Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:01 PM


5-Rockin Praline – Has been knocking on the door against tougher recently, too far out of it last week, gets class relief & owns a big kick, looks like a prime spot for her


2-Beyonces Rockin – Beaten favorite double dropped in class & lacked the knockout punch with a second over trip, yet Fina Patina did steal away to victory, draws better, but her one for 21 record this season is a concern


3-Sneaky Girl – Looking rebound off a clunker @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, was on a form spree before that, draws well to stalk within striking range



1-Classichap – Trond Smedshammer Hambo eligible made a miscue in EBC Final, then rebounded with a solid third in a track record NYSS & lands the rail in a softer match up


8-Eurobond – Lightly-raced Hambo eligible stepped it up with an air-it-out 1:53.3 career best a couple of weeks ago, looking to crank it up further from a demanding post


4-Boxing Gloves – Son of Muscle Hill with only six starts followed up his maiden breaker in PA & never got untracked after a slow start from post ten here, draws better to improve



7-Believe In Me – Finished a close third in the Lismore Final @ Yonkers, aired it out with a sharp new mark of 1:51.4 @ Pocono two starts back, any semblance of that mile puts her in play


2-Dance Blue – Surprised more than a few when she popped up with the mile of her life & first win here two starts back, followed by a gutsy effort in NY, improving filly draws back inside the serious contenders here


6-Butchie Beach – Beaten favorite in her last two chased a dominant winner with a crisp :26.1 last week, has flashed some speed & versatility in only five career starts



6-Clifton Beach – Upset these with a nice late burst & took a new mark three starts back, rallied to hit the board while pace compromised last week, big chance if they mix it up in this affair


3-Master Kingpin – Twice beaten favorite added Lasix, got his own way & was collared by the pocket-sitting King Cast, consistent 4YO gelding draws the same inside post & seems better in a stalking n popping mode


4-King Cast – Capitalized on an absolutely perfect two-hole trip to upset Master Kingpin & took a new mark last week, Vinnie Ginsberg in a zone now, post four again in a very similar scenario



7-The Saint – Flashed sharp speed in the comebacker here, then offered a late bid, that’s two good tighteners, retains Vinnie Ginsberg & this is about as wide open as it gets


5-Outsider – May appear to be an outsider, but this intriguing shipper makes his second start for Michael Russo, really needed his last start, gets Jim Marohn, Jr. & drops to face a field begging to be beaten


1-Super S Yzerman – Just two for his last 46, on the fringe against tougher last week, but the rail affords a favorable trip back at this rock bottom level



6-Yankee Heaven – 0 for 17 this season & just three for his last 56, yet that was a solid rally of :26.3 chasing Spirit Of Truth, looms large off that excellent acclimating mile & with the expected action in this final


2-Atlas Alliance N – Was right here in a blanket photo while pace compromised last week, 13YO may be on the verge, pushes off from the rail & trip is the key in this wide-open affair


3-Spirit Of Truth – Was dropping some positive hints, yet that was a mind boggling new mark of 1:50.3 last week, draws inside a competitive final to prove it was no fluke



6-Highalator – Took a mark of 1:48.1 in the Preferred Handicap here on June 2, then won a Graduate division @ Tioga Downs, just missed to Bettor’s Edge @ Pocono last week, strong in the win column & owns versatile speed


4-Western Joe – Joe has done some traveling since his narrow loss in the Graduate from post ten here, the early season Big M Preferred sensation returns off another close second in the Graduate @ Tioga Downs, Joe is always one to fear


5-Bettor’s Edge – Thundered home in a wicked :25.3 to hit the board here two starts back, returns fresh off a gallant 1:48.2 in the Great Northeast Open Series, Lappe takes the lines again



2-Clouseau Hanover – Okay, he hasn’t raced in four weeks & comes off a sick scratch, yet those back-to-back wins in PA were eye-catching, this is a class drop, draws inside & we know Team Burke can get them ready


3-Sams Triple Crown – 4YO gelding has been on a roll here, followed up a new mark of 1:49.3 on 

June 9 with a narrow loss in 1:50, forced wide & finishing well in 1:49.1 last week, lands post three again to set up a stalking trip


5-Music Is Art – Absolutely dominated @ the N/W $5,000 level with a :53.4 back half & :25.4 final brush & equaled his lifetime mark, can he handle the double class hike?



2-Bettors Glass – 10YO warhorse regained some winning form in PA last month, no chance with slow starts in his last two, ships into a real soft spot & the Scottie D barn is going well 


1-Rocket J – Took a 1:51.4 mark @ The Big M this season, severely needed last week’s tightener, makes his second start for Michael Russo from the rail & may be a price


5-Love Tap Hanover – Looked really good when he rebound with an emphatic score three starts back, blitzed by a big favorite Music Is Art last week & gets another shot at this higher level



4-Live On – Runner up to the red-hot Quality Bud two starts back, forced wide chasing that same rival last week, shows consistently fast final quarters, draws well & can push across with the right set up


6-Southern Pursuit N – Another sharp item for Scott Di Domenico, went all the way from post eight for a new mark two starts back, then roughed up first over on the step up in class, look for him to be aggressive here


1-Always A Hotshot – Twice beaten favorite steps up again along with several others in here, Hip #105 in Mixed Sale moves inside fresh off a narrow loss to Nobles Finesse with pace at both ends



4-RU Ready To Rock – Was hinting of a big effort & finished a pace compromised third two starts back, toss out his latest @ Pocono, returns to the Big M at the bottom level with an inside post & an upset scenario may be looming


3-Spicebomb – Gets class & post relief after closing in :26.3 despite a brutal trip, has a big chance to set up a stalking trip with most of the speed to his outside


10-Crombie A – 12YO warhorse claimed by a sharp barn fresh off a confidence-boosting score last week, tough post & price hike to consider, but can’t be dismissed



2-Ideal Life – 3YO filly making only her fourth career start for Team Crocodile off a miscue @ Yonkers in NYSS, broke her maiden at first asking here from the same inside post & certainly has some upside to tap into


1-Daenery’s Hanover – Followed up her first win of the season with a :26.4 rally for third two starts back, then got parked first over in a pace compromised situation, lands in a prime spot to play the stalk n pop game


6-Givemeyourheart – Just one for 18 this season, but fresh off a big wake up mile, erupted home in :27.1 to just miss, anything similar gives her big chance in this wide-open final



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