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Ready For Moni Tops Week 9 of Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian

Thursday, July 30, 2020

ROAD TO THE HAMBLETONIAN

Week 9
  - July 27

 

The
  2020 Hambletonian will take place Saturday, August 8

 

Rank

Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Ready For Moni

(Ready Cash)

Yannick
  Gingras, Nancy Takter, John Fielding, Lindy Farms of Conn, Herb Liverman, Bud
  Hatfield 

KYSS
  champion now with Team Takter rallied to win his 3YO debut in a Dancer
  division in career best of 1:51.4, post eight in the second elimination, “On
  paper, it looks like we are in the easier of the two eliminations,” said
  Takter. “I think the eight is a good spot.  I would have preferred one
  or two more starts, but all of our horses have a good foundation.”

2

Back Of The Neck

(Ready Cash) 

Scott
  Zeron, Ake Svanstedt, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Judith Taylor

Won a Reynolds
  division @ Big M on July 11 in 1:52 with a thunderous :26.4 rally, romped in
  a Dancer division in a career best equaling 1:52, post one in the first
  elimination, “His best effort was on the front end in his first start,” said
  Zeron. To have come home in :26.1 and get picked off at the last second, that
  was a great effort.  I avoided the front end going forward because I
  wanted to teach him to do other things.  Post one gives me options.”

3

Ramona Hill

(Muscle
  Hill)
 

Andrew
  McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Brad Grant, Crawford Farms Racing, Robert Leblanc, In
  The Gym Partners 

Filly
  Dan Patch Award & Breeders Crown winner finished third [1:51] from post
  nine in her 3YO debut, unleashed a 1:50.3 career best from post ten in the Del
  Miller, post seven in the first elimination

4

Third Shift

(Chapter Seven)

Ake Svanstedt, Mellby Gard, Inc., Ake
  Svanstedt 

Won a NYSS division @ Vernon Downs in
  1:54.2, took an EBC division @ Vernon Downs in 1:52.4, aggressive runner up
  [1:52.2] from post seven in a Dancer division, post two in the first
  elimination

5

Sister Sledge

(Father
  Patrick)

Yannick
  Gingras, Ron Burke, Burke Racing Stable, Jason Melillo, J & T
  Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi

Won
  her 3YO in 1:51.1, cruised in a NYSS @ Tioga Downs in 1:54.2, romped in the
  EBC @ Vernon Downs in 1:53.4, third [1:51.1] with a tough trip in the Del
  Miller, won a Tompkins Geers division in a career best of 1:51.2, post two in
  the second elimination 

6

Amigo Volo 

(Father
  Patrick)

Dexter Dunn, Nifty Norman, 

Pinske
  Stables, David J. Miller

Breeders
  Crown champion romped in a PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs in 1:54, faded
  to fourth [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, rebounded winning a PASS division @
  Pocono Downs in a career best of 1:52 on July 26, post three in the first
  elimination 

7

Rome Pays Off

(Muscle
  Hill)

Mattias Melander, Marcus Melander, S
  R F Stable 

2019
  Breeders Crown runner up made it two-for-two this season with a solid score
  in the Tompkins Geers with a career best of 1:52.3 on July 25, post four in
  the second elimination

8

Beads

(Archangell

Jimmy
  Takter, Per Engblom, Renee Spahr 

Broke
  in his first two 3YO starts, then Jimmy Takter took the lines for a 1:52.2
  qualifier win, just missed in his 3YO debut in 1:51.2, third [1:52] in a
  Dancer division, post eight in the first elimination

9

Big Oil

(Father Patrick)

Andy
  & Julie Miller, Jason, Doug & Ron Allen 

Wire-to-wire
  in 1:55 in his 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, won a PA Allstars division
  @ Pocono Downs in 1:53.2, third [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, post four in
  the first elimination 

10

Jula Trix Treasure

(Trixton)

Ake
  Svanstedt, Jula Racing Inc.

Won
  a NJSS division in 1:54, a close second [1:53.4] in that final, rallied for a
  new mark of 1:51.2 in the Reynolds, post three in the second elimination


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