Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, March 24, 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023


5-Takeittotheface – Landing on the edges recently, finished well in :27 flat last week, moves inside to midpack in a really soft GSY 1 division & long overdue


1-Stolen Art – His lone upset win this season came with a nice rally over an off track back in mid February & lands back on the rail in field begging to be beaten


2-Hunts Point – Ships from Monticello with three wins this season, makes his third start for Lee Morris, who scored with a well-backed Monti shipper Feelin American last week



4-Bobcat Bay – The Bobcat has been forced to chase some high level TM company, sports a sub mark here last season, drops further & draws much better


7-Revolver N – 1:50.1 performer here last season continues to plummet down the class ladder, last wake up effort hinted something positive, but 27 days off & post seven to consider


1-Roll With Jr – Had his struggles against sharp claimers like Bizys Beatle & Boiler Maker & draws inside again for the class relief hustle in a drop down derby



1-Brushing Up – Shipped into Team Estrada & promptly launched a new personal agenda with a rousing career best from post ten & stands out on the rail


4-JJ Flynn – 10YO with plenty of back class, 48 wins & over $700,000, not much this season @ Dover Downs, yet seems to be on an improving trend


3-Lyons Pride – Just one for 29, but kicked home with some good vigor back in February & makes his second start off a sick scratch from an improved post



2-Horoscope – Beaten favorite dropped to this bottom level, tried to steal one & just missed to the pocket sitter Louie & draws inside again for Team Burke


5-Halliama – Pace compromised & left uncovered last week, strong runner up before that, has been hinting, owns some back class & launches midpack again


10-Golden Cross Stone – Bounced back with another solid runner up finish last week, cycling forward & will need more gate speed to get involved from post ten



1-Chief Of Staff – I have no idea how, but second try off the claim & the well-timed drive by Joe Lee did the trick as the heavy favorite, now lands the rail in an ideal spot to repeat


2-Elrama N – Worked out a perfect second over trip & finished well to hit the board chasing Chief Of Staff & draws better to stalking within closer striking range while two for his last 44


3-Rock To Glory – Launched a well-timed late move to score the upset two starts back, then blitzed by a standout Texas Terror N, post three again off three weeks rest



6-Betterinpinehurst – Flashed some sneaky late trot with Tetrick in a much needed acclimating mile for Team Cullipher & regaining his form since the early February sick scratch


5-A New Leader – Lived up to the tote hype with a perfect trip score for The Buckeye last week, 4YO’s form has cycled forward & hence a big threat to repeat

7-Dreamonhigh – Used hard to clear the lead from post nine & just missed to A New Leader, Per Engblom trainee makes her second start off the bench on Lasix



9-Unstoppable Hall – Stepped it up with a much more aggressive narrow loss in her Big M debut, tougher post, but owns some back class & makes her third start off the bench with Tetrick


1-Sweet Gisele – Two for 60, but closed well while pace compromised last week, strong rally to hit the board before that & now moves inside off a pair of acclimating miles


10-Trans Meanie – Came out of a shuffle with a noteworthy showing second time Lasix, moves outside, yet remains a live threat for Team Bongiorno



2-Woodmere Harriet – Harriet has finished well in her last two, :26.4 in the slop two weeks ago, now hits rock bottom & draws inside a wide-open affair


3-Alkippe – Big M horse-for-the-course added Dexter Dunn & steamrolled first over in the slop to repeat, while transitioning from Freehold & draws inside again


4-Bad Ms Johnson – Might’ve sparkled something with a recent win @ Pocono, solid rally for third here last week & draws better to stalk the speed in a real tricky puzzle


2-Nextroundsonme – Grinded gamely & held for third in his second start here, sports some solid numbers last year, draws better & looms as a stalking opportunist price play


5-Nylander – Added Tetrick & really lived up to the tote hype with a down-the-road/never-a-doubt romp two weeks ago & fires from midpack again brimming with confidence


4-Muscledover – Beaten chalk brushed boldly & settled for second in the slop, draws a bit better for his second start off the bench & seems capable despite a double class hike



4-One Lucky Dude – 4YO has taken a few starts to adjust to his new barn, drops into a softer spot, draws better off a much-needed Big M acclimating mile & goes second time Lasix


1-Beachy Boy Hill – Having a hard time figuring out where that career best mile came from two weeks ago, now draws the rail with a big exclamation mark to build on


8-Texas Terror N – Beaten favorite set a solid pace from post ten & faded to third over an off track two weeks ago, stuck outside, yet his two previous wins were sharp



1-River Of Denile – Took a few starts to regain her winning form @ The Meadows, now makes her first start for Per Engblom here, gets some class relief & the rail, yet has been off 35 days


5-Fix-It-Up – Caught out of position from post seven last week, drops back down to a competitive level, draws a bit better & overdue for Team Bongiorno


8-Broknheartsville – Slapped the trotting hopples back on & she trotted the mile of her life in the second qualifier, tough draw for her 2023 debut, but it’s Dexter Dunn & Per Engblom



6-C Is For Cookie – The Cookie with the purple pedigree delivered a crisp n tasty treat in her sparkling 1:51.3 debut & logically stands out for Team Toscano


5-Two Proud – That was a real solid rally to hit the board chasing C Is For Cookie, she makes her second start as a lightly-raced 4YO with plenty of upside


1-Vibrance – Finished a sneaky good fourth in her 3YO debut from the same post, in line for a smooth stalking trip & has room to improve



5-Jara – Took a new mark of 1:57.3 in the slop two starts back, then faded to ninth last week, give her a chance to bounce back with four wins this season


6-Call Me Thefireman – Has been very steady in amateur events on half mile tracks, fresh off a huge wire-to-wire upset @ Yonkers & faces a camera-shy bunch


7-Ifnotmewho – Picked up a check in a Trackmaster Series Final last week, just missed before that, so seems to be gathering some momentum, but tough post & hasn’t won in a long time



7-The Black Ace – Lightly-raced 4YO almost went all the way as the beaten chalk in his Pocono comeback, makes his second start for a new barn & gets Dexter Dunn


4-Matt So Sure – Outsprinted with a :27.2 in his Big M debut, then severely pace compromised last week, now draws a bit better & retains Tetrick


5-Unresolved Debt – Just one for 34, but on the verge in his last two, forced wide from a tough spot last week & just missed before that