Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:13 PM

RACE 1

5-Type A – From the first crop of 2016 Hambo runner up Southwind Frank made breaks in three of four before taking a month off & cruising through a Big M qualifier & looks rejuvenated for Team Takter

 

6-Sevenshadesofgrey – 0 for ten, added trotting hopples this Fall & signaled turning the corner with a solid second to Zenith Stride @ The Red Mile, Team Burke may have found the key to this Chapter Seven colt

 

7-Southern Mazzarati – Another Southwind Frank colt in here has won two of four, his latest with a sharp late move @ Pocono, finishes seven lengths behind Type A in the qualifier & draws a challenging post, but has a lot of room to improve

 

RACE 2

3-Lindy At The Beach – Consistent filly ships in off a productive stint in Lexington, her latest two came against Grand Circuit stock, race timed in 1:50.1 last out, draws well in a softer spot to stalk or take charge 

 

6-Heart Of Mine – Her dam is a sister to 1:47.4 millionaire Artspeak, second in the NYSS Final, one of her five runner up finishes, owns a big kick & look for her to be forwardly placed for Team Toscano

 

1-Three Way Split – Team Alagna-tuned filly sports a $225,000 price tag, flashed a :26.2 to hit the board in her third career start, hasn’t raced in a month, but draws better in a very intriguing match up

 

RACE 3

4-Lady Midnight – Captaintreacherous first foal out of a sister to BC winner Luck Be Withyou, kicked off September with a pair of sharp wins in 1:51.4 @ The Red Mile, then bumped into NYSS champ Test Of Faith, well spotted here for Team Alagna

 

3-High Minded – This Captaintreacherous filly sports a solid slate for Team Toscano, off the mile of her life with a perfect two-hole trip in the slop @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside to set up another stalking trip

 

2-Think Of Galaxies – Upset Albergita Hanover with a perfect trip & kicked home in a crisp :26.2 back on September 25, hasn’t raced in a month, but draws further inside & trending in the right direction

 

RACE 4

6-Piper Hanover – Father Patrick filly out of 2012 Oaks upsetter Personal Style appeared to gain some confidence against Grand Circuit foes @ The Red Mile & might be poised to graduate for Team Alagna

 

4-Saadet – Nifty Norman trainee picked up a couple of shares in this series here while pace compromised last month, has a chance to get off to a quicker start with a better draw in a completely wide-open field

 

2-Aunt Irene – Trixton filly out the great Solveig, making her a sister to Shake It Cerry & Uncle Lassie, scored her lone win in this series back in mid September, then miscued in both Red Mile events, big question mark for Team Takter

 

RACE 5

1-Mcnulty Z Tam – Shipped in fresh n hot on the comeback trail @ Saratoga & stormed home from post ten & last to second over an off track, now moves all the way inside & might be on the verge

 

4-Pembroke Joey – Beaten favorite tried it on the lead, was well-rated & settled for third, liking the gallant effort to just miss before that & this live item now draws an improved post

 

3-Na Na Na Baatman – Just two for 27, but draws better off a pretty decent rebounding effort & acclimating mile, switches to Melissa Arbia, who has a chance to be aggressive

 

RACE 6

2-Shakespeare – Did well here in this series chasing standout Commanding Officer from outside posts last month, picked up a third in the Bluegrass & draws well to trip out & break through for Brett Pelling

 

4-Winner Is Coming – Team Alagna-tuned colt from the first crop if 2016 Jug winner Betting Line did some nice work @ The Red Mile where he took a mark of 1:51.3, look for speed from an inside draw

 

1-High Baller – Captaintreacherous brother to 1:48.3 performer Captain Victorious advanced further with more sharp finishes @ The Red Mile, his latest from out of the clouds to finish third in 1:50.3 & completes a Team Alagna 1-2 punch

 

RACE 7

1-Wet My Whistle – Muscle Hill owns talent & speed, took control in both of her wins & nosed out setting a solid pace here on September 18, ideally situated on the rail for Team Svanstedt in a handicapper’s headscratcher

 

