Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:16 PM


1-Ariana G – 2016 Dan Patch Award winner back with a vengeance this season for Team Takter, took the NJSS Final in a sizzling 1:51.1 & could’ve gone faster, tough trip from post eight against the boys in the Beal & moves inside here


2-Dream Baby Dream – This Muscle Hill filly has cranked it up another notch in her last two, looked very strong trotting the mile of her life in the Mary Reynolds last week, draws alongside & stalks the champion


5-Magic Presto – Has reignited her form in Ontario for Nifty Norman, liked the way she just missed by a nose while pace compromised in the slop last time & switches to newly minted Hall of Famer Sears



2-Hannelore Hanover – Following her initial loss this season the 2016 Dan Patch Award winner & current queen of trotting has been perfect, including an easy repeat in the Armbro Flight, track record holder & world champion tuned up with a superb qualifier


3-Caprice Hill – Two-time O’Brien Award winner & 2016 Oaks runner up was obviously not herself in the Armbro Flight, bounced back with a nice qualifier here with The White Knight, millionaire has enough class to prompt the champion in here


1-Sweet Thing – Ran into the revved up & wrapped up Walner last week & seems to have cycled around again, gets a monster driver change to Tetrick & pushes off from the rail



8-Walner – 2016 Dan Patch Award winner, world champion & track record holder cruised to take a new mark in a sparkling sophomore debut last week, outside assignment & serious Hambo contenders in here will make him work, but the sky is the limit for him


7-Devious Man – Best Hambletonian hope for Team Orange Crush has come through with flying colors in two big finals so far this season, the EBC & Beal, loved the way he rebounded off a loss to upset with trot at both ends from post seven @ Pocono


1-Bill’s Man – Consistent John Butenschoen trainee started his season on a roll, finished second to Devious Man from a tough spot in the EBC Final, has a big chance to bounce back off a break in the Beal from the rail



7-That’s All Moni – Takter trainee has quickly regained her form & consistency this season, fresh off a new mark of 1:52.1 here while storming home from post eight into a :54.3 back half


5-Glitzy Gal – Bet down to 2-1 favorite & more than lived up to the tote hype with a resounding lifetime best of 1:51.2 in the slop last week, looks poised step back up in class


1-Overdraft Volo – Kicked off her campaign going two-for-two in PA, then forced wide while pace compromised chasing Dream Baby Dream last week, lands the pole position in a softer division



6-Agent Q – Has emerged as a top player in this division with a nose loss from post seven in the Fan Hanover & fresh off a crushing score in the Lynch in a career best of 1:51 for three-time Shalee winner Dave Miller, tough to go against


3-Idyllic Beach – 2016 Dan Patch & O’Brien Award winner made a late miscue in the Fan Hanover & faded on the lead in the Lynch, in line to rebound with a stalking trip from an improved post in this match up


7-Someomensomewhere – The 2016 Breeders Crown champ has come up second best in four of five since switching to Takter this season, beaten favorite makes her second start off the bench while reunited with Tetrick



6-Emoticon Hanover – 2016 O’Brien Award nominee & Breeders Crown runner up went seven for 15 last year, gets to avoid Hannelore Hanover & Caprice Hill, consistency & gate speed may produce an effective stalking trip in a  wide-open division


2-Broadway Donna – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner been tangling with the boys & actually beat them in a Graduate division here back on 5-20, struggled to make up for slow starts in her last two, lands in a prime spot to rebound


4-Pasithea Face S – Swedish import by Muscle Hill for Team Takter qualified with some late life chasing Caprice Hill, virtually impossible to gauge her current class & form based on one trial



3-Maxdaddy Blue Chip – Hip #115 in Sunday’s Mixed Sale tries to rebound off an early miscue from the same inside post, was sneaky good in his debut here & gets some class relief


7-In The Arsenal – Millionaire with plenty of back class, flashed sharp speed in the comebacker, then chased a 1:47.3 runaway last week, drops a notch for his third try off the bench


