Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:12 PM

RACE 1 

4-Dalton Did It – Emerged out of a lively flow off fast fractions to finish a close third at better than 50-1 last week, draws inside again to set up a similar rally in a soft opener 

  

7-Camwiser – 14YO worked out a perfect second over trip off a torrid pace & just missed repeating last week, his post is more demanding, yet he’s in top form 

  

1-Rock N Roll Legacy – Off the board in 12 starts this season, yet was significantly better last week finishing just behind Camwiser & Dalton Did It, look for further improvement from the rail 

  

RACE 2 

1-Final Claim – Team Burke Hambletonian prospect has ripped through all three starts on the comeback trail, ultra impressive with an eye-catching :26.2 & wrapped up tight last week 

  

2-Goes Down Smooth – Completes the strong second half of the Team Burke Hambletonian hopeful combo, rebounded with a decisive wire-to-wire from post nine two weeks ago 

  

6-Warrior One – Runner up in all three legs & beaten favorite in round two, this handy gelding owns tactical speed & continues to play a prime opportunist role 

  

RACE 3 

9-Mcraven – Found a cure for his recent seconditis adding Gingras & unleashed a sterling rally off hot half, anything similar can overcome an even tough draw after that ideal acclimating mile 

  

3-Always A Diamond – Stepped it up in his last two at this level, capitalized on  dreamy two-hole ride off fast fractions with Gingras last week, draws inside again 

  

7-Boogie Nights – Forced wide from a tough spot into a :56.2 back half & finished a flying second to Always A Diamond, seven for the third straight week, will need some pace & trip luck 

  

RACE 4 

4-Top Flight Angel – Last year’s Breeders Crown runner up was no factor in what was evidently a needed comeback, standout Crown elimination in the slop last Fall  

  

8-Trolley – After fading to fourth @ Pocono he was severely pace compromised in the slop last week, can’t forget his overpowering Preferred class wins, one to beat despite the outside draw 

  

6-Pinkman – The classy 2015 Hambo hero & Trotter of the Year has come back with two solid seconds to standout Sutton, no Sutton here & on the verge of a top effort 

  

RACE 5 

5-Captain Koine – Seems like you can never go wrong with a Captaintreacherous, ships right into the Burke barn after sharpening his sword & fresh off an easy win @ Mohawk 

  

4-Western Exposure – Went all the way in his first qualifier in a sharp 1:52.2, then got caught behind a slow pace, draws inside for a barn going well right off the hop 

  

10-Price Hanover – Cancelliere brothers have come out guns blazing, this colt had some Grand Circuit experience, jogged in both qualifiers & has to be considered despite post ten 

  

RACE 6 

4-Sams A Champ A – Switched from the Levy @ Yonkers & acclimated nicely in his last two, drops another notch, right there in a blanket photo last week with a :25.4 & :53.4 back half 

  

3-I’m A Big Deal – Hammered down to 6-5 favorite & just missed with sharp speed at both ends in a 1:49.4 mile, now makes a key third start off the bench after dropping to this level 

  

1-Ocean Colony – Just one for ten this season, but has made a serious dent against tougher recently, finally gets some post relief & drops into a more likely spot 

  

RACE 7 

4-Stendahl Hanover – Sparked his recent form spree with a win @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, stormed home to take a new mark of 1:49.4 last week & draws well in a field of fresh & lively opponents 

  

8-Blood Money – Matron Stakes winner as a freshman won his second qualifier with a very pleasing :25.2, this fine glamor boy prospect for Team Johansson faces a stiff test right away 

  

5-Smileandsaycheese – Has repeatedly encountered tough trips since those back-to-back upsets in late March, has a chance to rebound by uncorking his potent late kick 

  

RACE 8 

7-None Bettor A – Beaten favorite hit the board in his first two US starts, now shifts his act to the mile track to progress further for the always dangerous Team Bongiorno 

  

10-JK Parlay – Went right down the road to easily make it three in a row & powered to another new mark from post nine again fresh off the claim, may blast off & not look back 

  

5-Sagebrush Sid – Acclimated immediately with a mighty :53.4 back half to land in a wild photo finish last week, stalks the speed from midpack again in career form 

  

RACE 9 

7-Donttellmeagain – Equaled a track record of 1:47.2 in the 2018 Graduate Final, qualifiers indicate readiness, stablemate to Shartin N looks to be a major force in FFA ranks this year 

  

3-Highalator – Scored back-to-back romps upon his return here, then forced wide around fading cover & just missed to Sweet Rock, inside draw affords a chance to take charge 

  

10-Sweet Rock – Shot up the rail off torrid fractions & barely outsprinted Highalator to take a new mark of 1:48.1 two weeks ago, the added eighth plays into his relentless style 

  

RACE 10 

4-Rockme Rollme – Took a sparkling new mark of 1:50.1 over an off track in round two, too far off the pace into a :53.2 back half last week, improved post puts him back in play 

  

7-Respect Our Flag – Round one winner with a big rally, bounced back off  Leg 2 loss winning the fastest division in 1:49.2, look for this gelding to use that off-the-pace strategy again 

  

8-Prince Of Tides – Moves outside, yet has made a strong impression with a solid second & then an easy win last week, this Ross Croghan trainee continues to point skyward 

  

RACE 11 

7-K Ryan Bluechip – Two-time Preferred class winner this season closed into a :53.3 back half with little chance as the beaten favorite, gets another chance at this reduced level 

  

3-Alotabettor N – Was able to catapult off a hot pace to take a new mark of 1:49.3 two starts back, had broken equipment in the Preferred last out, drops back down & draws inside 

  

5-Captain Deo – Rode in on a long form spree & finished a solid second from post nine in a noteworthy Big M acclimating mile, has to be considered a major threat off that sub-1:50 mile 

  

RACE 12 

6-Trump Nation – That was some comeback after missing eight months, exploded up the rail in a wicked :52.3 in a standout first start here for Andrew Harris 

  

7-Seeing Eye Single – Reached a bit too high in the Preferred, then took charge, fought off pressure & went down the road for a new mark of 1:49.3 from post ten for Team Burke 

  

4-Grand Teton – Beaten heavy favorite left alertly, had dead aim & was outsprinted by Trump Nation Nation, classy & improving 4YO draws post four again for a sharp barn 

  

RACE 13 

3-Major Authority – Stung early in most recent & not much chance in his previous two, 1:51.2 performer here last season drops further & draws inside for Team Bongiorno 

  

4-Incredible Shark – Shot home in a crisp :25.4 to grab the place two starts back, then too far back into a :54.3 back half last week, draws better to make that late kick count 

  

8-Solo Story – One for 14 this season, yet just missed against these three starts back, fresh off a solid runner up finish @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, can leave to overcome the tough post back here 

  

  



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