Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:49 PM

RACE 1

2-Misswalner Fashion – Fashion Farms homebred from the standout initial offering of world champion Walner, two impressive baby races sandwiched around an early miscue, the latest with a :26.4 on her own & draws inside

 

8-Bold And Beautiful – Muscle Hill fourth foal out of 2012 Dan Patch Award winner To Dream On won her first trial with a :27.4 @ Magical Acres, then jogged here, one to watch for despite being stuck outside

 

3-I’m Happy Hanover – Here’s a Muscle Hill filly out of a sister to millionaire Will Take Charge, sold for $200,000, romped in both Pocono trials & draws inside with The White Knight

 

RACE 2

7-Laws Of Motion – Another gem from the sparkling first crop of Walner, first foal out of a sister to $869,608 winner Prestidigitator, bounced back with an eye-catching 1:55.4 baby race @ Gaitway for Team Orange Crush

 

1-Jack Rabbit Slims – Muscle Hill fourth foal out of $751,321 winner Mystical Starlight, cruised in both baby trials @ Vernon Downs, lands the rail here to take charge & continue building confidence

 

5-Majestic J – Another promising Walner colt for Team Alagna, $115,000 yearling rebounded from a miscue in his first try here with well-controlled wire-to-wire, complete with a :27.3

 

RACE 3

6-Penelope J – Team Toscano Walner filly first foal out of a sister to 1:51.4 performer Pilot Discretion, $160,000 yearling won her first baby race with a sharp late move from the pocket, then third chasing a 1:54.2 sizzler

 

2-Selfie Queen – Muscle Hill second foal out of a Kadabra mare, sold for $170,000, eager to please in both morning trials & won her latest with a trot-to-spare :27.4 for Team Takter

 

3-Moni Heist – Here’s a Walner sister to 2020 Hambo runner up, 1:51.1 performer & $934,670 winner Ready For Moni, qualified well enough & draws inside with plenty of upside 

 

RACE 4

6-Looks Like Moni – Muscle Hill first foal out of a half-million-dollar-winning sister to millionaire Snow White, won both of his Big M qualifiers with determination & speed for Team Takter & top connections

 

8-B A Superhero – Muscle Hill fifth foal out of 100% producing dam & $1.6 winner Win Missy B, took charge in his second baby race & didn’t look back, rates highly despite the outside draw

 

7-Periculum – Here’s a Muscle Hill brother to 1:52 performer King Alphonso from the family of Trixton, $340,000 purchase set the table for Looks Like Moni, tough draw, yet continues to progress

 

RACE 5

2-Alexander Hanover – Steady veteran gelding transitions to the mile track, recent winner drops into a real soft spot & post two paves the way for another smooth stalking trip

 

4-Marveloustrix – Stone-closing mare returns to the Big M, drops back down to a competitive level & finally draws inside to set up her rally

 

1-Tequila N Roses – 0 for 18 season so far, runner up to a runaway Southwind Frost two starts back, flashed some late trot last week & moves inside to stalk n snap her skid

 

RACE 6

3-Western Showgirl – Put on a pretty decent show in a solid comeback mile @ 37-1, hit the board with a nifty :25.3, back half in :53, now drops a notch & draws inside again

 

1-Gottalovemyshadow – Found a home where she can thrive here at this level, right there in the photo last week & lands the rail to trip out & menace these again

 

4-Darkrshadeofpale N – That career best of 1:51.4 three starts back sparked her form, she grinded gamely to just miss last week, post four again & reunited with Todd McCarthy

 

RACE 7

7-Make It Big – Gaining momentum since the mid-May lame scratch, flashed some much-improved late pace last week & could surprise this bunch with some trip luck

 

5-Mr McDreamy – Beaten even money favorite was well driven by Braxton Boyd, gave it a good try & came up just a neck shy last week, has a serious shot at snapping his 0 for 18 season skid

 

1-Sunshine Hall – Got parked out first over against a tougher group of mares last week, just missed against these three starts back & has a big chance from the rail

 

RACE 8

3-Mcnulty Z Tam – Ramping up since the barn change to a vastly improved stable, pace compromised from post nine last week, draws better & could be sitting on a big one

 

9-Davids Coming Home – Recently reclaimed on a form spree & crushed first over with new mark of 1:51 as the 8-5 favorite last week, moves outside, but remains a live item

 

2-Northern Rock – Took his mark of 1:52.4 @ The Big M this season, getting some class & post relief here + Yannick Gingras, which could spell revival

 

RACE 9

2-Gotwuteverittakes – 1:52.3 winner here this season gets his third consecutive class drop & moves inside after kicking home in a sharp :26.3 

 

4-Pappy Go Go – Back from a stint @ Plainridge where he was a badly beaten favorite last out, yet returns to the familiar confines of the Andrew Harris barn & draws well

 

7-Say You Do – Kadabra gelding with a history of success here, shipped into the Nifty Norman barn, regrouped, stayed flat & won his qualifier with a noteworthy :26.2

 

RACE 10

2-Balenciaga – Came up a neck shy in his second career start @ The Big M, runner up in a NYSS division @ Vernon Downs, Hambo eligible has an inside advantage on top contenders in here 

 

7-Tangled Love – Hambo eligible from a prominent trotting outfit, hit the board in three of four on the comeback trail, the last two chasing a standout Rattle My Cage

 

9-Glacier Hanover – Late-blooming Hambo eligible for Team Melander, romped to a new mark of 1:54 two starts back, then a decent fourth in PASS, rates a long look despite the outside draw

 

RACE 11

7-Peyton Hanover – Muscle Hill second foal from a Cantab Hall sister to 2012 Dan Patch Award winner Wheeling N Dealin, followed up a superb qualifier with an impressive stakes debut for Team Melander

 

6-Gracelyn Hanover – Yet another shining prospect from the first crop of Walner, took command & held on to make it two-for-two in baby races, she could go all the way

 

5-Venerable – She’s a Walner sister to PASS champion Crucial, 1:52.4 ($528,598), out of a world champion, stepped it up to win again here with a sharp :27.3 late move for Nifty Norman, $210,000 yearling learning her lessons well

 

RACE 12

3-King Of The North – First crop of Walner out of world champion & two-time Dan Patch Award winner Check Me Out, $190,000 purchase romped in both trials here, draws inside & could be anything

 

4-Testing Testing – Walner first foal out of the Yankee Glide mare Sound Check from the family of Guccio, easy first qualifier @ Vernon Downs, then runner up to King Of The North & stalks that rival again

 

6-Classic Hill - $210,000 Muscle Hill first foal out of Buckette winner Classical Annie, a close second to Wall Of Moni at first asking, then a distant third to King Of the North, chance to step up for Team Melander

 

RACE 13

6-Temporal Hanover – Walner colt out of a sister to Triple Crown champion Glidemaster, displayed :27 + change speed to polish off both qualifiers for Team Melander, tough to go against off those miles

 

4-Wall Of Moni – Walner pupil out of a sister to 1:51.4 performer International Moni, won his first trial with a :27.3 late burst, kicked home with similar vigor when out of range in his stakes debut, draws well & benefits from that experience

 

2-Tachyon – Muscle Hill brother to NYSS champion Lucky Ava, $391,177, right here in a lively lone qualifier for Team Svanstedt, draws inside & could pop at a nice price

 

 

 



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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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