Ken Warketin Selections for Friday, November 3, & Saturday, November 4, 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023


1-Harry Hanover – Harry was caught in a shuffle as the beaten favorite last week, dealt with a sloppy track before that, took a mark of 1:53 here this season & now lands the rail


7-Sunshine’s Finest – Trip & traffic compromised in his last two while re-acclimating to a track he thrives at, challenging post here, yet this is a softer scenario & he can employ his rally mojo


2-Windsong Jack – 13YO millionaire sidelined over four months & just one for 20 this year, freshened with a couple of decent Freehold qualifiers & draws inside for The Judge



6-See You Friday – Just missed to Bloodhound with a mighty late surge of his own fresh off the claim, strong in the win column & figures to get ample speed to shoot at


7-Bloodhound – We sniffed out The Bloodhound when he stormed home off a hot pace enroute to a new mark of 1:52 & this razor sharp 4YO is a logical threat to repeat


2-Catchme If Lou Can – Grinded gamely to hold third behind the well-rated Always Close, beaten favorite draws inside again & looms large again for Team Bongiorno



7-Debut – Captaintreacherous sister to Test Of Faith shuffled as the beaten favorite, slow starts from post nine before that, this Pelling trainee did flash some talent in her first two starts


6-Time Out Hanover – Sray Hungry filly broke her maiden in decisive fashion @ The Red Mile, then bumped into a sloppy track here & can rebound for Team Alagna


1-Odds On Big Blind – Captaintreacherous sister to Bettor’s Wish was freshened & responded with an improved effort in her Big M qualifier & this Team Alagna-tuned filly can step up from the rail



2-Allindotime – Rallied from an impossible spot to grab the deuce in :27.3, draws inside, retains Braxten Boyd & deserves a long look off that much-improved effort


3-Aviation – Switched barns to Scott Di Domenico & promptly went all to the way with a career best of 1:54, an excellent acclimating mile & draws inside again to repeat


4-Smart As Hill – Beaten favorite was roughed up from the same inside post last week, romped in as the heavy favorite before that & looms as a sharp prospect to rebound



8-Tidal Shark – Beaten favorite & fresh claim by Peter Kleinhans has been sharpening his sword since the late September sick scratch, tough post, but form makes him a threat


6-Shore Of Himself – Beaten favorite left alertly from the rail, took dead aim & just missed last week, that improved effort makes him a contender here


4-Lincoln Boulevard – Just two for 36 this season, but finished with more late pace last week just behind Shore Of Himself & now draws better



9-Jody – Just two for 20 this season, lacked the knockout punch as the beaten favorite @ Yonkers, took a mark of 1:50.4 @ The Big M beating much better, threat for Team Burke despite post nine


3-Freestarflight – Hit the board with an eye-catching rally in her Big M debut & now makes her second start since the late-September lame scratch from a better post


1-Anna’s Wish – Team Bongiorno-tuned filly forced wide for minor spoils from post seven in a much-needed comebacker & lands the rail with upside & trip potential



5-Boiler Maker – Launched a wide late bid & failed to menace chasing a relatively fast 1:50.4 winner & this 1:49.4 performer here this season gets another shot at this reduced level


10-Incredible Badger – Aired it out in his qualifier after seven months off & closed from the clouds to hit the board in a sparkling comebacker for Team Bongiorno, threat despite post ten


9-Bet A Bundle – Has finished a solid third in both starts since coming back on Lasix, left in the wake of a 1:49.4 sizzler last Saturday, remains a fresh contender despite an outside draw



1-T Dog – Returns to The Big M fresh off a rousing score, beating N/W 4 @ Yonkers, 3YO strong in the win column, owns a mark of 1:52.1 @ The Big M lands the rail


5-Big Bad Bill – Steady Big M lover roughed it first over & finished a solid second placed first last week & sets up his stalking strategy from midpack in a competitive division


8-Oregon Trail – Arrived here off an injury scratch & rallied to just miss at better than 32-1, stuck with post eight again, but any semblance of that mile could put him in play



6-Yes Im Hungry – Was a fringe player in MASS @ Plainridge, lands in a bottom level TM affair here & can make her presence felt for Team Alagna


7-Lazin On The Beach – This filly has quickly turned it around going two-for-two in blowout fashion @ Freehold since switching barns & taps into her potential in a soft spot here


2-Aberdeen Seelster – 0 for 19 this season, yet ships in fresh off a narrow loss @ Pocono, draws inside & retains Driver of the Week Braxton Boyd



