Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:36 AM


1-Dealt A Winner – 2015 Cane Pace upsetter in a world record 1:47.3 makes his 5YO debut off a couple of strong qualifiers, 1:48.2 winner here last year has a chance to steal this from the rail


5-Bettor’s Edge – Classy 8YO closing in on $2 million tailed off in the Levy Series & hasn’t raced in 35 days, 1:49.4 winner here back in January & early season purchase loves the mile track


6-Doctor Butch – Another classy $1.2 million winner who always thrives here, managed to exploit a soft spot @ Freehold after missing time off a sick scratch



3-Tac’s Delight – 12YO gelding was an easy winner for this price three starts back, drops back down & draws the same inside post for Anthony Napolitano


2-Don Dorado – Gelding owns some back class, seems to be trending in the right direction recently, draws inside to be forwardly placed in a camera-shy field


9-Luv At First Site – Stormed home from out of the clouds to pull a big 36-1 upset two starts back, followed up that career best with an even fifth last week, at the mercy of the pace here



5-Victorydaze Wilwin – 0 for 16 this season, but flashing more of his late kick in his last two, 1:51.4 winner here in the slop last year


4-Last Dragon – Has only hit the board once in 12 starts this year, but hinting with some signs of life, got parked over an off track last week, draws well & makes his second start for Jody Riedel


3-Some Power – Recent acquisition for Vincent Fusco, Jr. was freshened & ships in off a strong third @ Freehold, finds a real soft spot & lands the same inside post here



4-Twincreeks Jack – Gelding has been knocking on the door, was all out on the rail in a Dash For The G Notes Final last week, finds a softer spot here


2-Stormin Rustler – 13YO just missed a huge upset three starts back, flashed a bit of late life from post eight last week, moves inside & slices his tag in half for Freehold’s leading trainer


5-Lemon Drop Hall – 13YO winning with regularity for this price @ Freehold, tactical speed & consistency makes him a player in this match up



10-Dorel – Gelding won his first two career starts here last month before trying PASS in the slop @ The Meadows, returns with the ten-hole, but with plenty of talent & potential


6-Last Gunfighter – Kicked of his career with two straight blowouts @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then broke in the slop @ The Meadows, big chance to rebound & flaunt his obvious upside


4-Hallie’s Comet – One for 14, but was flying from far back in his Big M debut from post ten off a sick scratch, draws better in a pretty competitive match up



6-Lyons Snyder – Knocked heads with top sophomores in several 2016 stakes, qualified big for Takter, then suffered broken equipment in the comeback last week, bounce back time


4-Rockeyed Optimist – Kicked home in a sharp :26.3 to romp here in the slop back on 2-25,

freshened off a sick scratch, solid qualifier, back class & strong in the win column


3-JK Will Power – Nosed out at this level two starts back, then overmatched in the Graduate Series last week, draws an improved post to trip out in an intriguing match up



1-Millenium Wheel – Recent form elsewhere has been dull, but recall he won two in a row here in late March & this is a prime spot for him to revive that form


2-Iammrbrightside N – NZ bred unleashed a mighty :26 sweep off cover to romp impressively in his US debut last week, builds on that in a field of question marks


7-Preparty – Mark McDonald drove him perfectly last week & he was outgamed for second, gets some class relief & can easily overcome the outside draw with a blast off



3-Play The Field – Severely pace & trip compromised over the off track last week, rallied for another upset before that, recent Eric Foster claim draws better to rebound


2-Grave Dancer – Just one for 14 in 2017, but was forced to chase the superior Ocean Colony last week with a :26.2, gets some class relief & draws inside


8-Jacksrluckytoo – Gelding has taken a tumble down the class ladder, parked as the beaten favorite last week, sets up his big late move & hopes for a fast pace target



6-War-N-Munn – Finished a hard-charging third last week chasing the standout Nocturnal Bluechip, 1:52.1 winner here in 2017 is primed for his second start off the bench


2-Mister Truth – Beaten favorite just missed with pace at both ends two starts back, 1:52.4 winner here this season finds another ideal scenario


10-Ville Valo – Took advantage of some further class relief with a wide rally for second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia last out, note the barn change, could surprise despite post ten



5-Cherokee Ranger – Has come around in his last two with a big upset rally, then runner up to the heavy favorite in a G Notes Final last week, one to beat


1-Fraternity – Fires out from the rail fresh off an aggressive narrow loss as the heavy favorite with Tetrick, look for him to be on or near the lead again


10-Workandplayhard – Forced wide & just missed last week, 0 for 15 this season, but has displayed the kind of late kick that can make him a threat if there’s mayhem up front



7-Steady Pulse – Just one for 31 in 2016, but going on the fresh angle in this wide-open finale, owns a mark of 1:51.2 here in the slop & shows recent signs of life


2-Sizz Matty – Guessing N/W 4 & 5 in Delaware is tougher than this, 0 for his last 31 & dull form, but the class relief & inside draw could spell wake up


8-Honeys Dragon – By sheer process of elimination this 11YO gelding rates a look based on his back-to-back seconds @ Freehold recently, might appreciate the longer stretch here



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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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