Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:26 PM

RACE 1

3-Omaha Omaha – Severely pace compromised from post nine in his second acclimating mile, showed some talent & potential in the Weiss Series & draws better here

 

5-Winner Up – Returns fresh off the mile of his life in NYSS @ Vernon Downs, lightly-raced 3YO lands in a real soft spot here for Trond Smedshammer

 

6-Dover Dony – Stole the Weiss Series Finale in a career best 1:54 before chasing the eventual Graduate division winner Muscle M Up, no such standouts in this match up

 

RACE 2

5-Bettor Joy N – Stablemate to standout Shartin N missed three weeks before that solid second in the slop @ Pocono last out & did some major damage in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series

 

4-Kissin In The Sand – Took control & couldn’t sprint with the top ones off the sick scratch last week, classy millionaire with a high winning percentage eligible to rebound off that needed start

 

1-Bettorhaveanother – Kicks off a strong Burke entry, fresh off solid acclimating mile, owns speed & draws well in an intriguing match up

 

RACE 3

6-French Café – Won her 3YO debut with a mighty final quarter, then took control & had to settle for third to Evident Beauty last week, chance to rebound reverting back to an off-the-pace strategy

 

5-Evident Beauty – Tripped out & delivered as the heavy favorite in round one last week, talented Nifty Norman trainee looks to go two-for-two fresh off the bench

 

1-Marvelous Trix – Broke her maiden with a sharp late burst, then came up against Queen Of Trixs, who stole that division, stalks the speed from the rail & continues to improve

 

RACE 4

6-Daylon Horizon – Was on quite a roll against these using his big late kick prior to his last two, has a chance to swoop this bunch with one well-time move

 

2-Village Jackson – Beaten favorite hit the board for the third straight time, just missed two starts back, draws inside fresh off the claim & retains Yannick Gingras

 

3-Oh My Joepa – Flashed a bit of late life for minor spoils last week, draws better, retains Dexter Dunn & makes his third start off the recent claim

 

RACE 5

6-Southwind Chrome – Lightly-raced 4YO did well against formidable Graduate foes last week, gathering steam on the comeback trail with potential untapped

 

4-Polite Discretion – Tripped out & nailed a very game Stenhouse Hanover to go three-for-three in his 3YO debut, Tony Alagna Hambo hopeful draws better with loads of upside

 

9-Stenhouse Hanover – Lands outside again fresh off an excellent speed try from post ten, just missed in :26.3 before that, tough to dismiss

 

RACE 6

7-Hannelore Hanover – 2017 Horse of the Year & fastest trotting mare in history makes her seasonal debut in a taylor made spot, beat top Hambo prospect Gimpanzee in the qualifier

 

4-Muscle Diamond – Notorious Big M lover & Preferred class major player always performs well fresh, made a rare break in the comebacker, makes his second start after four months on the sidelines 

 

2-JL Cruze – Track record holder offered a bit more in his second start this season, lands post two again with a chance for a smooth trip & resurfacing of back class

 

RACE 7

3-Captain Krupnik – Finished an even fourth in his 3YO in NYSS for Ake Svanstedt, not sure how much more he has, but draws well here in a prime spot for his first career win & worth a swing

 

5-Dark Pool – Was able to regain his form in his last two & ships in off a blowout @ Yonkers, one of the bright spots in a highly suspect field

 

1-Lucky Weekend – Bumped up several notches fresh off the mile of his life last week, lightly-raced 3YO lands the rail with a chance to improve further

 

RACE 8

3-No Drama Please – Beaten favorite & runner up again when he rated the pace & was gunned down by a surprisingly good Soul Strong, draws inside to show his superiority

 

2-Hudson River – Both qualifiers were superb, yet sat a two-hole & broke in his 3YO debut last week, gets a big chance to atone from post two again in a field begging to be beaten

 

4-Battenberg – Certainly no shame in finishing third to Greenshoe last week, now has two tighteners to build on from inside post in an wide-open division

 

RACE 9

5-Rock N Shard N – Another NZ-bred mare about to set the world on fire, her last two blowouts @ Harrah’s Philadelphia were impressive, big chance to step up on the mile track

 

7-Miss You N – Red-hot NZ-bred mare arrives on a seven-race winning streak with no end in sight, her only US loss came with a terrible trip from post eight @ Yonkers back in early February

 

3-Tall Drink Hanover – Major stakes winner from the stellar first crop of Captaintreacherous served noticed with her latest two qualifiers, draws inside to make an immediate impression

 

RACE 10

7-U Need Stones – Beat these with an aggressive effort & new mark of 1:53 two starts back, chased a sizzling 1:51.3 Fiftydallarbill last out, Burke trainee loves the Big M

 

2-Say You Do – Reeled off two straight decisive wins & lowered his mark to 1:53 before coming up third last week, improving 4YO moves inside to control his destiny in career form

 

10-My Lindy Winner – On a long form spree for Team Harmon, cranked it up further in his last two with trotting hopples off & beaten favorite remains a serious contender despite post ten

 

RACE 11

5-Traffic Jam – Launched a premature bid for a late lead & settled for third last week, just missed before that in :26.4 & remains a serious threat for Team Harmon

 

4-Whiskersonkittens – Veteran mare has found a new lease on life with three straight stalking trips, fresh off a new mark with another inside draw

 

6-Filly Forty Seven – Set a rate pace & faded to fourth last week, draws a bit better off that acclimating mile & could be more effective stalking the speed

 

RACE 12

5-Gloria Pierre – Only one for 16 in 2019, yet her recent form has been solid elsewhere, can stalk from a midpack draw & make a quick adjustment to the mile track with some class relief

 

2-Major Maid – Just one for 16 this season, but gets substantial class relief for her third start off a sick scratch, expect Eric Abbatiello to have her forwardly placed

 

4-John’s One Desire – Fresh off an easy win @ Freehold as the heavy favorite, has a big chance to employ her brush n crush style from an inside draw

 

RACE 13

9-Ohio Larry – Made the mile track re-adjustment with a game grind & solid second to Abbeylara last week, draws a tougher post, but gets another shot at this bottom claiming level

 

6-Abbeylara – Took three starts off the claim to regain winning form with his season’s best, a huge threat repeat with a similar rally

 

1-Ideal Candidate – Note the solid second against $10,000 claimers back on April 30, lands the rail for his second start off a lame scratch

 

 

 



 



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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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