Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, November 4

2-Thndrfrmthethron N – Just two for 26 this season, yet ships back here fresh off a solid third while impeded early @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside

3-Gentlemensattitude – Only for 28 in 2022, but just missed with late surges in his last two @ Freehold, British invader Marc Jones has an inside post to work with here

4-Nobetterplacetobe – Freshened & flashed some late life in last Thursday’s Big M qualifier, 10YO strong in the win column, was in good form @ Running Aces & draws well

2-Century Hefner – Qualified with decent vigor @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, tackled tougher in the much-needed tightener & draws inside a wide-open field

7-Village Champ – Sports a pretty decent number in the win column, shows some recent success @ Pocono & took a mark of 1:51.4 here this season

1-Philosophizer – 4YO trying to regain form on the comeback trail, barn change, softer spot & the rail could shake things up

7-Spoileronthebeach – 1:51 performer @ The Big M last year makes his third start off the bench & it’s his second try since switching to Juan Cano, worth a stab here

4-Deerfield Beach – Hit the board back-to-back here with strong finishes in September & returns to the mile track with an improved post for a strong percentage barn

6-Rockabilly Charm – 1:50.3 winner here this season returns fresh off a gutsy score @ Freehold & gives British guest Richard Haythornthwaite a live drive

4-Whimsical Journey – This 3YO has come around this Fall, sports a rousing score @ Vernon Downs on October 14, draws a better post here with stalking potential

2-Kingofmyheart – Two for 30 lifetime 3YO has had his share of struggles, but note the significant class drop, barn change & inside draw in a complete toss up

9-Chief Of Staff – Just two for 30 this year, including a 1:53.2 mark @ The Big M, stuck outside a wide open field, yet did flash a :27.3 @ Rosecroft last out

3-One More Try – Game winner @ The Big M in mid September just missed with a nice late lunge @ Vernon Downs, inside draw after missing a month of action

5-Greenhill Hanover – Just two for 28 this season, yet a consistent check earner recently @ Pocono, lands midpack & finds a softer spot to exploit

10-Western Showgirl – Red-hot mare has won three of her last four @ Freehold, draws outside, but knows her way around this oval

7-Nineteen Crimes – Her lifetime best here back on September 16 sparked a four-race winning streak, tackles a challenging post, but gets some class relief

5-Tequila N Roses – She has won two of her last three, arrives fresh off a nice upset with trot at both ends & can utilize her stalking style on a track show knows well

8-Donato Patriot K – 4YO has struggled in his last three since a blowout win in Ohio, but ships here to join Team Bongiorno & worth a long look despite post eight

2-Lenda Hand Man – 3YO snapped out of a brief slump with a mighty surge & new lifetime mark of 1:52.3 @ Pocono, gets class & post relief for Team Bongiorno

3-R Captain Hanover – Captaintreacherous gelding recently scored two in a row, including a 1:53.4 career best @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, improving 3YO draws well here

1-Texas Terror N – 14YO sports 50 career wins, seven this season, most importantly sharp recent form, lands the rail & fits this spot to a tee

2-Instantaneous – 4YO arrives on a form spree @ Freehold & Harrah’s Philadelphia, fresh off a narrow loss & draws inside to employ his stalking style

6-Marvalous One – Left off here on a winning note on September 10 with a sharp 1:52.3 score as the betting favorite & freshened with a solid qualifier

5-Maybe Ned – 8YO picked up his game in his last three since a barn change, arrives off a well-controlled win @ Freehold & might be ready to crank it up another notch

5-So Irresistible – She’s made breaks in two of her last three, yet that was a solid try two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & this class drop might be enough

10-Love That Smile – Just one for 17 this season & draws outside, but arrives fresh off a strong second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia for Team Bongiorno & drops dangerously

6-Don’t Trip – 1:52.3 performer @ Scioto Downs has won eight of 15 this season & three of her last four @ Saratoga, note the barn change for this hot shipper

1-Saying Grace N – Kicks off the Team Cullipher 1-2 punch in here fresh off a narrow loss @ Pocono, on a roll right now & well spotted on the rail to stalk the speed

6-Traceur Hanover – 2014 Breeders Crown winner here maintaining solid form in PA for Team Burke, can take advantage of some class relief & pad his strong win percentage

8-Stonebridge Reef – Sports a 1:50.1 mark @ The Big M this season, freshened with an energetic qualifier here & capable of blasting off for the well regarded Chris Ryder

