Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:58 PM

RACE 1

3-Star Track Hanover – Solid runner up to impressive first timer Guaranteed with Lasix added, draws inside to continue improving for Team Burke

 

1-Summit In Sight – Rallied in sharp :26.4 when qualified a close second to Guaranteed, then regressed into a break after flashing speed in the comebacker, chance to rebound from the rail

 

10-Miss Trixton – Aired it out to break her maiden in style in a smashing 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, filly with a future demands attention despite post ten

 

RACE 2

1-Odds On Naples – Just missed in her 3YO debut with a :26.3, then grinded gamely into a :54.4 back half, lands her third straight rail for the Crocodile Man

 

6-Backseat Terror – Runner up in her last three, fresh off a strong uncovered effort & outgamed Fool Me Again for the place last week with a :54.4 back half

 

5-Fool Me Again – Covered her last half in a brisk :54.2 to gain the show spot last week, one for 15 filly heading in the right direction

 

RACE 3

7-Swancredit – Just one for 15 this season, yet comes off a much-improved rally for third in :27.3, Robert Lounsbury claim back in late March hits rock bottom here

 

2-Knightofvictory – Suddenly got aggressive in the slop & had just enough to hold off Prince Of Minto for a new mark, draws an improved post to set up his preferred stalking trip

 

5-Prince Of Minto – Beaten favorite fresh off a nose loss to Knightofvictory with trot at both ends from post eight, solid rally for third before that, chance to turn the tables

 

RACE 4

5-Ideal Son – Forced wide from a tough spot & hit the board with a :26.4 over an off track last week, a positive sign for his switch back to claimers & dangerous within striking range

 

4-Shaving Mug – 10YO added Gingras & lathered up to beat these with a sterling rally in the slop last week, follows up on that superb acclimating mile from another inside post

 

7-Pop Pop Joe – Hot item at the claim box took pressure & folded fifth as the heavy favorite last week, always capable of swelling up on the front end & now Team Fusco takes over

 

RACE 5

1A-Haveoneforme – Towered up late with a snappy :27.2 to nose out heavy favorite Asiago in the comebacker, that new mark was three weeks ago, yet this filly has major league potential

 

9-Say You Do – That was some bounce back effort & game grind for the upset last week, now tackles post ten off the mile of his life

 

4-Speed Titan – Grand Circuit player at two, rebounded off a miscue to chase a classy The Ice Dutchess in the second qualifier & draws well to contend right off the hop

 

RACE 6

3-Stonebridge Gamble – Two solid tighteners here so far, severely pace compromised & closed in :26.4 last week, 4YO with upside draws inside for Team Buter

 

4-Warrawee Shipshape – Nailed the heavy favorite Celebrity Pegasus with a perfect trip two starts back, then chased the standout repeater La Grange A last week, huge threat here

 

6-Celebrity Pegasus – Just missed to Warrawee Shipshape two starts back & runner up again to well-rated winner last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, solid contender in a tight affair

 

RACE 7

10-Gold Orchid N – That was some explosive rally to take a new mark of 1:50.2 in her sloppy track Big M debut, somehow she gets class relief to go along with a more challenging post

 

2-Rockin Praline – Solid runner up to the standout Reclamation last week, game wire-to-wire to nose out Stylish Beachwhere before that, draws inside in top form

 

5-Stylish Beachwhere – Never entered contention last week & now 0 for 15 this season, second to Reclamation in :25.3 before that, needs a better start to set up her stalking style

 

RACE 8

3-Family Roll Call – 0 for 11 this season, yet has cycled forward in her last three, nice rally for second to heavy favorite You Should Be Here last week & now draws better

 

8-Parkin In Heaven – Parlayed a mild upset & new mark of 1:52.4 in the slop here with a decisive wire-to-wire @ Pocono, gate speed puts her in play & her form has never been better

 

6-Traffic Jam – Raced well in her last three since switching to Team Harmon, a decent third behind Family Roll Call with a perfect second over trip last week, needs bit more improvement

 

RACE 9

1-Ideal Candidate - Toss out last week’s no-chance trip from post ten in the GSY Series, a rock solid second to a revved up Pop Pop Joe before that, moves inside & reunited with Dexter Dunn

 

4-Just N Berlander – Has cranked it up & knocking on the door in his last two, reclaimed by David Wiscow & draws inside again to work out another stalking trip 

 

5-Daylon Horizon – Followed up a tough nose loss with a winning rally & narrowly denied Just N Berlander last week, looks to continue ramping it up with a similar set up

 

RACE 10

2-Democracy N – 11YO with some success here in the past, can take advantage of some class relief & smooth trip from an inside post here & note the barn change

 

6-Steve Said – Moved forward off an acclimating mile with a perfect trip upset from post eight last 

week, any semblance of that effort could spell repeat

 

4-Perseverant – Shifted his act back here to the mile track, set a rated pace & settled for third last week, draws better for his third start off a sick scratch

 

RACE 11

7-DW’s Revenge – Fresh off a narrow loss in a key third start off the bench, Team Burke trainee appears on the verge in a field begging to be beaten

 

5-Arrakis – Flashing early speed, yet has struggled recently, now this Big M horse-for-the-course gets some much-needed class relief, will it be enough?

 

6-Majestic Presence – Went all the way in his second start off the bench for Team Orange Crush, has a chance to rebound off a dull mile @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

RACE 12

7-Carly Girl – Struggling against better from tough posts over smaller tracks, makes her second start for trainer Nick Surick & lands in a prime spot to shine

 

3-Live Odds – Hasn’t won in a long, yet did make up for a slow start with a solid second last week, note the :26.4 when she was runner up in the slop on 4-12

 

4-Whiskersonkittens – Veteran mare has two solid tighteners under here, rallied for third behind Live Odds last week & now draws better

 

RACE 13

7-Awesomeness – 1:50.1 winner here last season, returns to the Big M at a greatly reduced level & adds Gingras in a now-or-never spot

 

9-Major Authority – Has found the going simply too tough here since coming back, moves outside, but this is a significant class drop for a dangerous barn 

 

5-Major Pepper – Making up for a lost season in 2018 & coming around in his last three @ Pocono, ships into a soft affair here for Team Harmon

 



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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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