Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:25 PM

RACE 1

4-Walks Of Life – Overcame a slow half & capitalized on a live cover trip to beat these two starts back, too far back from post ten last week & moves inside for Ms. Monaco

 

6-Grandpa Don – Grandpa woke up with an upset rally against bottom level TM 73 types last week, been pretty consistent recently & picks up Homerun Joe Lee

 

2-Good Day Mate – Had a few excuses since that strong upset over an off track back on 10-16, a solid third last week & another inside post ensures another smooth trip

 

RACE 3

6-Stonebridge Soul – 0 for 14 this season, yet finished well from impossible spots in the Breeders Crown, finally gets away from Kissin In The Sand & expecting her to be within closer striking range here

 

4-Machnhope – Strong in the win column Noel Daley trainee just missed in her latest @ Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1:49.3, twice beaten favorite chased the boys here on 10-24 & draws inside an intriguing field with speed

 

8-Caviart Ally – Defending TVG champion has struggled to regain her previous prolific form this season, was freshened & failed to fire in the Breeders Crown, now looking to spark something from a tough post

 

RACE 3

3-Just N Berlander – Beaten favorite lacked enough knock punch off cover last week, consistent horse-for-the-course now draws better for Dexter Dunn

 

2-S Mckee – Dropped to this level, was forced wide, yet still came charging hard for the huge upset in a career best 1:52.3, moves inside as a logical threat to repeat

 

1-Dontdoubtthelakers – Has been hinting on the fringes fifth in his last two at this level, acclimated now, lands inside & retains Andrew McCarthy

 

RACE 4

1-Spectre – Took a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Big M last season, shook loose with some late trot in his return here for his new trainer Justin Sodano & back on the rail

 

2-Lasa Dida Lady – Been trying to regroup since here back-to-back 1:54 wins in mid September, now the class drop & inside draw may spell revival

 

3-INXS – 4YO with some upside took advantage of a bottom condition field & perfect handling by Marcus Miller last week & draws inside again off that new lifetime mark

 

RACE 5

1-Get Legs – Late blooming Muscle Hill colt for reputable trotting producers Team Orange Crush kicked home in a sharp :26.4 in his latest qualifier here & lands the rail in a pretty light N/W 2 field

 

4-Jula Beauty AM – Well driven by Corey Callahan to a mild upset in her second start off a sick scratch, Muscle Hill filly draws well again after missing a few weeks

 

7-Alyvia Deo – Simon Allard rated her as easily as he could she was outsprinted by the pocket sitter in :27.2 last week, nice rebound off a miscue & draws the same post 

 

RACE 6

6-Twinsburg – Pace compromised from tough posts @ Yonkers in her last two, beat this kind here twice in October & took a mark of 1:51.4 in the slop on 10-16

 

2-Tango Dancer – Got away with setting a very soft pace from the rail & outsprinted third in :26.4, owns a 1:50.4 mark here this season, drops & draws inside again

 

1-Dixie Star N – Took a 1:51 mark @ The Big M this season, must rebound off breaks in consecutive starts @ Yonkers, gets serious class relief & lands the rail

 

RACE 7

7-Banzai AS – Interesting 3YO ships in on a five-race winning streak & sports a mark of 1:56.2 @ Dayton, picks up the Bionic Man with plenty of upside

 

10-Fortune Starlet – Promising & versatile Trixton filly has been on a form spree @ Mohawk ships south into the Burke barn, outside draw, but has the talent to overcome

 

1-Questichap – Reeled off three in a row & took a mark of 1:54.1 before the miscue last out, freshened up with three weeks off & moves inside a field of question marks for Trond Smedshammer

 

RACE 8

7-Pretty Image – Has taken a couple of starts here to sharpen her sword, put together a strong back half of :55.1 to be right there last week, draws a bit better & looks for a faster speed target

 

6-Arnie’s Angel – Stormed home from an impossible spot to just miss by a neck in :26.1 last week, an excellent acclimating mile, retains Todd McCarthy & worth a swing in a wide-open field

 

1-Alkippe – Had been dropping positive hints & suddenly unleashed an impressive :26.4 to nail a well-rated Kay’s Delight last week & moves inside off that sharp overdue win

 

RACE 9

7-Lindy’s Big Bang – Steady closer owns a big late kick & been maintaining sharp form elsewhere, switches to Andrew Harris, adds Andrew McCarthy & poised to step up

 

5-HL Revadon – 4YO on a roll & runner up to some standouts like JL Cruze & Warrior One last week, drops a notch & draws post five again to set up another stalking trip

 

2-Eye Ofa Tiger AS – Re-ignited his winning form with a career best of 1:53.1 two starts back, third best behind HL Revadon last week & lands post two again with Tetrick

 

RACE 10

2-Deltasun A – Australian import makes his Big M debut after winning two of three since arriving in the US for Andrew Harris, draws a better post on the rise

 

1-Warrior One – One of four Team Burke trainees cycled to the top & uncorked the mile of his life, a pretty sharp 1:51.4 last week, now rewarded with the rail in a very competitive field

 

4-Max – Added Lasix recently, just missed by a nose to Deltasun A @ Pocono last out, this Burke trainee draw well in career form & knows this track

 

RACE 11

5-Photo Bomber – Beat much better here with a career best 1:53.4 last Winter, recent winner @ Yonkers ships back into an ideal spot & picks up Yannick Gingras

 

7-Trolley – Former top class winner here has landed on the fringes in two starts since adding trotting hopples, drops another notch & faces a highly beatable field

 

2-Halliama – Promising 4YO trotted his best mile ever finishing a strong second in his Big M debut with a crisp :27.1, bumped up in class, but draws inside again

 

RACE 12

9-J Rockin B – Liked her last week when she got shuffled & finished well in :27.2, draws outside & just one for 17 in 2020, but drops to the bottom condition & not much else in here to sink your teeth into

 

2-Book The Bet – Was about to launch a late bid when a horse broke in front of her & bothered her at the top of the stretch, now moves inside off a pair of acclimating miles & retains Todd McCarthy

 

4-Eden Paige N – Steady mare with a mark of 1:52.3 here this season was used pretty hard last week, draws better & more effective with a patient stalking trip

 

RACE 13

6-Classic Venture – Hit the board in his last two with strong finishes & continues his improving trend & descent down the class ladder to the bottom rung

 

7-Massamillion – Suddenly came to life with a mighty late surge to just miss in a sharp Big M debut last week, draws a tougher post, but going in the right direction in a wide-open field

 

3-Cyclone Maximus – One for 20 this season, gelding loves the Big M & has thrived over an off track, finally moves inside to work out a smooth trip & long overdue

 



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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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