Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:33 PM

RACE 1

2-Dull Roar – Note the sudden speed from post seven two starts back, faced much tougher @ Pocono, knows this track, draws inside & long overdue

 

4-Serious Major – Got really roughed up again from post nine & still held for third last week, recent Nick Surick claim draws much better to set up a smooth stalking trip

 

8-Jackamino – Forced wide from far back & just missed by a head to Just N Berlander last week, lands a tougher post, yet retains Mark Silva, who knows how to time it right

 

RACE 2

4-Backstreet Shadow –Rallied with authority to upset a division of the Graduate @ Tioga & took a new mark of 1:49.1 there, returns here on his toes for Scottie D in a toss up affair

 

3-Albergo Hanover – Kicked off his season going four-for-four & won this with a new mark of 1:49 before fading to fifth last out, has a big chance to regroup from an improved post

 

1-American History – 1:47 performer here as a 3YO has been on the fringes fourth in the Graduate Series, could spark something with a smooth trip from the rail

 

RACE 3

1-Mcerlean – Has struggled with slow starts from outside posts in his last two @ Yonkers, lands the rail in a wide-open field with loads of back class in his arsenal

 

3-Rock Three Times – The other shipper in here just getting his season going in PA, draws inside for this class drop & in line for an ideal stalking trip

 

7-Victorydaze Wilwin – Has taken full advantage & come around in this Warhorse Series, that was an exceptional score from post eight last week with :27.4 speed at both ends

 

RACE 4

3-Alotbettor N – Sub 1:50 performer here this season for Team Bongiorno forced wide from a tough spot last week, chance to assert himself with class relief & another inside draw

 

4-Lyons Steel – Was used hard to a :54.3 half in a 1:48.4 mile last week, was tangling with Graduate foes before that, now drops to flaunt his speed & could go a long way

 

6-Larry Karr – Larry steps up fresh off the mile of his life from post eight, Team Burke 4YO continues to cycle forward & more tactical speed puts him in play

 

RACE 5

7-All It Takes – Recent form has been dull, but this is a class plunge el supremo, 1:50.1 winner here this season also faces a camera-shy bunch

 

6-Joe Joe Joe – Pace compromised last week when he kicked home in :26.3, now drops to the bottom condition, owns a win here this season & needs a speed target

 

5-Spirit Of Truth – Just missed with a grinding effort on the class drop two starts back, then had no chance from post nine, hits bottom here, yet always at the mercy of the pace

 

RACE 6

4-Taramakaureactor N – NZ bred has taken a couple of conservative starts to acclimate, rallied to hit the board as the beaten favorite last week, ready to hit high gear in a prime spot

 

5-Tailgunner Hanover – Overcame a tough trip off a slow pace to rally for the upset in :26.3 last week, gets another shot at a similar grouping & repeat is not out of the question

 

2-Fire light – 4YO capitalized on a near-perfect second over trip to beat a soft field & took a new mark of 1:52.4 as the heavy favorite, rewarded with an improved post & looms larg3

 

RACE 7

7-Starsky’s Dream – Just one for 19 this season, but comes off a tough trip against $20,000 claimers @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops to face a question mark field & knows this track

 

5-In Rock We Trust – Was able to vault off speed & unleashed the mile of his life fresh off the bench, has a big chance to follow up on that big upset in the same class

 

8-John Dally – John has been right here in the photo in two of his last three, a close second to a well-rated Spondulicks N last out, may try to rally off possible mayhem in this wide-open field

 

RACE 8

8-JK Parlay – Launched a premature move to a late lead & finished a close second to the favorite My Delight last week, tougher post here, but he has come around

 

10-Shneonucrzydiamnd A – Off a lively qualifier on Lasix he stormed home off a hot half to just miss in 1:49.3 last week, now gets some class relief to help offset post ten

 

4-Big Stretch Mark – Drops back down to the level of the post nine perfect trip upset on June 1, also draws better to be forwardly placed in this handicapper’s headscratcher

RACE 9

6-Tact Tate N – Paced a :54.3 back half from a near impossible spot last week, now drops to face a field begging to be beaten

 

2-Century Churchill – Moves inside & back up in class fresh off an overdue win with sharp pace @ both ends from post seven, look for this Big M lover to keep it going

 

3-Awesomeness – Recaptured winning form last month in the GSY Series, returns here with an inside post & chance to show his liking for this track

 

RACE 10

6-Incredible Shark – Shows a :25.2 recently, on the fringe fifth in a sizzling 1:48.4 mile last week, second to Western Joe before that, can be a major stalking threat

 

7-Mcthriller – Reeled off two straight sub 1:50 wins before running into Highalator & company last week, this is more to his liking & gate speed puts him play

 

4-Sweet Rock – Runner up to the raging Highalator in the Golden Receiver Series back on May 11, steady sort can rebound off a couple of sub par efforts in a competitive field

 

RACE 11

3-ByBy Landon – That was some eye-catching rally in :26.4 two starts back, draws inside for his return to the scene of his 1:50.3 mark here last season

 

2-Legion Of Boom – 0 for 18 this season, yet hit the board with wide rally in :27.1 two starts back, now lands inside a softer version of this bottom condition

 

4-David The Saint – 0 for 14 in 2019, but has hit the ticket in two of his last three, freshened up with a solid Gaitway qualifier & inline for a stalking trip

 

RACE 12

6-Prince of Tides – Upset winner of the Wiggle It Jiggleit Final in 1:49.4 returns fresh off back-to-back blowouts in 1:50 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, talented 3YO for Team Crocodile

 

2-Crusades – Kept his form spree alive with a tough nose loss in his debut for Team Harmon, completes a strong 1-2 punch for that outfit with speed from an inside draw

 

5-Sharp Action Money – Beaten favorite was swooped by a quality 3YO in Captain Trevor last week, held on for a new mark of 1:49.3 before that, sharp Team Burke trainee

 

RACE 13

4-Spear Point – One for 20 this season, but has hit the board in two of three here, a lively third on May 25 & bounced back with a solid showing last week

 

8-Buckeye In Charge – This Buckeye got parked from a similar post last week off a sick scratch, second by a neck before that, could be a threat late in the mile with the right set up

 

6-Southwind Darwin – Don’t know where that winning effort came from two starts back, forced wide from post eight last week, chance to rebound in a soft G Notes division

 

 



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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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