Thursday, Sept 1- Friday, Sept 2 Selections by Ken Warkentin

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Thursday, Sept 1 Selections by Ken Warkentin


1-Instagram Model – First foal out a sister to King Of The North, second dam world champion Check Me Out, well-driven upsetter in the Jim Doherty in 1:53, came right back in NYSS & lands the rail back @ The Big M


5-Unicorn Blue Chip – $475,000 Chapter Seven sister to world champion Plunge Blue Chip finished a pace compromised third to Instagram Model @ Vernon Downs, draws better here & certainly has license to improve


7-Grand Fashion – Walner sister to Broadway Donna & Fashion Schooner rebound off an early miscue with a solid second to a big favorite Heart On Fire, tougher draw, but pedigree & talent galore



5-Falana Hanover – $100,000 Always B Miki sister to Fire Start Hanover, took three starts to break her maiden in The Stallion Series, this Nifty Norman trainee is brimming with confidence & potential


3-Romantic Evening – Took four starts for a big wake up call at more than 53-1 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws an improved post to unleash another big stretch kick


6-Lisa Lane – Opened some eyes with her strong rally for second in the NJSS Final at long odds, yet not sure how this Team Ryder-tuned filly will respond after a month off



1-Gates Hanover – Walner brother to Hambo champ Perfect Spirit just missed with a sharp rally when last seen here on August 5, now draws the rail for Team Svanstedt


4-Celebrity Bambino – First foal out of a 1:51.4 performer & half million dollar winner won a NJSS division in 1:53, captured his qualifier with a nice late burst & draws well for Team Burke


5-Southwind Admiral – Tactical Landing colt on the board in all four starts, fresh off an easy blowout @ Harrah’s Philadelphia as the heavy favorite & midpack to stalk n pop these



5-Uncandoit Blue Chip – Almost flawless daughter of a Breeders Crown champion, blew them away in the NJSS Final, nailed a Kindergarten division in 1:51.1 with a :26.3 & qualified with plenty


2-Charleston – Diamond Creek Farm bred sister to double millionaire Pure Country has won three of four starts, Brett Pelling trainee draws inside fresh off the mile of her life in the Pocono slop


6-Game To Go – From a strong family that includes Split The House & Shake That House, fresh off a perfect post ten score in 1:51.3 @ The Red Mile



3-Check Her Out – $160,000 fifth foal from world champion Check Me Out & sister to King Of The North, won her lone qualifier in 1:57.4, post three again & debuts in a wide-open division


5-Quick Stop – Eighth foal out of $1.3 million winner Falls For You, serious NYSS player just missed in a Kindergarten division here back on August 5, big threat from mispack


8-Bubzarellie – Tactical Landing filly rallied to be a solid third in the NJSS Final off a sick scratch, moves outside here, but can be a late threat with the right set up



3-Blue Hunt – Huntsville gelding just missed to heavy favorite Hungry Man in 1:50.1 back in mid July, draws well back here fresh off a decisive score in NYSS @ Vernon Downs


2-Downrightdelicious – Three wins & two seconds in six starts so far, fresh off back-to-back narrow losses in OHSS @ Scioto, Springsteen winner @ Yonkers in 1:53 draws inside


6-Goldin Greatness – Third foal out of a sister to Breeders Crown champion Charley Barley on the board in her last three of four, a nice third in :26.3 back on August 4 to take note of



7-Purple Lord – His maiden breaker came with a perfect trip in a division on August 5, just missed in last week’s qualifier, demanding post, yet seems primed for a sharp effort


9-Up Your Deo – Walner first foal from his Cantab Hall dam, second & disqualified in the NJSS Final, then just missed in a Kindergarten division from post seven


5-EL Lincoln – Walner colt from a strong family that includes Appomattox, E L Titan & EL Ideal, excellent comeback qualifier here & gives Team Svanstedt a 1-2 punch



7-Duval Street – Huntsville eighth foal from $700,000+ winning dam, has won two of four in NYSS, Nifty Norman trainee draws a challenging post, but has a relentless style & major upside


3-Full Support – Stay Hungry colt, second dam is world champion Southwind Tempo, has won three of his last four @ Pocono & draws well here for Joe Pavia, Jr.


