Ken Warkentin Selections for December 1, 2 & 3

Monday, November 28, 2022

Selections for Thursday, November 1


2-Keystonefightnight – Pocono invader has been struggling in tougher classes, draws inside a very soft GSY 1 division & picks up Joe Lee


1-Spectacular Sunset – Just one for 23 this season, but did flash some late life from a relatively tough spot last out & moves inside to possibly sit closer to the pace


7-Master Conrad – The Master is only 28 this year, yet did race better despite being pace compromised last time & banks on getting some speed to shoot at



1-Sweet Phenomena – $150,000 sister to Someomensomewhere & A Major Omen makes only her third career start for Team Takter, finished well against some top quality fillies in the Qua


6-Ipanema Hanover – Steady Mohawk shipper arrives in the Team Cullipher stable after missing 27 days & lands in a soft spot to make an immediate impression


2-Sassy Cindy – Grinded gallantly & didn’t fade much into strong headwinds last Friday & draws inside again to improve in her second start here for Juan Cano



3-DL’s Big Elvis – Elvis is back in the building fresh off two close seconds @ the TM 74 level here & draws inside to play his stalking game in top form


6-Sunshine’s Finest – Only two for 34 this season, but this 1:51.3 winner here been shopping @ the tough trips are us store recently & forced wide off slow pace to grab second last out


2-Know Your Roll – Solid runner in two of her last three, used pretty hard last time & now draws better to stalk n pop & snap a long losing skid



5-Deerfield Beach – Beaten favorite fresh off an aggressive uncovered effort & still held third last out, draws inside again & might on the verge of an overdue win


1-Thndrfrmthethron N – Thunder reeled off three in a row recently before hitting those strong stretch headwinds last Friday & now drops back down to the TM 74 level


4-Lincoln Boulevard – His 0 for 25 season a major knock, but ships in off a wake up mile of sorts @ Freehold, was facing tougher claimers @ Yonkers & draws well here



3-Pappy Go Go – Got roughed up first over from post seven last out, now this horse-for-the-course gets the class & post relief he needs in a field ripe for taking


1-Frankie Hill – One for 23 in his initial sophomore season, yet made a nice transition & rallied for the runner up spot in an inspiring acclimating mile & draws inside again


4-Four Under Par – Beaten heavy favorite had dead aim & faded to fourth, a stronger second before that & this eight-time winner in 2022 has tumbled down the condition ladder



6-Raptor’s Flight N – Winner @ Saratoga on Saturday makes his second start off the bench, classy 9YO owns a mark of 1:51.1 here this season


8-Stolen Art – 7YO has caught fire on Lasix while switching barns @ Plainrudge, stuck outside for his Big M debut, but has sharp form in his corner


4-Candell – Has been on a nice roll @ Freehold recently, arrives fresh off a blowout score there & draws well to set up his stalking strategy



2-Duddie’s Lor – Tonight’s Price Play has a winning history here, has dropped down, gets another serious shot at the GSY I Series off an improved effort with another inside draw


1-Doc Semalu – Doc closed from a long way back to hit the board from post nine, now moves inside, but has that two for 31 record this season hanging over him


8-Rockabilly Charm – Beaten favorite in four of his last five, noteworthy efforts in his last two, tough draw here, but sports a 1:50.3 mark @ The Big M this season



4-Ooh Real Good – She was real good come out of a shuffle to finish second off a sick scratch & draws well again off that much-needed acclimating mile


1-One More Try – Was caught too far back again & settled for minor spoils, she figures to launch closer to the pace from the rail in a wide-open match up


3-Anne Bonney N – One for 32 this season, yet has won here in the past, recent form is okay & makes her second start off a sick scratch from an inside post



2-Fox Valley Carlin – Took a few starts to adjust to The Big M & erupted with a new mark of 1:52.2 with Dexter Dunn, this improving 3YO draws much better for Team Harmon


3-Joint Account – Recently changed barns & landed on the edges @ Yonkers against some salty company, strong in the win column & draws inside for his Big M debut


4-Kobra Kai – Ships in off a tough trip @ Yonkers just behind Joint Account, sports a 1:51.1 Mohawk mark & draws well to play a stalking role


Ken Warkentin Selections for Friday, December 2


2-Whimsical Journey – 3YO scored back-to-back upsets recently, including a 1:50.4 career best off an amazing :53.4 half two starts back, drops back down & draws better


