Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 12:52 PM

RACE 1

6-Albergo Hanover – Turned in quite a reversal of form first time Team Burke, surged to just miss to Yankee Osborne in :26.2, back half in :54.2, now revived & poised to snap a long losing skid

 

3-Yankee Osborne – It took a drop all the way to what turned out to be a tough bottom level affair to go all the way in a career best of 1:50.4 & now rewarded with an improved post

 

10-Escapetothebeach – 1:48.3 performer here last season draws outside a strong field, yet this is a serious class drop for his key third start off the bench for a formidable barn

 

RACE 2

6-Billy Lincoln N – Towered up late from last with a swift :26.3, back half in :54, now hits rock bottom for his fourth start on the comeback trail

 

7-Full View – Beaten favorite grinded gamely off a slow half & held for the show last week, draws a more demanding post, but remains at the lowest condition level

 

5-Frankie Rocks A – 9YO hasn’t won in a long time, but did finish a solid third in the Game of Claims Series @ Pocono, that kind of effort makes him a threat against this bunch

 

RACE 3

4-Starznheaven – Much better to rally for third in his second start off the bench, tighter now, gets further class relief, draws inside again & has plenty of back class

 

2-Premier Rockstar – Gets another serious shot at this bottom level off a nonthreatening third chasing a pair of standouts, in line to trip out again for Team Cullipher

 

1-Force N Fury – Took his needed & beneficial tour of the oval from post eight, now moves inside & was chasing better before the recent layoff

 

RACE 4

5-Atomic Blast N – Made up a ton of ground from post nine & was flying late for third in :26.1, back half in :54, look for more in his second start off the bench from a better post

 

8-Environs Hanover – Lightly-raced 4YO flaunted more of his talent & versatility by going two-for-two here, back half in :54.4, stuck outside a lively field, but has potential untapped

 

6-Big City Bud – Suffered his second straight narrow loss to Environs Hanover with sharp pace at both ends, relentless 5YO on a nice roll here & fires out from the same post 

 

RACE 5

2-I’m A Big Deal – Blew up the board in a sparkling debut here, then fired out, got shuffled & bogged down in traffic last week, now draws inside a wide-open field

 

6-Bettor Memories – Classy 8YO been competitive against better @ Yonkers, drops into a soft spot here & leads a solid Team Burke 1-2 punch in a handicapper’s headscratcher

 

8-Lexus With a View A – Australian import makes his US debut after progressing in three qualifiers here, tough draw for his unveiling, but this fresh face could surprise at a price

 

RACE 6

6-Mach N Cheese – Note the barn change & sharp qualifier, home in :26, back half in :53.4, returns at an easier level & might be ready to pop fresh off the bench

 

2-Paduka N – Gunned out & rode the Rodeo Rock pocket & had to settle for second behind that wrapped up winner last week, now moves inside for another big shot at this reduced level

 

5-Seeuinnashville A – Grinded gamely & right there in the photo two weeks ago, looks to continue on a nice form spree launching from midpack again

 

RACE 7

5-Skyway Kon Man – Off another strong rally for third, chased a pair of standouts in Get Legs & Some Chapter last week & this is somewhat of a reprieve for the Team Cullipher trainee

 

4-Pappy Go Go – Draws well fresh off a take-charge drop n pop score, capable of the bump back up in class from an inside post & completes a solid Andrew Harris 1-2 punch

 

7-Rock Of Cashel – Consistent 11YO warhorse freshened, won his qualifier here with positive vigor, draws a challenging post, but looks ready to make his presence felt right off the hop

 

RACE 8

2-Duplicated N – That was a big rally from post ten to grab third behind standout Colossal Stride A again, moves up, but draws inside while gathering momentum on the comeback trail

 

9-Good Rockin – Blitzed by the 1:48.4 Western Fame last out, hard used before that, now drops a notch & can overcome post nine with his sharp late kick 

 

3-Unloaded N – The other Kelvin Harrison trainee displayed sudden speed from post seven & held second behind Thatswhatisaid N last week, draws inside that rival in top form

 

RACE 9

8-Sundown Kid – Added Lasix & shot home in a wicked :25.3 for the upset, back half in :53.4, lightly-raced 4YO makes his key third start off the bench for sizzling connections

 

9-Colossal Stride A – Aussie import has unleashed a pair of eye-catching rallies to go two-for-two here, much tougher assignment here, but figures to get some action to fire at 

 

5-Always And Again – Launched a premature late move to the lead & got nailed by Sundown Kid last week, leads a razor sharp Dylan Davis 1-2 punch in a competitive field

 

RACE 10

9-Ana Afreet N – Forced wide & stormed home in :26, back half in :53.1, nice comeback mile for this 1:48.3 performer here in 2020, expect him to be forwardly placed this time

 

7-Schitzledosomehthin – The Schnitzle sizzled home in :26.2 to score the feature upset last week, a huge rebound mile, tactical speed puts him in play for the repeat attempt

 

10-Tulhurstsanatanna A – Stuck outside, but on a nice roll right now, grinded gallantly into a :53.4 back half & just missed last week, equaled his mark of 1:49.4 before that

 

RACE 11

2-Reggiano – Dipped to this level & overcame post nine with an emphatic brush n crush, back class continues to resurface from a much better post

 

4-Dull Roar – Scored two straight against these, then faded in the GSY Series, draws inside again to bounce back fresh off another claim

 

6-Taste Of History – Note the barn change along with the slight class drop, the combo swept both GSY divisions last week, so a wake up call certainly not out of the question

 

RACE 12

2-Kenziesky Hanover – This Team Cullipher-tuned mare is really on her toes right now, just missed repeating with a perfect trip, now draws better to set up another serious attack

 

7-JL Cruze – The King has enjoyed a productive Winter so far, rested a few weeks fresh off a gutsy score as the even money favorite from post eight & looks like the one to beat again

 

3-Pikachu Hanover – Was more conservatively handled last week after making a rare late miscue two starts back, finally draws inside to employ his effective stalking style

 

RACE 13

6-Na Na Na Baatman – The Cape Crusader was used hard from post ten last week & parked first over before that, fresh claim has one big late move in his Bat Utility Belt 

 

1-Just Wave Goodbye – Just one for his last 28 & winless this season, but consistently in the money, runner up to the raging Reggiano last week & draws the rail

 

7-Sugartown – That was a strong second off the sick scratch two starts back, tougher post here, but fresh claim & Corey Callahan could spell rebound effort

 

 

 



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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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