Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, November 10, 2023

Wednesday, November 8, 2023


9-Atta Boy Dan – Classy millionaire with 91 career wins arrives on a form spree @ Pocono, stuck outside, yet can fly off the wings in top form


4-Takeittotheface – Brushed pretty hard to take charge from post nine & finished a commendable second, finally draws a decent post & finds a beatable field


2-Paprike Blue Chip – Liking the solid second three starts back, then had post ten, chased a dominant I’m Burlington N last week & draws inside again



1-Classic Crunch – Captain Crunch sister to millionaire Blue Moon Stride finished a much-improved third in her Big M debut & lands the rail for Team Ryder


5-Strange Fruit – Sweet Lou filly showed vigor in her qualifier after three months off, PA Allstars winner in 1:52.3 looks ready to roll for Team Toscano


3-Shebebakin Hanover – Captaintreacherous sister to Perfect Sting favored in her last three in PA & flashed some late life in her latest two for Nifty Norman



4-Laz – Yonkers shipper draws well here off a no-chance trip, won a 3YO $30,000 claimer before that & sports a mark of 1:51.4 @ Pocono for Team Stratton


7-Gazoo – Owns a mark of 1:53.2 here in the slop, has been on a roll at NY tracks & almost stole a N/W 4 @ Yonkers wire-to-wire as the heavy favorite


8-Southwind Sambucca – Grinded gamely through a quickening pace & just missed with an excellent effort, moves outside & faces a class hike, but trending right



6-Queen Sun Ryser – Landing on the fringes recently with okay finishes, returns to the mile track & note the barn change, which could spell wake up


1-Hers Hungry – Stay Hungry filly with some upside ships in off a shuffled second @ Pocono, lands the rail & in line for a smooth trip in a complete headscratcher


5-Evas Sports Czech – Closed from last to hit the board in :27.3 two starts back, lacked the same late pop after another slow start, yet draws a bit better



3-A B Collins – Pace & trip compromised from post seven, yet made up a ton of ground to just miss to Premier Joy A, draws better & could be on the verge


5-Thndrfrmthethron N – Just three for 34 this season, yet can seldom be counted out, especially in current form & lands midpack fresh off a solid rally to hit the board


10-Sports Hero – That was some wake up call when brushed uncovered & romped in 1:52.3, stuck outside here, but gets The Judge while brimming with confidence



1-Century Jamila – Solid runner up to a dominant favorite Dresden last week, excellent acclimating mile & lands the rail for Team Cullipher


7-Silent Crossing – Rallied from a tough spot to hit the board just behind Century Jamila, tougher post, but now she’s had a needed trip around The Big M


5-Jody – Brushed & crushed easier to regain her winning edge & capable of stepping back up in class as part of a formidable Team Burke 1-2 punch



3-Cowgirl Lilly – Solid season so far for this Yonkers with a case of thirditis recently, continues to tumble down the condition ladder & draws inside here


1-Celia B Money – Huntsville filly on the fringe fourth in Grand Circuit stakes, off 24 days, but makes her Team Burke debut from the rail in a field of question marks


6-Nite Time Deal – Got off to a quick start from post eight & chased standout Jody in an encouraging acclimating mile at long odds & has a chance to build on that



5-D’Apper – Romped back-to-back fresh off the bench, then suffered an interference break, took his mark of 1:54 here this season & has a big chance to regroup for Lucas Wallin


3-All A Twitter – Reeled off three in a row @ Harrah’s Philadelphia before getting stung from post seven against N/W 5 company & now lands in an ideal spot for here Big M debut


6-Check Her Out – Rallied for a new mark of 1:56.2 @ Pocono fresh off the bench, followed that with a solid second here & regaining form for Nifty Norman



3-Talk Curdy To Me – Arrives flaunting prolific form against top OSS stars @ Mohawk where she took a mark of 1:51.1 this Fall, well spotted & draws inside for her Team Cullipher debut


2-Prancing Queen – Last Friday’s Best Bet just missed with a gallant try, draws inside again & her form is cycling forward for Team Burke


5-Twin B Echo – Ships in after tripping out to a new mark of 1:52.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & getting some class relief off that career high



3-Bionic – Rebounded off a parked out trip from post eight with his second blowout in his last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside & owns a mark of 1:51 here this season


