Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:01 PM

RACE 1

3-Very Special Agent – New Team Orange Crush acquisition for top owners, proved he was Grand Circuit caliber at two, qualified energetically behind a major league colt & draws inside

 

6-Hallie’s Comet – Just one for 17, but flashed his effective closing speed for minor spoils last week, trending well since the sick scratch, just needs a decent speed target & find a good flow

 

7-Rock N Blue – Showed some improvement in his second start here with another alert start with Gingras & finished well for the show just ahead of Hallie’s Comet

 

RACE 2

1-Jet Airway – Was pace & trip compromised in the comebacker here last week after winning two of three Opens @ Dover Downs, moves inside a wide-open & intriguing field

 

2-Dreamlands Art – Among the Yonkers shippers in this 10YO is a proven winner here this season, has gone well for several different drivers & draws inside to trip out for Scottie Z

 

8-Always At My Place – Knocked heads with Bit Of A Legend N in the Levy Series, sports strong, lively form & can overcome the outside draw with some class relief

 

RACE 3

7-Dr J’s Kiss – Kicked off April winning three in a row @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, all with Dave Miller in the bike, hit the board in both late closers @ Tioga Downs off a sick scratch

 

1A-Tori Hanover – Tangled with top level stakes fillies at two, logically improves in her second start off the bench & overcomes the post eight obstacle as part of a strong Tony Alagna entry

 

8-Concerto – Lightly-raced & improving filly dropped out of PASS & cruised to a new mark in her latest @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, make her a contender with Tetrick despite post nine

 

RACE 4

2-Donau – Was forced wide from a tough spot & picked up minor spoils while closing into a brisk :54.1 back half in his first start here, gets class relief & draws inside a camera-shy field

 

4-Major Bubbles N – Gelding took a mark of 1:52 here this season, draws well off a no-chance mile @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & remains in for the reduced tag

 

8-Wild Again – Among several Yonkers shippers in here, 0 for 15 this season, yet fresh off a nose loss with a strong final quarter & dips slightly in price

 

RACE 5

3-Ville Valo – May be the surprise horse in this intriguing match up, got parked in his first start for Richie Johnson off a sick scratch & hadn’t raced in 25 days, draws inside with back class lines

 

4-Our Regal Ideal N – NZ import was a decent fourth here in his US debut in the slop, last two @ Yonkers were dull efforts from outside posts, but this is a class plunge that can’t be ignored

 

2-Mister Truth – Working on a one for 18 season, shuffled & had all sorts of stretch traffic issues last week chasing the runaway Last Dragon, big chance to trip out here

 

RACE 6

7-Winter Harbor – Was able to save ground from the rail & uncorked a slingshot move off cover to upset Ooh Rah in his 4YO debut, lightly-raced Alagna trainee with plenty of upside

 

8-Ooh Rah – Weiss Series winner provided live cover for Winter Harbor & just missed as the beaten favorite in a sharp Big M debut, will look to rally into it again from a tougher post

 

9-Libertarian – Except for the hiccup two starts back this gelding has been on quite a roll after missing most of last season, steamrolled first over to beat N/W of 7 @ Pocono last out

 

RACE 7

2-Mel Mara – 1:47 performer here last season when he upset the great Always B Miki, went all the way in his seasonal debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, fresh threat from the inside

 

3-Dealt A Winner – 2015 Cane Pace upsetter in a world record 1:47.3 won his 2017 debut in gutsy style, couldn’t quite hold off Clear Vision in :26.2, a major danger on the comeback trail

 

4-Clear Vision – 11YO warhorse stormed home from a tough spot to deny Dealt A Winner with a sizzling :25.4 two starts back, chance to rebound from an off night in the Molson Pace

 

RACE 8

2-Thisguysarockstar – Moves inside fresh off a much-improved effort, finished a solid second to a revved up Jetski Louie with pace at both ends, parlays that against a field begging to beaten

 

4-Yankee Heaven – Yonkers shipper 0 for 17 this season, yet was a bit more competitive two starts back, draws a better post, gets some class relief & faces a soft field

 

5-That’s My Harley – Made an admirable transition from Rosecroft to the mile track, credit Bill man with controlling the pace & finishing a solid second in an excellent acclimating mile

 

RACE 9

4-Odds On Equuleus – Classy 1:47.3 performer here took some class relief to regain his winning form in April, freshened up with a sharp qualifier, topped off by a :25.4 late burst

 

2-Daiymir – Promising stablemate to Wiggle It Jiggleit making only his fifth start, has won twice & disqualified after a sizzling 1:51.1 mile @ Tioga Downs, draws well in a competitive match up

 

7-Macon Georgia A – Beaten favorite with a tough trip @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & just missed before that, form continues to cycle forward & looks to get into a stalking mode here

 

RACE 10

7-Daylyn Horizon – Just one for 17 this season, but was forced wide & charging late in the crowded photo finish last week, just needs a better speed target

 

3-Lightning Raider N – Gingras gave him an absolutely perfect two-hole trip, had room up the cones & came up a length shy last week, draws inside again for his third try off a sick scratch

 

4-Honey’s Dragon – Stormed home to upset bottom condition types two starts back, was finishing well with an impossible trip from post eight last week & draws inside here

 

RACE 11

6-Bettor’s Edge – Classy 8YO with nearly $2 million was a beaten favorite when outsprinted by the well-rated Ontario Success in :26.3 last week, drops to face a field of question marks

 

2-Meetyouatmidnight N – Hot item at the Yonkers claim box has won two of three & seven times this season, draws well to be forwardly placed

 

7-Southern Pursuit – Landing on the fringes against comparable opposition @ Yonkers, picks up Gingras & will likely relish the longer stretch here

 

RACE 12

3-Ever Again – 1:50.4 winner here last season has tumbled down the class ladder & hasn’t raced in three weeks, yet this is a prime opportunity to spark his form

 

2-American Flight – Finished much better for the show in his third start off the bench, looks to make a smooth transition to the mile track with an inside draw at the bottom condition level

 

6-St Lads Flirt – Gelding makes his first start for Vincent Fusco, Jr. off an energetic third in his US debut, big chance to step up in this wide-open finale

 

 



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