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2018 Road to the Hambletonian Week 10

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:34 AM
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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  

NYSS star has emerged as a world champion this season with an amazing 1:50 Dancer division steamrolling first over from post eight, his fifth win in six starts in 2018, ideally set up for August 4 

2 

Wolfgang 

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

After missing three weeks due to a procedure he dominated his Dancer division in a career best of 1:51.2 to go three-for-three this season, Goodtimes winner is Takter’s prime player 

3 

Atlanta  

Scott Zeron, Rick Zeron, Crawford Farms, Holland Racing Stable, Howard Taylor, Brad Grant  

Undefeated five-for-five this season, sporting a Vernon Downs track record of 1:50.3 in the EBC, fifth filly since 2000 to try the boys & would be the first to beat them since Continentalvictory in 1996  

4 

Crystal Fashion  

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC  

Heads Jim Campbell’s contingent with four wins & three seconds in seven starts this season, upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in a career best 1:51.4, fresh off a game 1:53.3 PASS win @ Phl 

5 

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 fresh off a strong second to Six Pack [1:50.2] in the Dancer, second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight against older horses before that, Takter Plan B peaking perfectly 

6 

Tactical Landing  

Jimmy Takter, The Tactical Landing Stable  

$800,000 brother to Hambo runner up Mission Brief has become one of Takter’s great reclamation projects, grinded gamely to his second straight win on July 20 in 1:52.3, test for class imminent  

7 

Alarm Detector  

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

O’Brien Award winner came up sick & third [1:53.2] in the Goodtimes, set a fast pace & finished third [1:50.4] to Six Pack in the Dancer, while bouncing back off a break in a Beal elimination  

8 

Classichap  

Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables  

Rallied for second [1:51.4] behind Wolfgang in the Dancer, held off Tactical Landing in 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his only career win, has blossomed at three & quickly proved he belongs 

9 

Evaluate  

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc   

Made his first break (sloppy track) in the Tompkins Memorial @ Big M on July 21, PASS winner in 1:51.4, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final, chance to regroup  

10 

Fourth Dimension 

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc 

2017 Dan Patch Award winner had a knee boot issue & broke in his Beal elimination, broke again in the Dancer, bounced back with a wire-to-wire 1:52.4 Big M qualifier on July 21 rekindling his hopes 

 

 
 


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