Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:46 PM


5-Temporal Hanover – Walner colt made it five for ten with a solid romp @ The Red Mile & took a new mark of 1:53.2, leads a rock solid Team Melander 1-2 punch in a competitive elimination 


4-Letsdoit S – Very consistent son of Nuncio, on the board in seven of eight for Team Melander, third in the Wellwood & fresh off a solid second in Lexington, draws well with tactical speed 


3-Testing Testing – From the stellar first crop of 2016 Crown champ Walner,  emerged as a force here in September, bounced back with solid score & new mark of 1:54 @ The Red Mile 



2-Stride The Hill – Was pretty consistent before the early miscue @ The Red Mile, easily broke his maiden in a Bluegrass division before that & draws well in a soft match up 


7-Did You See Lindy – Homebred Muscle Hill filly romped with plenty at first asking in Lexington, then was a solid runner up, demanding post, yet it’s only her third start, so expect more 


9-Ken’s Walner - $200,000 Walner colt out of a sister to Explosive Matter won a Kindergarten division here back in late September, post nine now, but talent & potential is there  



4-Get Legs – Piled up seven wins this season & tangled with top foes, returned from a five-month layoff with a standout qualifier & draws well in a vulnerable field for Team Orange Crush 


3-Cricket Fashion – Very competitive & tripped out to beat N/W 5 stock @ Harrah’s Philadelphia in late August, lands a prime spot to rebound with Dexter Dunn at the lines 


6-Max – Team Burke trainee was an aggressive winner against lesser here back in late September, then reached too high & landed on the fringes in PA, look for him to regroup 



2-Crystal Fashion – Classy double millionaire faded as the even money favorite @ Pocono, just missed in 1:51.4 with a :26.4 rally here before that & pushes off from an inside post to rebound 


5-Gotwuteverittakes – Razor sharp here in September with a close second, then romped in 1:52.4, stalking type horse-for-the-course back on the mile track with Todd McCarthy 


6-JL Cruze – The King returns from a long layoff & sick scratch, looks ready to roll off a couple of easy qualifiers & simply has too much class to ignore 



6-Venerable – Undefeated eight-for-eight Mohawk Million winner & division standout, leads the fiery first crop of Walner, if she wins the Crown & runs the table she’s a HOY candidate 


5-Lilbitalexis – Kindergarten Series star cruised in a Bluegrass division, then just missed as the heavy favorite, Nifty Norman trainee looms as a major threat to the big favorite 


7-Jaya Bea – $700,000 second foal out of 2YO Crown champion Mission Brief, two-for-two @ The Red Mile, first serious test against the top two from a demanding post 



6-Raised By Lindy – Lindy Farms-bred Walner filly made it two-for-two in Red Mile Grand Circuit stakes, her latest a sparkling 1:51.3 & flashed a :26.4 on her own before that 


3-Joviality S – NYSS champion returns to scene of her Jim Doherty Memorial elimination win, goes for six in a row fresh off a new mark of 1:53 in Lexington & draws inside for Team Melander 


1-Jiggy Jog S – This Team Svanstedt-tuned daughter of Walner has blossomed this Fall, took a mark of 1:52.2 when heavily favored in a Bluegrass division & lands the rail 



3-Hammering Hank – Undefeated six-for-six Captaintreacherous gelding freshened & tuned up with an eye-catching :25.3 sprint in last week’s qualifier & lands inside for Team Pelling 


4-Market Based – Champlain runner up plagued by a sick scratch & post 12 in the Metro, flashed a sneaky good third in his latest in Lexington, so he has something to build on for Team Takter 


2-Caviart Camden – Caviart Farms homebred 1:48.3 world champion from the first crop of Huntsville, Team Alagna pupil draws inside off a strong second @ The Red Mile 



2-Slay – Brother to Ahundredollarbill won a Bluegrass division in 1:52.4, then faded as the heavy favorite, this Team Alagna trainee has lots of potential & he’s in line to trip out from post two 


3-Duly Resolved – This Resolve gelding has been ultra consistent, just missed with solid effort in the Mohawk Million, ships south & draws inside a competitive elimination 


7-Rebuff – $200,000 son of Muscle Hill makes his Big M debit fresh off a new mark of 1:52.2 in Lexington Grand Circuit action, look for him to rally stoutly off the expected speed 



2-Beach Glass – Talk in the press has this colt from the last crop of the great Beach as possibly the next coming, three-for-three @ Mohawk, draws inside for his greatly anticipated Big M debut 


1-True Blue Lindy – PASS Champion got roughed up in the Metro, regrouped with a strong qualifier @ Hoosier Park & shoots off from the rail for Team Cullipher 


4-Birthday – Team Burke homebred son of 2YO Crown champ Sweet Lou has caught a case of seconditis, yet expect another aggressive effort with a favorable draw 


RACE 10 

2-Branded By Lindy –Chapter Seven colt rides in on a six-race winning streak, went two-for-two in Red Mile Grand Circuit action, took a mark of 1:52 in the process & stands out from post two 


8-King Of The North – Peter Haughton & Wm. Wellwood winner, wiped out in the Mohawk Million, tough trip in his latest Red Mile test, this relentless son of Walner can overcome the outside draw 


7-Global Pandemic – Team Burke son of Cantab Hall just missed in the PASS Final, bounced back with solid third last out in Lexington, owns gate speed & going in the right direction 


RACE 11 

3-Pebble Beach – Stunning 1:48.4 performer in Lexington by Downbytheseaside, Brittany farms bred just missed to Early Action in the Bluegrass, then stormed home to beat Caviart Camden 


2-Early Action – Huntsville gelding easily made it six in a row by going two-for-two in Lexington, came away with a new mark of 1:49.4 in the Bluegrass & draws inside for Team Holloway 


4-Gulf Shores – Ohio sensation by Downbytheseaside finished a close second in a Bluegrass division despite interference with a sharp :26.4 & draws well to set up a stalking trip 


RACE 12 

7-Niki Hill – Undefeated six-for-six Always B Miki filly romped in the She’s A Great Lady, then took one easy spin around The Red Mile, challenging post, but the sky is the limit for her 


2-Sea Silk – Leads the prolific first crop of Downbytheseaside going nine-for-nine, soared through Ohio, arrives fresh off a new mark of 1:50.3 in the Bluegrass & draws inside for Team Burke 


4-Gotthegreenlight – NYSS Champion ships in with an eight for nine record, scorched a Kindergarten division here in 1:51 & draws well to face the two undefeated monsters 










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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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