Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:10 PM

RACE 1

5-Heza Real Diamond – Left alertly from post nine & completely shuffled out last week, 12-time winner in 2020 with a mark of 1:48.4, drops again & draws better

 

1-Good Rockin – Horse for the course finally moves inside off a no-chance trip, was chasing some of the top class stock here this winter & owns a big late kick

 

3-The Moonshadow N – Finished a close third from a similar post the last time we saw him here, returns with some class & post relief in a drop down derby scramble

 

RACE 2

1-Toronto – Fourth foal out of two-time Dan Patch Award winner See You At Peelers, pretty solid back half of :56 in his lone qualifier, lands the rail & his barn sends them ready

 

6-Coalition Hanover – Lightly-raced Somebeachsomewhere gelding freshened & qualified with plenty free-legged in rein to Dexter Dunn, a threat to take charge

 

3-Gretzky - $310,000 yearling first foal out of a sister to Downbytheseaside broke his maiden in style @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, freshened & qualified well behind Coalition Hanover

 

RACE 3

4-Stellenbosch – Took her mark of 1:50.2 back in mid January, that was a solid third two starts back, now getting some class & post relief

 

8-Gottalovemyshadow – Bounced back from a tough trip with a strong rally for second last week, draws farther out, but Tyler Miller just needs to time her big late move 

 

2-Its Mesmerize N – Reeled off three in a row recently, including a wire-to-wire at this level two starts back, drops back down after an off night last week with inside speed

 

RACE 4

6-Rock Of Cashel – 11YO Big M warhorse has now had a pair of tighteners, the latest behind a well-rated winner, now drops a notch & poised to deliver a top effort

 

2-Double Account – Beaten favorite three in a row, including a gutsy narrow loss two starts back, drops back down & moves inside for Team Cullipher & due for some better luck

 

3-Look In My Eyes – Took a mark of 1:55 here back in late January, recently nosed out against N/W 6 @ Yonkers, draws inside for a prolific trotting barn & reunited with Yannick Gingras

 

RACE 5

2-Italian Delight N – Sat off a rated pace & outsprinted in :26.3 last week, steady type gets some class relief & has license to trip out from another inside post

 

3-Always And Again – Draws well on a nice form spree for Dylan Davis, shook loose late in :26.3 to outsprint the favorite & took a new mark of 1:49.3 two weeks ago

 

1-Rockin The Aces – On a very good roll before getting scorched first over two weeks ago, back-to-back wins in February from post eight, a major stalking threat from the rail

 

RACE 6

4-Pikachu Hanover – Has regained his best stride in his last two, while chasing standouts JL Cruze & Get Legs, draws well again to stalk the speed

 

2-Gotwuteverittakes – Rebounded off a sick scratch with a solid second to the well-rated Warrior One last week & rewarded with a long-awaited improved post

 

3-Pat Matters – 1:51.2 & 1:51.4 winner @ Dover back in January & beaten favorite here hasn’t raced in 42 days, so her class stands out, but current form impossible to gauge

 

RACE 7

3-Big City Bud – Steady stalker finally gets away from Environs Hanover, gets some class & post relief in a camera-shy field that’s a combined four for 66 in 2021

 

6-Stonedust – The grey streak set up shop on the engine & almost went all the way & nailed by his stablemate last week, one for his last 29, but tough to ignore at this level

 

9-Seeyouinnashville A – Suffered from a real slow start last week, parked first over in his previous two, stuck outside here & looking for a speed target & smooth trip

 

RACE 8

1-Deltasun A – Sat off the well-rated Warrior One & kicked home for a solid third last week, now lands the rail, while continuing to offer positive hints & overdue

 

7-Patriarch Hanover – Stakes quality son of Father Patrick now a fresh 4YO for Team Burke, dominated his qualifier here & looks ready to roll in an even match up

 

5-Pappy Go Go – Rebounded with his second win in his last three starts, nailing the favorite Skyway Kon Man last week, rates highly despite being bumped back up in class

 

RACE 9

2-Independent One – Took a couple of starts to re-acclimate & regain form, a solid second to Cruzing Hill last week, moves inside & retains Andrew McCarthy 

 

5-Cruzing Hill – Came right back with a similar stalk n pounce strategy last week, recent claim has found his groove & retains Yannick Gingras

 

4-Victorias Maverick – Beaten favorite settled for second chasing the well-rated Dull Roar last week, draws inside that rival as a prime opportunist

 

RACE 10

8-Colossal Stride A – Steamrolled first over & it took a gallant :26 final quarter to finally put away Yacht Seelster, lands outside for the rematch, but we haven’t seen his best

 

1-Yacht Seelster – Launched from post nine, stole a :56.4 half & almost went all the way @ 70-1 last week, now moves inside to follow up that excellent acclimating mile for a raging barn

 

5-Lexus With a View A – Followed up his strong second from post eight with a take-charge score from post nine as the heavy favorite, poised for a more serious test here

 

RACE 11

4-Barrage Hanover – Last Saturday’s Price Play worked hard to gain control from post eight & fought off fierce pressure, draws better & steps up off that upset

 

3-The Candyman Can – 1:49.4 performer this season hit rock bottom & took full advantage last week, has a big chance to build on that overdue, confidence-boosting win

 

5-Starznheaven – Appeared to be gathering momentum on the comeback trail, paid the price for another slow start last week, hit the board in his previous two

 

RACE 12

4-So So De Vie – Beaten favorite was caught out of position chasing My Alpha Rock N last week, now moves inside that rival to stalk within closer striking range

 

7-My Alpha Rock N – Did well in the Game of Claims Series @ Pocono, then had the table set by a :54.3 half & blasted to a new mark of 1:51.3 here last week, tough to go against

 

8-Acting Out – Popular item at the claim box grinded out a gallant second to My Alpha Rock N last week, was reclaimed by Eddie Sager & looms large despite a tougher post

 

RACE 13

8-Palomar – Beaten favorite was flying from a tough spot & just missed in his third start off the bench, 1:48.4 Big M performer last season stuck outside, but remains at the bottom level

 

1-Passa-Grille Beach – Really cranked up his game with an aggressive narrow loss last week, now drops all the down, lands the rail for Team Cullipher & long overdue

 

4-Thndrfrmthethron N – Beaten favorite was forced to grind first over, now gets his third straight class drop & draws beter

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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