Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:20 PM


2-Keystone Nikki – Drops back to the bottom condition level & draws inside again in a solid form, tripped out to beat these back in late February with a lifetime best of 1:52.3


6-Shewearsthepants – Her lone win this season came here back in late March wire-to-wire from post eight in a career best of 1:52, fresh off an improved effort third time Lasix & retains Tetrick


8-Major Maid – Made a quick transition to the mile track here & took full advantage of significant class relief with a game grind & new mark of 1:52.4, tougher post, but trending right



3-Greenshoe – Became an instant Hambo favorite with his stunning 1:51.2 3YO debut in only his fifth career start, evidently has calmed down behind the gate, draws inside again & may be the sport’s next trotting superstar


10-Sheena’s Boy – Fresh an easy maiden-breaking score @ Pocono he set the table for Greenshoe two weeks ago, moves outside, but remains a serious part of the Svanstedt trio in here


8-Soul Strong – Has crushed first over to go two-for-two fresh off the bench, clearly outgamed No Drama Please in round one, like his stablemate he draws outside, but has major upside



4-Max Volo – Drops back to the bottom class off a no-chance trip & break before that, a solid second against these on May 10, any semblance of that effort puts him across here


7-Fiji – Raced well in his last two amateur events @ Yonkers, coming around after a recent sick scratch, took a mark of 1:53.3 here last season


5-Red Wies And Blue – Mare tries the mile track fresh off a solid rally for third @ Yonkers, midpack stalking type has a chance to step up in a wide open field



4-Don’t Let’em – 2018 Peter Haughton Memorial winner in a track record 1:51.4, rebounded to win his third qualifier with authority for team Johansson & draws well to spark his promising journey to the Hambo


5-Say You Do – 4YO gelding has really turned the corner winning three of his last four, lowered his mark again to 1:53 with a decisive score last week, could be the one to beat


9-Super Schissel – Matron Stakes winning freshman qualified with zeal against fellow Hambo prospects Greenshoe & Gimpanzee, returns with a tough draw in a competitive field, but this is a serious colt for a top barn



2-Totally Takter – Hammered down to 2-1 in his 3YO debut, set a solid pace & settle for third, broke over an off track two weeks ago, Hambo eligible for an elite barn draws well to rebound in only his third career start


6-Stenhouse Hanover – One for 34 record is a major concern, runner up in his last three, his latest two from outside posts against undefeated Pilot Discretion, lands in a prime spot


5-Lucius Vorenus – Added Lasix but has been buried in two legs of NJSS, this is a much osfter spot for this Joe Holloway trainee to find his best stride



6-Queen Of Trixs – Parlayed her standout second qualifier with an eye-opening upset in her sophomore debut, lots to build on in a marquee match up with Evident Beauty


7-Evident Beauty – Won both qualifiers before taking a new mark of 1:53.3 in her comeback with a “Nifty” :26.3, came right back to nail French Café with another convincing rally


9-Starita – Runner up to Evident Beauty in round one was able to steal a :58.2 half & cruised away from Special Honor last week, consistent Trixton filly rates highly despite post nine



4-Lucky Weekend – That easy win in a career best 1:53.4 two starts back was nothing to sneeze at, you have to forgive the rare miscue last out, lightly-raced 3YO draws inside to bounce back


1-Gold Medal Swan – Really turned his game around with a game grind & narrow loss as the heavy favorite last week, now gets class & post relief in a field begging to be beaten


3-Veyron – Returns to the mile track here at a much easier level & draws better for Scottie Z, gets a chance to conjure up some back class in this field of question marks



4-Fashion Creditor – Classy gelding trotted home in a crisp :26.2 in the Mr Muscleman Series two starts back, returns to the mile track in top form with post four again 


6-Perlucky – Just missed in the Open @ Yonkers before a rare miscue, beaten favorite here off a game grind chasing the raging Say You Do in an excellent acclimating mile for Trond


2-Two AM – Won three of four before coming up against Preferred types last week, hard-trying gelding high in the win column, loves the Big M & draws inside to set up a stalking trip



2-Manyofmanyimages – Stablemate to O’Brien Award winner Will Take Charge ships in fresh off a decisive score @ Yonkers & draws inside to face a camera-shy field


7-Mighty Nicky – Badly beaten favorite hasn’t been a factor in both starts @ Yonkers since shipping south into the Team Bongiorno barn, switch to the bigger track & soft match up may spark something


4-King Cast – Seemed to come around with the addition of trotting hopples recently @ Yonkers, draws well to rebound off a break & took his mark of 1:55.2 here last season



7-Di Oggi – Was knocking on the door here before kicking it in @ Pocono in the slop, this Ake Svanstedt trainee ships back to the Big M with no standouts on view & owns a wicked kick


6-Stonebridge Gamble – No chance in his latest against salty N/W 8 company @ Yonkers, wire-to-wire in the slop @ Pocono before that & just missed here as the beaten favorite on May 3


10-In My Dreams – 4YO has come to life with two straight wins @ Yonkers as the heavy favorite, the latest at an added distance, looms large despite post ten



2-DiamondToothgertie – Had regained her winning form before being overmatched in her last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gets class & post relief for a barn that must always be feared


6-Traffic Jam – Had been dropping positive hints & erupted with the mile of her life last week, has a big shot to repeat right back in the same class for Team Harmon


8-Rockin the Boys A – Beaten favorite with a sharp rally in her Big M debut & first start for Andrew Harris, bumped up in class & draws a tougher post, yet remains a major danger



7-John’s One Desire – Sporting a couple of big wins @ Freehold recently & she raced well for minor spoils in her Big M debut, can easily improve off that acclimating mile 


5-Pirinea’s Princess – Forced first over into a quickening pace in her switch to the mile track here last week, just one for 19 this season, but gets another chance against lesser stock


10-Princess Brisa – Back-to-back second against much tougher N/W 4 company @ Yonkers recently, post ten is an obvious challenge, yet she has some speed to get involved



8-Uf Rockin Dragon – Steady 9YO gelding has been on a roll, wired bottom level condition stock here in 1:52.1 back on April 6, look for him to blast off, then settle for a stalking trip


3-Just N Berlander – Hot item at the claim box was on quite a form spree before suffering from a slow start in the GSY Series, draws better to try tougher $10,000-$12,500 foes


1-Serious Major – Hammered down to 2-1 favorite & promptly wired them with a well-rated effort from post nine last week, moves all the way inside to set up a repeat







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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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