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Thursday Selections- August 28th 

Race 1: 4- Mythology Blue Chip: Beat the favorite two back when a fast second, value try in the opener; 1- Lucky Pablo: Pulled off the upset on the front end at Batavia in his best career race

Race 2: 4- Redneck Royalty: Dropped down last week and cruised on the engine, poised to repeat; 3- Bad Ladies Boy: Has a bunch of thirds, can better those with a better post here; 1- Elettrizzante: No threat when third at 4-5 last week, maybe minor spoils

Race 3: 4- Zoraze: Aired in his last, inside his major danger; 5- Eskimo Joe: Not much of a factor against top flight stakes trotters, drops for this one; 1- Curlys Son: Speed and the rail, final quarters need improving

Race 4: 3- Progression: Having a solid freshman campaign, keeps to rolling as the favorite here; 2- Sammy De Vie: Runner up in three straight; 1- Maestro Blue Chip: Broke in his lone try in the big time stakes, down and in

Race 5: 3- Sugarmakesmecrazy: Jogged in his debut, ready to repeat on the lead; 1- Credit Creation: Broke last time after hitting the board in three previous, pole control; 2- Wings Of Royalty: Best of the rest

Race 6: 1- Get Crazy: Big favorite should cruise at a short price if he behaves; 3- Lunch With Jack: Has shown promise but all kinds of breaking trouble, value for second; 6- Royal Ascot: Always stays trotting, maybe minor spoils; 4- Steel Reserve

Race 7: 7- Insomniac: Putting together a big time freshman season, speed to overcome the post; 5- Royal Deceptor: Another local trotter having a solid year, has been a beaten favorite in two of his last three though; 3- Drinksforthehouse: On the board all three times he’s stayed trotting; 2- Royal Lad

Race 8: 3- Lotto Winner: Has not been sharp but finds herself in a soft spot here; 1- Rambling Chaos: Final quarters have been better of late, pole control; 5- Don’t Tell Master: Big time class dropper should get a piece; 2- Temper Of Will

Race 9: 6- Gabe The Bear Dean: Maybe the two year old to beat was a non factor at 4-5 last week, hoping for a rebound; 1- Home’n Dry: Returns to NY off back to back jacks at Mohawk, rail to be the major danger; 5- Mambo Blue Chip: On the board in five straight; 7- Crazy Wow

Race 10: 8- Starsaboveallerage: Aired in the qualifier at Vernon, value from post eight; 2- Montana Skies: Putting together a solid summer; 1- Golden Stroke: Has had breaking trouble after starting his season strong, a hit or miss play; 5- Two Smart

Race 11: 6- Lucky Budd: Broke last time after back to back jacks, call if flat; 1- Guilty Man: Consistently on the board, will play catch me if you can; 2- Titanium: Competitive in the big time stakes and sharp in the Excelsior

Race 12: 1- The African: Has been better since adding hopples, rail in a soft spot; 5- TR Connor: Showed speed when ending up second last time, can happen again; 4- Magic Ridge: Always in the mix for minor spoils

Best Bets: Get Crazy, 6th           Zoraze, 3rd


Friday Selections- August 29th 

Race 1: 1- Keystone Wallace: Moves to the rail for his first start in this class; 7- Scottish Blue: Has been good in every single local start, the trip is the question; 2- Pocket Passer: On the board in four straight; 8- The Lindy Treaty

Race 2: 5- Battleshoe Tom: Fanned off cover to set a lifetime mark last week, edge to repeat; 9- Directly Related: Has been greatly improved in his last two, major danger; 3- Matt’s Away Ten: Faded late after a big move last time, the favorite in 0-25 this year; 1- Flirty Filly

Race 3: 4- Blazin Benny: If he trots, he names his margin, a gamble at odds on though; 1- Matcan: Likely pocket sitter to the top one; 2- Through The Night: Class dropper could be the one if the top choice falters; 3- Hallin Cash

Race 4: 2- Gotabgoodtoblucky: We’ll look to keep riding his hot streak; 1- Do It For Annie: Has been factoring for minor spoils from bad posts, should be close from a good one; 7- Increditable: Usually ends up third or fourth and usually while facing tougher; 5- Russ N Us

Race 5: 1- Miss Sowo: May just be scratching the surface of what she’s capable of, handles the step up; 3- Sinful Vito: The clear favorite looking to repeat for Bouchard; 2- Double Mctwist: Moves inside off the connection change; 8- Southwind Vixen

Race 6: 7- Tiamo: Just missed in back to back Opens, should handle these; 2- Shawnee Dancer: Another mare who shows Open lines, clearly next best; 4- Precious Rose N: Showed signs of life when closing to be second; 3- Hathaway Anne

Race 7: 5- Lauderdale: Been waiting for him to hit the front end, this might be his spot; 4- Baby Boy Grin: Could be the one to beat despite coming off a rare break; 6- Just Make Believe: Always in the top four, rarely a winner; 1- Pay The Winner

Race 8: 1- Legerdepan: She’s a different mare on the engine, down and in to win; 6- Terror To Cam: Not sure of her trip but steps up while razor sharp and capable of factoring; 2- Bettor B Genuine: Hasn’t had a good post since the claim, until now; 3- My Ideal

Race 9: 3- Brussel Sprout: Moves up but in seeking his fourth straight, slim edge; 5- Kendra Hanover: Dobson’s choice has faced better while lightly raced this season; 1- Wind And A Prayer: No chance trip in last, first legit shot in this class; 2- Flaming Yankee

Race 10: 2- Crazy About NY: If she gets a pocket trip, she could be a major stretch threat; 1- Merlincrest: Pole control off the drop for Dobson, the one to beat; 3- Morning Joe: The trip looks questionable for this sophomore trotter; 5- Giant T

Race 11: 6- Happy Apples: Raced well in this class earlier this year, returns to town off an easy victory; 1- Susie’s Delight: The race’s wild card off a scratch, capable; 9- Filomena: Steps up off a career best win; 2- Hang To The Riggin

Race 12: 5- Nautilus De Vie: Coppola’s choice is always a danger, looks like the pocket rocket here; 2- Georgia Baby: Finally gets the luck of the draw but is coming off a break; 1- Ginny And Tonic: Has had awful posts in stakes tries, they’ll have to catch her; 3- Treasure Volo

Race 13: 3- Must Be Psychic: Consistent 1:59 trotter in local starts, that should be enough; 6- Make It Hot: Faded last time despite a perfect trip but had been solid in previous tries; 1- CC Mister C: Could get overbet from the rail; 9- For Goodness Lindy

Best Bets: Legerdepan, 8th              Keystone Wallace, 1st  

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