Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:48 PM

RACE 1

2-Daylyn Horizon – Horse-for-the-course has paid the price for slow starts, tried to close from tenth last week & forced wide into a :56.2 back half, moves inside to get within striking range

 

4-CC Big Boy Sam – Runner up in both efforts here with solid efforts off the bench, beaten heavy favorite loves this track & looks to atone with more speed from an inside draw

 

5-Village Jackson – 11YO took a mark of 1:51.1 here this season, flashed some improved late pace last week, stalks midpack for Cushing & might be heading in the right direction

 

RACE 2

2-Trolley – Was all the rage here last Fall & Winter & signaled a return to that winning form here two weeks ago, moves inside & eligible step up even further in this very intriguing match up

 

6-Melady’s Monet – 10YO arrives off three straight @ Yonkers, one at an added distance & his latest in the Open class, knows his way around this track & will likely get speed to shoot at

 

1-Cruzado Dela Noche – 2018 International Trot winner scored his lone win this season here in the added distance Cutler, makes his second start off the bench & stalks from the rail

 

RACE 3

5-Victorydaze Wilwin – 10YO Big M lover made a rare break after a slow start from post eight last week, now moves to midpack for his third start off the bench in a field with several toss outs

 

6-Mr Carrotts – Made an uncharacteristic early miscue from post nine last out, hit the board in his previous two, only one for 36 this season, yet his barn is going well

 

4-Hurrikane Kingkong – Flashed some speed, shuffled & came on for minor spoils in an improved mile last week, draws better for his third start off a sick scratch

 

RACE 4

3-Backseat Terror – Not going to forget her mid-season six-race winning streak against much better mares, she has a big chance to recapture some of that form third time Lasix

 

2-Racing For Rick – Chased a much classier runaway winner last week from a tougher post, just two for 30 this season, but draws better to stalk within closer range

 

4-Vintage Babe – 0 for 20 this season, but you’ve got to like the way she’s stepped up with back-to-back on-the-board finishes, just missed with a solid speed try last week & moves inside

 

RACE 5

6-Dontforgetmaster – Just missed with a confident speed try two starts back @ Pocono, frequent breaks are an obvious concern, yet this 4YO could benefit from a mile track stretch out

 

9-Mr Houdini – Beaten favorite @ Pocono with early breaks in three of his last five, has taken a tumble down the class ladder for Team Burke & rates contender status despite the outside draw

 

4-Pembroke Bada Bing – Got parked here as the beaten favorite two starts back, then gained a show spot into a :31 final quarter @ Pocono, faced tougher recently & draws well 

 

RACE 6

6-Saint Albray – Lightly-raced 3YO filly save ground & was able to rally off a fast pace to upset fresh off the bench, took a mark of 1:51.3 here this season & lands in another light field

 

9-Glenferrie Bronte N – Beaten favorite closed from an impossible spot to land in the photo just behind Saint Albray last week, tougher draw, but her form is sharp right now

 

2-Major Maid – Draws inside again fresh off a strong narrow loss against the boys last week, 1:52.4 winner here this season just two for 33 in 2019, but eligible to trip out

 

RACE 7

4-Night Hall – 3YO Muscle Hill colt has found his best stride winning three of his last four for Team Svanstedt & lands in a prime spot to stay on a roll

 

6-Aldebaranwalkabout – Offered a slingshot move off second over cover to finish a solid second off the sick scratch, that improved effort may signal a turnaround

 

1-Innisfallen – Consistent gelding has raced well in both starts here, yet just one for 23 this season, can utilize the rail again for another alert start & close up trip

 

RACE 8

6-Pat Matters – 4YO mare has won four of her last five with aggressive handling, chased division standout Manchego in the Allerage Farms & matches up well for Nifty Norman

 

8-Very Very Fast – Has hit the board in both starts here, zipped to the front from post ten & just missed to Misslarose last week, 10YO deserves a long look despite another challenging post

 

10-Misslarose – Big M lover was able to rate perfectly & hold off pocket-sitting Very Very Fast last week,  draws outside a competitive field, but Team Bongiorno has been red hot

 

RACE 9

7-Muscle High – Post ten upsetter on 10-12 has been razor sharp in both starts here since changing barns to Juan Cano, opened up & almost made it two-for-two @ The Big M

 

6-Lucky Sheila – Left alertly & somehow kicked home with more punch to upset these last week, looks to parlay that lifetime best for the raging Team Bongiorno 

 

4-Call For Justice – Hammered down to 2-1 in the comebacker & came up absolutely empty last week, 1:52.4 winner here this season for Team Burke draws better to improve

 

RACE 10

6-Top Of The Mark – Caught in a shuffle & traffic before gaining the show in his Big M debut after a barn change to Andrew Harris, prime opportunity off that excellent acclimating mile

 

9-Winning Linc – Fought off pressure & drew clear for a convincing score last week, moves outside, yet sports a 1:51.2 mark here this season & can’t be dismissed

 

10-Big CC’s Rock – Like Winning Linc he’s won two of his last three, comes off a crushing tally in a career best of 1:52.3 from post eight, 4YO rates highly despite post ten

 

RACE 11

8-Say You Do – 1:51.4 winner here back in late May trying to rebound off another early miscue while regaining form @ Pocono, 11-time winner this season won five of six here last Spring 

 

6-Credit Fraud – Uncorked a sharp winning move to take a new mark of 1:54.4 in her second start off the long layoff, she has a big chance to build on that in a pretty tough match up

 

4-Consus Victory – Recently romped to three in a row @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, the latter two against N/W of 5 company, late-blooming 3YO draws well here to possibly steal this one

 

RACE 12

3-Mach Up A – Got some pace to rally off of & picked up the show in a noteworthy Big M comebacker last week, Australian import gets another inside draw to set up a stalk n pop

for Team Harmon

 

7-Persist Blue Chip – Sharpening his sword on Lasix @ Monticello, ships in for the often dangerous Robert Lounsbury barn with promising rookie Hunter Oakes in the bike

 

5-Ideal Son – 1:51.4 mark @ The Big M this season scored @ Freehold fresh off the claim, then got parked through a fast pace last week, draws a bit better to rebound for Irish Joe

 

RACe 13

2-Arrakis – Horse-for-the-course gets class & post relief off a tough parked out trip, still regaining form on the comeback trail

 

1-Lasa Dida Lady – Steamrolled first over to attain a late lead & came up just half a length shy last week, moves inside off that game effort

 

5-You Cant Habit – Has to be better than was last week, well-rated runner up from post ten before that, gets a better post here & will likely up closer to the pace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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