4-Preparty – Draws well back to the scene of his sharp win from post nine back on 5-20 off a pair of excuses trips elsewhere, Team Harmon puts up Dave Miller in a very intriguing puzzle



3-Marion Marauder – 2016 Hambletonian champ, Dan Patch Award & Triple Crown winner exploded to a new mark of 1:51.2 from post nine in the Graduate Final, rewarded with an improved post & will be formidable with any semblance of that Big M comebacker


5-Warrawee Roo – Bounced back off several excuses trips with a strong rally for second in the Graduate Final last week, draws a bit better off that acclimating mile & confidence boost & the added eighth figures to help him


8-Trolley – Graduate division winner in a Tioga Downs track record, then lowered his mark to 1:51.4 here from post nine, a disappointing seventh in the Graduate Final, he likes to leave & has a chance to rebound despite the demanding post



4-Huntsville – 2016 Dan Patch Award winner, world champion & track record setter in the Breeders Crown has come back this season as one of the top guns in this glamour boy division, fresh off his gutsy narrow loss in the NA Cup he dominated the elimination & seems to be another league against these, The Bionic Man seeks his fifth Pace Final


1-Blood Line – Obviously Jimmy Takter would love to add a Meadowlands Pace to is resume, this colt needed last week’s race & has the talent & speed, Mark MacDonald was pleased with his performance, has a chance to fire out & work out a ground-saving trip again


5-Downbytheseaside – The Art Rooney winner set the table for his stellar stable Fear The Dragon in the NA Cup & Hempt, versatile & speedy, now runs into the formidable Huntsville as Brian Sears seeks back-to-back Pace trophies



2-All Bets Off – Team Burke double millionaire turned the corner with his romp in the Battle of Lake Erie, took a lot of air & just kept coming in the Ben Franklin @ Pocono, ideal draw gets him away within striking range here with Mel Mara stuck in second tier city


5-Boston Red Rocks – Winless in nine starts this season, yet with five seconds he chased an explosive Sintra on the Graduate Final with a solid effort from post eight last week, will able to set up a stalking trip from midpack & the added eighth helps


1-Mach It So – Rallied to a 17-1 upset in the 2015 Haughton, seems to have ramped up his game recently, right there with All Bets Off in his Ben Franklin elimination & out of position in that final, chance to save ground from the rail here in a completely wide-open shootout



1-Pure Country – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner has struggled a bit while launching her 4YO transition season for Team Takter, rebounded off a dull mile in the Roses Are Red with a scintillating 1:48 qualifier here & lands the rail with a strong winning percentage on view


10-Lady Shadow – 2016 Dan Patch Award & three-time O’Brien Award winner fresh off her third straight Roses Are Red & excellent tune up last week, defending Golden Girls champ was five-for-five at the Big M last season, looks to kick off her season with six straight after holding on from post nine last week


4-Nike Franco N – Draws better & well inside Lady Shadow after taking dead aim with a mighty late surge & coming up just a neck shy last week in a useful acclimating mile, this mare is on her toes for Tetrick & the added eighth may help



4-Long Tom – Set a rated pace & gamely held on to win the NJSS Final, then crushed his Beal elimination & gave away to Devious Man in that final, back to thrive on the mile track to make a final stepping stone statement


5-What The Hill – 2016 Peter Haughton Memorial winner finished a close third as the beaten favorite in the NJSS Final before a sick scratch, latest qualifier over Enterprise indicates Team Burke have him back on the beam


7-Fly On – Team Orange Crush back up plan to Devious Man stayed flat & chased Walner in the comebacker with Lasix added, look for further improvement from this classy colt



2-Dude’s The Man – Classy 2015 Adios winner has been trying to regain his form, flashed a hint in a Ben Franklin consolation, ships into a real cozy spot in this wide-open finale


1-Sam’s Triple Crown – 3YO gelding has been on a recent roll, gets another shot at this reduced level & moves inside after getting pressured into submission last week


10-Beyond Delight – Gelding has been knocking heads with some top level glamour boys @ Mohawk, ships into the Mark Silva barn, gets some class relief & has a chance to spark his form despite post ten




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