Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:26 PM


7-So Take That – Forced wide & stormed home from a tough spot with plenty of late life last week, a positive hint from a Big M lover who owns back class & strong in the win column


6-John Dally – John gripped it & ripped it for a mild upset with a perfect trip in his third start off a sick scratch, so he’s eligible to gain further yardage in this evenly matched affair


4-Wise Image – Lost all chance with a rare early miscue last week, but tighter now, took a sizzling mark of 1:50 here this season & draws the same inside post



3-Alvisi Hanover – Everybody will be eyeing that standout :27.3 final quarter after he was pace compromised last week, draws better for that key third try off the bench


4-Kabu – Okay, Kabu has now had a couple of acclimating trips here on the fringe, he was in winning form @ Vernon Downs & draws well to work out an ideal stalking trip


6-Smokee Mirrors – Andrew Harris trainee drops to the bottom condition off a couple of needed starts since the recent sick scratch, retains Gingras & doesn’t face much



2-Messi N – Equaled his mark of 1:50.4 here this season, beat these with a great Bill Mann drive back on 10-26, no chance after a slow start last week & now moves inside


1-Lord of Misrule – Just one for 28 in 2019, but gets some serious class relief off a solid second @ Yonkers & in line for an ideal trip from the rail, might be too much for these


4-Winning Linc – Has caught the winning habit cashing three of his last four, bumped up a notch, yet draws an improved post with a 1:51.2 mark here this season



3-French Moni – Was used on a brush to the top from post seven & stopped in his Big M debut, now gets class & post relief for his second start in a new barn


2-U Need Stones – Could be the start of a big weekend for Team Burke, just passed $20 million for the 7thstraight season, this gelding successfully regrouped with plenty more in store from a better post


7-Carrick – Was forced up in class too high in his last two @ Pocono, beat similar there before that with a new mark of 1:55.4, challenging post here, yet faces a field of full of question marks



6-Rootin Tootin – Sub 1:50 performer @ Pocono this season paced home with a solid :27.3 in the comebacker, now drops to the bottom condition & retains the red-hot Dexter Dunn


8-Monty’s Play – Big M lover has come around with some recent class relief in PA, draws a tough post here, but could overcome with his sharpening form & picks up Gingras


3-Highlandbeachycove – Shook loose with plenty of late life when he was able to catapult off hot fractions last week, lands the same post to stalk that wild pacesetter Frankie Rocks A again



4-Major Bucks – Has twice landed on the fringes both with :27 kickers here, draws a bit better off that experience, retains Scott Zeron & may have enough to rally past this lackluster field


3-Neat – Got off to a real slow start from post nine & finished with a crisp :27 in a dull acclimating mile, his previous form was sharp, now moves inside & retains Gingras 


7-Awesomeness – Seems to have been on the verge with a pair of on-the-board finishes in his last three, got parked first over last week, drops a notch, but loses Gingras



2-No Easy Day – Stormed home from post ten with a mighty sweep of the field last week, rewarded with an improved post with a better stalking trip likely for a high percentage barn


4-Century Churchill – Nailed the 8-1 Best Bet with a first over crush, owns some back class & builds on that renewed form from another inside post in a competitive field


3-Big Bad Bill – Uncorked an explosive :26.2 rally to upset these two starts back, tough to gauge off a sick scratch, but draws inside with a strong number in the win column



3-Vic’s Winner – Lightly-raced 4YO picked up minor spoils chasing standout Union Forces in his much-needed debut here, moves inside to work out a prime stalking trip


1-Zlatan – Grinded gamely & held third in a gallant try last week, moves inside with a chance to capitalize on his current form spree in a highly beatable field


2-Lucky Matter – Shows some competitive lines against similar @ The Meadows, breaks in his debut here for a new barn makes him a question mark, but draws better for the step up



3-Quebec Blue Chip – This was a Grand Circuit winning 2YO in Ontario who recently changed barns, fresh off a hard-fought win @ Pocono, draws well to surprise this wide-open field


4-Sheer Talent – 12-time winner this season has been on the fringe a class higher @ Saratoga, ships into a soft spot here & looms as a big stalking threat


5-Vintage babe – 0 for 22 this season, yet simply can’t be dismissed based on her current string for a barn that has started to heat up this Fall



7-Oceania – Took a mark of 1:50.1 here this season, fresh off a crushing score @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with Dexter Dunn, high in the win column & strong percentage barn


1-Brooklyn Lilacs – Team Bongiorno filly clearly sharp as a tack, just missed by a nose to the favorite last week & logically looms large from the rail


4-You Should Be Here – Sports a mark of 1:51.3 at The Big M in 2019, off a tough trip @ Yonkers, draws well to stalk n pop for a dangerous barn



6-Mocedes Boy – Lightly-raced colt shipped in with some inspiring wins @ Hoosier Park & trotted evenly in his Big M debut, has a chance to move forward off that acclimating trip & somebody has to win this wide-open affair


8-Smooth Aceleration – Just missed to the highly rated Thunder in the Pegasus @ Hoosier Park, 3YO ships from Hoosier Park after breaking again, draws outside, hasn’t raced in three weeks, gets Gingras, mixed signals


7-Some More Prince – Rolled off second over cover & finished an improved third in his third start off a recent sick scratch, just one for 34 this season & challenged by a tougher post



8-Clearly Better – Blake MacIntosh trainee ships from series action @ Mohawk, came to life in her latest there 18 days ago, tough draw here, but she can exploit this camera-shy bunch


2-Princess Holly N – Broke her 2019 goose egg with a huge upset back on 10-18, a solid second to heavily favored Saint Albray two starts back, has a chance to trip out from another inside post


1-JB’s Shooting Star – Nothing wrong with her well-rated qualifier here for her new barn, pushes off from the rail & may go farther than we anticipate



3-CC Big Boy Sam – Had zero chance from post nine in his first start off the claim, twice beaten favorite before that loves The Big M & draws much better


5-Big CC’s Rock – Outbattled CC Big Boy Sam for a new mark of 1:52.3 from post eight two starts back, 4YO looks to rebound off a clunker & three weeks on the sidelines


9-Preppy Art – Hot item off his first three wins this season & claimed again, not familiar with the new barn, overcame post ten two starts back, can’t leave him out






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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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