Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:08 PM

RACE 1

3-Risky Million – 0 for 14 in 2021 & sidelined for 25 days, yet this 4YO has been consistently on the fringes against NW6 company @ Miami Valley, ships into very capable hands & draws inside a wide open GSY event

 

5-Kingofthejungle – 10YO snapped his season skid with sudden aggressive handling & went all the way in a sharp 1:51.4 under ideal conditions last Saturday, now a fresh claim has license to blitz these

 

1-Grand Teton – Blasted down the road from post eight to break his 2021 goose egg two starts back, then chased a 1:48.1 dazzler last Saturday, back in good form with the rail advantage

 

RACE 2

6-Muscle Dynasty – Hambo hopeful for the Marion Marauder gang has been gradually building momentum, all about concentration with this son of Muscle Hill, trotted a solid final quarter last week

 

4-Zenith Stride – Peter Haughton Memorial upsetter added trotting hopples & rebounded with a clean trip from post eight, draws better with a few tighteners & has a chance to show his class & talent

 

2-Take This Society – Muscle Hill colt out of a sister to Muscle Massive made a rare late miscue as the beaten favorite, tripped out to win his 3YO debut, draws inside a light consolation to rebound for Team Takter

 

RACE 3

4-Seven Nation Army – Chapter Seven colt stayed flat in both miles @ The Big M, kicked home in :27.2 for a share against tougher last week & draws well

 

5-Titans Hope – Late-blooming filly offered a solid aggressive effort in her late comeback @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & lands in a light field for a hot barn

 

2-Miss Zelda – Added trotting hopples & was a more confident pacesetter in her first qualifier as a 3YO & makes her sophomore debut in a real soft spot

 

RACE 4

7-Rattle My Cage – Hambo hopeful rebounded with his first win & emphatic upset two weeks ago, sleeper type from a sharp trotting barn with plenty of upside

 

2-Sevenshadesofgrey – Burke trainee was pace compromised & protected third with a crisp :26.4 last week, confident maiden breaker before that, back inside to show more

 

8-Sweeping Rainbow – Chapter Seven filly responded to a smooth trip & shook loose late to take a new mark of 1:54.1, draws outside again, but going in the right direction

 

RACE 5

5-Winning Linc – Classy 1:53.2 winner @ The Big M this season, returns off a much-improved second @ Yonkers & stalks from midpack

 

4-Mayfield Duke – Beaten favorite launched a wide bid for minor spoils @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, one for 17 in 2021 a concern, yet romped in his latest start here

 

1-Jerrytone – Aired it out as the heavy favorite @ Freehold third time Lasix, knows his way around this oval & lands the rail here brimming with confidence

 

RACE 6

1-Major Occasion A – 1:48.1 Dorothy Haughton upsetter gets some major class & post relief, flashed a :26.3 last Saturday & now goes third time Lasix

 

2-Majestic Virgin – Was re-united with James MacDonald & grinded gamely to just miss to Ruby On Rails last week, draws inside while on a nice roll right now

 

7-Ruby On Rails – Improving 4YO stormed home for the upset & took a new mark of 1:50.1 from the same post & can’t rule out a repeat

 

RACE 7

4-Odds On Whitney – $400,000 sister to Papi Rob Hanover qualified well chasing Hot Mess Express & this lightly-raced 3YO draws inside, while making her second start off the bench for Team Alagna

 

8-JK Alwaysbalady – Always B Miki sister to JK First Lady just missed in her first two starts this season, the latest in PASS, tough post, but on the verge for Team Takter

 

7-Northern Storm – This Alagna trainee followed up a sharp qualifier with Fire Start Hanover with a solid second when well supported in her 3YO debut, big chance to step up in only her seventh start

 

RACE 8

1-Wet My Whistle – Promptly lowered her mark to 1:53.1 with a perfect trip in her 3YO debut, skipped Leg 2, re-united with Gingras & lands the rail for Team Svandstedt hitting on all cylinders

 

3-Awesome Trix – Second from post 11 in round 1, well rated from post nine & caught in the final strides by Beltassima last week & rewarded with a much better post

 

2-Material Girl – Shook loose late to nail the gallant Hot As Hill & draws inside to build on that new mark & in line for another smooth stalking trip with Tetrick

 

RACE 9

2-Lindysmusclemania – Emerged from relative obscurity to unleash a stunning 1:51.4 romp in Leg 1, skipped last week & now leads the powerful Svanstedt battalion 

 

1-Mon Amour – Followed up a solid second in round one with a dominant score in a career best of 1:52 last week, this Svanstedt trainee has plenty to build on from the rail

 

7-Cuatro De Julio – Trotted home in an impressive :26.4 to win his first leg division, got a bit steppy, yet came back to finish second as the heavy favorite last week

 

RACE 10

3-Moon Bridge – Fresh off a solid third in a 1:50.2 Graduate division, draws inside again to stalk the speed & make his second start off the bench for Team Bongiorno 

 

4-Chin Chin Hall – Won two of his first three here this season & lowered his mark to 1:51.4, failed to get involved from post eight, drops out of the Preferred & moves inside 

 

6-Nylander – Nylander is doing great for the Leafs, this 4YO took three starts here to uncork the mile of his life, any semblance of that or more makes him a repeat threat

 

RACE 11

6-Gottalovemyshadow – Fresh off a well-driven & decisive score when she capitalized on some class relief last week, steps up, but lands in a field of underachievers

 

2-Sudden Change N – 10YO tried the Open @ Tioga Downs to no avail, recent winner @ Yonkers draws inside to have a serious chance at stalking the speed

 

4-Manhattan Play – One for 16 this season & missed a couple of weeks off a sick scratch, on the fringes before that & this could be to her liking

 

RACE 12

7-Beautiful Game – Shuffled & buried in traffic off soft fractions last week, $230,000 winner at two has a big chance to regain her confidence despite the outside draw

 

1-Autumn Deo – This Lucas Wallin trainee with only three starts looks ready to continue ramping up her game, on the fringe fifth with some late trot last week & lands the rail in a wide-open consolation

 

2-The Queen B – Team Burke-tuned filly just one for 16, but has had some stakes experience, finished a decent fourth from post eight & in line to trip out 

 

RACE 13

5-Double Account – One for 18 this season & made a rare miscue leaving as the heavy favorite last week, drops even further & launches from an ideal midpack post

 

7-Wings Of Speed – Has taken a few starts to acclimate, hit the board in his last two with strong efforts, demanding post, but solid form

 

4-Resita – Brushed off a slow half & romped to an overdue win last week for Team Cullipher, horse-for-the-course draws well to step up another notch

 

 



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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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