4-Taste Of Honey – $200,000 Huntsville colt out of a sister to standouts Bettor Sweet & Sweet Lou, just broke through with a sharp late burst @ Vernon Downs & draws inside for Team Burke



6-Lucid Dreams – Was landing on the edges against $20,000 claimers @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, this is a softer spot, Team Estrada was batting .389 here this season & Dexter Dunn listed


5-Straight Talk – 4YO is a major horse-of-the-course, just a neck shy in 1:49.3 here back on July 8 & now gets some class & post relief


1-Mister Donald A – Beaten favorite faded to fourth in a pretty salty 1:51 mile @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gathering momentum on the comeback trail & gets further class relief


Friday, September 2 Selections

6-Scrappin Gold – Was razor sharp closing out the Championship Meet, took a sizzling mark of 1:51.3 before bumping into a revved up Codys Knapsack, dangerous with a rebound mile

8-Ferdinand A – Just missed to the amazing 15YO Dream Out Loud N when last seen here, then pulled off a post seven perfect trip romp @ Monticello, loves The Big M

4-Shecouldbegood N – NZ bred 9YO has been super on the comeback trail @ Tioga Downs, draws a nice post here in career form for Rob Harmon

2-Secret Bro – Steady Team Bongiorno gelding gets further class & post relief for the switch back to the mile track, his effort here back on July 29 would be good enough

4-Balenciaga – 1:52.2 performer here the past two seasons returns fresh off a dominant score @ Pocono, note the huge second from post ten with a :26.3 back on July 23

1-King Of The North – Dan Patch Award winner & Hambletonian finalist looking to regroup from the rail, now has trotting hopples & still looking for his first win on 2022

6-Warrior Way – Finished a solid second when last seen here & had a pretty productive month of August, this Juan Cano trainee is a threat if he brings his “A” game

7-Preacher Man – Finished third behind Warrior Way here back on August 4, tough draw here, but drops back down in class & Dexter Dunn listed

3-Flanagan Destiny – Just one 17 this season, but this mare was knocking on the door in her last two before the shutdown & draws well in a wide-open field

3-Friends After Six – Lightly-raced filly out of a sister to world champion Six Pack seemed to put it all together in two August qualifiers, her latest here was enough to make her standout in this one for Team Orange Crush

1-Sweet Tactics – The other Team Orange Crush Tactical Landing filly out of the three-time Dan Patch Award winner Buck I St Pat hasn’t raced in 38 days, but she lands the rail with plenty of upside

2-Cowboy Crushn – $110,000 second foal out of 1:52.3 performer/$800,000+ winning dam, bounced back with a solid qualifier here last week & draws inside for Team Burke

5-Svengali – Took a mark of 1:52.1 here this season, that was a solid speed try @ Pocono two starts back before the rare miscue last out & finds a field ripe for the taking

3-Sunshine’s Finest – Just one for 23 this season, but note the fast-closing second back on June 25, freshened with a need qualifier & draws inside

6-Doc Semalu – Bounced back with a strong finish for the place @ Freehold last week, just one for 22 in 2022, yet this Symon Spicer trainee can make things happen late in the mile

3-Brickhouse Babe – No factor from post 12 in the Continentalvictory off a sick scratch, a sharp second in the Tompkins Geers before that & draws inside a wide-open field

4-Spendthemoneyhoney – Only one for 16 & winless this season, but has been doing some productive work in KY for Team Orange Crush & lands in a soft spot here

5-Dancin On The Wall – Homebred Walner filly found her best stride with back-to-back wins @ Plainridge & returns to The Big M brimming with confidence

4-Cliffhanger – Beaten favorite exits tougher claimers @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, note the barn change to Team Bongiorno & this Big M lover gets an inside draw

