Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:06 PM


1-CC Big Boy Sam – Hot item at the claim box was on quite a roll before last week’s debacle, romped off the claim by Rick Dane, Jr. two starts back & figures prominently from the rail


3-So Take That – Classy horse-for-the-course followed up an 18-1 upset in :26.4 with a catapult from last-to-first blowout off a torrid pace in leg one of this series, now draws better & stands out


2-I’ll Call You Later – Like the rally & narrow loss in 1:52.2 @ Rosecroft before he was severely pace compromised here last week, draws post two again & looms as a stalking threat



4-Wings Of Speed – Qualified in hand & offered a solid rally to hit the board in his debut for Team Orange Crush, has a big chance to build on that with an ideal midpack draw


1A-Goes Down Smooth – Burke trainee has hopefully matured & worked out his breaking issues, won his lone qualifier with a perfect trip & late burst & draws well


8-B Medistrike – Rallied stoutly from far back to grab second in a crisp :27.3 in a much-improved third career start, dealing with another outside draw here, but the potential is there



2-Fear – One of several Saratoga shippers in here fresh off an overdue win with trot to spare, strong in the win column & inside draw for this bright spot in a field of question marks


9-Tucky’s Jack – Fresh claim finished a solid third in the slop last week, now drops into a soft bottom level condition & gate speed can put him in play


4-P L Layla – Switched back the mile track here & was too far off a moderate pace, the improved post can get her within closer striking range in a complete toss up affair



1A-Inverse Hanover – Returns to the scene of her 1:49.2 mark here last season, sharpening her sword at Dover Downs & completes a very strong Jeff Cullipher entry


8-Divas Image – Went all the way from post seven in her latest start here, 2018 Golden Girls winner fresh off a gusty effort @ Dover Downs & faces a stern test from post nine


6-Alexa’s Power – 2018 Jugette winner qualified with solid late pace against the likes of Oceania & Gold Orchid N, could make an immediate impression in her 4YO debut



5-U Need Stones – One of two Burke trainees was on a form spree before the recent layoff, 1:53.2 winner here last season tough to gauge off an even qualifier, but we all know the barn has them ready off the bench


8-Bizet – $60,000 January Mixed Sale buy has avoided late miscues with a solid win & second in his last two for Gingras, beaten favorite has the form to atone despite a tough draw


2-Lasa Dida Lady – Launched a late move to grab second in the slop chasing the runaway Rubber Duck last week, 10-time winner in 2018 draws inside for her third try off the bench 



5-Eyore Hanover – Came to life with a narrow loss from post seven two starts back, then grinded out a game fourth from post nine last week, this is a real soft spot for him to exploit


2-Montalbano Bi – Has struggled to be a threat since the upset rally back on 2-15, pace compromised in the slop last week, draws inside to set up his stalk n pop style


7-Justcallmeronald – Turned his game around with a strong second in the slop last week, tougher draw here, but may be headed in the right direction



6-Blush Hanover – Caught grinding first over in the slop & didn’t fade much last week, classy mare drops all the way down for her third start off the bench


2-Northern Swift – Gets another shot at this bottom condition level off a decent third, acclimated now & draws inside with smooth trip potential


8-Ella Christina – Hits rock bottom here after finished last in the slop from the same post after missing three weeks, has a chance to turn things around & conjure up some back class



8-Filled Donut – Note the sharp recent form @ Dover Downs, fresh off a narrow loss there, his gate speed can overcome a tough draw in this wide-open field


2-Di Oggi – Beaten favorite hasn’t raced in a month, raced well with strong finishes since switching to Ake Svanstedt, draws inside & deserves a long look despite the missed time


7-Presidente Zette – Has clearly found his best stride, soundly beating Bizet with a career best 1:53.4 last week, continues to ramp it up despite a more challenging post 



6-Hammer Creek – Handy wire-to-wire winner two starts back put together a strong back half of 56.3 to hit the board last out & continues on a form spree


1-Swancredit – Bounced back with a rousing wire-to-wire score from post seven as the heavy favorite in the slop & now moves inside off the mile of his life


8-Arrakis – Just one for 11 this season, but flashed good speed from post ten last week & certainly a drop down candidate despite another demanding draw



7-You Should Be Here – Beaten favorite ran into the raging Well Said Maria last week, decisive winner at this level back on 2-22 looks to be in a stalking mode again to possibly turn the tables


10-Well Said Maria – Burke trainee rebounded with the mile of her life in the slop last week, lands outside but gets another shot at this reduced level fresh on the comeback trail


4-Tearful Of Happy – Draws inside fresh off an emphatic wire-to-wire career best in the slop second time Lasix & merits the slight step up in class



2-Landonfitz – Dropped to this level & shook loose late to just miss by a neck in the slop last week, fresh threat now draws an improved post to work out another stalking trip


6-Hockey Hanover – Reached as high as the Preferred @ The Meadows, freshened & qualified with good vigor behind Lauderdale, this is a 4YO with some upside for Team Burke


4-Perseverance – Ships in fresh off a game grind & convincing score @ Dover Downs, matches up classwise, draws well & knows his way around this oval



5-Trolley – Kicked off the season going four-for-four, then got pace compromised while parked uncovered from post nine, look for him to be more forwardly placed in this smaller field


6-Sutton – Was able to take control through a soft :57.1 half & got the jump on Trolley two weeks ago, 1:50.4 winner here in 2018 continues to build momentum for the stakes season


7-Winning Shadow – Capped off 2018 on a four-race winning streak, the latest three in the slop, qualified with plenty for Team Burke & could be a threat fresh off the bench



1-Daylyn Horizon – Forced wide from a tough spot again & picked up minor spoils last out, 1:51.3 winner here last season now moves inside to capitalize on his third start off the bench


8-Abbeylara – Parked three wide a long way from post nine & still won two starts back, came right back in the slop to make it three in a row last week, a big threat again in current form


3-Just N Berlander – Has hit the board with solid finishes in three of his last five & gets another inside post to set up his big kick





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