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2018 Road to the Hambletonian Week 9

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:18 PM
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Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Six Pack  

Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg  

Unleashed a stunning world record 1:50 going first over from post eight in his Dancer division, NYSS star set a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC, Ake Svanstedt looks for back-to-back Hambos, “He’s a tough horse.  I had a lot of power coming into the last eight” -AS 

2 

Wolfgang 

Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. 

Goodtimes winner underwent a procedure, missed three weeks & dominated his Dancer division in a career best 1:51.2 to go three-for-three this season, leads the Takter Hambo battalion  

3 

You Know You Do  

Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband  

2017 Peter Haughton Memorial winner finished a solid second to Six Pack [1:50.2] in the Dancer off a second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight against older horses, strong Takter back up plan  

4 

Crystal Fashion  

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC  

Cantab Hall colt with three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in a career best 1:51.4, did not race last two weeks 

5 

Alarm Detector  

Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena  

O’Brien Award & Wm. Wellwood Memorial winner, Goodtimes elimination winner in 1:53.1, came up sick & third [1:53.2] in that Final, set a fast pace & finished third [1:50.4] in the Dancer  

6 

Classichap  

Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables  

Held off Tactical Landing in 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his first career win, rallied for second [1:51.4] behind Wolfgang in the Dancer, Smedshammer trainee ramping it up at the right time  

7 

Evaluate  

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc   

PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final, attacked first over & finished fourth in his Dancer division, his tenth career start  

8 

Fourth Dimension 

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc 

2017 Dan Patch Award winner was second [1:52.4] in a track record NYSS @ Tioga Downs, had a knee boot issue in his Beal elimination, broke again in the Dancer & goes into regroup mode 

9 

Southwind Chrome  

Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable  

Sleeper for Marion Marauder connections, second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, third [1:51.2] to Classichap & Tactical Landing on July 6 in only sixth career start, did not race last two weeks 

10 

Tactical Landing 

Jimmy Takter, The Tactical Landing Stable 

$800,000 brother to Mission Brief has come a long way in a short time in Takter’s “boot camp”, gained confidence with an easy first win in 1:53.3 @ The Big M on July 13, only his fourth career start 

  

KEY PREP RACES 

Date 

Stakes 

Site 

Winner 

Trainer 

Driver 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time 

05/05 

Dexter Cup 

Fhld 

Lindy’s Big Bang 

Nifty Norman  

Dave Miller 

DON 

Perlucky 

1:56.1 

05/11 

NYSS  

VD 

SIX PACK 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Voss Volo 

CRUISING IN STYLE 

1:53.1 

05/11 

NYSS 

VD 

Helpisontheway 

Linda Toscano 

Tim Tetrick 

Clive Bigsby 

VIC’S WINNER 

1:55 

05/11 

NYSS 

VD 

DON 

Julie Miller 

Andy Miller 

CLASSICHAP 

Seven Iron  

1:54.3 

05/18 

NJSS 

M 

SHOSHIE DEO 

Deshawn Minor 

George Brennan 

U NEED STONES 

Brutal Storm 

1:56.2 

05/18 

E. Breeders Elim 

VD 

SIX PACK 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

Helpisontheway 

CLASSICHAP 

1:52.1 

05/18 

E. Breeders Elim 

VD 

Seven Iron 

Linda Toscano 

Tim Tetrick 

On The Ropes 

Voss Volo 

1:54.2 

05/19 

PASS 

Mea 

What’s The Word 

Janice Conner 

Corey Callahan 

HILL STREET  

DAWSON SPRINGS 

1:54.1 

05/19 

PASS 

Mea 

CAPTAIN MORGAN 

Staffan Lind 

Christian Lind 

EVALUATE 

Im Your Captain 

1:54.1 

05/19 

PASS 

Mea 

MOOSONEE 

Chris Beaver 

Aaron Merriman 

FASHIONWOODCHOPPER 

GEMOLOGIST 

1:54 

05/19 

PASS 

Mea 

Donatover 

Trond Smedshammer 

Trond Smedshammer 

CRYSTAL FASHION  

MISSLE HILL 

1:54.4 

05/25 

NJSS 

M 

SHOSHIE DEO 

Dewayne Minor 

George Brennan 

U NEED STONES 

Brutal Storm 

1:53.4 

05/26 

PASS 

PcD 

EVALUATE 

Marcus Melander 

Corey Callahan 

CAPTAIN MORGAN 

Make It A Double 

1:51.4 

05/26 

PASS 

PcD 

YOU KNOW YOU DO 

Jimmy Takter 

Yannick Gingras 

MOOSONEE 

Scirocco Rob 

1:53.2 

05/26 

PASS 

PcD 

Whats The Word 

Janice Connor  

Corey Callahan 

HILL STREET 

Donatover 

1:53.2 

05/28 

E. Breeders Final 

VD 

SIX PACK 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

SOUTHWIND CHROME 

Clive Bigsby 

1:51.2 

06/01 

NJSS Final  

M 

SHOSHIE DEO 

Dewayne Minor 

George Brennan 

U NEED STONES 

Brutal Storm 

1:53.4 

06/06 

Currier & Ives 

Mea 

MOOSONEE 

Chris Beaver 

Aaron Merriman 

PATENT LEATHER 

RICH AND MISERABLE 

1:53.4 

06/06 

Currier & Ives 

Mea 

CRYSTAL FASHION 

Jim Campbell 

Tim Tetrick 

Scirocco Rob 

MEADOWBRANCH RICKY 

1:56.2 

06/08 

Goodtimes Elim 

Moh 

WOLFGANG 

Jimmy Takter 

Yannick Gingras 

LAWMAKER 

Run Director 

1:52.2 

06/08 

Goodtimes Elim 

Moh 

ALARM DETECTOR 

Benoit Baillargeon 

Trevor Henry 

Fiftydallarbill 

CRUISING IN STYLE 

1:53.1 

06/16 

Goodtimes Final 

Moh 

WOLFGANG 

Jimmy Takter 

Yannick Gingras 

Stormont Ventnor 

ALARM DETECTOR 

1:52.1 

06/23 

E. Beal, Jr. Elim 

PcD 

Mission Accepted 

Jeff Conger 

Ryan Stahl 

PATENT LEATHER 

LAWMAKER 

1:53.2 

06/23 

E. Beal, Jr. Elim 

PcD 

SIX PACK 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

EVALUATE 

FASHIONWOODCHOPPER 

1:53.3 

06.23 

E. Beal, Jr. Elim 

PcD 

MANCHEGO 

Jimmy Takter 

Yannick Gingras 

CRYSTAL FASHION 

Mississippi Storm 

1:52.4 

06/30 

Earl Beal, Jr. Mem 

PcD 

CRYSTAL FASHION 

Jim Campbell 

Tim Tetrick 

SIX PACK 

LAWMAKER 

1:51.4 

07/14 

Stanley Dancer 

M 

WOLFGANG 

Jimmy Takter 

Yannick Gingras 

CLASSICHAP 

ZEPHYR KRONOS 

1:51.2 

07/14 

Stanley Dancer 

M 

SIX PACK 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

YOU KNOW YOU 

ALARM DETECTOR 

1:50 

 

 
 


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