Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:07 PM


2-CR Blazin Beauty – 12-time winner in 2017, strung together 10 straight, mostly on the Iowa fair circuit, yet she trounce N/W of 3 @ Pocono, qualified with good energy & draws inside

4-Iron Dome – Got off to an inexplicable slow start from the same post & chased a surging favorite Another Chapter with an impossible trip, chance to atone for leading connections


6-Misslarose – Burke trainee trotted a career best 1:57.3 from post eight @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on 12-13, a drifting third behind Iron Dome last week & now Gingras listed



5-Celebrity Pegasus – From the man who brought us world champion J L Cruze, Eric Ell ships in a 13-time winner last season & recent multiple Open class winner @ Dover Downs, beaten favorite off a no-chance mile from post seven can stalk n pop in a tight match up


6-Rock Of Cashel – Came out like a house on fire winning his first two fresh off the bench here, then paid the price for slow starts elsewhere, looks for a speed target in a competitive field


3-Opulent Yankee – Regained his winning edge when allowed to rate against slightly softer competition, 2015 nightmares of J L Cruze revisited facing another red-hot Eric Ell trainee



9-Derf Hanover – Beaten heavy favorite stormed home & barely outsprinted by Presidente Zette with trotting hopples added, lands outside, yet looks to build on that effort in his second start off the bench for a raging barn


6-Presidente Zette – Dropped a positive hint with his rally for second in the comebacker, rebounded from a miscue with a well-timed rally & upset last week


7-Break Free – 4YO grinded gamely to clear a late lead & yielded to the top two, this gelding draws another demanding post, but seems to be moving in the right direction



6-Charmbo Curiosity – Drops back to a more competitive level off a no-chance mile from post ten, a big threat with his dangerous rally


3-Acton Onelasttime – Go back to his solid rally for third in a G Notes Final on 12-21, pace compromised in his last two @ Monticello & draws well in an intriguing match up


5-Fly’n With Royalty – Forced wide making a serious late bid in his second start off a sick scratch, dips in price for the potent Ginsberg barn



5-Trouble Rieu N – Lands an ideal mid-pack post fresh off a much-improved second, retains Jim Marohn, Jr. & has a chance to snap a long losing skid


6-Bell A Chick – Hunch bet for sure, but hasn’t raced in almost a year, 9YO loves the Big M, qualified with a sharp late burst & doesn’t face much


10-Doc’s Boy – Made plenty of noise against these in December, decent bounce back mile last week, but now post ten presents a hindrance



4-Rockin Redford – 6YO gelding has suddenly exploded to go two-for-two in 2018, both tallies from post nine, the latest a career best 1:55 & his post improves


3-Long Story Short – Classy 13YO brushed, opened up & held on with a rebound score from post

eight, 13-time winner last season rewarded with an inside draw


5-Abbie’s Celticlass – This mare has clearly come around with gutsy first over efforts in her last two, finally draws a bit better & remains at a reduced level



4-Bronze Over N – Lived up to the hype with a decisive debut here on 12-22, twice beaten favorite at Yonkers returns to the mile track where her sharp form can be more effective


7-Bettorhaveanother – Burke trainee stormed home from an impossible spot to just miss second time Lasix & needed the race after missing 35 days


2-Lady Of Heaven – Has been a steady closing force this Winter, too far out range last week, just missed before that, dangerous stalker with an inside draw



4-Stirling Cadet – Fresh off an improved third chasing a superior Opulent Yankee, gets some class relief & draws better on the positive trend


6-Upfront Billy – Classy 48-time winner needed every inch of that perfect two-hole trip to gun down the favorite Bee In Charge last week, steps back up & deals with a tougher post


7-Bee In Charge – Set a solid rated pace & was barely outsprinted by the pocket-sitting Upfront Billy in :27.3, remains a live item & may be the one to knock off again



5-UF Dragon’s Queen – Iron-tough Mark Ford trainee with 42 starts last year has been finishing well against top stock here, finds a prime spot to end a long drought


1-Glenferrie Bronte N – Only 3 for 29 last season, yet she gets some key class relief off a couple of tough trips & lands the rail in a wide-open field


6-Cheyenne Robin – Took a mark of 1:51.1 here last season, second start off the bench & owns a big kick, but comes off a sick scratch, which complicates matters



3-Two Hip Dip – Beaten favorite made one of his occasional early miscues, yet recovered to finish third in :27.4, draws better for his third start off the bench


1-Commentary – Returned off an excellent qualifier & made a costly early miscue last week, expect a rebound effort from the rail after some Team Harmon tinkering


4-Party On The River – Scored back-to-back GSY Club upsets in December, fringe player at this level in his last two draws well as a stalking opportunist in a toss up field



1-Esprit De Kayjay N – The Winning Machine back from Freehold figures to be a major force from the rail with his relentless form, grit & versatility


2-Walks Of Life – Fresh from a narrow loss he simply took charge, controlled the pace & dominated these last week & draws inside again for Team Ginsberg


4-Autobiographical – Gelding is trending well & comes off a sterling rally from last to second chasing a well-rated Walks Of Life, draws better, which may be the key to turning the tables



1-Casa Miasa – Rallied to a new mark of 1:53.2 two starts back, then couldn’t quite hold on to repeat, sharp mare moves inside to atone


4-Always As Fast – Had way too far to come in her first start after shipping from Florida, was only two for 27 last year, but draws well for Team Harmon


5-Feelin Red Hot – Adds Lasix after fading in her last two @ Yonkers, just one for 24 last season, but note the barn change & this is a real soft spot



7-Jaded Dream – Was able to catapult off fast fractions to pull the upset in the slop despite a four-week layoff, classy Team Burke trainee continues to ramp up on Lasix


2-Petal To The Metal – Just one for 26 in 2017, but you have to like all three of her efforts here, the last two with sub :27 speed & her post improves


6-Gimme Some Lovin – Makes her third start for a barn that can do no wrong, drops out of N/W of 4 @ Yonkers & finished a solid second here @ the bottom level on 12-21


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