Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 09, 2019 12:00 PM

RACE 1

9-Da Magician – Recent Mark Silva purchase ships a long way east fresh off a wire-to-wire lifetime best 1:51.2 @ Fraser Downs, piled up 14 wins last year, worth a long look despite post nine

 

10-Just N Berlander – Has spent a couple of months on the shelf after an injury scratch, won the qualifier here with a nice late move, 1:52.2 winner here in late June may have too far to come

 

4-Settlemoir – Lots of back class on view, makes the switch from Yonkers on short rest, has a chance to spark something in a softer match up from an inside post

 

RACE 2

1-Bungalow Bill N – Beaten favorite on the engine in his last two before a sick scratch, now gets a significant driver change to Gingras + the rail

 

6-Mister Accumulator – Just one for 22 this season, but in a mostly Freehold stock match up this gelding seems to be gathering some momentum since the sick scratch

 

2-Ohio Larry – 1:53 winner here this season has won two of his last three @ Freehold & draws inside fresh off a crushing score

 

RACE 3

1-All It Takes – 1:50.1 winner here back in early May, makes a key third start off the bench for the potent Cullipher Connection & lands the rail in a softer match up

 

6-Smileandsaycheese – Took his mark of 1:51 here year, has hinted of a turnaround in his last two & may have found a prime spot

 

9-Steve Said – Lowered his mark to 1:51 back in the Spring when he won three of four here, gets a barn change to Andrew Harris, strong in the win column, threat despite post nine

 

RACE 4

7-One Tough Nut – Deservedly draws the strongest attention for winning two of his last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, expect another aggressive effort here holding that form

 

1-Somethinginthewind – Just one for 24 in a comeback season, has cranked it up in last two, including a second to One Tough Nut & draws inside that rival here

 

3-Ideal Son – Only three for his last 41, 1:51.4 winner here this season fresh from a four-month layoff draws well & picks up Gingras

 

RACE 5

4-Luck N Roll K – Finally snapped a long season skid by equaling his lifetime mark @ Rosecroft, 1:52.4 winner here last year lands in an easier spot + adds Tetrick

 

1-Final Justice – Overcame a slow start from post eight & rallied for second down the short stretch @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops out of claimers & draws better here

 

2-Thespywholovedme – Rallied for a huge upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia in late August, freshened & qualified with some late zip & draws inside with The Buckeye

 

RACE 6

6-Rebel Rouser – Half of his ten wins this season have come @ The Big M, lowered his mark to 1:50.2 two starts back @ Pocono & can rebound off a rare miscue for a high percentage barn

 

9-Americanprimetime – Open class winner @ Tioga ships in fresh off his tenth win of the season, has the class & speed to overcome the outside draw

 

3-Aflame Hanover – Messenger elimination winner with a mark of 1:49.1 in PASS, high quality 3YO draws inside to stalk this evenly matched group of older foes

 

RACE 7

4-Stormont Czar A – In full regroup mode in his last two @ Pocono, makes that key third start off the bench in an easier class from an inside post for Team Harmon

 

7-Barimah A – Had post eight in three of his last five, recent form clearly indicates a tail off trend, but this is enough of a class drop for this classic horse-for-the-course

 

6-Rockathon – Has been facing much tougher @ Yonkers recently, perked up in his latest effort in the slop & eligible to surprise this mixed bag

 

RACE 8

6-Geez Joe – Ships in with a sparkling new mark of 1:47.4 @ Hoosier Park two starts back, no chance chasing Mcwicked in the Allerage Farms, fresh threat with only seven starts this year

 

8-Western Joe – 2018 Sam McKee Memorial winner returns on a form spree @ Pocono, tripped out to nailed Dealt A Winner in 1:48.2 two starts back & this Joe loves The Big M

 

7-Dealt A Winner – Ultra classy track record holder & millionaire arrives on a roll for Mark Silva, bounced back from a nose loss to Western Joe with a 1:49.2 blowout @ Pocono

 

RACE 9

3-Electric Western – Failed to get involved while pace compromised in his last two @ Yonkers, gets some class relief, draws well in a wide open field & gets another new driver in Gingras

 

5-Nascar Seelster – Just two for 29 this year, yet has ramped up form in his last three on smaller tracks, fresh from a narrow loss @ Yonkers, should appreciate the longer stretch on an oval he’s familiar with

 

2-Heavenly Sound – Only one for 24 this season, but like the way this 4YO is going with back-to-back thirds @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, has a chance to keep it going from post two

 

RACE 10

6-Franco Totem N – Fresh off an inspiring strong finish in his US debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia for Nifty Norman, has major upside & much longer stretch to his liking here

 

5-Constntlysidewys A – Primo horse-for-the-course & beaten favorite in his last two sliding down the class ladder, launched a premature :27.3 third quarter @ Pocono

 

3-Awesomeness – Steady gelding with some back class ships back from Pocono in solid form & well spotted with an inside draw

 

RACE 11

6-Respect Our Flag – 1:49.2 winner here while winning two divisions of the Wiggle It Jiggleit Series back in April, improved in his last three elsewhere for potent Team Bongiorno

 

7-Caviart Rockland – 1:50.3 winner here this season added Lasix recently & finished a decent fourth in a Bluegrass division, tougher post back here, but his barn is on fire

 

8-Better Than Some – Arrives sporting sharp form @ Yonkers & fresh off a pair of narrow losses there flaunting versatility, may surprise this group despite post eight

 

RACE 12

4-Master Of Puppets – 9YO veteran has been a winner here in the past, some mixed results & tough posts recently, this inside draw sets up a smooth trip in a field ripe for the taking

 

2-Soho Leviathan A – Went all the way as the favorite @ Yonkers on Tuesday, wheels right back on short rest in a lower condition here with an inside post in a prime spot

 

3-Taramakaureactor N – Was going well this Fall @ Tioga Downs before the recent sick scratch, makes his second start since that interruption & draws well for The Mann

 

RACE 13

3-Arrakis – Horse-for-the-course been freshened on the sidelines, qualified okay @ Mohawk, draws inside a blank finale & can add points for any moisture in the track

 

6-Take A Wish – Only one for 21 this season, but got to like the two needed tighteners, the class plunge & took a mark of 1:55.2 here last year

 

1-Revrac Harbour – Tripped out to beat a weak field @ Vernon Downs as the favorite, that’s a bright spot to cling to in this soft match up, plus gets the rail + Gingras 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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