Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:15 PM


5-Stealth Hanover – Andover Hall colt removed the trotting hopples & put forth a solid 3YO debut from post eight chasing the heavily favored filly Myammie Drama, logically improves in a field ripe for the taking


3-Yes Mickey – Muscle Hill brother to 2007 Hambletonian runner up Adrian Chip, 1:54.2 [$1,124,584] added trotting hopples, behaved & cruised in his latest qualifier for Ake Svanstedt, gelding draws into a cozy spot for his sophomore debut


6- He’s Gone – Second foal out 2009 champion Poof She’s Gone, 1:53.1 [$1,312,093], flashed some promise at two, homebred was much better in his second qualifier for Nifty Norman



1A-Magic Presto – Upset Princess Aurora in the Goldsmith Maid, held off the highly regarded Ariana G in a well-rated second qualifier & compliments a formidable entry


3-Enterprise – More than lived up to the favorite’s hype & easily made it two-for-two in a sparkling 3YO debut, second foal out of a sister to Poof She’s Gone, 1:53.1 [$1,312,093]


2-Top Flight Angel – From the first crop of Archangel, 1:50 [$1,140,972], solid runner up to Enterprise from post seven, moves inside off that inspiring first start for Team Orange Crush



4-No Chaser – Put together a pretty decent back half & rallied to be a close second to the well-rated Dustlanemissmolly last week in an ideal acclimating mile for this 1:51.3 performer last year


6-Dustlanemissmolly – Hats off to Joe Bongiorno for seizing command & getting every ounce out this consistent mare last week, logically looms large off the mile of her life


7-Phyliss Jean – Came right back with a decisive score from post eight two starts back, then was barely outsprinting by Dustlanemissmolly last week, tactical speed puts her right back in play



2-Keene Olivia – Was severely trip & pace compromised & was charging home in a brisk :26.1 last week, gets another shot at this reduced level from an inside post after that needed acclimating mile


4-Blush Hanover – Consistent horse-for-the-course type launched a premature late bid for the lead, remains a huge threat after dropping to this level last


5-Rock Me Gently – Only two for 32 last year & off the board in all seven starts this season, brushed to the lead & faded to sixth in her Big M debut last week, but owns some back class & makes her second start for the raging Crocodile Man



5-Keenan – 9YO gelding with back class & distinct liking for the Big M, the key is his recent form revival & versatility, count on him to be forwardly placed in this soft match up


3-Extracurricular – 11YO has come around since the switch to trainer Kyle Spagnola, moves inside fresh off a strong second from post eight & Bob Heckkoff likes to send them


6-Landonfitz – Got to like the way this gelding has responded & trended in his last two, just missed in the Billings @ Yonkers after a solid second to Danish Durango here



5-Sheeza Shark N – Has been competitive here at this level this season, off a couple of no-chance trips @ Yonkers, due for a big score here


4-Scandalicious – Open winner @ Dover Downs this season has missed a couple of weeks since the fourth against our top mares class, drops into an ideal spot to stalk n pop


3-Glenferrie Bronte N – 10-time winner in 2016 knocking heads with top stock @ Yonkers, gets some class relief & draws well in a favorable match up



2-B Yoyo – Last week he dropped to this level, steamrolled to the top from post nine & fell just a buck shy, lands the pole in a wide-open, camera-shy field


4-Can Do – Draws well off two no-chance miles on smaller tracks, we know this gelding can do here, plus gets some class relief & Gingras


8-J A T O – Roared past some top trotters in his return to the mile track, but hasn’t raced in 28 days, draws outside & changes barns to Ake Svanstedt



9-Glitzy Gal – Got off to a slow starts from the rail, was forced wide & just missed in :27 in her 3YO debut, lightly-raced filly moves outside, but with a ton of upside


1-Annapolis Hall – 0 for 12 gelding was a solid third in his second start of the season with trot at both ends, rewarded with the pole position while going in the right direction


7-Promo Kemp – Team Burke trainee was an energetic second in his sophomore debut a few weeks ago here, tougher post, yet poised to step up



4-Exquisite Glide – Receives his second consecutive class drop & draws inside with a chance to spark a disappointing season so far


7-Luv At First Site – I have no idea where that mile came from last week, rallied out of nowhere with the mile of his life at 36-1, must prove it was no fluke


8-Downundermatter – Gelding continues to plummet down the class ladder after landing on the fringe fourth in his last three, but post eight complicates matters



4-Caviart Cherie – 1:51.3 winner at two with Grand Circuit experience didn’t qualify with much, but this is a real soft spot for her comebacker


1-Gypsy Rose – Lightly-raced Burke trainee wasn’t heard from in her 3YO debut chasing the standout Twinkle, back inside a finale that has no such standouts


8-That’s How We Roll – Product of the NYSS program makes her second start as a 3YO in a very soft N/W of 2, must find a way into it from post eight








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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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