Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:16 PM

RACE 1

2-Bold Goddess – Makes her Big M debut off a sick scratch & hasn’t raced in 35 days, but drops from N/W 5 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, draws inside & picks up Shotgun Hot Sun Dexter Dunn

 

6-Alexander Hanover – Gets a third shot at this bottom condition after squandering perfect trips, was facing tougher, Gingras gets the return call & hasn’t got much to beat

 

1-The Magic Of Life – Beaten favorite made another early miscue, post eight winner here back on 11-29 moves inside with a big chance to rebound

 

RACE 2

4-Say You Do – 12-time winner in 2019 can almost always be counted on to finish well, fresh off a solid third from the same post trending right

 

7-Dayson – Classy Burke-tuned millionaire was a decisive winner from post eight two starts back & figures to part of the speed equation

 

3-Morairtime – Was taken off the gate & got parked excessively last week, romped to the mile of her life before that & moves back inside

 

RACE 3

4-Summer Rock – Beat these with an aggressive effort & took a new mark as the favorite two starts back, drops back down to that level, draws better & reunited with Tyler Buter

 

7-Sew Psyched – Paid the price for a slow start from a similar post in her first try off the Team Harmon, sharp form & speed before that, reunited with Gingras

 

5-Princess Hilly N – Suffered from bad posts in her last two, rallied for a solid second on 12-26, just one for 25 last year a major consideration

 

RACE 4

4-Storming Mist – Has been out of striking range in his last two here, was facing tougher elsewhere, acclimated now & draws better

 

1-Egosnatitudes – Just missed by a neck with a well-rated effort from post eight last out, moves inside to take control in a soft bottom level field

 

10-Mushana – Comes off a vastly improved performance, rallied from well back to grab second with trotting hopples back on, worth a long look despite post ten

 

RACE 5

1-Ideal Lifestyle A – Strong finisher just missed to Sandy Win on 12-27, simply too far back from post ten last week & finally moves inside

4-Major Occasion A – Beaten favorite on both occasions here just missed with a :53.1 & :25.3 last week, seems on the verge for Dexter Dunn

 

3-Sandy Win – Have no idea how this 8YO has come to life winning three in a row, lowered her mark again despite missing two weeks & lands the same inside post

 

RACE 6

5-One Direction – Forced wide after a slow start from post nine, just missed to Miami on 12-27, makes his second start off the claim & draws better

 

6-Miami – Red-hot gelding saw his three-race winning streak snapped with a tough first over trip, beaten heavy favorite was claimed & remains a big threat

 

3-Pembroke Bada Bing – Took advantage of a roughed up favorite Miami & shook loose late to pull the upset last week, draws inside again for his third start off the bench

 

RACE 7

4-Truemass Volo – Just a length shy with trot at both ends last week, drops further, draws better in a wide open field & long overdue

 

6-Chief Justice – Beaten favorite fresh off a hard-fought second to Sortie Hanover last week, 1:54.2 winner here last season trending in a positive direction

 

10-Di Oggi – Rallied to hit the board on 12-27 off a sick scratch, drops back down, tackles post ten again, yet note the barn change to Team Burke

 

RACE 8

5-TT’sD-Jay – Stormed home from a tough spot to grab second with a :56 back half, just missed before that, big threat with the right set up

 

4-Thisguyisonfire – Seems like this guy is building towards a winning effort, off a strong rally for third two weeks ago & finally draws an inside post

6-Marion Gondolier – Two lively efforts since the recent sick scratch, grinded gamely last week, a solid third before that, dangerous at this level

 

RACE 9

1-Show Em All Lindy – Just one for 28 last year, but comes off an improved effort & moves inside a field full of question marks

 

3-Blue Magic – Finished third again in a strong Big M debut from post seven, moves inside off that solid acclimating mile & in line for another smooth trip

 

2-Galixton – Has made breaks in two of his last three, nice rally to hit the board two starts back from the same inside post & has a big chance to rebound

 

RACE 10

9-Cracklin Rose – Did well enough against tougher boys last week after kicking off her season with a post ten blowout, lands outside, but his mare is on a roll right now

 

4-Jimbelina – Finished an even fourth against tougher mares last week, unleashed some strong finishes before that, draws better & high in the win column last year

 

7-Narcian Jewel – Finished a nonthreatening sixth behind Cracklin Rosie two weeks ago, post ten upset before that, gate speed puts her in play

 

RACE 11

8-Clive Bigsby – Makes his key third start off the bench, gets some class relief & retains Dexter Dunn after flashing a :27.2 last week, a major danger despite another challenge post

 

3-DW’s Revenge – Beaten favorite took charge, rated well & just missed to the pocket sitter River Otter, classy gelding draws better for his second try at this reduced level

 

5-Higgs Boson – Finished an okay fifth in his Big M debut from post ten, yet he’s eligible to step it up from an improved post for Team Bongiorno

 

RACE 12

2-Mission Hill – Lightly-raced Muscle Hill 4YO quickly finding his way going two-for-two here in 2020, Team Toscano gelding draws inside again to tap his potential further

 

4-Esa – Launched a huge move from a real tough spot to grab second behind Mission Hill last week & draws a better post to possibly turn the tables

 

9-Ronnie Goldstein – Runner up in his last two here with ideal stalking trips, lands a tougher post here, but continues on a positive trend

 

RACE 13

2-Believe In Me – Grinded gamely & just missed by a length to the streaking Sandy Win last week, drops a notch, draws inside & can stalk the speed

 

6-JB’s Shooting Star – Absolutely erupted with thunderous new mark of 1:50.3 last week, this mare is on a serious roll for a barn heating up

 

1-Tango Dancer N – Another mare in this field on a form spree, simply got too revved up last week & set the table for JB’s Shooting Star, just missed by a nose before that

 

RACE 14

6-Manhattan Play – Beaten favorite parked every step & held second two weeks ago, has faced much tougher & fresh on the comeback trail

 

1-Lily Hammer – Carved out some fast fractions & settled for second in a strong acclimating mile, has a big chance to build on that back on the rail

 

5-She’s Sport A – Note the big rally to just miss in :27.2 two starts back, seems to trending in the right direction & just needs to be within closer striking range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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