Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:19 PM

RACE 1

4-Marquis Volo – Rebounded off a miscue @ Saratoga with a pretty solid third from post eight in a beneficial Big M debut & now draws better with some back class

 

1-My Boy Christian – Hammered down to 5-2 favorite, brushed to the top & came up just a length shy into wicked headwinds last Friday, rewarded with the rail for Team Bongiorno

 

2-Knightofvictory – Bounced back with a flat mile on the fringe again, post improves, retains Dexter Dunn, just one for his last 33, but fourth start on the comeback trail & his barn is on fire

 

RACE 2

3-Staycation Hanover – Somebeachsomewhere first foal out of 2015 Shady Daisy winner Stacia Hanover, her latest qualifier stands out with a :25.3, back half in :54.4, draws inside for Pelling

 

2-Always B First – Always B Miki first foal out of an unraced daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, strong third just behind Staycation Hanover in her qualifier & draws inside for a high percentage barn 

 

4-Stephanie Deo – Note the lone win in just two starts, an impressive 1:52.3 with a :25.4 from post ten here last June, finished well in both qualifiers & has lot of upside

 

RACE 3

5-Force N Fury – Hit the board in two of his last three, both times chasing standouts The Candyman Can & Tuxedo Bay, well-bred 4YO lands in a prime spot to exploit his form

 

3-Griffon Hanover – Had the table set to rally off a sharp :54.3 half & lacked enough late pop last week, gets another serious shot at the bottom level from inside post & reunited with Gingras

 

4-Justin Credible – Just one for his last 36, caught out of range from post nine last week, needed to re-acclimate, 1:52.1 winner @ Big M in 2020 draws better & owns a big kick

 

RACE 4

1-Really Fast – Pricey $700,000 yearling second foal out of $600,000 winner Stubborn Belle, the first was 1:52.4 performer Ms Savannah Belle, added trotting hobbles for his latest eye-catching qualifier & lands the rail for Team Takter 

 

4-Torn To Pieces AS – 3YO put forth a more than adequate effort in a much-needed debut, draws well for the follow up for a potent trotting barn & retains The Bionic Man

 

3-She Must Be Magic – Daughter of the late Kadabra draws inside again off a much-improved second last time, 0 for 28, but a prime opportunist in line to trip out

 

RACE 5

4-Cashncam – Added Lasix & just missed with strong pace at both ends last week, has ramped it up & looms large from post four again & might be on the verge

 

6-Rockinwiththebest – 0 for ten this season, but consistently did well in the GSY Series recently, post nine has proven costly, draws a bit better in a field that is a combined three for 68 in 2021

 

3-May I Cruise West – One for his last 42 & winless this season, steady check earner in the GSY Series draws inside again with a chance to trip out for another slice of the pie

 

RACE 6

7-Pantheon Hanover – Flashed some strong late pace to hit the board in a solid Big M debut, tougher post, yet retains Tetrick for his fourth start since a sick scratch

 

1-Ocean Colony – The Ocean finally ended a long drought in wire-to-wire fashion from post seven before a sick scratch, moves inside after missing a couple of weeks

 

8-Sugartown – Was pace but not trip compromised & just missed as the heavy favorite in the GSY Final, moves outside, but remains sharp since the claim

 

RACE 7

1-Slick Artist A – Flashed some sneaky late pace from post nine in a much-needed comeback here, now hits rock bottom & retains Dexter Dunn

 

3-Kaitlyn N – I have no idea why she was in the Blue Chip Series @ Yonkers & three weeks in a row, proven winner here gets a massive class drop & inside draw 

 

7-Rapunzel Blue Chip – 0 for her last 12, but was much-improved runner up in her second start off the bench, draws another demanding post, but has faced better

 

RACE 8

7-Master Conrad – Did a great job to reel in a runaway leader & drew off into those wicked winds last week, huge improvement for a barn that can do no wrong

 

1-Motor City Marco – Tripped out to an easy drop n pop win off the sick scratch & claim & lands the rail for a Bionic Man repeat in a field that is a combined five for 86 in 2021

 

4-Bettor Notbitter A – Forced three wide to avoid a breaker & hit the board again last week, draws well to continue his positive trend

 

RACE 9

1-INXS – Took a mark of 1:53.1 here last season, solid winner two starts back @ Saratoga, continues to ramp up on the comeback trail & lands the rail in a field begging to be beaten

 

4-Charlie Ona Harley – 6YO tripped out & came away with a new lifetime mark despite broken equipment last week & draws inside again on a nice form spree

 

3-Omaha Omaha – Still can’t fathom how he scored the upset fresh off the bench with trotting hopples added, gets another shot at this level off a decent follow up from post nine

 

RACE 10

8-Northern Rock – Brushed n crushed them from post seven last Saturday, off a career best of 1:52.4 & now fresh off another claim by Besim The Dream

 

1-Final Justice – Somehow was able to rebound with a solid second to Northern Rock @ 47-1 last week, draws inside that rival once again, but is two for his last 43

 

2-Rollin In New York – 0 for 12 this season & two for his last 28, but third in his last two with increased vigor & draws inside again with Dexter Dunn

 

RACE 11

7-S McKee – Put together a pretty solid back half of :56.3 to hit the board last week, that was into those strong stretch headwinds, draws a tougher post, yet this could be a ideal spot to end a long drought 

 

8-Mighty American N – 0 for his last 20, was a much better second last out, moves outside off a sick scratch, but we’re scrambling for something positive in this match up

 

3-Grandpa Don – Grandpa was pace compromised & still managed to rally for third last week, fresh claim draws inside a field that is a combined one for 59 in 2021

 

RACE 12

6-Whole Lotta Lou – Wow, that was some rally to score with a career best 1:52.1 in a sparkling 3YO debut & now stands out for a barn that is hitting on all cylinders

 

2-Itzalldowntoluck N – That was an outstanding US debut in a sizzling 1:51.2 from post seven for this NZ bred, then was severely overmatched, back to N/W 2 with an inside draw

 

4-Rockin Rocko – 1:51.2 performer here in 2020 was freshened & qualified with plenty of vigor, draws well to take charge for a barn off to a great start this season

 

RACE 13

2-I Am The Cowboy – Vincent Stallworth claimed this 10YO who was bothered by a breaker on the far turn last week, a solid second before that & rates contender status

 

3-Rockin Rambaran – 11YO was a beaten favorite & distant third last week, just missed against these three starts back & now draws inside again off another claim

 

5-Nobles Finesse – Hard to figure how he rallied for that huge upset two starts back, tried speed & faded into those wicked winds last week, chance to stalk from a midpack start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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