Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:22 PM


8-Criminal Element – Interesting gelding shipping from Dover Downs where he beat N/W of 4, tough draws but comes off a noteworthy effort there, may be worth a swing


9-Buff – Stayed flat after consecutive breaks & just missed to the heavy favorite Majectic Sunset, moves outside, but always a dangerous controlling speed


4-Lion Brand – New acquisition for Richie Johnson rebounded with another easy confident qualifier on Lasix & draws well after get parked on 1-26



6-Muscle Diamond – Missed a couple of weeks, yet was allowed to control the front end & steal away last week, did the same thing on 1-13, continues to build stamina for possible stakes engagements


4-Opulent Yankee – Ventured over to Yonkers & almost went all the way there from psot six, previous upset here further indicated a return to form


5-Crosbys Clam Bake – Always a major speed threat, sat the pocket behind heavily favored Muscle Diamond & came up just half a length shy last week, third try off a sick scratch now



4-Playboy Rusty – Was dropping subtle hints before slingshotting off cover to a 15-1 upset last week, tries to keep the positive trend going with a slight class hike


2-Keystone Blade – Offered a serious late bid & finished third behind standout Mostinterestingman, third try off a sick scratch here from another inside post


5-Angel Rusty – Nothing wrong with her last two starts here, hit the board again as a solid runner up to runaway Mostinterestingman, a fast pace set up would help her cause



2-Leave Your Mark – Recent Team Harmon acquisition ships in off two straight tighteners @ Yonkers, the latest a wide rally in an added distance race, draws well here                                                     


6-Winemaster Hanover – Was claimed for the fifth straight start & off another solid effort, consistent gelding has done well for everybody & lands right back in for the same price


1-Time Will Tell All – Another Yonkers shipper repeatedly bogged down in mile & one quarter races, class & post relief, plus distance reduction makes him a consideration



4-Exquisite Glide – Was freshened again & finished a solid third off the qualifier, Tony Alagna trainee with potential from post four again


1-Hyway Marcus – Dangerous drop down candidate for Team Harmon, twice hit the board against tougher last month


2-Rose Run Quickley – Drops back to the level of the easy win two starts back & draws inside to duplicate that effort



1-Betabcool N – New Zealand import jogged in her lone qualifier on Lasix, draws the rail at the next to bottom level, tough to gauge, may need one or two


5-Odds On Key West – Alagna tuned mare offered some sneaky late pace in her comeback from post eight & certainly has license to improve


7-Melanies Sharkette – Richie Johnson trainee has won three of her last four with authority, steps back up in price off the mile of her life


RACE 7    

1-Swift Warrior – Steamrolled to victory in a sparkling debut for the Harmon stable & figure to be even better in his second start off the bench


4-O U Sexy Guy – Picked up Brett Miller & closed for a minor share in his return to the mile track, gets some needed class & post relief here


3-I C Caviar – Drops & draws well again off a big first over effort, proven winner here for Irish Joe may be on the verge of an overdue win



8-Watkins – Dropped back to this level & just missed two weeks ago, blew these away by seven lengths on January 13, tactical speed puts him in play


4-Mostinterestingman – Gelding has unleashed two straight blowouts for Team Burke, including a career best 1:56.2, draws well & certainly merits this test for class


9-Sheer Flex – Fresh claim off two straight wins for this price & took a new mark of 1:54.1 last week, moves outside, yet remains a major threat



2-Robocall Hanover – Consistent Burke trainee took a couple of weeks off after stealing one on the engine, draws inside & faces some more experienced mares, may be up to it


4-Blush Hanover – Scored an overdue win with a perfect trip on the drop down two starts back, launched too far behind Mac’s Secure last week & draws better in good form


5-Joyful Game – Suffered another tough loss when she stormed home just a neck shy of Mac’s Secure last week, sets up her rally from another midpack stalking post



1-Hugh Hefner N – Team Harmon trainee returns to the mile track, hit the board against better here back in December & pushes off from the rail


6-Titus Seelster – Just missed by a neck with pace at both ends, drops a notch & anything similar makes him a serious contender


7-Mister Truth – Gets another class drop off a rare miscue, been knocking heads with much better this season



7-Gurl Bank K – Talented filly for Andrew Harris took a mark of 1:51.3 at two, won her comeback qualifier in solid fashion & may be too class for these


8-Total Miss – Another intriguing Dover Downs shipper was a top contender in N/W of 5 there, tough post, but picks up Super Brett


1A-Ava N Ella – Grey filly added Lasix & aired it out in an impressive debut here, lightly-raced 4YO tackles post ten, but with plenty of upside




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Ken Warkentin has been a member of the award-winning broadcast team at Meadowlands Racetrack as the Track Announcer and television commentator for 25 years. Ken has appeared on national television networks such as ESPN, called 15 editions of the $1 million Hambletonian, and worked as a member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports and CBS Sports.

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