Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:16 PM


1-Atlas Hanover – The Captains have come out roaring to dominate the baby races, Team Alagna has a boatload & this is a first foal out of a sister to $1.9 million winner Western Fame, $170,000 yearling won both trials with furious speed & versatility


7-Treacherous Tom – Another Captaintreacherous first foal out of Kate Is Well Said, from the family of Dan Patch Award winner Kikikatie, just missed on the engine @ Gaitway with a :26.4 & 1:53.2 clocking there for Team Burke


5-Danger Zone – This Alagna-Marvin Katz-bred Captaintreacherous is a first foal out of Thatsoveryverynice, ripped out of the pocket to win his second baby race with a nifty :26.4



6-Wall Of Moni – First crop of Walner has sparkled in the morning trials, this colt out of a sister to 1:51.4 performer International Moni ($775,463), shook loose late to win his only trial with a noteworthy :27.3


5-Global Pandemic – Cantab Hall brother to several winners, including Livininthefastlane ($460,481), $120,000 yearling tripped out & opened up in a confident lone trial @ Gaitway for Team Burke


4-S I P – Bar Hopping colt second foal from his Cantab Hall dam, from the family of Godiva Hall ($808,008), was eager to please & just missed in his lone Gaitway trial & draws well for Team Burke



4-I Did It Myway – Promising Captaintreacherous for Team Alagna first foal out the Bettor’s Delight dam Flyme To The Moon, really stepped up in his second trial with a standout 1:54.4 clocking over stablemate Nautical Hanover


1-Foxhunt – From the first crop of Pace winner Huntsville & first foal out of $897,021 winner Wrangler Magic, won his trial with a :26.4, then gunned down by stablemate Atlas Hanover & lands the rail as part of a Team Alagna triple threat


7-Nautical Hanover – Captaintreacherous brother to 1:50.2 performer Full Send, out of a sister to $615,047 winner Shezarealdeal, 1:50.4, $180,000 yearling was a solid second to stablemates Foxhunt & I Did It My Way



1-Pink Gypsy – Father Patrick full sister to noted 1:50.2 performer Amigo Volo, romped in her only trial @ Gaitway where Team Burke has been on fire & lands the rail


2-American Beauty – From the sizzling first crop of Walner, second foal out of Hambo Oaks champ All The Time, who is a sister to double millionaire Ariana G, almost went all the way in her lone Big M trial & draws inside for Team Takter


5-Peyton Hanover – Muscle Hill second foal out of a sister to $913,975 winner Wheeling N Dealin, zipped home in :27.2 to win her only baby race here for Team Melander, $400,000 yearling certainly has license to impress



4-Ready For Moni – Last year’s Hambo runner up stormed home from an impossible spot to equal his mark of 1:51.1 in a dazzling 4YO debut, then just missed to It’s Academic, logical huge threat for Team Takter


2-Hypnotic AM – Classy millionaire mare has promptly returned to top form for Team Melander, nailed the speedy Beads in :26.3 & took a mark of 1:50.3 in Leg 2, look for her to step out sharply from post two again


7-It’s Academic – Team Burke 4YO off to flying start this season, winning five of ten, including the Charlie Hill, made it two-for-two in this series by prevailing in a hard-fought battle with Ready For Moni, tougher post for the rematch



2-Lyons Sentinel – First leg winner from post nine in a career best of 1:48.2, just missed as the beaten favorite last week, millionaire stalks from post two again & remains on top of her game


1-Machnhope – Blue Chip Matchmaker Series champ in the midst of a career high season, pace & trip compromised in Leg 2, now moves inside, so expect speed


4-Racine Bell – Bounced back from her fading fourth in the Betsy Ross with a well-controlled upset over Lyons Sentinel last week & lands post four again fresh off that mile of her life



6-South Beach Star – Brother to Highalator has blossomed as a 3YO winning five of eight, his latest with a sizzling new mark of 1:48.1 with a :25.4, the sky’s the limit for this Pelling trainee


