Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:46 PM

RACE 1

4-Hayek – Brother to his sire E L Titan (EL Ideal) romped in the Valley Victory, liking the sharp :27.1 in his latest qualifier & aggressive speed in the comeback @ Harrah’s Philadelphia  

 

3-Hand Full F – French-bred son of Ready Cash prepping nicely with a couple of on-the-board finishes in PA for a barn that raced the Big 3 (Greenshoe, Gimpanzee & Green Manalishi S) this season & draws inside an equally promising stablemate

 

2-Gerard – Former Melander trainee sports two solid seconds for his new barn & draws inside with The Bionic Man

 

RACE 2                                   

4-Evident Beauty – NJSS champ counts divisions of the Del Miller Memorial & Casual Breeze, plus victories in the Elegant Image & Moni Maker & fresh off a close third in the Matron, half million dollar winner this season & top class filly outshines this field by eons 

 

5-Lucius Vorenus – Owns a mark of 1:54.3 here this season, has been on fire in this series @ Freehold & has a big chance to dictate the terms 

 

9-Princess Deo – Welcome back to the US Noel Daley, this filly won her qualifier with a nice late burst, lands outside with a one for 16 record this season, but has a new lease on life

 

RACE 3

5-What Chapter – Ramped it up & raced better in his last two @ Mohawk, now in a new barn going well recently, hasn’t raced in a month, yet does dip to the lowest condition here

 

4-Keystone Sergeant – Chased a well-rated repeater U Need Stones in his Big M debut, which served as an acclimating mile, now gets some class relief with the same inside post

 

6-Gonna Fly – Took advantage of some class relief with improved results in his last two @ Pocono, has a chance to keep it going in this less than flashy field

 

RACE 4

7-Explosive Ridge – Overmatched since stepping up off the comeback win back on 10-18, post seven is still a challenge, but the class relief might be enough for a sharp barn

 

4-Miss Muscle – Finished with decent vigor to hit the board in an inspiring acclimating mile last week, draws inside again continue building momentum in a field ripe for the taking

 

9-Call For Justice – Team Burke trainee was hammered down to 2-1 & delivered with a wake up wire-to-wire from post eight, back outside for the step up & may blast off again

 

RACE 5

4-Electra King – Just one for 21 in 2019, that was a 1:52.3 mark here, has had a couple needed trips over this track & lands an inside post for Team Burke

 

1-Traffic Jam – Sports a 1:51.3 mark here this season, finally moves inside & goes second time Lasix for Team Harmon in a wide-open field

 

3-LK’S Nancy Lee – Continues her tumble down the class ladder, comes off two post eights in NY, strong numbers on view & an inside draw here

 

RACE 6

1-Deplorable Tom – Nice bounce-back effort when he shook loose late & got nosed out by HL Revadon last week, back on the rail to trip out & possibly turn the tables

 

3-HL Revadon – Added Dexter Dunn & steamrolled first over to an impressive new mark as the heavy favorite from the same post, this is a 3YO with upside

 

6-Galixton – Absolutely no chance with that slow start from post ten last week, had missed a month & note those two previous sharp wins @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

RACE 7

8-Union Forces – Well-bred colt has come to life with dominant wins in his last two for Team Orange Crush, post eight again, yet that doesn’t seem to bother him

 

2-Spectre – 1:52.3 performer here this season went all the way two starts back, then rated & faded @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns to the mile track with another inside post

 

5-Oberto – Late blooming 3YO banged as the even money favorite & crushed first over with the mile of his life, staying flat the key to his recent success

 

RACE 8

6-Southwind Chrome – Forced wide while pace compromised & rallied stoutly for the show chasing Atlanta, 1:50.1 performer at The Red Mile might be on the verge

 

5-Rich And Miserable – Runner up to the streaking mare Manchego two starts back, bit of a shuffle behind a well-rated Atlanta last out, 11-time winner this season with a 1:51 mark here

 

7-Buen Camino – Parlayed an easy win @ Yonkers into a huge Preferred upset, has now missed another month, but may get the set up he needs in this competitive field

 

RACE 9

3-Clearly Better – Scratched sick here last week off an improved effort @ Mohawk, has been chasing better fillies & may acclimate quickly from a better post

 

7-Sweet Lullaby – Team Burke Sweet Lou filly shows a strong runner up finish two starts back @ Pocono & gets substantial class relief in this match up

 

5-JB’s Shooting Star – Beaten favorite finished a solid second in her Big M debut last week, has a big chance to build on that 

 

RACE 10

5-Believe In Me – Too far back in her last two, gets some needed class relief & draws a bit better for a potent downunder connection

 

2-Boogie Roll – Only one for 20 this season, rallied for second in a commendable comeback, eligible to step it up from a better post for Team Bongiorno

 

6-Mary Catherine A – Has improved with two solid seconds against similar @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lands in an ideal spot to stalk n surprise this intriguing field

 

RACE 11

9-Silvermass Volo – Stormed home from a difficult spot to grab another second in his Big M debut, then forced very wide in a faster mile last time, can be a threat within striking range

 

1-U Need Stones – Has come roaring back with two straight decisive wins on the engine for Team Burke, fresh threat takes another step up from the rail with more in the tank

 

8-Kadabra Queen – Erupted with a sharp :27.4 late burst to romp first time Lasix, class hike & tougher post, yet can’t be left out in a real handicapper’s headscratcher

 

RACE 12

3-Highlandbeachycove – Just one for 26 this season, but gathering momentum on the comeback trail, that narrow loss came off a fast pace two starts back, post three again in a real soft match up

 

7-Live On – 1:51.2 winner here this season was a much better second @ Pocono last out, might be a hint of his back class resurfacing in this complete toss up field

 

2-Bungalow Bill N – Comes off a sick scratch & 24-day layoff, add an 0 for 14 record in 2019, but the class relief & inside post may spell wake up

 

RACE 13

5-Walks Of Life – Pat Berry drove him perfectly & he just missed last week, remains a prime opportunist & option with a similar strategy with a chance to turn the tables

 

1-Preppy Art – Revolving door claimer just keeps winning for everybody, while overcoming outside posts, pushes off from the rail tonight & not sure if any pressure is coming

 

7-Just Wave Goodbye – Recent sharpie against $10,000 claimers @ Plainridge, fought off late pressure to win another @ Freehold, tricky post here, but this is a 3YO with some upside 

 

 



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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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