Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:33 PM

RACE 1

5-Steve Said – Was caught too far back after a slow start from post seven in the slop last week, was on quite a roll before that & makes his second start off the claim with Joe Lee

 

1-Scirocco Mistysaid – Brushed & crushed them with a new lifetime mark as the heavy favorite, makes his third start off a sick scratch from the rail & stands out

 

9-Frankandjoanne – Fresh off a game speed try in the slop & narrow loss @ Freehold before that, versatile veteran has come around & worth a long look despite the outside draw

 

RACE 2

5-Oberto – Way too far out of it after being bothered from post ten last week, Big M lover finally draws a decent post & owns a big late kick

 

7-Grandma Heidi – Grandma looms large fresh off another close second in the slop from post nine last week, hasn’t missed the board this season & no standouts to deal with here

 

2-All American N – NZ import rallied to hit the board just behind Grandma Heidi last week, seems to have regrouped for Team Toscano & draws inside to show more

 

RACE 3

5-Gotwuteverittakes – Figured to be sitting a big one off that close second two starts back & broke in the slop last week, has a big chance to rebound in a field begging to be beaten

 

8-Battle Born AS – Chased a revved up Life Well Lived in the slop last week, nice stalking win before that, tough draw, but form superior in a mixed bag field of question marks

 

6-Godspell Hall – Lightly-raced 5YO for the high percentage Nifty Norman rates contender status off his latest qualifier against some quality foes & doesn’t face much here

 

RACE 4

4-Silk Z Tam – Just two for 22, yet did flash some late pace in her comebacker on Lasix last week & draws well again with something to build on

 

3-Dangerousprecedent – Beaten favorite finished a solid second after two straight wins, draws inside again fresh off the claim & looks like the one to reel in

 

6-Pointtoheaven – Lightly-raced 5YO has been gaining confidence on half milers & gets a chance to step up here at our lowest TM level

 

RACE 5

6-Cyclone Maximus – Left alertly & came out of a shuffle to finish willingly for minor spoils last week, has tumble down the condition ladder & this is an ideal spot

 

4-Broadway Bruiser – Boy, did The Bruiser ever come to life with that blowout in the slop last week, draws better in the same class to prove that was no fluke

 

1-Broadway Promise – The other Broadway has been on the fringes in his last two, yet did stay flat & was better, now he’s in line for a smooth stalking trip from the rail

 

RACE 6

4-Eye Ofa Tiger AS – Still gathering momentum on the comeback trail, beaten favorite when he just missed in :26.4 two starts back & has the talent to rebound off another miscue

 

3-Very Very Fast – Bounced back with a well-driven mile upset last week, 11YO off to a strong start this season & draws well to work out a similar trip

 

2-In Secret – Beaten heavy favorite broke in the slop @ Yonkers last week, gutsy winner here on 2-14 in line to leave aggressively from an inside draw for Team Burke

 

RACE 7

8-Our Art And Heaven – Thought he was home free for the repeat & had to settle for second last week, gate speed overcomes post eight & sharpening form makes him a contender

 

3-Modern Yankee – Was a much better runner up in his second start off the bench here, look for more speed from an improved post in this wide open match up

 

5-Tailgunner Hanover – Gunner was once again forced into a first over grind & still held third last week, twice beaten favorite can atone with a better trip

 

RACE 8

8-Infiniti AS – Just missed in his last two as he gets his fourth consecutive class drop, 1:52 performer @ The Red Mile last year trending in a positive direction

 

5-Lasa Dida Lady – This Lady has been superb in her last two with a grinding narrow loss followed by a gallant score last week, sharp enough to handle the slight bump up in class

 

4-Allindotime – Made a successful transition to the mile track with a close second to Lasa Did Lady, while showing trot at both ends last week & draws well to follow up

 

RACE 9

2-Exotic Dance – Was on a roll before her terrible trip from post nine in the slop last week, moves inside to control her destiny with a smooth stalking trio for Team Bongiorno

 

7-JB’s Shooting Star – Beaten favorite rated well & gunned down in the slop last week, now her post is tougher, but remains at a reduced level, 1:50.3 winner here this season overdue

 

3-Enchanted Eva – How good is Eva? Wow, that was some wake-up win, took a new mark in the slop for her new connections, rewarded with an improved post for the double class hike

 

RACE 10

5-Southwind Chrome – Freshened by Team Cullipher & qualified with plenty, comes back brimming with confidence & the Bionic Man, look for him on or near the lead

 

4-Muscle Diamond – Displayed his usual late kick given a perfect drive by Gingras & couldn’t get to the well-rated Joey Bats last week, look for a similar trip from the same post

 

8-Joey Bats – Joey is the main concern fresh off an aggressive score in the slop last week, 12-time winner last season just getting warmed up for Andrew Harris

 

RACE 11

4-Manhattan Play – Has been coming around recently, fresh off a lively second to the raging Enchanted Eva, back inside & gets another shot at this bottom condition

 

9-Ilana Z Tam – Beaten favorite was an improved second in the slop last week, moves outside, but makes her third start since a sick scratch & takes another swing at this lowest level 

 

10-Teal Hanover – Pounced on the favorite Dangerousprecedent to score a mild upset in the slop last week, tighter & acclimated, deserves a long look despite post ten

 

RACE 12

3-Oh Jonny B Good N – Has been struggling against tougher $10,000 claimers @ Yonkers since the claim by Juan Cano, ships into much easier spot & draws inside

 

4-Winning Chip – Lightly-raced 3YO with some potential makes his second start off the bench & draws well to show speed & gain confidence in a very soft field

 

7-Spondulicks N – Sputtered for some reason in that Leap Year Final after showing positive signs in his previous two, has a chance to rebound in a camera-shy field

 

RACE 13

5-Bettor Trix N – Suffered an equipment break in her comeback last week, shows two gutsy wins @ Dover Downs in January & this is a much easier spot to rebound here

 

4-Sudden Passing – Launched a wide late bid & nailed the favorite JB’s Shooting Star in the slop last week, Team Burke-tuned mare looms large from the same inside post

 

7-You Should Be Here – Took a mark of 1:51.3 here last season, scored fresh off the bench @ Freehold, now makes her third start off the bench & has the class to surprise these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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