Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:51 PM

RACE 1

4-Dubai Princess – Everything Team Takter has sent out so far has been ready to roll, fresh off a noteworthy air-out mission from post 10 here, makes only her second start, so lots of upside

 

2-Fortune Starlet – Lightly-raced daughter of Trixton dominated her NJSS Final at two & won both qualifiers with plenty of late energy, draws inside & reunited with Dexter Dunn

 

7-Tricky Sister – Trotting hopples off & Lasix added this year, note the :26.1 rally to hit the board fresh off the bench, then severely pace compromised from post nine

 

RACE 2

3-Spoiled Princess – Major stakes player at two trotted home in a crisp :26.4 against some quality boys in her first start off the bench & draws well for Dexter Dunn & Nifty Norman

 

6-Caviart Eva – Team Takter struck again with a more matured 3YO Trixton filly, driven perfectly by Andrew McArthy & poised to step up fresh off the mile of her life

 

5-Ab’sattitudeexpress – Almost won her first three starts late last year, unleashed an eye-catching :27.3 in her second qualifier here & looks like a prime opportunist

 

RACE 3

7-Hollywood Story – Lived up to heavy favoritism & remained undefeated three-for-three with a hard-fought 3YO debut, Marcus Melander Hambletonian eligible has something to build on

 

1-Father Dunn – Another Hambletonian eligible, trotting hopples off, finished well in :27.3 to well-regarded Big Oil in his second qualifier & lands the rail for Team Miller

 

4-Hillexotic – Last-blooming son of Muscle Hill from a strong family, sixth foal out of a 1:52.1 winning dam, two-for-two in qualifiers & draws well for The American Viking

 

RACE 4

6-Manchego – Fastest female trotter in history & two-time Dan Patch Award winner & Breeders Crown champ emerged from the opening night monsoon with a scintillating 1:50.3, now the sky’s the limit as she faces what we hope is one of many marquee match ups with Atlanta

 

4-Atlanta – Fastest trotter in Big M history, 2018 Trotter of the Year & Hambo hero & last year’s Dan Patch Award winner couldn’t have looked any better in both Gaitway qualifiers for Team Burke, looks ready to fuel a much-anticipated rivalry 

 

7-Felicityshagwell S – Swedish import followed Manchego around the track in her only US prep back on May 30 for Ake Svanstedt, draws outside & likely needs seasoning, but could surprise

 

RACE 5

1-Thundra – Lightly-raced filly by Rock N Roll Heaven tuned up with a couple of solid starts @ Tioga Downs, broke through with a perfect trip & lands the rail here

 

6-Odds On Sarasota – Left in the wake of sensational Party Girl Hill, won her first NJSS events at two before a miscue in the final, big chance to regain her winning form

 

9-Ready Set Rock – In a complete toss up from the remainder, this filly won a division of NJSS here last season & chased a runaway JK First Lady in her qualifier

 

RACE 6

2-Chestnut Hill – Rated #8 on the Road to the Hambletonian flashed some late trot in an encouraging 3YO debut, major player last year tighter now & draws better

 

3-Patriarch Hanover – Vaulted off a strong qualifier & forced wide to hit the board with a :55.1 back half, Hambo eligible for Team Burke ready to show more from an improved post 

 

1-King Alphonso – One of several Team Svanstedt Hambo hopefuls, 1:52 Red Mile Grand Circuit winner at two, back on the rail off an even qualifier, definitely one to watch

 

RACE 7

9-Fifty Cent Piece – No worse than second in just four starts, strong qualifier from post nine off an easy romp from post ten & looms large for Team Melander

 

10-Hello Tomorrow – Runner up in the Peaceful Way Final at two just missed in both qualifiers, the latest from post nine, looks like a major contender fresh off the bench

 

8-Impressive Fashion – Rebounded off a miscue @ Magical Acres with a perfect trip win here on June 6 & rates highly fresh off that confidence-boosting trip

 

RACE 8

3-Toccoa Falls – Trotted home smartly in :27.1 after a very slow start from post ten in her much-needed Big M comeback, now moves inside his main rivals & faces a highly beatable field

 

8-Barley – Stakes winner here late in 2019, qualified with a late move @ Magical Acres & caught too far back from post ten, has a chance to step up despite post eight

 

9-Play Trix On Me – Finished much stronger in his second qualifier here for Team Toscano, took a mark of 1:53.3 @ two & worth a long look despite his outside draw

 

RACE 9

7-Max Volo – Horse-for-the-course took a mark of 1:53.3 here last season, two tighteners under him & now drops into a likely spot

 

3-Credit Fraud – 1:54.4 mark here last year, was facing much tougher before the shutdown & now has a chance to spark something in a soft spot

