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Saturday Selections- November 1st  

Race 1: 3- Subliminal Hanover: Has been facing better in this class, moves in to win; 1- Artgentina: Big time class drop and a move to the rail, factors at a price; 2- Gotthejobdonemate: Gets a piece in this class; 9- Hope Blue Chip

Race 2: 5- BJ’s Bequia: Drops off a tough first over journey, bound for a better trip; 9- My Sugar Daddy: Takes the same drop as the top one; 6- Clooney Drummond: Loads of early speed to overcome the post; 8- Legal Dream

Race 3: 1- Khan Blue Chip: The move to the rail makes him the one to beat after back to back tough trips; 3- Mamas Little Angel: Another one poised for a better trip here; 5- Blueridge Jezebel: Very vulnerable favorite; 6- Capt Benso Goode

Race 4: 1- Mr Rockford: Third as a beaten favorite last week, return to the front end should yield to a return to the winner’s circle; 3- Major Stone: The likely pocket sitter; 2- Outa My Head: Has been dealing with tough posts; 4- Reminic

Race 5: 1- Royal Becquet: Down and in to get the nod; 5- Fancy Footwork: Big time class relief for this one who could be the one to beat; 6- Taillight Hanover: Drops but the trip will be tough; 4- Screenplay

Race 6: 2- Kehmmywood: Fought gamely despite a nightmare trip last week, could be the pocket rocket; 1- Southern Swan: Pole control off a much improved second, chance to wire these; 3- Predator DVM: Wired some of these last week, won’t get the lead tonight; 4- Battle Call

Race 7: 7- Ronny Bugatti: Came up just shy at 1-2 after a tough trip, avenges in the feature; 1- Aussie Reactor A: Is sharp enough right now to get a piece from the pole in the Open; 3- It’s A Good Thing: Jumps up off back to back jacks; 5- Moveoutofmyway

Race 8: 6- Jokes Jet: Was more impressive two back but good enough to repeat, slim edge in the Final; 1- Cheyenne Louie: Solid second last week after two dull tries as a beaten favorite; 2- Twin B Spy: He’s been a beaten favorite in three in a row, could happen again; 3- Jojo Jove

Race 9: 4- Coach Cal: Toss last start, previously first or second every week at this level; 1- Spinarama: On the board in six of his last seven but without a win; 6- Superbowl Party: Drops out of the Open two weeks after being second in it, the trip is the question; 2- Dull Roar

Race 10: 2- That Man Of Mine: Dobson’s choice is the one to beat off the drop; 6- Classic Gent: Could be the value of the race; 1- Talking Blues: All out to win at 1-9, double jumps; 3- Panpero Firpo

Race 11: 4- Viper Hanover: Invader appears poised to wire these; 2- Legacy N Diamonds: Close second after moving inside, needs to wind up in the pocket; 1- Pramatic Life: Still unsure what this one is capable of, he’ll have his shot tonight; 3- New York Terror

Race 12: 1- Silver Spir: Finally finds his spot to be on the engine, slim edge; 3- Grab A Crab: Game second when first over two back when in a similar spot; 7- Or: Battled tougher out of town; 2- Royal Reception

Race 13: 1- Galex: Closed well for third in both local starts, moves all the way in; 6- Fox Valley Leo: Has become a force in this class; 2- Stirling Cadillac: The early break cost him at 2-5, always close but can’t seem to win one; 3- Grandpa Don

Best Bets: Mr Rockford, 4th            Viper Hanover, 11th  

 

Sunday Selections- November 2nd 

Race 1: 9- S F Ciro: Won two back at 19-1 in this class, chance at the upset; 1- Pocket Passer: Major danger from the rail; 4- Savage Cinderella: Has been razor sharp against lesser; 2- Crazolo

Race 2: 4- Steuben Huckleberi: Posted back to back big miles at Monticello, call if he can find that form; 1- Southwind Vixen: No factor from the rail in last, expect better; 5- Double Mctwist: Distant thirds in two in a row, can happen again; 6- Miss Sowo

Race 3: 1- Frenchmen: Has been solid at Pocono since the claim, can go the distance on the engine; 3- Russ N Us: The likely pocket sitter; 8- My Man: The sharpest of the bunch but draws the great neutralizer-post eight; 2- Zorgwijk Nova

Race 4: 6- The Lindy Treaty: Comes off the biggest win of his career, keeps it going; 1- New Scent: Racing against some strong competition at Yonkers, threat at a price; 9- Giveyoureverything: Great trip from the second tier; 2- Southern Strength

Race 5: 6- Here And Now: Overpowering winner last week, can swoop this group; 1- Weekend Getaway: A slow starter but a fast finisher; 3- Party Hangover Two: Got up to win her local debut two starts back, in a tougher spot here; 2- Susie’s Delight

Race 6: 2- Blackwolf Run: Aired in career best fashion last time, sharp as can be; 9- Morosita BI: Not as sharp as she was this summer but a lot of that due to bad posts; 1- Flyhawk Thriller: Overpowered late at 8-5 when a runner up for the second straight week; 3- Fear The Football

Race 7: 5- Waiting On A Woman: Makes his local debut off strong miles at Pocono, edge for Coppola; 1- Just Make Believe: A longshot factor from the pole; 6- On The Podium: Had been a giant winning four straight before a scratch; 2- Fox Valley Steffen

Race 8: 1- Road Bet: The dominant mare for a time this summer hasn’t been her best but gets the rail for the first time; 2- Cooking The Books: Pocket rocket in last week’s Open; 6- Crazy On You: Has competed with better out of town, the trip is the question; 5- Spreester

Race 9: 3- Jack’s Reef: Sharp enough to handle the step up, hasn’t been tested in a month; 6- Walltocousins: Drops back to the level of his win; 4- Duluth: On top of his game; 1- Merlincrest

Race 10: 1- Super Soph: Solid building block start last week, ready to roll from the pole; 5- Ashlee’s Cool Gal: Comes to town sharp from the Maine circuit; 2- Tiamo: Coming off a couple of tough trips; 3- Bell On Wheels

Race 11: 4- Scottish Blue: Takes a big step up off a win but is sharp enough to handle it; 1- Dukecrest: The likely pocket sitter is the major danger; 2- Extreme Yankee: Inside trip for minor spoils; 5- Pop My Buttons

Race 12: 6- Dancin Thea: Jogged impressively on Thursday night, chance to repeat at a price; 1- Permanent Joy: Capable favorite from the rail; 4- Mr Jesse: Class dropper is often close but rarely wins one; 2- Matcan

Race 13: 2- Pita: Recent 1:55 winner at Yonkers, looking for an upset in a wide open race; 3- Putnams Kream: Solid third in her local debut, often close but rarely wins one; 1- Anything I Want: Steps up off a pocket sitting win, gets a piece from the pole; 5- Mildred’s Button

Best Bets: Blackwolf Run, 6th          Super Soph, 10th

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