Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, June 16, & Saturday, June 17, 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023


1-To All A Goodnight  – Captaintreacherous filly with a 1:51.3 mark @ two, showed life in TSS @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & continues to excel from the rail where the main concerns drew outside


10-Watch Me Know N – Sports that 1:49 mark @ The Big M last year, post ten a challenge, but drops further for only her fourth start of the season


8-A Better Game – Grinded gamely to just miss two starts back @ Tioga Downs, another tough draw, yet she’s had success here in the past



8-Passa-Grille Beach – Has been struggling & gets a tougher draw here, but the recent class drop is too much to ignore & so is his 1:49.3 mark @ The Big M last season


7-Thanos – Was used too hard last Saturday, still trying to elevate his form on the comeback trail with a 1:51.4 mark here this season & drops out of tougher claimers


6-Buckeye Emery – 4YO ships here off a no-chance trip @ Yonkers, makes his third start for his new barn & plunges into a wide-open bottom condition here



2-Dresden – Steady 5YO with a mark of 1:51 here last season gets some class & post relief for her return to The Big M for a high percentage barn


7-Queen Of Success – Solid runner up in the KY Sires Stakes Final @ Oak Grove, draws outside, yet lands in an ideal spot to show her class


3-Natasha – Brushed n crushed them for a sharp new mark of 1:50.2 last week, steps up in class, yet draws post three again on a form spree



5-D’Apper – Hambo eligible got roughed up first over into a :27.2 third quarter, excellent tighter for this lightly-raced colt, who goes second time Lasix


4-Another Like Me – Tripped out to the mile of her life with a sharp rebound effort, has missed three weeks, but draws inside again for Team Takter


2-Bravo Angel S – Jonas Czernyson-tuned filly has come out two-for-two @ Pocono, her latest a new mark of 1:54.4 & draws inside here to extend it



5-Harmony Of Notes – Newcomer has been on a nice roll @ The Meadows recently, speedy mare arrives here for a new barn in a field ripe for the taking


7-Something Unique – Stormed home to upset with a new mark of 1:53.4 in the slop two starts back & continues a positive trend since the April 13 sick scratch


2-Trans Meanie – Took advantage of a class drop & post two with an ideal trip & narrow loss to Milady Denver A last week, owns a 1:52.4 mark @ The Big M this season



5-Jiggy Jog S – Breeders Crown champ destroyed them in the first leg @ Mohawk to extend his winning streak to five & she’ll be tough off that sharp comebacker


6-Cool Papa Bell – Hambo champ bumped into a 1:50.3 Open winner in a beneficial 4YO debut & now he’s got logical license to make a stronger impression


7-Pretender – Reeled off three in a row before his no-chance trip in the Cutler, bounced back with a solid second to Jiggy Jog S @ Mohawk & remains a prominent player for Team Takter



4-I Did It Myway – Millionaire picked up a piece from never-never land in the War on the Shore, he was on a major roll in KYSS @ Oak Grove & draws well for Team Alagna


9-Mad Max Hanover – 2022 Pace runner up just missed with a hard-charging effort as the beaten chalk, tougher post here, but razor sharp on the comeback trail


7-Rocks Shining Star – Stormed home from an impossible spot to land in the photo with a :25.4 @ Mohawk, was revved up @ Hoosier Park & hasn’t missed the board this season



2-Storm Is Raging – Perked up & aggressively handled in his second start of the season, draws better, reunited with Andrew McCarthy & poised to step up


9-Balenciaga – Tripped out to a new mark of 1:51.3 in his 5Yo debut, just missed in his next two, tough draw this time, but continues to go in the right direction


7-Swan Of Motion – Dropped a notched & promptly asserted himself with a new mark of 1:52.1 last Saturday, more demanding draw here, but on the rise for raging Dylan Davis



3-Dreamfair Arnie B – Fire out to sit a trip & rocketed home in :26.3 on both ends to upset his Mohawk division & arrives here with an inside post for Brett Pelling


1-Captain Cowboy – Hiked up almost unbelievably to pull a first leg upset @ Mohawk with a new mark of 1:49.3 & rewarded with the rail for Team Burke


8-Energetic Hanover – Romped to a mark of 1:49.3, then nailed by Captain Cowboy with another strong effort, tougher draw here, but fresh n live for Team Alagna



