Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:01 PM


7-Honor And Obey – One for 23, but shows deceptive improvement despite tough trips, chance to take advantage of a possible speed target & camera-shy bunch


6-Zane Hanover – Just one for 33 + 0 for 22 this season, but that’s the theme of this opener, just missed in her last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, the latest as the beaten favorite


8-Sharen Hanover – Finished third behind Zane Hanover in her last two, on the board in six of eight starts, overcomes the tough draw here with her gate speed



2-Lothario – Vaulted off the winning qualifier here with an energetic tightener, well-bred & lightly-raced Muscle Hill colt draws inside again to step forward


6-More Than Talk – Brand new Burke trainee arrives from WEG in good form, closing type figures to appreciate the longer stretch here


9-Regal Hill – Took advantage of an ideal trip from the rail to break his maiden at a nice price, possible repeater despite the more difficult draw



1-Muay Hanover – 3YO with a 1:56.2 speed badge this season gets some class relief, lands the pole position second time Lasix & could surprise this wide-open field


8-Driving Miss Crazy – Mare with some back class rallied to win her qualifier here, draws a tougher post, but may have enough to overhaul this lackluster bunch


2-Inuchuk Chuck – Finished a solid third in the qualifier here after missing five months & draws

inside looking to snap an 0 for 16 this season



7-Cam’s Lucky Sam – Beaten favorite with a challenging trip in his Big M debut, drops to face a soft bottom level condition with some back class on view


6-King Royalty – Has been facing slightly tougher @ Yonkers & enduring several no-chance trips, 1:51 performer in 2016 lands in a highly beatable field


1-Buckeye In Charge – 10YO gelding suddenly woke up with a solid second last week & rewarded with the rail, 0 for 29 in 2017 & just one for his last 56



5-Downundermatter – 6YO gelding took a mark of 1:55 here this season, recently tangling with tougher elsewhere & stalks from a midpack post


10-P L Icabod – Lands outside fresh off his third straight narrow loss with trot at both ends, knows how to get it done here & can overcome the ten-hole with one of his quick starts


9-New Jersey Viking – 3YO Muscle Hill colt forced wide & rallied from a tough spot to hit the board second time Lasix, gets some class relief to offset the tougher post



3-Mcace Of Arts – 1:49.2 winner here this season stung early from post eight last week, moves inside for Team Harmon to face a field ripe for the taking


9-K J’s Caroline – Drops off a much needed start against tougher mares & her tactical speed can put her in play from a challenging post


2-Double Joy – Draws an improved post fresh off an excellent acclimating mile with pace at both ends, 13-time winner this season has a chance to step up



4-Can Do – Draws much better off a no-chance trip from post ten, drops a notch, loves this track, strong in the win column & owns speed


2-Zooming – Beaten favorite forced into a pace-setting role last week from post nine, a solid second to classy Gural Hanover before that, draws inside a real competitive match up


5-Watkins – Converted the pocket trip to pull the mild upset last week, classy 10YO on his toes & brimming with confidence & can handle himself against these



4-Carobbean Pacetry – Draws better off a solid second last week while stalking a quick pace, now drops into a more likely spot


1-Our Els Dream N – Forced wide from a tough spot in a crisp :27.1 last week, sharp mare moves inside with a strong number in the win column for potent connections


8-Cousin Mary – 13-time winner this season has been a new horse in her last three on Lasix, fresh off a sharp win with pace at both ends from the same post



3-Bee In Charge – Flaunted some of his fine pedigree with a serious romp with another class drop last week, rewarded with an improved post third time with trotting hopples


7-Montalbano Bi – Went two-for-two fresh off the bench with identical trips for Team Harmon, reunited with Jim Marohn, Jr. & may be the sharpest of this mixed bag


2-Go Byem – Dover Downs invader won here as a 3YO, sports lively form & speed & draw inside to assert himself here



4-Free Show – One for 17 in 2017, looked like she was sitting on a big one last week when she emerged from a shuffle with a :27.3, remains at this reduced level & draws well


8-Spilling The Beans – Simply took off & repeated with authority from post nine fresh off the claim, razor sharp & strong in the win column


5-Bronze Over N – New Zealand import showed readiness flashing a :26.3 in her second qualifier here, seems to match up well with these & may be worth a swing off the hop



5-Tymal Reign – Set a solid pace & gave way in the snow last out, just missed on the engine before that, controlling winner in 1:56.2 on 11-11 may prove troublesome


2-Iron Dome – Wheeled right back & romped to go two-for-two off the bench for Team Harmon, draws better in a soft N/W of 3 match up


4-Motown Jackpot – Recent Jackie Greene acquisition took a couple of starts to regain his winning edge @ Saratoga, 3YO gelding with some upside & inside draw here



6-Black Broadway – Mare has picked up some minor spoils @ Harrah’s Philadelphia since changing barns, ships into an easier class here with a strong number in the win column


1-Its Chocolate Time – 1:56.1 winner here this season was pretty productive before the miscue last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, arrives in a cheaper class & pushes off from the rail


3-Rossini – Beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia has been doing good work there in his last three, inside draw affords his preferred stalking trip



9-Talbot Chanel – New Burke trainee has won three of her last four, including a new mark of 1:54.4 two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, came right back to romp against N/W of 5


1-Piraeus – Beaten favorite here two starts back controlled the pace & settled for second, back on the rail off a solid third @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


7-Mylittlesurfergirl – Just missed back-to-back against N/W of 4 @ Yonkers, shuffled out last time & gets to use her tactical speed & employ her stalking style on the mile track



1-I’m Sid The Kid – Flashed some decent late pace for minor spoils last out, drops in for a cheaper tag & may get within closer range from the rail


5-Charmbo Curiosity – Simply used too hard from post seven last week & paid the price, just a nose shy with a more patient trip before that & reunited with Andy Miller


2-Royal Outlook – Classy 9YO ships in fresh off a gutsy second for this price, the month off is a concern, but there’s not much else to get excited about in this light finale







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