Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:45 PM

RACE 1

7-Gold Medal Swan – Just three for his last 37, I have never guessed right on this one, just missed with a mighty surge two weeks ago & this is a significant class drop

 

9-Danish Durango – Fortunately, I didn’t let this classy 1:52 performer slip by as he dominated a week bottom condition field, tougher post here, but brimming with confidence now

 

5-Here Comes Numbers – Caught this classy 10YO when he wired these with a well-rated effort two starts back, tired from post ten in the slop last week, big chance to rebound

 

RACE 2

6-Moonstar Mission – Lightly-raced 5YO debuts here for Brett Pelling sporting some solid WEG circuit credentials & qualified well behind an Open class foe In Secret

 

8-Misslarose – This mare has simply caught fire here for Team Burke, followed up a career best 1:54.2 with two more dominating wins, overcomes the tougher draw with her major upside

 

7-Osvaldo Blue Chip – 4YO hit the board in his last two here with strong efforts from tougher posts & just missed from post ten two starts back

 

RACE 3

2-Analyze – Gets further class relief off a dull sixth in the switch back to the mile track, the draw is better as well giving her a big chance of a wake up mile for Team Buter

 

3-Purity – Proven horse-for-the-course got parked in the slop last week & gets another shot at a soft bottom level group from an improved post

 

9-Spilling The Beans – Nine-time winner in 2017 was flashing some keen final quarters last month, tried speed to no avail in her last two, switches to A Nap, look for a late move in this wide-open field

 

RACE 4

5-Stitch In Time – Thought his time was last week, but got parked off a slow half, runner up to the raging Misslarose before that, racing better & now drops to the lowest level for Team Buter

 

3-Worth The Money AS – That was some encouraging effort to just miss two starts back, then squandered a perfect cover trip, yet was pace compromised, classy 10YO hits rock bottom here

 

2-Caulfield – Finished fourth just in front of Worth The Money AS last week & also tumbles further into the basement class & moves inside while long overdue

 

RACE 5

9-Petal To The Metal – Stacy Chiodo timed her late move just right two starts back, overmatched in the slop @ Yonkers, back on the mile track where she can thrive from a similar post, while facing a vulnerable field

 

3-Sing Along – Lightly-raced 4YO was runner up to standout Monica Gallagher back-to-back recently, returns to a soft version of this class with another inside draw

 

8-Maching Me Zilly – Newcomer here displayed some talent last Fall in PA, not much in the qualifier & challenging post, yet could surprise this lackluster assembly

 

RACE 6

3-Freddie Mac – Recent form against much tougher @ Yonkers has been good, ships back to the mile track, draws inside & has a big chance to sweep by this bunch for Team Harmon

 

2-Bold Fresh – Rallied to a pretty convincing win from the same post two starts back, toss out the GSY mile in the slop last week, poised to step up from post two again

 

8-Fleet Bumblebee – Dropped to this level, was hammered down to 2-1 favorite & finished a very energetic second last week, the post is tougher, but form revived

 

RACE 7

6-DW’s Revenge – Gelding made his 4YO debut a noteworthy late charge to just miss by a neck, Burke trainee was eight for 16 last year & on the verge of a strong second try off the bench

 

7-Soda Pump – Has won every other start this season @ Dover Downs, the latest with a game grind & equaled his lifetime mark, changes barns & may be good enough in this competitive match up

 

9-Scirocco Jakob – Tough to figure how he was going to come up with the mile of his life with controlling speed two weeks ago, attempts to follow up from an even tougher post

 

RACE 8

3-OK Heavenly – Nine-time winner in 2017 has twice hit the board against tougher mares this season, this may be enough class relief & the inside draw is an another asset

 

7-Inittowinafortune – Classy horse-for-the-course has now had two much needed starts, the latest against superior foes in a blizzard, challenging post in a competitive match up, yet may be ready to pop a top effort

 

1-Cheyenne Triengel – Just missed with a late surge in her 2018 debut here, only one for 32 last season, but the Siegelman entry is too sharp to dismiss

 

RACE 9

2-Ashes Cash – Been tracking this gelding like a hawk, rebounded with a strong third while severely pace compromised last week, bumped back, but moves inside a wide-open field

 

5-Steal N Gas – Just missed in back-to-back extended distance events @ Yonkers recently, returns to the mile track after 17 days off & looks as good any in this intriguing match up

 

6-My Cherry Pie – Fresh off a severe wake up mile & just missed as a big longshot, 4YO mare with a license to continue improving & drops into handicapping head scratcher

 

RACE 10

8-Justified – 1:51.4 winner here last season continued to ramp it up off the recent sick scratch, solid runner up last week deals with a tougher post, but remains a contender

 

3-Quality Bud – Gelding sports back-to-back :27 final quarters recently, only two for his last 38, but the class & post relief can’t be ignored in this field loaded with easy toss outs

 

5-Yankee Artillery – Michael Russo trainee dropped into this bottom condition, drew the rail & was a lot more competitive last week, gets another shot at this weaker opposition

 

RACE 11

5-Mistress Valentine – Faded from the pocket fresh off the claim in her first start of 2018, a strong third to the red-hot Misslarose before that & now gets a double class drop

 

9-Hot Summer Knight – Took his mark of 1:54.2 here last season, recent form has been just okay & draws outside again, but drops to face a field with very few bright spots

 

2-Wonder Buns – What happened to Wonder Buns @ Freehold? Previous runner up finish here was solid, draws well & hasn’t got much to beat

 

RACE 12

4-Phyllis Jean – Nine-time winner in 2017 flew home in :26.3 to land in the photo two starts back, faded into strong headwinds last week, gets another chance in a soft N/W $5,000 field

 

5-Girllookatthatbody – Dropped all the way down to the bottom level & was right there third, continues her positive trend as back class & form resurfaces

 

2-Blush Hanover – Beaten favorite rallied to a late lead & just missed into tiring headwinds, bumped back up a notch, a threat from post two again

 

RACE 13

5-Real Rocker – Making only his third start of the new year & fresh off a sick scratch, but the price drop could conjure up some back class

 

6-Energy Shakes – Just missed to the streaking Walks Of Life recently, finally gets away from that one & logically figures in this wide-open finale

 

1-Fly’n With Royalty – Tripped out as an easy winning favorite on 1-26, freshened up with a qualifier behind Preferred entrant Rockin Ron & lands the rail

 



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