Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:05 PM

RACE 1

2-Dreamfair Charro – Sending positive hints recently, just missed on Jan. 16, flashing late pace from impossible spots in his last two, now moves inside with a chance to snap a long losing skid

 

1-Odds On Lauderdale – Mixed Sale purchase broke in his new barn debut, then had too far to come last week, but paced a solid back half of :55, moves inside & hits rock bottom again

 

3-Sporty Spook – Lone bright spot recently was that close second by a neck at Yonkers on Dec. 21, classy 10YO looks to turn things around in a big way fresh off the claim & picks up Dexter Dunn

 

RACE 2

3-Chaptiama – Runner up in the NYSS Final as a 3YO & banked more than $200,000, tripped out & breezed to an easy qualifier win here & looks ready with an inside draw for the American Viking

 

4-P L Notsonice – Fresh off a productive season in Ontario, sports a sharp mark of 1:52.4, won her Pocono qualifier with plenty & draws inside here to contend immediately

 

6-Roger Rabbit – Appeared overmatched last week after a career best upset from post ten before that, gets a class reprieve & reunited with Dexter Dunn

 

RACE 3

4-Seeuinnashville A – Appeared poised for victory last week, launched a late bid & just missed, has regained his form, merits the bump back up in class & lands post four again to trip out off the spee

 

3-Heza A Real Diamond – 12-time winner last season with a mark of 1:48.4 @ The Big M, owns dangerous speed, drops a notch, draws inside again & looms large

 

6-Saying Grace N – Could be on the verge of an overdue win for Team Cullipher, stormed home from last to just miss from post nine last week in a :26.2 & wicked :54.3 back half

 

RACE 4

1-Deltasun A – Parlayed that easy romp @ Dover Downs into a strong rally for third in the feature last week, now gets some class & post relief in a field full of question marks

 

6-Godspell Hall – Stayed flat & put together a strong finish for minor spoils last week, back half in :56, trounced these back on Jan. 8 & might be building momentum

 

9-Double Account – Rebounded off a miscue by closing from last to fourth in the feature last week, moves outside, but tighter now & owns speed

 

RACE 5

7-Duddie’s Lor – Has taken several starts to finally regain his form, avoided first over & stayed in & was looking for room in the stretch last week, now this is a class drop you can’t ignore 

 

6-Big Stretch Mark – 8YO has thrived here in the past, rounding into form @ The Meadows, back with Stretch Jessop & could surprise in this tight match up

 

3-Big Bad Bill – Steady closer has struggled to make much headway against tougher @ Yonkers, but now gets class & post relief fresh off a hard-charging third

 

RACE 6

1-Hudson Phil – Consistent gelding came to life with a sterling rally for second in :26.1, back half in :54.2, makes his key third start off the bench & in line to trip out from the rail

 

8-Western Joe – Rebounded from a parked out trip by fighting off pressure, then took off with eye-catching acceleration in :26.4, Joe is definitely on his game & will be tough to overhaul

 

7-Springsteen – Converted a smooth cover trip into a mild upset two weeks ago, tougher draw, but this 1:48.1 performer here last year will try to set up a similar rally

 

RACE 7

3-Lear Seelster – Steady gelding with a mark of 1:51.4 back on Jan. 2 has been hinting of another since then with strong finishes, back half in :54.4 last week, moves inside & retains Simon Allard

 

8-Rockin The Aces – Motored home off cover in a speedy :26.4 to score the class drop n pop last week, lands post eight again, but that impressive win could lead to another big effort

 

2-Incredible Shark – Has caught fire in his last three, nosed out with a solid back half of :55 last week, stepping up with several others in this highly competitive affair, yet draws inside along with the other Team Cullipher trainee

 

RACE 8

9-McMike – Team Burke trainee was 10 for 21 last year, stayed in & shuffled, angled & stormed home to just miss last week, moves outside, but had missed 26 days 

 

3-Wyatt J – Nailed this one when he scooted home for the mild upset in his second start off the bench here, first over & back half in :54.4, builds on that career best from post three again in a very competitive field

