Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:58 AM


3-Twin B Wrangler – 10YO warhorse has cranked up his game in his last few with three straight on-the-board finishes & draws well to employ an effective stalking style


6-Artistic Cruiser – 7YO gelding surprised more than a few with that sterling rally & new lifetime mark when he made the quick transition to the mile track here, must prove it was no fluke


10-Da Magician – Beaten heavy favorite in both starts here, chased a 1:52 runaway last week, tougher draw, but has acclimated now & just needs some pace to shoot at & trip luck



1-Dragon Strikes – Gets a barn, driver & venue change off a solid second against tougher @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, plus draws the rail to work out a smooth stalking trip


7-Ocean Colony – Sports a 1:49 mark here this season, gearing up on the comeback trail, shuffled & pace compromised last week, drops a notch & looms large in a competitive field


5-Major Deception – 3YO with a mark of 1:49.3 here this season now has two acclimating miles here & gets some class relief for a Breeders Crown winning team of Bongiorno + Alagna



1-Chip Walther – Beaten favorite got off to another slow start & was out of striking range last week, remains at this reduced level & can push off closer from the rail


4-Born Of Fire – Recent claim just missed with an aggressive effort in a useful acclimating mile last week, was facing tougher @ Yonkers & draws inside again 


2-Happy Trio – Aired it out in his GSY Series Big M debut for a hot new barn, continues to find his level here & figures to be forwardly placed again from another inside post



3-EL Ideal – Bluegrass winner in 1:52.2 & runner up to Breeders Crown champ Amigo Volo looked impressive here last week despite missing 22 days & draws inside again


6-Sky Castles – Emerged from NYSS to reel off three in a row & back-to-back convincing wins here in this series, might be tough to overhaul if allowed to take control


9-Maesterraemon – Found his best stride in Lexington where he took a mark of 1:52.4, second best to Sky Castles last out, yet remains a contender despite a tough draw



5-DA Delightful – Made an immediate adjustment to the mile track here with an easy wire-to-wire career best blowout as the heavy favorite & stands out in a pretty competitive field


6-Passa-Grille Beach – 4YO has picked it up in his last two with a narrow loss, then grinded gamely for the show behind DA Delightful last week, tougher post, yet remains a threat


1-Virgin Storm – Gelding has acclimated nicely & chased a pair of impressive winners in his last two, including DA Delightful last week, gets a big chance to set up his steady stalking style & prays for some mayhem



6-Creature Of Habit – Nifty Norman trainee has grabbed the track here with two well-controlled wins in this series, the latest from the same post, this will be tougher, but she has the speed


7-Senorita Rita – Chapter Seven filly no worse than second in six starts, blew them away in both series starts here, the latest from post seven, looks like the one to beat for Team Toscano


1-Hall Of Am S – Fresh off a dominant score as the heavy in a career best 1:55.2 two weeks ago, makes only her fifth lifetime start for Team Melander & lands the rail to take charge



6-Big Stretch Mark – Picked him last week, he tripped out as expected & got nosed out by a gallant City Hall, this Big M lover is sharp right now & merits the step up in class


5-Awesomeness – Stepped up to this level off a nose upset, fired his best shot & wasn’t within striking range, now stalks from midpack & gets Yannick Gingras, which may make a difference


3-Griffon Hanover – Responded to a front end masterpiece of rating from post ten by Finn Tack Driver of the Week Vinnie Ginsberg for a class drop n pop, rewarded with a much better post



8-Marloe Hanover – Bluegrass winner in 1:50.4 just missed from post seven in the Breeders Crown Final, needs some luck from another challenging post, yet can fire off the wings as part of a formidable Nifty Norman 1-2 punch 


2-Rocknificent – Captaintreacherous filly has erupted with two straight wins here in this series, the latest in an emphatic 1:51.1 with a :26.3 & draws inside her main rivals


5-Hen Party – Got rolling here in this series for Team Burke, just missed to Rocknificient, then romped in another two, picks up Gingras & has plenty of upside



6-Blood Line – Steady 5YO has cycled forward in his last few @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, including a new mark of 1:49.1, knows this track & matches up well with this competitive group


2-Another Daily Copy – Dropped to this level & just missed with a late surge last week, with a 1:49 mark here this season he makes a key third start off the bench from another inside post


7-Anythingforlove A – Flashed more speed & stopped in his latest @ Pocono, now adds Lasix, gets a bit more class relief & ships in for the raging Team Bongiorno



2-Chief Mate – Was able to trip out & hold off Force N Fury last week, Captaintreachrous colt continues to trend skyward from another inside post as one of six for the Alagna Armada


4-Ideal Perception – American ideal colt was freshened & unleashed with a hard-fight win from post seven in his second start here, has a big chance to build on that from an improved post 


7-Force N Fury – Found room after a shuffle & just missed to stablemate Chief Mate last week, nosed out by Ideal Perception before that, persistence paying off for this Alagna trainee



1-Electric Western – Has adjusted well here at this level with three straight on-the-board finishes, just missed with pace at both ends last week & launches from the rail


6-Solo Story – Big M horse-for-the-course just two for 38 this season, but flashed :26 speed from an impossible spot & now gets class relief in a field where several are moving up


7-City Hall – 1:48.2 performer here this season was used hard to get the lead from post eight & held on in typical gutsy fashion last week, veteran has regained form & can handle the bump back up in class



3-Reagan’s Avenger – Failed to make a dent with an ideal second over trip last week, yet did pick up a check, drops even further & lands an improved post off that acclimating mile


4-Backstreet Lawyer – With a 1:49.3 mark at The Big M this season he kicked home in a crisp :26.3 from a tough spot last week, now drops to the bottom condition & draws the same inside post as a major danger


7-American Music – Finished with a solid :55.1 back half to hit the board in his Big M debut, only 3 for 31 this season, but capable of more with the right speed & trip set up



4-Just N Berlander – Noted closer just missed from post ten in the GSY Series two starts back, then got parked as the beaten favorite last week, took a mark of 1:52.2 here this season, draws well to work out a smoother stalking trip


6-Stella’s Fella – 0 for 32 this season + one for his last 68, but that was an eye-catching rail rally in :55.2 to grab second last week, gets another shot against easier company


3-Master Of Puppets – Grinded out a solid second two starts back before getting caught in never-never land from post eight, moves inside to get a prime opportunity at this softer level





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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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