Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:32 PM

RACE 1

3-Preppy Art – Closed out 2019 winning eight of nine here as a hot claiming item, been very consistent recently @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & recall Marianna Monico’s last-to-first rally with Lear Seelster on September 11

 

4-Badix Hanover – Kicked home strong off the fast pace to just miss to the streaking Cheyenne Ryan Lee last week & draws well again away from that red-hot rival

 

6-In The Huddle – Rallied for a post eight upset here in a personal season’s best 1:52.2 back on July 3, ships back fresh off a class drop n pop & sudden wire-to-wire @ Saratoga

 

RACE 2

1-Bastion – Filly from the first crop of world champion Sebastian K S, 1:49, broke her maiden in fine style @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, shuffled second there last out against N/W 3 & lands the rail here in a camera-shy field

 

9-Shinkansen – Another Sebastian K S offspring, hammered down to 3-5 off a sick scratch, fought off pressure & reeled off a sharp new mark of 1:53.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, homebred draws outside here, but rates highly off the wake up mile

 

2-Devious Hanover – The other Smedshammer-tuned filly added Lasix recently, flashed a bit more late trot last out & draws better here

 

RACE 3

9-Chief Justice – Rallied to be a good third in this series back in early August, needed his last two chasing superior foes, took a 1:54.2 mark here last year, has a chance to swoop past these with the right set up

 

5-Southwind Frost – Just one for 16 this season, Corey Callahan drove him to near perfection last week & he faded late, remains fresh on the comeback trail, gets some class relief & Bob Hechkoff will have him forwardly placed

 

6-Wings Up – Noted the narrow loss @ Pocono three starts back, pace compromised in his last two, just two for his last 49 a major knock, yet looms as an upset possibility in a very tough field sort out

 

RACE 4

7-Cornerd Beach – Ships in sporting strong form @ Plainridge, parked first over in most recent against N/W 6 company & her style suits the longer stretch here

 

5-Chuppah On – Art Major filly regained winning form by launching sharp late move & simply taking off @ Freehold & has license to build on that in a field ripe for the taking 

 

3-Adorabella – Arrives fresh off a wire-to-wire blowout @ Freehold with pace to spare, so brimming with confidence with an inside draw here & not much to beat

 

RACE 5

1-Mittnage A Trois – Blew up the Vernon Downs toteboard at almost 43-1 three starts back, rates highly with a similar effort & lands the rail in a handicapper’s headscratcher

 

3-Our Art And Heaven – Capitalized on a perfect two-hole trip to score an upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on September 7, followed by two eight-holes here & this is a more comfortable spot

 

6-Beat Of NY – One for 24 this season & recent form has been poor @ Northfield Park, but note the barn change, switches venues & has some back class in his arsenal

 

RACE 6

5-One More Miracle – Rallied for big upsets in two for his last three in PA, The Mann has the 11YO in renewed form, seen his act here before & loves the long stretch 

 

6-Northern Rock – 4YO turned his game around here recently, grinded out a new mark of 1:54.1 two starts back & caught out of position @ Freehold last week

 

1-S Mckee – Upset these with an ideal three-hole trip fresh off a barn change & sick scratch, shuffled after a quick start last week, in line for his preferred stalking trip

 

RACE 7

1-Biodetti Hanover – Launched a late bid & finished up well for second chasing a decisive winner INXS last week, moves inside another bottom level group, overdue & might be on the verge

 

3-Majestic Fire – Padded his strong win percentage with upset rallies in two of his last three @ Vernon Downs, took a mark of 1:54.2 here last season & draws inside in prime form for a cozy match up

 

5-Slated To Win – Was used pretty hard to clear the lead in his Big M debut for a new barn, gets another shot @ the lowest level here off that lively acclimating mile

 

RACE 8

1-Bronskimackenzie A – Drops further fresh off a lively effort from post nine, faced much tougher @ Pocono this summer & moves inside for her third try off an injury scratch

 

3-Alexa Skye – Stakes quality filly for Brett Pelling finished with a speedy :26.1 in her freshen up qualifier & draws inside to stalk a field of vulnerable mares

 

6-The Fun Marshall – Took strong tote action with the class relief & forced wide from post nine last week, NYSS player seems to be gathering momentum since coming back

 

RACE 9

4-Katkin And Coke – Gelding arrives in career form, shows back-to-back wins last month & took a mark of 1:55.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, nice rally to just miss an upset @ Pocono last Sunday & lands a nice post in an evenly matched field here

 

5-For A Dreamer – Owns a mark of 1:53 taken here last season, a sharp winner with trot at both ends @ Hoosier Park two starts back, gets some class relief off a slow start & no-chance trip @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

2-Henderson Seelster – Parked first over & didn’t fade much last week, gets his third straight class drop, took a mark of 1:52.4 here last year, draws inside again

 

RACE 10

7-Twinsburg – Stormed home from an impossible spot to just miss in a smashing Big M debut last week with a :54.3 back half, this mare is on a roll & just needs some trip luck

 

6-Team Kiwi N – Dropped again, was crushed down to 2-1 favorite & rifled home in :26.3 for her first US win last week & has license to climb back up the class ladder

 

3-Exotic Dance – Red-hot Team Bongiorno mare shoots for five in a row & her forth off a sick scratch, was just a fifth off her lifetime best while going away last week & draws better

 

RACE 11

6-Time Watch – Captaintreacherous 4YO is an intriguing prospect, beat much better @ Dover Downs where he was claimed earlier this year, unleashed an eye-catching win @ Freehold two starts back, then had broken equipment

 

4-Century Ferrari – Forced wide around a late break on the final turn in his latest @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, expect a more aggressive effort in his second start off a sick scratch from an improved post here

 

9-Make It Big – Just one for 15 this season, owns a mark of 1:52.1 taken here last year, fresh off a noteworthy rally for second last week, moves outside, yet remains a contender

 

RACE 12

3-Odds On Daytona – 3YO American Ideal gelding has come to hand @ Freehold, arrives fresh off the mile of his life & draws well to continue his positive trend

 

2-Thunder Dome – Just one for 19, in 2020, but draws inside fresh off an improved effort, picking up fifth with a solid :56.1 back half & owns a win here this season

 

9-Northern Rein – Just missed in back-to-back efforts @ Vernon Downs recently, faces a demanding draw here, yet just needs some trip luck & the longer stretch helps

 

RACE 13

7-Jazz Fest – Note the solid qualifier chasing the great Caviart Ally, then rallied to a decisive score in her comebacker @ Pocono, this lightly-raced Tony Alagna-tuned Captaintreacherous filly stands out

 

1-Rock N Roll Rosie – 0 for 17 this season, stung by a :26.3 opener from post eight @ Pocono, competitive against tough @ Yonkers recently, owns some back class & in line for a trip from the rail

 

2-Princess Holly N – Her lone win last season came here, draws inside off a much-improved effort @ Freehold last week & has a chance to build on that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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