Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:15 PM

RACE 1

1-Yo Apollo Creed – Finally draws inside & fresh off a strong rally for third last week, 1:51 winner here last season has ramped it up & this looks like a prime spot to stalk n strike

 

2-Rock On Line – Found his best stride with back-to-back blowouts from outside posts before faltering as the heavy favorite last out, returns in a soft spot, but now we must guess his race readiness after missing 35 days

 

7-JK Parlay – Makes his 3YO debut after much-needed three-months off, qualified with plenty of vigor & may blast off to cause an immediate stir

 

RACE 2

5-Apple Bottom Jeans – Turned her third start off the bench into a sparkling Big M debut & equaled her lifetime mark with a big late move, may have a slight edge in a marquee match up

 

2-Bettorhaveanother – Team Burke trainee sporting Open wins @ Dover Downs before taking control & holding on in round one, moves inside & looms as the one to knock off again

 

6-Filly Forty Seven – Flashed alert pace at both ends in her debut here for her new trainer Andrew Harris, continues to improve on Lasix & now with an acclimating mile to her credit

 

RACE 3

5-Kiss Me Onthebeach – Fresh threat off a much-needed 5YO comebacker makes her second start for Team Orange Crush, Open class star in Ohio last year has plenty of upside

 

6-Valuable Art – Steamrolled first over into a :54.4 back half & just missed to the well-rated Bettorhaveanother, Team Callahan have this consistent mare on her toes

 

1-Stormtracker – Closed stoutly & strong runner up to a revved up Apple Bottom Jeans in the first leg, an excellent acclimating mile, now moves inside to be more forwardly placed

 

RACE 4

1-G W T – Did some damage & found his legs in series action @ Dover Downs, chased the standout Art Dancer in a solid Big M debut & moves inside a field Team Teague can handle

 

6-California Cruisin – Well bred colt flashed some positive signs as a freshman, won his latest Florida qualifier with a nice late burst & could make an immediate impression

 

8-Lear Seelster – Dropped from the Sagamore Series & forced into a first over grind in his debut here on Lasix, now the post is tougher, but a better trip could put him in play

 

RACE 5

1-Daiymir – Arrived here in top form & rallied stoutly to just miss to Rodeo Romeo in an eye-catching Big M debut for Team Teague, moves inside to get within closer striking range

 

5-Beyond Delight – 4YO has caught fire for Brett Pelling, winning three of four, including a dazzling 1:51.4 @ Yonkers two starts back, looks like a huge threat back here

 

3-Emeritus Maximus – Tangled with Daiymir in his latest @ Dover Downs where he wired them from post eight in 1:51.1 before that, steady 8YO draws well to take charge

 

RACE 6

1-Dorel – Obviously wasn’t himself when he had dead aim & flattened out last week, exploded home to repeat & equal his lifetime mark of 1:50.4 before that, lands the rail again to rebound

 

4-Windsong Leo – Took full advantage of a dreamy two-hole ride to make it three in a row & took a new mark of 1:50.2 for Team Burke, post improves his chances to go two-for-two in this series

 

7-Barimah A – Hot horse with a big kick just missed to the trip-sitting Windsong Leo last week, sets up his rally from another demanding post

 

RACE 7

3-Maajaackkobe – Shuffled, then caught behind fading pacesetter Rather Swell with no chance last week, live item gets class & post relief

 

6-Calvin B – Toss out his latest from post seven @ Saratoga, beaten favorite here before that drops to a more competitive level & owns his share of back class

 

5-Lodi Machette Man – The man has certainly had his moments here this season, appeared a tad on the dull side in his last two, may be able turn in around with an alert start from midpack

 

RACE 8

6-Talent Soup – 1:48.4 performer here in 2017 was used hard to clear the lead was nailed late as the beaten favorite, looks primed for the drop to the bottom condition

 

2-The Fire Within – Beaten favorite came up a head shy with a perfect second over trip, continues to improve since the barn change & lands post two again

 

10-Bettors Glass – Trending in a positive direction since the sick scratch, beaten favorite grinded gamely last week, gets another shot at this bottom level, yet needs some luck from post ten

 

RACE 9

5-Santiago Style – This gelding has really come around in his last four with explosive final quarters, just missed closing into a :54.3 back half last week

 

4-Transitioning Joy – Consistent Team Teague 3YO was a nose shy of an upset in strong Big M debut last week & draws well to keep it going in a competitive match up

 

2-Lawrencetown Beach – Beaten heavy favorite appeared the verge & somehow made a misstep turning for home, Burke trainee draws better to bounce back

 

RACE 10

3-Capozzo – Has picked it up with two straight on-the-board finishes in his last two @ Yonkers, knows his way around this oval, gets class relief & an inside draw

 

2-Big Stretch Mark – Has been tackling much tough, while encountering some tough trips, form seems fine & post two can get him his preferred stalking trip

 

4-Art History – Continues on the rise fresh off a narrow loss to JoJo Jove, while recapturing some of his old form for Team Burke, big chance to snap his 2018 skid

 

 



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