Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:41 PM

RACE 1 

4-For A Dreamer – Owns a mark of 1:53 @ The Big M, son of Cantab Hall has ramped it up & acclimated here & draws an improved post for a hot barn 

  

8-Lifetime Royalty – Sports a mark of 1:54.2 taken here this season, runner up to a raging 1:52.2 winner two starts back, then just missed from far back in slop 

  

1-Lasa Dida Lady – This mare romped back-to-back in 1:54 last month, might be cycling back around & draws the rail off a tough parked out trip 

  

RACE 2 

4-World On Edge – 1:49.3 performer here in 2019 too far back again last out, finally draws inside for another shot at this bottom level for the red-hot Team Cullipher 

  

9-Bank Sea – Horse-for-the-course hit the board in his last two with increased vigor, last week a solid third from post nine & continues his descent down the class ladder 

  

2-Mountain High – Finished well behind Bank Sea in his much-needed Big M debut, yet lands back inside & expect more making his second start for his new barn 

  

RACE 3 

7-Alexa Skye – Pelling-tuned filly stepped up to this level, was charging hard from far back & just missed last week, retains Todd McCarthy & ideally situated 

  

2-American Empress N – Just one for 21 this season, but shows competitive lines against better @ Harrah’s Philadelphia recently & draws inside off a tough trip here 

  

6-Edge Of Eternity – Delaware invader went all the way in a lifetime best blowout in a sharp 1:51.3 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, seems to fit these & could surprise 

  

RACE 4 

2-Shattered Glass – Was able turn things around big time with a solid rally to just miss last week, horse-for-the-course now moves inside & finds a real soft spot 

  

4-Always A Force – 0 for 15 this season, fresh claim draws better off a parked out trip, a solid second from post eight before that & rates serious contender status 

  

10-Sporty Mercedes – Just two for 20 this season, but keeping good form @ Plainridge, reaching from post ten, yet can rally with the right set up  

  

RACE 5 

3-Albert A’ Scootin – Took a 1:52.1 mark here this season, flew home from far back off a sick scratch & draws well to set up an ideal stalking trip off that needed start 

  

1-American Island – Stepped it up with a brush n crush in 1:52.3, just a fifth off his career best at age nine, fresh threat now moves inside for the bump up in class 

  

7-Swagasaurusrex – One of the very few Running Aces shippers to make an immediate impression here with a solid second & gets some class relief 

  

RACE 6 

2-Odds On Lauderdale – 1:49.1 performer @ The Big M in 2020, has had two tighteners off a sharp qualifier, drops further & post two again in a tough puzzle 

  

6-Ideal Feeling – 1:48.4 winner @ The Big M this season has tangled with Preferred foes, lacked his usual stretch pop last week & has a chance to atone 

  

1-Like Clockwork – 1:50 career best from post nine last month stands out, first over in a hot pace last week, big threat with a stalking trip likely from the rail 

  

RACE 7 

8-Passa-Grille Beach – Gets needed class relief after repeatedly chasing sub-1:50 winners & owns a 1:50.3 speed badge here this season for Team Cullipher 

  

2-Mindtrip – Classy 7YO regained his winning edge two starts back, then forced wide out of range, back half in :54.3, now moves inside a field filled with live items 

  

6-The Wall – Just one for 13 in 2020 after an 11 for 40 season, but racing well @ Yonkers, off a no-chance trip from post eight there returns @ a competitive level 

  

RACE 8 

6-J M Mandamin – No factor in his last two after taking a mark of 1:50.2 @ Pocono, but now drops into a spot where he can employ his effective aggressive style 

  

7-Trojan Banner N – Dropped n popped with a well-driven new mark of 1:50.4 last week & can parlay that into a repeat with a similar effort in a real headscratcher 

  

8-Talbotcreekwhiskey – One of the few live class droppers in a field full of steppers up, steady check earner can step off the wings to establish a stalking presence 

  

RACE 9 

5-Kings County – Broke in three of his last four, went down the road in a sharp 1:52.3 here last month, a lightly-raced 4YO with potential returns from Indiana 

  

3-HL Revadon – Dropped, left hard & tripped out to a sharp new mark of 1:52.3 with a post eight upset, finally moves inside & now has a big mile to build on 

  

8-Goes Down Smooth – Versatile Team Burke trainee ships in fresh off an aggressive score @ Pocono, tough post, but reunited with Simon Allard 

  

RACE 10 

5-U S Captain – Off to a really slow start from post nine last week, paced his back half in :54.3, Team Alagna 4YO was razor sharp last month & draws better tonight 

  

9-Highalator – Obviously had an off night when he struggled on the final turn last week, his previous three wins cam from outside posts & can regroup 

  

3-Ana Afreet N – Stablemate to the red-hot Harambe Deo has suddenly found another gear, lowered his mark to 1:48.3, came right back in 1:49 & steps up again 

  

RACE 11 

9-War Dan A – Australian import was much better in his second US start with pace at both ends, look for him to blast off & show more in a battle of the Trittons  

  

8-Globaldomination N – Like The Moonshadow N this NZ bred ships from Yonkers & plummets in class, while regaining form after a late-September sick scratch 

  

5-Yacht Week – Team Burke 4YO just one for 20 this season, but an improved third in his last two here at this level & rates contender status 

  

RACE 12 

1-Just Wave Goodbye – Just one for 15 this season, a bit better last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, first over in a career best here back on 9-11 & back on the rail 

  

3-Ruthless Dude – Fired out & tripped out to a new mark of 1:53.1 two starts back, then squandered a pocket trip, beaten favorite moves inside a highly beatable field 

  

7-One More Miracle – 11YO warhorse maintaining good form for The Mann, fresh off a solid second from post ten & looks for another good pace set up 

  

RACE 13 

4-Clear Idea – Looked to be in a prime spot in her return here & finished an okay fourth, classy mare now drops further, draws well again & overdue 

  

6-Exotic Dance – Returned to here level & tripped out with Yannick Gingras last week, 4YO with the winning habit for Team Bongiorno is the one to beat again 

  

2-Glenferrie Bronte N – Strong second here three starts back, back @ The Big M with class & post relief & looms as a stalking threat for The Mann 

  

  



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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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