Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:16 PM


1-She’s A Major Lady – Flashed a sharp :26.3 for minor spoils in a positive career debut here, look for further improvement from the rail in a field of question marks


7-Backseat Terror – Four straight seconds, both here were excellent efforts & strong finishes, prime opportunist & big chance to break through in this opener 


5-Able Hanover – Launched a premature move to a late lead & held second in one of her best efforts to date against tougher TSS company, her one for 17 record is a concern



2-French Café – Consistent Father Patrick filly won both qualifiers displaying versatility & vigor, looks ready with an inside draw for Team Orange Crush


6-Trix Are For Kids – Romped fresh off the bench with a well-driven upset from post nine, then runner up to standout Asiago, two superb preps for the Cancelliere brothers


1-Starita – Trixton filly was major stakes player at two qualified with controlling speed, looking to show more stamina & upside from the rail 



4-TT Conway – Landed on the fringe fourth after slow starts from tougher posts in his last two, lands in an ideal spot stalk the speed & break through for the red-hot Bionic Man


6-Total Diva – Seemed to get her act in gear last month @ Pocono, must rebound off an early miscue at the bottom level here with trotting technician Tyler Buter


2-Magic N Spice – Moves back inside with a strong third in :27.1 two starts back, returns to the mile track with a chance to exploit a soft spot



5-Awesomeness – Beaten favorite simply went too fast & fell just a neck shy last week, clearly the class of the field in top form


4-May I Cruise West – Draws well fresh off a rousing new mark at age seven with pace at both ends, look for Mark Schullstrom to put him in play


7-So Take That – No chance from post eight & likely overmatched last out, just missed with a big rally before that in this series & reunited with John Calabrese



7-Guaranteed – Team Toscano-tuned Hambletonian hopeful cruised confidently as expected in his opener from post eight off superb qualifiers, Muscle Hill colt continues to soar


2-Summit In Sight – Rebounded off a break with a well-driven mild upset last week for Team Orange Crush, draws inside again to build on that first lifetime win


4-Holiday Hangover – Draws better off two ideal preps, runner up in the Matron Stakes at two has a chance to trip out & ramp it up further



6-Totally Takter – Trixton brother to two-time Dan Patch Award winner Ariana G makes his long-awaited debut off a strong qualifier with trotting hopples added & his barn can do no wrong


4-Lazzaro – Ran into the rip roaring Guaranteed in his latest here, then almost went all the way as the heavy favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns here with an inside post


2-Marveloustrix – Bounced back with the mile of her life in the second qualifier & draws inside with a chance to stalk the pace & break through in a soft spot for her 3YO debut



5-My Lindy Winner – Saw his winning streak snapped at six when he finished a pace compromised third in the Weiss Final, raging 4YO for Team Harmon well spotted here


4-For A Dreamer – Twice beaten chalk just missed in his 2019 debut, then severely pace compromised chasing a well-rated La Grange A, on the verge for a sharp barn


2-Di Oggi – Solid runner up in both starts last month, including one here at this level in the slop two starts back, noted for his big finish, draws an improved post for Ake Svanstedt 



3-Muscle M Up – Tripped out to take a new mark in his 4YO debut with trotting hopples off @ Pocono after a sharp qualifier here, draws well to expound on that for Ake Svanstedt


6-Northern Credit – After beating N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia he finished a strong second here with trot at both ends with Gingras in the bike, rates major contender status


1-Dover Dony – Stole the Weiss Series Final wire-to-wire & came away with a new mark of 1:54, pushes off with speed from the rail & comes to play every night



1-Mission Accepted – Won his first three starts for Team Burke @ Miami Valley, then just missed in the GNE Series @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws the rail with potential untapped


5-U Need Stones – The other Team Burke trainee in here rebounded big time with the mile of his life last week, right back same class same post


3-Resita – Takes a well-deserved step up in class fresh off an confident score from post ten & looms large with stalking trip in current form



1-Crazshana – Flashed enough late trot & showed enough improvement in his third start off the bench to merit a long look, may be poised to show his class from the rail 


6-Another Breath – Gelding is only one for 13 this season but on the improve, a solid second to a revved up Resita last week, chance to score an overdue win with another patient trip


8-If Not Why Not – Class drop candidate here finished third in a deadheat last week, 4YO working his way into shape & needs some luck from a tough draw



5-Betterthanbrie – Drops back down to the level of the decisive score three starts back, stalking threat still ramping it up on the comeback trail


4-Wynnfrith – Reclaimed by Nick Surick after winning her fourth straight, transitions from Freehold with an inside draw& may surprise this bottom level group


7-Live Odds – Knocking on the door with a second in three of her last four, just missed to Whiskersonkittens last week & draws inside that rival



8-Arrakis – Drops all the way down to the bottom condition off several futile efforts, has a chance to spark something in a soft finale despite post eight


1-Max Volo – Has struggled against better company recently, now gets some much-needed class & post relief & does own a win here this season


4-Landonfitz – Got something going with a solid second in the Billing Series @ Freehold, returns here at the bottom rung, look for Eric Abbatiello to have him forwardly placed



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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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