Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:21 PM


4-Fox Valley Steffen – 8YO equaled his lifetime mark of 1:55 here this season, strong back half from a tough spot last out, gets some class relief & draws a bit better


7-Hyway Marcus – Team Harmon tuned gelding regained his form at the bottom condition level, crushed foes last week, threat to repeat despite more demanding draw


9-Panana Republic – Crushed these from post nine when she added trotting hopples & took a new mark of 1:55.4, fresh off a gutsy bounce-back score last week



2-Every Way Out – Completed the three-ply NJSS sweep last year, has easily gone two-for-two here this season, draws inside & appears overpowering


5-Deo Galileo – Runner up in all three NJSS legs last season & similar expected, has re-acclimated nicely & shown good energy, prime opportunist


3-Prairie Mcdreamy – Finished with a zippy :26.3 in his encouraging opener before faulting last week, chance to rebound alongside his entrymate



4-Victor Gio IT – Speedy, yet erratic Takter trainee, beat What The Hill in a Peter Haughton Memorial elimination & finished second to that rival in the 2016 final, finally stayed flat in his latest qualifier, draws well with Hambo aspirations


5-Northern Starlight – Sister to 2012 NJSS champion Little Brown Fox, 1:51.2 [$1,192,403] took only four starts to break her maiden in style last week & looms large from the same post


1A-Southwind Hydro – Ramped up his game with trotting hopples added, romped in an impressive debut, draws a bit better to rebound off a gate miscue last week, part of strong entry



1-Colorful Jasmine – Cancelliere brothers homebred has swept through her first three starts this season with plenty left, moves inside an abbreviated field & can only beat herself


6-Misqued – Improving filly managed to hit the board from the second tier in her season opener, then surged from post nine to grab second last week


5-Wonderful World – Solid runner up in the first leg, then toured the oval from post ten last week, trending in the right direction & may be more forwardly placed this time



5-Ariana G – Dan Patch Award winner & Breeders Crown champion looking for his second straight sires stakes final, unleashed an impressive mile in round one


2-Glitzy Gal – Went all the way in dominant style in the first leg, then grinded gamely chasing a well-rated Ice Attraction last week, draws much better for this final


4-Ice Attraction – Rebounded from a late miscue in round one with an easy, well-rated second leg score, steady sort will likely gun for the pocket behind Ariana G



6-Rubber Duck – Trip compromised from post eight here three starts back, a very good fourth in the Cutler, then posted a gutsy score @ Pocono, returns here in a top form


1A-Gural Hanover – Rebound from a rare break in the Cutler with a superbly rated post nine score in a career best 1:51.1 & completes a formidable entry


1-Opulent Yankee – Long, productive season so far, consistent gelding hasn’t had the knockout punch in his last two, but his tactical speed always gets him involved



2-What The Hill – 2016 NJSS champion heads the Team Burke quartet in here, stands out from post two again after easily sweeping his first three this season, another step on road to Hambo


1-Long Tom – More than lived up to the hype with a sparkling 3YO debut, then skipped last week & lands the pole position, stablemate to undefeated Enterprise, another Hambo prospect


3-King On The Hill – Reattached the trotting hopples & bounced back to finished a distant second to What The Hill last week, proven Takter trainee draws alongside the one to beat



8-Darlinonthebeach – Fastest in an ultra competitive sophomore class last season with a 1:48.1 in the Glen Garnsey at Lexington, appears to have regrouped with a standout qualifier here


7-Venus Delight – 2015 Dan Patch Award winner & TVG champion progressed in three qualifiers here, the latest behind Darlinonthebeach, classy millionaire ready to contend


2-Know It All – Picked up a couple of checks here with aggressive efforts back in late March, draws inside & in line to trip out as an opportunist facing two classier mares



5-My Tweed Heart – Developed into an Ohio Sires Stakes star last year, winning ten of 15, gearing up for new trainer Kyle Spagnola on NY half milers, slips under the money cap & finds an ideal spot to step up


1A-Acefourtyfour Alex – Just one for 15 this season, but draws well fresh off an excellent acclimating mile with pace at both ends just behind Cheyenne Robin


6-Cheyenne Robin – Kicked home off cover for the mild upset with a well-timed move by Scott Zeron, remains a threat to repeat fresh off that new mark despite the outside draw



4-Moonlight Cocktail – Forced wide & rallied to hit the board behind a surprisingly good Stitch In Time last week, tighter now & draws better


6-Sheer Flex – Only that single start last month & hasn’t raced in three weeks, but drops back down to the level of the win & career best 1:54 back on 4-14


7-Shady Mccoy – 11-time winner in 2016 went all the way to take a new mark of 1:54.3 in his last start here, overmatched in his last two against N/W of 8 @ Yonkers for new connections



4-Let Her Rock – Runner up to the raging Keystone I Wish two starts back, shuffled out last time, gets some class relief, draws well & overdue


5-Twice An Angel – Finished with some sizzle in her latest two starts here, has a chance to snap her 2017 skid in this wide-open finale


3-Galarina – Has cycled forward in her last three, responded to aggressive handling to go all the way at the bottom level last time & rewarded with a better post


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