Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:17 PM

RACE 1

3-None Bettor A – The Aussie import is back after making shambles of the opposition twice in sub 1:50 fashion, draws an improved post to tap into his potential further 

 

2-Always At My Place – Bounced back & tripped out to a 1:49.1 mild upset @ Pocono before getting parked in the Golden Receiver, stalks the speed from an inside post

 

1-Eddard Hanover – Note the solid third from post 12 in Leg #1 of the Golden Receiver & bad posts in his last three, kicks off a strong entry & in line for a better trip from the rail

 

RACE 2

2-Gold Orchid N – Love this gutsy NZ bred, barely outsprinted by the uncontested Caviart Ally in :25.3, moves inside from another smooth trip & could turn the tables

 

5-Caviart Ally – Flaunted her controlling speed & was able to rate the Preferred win last week, only the third start back for this classy & talented mare, so plenty more in the tank

 

4-Kissin In The Sand – Dan Patch Award winner who staged epic battles with Youaremycandygirl scratched sick in her second start back, Big M qualifiers were great

 

RACE 3

6-Western Exposure – Parlayed his winning comeback into a game grind & narrow loss to Caviart Rockland in :26.3, continues to soar for a raging barn

 

5-Best In Show – Hit the board from post ten with a sizzling :53.3 back half & :25.3 in his 3YO debut for Team Toscano, looms large with logical further improvement 

 

9-Caviart Rockland – Surged past Western Exposure to take a new mark of 1:50.3 as the favorite in a sparkling 3YO debut, huge threat to repeat despite post nine

 

RACE 4

4-Trump Nation – Took a new mark of 1:50 with an explosive burst two starts back, then was out of range in a :53.2 back half, just warming up & chance to atone with better start

 

3-Skyway Quinton – Nosed out by Somebaddude with a dreamy two-hole ride last week, nice rebound effort, big threat with a similar strategy from an inside draw

 

7-Mac N Cheese – Nailed Trump Nation with a wicked :25.2 three starts back, no chance in the Golden Receiver, then faltered on the lead @ Yonkers, chance to rebound

 

RACE 5

4-Atlanta – 2018 Hambo history maker & Trotter of the Year is back fresh off a track record comeback @ Miami Valley, looking to go two-for-two for Team Burke

 

6-Fiftydollarbill – 2017 Breeders Crown champion served notice by steamrolling to a awesome new mark of 1:51.3 last week & may be on the verge of some big things 

 

7-Six Pack – Fastest 3YO trotter in history & Dan Patch Award winner nosed out by world champion Homicide Hunter in his second qualifier, looks ready to roll

 

RACE 6

4-Democracy N – Vinnie Ginsberg did a great job grabbing second to standout Talent Soup last week, there’s some back class lurking here, long overdue & back inside

 

5-Shattered Glass – Suddenly took charge & went all the way for a new mark with Gingras, while living up to the tote action, big threat to repeat with a better post

 

3-Perseverant – Simply got too revved up on the engine & understandably tired last week, has a chance to rate a more reasonable pace from an improved post

 

RACE 7

3-City Hall – Rallied to upset similar here back in late February, notorious Big M lover returns in solid form with an inside post in a wide-open field, can’t fight City Hall

 

2-Sharp Action Money – Brushed to the front, had things his own way & gave way late last week, fresh & hot Team Burke trainee draws inside again as the one to beat

 

9-Wise Image – Dominated these all the way with a new mark of 1:50 two starts back, then just missed from post ten, razor sharp item looms large despite post nine

 

RACE 8

5-No Easy Day – Was pace compromised, yet stormed home off cover to just miss in a noteworthy Big M debut, 4YO on a form spree with lots to build on in a tough field

 

4-All It Takes – Beat these with a great drive & late surge two starts back, too far out of range last week, sets up another stalking trip from post four again at a price

 

6-Tivo Hanover – Hot shipper makes the switch from Yonkers where he just beat N/W 8 in gutsy style in the slop, speedy puts him in play & possible stalking position

 

RACE 9

1-Crystal Fashion – 2018 Hambo heat winner in world record 1:50.1 fresh off a $1 million season, second start off the bench from the rail in a field of several possibilities

 

7-Mission Accepted – Won his first three starts for Team Burke, just missed to Fiftydollarbill in a sizzling Big M debut, forwardly placed in a real handicapper’s challenge

 

4-Custom Cantab – 2018 Indiana Trotter of the Year ships in off two tightening miles with an inside draw, speed puts her in play & reunited with The Buckeye

 

RACE 10

1-Billy Badger N – Loved him last week with he erupted & swooped the field in :25.4 to take a new mark of 1:50.4, improving NZ bred rewarded with the rail for the double class hike

 

9-Mcthriller – Right there with an airborne :25.3 in a wild finish last week, needs another speed target from post nine & class relief makes him an inviting price play

 

5-JK Parlay – Gelding has gotten on some kind of roll this Spring, claimed by Eric Abbatiello fresh off a well-driven upset last week, has a chance to keep it going

 

RACE 11

3-JM Jack Of Hearts – Has been quietly acclimating against some salty opposition in his last two here, gets class & post relief while possibly on the verge in a competitive field

 

10-Statement Made A – Last week’s Best Bet paced into a :54.4 back half from an impossible spot, now deals with post ten, but the drop back down helps

 

2-Joe Joe Joe – Caught fire when he shipped north & added Lasix for a mild upset & close second before the no chance trip last week, class & post relief makes him a player here

 

RACE 12

1-Pinkman – Capitalized on a fresh form & soft fractions to steal the first leg of this series, beaten favorite with traffic woes in the Cutler, classy gelding back to the rail to rebound 

 

6-Trolley – Continues his season-long prominence here fresh off a gallant second in the Cutler, caught behind a well-rated Pinkman in Leg #1 & seeks revenge

 

4-New Heaven – Steady force in the Yonkers Open arrives fresh off a nice winning rally, his style suits the longer stretch here & could surprise

 

RACE 13

3-Duckies Dynasty – His form has cycled forward in his last few, no chance chasing a big favorite last week, 1:51.2 winner here this season draws better in a soft finale

 

6-Ideal Son – Go back to his big late move to hit the board in :26.3 three starts back as the 3-1 favorite, 1:51.4 winner here this season needs a similar set up

 

4-Astor – Tough to ignore the way he parlayed back-to-back wins @ Freehold into a sharp second from post nine here last week, better post makes him a stalking threat

 

 

 



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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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