Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 9:20 PM

RACE 1

6-Allgonowhoa – 0 for 14 this season-invader from The Meadows struggling in condition-claimers there, debuts here for Team Bongiorno & the very capable Peter Kleinhans in a very soft GSY division

 

3-Big Sweep Osborne – Two for 17 this season & his big sweeps have been ineffective recently, exits tougher claimers & finally draws an inside post to stalk closer to the pace

 

1-Mayfield Duke – Couldn’t make up much ground in the slop & rain last week, hails from a productive barn & with a one for 18 season on view a good start from the rail can put him in play

 

RACE 2

3-Western Redhot – Bumped into an explosive favorite Tolly Ho in last Saturday’s finale, reclaimed by Owen Eiler, Jr., draws inside again & on a nice form spree

 

4-Davids Coming Home – No chance from post in the slop @ Freehold, trying to gain some traction since the mid-April sick scratch, horse-for-the-course lands in a soft spot

 

5-Ideal Son – One for 20 this season & not much since the late April claim, but drops a notch, long overdue & switches to Tetrick

 

RACE 3

1-Grey – Recently changed barns to Andrew Harris & she arrives fresh off a wire-to-wire lifetime best @ Yonkers, now lands the rail in a very competitive GSY affair

 

4-Life Well Lived – One for 19 this season, yet has been facing tougher elsewhere & draws well fresh off a sharp effort in the slop @ Pocono

 

3-Inukchuck Chuck – Recent winner & been doing good work in amateur events @ Freehold, gelding loves this track & draws inside to get involved when the wings fold

 

RACE 4

3-Goodashim – Capitalized on a perfect two-hole ride to upset in his 3YO debut, lightly-raced brother to Father Patrick draws better with Hambletonian aspirations

 

7-Rattle My Cage – Went all the way for an emphatic upset in 1:53.2 maiden breaker two starts back, then hampered by a slow start in the slop, same tough post, but eligible to rebound

 

1-Cool Trix – Brother to world champion Real Cool Sam qualified a solid second to Ahundreddollarbill, then scratched sick, Hambo eligible lands the rail for his long-awaited career debut

 

RACE 5

5-Risky Million – New acquisition for these successful connections in the GSY, was facing tougher @ Miami Valley, needed to acclimate & expect a better start

 

1-Rockinwiththebest – Forced wide & rallied to hit the board with a solid rally in the slop last week, one for 18 this season, but moves inside

 

8-Kingofthejungle – Draws farther outside, but claimed off a wire-to-wire in 1:51.4, then a solid second in the slop as the heavy favorite last week, tactical speed an asset

 

RACE 6

9-Astaire – Interesting shipper from Harrington where he just upset N/W 6 types, draws outside, but debuts here for a new barn & might be worth a swing

 

1-Tolly-Ho – 8YO has caught fire & erupted fresh off the claim with a new lifetime mark last Saturday, taken out of claimers & lands the rail in a headscratcher

 

4-Sunny Bo – 0 for his last 39, blitzed by a 1:50.2 winner last out, a stormed home from a tough spot to grab second before that, added Lasix recently, drops back down & draws well

 

RACE 7

3-Sossy’s King Kong – One for 18 in 2021, but that sterling rally to just miss in :26.3 two starts back stands out, fizzled over the off track last Saturday & draws well to rebound in a field begging to be beaten

 

8-Na Na Na Baatman – The Caped Crusader Traveled well from post ten & just missed with a late surge over an off track, another tough post & banks on a speed set up

 

2-Gypsy Leather – 0 for 17 this season, chased a runaway favorite in Tolly Ho in last Saturday’s finale, drops back to the price of the claim two starts back

 

RACE 8

2-Gloria Pierre – Recently switched to the Edwin Quevedo barn, off an improved effort @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside for a smooth trip in a soft field 

 

9-Milady Denver A – 11YO mare with a successful record here, been plugging away against tougher @ Yonkers, must find a way into it from a challenging post

 

5-Macjestic Toddy N – One for 20 this season, but this 12YO has regained form in his last three @ Freehold & has a chance to build on that in a wide-open affair

 

RACE 9

4-Darkrshadeofpale N – Gets further class & post relief, 7YO took a mark of 1:51.4 here this season & this is a prime spot for her to stalk n pop

 

6-Gottalovemyshadow – Handled to the class hike to this level superbly with a solid second as the heavy favorite last week & has regained top form

 

10-Swift Ally – 0 for ten this season, but has been productive here for Team McNair, fresh off a sharp narrow loss in 1:50.1, deals with post ten again

 

RACE 10

1-Dancinginthedark M – Sleeper Hambo prospect for Team Melander & Bluegrass winner in 1:52.2 beating Cuatro De Julio as a freshman, two straight winning qualifiers & lands the rail  

 

2-Nylander – Fresh off a lifetime best of 1:52.2 two starts back he got parked first over in the slop last week, promising Muscle Hill 4YO draws better to rebound

 

3-Memo – Got the Memo when he delivered a new mark of 1:53 three starts back, then just missed, overmatched last week & draws inside for a more aggressive effort for Team Burke

 

RACE 11

3-Lexus Witha ViewA – Beaten favorite off a really disappointing effort last week, gets another shot to atone at this weaker level from post three again

 

9-Rollinthejoe – Chased a raging Rockin The Aces last week, a big rally for second to a romping Party Boy before that, now looks for the right speed target from a tougher post

 

8-Unloaded N – Bounced back off an early miscue with a good start & picked up minor spoils last week, moves outside, but faces a real soft field at this reduced level

 

RACE 12

5-Northern Storm – Team Alagna-tuned filly fresh off a nose upset with sharp pace at both ends from post seven in the slop & the sky’s the limit

 

3-Lady Lou – 1:50.3 Big M winner in 2020 romped in her 4YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then faded as the beaten favorite against older mares there, this Team Alagna trainee may have too much class

 

1-JM Betonsix – Lightly-raced 3YO just missed at big odds to Northern Storm with an aggressive effort in a sharp Big M debut & lands the rail again poised to follow up

 

RACE 13

4-It Aint The Whiskey – Horse-for-the-course gets much-needed class & post relief fresh off a solid third from post nine

 

3-Fashion Creditor – 0 for 12 this season, yet this is another class & post relief recipient, classy 9YO trying to regain form in a soft finale

 

2-Oberto – 1:54.2 mark @ The Big M last season tough to gauge off a sick scratch, but deadheated for second after shipping from Florida & draws better

 

 

 

 



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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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