3-Sportsmanship – 10YO veteran has been struggling against $15,000 claimers @ Pocono, finds a softer spot here, picks up Yannick Gingras & long overdue


7-Bargain Shopper – Scored a win here this season against TM 77 company, a solid third last week, challenging post, but drops a notch



5-Texas Miki – This Miki worked out a perfect trip upset to score a decisive upset into strong stretch headwinds, sports that 1:51 mark @ Mohawk & has license to repeat


4-Mach Time N – Followed up a blowout upset here into a solid third in the slop @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, a threat to go all the way draws better for his return to The Big M


2-Treacherous Tom – 3YO was a tearing it up @ Plainridge where he starred in MASS Sires Stakes, draws inside, but ships in off a serious clunker 18 days ago



1-The Magic Of Life – Tough trips in his last two in PA, gets class & post relief for his trip back here for Team Harmon & looms large from the rail


2-Wow Lester – Beat these as the favorite from post two before finishing a strong third into strong headwinds last week & now drops back down


6-Pencils Down – One for 22 this season, but got on a recent roll & acquired by Team Cullipher, fresh off a decent acclimating mile & worth a long look



3-Major Battle – Owns a mark of 1:50.2 here, plus a solid record, has been sharp against tougher @ Pocono & draws inside to give her options


4-Cousin Mary – 1:50.1 performer @ The Big M this year trounced these as the favorite two starts back, then got left out to dry, she can rebound from an improved post


8-Sunday Afternoon – Three for 33 with a lot of seconds this season, stuck outside, but this a substantial class drop & she can blast off



9-McMatters – Has won here in the past, switched barns recently, has cranked it up in his last two, lands a tough post, yet some class relief helps his cause in this headscratcher


8-Sumatra – Classy 11YO just one for 20 this season & draws outside, but takes a tumble down the condition ladder & that might be enough in this wide-open field


5-Los Ballykeelamigo – Fringe player against $50,000 claimers @ Yonkers ships into a real soft spot here & has a chance to make a smooth mile-track-transition



5-I Love Ongait – 3YO filly has perked up in her last two since shipping south into the Noel Daley barn, arrives here fresh off a blowout score @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & has a bright future


6-So Irresistible – Was forced to close from the clouds last Saturday & still hit the board from a tough spot, knocking on the door & finds a prime spot to kick it in


7-Milieu Hanover – Open Handicap upsetter @ Dover recently had no chance in her Big M debut, outside assignment here, yet perhaps she can offer a more aggressive effort this time



5-Nylander – Landing on the edges against tougher while steadily dropping down the condition ladder & looks like he’s due to stalk n pop in a field ripe for the taking


4-Romantic Warrior – Beaten heavy favorite faded to fifth after a narrow loss on the engine & blowout win before that, 3YO draws well again to rebound


3-Hotfoot Hannah – Looked like she might’ve been sitting on a big effort & broke, sports a 1:52.4 mark @ The Big M this season, drops again & draws better



7-Odds On Gamma – Sweet Lou filly with a mark of 1:51.4 for Team Alagna, gets a substantial class drop for her key third start off the bench & has license to trounce these


6-Hit Me Up – 3YO filly makes her comeback off a lively qualifier for Team Bongiorno & lands in an easier spot to make an immediate impression


5-Milady Denver A – Brushed n crushed bottom level TM 74 foes last Saturday, now brimming with confidence she moves to midpack to attempt a similar effort & repeat



1-Game Of Change – Took charge & returned to his recent winning ways with a decisive romp into strong stretch gusts, 10-time winner this season poised to step up from the rail


4-Three In Heaven A – Bounced back off a beaten favorite loss & tripped out to upset in his third US start, rewarded with an improved post as a big threat to repeat


7-High Baller – 1:50 winner here this season off a huge rebound effort, has now won three of his last four, tougher draw here, but remains on his toes



3-Memo – Beat these with a well driven effort three starts back, draws better off a solid third chasing standout Weslynn Quest & looms as a serious stalking threat on the class drop


4-Lifetime Royalty – Evidently that strong second @ Yonkers two starts back indicated he was ready to deliver an emphatic career best last week & now he’s a threat to repeat


6-Toccoa Falls – Nine-time winner this season has been razor sharp in his last three, yielded to a suddenly rejuvenated Amador, but can easily see this heavy beaten favorite rebound



