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2019 Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 10

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:58 PM
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Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Greenshoe

(Father Patrick)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, Hans Backe, Lars Grandqvist, Morten Langli

Two-time NJSS champion goes into the Hambo off an easy 1:50.1 career best in the Dancer, just a fifth off the stakes mark, Brian Sears looks for his 4th Hambo, and could become the 6th driver to complete the Meadowlands Pace-Hambo double

2

Gimpanzee

(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc,

S R F Stable

Made it 12-for-12 & three-for-three this season by winning a NYSS division @ Tioga Downs on July 19 & took a new mark of 1:52.4 after a 24-day layoff, dominated the EBC @ Vernon Downs in 1:54

  3

Marseille

(Muscle Hill)

 

Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Order By Stable, Howard Taylor

Outsprinted stablemate Soul Strong in :26.3 & took a new mark of 1:51.1 in the Tompkins Geers on July 20 after missing three weeks, stole the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial wire-to-wire in 1:52.3 at 55-1, Team Svanstedt is peaking a Hambo triple threat

4

Green Manalishi S

(Muscle Hill)

 

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc

Tuned up for the Hambo with an easy 1:52.4 score in the Tompkins Geers @ The Big M on July 20, came off second [1:51.4] to Swandre The Giant in the Dancer, Melander said, “He’s a big horse, he needed one more race and this was the perfect race to be in.”

5

Pilot Discretion

(Muscle Hill)

 

Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson, John Fodera

In his final Hambo prep he kicked home in :26.3 to finish third [1:52] to Marseille in the Tompkins Geers on July 20, a solid second [1:51] to Greenshoe in his Dancer division, was coming off a career best 1:51.4 Big M qualifier, won the Goodtimes Final in 1:52.4

6

Forbidden Trade

(Kadabra)

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination

O’Brien Award winner 6 – 4-2-0 in Ontario this season, beat older foes in an overnight @ Mohawk in 1:55 on July 22, won his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, a close second [1:52.4] in that final

7

Swandre The Giant

(Swan For All)

Dave Miller, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor

Indiana standout upset Green Manalishi S in his Big M debut with a career best of 1:51.3 in his Dancer division with Lasix added, Lasix not allowed in the Hambo, did not race last week, post 11 in Reynolds Memorial on July 27 @ Big M

8

Soul Strong

(Father Patrick)

 

Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt, Stable Why Not

Father Patrick gelding finished a gutsy first over second [1:51.4] to stablemate Marseille in the Tompkins Geers after holding off stablemate Sheena’s Boy in :26.3 on June 28, the Dexter Dunn juggernaut soars into his first Hambo

9

Don’t Let’em

(Muscle Hill)

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson, Brittany Farms, Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman

Broke late & finished seventh in his Dancer division, second in :26 to Pilot Discretion in a Big M qualifier on July 5 after dominating a Big M overnight in 1:51.3, did not race last week, post 10 in Reynolds Memorial on July 27 @ Big M

10

Sheena’s Boy

(Trixton)

Ake Svanstedt, Knutsson Trotting Inc,

S R F Stable

Finished a solid second [1:53] to Green Manalishi S in the Tompkins Geers after taking a new mark of 1:53 @ Pocono, runner up to Greenshoe in a NJSS division, 7 – 3-3-0 this season, post 5 in Reynolds Memorial on July 27 @ Big M

 

KEY PREP RACES

Date

Stakes

Site

Winner

Driver

Trainer

2nd Horse

3rd Horse

Time

05/04

Dexter Cup

Fhld

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

HL REVADON

Skyway Kon Man

1:57

05/11

PASS

Mea

GINGER TREE SKYR

Dan Rawlings

Sam Beegle

Capy Chaps Hanover

Explosive Magic

1:55

05/11

PASS

Mea

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

KLUTZY

FASHION POSSESSED

1:55.1

05/11

PASS

Mea

GOES DOWN SMOOTH

Yannick Gingras

Ron Burke

CHIPLOSIVE

Papi Hanover

1:54.3

05/17

NJSS

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

SHEENA’S BOY

BATTENBERG

1:51.2

05/17

NJSS

M

SOUL STRONG

Yannick Gingras

Ake Svanstedt

NO DRAMA PLEASE

Galixton

1:53

05/24

NJSS

M

REIGN OF HONOR

Dave Miller

Nifty Norman

TRIX AND STONES

NO DRAMA PLEASE

1:54.2

05/27

E. Breeders Final

VD

GIMPANZEE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

MR VICKTOR

Travel Winner

1:54

05/31

NJSS Final

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

REIGN OF HONOR

Galixton

1:50.2

06/02

PASS

PcD

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

GERRY

Papi Hanover

1:53.3

06/02

PASS

PcD

EXPLOSIVEBREAKAWAY

Tom Jackson

Fred Grant

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

Capt Chaps Hanover

1:54.2

06/07

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

FORBIDDEN TRADE

Bob McClure

Luc Blais

SWANDRE THE GIANT

SMART AS HILL

1:53.1

06/07

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

PILOT DISCRETION

Andrew McCarthy

Tony Alagna

SOUTHWIND AVENGER

Dream Nation

1:52

06/14

PASS

Phl

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

Andy Miller

Julie Miller

GOES DOWN SMOOTH

Night Hall

1:53

06/14

PASS

Phl

GUARANTEED

Tim Tetrick

Linda Toscano

Macmorris Hanover

Kate’s Massive

1:55.1

06/14

PASS

Phl

OSTERC

Yannick Gingras

Per Engblom

MARSEILLE

EXPLOSIVEBREAKAWAY

1:52.2

06/15

Goodtimes Final

Moh

PILOT DISCRETION

Andrew McCarthy

Tony Alagna

FORBIDDEN TRADE

SUPER SCHISSEL

1:52.4

06/22

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

OSTERC

MARSEILLE

1:52.3

06.22

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

GREEN MANALISHI S

Tim Tetrick

Marcus Melander

SUMMIT IN SIGHT

SWANDRE THE GIANT

1:52.1

06/29

Earl Beal, Jr. Mem

PcD

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Savnstedt

GREENSHOE

GREEN MANILISHI S

1:52.3

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

SWANDRE THE GIANT

Dave Miller

Ron Burke

GREEN MANALISHI S

REIGN OF HONOR

1:51.3

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

GREENSHOE

Brian Sears

Marcus Melander

PILOT DISCRETION

SUPER SCHISSEL

1:50.1

07/20

Tompkins Geers

M

GREEN MANALISHI S

Tim Tetrick

Marcus Melander

SHEENA’S BOY

CANTAB FASHION

1:52.4

07/20

Tompkins Geers

M

MARSEILLE

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

SOUL STRONG

PILOT DISCRETION

1:51.4

      HAMBLETONIAN ELIGIBLES IN CAPS

 
 


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