Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 9:08 PM


6-American Moni – Regally bred Team Orange Crush trainee was pace compromised first over in the slop last out @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lightly-raced 4YO has license to step up


5-Some More Prince – Forced to chase a pretty convincing winner in Cantab Fashion last week, rallied from an impossible spot to grab second before that, one for 31 this season to consider


8-Spectre – Sports a 1:52.3 mark here this season, hammered down to even money favorite & lacked the need stretch punch last week, trying to atone from post eight again



4-EL Ideal – Brother to 1:51.2 performer EL Titan broke his maiden with an impressive 1:52.2 in the Bluegrass, then offered speed when second to Breeders Crown finalist Amigo Volo at The Red Mile


2-Barley – Gelding gained the show spot in a nice transition to the mile track here last week, draws inside to continue a positive trend, dam is a sister to Elegantimage [$955,368]


1-Sheena Soldier – Father Patrick brother to Sheena’s Boy, 1:53 acclimated with an even fourth behind Barley last week, in line for a smooth trip from the rail to ramp up his game



3-Glenferrie Bronte N – Ships in for The Mann on an improving trend, hitting the board in two of her last three, grinded gamely in most recent & draws inside here to make a quick adjustment


4-Princess Holly N – Capitalized on a patented Vinnie Ginsberg ground-saving trip to lunge late for the huge upset last week, deserves strong consideration off that overdue win


1-Givemeyourheart – Gotta give Eric Abbatiello kudos for great rating & almost holding on when favored last week, 1:53 winner here this season rewarded with the rail off that excellent effort



2-Sail By – Fresh off a sharp new mark of 1:50.4 in Lexington she attacked late & finished a solid third in a useful Big M debut, now draws better to stalk the speed


1-Rocknificent – Took full advantage of the drop from Grand Circuit action & kicked home in :26.4 to nail it by a neck two weeks ago, back on the rail for Team Toscano


5-Courting Marie – Speculating there’s some talent lurking here, conservatively handled in both starts here, won’t be too far off the pace if there is any & that’s the key 



8-Call For Justice – Finished second in the qualifier to Open class star Guardian Angel AS, took a 1:52.4 mark here this season & debuts for Team Burke from a challenging post


1-Zlatan – 1:52.3 performer here this season was a decent third last week, now drops & lands the rail to face a field filled with vulnerable opponents


3-Uncle Hanover – Somehow got away tenth from the rail, yet rallied to hit the board in a strong acclimating mile last week, can parlay that into a better result with another inside draw 



2-Thrillonthebeach – Sister to Breeders Crown standout Lyons Sentinel went all the way in her debut for her new barn, there’s some back class in her arsenal & post two facilitates an effective Big M debut


3-Sweet Lullaby – Miscued as the heavy favorite when she may have been sitting no a big one @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, lightly-raced Sweet Lou filly draws inside here to rebound


1-Percy Blue Chip – Exploited a soft spot & went right down the road at the bottom condition level last week & stands out from the rail despite to hike back up in class for Team Burke



5-Force N Fury – Second to Breeders Crown standout Papi Rob Hanover two starts back, then nosed out with a mighty late surge last week, might be on the verge


1-Captain Barbossa – Was able to control the pace, carve out an easy :57 half & outsprint Team Best two weeks ago, Tony Alagna trainee & Bluegrass winner back with the rail 


4-Team Best – Failed to get involve & make a dent in his Breeders Crown elimination, just missed to Captain Barbossa before that & draws well to turn the tables



6-Misslarose – Forced to grind first over chasing the classy Trolley last week, makes her second for Team Bongiorno, strong in the win column & loves this track


7-For A Dreamer – Nice patient drive by European champion Kasper Foget in his Big M debut, cutting into what seemed like an insurmountable lead by Muscle High, 4YO has the class to step up


4-Southwind Storm – Just one for 22 this season, yet been competitive against comparable N/W 8 stock @ Yonkers, draws well in a very evenly-matched affair to kick off the Pick 4



3-Common Sense S – Beaten favorite finished an even fourth in her latest in Lexington three weeks ago after taking a mark of 1:53.3 in the Bluegrass, moves inside to rebound in a very competitive division


2-Word Of Honor – Just missed to the standout Creature Of Habit with trot at both ends last week & draws an improved post for Team Orange Crush


7-Senorita Rita – Lightly-raced Team Toscano trainee was a decisive winner in a sharp Big M debut two weeks ago, may have to work a little more from a tougher post tonight



4-You Should Be Here – Took a mark of 1:51.3 here this season, draws better off a no-chance mile @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, gutsy win before that & this stalking type matches up well 


3-Sudden Change N – Almost made it three in a row with sharp speed at both ends last week, draws a bit better off that excellent acclimating mile to turn the tables on Shellie De Vie


7-Shellie De Vie – Parlayed her two wins @ Yonkers into the mile of her life here last week, faces a tougher scenario off that well-earned upset, yet certainly deserves a long look



3-Jumping Jake – Sports a 1:50.1 mark here this season, finished with some sneaky late pace last week, draws a bit better to build on that in a field with a lot of tosses


2-Ashley’s Husband – Sparked his form with that wire-to-wire win @ Saratoga two starts back, solid acclimating mile two weeks ago, inside draw with back class & liking for this track


10-Griffin Hanover – Took a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, shuffled fifth last week, now gets some class relief, but has his work to cut out from post ten 



4-Love For Sail – Consistent Captaintreacherous filly has hit the ticket in six of eight starts, pace compromised in her first start here two weeks ago, has some upside for Team Johansson 


2-Hen Party – Came up just shy in her Big M debut, then went all the way in a well-controlled career best of 1:52.4 last week, clearly the one to beat for Team Burke


3-JK Finendandy – Go back to her second to Breeders Crown elimination winner Priceless with a :26.2 in the Kentuckiana, out of range in her last two, sneaky play for Team Johansson



1-Roundtown Rocker – Beaten favorite set the pace & held third in an added distance Billings affair last week, moves inside & was facing tougher recently


7-You Cant Habit – Took charge from post ten, rated perfectly & settled for second in a noteworthy acclimating mile, look for a similar effort & hopefully more stamina


2-Take A Wish – Finished third again despite a perfect trip from the same inside post, one for 23 now in 2019 & gets another big chance to trip out & threaten late



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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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