Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:53 PM

RACE 1

9-That’s My Opinion – Classy 9YO turned in a lively effort from post eight finishing second to Mateo, stuck outside, but figures to be even better off that needed comebacker

 

5-Mateo – Dropped a few positive hints, but surprised more than few with that brush & crush to the tune of $44.80, now changes barns & drivers & draws a bit better

 

2-Sweet Colt of Mine – Shook loose late off a fast pace to pull a 14-1 upset three starts back, returns to the $7,500 level & lands post two again

 

RACE 2

6-Caviart Jane – Lightly-raced Captaintreacherous filly with high level potential for Nancy Takter & returns fresh off some serious qualifiers

 

4-Exotic Dance – Loved her in both wins here for Team Bongiorno & draws well fresh off another new mark with a crisp 26.4

 

5-Uptown Lady N – Rallied stoutly from a really tough spot to hit the board in a sharp US debut, big chance to build on that from a slightly better post

 

RACE 3

7-Presidente Zette – Has been trending in the right direction, gets his fourth straight class drop after finishing well into wicked gusts last Friday

 

5-Broadway Promise – Trotted the mile of his life back in mid-December, tightening up in his last two, runner up with trot at both ends last week

 

4-Tyson – Followed up a blowout career best 1:53.4 with a failed air-out mission & double class hike & tired into strong winds last week, beaten favorite draws well to rebound

 

RACE 4

7-Sweet Chapter – Breeders Crown finalist last Fall scored fresh off the bench @ Yonkers, tightened further from post seven there & catches a beatable field here

 

5-Warrior One – Fresh off a decisive wire-to-wire lifetime mark of 1:53.1 as the heavy favorite for Team Burke, but that was 35 days ago, tough to gauge, you must guess

 

6-Sexy Wow – Parlayed a pair of wins @ Yonkers into a strong second here last week, 4YO mare continues to tap her potential on the comeback trail

 

RACE 5

7-Keystone Orion – Parlayed his recent success @ Freehold into a dominant score from post ten here last week, 11YO can keep it going on his current form spree

 

5-Mushana – Simply blew them away & finished well into the strong headwinds last Friday as the heavy favorite, has regained confidence with trotting hopples

 

6-Namje – Rallied with the mile of his life before a quarantine scratch, beaten favorite used too hard from post eight last week, chance to rebound

 

RACE 6

2-JB’s Shooting Star – Just missed with a gutsy first over two starts back, caught in a bad shuffle & finished well against tougher last out, now drops back down & draws inside

 

1-Magic Forces – Open class contender @ The Meadows finished well from post eight in her first start for Team Burke, now gets class & post relief here

 

5-Apple Hanover – Followed up a career best Big M debut with a game score into strong winds last week going two-for-two here for her new barn, merits another step up

 

RACE 7

3-Resita – Erupted with plenty of late trot into the strong stretch headwinds last Friday, steps up from a better post & poised for his second start off the bench

 

1-Very Very Fast – 11YO on fire since the Andrew Harris claim, solid third while pace compromised from post ten last week & finally moves inside

 

5-My Lindy Winner – Runner up to JL Cruze at this level from post eight back on 1-11, returns brimming with confidence fresh off a blowout @ Pocono as the heavy favorite

 

RACE 8

2-Armagedon Seelster – Makes his key third start off the bench with more class relief, plus trip potential with a better post, tough to ignore

 

3-Obrigado – Classy 10YO came to life with a sharp narrow loss with trot at both ends last out, gets another class drop & moves inside

 

8-Top Flight Angel – Won his qualifier in fine fashion, then broke as the heavy favorite, trying to rebound from a tougher post, yet does get some class relief

 

RACE 9

5-Max Volo – Severely pace compromised from post nine chasing a revved up winner last week & gets another shot at the bottom condition level

 

1-Icingon De Cupcake – Made an immediately successful transition to the mile track with a well-driven effort from post eight, rewarded with a much better post while three-for-three in 2020

 

10-Dew Can Do – Two for 43 & solid runner up in her last three, chased a decisive winner last week, has the gate speed to overcome post ten

 

RACE 10

4-Winning Lyric – Just missed with a superb rally off a slow half two starts back @ Yonkers, took a mark of 1:52.3 here back on 1-10 & draws well

 

8-Say You Do – Converted a perfect two-hole trip, yet had to earn that win over Rubber Duck last week, lands outside, but faces a field riddled with question marks

 

1-Misslarose – Gets away from standouts like Pappy Go Go, JL Cruze & Southwind Chrome, Team Bongiorno horse-for-the-course in line for her preferred stalking trip 

 

RACE 11

2-Windsun Juno – Makes his Team Burke debut fresh off a narrow loss @ Mohawk, only her fifth career start & lands in a real soft spot

 

6-Princess Holly N – Just missed again with another strong effort into wicked stretch headwinds last Friday, rates major contender status in this bottom level affair

 

10-Disturbed Hanover – Draws outside again, but drops back down to the level of her convincing win on 1-10, can regain that form with some trip luck

 

RACE 12

5-Major Frost – Overcame a demanding post with a solid, well-timed rally into gusty winds & took a new mark last Friday, big chance to go two-for-two for Chris Ryder

 

4-Summer Rock – Nosed out as the heavy favorite two starts back, blocked too long last time, draws well again & knows how to get it done here

 

3-Strong Opinion – Just one for 19 last year, but has responded to some class relief in her last two & draws better for the Cullipher Crew in a wide-open match up

 

RACE 13

3-Tailgunner Hanover – Has been knocking on the door recently, just missed two starts back, draws better & can set up an ideal stalking trip

 

1-Test Ride – 0 for 27 last year, but could parlay his recent success @ Freehold & Yonkers with class & post relief in a field begging to be beaten

 

8-Atomic Rei – Came up with a sharp rally to beat this kind two starts back, drops back down, yet has to deal with a tougher post off a real clunker

 

 

 

 

 



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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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