Ken Warkentin’s Selections for Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Ken Warkentin’s Selections for Friday, July 15


4-Little Expensive – Pricey  $260,000 Muscle Hill first foal out of a half million dollar winning dam jogged in his lone baby race, was impressive in his NJSS debut for Team Orange Crush & stands out with huge potential


6-Paramount Legend N – NZ bred son of Father Patrick finished well in both baby races, second to a couple of good ones, then just missed on the engine as the heavy favorite @ Pocono for the powerful Team Svanstedt


2-Purple Lord – First crop of 2018 Breeders Crown champ Tactical Landing & second foal out a sister to near $900,000 winner Phaetosive, learned some valuable NJSS experience & draws inside again



6-Chef Rocco – Walner brother to near $600,000 winner Wolfgang, a solid third in his last two NJSS events, lands in a wide-open division & likely shows gate speed again


3-Growin Account – Walner colt from a productive family, bounced back to finish well from post ten, moves inside & continues to trend in the right direction for Team Alagna


1-The Fast Lane – Muscle Hill third foal out from a $460,481 winning dam cruised wire-to-wire in his lone baby race @ Scioto Downs, lands the rail here & could be anything



7-French Wine – Bar Hopping brother to world champion French Laundry & 10th foal from Oaks champ Creamy Mimi, won his second baby race here with authority & stands out for Team Orange Crush


1-King Trix – Trixton 8th foal from world champion Queen Serene lands the rail fresh off a much-need acclimating mile against tougher NJSS competition


6-International Man – Lindy Farms first crop of O’Brien Award winner International Moni from the maternal line of Trixton, finished well in both baby races, yet the latest was a month ago



5-Bond – Southwind Frank 4th foal from a sister to Bella Bellini romped in her lone baby race for Team Svanstedt, then jogged off a sick scratch in a sharp 1:54.1, final quarter :26.3


1-Mambacita – First crop of 2018 TVG champ Tactical Landing & first foal from her Donato Hanover dam, crushed her NJSS debut for Team Alagna & looms large from the rail again


6-Graceful Patty – $100,000 Father Patrick first foal from her Kadabra dam from the family of Muscle Massive, flashed a :26 final quarter chasing Bond in her debut for Team Alagna



2-Hungry Man – First crop from 2017 O’Brien Award winner Stay Hungry & 4th foal from world champion Big Mcdeal, strong second to a well-rated Blue Lou in a sharp debut & draws an improved post for Team Alagna


6-Captain Planet – Captaintreacherous first foal from his American Ideal dam, baby raced well & finished a solid third behind stalemate Hungry Man in his inspiring debut


7-Captain’s Choice – Captaintreacherous homebred from the Alagna Armada really stepped it up to romp in his second baby race in 1:54.1, worth a long look despite a demanding post



5-Hungry Angel Boy – First crop of 2018 Cane Pace winner in 1:47.3 Stay Hungry, won his first two baby races for Team Alagna, a sizzling 1:51.4 in the second effort, then just missed with another :26.2


7-Captain Batboy – $200,000 Captaintreacherous second foal out of a sister to 1:50 performer Nikki Beach progressed to finish third to stablemate Hungry Angel Boy & can easily launch off the wings from a challenging post


8-Save America – $300,000 Captaintreacherous brother to a couple of sub 1:50 performers Stag Party & Hen Party, nothing wrong with his baby races, tough draw, but rates highly for Team Takter



2-My Anna’s Dream – Father Patrick second foal off her Muscle Hill dam jogged in both baby races, the latest in a very competitive 1:55.1, draws inside & could be a star for Team Takter


3-If The Shoe Fits – Father Patrick filly won her second baby race with a nice late move, then hit the board with a crisp :26.2 behind a well-rated winner & draws better for Team Alagna


8-Heart On Fire – Father Patrick sister to a couple of $400,000 winners Fourth Dimension & Valentina Blu, won her third baby race with plenty & commands attention despite post eight



