Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:49 AM

RACE 1

8-Sports Vision – Put together a crisp back half of :54.3 to just miss in his comebacker for a new barn, draws a tougher post, but primed on the class drop

 

7-Century Churchill – Tried a lower class over @ Pocono, surged to a late lead in :27.3 & flattened out, one for 18 this season & demanding draw back here, but lands in an easier spot

 

1-My Ideal Son N – Shuffled & had some late pace in traffic last week, drops back to the bottom condition & moves inside, one for his last 57 & winless this season however

 

RACE 2

5-Major Deception – Lightly-raced Tony Alagna trainee got parked into a torrid :26.4 third quarter in a sizzling 1:48.4 mile in PASS, 1:51.3 performer at two getting his game face on

 

3-World On Edge – Did some serious damage in the Wiggle It Jiggleit Series, tried Grand Circuit stock, then offered a strong :26.2 late surge to just miss for the reinvigorated Team Burke

 

1-Wise Image – Set a rated pace & barely outgamed by talented 3YO in US Captain last week, now lands the rail off that gallant try

 

RACE 3

2-Ideal Candidate – Working his way back in shape with back-to-back on-the-board finishes, the latest with solid early speed, draws better on that positive trend

 

3-C’Mon Buzz Off – Didn’t take long to acclimate to the mile track & paid off with another mighty sweep in :26.3 last week, rewarded with an improved post in a competitive affair

 

5-Atomic Rei – Launched a huge move off hot fractions to post a 1:51.3 upset two starts back, followed up with a strong third from the same post last week, contender in top form

 

RACE 4

3-K Ryan Bluechip – Employed his gutsy first over style into a :53.4 back half & came up just a neck shy last week, this classy gelding is on the verge of an overdue win

 

7-Blood Line – Tripped out to upset N/W $17,500 here back on April 13, returns to the mile track at an easier level, classy 1:49.3 Big M performer owns tactical speed to put him in play

 

4-Sagebrush Sid – Steps up a notch on a form spree, fresh off a post ten upset, right here in his last three, finally draws better off a career best 1:50.3

 

RACE 5

5-Titus Seelster – Forced wide & rallied to hit the board chasing Bank Sea, draws inside that rival off a much-improved effort, acclimated now & needs another patient trip

 

9-Bank Sea – Uncorked the mile of his life, a lively 1:51.4 clocking with the claim entered last week, deals with a tougher post, yet he’s apparently gotten his act together

 

3-Daylyn Horizon – Finished a surprisingly strong second to the runaway Bank Sea off the sick scratch, logical to expect more & draws inside again to work out a similar stalking trip 

 

RACE 6

6-Spondulicks N – Suddenly took charge as the heavy favorite & held on gamely last week, gets another shot at this reduced TrackMaster Rating class from a similar post, call to repeat

 

8-Every Way Out – Beat a slightly weaker level from the same post three starts back, then just missed with another strong effort before the very good second last week, top contender

 

1-Namisonthehalter – Just one for 19 this season, but dropping positive hints recently, just missed to Stimulus Plan with a :26.2 two starts back, a solid third last week, rail now

 

RACE 7

10-Larry Karr – Larry has come around & so has the Burke Brigade, flew home in :53.3 + :25.3 to hit the board last week, post ten an obvious hindrance, yet watch for his late move

 

1-New Talent – Twice beaten favorite dropped further to this level & got a bit over anxious, it did take a big effort in a :54.3 back half to beat him, now moves inside a highly competitive field

 

7-Whittaker N – 1:50 performer here this season gets further class relief after chasing a 1:49.2 winner into a :54.3 back half last week, chance to vault off the expected speed in this wild affair

 

RACE 8

2-Alotbettor N – 1:49.3 winner here this season was second to a revved up Mcthriller last out, draws inside again after two weeks rest & rates a major danger for Team Bongiorno

 

1-Mach N Cheese – Beaten favorite off an impossible trip from post nine in a 4YO Preferred, class & post relief make this 1:49.4 performer here this season a serious threat to rebound

 

3-No Easy Day – Shot home in :25.1 out of striking range last week, a close second in his previous two here last month, inside & in line for smooth trip for a possible upset

 

RACE 9

6-Mach Déjà Vu – Been thwarted by tough trips in his last three, gets some needed class relief here in a wide-open field & may be worth a swing for the Harris brothers

 

2-Titanium N – Toss out his last two no-chance trips, returns to the mile track at a greatly reduced level, draws inside & has a big shot at breaking his 0 for 19 season goose egg

 

4-Hoo Nien A – His mark of 1:51.1 here this season came at the bottom level, yet lately he’s been competitive against N/W $10,000 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside to contend

 

RACE 10

3-City Hall – Raced a bit better against classier foes last week, now drops back to the level of that aggressive & impressive win in 1:49.4 on May 18 & draws inside again

 

7-Tact Tate N – Simply overmatched & on the fringes against better company elsewhere, challenging draw in a pretty competitive match up, but gets class relief & knows this track

 

1-My Delight – Tripped out & lunged late in :26.4 to prevail as the heavy favorite second time Lasix, still  a fresh threat worthy of the step up in class from the rail again

 

RACE 11

3-Taramakaureactor N – Sat last & really kicked in late in a much-needed acclimating mile, now moves inside a wide-open field to build on that experience

 

7-Oh My Joepa – Has really come to life with a win & close second from outside posts in his last two at this level, impossible to leave out off those sharp efforts

 

9-Southwind Darwin – No clue where that upset win in a career best 1:54 came from off a dismal Gaitway qualifier, new barn has evidently found the key to this lightly-raced 3YO

 

RACE 12

2-Captain Trevor – Grand Circuit winning freshman in 1:49.2 makes his fourth start on the comeback trail for Team Alagna & draws inside with a big chance to step up

 

1-Sharp Action Money – Rebounded with an aggressive new mark of 1:49.3 third time Lasix for a revived Team Burke, figures to fire again from the rail & logically looms large

 

5-Rockapelo – Flashed speed & settled for third behind a revved up Sharp Action Money second time Lasix, this Team Toscano trainee is ramping up in a positive direction

 

RACE 13

3-Bet The Dragon – 0 for his last 43 & winless this season, but note his consistent :27 + change final quarters, gets some class relief, lands post three again & could surprise this bunch

 

8-Buckeye Chrome – Vinnie Ginsberg put a nice second over steer on this guy & he responded with a solid finish & close third last week, needs a bit more from a tougher post this time

 

6-Fire Light – Got parked first over from post nine in his Big M debut last week, dips to a softer level off that tough acclimating trip & faces a highly beatable field

 

 

 



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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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