2-Bank Sea – Left little doubt & romped as the heavy favorite in two of his last three, returns to The Big M with an inside post on a form spree for The Judge


5-Rock On Line – Stormed home from the clouds to score the upset two starts back, then failed get involved from post eight & has a chance to rebound with the right speed target



5-Shes A Live Wire – Runner up to Strawberry Fields back-to-back, her latest with an inspiring late surge, gets away from that hot rival & stalks from midpack on the verge


2-Pull Me Through – Forced to make a wide rally from last & landed on the fringe fourth again, draws inside for her fourth start off the bench & continues to step up her game


6-Ooh Real Good – Other than her more alert start it’s hard to explain her sudden late surge & 17-1 upset last week, nevertheless she has a chance to prove it was no fluke



3-Deadline Hall – Well driven to a solid second to Lindys Irishcream last week, draws better off that superb acclimating mile & picks up The Bionic Man


5-Beach Dreamzzz – She hasn’t missed the board in three starts here with excellent efforts, reunited with Corey Callahan & continues to ramp it up


1-Starlit Rambo – Fired out & finished a shuffled fourth last week, been racing well recently, lands the rail & switches to Todd McCarthy



2-Smileandsaycheese – Reeled off three straight recently @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns to The Big M for that $10,000 tag, draws inside & knows this track


1-See You Friday – Just missed a huge upset two starts back fresh off the Edwin Quevedo claim & now moves inside fresh off a pace compromised trip


10-Tidal Shark – Returned to form recently, off a rare miscue in his first start off the claim, slammed with post ten, yet could be heard from with the right set up



5-Allindotime – Tried to steal one on the front end & settled for third last week, strong runner up before that, a live item in a wide-open finale


8-Aviation – All the way in a career best 1:54 in a sparkling first start here for Scott Di Domenico before making an early miscue & needs a big rebound from post


7-Ifnotmewho – Got parked out & pace compromised last week, rallied stoutly to hit the board two starts back, challenging post & one for 28 this season


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4-Always Close – Fired out & was left in the wake of a dominant Bloodhound in a TM Final, gutsy win before that & lands post four again to play close to the pace


9-Its Showtime – Slammed with another tough draw, but he can surely blast off, especially on his recent form spree, just missed from post ten & picks up Yannick


5-I’m Burlington N – Was somehow able to turn his game right around with typical aggressive handling in the MADC Series & likely tries to bottom out the field again



2-Good Investment – Finished a solid third at this level two starts back, now moves inside off an impossible trip from post ten & retains Dexter Dunn in a drop down derby


5-Incredible Badger – Was absolutely torched from post ten, flew home from the clouds to hit the board before that & drops back down for his third try off the bench


4-Bizys Beatle – Beaten favorite got off to a slow start & couldn’t get involved when Mindtrip was lighting it up last week & draws well again to make amends



6-Glamorous Hanover – Tactical Landing sister to Father Patrick & Pastor Stephen suddenly stormed home at long odds to just miss in the Kindergarten Final for Team Alagna


3-French Champagne – Muscle Hill first foal out of a sister to French Wine & French Laundry won her first five starts in KY, just finished third in the Matron & draws well for Team Svanstedt


1-Cocktailwithakick – From the first crop of world champion Six Pack, this filly displayed some progression before her latest miscue, Bluegrass runner up has been off 35 days



3-Pizzelle – Evidently the sloppy track @ Hoosier Park didn’t agree with her after romping in a Grand Circuit event @ The Red Mile & this Walner filly draws inside to rebound


5-Walcango – Walner filly has come back with a pair of strong in-the-money finishes for Jim Campbell, look for her to fire off the wings & make her presence felt


2-Pisco Sour – Walner filly learned her lessons well in Lexington, finished third just behind Pizzelle in the Bluegrass & draws inside for Team Svanstedt



4-Sport Secret – Solid 1:49.1 performer this season going well right now for Team Cullipher, returns to The Big M at a reduced level, draws well & gets The Bionic Man

2-Captain Fancy – Arrives in sharp form @ Pocono, fresh off a narrow loss, his post luck continues & smooth trip likely in a very intriguing pari mutuel puzzler


6-BB Lucky Boy – This boy took an instant liking to The Big M with an emphatic 1:49.4 blowout two starts back, then flaunted his speed again when he stepped up to this level



