Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:55 PM

RACE 1

5-Gianni – Went all the way from post seven @ The Meadows last month, recent claim with no chance in his last two there, arrives here in a tailor made spot for a new barn

 

2-Toss Cartwright – Forced into a first over move & settled for minor spoils last week, recent fringe player draws well to work out a smoother trip for the capable Peter Kleinhans

 

1-EJ’s Last Dance – Finally got off her season schneid & tripped out to score an upset @ Saratoga, lands the rail here in a blank field fresh off that confidence-building win

 

RACE 2

2-Whispering Oaks – From the exciting first crop of world champion & back-to-back Breeder Crown winner Father Patrick, first foal from the dam, romped in both qualifiers

 

5-Starita – First crop of 2014 Hambo champ Trixton, third foal from 1:54.2 performer Piercewave Hanover, rebounded from a miscue in her opener with a controlling baby race with a :27.4 exclamation mark

 

3-Ma Was Right – $100,000 Muscle Hill filly, second foal out of a sister to the millionaire Snow White, won her lone trail with a nice late burst

 

RACE 3

3-Southwind Chrome – Lightly-raced Hambletonian prospect for Marion Marauder Lady Paula Wellwood, a close second in a track record EBC Final, draws well & stands out for his next step to glory land

 

5-Quantum Kemp – Brother to 2014 Hambo hero Trixton has only made five career starts, finished a solid second from post eight to another Hambo hopeful Eurobond last week, logical improvement expected

 

6-Velvatter – Improving filly for the rejuvenated Smedshammer barn just missed in her last two @ Pocono, the latest in high quality PA All-Stars, looking for more in only her sixth start

 

RACE 4

7-Gold Medal Swan – Stepped up admirably with a solid second the a fired up Shady McCoy last week, overdue & strong enough in the win column to push this one across

 

6-Zlatan – Flashed that sharp :26.4 two starts back off the sick scratch, then forced first over off a controlled pace & held for third, gets another shot at this light version of a reduced level

 

8-Dekeyser – 15-time winner in 2017 finished an improved third two starts back, then had no chance from a second-tier start while pace compromised, tough draw, but class relief helps

 

RACE 5

7-Lonely Days – Flashed some sneaky late pace in :26.3 chasing two inside opponents here, Burke trainee has a chance to step up even further with the right set up

 

1-Sun Shines Bright – Regally-bred Takter trainne rated well & failed to hold on as the heavy favorite in her opener, remains a major danger from the rail off that valuable experience

 

4-Hurrikane Empress – Finished with her usual late vigor to grab the show spot just behind Sun Shines Bright last week, steady & promising filly draws same inside post

 

RACE 6

4-Lindy The Great – Mixed it up with some top ones like Crazy Wow & Ariana G in his qualifiers, got buried in two Graduate Series miles, 2017 Breeders Crown runner up draws well with the potential to make an impression

 

9-Pinkman – 2015 Hambo champ flashed his old late vigor to finished a close second a few weeks ago, third start off the bench may be the key to a long overdue win, but this field is loaded with possibilities

 

2-Misslarose – Took a mark of 1:52.4 here this season, rebounded off a miscue with a solid third & right there in the photo with Pinkman last out, draws inside that rival in a strong match up

 

RACE 7

4-Kaitlyn N – NZ-bred stayed on a roll, shrugged off late pressure & romped to a new mark in a sparkling Big M debut, draws well to keep it going against a tough group

 

7-Keystone Riptide – Took a mark of 1:51 here this season, gutsy & determined mare gets some class relief off a disappointing effort @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & lands a demanding post

 

8-Windsun Glory – Just missed in a division of the Great Northeast Series three starts back, Burke trainee returns to the US with class & a big kick in her arsenal

 

RACE 8

8-Dream Baby Dream – This Muscle Hill miss simply dominated her 4YO debut for new connections, look for more aggressive handling from a tougher post off the sparkling effort 

 

5-Dawson Springs – Rebounded from a miscue @ Pocono with a quick start & narrow loss to Zephyr Kronos last week, improving Tony Alagna Hambo prospect could turn the tables

 

1-Zephyr Kronos – Takter-tuned Hambo hopeful grinded gamely & outsprinted Dawson Springs last week, continues to learn his lessons with the rail advantage

 

RACE 9

3-Daenerys Hanover – Was raging late along the pylons in :26.4 & just missed second last week, draws inside fresh off that excellent acclimating mile & her barn is going well

 

7-Beyonces Rockn – Got blitzed by much tougher mares last week, gets significant class relief, but her one for 20 record this season & post seven are concerns

 

8-Fina Patina – 1:53 winner here this season flashed some late life in :26.4 last week, like 7-Beyonces Rockn she gets at least a double drop, but needs some luck from post eight

 

 

 

 



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