Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:56 PM

RACE 1

10-Mission Hill – Beaten even money favorite went back to the front & couldn’t quite hold on, lightly-raced 4YO for Team Toscano has the talent & potential to overcome post ten

8-Feel The Muscle – Arrived here with a win & close second from post eight before the even fourth last out, goes back to Andy Miller & looks for some trip luck

7-The Magic Of Life – Team Harmon trainee rallied stoutly to score fresh off the bench from post back on 11-29, 4YO with some upset looks to for a similar set up here

RACE 2

1-Big Rocky – Just two for 31, but this gelding flashed some sneaky late pace from a tough spot in a useful acclimating mile & lands inside again

3-Sweet Colt Of Mine – Perked up & rallied for second behind a runaway winner last week, 10YO lands another inside post to contend

2-R M Blackhawk – Hit the board back-to-back last month & just missed two starts back, looking to rebound while in line for another stalking trip

RACE 3

1-Massive Talent – Fresh off a solid third with trot @ both ends from post eight, lands the rail here with improving form & has some options 

5-Con Air Hall – Beaten favorite tried it on the front end & settled for second @ Freehold, just three for 41 last year & might be a stalking candidate in this spot

3-Pembroke Bada Bing – Qualified with some energy @ Freehold off a lame scratch, knows his way around this track & figures to get off to a good start from post three

RACE 4

3-Summer Rock – Squandered an ideal second over trip last week, yet has done some damage here recently & draws better in a tight match up

5-Savannah Smiles – Tried speed to make her transition to the mile track here & faded to third, needed to acclimate & was facing tougher @ Yonkers

2-Victoria’s Munky – Note the narrow loss from post two @ 44-1 on 12-6, a strong third from the rail last week, a threat to follow up with a similar trip

RACE 5

1-Village Jackson – Rallied to upset these from post nine on 12-5, tough trips in his last two, 12YO finally moves inside to set up his late charge with Irish Joe

2-Kid PK – Just three for 40 last year, but that was a solid third behind the red-hot Preppy Art in a needed acclimating mile, now gets class & post relief

6-Walks Of Life – 10YO has been a picture of consistency, beaten heavy favorite couldn’t quite polish it off on the engine last week, claimed again & remains a threat

RACE 6

1-Reigning Bills – Offered a late bid & came up short in his Big M debut, lightly-raced 3YO now makes his second start off the bench with trip potential from the rail for a hot barn

2-Surf The Web – Just missed with a two-hole trip in his comebacker on 12-12, then flashed speed & faded badly, big chance to rebound from another inside draw for Team Alagna

5-Rogerthat Bluechip – Surprised several with a mighty late surge to just miss last week, Captaintreacherous colt is getting better for Nifty Norman & may be on the verge

RACE 7

7-John’s One Desire – Steady closer has been dropping positive hints recently, now a fresh claim by Andrew Harris & looks for a speed target

8-Milady Denver A – Flew home in :26.3 from tenth last Friday, almost went all the way from post eight before that, 10YO mare is a constant threat

4-I Will Do It – Erupted in the stretch to take a new mark in her second start for Nifty Norman, stepping up & rewarded with an inside post while brimming with confidence

RACE 8

1-Awol Hanover – Made a sharp transition to the mile track with a solid second with trot at both ends, now moves inside with a chance to follow up in fierce fashion

5-The Cuse Is Loose – Right there second three starts back, steamrolled first over chasing a decisive winner last out & drops back down to the bottom condition

10-Chief Justice – 1:54.2 winner here last season dropped to this level & rallied nicely to hit the board in the slop, gathering momentum & can’t be dismissed despite post ten

RACE 9

4-Ashlee Sparkles – She had no chance after a slow starts from post eight last week, now gets another shot at this reduced level from an improved post

1-Threedee Delight A – One for 41 last year is a major knock, but has hit the board in her last two here, back on the rail to carve out another stalking trip

2-OK Jewel – Transitioned nicely to the mile track with a smooth cover trip to hit the ticket again, 6YO mare is ramping it up since the recent sick scratch 

RACE 10

2-Lear Seelster – Just missed out of a shuffle in his second start here with a :27.3 kicker, a similar trip is likely from post two in this competitive affair

1-Torrid Bromac N – 13-time winner last year paid off at the $20,000 level off the claim back on 11-16, now cuts his tag in half & moves inside trying to rebound

7-Midnight Dylan N – Chased the raging Preppy Art for second off back-to-back blowouts @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, sharp form on his side & gate speed puts him in play



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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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