Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:33 PM

RACE 1

7-Just N Berlander – Bogged down after a slow start, forced wide from a tough spot to edge Jackamino for second in a sharp :27.2, retains Joe Lee, who knows how to time it right

 

4-Jackamino – Rallied to hit the board off a rate pace, yet was outgamed by Just N Berlander for the place spot, steady sort draws post four again with the very capable Mark Silva

 

8-CC Big Boy Sam – Was able to vault off the easy win @ Tioga by waltzing on an uncontested lead & stole a 16-1 upset for Monica Banca, chance to keep it going despite post eight

 

RACE 2

6-DW’s Revenge – Returns to the Big M off a rare miscue at the gate, took a mark of 1:53.3 here back on May 10, gets some class relief & the Burke barn is heating up

 

4-Henderson Seelster – Looks to rebound off two consecutive early breaks, all the way from post eight with the mile of his life on May 17, big threat off that effort

 

1-Zlatan – Took a mark of 1:54 in his lone win here this season, solid runner up in the comebacker from post eight, moves inside to build on that in a toss up field

 

RACE 3

2-Cheap Tricks – Slow start & ran into the incomparable Greenshoe in the NJSS Final, big chance to regroup & make an impression for a resurgent Team Burke from post two again

 

6-Miss Trixton – Made a good account of herself in the NJSS Final chasing the standout Evident Beauty, this Marcus Melander-tuned filly seems headed in the right direction

 

8-Stenhouse Hanover – Just one for 36 + post eight, twice beaten favorite fresh off a hard-fought narrow loss from post ten, remains a serious threat with some trip luck

 

RACE 4

4-Fashionwoodchopper – Off a game uncovered mile chasing the streaking Say You Do, gets more class relief for Team Burke & draws well on the improve

 

6-Explosive Ridge – Was all over this one last week when he finished a decent third fresh off the bench for his new barn, rates the call to step up a notch in a field ripe for the taking

 

7-Gonna Fly – Stablemate to the red-hot Say You Do got roughed up first over from post ten as the beaten favorite, an okay third before that, needs the right speed set up 

 

RACE 5

3-Soul Strong – Hambo eligible stepped up & grinded gamely to upset a NJSS division in 1:53 before an unfortunate miscue in that final, Ake Svanstedt may have a diamond in the rough here

 

5-My Lindy Winner – Rebounded off a rare miscue & just missed to the raging Say You Do with trot at both ends, any semblance of that mile makes him a major player

 

2-Spectre – The other Team Harmon entry shipped to Tioga off the mile of his life @ Mohawk & promptly went wire-to-wire, draws well to take on tough in his Big M debut

 

RACE 6

3-Key West – Captaintreacherous & Tony Alagna is certainly a potent combo, 1:51.1 Big M performer as a 2YO, makes her second start off the bench with loads of potential

 

7-Backseat Terror – Late-blooming 4YO has been a real roll for a hot barn, romped to a new mark of 1:51 here on May 10 before reeling off two more @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

2-JK Mardi Says – Might be the best of the Team Johansson duo in this one, parked from post eight in the slop @ Pocono, filly with some upside draws better here 

 

RACE 7

3-Major Maid – Keep in mind she was competitive with N/W 4 @ Yonkers before her three strong efforts here, moves inside for the class hike after chasing a well-meant Kimberlee

 

7-Traffic Jam – Drops back down to the level of her two straight wins & new mark of 1:51.3, handy Team Harmon mare draws a demanding post, but also has versatility in her corner

 

6-Whiskersonkittens – Reeled off three in a row before running into the revved up Traffic Jam in her last two, took last week off & remains a stalking threat

 

RACE 8

6-Western Joe – Joe steamrolled to a decisive score in just his third start of the season, Sam McKee winner & 1:47.3 performer here in 2018 peaking perfectly for this marquee match up

 

8-Highalator – Simply a well-managed special horse, who won the first two legs with speed & versatility, fresh off a gritty score @ Pocono, yet obviously post eight won’t be a picnic

 

3-Trump Nation – 4YO Open & Preferred winner with breathtaking finishes before the scratch @ Western Fair, draws well back here as part of a powerful Andrew Harris dynamic duo

 

RACE 9

1-Windsun Brooklyn – Hot shipper arrives off three straight blowouts at three different tracks, lowered her mark to 1:53 @ Tioga two starts back & lands the rail in a wide-open field

 

7-Sheer Talent – Won two of her last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia before a fading fifth as the beaten favorite @ Yonkers on Tuesday, strong in the win column & able to bounce back

 

4-Fox Valley Hermia – Draws better fresh off a well-driven repeat as a the favorite, nine for 20 this season & part of a razor sharp Nick Surick 1-2 punch

 

RACE 10

5-Guardian Angel As – No chance from the second tier in the Cutler, then romped in his last two, including a decisive score as the Maxie Lee favorite, tough to go against

 

3-Pinkman – The ultra classy 2015 Hambo champ & Trotter of the Year was a well-rated winner in Leg 1 & solid runner up in Leg 2, draws well off a strong second in the Maxie Lee

 

6-Cruzado Dela Noche – Capitalized on a perfect second over trip to upset the Cutler, slow start from post eight & not involved in the Maxie Lee, fresh threat looks for a rebound effort 

 

RACE 11

5-Miss You N – Rode in on a seven-race winning streak before her fourth to Tall Drink Hanover, freshened up with a pace compromised qualifier, look for speed from this Croghan trainee

 

8-Catch An Ace – Caught a few off guard with her sterling rally & equaled her lifetime mark of 1:51.2 last week, class hike & another tough post for her third start off the bench

 

3-Inverse Hanover – 0 for 12 season, yet stepped it up with a solid second to Catch An Ace last week, draws inside to set up a stalking trip & her big late kick

 

RACE 12

2-Anotherprettyface – Has hit the board in both starts here with stalking trips, nosed out last week with pace at both ends & now draws inside for a high percentage barn

 

6-John’s One Desire – This mare has taken a few starts to acclimate nicely to the mile track here, fresh off a game speed try from post ten & just missed from post seven before that

 

8-Who Says That – New Nick Surick acquisition off a win in Michigan was in to go @ Pocono on Tuesday, draws outside for her Big M debut, yet faces a soft field

 

RACE 13

4-Archibald – 1:56.3 winner here this season trying to rebound off a miscue on the lead @ Pocono & hit the board in his previous two with solid rallies

 

5-Osvaldo Blue Chip – Drops again to the bottom condition after another slow start hindered his chances, draws an ideal midpack post to set up a possible stalk & overdue pop

 

9-Checkmate Time – This mare has always liked the Big M, took her mark of 1:53.3 here last season, lively effort in his comeback off a sick scratch, factors in despite post nine

 



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