1-Prancing Queen – Showed pace at both ends from post eight chasing a 1:49.2 standout, moves inside & continues to ramp up on the comeback trail for Team Burke


6-Big Big Plans – 0 for 16 this season, Ontario shipping 3YO raced well in her last two @ Mohawk, now makes her Big M debut & first start for Team Burke, who have a strong 1-2 punch


8-Mind Blowing – Beaten favorite was used way to hard to a dazzling :53.2 half & still held third, faces another tough draw, but more patient handling could yield major results



8-Better Take It – Took a mark of 1:48.3 @ The Big M back in late June, roughed up here two starts back, another tough post, but returns in real soft spot


5-Texas Miki – Owns a 1:52.2 win @ The Big M this season, hits rock bottom here for his second start off the bench & has a big chance to assert himself


1-Revolver – Liked him last week & he was rightfully disqualified from first for pylon violation, 0 for 18 this season, but back on the rail with some back class resurfacing


4-Shes A Live Wire – Well-driven in a second over acclimating trip & was a solid runner up to Strawberry Fields, draws inside that rival & trending in the right direction


9-Strawberry Fields – Crushed as the heavy chalk in both legs of this series, fresh off a new mark of 1:52.3, post nine again, but this filly is at her best for Team Orange Crush


2-Virtual Kiss – First leg winner in her Big M debut was used too hard & faded late last week, draws well to continue improving for her new barn in a competitive final



4-Velvet Style – Has been on the edges against better @ Yonkers recently, draws well to rebound off a rare miscue & long overdue


1-Train – Just one for 24 this season, slow starts from tough posts cost him in his last two @ Dayton, lands in a new barn here & faces a highly beatable field from the rail


2-Zlatan – Made up plenty of ground in the slop to hit the ticket two starts back, finally draws inside trying to snap an 0 for 26 this season



7-Deadline Hall – Has raced well in both starts @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, while acclimating since the Team Cullipher acquisition, challenging post, but gets some class relief


4-Starlit Rambo – Draws well on a four-race form spree, strong second to a runaway last week & has a big chance to take charge on an improving trend


2-Tactical Planner – Almost went all the way with a game effort from post nine two starts back, then stung early to finish a decent third & now draws better


Selections for Saturday, November 4, 2023


3-Bizys Beatle – The Beatle has been regaining form since the late-September sick scratch, finished well in :27.3 last week, draws better, gets The Buckeye & strong in the win column


1-Mindtrip – Just two for 29 in a drop off season, slow start from post nine last week, but this classy horse-for-the-course drops a notch & moves inside for Braxton Boyd


2-Brazen Brazilian – The Brazilian tripped out & erupted for a new lifetime mark of 1:51.2 last week, steps up into an intriguing mixed bag field, yet lands post two again in high gear



7-Lovin On You – Finished a lot stronger for minor spoils in his second start back, acclimated & tighter now & just needs some speed to shoot at in a wide-open affair


5-Magritte – 9YO took a mark of 1:50.4 here this season, makes his second start after a long layoff, picks up Jordan Stratton & may go a long way as a fresh threat


8-Hereitiz – Rallied for the deuce in two of his last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, steady sort draws a tough post here, yet could pick up a big piece with the right trip



4-Southside Bar – Awarded his second career win in the Liberty @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gathering confidence & draws well here for the red-hot Noel Daley


5-Topmost – Runner up to Breeders Crown champ Karl in KYSS, nice effort @ Hoosier Park two starts back & has a big chance to rebound off an early miscue for Team Toscano


8-Duke Of Walner – Finished third to Karl in the KYSS Final, then shuffled fourth in the slop here, Lucas Wallin Walner prospect draws outside, but goes back to The Bionic Man



7-Way To Go Captain – Captaintreacherous gelding woke up with a late surge of :26 to just miss to Caviart Justice, tougher post here, but pointing in the right direction for Team Burke


4-Caviart Justice – Lazarus N colt sat patiently stalking the pace & unleashed a mighty :26.2 to edge Way To Go Captain for a new mark of 1:52.1 & draws better for Team Takter


5-Its Saturday Night – Logical hunch bet parlayed his first win @ Pocono with a wicked :25.4 rally to hit the board chasing standout Courtship & this Nifty Norman trainee deserves a long look



3-International Model – Rebounded from breaks in two consecutive starts with a sharp narrow loss in the slop to Honey’s Sweet & draws inside again to step up further for Team Takter


1-Honey’s Sweet – Team Alagna-tune filly has found her best stride with back-to-back wins here, uncorked an excellent repeat upset with a :27.1 kicker & lands the rail


