Ken Warkentin Selections for Saturday, November 25, 2023

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


5-Arden Messi N – Bounced back with a solid qualifier, then shuffled third chasing Southwind Gendry in a much-needed race, midpack stalking threat drops & retains Dexter Dunn


3-Rockin On Venus – Fresh off a sharp narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns to The Big M with another class drop & draws well for our Trainer of the Week


6-Colossal Stride A – Drops back down to this level & draws a bit better off a no-chance mile, just missed before that for his new barn & knows how to win here



1-Inaminute Hanover – Took charge & almost went all the way in an energetic return after three months on the sidelines, now this 1:52.3 winner here this season gets class & post relief


8-Sonofamistery – Former stakes star finished a lively third in a solid comebacker for Team Melander, tougher draw here, but he can scoot off the wings


6-Donato Patriot K – Slow starts & just a tad overmatched in his last two, yet now drops back down a notch to a competitive level for Team Bongiorno & strong in the win column



9-Caviart Davia – Davia suddenly unleashed 1:49.2 devastation two starts back, moves outside, but this Team Alagna-tuned filly has the speed & pedigree to assert herself


7-Splash Of Pink – Has won four of seven since Team Burke took over, arrives brimming with confidence, owns a strong late move & has some upside


4-Shelter In Pace – Three for five since Team Cullipher acquired this daughter of Sunshine Beach, steps up in class, but draws much better off the mile of her life



2-Twin B Joe Fresh – Rebounded from a sixth in the Breeders Crown with a Matron Stake jogola, breezed nicely in her Big M qualifier & caps another terrific season for Team Ryder


3-Max Contract – Brings in a late-season four-race winning streak, a month after a decisive Breeders Crown score she’s a hot item at the right time for Team Orange Crush


4-Mikala – Dorothy Haughton upsetter in 1:47.4, Clara Barton winner & just missed to Sylvia in the Lady Liberty, fresh off a confidence-boosting tune up & Brennan might try to go Minister



4-Daiquiri Hanover – Late-blooming Team Svanstedt trainee stormed home from a tough spot to grab the deuce in an eye-catching elimination & draws better off that much-needed start


6-Karl – Division standout took the bye off a post ten romp in the Kindergarten Final, Breeders Crown track/stakes record 1:51.4 before that & looks like another slam dunk


2-Winter Soldier – The Soldier marched sharply through the Kindergarten Series, proved he belonged with Grand Circuit stock & moves inside off an easy elimination score



4-Jiggy Jog S – Vaulted past $2M with her second straight Breeders Crown in a track/stakes record, Graduate champ & Dayton Oaks winner set to go out in style


1-M-M’s Dream – 2022 Indiana Trotter of the Year beat Jiggy Jog S in the Hambo Maturity & Steele Memorial, just missed in the Breeders Crown & poised on the rail for Team Burke


2-Bond – 3YO division money leader dominated last year’s Goldsmith Maid, fresh off a 1:51.2 track record in the Breeders Crown & takes on fierce Open company in top form



6-My Girl EJ – Followed up her rousing score in the Breeders Crown with an effortless elimination as the heavy favorite for Team Burke, 1:49.1 Grand Circuit winner faces a marquee match up


3-Caviart Belle – Took the bye & drew an improved post for Team Takter fresh off an emphatic post eight wake up score in 1:49.2 in the Kindergarten Final


9-Miraculous Deo – Solid runner up in the Kindergarten Final finished second again with a game speed try from post ten last week & remains a contender despite another tough draw



7-Pizzelle – Grand Circuit winner in 1:53.2 finished a hard-charging second to Soiree Hanover last week, shuffled & right there in the Garden State before that & worth a swing


2-Soiree Hanover – The Bionic Man swept both eliminations & stays with this Lucas Wallin filly by Walner, who just missed in the Breeders Crown & leads her division in money earnings


5-R Melina – Capping her fine freshman season on a high note with a romp in the Matron, then cruised in her 1:53.4 elimination, an excellent acclimating mile & gets Dexter Dunn



1-Maxim Hanover – Late-blooming son of Captaintreacherous parlayed his Matron Stake upset rally with a game grinding score in 1:52 again & lands the rail in high gear


2-Captain Luke – Added Lasix & won his qualifier with authority, then tripped out & exploded late to break his maiden & draws inside to attempt a similar effort for Team Alagna


6-Lou Vuitton – Took the bye fresh off a perfect trip win in the Kindergarten Final, took a mark of 1:50.2 before that, switches to The Bionic Man & leads a Team Burke 1-2-3 punch



1-Tactical Approach – Hambletonian upsetter conquered a second tier post ten in the Breeders Crown, Trotter of the Year favorite tuned up smartly to tackle Open foes & lands the rail


4-It’s Academic – World champion, 2022 runner up, leading money winner in his division this season, unleashed a post nine rally in the Cashman, shuffled second in the Breeders Crown


3-Alrajah One IT – Romped in the Maple Leaf Trot & Allerage Farms in only four starts this season, beaten favorite faded in the slop @ Hoosier Park behind stablemate Southwind Tyrion, but draws better to rebound



9-Confederate – #1 in the sport & HOY favorite looks to go out on a 12-race winning streak, post nine no picnic against Open foes, but this Brett Pelling trainee is in a league of his own


3-Bythemissal – Division dominator on the verge of another $1M season, equaled a track record of 1:47.1 in the Sam McKee, draws inside fresh off a Rosecroft track record in the Potomac after crushing the Breeders Crown


4-Tattoo Artist – Leading money winner in his division, last year’s runner up to The Bulldog, triple millionaire caps a wonderful career & draws inside fresh off a solid second in the Potomac



5-Stonebridge Reef – Runner up to the surprisingly good Villiam two weeks agao, remains at the same reduced level for his fourth start off the bench & figures to trounce these


7-Three Grand – 10-time winner this season knocking on the door with close seconds in his last two, gate speed puts him in play & worth a long look in top form


8-River Ness – Pulled off a drop n pop upset for Team Burke, 4YO steps back up in class & draws a tougher post, but owns a 1:49.4 speed bag @ The Big M



4-Idiosyncratic – 1:50.4 performer @ Pocono this season has fallen off form, but now gets significant class relief for Team Burke in a real puzzler


5-Strengthandhonor N – NZ-bred Bettor’s Delight 5YO has come around in his latest two since the recent sick scratch & could be on the verge for Team Estrada


2-Diamondbeach – Tough trips & overmatched in his last two @ Yonkers, note the nice effort from post ten here back on October 28 & returns to The Big M in a softer spot with Hot Toddy



2-Flirtin JK – Ships in with a one for 20 record this season, but just missed against N/W 4 @ Hoosier Park two starts back & draws inside for his Team Burke debut here


4-The Good Doctor – Noel Daley 3YO pupil makes his Big M debut with a one for 17 record, yet finished with in his last two KYSS @ Cumberland Run & this is a softer spot


5-BB Lucky Boy – Rebounded with a wire-to-wire blowout in 1:51.1 as the heavy favorite last week & continues to wear his claiming tag like a badge of honor