Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:53 PM


2-Trix Are For Kids – From the initial first offering of 2014 Hambletonian champion Trixton, first foal out of a sister to millionaire & Breeders Crown winner Stroke Play, draws much better off a respectable fourth in her opener


6-Susy – From the first crop of Father Patrick, world champion at two & three & highest earning racehorse in 2014, another sharp Takter prospect out of Hall of Fame dam Solvieg, sister to Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lassie just missed with an eye-catching late surge in her debut


5-Princess Deo – Trixton filly, fifth foal out of 1:51.4 performer & multiple stakes winner Queen Serene, debuts off a solid third in her lone qualifier chasing a Takter standout Asiago & worthy of consideration



3-Tactical Landing – $800,000 brother to Mission Brief has flourished in the Takter “boot camp”, continues to progress & keep his Hambo hopes alive, fresh from a close second in 1:51.1 he romped wire-to-wire with confidence-building strides & draws inside again


9-Southwind Chrome – Hambo sleeper for the Marion Marauder connections hit the board for the fifth time in just six starts, while just behind Tactical landing, draws well outside that rival after missing last week


5-Muscle M Up – Muslce Hill colt joins the Jim Campbell Hambo battalion with a light resume & frequent breaks, yet seemed to get his act together with a strong qualifier, collared late by the highly-rated Wolfgang



6-Pickwick – Showed some positive hints before his first turn miscue two weeks ago, sports a 1:52.4 mark, switches to Brett Miller & looms as a price play


2-Justa Camilion – Flashed a little more late life in his last two, gets another big shot at this bottom condition from an inside draw


1-Voice Of Truth – 10YO with plenty of back class made only four starts late last year, returns from a six-month layoff off a winning qualifier in PA & lands the rail in a light match up



3-Seaside Bliss – $300,000 Cantab Hall sister to Peter Haughton Memorial winner & Hambo contender You Know You Do finished fourth behind Hanna Dreamgirl in her opener, draws well & has license to step up


6-Asiago – $200,000 Muscle Hill filly second foal out of a sister to My MVP, 1:52 [$879,804], who was third by a neck in 2012 Hambo, won her second baby race with an authoritative late burst for Team Takter & debuts in a competitive division


5-Hanna Dreamgirl – $125,000 Chapter Seven filly lived up to her tote hype by almost going all the way in her third outing & Big M debut for Toscano, top contender off that lively effort



2-Goose Bay Fiftytwo – Art Major brother to Doctor Butch, 1:48.1 [$1,386,407] took three qualifiers to unleash a 1:54.3 romp with a :26.3, debuts for Team Miller with an inside draw against some sharp prospects


5-Major Deception – First crop of Captaintreacherous & $130,000 brother to Breeders Crown champion Divine Caroline, 1:49.2 [$880,335], cruised in his second baby race, one of three bright prospects for Tony Alagna in here


3-Waterway – Another Captaintreacherous first timer for Team Alagna, brother to Sicily, 1:48.2 [$424,457] was strong in all three qualifiers, just missed to the standout Blacklight on June 16, draws inside & may be a factor



5-Beautiful Sin – $480,000 first foal out of the Cantab Hall mare Sina has been picture perfect so far for Team Takter, jogged in her opener over a sloppy track @ Pocono


4-The Ice Duchess – $320,000 Muscle Hill sister to Ice Attraction, 1:52.4 [$526,943] went all the way in PA All-Stars debut in the slop @ Pocono & flashed a :27.3 here in her first qualifier


2-Stella Jane – Crawford Farms homebred took some tote action in her Big M debut, appeared anxious to pull the pocket on the favorite Hanna Dreamgirl & edged by in :27.3, lands right back inside to stalk the speed in this one



6-Call Me Queen Be – Did get away well from post 12, but got totally blocked behind two tiring rivals in the Golden Girls, Breeders Crown champion was in winning form elsewhere before that  


1A-Monica Gallagher – Took two and a half months off, went out on a winning note & dominated her qualifier with a new mark of 1:51.1, loves it here & part of a strong Burke entry


4-Lyons River Pride – Finished third in her Roses Are Red elimination, but not up to the top ones in that final, fresh off a game score @ Mohawk, ships into a barn going well



1-Green Manalishi S – Muscle Hill colt bred in Sweden impressed in two of his three baby races, romped with a perfect trip debuting as the heavy favorite @ Pocono & lands the rail again here


2-Sovereign Deo – Trixton brother to Stand Guard, 1:53.1 [$629,065] tripped out from post seven to upset Brady Bunch in his opener & ramps it up further from an improved post


7-Precision – Muscle Hill brother to 2013 Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life saved, angled & came charging by to pull an upset in his Kindergarten Classic debut, sharp prospect despite a more challenging draw



2-Odds On Boca Raton – Part of the stellar Captaintreacherous-Tony Alagna quartet in this intriguing match up, sat, angled & exploded home in :26.2, blowing by the heavy favorite Blacklight in his debut & draws inside again for Scottie Z


1-Captain Ahab – First crop of two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous, out of a sister to Artspeak, 1:47.4 [$1,628,762], $100,000 yearling barely outsprinted stablemate U S Captain in a wicked :26.3 after cruising in both qualifiers & lands the rail again


4-U S Captain – Another impressive Captaintreacherous offspring for Team Alagna, third foal from 2012 Dan Patch Award winner American Jewel, 1:48.2 [$1,840,565], also was two-for-two in his morning trials & looms large again



6-Don’t Let’em – Takter-tuned Muscle Hill colt went all the way in smashing style in his Big M debut with a wrapped up :27, then strolled wire-to-wire in the PA All-Stars @ Pocono


3-Gerry – $225,000 brother to Evelyn, 1:52.2 [$305,222] followed up his two winning baby races here by holding on at 1-9 in the PA All-Stars @ Pocono, draws better to keep it going


1-Kings County – $210,000 Muscle Hill colt looked superb winning both baby races, then broke as the big favorite in his opener, obviously has talent, chance to rebound from the rail



2-Key West - $130,000 Captaintreacherous filly out of a sister to 1:48.4 performer Bestofbest Hanover, nosed out by Izzy Hanover with a vicious :26.2 sprint & draws inside for Team Alagna in a wild finale


1-Treacherous Reign – First foal out of 1:49.3 performer Scandalous Hanover, Captaintreacherous filly dominated her Kindergarten Classic debut & kicks off a Team Alagna quartet in a very competitive division


5-Izzy Hanover – $170,000 Captaintreacherous sister to 1:49.2 performer Inverse Hanover chased standout Zero Tolerance in both qualifiers, controlled the pace & held off a fast-closing Key West to take her debut




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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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