Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:43 PM

RACE 1

6-Geez Joe – Team Miller gelding got wiped out off the quarter last time, this is a considerable class plunge he can take advantage of to grab an overdue win

 

2-Heza Real Diamond – 1:48.1 performer @ The Big M this season pulled off the classic wake up drop n pop as the chalk last week, moves inside with something big to build on

 

3-Rifleman – 3YO has fired some of his best shots here in two tries since the sick scratch, tough trip when stepping up & chasing a big favorite last week & now draws better

 

RACE 2

5-Deltasun A – Reached a bit too high against the top guns last week, gets very assertive & confident when able to take control & reunited with Andrew McCarthy

 

4-Skyway Kon Man – The Kon Man failed to get involved after a slow start from post eight, was pretty steady before that & draws better to trip out for Team Cullipher

 

6-Swan In Motion – Open class player in Indiana has tailed off & hasn’t raced in 28 days, ships back here in a softer spot, strong in the win column & could top this puzzler

 

RACE 3

4-Toddler Tantrum – Just two for 31 in 2021, but showing some signs of life recently @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, exits tougher claimers & draws well for Team Bongiorno

 

6-Marvalous One – Lived up to his tote hype & capitalized on a smooth second over trip to turn things around last week & seeks a similar set up in a wide-open division

 

1-Opus Blue Chip – Caught two straight seven holes off the recent claim @ Yonkers, shoots out from the rail here after the new barn adjustment & could surprise 

 

RACE 4

5-Literl Lad Hanover – Added Lasix & been on the edges against N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Team Burke has found a real soft spot for this stakes placed 3YO

 

4-Aberdeen Hanover – Continues a steady slide down the condition ladder, classy 9YO draws well here to make a quick mile track transition & carve out a stalking trip

 

7-Tuapeka Trick N – Post gods not kind in his last three @ Saratoga, post seven here is demanding, but this is a class drop & Alek Chartrand sends them ready

 

RACE 5

4-Major Deception – Throw out his latest from post ten, was tangling with better @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, more class & major post relief could spell upset

 

9-Rockeyed Optimist – 10YO classmaster flaunted his tactical speed & held for a board spot last week, moves outside, but continues his class descent 

 

5-Cool Blues Man – Has taken a few starts to regain his best stride since the Injury scratch, ships north from Delaware claimers & lands in an ideal stalking spot

 

RACE 6

5-Rockin The Aces – Steady sub 1:50 performer has been knocking on the door, dropped a notch & stormed home to just miss from post eight in :26.4 last week

 

2-Semi Tough – Off to a slow start & caught in a tough spot off a fast pace last week, gets some class relief & draws inside again for Team Burke fresh on the comeback trail

 

1-Typhoon Stride N – Coming close to that first US win, stepped up to this level & right there in the photo last week, gets the rail now & dangerous with the right set up

 

RACE 7

9-Rich And Miserable – Was caught in never-never land off a slow pace last week, draws farther outside, but gets another class drop & long overdue in a complete headscratcher

 

5-Innisfallen – Has quickly regained confidence & winning ways with two straight wire-to-wire blowouts, this looks like a scenario where he can take them all the way again

 

6-No Drama Please – Got stuffed in, yet nothing to write home about last week after that easy wire-to-wire romp as the heavy favorite, still has something positive to build on

 

RACE 8

4-Enough Sun – Finished a solid third in his first start here, then got parked through a fast pace last week, draws post four again & figures to be enough speed to shoot at

 

6-Saying Grace N – Beat similar with a bounce-back late surge three starts back, drops back down a notch & could be towering up late for Team Cullipher

 

5-Spoilerinthebeach – Bumped up fresh off an emphatic blowout & new mark of 1:51 last week, might get similar fractions & set up to stage a repeat

 

RACE 9

6-East Beach – Productive sort @ Hoosier Park arrives here in a new barn, can kick home a ton & could match up well with these with the right trip scenario

 

8-Save Me A Dance – Been on quite a roll for Team Burke, nosed out with a perfect trip last week, moves outside, yet remains a major danger

 

9-Yacht Seelster – Still dazzled by that gutsy post nine upset two starts back, shook loose too late last week, The Yacht is no doubt back on his game

 

RACE 10

4-Workin Ona Mystery – Just one for 14 this season, flew home to just miss in the TVG Final, nosed out before that, so Team Burke have him straightened around

 

7-Vettel N – Reeled off three in a row in September, 8YO took a mark of 1:48.3 in the process, freshened & roared home in :25.2 in the qualifier for Team Bongiorno

 

3-Bee Two Bee – Team Burke 4YO took a mark of 1:49.1 here this season, tuned up for a comeback with a nifty :25.3 & draws inside

 

RACE 11

3-Alicorn – Rode the rail & got wiped out behind a late breaker last week, this is a softer spot, draws inside again as a prime stalk n pop candidate

 

2-Fighting Evil – Forced wide & hit the board @ long odds in a nice acclimating mile, 3YO filly now draws better with a chance to improve

 

1-Darkrshadeofpale N – Returned to the scene of her 1:51.4 mark this season & finished a distant third last week, moves to the rail where she can be within closer striking range

 

RACE 12

3-Bettor Notbitter A – Just missed against $40,000 claimers @ Yonkers two starts back, 9YO cuts his tag in half & needs a similar effort from an inside post here

 

5-Mindtrip – Wow, how do you go against Jessica Otten’s favorite horse? Hard-charging repeater rallied from a tough spot & looms large for the same price again

 

1-Archangel Three – Liked him last week, rated nicely & just missed to Mindtrip, this one is red-hot too & back on the rail for Andrew McCarthy

 

RACE 13

5-Our Regal Ideal N – 10YO veteran has been pretty consistent, decent finish for minor spoils in a useful acclimating mile last week & high in the win column

 

4-Mr D’s Dragon – Been struggled in the GSY Amateur Series, owns a bit back class, draws well & gets Yannick Gingras in complete toss up finale

 

3-Exotic Sand – 3YO grey hit the board with a credible finish two starts back @ Yonkers, draws inside here to make a quick adjustment to the mile track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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