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2020 Road to the Hambletonian Week 6

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 3:03 PM
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Rank

Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Amigo Volo

(Father Patrick)

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

Freshman Breeders Crown champ + one of eight in the Top Ten that DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, sixth [1:52.3] as the beaten favorite in a $25,000 overnight @ Big M in his 3YO debut, post two in PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs on July 11

2

Real Cool Sam

(Muscle Hill)

Dave Miller, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Dan Patch Award & Peter Haughton Memorial winner broke in his first Big M qualifier, rebounded with a second in 1:53.1 [:26.3] in a Big M qualifier, second in 1:52.4 [:28] in a Big M qualifier on July 3, not entered to race/qualify this weekend

  3

Hypnotic AM

(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc.

 

Filly was an ultra impressive 1:51.1 [:27.3] in her 3YO debut, cruised in a NYSS @ Tioga Downs in 1:54.2, romped from post nine in EBC @ Vernon Downs on July 4 in 1:53.4 … “We’ll see.  We’ll see,” said Melander.  “Right now the main goal is to be on top for Hambo Day, and right now there is no one among the colts that stands out.”

4

Third Shift

(Chapter Seven)

Ake Svanstedt, Mellby Gard, Inc., Ake Svanstedt

 

Set a stakes & Batavia Downs track record of 1:56 in the NYSS Final at two, won a NYSS division @ Vernon Downs on June 24 in 1:54.2, won an EBC division @ Vernon Downs on July 4 in 1:52.4

5

Back Of The Neck

(Ready Cash)

 

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

Won a Big M qualifier on June 20 in 1:53.4, set the pace & second by a nose in 1:51.2 [:26] in a $25,000 overnight @ Big M on June 27, DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post eight in Reynolds Memorial division @ Big M on July 11

6

Synergy

(Father Patrick )

Andrew McCarthy, Per Engblom, Brittany Farms, John Fielding, Herb Liverman & David Anderson

Qualified three times, the latest a second by a head in 1:54 [:26.2] @ Big M on June 20, third [1:52.1] in a $25,000 overnight @ Big M on June 27 in his 3YO debut, DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post seven in Reynolds Memorial division @ Big M on July 11

7

Big Oil

(Father Patrick)

 

Andy & Julie Miller, Jason, Doug & Ron Allen

 

1:53.3 winner in a Big M qualifier on June 12, wire-to-wire in 1:55 in his 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on June 28, DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post five in PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs on July 11

8

Capricornus

(Cantab Hall)

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, JJ

Racing Stable, Inc

Second [1:52.4] in his 2020 debut on June 5, finished second [1:53.4] in an overnight @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on June 25, DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post six in Reynolds Memorial division @ Big M on July 11

9

Chestnut Hill

(Muscle Hill)

Dave Miller, