Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:16 PM

RACE 1

2-Dealer’s Table – Did well in the Wiggleit Jiggle It Series here last April, paced a :54.2 back half in his comeback tour of the oval from post eight, promising 4YO might be ready to bear down from a better post

 

7-Jack’s Shadow N – That was a gutsy new mark of 1:50.3 in his second try off a recent sick scratch, out of position in a :54.2 back half last week & now switches to Tetrick

 

3-Whittaker N – Has struggled to make it up at this level, but did pace a :54.3 back half last week, draws inside & last time Dexter Dunn took the lines he won on Jan. 4

 

RACE 2

3-Jesse Duke N – Breathtaking is one way to describe his mighty late surge in a sparkling US debut for Dunn & Ryder, has a big chance to build on that explosive acclimating mile

 

6-Trump That – Got roughed up & just missed to a high-flying Jesse Duke N last week, Team Burke trainee owns tactical speed & remains on a long form spree

 

1-Americanfirewater – Moves inside fresh off a key third start off the bench wake up mile last week, horse-for-the-course piled up 12 wins last year & loves this track

 

RACE 3

5-JK Captain Jack – Liked the way he gunned down Trump That in a career best of 1:51.3 on Jan. 25, shook loose too late & just missed to Good Rockin last week

 

4-Western Exposure – Steady, improving 4YO usually forwardly placed & he’s a relentless finisher, lands post four again off two straight narrow losses

 

2-Good Rockin – Has quickly acclimated here for his new barn & that was some step up in class with speed & new mark of 1:51.1 last week, now draws better & retains Dexter Dunn

 

RACE 4

7-Like Clockwork – Steamrolled rolled to a gallant first over win & new mark of 1:50 two weeks ago, now switches from Team Burke to Eric Abbatiello & could pay instant dividends

 

5-Americanprimetime – Took three starts on the comeback trail to break through with a well-controlled wire-to-wire last week, classy, fresh & knows where the winner’s circle is

 

3-Decision Day – Caught fire recently for Bruce Saunders, rallied for a new mark of 1:50.2 two starts back & just missed up the pylons last week, draws inside again in an intriguing field

 

RACE 5

2-Rock Lights – Chased the impressive Jesse Duke N last week, roughed up first over before that, now gets further class relief & has smooth trip potential

 

3-New Talent – Dropped & popped with a big wake up air out mission last week, continues to show his class in this series from another inside post

 

7-Odds On Columbus – Put together a solid back half of :55.1 to finish a close second in Leg 1 last week, 4YO with potential & big kick just needs the right pace set up

 

RACE 6

2-Palomar – 1:49.4 performer here & nine-time winner in 2019 had some needed freshening, :54.1 back half in the qualifier indicates readiness & look for the trip to work out

 

6-Effronte A – Pace & position compromised into a :54.1 back half last week, twice beaten favorite since the sick scratch & 1:48.3 sizzler on Jan. 11 has the motor to atone

 

3-Bell I No – Andrew Harris trainee is on a long form spree, stepped up to this level & just missed to a revved up Americanprimetime last week & draws inside again

 

RACE 7

4-Machiavelli – Flashed early speed & shuffled last week, gets further class relief & draws better & sports impressive 2019 numbers

 

5-Captain Mulzac – Hasn’t done much in three starts since coming back at age four, but this is a class drop that can’t be ignore & must be in better shape now

 

1-Revelry – Gets another chance at this reduced level & moves back to the rail off a no-chance trip from post nine, reunited with The Bionic Man & can spark something

 

RACE 8

2-Ocean Colony – 1:49 performer here in 2019 was a force against tougher & tailed off after a recent sick scratch, freshened & regrouped with a nice qualifier & returns at an easier level

 

1-Jet Airway – Airway aired it out in decisive fashion two weeks ago, joins this series with the rail & may be the one to track down with a similar effort

 

5-Statement Made A – Took advantage of his third straight class drop & went all the way two weeks ago, draws a bit better to step back up with renewed confidence

 

RACE 9

11-Change Stride N – Dexter Dunn used his speed to secure a pocket ride & narrow decision in Leg 1 last week, can take advantage of a wide-open division with a decent second tier start

 

8-Hoo Nien A – Relentless gelding has come around in his last three, caught first over chasing a well-rated New Talent last week, rates highly despite a more challenging post

 

2-Crusades – Was able to regain his winning form & confidence with a wire-to-wire blowout from post eight at the bottom condition, continues his Team Burke revival from a much better post

 

RACE 10

3-Western Redhot – Runner up to a bias-busting Preppy Art last week, fresh claim rallied to beat these on Jan. 25 & lands post three again

 

5-Thunder Dome – The Dome steps up a notch on a three-race form spree & fresh off a game score into wicked gusts last Friday, 4YO has some upside to consider

 

1-Ideal Son – Irish Joe continues to get the most out of this one, hitting the board in three of his last four, just missed with a perfect second over trip last week & draws the rail

 

RACE 11

8-Iowa Neightive – Left alertly & emerged out of a shuffle with a narrow loss to the favorite Thunder Dome, while fighting strong headwinds, worth a long look despite a tougher post

 

2-P Zonka – Closed from last to third at more than 70-1 in a noteworthy Big M debut, now moves inside off that needed acclimating mile & expect a better start in a wide-open field

 

7-Sapphire City – 12YO millionaire was a pretty solid performer @ The Meadows, flashed speed & faded in his Big M debut, fresh claim by Andrew Harris could turn it around

 

RACE 12

4-Hayden Hanover – 1:47.2 performer here last season qualified with zeal & flashed late life from post ten in the comebacker, now draws better for his second try off the bench

 

7-Tact Tate N – Just missed with an aggressive effort two starts back, draws a challenging post, but drops back down in class & revving up on the comeback trail

 

1-Incredible Shark – Was used hard from post seven & held third in a strong effort last week, 1:49.3 winner here last year moves inside with solid trip potential & overdue

 

RACE 13

5-Kid PK – 10YO has blown them away in both starts since the recent claim, the latest left Preppy Art in the dust & The Kid had plenty more in the tank

 

10-Preppy Art – While others faltered into the fierce stretch headwinds last Friday Preppy just kept on going, was claimed again, now stuck outside, but might be on another roll

 

8-Steve Said – Returns to the Big M after really turning things around against $10,000 stock @ Yonkers, 1:51 winner here last season has the speed to overcome post eight

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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