Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:29 PM


3-Honor Me – Second by half a length in 1:51.3 fresh off the bench two starts back, then forced wide while pace compromised last out & now draws better for Tony Beltrami


2-Johnny Chip – New acquisition for trainer Andrew Harris won his Gaitway qualifier with a sharp :26 first time Lasix, then parked first over in the comebacker, softer spot here


9-Scirocco Mistysaid – Brused & crushed these before the shutdown, seemed poised for a big one & broke in the slop, stuck farther outside, yet remains a threat



6-Somethinginthewind – Classy 11YO seems to be gathering some positive momentum on the comeback trail with a couple of minor shares in his last two & has a chance to show more


1-One Tough Nut – Sports a 1:52 mark here last season, raced better in his last two & actually hit the board in the slop last out & lands the rail again in a wide-open field


3-Somesurfsomewhere – Attempted to launch a wide late move & flattened out in his comeback on Lasix, draws better & can rebound in his second start off the bench 



1-Calle Palema – Rallied for third in both sires stakes division, the latest with a solid :56 back half & continues his positive trend from the rail for Team Svanstedt


6-Caruso – Three of his qualifiers on view have been outstanding, once he gets away smootjly & avoids any miscues he could be tough to knock off


5-Goodashim – Cantab Hall showed improvement in his second baby race before an early miscue in his opener, brother to Father Patrick & Pastor Stephen has a chance to rebound



6-Credit Fraud – We know she likes the Big M, showing signs of regaining form in her last few, faces an easy group here & her tactical speed puts her in play


8-Tough Mac – Classy 11YO overcame a slow pace & tough trip to finish a solid second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia fresh off the bench, a major factor despite another challenging post


1-Levitation – Made the mile track transition & qualified okay chasing When Dovescry & now getting some class & post relief for his comebacker



4-Lady Chaos – Cantab Hall first foal from a sister to Mr Muscleman, nice qualifiers, :26.4 here on June 27, then won her PASS debut as the heavy favorite @ The Meadows


5-Darlene Hanover – Continued to progress with a crisp :27.3 finish in the slop in her debut, Chapter Seven filly first foal out of a sister to Donato Hanover with a bright future


3-Dutiful – Just missed in both qualifiers, used early from post nine & faded in her debut, an improved post here gives her chance for an effort similar to her second qualifier here



3-Beautiful Game – Stole a :58 half & barely outsprinted by a well-meant Altar last week, almost got there with a perfect trip in the first leg & looms large again from another inside post


1-Material Girl – Really stepped it up with a game first over grind to barely outgame a well-rated Chablis last week & lands the rail off that rousing maiden breaker


2-Chablis – Muscle second foal out of D’Orsay, 1:51.4 [$445,732] took charge, rated nicely & just missed by a nose to a gallant Material Girl, draws well again to turn the tables



3-Whitehaven Lass A – Australian import suddenly came to life in her second US start on Lasix & had to settle for a win deadheat with Stick That Lip Out, draws much better to follow up


7-Narcian Jewel – Shipped into an easier spot, pulled off a well-meant shocker, only to be take  down for stretch interference last week, now plummets even further for The Mann


6-Stick That Lip Out – Came charging off cover & hit the line together with Whitehaven Lass A three weeks ago, returns to the mile track & reunited with Yannick Gingras



8-What Chapter – Has descended down the class ladder, grinded out a third from post eight when heavily backed last week & just missed from the same post against much better on July 3


3-Trixie Dust – Sports a 1:54.2 mark here this season, rebounded off breaks in consecutive starts with a flat fourth last week, now drops into a more likely spot


1-Friend Of Nature S – Got parked first over here two starts back, a solid second @ Yonkers last out, Swedish bred ramping up & now draws the rail at the bottom level



1-Muscle Diamond – Heading in the right direction when he came back with a solid third from post nine, slow starts have cost him in his last two & now moves inside to stalk the speed


6-Marion Marauder – Classy 2016 Trotting Triple Crown champion hasn’t seen the winners circle in awhile, yet did flash a :26.2 in his return to the Big M last week & drops a tad


7- JL Cruze – The King has come back in vintage form, yet hasn’t quite been able to payoff, beaten favorite fell victim to a revved up Forbidden Trade, tougher post, but still a threat



4-Iznogoud AM S – Couldn’t get to a well-rated Mon Amour in the slop, then forced to grind first over when that rival stole another one, now draws inside to stalk within closer striking range


5-Mon Amour – Took control, allowed to stroll along uncontested & went wire-to-wire in both legs, has a lot of confidence to build on, yet there will likely be more pressure for the big money


6-Heartbreak Hill – Lit up the board with a big wake up call, left alertly & tripped out to nail heavy favorite Spy Booth last week, part of a strong Marcus Melander trio



7-Refined – Improving 4YO just missed in her comeback here, scored a nice win at Harrah’s Philadelphia, then had no chance in the Miss Versatility, now gets some class relief & goes back to Gingras


10-Whose Blues – Lightly-raced Cantab Hall filly ships in fresh off a perfect trip upset in PASS @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & deserves a long look despite post ten


6-HL Revadon – Overmatched & no factor from post nine in the Hambo Maturity, nice qualifier chasing When Dovescry before that, more suitably spotted here & reunited with Dexter Dunn



2-Vainqueur R P NO – Norway bred has two nice qualifiers on Lasix here chasing When Dovescry, the latest with a competitive :55.2 back half, debuts here for the formidable Team Takter & draws inside several last out winners


6-Hashtagmadeyalook – Dropped a notch to bounce back with a rousing score last week & has been a new horse since switching to trainer Richard Johnson


3-Carrick – Ventured to Harrah’s Philadelphia off a narrow loss here, destroyed a weaker field there & took a new mark of 1:54.4, draws well brimming with confidence



7-Threedee Delight A – Just one for her last 51, but may have picked it up in her last two @ Yonkers & gets further class relief here in a complete toss up field


1-Rose Run Samantha – 0 for her last 38, yet finished an inspiring third in her comeback @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & in line for a smooth trip from the rail here


10-Vintage Babe – Shipped over to Yonkers & was a much-improved second, trying to parlay that at the bottom level here from post ten while one for her last 36






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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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