Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 9:18 PM


4-Scirocco Mistysaid – Like last week’s GSY winner DA Magician this is another bright recent Silva acquisition, 3YO with upside draws inside for his second start off the bench


2-Just N Berlander – Beaten favorite added Lasix, had a perfect second over trip & came up second best to a 39-1 bomb in last Saturday’s finale, inside draw again + adds Joe Lee


3-Twin B Wrangler – Thought highly of him last week off some recent strong efforts @ Pocono & he got parked first over, has a chance to rebound from the same inside post



5-Manchego – Oaks champion & fastest trotting female in history romped to her second Breeders Crown in a stakes record 1:51 & vaulted past $2 million, division standout preps for the TVG on a five-race winning streak, won the Dr. John R. Steele Memorial in her last start here on Hambo Day


2-Lindy The Great – Equaled his lifetime mark of 1:51.1 beating top quality foes in the Caesars Trotting Classic, solid runner up in the Allerage Farms, a decent fourth in the Breeders Crown, draws better here


3-Rich And Miserable – Game winner over Hannelore Hanover in the Great Northeast Final @ Pocono, won the Mr Muscleman Final here in late July & took a mark of 1:51, Vincennes beaten favorite has a chance to rebound off a parked out trip @ Yonkers, hasn’t raced in five weeks



2-Total Diva – Not sure what we’re going to get with this Yonkers shipper, who is 0 for 24 this season, possibly improvement in her second start off an injury scratch, plus class + post relief, gets to stretch out on the mile track here in a soft spot


4-Lasa Dida Lady – Give her credit for coming off two narrow losses, grinded gamely from post nine two starts back, draws well again on the verge


8-Arrakis – Got some class relief, strolled along on an easy lead & faded to fourth last week, now his post is tougher, yet this Big M lover may have to revert to an off-the-pace strategy



6-Saint Albray – Repeated with another authoritative rally & both wins came against weaker, but this is a 1:51.2 performer here this season & promising a 3YO filly on the rise for Team Miller


3-Backseat Terror – Couldn’t forget her mid-season six-race winning streak against better mares & nailed her third time Lasix last week, poised to step up from the same inside post


4-Vintage Babe – Sat the pocket behind the well-rated Backseat Terror & barely outgamed to the wire, can relive the same scenario & possibly turn the tables



2-John’s One Desire – 1:53.2 winner here this season has had a couple of trips to re-acclimate here, chased two standout winners in her last two & draws better


6-Followthewind N – This mare has been bogged down by tough trips & slow starts from bad posts in her last few since the solid second back on 10-11, has a chance to turn it around


7-I Will Do It – Raced well against the boys in her debut here, then caught behind the eight ball in her last two, just two for 23 this season, but may be heard from with the right pace set up



5-Life Well Lived – Was hammered down to 8-5 favorite, sat, saved & came bursting home a game winner fresh off the bench, makes his second start in three months, so more expected


4-Kabu – Wow, what’s up with Kabu? Gelding has won four of his last five @ Vernon Downs, lands in a vulnerable field here, draws well & picks up the Hall of Fame Buckeye


3-Mr Houdini – Tracked cover from post nine to steadily gain the show last week, moves inside + adds Gingras to make this Burke trainee a major contender in a soft spot



8-Silvermass Volo – Consistent Pocono invader ships in fresh off a pair of strong seconds in a tougher class, seems to be sitting on a big one, adds Andrew McCarthy & just needs some speed to shoot at


6-Billie Blue – This mare’s form has cycled forward with a win & close second in her last two @ Pocono, reunited with Tetrick & has a chance in a wide-open field


4-Uncle Hanover – Added Corey Callahan & suddenly perked up with a sterling rally & 7-1 upset last week, draws well & could handle the step up in class off that sharp wake-up win



7-Rockin the Boys A – Beaten favorite @ Yonkers returns here at a reduced level for always dangerous Andrew Harris barn & reunited with The Bionic Man


3-Brooklyn Lilacs – Left alertly, got shuffled a tad & shook loose out of traffic in a crisp :26.4 to pull the upset in her second start here, draws inside again off that career best for the raging Team Bongiorno


8-Sweet Lucy Lou – Has been regaining her form with two close seconds in her last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Sweet Lou filly lands a tough post, but has talent & potential for a barn that always sends them ready



8-Lord Cromwell – Made a quick transition to this mile track with a close second to Misslarose last week, look for another alert start to over come a tougher post & tracks the speed 


3-Misslarose – Big M horse-for-the-course was a well-rated winner from a tougher post in a career best of 1:52.2 two starts back, no factor from post ten last week, moves inside to rebound for Team Bongiorno


6-JL Cruze – The King is going well right now after a productive stint @ Hoosier Park, a solid third in the Preferred last week, has a chance to show his class in this evenly-matched field



5-The Lady Sheriff – Just one for 21 in 2019, but this 3YO filly makes her second start off the bench with Lasix added, was facing tougher & draws an improved post


3-Princess Holly N – Huge upsetter from the rail in her Big M debut, bounced back with a solid second to big favorite Saint Albray last week & lands inside again


4-Glenferrie Bronte N – Beaten favorite just missed from a tough spot in her Big M debut, forced wide while pace compromised last week & draws better to rebound



5-Magic MVP – Shuffled from post nine & placed third through a DQ in a tough acclimating mile last week, now gets some class & post relief & retains Dexter Dunn


4-Dontforgetmaster – Bet down to 9-5 favorite & fully lived up to it with a decisive score in his Big M debut last week, draws a bit better to step up with more to offer


7-Crazshana – Squandered a perfect second over trip a notch above this last week, gets a needed class drop & would benefit from a possible speed target in a toss up field



3-Spectre – Knocking on the door & acclimating from tougher posts in his last three, chased a runaway Union Forces last week, 1:52.3 winner here this season draws better for Team Harmon


6-Grandma Heidi – Wired these with a decisive new mark of 1:55 in her debut here, kept the speed show going @ Pocono & looks like the one to catch in this similar match up


5-Credit Fraud – Proved that she’s for real at this level with the mile of her life two starts back, suffered from an unusually slow start last week, look for her to be more forwardly placed here



7-Daylyn Horizon – Scott Zeron couldn’t have driven him any better & he was right there in the photo last week, sports a 1:51 mark here this season & dangerous with a similar set up


6-Walks Of Life – Shuffled, saved ground & shook loose too late with a strong effort last week, 9YO has hit the board in in his last three & might be poised for an overdue win


9-CC Big Boy Sam – Twice beaten favorite now a fresh claim, gave way on the lead last week, expect more patient handling from an outside draw in this wide-open finale 




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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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