Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:35 PM

RACE 1

9-Bettor’s Heart N – Sub 1:50 performer downunder bumped into Caviart Ally in a deceptively good US debut last week, assigned outside, but granted some class relief & we’re assured of getting more of a Nifty Norman 1-2 punch

 

2-Alexa Skye – Overcame post ten with a wicked :26.3 & new mark of 1:52 two starts back, repeated in style from post seven & finally moves inside for another step up for this improving Pelling-tuned filly

 

7-New Year – Classy stakes filly kicked home in a brisk :25.3 to hit the board in her Breeders Crown elimination & had no chance in that final, stablemate to Party Girl Hill has a chance to rebound with the right set up

 

RACE 2

4-Mizzy Brenda K – Romped in her first two fresh out of the box @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then broke, followed by a pace & trip compromised fifth, draws well here to take control in a soft match up

 

5-Coconut Kate – One for 22 filly been knocking on the door recently, on board in three of her last four, liking the :27.1 late trot last out & better post tonight

 

6-Grosseto AS – One for 16 gelding just missed with a solid speed try three starts back, needed more punch in the slop last time @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, might see more speed back on the mile track

 

RACE 3

9-Grandpa Don – Grandpa uncorked a huge rally to upset these two starts back, then had a pace compromised trip in the GSY Series, tough draw, but back to Mitchell Cushing with not much to beat

 

7-Rockaholic – Emerged from a shuffle to finish with some pace in traffic last week, rallied from last to third before that, give this 10YO some serious consideration despite a more challenging post

 

4-Our Art And Heaven – Took advantage of a quick start & smooth trip from post two, found room along the cones & finished well for third last week, deserves a long look off that effort with another inside draw

 

RACE 4

1-Beyond Ordinary – Sat a three-hole trip, was blocked coming into the stretch, forced to angle wide & finished well for second last week, 1:55.1 winner from post seven back on 10-16 looms large from the rail here

 

7-Questichap – Reeled off three in a row before the miscue two starts back, flashed some sneaky late trot in :27.3 last week, tougher post, but capable of more

 

6-Cover Girl – Team Takter-tuned filly got a hot :54.3 target when she took a 1:52.1 mark @ The Red Mile on 10-9, displayed some sudden & positive speed last out against N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, pedigree & potential in a wide open field

 

RACE 5

8-Imageofarocker – Justin Sodano has this gelding on a form spree with a hard-charging mild upset & two solid seconds in his last three, looks for a speed & trip set up from another challenging post

 

4-Mr Mcdreamy – The claim has paid off with three on-the-board finishes in four starts, roughed up first over & won the show photo last week, give him a big chance from the same inside post

 

10-Tailgunner Hanover – Nothing wrong with his two strong rallies for second since coming back on Lasix in the GSY Series, post ten is a major hindrance, but reunited with Corey Callahan

 

RACE 6

9-Swan In Motion – Talented 3YO rallied to upset the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final in a career best of 1:53.1, hasn’t raced in 27 days & draws outside, but can kick home sharply & high in the win column

 

2-Winnerup – Twice beaten favorite on the comeback trail against N/W 6 @ Yonkers, too much speed over a quagmire track last out, can rebound from an inside draw in a very competitive field

 

1-HL Revadon – Moves to the rail on a long form spree, twice beaten favorite set a solid pace & just missed over an off track last week, remains a stalking threat with no standouts in the one 

 

RACE 7

4-Unloaded N – Took a post nine tour of the track in his comebacker off a sick scratch, back half in :54.1, now gets class & post relief to end his 2020 drought

 

2-Thundrfrmthethron N – Left alertly & finished well in a pretty salty match up in his US 

debut, lands post two again with logical room to improve

 

7-Bank Sea – Beaten favorite hampered by a slow start & paced his back half in :54 last week, 1:51.2 winner here this season now drops a notch

 

RACE 8

2-Icingon De Cupcake – Pace & trip compromised from post eight last week, drops back to a competitive level & draws better to trip out for Dexter Dunn

 

1-Carrick – Took a mark of 1:53.1 @ The Big M back on 9-25 & quite solid in the win column, gets further class & major post relief off a no-chance trip

 

10-Vic’s Winner – Sport’s a 1:52.4 speed badge @ Pocono this season, arrives in a strong form, capable of speed to overcome the outside draw & gets his fourth straight class drop

 

RACE 9

3-Swagasaurusrex – Decisive upsetter in a career best 1:50.4 three starts back, forced wide two starts back, then severely pace & trip compromised last week, draws better in a wide open field

 

1-Fabrice Hanover – One for 17 in 2020 Burke-tuned 4YO by Captaintreacherous just missed from post eight @ Pocono two starts back, lands the rail with trip potential in an even affair 

 

5-Love The Blues N – Capitalized on his third-straight class drop & steamrolled first over to prevail as the heavy favorite, bumped back up a notch in top form with an ideal midpack post

 

RACE 10

9-Vainqueur R P NO – Can’t forget his impressive 1:51.4 US debut back in late July, shows back-to-back close seconds @ Yonkers last month, tough post, but significant class drop for this Team Takter trainee

 

1-Lion Safari AS – Consistent gelding grinded gamely from the rail last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns to the Big M at a reduced level & reunited with Dexter Dunn

 

2-Infiniti AS – 1:52 performer last season has caught fire winning two in a row with Tetrick on the comeback trail, in line for another trip from another inside draw

 

RACE 11

3-Bye Bye Felicia – Gathering momentum while continuing to descend down the class ladder, a solid third in :27 last week after missing 31 days, drops again & draws inside

 

1-Kotare Yarra N – Runner up a notch above this back on 10-9 & chased a runaway @ Pocono last out as the beaten favorite, drops into a softer spot back @ The Big M

 

5-Enduring Hope – Somebeachsomewhere filly forced into a wide rally & powered to a new mark of 1:53.2 last week, now draws better for the logical step up

 

RACE 12

1-Trixie Dust – Flashed some more late trot for minor spoils last week as she rebounds from the debacle on 10-23, horse-for-the-course moves inside for a well-deserved bump up in class

 

6-All American N – So, the addition of trotting hopples worked instantly with an easy win & career best of 1:53.2 over an off track last week, son of Muscle Hill has obvious upside as a logical threat to repeat

 

4-Very Very Fast – Took two starts back with trainer Andrew Harris to regain his winning form @ Pocono, 1:53.1 winner in the slop @ The Big M draws inside here

 

RACE 13

3-Billion Dollar Day – Has acclimated nicely since the switch to trainer Danielle Dacruz, ships in fresh off a game grind for another third last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside here & retains Todd McCarthy 

 

5-Durant – Flashed some sneaky late pace from an impossible spot last week in a solid acclimating mile, has some back class in his arsenal

 

1-S Mckee – Followed that huge upset rally with a solid second over an off track last week, draws inside again to trip out & take advantage of his revived form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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