Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:20 PM


6-Stormin Rustler – Always had a soft for this 14YO warhorse, who’s had a distinct liking for the Big M, been very productive with some gutsy efforts @ Freehold, worth a swing here


5-NY Whitesox – Arrives for the always dangerous Robert Lounsbury, struggling from outside posts @ Monticello recently, dips in price & style suits the Big M’s longer stretch


3-Wellwesaid – Winner here last season revived his form @ Monticello last month, ships into a wide-open $5,000 claimer with an inside post, yet note he hasn’t raced in three weeks



4-Dealt A Winner – 2015 Cane Pace upsetter equaled his mark of 1:47.3 in the Allerage Farms last season, ready to bear down & flaunt his speed making his second start off the bench


6-Western Fame – Solid runner up to a revved up All Bets Off in a season’s best 1:48 last week, Takter trainee needed to re-acclimate & figures to move forward off that positive mile


5-Bettor’s Edge – There aren’t many classier than this 9YO double millionaire, recently won a division of the Great Northeast Open Series, loves the Big M & can grind them down



2-Medoland Jate – Tried it on the engine & fell a just a length shy last week, gets away from a red-hot The Fire Within & joins the series from an ideal inside post with some back class


4-ByBy Landon – After taking a new mark of 1:52.3 @ Freehold he came right back with gutsy repeat from post eight here, then got nosed out last week despite a well-rated effort


7-Its Just Too Much – Came around to capture the Preferred @ Freehold, then barely outsprinted here in :27.2 as the heavy favorite last week, overcomes tougher draw with gate speed



8-Rockin Machine – Kicked home in a sharp :26.3 to finish second to a heavy favorite Wheels On Fire last week, stuck outside again, but this is a field full of question marks


1-Odds On Lauderdale – Has missed three weeks since his fifth in the Escort Final, Tony Alagna trainee finally draws inside third time Lasix, while looking for his first win


2-Ideal Chill – Interesting 4YO making his only his fourth career start, finished an improved fourth first time Lasix, gets to push off from the rail & make further progress



5-Rockinwiththebest – Appeared on the verge & was able to capitalize on a great drive by Jim Marohn, Jr. last week, a big threat to repeat off that career best 1:51.3 for a hot barn


7-Sir Ritchie N – Brushed & bottomed them out to take a new mark of 1:52 in round one, expect a similar effort from the same post as he continues to acclimate


4-Reach For Inifinity – Finished better for minor spoils behind Sir Ritchie N in his second start here, stone closer needs to somehow get within closer striking range, plus a speed target



2-Giacodelight – Price play flashed enough improvement in only his third start after missing all of 2017, some back class lurking, draws inside again to stalk & rally off the expected action 


4-Love Tap Hanover – Badly beaten favorite on June 2 bounced right back with a dominant score last week, will be tough to overhaul with another effort like that


6-Yo Apollo Creed – Beaten favorite closed relentlessly & got nosed out in the final steps by a surprisingly good Playerosa, on the verge of snapping his 0 for 16 season skid



5-Motown N – Looks like Jennifer Lappe has found the key to this NZ import recently, arrives fresh off a career best 1:50.1 @ Pocono, lands in an intriguing spot to keep it going


2-Southern Pursuit N – Hammered down & went all the way from post eight for a new mark in his first start for Scott Di Domenico, rewarded with an improved post & poised to step up 


7-Beyond Delight – 4YO has tackled some of the upper echelon pacers this season & even tried to Graduate, the class relief figures to move him up, but this is no picnic from post seven



7-Awesomeness – Preferred winner here this season been knocking heads with the sport’s top pacers, the class relief affords him a chance to get involved & assert himself


5-I’m A Big Deal – Pace prospect woke up with a dominant PASS division & took a new mark of 1:50.2 @ Pocono before a second to the PA Allstars, has a chance to ramp it up further


2-Heavenly Sound – Another hot 3YO fresh off a 10-1 upset in NYSS in a gutsy career best 1:50.4 @ Tioga Downs second time Lasix, draws inside & rates highly in a competitive field



5-One More Miracle – Has cranked it up recently against $7,500 claimers & came up with a :26.3 for minor spoils last week, give him a chance to break through in this softer spot for The Mann


6-Bay Rum – Just one for 16 this season, but has hit the board in his last two here, fresh off a game uncovered try two weeks ago chasing a 1:51 winner


3-Woodmere Ultimate – Followed up a gutsy win @ Freehold with a nonthreatening sixth here when chasing a 1:50.3 winner, drops to the rock bottom condition & lands post three again



4-Ideal Son – Been on the fringes against slightly better @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, just one for 17 this season, but the class & post relief make him a strong consideration


2-Outcry – Talk about a hard luck horse! Forced to rough it first over & suffered another tough loss last week, draws inside in another tailor made scenario


3-Urbanite Hanover – 8YO gelding’s back class resurfaced, exploded home in :26.4 to upset in the slop two starts back, drops back down & lands post three again



3-More Dragon – Finished a solid third against N/W $11,500 types two starts back, drops again after flashing sharp speed, then missing three weeks & worth a long look from a better post


4-Iluvtomakemoney – 3YO drops out of stakes competition to face an evenly matched condition field & draws well to give him a chance to regain his confidence


8-Quality Bud – In the midst of a revival season with a mark of 1;50.3 here, used way too hard last week, gets some class relief & outside draw forces a more preferred off-the-pace strategy



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