Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:19 PM

RACE 1

2-Caviart Sage – Tony Alagna-tuned freshman offered a late bid in his comeback, obviously needed that one & lands post two again

7-The American Dream – 3YO gelding just two for 34, arrives from Dayton, Ohio off a solid second over an off track & lands in a new barn

8-Jerrytone – Been paying his way as a steady check earner against N/W 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, tough post hinders his first impression here

RACE 2

5-R M Blackhawk – Just missed an upset with pace at both ends from post seven alst week, draws a bit better for a barn that is overdue

4-Just N Berlander – Decisive winner two starts back, tough uncovered trip & held third last week, now a fresh claim by Juan Cano

6-Walks Of Life – Converted a perfect two-hole ride into an easy win last week, fresh claim remains a persistent threat

RACE 3

5-Mission Hill – Late-blooming $335,000 Muscle Hill yearling returns fresh off a blowout in his third career start, finds a soft spot for Team Toscano

10-Feel the Muscle – Followed up his mild upset two starts back with a sharp narrow loss last week, remains a threat despite the outside draw

6-Star Track Hanover – 1:54.2 winner here this season struggling recently @ Dover Downs, chance to spark his form back on the mile track

RACE 4

4-Sweet Young Thing – Lightly-raced 3YO filly with some upside, makes her third start for her new barn & draws well get something going

5-Justabitofcharm – Very consistent @ Harrah’s Philadelphia recently, acclimated with an okay effort here last week & matches up well with these

8-Major Maid – Just two for 39 this season & tackles post eight here, yet she drops to an easier TrackMaster level & can leave with the best of these

RACE 5

1-Lear Seelster – Productive gelding was forced wide & rallied to hit the board last week, solid acclimating mile, lands the rail to trip out & show some improvement

3-Preppy Art – Revolving door horse had his six-race winning streak snapped, bounced back with an energetic score fresh off another claim, then reclaimed by Nick Surick

6-Luck N Roll K – Brushed, opened up & held on as the even money favorite fresh off the claim & now steps up in price from the same tricky post

RACE 6

6-Hurrikane Ali – Vaulted off a fast pace & just missed an upset in the slop last out, 1:54.4 winner here on 11-9 might be on the verge of another

4-Sweet Colt Of Mine – 9YO has simply paid the price for slow starts, finally moves inside & tries a lower TrackMaster Rating

8-So Take That – 10YO Big M horse-for-the-course gets a chance to revive his form with some class relief, yet will need some pace to shoot at from post eight

RACE 7

4-Sunfirewindrain – Has had a couple of starts to acclimate for Scott Di Domenico, flashed some late life while pace compromised last out

7-Ode To Gray – Stole that first win two starts back, runner up to a promising 2YO last week, figures to be forwardly placed & his barn doing good things

9-Better Be Gouda – Rallied for third in all three starts here, just two for 34 & post nine clearly makes it tough, but he’s a threat with any kind of luck

RACE 8

4-Something Reel – Yonkers shipper arrives fresh off a win against tougher N/W 4, her eighth win in 23 starts this seasons & draws inside here

3-Clearly Better – Regaining her best stride since the recent sick scratch, solid runner up with pace @ both ends last out & draws well

5-Savannah Smiles – Been knocking heads with Something Reel @ Yonkers, her barn is starting to heat up here

RACE 9

5-Can Do – 10YO has been struggling with a pair of ten-holes recently, 52 career wins include several here & this drop to the bottom condition may spell a turnaround 

3-Sortie Hanover – Dropped to regain his winning form with an upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside here to build on that

8-Illinimight – Owns a win here this season in a modest 1:57.3, a solid runner up in two of his last three & can overcome post eight with one of his quick starts

RACE 10

5-Traffic Jam – Chased a revved up Cracklin Rosie after a fast start from post seven last week, owns a 1:51.3 mark @ The Big M this season 

4-Fox Valley Sierra – Roughed up & game second in a sparkling Big M debut last week, strong in the win column & draws inside again

9-Neon Sky N – Recent claim by Scott Di Domenico gets her third straight class drop & switches to the mile track, rates highly despite post nine

RACE 11

3-She Can Party – Been very persistent @ Dover Downs & ships in from off a gutsy second & draws well here

6-Sew Psyched – Just missed two starts back off the Nick Surick claim, then went all the way & held off Summer Rock, sharp item looms as the one to beat

2-Racing For Rick – Stole that win two starts back, then lacked any late zip last week, draws better to set up a stalking trip & rebound 



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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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