3-Dutiful – Trixton filly reeled of her first two wins in KYSS, then had a slow start from post nine & wasn’t up the top ones in the KYSS Final, 33-day layoff is a concern, but draws inside to regain winning form

 

2-Dazzling Reign – This Father Patrick filly arrives here trending in a positive direction & fresh off her decisive first win over an off track @ Pocono, definite threat from post two again

 

RACE 8

6-Skyway Kon Man – Forced wide from a tough spot & rallied quite confidently as the even money favorite last week, was facing tougher before that & remains on a roll for a barn that is on fire

 

7-Majestic Fire – Kept his current form spree going with a repeat rally here on 10-2, pace compromised on 10-10, then closed from far back to grab second last week, dangerous if the fractions are right

 

5-Captain Krupnik – This Captain has picked it up recently, grinded gamely before getting swooped by Skyway Kon Man, launches midpack, may get some cover this time & capitalize on his form cycle

 

RACE 9

2-Magical Muscle Man – Bounced back with a sharp qualifier @ The Red Mile in 1:54.4, comes off a solid third to Zenith Stride in Grand Circuit action & draws inside with plenty of upside for Team Melander

 

7-Royson’s Punch – Consistent Team Toscano trainee rallied with increased vigor in his latest two here, missed three weeks prior to chasing undefeated Captain Cory & looms large despite a demanding post

 

1-Take This Society – $475,000 Muscle Hill colt out of a sister to Muscle Massive regrouped @ Lexington for Team Takter with a solid win fresh off the bench, then broke as the heavy favorite, has a big chance to rebound from the rail

 

RACE 10

10-Chiplosive – 4YO dropped to this bottom level, brushed n crushed with a new mark of 1:53.4 from post eight, lands outside a competitive final, but peak form & class & hot barn make him an obvious threat to repeat

 

3-Trixie Dust – Lone mare in the field draws much better off a big rebound effort, grinded out a second to the raging Chiplosive, owns a mark of 1:54.2 @ The Big M this season, thrives down the long stretch here & now re-acclimated

 

1-Broadway Bruiser – Moves all the way inside off a big parked out trip & narrow loss last week, took a mark of 1:55.3 here this season, had been facing tougher & now eligible to trip out

 

RACE 11

3-Shellie De Vie – Took a 1:51.3 speed badge here last season, forced wide from a tough spot last time, gets another shot at this bottom level & draws well again for her fourth start on the comeback trail

 

4-Sudden Passing – Got nosed out in her recent comeback, then faltered in the lane in her last two @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, Team Burke trainee with a mark of 1:51.2 here this season now gets class & post relief 

 

6-Indy Rose – 0 for 19 this season, but rallied nicely for third in two of her last three & chased a runaway Streak The Lawn last week, possible price play if it sets up for a closer 

 

RACE 12

5-Simon Says Hanover – This Alagna-tuned Captain came around & picked his first two wins @ The Red Mile, the latest in a nifty 1:50.1 & returns to the Big M with renewed confidence

 

1-Commanding Officer – Captaintreacherous colt went two-for-two here in this series last month, finished third in the Bluegrass, then got cooked with speed, Team Alagna pupil has a big chance to regroup from the rail here

 

6-Gretzy - $310,000 Somebeachsomewhere first foal out of a sister to Downbytheseaside, Team Takter trainee flashed a :25.2 in a Red Mile qualifier, chased Simon Says Hanover in both Lexington events, only four career starts, so has plenty of upside

 

RACE 13

2-Muay Hanover – Well-driven by Leon Bailey to a new mark of 1:55.3 in upset fashion two starts back, then stung early from post nine & stopped, finally moves inside & has a chance to bounce back with a more patient trip

 

7-Tough Mac – Classy 11YO paid the price for real slow starts from outside posts in his last two, was racing well in his prior starts, now drops into a real soft spot, he can close & he’s long overdue

 

10-Discus Hanover – Has compiled a strong win percentage @ Vernon Downs, strong runner up to Muay Hanover from the rail here before a miscue in the slop last week, chance to rebound despite post ten

 

 

 



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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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