Posted by Ken Warkentin on Monday, December 23, 2019 12:08 PM


5-Darn Tootn Hanover – Switched to trainer Nik Drennan & got nosed out with a late surge in her sparkling Big M debut, this Sweet Lou filly might be on the verge

3-Midnight Romance – Brittany Farms Alagna Armada filly by Captaintreacherous cruised to win 

her opener in the slop, late blooming continues to flourish from another inside post

4-Miliondolar Beauty – Rallied for third in a strong :27.4 in her Big M debut, even tighter & acclimated now for the always dangerous Andrew Harris barn


4-Rich And Miserable – Grinded out a well-earned score in the freeze last week, his 12thof the season, 4YO loves the Big M & can keep his positive cycle going

6-Joey Bats – Transferred his red-hot Dover Downs form into a strong, aggressive second here last week, 11-time winner this season remains a serious threat off that acclimating mile

7-Southwind Chrome – Impressive in those back-to-back wins before he seemed to struggle for some reason as the heavy favorite last week, could bounce back on best


3-For A Dreamer – Beaten favorite set a modest pace & faded to fifth last week, but this Big M lover could rebound with some class & post relief

5-Swancredit – Just three for 44 this season, yet this gelding has come around in his last few @ Yonkers, took a mark of 1:56.1 here in 2019 & faces a field of lackluster class droppers

6-Seven Knights – Terrible trip in his second start off the bench @ Yonkers, tighter now & facing easier for his switch to the mile track, 4YO might be worth a swing


7-Sensibility – Team Burke-tuned filly reeled off back-to-back wire jobs against N/W 4 @ Yonkers recently & has the potential to go down the road here

1-Venture Princess – Got aggressive & battled bitterly in her nose loss last week, now this fully acclimated & improving filly moves farther inside

5-Deplorable Tom – Beaten favorite couldn’t quite do it first over & lost by a neck last week, still a nice rebound mile & Tom can stalk from an ideal midpack post


4-Backseat Terror – Has been hinting in her last two, nine-time winner this season with a mark of 1:51 @ The Big M draws better in a field ripe for the taking

5-Majorette Angie – Took advantage of some class relief & last a heartbreaker in the slop last time, tackling comparable in this one & might be ready to put one across

6-Cracklin Rosie – Has clearly come to form since switching to Juan Cano, steps up fresh off a blowout win & her versatility will come in handy


1-Union Forces – Back-to-back winner from post eight last month & this 1:52.2 winner here this season finally moves inside for Team Orange Crush, looks like a 3YO with a future

2-Warrior One – Team Burke-tuned 3YO quickly came around & tripped out to score in the slop last week, rewarded with a better post with plenty of potential 

8-Mystical Wynn – Left alertly, got shuffled, then angled with a menacing late move to get nosed out, tougher post here, but might be a worthy price play


3-Mosconi Hanover – Has revived his form with a pair of one-the-board finishes since a recent sick scratch, just missed here last week in an excellent acclimating mile & draws inside

7-O So Easy – Beaten favorite took charge & just missed with an aggressive try in her Big M debut, her post is a bit tougher, but she remains a live item for Team Orange Crush

9-Spectre – Fired out & finished a strong second in the slop two weeks ago, 1:52.3 winner here this season continues to rate highly for Team Harmon despite another outside draw


4-Oceania – Took a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, badly beaten favorite here two starts back, sloppy track last out, look for a bounce-back effort for a high percentage barn

2-Monica Gallagher – Stormed home from a tough spot to grab second from post eight last week, loves this track & finally moves inside

7-Sandy Win – Made a quick transition to the mile track with a perfect drive by Corey Callahan, resulting in a new lifetime mark last week, now must prove that was no fluke from a tough post


4-Odds On St Lucie – Beaten favorite made an early miscue in the slop two weeks ago, Sweet Lou filly gets some class relief & has the talent to rebound for the Alagna Armada

7-Amateur Hour – Only two for 42 this season, rallied for the upset @ Yonkers two starts back, then flew home from a tough spot here in a useful acclimating mile & drops a notch

10-Dongal Rundlscrk N – Steady mare getting some needed class relief after paced home in :26.4 from an impossible spot, post ten is certainly no picnic, a hot pace would help


6-Two AM – Made a triumphant return on Lasix when put together a solid :56.2 back half last week, big threat to repeat off that eye-catching comeback

2-Nows The Moment – That wire-to-wire blowout in a career best 1:52.4 was impressive two starts back, now drops out of the Preferred & moves inside

5-Kenziesky Hanover – Sharp & consistent mare & 1:52.1 performer @ The Red Mile ships in on a form spree @ Harrah’s Philadelphia for Team Toscano


3-Muscle Fashion – Tonight’s Price Play was forced far too wide from an impossible spot last week, drops again, draws better & switches to Tyler Buter in a camera-shy field

5-Lucky Matter – This gelding is trying spark something since the switch to trainer Juan Cano, picking up minor pieces, too far back in the slop last out & now drops further

6-Total Diva – Give her credit for winning two of her last three, flashed trot at both ends to pull a big upset last week & now steps up a notch to face a field full of question marks


4-Majestic Moment N – Tonight’s Best Bet just missed to the razor sharp Two AM last week, coming around since the recent sick scratch, re-acclimated & draws post four again

5-Very Very Fast – Runner up as the beaten favorite here on 11-15 left in the wake of Nows The Moment last out, class relief may spell overdue win

3-Mr Houdini – Team Burke trainee has added trotting hopples & offered more sure-footed trot from post eight in his comebacker, look for more in his second start off the bench


5-Tango Dancer – Has caught fire reeling off three straight @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, her latest blowout against N/W 5 company there, may be up to this salty match up here

8-Woodmere Oleksiak – Steamrolled first over to upset the 1-5 favorite JB’s Shooting Star last week, 15-time winner this season can make it five in a row despite a tougher post

6-JB’s Shooting Star – Had a chance to stalk the live cover of Woodmere Oleksiak & couldn’t go by her last week, yet she has the sheer talent to turn the tables


6-Miami – The toteboard told the story when he was hammered down to even money & rallied to a convincing win in his Big M debut, now a big threat to repeat

3-Eldorado Of Gold S – 10-time winner this season ships in on form spree, with two straight blowouts recently just before chasing a runaway last out & draws inside here

5-One Direction – Steady gelding has been showing positive signs, offered some late trot for minor spoils in the slop, another patient trip might yield more

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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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