Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:24 PM


4-Live Laugh Love – One of two strong contenders in this one for Nifty Norman, we’re going off the explosive 8-1 upset in PASS in 1:55 @ The Meadows on 8-10, draws well for her second start off a sick scratch


7-Follow Streak – Broke her maiden with an ideal trip @ Pocono, while beating heavily favored Megadolce, picked up a check in the Jim Doherty Memorial, poised for a big Fall campaign, demanding draw in a very intriguing opener


6-Venus Duharas – Fresh from a confidence-boosting win in The Stallion Series @ The Meadows, right there in a tight photo last week with trot at the both ends of the mile for Team Takter



1-Lindy’s Big Bang – Nifty Norman-tuned gelding finished a solid second to standout U Need Stones last week, his best effort so far, moves inside to stalk in a light division


6-Patent Leather – Missed the board for the first time in four starts with a miscue @ Pocono, his 1:54.2 win before that jumps off the page, prime spot to rebound


2-Glide In The Wind – made up some ground from a long way back to grab fourth well behind Lindy’s Big Bang, second try off a sick scratch & maybe a better start from an inside post



1-Defiantsnowfashion – Parlayed her easy wire-to-wire romp @ Harrah’s Philadelphia into a narrow loss here last week with an excellent drive by Jim Marohn, Jr., lightly-raced Broadway Hall filly has the rail again & loads of upside


5-Dab Hanover – Came roaring out off the sick scratch & solid qualifier with great rating by Marcus Johansson & dominated her division last week for Team Takter, clearly the one to beat


7-Seven Karats – Beaten favorite had things her own way with a soft :58.1 half & was nailed late, still her best mile to date & she may get to trip out behind Dab Hanover



5-Somebaddude – Improving Somebeachsomewhere colt just missed to a well-rated Points North last week, continues to ramp up his game with further experience for Team Miller


7-California Cruisin – Well bred colt unleashed a :25.3 to break through in only his second career start here, Grand Circuit colts were too much @ Mohawk, back to reality here, yet the outside post will make him earn it


1-Rockapello – Steady gelding no worse than second in five starts in the NY Excelsior A Series, lands on the rail & appears to have the talent to threaten this competitive division



3-Met’s Hall – The Team Orange Crush trotting factory has produced another potential star, freshened after a disappointing fifth in the Peter Haughton & tripped out to romp in his comeback @ Pocono, draws well & sky’s the limit


1-U Need Stones – NJSS champion stepped out fresh off the bench & toyed with his rivals, another bright Burke trainee rewarded with the rail & faces a marquee match up with 3-Met’s Hall


6-Helpisontheway – Took only four starts to uncorked his first win @ Vernon Downs, this Toscano trainee is no doubt heading in the right direction, yet faces a pair of potential monsters



1-Born To Be Bad – Consistent colt has hit the board in six of eight starts in Ohio, ships into the Team Orange Crush barn, lands the pole, stalks the favorite & may be good enough to pull an upset


3-Points North – Made it two in a row relatively easily with a well-rated drive by Andrew McCarthy & draws inside again fresh off the new mark


7-Surfing Tide – Gelding flashed some sneaky late pace in :26.3 chasing the uncatchable Points North last week, tougher draw, but plenty of upside after only three starts



6-Hey Blondie – 1:56.3 winner here in the slop this season & runner up to the outstanding Manchego in the PASS Final on a good roll for Chuck Sylvester, owns a vicious kick & the long stretch here favors her style, dam is a sister to the incomparable Muscle Hill


5-Basquiat – Was severely pace compromised from a demanding post & unfurled the kind of rally top horses make for Team Takter, homebred out of a sister to Muscle Mass demands most of the attention in this one


1-Piranha Fury – Nifty Norman-tuned filly coming to hand in her last two, closed from an impossible spot to hit the board last week, moves inside for her second try off a sick scratch



2-Solitary – Well driven by Lucas Wallin & unleashed a raging rally to just miss to a trip-sitting Aldine Hanover last week, lands inside fresh off that beneficial & inspiring experience


4-Lady Dudette – Rode in fresh off her first two wins & rallied from far back to grab a small piece last week, continues to improve after a needed trip over the track & draws better


3-Reign On Me – Steady, stalking filly on the board in four of six for Nifty Norman, held third in a relatively fast 1:52.2 division & draws inside to set up her preferred trip



7-Fashionwoodchopper – Suddenly came to hand for Jim Campbell & rallied to a huge upset in the PASS Final from post eight @ Pocono, that style suits the longer stretch here & he deserves a long look

4-Farsetti Hanover – Was allowed to stroll on a loose, easy lead as the heavy favorite & won again in a career best 1:57 for Team Miller, draws well to fend off all challengers


2-Story Time Hanover – Grinded out an uncovered fourth from a tougher post in a commendable comeback & draws better for Team Takter, dam is a sister to millionaire Dejarmbro



4-I’m Trigger Happy – Art Major sister to Heston Blue Chip, 1:48 [$1,781,881] & Sunfire Blue Chip, 1:48.3 [$1,269,180], saved ground & absolutely exploded through to win again in a fast 1:52.2, draws better & continues to climb to higher ground


1-Aldine Hanover – Fired out from post eight for a perfect pocket & was under some light urging to repeat, Team Miller bright spot moves inside & braces for a marquee match up


5-Sandy’s Beach – Beaten even money favorite had things her own way with a :58 middle half & faded to third in her return to the mile track, the 1:52.4 win @ Pocono on 8-15 indicates talent & a more patient trip might be in line



6-JK Wildfire – Burke-trained 2YO has been tackling stiff PASS company, brother to Chip Walther, 1:50.3 [$199,870] cycled forward in his last few & lands in a tailor made finale


2-Passa-Grille Beach – Lightly-raced freshman has won two of three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, trending skyward for Steve Elliott & gets an inside draw & light opposition for his Big M debut


8-Yo Apollo Creed – 1:51 winner here back in late July grinded gamely & held third behind a heavily favored Henry Hill in a solid return to the mile track, positive contender in a soft N/W of 2 tries to build on that from a tougher post



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