6-Restaurant Bully – Second just in front of Slick Richard in his first start here, then got roughed up first over as the heavy favorite & this is a prime spot to rebound


3-Slick Richard – Finished a solid third with a :26.3 in his Big M debut, then got caught too far back from post ten, now moves inside a wide open field


7-Up The Creek – Has hit the board in five of six this season, forced to make a wide rally for third in an inspiring Big M debut, on the verge & just needs the right set up



6-Ahundreddollarbill – Picked up a check in the TVG Open, which was asking a lot after missing a month, freshened 1:50.2 winner here this season now faces a more reasonable task


7-Delayed Hanover – 4YO was on a pretty good roll before changing barns, promptly broke for his new connections, but has a big chance to rebound with class & potential


5-Rich And Miserable – Solid, steady performer a runner up in his last two, nosed out as the favorite against similar @ Pocono & we know he loves The Big M



6-Shezafreaklikeme – Only two for 27 this season, but has been consistently on the edges against tougher in PA & worth a stab in this total toss up


8-Lets Ryde Girl – Got a little too ambitious in her Big M debut, draws post eight again, but this filly remains on a form spree in an eight for 26 season


5-Best Keepsake – Certainly lived up to the favorite’s role with a game wire-to-wire into strong headwinds, not sure if she’s capable of the class hike, but going in the right direction



3-No Where To Hide – Flashed some late life after a brutal trip from post ten in her Big M debut & now moves inside a dartboard finale field


7-Steal My Thunder – 10YO mare has been pretty consistent @ Plainridge, arrives off a solid second & seems to match up well with this assortment


1-Pleasure Seeker – One for 25 this season, but note the recent barn change & ramped it up in her last two with Lasix added @ Plainridge & lands the rail


Selections for Saturday, December 3


5-Lenda Hand Man – Recently rallied for a new mark of 1:52.3 @ Pocono against the N/W 5 class there, returns to face a much softer TM 77 grouping for Team Bongiorno


3-Grateful Kiss – 0 for 29 staring at you, but could break that goose egg the way this gelding is racing lately, beaten chalk just missed into strong headwinds last out & post three again


7-Chief Of Staff – Delivered as the favorite with a well-driven effort at the bottom TM 74 level, tougher post for the class hike, but the right set up can put him in play



6-Jaqen H’Ghar – Lightly-raced Walner gelding found himself @ Pocono this Fall for Team Svanstedt, was nosed out again with a tough trip as the beaten chalk & seems relentless


1-Street Smarts – Consistent Walner colt arrives on a form spree against N/W 4 company @ Pocono, fresh off a narrow loss 18 days ago & lands the rail in a pretty competitive field


4-Primadonna Deo – Added Lasix & just missed in a Simpson division @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, sports a mark of 1:52 @ The Big M & she draws well to maintain her momentum



7-Arden Messi N – Makes US debut after holding off his hard-charging stablemate in a sharp qualifier, tough to gauge where he belongs, but looks like a potent Andrew Harris 1-2 punch


1-Control Heaven – Dipped down a notch & came out of a shuffle for the deuce last week, bumped back up with the rail again & could be on the verge for Team Cullipher


6-The Ideal Dancer A – Pretty steady record in Australia, closed from a long way back to just miss to his Andrew Harris stablemate in qualifier, if it sets up right for him he could be this good



4-Boozin N Cruisin – Just two for 25 in his initial season, no chance in his last two elsewhere, has been facing tougher & arrives here in a tailor made spot for Team Harmon


2-Henrico – That was a solid third from the same post two starts back, moves inside with some acclimating miles under him & switches to Corey Callahan


3-Rocknroll Captain – Not sure how a $4,000 claimer @ Vernon Downs stacks up here, yet this gelding ships in after winning two of his last three there & draws inside a dartboard field



10-Play Jet Ray – Shipped south off a dull line @ Mohawk & promptly blasted down the road in a sparkling 1:51 into stretch headwinds, stuck outside, but has a big one to build on


5-Sunny And Eighty – 3YO was no factor in his Big M debut for Nik Drennan, note his previous success on mile tracks, switches to a wide-open claimer & launches from midpack


1-Setoncruisecontrol – Lightly-raced 4YO with some upside, sports a mark of 1:52.4 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, drops back into a claimer, lands the rail & Todd Mccarthy



7-American Classic – 1:51 performer in Lexington switched to Mark Silva, added Lasix & crushed his comebacker @ Pocono, now makes his Big M debut with Dexter Dunn


