Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 1:16 PM

RACE 1 

4-Itsnoproblemnan – Rebounded off a loss with a solid second to K-Lees Shakenbake last week, was on quite a roll recently & his speed always puts him in play 

  

7-K-Lees Shakenbake – Brushed n crushed them to repeat & claimed from Team Burke, jammed right back in for $15,000 with another inside post & plenty of back class 

  

1-Cheyenne Reider – 10YO lived up to the favorite’s hype with a solid score & sharp pace at both ends last week, now moves inside to face some tougher foes 

  

RACE 2 

4-K Ryan Bluechip – Preferred class winner on 1-5, nosed out by Geez Joe two starts back, outsprinted beaten favorite last out, big threat with a better start here in a pretty competitive field 

  

2-Odds On Lauderdale – 4YO gathering steam on the comeback trail for Tony Alagna, lands the rail fresh off a decisive brush n crush score & tries Preferred foes 

  

5-Tuxedo Bay – Ramped up his game since arriving here for Mark Silva, went right down the road to a new mark to surprise the Preferred two weeks ago, could be the one to knock off again 

  

RACE 3 

8-Declan Seelster – Hasn’t missed the board in his last four here, closed from far back in :26.3 last out, been off a month & post eight, but lands in a very soft spot to take advantage of 

  

6-The Colonel – Mohawk shipper fresh off a new mark there lands in a new barn here, hasn’t raced in a month, yet could surprise a lackluster field 

  

9-Fordham Sixty Two – No threat in two starts here in December, but regrouped with a pretty decent second qualifier for Team Burke, will need a patient drive from post nine 

  

RACE 4 

6-Mcthriller – Noted closer & stalking type drops back down to the level of the upset on 1-12 when he also equaled his lifetime mark, blocked in the pocket until too late last week 

  

5-Rootin Tootin – Possible price play had a no chance trip here two starts back, now three tighteners under him, 4YO with some class & potential & this is a field with no standouts 

  

1-Stonedust – Seemed a tad more competitive when dropped to this level, now a three-week gap to consider, yet the trip figures to be smooth from the rail in this intriguing affair 

  

RACE 5 

2-Sports Vision – Dominant winner from post seven at this level back on 12-27 was flying from never-never land & post ten last week, moves inside to set up his rally at a price 

  

5-CC Big Boy Sam – Pretty consistent 9YO was game first over & beaten by the pocket-sitter Cheyenne Reider last week, sets up his usual stalking strategy in a wide-open field 

  

10-Show Me Up – Shook loose out of a shuffle with plenty of late pace & just missed hitting the board, 12YO in top form, loves the Big M & rates contender status despite post ten 

  

RACE 6 

4-Paprike Blue Chip – NYSS star & runner up in that final at two fresh off another much needed start, 4YO with some upside potential draws well in a wide-open bottom level match up 

  

3-More Dragon – 1:50 mark @ The Big M last season, has really taken a tumble down the condition class ladder, got parked last week, draws inside again, but no slam dunk 

  

1-All Artist – Gets his fourth or fifth consecutive class drop & lands the rail to spark an overdue wake up mile, yet there is a three for 31 record last year to consider 

  

RACE 7 

1-Art Dancer – Absolutely airborne from post ten with a :54.4 back half last week, moves inside some sharp foes & figures to be even better for his third start off the bench 

  

5-Sharp Action Money – Broke on an easy lead as the 1-9 favorite in his Team Burke debut @ Yonkers, $110,000 winner in Ontario at three will attract plenty of attention despite the miscue 

  

2-Monty’s Play – Was on quite a roll before he was caught too far off a rated pace last week, lands inside again to capitalize & atone for that disappointing result 

  

RACE 8 

5-Avatar J – Open class performer in NY just missed in his second start off the bench @ Yonkers, looks to be well spotted in this match up here & strong in the win column last year 

  

6-Windsong Jack – Fought off heavy late pressure & exploited the class drop as the even money  

favorite last week, bumps up a notch & has plenty of back class in his arsenal 

  

9-Nascar Seelster – This gelding came around in his last two a notch below this & coverted a perfect second over trip into a nose upset in the slop, contender despite the outside draw 

  

RACE 9 

6-Tact Tate N – Has taken a few starts to acclimate & kick in on Lasix, had all sorts of road trouble & blocked to the wire chasing heavy favorite Windsong Jack last week  

  

1-Ginger Tree Marty – Forced wide & shot by a questionable favorite in Aslan to win his Team Burke debut here, bumped up a notch, but lands the rail with some room to improve 

  

3-Bravo Tex N – NZ import qualified well, then simply sat on the cones & had some sneaky late pace in a much needed US debut, draws inside again & eligible to step up for Team Harmon 

  

RACE 10 

8-Bud Bay – 0 for his last 21, yet surely needed his first two off the bench & double sick scratch, also drops to rock bottom & can overpower this form-challenged bunch despite post eight  

  

1-Bet The Dragon – 0 for his last 33, but flashed an encouraging sign with some late pace from far back last week, has a chance to build on that from the rail in a blank field 

  

5-All About Rusty – Failed to get involved in what could’ve been just an off week, hit the board with solid efforts in his previous two & doesn’t face much in this crapshoot 

  

RACE 11 

2-Ideal Tyson A – Anytime this barn gets a new acquisition the red flags pop up, has had four needed starts @ Yonkers & draws inside a softer class here 

  

5-Mr Censi – Hammered down to 2-1 & turned it around with an emphatic wake-up mile on the class drop last week, rides that high with the bump back up from a midpack stalking spot 

  

4-Spicebomb – Has had two no-chance trips at this level since storming home for a mild upset back on 1-19, Big M horse-for-the-course lands post four again while fresh on the comeback trail 

  

RACE 12 

1A-Incredible Shark – Completes a strong Jeff Cullipher entry on a form spree, rallied from an impossible spot to hit the board in :26.3 behind an aggressively handled stablemate 

  

4-Bell I No – Missed a month, yet brushed to front, rebuffed fierce pressure & just missed to an unbelievably good Mindtrip last week, 1:49.1 performer in December is primed now for another serious test 

  

3-All Week – Most of us were all over this one when he popped at $11.80 two weeks ago, 10YO steps up off that mile of his life with a cozy inside draw 

  

RACE 13 

4-Ho Nien A – Was guided on an excellent tour of the oval last week, while allowed to finish with a flurry in his Big M debut, Aussie import now drops a notch & draws inside 

  

6-Dash Of Danger – Took a 1:51 mark here last season & drops again off a solid third with a :55 back half last week, a major danger with a similar trip 

  

5-Avatartist – Finished up well in what amounted to a much-needed tightener/acclimating mile last week, draws a bit better with some back class in his arsenal 

  

  

  

  

  

  



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