Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:31 PM


1-Next Level Stuff – Breeders Crown champ has come back in sharp form, unleashed an impressive surge to nail When Dovescry in round one & stands out on the rail again


4-Weslynn Quest – Was trotting a storm along the inside & lost by an eyelash in a sparkling 1:51.1 Big M acclimating mile & has lots to build on


3-Ghostintheshell S – Trotted a solid final quarter of :27.2 in her US debut for Team Svanstedt, that was three weeks ago, yet she draws inside again with a chance to step up



2-Sossy’s King Kong – One for 17 this season & two for his last 41, but knocking on the door recently, forced wide from a tough spot & just missed last out & moves inside


4-Walks Of Life – Flashed a hint of positive late pace for minor spoils last time, 11YO regaining his form since the early March sick scratch & draws well in a wide-open field


5-Dependlebury A – 10YO has hit the board, finishing third in two of his three starts since arriving here, looks to rally from midpack & snap his season skid



4-De Los Cielos Deo – Team Burke trainee could beat this field on class alone, came to life with some speed two weeks ago, drops further & draws better


9-Gods Spirit N – Carved out some serious fractions from post ten before fading to fourth, draws outside again & gets more class relief for his third start off the bench


1-Quality Bud – Bumped into a heavy favorite in Joesstar of Mia A & still finished a solid second, remains at this reduced level & can stalk the speed from a rail start



3-JL Cruze – The King had a nice Winter, tailed off, then signaled a return to form with that nose loss two starts back, now gets class & post relief off a no-chance trip


6-Pikachu Hanover – Has hit the ticket in his last three here since adding Lasix, uncorked a strong rally last week, drops in class & continues to rate highly


1-Treasured Tee – One of four in this affair for Team Burke, flying under the radar, flashed some sneaky late trot last week & in line for a smooth trip from the rail



5-Southwind Petyr – Secured a short late lead & settled for third in a solid 3YO debut, 1:51 performer @ The Big M at two has license to step up with another midpack draw


4-Jimmy Connor B – Has unfurled some nasty final quarters in all three starts here, :25.1 & :25.3 in his last two, back half in :53.2 last week & draws better to break through


7-Pirate Hanover – Team Alagna-tuned son of The Captain motored home in :25.3, back half in :53.3, $100,000 colt draws a demanding post, but gathering momentum



3-Oney Hall – Price Play in the Cutler had no shot after a slow start, forced into a premature wide move last week, moves inside with a chance to stalk n pop


2-Chaptiama – Has revived his form on Lasix, steamrolled first over to repeat with the mile of his life, draws an improved post & retains Dexter Dunn in an intriguing match up


6-Deltasun A – 8YO got aggressive from post eight & held on for a new mark of 1:51.4 two starts back, pace compromised last time, has license to fire out & rebound



3-Dealer’s Table – Gets a bit of class relief & draws inside again off a narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, 1:50.2 winner here this season sparks a strong Team Cullipher 1-2 punch in this competitive affair


5-Best In Show – 2019 Pace upsetter finished a close second in both starts @ Pocono, so it’s the key third start off the bench for this classy son of Bettor’s Delight, looks ready to roll in this tight match up


1-Sundown Kid – The Kid wowed them with an aggressive defeat of Joesstar Of Mia A with a sparkling new mark of 1:48.4 two weeks ago, rewarded with the rail for the bump back up in class



6-Peaky Sneaky – Left alertly & caught in a bad shuffle in the first leg of the Kissin In The Sand Series, classy 1:48 performer makes her third start off the bench in a softer spot for Team Takter


4-Stonebridge Soul – Bumped into Bestseller Hanover in her first qualifier, then the speedy Cattlewash, Chris Ryder trainee off a one for 19 season looks ready to fire fresh from an inside post


5-Bestseller Hanover – Shipped south & won her lone qualifier with plenty, took her requisite acclimating tour of the oval & might now be poised to bear down with her controlling speed



1-Angers Bayama – Beaten favorite sizzling through a torrid pace & just missed in a thriller two weeks ago, drops out of the Preferred for his third start off the bench & draws the rail in a field full of live possibilities


7-Chaser Hanover – In a breakout season for Chaser & Team Chiodo he just missed in the season’s fastest mile two weeks ago, remains in top form & blasts for stalking position in a real handicapper’s headscratcher


3-Hesa Kingslayer N – Looms as a sleeper play in this challenging puzzle, beat This Is The Plan in the Borgata Series & got parked in that final, draws inside to stalk close & Michael Deters has a solid 1-2 punch



1-Sorella – One of two Hambletonian Oaks champs in this interesting division, nosed out in her seasonal debut, then left in the wake of Beads in the Graduate, primed to trip out off the ample speed from the rail for Team Takter 


6-When Dovescry – Classy 2019 Oaks champ was barely outgamed in the first leg by Next Level Stuff, freshened up with an easy qualifier & looms large for The Buckeye & Team Pelling


5-Ab’sattitudeexpress – Ab was able to steal away with rated fractions & nosed out Sorella in Leg 1, had the table set & faded to seventh in the Graduate last week, eligible to rebound with her tactical speed



5-Allywag Hanover – Had a perfect two-hole ride off hot fractions & was right there in a blanket 1:48 photo second time Lasix, this Team Pelling trainee is gathering steam on the comeback trail 


2-Seriously Hanover – Finished well in a Graduate division, then just missed with a first over attack in :25.4 in a 1:48 mile last week, big threat from an improved post


8-Captain Barbossa – Romped in his first two starts this season & lowered his mark to 1:48.4, forced wide from a tough spot two weeks ago, draws outside, but this Team Alagna trainee is fresh n hot



9-Sugartown – Sugar has been sweet with narrow losses in his last two, closed from far back in :26.3 two starts back, pace compromised & right here again last week, gaining traction since the late April sick scratch


1-Just Wave Goodbye – Took two starts off the re-claim to crush first over in a career best of 1:52.2, while snapping his 2021 losing skid, returns to a competitive claimer with the rail & retains The Bionic Man


6-TJ Blast – One of two live items in here for Trainer of the Week Edwin Quevedo, nosed out in a bitter stretch duel two starts back & no chance from post ten last week



3-Lexus With a View A – Sports a 1:51.2 mark here this season, stronger positive hints in his last two, further class plus post relief makes him a top contender in this one


9-Rockin The Aces – 1:50 winner @ The Big M this season was a recent victim of bad luck & impossible trips, draws outside again, but this is a substantial class drop


4-Rollnthejoe – Towered up late at long odds chasing the explosive Party Boy with a nice rebound effort in last Saturday’s finale & draws inside for Team Bongiorno



1-Western Redhot – Last Saturday’s Best Bet failed to fire off the claim, his previous form was sharp, drops back down with the rail & switches to Dexter Dunn


2-Tolly-Ho – Shocked the world with the upset rally two starts back, then forced first over to finish third behind the surprising Mister Hat & draws inside that rival as fresh claim for our Trainer of the Week


9-Mister Hat – Has to garner strong consideration despite a price hike & post nine, his upset rail rally Big M debut came after shipping cross country & missing 26 days






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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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