Ken Warkentin’s Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28 Selections

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022


3-Brush N Crush – She took a mark of 1:53 back on April 8, switches to a real soft GSY division & draws inside for the potent combo of Verruso & Spicer

7-Bilbo Hanover – Beaten favorite returned to The Big M, launched a wide late move & just missed by half a length last week, big chance to snap an 0 for 15 this year

5-Master Conrad – Stablemate Rock To Glory broke his 2022 goose egg last week, this Chiodo trainee moves to midpack & can set up his rally in a wide open curtain raiser


6-Brickhouse Babe – Walner filly with a mark of 1:54.1 here @ two, runner up in last year’s Jim Doherty Memorial makes her key third start off the bench in a wide open consolation

8-Whistle A Song – The other Per Engblom trainee came up with the best effort of her career so far with a strong rally for third in the slop, could surprise this bunch with the right set up

4-Those Blues – Finished a distant third in the Weiss Final & fresh off a new mark in the slop @ Pocono & gives Per Engblom a solid 1-2 punch


2-So Delightful – Put together an effective rally to hit the board from post seven chasing Kathy’s Moment, draws inside that rival & overdue for Team Cullipher

1-No Stone Unturned – Go back to her huge upset three starts back, toss out her last two from outside posts & she’s back on the mile track to stalk n pop for The Money Man

8-Kathy’s Moment – Rallied to repeat in style in a sparkling Big M debut & took a new mark of 1:52.3 in the slop last week, moves outside, yet remains the prime focus


4-More Than Ever – Brittany Farms homebred flashed some talent @ two, second to Joviality S in her first qualifier, then beat some good ones like Raised By Lindy & Beltassima with a :26.3

8-Yanaba – Dan Daley’s faith in this Trixton filly has paid off with a sure-footed two-for-two in 2022, 35-day layoff & post eight to consider, but she has the talent & potential

2-Jolie Nevele – No idea why this Ready Cash filly was favored in her debut when she broke, lands post two to rebound for Team Takter & top shelf connections


4-Know Your Roll – Fresh off an excellent bounce-back effort last week when he rallied stoutly to a short late lead & just missed & now draws better for James Slendorn

1-Test Ride – Flashed some solid late pace in the slop for minor spoils last week, moves inside to make his second start off a sick scratch for noteworthy Verruso & Spicer

8-Kingofthejungle – The Jungle King beat these soundly two starts back, shook loose late for the show last week, tougher draw, but continues to gather momentum since the late April sick scratch


3-Majestic J – Just missed in his 3YO debut, then flew home for third in a sizzling 1:51.4 mile, major stakes playing Walner colt now draws an improved post for Team Alagna

1-Villain – $200,000 Muscle Hill lands the rail off two strong preps, solid finish for third last week & draws inside again for the red-hot Team Svanstedt

4-Frank The Elder – Frank looked totally confident when he rallied to upset in his debut for Team Burke, then trotted home in a crisp :26.4 from a tough spot


6-Fashion Schooner – This Fashion Farms bred Walner filly was a hard-charging third to Venerable as the beaten favorite, then dominated her division, might have a slight edge in a great final

3-Jiggy Jog S – Bounced back from her nose loss to venerable with a perfect trip win in :26.3 & equaled her mark of 1:52.2, draws inside again & Team Svanstedt hands the lines to DD

9-Venerable – Dan Patch Award winner & early Hambo favorite was freshened after edging Jiggy Jog S in her 3YO debut, then made a rare miscue in last Saturday’s qualifier, now lands in a tough spot to rebound

3-He’s Gone Badder – Making some progress since the early April sick scratch, then adding Lasix, nice effort from post ten last week & going in the right direction for the potent pair of Verruso & Spicer

6-Captain’s Reign – Rebounded from the early May accident with a noteworthy rally for third from a near impossible spot last week, look for him to come flying late off the speed for Dakota Jackson

2-Allgonowhoa – 0 for 16 this season, yet has been knocking on the door recently, got parked from post nine last week & finally moves inside for The Judge


7-Temporal Hanover – Methodically gunned down the opposition in both legs of this series, the latest in :26.3, this Walner colt has a world of talent & seeks a live cover trip for the allstar team of Sears & Melander

3-Looks Like Moni – Took charge, rebuffed late pressure & dominated in a sharp career best of 1:51.4, draws better & Team Takter could not have a stronger duo in a great final

