Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:05 AM

RACE 1

4-Cedar Hall Heaven – Already gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven has done decent work in two Gaitway preps over tracks rated good there & draws well in a wide-open division, dam is a sister to 1:48.4 performer Jerseylicious

 

5-Rockin The Aces – Flashed a :27.4 to be a solid second in his initial qualifier @ Mohawk, went evenly chasing a 1:53.2 winner here last week, looking for his good bloodlines to surface, 14thfoal out of the dam Mattaroni

 

6-Sea Isle City – Saw enough willing late pace in both baby races in PA to merit consideration in this toss-up division & draws better than the other Aaron Lambert trainee

 

RACE 2

4-Youaremycandygirl – Classy 1:48.2 Shady Daisy winner here last season just missed to Caviart Ally with a :25.1 back on May 18, too far out of range in the Roses Are Red, this is a prime spot for her to bear down & apply serious pressure late

 

2-Caviart Ally – Got some relief away from division standout Shartin N, relished it & simply went down the road to equal her lifetime mark of 1:48.3, figures to control this in career form

 

1-Apple Bottom jeans – Got off to a fast start so she could follow Caviart Ally all the way for the place spot last week, moves inside off that nice effort fresh off the bench & hasn’t missed the board this season

 

RACE 3

3-Play Trix On Me – This $4,500 bargain Trixton colt simply cruised in both of his baby races @ PA tracks & draws inside a field ripe for the taking

 

2-St Martins – Set the pace & just missed in an inspiring baby race here on June 8, debuts almost three weeks later with an inside post for a reputable trotting barn

 

5-Rooney Blue Chip – Already added trotting hopples on, a solid third from post eight in his first attempt @ Mohawk, then broke, ships south for TheStable.Ca with a chance to surprise

 

RACE 4

8-Caviart Eva – Showed logical & stark improvement in her second trial here, lands a tougher post, yet Team Johansson has been on a serious roll so far this season

 

3-Fortune Starlet – Sister to 1:52.2 performer Shoshie Deo went two-for-two @ Vernon Downs, so arrives brimming with confidence from an inside post

 

6-Common Sense S – First out of her dam was a hard-charging second in her only trial to date, could be a diamond in the rough here for the prolific Team Svanstedt

 

RACE 5

5-Sheer Muscle – Romped to a new mark of 1:54 in The Stallion Series @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, then chased Green Manalishi S & company @ Pocono, this lightly-raced Muscle Hill colt is going in the right direction

 

2-Star Track Hanover –Tripped out to win his Big M debut for Team Burke, then forwardly placed & settled for third in his follow up, now draws inside to step it up a notch or two

 

1-Flippen Creek – Lightly-raced Hambletonian eligible finished a distant third in his seasonal debut for Team Miller & has a chance to build on that from the rail in a relatively soft N/W 2 

 

RACE 6

5-American History – Seemed to be cycling forward for Team Alagna & just missed when he catapulted off the torrid clip last week, now the 1:47 performer here last season is reunited with Andrew McCarthy 

 

6-Jimmy Freight – One of the sport’s newest millionaires ships south fresh off a brush n crush & new mark of 1:48.1 in the Mohawk Gold Cup, this steady stalking type just missed to Done Well in the Confederation Cup Final

 

3-Backstreet Shadow – We nailed this one to the tune of $13.20 last week, erupted off the dazzling fractions to the fastest mile of the season here so far, an exceptional Graduate division winner @ Tioga before that

 

RACE 7

6-Dramatra – Won her first baby race with nice late burst, then just missed in her second trial here with a crisp :26.4, looks like Scottie Z has a live one, a sister to 2013 Hambo champ Royalty For Life

 

8-Spoiled Princess – Give her points for the much improved second baby race here, this Nifty Norman trainee may have a nice future, but the post is tougher tonight, hails from the maternal line of 2009 Oaks champ Broadway Schooner

 

9-Violet Stride – Left alertly, brushed & cruised in her only baby race here last week for Mark Harder, rates contender status in this division despite the outside draw, dam is a sister to 1:52.1 performer Bill’s Man

