Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 9:57 PM

RACE 1

4-Chief Justice – Came back from the shutdown with a lively win @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then had two outside posts & now draws better third time Lasix

 

2-Tough Mac – Classy 11YO left alertly from post eight, then put together a late charge to just miss by a neck after missing a month & finally moves inside

 

6-Permanent Joy – 12YO with plenty of back class eligible to step up in his third start off the bench with the very capable Bob Krivelin 

 

RACE 2

6-Chablis – Muscle Hill filly second foal out of the multiple stakes winning D’Orsay got nosed out in a division of NJSS, severely pace compromised in that final & can rebound

 

4-Beautiful Game – Second by a neck in her first two sires stakes then broke in that final, Muscle Hill sister to Special Honor, 1:53.4 draws well to bounce back

 

8-Hello I Love You – Added trotting hopples, qualified confidently & promptly romped to an easy first win for Team Alagna, faces a tad stiffer test here from a tougher post

 

RACE 3

1-Fashionwoodchopper – This gelding has been holding his own against much tougher competition here, lands the rail & picks up the very capable Peter Kleinhans

 

2-Baby Maker Hanover – 4YO launched a solid comeback recently with a win & second @ Vernon Downs, had an acclimating mile here & gets class relief

 

10-Tymal Tullo – Recent success has seen him move up to the Open level @ Tioga Downs, will need a speed target & some racing luck to overcome post ten here

 

RACE 4

5-Presto – Trixton filly sixth foal out of the 1:52.4, $700,000 winner Susie’s Magic, overcame post 11 to shock in her NJSS debut & finished a third in that final with Gingras

 

2-Shining Brightly – Second as the beaten favorite in her NJSS debut, then broke & finished a pace compromised fifth in that final, draws inside to continue improving

 

1-A Perfect Dutchess – Muscle Hill filly offered a late bid & finished a solid third in latest effort, back on the rail & continues to progress for Nifty Norman

 

RACE 5

1-Hill Of A Horse – Rallied from a tough spot to hit the board last week with much better finish, lands a much softer spot with Hurricane Hannah

 

8-Muscle Diamond – Hasn’t won in a long time, yet this beaten favorite last week continues a class plunge & owns a big late kick to overcome post eight

 

9-Bizet – Grinded out a sharp upset in a career best 1:53 two starts back, horse-for-the-course rates highly, yet will need some racing luck to get involved

 

RACE 6

5-Dune Hill – Homebred Team Burke-tuned filly has caught fire with three straight stakes wins in PA & ships in fresh off the mile of her life on Adios Day @ The Meadows

 

4-Ms Savannah Belle – Added Lasix & immediately stepped up with a second to Hambo entrant Sister Sledge & draws well to improve further

 

1-Dubai Princess – Runner up as the favorite in the NJSS Final rebounded off a miscue in the Reynolds with a third to Sister Sledge & lands the rail for Team Takter

 

RACE 7

6-Iteration - $250,000 sister to Gimpanzee was making some encouraging moves before the recent sick scratch, hasn’t raced in a month, yet finds a soft spot to flaunt her pedigree

 

5-Etra De Vie – Won her debut with a nice late burst @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, suffered an interference break from post nine last out, draws better here to resume her progress

 

3-Moni For Lindy – Credit Winner first time starter out of a sister to International Moni, 1:51.4, draws well in a wide open affair off two lively baby races & gets Scott Zeron

 

RACE 8

6-Hashtagmadeyalook – Runner up to a runaway winner last time off a blowout win two starts back, this gelding has been a new horse since trainer Richard Johnson took over

 

7-Muscle Fashion – Got parked off a soft half last week, romped to a new mark of 1:53 against this kind @ Harrah’s Philadelphia before that & rates a long look

 

4-Lion Safari AS – Drops back down to the level of his solid second on July 10, in line for an ideal stalking trip from post four & still fresh on the comeback trail

 

RACE 9

2-Abuckabett Hanover – $160,000 yearling from the first crop of Betting Line won his baby race here with a :26.2, third from post eight in a solid debut @ Pocono for Team Alagna

 

6-Perfect Sting – Third foal out of Joe Holloway’s world champion Shebestingin baby raced in fine style & deadheated for a post seven to win his debut @ Pocono, just missed to Abuckabett Hanover before that

 

7-Caviart Lotus – Colt from the first crop of world champion Betting Line makes his debut after winning his last two baby races with major league rallies for Team Takter

 

RACE 10

7-Play Trix On Me – NJSS champion just missed to Hambo contender Back Of The Neck in the Reynolds, a solid second as the beaten favorite last out

 

5-Hillexotic – Was sharp in his first two career starts, kicked home in :26.2 here, third by a neck in the PA Allstars, back on the mile track with a midpack draw & has room to improve

 

9-DD’s Redemption – Promising son of Andover Hall tripped out to win a PA Allstars division two starts back, chased Hambo entrant Amigo Volo last out, contender despite post nine

 

RACE 11

1-Reign Of Honor – Hit the board in three straight Graduate legs, the latest a second to the dominant Gimpanzee, steady 4YO gets some class & post relief

 

3-Kings County – Picked up a couple of checks in the Graduate Series, then got parked first over in the Hambo Maturity & draws well again in this softer spot

 

6-Gotwuteverittakes – Fresh off a much-improved qualifier against When Dovescry this 4YO gelding again decided to trot & promptly took a new mark & continues to renewed form

 

RACE 12

1-Southwind Tyrion – Worked out an ideal second over trip & kicked home with his usual vigor to dominate the NJSS Final & now moves inside

 

8-Calle Palema – Another Team Svanstedt son of Muscle Hill hasn’t been out of the top three in four outings so far, tough post here, but owns a strong late kick

 

4-Topofthehill S – Hit the board in two sires stakes legs, early miscues costly in his last two, draws better with a chance to iron things out for Team Melander

 

RACE 13

3-Hot Deuce – Left hard & got shuffled behind an eventual late breaker, just missed in :26.2 before that, now drops a notch & draws inside for Team Bongiorno

 

5-Love The Blues N – Beaten favorite gathering momentum, responded with speed when dropped to this level & ran into a revved up Palomar, might be on the verge

 

4-Decision Day – Has taken advantage of some class relief with better results in his last two, remains at this competitive level & draws better

 

 



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