2-Pretender – Big bounce back off a miscue as the heavy favorite in the Dexter Cup with an impressive new mark of 1:51.4 & draws inside with his formidable stablemate


10-William Mcwhiskers – William has come back from a long layoff winning two of three, both wins in confident style & his latest a career best 1:52.1 in the slop, big threat despite post ten

5-Windsong Jack – Jack has been a popular item at the claim box, faded in the slop off the latest claim, this is a significant class drop & big chance to rebound & go all the way

1-Tuxedo Bay – Drops back into the GSY Series after being overwhelmed against tougher claimers, finally draws inside for Mark Silva & that was an impressive first over win from post nine three starts back


4-Marvelous Kiss – 4YO mare has recently beat tougher N/W 4 @ Yonkers in dominant wire-to-wire fashion, draws inside to be forwardly placed in a field lacking spark

8-Always A Miracle – Hoosier Park shipper just two for her last 39 & draws outside, but has ramped it up in her last two & changes barns

9-She Knows It All – Followed an easy win for her new barn with a dull eighth @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, ships into an easier spot, but draws outside & not strong in the win column


8-Wickedly Innocent – Kind of surprised to get almost 5-1 on her when she swooped them for a new mark of 1:51.4 in the slop, she’s stuck outside, but it looks like this Pelling trainee gets a free ride in the same class

6-Bettor’s Heart N – 1:50.4 performer @ The Big M this season drops back to the level of her most recent win, comes out of a 1:49.1 scorcher & draws a bit better

3-Dresden – Went all the way with an authoritative new mark of 1:51 in her Big M debut, then bumped into Wickedly Innocent, moves inside & has a big chance to trip out


10-Gotwuteverittakes – Beaten chalk broke early off a sharp qualifier, moves outside, but owns some back class & can easily outkick these within striking range

9-Never Mind N – One for 14 so-so shipper from Mohawk arrives for Andrew Harris, draws outside, yet may relish the change of scenery & lack of serious opposition

3-Life Well Lived – Not a bad effort while all out fourth over a sloppy track in his return to The Big M, draws inside again, retains Dexter Dunn & plays an opportunist role


Saturday, May 28, 2022


2-Raptors Flight N – Sat a two-hole, got stuffed in too long behind a fading leader & shook loose with plenty late, let’s see him trip out from post two & pounce late

4-Cool Blues Man – There was just no catching that brush n crush in his much more aggressive second start off the Team Bongiorno claim, big target on his back off that new lifetime mark

7-Mindtrip – Got off the a real slow start, towed into it tracking Cool Blues Man & finished well clearly second best, lands outside again & banks on a hot pace


5-Tyga Hanover – His game has perked up in his last two, paced home in :26.3 in the slop last week, gets some class & post relief & stands out in a form challenged field

4-Rock The Nite – $25,000 claim @ Yonkers two starts back drops into a prime spot to rebound allowing for new stable adjustment, draws well & picks up Yannick Gingras

2-Globaldomination N – Has taken a much-needed slide down the condition ladder with little result, finished just behind Tyga Hanover last week, lands post two again & somebody has to finish third


2-Somebaddude – Has struggled on smaller tracks recently, but we know he’s done his share of damage here, the class & post relief & camera shy field make this Team Bongiorno trainee tough to ignore

3-JK Wildfire – Just one for 18 this season, overwhelmed chasing a 1:49.3 winner last week, gets the big class drop, inside draw, retains The White Knight & his stable has a 1-2 punch

6-Stonedust – One of these nights The Grey Dust will prevail for Team Cullipher, looks to snap an 0 for 17 in 2022 fresh off an aggressive narrow loss in the slop last week


7-Sonofamistery – Lightly-raced 4YO has emerged with renewed confidence, made it three-for-three this season with a game Graduate, has missed three weeks & stuck outside, but remains a major force

3-Venerate – Mohawk Million & Dan Patch Award winner @ two put together a standout qualifier on the comeback trail as a 4YO, draws inside & looks ready to roll

4-Weslynn Quest – This is a classy world champion regaining her form, bounced back off breaks in the slop with a smooth fourth chasing Atlanta, expect another serious push for the potent Per Engblom barn


6-Gigondas – Bluegrass winner as a freshman & runner up to Venerate in a much-improved second qualifier & this Hambo hopeful looms large right off the hop for Team Alagna

5-Theresnolimit S – Marcus Melander Hambo prospect made some noise in the Kindergarten Series at two, won his lone qualifier with plenty might be tough to deal with