9-Royal Filly – Chapter Seven full sister to $748,685 winner Ahundreddollarbill, 1:50.2, back-to-back baby race winner here for Team Alagna lands outside, but her latest effort stamps her as something special


7-Brunella – Father Patrick fourth foal from a sister to millionaire The Bank, won both Big M baby races, then crushed her PASS debut @ The Meadows for Team Takter


8-Yes Please – Brittany Farms bred Father Patrick filly cranked it up to go all the way in her second baby race for Team Alagna & gets a big endorsement despite post eight



4-Cultured – Captaintreacherous first foal off her Bettor’s Delight dam, cruised in both baby races, then unleashed an eye-catching rally to win her debut as the heavy favorite & draws well in a wildly competitive division for Team Toscano


3-Treacherousdame – Captaintreacherous filly from a family of winners, dam is a sister to Artiscape, outmuscled Team Alagna stablemate Treacherous Penny in a sharp second effort & draws inside


2-Treacherous Penny – $150,000 Captaintreacherous first foal from a 1:49.2 performer, won easily at first asking, then just missed to stablemate Treacherousdame, draws inside to set up an ideal stalking trip for the Alagna Armada



8-Crystal Fashion – Classy double millionaire rallied to hit the board in a much-needed comeback mile, lands outside again, but has full license to step forward with the right trip


7-Third Shift – Fresh threat on the comeback trail ships in off some lively efforts @ Pocono for Team Svanstedt, can step off the wings & assert himself in a wide-open field


10-Toccoa Falls – Seven-time winner this season in strong form, while flaunting his versatility, lands outside, but gets some class relief & knows his way around this oval



6-Blue Lou – $160,000 Sweet Lou first foal from a sister to $900,000 winner American Mercury, made a believer out of many with his scintillating 1:51.1 debut for Team Takter


2-Captain Van Gogh – Captaintreacherous 2nd foal out of a sister to millionaire Artspeak outsprinted stablemate Dupree Hanover with a sharp :26.2 sprint & lands inside for the vicious Alagna Armada quintet


1-Dupree Hanover – First crop of Stay Hungry & third foal off his Western Ideal dam, won his first two baby races, the second with a :25.4, then just missed to stablemate Captain Van Gogh & lands the rail for Team Alagna



2-Caviart Marcella – Homebred first crop of Stay Hungry & second foal off her Well Said dam, put it all together in her third baby race to gun down stablemate Caviart Davia with a :26.4 & draws inside that one


6-Caviart Davia – $340,000 Captaintreacherous 10th foal from world champion My Little Dragon, sister to Stay Hungry & Treacherous Dragon, terrific work in morning trials, the latest a game speed try yielding to stablemate Marcella


7-Seashell – $450,000 Captaintreacherous full sister to 1:47.2 millionaire Blue Diamond Eyes won her second baby race with pace at both ends & deserves serious consideration despite a challenging post



9-Monkey Queen – $450,000 sister to Gimpanzee rallied to win her opener, then just missed to Pink Coco Channel despite a well-rated effort, lands farther outside that rival, but certainly has upside


2-Pink Coco Channel – Rebounded with a perfect drive by Dexter Dunn to edge the heavy favorite Monkey Queen two weeks ago & lands post two again, still learning & making only her fifth career start for Team Alagna


3-Elegant Charm – Lightly-raced Father Patrick filly has hit the board in four of five starts, distant third behind Pink Coco Chanel, then scratched sick, but draws better for Team Orange Crush



2-Scrappin Gold – Pulled off a gallant first over upset in the GSY 1 three starts back, solid runner up from post nine in his last two & finally moves inside


5-Always A Force – Fresh off a game effort to just miss in the GSY 1 Series, makes his key third start off the bench from an ideal midpack stalking post


7-Bargain Shopper – Only two for 24 this season, but chased a runaway winner for the place spot in a strong acclimating mile & banks on a better speed set up


