Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 9:54 PM

RACE 1

1-Bebop On The Block – Talk about a well meant score & amazing turnaround, hammered down to 2-1 favorite & exploded out of the pocket enroute to a new mark of 1:52.4 last week & rewarded with the rail in a blank opener

 

4-Ima Tragedy N – 11YO ships back to the Big M fresh off a sharp narrow loss in the slop @ Pocono in the Game of Claims Series, draws inside, long overdue & gets Gingras

 

5-Big Sweep Osborne – Forced wide from a tough spot & finished with more energy behind Bebop On The Block last week, might be trending right, but will need some speed to shoot at

 

RACE 2

3-Alll Cool Hanover – Sister to Caviart Ally a sharp Dover Downs shipper arrives into the raging Nik Drennan barn, continues her luck at the post draw & keeps A Mac

 

1-Sweet Doodle – Sweet Lou filly first timer paced home willingly & progressed over an off track in her second qualifier @ Pocono, promising filly lands the rail for Team Miller

 

2-Shezafreaklikeme – Flashed some speed & held nicely for the show in an inspiring opener for Team Chiodo, lands inside again & logical to expect more with The French Phenom

 

RACE 3

2-Sir Jake’s Z Tam – Just two for his last 37, but this 10YO was able to turn his game around with a much-improved rally for second behind runaway Bebop On The Block last week & draws post two again

 

1-S Mckee – Mr Mckee continued to gain momentum in his third start off the bench, set a rated pace & held third last week, in line to work out a stalking trip from the rail with The Money Man

 

3-Cashncam – Kicked off his season two-for-two @ Freehold, picked up minor spoils in the slop, then missed a couple of weeks, draws another inside post with A Mac

 

RACE 4

4-AP Hall Of Trix – Just one for 34, but has been building his stamina in three starts this season, kicked home in a sharp :27.3 to hit the board last week & draws better

 

1-She Must Be Magic – 0 for 26 mare left alertly & came out of a shuffle with a decent finish in her 4YO debut on Lasix, lands the rail again take another step up with Dexter Dunn

 

8-Cocktails N Dreams – Finished well after a terrible trip in her 4YO debut, now faces a tougher draw, yet has ample room to improve for a barn that has three in this affair

 

RACE 5

5-Preppy Art – Preppy has definitely cranked it up in his last two, just missed two starts back, then forced into a wide rally for third last week, might be on the verge

 

10-Watchmeneighneigh – Still trying to figure out how he reversed his recent dull form & overcame a tough first over grind as the favorite last week, now faced with a post ten repeat attempt

 

2-Extreme Machine N – Always tough to gauge one off a sick scratch, but based on his previous form spree @ Dover Downs & inside post here he deserves a long look

 

RACE 6

3-All American N – Horse-for-the-course finally moves inside fresh off a nice rebound effort, back half in :55.3, retains Corey Callahan, look for a quicker start & the stalking trip he can cash in on 

 

2-Double Account – Twice beaten favorite was pace compromised & forced wide last week, 1:51.2 performer in 2020 moves inside & gets another shot at this reduced level to give Team Cullipher a strong 1-2 punch

 

7-Chiplosive – Dropped n popped in a big way as the heavy favorite for Team Cullipher last week, bumped back up & tougher post, but regained confidence

 

RACE 7

6-Sporty Spook A – Mid-January claim dropped another positive hint with a strong finish for minor spoils last week, 10YO draws better & looks for the right set up

 

3-Sossy’s King Kong – Dropped to this price & somehow overcame a first over trip to prevail last week, draws inside again to bolster his repeat chance

 

4-Northern Rock – Lived up to the tote hype with an aggressive & decisive score in the slop before the sick scratch last week, retains Gingras & draws inside

 

RACE 8

8-Cash Roll – Rallied off a second over trip to upset in the slop two starts back from post nine, drops back down off a no-chance trip & was facing tougher @ Dover Downs

 

4-Quite A Sight – Finally gets some much-needed class & post relief to lead the Team Cullipher 1-2 punch in this evenly-matched affair, her lone win this season came at this level

 

6-Petal To The Metal – She was a much better third in her second start off the bench, back half in a respectable :55.4, draws a bit better & looks for another live cover trip

 

RACE 9

7-Darkrshadeofpale N – Dropped to this level & just missed despite being pace compromised two starts back, kicked home in :26.3 against the top mares last week

 

6-Gottalovemyshadow – Gotta love her rally in an eye-catching :26.4 to turn things around in a big way with Tyler Miller, early February claim took a few starts to click for her new barn

 

4-Ideation Hanover – That was such an emphatic class drop n pop in 1:51.4 as the heavy favorite, she helps give Team Cullipher another solid 1-2 punch tonight

 

RACE 10

1-Brigadoon – Forced wide from a near impossible spot after an inexplicable slow start, has to take advantage of another inside draw in his second start off the claim

 

4-Acting Out – Fired out, got shuffled & surged to win the place photo over Mcnulty Z Tam last week, draws better fresh off the claim & retains Gingras

 

3-So So De Vie – Finally moves inside on a three-race form spree, just missed the repeat in a two-move GSY Series event & switches to the red-hot Captain Callahan

 

RACE 11

9-Letme Fly Low – Beaten heavy favorite simply had too far to come after a slow start from her second straight ten-hole, stuck outside, but makes her key third start off the bench & hasn’t got much to beat

 

5-Queen Josephine – The Queen hasn’t won since Moby Dick was a minnow, but flashed speed last week, drops to rock bottom & draws an ideal midpack post

 

2-Sweeter Lulu – Has now dropped all the way down the class ladder, looks to rebound off a rare miscue & draws inside a field begging to be beaten

 

RACE 12

3-Machnhope – Nine-time winner in 2020 with a mark of 1:50 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, serious player in the Dover Downs Open, fresh off a solid second @ Yonkers, finally draws well

 

2-Wingding Hanover – Tried it on the engine & barely got nosed out by the high flying Betalady last week, draws inside again off two straight tighteners & on the verge for Team Cullipher

 

6-Golden Quest N – Did well here in December chasing the standout Alexa Skye, high in the win column last year, qualified with a :26.2 & might be ready for a serious effort

 

RACE 13

3-Godspell Hall – Stayed flat & kicked home in a sharp :26.4 from post nine last week, 1:52.4 performer last season gets a deserving high rating with more class & post relief

 

1-Meadowbranch Ricky – Has come around & hit the board in his last two, just missed a notch above this two starts back, dangerous contender with a chance to trip out from the rail

 

6-Stenhouse Hanover – Not even going to begin to explain Innisfallen’s win last week, but that was another strong effort for this Team Cullipher trainee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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