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Few Changes in Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 4

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Nine of the ten horses in Week 4 of Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian are not in to go this week.  Venerate retains his #1 position.   Everything Hambletonian available at TheHambo.com or Hambletonian.com

 

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Venerate 

(Love You) 

Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Pinske Stables, Andy Miller Stable 

Dan Patch Award & Mohawk Million winner & 1:51.4 performer at two, won his first qualifier on May 29 in 1:54.1 (:27.4), rallied confidently to win another qualifier on June 12 in 1:52.3 (:26.3), not in to go @ press time

   

2 

In Range 

(Bar Hopping) 

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, AMG Stable Inc., Kenneth Kjellgren, Tomas Hans Asell, Rick T. Wahlstedt  

 2020 Breeders Crown runner up with a 1:52.3 career best in his 3YO debut in PASS, early break & seventh (1:53) in PASS, bounced back with a fourth placed third (1:52) @ Big M on June 11, not in to go @ press time

  

3 

On A Streak 

(Cantab Hall) 

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination 

O’Brien Award winner & William Wellwood Memorial upsetter, third (1:55.2) in his 2021 debut @ Phl, won a TSS division @ Pocono in 1:56.2 (28.4), cruised in a 1:57 NW4 @ Yonkers on June 10, not in to go @ press time 

4 

Sonofamistery 

(Muscle Hill)  

  

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, S R F Stable, Holly Lane Stud East LTD.  

Melander had three finalists in 2019 & 2020, unleashed a well-rated wire-to-wire upset in a 3YO Open @ Big M in a career best of 1:51.2 (:27.3) on June 11 following a solid third in the NJSS Final, 

not in to go @ press time  

5 

Cuatro De Julio 

(Trixton)  

Lucas Wallin, Marie Ortolan Bar, D Farm LLC  

Twice a sub 1:52 winner at two, dominated 3YO debut in a 1:53.1 NJSS division, then second (1:52.3) with a late misstep, second again (1:52.2) by a neck the NJSS Final, not in to go @ press time 

6 

Lindysmusclemania 

(Muscle Hill)  

Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt, Stall Droad, Inc.  

Impressive winning a NJSS division in 1:51.4 (:26.4), late break in the slop as the heavy favorite in the NJSS Final, broke late in a 3YO Open on June 11, second (1:51.3) placed fourth, not in to go @ press time  

7 

Really fast 

(Muscle Hill)  

  

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Takter, Brixton Medical, Inc., Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld  

Won his first two career starts in 2021, second (1:52.2) to Lindysmusclemania, took a new mark of 1:52.2 in the slop with a perfect trip upset in the NJSS Final, broke & finished eighth (1:53.1) in 3YO Open on June, not in to go @ press time  

8 

Dancinginthedark M 

(Readly Express)  

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Menhammer Stuteri Ab  

1:52.2 Bluegrass division winner at two, won both Big M qualifiers, then rallied impressively to take his 3YO debut in 1:52.3 in an overnight @ Big M on June 4, post three in an overnight @ Big M on June 18 

9 

Captain Corey 

(Googoo Gaagaa) 

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Knutsson Trotting Inc, Midnight Sun Partners Inc., Ake Svanstedt   

Won his first five career starts, including the PASS Final in 1:53.3, won his first 3YO qualifier in 1:54.1, romped in a PASS division in 1:53.4 (:27.4) @ Pocono on May 31, not in to go @ press time 

10 

Southwind Tyrion 

(Muscle Hill) 

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Knutsson Trotting Inc., Brittany Farms & Riverview 

Another from the Svanstedt battalion, 1:51.1 winner in ISS, 2YO NJSS Final champion, second in the William Wellwood Memorial, third (1:53.4) to Venerate in a Big M qualifier on June 12, not in to go @ press time 

 

 

KEY PREP RACES 

Hambletonian Eligibles in Caps 

Date 

Stakes 

Site 

Winner 

Driver 

Trainer 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time 

May 1 

Dexter Cup  

Fhld 

Incommunicado 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

Sunny Crockett 

Fifty Ways 

1:56.3 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

Lucas Wallin 

Marie Ortolan Bar 

MON AMOUR 

LOCATELLI 

1:53.1 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

LINDYSMUSCLEMANIA 

Dexter Dunn 

Ake Svanstedt 

REALLY FAST 

BEE FOREVER 

1:51.4 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

Narzario 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

KILDARE KING 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:53 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

Whiskey Blue 

Dan Charlino 

Ron Burke 

Capstone 

Mister Boinga 

1:53.4 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

IN RANGE 

Tim Tetrick 

Marcus Melander 

Jujubee 

Lepanto 

1:52.3 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

JOHAN PALEMA 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

ARNOLD N DICKY  

TAKE ALL COMERS 

1:53.2 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

LOCATELLI 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

SONOFAMISTERY 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:52.4 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

MON AMOUR 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

KILDARE KING 

1:52 

May 28 

NJSS Final 

M 

REALLY FAST 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

SONOFAMISTERY 

1:52.2 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

Jujubee 

Tony Hall  

Greg Wright, Jr. 

Capstone 

Ceffyl Dwr 

1:54.4 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

CAPTAIN COREY 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Lepanto 

Fifty Ways 

1:53.4 

May 31 

PASS 

PcD 

DELAYED HANOVER 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Johan Palema 

Type A 

1:53 

June 11 

3YO Open 

M 

SONOFAMISTERY 

Brian Sears 

Marcus Melander 

CALLE PALEMA 

IN RANGE 

1:51.2 

June 18 

EBC 

V 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 23 

PASS 

Phl 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 10 

Reynolds 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 13 

NYSS 

YR 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 23 

PASS 

Mea 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 24 

Tompkins-Geers 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 31 

Hambo Eliminations 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 


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