 

12-Fashion Creditor – Beaten favorite in his comebacker finished a solid second from the rail, now tackles second tier city, yet remains at a reduced level

 

RACE 10

8-Rock N Teen – New student in the red-hot Andrew Harris barn, added Lasix & chased a couple of top colts in his qualifier & expecting him to fire off the wings

 

4-Rock Me Hard – Lightly-raced colt showed potential late as a freshman, kicked home in :25.3 from an impossible spot in his 3YO debut, draws better & retains Tetrick

 

2-Rockin The Aces – Forced to chase a raging 1:50.3 standout in his qualifier, new acquisition for high percentage Robert Cleary & draws inside with The White Knight

 

RACE 11

11-Dangerousprecedent – Fresh claim by Michael Russo was racing well here before the shutdown, qualified nicely & rates highly despite the second tier

 

1-Hurrikane Lori Ann – 1:54 winner here last season wasn’t a factor in her 4YO comeback last week from post eighth, now gets class & post relief & worthy of consideration

 

7-Mary Catherine A – Was struggling here before the shutdown, yet qualified well @ Gaitway, the latest with a noteworthy late burst & lands a wide-open field

 

RACE 12

3-Oceania – Sports a 1:50.1 mark here last season, so we know she has the motor, forced wide in a much-needed comeback & back inside to stalk the speed

 

2-My Ruebe Star N – Connections are two-for-two here & this NZ import looked like the real deal in her smashing debut last week, now she’s rewarded with a better post for the step up

 

5-JB’s Shooting Star – Solid runner up to the impressive My Ruebe Star N with pace @ both ends from post eight, draws better & dangerous in her second start off the bench

 

RACE 13

4-Marloe Hanover – Kindergarten champion last Fall was caught too far back from post ten in her comebacker as the beaten chalk, now she draws better to atone

 

3-Alexis’s Beach – Uncorked a wide & vicious rally to upset at the N/W 2 level in a rousing 3YO debut for Brett Pelling, now moves inside for the step up in class with a world of potential

 

8-Annabelle Hanover – Bluegrass Grand Circuit winner in 1:50.3 at two, offered plenty of speed in her lone qualifier here, draws a tough post, but has some obvious talent

 

RACE 14

1-Soho Burning Love A – Came a :52.3 back half from post ten in her comeback, stablemate to Shartin N now drops from the Preferred level & moves inside

 

4-Philly Hanover – Solid runner up to a convincing winner from post nine in her first start this season & has a big chance to build on that from a better post

 

2-Apple Bottom Jeans – Classy Dylan Davis trainee rocketed out in :26.2 & paced her own mile in 1:48.2, now she draws inside to show more at a more realistic level

 

RACE 15

2-Bronze Over N – Off slowly from post ten & forced to chase a raging My Ruebe Star N in a much-needed first start off the bench, now gets class & post relief

 

7-Be Best – Thought she’d be better against these last week after facing tougher N/W 8 @ Yonkers, figures to benefit from that experience & there’s not a lot fear in this match up

 

12-Quite A Sight – Unfurled a very sharp 1:51.1 lifetime best @ Gaitway back on May 29, owns some back class & could contend if she can make her way out of second tier jail

 

RACE 16

4-Grandma Heidi – Draws better fresh off a very sharp comeback, used hard for an early lead & drew off in :26.2 for a new mark of 1:51, big threat to repeat for Gingras 

 

3-Resita – Overcame post nine, brushed to command & held on as the favorite in his comebacker, now draws better for the step back up in class

 

1-Top Flight Angel – Consistent here before the shutdown, lacked the same pop off cover in his return from post ten, but now has a chance to crank it up from the rail

 

RACE 17

2-Lady Lou – Sweet Lou filly buzzed around the Big M in 1:50.4, then 1:51.2 last week, draws inside for Team Alagna & stands out with Dexter Dunn

 

4-So Nice Hanover – Returned victoriously with a perfect trip & Lasix added last Saturday for Andrew Harris, lightly-raced daughter of Artspeak in line for a similar set up

 

1-Anthem – Came a strong back half to hit the board behind So Nice Hanover in a much-improved effort, builds on that from the rail & has a chance to upset

 

RACE 18

7-Eye Popping – Strong third in her 3YO debut with pace at both ends & hit the board in :26 flat, lands in an ideal spot to graduate tonight

 

6-Rodeo Beach – Offered pace at both ends from post eight, finished in :26.1 behind Eye Popping, Ray Schnittker trainees have been on their toes

 

10-Brush N Crush – Just missed in :26.4 in her latest qualifier @ Magical Acres, draws outside here for her new barn, yet could surprise in this wide-open finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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