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Greenshoe and Gimpanzee Remain 1,2 in Week 4 of Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Greenshoe and Gimpanzee Remain 1,2 in Week 4 of Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian.  Forbidden Trade and Pilot Discretion enter the top ten after wins in their respective Goodtimes Eliminations.  #Hambo19

 

Rank

Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Greenshoe

(Father Patrick)

 

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, Hans Backe, Lars Grandqvist, Morten Langli

Stunning 1:51.2 sophomore debut on May 17, made it back-to-back NJSS Finals on May 31 in an amazing 1:50.2, seems well ahead of his competition with a world of upside, did not race last week

2

Gimpanzee

(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, S R F Stable

Dan Patch Award winner extended his undefeated string to 10-for-10 with an easy 1:54 romp in the EBC @ Vernon Downs on May 27, like stablemate Greenshoe did not race last week

3

Don’t Let’em

(Muscle Hill)

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson, Brittany Farms, Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman

Peter Haughton Memorial winner in a track record 1:51.4, scratched sick on May 31, flew home in :26.1 to finish second [1:52] by a nose in a sharp 3YO debut on June 7 @ Big M

4

Green Manalishi S

(Muscle Hill)

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc

Wm. Wellwood & Bluegrass winner rebounded off breaks in two straight qualifiers with a more sure-footed second [1:53.4] to Marion Marauder in a Big M qualifier on June 8

5

Forbidden Trade

(Kadabra)

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination

O’Brien Award winner upset Swandre the Giant with a :26.3 final quarter to win his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, post 4 in the final, McClure said, “He grew up a lot, matured a lot and has always been really fast. He got a nice trip and took advantage of it.”

6

Swandre The Giant

(Swan For All)

Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor

Off his 3YO debut & first start for Team Burke in career best 1:54 in Indiana Sires Stakes @ Hoosier Park on May 30, set the pace & finished second [1:53.1] in his Goodtimes elim, post 2 in the final

7

Pilot Discretion

(Muscle Hill)

Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson, John Fodera

Remained undefeated 5-for-5 & 3-for-3 this season with a career best 1:52 Goodtimes elimination romp, Alagna said, “He trained back great in Florida this winter. We were high leaving Florida and hoping he would do what he’s doing right now.”

8

Reign Of Honor

(Father Patrick)

Dave Miller, Nifty Norman, De Volente Farms, Jennifer Dalton Stable, Tom Pontone, Kentuckiana Racing Stable

Kindergarten Classic winner at two, rallied to win a NJSS division in 1:54.2 on May 24 & closed from far back to finish second [1:51.3] to Greenshoe in the NJSS Final on May 31, did not race last week

9

Super Schissel

(Uncle Peter)

Scott Zeron, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg

Grand Circuit winning 2YO finished a strong third [1:52.1] on May 31, fourth [1:53.3] from post 10 in an elimination of Goodtimes, post five in the final

10

Cantab Fashion

(Cantab Hall)

 

Dave Miller, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms

1:51.4 Grand Circuit performer as a freshman finished sixth [1:55.2] & seventh [1:56.2] in two Big M qualifiers so far after slow starts from outside posts, has some catching up to do


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