7-River Dali – Was able to turn things around & just missed in his first start for Juan Cano, tricky post here, but he’s got license to blast off & steal this one

9-MV OK Palacio BR – Fast-closing Brazilian bred has rallied for the place in his last two since the sick scratch, 1:52 performer here this season always a threat with the right set up

2-Rattle My Cage – Graduate champion was overmatched in his last two stakes tries, 1:50.2 performer here this season draws inside to rebound for Team Svanstedt

7-Storm Is Raging – Piled up another seven wins this season for Team Burke, including a 1:51.4 Open 2 back on July 29, fresh off a gutsy narrow loss @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

4-Next Level Stuff – 1:51.4 winner @ The Big M this season has been slugging it out with the sport’s top mares, she’s a trip sitting opportunist for Jim Campbell

1-Robertsin – Rallied stoutly & blew up the board with the mile of his life in a Muscle Hill division on August 5, back here on the rail to rebound off a miscue with Dexter Dunn

7-Testing Testing – Switches to the Lucas Wallin stable fresh off a very ambitious qualifier here last week, yet this talented Walner colt remains a question mark from challenging post

8-Abruzzo – Certainly can’t fault his 3YO form with four wins & two seconds in eight starts @ Pocono, stuck outside here, but looks capable of firing off the wings for Team Miller

7-Fashion Schooner – Outstanding post ten wire-to-wire Hambletonian Oaks upsetter, her 1:50.1 mark in the Del Miller was exceptional as well, Jim Campbell trainee carving out a career season

2-Delilah Hanover – Hard-charging second by a neck in the Continentalvictory, runner up to the standout Joviality S in a track record equaling mile @ Pocono & draws inside here

1-Blue Bayou Deo – Late-blooming Trixton filly ships in off a pair of sharp wins from off the pace, then on the engine in a lifetime best of 1:52 & lands the rail

3-A Better Game – Took a mark of 1:50.4 here this season, dominant winner as the heavy favorite two starts back @ Tioga Downs & lands in a soft spot

2-Sunday Afternoon – Just two for 25 this season, but drops just under the condition & draws well fresh off a solid second @ Harrah’s Philadelphia

10-Ideation Hanover – Team Cullipher trainee draws outside, but gets some class relief, has maintained good form & likes The Big M


Selections for Saturday, September 3

2-Nome Hanover – Guess he landed in just the right spot to rally for a mild upset @ Pocono in a sharp 1:51.4 in the slop, in line for a similar trip from post two here in a real mixed bag opener

5-Cinnamack – Was nosed out after a first over trip against $50,000 claimers @ Yonkers back on July 18, just one for 25 this season, but this is a significant class drop

6-Trashtonguetalker – Only two for 29 in 2022, yet his recent form has been fine, makes his second start in this area for Juan Cano & this 10YO veteran owns tactical speed

6-Hit Me Up – Always B Miki filly was nosed out in the PASS Final as a 2YO, qualifiers indicate she could be ready to flaunt her talent & potential in her Team Bongiorno sophomore debut

4-Flip The Script – This Mark Harder-tuned filly has suddenly hit her best stride winning back-to-back elsewhere & lowered her mark to 1:53.4, needs to step it up another notch

5-Reenactment – Lightly-raced Huntsville filly landing on the fringes against N/W of 3 & 4 types in PA, has a chance to be more effective in this softer spot

3-Golden Quest N – Bettor’s Delight mare was enjoying another productive season & won two in a row before the recent sick scratch, now note she makes her second start for Team Bongiorno in an easier spot

2-April Ava – After some freshening April has responded with two wins in three starts on the comeback trail, draws well & continues to show her back class for Team Burke

7-High Minded – Captaintreacherous mare gets some class relief off an aggressive effort & disqualification @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, tricky draw here, yet did some nice work @ Oak Grove this summer