2-Avellino – Finished well off cover to hit the ticket @ 45-1 in a Kindergarten consolation, seems to be trending right & draws inside for Noel Daley


1-Caviart Justice – Brushed to the front & faded to last in Kindergarten consolation, tripped out to a new mark of 1:52.1 with a :26.2 before that & lands the rail to rebound for Team Takter


5-Wish You Well – Second to Newsroom from post ten in a NJ Classic Final, then reeled off three straight @ Freehold & knows how to win here for Nifty Norman



4-Blue Pacific – Rallied to win a NJ Classic Final here in 1:50.3, then lowered that mark to 1:50.2 @ Hoosier Park & just picked up a check from post nine in the Breeders Crown


7-Pulp Fiction – Swept the NJSS Series @ The Big M & won her first four starts here, just missed in another final @ Freehold & can be tough when able to take control


3-Odds On Steno – Runner up in the NJSS Final @ The Big M has been a roll @ Freehold, slow start from post seven cost her any chance last time & draws better here for Team Alagna



3-P L Ozzy – Flashy 1:48.3 back-to-back winner here this past Summer took his requisite tour of the oval tightener, now gets class & post relief for his second start off the bench


4-Stonebridge Reef – Was expecting a bit more last week, yet he did chase a sharp 1:49.3 winner, drops another notch & draws well for his third try since coming back


9-Tito Rocks – Tito finished second at a tougher level here back on September 9, beaten favorite stuck outside, but gets another class drop for a barn that always sends them ready



7-My Pal Joe – Returned from four months on the sidelines & sat seventh in a much-needed start, draws a challenging post in a very competitive field, but drops to a winning level


5-Southwind Gendry – 1:47.2 millionaire fresh off a solid third with pace @ both ends & moves to midpack with the right amount of class relief for Team Burke


6-American Classic – Brushed n crushed these two starts back, returns to the Big M with a strong number in the win column & another aggressive effort expected from this Team Burke trainee



3-Art Scaping – Fresh off a lively romp in 1:51.3, draws an improved post for another step up in class with a claiming tag & now makes his third start off the bench


8-Sugar Me N – Revived his form this Fall for Team Burke, cruised to a decisive post eight tally in 1:51.2 as the favorite last week & logically looms as a threat to repeat


1-Chucky Hanover – Scored back-to-back recently @ Harrah’s Philadelphia before making another early miscue, lands the rail to stretch out on the mile track & rebound for Team Cullipher



2-Vel Mr Nice Guy – Form has cycled upwards @ Yonkers, 1:48.3 performer @ The Big M last year has inside advantage on the main concerns, including his Team Stratton stablemate


9-Photobombr Hanover – Pulled the old 180 & took no prisoners in a well meant wire-to-wire mission last week, expect another blastoff attempt in a laid back field


10-Hereitiz – Forced wide & rallied stoutly for second to Photobombr last week, nice acclimating mile, draws farther outside & banks on getting a bigger speed target



4-Sonofamistery – Former stakes playing son of Muscle Hill, only four starts this year, yet qualified well for Team Melander, draws nicely & might be ready to fire fresh off the bench


7-Toccoa Falls – Dropped n popped with a thunderous rally in :27.1 to nail Donato Patriot K last week, draws a more demanding post, but in top form for Per Engblom


8-Donato Patriot K – Parlayed a gutsy score two starts back with a well-controlled narrow loss to Toccoa Falls last week, now seeking to turn the tables from another tough post



4-Handlelikeaporsche – Grand Circuit stakes winning 2YO in 2022, now 0 for 13 this season, but returns to The Big M fresh off a narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia


1-Springsteen – Tripped out, took aim & settled for fourth last week, drops another notch & lands the rail to conjure up some of his back class in a headscratcher


5-Tyga Hanover – Has regained some form in his last two elsewhere, ships into a softer condition here & knows his way around this oval



4-Boiler Maker – Sat off the speed & had too far to come last Friday, took a mark of 1:49.4 here this season, draws a bit better with some back class & long overdue


2-Heza Real Diamond – Tried to rally from a tough spot & was blitzed by a 1:50.2 winner, now makes his third start off a sick scratch at the rock bottom condition level


6-Stretch the Line – 0 for 20 this season, but finished with much more late vigor last Friday & continues to trend in a positive direction on the comeback trail