Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:58 PM


2-Helpisontheway – This Linda Toscano-tuned Chapter Seven colt has quickly found his best stride, just missed to eventual EBC winner Six Pack in 1:52.1 before getting parked in that final, note the :26 & change final quarters to launch his 3YO season


3-Seviyorum – Last year’s Breeders Crown runner up to the great Manchego hit the ticket in nine of 13, nailed Samo Different Day with a wicked :27.1 sprint in the qualifier, Team Orange Crush have her ready & like her chances right off the hop


1-Samo Different Day – The consistent Takter Hambo hopeful on the board in 11 of 13 as a freshman, 2ndin the Peter Haughton & Matron Final, 3rdin the Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, controlling speed & nailed by Seviyorum in the latest qualifier



5-Betterthanbrie – That 1:52.3 qualifier here back on April 21 stands out in this field, has struggled to duplicate that & find his way, but this Takter project returns to the mile track after gaining some valuable experience


2-Ideal Life – Unraced 3YO from a productive family that includes a couple of sub 1:50 performers, debuts in a soft spot fresh off a winning qualifier at Gaitway


7-The Second Star – Assigned the outside with a lively upset in 1:53 back on April 27, caught in some tough spots in her last two, look for The Mann to send her into contention



4-Multitaskr Hanover – Has been knocking on the door here while dealing with challenging posts, finally moves inside to set up a winning rally for very capable Jennifer Lappe


5-Wild Smile – Caught him when he rallied to score his only win this season back on March 30, racing well while a tad overmatched in NY & fresh off a tough trip, returns to the mile track where he can thrive


3-Inukchuk Chuck – Failed to take advantage of a perfect second over trip, yet was pace compromised here on May 18, look for him to be within closer striking range



5-OK Heavenly – Had zero chance closing from last into a :54.3 back half, her one for 17 record this season is a concern, but this is a great spot for her to get aggressive


6-Stormtracker – Twice beaten favorite squandered a tailor made second over trip off a hot pace, yet has the class & form to redeem herself in this abbreviated field


4-Scandalicious – One for 15 in 2018, only two starts last month, has missed three weeks, but won a Blue Chip Matchmaker division & may actually hold a class edge



3-Misslarose – We all know what she’s capable off when on her game & she loves the Big M, held on for a new mark of 1:52.4 three starts back before running into the classy Broadway Donna, Team Burke trainee has a big chance to trip out


1A-Double L Lindy – Reeled off two straight blowouts, then set a rated pace & got gunned down by the razor sharp Celebrity Ruth in :27.1 last week, completes a formidable entry & lands in an ideal spot to rebound


1-Fly On – Hambletonian prospect last year has regained his top stride with aggressive efforts in his last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside for a prime opportunity



9-Voss Volo – Nice recovery from a miscue to just miss in NYSS on May 11, next a lively effort to make the EBC, too far back in that final, big threat despite another outside draw


8-Repentance – Lightly-raced Linda Toscano-tuned filly flashed some serious talent winning a qualifier here on May 12, then advance to the EBC Final, give her a chance with the right set up from a demanding post


6-Broadway Bruiser – Hambo eligible has hit the board in both starts this season, finished a solid second from a tough spot last week & may be on the verge



2-Cheap Thrills – Racing better on the comeback trail with Lasix, gets away from the raging Mylittlesurfergirl & in line for a perfect trip in a highly beatable field


4-Jenna Hanover – One for 19 in 2018, flashed some late life just behind Cheap Thrills from an impossible spot, now gets class & post relief


3-Limelight – Finished an even fourth in an okay transition to the mile track, draws better & may complete the top three in a best-of-the-rest scenario



4-King Cast – Chased a runaway Shady Mccoy with a solid effort for second last week, his one for 19 record this season is a concern, but this looks like an ideal spot for an overdue win


5-Master Kingpin – 4YO gelding has been pretty consistent & picked up his game a bit @ Freehold, give him a chance if the pace & trip set up in his favor


6-Joeyscash – 8YO ships in fresh off the mile of his life @ Pocono, almost went all the way in his previous two @ Freehold, some positives in a field of question marks



7-Crazshana – Was scratched sick after tackling some of the toughest trotters around, now drops a notch after a much-needed acclimating mile for Team Bamond


3-Gold Medal Swan – Gets away from the red-hot Double L Lindy, drops a notch, draw inside & has a chance to assert himself & pump up his strong winning percentage


4-Shady Mccoy – Gets the call to handle the class hike fresh off a no-doubt wire-to-wire blowout, Eric Abbatiello Big M lover may be the one to knock off again 


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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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