Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:56 PM

RACE 1

2-Eazy Pass – Muscle Hill filly with a $200,000 price tag qualified stride-for-stride with Boaster Coaster, draws inside that rival & has a big chance to trip out for a graduation day

 

8-Boaster Coaster – Team Takter tuned Trixton colt hit the board in four of just five career starts, including two wins @ The Red Mile, qualified in solid fashion, a threat despite post eight

 

1-Sumbigbank Hanover – 3YO gelding was a bit better in his second start here, maybe Scott Zeron coax some gate speed from the rail & we’ll see more

 

RACE 2

3-Master Conrad – Has been noticeably better landing on the fringes in his last two, had some late pace from an impossible spot last week, moves inside & his barn can do no wrong

 

6-Big Sweep Osborne – Slow start from post eight, caught in a dull flow, then forced wide around a break on the final turn, runner up to the raging Statesman N before that

 

1-Rockin Rambaran – 11YO warhorse with 54 career wins got jammed up in a shuffle last week, just missed with a perfect trip two starts back, in line for another ideal trip form the rail

 

RACE 3

5-Bettor Notbitter A – Better result when he closed from a tough spot to grab second last week, back half in :56.2, draws better & might be on the verge in his fourth start off the bench

 

7-Bettor BB – Has hit the board in his last three, just missed two starts back off the claim with a :27.2, chased a red-hot Statesman N from post ten last week, poised & overdue

 

1-K-Lees Shakenbake – Flashed a positive third two starts back, then regressed from post eight, now moves inside, hasn’t raced in three weeks, but owns plenty of back class

 

RACE 4

6-Knightofvictory – Not a bad comeback from post seven before the early miscue last week, just one for his last 32, but still a fresh item for a productive barn & retains Dexter Dunn

 

3-Charlie Ona Harley – Shuffled & pace compromised, yet finished willingly for minor spoils last week, a close second with a late surge before that & draws inside again

 

2-TT’s D-Jay – Sports a 1:54.3 mark here in 2020, gets another chance at this bottom level, draws inside off a sick scratch & picks up The Bionic Man

 

RACE 5

1-Sugartown – Claimed off an eye-catching 1:52 win on March 6, moves inside off a sharp rally from post eight, back half in :56.2 & owns speed

 

3-Preppy Art – Preppy finally moves inside on a form spree, goes for three in a row fresh off the claim & his latest win came with broken equipment

 

5-Always A Force – His lone win this season came in a well-rated effort back on Feb. 19, chance to rebound off a pair of no-chance trips with a midpack stalking trip

 

RACE 6

1-All American N – Stayed flat in his last two & showed further improvement against better last out, drops back down to a winning level, lands the rail again & retains Andrew McCarthy

 

3-Champion On Ice – Switched to Team Bongiorno, removed trotting hopples & responded with a decisive romp from post eight @ Pocono, draws inside here brimming with confidence

 

4-Uncle Hanover – Dropped to the bottom level & responded with a hard-charging second last week, a threat off that inspiring effort & rewarded with an improved post 

 

RACE 7

6-Gottalovemyshadow – Caught in an impossible spot last out & now drops back down to the level of the hard-charging win back on Feb. 26, may have the biggest kick in this match up

 

4-Petal To The Metal – Has been knocking on the door recently, lost by a nose two starts back, a solid third last week & draws inside again for a sharp barn in an evenly matched field

 

2-P L Notorious – Finished a strong third from post eighth chasing a pair of solid mares last week, took a mark of 1:53.4 here this season, moves inside & has a chance take charge

 

RACE 8

5-Cabowabocuttie – Flashed some late pace in her second try off a recent sick scratch, 0 for her last 27 is tough to take, but switches to Todd McCarthy & this could be an ideal trip scenario 

 

1-Firefly – Beaten favorite was used pretty hard & settled for third last week, back on the rail for Team Burke & faces another wide-open bottom level field

 

6-Teal Hanover – Was a very aggressively handled runner up last week, been making progress since the late-January injury scratch & has a chance to crank it up another notch

 

RACE 9

6-Cashncam – Beaten favorite forced wide & rallied for third just behind Mighty American N last week, trending in the right direction & draws a bit better

 

4-Mighty American N – 0 for his last 20, but he was a much better runner up last week, expect more stalking speed with another inside draw

 

8-Stella’s Phella – 0 for his last 19, yet really stepped up his game with a solid second at 51-1 last week, draws a tougher post, but has a chance to follow up on that encouraging effort

 

RACE 10

5-So Irresistible – 1:52.3 winner in her 3YO debut with an eye-catching :26.4, fresh off a lively qualifier, this lightly-raced Always B Miki filly has talent & potential

 

3-Always B Dancing – Team Takter trainee by Always B Miki showed plenty in her qualifiers, tripped out to win her opener & draws well to take her next step forward

 

2-Wicked Ways – 0 for 12 Team Burke-tuned filly by Captaintreacherous flashed a :25.4 in her Big M qualifier, draws inside & looks ready to roll

 

RACE 11

9-Demeter N – Arrived here in prime form @ Yonkers, stayed glued to the cones & blocked in traffic here last week, draws a tougher post, but might revert to speed

 

6-Betalady – Tried controlling speed & outsprinted by an impressive Major Occasion A last week, can close like a rocket & remains on a serious form spree

 

10-Sweet Lucy Lou – Beaten favorite severely pace compromised & kicked home in :26.2 to hit the board last week, moves outside in better shape, yet will need some trip luck

 

RACE 12

2-Motor City Marco – Fresh claim angle to play here, has missed three weeks off a sick scratch, dips in price & draws inside, tough to gauge

 

6-Grandpa Don – Grandpa dropped to this claiming price & picked up minor spoils in an improved mile, re-acclimated now & owns a big late kick on his best day

 

7-Stirling Ensign – 0 for his last 18, yet that was a solid third two starts back, give him a chance off that effort if he can rebound off a miscue

 

RACE 13

3-She’s Nun Bettor N – Has been steadily knocking around the fringes against the top mares, off an impossible trip she drops a notch & lands post three again with Dexter Dunn

 

7-Stellenbosch – Beaten favorite had things her own way & got nailed by the pocket sitter April Ava last Saturday, more demanding post, but gets another shot at this reduced level

 

8-The Double Deuce – Lightly-raced Team Takter-tuned filly, freshened & won her qualifier with a :25.4, back half in :54.4, tough draw after missing time, but has talent & potential

 

 

 



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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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