Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:07 PM

RACE 1

6-Connie Keeper – This mare has come around for Scott Woogen, was just a fifth off her lifetime mark three starts back @Vernon & just missed @ Tioga last out

 

8-Jacks To Open – Regained his winning ways & confidence with that Billings blowout @ Freehold, former Amateur Driver of Year Hannah Miller can overcome post eight here

 

5-Talkaholic – Runner up to Jacks To Open @ Freehold two starts back, she responds to a stalk n pop set up, reunited with 2017 Amateur Driver of the Year Joe Lee in a wide open event

 

RACE 2

6-Thinkbig Dreambig – Major stakes player has been conservatively handled in both starts, did fly home from post ten in :25.1 two weeks ago, lands in a prime spot to fire a big one

 

4-Mach N Cheese – Unleashed that unprecedented :24.3 to complete a wicked :52.3 back half last week & can’t be too far off the pace in this abbreviated match up, won this on April 20 in :25.2

 

3-Schnitzledosomethin – Won’t expect his absolute best after five months off, but the energetic qualifiers indicate readiness, the latest chasing the prolific Western Joe

 

RACE 3

5-Ascot Encounter A – Was forced to circle around a breaker Mr Carrotts & still finished well for third in :27.2 last week, draws an improved post to get a better start off that needed acclimating mile

 

7-Just N Berlander – Made it three in a row fresh off the Eric Abbatiello claim when Joe Lee put a perfect drive on him, and the 8YO took a new mark of 1:52.2, tough to go against

 

4-Mr Carrotts – Beaten heavy chalk suffered an interference break when he started to roll on the far turn last week, draws well to atone & flaunt his class edge

 

RACE 4

4-Final Justice – Has been holding his own against $12,500 claimers with steady efforts @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, ships into a real soft spot here & draws well in a real headscratcher

 

3-True Cut – Just one for his last 40 & winless this season, yet added Lasix in his last two, pace compromised in his latest & draws post three again, chance to  work out a stalking trip

 

7-Bet The Dragon – 0 for his last 40, but pacing some decent final quarters in his last two, can overcome a demanding post with the right set up in this wide-open field

 

RACE 5

4-Dealt A Winner – Beaten even money favorite @ Pocono has now had four starts to get tight, classy millionaire draws well to assert himself & can kick home with the best them

 

5-None Bettor A – So far, there have been none better here, easily made it three-for-three with take-control speed & sharp stretch acceleration, remains the main target for Team Bongiorno  

 

2-Alotbettor N – The other Team Bongiorno trainee in here returns to the scene & class of his perfect trip win in 1:50 back on April 27, looms large with a trip from post two

 

RACE 6

9-Sagebrush Sid – Flashed sudden speed, tried it on the engine & came up just half a length short two weeks ago, stuck farther outside, but drops & owns a serious late kick

 

2-Stonedust – The game grey has descended down the condition ladder, just missed in his last two, beaten by a good drop down in Ocean Colony last week, post two again & long overdue

 

4-Western Redhot – Well behind Stonedust & company after another slow start last week, gets another shot at this bottom level from an improved post & could spark something with the right speed target

 

RACE 7

7-Democracy N – Simply sat in too long & shook loose late to just miss by a whisker last week, tougher post here, but this is a live item with some back class, chance to snap his 0 for 15 this season

 

2-Shattered Glass – Went all the way for a new mark from post eight two starts back when hammered down to 5-2, just a nose shy of repeating last week & figures to be the one to knock off

 

3-Pauly Wally – Improving shipper worked his way up to the Preferred @ Western Fair, ships south into the Andrew Harris stable, hasn’t raced in three weeks, yet draws inside

 

RACE 8

6-Billy Badger N – Been chasing this guy since he came back off the sick scratch, just missed repeating on the step up to this level last week, gets the slight nod in a very competitive match up

 

3-JK Parlay – Was right there in the photo with Billy Badger N fresh off the Eric Abbatiello claim, on a form spree & in line for another favorable trip from an inside draw

 

1-K Ryan Bluechip – Stormed home from an impossible spot to hit the board two weeks ago, classy Preferred winner this season moves inside & kicks off a strong entry

 

RACE 9

1-Mach Déjà vu – We’ll give him the acclimating trip last week, drops into a much more likely spot here & lands the rail to work out his preferred stalking trip at a price

 

7-Mcthriller – Beaten heavy favorite has regained his form in his last two, Big lover drops another notch & faces a field full of question marks

 

5-Sportsmanship – Just one for 17 this season, but his recent form has been solid @ Yonkers, no chance from the second tier last time, chance to surprise this evenly-matched field

 

RACE 10

3-Burning Midnight – Just about anything Team Bongiorno sends out has to be given a long look, 4YO had some tough trips in his last two @ Yonkers, draws well & matches up nicely with these

 

4-Arque Hanover – Eric Abbatiello has this one going well, forced wide out of a shuffle & flying too late last week, draws an improved post for a better start & chance to snap his 2019 skid

 

6-Catcha Lefty A – Stuck in the second tier @ Yonkers last out, displayed solid speed before that, only his second start this month, yet may adjust quickly to the mile oval for Team Harmon

 

RACE 11

4-Statement Made A – Drops back down to the level of his close second with speed on May 4, Aussie bred has now adjusted to his new barn & this track & draws better

 

5-Smileandsaycheese – Returns to the scene of 1:51.2 mark this season with a dose of class relief & an ideal midpack post to set up his big kick

 

1-Johnny Q – Has had a tough time of it in his last three, but now Johnny’s dropping into a wide-open field with a chance to push off from the rail & turn his game around

 

RACE 12

1A-Albergo Hanover – Made it two-for-two fresh off the bench with a perfect two-hole ride, draws a tougher post after two weeks freshening, yet completes a formidable Team Bongiorno entry

 

2-Tivo Hanover – Parlayed a wire-to-wire @ Yonkers with a tripped out mild upset & new mark of 1:49.4 here last week, lightly-raced 4YO moves inside to keep it going

 

3-Sharp Action Money – Three-time beaten favorite lost a bitter battle with City Hall first time Lasix, sharp item for Team Burke lands post two again on the step up in class

 

RACE 13

2-Buckeye Chrome – Broke through with a big romp two starts back @ Freehold, making his second start this month from an inside post in a wide-open finale

 

4-Spear Point – Just one for 17 this season, but has hit the board in three of his last four @ Freehold, may appreciate the longer stretch here

 

10-Skibbereen – Fresh off his best mile this season @ Saratoga note the barn change, will need some luck from post ten, yet is tackling a camera-shy bunch

 

 

 

 



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