Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:56 PM

RACE 1

3-Imageofarocker – Gutsy 1:52 winner from post eight back on 10-31, just missed with an aggressive effort last week & finally moves inside on a form spree for a hot barn

 

10-Fox Valley Nemitz – Shows a sharp upset fresh off the bench, then nosed out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, has acclimated quickly since arriving from Running Aces & might have enough upside to overcome post ten

 

4-Mountain High – Looms as a price play opportunist type, been knocking around on the fringes, while closing competitively, draws well to set up a late charge within range

 

RACE 2

4-Mr Mcdreamy – Fresh claim angle is often effective, had little chance & finished well after a bad shuffle last week, stalking type has been competitive & draws well again

 

3-Major Jesse – Bounced back from a tough trip with a well-rated mile from post seven & just missed, just one for 34 this season, yet draws better in a soft match up

 

9-Century Ferrari – The Ferrari suddenly hit on all cylinders with that surprising score two starts back, back on the mile track with a tough post, but can assert himself

 

RACE 3

6-Parklane Jet – Has taken a few starts to find his best stride since shipping from Running Aces where he raced in the Open, had a bit more late pace last time & now hits rock bottom

 

4-Doctor Butch – 10YO millionaire with tons of back class, fresh from a narrow loss @ Pocono, continues to tumble down the class ladder & draws well in a camera-shy field

 

1-Thespywholovedme – 0 for 17 in 2020, but has come around recently, launched a premature late move to the lead & just missed two weeks ago, lands inside again

 

RACE 4

6-Doubleagentman – 1 for 16 3YO really sparked something when he stormed home from tenth to second in :26.3 two weeks ago, now note the barn change to Team Burke & Yannick Gingras a co-owner

 

10-Panther’s Pinot – Lightly-raced 3YO switched to Team Bongiorno & took two starts to break his maiden @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, might have enough upside to overcome post ten

 

4-Rollnthejoe – Was competitive in N/W 3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia this Fall, freshened, added Lasix & qualified well for his new barn & draws well to carve out a smooth trip

 

RACE 5

7-Team Kiwi N – Hard-charging winner in :26.3 just before the sick scratch, too far back over an off track last time & looks to shoot at a speed target with her big late kick

 

1-Bye Bye Felicia – Beaten heavy favorite brushed to an easy lead & got caught by her Team Bongiorno stablemate last week, yet has sharpened up with class relief & lands inside again

 

5-Dixie Star N – Took a mark of 1:51 at The Big M this season, roughed up first over in her return to the mile track, gets another chance to rebound at this reduced level 

 

RACE 6

5-Bracken Storm A – Has really come around winning two of his last three, held off some sharp players as the even money favorite last week & draws better to continue his class ascent

 

2-Ruthless Hanover – Somebeachsomewhere 3YO has not only come to life he’s been a vicious winner back-to-back, now steps up to face a salty match up, yet draws inside to be forwardly placed

 

6-Tru Lou – Team Burke 3YO came to hand with back-to-back stakes wins @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, including a 1:49.1 career best, gets a serious test for class here in only his second start this month

 

RACE 7

4-J M Mandamin – Got the speed set up, yet somehow didn’t have the same pop last week, gets further class & post relief & his game is speed

 

3-Odds On Lauderdale – 1:49.1 performer here last season still trying regain form for Team Alagna, stung by the sudden, positive display of speed last week, drops again & draws inside

 

7-Ocean Colony – Hesitant to dive into The Ocean off a tenth-place finish, but we know he’s a major horse-for-the-course, who drops a notch, while capable of a lethal rally on his best day

 

RACE 8

4-Billy Lincoln N – Cycled forward @ Pocono & posted an easy win there two starts back, offered plenty of late life closing from tenth here last week & draws better off that excellent acclimating mile

 

2-Clayton’s Bettor N – Although his seconditis continues his persistence could eventually pay off, been sharp on Lasix & in line for another ideal trip from post two

 

6-The Candyman Can – One of two Team Burke 3YOS in here, off a couple of solid thirds against N/W 3 @ Hoosier Park, looks versatile & gate speed can put him in play

 

RACE 9

5-Love The Blues N – Fresh off a gutsy win he grinded gamely again & just missed with another gallant try as the heavy favorite last week, sharp item steps up further for a midpack launch in a very intriguing field

 

2-Heza Real Diamond – Don’t how he got away eighth from post two, yet shook loose late in stretch traffic last week, maybe he wasn’t himself, 11-time winner this season gets a big chance to bounce back

 

6-Outkast Blue Chip – Capitalized on some class relief to unleash a 1:49.4 career best @ Pocono two starts back, came right back & steamrolled to repeat @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & looms large in current form

 

RACE 10

7-Franco Totem N – Forced wide & runner up to the runaway American History last week, wicked closer was right there in the photo before that & now drops back to a winning level

 

9-De Los Cielo Deo – Team Burke have found the key to this classy 4YO, winning three of his last four, his latest in 1:49 blowout fashion from post eight, tough to go against if he can keep it going

 

3-Mindtrip – Bumped up another notch after closing from the clouds to just miss last week, figures to be sitting within closer striking range from a much better post tonight

 

RACE 11

2-Velocity Komodo – Finished third in all three starts on the comeback trail for his new trainer Scott Di Domenico, gets a bit of class relief here & draws inside a field begging to be beaten 

 

9-Fabrice Hanover – Team Burke 4YO by Captaintreacherous been knocking on the door in PA, forced into a wide trip here last week, moves outside, but drops a notch

 

4-Thndfrmthethron N – Methodically brushed to the front through easy fractions & faded to seventh in a disappointing second US start off a decent opener, benefits from the experience & lands in another soft spot

 

RACE 12

7-Rockin The Aces – 1:49.4 winner @ The Big M this season just missed in two of his last three, draws a more demanding post, but gets another big chance @ this level

 

2-Swagasaurusrex – Our Price Play stormed home from ninth to hit the board @ 38-1, back half in :54, draws inside again to set up another late charge

 

4-Ollie’s Ztam – Rated a kind pace & almost went all the way for Gingras & Burke two weeks ago, horse-for-the-course bumped back up, but draws inside again

 

RACE 13

4-Durant – Responded to aggressive handling, battled steady pressure & just half a length short last week, sharp veteran draws a bit better with some back class

 

2-Sharnado – Paid the price for another slow start last time, 1:54 winner here this season re-acclimating since shipping back from Running Aces & draws better

 

6-Victorydaze Wilwin – 0 for 18 in 2020, yet slammed with tough posts recently, did offer some improved late pace last week & banks on some mayhem up front

 

 

 



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Ken Warkentin has been a member of the award-winning broadcast team at Meadowlands Racetrack as the Track Announcer and television commentator for 25 years. Ken has appeared on national television networks such as ESPN, called 15 editions of the $1 million Hambletonian, and worked as a member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports and CBS Sports.

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