1-Fix-It-Up – Team Bongiorno project horse looks poised to rebound off breaks in two consecutive starts, qualified with zeal, drops & lands the rail

2-Toccoa Falls – 1:53.1 winner @ The Big M in 2022 has been off 42 days, but returns to the mile track with class & post relief in an eight for 25 season

3-Four Under Par – Bumped into some tougher opposition @ Pocono in his last two, this Per Engblom trainee has won eight of 21 this year & draws well on the class drop

2-No Better Joy – Just two for 34 this season, but this is a serious class drop scenario, plus post two & Yannick Gingras listed

3-Texas Miki – Beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia has been steady @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lands in a soft spot here & draws well for Bruce Saunders

7-Trashytonguetalker – 1:52 winner @ The Big M this season showing the right signs while taking a recent tumble down the class ladder

1-Romantic Warrior – 3YO product of the Illinois stakes circuit tuned up with a solid second @ Freehold in his first start for Per Engblom & lands the rail in a field ripe for the taking

5-Magnolia Volo – Filly with a mark of 1:54.2 @ The Big M back on September 10, returns here at that bottom level & looms large

3-Troycen – Team Burke 3YO gets a chance to step up in his key third try off the bench with class relief & inside draw

2-Incredible Badger – 3YO Team Bongiorno trainee has been struggling against tougher @ Pocono, lots to like about the class & post relief scenario here

1-Fox Valley Carlin – 0 for 18 in his 3YO campaign, mostly in Ontario, makes his second start since the barn change to Team Harmon & draws the rail in a wide-open finale

5-Maximum Ideal – Only two for 30 this season, but a solid runner up in his last two @ Vernon Downs, draws an ideal midpack post in top form

Ken Warkentin Selections for Saturday, November 5

5-Mambacita – From the terrific first crop of Mission Brief’s brother Tactical Landing & first foal from the Donato Hanover dam, went two-for-two in Red Mile Grand Circuit action for Team Alagna, chased division leader Special Way in the BC

7-Bond – Daughter of world champion Southwind Frank out of a sister to Bella Bellini, romped in the PASS Final, took a mark of 1:54.1 here this season & freshened brightly for Team Svanstedt

3-Emira Mil IT – Italian-bred filly by European star & two-time Prix d’Amerique winner Face Time Bourbon seemed to be gaining her best stride in Lexington & draws well to step up further for Team Svanstedt

2-Up Your Deo – $100,000 Walner colt & first foal from his Cantab Hall dam, disqualified from second in the NJSS Final & has done well in this series, prepped nicely @ Pocono & draws inside a light match up for Team Svanstedt

6-Southwind Admiral – $20,000 colt by Tactical Landing has reeled off four in a row since an early September sick scratch, including a 1:55.1 here in NJ Classic B action, big chance to flaunt his potential here

5-Some Kinda Crazy – $20,000 ridgling from the first crop of world champion Crazy Wow has been a pretty steady check earner at multiple venues, does sport a mark of 1:54.1 @ The Big M & figures to be stalking close by

4-Volume Eight – $70,000 Chapter Seven colt has won four of six, including a pop out bombs away upset in 1:52.4 @ The Red Mile, followed by a wire-to-wire in the Simpson

5-Purple Lord – Tactical Landing colt scored a Kindergarten upset from post seven fresh off the bench & right there on the ticket when stepping up against Grand Circuit stock

3-Candy Bomber – Tactical Landing gelding ships back here fresh off his best effort to date, a solid second in the Simpson @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws well to stalk these

1-Cultured – $120,000 Captaintreacherous filly scorched a 1:51 division back in mid July, so the talent & potential is there, regrouped with an impressive Big M qualifier & lands the rail for Team Toscano

3-Cantgetuoutamymind – Always B Miki homebred a 1:51.2 performer in Lexington ships in fresh off her first two wins for Joe Holloway & draws inside brimming with confidence

4-Proud Mary – Sweet Lou seventh foal from Dan Patch Award winner Tug River Princess been chasing division standout Sylvia Hanover, well spotted here to flaunt her late kick for Chris Ryder

3-Pure Hope S – Swedish bred by a son of Ready Cash broke her maiden in style here in mid September, returns off a blowout in the Simpson & draws inside for Team Svanstedt

2-Wild Jiggy S – Another Swedish bred by O’Brien Award winner International Moni, broke her maiden with a nice late burst in the Simpson & lands an inside post here to give Team Svanstedt a solid 1-2 punch

7-Park Slope – $100,000 Chapter Seven filly has hit the board in four of five, just missed to Wild Jiggy S as the beaten favorite, tougher draw here, but going in the right direction

