Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 3:56 PM

RACE 1

7-Quiksilvr Bluechip – This 2YO has suddenly caught fire with two straight decisive scores in PA, faces a challenging draw, but his arrow is pointing straight up

 

6-Take A Wish – Rallied off a relatively slow half with a crisp :27.3 to hit the board just behind Cash Calf, this filly took a mark of 1:55.2 here this season

 

3-Cash Calf – Acclimated nicely with a solid runner up finish to heavily favored Gallant Man last week & draws inside again with license to improve further

 

RACE 2

9-Delightful Feather – Surprised a few with her lively career best fresh off a sick scratch + 42-day layoff, faces a tougher draw, but logically has a big chance to move up

 

7-Odds On Stephanie – Went from Red Mile Grand Circuit action to wiring these with authority two starts back, severely pace compromised & outsprinted last week, eligible to rebound

 

8-Silk Reed – Just two for 34, but can’t ignore her last three big finishes, a noteworthy :25.4 last week, will need something similar to overcome another outside draw

 

RACE 3

3-Pingaling – 4YO gelding has regained his form over his last three & since changing barns & adding trotting hopples, shuffled & rallied with trot at both ends last week, draws better & picks up Joe Lee

 

9-Hot Summer Knight – Picked him last week, he charged home, yet couldn’t go by the trip-sitting Fox Valley Steffen, stuck outside again, but watch out if there’s mayhem up front

 

2-Danish Durango – Classy ultra horse-for-the-course overcame post eight to hit the ticket last week, now moves inside & looms large

 

RACE 4

5-Yacht Week – 2YO rallied to hit the ticket in a sub-1:50 Grand Circuit event @ The Red Mile & picked up a check in the Breeders Crown elimination, lands a much softer spot here

 

1-R Bazingga – Newly-acquired Team Harmon trainee was pace compromised & closed into a :54.3 back half chasing big favorite Duddie’s Lor in a sparkling debut here & moves inside

 

9-Rolling Sea – Flashed a 1:52.1 mark here this season, returns fresh off a confidence-boosting win @ Monticello for the raging Robert Lounsbury barn & could make an impression despite the outside assignment

 

RACE 5

8-Waiting On A Woman – Classy 10YO has two needed starts since the late-summer sick scratch, tougher draw, but drops another notch

 

3-Downundermatter – Gelding loves this track, was freshened & qualified well, then took a tour of Yonkers, just one for 19, but lands in a cozy spot & reunited with The Buckeye

 

6-Hanrahan – Took a mark of 1:55.3 here in 2017, consistent form @ Vernon Downs, while repeatedly squandering perfect trips, Gingras gets the lines here & that may put him across

 

RACE 6

6-Caviart Ally – 2017 Jugette & 2018 Milton Stakes winner finished a close second in her last two Breeders Crowns, gets away from the outstanding Shartin N here

 

5-Darlinonthebeach – 2016 Shady Daisy winner won a TVG preliminary in 1:48.3 here last Fall & finished third in the final, only four starts this season for Nifty Norman, yet qualified with excellent speed & owns her share of class

 

2-Penpal – Notorious horse-for-the-course, whose last win here in late July came in the slop, returns in sharp form with a cozy inside draw

 

RACE 7

7-New Jersey Viking – Beaten favorite used pretty hard, 1:52.4 mark here this season, changes to noted trotting barn Team Harmon & gets class relief, big threat despite post eight again

 

4-Mayfair Johnny B – 4YO came right back with another rousing rally in :26.4 to repeat in style last week, draws better & poised to step up one more notch

 

8-Trolley – 1:51.4 winner here from post nine in 2017 makes his first start of the season off a couple of solid qualifiers for Team Miller & can make an immediate impression 

 

RACE 8

5-Followthewind N – Went all the way in a well-controlled effort first time Lasix, then was caught in a tough spot on the step up in class last week, fresh NZ-bred continues to acclimate

 

6-OK Heavenly – Draws a bit better off a no-chance mile last week & drops back down to the level of her stirring upset, look for her to be closer to the pace here

 

8-Delightmemphis N – Has twice hit the board with strong finishes off a sick scratch, fresh threat despite a tougher draw here

 

RACE 9

5-Bizet – Flashed some solid late trot to hit the board in his first start since late August, 3YO has a big chance to build on that nice comeback in a field full of toss outs

 

2-Pegasus Point – Steady 11YO posted back-to-back modest wins @ Vernon Downs this Fall, lands the rail with controlling speed in a wide-open field

 

1A-Verdi D Em – Has now made a couple of starts to acclimate here for Team Harmon, gets away from the red-hot Mayfair Johnny B & finds an ideal spot to spark something

 

RACE 10

7-Frog Pond Princess – Off a dull effort @ Yonkers on Tuesday, demanding draw, yet gets some class relief here & could surprise this crew

 

8-Hepburn Hanover – 3YO filly ships in sporting solid numbers, runner up against similar off a sick scratch, tough post, but has speed & upside in a soft finale

 

5-Quikstartmyheart – Chased a runaway Icommandmyspirit with a strong placing in her switch to mile track here, has a chance to duplicate that stalking strategy



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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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