – Gelding was revved up for his third start off the bench & finished a bang up third with pace at both ends, exits the G Notes Series & looks to blast off again from an outside assignment

 

RACE 5

6          Too Darn Hot – Flashed some sneaky late pace in :26.2 in a much needed acclimating mile last week, drops a notch for a barn that’s been lethal here this meet

 

5          Odds On Equuleus – 1:47.3 performer took a few starts to crank up his engine & was able to dominate easier last week, poised to handle the move back up the class ladder

 

7          Jacksrluckytoo – Dropped a notch, got shuffled & simply rode the rail when the real sprinting started, drops again for Team Harmon & we all know what kind of late kick he’s capable of on his best day

 

RACE 6

7          Bullet Bob – Left alertly for the pocket, got shuffled & angled in :26.3 chasing a red-hot Rodeo Romeo last week, getting re-acclimated to the mile track & this might be a spot where he can trip out

 

8          Elrama N – Regained his winning ways with a rousing rally & upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on 4-2, took advantage of a class drop & his sharpness & steamrolled to a new mark of 1:50 last week, recall his three-race winning streak in December

 

6          Mariner Seelster – Set it up from third over, forced wide around a tiring rival, closed well in :26.3, but couldn’t make up ground, second start over the track may see him within tighter striking range

 

RACE 7

3          Downthehighwy – Went all the way in the first leg, then ran into the raging Iwillmakeyousaywow last week, draws inside that rival & remains a fresh threat with back class for Team Burke

 

9          Iwillmakeyousaywow – Todd Buter trainee has wowed them in both legs of this series, roared right back with a career best 1:50.3 last week, will need to be at least that good again from post ten

 

4          P L Idaho – Tuned up with an improved third in the first leg, then aired it out in a softer round two division last week, looks for him to be forwardly placed off that confidence-building romp

 

RACE 8

3          Special T Rocks – 9YO draws well on a long form spree, shook loose a bit too late & just missed to the big favorite Rodeo Romeo in ;26.3 last week, a major danger for a high percentage barn

 

7          Alberto Contador N – Took a mark of 1:49.4 here this season at age nine, ultra game score here two starts back, returns off a brutal trip @ Pocono, looks like the one to beat

 

1          More Dragon – Classy Team Burke trainee closed well into a :54.1 back half in his 2017 debut, then tripped out off a fast pace @ Yonkers, fresh threat on the rail worth a long look in a great race

 

RACE 9

1          Major Key – Team Burke-tuned 3YO has quickly found his best stride since coming back this season, winning two of three, overcame a hard-used mile to romp two weeks ago & moves inside

 

7          Wegottatruckyea – Unleashed his usual big kick from a challenging spot & came up against a barn change bonanza in Brickman, remains a serious threat with the right pace set up

 

6          Who Do You Like – Was claimed off a wake up win two starts back & uncorked a down-the-road career best in a sizzling 1:50.3 last week, stepping up in class & out to prove that was no fluke

 

RACE 10

6          Camturo Beach – Added Lasix in his last two & run into the raging Who Do You Like both times, only one for his last 30, but ramping up in positive direction

 

7          Workandplayhard – Emerged from a shuffle to grab second behind UF Fast Feelin last week, 0 for 12 in 2017, but seems like he’s in a good groove right now & retains Dave Miller

 

8          UF Fast Feelin – Steady horse-for-the-course exploded home in :26.2 for the mild upset last week, draws a bit tougher, but remains a serious threat at this level

 

RACE 11

3          Sippin On Suds – Just one for ten in 2017, hasn’t been a threat in both starts here this month, but this Burke trainee with a 1:50 mark @ The Meadows in 2017 gets a double drop in class & lands the same inside post

 

10         Sentencing Memo – Forced wide from a rough spot in :26.1 & landed on the fringe fourth again last week, drops again to the bottom rung, but this ten-time winner in 2016 is now only one for 12 this season & draws outside

 

5          Bruce’s Magic – Gelding is trending skyward, fresh off a much better second in :26.3 chasing a runaway Odds On Equuleus, drops another notch & can set up his preferred stalking strategy from a midpack post

 



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