1-Hunters Hero – Still can’t believe he didn’t go by his hard-used stablemate Mamba last Saturday, now he lands the rail to turn the tables off that excellent acclimating mile


6-For Once Inmy Life – Off to a great start this season for Noel Daley, dominant winner over El Rey here two starts back came right back with a nifty 1:50.3 @ Northfield


8-Mamba – Hats off to this guy for his take-no-prisoners new mark of 1:49.3 first time Lasix, stuck outside here, but remains a major speed threat



5-Rigginswind – Beaten favorite dropped to this level & bumped into fired up Natasha last week, sports a mark of 1:50.2 @ The Big M this season & looms large again


2-Sweet Treasure – Solid runner up in her last three since a sick scratch, beaten chalk set a rated pace & upset by the pocket sitter & now moves inside for Team Takter


1-Anna’s Wish – Lazarus N filly had her moments in the NJSS Series & has a big chance to rebound off a rare early miscue from the rail for Team Bongiorno



1-Red Overbach – Added Tetrick & cranked it up with a hard-charging close second last week, draws inside again & seems capable of handling the class hike


3-Shinkansen – Drops back down to the level of his well-controlled wire-to-wire win two starts back & draws better to be forwardly placed in top form


7-Chake – Just missed to Shinkansen with a perfect trip in a nice bounce back effort, she could make her presence felt with another alert start & strong speed set up



3-Colt Fourty One – Came charging late from a tough spot to land in a blanket photo last week & draws an improved post for Team Burke


5-Snoopy Snoop – Fresh off a smashing debut for Izzy Estrada after missing time off a sick scratch, draws a bit better with a one for 16 record this season to consider


1-Skyway Billy – 0 for 17 in 2023, yet this 11YO suddenly came up with one his best efforts in awhile & almost got to Vel Larry & lands the rail again in a wide-open Final



4-Gazoo – Lightly-raced 4YO has flashed some promise, caught in a tough spot last week, now drops into a softer condition & draws well again with The Bionic Man


6-Literl Lad Hanover – One for 19 this season, slow start from post ten in his return to the mile track & gets another dangerous drop with back class in a wide-open finale


5-Lou Ed Zeppelin – Steps up a tad while brimming with confidence fresh off a perfect trip 1:51.4 score & launches midpack for a hot barn


Saturday, June 17, 2023


6-Make It Big – 10YO took a mark of 1:52.4 @ The Big M last year, flashed a bit of late life in his comebacker & has license to show more in this softer spot


9-Wiggle My Cookie – Twice beaten favorite is 0 for 20 in 2023, yet did reach up to hit the board last Friday & reunited with Joe Lee


2-Master Conrad – Moves inside off a wide rally for another minor share, 0 for 19 this season & one for his last 50, but a smooth stalking trip is imminent



6-Blogmaster – One for 16 in 2023, yet he’s definitely been knocking on the door, grinded gamely & finished right there in the photo last Friday & gets a better post


3-Karets – One for 17 this season, but consistently hitting the board, tracked live cover & just missed to a big favorite last Friday & draws inside


5-Ifnotmewho – In a complete toss up for the show dough, well driven for third two starts back & she’s looking to rebound off a late miscue & snap a long losing skid



2-Woodmere Androlli – 4YO on the fringes against $10,000 claimers @ Pocono, while trying to rev up his season, arrives here with a barn change to Juan Cano & an inside draw


4-Rojan’s Way – One for 23 this season, yet recently switched barns & comes off a hard-used/lively effort, draws inside & retains The Orange Crush


5-Onlythetuffsurvive – 11YO comes off a much-needed comebacker, launches midpack again for a strong percentage barn & could surprise this bunch



9-Lincoln Boulevard – Stuck outside this more competitive MADC 1 division, but has been finishing well for steady shares against tougher @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


3-Jonah – Blasted wire-to-wire in a nifty 1:52.4 three starts back, right there in a blanket photo two weeks ago & draws inside with a smooth trip likely in top form


6-Ferdinand A – 10YO somehow equaled his lifetime mark of 1:52.3 in a blowout two starts back & James Slendorn could employ a similar catch-me-if-you can strategy here



3-Champagne Hanover – Chalk players were ready to pop the cork & she was left in the wake of a runaway, no such standouts appear in this one & her post improves


