Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, November 04, 2020 2:42 PM

RACE 1

1-Rockin Medicine – 4YO is just one for 19, but offered some sneaky late pace from post nine in his Big M debut, back half in :54.3 & now moves inside a field filled with question marks

 

5-Claytons Bettor N – Beaten favorite added Lasix, launched a menacing wide late bid & got blitzed by an amazingly good Aces Rock, just missed before that & could be on the verge

 

6-Ruthless Hanover – Consistent 3YO gelding did well in The Stallion Series in PA, but note he missed all of October, must rebound off a dull comeback in the slop & this is a much softer spot

 

RACE 2

2-Jack’s Shadow N – Horse-for-the-course returned to the Big M on a roll & turned in a surprisingly lackluster performance from post nine, he’s obviously better than that, reunited with Tetrick & moves inside

 

3-Ana Afreet N – Suddenly caught fire with back-to-back blowouts last month, including a sizzling 1:48.3, fresh off a nose loss to Highalator as the beaten favorite, lands post three again & remains in revved up mode

 

1-Vettel N – Took a mark of 1:50 here this season, returns on that every-other pattern @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, strong in the win column the rail affords speed & stalking position & possible repeat

 

RACE 3

7-Go West Go Fast – Surprised a few with a 1:50 career best in a lively Big M debut on 10-17, forced up too high on 10-24, then just missed last week, Tetrick back the bike, tougher post, but a rising force

 

8-Ollie’s Z Tam – Team Burke trainee more than lived up to the tote hype when he wired this kind in 1:50.3 three starts back, lands outside, but drops back to the winning level & reunited with Gingras

 

3-Like Clockwork – Definitely cycled around recently, used too hard on the lead two starts back, a solid third last week, drops another notch & continues his good karma at the post draw

 

RACE 4

8-Papiamento – Beat these with an aggressive effort from post seven three starts back, returns to the scene of a career best equaling 1:51.3 & reunited with Yannick Gingras

 

9-Imageofarocker – Dipped in price, steamrolled first over & gamely gunned down the leader in a much-improved effort last week, builds on that from another outside post

 

5-All Week – Classy 11YO is 0 for 12 this season, but shows a couple of solid seconds this Fall, overmatched in most recent & now drops in for a claiming tag

 

RACE 5

3-Anoka Hanover – Easily reeled off her fifth straight win in a smashing return to the Big M last week, this Noel Daley-tuned filly is now eight for 12 & draws inside again brimming with confidence

 

4-Mazzarati – Breeders Crown elimination upsetter just missed with a well-driven effort in that final, draws post four again & looking to cap off a very productive season 

 

1-Wet My Whistle – Lands the rail again fresh off an eye-catching career best of 1:53.2 in this series, Team Svanstedt trainee could surprise these with speed & upside

 

RACE 6

2-Fire Start Hanover – 1:50.3 Grand Circuit winner overcame post seven, was able to rate & hold on for a minor upset in the Breeders Crown, speedy Nifty Norman trainee rewarded with an improved post here 

 

1-Three Way Split – Nailed this one when she shook loose late to score a 9-1 upset in a career best 1:53.1 last week, Team Alagna-tuned filly now moves inside & in line for a smooth trip with Tetrick

 

4-Off The Record – Akways B Miki filly has come a long way in a short time, chased Fire Start Hanover in a couple of legs, rallied for a big upset in her comebacker with a :26.1, draws inside & needs to crank it up further

 

RACE 7

6-Palomar – Beaten favorite was destroyed by the pedestrian :55.4 half & paced home in :53.1 from an impossible spot last week, deserves another shot at this level with Dexter Dunn

 

4-Ocean Colony – Responded to a month’s freshening recently with a strong rally from way back to hit the board last week, moves inside off the needed tightener & might be ready to step up

 

1-Saying Grace – Gets another try at this level from the rail off a rare miscue from post eight, 1:49.4 winner here this season was on a form spree & retains the leading pilot

 

RACE 8

1-Lindysmusclemania – Uncorked another blowout in this series & took a new mark of 1:54.1 last week, this talented Muscle Hill colt now moves inside to control this competitive final

 

4-Jack Fire – Consistent Nifty Norman-tuned gelding was the beaten favorite & runner up to Lindysmusclemania, draws inside again to play a stalking opportunist role 

 

8-Jula Muscle Pack –This Muscle Hill colt is no doubt trending right, after a narrow loss on 10-23 he romped wire-to-wire in a well-rated mile, big threat despite a tougher post 

 

RACE 9

2-Angers Bayama – Gamely trying to recapture that 1:48 form from this past Summer with narrow losses in his last two, now he stands out with class & post relief & reunited with The Thunder from Downunder

 

3-Wes Delight – Has tailed off since that 1:49.4 career best back on 10-3, but was forced to tackle tougher in his last two & no chance from post ten last week, Team Alagna trainee now moves inside to drop n pop

 

4-De Los Cielos Deo – Team Burke-tuned 4YO starting to show his class & versatility with back-to-back wins, stepped up & delivered an emphatic blowout last week & now draws better 

 

RACE 10

9-Dontpassme Hanover – Unleashed a wicked :25.3 to win a division two starts back, toss out the early miscue last week, reunited with Dexter Dunn & looks for a lively cover flow from a challenging post

 

2-Simon Says Hanover – Captaintreacherous colt as really caught the winning habit, overcame post nine for his fourth in a row in a solid tune up last week & moves inside to control a competitive final

 

10-Summa Cum Laude – Stormed home to the first win deadheat in Breeders Crown history, stuck outside here, but has been extremely consistent for Team Burke & impossible to leave out

 

RACE 11

6-Good Rockin – 1:51.1 winner @ The Big M this season, one for 25 in 2020, but has acclimated quickly, recovered to finish second in his debut here, then stepped up to this level & just missed with a mighty :26.2 last week

 

2-Passa-Grille Beach – Team Cullipher continues his tumble down the condition ladder, terrible start from post ten last week, yet paced a back half of :53.4, maybe the class & post relief with be enough in this field of underachievers

 

5-Yacht Week – Just one for 22 this season, squandered another ideal trip last week, Team Burke trainee goes to Gingras & will somehow need to find more to overhaul the top two in this affair

 

RACE 12

3-Pauly Wally – In Rock We Trust broke right in his face around the first turn last week, then he got roughed up first over in a tough Big M debut, finally draws better for his second start here under Team Bongiorno

 

4-Swagasaurusrex – Took a couple acclimating spins here before he really turned things around in an eye-catching 1:50.4 last week, now draws well with more in the tank

 

2-Premier Rockstar – No chance out of range in his last two, drops a notch, in line for a smooth stalking trip & part of a solid Team Cullipher 1-2 punch in this match up

 

RACE 13

7-Cole Porter N – Gave him some love last week & was caught first over in a quickening pace, has had a couple of needed acclimating trips here & could be a dangerous closer with the right set up

 

9-Just N Berlander – Took a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Big M last season at age eight & has always done well here, tough draw, but maintaining solid form @ Plainridge & picks up Dexter Dunn

 

2-Achilles Blue Chip – 12YO chased the runaway Shattered Glass in his Big M debut, then set a rated pace & settled for second as the beaten favorite, draws better & figures to be part of the speed equation

 

 

 

 

 



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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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