5-One Eight Hundred – Late-blooming Pace prospect for Team Takter has sharpened his sword in PA, PASS winner reportedly tied up last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & looks to rebound 


2-Rockyroad Hanover – Team Alagna son of Captaintreacherous has come roaring out winning three of four off the bench, his last two on sloppy tracks, lots of upside with only seven career starts & draws inside a very competitive field



7-Blue Diamond Eyes – 1:51.1 Three Diamonds winner last Fall got nosed out by stablemate Continualou @ The Meadows two starts back, challenging draw here off a solid acclimating mile 


4-Continualou – Matron Stakes winner has quickly come back with two straight 1:51 PASS divisions for Team Burke, draws well here & taps her potential further in a competitive match up


6-Test Of Faith – NYSS champ & 1:48.4 Bluegrass winner at two romped in her 3YO debut @ Saratoga for Brett Pelling, tuned up with another easy qualifier & looks like the real deal



2-Ruthless Hanover – Picked up where he left off winning two straight Graduate divisions & lowered his mark to 1:48, then just missed to Allywag Hanover two weeks ago, draws inside again to be part of the speed equation in this wild affair


1-Captain Barbossa – Last year’s Jug winner was able to catapult off a hot :52.4 half, held off Warrawee Vital & set a track record of 1:47.1, launches his encore from the rail to avoid traffic in a bulky field


12-Allywag Hanover – Took a few starts to regain top form, won two in a row, then just missed in the Preferred last week, second tier post is certainly no picnic, yet he’s obviously sharp & proven to be a relentless finisher



2-Amigo Volo – Has hit the board in both legs of this series, two-time Breeders Crown champ & Dan Patch Award winner moves inside & might be finally ready to roll


4-Beads – Added trotting hopples & confidently reeled off back-to-back 1:50.1 miles, trouncing Amigo Volo in Leg 1, right there as the heavy favorite in Leg 2, draws well & looks like the one to knock off


7-Ramona Hill – 2020 Hambo champ has taken a few qualifiers to regain form, the latest a stirring stretch battle with the great Atlanta @ Gaitway, draws outside some seasoned foes, yet could surprise the boys



5-Perfect Sting – Perfect 10-for-10 Dan Patch Award winning freshman & early Pace favorite bounced back from sickness with a blistering 1:48.4 qualifier, poised to bounce back here in a field that can make him earn it


8-Shake That House – This House was on fire last week, unleashing a 1:48 blowout for Team Alagna, tougher post & class hike, but back class & renewed form make him a serious threat


1-Lyons Steel – Almost got there in :26.1 two starts back, back on the rail, gets some class relief & in line for a better trip


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7-Western Joe – Joe is back @ The Big M off a second in a world record War on the Shore, nosed out in a 1:48.3 Preferred here back on May 15, could get the right speed set up in a tricky handicapping puzzle


6-Backstreet Shadow – Snapped out of a funk with a well-timed late move off a stern :53.4 in last week’s Preferred, can rule out a repeat for this Team Burke stalwart


3-Filibuster Hanover – Classy Team Burke trainee closing in on $2 million, regained winning form despite a tough trip @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside where things can set up nicely for him



2-Environs Hanover – Beaten favorite tried speed @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gets class & post relief back here for the always dangerous Brennan & Drennan combo


3-Dragon Roars Again – Got a little overanxious on the lead & held third as the beaten favorite first time Lasix @ Pocono, returns here in a softer class & draws inside


7-Dealer’s Table – 1:50.2 winner @ The Big M this season & Team Cullipher trainee is overdue, caught out of position from post eight last week & gets another shot at this reduced level



3-Bettor Notbitter A – Beaten favorite got roughed up first over off the sick scratch & claim, big chance to rebound from another inside draw for Team Cullipher


2-Ideal Son – Came to life in his last two at the $10,000 level & scored in 1:51.3 with a thunderous :26.3 rally last week, fresh claim rewarded with an improved post


10-TJ Blast – Just one for 21 this season, but has been on a form spree, fired from post ten last week after the Edwin Quevedo reclaim & rates contender status




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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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