Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:20 PM


2-Outcry – This 4YO has really sharpened his sword for trainer Bruce Lauer with hard-charging narrow losses in his last two, draws inside after just missing a huge upset in a G Notes Final


5-One More Miracle – Responded when he was due for a wake up call with a crisp rally for second in his third start off the bench, The Mann has a live item on the verge


4-Bay Rum – Just one for 15 this season, but finished a gutsy second here from the same inside post two starts back, has a big chance to set up a stalking trip



5-Shady Mccoy – His lone win here came against tougher N/W $8,500 company back on March 10, struggling in amateur events, solid runner up two starts back indicates form, now Eric takes the lines


1-Kent County – Changed barns & promptly aired it out @ Rosecroft despite coming off a sick scratch, arrives with the rail & faces a field ripe for the taking


7-Goneinapuffofsmoke – Went on Lasix before being freshened with a couple of months off, qualified well behind the classy Pinkman & could make an impression in this wide-open match up



1A-Captain Deo – Brother to Rock N’ Roll World, 1:48.3 [$712,737] picked up a couple of checks against salty PASS company, Tony Alagna Pace eligible is tighter now


8-Mr Heaven – Suddenly uncorked a wire-to-wire down-the-road mission, while leaving heavy favorite So Confused gasping first over, has no choice but to attempt a similar blast off with the outside assignment & may go a long way again


3-Ideal Chill – Late-blooming 4YO did okay in his career debut chasing a runaway Mr Heaven last week, lands the same inside post & eligible to improve at a price



4-Frankie C – One for 17 this season, yet put forth a gutsy effort to finish a much-improved third two starts back, then paid the price for a slow start in a G Notes Final last week, well situated here


1-Pick Six – Only three for his last 42, but lands the rail in a soft field fresh off a narrow loss @ Freehold, can parlay that move into a stalk n pop scenario here for Ginsberg & Fusco


2-Always A Diamond – Had no chance getting away last from post eight in last week’s G Notes Final, hit the board in two previous starts, draws much better here & long overdue



4-Ballerat Boomerang – Note the way he exploded home to win the added distance Hot Lead division two starts back, suffered some interference in that final, draws better on a roll


7-Caviart Luca – Team Burke-tuned gelding has sharpened form in his last three in PA, just missed with dazzling speed from post eight @ Pocono last week


1-Bruce’s Magic – Continues to climb the class ladder while regaining form, lands the rail fresh off a full control wire-to-wire career best 1:49.3 last week



3-Griffon Hanover – Beaten favorite stepped back up to this level & ran into a raging Bruce’s Magic last week, took a new mark of 1:51.3 before that, razor sharp & draws inside again


2-Bupa Brusier – Returns to the mile track fresh off a confidence-boosting wire-to-wire @ Yonkers, did well against better here earlier this spring, lands an inside post in a competitive match up


7-Sams Triple Crown – Brushed n crush them with a career best 1:49.3 last week, back up in class with a more demanding draw, yet commands strong attention on his current trend



6-Windsong Leo – This Burke trainee took a mark of 1:50.2 in round one of the Whata Baron Series, just missed in that Final before winning an Open @ Yonkers, seven-time winner this season looks tough here


1-Awesomeness – This Brett Pelling trainee was awesome here at times earlier this season, has been bogged down by slow starts in his last three in PA, look for speed from the rail


3-Highalator – Was a sharp 4YO Open winner here in the slop & took a mark of 1:49 back on April 28, picked up checks in a tougher series @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns in a prime spot



4-Brigadier Bronski A – Aussie import was an impressive winner here back on May 5 off a sick scratch, no chance in his last two, returns here with some class & post relief


7-Major War – This gelding has come around recently, scored a sharp perfect trip upset in the slop two starts back, rallied to hit the board from an impossible spot last week


3-Quality Bud – Stormed home to upset at this level back on May 5, chased the classy Blood Line in :26.4 last week, back inside to set up a trip within closer range in an intriguing match up



2-Hillbilly Hanover – Classy near millionaire seemed to round into form before his no chance mile last week with a :54 back half, moves inside a camera-shy field


3-Mister Indiana – Followed up a gritty second in his debut here with a gallant narrow loss in last week’s G Notes Final, acclimated now, draws inside again & revved up to show speed


6-Allblack Stride N – Form cycle in high gear fresh off an easy wire-to-wire @ Freehold, looking for a lively pace & smooth trip to put him in play



5-Nobles Finesse – 1:51.4 winner here last season fanned wide with some late pace in his second start off the bench, nine-time winner in 2017 lands in an ideal spot


2-Yo Cheyenne Rocky – His lone win this year came when he wired N/W $5,000 back on Feb. 2, chased the classier Bupa Brusier @ Yonkers last out, a threat from an inside post here


3-Youda Shark – Only one for 16 this season, but offered enough late life to grab a small share in a much-needed acclimating mile on short rest, looms as a price play from an improved post



7-Love Tap Hanover – Bet down to 2-1 & motored home into a :54.2 back half to hit the ticket from a tough spot last week, Pelling trainee remains a threat despite the same demanding draw


2-Yo Apollo Creed – Just missed in the slop with against N/W $3,500 types two starts back, then flashed premature speed last week, hits rock bottom with form cycle trending the right way


3-Danish Diligence – Only one for 19 in 2018, completes a best-of-the-rest top three after closing in a much-improved :26.3 last week & remains at this bottom level



1-Rockinwiththebest – Has been rockin it recently against $20,000 claimers @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, rallied to upset $15,000 stock here back on March 17 & paid $69.20, gets class & post relief in a wide-open finale


8-Byby Landon – I have no idea where that stunning 1:52.3 blowout career best @ Freehold came from, this is his third start off a sick scratch, faces a challenging draw, but any semblance of that mile makes him the once to catch


2-Gaius Crastinus – Only one for 14 this season, has had a few needed start since the sick scratch, owns a bit of back class & lands in a soft spot to regain his form




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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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