Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:16 AM


2-Toss Cartwright – Has been consistently competitive in recent amateur events @ Yonkers, got shuffled & once he angled out of heavy traffic he was flying late as the beaten favorite, 1:56.2 winner here this season has a big chance to atone from another inside post


1-Angel Cindy – Looking to rebound off a rare early miscue from post eight @ Dover Downs, recent form has been decent against better @ Dover Downs, look for her to take advantage of this much softer spot


7-Dnieper – Gets another shot at the weaker B Division after getting parked first over on a frigid night, this 8YO gelding owns some back class & sports a strong number in the win column



3-Truth Isalwaysbest – Steady mare offered some sneaky late pace while trying to close from last, draws better off that useful acclimating mile


1-Casa Miasa – High percentage mare cycled forward @ Saratoga & trounced weaker stock in most recent there & took a new mark of 1:54.1, builds on that from the pole position here


8-Charming Hill – 4YO has caught fire, rallied for three straight convincing scores, draws another demanding post fresh off the mile of her life, her 10th win of the season, tough to go against



5-No Recess – Angled off the cones & exploded to a sharp new mark of 1:53.3 last Friday, 8YO looks to keep his positive trend going in a competitive A Division match up


3-Here Comes Numbers – Took a few starts to conjure up his back class & form & romped with a perfect drive by Jennifer Lappe last week, steps up to the A Division as a big threat to repeat


4-Soul Train – Capitalized on a great trip with USHWA Amateur Driver of the Year Joe Lee two starts back, 1:54.3 winner here this season looms large with an inside draw



4-Tidquist – On the fringes in his last few @ Dover Downs, but ships into a softer spot here, draws well & note the barn change, may be worth a swing


3-Prince Of Minto – Added Lasix & tripped out to a new lifetime mark of 1:56 in his return to the Big M last week, 4YO was some upside rewarded with another inside draw


6-Clifton Beach – Hindered by early interference from post nine last out in snowy conditions, proven he’s competitive at this level with a smooth trip



6-Orchestra Bluechip – 3YO Chris Ryder-tuned filly took a much-needed tour of the oval after facing much tougher N/W of 4 Yonkers, now drops to the bottom rung, has a huge chance to step up here


5-Energizer Ivy – Sports a solid record @ Saratoga where she has employed a stalking style, lands in the bottom level condition here & deserves a long look


1-Mojarra Hanover – 10YO veteran has had more than her share of success here in the past with her stretch kick, receives some class relief & pushes off from the rail



5-City Hall – Flashed a :26.3 to hit the board from a tough spot in his much-needed comeback, this big-time horse-for-the-course has repeatedly beaten much better here


4-Tempster Hanover – Changed barns, shipped in & suddenly went right down the road with a vigorous 1:51.2 blowout, steps up a notch & draws better to build on that impressive effort


7-Chip Walther – Was a major stakes player forced to tackle N/W of 8 @ Yonkers this Fall, zero chance from post ten last out & makes his second start for his new barn



3-The Rock – 1:51 winner here in the slop this season came up empty in his comeback, remains at the bottom condition, draws inside again & has way too much class to ignore


4-Baggage Claim – 1:53.3 winner here in 2017 settled for third with a perfect cover trip chasing a revved up Elrama N last out, trending well for Team Harmon & draws inside again


7-Yo Cheyenne Rocky – Jumped on his bandwagon despite coming off a sick scratch & finished a solid third, drops again to the bottom level & can’t be dismissed despite the tougher post



1-May I Cruise West – Stormed home to win a G Notes division & just missed with a gallant uncovered effort from post nine in the final last week, on fire for his new barn & moves inside


7-Wellwesaid – Added Jim Marohn, Jr. & rallied stoutly to score off a perfect cover trip third time Lasix, looks to keep it going from a more challenging post in his third start for his new barn


9-Acton Onelasttime – Left a little more alertly from the rail, got shuffled a bit, yet Michael Merton had him in perfect striking position & rallied for third last week, remains a factor despite a much tougher draw



1-Lauxmont Capri – Gelding has been tightened up with two impossible trips, the latest from post eight, chance to exploit a much easier spot with plenty of back class in his arsenal


5-Dune Dude – The Dude disappointed us last week when he failed to come up with a bit more late punch, 1:50.1 winner here this season makes his fourth start off a sick scratch with back class on view


6-Bruce’s Magic – On the fringe fifth in the slop last Saturday, added Lasix recently & has faced much tougher this Fall



2-Ideal Son – Sports a 1:51.2 mark here in 2016, more competitive despite a tough trip in most recent @ Harrah’s Philadelphia from the same inside post & drops to the bottom level here


3-Aloneinspades – Drops to the bottom condition rung off a pair of much improved on-the-board finishes & draws inside for a barn starting to heat up


1-Home James – Team Harmon gelding very light in the win column, but this is a much softer match up & moves inside after suffering broken equipment last out










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