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2021 Road to the Hambletonian Week 2

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, June 02, 2021 2:39 PM
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Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Venerate 

(Love You) 

Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Pinske Stables, Andy Miller Stable 

Dan Patch Award & Mohawk Million winner, took a mark of 1:51.4 in the KYSS Final, Team Orange Crush on board in three of last five Hambos, won first qualifier in 1:54.1 (:27.4) @ The Big M on May 29

 

2 

In Range 

(Bar Hopping) 

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, AMG Stable Inc., Kenneth Kjellgren, Tomas Hans Asell, Rick T. Wahlstedt  

Second in the PASS Final & Breeders Crown, Melander was second, third & fifth last year, and had three finalists in 2019, took a mark of 1:52.3 in his 3YO debut in PASS, made an early break & finished seventh (1:53) in PASS @ Pocono on May 31

 

3 

On A Streak 

(Cantab Hall) 

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination 

O’Brien Award winner for the 2019 Hambo winners, Breeders Crown upsetter at 9-1 in 1:52.4 & 15-1 in the William Wellwood Memorial, third (1:55.2) in his 2021 debut @ Phl, won a TSS division @ Pocono in 1:56.2 (28.4) on May 31 

4 

Really fast 

(Muscle Hill)  

  

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Takter, Brixton Medical, Inc., Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld  

Unraced at two, romped in his first two career starts @ The Big M, finished second (1:52.2) to Lindysmusclemania, took a new mark of 1:52.2 in the slop with perfect trip upset in the NJSS Final, “My horse was super to race like that in the pouring rain,” said Takter.  

5 

Cuatro De Julio 

(Trixton)  

Lucas Wallin, Marie Ortolan Bar, D Farm LLC  

Twice a sub 1:52 winner at two, dominated his 3YO debut in a 1:53.1 NJSS division, then second (1:52.3) with a late misstep, second again (1:52.2) by a neck the NJSS Final  

6 

Lindysmusclemania 

(Muscle Hill) 

Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt, Stall Droad, Inc. 

Graduate of the Kindergarten Series won his lone qualifier @ The Big M in 1:53.2, then looked impressive winning a NJSS division in 1:51.4 with a :26.4, made a late break in the slop as the heavy favorite in the NJSS Final 

7 

Captain Corey 

(Googoo Gaagaa) 

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Knutsson Trotting Inc, Midnight Sun Partners Inc., Ake Svanstedt Inc 

This Svanstedt trainee won his first five career starts, including the PASS Final in 1:53.3, won his first 3YO qualifier in 1:54.1, romped in a PASS division in 1:53.4 (:27.4) @ Pocono on May 31 

8 

Mon Amour 

(Muscle Hill)  

Yannick Gingras, Ake Svanstedt, Al Libfeld, Marvin & Lynn Katz & Sam Goldband  

Another from 2017 Hambo winner Team Svanstedt, second (1:53.2) in his NJSS 3YO debut, then cruised to a new mark of 1:52 reunited with Yannick Gingras, fourth from the rail the NJSS Final  

9 

Southwind Tyrion 

(Muscle Hill)  

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Knutsson Trotting Inc., Brittany Farms & Riverview  

Part of the Svanstedt battalion, 1:51.1 winner in ISS, NJSS Final champion, second in the Wm. Wellwood Mem., was scheduled to qualify on June 12  

10 

Anoka Hanover 

(Donato Hanover) 

Todd McCarthy, Noel Daley, Caviart Farms, Crawford Farms Racing, L A Express Stable LLC, Noel Daley 

Fillies have won two of the last three Hambos, Dan Patch Award winner made it eight in a row with an easy 3YO debut in a track record equaling 1:52.3 PASS division @ Phl, then faded to sixth (1:54.1) in PASS @ The Meadows on May 29 over a sloppy track, entered in PASS on June 6 @ Pocono 

  

KEY PREP RACES 

Hambletonian Eligibles in Caps 

Date 

Stakes 

Site

Winner 

Driver 

Trainer 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time

May 1 

Dexter Cup  

Fhld 

Incommunicado 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

Sunny Crockett 

Fifty Ways 

1:56.3 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

Lucas Wallin 

Marie Ortolan Bar 

MON AMOUR 

LOCATELLI 

1:53.1 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

LINDYSMUSCLEMANIA 

Dexter Dunn 

Ake Svanstedt 

REALLY FAST 

BEE FOREVER 

1:51.4 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

Narzario 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

KILDARE KING 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:53 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

Whiskey Blue 

Dan Charlino 

Ron Burke 

Capstone 

Mister Boinga 

1:53.4 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

IN RANGE 

Tim Tetrick 

Marcus Melander 

Jujubee 

Lepanto 

1:52.3 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

JOHAN PALEMA 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

ARNOLD N DICKY  

TAKE ALL COMERS 

1:53.2 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

LOCATELLI 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

SONOFAMISTERY 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:52.4 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

MON AMOUR 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

KILDARE KING 

1:52 

May 28 

NJSS Final 

M 

REALLY FAST 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

SONOFAMISTERY 

1:52.2 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

Jujubee 

Tony Hall  

Greg Wright, Jr. 

Capstone 

Ceffyl Dwr 

1:54.4 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

CAPTAIN COREY 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Lepanto 

Fifty Ways 

1:53.4 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

DELAYED HANOVER 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Johan Palema 

Type A 

1:53 

June 4 

NYSS 

V 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 18 

EBC 

TD 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 23 

PASS 

Phl 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 10 

Reynolds 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 13 

NYSS 

YR 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 23 

PASS 

Mea 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 24 

Tompkins-Geers 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 31 

Hambo Eliminations 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
 


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