Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:32 PM


7-Good Day Mate – James Foley & this 10YO rallied for a pretty confident upset in this series two starts back & simply got off too slowly from post ten last week


5-Watchmeneighneigh – Stayed flat & was much better in his second start here, rallied to hit the board from a tough spot in :27.3 & draws better to stalk n pop


10-Dramatic Point – This horse is a definite enigma, you never know when he’s going to wake up, shook loose late for the upset last week & remains a factor despite post ten



5-Dazzling Reign – Sharpened her sword in The Stallion Series before breaking her maiden @ Pocono two starts back, a strong second in her Big M debut after missing 24 days & builds on that with plenty of upside


4-Hot As Hill – Team Burke filly was tackling tougher Grand Circuit stock before she confidently took charge for Simon Allard as the heavy favorite last week, draws better logically looms large


3-Saadet – Fresh off a solid second to the wrapped up Hot As Hill last week, Nifty Norman-tuned filly in line for another ideal stalk trip & plays opportunist



1-Anoka Hanover – Polishing off a fine season & returns on a four-race winning streak, deadheated with Insta Glam here back on 9-18, then went two-for-two @ The Red Mile & lands the rail


3-Insta Glam – Father Patrick homebred for Team Takter fresh from a dominant performance in the Reynolds here, keeps getting better & draws inside for the rematch against Anoka Hanover 


4-Miss Cleopatrick – Was much better finishing a solid third to heavy favorite Hot As Hill with trot at both ends & needs to crank it up another notch to threaten the two favorites



2-Very Very Fast – Was racing in $50,000 claimers here before falling on hard times in Illinois & Indiana, 11YO back with Andrew Harris, lands the rail & has a chance for a big turnaround


6-Cash For Gold – Reclaimed by Peter Pellegrino recently & finished a solid second in his last two against similar @ Pocono, look for another quick start from midpack


1-Fashion Forever – Steady check earner @ Yonkers in tougher N/W 8, draws a demanding post, but might make a quick adjustment with such a big class drop



1-Masstro – Muscle Mass colt just missed in his first two inspiring career starts @ The Red Mile, Tony Alagna trainee is back on the rail for an anticipated Big M debut


3-Jula Beauty AM – Late-blooming Muscle Hill filly finished an even fourth @ Harrah’s Philadelphia off a sick scratch & has room to improve from a better post


4-Billie Claire – Just one for 21, but was an improved third in her latest @ The Red Mile & draws inside here to continue ramping it up



5-Jula Muscle Pack – Winless colt might be on the verge of graduating off a hard-charging second to Dee’s Red Delicious last week, retains G. Nap. & expecting a better start


7-Dee’s Red Delicious – Promising gelding notched his second win in the series with a brush & bottom out move as the 2-1 favorite last week, draws a tougher post, but continues to improve


3-Sevenshadesofgrey – 0 for 11 with five seconds, but this Burke trainee has ramped it up in his last two, runner up to Zenith Stride @ Lexington, then chased a dominant Sonofamistery last week & now draws better



6-Godspell Hall – This Nifty Norman trainee has really picked it up since returning to the Big M, just missed to a standout Skyway Kon Man with a sharp :27 last week


5-Mark Of A Beast – 3YO has been on quite a roll in NY winning eight of 14, just twice beat N/W 4 @ Yonkers & can take another step up in a camera shy field


1-Bizet – Moves inside fresh off a strong second with trot at both ends , owns a mark of 1:53 here this season & looms large at this level



6-Three Way Split – Tony Alagna trainee grinded gamely & held third after missing a month of action, Somebeachsomewhere sister to Tall Drink Hanover retains Simon Allard & has big time potential


4-Dresden – Won her second qualifier like a new horse with a sharp :27.2, then flashed a :26.1, back half in :54.3 last week, draws post four again for her anticipated second try off the bench


8-Lindy At The Beach – Got away from Grand Circuit company, hammered down to 1-2 favorite & uncorked the mile of her life last week, now must parlay that from a tougher starting point in a field filled with possibilities



2-JL Cruze – The King returns, set his second track record of 1:50.2 this season at age nine, revving up with some nice comeback efforts @ Hoosier Park & draws inside a lively field


5-H L Revadon – Tripped out to a new mark of 1:52.3 from post eight two starts back, then runner up to a runaway Kings County, 4YO remains in career form & matches up well with these


8-Two AM – Classy gelding strong in the win column & thrives @ The Big M, regained form @ Pocono since an early October sick scratch, fresh off a mild upset, deserves a long look despite post eight



4-Dontpassme Hanover – Overcame a slow pace & rocketed home in :25.3 to nail the nose decision last week, back half in :53, this gelding’s talent has just started shine through & rewarded with a better post


9-Simon Says Hanover – Made a key move to the top in a soft :56, then bravely fought off a surprisingly good Ilderton AM to make it three in a row, Tony Alagna trainee moves outside, yet remains a serious player


2-High Baller – Lightly-raced Captaintreacherous colt might be poised for his first win, just missed last week with a :26.1, back half in :53.4 chasing Dontpassme Hanover, draws inside again as part of Tony’s titanic trio



9-Avaya Hanover – Lightly-raced filly just finished third in a Simpson division @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws outside, but faces a much easier task here


4-Over Speeding – Caught too far back from post nine & still picked up a small check last week, gets another shot at this bottom condition from a much better post


6-Enduring Hope – Encountered a nightmare trip from post ten in her Big M debut, Somebeachsomewhere filly faced much tougher elsewhere & finds a prime spot to unleash a wake up mile 



3-Jack Fire – Upset Zenith Stride in a division back on 9-25, on the ticket in both Grand Circuit races @ The Red Mile & just won a Simpson division, Nifty Norman pupil returns to the Big M with an inside post


2-Royson’s Punch – After getting shuffled from a good start he punched home as usual to hit the board again, runner up to the previously undefeated Captain Corey before that draws better this week


1-Sonofamistery – Returned to the Big M in triumphant style, brushed to an easy :58.4 half & cruised home in :27.1 for a new mark of 1:55.1, now logical threat to repeat for Team Melander



7-Explosive – Finished a distant third to the runaway Oberto with a better effort last week, makes his fourth start since coming back & drops to rock bottom


4-Shady Mccoy – 0 for 23 this season, yet note the narrow loss with trot at both ends two starts back, retains Todd McCarthy & draws inside with a chance to carve out a smooth stalking trip


5-Feel The Muscle – Came out of a shuffle with a minor share in a nice rebound effort, gearing up on the comeback trail, gets another shot at this wide-open basement condition, but hasn’t raced in a month



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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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