Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:35 PM

RACE 1

2-Ready For Moni – Sport’s a hefty $220,000 price tag, second dam is the great Moni Maker & dam a sister to International Moni, 1:51.2 [$775, 463], won both baby races with a sharp late burst, :27.2 in an eye-catching opener & stands out with an inside draw

 

6-St Martins – Made steady progress through the NJSS Series, including a second to eventual champion Play Trix On Me before the untimely miscue in that final, has the chance to redeem himself in this easier maiden affair

 

10-Moon Bridge – Another promising Ake Svanstedt pupil uncorked a solid rally to win his first morning trial, then ran into a revved up Synergy, now post ten is an issue, but he could already be a step or two ahead of most of these, dam is a sister to Whiskey Tax, 1:52.1 [$1,019,405]

 

RACE 2

5-Hello Tomorrow – Muscle Hill filly hails from a winning family that includes Dejarmbro, 1:52.2 [$1,137,135], fresh off two excellent preps she dominated her Kindergarten Classic division, her future is bright, look for her on or near the lead

 

8-Hypnotic AM – Impressive Marcus Melander trainee prepped sharply here, then went two-for-two in NYSS, draws outside a strong field, but looks like a major league player

 

2-Spoiled Princess – Suddenly took charge & held on to win a NJSS division in :27.4, then had no chance from post nine in that final, big chance to regroup from an inside post

 

RACE 3

5-Sans Default – Team Burke-tuned Muscle Hill filly caught the winning habit with two stakes in a row in PA, overcoming outside posts & roughed first over last out, sister to Southwind Frank, 1:52.1 [$1,950,887]

 

4-Word Of Honor – Winning qualifier here propelled her to win her opener in the PA Allstars @ Pocono, then got nosed out in PASS, draws well & going in the right direction for Team Orange Crush, second dam is Dan Patch Award winner Honorable Daughter, 1:55.1 [$979,236]

 

3-Jula Champagne – Was forced to grind first over, held third & placed second in the NJSS Final after a solid second to the eventual champion Fortune Starlet, draws inside to afford a better start with Gingras, dam is a sister to Hambo winner Marion Marauder

 

RACE 4

5-Capricornus – $110,000 Cantab Hall colt prepped well here & only took a couple of starts to unleash a decisive score here in the Kindergarten Classic, Marcus Melander trainee continues to climb the ladder, first foal out of a sister to Cedar Dove, 1:52.3 [$1,178,930]

 

3-Stay Close – $100,000 Father Patrick colt, wasn’t even close, in fact it was a blowout in his smashing debut in the Kindergarten Classic in a sparkling 1:54.3, draws better off that dramatic improvement, a brother to Milligan’s School, 1:53.2 [$539,726]

 

4-Synergy – $275,000 yearling won two of three baby races, then crushed foes in his Kindergarten Classic debut, scratched sick from Leg #2, which leaves a slight question mark, draws well again, out of a sister to Federal Flex, 1:53.3 [$735,534]

 

RACE 5

3-Trillions Hanover – Tangled with the sport’s top sophomore fillies in the Fan Hanover & just missed in the Lynch consolation in 1:49.2, overmatched in the Mistletoe Shalee, now faces a much more reasonable match up

 

4-JK Mardi Says – Took a new mark of 1:52.2 with a huge upset in a Grand Circuit stake @ Tioga Downs two starts back, then was flying late to be a close third @ Pocono, catching fire on Lasix & draws well for Team Johansson

 

7-Bestseller Hanover – Added Lasix & runner up to a raging Kimberlee in the comebacker last week, more demanding post here, she’s got the speed & credentials to fire out & take charge

 

RACE 6

6-Diva’s Image – 2018 Golden Girls upsetter took the requisite tour of the oval in this year’s renewal as a much-needed start, we all know she’s capable of a wicked late move, was strong in the win column last year, more major stakes are ahead of her & may be ready to deliver

 

10-Caviart Ally – Assigned the outside off a tremendous effort from post ten in the Golden Girls, throwing a scare into Shartin N, classy mare was at her best with a 1:48 mark in the Rainbow Blue Final & we’ll look for another blastoff

 

5-Bettor’s Up – Note the third to Caviart Ally in :25.2 back on June 28, fresh off an easy win from post eight @ Yonkers, reunited with Tim Tetrick & might be worth a swing for a price

 

RACE 7

2-Sherry Lyns Lady – $220,000 yearling no worse than second so far, romped in a PASS division @ The Meadows, then a solid runner up, draws inside to trip out, first foal out of a dam who is a sister to Donato Hanover, 1:50.1 [$2,998,777]

 

