Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:02 PM

RACE 1

5-Haveoneforme – Beaten favorite just missed when Dover Dony was allowed to steal away a couple of weeks ago, game maiden breaker in her debut really stands out here for Nifty Norman

 

2-Hammer Creek – Consistent gelding just missed to Haveoneformefrom the same post two starts back, gate speed puts him in play again, but his one for 27 record is an obvious concern

 

4-Ab’s Royal Punkin – Hard-luck mare with excuses in her last three, knocking on the door in some faster miles before that, draws well to play stalking opportunist & break her goose egg

 

RACE 2

4-In Secret – Both Burke trainees have caught fire to go three-for-three in 2019, class edge over his stablemate & has been completely wrapped up, huge threat to steal this with controlling speed

 

6-Trolley – The Comeback Kid is back fresh off a perfect trip score from post nine, with four Preferreds in his last five he thrives off a few weeks rest & owns a powerful late kick

 

5-Sutton – Third by a neck in the 2016 Hambo, took a mark of 1:50.4 with only nine starts last year, six months off, Team Orange Crush had him on his toes in the qualifier however

 

RACE 3

3-Tearful Of Happy – Twice beaten favorite was pace compromised from post nine last week, recent Team Fusco claim moves inside & drops into a soft bottom condition

 

4-Well Said Maria – Fairly recent Burke acquisition won her latest qualifier with a :27.3, then made another early miscue when heavily favored in her debut here, big chance to rebound & atone

 

8-Live Odds – Making some positive moves in her last two as she comes around from the late-December sick scratch, tougher post, yet remains a factor in this wide-open field

 

RACE 4

9-Mistress Valentine – Almost pulled off last week’s hunch bet a day after, that was a much-improved wake up mile, now slammed with post nine, yet has dropped in class

 

5-Can Do – 10YO class of the field just missed as the favorite with perfect Gingras drive two starts back, parked from post nine last out, draws better to set up his stalk n pop

 

6-Max Volo – Flashed some sneaky late trot after a slow start from post ten last week, hits the rock bottom condition here with certainly no standouts on view, but one for his last 32

 

RACE 5

3-Sovereign Banner N – NZ bred with a mark of 1:53.1 here a few seasons back, second try off the bench from another inside post, drops in price with a possible wake up call coming

 

7-CC Big Boy Sam – Consistent gelding looking for his first win of the season, fresh claim by Robert Lounsbury just missed to Pop Pop Joe two starts back & eligible to keep it going

 

10-Pop Pop Joe – On fire winning three of four since the sick scratch, dominated on the engine with Gingras last week & remains a big threat despite post ten

 

RACE 6

6-Tag Up And Go – Another classy 9YO who’s been on the board in four of five this season, while running into Burke standouts In Secret & Try Try Again, note the barn change to Team Harmon

 

4-Rock Of Cashel – 9YO finally flaunted his class with the classic drop n pop from post nine last week & finds a real soft spot to step back up & repeat off the confidence boost

 

7-Cash For Gold – This 8YO has simply been off form in his last two from post nine, right there in a blanket photo against better three starts back & just missed before that, chance to rebound

 

RACE 7

8-Ella Christina – This Nick Surick trainee has been pretty steady against salty mares @ Dover Downs, capable of overcoming post eight & her class edge may be enough

 

3-Rockin Praline – Nailed this one when she dominated from post eight on the drop down, 1:50.3 performer here in 2018, poised to step back up from a better post for her third try off the bench

 

1-Family Roll Call – Burke-tuned mare rebounded off a break with a solid second to Rockin Praline last week, not strong in the win column, but a fresh threat from the rail

 

RACE 8

4-Pappy Go Go – Kicked off his season with a solid 1:52.4 career best a notch above this, had no chance in his last two, class relief & post four again sets up a stalk n pounce scenario

 

1-Zlatan – Was much better in his second start since the double whammy lame & sick scratches, strong in the win column last year & poised to step up with a smooth trip from the rail

 

5-Di Oggi – Overcame a trouble trip to grab second in his Ake Svanstedt debut, then rallied stoutly to score as the heavy favorite, remains a fresh & serious threat despite another class hike

 

RACE 9

1-You Should Be Here – Has been a consistent five for six in the money this season, grinded gamely for third from post nine last week & finally moves inside a field full of question marks

 

2-Givemeyourheart – Impossible to ignore fresh off a gutsy nose loss to a heavy favorite, horse-for-the-course can ramp up her game further with some class relief & another inside draw

 

7-Duck Duck Dragon – Another drop n pop candidate, rallied & romped to a new mark at this level back on 1-18, will need some trip luck from a more demanding post here

 

RACE 10

9-Hammer Time – Has been on a form spree since the hard-fought win on 1-11, stormed home from an impossible spot to just miss two weeks ago & gets some class relief

 

3-Bizet – Won four of five here before the tough trip & late break @ Yonkers, third start for new 

connections, including Gingras, back @ The Big M, controlling speed from an inside post

 

10-Rubber Duck – Saddled with post ten again, but has been competitive a notch above this despite some tough trips, now The Duck drops for a high percentage barn

 

RACE 11

4-Admiral – Quietly regained form since the late-January sick scratch, ran into a 1:51.1 buzzsaw last week, class & post relief in blank field, worth a swing

 

6-Let’s Foal Around – Just two for his last 31 & winless this season, but his form has been okay against better @ Dover Downs recently & his barn is going well

 

8-American Rage – Hammered down to 4-5 in his Big M debut with Gingras, set a solid pace & faded to third, 11YO now draws a tougher post fresh off the claim by Team Fusco

 

RACE 12

3-Chelsees A Winner – Flashing positive signs in his last two since the sick scratch, drops all the down to the basement rung, draws inside & piled up eight wins in 2018

 

9-Miami – Brand new Burke acquisition finally stayed flat, set a solid pace & finished second to the classy Sutton in the qualifier, tough draw, but gets a chance to blitz a bottom level bunch

 

5-Screaming Conway – Stormed home from last to just a neck shy from post ten two starts back, then grinded out a close third last week, just one for his last 23, but cycled to top form

 

RACE 13

3-Magnum Mike – Unleashed another serious rally & came up against a surprisingly good Julerica last week, a logical threat from post three again

 

1-Master Of Puppets – Have to chalk up his last start as an off night two weeks ago, converted a perfect trip to trounce this kind two starts back & lands the rail to rebound

 

4-Ideal Candidate – Tripped out to make it two of his last three for $7,500, 13YO claimed & bumped up, yet draws inside to stay on a roll

 

 

 



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