Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 9:49 PM

RACE 1

2-Master Conrad – Took his mark of 1:52 here this year, closing type from Harrah’s Philadelphia finally draws inside & may hold a slight class edge for Team Chiodo

 

3-Takeittotheface – Looking to snap an 0 for 25 this season, fairly steady check earner @ Pocono changes barns, draws inside & gets prolific amateur pilot Tony Beltrami

 

7-Cashncam – Tailed off before the recent sick scratch, needed that last one @ Yonkers & tactical speed can overcome post seven & put him in play

 

RACE 2

5-Mcnulty Z Tam – Somehow came up the mile of his life when he scored here as the favorite back on July 30, reunited with Todd Mccarthy & dips in price

 

6-Fox Valley Nemitz – Twice beaten favorite elsewhere score his lone 2021 win right here, returns to The Big M in decent form & gives Edwin Quevedo a 1-2 punch

 

2-Major Sugar Rush – Sharpening son of Art Major came to life for this price @ Pocono, arrives fresh off a nice winning rally & draws well in a soft spot

 

RACE 3

5-Scirocco Patrick – Took his mark of 1:54.3 @ The Big M this season, returns fresh off a strong score as the heavy favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws an ideal midpack post for Mark Silva

 

2-Zlatan – Veteran horse-for-the-course just one for 14 this season, but returns from PA in very good form, likes to leave off the wings & in line for a smooth stalking trip

 

4-Billie Blue – Liking some of her recent efforts @ Pocono, just missed as the heavy favorite three starts back & Rob Harmon can put her in play from an inside post

 

RACE 4

2-Watchmeneighneigh – Horse-for-the-course sparked his form with a second & rousing score last month @ Tioga Downs, now draws inside as a stalking threat for Tony Beltrami

 

6-Superior Raven – Looking to rebound off a dull effort with a measure of class relief, knows his way around this oval & Roy Marohn can get aggressive with him

 

8-Marvalous One – Just missed with a game speed try two starts back, 0 for 11 in 2021, but he’s the kind that take advantage of any mayhem that might ensue

 

RACE 5

9-Hill Of Cash S – Swedish bred filly by Readly Express romped impressively in her career debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lands outside, but could be anything for Team Svanstedt

 

2-Mrs Taylor – Muscle Hill 7th foal out of three-time Dan Patch Award winner Buck I St Pat, her first career start was a solid second & draws inside for Team Burke

 

10-Famous Father – Brother to $308,119 winner Insta Glam stormed home to win his Kindergarten debut here, pace compromised last out @ Pocono, chance to overcome post ten for Team Takter

 

RACE 6

2-Felicityshagwell S – Note the way she came out of a shuffle to finish second to Atlanta in :26.2 in the Steele, then Dube stole a Yonkers Open, gets an improved post back here razor sharp

 

7-When Dovescry – Her hallmarks are class & consistency, add versatility to her arsenal, has stolen wins & stalked n popped here back on July 31, fresh off a solid second to Atlanta

 

4-Sorella – 2020 Hambo Oaks champ has gone winless in ten starts this season with few signs of a wake up, yet Team Takter can find a way of igniting a late surge 

 

RACE 7

7-Lilbitalexis – Won her first two starts for Nifty Norman, including a Kindergarten division, like the way she bounced back off a miscue with an easy romp @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

 

1-Gracelyn Hanover – Completes the Walner Top Three in this one, really came around with two straight blowouts, including a 1:53.3 clocking here in the Garden State & lands the rail

 

4-Misswalner Fashion – Kindergarten Classic winner in her debut easily made it two-for-two, one-month layoff is a concern, but draws inside & the Walners have done no wrong

 

RACE 8

5-Theresnolimit S – Team Melander trainee got off to a really solid start here, son of 2014 Hambo runner up Nuncio returns to The Big M fresh off the mile of his life @ Pocono

 

2-Tachyon – Has shown some positive signs, rebounded to break his maiden with an ideal trip @ Pocono & draws well to give Team Svanstedt a one-two punch

 

3-B A Superhero – Had his Summer thwarted by a sick scratch, but returns to The Big M fresh off a confidence-building first win @ Pocono & draws better

 

RACE 9

6-Treacherous Dragon – Captaintreacherous sister to 1:47.3 millionaire Stay Hungry just missed in her Kindergarten debut in :26, then won a PASS @ Pocono for Team Pelling

 

4-Reenactment – From the first crop of world champion Huntsville makes her Big M debut fresh off a big upset rally in NYSS @ Tioga Downs & draws well competitive division

 

10-Lee Loo – Went all the way to win her debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gaining experience in NYSS, shuffled chasing Reenactment, contender for Team Bongiorno despite post ten

 

RACE 10

3-Bounty Hunter – Winless in just five starts, but knocking on the door & arrives fresh off a narrow loss @ Yonkers with an inside post for a sharp barn

 

9-Forrest Blu – Roll With Joe gelding hasn’t missed the board in seven starts & just scored his fourth win with a new mark @ Yonkers, he can leave the gate to overcome the outside draw

 

8-Pickup Man Hanover – Gelding from the first crop of 2017 Pace champ Huntsville no worse than second in six career starts, ships off a new mark @ Yonkers, has the talent & potential to overcome post eight

 

RACE 11

7-Simon – Walner colt made it two for three with a new mark in a Garden State division here on August 6, freshened & qualified with vigor for Chuck Sylvester

 

6-Global Daytrader S – Back from a decent trip @ Mohawk, did some nice work here in a Kindergarten division back in late July & reunited with The Bionic Man in a wide-open division

 

2-Distance Learning – Note the aggressive second to Tachyon two starts back @ Pocono, makes his third start off a sick scratch & draws inside to rebound off a miscue for Team Melander

 

RACE 12

3-Patriarch Hanover – Smaller track specialist ships in off a strong second @ Pocono, gets further class relief & draws well for Team Burke in a wide-open finale

 

4-Eva Dairpet FR – French bred mare for Team Takter hit the board as a beaten favorite in her last three, tough trip last out @ Pocono, in line for a smooth trip here

 

1-Say You Do – Classy horse-for-the-course returns to The Big M off a solid third @ Pocono, gets some class relief & lands the rail for Nifty Norman

 

 

 

 

 



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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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