2-Blue Hunt – Gelding from the second crop of world champion Huntsville has piled up $110,000 & sports a mark of 1:52.1 in NYSS, second by a nose to Hungry Man in a 1:50.1 division back on July 15 & draws inside

1-Hungry Man – Colt from the first crop of O’Brien Award winner Stay Hungry won a mid-July division in a sizzling 1:50.1, difficult to gauge off a sick scratch, yet lands in a wide-open split for Team Alagna

5-Pacino Hanover – $165,000 brother to 1:47 millionaire American History been trying to find his best stride in Lexington & continues to ramp it up here in only his fifth career start for Team Toscano

4-Memo – Pace & trip compromised in his last two @ Pocono, has shown a distinct liking for The Big M, gets some class relief & draws well to show speed

7-Ken’s Walner – $200,000 Walner colt exploded to a 1:53.3 score here back on September 10, then just missed in 1:51.3 in Lexington, went back on Lasix & dominated @ Pocono last out

3-Hotfoot Hannah – Took a mark of 1:52.4 @ The Big M this season, consistent mare draws inside to set up an ideal stalking trip in a wide-open field

5-Beltara – A steady Stay Hungry filly just missed in her comebacker in the Simpson @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, launches midpack with speed & upside with a chance to upset

4-Bellisima Hanover – Captaintreacherous filly was 1:51.2 performer here this season raced well in the Breeders Crown & draws an improved post here for Team Alagna

3-Romantic Evening – Nifty Norman has started to come around this Fall in PA & draws inside here fresh off a narrow loss as the heavy favorite against older foes

5-Rockin The Aces – Stalwart Big M horse-for-the-course comes to play every night, very dangerous on the class drop & stalks from midpack

8-Hammering Hank – 3YO Pelling trainee derailed by injury on the road to the Meadowlands Pace, flashed late life in his Pocono comebacker & could surprise older foes despite post eight

7-Mark Witha K – 1:48 mark @ The Big M this season, while piling up eight wins in 2022, tricky post, but gets class relief & owns blastoff speed

6-Southwind Tyrion – World champion 1:51.1 2YO continues his 4YO comeback, shows some inspiring miles here & tuned up with a nice Pocono qualifier for Team Svanstedt

8-Yanks Dugout – Team Burke trainee loves The Big M with a mark of 1:52.3 here this season, two months off & qualified with vigor, draws outside, but looks ready for battle

2-Emerald’s Legacy – 3YO deserves a long look sporting eight wins in 13 starts, on a roll @ Harrah’s Philadelphia where he just romped in the Simpson & draws inside here

3-Crunch Time A – Australian import by Somebeachsomewhere erupted to win his Big M qualifier with Lasix added & draws well to make his NA debut for Brennan & Drennan

5-Cody’s Knapsack – Took a mark of 1:51.1 here this season for Team Burke, just missed two starts back @ Pocono & drops dangerously here

2-Twin B Heart Throb – Mohawk invader has missed a month, but debuts here as a new Team Cullipher acquisition from an inside post & could step up immediately

1-Captain Batboy – $200,000 Captaintreacherous colt a 1:51.2 winner here back in late July, eager to please in last week’s qualifier & lands the rail for Team Alagna

5-Loubet – Team Burke homebred by Sweet Lou bounced back from his initial loss by running up the score in 1:52.1 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & qualified with plenty

6-Stormalong – Stay Hungry colt reset with a winning qualifier over well-regarded Voukefalas, so looks poised to resume & tap his potential further for Team Alagna

7-Bounty Hunter – Huntsville gelding inching closer to $100,000 this season, just missed in the EBC & makes his second start off the bench in a much softer match up

1-We Shall Sea – Missed over a month after shipping south & finished well enough @ Pocono for his new barn & now lands the rail to trip out in a wide-open field

8-Ario Hanover – Tossed in a clunker as the heavy favorite @ The Meadows, 1:49.4 performer this season did flash some previous potential & can rebound for Team Burke despite post eight

6-Rockeyed Optimist – Just one for 21 this season hanging over him, yet this 11YO warhorse switches back to a track he’s very familiar with & might outclass this bunch

3-Henrico – Overmatched @ Yonkers recently, but gets needed class relief & draws inside a wide-open finale to snap his current skid with talented rookie Braxten Boyd

5-Bet The Limit – Looking at a two for 31 record in 2022 & dull recent form, but gets a chance to crank it up on the mile track with right set up