Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:29 AM

RACE 1
6-Wild Smile – Grinded gamely & held well to hit the board in an added distance event @ Yonkers last Sunday, 1:55.2 winner here this season returns in a much softer spot
 
9-Real DJ Hanover – Beaten favorite was forced wide chasing a runaway winner last Friday, tougher draw, but needed the race & second time Lasix
 
1-Rockin Redford – Nice rebound effort to hit the ticket @ Harrah’s Philly off a break in the previous start @ Pocono, has the potential to stalk n pop this crew from the rail
 
RACE 2
1-Notebookandtablet – Continues to pile up the wins @ Freehold for that track’s leading trainer Nick Surick, matches up well with this light group & heads a solid entry
 
3-Spilling The Beans – Didn’t do as well as she did in her previous try for $10,000 on 11-11, gets a little class relief here, draws inside again & strong in the win column
 
7-Rockers Alley – Shows a narrow loss for this price @ Pocono, only three for 38 in 2017, but appears to be decent form, could threaten with the right pace & trip from a demanding post
 
RACE 3
2-Gold Medal Swan – Finished a hard-charging second by a neck in his debut here for trainer Mark Silva, then obviously wasn’t himself last Friday, drops & draws inside to rebound
 
5-Sibson – Just one for 23 in 2017, yet thought this 4YO gelding was a possible price play & got used too hard from post eight, gets another shot @ this bottom condition
 
4-Trot Commander – Finally gets some post relief after getting parked from post ten, also lands a soft field to spark his form
 
RACE 4
4-Hey Dali – Recently scored a pair of hard-fought wins for this price @ Dover Downs & draws an ideal post to set up his preferred stalking trip
 
3-Ise The By Boy – 10YO gelding switches from Freehold where he’s been on a long form spree & draws inside to work out a possible brush & crush scenario
 
2-Green Olives – Had no chance from post seven in the Pumpkin Pie Series Final @ Freehold, iron-steady 9YO gelding draws inside here & figures to be forwardly placed here
 
RACE 5
1-Toss Cartwright – Steady closer in amateur series action for the very capable Kleinhans, lands the rail fresh off a narrow loss @ Yonkers & owns a mark of 1:56.2 in 2017
 
2-Winning Princess – Took a 1:57 mark in a qualifier over a sloppy track this season, fresh off a bounce-back qualifier in which she aired it out @ Monticello & pushes off from an inside post
 
5-Peoplesayimnogood – Smaller track specialist appeared to be overmatched in an added distance race @ Yonkers last out, reunited with the always dangerous Bob Krivelin
 
RACE 6
3-Bettorsluckystreak – Lands inside here fresh off a narrow loss despite some interference @ Monticello, third try off the bench & back class lurking
 
7-City Pie – Credit this 9YO gelding with increasing his production this season, has had success here in the past, no chance from far back last Friday & switching barns here
 
5-Workandplayhard – Added Anthony Napolitano & capitalized on a perfect two-hole trip for his first win of the season, complete with a sharp :27.2, steps up to keep that positive form going
 
RACE 7
7-Cruzing Hill – Very consistent gelding @ Saratoga finished a decent fourth from post ten here last Friday & now the fresh claim drops to face a highly-beatable field
 
6-RU Ready To Rock – 1:50.3 winner @ Tioga Downs this season transitions to the mile track & drops to the bottom rung for the potent combo of Mann & Annunizata
 
4-Always A Diamond – Was worn down by a pesky parked-out longshot last Friday, draws the same inside post to possibly set up a stalking trip
 
RACE 8
7-Fox Valley Cadet – Beaten favorite, yet a sparkling debut here in his first start for red-hot Team Harmon, just missed to Master Of Puppets, big chance to turn the tables
 
2-Master Of Puppets – Made a quick & successful transition to the mile track here & beat most of these last Friday, draws inside again with a high number in the win column
 
9-Esprit De Kayjay A – 13YO warhorse has been tearing it up @ Freehold for that’s track’s leading conditioner, could blast off & swell up on the engine
 
RACE 9
3-Pancakes – Steady mare has been pretty good recently @ Saratoga, rallied from a tough spot two starts back, parked as the beaten favorite last out, two for 32 in 2017 a concern, draws well for a possible upset
 
5-Purity – 1:50.3 winner here last season with some back class appeared to be ready for a another comeback here off a strong qualifier & suffered broken equipment, deserves another long look
 
4-Aarin Hanover – Just one for 30 this season, but just missed with the barn change @ Freehold & draws a bit better off the acclimating mile

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