Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:10 AM

RACE 1

7-Whiskersonkittens – Fresh on the comeback trail, a solid second on Tuesday @ Pocono & winner right off the bench before that, knows her way around this track

 

5-Our Els Dream N – 1:51.1 winner here last year, supported her last week, was pushed into play & came up short, worth another long look in this wide open affair

 

3-Bad Night Mare – Draws much better off a no-chance acclimating mile from post 8, her barn sent out some live ones opening weekend, stalking threat in a toss up opener

 

RACE 2

6-Rush To Judgement – Tony Alagna pupil earned a piece in a 1:48.1 KYSS Final, then grabbed a third in a 1:48.2 Bluegrass division, takes the class plunge here 

 

8-Bombay Hanover – Nancy Johansson-tuned gelding quickly found his best stride with a 1:51.3 upset @ The Red Mile, then just missed with a big late surge, tough draw, but major upside

 

3-American Assassin – Was forced to chase standout Hervey Hanover in a much-needed start, gelding draws well to stalk within closer range & improve

 

RACE 3

4-Clear Idea – Chased some of the top mares @ Mohawk recently & equaled her mark of 1:50.4 last month, stablemate to Courtly Choice returns to the big track & worth a swing

 

1-OK Heavenly – Returned to the scene of her 1:49.4 mark here this season & rallied for a solid third last week, back on the rail as a logical threat

 

8-Jaye’s A Lady – 0 for 11 as a 4YO, yet found her form with back-to-back on the board finishes @ The Red Mile for Team Johansson, seems well classified in this one

 

RACE 4

5-Ideal Candidate – 12YO maintaining good form elsewhere, ships in with strong numbers in the win column & can stalk these from an ideal midpack post

 

1-Western Redhot – Stepped up to this price & was severely pace compromised after a slow start last week, fresh threat moves inside a soft field

 

2-Dancing Rusty – 10YO with some solid numbers, recent form @ Rosecroft rather even, yet the draw was kind, which gives him a chance to trip out & take advantage of speedy fractions

 

RACE 5

8-Rock Lights – Well-traveled Andrew Harris 3YO with a mark of 1:50.4 here this season finished a solid third against older stock last week, tough post, but stands out as a live item

 

3-Lyons Steel – NYSS product just missed in the Consolation @ Batavia, followed up with a close second in the Simpson @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside to be put in play here

 

5-Always A BB – Gelding with a mark of 1:52.1 @ Hoosier Park this year, steamrolled to a gutsy score @ Plainridge last out & could surprise this mixed bag

 

RACE 6

1-Durant – Has done plenty of damage here in the past, ships back off three straight parked out trips, lands the pole, owns some back class & sports a big number in the win column

 

2-Santiago Style – Beaten favorite sat last on the cones & made no moves last week, 1:49.3 winner here this season now gets class & post relief to atone

 

6-Bugger Bruiser – Classy gelding was a hard-charging second with pace at both ends last week, simply has to be used off that effort, yet just four for his last 77 starts to consider

 

RACE 7

3-Slick Tony – Fired hard from post nine & was right there in the photo with Soho Wallstreet A with a :26.4 surge, terrific acclimating mile, draws inside that rival with a chance to turn the tables

 

8-Soho Wallstreet A – Steamrolled first over & held on with a :26.4 third time Lasix last week, classy gelding with a mark of 1:50 here this season looks to keep it going from another tough post

 

4-Bruce’s Magic – Capitalized on a perfect drive from post eight to score decisively in his return to the Big M where he took a mark of 1:49.3 this season, bumped back up razor sharp

 

RACE 8

4-Heavenly Sound – 3YO was a 1:50 winner here this season & sports a hefty bankroll competing in NYSS, no shot from post ten here last week, now gets some class & post relief

 

8-Awesomeness – Beaten favorite brushed, was able to control a reasonable pace & faded to fourth last week, gets a more demanding post here, yet these are a bit easier

 

6-Brookies Prince N – Shipped in with a pair of 1:52 wins @ Pocono last month & rallied for second in :27.2 here last week, worthy of the class hike in a wide-open field

 

RACE 9

4-Stratocaster – Somehow overcame post ten with a slick drive by Michael Merton, left alertly & reached up with a late lunge, rewarded with a much-improved post

 

9-Roger Mach Em – Lands outside an always competitive G Notes Final, but that was such a powerhouse score last week, 1:49.3 winner here this season remains a serious threat

 

1A-Admiral – Aggressive drives win races & last week Joe Bongiorno gave them the slip, gelding continues to flaunt some of his class in a real pari mutuel puzzler

 

RACE 10

4-CC Big Boy Sam – Made a quick & successful transition to the mile track here with a thunderous rally off cover last week & draws much better for Team Ginsberg in a repeat call

 

6-Western Toro – 9YO was a $4,000 claim in August & has been ripping it up @ Vernon Downs, lowered his mark to 1:51.3 last month & fresh off a hard-fought loss 

 

1-Sir Ritchie N – Took a mark of 1:52 here this season at age seven, returns on a form spree for Freehold’s leading barn & lands the pole position to get a decent start & stalk the speed

 

RACE 11

7-Major Starlight – Recently notched his 11thwin of the season, beaten favorite forced wide & claimed by Nick Surick with some back class to conjure up

 

4-Daylyn Horizon – Check out his record of success here, tried to rally from a tough spot last week chasing runaway Roger Mach Em, third start off a sick scratch & draws well

 

1-Itsnoproblemman – Simply paid the price for a slow start from post eight & did flash a :27.3, moves all the way inside a wide-open consolation with a one for 24 record to consider

 

RACE 12

8-Burkentine Hanover – Fresh Team Burke & addition of Jim Marohn, Jr., plus ships in off a sharp narrow loss @ Plainridge, deserves a long look despite post eight

 

4-Lone Wolf Terror – Took a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, flashed some sneaky late pace in a re-acclimating mile, fresh claim draws inside a soft finale

 

3-Daylight Rush – Mystery horse from the Preferred ranks @ Flamboro, sports a mark of 1:49.4 @ Mohawk, draws well for Blake MacIntosh & has license to surprise this crew

 

 

 



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