7-Crucial – $200,000 Father Patrick filly romped in both morning trials here, got a little overanxious & held on to win her PASS debut for Team Burke, faces another demanding draw, yet the sky is the limit, first foal out of Muscle Hill mare Jolene Jolene, 1:52.1

 

1-Queen Of The Hill – Served notice with her :27.1 winning burst in her second baby race, promptly & efficiently went two-for-two in PASS, the latest a blowout from post eight, dam is a sister to Southwind Hope, 1:541. [$219,573]

 

RACE 8

6-Joe Joe Joe – Since his explosive rally & new mark of 1:50.2 back on June 22 he rose up the class ladder, dipped back & tried to close from last chasing Odds On Lauderdale in most recent, could surprise this wide-open crew with the right set up

 

10-Odds On Lauderdale – Beaten favorite was pace compromised, forced wide & finished a hard-charging second by a neck in his second start off the bench, lands outside again, but sharpening his sword & showing his class for Team Alagna

 

3-Rather Swell – Took a mark of 1:50 here this season, suddenly regained winning form with a class drop two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws well to stalk the speed & take advantage of the longer stretch

 

RACE 9

9-Real Cool Sam – Gelding by 2008 Peter Haughton winner Muscle Hill has quickly emerged as a potential star in PA going three-for-three and back-to-back 1:55.2 from similar outside draws, first foal out of a 1:51.2 performer & sister to 2009 Oaks champion Broadway Schooner

 

5-Hellbent For Am S – Broke as the heavy favorite in the Kindergarten Classic off a nice winning debut in the PA Allstars & twice qualified with a sharp late burst here, big chance to rebound

 

3-Dublin – Team Burke tuned son of 2013 Peter Haughton winner Father Patrick just missed in his first two stakes outings, draws inside & may be ready to push through with another smooth trip

 

RACE 10

9-Wicked Wizard – Interesting Kadabra colt with a $120,000 price tag has won two of three in PA & broke in the other start, tough draw here, yet has loads of promise for Team Svanstedt

 

5-Hatikvah – Steamrolled first over & gamely held off Marveloustrix for a new mark of 1:55.1 last week, finding his best stride for a top trotting barn

 

6-Marveloustrix – Made up a lot of ground & came flying home to be a close second to Hatikvah last week, just one for 22, but this filly has regained her confidence

 

RACE 11

6-Eurobond – Has quickly regained top form with two-straight blowouts & new mark of 1:51.1 since the switch to Team Orange Crush, will be tough to overhaul with any semblance of those last two miles

 

1-Southwind Chrome – Switched to trainer Jeff Cullipher, added Lasix & promptly went down the road in a sparkling career best 1:51.2 two starts back, toss the Hambo Maturity debacle, this is a prime spot back on Lasix

 

5-Swan Chase – Took a ton of tote action & responded with a cover trip rally off a slow pace & deadheat for win in his Big M debut last week, great acclimating mile & back class lurking 

 

RACE 12

7-Tall Dark Stranger – $330,000 price tag & this is a special one, two-for-two in morning trials here, caused quite a buzz with that 1:52.4 second baby race, second foal of Precocious Beauty, 1:50.1 [$838,004], the first was 1:51 performer Beautyonthebeach

 

4-Papi Rob Hanover – $130,000 Somebeacksomewhere colt won his second baby race with authority for Team Burke & draws inside, second foal out of a 1:51.2 performer

 

1-Sunuma Beach – Was going in the right direction before his inexplicable slow start in the Kindergarten Classic, back on the rail to resume her progress, dam was a 1:51.1 winner of $512,436

 

RACE 13

1-Barimah A – Noted Big M lover raced timed in 1:49.3 after a really slow start from post seven last Saturday, finally gets some needed class relief & moves inside in search of an overdue win

 

2-Key Advisor – Landing on the fringes recently @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, just 3 for his last 29, but draws well to work out a trip & fits nicely with these

 

4-Jackamino – Emerged from a shuffle with a raging :26.2 rail rally for Scott Zeron last week, draws wells again repeat minded off that new lifetime mark

 

RACE 14

2-Cardinale – Ramped it up on Lasix recently & capped off a perfect trip with a new mark of 1:55.4 @ Pocono last out for Team Orange Crush, draws post two again & this is a substantial class drop

 

6-Max Volo – Was right there in the photo with stablemate Swan Chase flashing trot at both ends of the mile last week, 1:53.3 winner here this season now drops to the bottom condition

 

4-Dark As A Pocket – Trixton filly regroup with a confidence-building qualifier before a needed start against tougher N/W 4 @ Yonkers, draws inside with some upside

 

 

 

 

 

 



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