Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 8:17 PM

RACE 1 

8-Spectre – Owns a nice mark of 1:52.2 here, has climbed his way up to NW 7 @ Pocono, pace compromised & made a rare miscue last out, chance to rebound despite a tough post 

  

2-Star Track Hanover – 1:54.2 winner here this season fresh off another solid second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Team Orange Crush 3YO with trip potential from an inside draw 

  

1-Grandma Heidi – Lightly-raced 3YO filly trending right, added Lasix & romped to a new mark @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, now brimming with confidence from the rail 

  

RACE 2 

5-Captain Barbossa – Bluegrass winner in 1:51.2, then runner up to the undefeated Tall Dark Stranger @ The Red Mile, stands out among the trio of Team Alagna trainees 

  

2-Team Best – Metro finalist just missed in a 1:50.4 Bluegrass division in Lexington, retains David Miller & draws inside to trip out for a possible upset 

  

1-Bombshell Hanover – Consistent Team Orange Crush gelding on the board in five of six starts, freshened & won the qualifier going away, lands the rail with the some upside 

  

RACE 3 

5-All Rise – Arrives here on a form spree that includes a division win @ Tioga Downs & fresh off a new mark of 1:55.4 @ The Red Mile 

  

4-Chestnut Hill – 1:56 Kindergarten division winner here this season fresh off a nice short-stretch rally for third in the PASS Final @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws well for Tetrick 

  

2-Coventry Hall – $210,000 brother to Cantab Hall found his best stride with on the board finishes in his last three @ Tioga Downs & lands inside to keep it going 

  

RACE 4 

6-Skyway Kon Man – Been pretty consistent recently & his persistence paid off with his first win last out @ Yonkers, now a stalking candidate in a highly beatable field 

  

7-Deplorable Tom – Changed barns to Andrew Harris, added Lasix & won his qualifier with zeal, adds Tetrick & finds a prime spot to exploit that revived form  

  

8-Hallintheclouds – Solid second as the beaten chalk @ Pocono last out, now makes her second start off a sick scratch & owns speed to overcome post eight 

  

RACE 5 

4-Senorita Rita –Late-blooming $285,000 Chapter Seven filly flashed promising speed @ The Red Mile & draws well here to compliment her Team Toscano stablemate 

  

5-Dip Me Hanover – Picked a great spot to break through for her first two wins as the solid favorite in the Peaceful Way Final, one of two razor sharp Toscano trainees 

  

7-Confidante – Brittany Farms bred daughter of Father Patrick off to a late start, yet progressed nicely in three qualifiers in Lexington, one to watch despite a demanding post for her debut 

  

RACE 6 

6-Word Of Honor – Showed Grand Circuit potential coming into the Jim Doherty Memorial, freshened with a handy qualifier & easy win @ The Red Mile for Team Orange Crush 

  

5-Creature Of Habit – Seemed to find her best stride with back-to-back on the board finishes last month, lands a soft division as a mid-pack stalking type 

  

10-Heaven – Broke her maiden with a well-controlled wire-to-wire two starts back @ The Red Mile, then just missed in a Grand Circuit event there, factors in despite post ten 

  

RACE 7 

3-Capt Chaps Hanover – Note the rousing rally from post eight @ 94-1 in PASS on 9-7, 3YO Burke trainee draws inside an intriguing field with the winning habit 

  

6-Cruising In Style – Runner to a big favorite last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, beat N/W of 8 @ Yonkers recently, may try to take this bunch all the way 

  

9-Winndevie – Has amassed close to $300,000 this season in NYSS, fresh from a solid second in the NYSS Final @ Batavia, quality candidate can’t be left out despite post nine  

  

RACE 8 

6-Caviart Heather – Uncorked a breathtaking circling-of-the-field to pull off a 25-1 shocker in the Renaissance Final @ Freehold & may be up to this stiffer test in her mile track debut 

  

1-Rocknificent – Regally-bred Captaintreacherous filly held her own in PASS, beaten favorite held third in a tougher Grand Circuit race in Lexington last out, smooth sailing from the rail here 

  

4-Hen Party – Burke trainee just one for 11, landed on the fringe in both Grand Circuit races @ The Red Mile with :26.4 and :26.3 speed, draws well to set up a stalk trip 

  

RACE 9 

7-Jewels Forreal – Red-hot prospect for a high percentage barn, sports eight seconds this season, but ships in fresh off a new mark of 1:50.3 @ Pocono 

  

2-Odds On St Lucie – Sub 1:50 stakes quality filly for Team Alagna regrouped with a nice qualifier behind teammate Tall Drink Hanover, draws inside & may outclass this real mixed bag 

  

8-Monica Gallagher – Was a terror here in 2018 when she piled up ten wins, sparked her form recently @ Pocono, versatile mare can overcome the challenging post 

  

RACE 10 

8-Annabelle Hanover – Caught fire recently & just missed to her inside stablemate Marloe Hanover in the PASS conso, then erupted with a new mark of 1:50.3 in the Bluegrass 

  

1-Marloe Hanover – Parlayed her success in PASS with a dominant wire-to-wire score in the Bluegrass & draws the rail here to make it three in a row for Nifty Norman 

  

4-Baby You’re The Best – No worse than second in eight career starts, set the table for Annabelle Hanover last out in the Bluegrass, draws well as a major danger 

  

RACE 11 

7-Golden Muscle – Improved recent form @ The Meadows, now gets barn, driver & venue change, longer stretch helps his cause & faces a field begging to be beaten 

  

4-Ataboy Hanover – 1:53.3 winner here this season just missed with a stalking trip two starts back, then had no chance from post eight, now drops even further with an inside draw 

  

2-Roundtown Rocker – Beaten favorite despite an ideal trip @ Pocono last out, draws inside to stalk the speed & knows his way around this oval to pick up the pieces 

  

RACE 12 

4-Papi Rob Hanover – PASS champion came up just a half length shy in the Metro Final from post nine and stands out here for The Buckeye + Brett Pelling  

  

3-Major Risky – Captaintreacherous colt came to hand recently with some sharp efforts @ The Red Mile for Team Alagna, look for him to display his speed & potential with a smooth trip 

  

5-Force N Fury - $300,000 brother to millionaire Stay Hungry took a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Red Mile & has a chance to step up further for the Alagna Armada 

  

RACE 13 

5-Followthewind N – Shipped south of the boarder & battled bitterly from post seven @ Pocono, may have needed the race & has a chance to show her class in a prime spot here 

  

2-Inverse Hanover – Flashed solid speed coming off a sick scratch @ Hoosier Park, just one for 25 this season, yet draws inside with Tetrick in a wide-open finale with plenty of back class 

  

6-Sweeter Lulu – Took full advantage of a class plunge & cruised all the way @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, rejuvenated filly lands in a soft finale here 

  

  



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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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