 

RACE 8

7-Reclamation – Lightly-raced mare with upside returns on a six-race winning streak, took a new mark of 1:50 @ Pocono two starts back, showing versatility & speed for Team Burke

 

10-Catch An Ace – Stormed home in :26.1 to take a new mark of 1:51.2 in her second start off the bench, then just missed from far back, remains a major threat to rally off the expected action

 

5-You Should Be Here – Sports a 1:51.3 mark @ The Big M this season against N/W $6,000, fresh from a nose loss @ Yonkers, form cycling forward & stalks the speed

 

RACE 9

1-Super Schissel – Rated #8 on the Road to the Hambletonian Top Ten, rallied from a tough spot to just miss in the Goodtimes Final & takes another step up from the rail

 

7-Chiplosive – Added George Napolitano, Jr. & went all the way in the mile of his life @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Trond Smedshammer has a Hambo eligible stepping up at the right time

 

4-Sister’s Promise – Strong runner up in the NJSS Final with a :26.4, didn’t fire in the qualifier last week, yet draws inside to resume her quest for the Oaks

 

RACE 10

4-Courtly Choice – The 2018 Pace champ returns & really woke up with some serious fractions & nose loss to The Downtown Bus @ Tioga two starts back, then ran into the streaking None Bettor A @ Pocono last week

 

1-The Downtown Bus – The Bus is in top form right now, was able to leave hard & trip out to beat Courtly Choice with a new mark of 1:48.2 @ Tioga, then had no chance from post eight @ Yonkers, finally moves inside

 

7-Shadow Cat – The Cat pounced into some hot fractions & held on gamely for a new mark of 1:48.4 two weeks ago, tries to keep it going in deeper waters for the raging Team Bongiorno

 

RACE 11

2-On The Ropes – Shook loose too late to just miss again in :27.2, grinded gamely before that, draws inside a camera-shy field to finally kick the door in for Team Svanstedt

 

6-Zlatan – Has hit the board in both starts since coming back, set a reasonable pace & held third behind On The Ropes two weeks ago & remains a top contender

 

1-Henderson Seelster – Squandered a perfect two-hole trip when settled for third behind On The Ropes last week, back inside to resume an opportunist role again

 

RACE 12

8-Soul Strong – Looked like a Hambo player after his NJSS win in 1:53, then broke in the NJSS Final, nice rebound effort with a wide rally & nose loss, rates a long look for Team Svanstedt 

 

2-The Ice Dutchess – Took a sharp mark of 1:52 in her 3YO debut here, fresh off a blowout in the PA Allstars @ Pocono Downs & Team Johansson are on a roll

 

4-Sheena’s Boy – Runner up to Greenshoe in a leg of NJSS, huge rebound blowout in the slop @ Pocono last out, draws inside with speed to give Team Svandstedt a strong 1-2 punch

 

RACE 13

3-Merga Hanover – First out of the 1:50.4 performer Magic Starlight, romped impressively in both Gaitway qualifiers, draws well & could be anything for Team Burke

 

5-Hen Party – Roll With Joe sister to Metro winner & 1:48.2 performer Stag Party, set a solid pace & just missed in her second Gaitway qualifier, another potential star for Team Burke 

 

2-Silver Tail – Third foal out of 1:51.3 winning dam, won her second trial with a well-timed late move @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside here

 

RACE 14

4-Night Hall – Just missed in the slop two starts back @ Pocono, then ran into a 1:53 winner in PASS, lightly-raced Muscle Hill colt draws well in a camera-shy finale for Team Svanstedt

 

7-Finally Found Away – Winner in The Stallion Series @ Pocono to open his 3YO campaign, nice rebound & rally for second here last week, trying to keep it going from a tougher post

 

3-Hatikvah – Switched to Marcus Melander & his latest qualifier indicated some talent & potential, roughed up early from post eight & stopped in the comebacker, has a chance bounce back from a better post



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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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