Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:59 PM

RACE 1

3-Scirocco Mistysaid – Owns a 1:52.3 mark here this season for Mark Silva, bumped into some swift N/W 4 stock @ Pocono recently, returns here with an inside post & has a chance to stalk n pop or grind these down

 

8-Lear Seelster – Shipped in for a barn change bonanza as Marianna Monaco rallied the gelding from last to first in convincing style, complete with a :27.2, took a mark of 1:52.3 here this season & looks for a similar set up

 

6-Forever Worth It – Arrived fresh off an upset rally @ Plainridge, launched a premature late move to the lead & got swooped by Lear Seelster as the beaten favorite, might be able to time his rally better now that he’s acclimated

 

RACE 2

3-Marsala Hanover – Captaintreacherous filly has piled up over $200,000 as a star in PASS for Team Toscano, note the sharp :26.3 move two starts back, draws inside to stalk or take charge

 

5-JK Alwaysbalady – Second foal out Nancy Takter’s HOY, the first was also hers, JK First Lady, 1:49.2 [$542,756], PASS winner in 1:52.1 returns from two-months freshening with lots of upside & big Fall campaign imminent

 

4-Three Way Split – Somebeachsomewhere sister to Tall Drink Hanover, 1:48 [$893,532] won her latest qualifier here with a nice late burst for Team Alagna, $225,000 filly will be watched closely & accordingly

 

RACE 3

5-Delayed Hanover – $230,000 yearling from the first crop of 2016 Hambo runner up Southwind Frank, solid second in his debut last week & tops a strong Team Svanstedt trio

 

4-Moonstone S – Hasn’t missed the board in four career starts, prominent in NJSS, big pay day as runner up in the Peter Haughton Memorial, held off the Peter Haughton winner in his qualifier & draws well for Team Mellander

 

7-Dee’s Red Delicious – Credit Winner gelding has put together some sharp recent wins @ Tioga Downs in NYSS, broke in the final @ Yonkers last Saturday & draws a tough post, but could be dangerous on the rebound

 

RACE 4

6-Ineffable – Counts a PA Allstars division as her only win this season, a distant third in the Jim Doherty Memorial, freshened & qualified okay behind Mazzarati & draws that rival, a reliable Melander pupil ready for her Fall campaign

 

9-Mazzarati – Took her mark of 1:56 winning a Jim Doherty elimination, strong runner in her comeback qualifier, has the talent & potential, yet will need a patient trip from post nine

 

5-Avenir – Note the nice recovery to finish second to Mazzarati in a Jim Doherty elimination, Team Burke trainee likely matured & looks poised for her comeback after airing it out in the qualifier

 

RACE 5

1-Type A – Displayed some major league potential this Summer, including a wire-to-wire 1:56 romp in PASS @ The Meadows, bumped into the raging Captain Cory recently, lands the rail off a miscue in the PASS Final

 

2-Lindysmusclemania – Late-blooming Muscle Hill colt has easily gone two-for-two against beginner stock @ Pocono, yet the latest was from post eight, draws inside here to help form a solid one-two punch for Team Svanstedt

 

8-Zenith Stride – Grinded gamely enroute to a shocking upset in the Peter Haughton Memorial, just missed to Moonstone S in a strong comeback qualifier, now encounters a tough draw in a competitive division

 

RACE 6

2-Chablis – Muscle Hill filly gave strong indication in NJSS, just missed in the Garden State back on August 7, won her qualifier in lively fashion & draws inside

 

4-Hello I Love You – Trixton filly was making some nice moves here this Summer & was ride there in the Garden State back on August 7, not far off Chablis in the qualifier & draws well for Team Alagna

 

1-Aunt Irene – Trixton sister to standouts like Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lasse broke in both starts, but has flashed big time talent in her qualifiers, has had time to mature & lands the rail for Team Takter

 

RACE 7

3-Sonofamistery – Has bounced back from breaks in consecutive July starts with a winning qualifier, then steamrolled first over to his first win in a nifty 1:56 last week, now draws the same inside post to spark the Team Melander 1-2 punch

 

1-Robert’s Hanover – Team Alagna trainee caught his best stride with three straight seconds @ PA tracks recently, parlayed that into a decisive score here as the heavy favorite last week & lands the rail again

 

4-Swan By Land – Likely the best of three in here for Team Svanstedt, solid runner up to Robert’s Hanover last week, draws well & could be heading in the right direction

 

RACE 8

4-Insta Glam – Father Patrick filly flashed some of her potential when she cruised in PASS @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, then finished a good fourth in that final & draws well for Team Takter

 

3-Presto – Promising Trixton filly finished a solid third in the NJSS Final, impressive 1:56.2 romp in the Garden State in the slop, draws inside with a 42-day layoff to figure out

 

5-Rebel Girl – Nifty Norman trainee with a win & a second in The Stallion Series recently, the latest a game uncovered grind & has a chance to step up

 

RACE 9

4-Carrick – Beat N/W $10,000 types @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with a career best 1:54.3 back on August 6, arrives in good form & faces a field full of question marks

 

5-Lasa Dida Lady – Nothing like class relief, a better post & addition of Dexter Dunn to pave the way for an emphatic new lifetime mark of 1:54 last week, bumped back up, yet brimming with confidence

 

6-Southwind Frost – Just one for 14 this season, but just missed by a nosed with an aggressive comeback @ Pocono & looms large here off that inspiring effort for Team Orange Crush

 

RACE 10

9-Always A Miki – Lands outside again off a rare miscue in the PASS Final, was on a long form spree before that for Team Takter & has the gate speed to overcome post nine

 

4-Dontpassme Hanover – Put together a solid :55 back half to hit the board in a noteworthy Big M debut last week & draws better for a highly anticipated follow up

 

8-Summa Cum Laude – Gotta go back to his impressive wire-to-wire Home Grown win in 1:51.4 back on July 31, draws post eight, but exits super tough PASS action & gets a chance to regain confidence for Team Burke

 

RACE 11

3-Fifty Cent Piece – Has been on the board in seven of nine this season, too far back after a slow start from post seven in the PASS Final, big chance to atone from post three here

 

1-Sweet Shirley Mae – Lands the rail here fresh off a solid second in the PASS Final @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, rallied to nail the favorite Fifty Cent Piece before that

 

9-HL Revadon – Two straight thirds at this level since exiting the Hambo Maturity, tougher post here, but this 4YO has some class & potential & just needs some trip luck

 

RACE 12

6-Fire Start Hanover – Stepped up to win a PASS consolation with speed @ both ends of that career best, in line here to build on that strong effort for Dexter Dunn & Nifty Norman

 

1-Heart of Mine – Very consistent Team Toscano trainee was a solid second in the NYSS Final last Saturday & gets a chance to stretch it out on the mile track from the rail

 

5-Three Times A Lady – Somebeachsomewhere sister to Bushwacker, 1:48.4 [$743,808] won a division of The Stallion Series @ Pocono, flashed a :26.4 @ The Red Mile, another Team Toscano prospect to consider

 

RACE 13

4-Crunch Hanover – Prominent player in PASS, on the board in five of seven starts, just missed in 1:51.1 two starts back, a shuffled fifth in the PASS Final & draws well here for Team Toscano

 

6-One Eight Hundred – Beaten even money favorite severely pace compromised trying to close off a :58 half, nice acclimating mile for this $600,000 Team Takter trainee with plenty of upside

 

5-Commanding Officer – Off a couple of tough trips in KYSS @ The Red Mile for Team Alagna, while chasing the undefeated Perfect Sting, should benefit from that experience & worth a long look

 

 



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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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