Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:15 PM

RACE 1

5-Wise Image – Sports a mark of 1:50.4 here & eight for 20 last season, nice qualifier on view & second start off the bench for this Team Harmon in a highly vulnerable field

 

3-Mr Carrotts – One for 16 this season, yet shows repeated tough trips against better, now gets class & post relief in a wide-open curtain raiser

 

6-Joe Joe Joe – Added Lasix & crushed a real weak field from post nine at only 4-1 in his Big M debut despite missing 18 days, how much more does Joe have for this slightly tougher match up?

 

RACE 2

6-Sharp Action Money – Settled down & won the qualifier with a crisp :25.2, then finished a solid third against some tough foes in the comebacker, 4YO Team Burke trainee poised to show more

 

7-Wager On Me – Another Delaware invader on a roll, Bettor’s Delight colt likes it on or near the lead, may adjust quickly to the mile track, takes charge & never look back

 

1-Goldberg – Team Teague sophomore hasn’t missed the board in five starts this season, outsprinted with a perfect trip as the heavy favorite 22 days ago, remains on a form spree

 

RACE 3

5-Kiwi Ideal N – Just missed in his last three here with well-driven efforts, now switches to The Bionic Man & lands the ideal midpack draw to set up his stalking style

 

1-Boogie Nights – Has come around at this level with a close second, then a convincing score last week, moves inside to set up his hard-charging style

 

4-Always A Diamond – Responded to the Gingras touch with a second  & win against these last month, beaten favorite got roughed up last week & as a chance rebound

 

RACE 4

1-Bring The Thunder – Note the fast-closing second in Leg 2 of the Wiggle It Jiggleit Series, no chance after a very slow start in that final, now lands the rail in a very competitive affair

 

7-Western Exposure – Flashed speed, then shook loose late to nose out Play Times Over in his 3YO debut last week, tougher post, yet the barn has come out guns blazing

 

5-Play Times Over – Carved out a perfect second over trip from post eight & nosed out by Western Exposure in an eye-catching Big M debut, big threat on the follow up for Team Teague

 

RACE 5

2-Donttellmeagain – Last year’s Graduate winner qualified well, then got bogged down by a dull flow in the crowded Golden Receiver, draws better to fire a better shot in his second start back

 

6-Sweet Rock – Zero chance from post ten in Leg 1 of the Golden Receiver with little flow, unleashed the season’s fastest 1:48.1 in the Preferred before that, big chance to rebound

 

3-Dealt A Winner – Runner up to HOY Mcwicked in the 2018 TVG Final qualified with vigor & obviously needed the comebacker from post 11, now eligible to step up & show his class

 

RACE 6

6-JK Parlay – Caught fire winning three in a row, changed barns & lowered his mark to 1:50.2 two starts back, chased a runaway last week, draws better in an intriguing match up

 

7-Rough Odds – Drops back down to the level of the well-driven upset three starts back, now the post is tougher, but his tactical speed & current form rates him a major contender

 

4-Incredible Shark – Used a class drop to regain his winning form & confidence last week, forced to step up a couple of notches, yet draws the same inside post

 

RACE 7

3-This Is The Plan – Matron & Progress Pace winner forced wide from a tough spot chasing a 1:50 winner in his much-needed comebacker from post ten, now moves inside for Team Burke

 

5-Dorsoduro Hanover – Breeders Crown champion & top earning 3YO last year was more active in his second qualifier, gutsy gelding can take a lot of air & looms large right off the hop

 

1-Rock Lights – Took a 1:49.4 mark @ Dover Downs back in late March, speedy Andrew Harris trainee owns some experience here & can avoid traffic pushing off from the rail9-None Bettor A - 

 

RACE 8

2-Blood Line – Pulled an 8-1 upset with a perfect two-hole trip fresh off the bench, speed tightened further @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, back here with post two again in a snug affair

 

9-None Bettor A – Pounced on this one & so did the betting public in a scintillating Big M debut blowout for Team Bongiorno, faces a stiffer test, yet this Aussie import may be even better

 

8-K Ryan Bluechip – Got another shot at this reduced level, thought he was going to prevail with his patented first over steamroll & just missed last week, Preferred winner is overdue

 

RACE 9

6-Trolley – His comeback from injury includes five Preferred wins already this season, pace & trip compromised in his last two, stamina & talent not a question, prime time to step up

 

3-Cruzado Dela Noche – Yonkers International Trot winner faltered in his last two events of 2018, but qualified with some vigor here & looks ready to contend from an inside post

 

5-Will Take Charge – Last year’s Cutler runner up has been sharpening his sword in the Yonkers Open, raced well here late last season & strong in the win column

 

RACE 10

1-Sams A Champ A – Dropped to this level & got nosed out with a perfect trip last week, this Aussie import is peaking from the rail now for a sharp barn

 

2-Backstreet Lawyer – Blitzed by a 1:49 winner last week, broken equipment before that, don’t like the one for 14 this season, but drops dangerously & lands post two again

 

6-Sagebrush Sid – Was absolutely flying in :25.4 in a blanket photo two starts back, somehow rallied for third from an impossible spot last week, now class relief may put him over the edge

 

RACE 11

2-Courtly Choice – The 2018 Pace & Jug winner aired it out in both qualifiers with sharp displays of speed, draws inside to avoid traffic & reunited with The Buckeye

 

8-Always A Prince – Unraced at two, then 2018 Indiana Pacer of the Year, has added Lasix & prepped in sharp fashion, may have plenty of speed to shoot at in this wild affair

 

4-Done Well – One of three Burke trainees uncorked a standout second qualifier, draws inside, expect Dexter Dunn to send up out of there & gain a tactical advantage

 

RACE 12

6-Bravo Tex N – Love the effort when he suffered a narrow loss from post eight with pace at both ends two starts back, beaten favorite @ Pocono last out looks live for Team Harmon

 

4-Another Daily Copy – Nothing in his first two starts this season, but his barn knows how to fine tune them, gets class & post relief & adds The Bionic Man

 

1-Life Happened – Shows beating better as the favorite back on 3-23, took a 1:51.2 mark here this season, serious drop down candidate from the rail in a wide-open field

 

RACE 13

6-Techino Hanover – 0 for 14 this season, arrives off a dull mile, but shows some recent competitive lines & versatility & ships into a real soft finale

 

2-Talk Show – Moves inside fresh off a big wake-up effort & narrow loss last week, expect more aggressive handling from Andy Miller

 

4-Camwiser – 14YO stayed on a roll with a solid third last week, draws better to set up a similar cover trip & rally, tough to leave out

 

 

 

 

 



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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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