Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:47 PM


4-Rose Run Quickley – Needed his last start @ Pocono after missing 25 days off a sick scratch, just missed here at this level with a gutsy effort back on 4-14, might be the value play


6-Lauderdale – Classy gelding in this intriguing opener showing signs of energy recently, parked in his latest @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, returns here at a competitive level & may be the target


3-Sweet Justice – Another classy horse-for-the-course in this field on the fringes in his last two, should appreciate the class drop & inside draw facilitates his preferred stalking trip



4-Pine Tab – One for 17 this season, but knocking on the door, just missed by a nose here back on 5-12, then forced wide from an impossible spot on 5-19, lands in a soft spot for Hannah Miller


5-Windsun Fireball – Has picked up shares in some tough miles @ Saratoga recently, lone win this season came in wire-to-wire fashion back late March


6-Toss Cartwright – Flashed some sneaky late trot two starts back for Kleinhans & seemed to be sitting on a big effort, chance to rebound off a dull mile last week



2-Sunshine Delight – Staffan Lind-tuned filly has come back strong in three starts this season, kicked off by the mile of her life @ Pocono, a solid second from post seven there, then got parked in NYSS, big threat with an inside draw


8-Victor Gio IT – Peter Haughton Memorial elimination winner & Final runner up stayed flat & cruised in his sophomore debut for Tetrick & Takter, takes another step on the Road to the Hambletonian from a tougher post


1-Skidaway – Gelding has come to hand elsewhere, fresh off back-to-back romps from post eight, the latest a career best 1:56.4 @ Vernon Downs, fires out from the pole position here



3-Sweet Chap – Went all the way in a noteworthy qualifier here under less than ideal conditions, then got shuffled from post ten & picked up minor spoils in NY Excelsior A action, finds a softer spot with an inside draw here


9-Moneydontbuyulove – Lightly-raced 4YO found some confidence by adding trotting hopples, responded to aggressive handling with a solid second behind a wrapped up Victor Gio IT, tackles another tough post


5-Annapolis Hall – 0 for 15, but has hit the board in three of his last four, made a strong move to the top @ Vernon Downs



10-Gold Medal Swan – Gelding came up huge in his first start here for trainer Mark Silva off a sick scratch, stuck farther outside, but figures to improve


4-Moonlight Cocktail – This mare was shuffled & angled from stretch traffic too late last week,

drops a notch & gets the same inside post


7-Montalbano Bi – Made his move to the front in a rated pace & just missed by half a length last week, more demanding draw here, but razor sharp for Team Harmon & can’t be left out



6-B Yoyo – Big M lover returns with two straight wins here in early May, one on the engine, followed up by a :26.2 rally, interfered with on 5-19, back on the mile track


7-Gural Hanover – Except for his early miscue in the Cutler he’s been on top for every call in

three of his last four, fresh off back-to-back lifetime marks, clearly the one to gun down


5-Not Afraid – Yonkers Open mainstay has tailed off in his last two, classy Takter trainee returns to the scene of his best ever – 1:51.2 at age five



7-Market Share – Classy 2012 Hambo Hero trotted his fastest mile in awhile last week, runner up to a well-rated B Yoyo three starts back can take advantage of some class relief


8-Kolbee’s Star – May be cycling back around off an energetic effort @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, can overcome the outside draw with speed in a class drop scenario


6-Downundermatter – Steps up fresh off the mile of his life with a well-driven Campbell upset, another patient trip could pay off with a repeat in this wide-open field



9-Abbijade Hanover – Consistent Burke trainee has rallied to hit the ticket in her last five, lit up the board here at 54-1 back on January 6, outside draw, but these are much easier


6-Let Her Rock – Unleashed a wire-to-wire class drop n pop in a well-rated effort, steps back up brimming with confidence & loves this track


5-Dandy’s Beauty – Claimed off a gutsy win @ Yonkers two starts back, shuffled, angled & raging late to hit the board here last week for Eric Abbatiello



5-Marty De Vie – Gelding makes his second start for the high percentage Amber Buter, the latest break came in the slop @ Saratoga, lands in an ideal spot to conjure up some back class


6-Whatnblazes – 11YO warhorse finished a much-improved second with a more alert start last out, 0 for his last 33 is a major knock however


2-I C Caviar – Qualified behind the Open class trotter Obrigado, 1:53.3 winner here last season returns in a very cozy spot for Irish Joe



2-Joyful Game – Just missed in her last start here to the surprisingly good Mac’s Secure back on 5-5, overmatched against Open opposition @ Tioga Downs, ideally spotted here


9-Velocity Lana – Rallied into a solid :55.2 back half chasing the well-rated Let Her Rock last week, moves outside, but trends forward in her third start off the bench


3-Shesgotthebeat – Left alertly from post nine, got jammed up behind a gapper & shook loose with some late pace last week, contender from an improved post




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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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