Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:02 PM


1          Rock N’ Roll World – Burke trainee finished third in last year’s Graduate Final here, got two months freshening & qualified with good late energy chasing Open class Mach It So, ready for this intriguing match up


3          The Rock – Dropped back to a winning level, added Brett Miller & delivered in decisive fashion, in line for the same scenario, Buter barn hitting on all cylinders


5          Jacksrluckytoo – Finished stronger last week while closing from a tough spot as usual, can’t be too far off the pace in this abbreviated field & noted for his wicked late kick



2          UF Fast Feelin – Beaten favorite was wiped out when he hooked wheels around the first turn last week, chased a runaway Mr Julian before that, big chance to score an overdue win in this soft spot


4          Tijuana Party – Runner up in his last three draws the same inside post while facing no standouts in this match up, chance to take charge or stalk the pace & break through


10         Fraternity – Was hammered down to even money & responded to aggressive handling from the rail last out, ten-time winner in 2-17 will be hard-pressed to repeat from post ten



1          Tractor Glen – Made a favorable transition from Monticello to the mile track here with a solid third last week, look for him to build on that with another smooth trip from the rail


5          Grave Dancer – 1:52 winner here last year is winless in nine starts this season, but has been consistently in the money, solid runner up from post eight last week


4          Baggage Claim – Added Lasix & suffered interference two starts back, then didn’t have enough late pop to threaten last week, still waiting for this Team Harmon gelding to spark his form



1          Hammock Bay – Finished a much better second to runaway Classy Dragon last week, late-blooming 4YO continues to build some momentum from the rail


4          Stirling Ensign – Hit the board chasing the standout Classy Dragon in his last two, those were good tune ups for a prime opportunity like this from an improved post


7          Park It Park It – Finally broke his maiden @ Monticello in career start 24, headstrong gelding makes his third start for Dan Gill & adds Brett Miller, who figures to utilize his speed to overcome post seven



4          Somesizesomestyle – Makes his third start for Dylan Davis & off a sick scratch, had some sneaky late pace from a tough spot last week & drops dangerously


5          City Hall – Stepped up in class admirably & just missed to a raging Rockin Ron last week, drops back down & always a threat when he swells up on the front end


3          Art History – Steve Elliott trainee has thrived her in the past, gathering momentum on the comeback trail in the Dover Downs Open, draws well to be a major player back here



7          Legion Of Boom – Reclaimed by Eric & Art Foster off a pretty decent third to Dateline Hanover, while showing speed, likely leaves searching for that ideal stalking trip again


8          Dateline Hanover – Has cruised in three straight & two blowouts in a row here & has lowered his mark to 1:52.2 in the process, figures to take charge & control the pace again


6          Unix Hanover – 0 for ten this season, but a sharp claim by Vincent Fusco, Jr., solid runner up in his last three, the latest two behind the red-hot Dateline Hanover, chance to turn the tables



6          Stratocaster – Has come close recently a notch above this & has tackled even tougher this season, drops dangerously & capable of a lethal late kick


2          I Like Dreamin – Chased a runaway Alexie Mattosie here back on 12-31-16 before a three-month layoff, qualifier looked good against much classier foes & the draw is kind


1          That’s My Opinion – Rallied from an impossible spot to pay off as a 25-1 barn change bonanza, moves inside on the slight step up & could keep it going in a field full of question marks



6          Blush Hanover – Rallied to hit the board against better company two starts back, drops off a no-chance trip & reunited with Super Brett, prime time opportunity


7          Snow Cone A – Set a rated pace & came up third last out @ Yonkers, blowout winner here in a career best 1:51.3 with a :26.4 two starts back, trying a tougher level here this time


8          Mosquito Blue Chip – Classy winner of $650,726 makes her 5YO debut off a one for 17 season, the qualifiers were adequate, the post is a challenge, but she could be ready despite the four-month layoff



4          So Take That – Mounted one of his patented late charges & paid instant dividends off the Bruce Clarke claim, comes right back with the same inside draw as a big threat to repeat


8          Daylyn Horizon – Beaten favorite rated a solid pace & was collared by a rejuvenated That’s My Opinion, draws even farther out, but remains on his toes for Brett Miller


3          Mr Big Load – Was reclaimed by Bill Mann & finished a solid third with speed from post ten, draws much better to keep his form spree alive at the same level



1          Rooster Rabbit – Just missed by a neck first time Lasix back on 2-25, moves inside, adds Brett Miller & has a chance to turn things around in a wide-open field


7          Moonlight Ransom – Beaten favorite almost went all the way in a strong effort from the same post into strong headwinds last week, 1:50.2 winner here last season may be the one to reel in again


3          Big City Jewel – 0 for his last 27, note his third start for trainer Tom Shay was a distant second to the runaway Giant Slayer two weeks ago, post improves his chance to build on that effort



3          Special T Rocks – Classy 9YO near $600,000 ships into a softer spot after getting parked as the beaten chalk @ Dover Downs, strong in the win column & well situated to stalk n pop


4          Cashendash Hanover – Steady 10YO hasn’t missed the board in eight starts this year, fresh off a nose loss while getting parked from post nine @ Dover Downs, a relentless warrior


1A        Eastend Eddie – Consistent Burke-tuned veteran drops dangerously off two tightening miles, can close with the best of these, completes & compliments a strong entry



3          Disarrei – Flashed some late life in his latest start @ Yonkers, makes his fourth start since a sick scratch, lands in a much softer spot & the price may be right


2          P L Idaho – Exploded out of the pack with a wide rally for the mild upset in his second start here, fresh threat owns a bit of back class, draws inside & his barn is going well


1          David’s Dream – Struggled to make much headway against tougher recently, gets his third consecutive class drop, lands the rail again to set up his strong late kick


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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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