2020 Road to Hambo Week 3

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:30 PM
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Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments


Real Cool Sam

(Muscle Hill) 

Dave Miller, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Dan Patch Award winner named after Hall of Famer Sam McKee won
  his first nine starts, including the Peter Haughton Memorial, Jim Campbell
  said, “We’re in no hurry to qualify him and didn’t really have a set schedule;
  I just want to have a limited number of starts”, entered to qualify @ Big M
  on June 20


Amigo Volo 

(Father Patrick)

Dexter Dunn, Nifty Norman, Pinske Stables, David J. Miller

Leading money winner among 2YO trotters in 2019 [$610,646], won
  the Breeders Crown & Matron, and set four world records, fifth [:26.4]
  from post nine in his second qualifier on June 6 @ Big M, entered to qualify
  @ Big M on June 20


Hypnotic AM

(Chapter Seven) 

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc.

NYSS champion & Jim Doherty Memorial winner by Chapter Seven
  won her first Big M qualifier in 1:54 on June May 30, then unleashed an ultra
  impressive 1:51.1 [:27.3] on June 12, prompting her connections to consider a
  shot at the boys   



(Muscle Hill

Tim Tetrick, Marcus
  Melander, JJ Racing Stable, Inc

William Wellwood Memorial elimination winner & second in
  that final, Melander finished second, third & fifth in last year’s
  Hambletonian, second [1:55.3] in a Big M qualifier on May 30, second [1:52.4]
  in his 2020 debut on June 5


Big Oil

(Father Patrick)

Andy & Julie Miller, Jason, Doug & Ron Allen 

Team Orange Crush have two seconds & a third in the last
  four Hambletonians, this son of Father Patrick finished first in a deadheat
  with Real Cool Sam in 1:52.1 @ The Red Mile, fourth [1:57.1] in a Gaitway
  qualifier on May 31, 1:53.3 winner @ Big M on June 12 



(Andover Hall)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, S R F Stable 

Improving son of Andover Hall gives Melander three in the top
  ten, took a mark of 1:52.4 @ The Red Mile, seventh [1:56.3] in a Big M
  qualifier on May 30, then rallied to win a Big M qualifier in 1:53.3 [:26.4]
  on June 6, entered to qualify @ Big M on June 20


Third Shift

(Chapter Seven)

Ake Svanstedt, Mellby Gard, Inc., Ake Svanstedt 

NYSS champion son of Chapter Seven set a stakes & Batavia
  Downs track record of 1:56 in the NYSS Final, banked $210,461, won a Big M
  qualifier in 1:55 on May 30, Svanstedt has three other prospects:  Moon
  Bridge, King Alphonso & Gangster Hanover 



(Father Patrick)

Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, Brittany Farms, John Fielding,
  Herb Liverman & David Anderson 

Per Engblom made his Hambletonian debut last year with Osterc,
  this son of Father Patrick won a Peter Haughton elimination, Champlain
  division & Breeders Crown elimination, third [1:55.4] in a Big M
  qualifier on May 30, fourth [1:54.2] @ Big M on June 12, entered to qualify @
  Big M on June 20


Ready For Moni

(Ready Cash)

Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, John Fielding, Lindy Farms of
  Conn, Herb Liverman & Bud Hatfield

Son of two-time Prix D’Amerique winner Ready Cash & grandson
  of the great Moni Maker won the Kentucky Sires Stakes Final in 1:54.1 &
  finished second in the Valley Victory Final, scratched from a Big M qualifier
  on June 12


Rome Pays Off

(Muscle Hill)

Mattias Melander, Marcus
  Melander, S R F Stable

$339,484 winning son of Muscle Hill was second in both the Peter
  Haughton Memorial & Breeders Crown, Melander had the Winterbook favorite
  the past two years, sixth [1:56.2] in a Big M qualifier on May 30, then ninth
  [1:57.1] on June 6


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