Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, July 06, 2021 9:53 PM

RACE 1

1-Magic Can Happen – Stepped out of there & finished a solid second to impressive winner Brickhouse Babe in a strong opener, modest $20,000 price tag, solid pedigree & can trip out again from the rail for Team Svanstedt

 

2-Penelope J – Left alertly to secure a pocket ride & zipped out in :26.3 in the slop to win her debut, rewarded with an improved post & entire crew is red hot, first foal out of a sister to 1:51.4 performer Pilot Discretion

 

8-Delilah Hanover – Muscle Hill sister to $304,930 winner Darlene Hanover, second foal out of a sister to Donato Hanover, flashed a sneaky good :26.1 in her opener, $440,000 yearling lands outside again, but worth a long look

 

RACE 2

3-Gracelyn Hanover – Walner filly showed versatility winning both baby races, set a pretty stern pace & yielded only to the pocket sitter Venerable, she draws better to continue climbing the ladder

 

2-Brickhouse Babe – Walner fifth foal out of $466,884 winning dam & sister to millionaire Take My Picture, solid qualifiers, then uncorked a mighty :26.2 rally to romp in her debut, moves inside some of the main concerns

 

6-Peyton Hanover – Muscle Hill second foal out of a sister to $913,975 winner Whelling N Dealin, kicked home to win both morning trials, then rallied for third as the beaten favorite, look for more from this $400,000 yearling

 

RACE 3

1-More Than Ever – Brittany Farms bred daughter of Father Patrick just missed her first Gaitway trial with a nifty :26.4, then cruised while beating Brickhouse Babe, lands the rail for her debut & faces a tailor made field

 

2-Extrordinarylady S – Here’s a glimpse of a filly by top Swedish stallion & Prix D’Amerique winner Maharajah, first foal out of a Supergill mare, went evenly in her lone baby race, draws inside, could be anything

 

5-Sabrina Hill – Muscle Hill filly got shuffled a bit & offered some trott up the cones in her sloppy track debut last week, ramping up in the right direction & could snap her barn’s 0 for 18 skid here

 

RACE 4

5-Ken’s Walner – Walner second foal out of a sister to $1.5 million winner Explosive Matter, $200,000 yearling has dazzled in both baby races, his latest was eye-catching over an off track

 

7-Temporal Hanover – Walner fifth foal out of a sister to Triple Crown champ Glidemaster, has dominated in all three of his outings & has the look of a future star for Team Melander

 

2-Wishful Order – Muscle Hill brother to 1:51.4 performer Marseille ($516,791), inspiring baby races, fourth to standout King Of the North in his opener & draws better to step it up another notch

 

RACE 5

2-King Of The North – Walner fourth foal out of two-time Dan Patch Award winner & world champion Check Me Out, has broken a sweat in three requests so far, $190,000 yearlings draws inside again & stands out again

 

1-Periculum – Muscle Hill third foal & brother to 1:52 performer King Alphonso, solid runner up again to Looks Like Moni, moves inside with logical license to trip out & threaten the top gun

 

5-Bully Boy Hill – Muscle Hill first foal out of the Kadabra mare, just missed in her Magical Acres trial, then bumped into a raging Majestic J in the slop, this Nifty Norman pupil has a lot of upside

 

RACE 6

5-Venerable – Walner third foal & sister to 1:52.4 performer Crucial ($528,598), capitalized on an ideal pocket trip to win her debut for Nifty Norman, $210,000 yearling looks tough to go against 

 

4-Blue Skies Shining – Muscle Hill first foal out of a sister to $2.6 million winner Resolve, won both trials, then outsprinted third in :26.4 in her NJSS opener, lands the same post & pointing skyward

 

1-Jiggy Jog S – Swedish bred filly from the first crop of Walner & first foal out of a Cantab Hall mare, flashed a sneaky good :26.2 just behind Blue Skies Shining last week & moves inside to up her game

 

RACE 7

2-B A Superhero – Muscle Hill fifth foal out of 100% producing dam & $1.6 winner Win Missy B, rock solid second to the eye-catching Looks Like Moni, draws an improved post to stalk the speed & step up further

 

5-Majestic J – $115,000 son of Walner & third foal out of an Andover Hall dam, brushed n crushed in an impressive debut in the slop last week for Team Alagna, looks like he landed in a soft division

 

4-Classic Hill – Muscle Hill first foal out of Buckette winner Classical Annie, chased standout King Of The North in his last two, $210,000 purchase draws a bit better for Team Melander

 

RACE 8

1-Art Scaping – Been mixing it up with some salty foes in his last two, drops back to a competitive level, moves inside & has a big chance to tap his potential further

 

5-Marvalous One – Forced wide from a tough spot with an even stronger rally for third again last week, trending right, draws a bit better midpack & adds Dexter Dunn

 

2-Trick Card – Added Lasix & chased the red-hot Always A Force again, claimed by Team Bongiorno, gets another inside draw, might be on the verge & long overdue

 

RACE 9

5-Sweet Lucy Lou – 1:51 winner here this season has been chasing the top mares here recently, the class relief & chance to stalk from midpack makes her a major threat

 

2-Alicorn – Looms as a sleeper in here, she was buried & outsprinted in the slop last week, makes her second start off the bench, draws post two again, owns some back class & reunited with Andrew McCarthy

 

1-Darkrshadeofpale N – Just missed with a game grind two starts back, shuffled & angled with late pace last week, reunited with Todd McCarthy & lands the rail

 

RACE 10

7-Notorious Pink – Freshened with three weeks off & unleashed a scintillating qualifier here & took a mark of 1:49.2, has enough talent to overcome the demanding post to lead a Team Alagna triple threat

 

3-Northern Storm – This lightly-raced Team Alagna-tuned filly went all the way for a new mark of 1:49.4 here two starts back & draws inside to rebound back on the mile track

 

8-Thebeachiscalling – PASS winner in 1:50 three starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, hasn’t raced in 20 days, yet she’s capable of firing off the wings & going a long way

 

RACE 11

2-Pappy Go Go – Left alertly, caught behind a gapper & finished okay in a much-needed re-acclimating mile, second start back with Andrew Harris, switches to Andrew McCarthy & draws inside

 

3-Gotwuteverittakes – Beaten favorite gave it a good speed try last week, remains at the same reduced level, draws inside again & reunited with Todd McCarthy

 

7-Goes Down Smooth – Finished well in both starts since coming back this Summer, back @ The Big M with some class relief & threatens to snap his season skid

 

RACE 12

8-Western Redhot – Was a hot item at the claim box, paid off with a new mark of 1:50.3 from post eight two starts back, shuffled in traffic last out

 

6-Always A Force – Amazingly has a new lease on life at age eight, ran up the score with the repeat romp, taken out of claimers & continues to ride high

 

9-Davids Coming Home – Beaten favorite got roughed up from post nine in the slop, crushed first over in a career best of 1:51 before that & remains on a roll

 

RACE 13

1-Stirling Ensign – Bounced right back by going all the way with a game score from post seven & snapped a lengthy losing skid, moves inside & figures to be forwardly placed

 

2-Gypsy Leather – 12YO veteran drops out of a claimers, avoids the raging Always A Force, tries an easier TM level, draws inside & looks like a prime opportunist

 

5-Sossy’s King Kong – Tried to close from tenth & last in the mud & picked up minor spoils last week, that was a decent effort, draws better & long overdue

 

 

 

 

 



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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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