Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 9:48 PM

RACE 1

4-Captain Cut Throat – Captaintreacherous 4YO has been on some kind of roll @ Running Aces, this speedball followed up a new mark of 1:54 with another wire-to-wire blowout last time & lands inside here for new connections

 

3-Lear Seelster – Twice beaten favorite got scorched while parked out through a fast pace last out, that last-to-first upset from post ten three starts back still stands out & draws inside again to atone

 

10-Scirocco Mistysaid – Took a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Big M this season, has thrived in this series recently, fresh off a game score as the favorite, remains a threat to repeat despite a tougher starting point

 

RACE 2

8-Marveloustrix – Just two for 47, but seemed to gather some confidence in those NJ Maturity miles last month, stormed home from far back to score a decisive upset last week & she’s a repeat threat despite another tough post

 

5-Questichap – Came right back to repeat in convincing fashion with a perfect trip as the even money favorite, this lightly-raced Smedshammer-tuned filly lands in another soft spot & draws the same midpack post

 

2-Beyond Ordinary – Twice came up third to Questichap before settling for the show again @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Kadabra colt draws better, figures to be forwardly placed & in line to set up a stalking trip

 

RACE 3

3-Bizet – Took a mark of 1:53 here this year, beat similar with a perfect two-hole trip @ Harrah’s Philadelphia three starts back, drops back in class & lands post three again

 

1-For A Dreamer – Sports a mark of 1:53 here last season, has taken a couple of spins to re-acclimate, draws the rail fresh off a solid third last week & gets another shot at this reduced level

 

2-Southwind Frost – One for 17 this season is the main concern, beaten heavy favorite in the GSY Series last week, yet consistently on the ticket & draws inside to trip out

 

RACE 4

4-Shellie De Vie – 1:51.3 performer here last season flashed more speed & got stung going for the lead in a fast pace last week, now gets class & post relief for her key third start off the bench

 

3-Bronskimackenzie A – Beaten favorite used hard to clear a :54.3 half & obviously wasn’t herself last week, her previous effort was a positive sign, now she drops to rock bottom & draws inside again with a big chance to rebound

 

5-Teal Hanover – Owns a sloppy track win here this season, fits the Shellie De Vie profile dropping to the bottom run for her third try since changing barns

 

RACE 5

3-Kay’s Delight – Continued to suffer the bad trip blues, yet grinded gamely in a fast pace & held the place last week, looks like she could outkick these within striking range

 

2-Eden Paige N – Forced wide & rallied to hit the board again with a solid back half, excellent finish for second to a streaking Exotic Dance before that & lands post two again

 

9-Alexa Skye – Teetering on stakes quality before regrouping with a strong qualifier & finished well with a wide trip in her comeback on Lasix, this Pelling trainee deserves a long look despite post nine with a big chance to improve

 

RACE 6

6-Thunder – Set the pace & just missed to Ramona Hill in a recent qualifier here, rebound from a late miscue in the comebacker with a crisp third out of a shuffle in :27.1, Team Alagna has a chance to step up

 

3-Magical Winner K – Switched to the Andrew Harris barn & promptly went down the road for a new mark of 1:53.3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, now looking to rebound off another miscue with an improved post here

 

1-Carrick – Was knocking on the door before he kicked it in emphatically with a new mark of 1:53.1, bumped back up in class, but draws the rail off that confident score

 

RACE 7

9-Jazz Fest – Lightly-raced Team Alagna-tuned filly converted a perfect second over trip to go two-for-two off the bench, draws even tougher off that mile of her life, but has plenty of talent, potential & pedigree

 

4-Adorabella – This 4YO has come to life & parlayed a wire-to-wire confidence-booster @ Freehold into a lifetime best of 1:53.3 here last week & draws inside again

 

8-Petal To The Metal – Paid the price for another slow start, yet kept on coming despite an uncovered grind & held second behind Jazz Fest, draws tougher, but gets another shot at this reduced level

 

RACE 8

4-Trixie Dust – Owns a mark of 1:54.2 here this season, rallied stoutly to regain her winning edge two starts back @ Vernon Downs & ships back here to face a field ripe for the taking

 

3-Stenhouse Hanover – 1:52.2 winner @ The Big M last year, dominated a weak bunch from post seven two starts back @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws better off a miscue, yet fresh on the comeback trail

 

2-Explosive – Half mile track specialist regrouped off breaks in consecutive starts & qualified nicely here last week, ready be competitive by building on that from an inside post

 

RACE 9

6-Sweet Lucy Lou – Severely affected by an early breaker, then forced wide & just missed to a well-rated Twinsburg in :26.3, twice beaten heavy favorite with a big chance to atone with some better trip luck

 

8-Twinsburg – Stormed home from an impossible spot & second by a neck in :26.3 before taking a new mark of 1:52.4 on the engine last week, stays a hot prospect despite a more demanding post 

 

9-JK Finendandy – Red-hot Team Bongiorno-tuned filly lands outside fresh off three straight blowouts in minor stakes action @ Freehold, she’s an intriguing prospect despite the outside draw

 

RACE 10

4-Mittnage A Trois – Shook loose late, forced wide & came up just half a length shy in lively Big M debut, remains an inside trip in a light consolation

 

1-Ameriman – Just two for his last 45, lands the rail fresh off a solid rally for a board spot last week, now acclimated & seems to be trending right

 

10-One More Miracle – Might need a minor miracle from post ten, but won two of three before bumping into a revved up Walks Of life last week & this is an easier field

 

RACE 11

5-Thunder Some Where – Really came to life for his new barn & kicked home for the upset in a rousing Big M debut last week, has a chance to build on that overdue win by stalking from midpack

 

4-Thunder Dome – Lived up to lukewarm favoritism & responded to an aggressive drive by Simon Allard last week, 4YO with potential draws inside again to follow up in his fourth start since a barn change

 

2-Northern Rock – Grinded gallantly for a new mark of 1:54.1 three starts back, beaten favorite draws better off a solid second & in line to stalk the pace within striking range

 

RACE 12

6-Bet Big On Blue – Razor sharp & well-bred Muscle Hill 4YO has won three of his last four @ Vernon Downs & arrives fresh off the mile of his life

 

1-Godspell Hall – Lightly-raced 5YO knows his way around this track, ships from Mohawk back into the Nifty Norman barn & lands in a real soft spot

 

8-Chief Justice – Stone closer with a mark of 1:54.2 taken here last season, drops to the bottom condition & has a chance to kick past this bunch with the right set up

 

RACE 13

8-Always A Force – 0 for 13 this season, but has been racing well, fresh off a solid second @ Freehold, was competitive with $10,000 claimers here last month, worth a second glance despite a difficult post

 

4-Democracy N – Classy 12YO who loves this track just one for his last 55 & winless this season, drops into an ideal spot & draws well in a wide-open finale

 

5-The Mighty Marner – 4YO seems to have tailed off since the hard-charging third here back in mid-July, beaten favorite broke on the lead @ Freehold & may welcome the return to the mile track



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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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