2-All Rise – Cruised all the way as the dominant favorite from post seven in a career best of 1:53.2 back on August 4 & virtually duplicated that effort @ Pocono last Sunday, improving 5YO looks like the one to catch

1-Goes Down Smooth – Connections have this gelding going well, closed from the clouds to score back-to-back here just before the shutdown, drops back down & draws the rail

5-River Otter – Switched to Juan Cano & promptly reeled off three in a row & equaled his lifetime mark of 1:53.2 in the process, has a chance to rebound off a miscue @ Pocono

3-Milady Denver A – Perked up with an overdue win @ Pocono, then a narrow loss @ Yonkers, 12YO mare has a winning history here & draws well for this very light match up

1-Be Best – One for 28 this season, second to Milady Denver A as the beaten favorite @ Pocono two starts back, knows this track well & has a big chance to trip out from the rail

2-Johnny G’s Star – One for 24 in 2022, seemed to be tailing off recently despite adding Lasix, shows a nice second from post nine here back on July 22 & draws inside to possibly turn things around

8-Eager To Please – Talented Sweet Lou filly has been on a roll @ Pocono since the July 10 sick scratch, post eight is no picnic, but she has the speed & potential to overcome

3-Dandy Idea – Hit the board in three of her last four, including a close third here back on August 4, strong in the win column & draws better back @ The Big M

7-So Delightful – Nonthreatening fifth behind Dandy Idea @ Harrah’s Philadelphia last out, 1:52.3 winner here this season will need some speed to shoot at from a challenging post

7-Brookview Bluto – Connections have another trotter on his toes with two blowouts in his last three @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, fresh off a lifetime best destruction of the toteboard

1-Fix-It-Up – Stormed home from post seven for a new mark of 1:53.2 here back on July 8, dips back down in class & looking to rekindle that form from the rail for Team Bongiorno

4-It Ain’t The Whisky – One for 18 this season, but continues to descent down the condition ladder, draws well & this gelding knows his way around East Rutherford

5-Imaginary Line – Well-driven winner in the Hambo day finale, steady 4YO took a 1:49.3 mark here in the slop this season & looks poised to step it up a notch for Team Bongiorno

2-DA Delightful – Sports a 1:48.3 mark taken here this season, sharpened his sword in his last two @ Pocono, gets class & post relief back @ The Big M

4-Sonny Weaver N – Capitalized on some class relief to revive his form with a narrow loss, then a wire-to-wire @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws well for Team Cullipher

9-Motive Hanover – Has been tangling with much tougher $75,000 claimers @ Yonkers, stuck outside here, but strong in the win column & can assert himself for Team Bongiorno

1-Nutcracker Sweet – Has gotten more motivated since dropping down to a comparable level @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & logically looks like the speed danger from the rail here

6-Rockie Got Framed – Rockie brushed n crushed them in a sizzling 1:50.3 @ Tioga Downs last Saturday, makes only his fifth start of the year, so he’s eligible to soar further

1-JK Standingovation – Second in a deadheat @ Yonkers in his first start for Team Bongiorno, then failed to get involved from post eight, has a big chance to regain that Hoosier Park form from the rail here

5-Beach Chief – Suddenly caught fire with three straight wins here before the shutdown, his latest a career best of 1:50, looking to rebound off a tough trip in the slop @ Pocono

8-Stonebridge Reef – Lightly-raced 4YO loaded with talent & potential, nosed out by My Pal Joe in :26.3 back on July 23, tough post & not sure he’s ready to deliver a knockout punch after missing 31 days

5-Saratoga Blue Chip – This 4YO gets another barn change & draws better for his Big M debut, that solid second @ Yonkers two starts back makes him a contender in a real headscratcher

4-Rope The Moon – 4YO arrives in good form & fresh off a nice rally to score the upset @ Vernon Downs, plus he draws inside to set up his preferred stalking style

8-Deerfield Beach – Fresh off a gutsy first over GSY 1 upset back on August 5, stuck with post eight again & the 29-day layoff makes him tough to gauge