10-Stonebridge Reef – Blasted for a pocket ride & got nosed out in a sharp rebound mile, 10-.1 performer here this season can attempt a similar effort from post ten


2-Maximus Miki – $200,000 brother to Always A Miki & Ammo has won four of his first five @ Pocono, draws inside after missing 19 days, yet certainly has substantial upside



5-The Bird Dance N – Won his Big M debut with a two-move upset in the slop, then faded to fourth chasing a salty 1:50.4 winner last week, now draws better to set up a stalking trip


6-Big Chic Magnet – Took a mark of 1:49.3 here this season & finds a prime spot to turn things around with the right set up for Team Bongiorno


7-Italian Delight N – Horse with a distinct affinity for The Big M took full advantage of his second shot at a reduced level & smooth cover trip & conjure up more back class



1-Stone Hanover – Steady Stone just missed with a mighty :26.1 late surge last week, sub 1:50 performer here this year now with Team Toscano & lands the rail to trip out


2-Ocean Ridge N – Ships up the Turnpike fresh off a perfect trip score @ Dover with Dexter Dunn, draws inside & figures to be forwardly placed in this competitive match up


6-Speedy Dominic A – Dominic got off to a slow start from the rail, yet finished strong for a piece, not bad considering the 42-day layoff & Team Bongiorno have a 1-2 punch in here



6-Coxcomb – Sharp n steady 4YO has overcome some tough trips to hit the board in his last four against similar @ Pocono & leads a solid duo here for Chuck Crissman, Jr.


5-Candys Image Rocks – Went all the way for this price @ Harrah’s Philadelphia fresh off the bench, bumped into a sloppy track there last Sunday & still fresh on the comeback trail


8-A Bettor Beach – Sports a 1:49.1 @ The Big M in 2021, has twice rallied to beat this kind from the rail @ Pocono & rates contender status despite an outside assignment here



7-Ilikemebettor A – Red-hot PA invader has caught fire for Team Miller, handy winner in his last two, including a new mark of 1:49 & logically figures to make his presence felt here


1-Vettel N – Has piled up nine wins this season for Team Bongiorno, this speedster lands the rail on a form spree & he’s always dangerous in control


3-Colossal Stride A – Arrived fresh off a rousing score @ Plainridge & stormed home off a fast pace for the Dexter Dunn upset, rewarded with an improved post & looms large



3-Kandy Sweet – Was on quite a roll against tougher @ Yonkers recently, hit the board battling strong stretch headwinds in a useful acclimating mile here & now draws better


6-Tad Krazy Hanover – Reverted back to speed & abruptly cruised wire-to-wire from post ten just a fifth off her lifetime mark, look for a similar attempt to tackle the class hike


2-Meadowbranch Ricky – Beaten favorite settled for second to Tad Krazy Hanover, 1:54 performer here this season draws inside again while continuing to race well



4-Revelry – One for 15 this season & clearly overmatched in three starts on the comeback trail, but this Team Bongiorno trainee has enough back class to spark something in this softer affair


2-Win Place’n Show – Shook loose & scored with a well-timed Dexter Dunn drive, while beating a weak TM 74 field, poised to step up off that career best fresh off the bench with post two again


8-River Dali – Beaten favorite off a qualifier chasing Niki Hill, was used too hard & faded into strong headwinds, post eight again, but has a chance to regroup in his second start off the bench



1-Bobcat Bay – Sports a 1:49.3 mark @ The Big M this season, flew home in :26.4 last week, finally draws inside, drops a notch, retains Corey Callahan & overdue for a big one


3-Leon David – Steady sub 1:50 performer here tried to give them the slip, went a bit too fast & got nosed out as the beaten chalk & draws better for his key third try off the bench


7-Truffle Dog – Forced wide from a tough spot & hit the board chasing a relatively swift 1:50.4 winner last week, more demanding post this time, but drops another notch



5-Rock Steady Ron – Landed on the edges in his last three here since switching to Juan Cano, 1:50.1 performer @ The Red Mile has the engine & hits the rock bottom condition


6-Deal The Cards – Lightly-raced Captaintreacherous 5YO has been blitzed by much stiffer competition @ Yonkers, plummets into wide-open affair here & that could spell wake up


1-Nome Hanover – Roughed up first over from post ten & didn’t fade much into strong headwinds, a solid third before that & now moves inside a finale full of question marks