Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 10:35 PM


4-Jackamino – Game runner up back-to-back at long odds in this GTY Series last month, gutsy effort from post eight on May 25, draws better to set up his effective stalk n pop style


7-Serious Major – Fresh off a smashing repeat in a sizzling 1:51.4 & claimed by Nick Surick, Hannah Miller takes the controls of this very sharp item, serious threat


8-Just N Berlander – Finished a well beaten third behind Serious Major last week, was on quite a roll this spring, owns a big kick & Joe Lee is capable of timing it right



2-Four Staces – Returns to his kind of claimer off a much-needed start, was a hot item at the claim box, strong in the win column & draws better


6-Starsky’s Dream – One for 17 this season, yet just missed fresh off the latest claim @ Yonkers, then got parked as the beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


7-Sports Vision – Rebounded off a recent sick scratch with a strong winning qualifier @ Gaitway Farm, 1:52.1 winner here this season gets a barn change to Robert Ginsberg, Jr.



1-Fiji – Horse-for-the-course set a rated pace & settled for third behind Masster Blue last week, moves inside that rival & figures to push off aggressively while going the right direction


8-Masster Blue – Finished a much better second chasing a trip sitting Max Volo last week, one for 20 this season & draws a tougher post, but on an improving trend


5-Knightofvictory – Stopped a long losing skid with a new mark of 1:54.3 in the slop back on April 19, any semblance of that effort makes him competitive with these



3-Sir Ritchie N – Was on quite a form spree @ Freehold this season, made a rare miscue while launching a bid for the lead here last week, now dips in price & draws better to atone


7-Mccito – Solid runner up in his last two to a revved up Serious Major fresh off the recent claim & remains a serious contender retaining Andrew McCarthy


8-I’m Sid The Kid – Drops back to the level of the recent claim, too far back to make a dent last week, second to a big favorite Ohio Larry before that



7-Very Very Fast – Pennsylvania invader arrives fresh off a narrow loss @ Pocono in his first start for the prolific Team Bongiorno, ships to the mile track & finds a vulnerable field


8-Perlucky – Forced to make a premature rally to a late lead & came up against a red-hot Say You Do two starts back, another tough draw, but drops back down for Trond


4-Buen Camino – Hikes up in class, yet draws well off a strong second in his return to the mile track last week, a solid back up for his stablemate in here



1-Big Chute – 0 for 18 in 2019, but ships in with revived form & fresh off a narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws the rail set up a smooth stalking trip


3-Stonebridge Pearl – Just one for 18 this season, yet has now had two starts to acclimate since shipping north & draws well in a wide-open field


4-Pirinea’s Princess – Unlike her first start here she overcame the first over grind & pulled a mild upset over a fast-closing John’s One Desire last week, draws inside for the repeat try



4-My Lindy Winner – Has really come into his own as a 4YO for Team Harmon, was on a form spree prior to the early miscue from post nine & draws better to rebound


9-Say You Do – Hottest overnight trotter here lowered his mark again with an impressive 1:51.4 last week, 4YO has really blossomed for Allen Sisco & stands out despite post nine 


2-Don’t Let’em – Peter Haughton Memorial winner in a track record 1:51.4, highly-rated Hambo hopeful makes his 3YO off a sick scratch & draws inside & his latest qualifier is worth noting



8-Major Maid – Dropped from N/W 4 @ Yonkers & grinded out a new mark of 1:52.4 in her Big M debut two starts back & just missed with a mighty surge last week


4-Family Roll Call – 0 for 15 this season, but makes her second start off a sick scratch, hits rock bottom & draws inside to trip out 


1-Shewearsthepants – Overcame a wide trip & catapulted off a fast pace to take a new mark in a sparkling Big M debut & rewarded with the rail 



4-U S Captain – This Captain has left port & sailed to a three-for-three season so far for Tony Alagna, his latest a career best 1:50.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


2-Dealer’s Table – Was able to control his speed & unleashed a blowout win two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside to stalk the standout


1-World On Edge – Finished third in the Wiggle It Jiggleit Final, exits tougher Grand Circuit action & returns to the Big M with the rail for Team Burke



2-Mcclinchie N – Forced to grind first over in his return to the mile track last week, now gets class & post relief in a wide-open match up


9-Bettor Spirits N – Note this NZ bred has changed barns to the red-hot Team Bongiorno, fresh on the comeback trail & ships in off a much-improved second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


4-Rock On Precious – Twice hit the board against these before a no-chance trip from post ten last out, drops back down & draws better



2-Explosive Ridge – Too a mark of 1:55 here this season, returns after some needed freshening, qualified oaky & draws inside a soft field for the barn change to Richie Johnson


8-Zlatan – Shows a 1:54 career best here this season, regrouped with a sharp qualifier @ Gaitway Farm, has a chance to blast off & get involved in a toss up field


6-Max Volo – Credit Trainer of the Week Katricia Adams for straightening this gelding around, takes a double jump up fresh off the mile of his life



7-Catch An Ace – Petticoat Series winner was a nonthreatening fourth in her comeback in the Preferred, yet this 1:51.2 winner here last season now lands in a prime spot 


4-Sell A Bit N – 0 for 11 this season, but a solid runner up to the razor sharp Gold Orchid N here back on May 3 & draws well as a stalking threat


6-Percy Bluechip – Just a neck shy of Youaremycandygirl in her latest qualifier, no factor against top level mares in her first two starts this season, chance to step up 



4-Winning Habit – Winless 3YO turned the corner with a two-hole trip & neck loss at big odds last week, draws inside against to prove that was no fluke


9-Sexy Wow – Late-blooming Father Patrick filly only took two starts to break her maiden @ Harrah’s Philadelphia for top connections, tough draw here, but not much to beat


10-Stenhouse Hanover – Made an early miscue as the heavy favorite after three straight strong seconds, just one for 35, post ten again, yet remains a serious 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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