Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:13 PM

RACE 1

3-Master Conrad – Pegged this one at $9 last week when he found a way through traffic after equaling his lifetime mark two starts back, draws inside again for a hot barn

 

4-Rockin Rambaran – 11YO capitalized on a hot pace & catapulted to reward the chalk players fresh off the latest claim & now rewarded with an improved post

 

10-Preppy Art – Preppy is back off a scratch last week, jogged in his last two, the latest fresh off a claim & can never be dismissed despite the outside draw

 

RACE 2

2-Amrcanbootscoota A – Drops back down a notch, draws inside again & retains Corey Callahan, parked first over two starts back, opportunist in line for a smooth trip

 

7-Bebop On The Block – Nothing like a change of scenery & patient drive to turn things around, bumped up off that rebound score as a strong repeat threat

 

5-Final Justice – Just two for his last 46 & one for 16 this season, yet hinting recently, closed off the torrid pace for minor spoils last week & overdue

 

RACE 3

6-Zlatan – Gets the double drop in class off a couple of needed starts, has had his share of success here in the past & might be ready to be more assertive

 

1-Charlie Ona Harley – Tripped out to beat these with a new lifetime mark two starts back, drops back down & lands the rail in a soft spot

 

5-My Boy Christian – Note the strong second to Charlie Ona Harley three starts back, still adjusting to Team Bongiorno, returns to the mile track & bottom level here

 

RACE 4

1-Gotta Go B B – Took dead aim & floundered fourth in :30.1 last week, stormed home for the vigorous upset before that & lands the rail to rebound

 

7-Bettor BB – Took full advantage of the rail securing an easy lead, rated & equaled his lifetime mark, tougher post here, but revved up since the latest claim

 

4-Na Na Na Baatman – Has come around in his last two for this price, solid runner up last week, expect another quick start from an inside draw

 

RACE 5

4-Swan Hill - $155,000 Muscle Hill colt just missed to his favored stablemate Imhatra AM S in a well-rated 3YO debut & draws inside again to step it up for Team Melander, who have a 1-2 punch in this one

 

6-Mycrownmykingdom - $450,000 Muscle Hill brother to $4 million 2013 HOY Bee A Magician, excellent qualifier here last week & looks ready to assert himself for 2019 Hambo combo

 

7-Ethics - $190,000 Father Patrick colt flashed some talent at two, solid qualifier for high end connections & has a world of potential for Team Orange Crush

 

RACE 6

1-Ruby On Rails – Picked her last week & she thundered home in :54.3 to just miss, back half in :53.3 before that, lands the rail fully acclimated

 

7-Gottalovemyshadow – Drops back down to the level of two recent wins, owns a hefty rally & gets along great with Tyler Miller

 

2-Red Dirt Star – Thriving since the mid-March claim this Mohawk shipper arrives fresh off a wire-to-wire blowout in a career best, hasn’t raced in three weeks, but draws inside brimming with confidence

 

RACE 7

1-Thebeachiscalling – Winless $100,000 Somebeachsomewhere sister to 1:49 & $885,447 winning performer Miso Fast, third in the Three Diamonds & right there second with the classy Peaky Sneaky in an inspiring qualifier & lands the rail

 

3-Staycation Hanover – Pelling-tuned filly scored fresh off the bench, then just missed when she got underway too late, draws the same post & looms large

 

6-Always B First – Tripped out & stepped it up to break her maiden in her second start as a 3YO, Robert Cleary trainee primed for another

 

RACE 8

7-Chiplosive – Suddenly displayed controlling speed & almost went all the way from the same post in an excellent effort last week, big time horse-for-the-course drops another notch for Team Cullipher

 

3-Meadowbranch Ricky – Just one for 12 this season, yet just missed against better two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, now draws inside for the double class drop

 

5-Blazing Trail – Added trotting hopples & finished a strong third in a much-needed Big M debut, bumped up a notch & sets up from midpack for his new barn

 

RACE 9

3-Ideation Hanover – On the fringes in her last two for Team Cullipher, gets a double drop & post relief, beat these as a the heavy favorite back in mid-March

 

4-Windmeupnwatchmego – 0 for 12 this season, yet noted for her big kick, draws post four again & looks to work into closer striking range to snap her skid

 

7-So Nice Hanover – 4YO has been very consistent for Chris Ryder, hasn’t missed the board in her last four here & will look for a strong pace to shoot at

 

RACE 10

5-Emma Town Bud – Promising 4YO sports a 1:52.4 mark @ Hoosier Park in 2020, solid runner up in his second start here & now gets some class relief for his key third start off the bench

 

4-Skyway Kon Man – Drops back down to a competitive level for Team Cullipher, been pretty steady this season & expected to show more speed from an inside draw

 

9-Kenziesky Hanover – Promptly regained her winning edge with a classic drop n pop in a sharp 1:52.3 as the heavy favorite, expect another aggressive effort from this rejuvenated Team Cullipher trainee

 

RACE 11

4-Be Best – Rallied from an impossible spot to grab second behind the favorite Arnie’s Angel last week, draws an improved post to work out a closer stalking trip

 

3-Lotus Seelster – Fresh off that shocking upset two starts back she grinded gamely for the show spot last week & draws well to capitalize on her current form surge

 

9-Sheikh Yabooty N – Moves outside off a disappointing fifth last week, but drops another notch & her class edge can mean something against this camera-shy bunch

 

RACE 12

3-Sugartown – Has been pretty consistent recently, a solid second to the favorite Dull Roar last out, draws inside again to trip out fresh off another claim

 

2-Bargain Shopper – Nosed out with a hard-charging Big M debut after snapping her season skid @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside again to follow up with Dexter Dunn

 

7-Western Redhot – Stormed home from an impossible spot with the benefit of a :53.4 half, likely won’t get the same set up, but remains a sharp item for his new barn

 

RACE 13

4-Superior Raven – 1:51.3 winner here last season, ships north into a new barn after missing three weeks, draws inside & gets Dexter Dunn

 

3-Dateline Hanover – Tough know what to expect off a claim, 8YO owns some back class, trying to rev up on the comeback trail & draws inside a wide-open field

 

7-Track Master D – 11YO classmaster gathering momentum since the late March lame scratch, better effort last week to re-acclimate

 

 



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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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