Saturday, July 16 Selections


2-Backstreet Shadow – Classy Team Burke millionaire has been knocking on the door, while chasing 1:47 & change winners in his last two, draws inside to stalk the speed


5-Billy Clyde – Suddenly erupted with a career best 1:48.1 from post nine two starts back, came right back with speed in a 1:48.4 upset from post eight despite a substantial class hike


1-Leon David – Regained his winning form in a big way with another class drop, fresh off that lifetime best 1:49 he lands the rail again for his third start off a sick scratch at a more competitive level



1-Raised By Lindy – At one point was ranked among the boys on the Road to the Hambo, off a win deadheat with Manon in the Reynolds, draws better & sharpens her sword further


6-Manon – Commands attention with her perfect five-for-five record this season, kept it alive with a mighty :26 flat to deadheat with Raised By Lindy & has major upside


4-Fashion Schooner – NJSS champion just missed with a strong :26.4 surge in her Reynolds division & continues to flaunt her pedigree & talent for the razor sharp Jim Campbell barn



7-Joviality S – Rated #1 on the Road to the Hambo with her perfect five-for-five record this season, including a 1:51 in the EBC & convincing post seven score in the Yonkers Trot, likely determines whether she will face the boys


3-Venerable – Was the Hambo Winterbook favorite, has regrouped with a couple of solid efforts & returns to The Big M fresh off a Zweig consolation score & draws well


4-Misswalner Fashion – Building momentum in three starts this season, a parked out third in the NJSS Final, outsprinted in a Reynolds division, stalking threat needs a bit more



2-Rebuff – Currently ranked #2 on the Hambo Top Ten list for his eye-catching :26.2 rally & new mark of 1:51.3 from post eight in the Reynolds, Breeders Crown champ peaking just right from an inside post


5-Fast As The Wind – #3 the past two weeks in the Hambo Top Ten after hitting #1 with a dominant Goodtimes, just missed to Rebuff in the Reynolds & looking to rebound from an off day @ Vernon Downs


1-Temporal Hanover – Moved up to #4 on the Road to the Hambo this week after winning the Zweig in a career best 1:52.2, consistent Team Melander trainee draws the rail for his second start off the bench



1-Ruthless Hanover – Was persistently knocking on the door recently before bumping into a 1:46 Bulldog Hanover in the Roll With Joe, rail back to reality & note the driver change


8-Whitecookie – The Cookie understandably crumbled after some searing fractions, just missed in 1:47.4 before that & was on a roll for Team Burke, big threat despite post eight


6-Rockin On Venus – Recently Team Cullipher purchase promptly repeated fresh off the acquisition, a post eight blowout in a career best 1:48.2, now faces a double class hike



8-Branded By Lindy – #5 on the Hambo Top Ten list, locked in as the heavy favorite in the EBC, then made a rare early miscue in the Zweig, now faced with a post eight rebound scenario, but has the talent


4- B A Superhero – #6 in the Road to the Hambo Top Ten fresh off his impressive 1:51.2 romp in the Reynolds, strong Lucas Wallin back up for Rebuff draws inside off the mile of his life


1-King Of The North – Ranked #9 on the Road to the Hambo, Dan Patch Award winner finally revived with a lively & close second in a Zweig consolation second time Lasix, lands the rail back here



4-Treacherous Dragon – Fan Hanover winner puts her perfect six-for-six record this season on the line, PASS standout took a 1:49.1 here, freshened & tuned up with a strong qualifier


5-Boudoir Hanover – Arrives @ The Big M fresh off a new mark of 1:48.3 in the Nadia Lobell @ Hoosier Park, starting to rev up her campaign & one of the main speeds for Team Alagna


6-Trick Of The Light – Indiana Sires Stakes star ships in on a form spree for Brian Brown, fresh off a gusty effort to just miss to Boudoir Hanover & hasn’t missed the board this season



