Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:40 PM

RACE 1

9-Angers Bayama – Red-hot 3YO just swept a series @ Mohawk, three weeks off & post nine, but ships in for the prolific Team Bongiorno & could be anything

 

2-Toatsmygoats – Has taken a couple of weeks off after another strong late burst, finally moves inside, 11-time winner this season might be on the verge in a severe handicapper’s challenge

 

7-Big Stretch Mark – After a bit of a lull he was raging again with sharp pace at both ends last week at 41-1, his tactical speed style suits this highly competitive opener

 

RACE 2

3-Geez Joe – 1:47.4 performer @ Hoosier Park blew them away in 1:48.2 here back on 10-12, regrouped with a nice qualifier, then had no chance from post 10 in the TVG

 

4-Endeavor – Surprise winner of the Potomac with an aggressive effort fresh off the bench, then caught in no-man’s land in the TVG, fresh threat has a chance to assert himself

 

5-Dealt A Winner – Ultra classy Big M lover stuck off a rated pace in the TVG, just missed in the Potomac & romped before that, so has the form to seriously contend in this wide-open affair

 

RACE 3

3-Rocks Noble Artist – Dropped to this level for his second start after a long layoff, got crushed down to favorite & just missed, draws a bit better to build on that positive move

 

5-Karpathian Kid – Capitalized on some much-needed class relief, got hammered down to 2-1 & wired a weaker field, draws better off that overdue confidence-boosting score

 

4-Master Of Puppets – Sometimes persistence pays off, been knocking on the door in his last three, just three for 37 this season, yet draws well to set up his late charge

 

RACE 4

6-Rockin Jimmy Brown – Flashed some late pace in a 1:49.3 mile last week, 3YO with some stakes experience finds a softer spot to pad his strong win % + price may be right

 

3-Electric Western – Has been competitive in his last two at this level, just missed with a well-rated effort from post ten last week & now moves inside

 

7-Always At My Place – Classy millionaire Burke trainee was a beaten favorite @ Harrah’s Philadelphia last out, gets some class relief here & may go a long way 

 

RACE 5

3-Ohio Larry – Runner up to big favorite All It Takes on 11-9, no chance in his last two, 1:52.3 winner here this season moves back inside to set up his preferred stalking style

 

6-Rock N Roll Legacy – Was landing on the fringes against $12,500 claimers @ Yonkers recently, just one for 27 in 2019, but this is a class drop that can’t be ignored

 

8-Ideal Son – 1:51.4 mark here this season, has been on a form spree, hit the board from post ten last week, can get there with any trip luck for Irish Joe 

 

RACE 6

4-Kept Under Wraps A – Was definitely trending in the right direction before the sick scratch, understandably a bit short last week, now draws better to stalk n pop

 

5-Mcthriller – Took a couple of class drops on the comeback trail to regain his winning edge last week, 1:49 performer here this season looks like the one to knock off

 

10-Sharp Action Money – Team Burke trainee had sharpened his sword before the rare miscue two weeks ago, class drop & big kick puts him in play with the right set up

 

RACE 7

7-Sand Sterling – Was mixing it up & beating much better @ Hoosier Park for Team Burke, off a needed start @ The Meadows there’s a wake up call coming soon, perhaps tonight

 

6-Father Sarducci – Just two for 31 this season, yet has been making some positive moves & returns to the mile track here at a reduced level for Team Bongiorno + gets Tetrick

 

2-Live On – Followed up a solid second with a decisive upset from post seven last week, now moves inside to ride his success against another field of question marks 

 

RACE 8

3-Incredible Shark – Got off to another slow start & was raging late in heavy traffic last week, now drops a notch & moves inside to stalk the speed at a price

 

9-Trump Nation – Freshened & qualified with speed, left hard & blocked raging in the stretch last week, post nine again, but the Burke trainee drops for his second start off the bench

 

6-Hayden Hanover – Used hard & got too revved up two weeks ago, 1:47.3 performer here this season on the comeback trail regroups at an easier level for Team Orange Crush

 

RACE 9

2-Warrawee Unique – Raced against top 3YOS like Captain Crunch this season, Team Burke shipper added Lasix in his last two & draws inside a field ripe for the taking

 

3-Quality Closer – 1:52.2 winner here this season has cycled forward in his last three in NY, fresh off a wire-to-wire win @ Yonkers, versatile sort draws inside a real mixed bag

 

4-Parklane Jet – Ships in fresh off a well-rated win as the 2-1 favorite @ The Meadows, has faced tough recently, draws inside here & gets Dexter

 

RACE 10

5-Melodies Major – 3YO was able to turn things around with a wide & furious rally in :26.4 last week, 1:51.3 winner here this season retains Gingras in a wide-open field

 

1-Chip Walther – Tried to close out of striking range when he dropped to this level last time, now switches to Tetrick & has a chance to carve out an ideal stalk trip from the rail 

 

3-Wild Goose Chase – Runner up to the raging decoy two starts back, then lacked the same pop when bumped up in class, drops back down & lands post three again

 

RACE 11

2-Rootin Tootin – Sub 1:50 performer @ Pocono in 2019 ramping up on the comeback trail, handled the double step up with a solid third last week, back inside to keep it going

 

1-Nascar Seelster – Left alertly, got shuffled & was full out at this level two weeks ago, perfect trip paid off with Tetrick on 11-9, has a chance to duplicate that from the rail 

 

4-Griffon Hanover – 1:50.1 winner here this season has been better in his last two, fresh off a class drop n pop score as the heavy favorite & draws inside again brimming with confidence

 

RACE 12

1-Jazz Fest – 2YO Captaintreacherous siter to Semi Tough, 1:50.2 [$482,357] arrives two-for-two on Lasix @ Harrah’s Philadelphia with the rail, Dexter Dunn & has a world of potential for the Alagna Armada

 

2-Going Gone Hanover – Captaintreacherous third foal out of $1.5 million winner Go On BB, took just three starts to graduate in fine style @ Harrah’s Philadelphia & draws inside with plenty of upside

 

4-Watchful Eye – The other Alagna 2YO pupil from first crop of 2014 Pace record setter He’s Watching, added Lasix & qualified well & draws inside

 

RACE 13

6-Scouts Report – 1:51 performer @ Mohawk this season has been struggling @ Yonkers, yet gets to plummet in class for the stretch out on the mile track

 

7-Twin B Speedo – Was a price pick & got caught in never-never land last week, drops another notch for his key third start off the bench & retains Dexter Dunn

 

1-Primo Giovanni – Freehold’s leading barn looks to spark something here, flashed some strong late pace from a tough spot last week, gets a another shot at this bottom condition from the rail

 

 

 

 



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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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