Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:01 PM


1-Tiffany’s Flash – Sister to Uva Hanover, 1:52.2 [$454,094] stepped it up to win her second qualifier for Tetrick & Toscano & fires out from the pole position, worth a swing


2-Manchego – Takter-tuned Muscle Hill sister to In Secret, 1:54.1 [$215,855], dam is a sister to Possess The Magic, 1:53.2 [$1,043,503], two-for-two in morning trials, the latest with a :27.2, tough to go against


4-Perfect Summer K – Robert Key homebred sister to Miss Chip K, 1:56 [$142,903] popped out & cruised in her lone trial @ Harrah’s Philadelphia for the Trotting Guru Gurfein



2-Be Bop Sally – First crop of Wishing Stone, world champion on a half & five eighths, dam is a sister to Godiva Hall, 1:53.3 [$808,008], two solid qualifiers & draws inside a soft division


6-Diamondstone US – The other Noel Daley trainee, got to go back three generations to find Pizza Dolce, 1:52.4 [$668,824] in the maternal line, qualifiers were okay & shaved more than four seconds last time


1-Princess Marxxx – Sire Wishing Stone was a 1:51.2 performer, amassing $2,359,150, won the Kentucky Futurity, Maxie Lee & Cutler & Copenhagen Cup in Denmark, homebred for noted breeder Steve Stewart draws the rail



7-Hyway Marcus – Steady Team Harmon trainee responded to aggressive handling to score an impressive post eight win in a career best 1:54.1 last week, huge threat off that effort


5-Pine Tab – Gelding one for his last 50, just missed in his last start here, Hannah Miller was named the Hall of Fame’s Amateur Driving Champion for the second consecutive year


6-Modern Mercury – Was pace compromised from post eight & just missed as the heavy favorite last week, but the jury is out with inexperienced owner John Campagnuolo driving



5-Presto Blue Chip – Sister to Missile J, 1:49.1 [$498,482] went all the way at first asking, then paced a wicked :54.4 back half to just missed in her second trial


7-Hurrikane Shorty – Art Major sister to Preparty, 1:50.3 [$222,561] has improved admirably & superb winning her two trials here with keen late kick, big threat despite outside draw


3-Michelle’s Jazz – Won her first qualifier with a nice late burst, then was forced to make a premature rally to the lead into a :56.1 back half, this filly has talent & draws well



4-Highland Top Hill – Homebred Muscle Hill filly fresh off her first two wins @ Pocono, both in the slop, and the latest in game grinding style, draws well & worth a shot


7-Muscle High – The drop out of NJSS has done wonders for this lightly-raced Muscle Hill gelding with a solid second, then a well-rated Campbell masterpiece last week


5-Sevally – This Trond Smedshammer-tuned filly was surely game first over & just missed to the favorite Myammie Drama two weeks ago, daughter of Chapter Seven with plenty of upside



4-Danish Durango – Steady Big M lover with a mark of 1:52 here last season, a solid second last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & seems to be cycling forward, draws inside a wide-open field


6-Muscle Diamond – Big question mark here bothered a bit by a first turn breaker, then faded in

the Charlie Hill Trot, finished well here two starts back in 1:51.1, hasn’t raced in 20 days, yet gets some class relief


9-Can Do – Draws farther outside, but comes into this match up fresh off a second to standout Trolley last week, any semblance of that effort makes him a major player in this intriguing puzzle



7-Feed Your Head – No chance with a slow start from post ten in the NJSS Final, rebounded with a solid third against some serious colts, has a shot to break through with a well-timed move for Scottie Z & Takter


2-Fine Tuned Lady – Three straight close seconds from challenging posts against PA’s finest, talented Cantab Hall filly draws inside a competitive dash


8-That’s All Moni – PASS winner this season lacked her usual finishing kick as the beaten favorite last out @ Pocono, consistent Takter trainee remains a threat despite post nine



4-Nutcracker Sweet – Brother to Bettor Sweet, 1:47.2 [$2,782,356] & Sweet Lou, 1:47 [$3,478,894] won his latest trial with a sizzling :26.1 for Team Takter


7-Speed To Market – First crop of Betterthancheddar, 1:48 [$1,634,314], brother to Mypanmar, 1:48.3 [$1,490,996], broke through in fine style in his third qualifier here


5-Heavenly Sound – Dam is a sister to Happy Dreamer, 1:49.2 [$665,668], improved immensely with speed in his second qualifier



7-Rock Me Baby – Returns to the scene off a decisive score here on 6-2, fresh off a career best blowout @ Pocono, this 4YO has clearly come to hand for Heidi Rohr


8-Penpal – Utilized her serious late kick to pick up checks against top mares in the Roses Are Red @ Mohawk, quality mare always dangerous within striking range


6-Abbijade Hanover – You have to like the way Gingras took advantage of the class relief, took charge & scored convincingly as the heavy favorite, Burke trainee steps back up on her toes



5-Keenan – John Campbell listed on the proof so this could be his last career drive, 9YO gelding is in pretty good form fresh off a solid second at this level, Hollywood could never write the scripts John has written over and over again, thanks for the memories, John!


4-Affair Of Honor – Trainer John Butenschoen has two Top Ten Hambletonian players in Bill’s Man & Giveitgasandgo, can this colt spark his Hambo aspirations in this softer spot?


10-Lauderdale – Classy gelding got parked in his latest @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, a strong second here before that, post ten is a hill he can climb




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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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