10-Miss I LA – Bluegrass winner lived up to the hype with a decisive score as the heavy favorite last week, stuck outside, but this Walner filly is on a roll for Noel Daley



6-Keep Rockin A – Kept her current form spree going with a sharp narrow loss to Dresden in an excellent acclimating mile & looks like she’s also capable of controlling speed


7-Dresden – Took charge & held on for her third straight win two weeks ago, while making her Team Burke debut & looms large despite the same challenging post


3-Caviart Davia – Brushed & crushed to take a sparkling new mark 1:49.2, lightly-raced Team Alagna-tuned filly draws inside again to tap her potential further



10-Karl – Conquered the mighty T C I with a Breeders Crown stakes/track record, wheels right back for Team Taker & this 1:51.2 Bluegrass winner stands out despite post ten


2-Winter Soldier – Marched right by with a decisive score in the slop on October 20, then just missed to the well-rated Mosquito, draws an improved post & on a roll for Team Alagna


1-Mosquito – Has gathered his best stride with two straight wins with Jordan Stratton, his latest a career best of 1:54.2 & holds the inside advantage on Karl



1-Stonebridge Reef – Relentless Team Ryder trainee took his requisite tightener two weeks ago & now lands the rail to employ his usual stalking strategy at his favorite venue


5-Captain Crusader A – This Captain ships in fresh off another close second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia after missing three weeks, steady sort stalks from midpack


2-Downrightdelicious – Lightly-raced 3YO has come to life with two straight blowouts on Lasix @ Pocono, draws inside here & kicks off a sharp Travis Alexander 1-2 punch



4-Miraculous Deo – This Noel Daley trainee has been pretty consistent & trending right fresh off a nose loss to Pressure Cooker with sharp speed at both ends & draws well


6-Sarasota Hanover – Bluegrass winner added Lasix & bounced back big time with a rousing 1:50.3 career best in the slop & reunited with The Money Man


9-Pressure Cooker – On the board in nine of ten, well-traveled filly fresh off a new mark of 1:51.4 last week, draws outside, but part of a strong 1-2 punch for Team Toscano



4-South Beach Star – Ships in fresh off his tenth win of the season, a 1:50 blowout as the heavy favorite @ Pocono despite missing three weeks, sharp item draws well


7-Southwind Gendry – Classy Team Burke millionaire with a mark of 1:47.2 this season, ships in fresh from a solid rally for third @ Pocono & has plenty of speed to shoot at


2-Stone Hanover – Parlayed those back-to-back wins @ Pocono into a strong second here as the beaten favorite & draws inside with a big chance to stalk n pop in a tricky puzzle



2-Lou Vuitton – This Lou added Lasix & more than lived up to the hype with a down the road 1:50.4 last week, draws inside to kick off a fierce Team Burke 1-2 punch


5-Courtship – Found his form with strong seconds in Grand Circuit action @ The Red Mile before his well-controlled back-to-back wins here & looms as the one to knock off


8-Copperfield – Shipped her on a nice roll & nailed Solar Solution for the upset, then just missed to a well-rated Courtship, can overcome post eight with a blastoff for Team Burke



2-Control Heaven – Took a mark of 1:49.2 @ The Big M this season, appeared overmatched in his latest @ Pocono, a constant threat before that & draws inside for Team Cullipher


4-Springsteen – Faded against better in his last two @ Pocono, yet now gets some class relief & draws well, knows this track & has a chance to show them who’s boss


3-Mysweetboymax – Max sports a mark of 1:50.2 @ The Big M this season, had no shot from post nine here two starts back & draws better to play a stalking role



4-Toccoa Falls – Took a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Big M at this level on a sloppy track back on September 9 & draws well to rebound off a rare miscue as part of a Per Engblom trio


6-Sermon – Twice beaten favorite has regained form with two straight narrow losses in Indiana & he’s a big threat if he can transfer that form to the mile track here for Per Engblom


3-Swan Captain – Hoosier Park shipper scored a huge upset there three starts back, was right here in the photo with Sermon last out & draws inside that rival here



3-High Baller – Got some needed freshening, chased a revved up P L Ozzy in a two-horse qualifier, has faced tougher, draws inside & gets Jordan Stratton in a drop down derby


4-Good Rockin –Sidelined off a sharp second in 1:50.4 back on September 9, eager to please in the qualifier, returns with another class drop & draws with the Buckeye


1-Agedchedar Hanover – 0 for 24 this season with 10 seconds, has been knocking on the door in PA recently, draws much better here & worthy of strong consideration