Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:04 PM


9-A Bettor Beach – Stormed home off a hot :53.2 half to win a GSY division in a sharp 1:51.3 two starts back, tougher post here, but Series Final mayhem is anticipated


4-Kingofthejungle – 1:51.4 wire-to-wire winner back on May 22, claimed again off a lively effort last Saturday & draws better on a form spree


3-Franco Tristan N – Dominant winner in the slop from post ten two starts back, short rest off a solid third @ Plainridge, but draws inside & reunited with Joe Lee



2-Trick Card – Just one for 21, but this lightly-raced 4YO has shown some positive signs, offered more late pace last week & finally draws inside


6-Bugger Bruiser – 10YO warhorse notched his 30thcareer win in game uncovered fashion last week, now a fresh claim from a tougher post, yet retains Tim Tetrick


3-Always A Force – May have squandered an ideal second over trip tracking the winner Bugger Bruiser, but it was a much-improved effort & lands post three again



3-Bionic – Lone 3YO in this wide-open affair making only his sixth career start, flashed a :27.3 in his debut here for The Bionic Man & draws inside off that acclimating mile


8-Riggins Art – One for 20 this season, but that is the theme in this match up, showed some positive signs in his last two & just needs to overcome the demanding post


4-Big Sweep Osborne – Came up empty from post eight against $10,000 claimers, but there are no 1:51 pacers in this bunch & may get a better set up from an improved post



3-Tequila N Roses – 0 for 16 in 2021, but picked up a small share from post eight last week, finally moves inside & in line to stalk close to the pace


6-Southwind Frost – Draws a bit better fresh off a solid third in the GSY Series, gate speed puts him in play again & lands in a real soft spot


1-Vitani AS – Just missed against N/W 3 company @ Pocono last month, made an early miscue off a sick scratch, lands the rail here with a big chance to rebound



7-Tangled Love – Hambo prospect making steady progress for a sharp trotting barn, forced wide from a tough spot to grab third chasing Rattle My Cage, expect more


9-Rattle My Cage – Rattled off the wings & went all the way in a career best of 1:52.4 over an off track, farther outside, but this Hambo hopeful has some upside 


4-Awesome Trix – Bounced back off a late break in the NJSS Final with a safe n solid third last week, draws inside again & owns some speed, talent & potential



5-Caviart Lotus – Broke his maiden in a big way as the heavy favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns here with a sharper sword & higher confidence


7-Curbside Pickup – Unleashed some serious speed & just missed in a noteworthy effort last out, makes only his fifth career start & could be poised for more 


4-Toronto – Consistent, hard-trying gelding has been on the board in seven of eight starts, finished third again to a couple of standouts from the same post last week



4-Sunday Afternoon – Solid runner up to a heavy favorite Darkrshadeofpale N last week, lands post four again & remains at the same reduced level


7-Milady Denver A – Scored a sharp overdue win with pace @ both ends from post eight two starts back, got parked last week, but drops a notch


2-Alwaysabeachday – This filly kicked home in :26.3 off a sick scratch, this is a softer spot & she draws inside to stalk the speed



3-Dancinginthedark M – Won both qualifiers & uncorked an eye-catching :26.3 to win his 3YO debut, Team Melander Hambo Top Ten contender draws inside again


5-Beyond Ordinary – Allowed to dictate a soft pace & outsprinted by Dancinginthedark M, draws better to set up his preferred stalking strategy & possibly turn the tables


1-Moveoutofmyway K – Runner up to a runaway Double Account last Saturday, flashed a :26.4 before that, moves inside & going in the right direction



3-The Devil’s Own N – Bumped into a 1:48 powerhouse in Shake That House last Saturday, drops again & lands another inside post for his third start off the bench


1-Stonedust – You can almost never leave out the gallant grey with his relentless rallies, this Team Cullipher trainee gets the class & post relief that may spell overdue win


6-Ana Malak N – Hoosier Park shipper been struggling in the upper echelons there for Team Cullipher, can take advantage of a field filled with question marks here



8-Chaptiama – Found room to scoot through & equaled his lifetime mark, has won three of his last five, can overcome post eight with his gate speed & big finish 


7-Oney Hall – Form cycled forward, was allowed to control an easy pace & came away with a new mark of 1:51.4, tougher spot here, but a logical threat to repeat


3-JL Cruze – The King has maintained good form, hitting the ticket in three of his last four & can capitalized on another inside advantage in a very competitive field



3-Best Honey Hanover – Pace comprised & took minor spoils in a pretty salty field last out, drops again, draws inside, overdue & loves this track


4-Wingding Hanover – Unleashed a pretty nice rally from post eight & the result was a much-improved second last out, remains at this reduced level & draws better


8-Ideation Hanover – Draws outside again off a no-chance mile, her two previous runner up finishes were strong & she drops back down for Team Cullipher



3-Just Wave Goodbye – Broke his 2021 goose egg from post three back on May 21, gets the class & post relief he needs to set up a stalk n pop move


4-Davids Coming Home – Big M horse-for-the-course has picked it up in his last two, reclaimed by Mark Capone off a big effort last Saturday & draws well again


1-Art Scaping – Lightly-raced 3YO tripped out from the rail fresh off the bench, then shook loose late to hit the board & looms as a major stalking threat



7-The Veteran – 1:50.1 performer last season was reaching as high as the Open @ Yonkers, has changed barns to Team Melander, fresh off a strong qualifier against Hambo prospect Venerate 


2-Hot As Hill – Team Burke Hambo Oaks eligible took a mark of 1:53 in a leg of NJSS, had no chance from post eight in that final & moves inside off three weeks rest


1-Eazy Pass – This Nifty Norman-tuned filly romped in the Weiss Final @ Pocono, yet seemed to tail off in her last two NJSS events, lands the rail & has the talent to rebound



7-Major Asset – Just one for 16 this season, yet got parked & raced better last Saturday @ Pocono, claimed by Team Bongiorno & protected in a TM event


6-Mr Mcdreamy – Almost capitalized on a smooth second over trip & just missed last week, knocking on the door & could snap his 0 for 16 season skid


8-Ideal Tyson A – Was gunned down late with an aggressive effort two starts back, then parked all the way from post nine & just a length shy, rates contender status






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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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