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2020 Road to the Hambletonian Week 9

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:48 PM
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Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Ready For Moni 

(Ready Cash)  

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Takter, John Fielding, Lindy Farms of Conn, Herb Liverman, Bud Hatfield  

KYSS champion now with Team Takter rallied to win his 3YO debut in a Dancer division in career best of 1:51.4, post eight in the second elimination, “On paper, it looks like we are in the easier of the two eliminations,” said Takter.  “I think the eight is a good spot.  I would have preferred one or two more starts, but all of our horses have a good foundation.” 

2 

Back Of The Neck 

(Ready Cash) 

Scott Zeron, Ake Svanstedt, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Judith Taylor 

Won a Reynolds division @ Big M on July 11 in 1:52 with a thunderous :26.4 rally, romped in a Dancer division in a career best equaling 1:52, post one in the first elimination, “His best effort was on the front end in his first start,” said Zeron.  To have come home in :26.1 and get picked off at the last second, that was a great effort.  I avoided the front end going forward because I wanted to teach him to do other things.  Post one gives me options.”

 

3 

Ramona Hill 

(Muscle Hill ) 

Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Brad Grant, Crawford Farms Racing, Robert Leblanc, In The Gym Partners  

Filly Dan Patch Award & Breeders Crown winner finished third [1:51] from post nine in her 3YO debut, unleashed a 1:50.3 career best from post ten in the Del Miller, post seven in the first elimination 

4 

Third Shift 

(Chapter Seven) 

Ake Svanstedt, Mellby Gard, Inc., Ake Svanstedt  

Won a NYSS division @ Vernon Downs in 1:54.2, took an EBC division @ Vernon Downs in 1:52.4, aggressive runner up [1:52.2] from post seven in a Dancer division, post two in the first elimination  

5 

Sister Sledge 

(Father Patrick) 

Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Burke Racing Stable, Jason Melillo, J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi  

 Won her first two stakes as a 3YO @ The Meadows, second [1:52.4] in PASS @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, took a mark of 1:51.2 in a Tompkins Geers division, post two in the second elimination & goes off Lasix 

6 

Amigo Volo  

(Father Patrick) 

  

Dexter Dunn, Nifty Norman, Pinske Stables, David J. Miller 

Breeders Crown champion romped in a PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs in 1:54, faded to fourth [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, rebounded winning a PASS division @ Pocono Downs in a career best of 1:52 on July 26, post three in the first elimination 

7 

Rome Pays Off 

(Muscle Hill)  

Mattias Melander, Marcus Melander,  

S R F Stable 

  

2019 Breeders Crown runner up made it two-for-two this season with a solid score in the Tompkins Geers with a career best of 1:52.3 on July 25, post four in the second elimination 

8 

Beads 

(Archangel) 

Jimmy Takter, Per Engblom, Renee Spahr  

Broke in his first two 3YO starts, then Jimmy Takter took the lines for a 1:52.2 qualifier win, just missed in his 3YO debut in 1:51.2, third [1:52] in a Dancer division, post eight in the first elimination 

9 

Big Oil 

(Father Patrick) 

Andy & Julie Miller, Jason, Doug & Ron Allen  

Wire-to-wire in 1:55 in his 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, won a PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs in 1:53.2, third [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, post four in the first elimination 

10 

Jula Trix Treasure 

(Trixton) 

Ake Svanstedt, Jula Racing Inc. 

Won a NJSS division in 1:54, a close second [1:53.4] in that final, rallied for a new mark of 1:51.2 in the Reynolds, post three in the second elimination 

 

  

 

KEY PREP RACES 

 

Hambletonian Eligibles in Caps 

 

Date 

Stakes 

Site 

Winner 

Driver 

Trainer 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time 

June 19 

NJSS 

M 

JULA TRIX TREASURE 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Play Trix On Me 

Barley 

1:54 

June 21 

NYSS 

TD 

HYPNOTIC AM 

Brian Sears 

Marcus Melander 

REBA BLUE CHIP 

Munster 

1:54.2 

June 24 

NYSS 

V 

THIRD SHIFT 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Take The Credit 

Ballcapsnbluejeans 

1:54.2 

June 24 

NYSS 

V 

BERKERY J 

Scott Zeron  

George Ducharme 

Chaptiana 

Barn Holden 

1:54.2 

June 26 

NJSS 

M 

Play Trix On Me 

Scott Zeron 

Linda Toscano 

Barley 

JULA TRIX TREASURE 

1:53.2 

June 27 

$25,000 

M 

SORELLA 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

BACK OF THE NECK 

SYNERGY 

1:51.2 

July 3 

NJSS Final 

M 

Play Trix On Me 

Scott Zeron 

Linda Toscano 

JULA TRIX TREASURE 

AP Hall Of Trix 

1:53.3 

July 4 

E. Breeders Classic 

V 

HYPNOTIC AM 

Brian Sears 

Marcus Melander 

LOVE A GOOD STORY 

NO MAS DRAMA 

1:53.4 

July 4 

E. Breeders Classic 

V 

THIRD SHIFT 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ballcapsnbluejeans 

Sir Cromwell 

1:52.4 

July 4 

E. Breeders Classic 

V 

HOBBS 

Jason Bartlett 

Jim Campbell 

Take The Credit 

Barn Holden 

1:53.3 

July 11 

Reynolds 

M 

JULA TRIX TREASURE 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

BEADS 

EL Ideal 

1:51.2 

July 11 

Reynolds 

M 

SORELLA 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

PANEM 

RAMONA HILL 

1:50.2 

July 11 

Reynolds 

M 

BACK OF THE NECK 

Scott Zeron 

Ake Svanstedt 

Play Trix On Me 

MAESTERAEMON 

1:52 

July 11 

PA Allstars 

PD 

AMIGO VOLO 

George Napolitano, Jr. 

Nifty Norman 

SWISS HOUSE ON FIRE 

Hell Patrol 

1:54 

July 11 

PA Allstars 

PD 

BIG OIL 

Andrew McCarthy 

Julie Miller 

CHESTNUT HILL 

STEEL SCHOONER 

1:53.2 

July 18 

Stanley Dancer 

M 

BACK OF THE NECK 

Scott Zeron 

Ake Svanstedt 

THIRD SHIFT 

BIG OIL 

1:52 

July 18 

Stanley Dancer 

M 

READY FOR MONI 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

HOLLYWOOD STORY 

BEADS 

1:51.4 

July 18 

Del Miller 

M 

RAMONA HILL 

Andrew McCarthy 

Tony Alagna 

PANEM 

HYPNOTIC AM 

1:50.3 

July 25 

Tompkins Geers 

M 

ROME PAYS OFF 

Mattias Melander 

Marcus Melander 

Play Trix On Me 

JULA TRIX TREASURE 

1:52.3 

July 25 

Tompkins Geers 

M 

SISTER SLEDGE 

Yannick Gingras 

Ron Burke 

MS SAVANNAH BELLE 

Dubai Princess 

1:51.2 

Aug. 1 

Hambo Elim 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Aug. 1 

Hambo Elim 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 
 


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