Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:03 PM

RACE 1

3-Haveoneforme – Kadabra filly added trotting hopples for a sharp second qualifier chasing the classy Misslarose, makes her long awaited debut in a soft spot for Nifty Norman

 

6-Hammer Creek – Just one for 25, but hinting of an overdue score with strong on-the-board finishes in his last four, his latest in :27.3, capable of blasting past them all

 

2-Ab’s Royal Punkin – 4YO mare draws well again to end her 0 for 20 skid, lively efforts in her last two & just missed with a nice late surge two weeks ago

 

RACE 2

2-Parkin In Heaven – Made up for a very slow start from post nine with a hard-charging rally & just missed in her first start south of the border & now moves inside

 

1-Backseat Terror – Tracked perfect second over cover, while pace compromised & settled for fourth again last week, tighter & acclimated & working on snapping an 0 for 22

 

9-You Should Be Here – Beaten heavy favorite fought off some late pressure & was barely outsprinted by a surprising Silk Reed, a solid second before that, post nine assignment hurts

 

RACE 3

1-Delcrest Holiday – Guess what folks?  Team Burke is back & this 4YO returns fresh off a narrow loss with a gutsy effort from post eight second time Lasix & moves inside to anchor a strong entry

 

5-Just For You – Caught a few of us off guard with that powerhouse career best blowout last week & got his barn off the schneid, let’s see if he can duplicate that 

2-Opulent Yankee – Took advantage of a tailor made scenario when the heavy favorite Rubber Duck broke & was able to steal away uncontested, now moves inside for the step back up

 

RACE 4

7-Northern Swift – Hit the board in two of her last three, beaten favorite off a lively effort, now drops with tactical speed in her arsenal & not much to beat

 

2-Icommandmyspirit – Drops into an ideal spot, horse-for-the-course makes her third start off a sick scratch from an inside post & several of her opponents can easily be eliminated

 

10-Tearful Of Happy – Burke trainee has won two of her last three, but hasn’t raced in 36 days & tackles post ten, remains a serious contender in this weak bottom level field

 

RACE 5

1-Alvisi Hanover – Draws the rail fresh off a much-improved effort chasing Credit Fraud, 4YO added Lasix recently & eligible to carve out another ideal trip at a price

 

6-Credit Fraud – 4YO mare proved she’s for real with another sharp finish as the odds on choice 

last week, has a big chance to keep it going off that mile of her life

 

2-Lucky Sheila – This mare has been knocking on the door, just missed with a game first over effort two starts back, set the table for Credit Fraud last week & draws inside that rival

 

RACE 6

4-Blitz Victory – 5YO continues on a form spree, has kept it going since the 1:55.4 career best three starts back, strong finish chasing Opulent Yankee last week

 

2-Shady Mccoy – Wow, he really turned his game around with a first over crush from post eight when hammered down to 2-1 last week, rewarded with a better post to prove it was no fluke

 

5-Cash For Gold – Steps up a notch while on the board in his last four, grinded gamely for the place spot last week, can capitalize on his sharp form with an easier trip

 

RACE 7

2A-Believe In Me – Pelling trainee ramping up her game, fresh off a second to standout Penpal, closed from tenth to third before that, drops a notch & needs some sort of set up from post eight

 

1A-Talbot Chanel – Just one for 16 last season, yet the comebacker was strong chasing Stormtracker & the other half of the Burke entry gets class relief

 

5-Narcian Jewel – Credit Bill Mann who has this mare trending in the right direction, a solid runner up in her last two & has a chance to trip out from an inside post

 

RACE 8

4-Di Oggi – Missed almost four months, yet won the qualifier with plenty of trot despite a tough trip & draws well at a reduced level for his Ake Svanstedt debut & faces a wide-open field

 

3-Casino Cutie IT – This mare is ramping it up since the late December sick scratch, solid runner from post seven last week & draws well for another shot at this $15,000 level

 

2-Starsaboveallerage – 8YO veteran hit the board in two of his last three, lands an improved post, eligible to work out an ideal stalking trip & play a prime opportunist role

 

RACE 9

6-Muay Hanover – The grey hit the ticket in his last two with improved efforts, lands in a similar bottom condition match up, a smooth trip paves the way to an overdue win

 

3-Knightofvictory – Struggled to make a dent from outside posts in his last two, draws better to set up a stalking trip within closer range & snap a long losing skid

 

8-Cant U Spell – Thundered home from last to third in what amounted to basically his Big M debut, chance to build on that despite a tougher post here

 

RACE 10

9-Waltzacrossthewire – Second start off the Robert Lounsbury claim paid off with a more aggressive effort last week, post nine a hindrance, but remains at the bottom price

 

3-Urbanite Hanover – Struggled to be much of a factor in his last two @ Freehold, now dips from $12,500 down to $7,500 & draws inside with plenty of back class & speed to flaunt

 

2-Rock On The Hill – Has tailed off in his last three since the 1:52.4 upset in mid December, but now drops a notch & faces virtually a blank field from an inside post

 

RACE 11

2-Justcallmeronald – Capitalized on a perfect drive by Dexter Dunn & finished a solid second to Photo King last week, now has an even bigger post advantage on that rival from the rail

 

9-Photo King – Fresh claim off a dominant first crush from post ten last week, 12YO is on a roll right now, reunited with Corey Callahan & post ten again can’t stop him 

 

3-Bell A Chick – Rallied from a long way back to finish third, but broke across the wire last week, draws better this time as he continues to trend in a positive direction on the comeback trail

 

RACE 12

7-Seven Iron – Thought he might’ve been sitting on a good one & came up a flat fifth again, 4YO now drops a notch & still has a chance to step up in his third start off the bench

 

6-Mosconi Hanover – Dropped to this level & got going late to hit the board in an improved effort last week, gets another shot at this reduced level in solid form

 

2-Marion Gondolier – Dropped n popped with the mile of his life last week, draws the same inside post for the follow up & may be the sharpest of this group

 

RACE 13

8-Spanish Art – Drops back down to the $7,500 level & where he took a mark of 1:52.1 on 12-27, fought through the snow to finish second as the beaten favorite last week

 

4-Sports Cowboy – The Cowboy just missed two starts back, then launched another late bid to hit the board again last week, draws inside again with a two for 40 record to consider

 

2-One More Miracle – 10YO has been doing good, consistent work @ Monticello recently, returns to the mile track here with an inside post & long losing streak to snap

 

 



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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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