Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:34 PM

RACE 1

7-Stormont Czar A – Rob Harmon rallied to win a division last week with Big Jer, this is a class drop supreme who’s been racing well against better @ Pocono

 

3-Village Jackson – Blew up the board @ 56-1 & took a new mark of 1:51.1 two starts, then had no say from post eight in a 1:51 mile, fresh claim draws better against some softer GSY types

 

2-Ascot Encounter A – Turned his game around with a sharp, yet premature move to a late lead & just missed, drops back to the GSY Series with Hurricane Hannah from an improved post

 

RACE 2

5-Pepper Guy – Badly beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia continues his descent down the class ladder for Brett Pelling, his lone win this season came here

 

3-All It Takes – Burned the chalk players when he simply got too revved up & came to a halt last week, 1:50.1 winner @ The Big M gets another big shot at this bottom condition level

 

6-I’m Sid The Kid – Has failed to fire since the Danielle Dailey reclaim, but lands in real soft spot here, the right speed target & well-timed move could spell upset

 

RACE 3

6-Spondulicks N – Beat these wire-to-wire as the heavy favorite on June 8, solid runner up last week to the repeating In Rock We Trust, tactical speed & form in his favor

 

4-Every Way Out – Beaten favorite used pretty hard from post eight to maintain the lead, has had a couple of weeks to regroup, draws better & was NJSS champion at 2 & 3

 

5-David The Saint – Responded to some freshening & steamrolled first over to a mild upset last week, chance to set up a stalking trip from midpack & looms as a logical repeat threat

 

RACE 4

3-Windsun Brooklyn – Made it four in a row when she took a new mark of 1:52.1 in her Big M debut two starts back, simply had no chance after a slow start from post eight last, now moves to be more forwardly placed

 

1-Pace Baby Pace – Somehow kept it going first over into a quickening pace & scored a 7-1 upset in a career best 1:52.1 last week, maybe the best of the Burke-tuned trio in here, back on the rail to prove it was no fluke

 

2-Well Said Maria – Left hard from post ten & emerged from a shuffle to grab the show spot behind Pace Baby Pace last week, moves inside for a chance to turn the tables

 

RACE 5

7-Live On – Ran into a relatively fast 1:50.4 winner last week, been chasing tougher recently, draws a more demanding post, but he knows how to get it done here

 

1-Rock Three Times – Came to within a fifth of his lifetime mark with a solid score in his Big M debut last week, continues to take advantage of this class relief scenario with another inside draw

 

2-Big Jer – Unleashed a wide rally to score an overdue win in the GSY Series with Rob Harmon, now gets an inside post off that confidence-boosting experience

 

RACE 6

3-Prince Of Minto – Just missed an upset with a stalking trip @ Harrah’s Philadelphia three starts back, pace compromised & too far back last week, now gets class & some post relief in a field begging to be beaten

 

8-Money Maven – Still relatively fresh for Team Orange Crush, sat a two-hole & followed big favorite Explosive Ridge with a much-improved effort last week, tougher post, but going in the right direction

 

4-Mugshot Jess – An even fourth last week off the sick scratch, made a quick adjustment to the mile track with a solid second back on May 31, lands post four again to show improvement

 

RACE 7

10-Power Dreaming N – Pretty convincing winner at better than 16-1 in a well-meant Big M debut from post 9, look for him to blast of again off that lifetime best

 

6-Rocks Noble Artist – 4YO scored a lively win when he dropped to this rating last week off the sick scratch, figures to show even more of his upside with another stalking trip

 

7-Tailgunner Hanover – Stormed home in :26.3 to score an upset in a sparkling Big M debut, then was forced into a premature move as the beaten favorite, at the mercy of the pace & trip, yet look for him to make one big late lunge

 

RACE 8

6-JK Parlay – Gets class relief off a horrible trip from post eight, just missed with a sharp move before that, 1:50.2 winner here this season has a chance to bounce back in a wide-open field

 

2-Quality Bud – Has been pretty consistent a notch above this recently, off an unusually slow start this Big M lover now gets class & post relief 

 

9-Sams A Champ A – Managed to work out an ideal second over trip from post ten off a rated pace & came up just a neck shy last week, remains at this reduced level & a similar effort makes him a serious player 

 

RACE 9

3-Music Is Art – Bumped into a 1:49 winner in his return to the mile track last week, 1:48.3 winner here last season, drops into a prime spot & draws inside again

 

8-Big Stretch Mark – Was a sharp winner at this level from post nine back on June 1, look for him to utilize his tactical speed to secure a stalking trip

 

4-Change Stride N – One for 16 this season, but has been hinting in a positive direction, just missed out off shuffle with pace at both ends when bumped up last week

 

RACE 10

6-Sweet Rock – Beaten favorite was torched n scorched while parked in a fast pace last week, 1:48.1 winner here this season has been chasing standout Highalator recently, has a big chance to rebound

 

7-Shneonucrzydiamnd A – Grinded through a :26.4 third quarter & still had enough to gun down a good one in New Talent from post ten, fresh & steady Croghan trainee draws a bit better for the logical progression 

 

5-Ocean Colony – The Ocean wades into deeper waters in full revival mode & fresh off a tripped out lifetime best 1:49 last week, really getting along with Eric Abbatiello & can keep it going

 

RACE 11

6-Messi N – Came to life with a wide, menacing move to a late lead last week, bumped up for his third start off a sick scratch, 1:50.4 winner @ The Big M last season looms as a price play for The Mann

 

2-Bravo Tex N – 0 for 17 this season, got off to a decent start here this month with a strong third, then a fourth, toss out his latest, drops into a likely spot & draws inside for Team Harmon

 

4-Sports Vision – Robert Ginsberg, Jr. figured this one out quickly, just missed in the comebacker, then a solid second to Century Churchill, attacked first over & hung in there until late last week, chance to work out another stalking trip

 

RACE 12

3-Taramakaureactor N – Some day Bill Mann will figure out this NZ bred & he will jog, was dropping the right hints before the late miscue last week, draws inside again to atone

 

7-Just N Berlander – Stormed home from a tough spot to take a GSY Series division two starts back, deep closer reunited with Eric Abbatiello in a wild scramble

 

8-Haymich – Interesting 3YO makes his second start for trainer Chris Marino, demanding draw here, yet this lightly-raced prospect could surprise this camera-shy bunch

 

RACE 13

2-The Rock – We’ve seen his act here in the past, making only his fifth start of he season & third off the bench for Team Buter, draws well to sit a patient trip, hope for some fractions & pounce on this highly vulnerable field

 

7-Daylyn Horizon – Got the necessary speed target to shoot at & credit Marcus Miller with a well-timed move to pull the upset in his third start off a sick scratch, lands a tougher post off that new lifetime mark

 

3-Mccito – Was eager to fire out from post seven in :26.3 & came up just a length shy of surprise winner Daylon Horizon last week, finally draws a better post to battle his case of seconditis

 

RACE 14

9-Shady Mccoy – Drops to the bottom condition off a rare break last week, runner up from post nine three starts back, Eric Abbatiello has a Big M lover who can rebound

 

3-Masster Blue – Came out of a shuffle with a solid third while showing trot at both ends last week, just one for 22 this season, but lands an improved post

 

8-Arch Credit – 1:55.3 winner in the slop here this season returns fresh off a confidence-boosting wire-to-wire win from post nine @ Vernon Downs, expect him to blast off here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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