1-Scirocco Patrick – One for 15 this season, yet slow starts have been costly in his last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, likes this track & the class & post relief here could prove beneficial


7-Golden Cross Stone – She worked hard from post eight & finished a gallant second by a neck two starts back & that kind of effort would make her a threat in this headscratcher



1-Imaginary Line – Forced wide & unleashed a strong rally to finish second to Whole Lotta Lou last week, draws inside with a hot pilot & could be on the verge for Team Bongiorno


5-Hammering Hank – Beaten chalk in three of his last four, was stunned by the amazing While Lotta Lou comeback two weeks ago & has a chance to turn the tables in a competitive final


9-Whole Lotta Lou – Off that well-rated comeback in 1:50.4 two starts back he shook loose late out of stretch traffic to repeat in style last week, big threat to sweep despite post nine



1-Mike’s Z Tam – 1:49.4 performer here this season with the classic two tighteners against tougher, lands the rail for the drop & kicks off a strong Team Burke 1-2 punch


8-P L Ozzy – Pacing out of his mind to post a sparkling new mark of 1:49 last week to go two-for-two off the Justin Sodano claim & four in a row certainly not out of the question despite post eight


3-As Always – Recent Per Engblom claim finished third to Combustion with a :26.2 two weeks ago, out of striking range last week & it’s reasonable to expect a more aggressive effort



4-Claytons Bettor N – Left alertly & got shuffled from post eight two weeks ago, 8YO took a new mark of 1:51.1 back on May 6 & that aggressive approach is what we’re looking for


1-Seeuinnashville A – Joe Lee has the key to this 9YO, somehow was able to dominate in a post ten shocker last week & now has the rail to prove it was no fluke in a very competitive division


9-Virgil N – Made it two-for-three since changing barns to Izzy Estrada, 7YO just equaled his lifetime mark of 1:52.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & one to fear despite post nine



6-Riverness – Uncorked a wide rally to hit the board in a re-acclimating mile last week, sub 1:50 performer @ The Big M last season for Team Burke gets class relief & Callahan again


4-Boiler Maker – Draws well off some strong finishes, chased the raging P L Ozzy in his last two, strong in the win column & looms as a stalking threat in a drop down derby


5-Love Your Work A – Has that 1:49.4 mark a notch above this as heavy favorite back on May 6, returns to the mile track with a midpack launch & has a chance to rebound



4-Better Than Some – Kept his recent every-other pattern going with a well-driven score over A Bettor Beach as the heavy favorite last week & remains on a roll for Team Bongiorno


7-Raptors Flight N – Handy & prolific 10YO tripped out to his fifth straight win with machine-like precision last week, tackles another challenging post, yet that may not matter


3-A Bettor Beach – Definitely ramped up his game recently, very aggressively handled from the rail & just missed to Better Than Some last week & rates top contender status



2-T Dog – Finished much better in a tougher N/W 2 affair last Friday, this lightly-raced 3YO took a mark of 1:52.1 back on May 19 & draws an improved post


8-Bank Sea – 10YO has a chance to break out of his recent slump despite post eight for Juan Cano by taking a class plunge that is simply too much to ignore


1- A B Collins – Convincing winner took a new mark of 1:53.3 in a soft division two starts back, strong third last Friday, gets a rail ride & reunited with Joe Lee



5-Rockabilly Charm – Beaten favorite lacked the knockout punch he displayed in victory back on May 19, yet draws better & might have a slight edge in this camera-shy field


3-Bionic – Moves inside off a no-chance mile last week, went all the way for the mild upset before that, so we’re expecting Jim King Solomon to send in similar fashion


6-Toonie Teen – Catapulted off a relatively fast pace to grab second last Friday, just missed three starts back with a similar late surge, so could be on the verge



4-Mask On Mask Off – Stormed home out of the clouds to pay $52.40 back on April 7, has struggled since, but draws well & picks up Joe Lee in a dartboard finale


6-Johnny Q – Overcame a tough uncovered trip to finish a game second last Friday, 11YO just one for 21 this season, but rates contender status off that mile


3-Rock To Glory – Steady 15YO picking up minor spoils recently, solid third last Friday, draws inside again to possibly engineer a stalk n pop scenario