Posted by Ken Warkentin on Thursday, December 06, 2018 11:50 PM

RACE 1

1-Indy Ingot – This gelding has gradually made his way down the class ladder, moves inside off a decent effort from post 10 & can stalk & pop this soft opener

 

5-Legion Of Boom – Just two for 31 this season, yet has now had two tighteners, both over off tracks, got parked first over last week & retains Yannick Gingras

 

3-Frankandjoanne – Like Legion Of Boom he too is only two for 31 in 2018, but draws inside fresh off an improved second in a deadheat with Victorydaze Wilwin & has a chance to show more

 

RACE 2

6-Fox Valley B Gump – Lightly-raced gelding was much more involved & improved in his second start off the bench, finished third to a raging Wise Image, lands in a prime spot to step up further

 

4-Captain America – Beaten favorite had dead aim & failed to fire last week, nosed out with a perfect two-hole trip before that which was second time Lasix & gets a big chance to rebound

 

3-Piscotty – Landed on fringe fourth behind Fox Valley B Gump in his Big M debut, coming around since the recent sick scratch & draws well in a soft match up

 

RACE 3

8-Montalbano Bi – Returned to winning form making one his patented late moves, this Team Harmon horse-for-the-course draws a tougher post, but owns plenty of back class

 

4-Big Checkmate – Added Lasix, overcame post eight, launched a late bid & settled for second in a much-improved performance last week, she draws better to attempt a similar effort

 

5-One Fine Lady – This filly was used early & was obviously not herself last week, tripped out & rallied for a mild upset before that, any semblance of that mile makes her threat here

 

RACE 4

4-Rock On the Hill – Very consistent gelding rallied from tough spots to hit the board in his last two & draws well to set up a stalk n pop strategy 

 

7-David The Saint – Fresh claim for Team Ginsburg off an easy win @ Freehold, has been competitive for this price & owns some back class

 

8-Cheyenne Reider – Twice beaten favorite almost went all the way in a well-rated effort in a sharp return to The Big M, may blast off & be the one to track down again

 

RACE 5

2-CC Big Boy Sam – Unleashed a crushing first over career best 1:51.3 in his third start off the Robert Lounsbury claim, rewarded with a better post, and any follow up effort makes him a threat to repeat

 

5-Magnum Mike – Left in the wake of an overpowering CC Big Boy Sam after romping in previous three, reclaimed by Nick Surick last week & remains a hot item 

 

6-Beachchip Hanover – Ships in sporting three wire-to-wire wins in his last four @ Plainridge, steady gelding may try to steal away on the front end using his controlling speed

 

RACE 6

3-Play Jet Ray – This Burke trainee has been buried chasing sub 1:50 winners in his last two, just missed to K Ryan Bluechip from post 10 on Nov. 10, class & post relief tees him up nicely here

 

8-Wise Image – Steps up to N/W 3 fresh off a sparkling career best blowout in his debut here for Team Harmon, not sure how good he can be, but this might be just another stepping stone

 

4-Barbados – Hot gelding for The Mann shook loose late & just missed repeating last week, another stalking effort makes him a serious contender again

 

RACE 7

4-Tact Tate N – Well supported & finished a solid second to a revved up K Ryan Bluechip in his US debut, may be ready to deliver a knockout punch with the right set up

 

6-K Ryan Bluechip – Capitalized on top form & responded to aggressive handling with a decisive 

score last week, remains a threat despite the tougher post for a red-hot barn

 

1-Clouseau Hanover – Freshened with a month off, qualified well behind stablemate Rockin Ron, and this 11-time winner this season kicks off a very strong Burke entry

 

RACE 8

3-Ballerat Boomerang – Followed up a confidence-boosting blowout win @ Freehold with a rock solid second to a 1:49.1 favorite last week, steady gelding has come around & lands in a prime spot to win again

 

4-Awesomeness – Beaten favorite was forced to grind through a fast pace over an off track & still just missed by a neck last week, bumped back up, yet draws well in top form

 

1-Terror Of The Nite – Drops back to the level of a career best 1:51.1 on Nov. 17 after chasing superior foes in his last two, pushes off from the rail & sets up his big kick

 

RACE 9

5-Threeofthebest A – Fresh off a crushing new mark of 1:50.4 this Aussie import rallied to make it three in a row & two-for-two on Lasix, has a big chance to stay on a roll

 

4-Dreamfair Mesa – Bounced back with a stretch eruption to upset Mindtrip last week, note the impressive mark of 1:49.1 on Nov. 17, no doubt a sharp gelding for the red-hot Virgil Morgan, Jr.

 

1-Solo Story – Had the misfortune of running into a runaway Bell I No last week, remains on the rail where he can benefit from another stalking scenario

 

RACE 10

4-More Dragon – Owns a mark of 1:50 at The Big M in 2018, regained his winning form @ the bottom condition two starts back, then almost pulled off a post 10 upset last week

 

7-Heavenly Sound – Took a mark of 1:50 here this season, exits the Progress Pace @ Dover Downs, classy colt can assert himself in this much softer match up

 

5-Brookies Prince N – Might be on the way back up the class ladder fresh off an easy cruise control score from post nine last week, expect him to be forwardly placed again 

 

RACE 11

5-Mcthriller – Rallied off a torrid pace to hit the board in a 1:49.1 mile last week, remains a very sharp prospect at the right level for Richard Johnson, can launch one big move & grind a long way

 

6-Larry Karr – Team Burke improving 3YO uncorked a bounce back blowout mile at the bottom condition level last week, gets the double class hike, yet may be this good

 

2-Tie Your Shoe Ed – This gelding caught fire with that perfect trip upset on Nov. 17, forced wide & just missed a big upset in :26.4 last week & draws inside again as a possible price play

 

 



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