Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:46 PM


5-JK Victory – Indiana-sired by Victory Hill Farm’s JK Endofanera, North America Cup winner of over $2 million, this is a brother to 1:47.2 performer Little Rocket Man, won his second trial with a  wicked :26.1, back half :54.2 for Team Takter


7-Foxhunt – One of a pair of sharp Team Alagna prospects in here from the first crop of 2017 Pace champion Huntsville, baby raced with speed, picked up his feet a bit more in his stakes debut, tougher post, but heading in the right direction


8-Navigator – The other Team Takter pupil, a gelded son of Western Vintage, bred by Nancy Takter, kicked home in :27.2 to win his second baby race, stuck outside, but picks up Dexter Dunn 



6-My Abigail – Bar Hopping sister to 1:49.1 world champion Six Pack, $350,000 yearling makes her third career start after some beneficial experience in the TSS, plenty of upside for a top trotting outfit


2-Soukup Blue Chip – Took a qualifying mark of 1:53.1 @ The Big M back in mid-May, returns fresh off a solid third in the EBC @ Vernon Downs & draws inside a soft match up for Team Orange Crush


8-Material Girl – Muscle Hill filly rates some love with a NJSS division upset in 1:53.1 on view, lands outside, but has a chance to regroup further in a wide-open affair



1-Good Rockin – Big M horse-for-the-course was on quite a form spree prior to the recent sick scratch, too far back from post eight in a 1:48 mile last week, now figures to be poised with class & post relief


3-Ima Real Ladys Man – Twice beaten favorite since the class drop, tough loss & just missed with a game grind to the inexplicable 1:49.4 Justin Credible last week & draws better for Team Cullipher


4-Ana Malak N – That was an impressive speed score in 1:50 two starts back, got aggressive again on the class hike & faded last week, draws inside again to stalk the speed & possibly rebound



1-Bella Bellina – Blew right by Lady Chaos as the heavy favorite in the PA Allstars @ Pocono, she’s emerged as a star in PA for Nifty Norman & lands the rail here in a collection of talented fillies


2-Lady Chaos – Set a slow half & clearly second best to Bella Bellini @ Pocono, 2020 Breeders Crown champion has come back sharp for Team Toscano & draws inside a very competitive field


5-Beltassima – Won the NJSS Final with a big effort & upset from post ten, freshened & tuned up nicely for Team Alagna & continues to thrive from midpack in a serious test



4-Manchego – Came out of brief retirement to be the Big Cheese this season, well decorated Team Takter mare has finished with a flurry to go three-for-three in 2021, draws well to stalk the ample speed on view


7-It’s Academic – The Charlie Hill winner has gone three-for-three in the Graduate Series for Team Burke, owns dangerous controlling speed & poised for a serious test from a challenging post


3-Lindy The Great – Classy Team Orange Crush millionaire has comeback with a vengeance this season, the Maxie Lee runner up tuned up with a strong third last week & figures to be stalking close



2-JK First Lady – Gathering momentum on the comeback trail, while adjusting to the Open ranks, got scorched in the Betsy Ross, flew home in :25.3 from an impossible spot in the Kissin In The Sand Final & moves inside 


3-Lyons Sentinel – Three-time beaten favorite was forced to grind first over & still held third in the Kissin In The Sand Final, gets another inside draw to work out a better trip & possibly push past in a tight match up


7-Rocknificent – Rounding into form for Team Toscano, runner up in the Kissin In The Sand Final went all the way to equal her lifetime mark from the same post last week, will likely see a similar strategy



4-Allywag Hanover – Regained his form & pulled a post eight Graduate division upset with a :25.3 back on June 25, big chance to bounce back from a post 12 nightmare, while riding high for Team Pelling


5-Cattlewash – World champion & fastest performer of 2020 @ 1:46.4 has come back with a pair of solid efforts in the Graduate Series for Team Burke & just missed in 1:47.2 last out & logically looms large


6-Poseidon Seelster – 1:47.4 Graduate division upsetter three starts back, looks to regroup for a potent combo from a tougher post & facing two serious foes



6-Workin Ona Mystery – Classy runner up in last year’s Graduate Final, third by a head in the 2019 Pace, ships in to make his key third start off the bench, if they mix it up enough on the front end he could be heard from late


2-Captain Barbossa – Team Alagna Jug winner has been on a roll in the Graduate Series, setting a track record of 1:47.1 two starts back, draws inside again fresh off a narrow loss & stands out


4-This Is The Plan – Followed up his dazzling 1:47.3 world record in the Battle of Lake Erie by getting gunned down by Angers Bayama last week, had missed three weeks & draws inside that rival for Team Burke



6-Atlanta – 2018 Hambo champ & all-age track record holder served notice when she nailed Ramona Hill @ Gaitway, last week she was absolutely growling out of the pocket in her comebacker for Team Burke, tough to go against


5-Ramona Hill – 2020 Hambo hero rallied stoutly into a :54.3 back half to just miss in an eye-catching 4YO debut for Team Alagna, Dan Patch Award winner now primed for a more aggressive effort against an ultra classy foe


1-Hypnotic AM – NYSS champion hasn’t taken long to sharpen her sword in the Graduate Series, took a new mark of 1:50.3 beating the boys, just missed two other divisions & draws inside again



9-Backstreet Shadow – Has cycled forward with two straight Preferred wins here for Team Burke, his latest a 1:47.3 career best, draws outside, but expect a blast off & take no prisoners strategy


3-Warrawee Vital – Had three straight close seconds in the Graduate Series before having an off night two weeks ago, has a big chance to regroup with a more alert start from an improved post


5-Shake That House – Classy 5YO with a mark 1:47.4 has gotten his act together with some class relief recently, really put a scare into Perfect Sting last week after a 1:48 blowout for Team Alagna



6-Scirocco Rob – Took a mark of 1:50.3 here this season, just missed to Chaptiama from post ten back on June 5, building momentum in PA & returns to the Big M in a tricky handicapping puzzle


9-Beads – New horse with the addition of trotting hopples this season with two Graduate division wins & sparkling new mark of 1:50.2, will work from post nine, but still fresh, can rate & show stamina


10-Lovedbythemasses – Looked to be on the verge in an ideal spot, tripped out & just missed by a neck last week, now stuck outside, but trending right in a wide-open field



5-Whichwaytothebeach – Pelling trainee won his first four starts this season, no chance in his Messenger elimination & stretches out here to show speed & potential


3-Somewhereinverona – Lightly-raced 3YO flashed positive signs of speed in PA since a late-May sick scratch, draws inside to set up an ideal stalking trip


8-Summa Cum Laude – 2020 Breeders Crown champ & Pace prospect off a rare early miscue first time Lasix, draws outside again & needs a substantial rebound effort



7-Curbside Pickup – Was a hard-charging second by a head in :25.4, back half in :54.2 in his Big M debut, lightly-raced 3YO knocking on the door


3-Always B Sweet – TSS upsetter in 1:51.3 @ Pocono back in mid-May, draws much better after last week’s acclimating trip & rates contender status


5-Prayforthewicked – Brother to Captaintreacherous didn’t make an impression here two starts back, yet returns off a solid second in the TSS



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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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