Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:18 PM


10-Master Of Law – Classy 1:52 winner here has been sharp & showing speed on the comeback trail after missing all of 2016 & most of this season, added Lasix on his last two, excuse the hiccup last time, has a chance to get involved early despite the outside draw


7-Clifton Beach – Gelding lived up to the heavy tote action last week with a solid second from post nine, bumps up a notch, could be stronger in the win column, yet a repeat performance may be enough in a light match up


1-Gold Medal Swan – Ships south from Woodbine & into the Mark Silva barn, has been tackling tougher on the WEG circuit & has a chance to spark his form from the rail here



1-Dizzy Rizzy – This mare has pushed her 2017 win total to ten with recent blowouts @ Freehold, draws alongside an equally formidable stablemate to form a strong Nick Surick 1-2 punch


6-War Cry Hall – Steady gelding came around with two straight seconds recently for Michael Russo, looks to get into a lively flow from a demanding post


4-Landonfitz – Equaled his lifetime mark of 1:54.4 here this season, wired foes back-to-back last month, can rebound off an early miscue with an ideal stalking trip imminent



2-Kissin In The Sand – Went right down the road & all the way just a fifth off a track record as the heavy favorite in the Kindergarten Classic Final, Nancy Johansson said she’s been special from the start, more professional now, won impressively & it didn’t take lot out of her, moves inside as the one to beat again


3-Strong Opinion – Solid runner up in the Matron with pace at both ends, while overcoming post eight @ Dover, draws inside another competitive Burke trainee & in line for a stalking trip


10-Reign On Me – Nifty Norman-tuned filly a Grand Circuit winner, bounced back from her Breeders Crown debacle with a strong second in the Kindergarten Final, has the talent to overcome post ten



9-Jake – Stablemate to world champion Emoticon Hanover just missed in his second try on Lasix, has tangled with this season’s best 3YO trotters & has speed to overcome post nine


7-Buff – Simply brushed & crushed them with the mile of his life in his third start off a sick scratch, tough to deny this bright 4YO prospect off that effort & his barn is on fire


3-Not Afraid – Failed to capitalize on a tailor made second over trip as the beaten favorite last week, classy Takter trainee has as chance to atone from another inside post



7-Seviyorum – Steady Team Orange Crush filly closed from a long way back to grab second to standout Manchego in the Breeders Crown Final, a better start & her big kick may get her across


8-Basquiat – 1:52.4 Grand Circuit winner in Lexington rebounded with a strong second as the beaten favorite in the Kindergarten Final, figures to be firing for position again & may be the best of five Takter trainees in this


4-Dab Hanover – 1:53.4 Kindergarten winner here this Fall finished a decent third behind stablemate Basquiat in the Kindergarten Final, needed the race off a sick scratch & draws well



2-Rock To Glory – Looked like this veteran was sitting on a big one last week, got caught out of position after a slow start, was forced wide & flying to hit the board, now moves inside


7-Stratocaster – Hammered down to 6-5 favorite, flaunted his speed & class & cruised to take the fastest division last week, highly motivated to repeat that effort from the same post


8-Impressive Art – Shipped in with class & form & took full advantage of a slick drive by Kyle Husted & shook loose late to pull a 17-1 upset last week, tougher post this time, yet remains a major consideration



3-Darlinonthebeach – Gritty mare like her great mom Darlin’s Delight coming to hand after dealing with an infection during the summer, Breeders Crown elimination winner had some traffic issues in the sloppy track final


1-Bedroomconfessions – Runner up to Lady Shadow in last year’s TVG Final returns in prime form off a solid second in the Breeders Crown, lowered her mark to 1:48.4 this season, won’t be too far off the pace to launch her late move


6-Pure Country – Two-time Dan Patch Award winner fresh off her second Breeders Crown, Lady Liberty winner in the process of salvaging a season plagued by sickness for Team Takter in a division ripe for the taking



5-Met’s Hall – Consistent Team Orange Crush colt capping off his freshman campaign in fine style, 1:52.4 blowout in Red Mile Grand Circuit action & solid Breeders Crown runner up


1-Fourth Dimension – Parlayed a 1:52.4 romp @ The Red Mile into a sharp Breeders Crown elimination romp, yet failed to fire in the final as the heavy favorite, big chance to rebound from the rail


6-Tito – Pounced off a perfect second over trip to take the Kindergarten Classic Final as the heavy favorite, great acclimating mile & poised to take that next big step



2-Dw’sBlissfulThinkn – Turned in an excellent acclimating mile last week, flashing some sneaky late pace after a slow start from post eight, draws better & worth a swing in an very competitive match up


8-Abbijade Hanover – Team Burke trainee with a mark of 1:49.4 here this season always seems to put forth a strong effort here, chased a well-rated standout last week, look for her to fire out for stalking position


6-Dandy’s Beauty – Took her mark of 1:50.1 here this season, makes her third start off a sick scratch, matches up well with this wide-open field & looms as a price play



4-Nutcracker Sweet – Brother to Bettor Sweet & Sweet Lou crushed them back-to-back in Lexington, too far back from post eight in the Matron & draws well here as part of a loaded Takter contingent


10-Lost In Time – The Metro winner with a perfect trip was dazzling @ The Red Mile, yet failed to fire in the Breeders Crown as the heavy favorite, now tackles post ten for his first assignment under Takter tutelage


9-American History – Steamrolled to a sparkling Big M debut score & remained undefeated three-for-three, connections believe he’s their best since Captaintreacherous, faces his first serious test from a tough post



9-Sword Of The Spirit – Was forced wide from a long way back in a strong back half of :56.1, 1:52.2 winner here in 2017 looking for the right set up from a challenging post


2-So Take That – 1:51.4 winner here this season has had excuses in his last two, while re-acclimating to the Big M, draws inside again to assert himself in a wide-open consolation


3-David’s Dream – Abruptly returned to winning form with a sterling rally two starts back, didn’t have the same pop off perfect second over cover as the heavy favorite last week, looks for more from the same inside post



6-Texas Terror N – Grinded gamely into a quickening pace & just missed in a sparkling adjustment to the mile track & now rewarded with some class relief


2-Bruce’s Magic – Loved the way he steamrolled first over & held well to land in a blanket photo last week, draws inside to afford another quick start & chance to save ground


7-Art History – Sat a pocket behind a well-rated Some Attitude & outgamed for third in the sprint home, this is an easier class & he has a long winning history here



9-Western Joe – Moves outside fresh off a noteworthy Big M debut, angled too late out of stretch traffic & just missed to the heavy favorite & drops again


8-Dancin Hill – Unleashed a wide rally from far back to grab second last week, post eight again & now early speed puts him at the mercy of the pace again


2-Siskel – Positive display of speed in his Big M acclimating mile, seems better in a stalking mode, gets some class relief & draws inside again






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