Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 9:06 PM


1-Manchego – Conversation in this great field has to start with Manchego, fastest female trotter in history with a 1:49 world record last year, two-time Breeders Crown champion looked superb in her qualifier here for Team Takter


3-Crystal Fashion – The Cashman winner in 1:50 tailed off late last year, fashioned a million dollar season in 2018 when he won a Hambletonian elimination, followed Southwind Chrome in his qualifier & plays an inside stalking role


7-Southwind Chrome – Fresh off a career best season going 10 for 25 for Team Cullipher, romped in both qualifiers & looks ready to fire off the wings with Scott Zeron



3-Solar – Lightly-race 3YO did well with three preps @ Southern Oaks, draws well for Team Miller it what looks like a tailor made spot


1-Generous Pour – Stayed flat & put it all together in the second qualifier with Dave Miller in the bike, lands the rail in a wide-open field


8-Miss Mckee – 3YO filly draws a tough post, but put forth an acceptable effort @ Gaitway for his new barn, only making her fourth career start, so has some upside



5-Alii Nui – Added Lasix & finished third to JK American Beauty from post eight in :26.2, serious contender looking for a stalking trip closer to the pace 


8-JK American Beauty – Stake quality filly last year took a mark of 1:50.2 here just before the shutdown & qualified in sparkling fashion for Nancy Takter


2-I’m Very Special – Won three of her last four @ Yonkers, freshened & confident in her qualifier @ Goshen & draws inside to tap her potential



3-Caviart Eva – Had some stakes experience at two, anxious to please in an energetic qualifier & draws well for Team Takter


5-ABS Hanover – Muscle Hill 5YO & former $245,000 yearling debuts here an undefeated five-for-five, added Lasix & went all the way with speed in his qualifier here


4-Molto Bene – Looks ready for her 3YO comeback, finishing with some late trot in her qualifier at Magical Acres & draws inside for Nifty Norman



1-JK Finendandy – Major stakes finalist late last year grinded gamely & pace compromised in her qualifier here, moves inside for a barn ready to fire on all cylinders


2-Rose Run Victoria – Daughter of He’s Watching making only her third lifetime start, tripped out to win her Gaitway qualifier with a nice late burst


9-More Than Kute – 0 for 12 & draws post nine, but was second to a runaway Party Girl Hill in a decent qualifier here & has had previous stakes experience



7-Eleniark A – Took a couple of acclimating spins here this past Winter, just missed in a strong qualifier & might be ready to fire a serious effort


3-Bye Bye Felicia – Went all the way @ Gaitway in her debut for Team Bongiorno, owns some back class & draws inside to score fresh off the bench


5-Apple Hanover – Bounced back with an impressive career best 1:51.3 in  her qualifier here & may try to take them as far as she can



1-Carrick – Was a close second when heavily favored from the rail back in late February, now changes barns off an adequate qualifier @ Magical Acres on Monday


5-Explosive Ridge – Ended off on a down note in late February, yet held his own in the comeback qualifier @ Gaitway, horse-for-the-course finds a prime spot to return


9-Resita – Solid runner up to a revved up Dayson in the Gaitway qualifier & gets some class relief to offset the tough post in a wide-open field



8-Eurobond – Equaled a track & world record of 1:50.1 last year, prepping with good energy & now debuts for Team Taker, gets the call in an intriguing match up


5-Obrigado – Classy $1.8 million winner won his last two starts here in February, the latest from post ten & looks ready to keep his comeback season going


4-Max – Won his last two @ Pocono on the engine, chased a very good Lindy The Great in his Gaitway qualifier & draws well as part of a Team Burke 1-2 punch



9-Caviart Ally – Conquered HOY Shartin N three straight times to cap off 2019 & won her 2020 debut back in early March, shook loose too late in the qualifier


8-Snobbytown – Was on a big roll @ Yonkers, winning the Open HDCP before the shutdown, went all the way in her Gaitway qualifier with a :27.2 for Team Burke


5-Kissin In The Sand – Classy millionaire + 1:47.4 performer was able to rate her qualifier & hold off a locked in Caviart Ally, poised for the rematch



2-Oceania – Off to a slow start in her qualifier & paced home in :26.4, took a mark of 1:50.1 here last season, drops down & draws inside


7-Sudden Passing – Won two of her last three here before the break, versatile Team Burke mare with speed figures to be prominent throughout


6-You Should Be Here – 1:51.3 performer here last year, bounced back with a very strong wire-to-wire @ Gaitway, any semblance of that mile makes her a serious contender



3-Capricornus – Rated fifth on the Road to the Hambletonian Top ten, off a solid freshman season, runner up to a highly-rated EL Ideal in his qualifier & draws inside for Team Melander


7-Reign Of Honor – Shows some promise at three, chased the mighty Gimpanzee in his first trip as a 4YO & lands in an ideal spot to flaunt his potential for Team Melander


6-Loyal Fox Hanover – 3YO Chuck Sylvester prospect jogged confidently in both preps @ Spring Garden Ranch & could surprise this group



5-Bettor Joy N – Sports a 1:50.4 mark here last season, stablemate to Shartin N finished well with a :26.3 in her qualifier & gets some class relief


4-Feelin Red Hot – 13-time winner in 2019 ended off on a winning note @ Yonkers, flashed speed in her Gaitway qualifier & draws well @ the right level for Team Burke


3-Pammy Jo – Steps up here, yet draws inside fresh the mile of her life in a strong qualifier here last Saturday, has an excellent chance to stalk the speed



8-Princess Deo – Finished in a deadheat for win with NJSS star Evident Beauty in 1:52.2 last out, just missed in her Magical Acres qualifier, rates highly despite a tough post


4-Cash Hit – Debuts for Andrew Harris with Lasix & trotting hopples added, qualifier was decent & now the post is advantageous


1-No Drama Please – Was chasing the likes of Gimpanzee & Evident Beauty when last seen here, qualified deceptively well & lands the rail to trip out for Tetrick






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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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