2-When Dovescry – Classy Dan Patch Award winner & Oaks champion has started to regain top form with a pair of solid seconds in the Armbro Flight & Six Pack & draws inside to avoid traffic issues


5-Atlanta – Look up great trotters in history & her picture is prominently displayed, triple millionaire has come back in fine form this season, winning her second Armbro Flight, out of striking range in the Six Pack


3-Next Level Stuff – Went on a mission in the Six Pack & simply folded her tent, hasn’t been herself in her last two, but has certainly proven she is on par with the top ones & draws well to rebound



1-Test Of Faith – Defending HOY has come back better than ever this season, after her post ten parked out trip in the Perfect Sting she dominated the Graduate Final in a career best 1:48.1 & lands the rail to avenge her loss to Racine Bell


6-Racine Bell – Wow! Does this mare love The Big M or what? Went right down the road in a sizzling 1:47.4 in the Perfect Sting & sports a 43% win percentage & now faces a marquee rematch with the queen of the division


8-Lyons Sentinel – Lacked her usual late punch in the Roses Are Red & wasn’t close enough to make her :25.4 final quarter count in the Perfect Sting, if things get hairy up front she could be dangerous firing her best shot



7-Bulldog Hanover – The Bulldog has reeled off three straight scintillating miles here, just missed his 1:46 world record by a fifth & essentially doing it on his own, tougher post tonight, but this horse is from another planet


9-Rockyroad Hanover – Rocketed home in :25 for a sparkling new mark of 1:46.2 in the Roll With Joe, gigantic second in the Graduate Final last week, post nine again & banks on some mayhem


5-American Courage – Full revival mode is on display since the barn change, returns to The Big M fresh off a 1:47.4 explosion, stalks midpack & hopes for the right set up



11-Bella Bellini – Dan Patch Award winner & Oaks champ has been superb this season, her three-race streak includes the Six Pack & Graduate Final last week, she’s up to facing the boys despite the second tier & the added eighth helps


8-Rattle My Cage – Stands out among the older trotters so far this year, easily made it four in a row with a dominant wire-to-wire Graduate Final, loves to take control & looks like the one to beat in despite post eight


3-Ambassador Hanover – 4YO has been hinting with the moves he’s made, a close second in :26.3 two starts back, solid rally for third in the Graduate Final & draws inside for the strong Team Svanstedt quartet



6-Beach Glass – NA Cup runner up hitting his best stride blew them away in a 1:48.1 elimination, looking to avenge his great sire’s only career loss in the 2008 Pace, trainer Brent MacGrath is back & Yannick Gingras goes for his third Pace


3-Night Hawk – Has enjoyed a pretty solid season so far, sporting a mark of 1:48.4 in PASS, too far back in the NA Cup, flew home in :25.4 to just miss in his elimination last week & draws an improved post for The Buckeye


4-Market Based – Responded to aggressive handling with speed from post seven to secure a pocket ride & came away with a new mark of 1:48.4, draws better for Tall Dark Stranger lady Nancy Takter & top pilot Dexter Dunn



3-Hail Christian N – Appreciated his third straight class drop & came charging home for second behind heavy favorite Leon David, finally draws a decent post & overdue


6-As Always – 1:50.1 performer here this season seems to have come around in his last few, even tried the salty Graduate Series three starts back & drops a notch here


9-Big Chic Magnet – Recent Team Bongiorno acquisition fresh off a career best 1:50.1 blowout, moves outside, yet still considered a repeat threat



5-Bell Family – Came right back to lower his mark to 1:50.1 winning a Trackmaster Series Final, steps up for a midpack launch & continues his career revival in a wide-open finale


2-Our Majordan N – 10YO sports a mark of 1:47.3 here at age eight, ships in the best form of his season, winning two of his last three & draws inside a field full of question marks


9-Air Guitar – Went all the way in a well-rated career best 1:51.2 last week, faces a class hike & post nine, but much stronger in the win column this season