Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 7:40 PM

RACE 1

6-Polak A – Just two for 31 this season, but has been much more effective from off the pace, just missed closing from last, has too much class & can nail these within striking range

 

7-Americanfirewater – Hammered down to 9-5 favorite, suddenly launched to the front, rated & held on for a new lifetime mark last week, expect a similar attempt off the expected speed

 

10-I’m An Athlete – Romped to back-to-back wins in this series before grinding gamely in a narrow loss as the heavy favorite last week, live item remains a serious threat despite post 10

 

RACE 2

5-Princess Deo – Just one for 17 in 2019, was freshened, rated nicely & finished a credible second in her first try for Noel Daley, further improvement may give the chalk a tussle

 

3-Evident Beauty – Tripped out & measured it off in a crisp :27.2 last week, classy stakes filly has a big chance to exploit this tailor made affair on her best behavior

 

1-Luicius Vorenus – Gelding with a mark of 1:54.3 here this season was making a name for himself in this series @ Freehold, a solid third last week & now moves inside 

 

RACE 3

2-Hurrikane Ali – Pounded down to 2-1 & rallied stoutly to beat these two starts back, back @ the Big M with post two again for only his fourth start of the season

 

3-Captain Koine – No idea what got into this 3YO when he suddenly erupted to a wire-to-wire blowout against $10,000 claimers @ Plainridge, builds on that from an inside post here

 

1-Cadillac Phil – Classy 9YO handled like a Ferrari when he romped off a sick scratch in his first start for Andrew Harris, looks to make a quick transition from Freehold with the rail

 

RACE 4

4-Chief Justice – Came back with another miscue when facing much tougher last week, sports a mark of 1;54.2 here this season & has a chance to rebound in a softer spot

 

3-INXS – 3YO gelding was ramping it up with Lasix added recently before getting caught in an impossible spot, class & post relief & reunited with Marcus Miller

 

2-Mystical Motor – The Motor finished a solid third against better here back on 11-8, returns to the mile track with an inside post while in good form

 

RACE 5

7-Johnny Q – Was noticeably better with he rallied to hit the board in his third try off the bench, fresh threat can swoop this bunch with one well-timed late move  

 

6-American Music – Shows a 1:51.3 mark @ Pocono this season, solid third as the beaten favorite two starts back, any kind of speed target helps his cause in the wide-open field

 

2-Mach Déjà Vu – Has come to life & flashed speed in his last two @ Freehold, has a big chance to trip out from an inside draw with Dexter Dunn

 

RACE 6

1-Annabeth – Forced wide from a tough spot & came on to finish second in another useful acclimating mile, lands in a prime spot to stalk the speed as a possible price play

 

8-Monica Gallagher – Classy Big M lover returns from a form spree @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws a challenging post, but gate speed always puts her in play

 

5-Odds On St Lucie – Freshened & beat a next out winner with ease in a standout qualifier, Team Alagna filly sports a sub-1:50 mark, revved up for an ideal match up

 

RACE 7

1-Lucky Matter – Lands the rail for the drop in class off a solid third in his second start for trainer Juan Cano, look for a smooth, ground-saving trip in a field lacking much spark

 

2-One Direction – Suddenly aired it out wire-to-wire for a huge upset @ Harrah’s Philadelphia two starts back, too far back in his Big M debut & now drops into a softer spot

 

10-Presidente Zette – Gave it an aggressive try & ended up second best last week, 1:53.4 winner here this season draws outside, but needed that acclimating mile & rates highly

 

RACE 8

4-Rich And Miserable – Forced into a first over grinded & just missed into a :56.1 back half last week, chased some top mares like Atlanta & Manchego before that & draws well here

 

8-Dayson – 10-time winner this season shipped back here on a roll & closed into a :55.2 back half for minor spoils, look for a better start & more pace to shoot at in this competitive field

 

2-Southwind Chrome – Broke as the heavy favorite last week after hinting of a winning effort, 1:50.1 winner @ The Red Mile this season draws better to rebound

 

RACE 9

3-Kadabra Queen – Romped as the heavy favorite first time Lasix before getting parked first over as the beaten favorite last week, now gets class & post relief & retains Dexter Dunn

 

7-Magic MVP – 4YO gelding dropped n popped as the heavy favorite just before the recent sick scratch, a decent third after missing three weeks & this is an easier match up

 

1-Zooming – 11YO millionaire finished with some sneaky late trot last week, now makes his second start off a sick scratch from the rail & rates contender status

 

RACE 10

3-The Last Chapter – Closed into a :56.1 back half to just miss @ Yonkers last out, revving up on the comeback trail, now draws inside & switches to The Buckeye

 

1-Spectre – Sports a mark of 1:52.3 @ The Big M this season, has won his last two here with aggressive efforts, lands the rail fresh off a decisive upset for Team Harmon

 

4-For A Dreamer – Rebounced with a strong second with trotting hopples added last week, took a mark of 1:53 here this season, draws an inside post in a field full of possibilities

 

RACE 11

3-Good Heavens – Arrives fresh off a rousing wire-to-wire score against N/W 3 @ Plainridge, 3YO lands an inside post, picks up Yannick Gingras & doesn’t have much to beat

 

6-Titus Seelster – Finished well enough in his second start off a lame scratch to be considered a threat in this bottom level TM rating affair & does own some back class

 

8-Tailgunner Hanover – Rallied to a mild upset @ this level two starts back before coming up empty last week, moves outside, but has a chance to rebound with his best effort

 

RACE 12

2-The Magic Of Life – Crushed down to 2-1 & delivered with a strong :56.2 back half in a sparkling Big M debut for Team Harmon, rewarded with an inside post for the big class hike

 

5-Skyway Kon Man – Lands midpack again fresh off a solid second to HL Revadon last week, 3YO primed to take advantage of any speed that may ensue

 

9-HL Revadon – Came right back with the mile of his life as the 2-1 favorite last week, 3YO with plenty of upside has a big chance to keep it going despite post nine

 

RACE 13

6-Ponder The Odds – Took three starts off a sick scratch to uncorked a wake-up mile last week, 3YO filly strong in the win column has a chance to pounce on this vulnerable field

 

5-Sweet Lullaby – This 3YO filly tried the aggressive route & just missed in a terrific return to The Big M for Gingras & Burke, draws a bit better & more speed expected

 

4-LA Always Amartini – Draws well for her Big M debut off an easy win @ Yonkers, this is a softer condition & an inside post almost assures a smooth stalking trip

 

 

 



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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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