10-Chulo – Unfortunately moves farther outside off a tough nose loss as the beaten favorite, but give this Per Engblom Hambo eligible a long look as he ramps it up


4-Scarlett Hanover – Team Burke Jugette winner tackled the likes of Racine Bell in the Blue Chip Matchmaker, simply too far back in the Graduate & draws much better here

7-Hot Mess Express – The classy 1:48.3 Express failed to fire in her 4YO debut in the Graduate, with that mile under her she figures to find this field more to her liking

5-Darby Hanover – Kicked in sharply out of traffic to grab the show when Mikala took off in a 1:49.1 Graduate division, that strategy might give her a slight edge in this tricky puzzle


6-Celebrate With Me – She has tangled with Open mares here & there recently, fourth in the Miss Versatility two starts back, this is a class drop n pop scenario for Team Burke

3-Timestorm – 5YO pulled a complete turnaround & tripped out with the mile of his life in the slop as a barn change bonanza, gets a class hike & draws better

1-Plumb – Added Lasix recently & went all the way with the mile of her life two starts back @ Yonkers, flashed :26.4 trot from an impossible spot in a noteworthy acclimating mile & moves inside for Team Bongiorno


5-It’s Academic – Fresh off a successful season, qualified with loads of vigor for Team Burke & was forced to chase a 1:49.1 world/track record in the Cutler, look for him to be more effective off that solid tightener

7-Next Level Stuff – Classy mare has really taken it to the next level, coming back with a sharp new mark of 1:51.4, then held off Bella Bellini in the Miss Versatility, 22-day layoff to consider, yet might not matter

3-Mostinterestingman – Followed up gutsy narrow loss by steamrolling to a new lifetime mark of 1:52.1 in the slop, 9YO draws inside again to stay on a nice roll for Ricky Bucci


2-Better Take It – Has hit the board in three of his last four & yielded to three 1:49.3 winners in a row, gunned down by the trip-sitting Imaginary Line last Friday & draws inside that rival again to turn the tables

9-I’m A Big Deal – 1:49.3 performer here this season has been chasing some salty foes recently, moves outside, yet drops another notch & could spark something with the right trip

8-Imaginary Line – Finally found the right level to fire hard & trip out with a new mark of 1:49.3 in the mud for Team Bongiorno, tougher post for the bump back up, but this 4YO is brimming with confidence


6-Carbine – Thundered home in :25.1 in his 4YO debut, then upset Charlie May in 1:49.3, that was three weeks ago, but this Team Alagna trainee has plenty of upside

3-Ruthless Hanover – 1:47.2 performer here last season finished a solid third in a very acceptable comebacker, draws inside again & has a big chance to assert himself

2-Leon David – Steady 5YO has been on a terrific form spree while on the class rise for Bruce Saunders, solid runner up from the same post two weeks ago & we’ll likely see him up close to the pace again


1-Jims Perfect Ten – 0 for 16 this season, but watch out here, this Yonkers shipper was taken out of a $40,000 claimer by Team Bongiorno, ships into a much easier spot, lands the rail & could surprise a so-so field

3-Ucanttouchthis – Team Burke trainee bumped into a 1:48 upset bearcat in last Saturday’s opener, took a 1:49.4 mark here this season, gets the needed drop & overdue

8-Decision Day – This workmanlike 7YO has hit the board in his last four straight for Bruce Saunders, forced very wide in :26.2 in the slop last Friday, threat despite post eight


3-Shake That House – Dexter Dunn gave him every chance with a three-hole ride & surged home in :26.1 to just miss last week, gets another serious shot at this reduced level from the same inside post

4-De Los Cielos Deo – This Team Burke stalwart is a contender every time, confidently took them all the way in 1:49.3 last week & certainly can’t rule out a repeat

1-Fabrizio N – Stepped up off a career best of 1:49.3 & delivered a hefty :25.3 from an impossible spot last week, bumped up again, but moves inside


5-Hurrikane Georgie – Lowered his mark again with a down the road 1:51.2 from post eight last week, fresh threat stands out again in the same class

1-Bronsons Delight – Has been on a nice roll while unleashing big rallies for Juan Cano, stormed home from tenth to third last week & moves inside

2-P H Kenny – 10YO was claimed on a recent form spree @ Yonkers, arrives fresh off a perfect trip win, draws inside here & stalks the speed