 

5-Actor Hanover – Took three starts here to kick into high gear & just missed when he tracked Wyatt J last week, back half in :54.2, serious contender lands a midpack stalking spot & might present some value

 

RACE 9

8-Good Rockin – Has risen & adapted nicely to this level with a solid second two starts back, then a close third in :26.2 last week, back half in :54.2, there figures to be plenty of speed to shoot at 

 

9-Paternity Suit A – Bounced back with a strong score last week, taking advantage of an inside draw, back half in :54.2, moves outside, yet remains a threat to repeat

 

6-Boiling Oar – Well-driven by G-Nap to a narrow loss from the same post last week, gate speed puts him in play & looms large in top form as part of the Team Cullipher 1-2 punch

 

RACE 10

5-Buck Dancer – Issued a parking ticket when he was rebuffed by JL Cruze last week, solid runner up from post nine before that & romped in his Big M debut, draws a bit better to work out a more patient trip

 

8-JL Cruze – The King took awhile to clear the lead from post ten, had his own way & settled for second last week, was able to steal away off a slow half before that, 10YO in strong form eligible to leave for trip & stalk the speed

 

6-Pikachu Hanover – 1:52 Mohawk performer last season has gone a sparkling two-for-two here with trot in reserve & remains a fresh threat to make it three despite facing a tougher assignment

 

RACE 11

7-Mayfield Duke – Sometimes just a change of scenery is worth a swing, banking on a barn change & some class relief might spell substantial wake up call in this wide-open field

 

5-Albert A’ Scootin – Has come around in his last few Freehold, while dropping down the class ladder there, fresh off an aggressive second down south he catches a soft match up here

 

1-David’s Coming Home – 1:52 performer @ The Big M last season drops to the bottom condition off a couple of fringe efforts & lands the rail in a field that is winless in 2021

 

RACE 12

9-Two AM – Tough to recommend in his current dull form & stuck outside again, but has enough back class conjure up & past success here & faces a field begging to be beaten

 

1-Levitation – Just one for last 19, but pretty steady & on the board in four of his last five, in line for a smooth trip from the rail in a field with no stand outs

 

5-St James Gate – Struggling to regain his December form with breaks in two of his last three, some class & post relief could spell rebound for this Team Burke trainee 

 

RACE 13

4-Yankee Osborne – Ships back to the Big M fresh off a solid third @ Yonkers, chased tougher here in January, draws better, was strong in the win column last year & this looks like an ideal spot 

 

1-Bechers Brook A – Tough to gauge this 1:48.1 performer @ The Big M last season, nosed out at the N/W $11,500 level back on Jan. 2, flashed sudden speed from post eight last week, moves inside & looms large

 

9-Somebeach Baron – Wow, somebody knew something when he got hammered down to 6-5 favorite & ran up the score with Dexter Dunn last week, class hike & tougher post may not deter him from duplicating that amazing feat

 

RACE 14

2-Always A Force – Left alertly & was right there surging second by a head to Na Na Na Baatman last week, back inside to take dead aim again in an evenly matched affair

 

3-Western Redhot – Besim The Dream had this veteran gelding on his toes & Joe Bongiorno drove him superbly for the upset last week, actually dips slightly in price & draws another inside post to work out a similar trip

 

7-Na Na Na Baatman – The caped crusader came through with a game score as the favorite last week, draws a more demanding post, but can’t rule out a repeat for the same claiming tag

 

RACE 15

3-Duplicated N – Draws inside again fresh off a sharp comebacker last week, nosed out @ 24-1, back half in :55.3 & now drops to face a camera-shy finale field

 

7-Joestar Of Mia A – Hasn’t been seen in three weeks & draws a challenging post, but gets another class drop & capable of firing off the wings for stalking position

 

5-Sadiq Hanover – Snapped a long losing skid with a take-no-prisoners wire-to-wire 1:51.4 last week, bumped back up with something positive to build on

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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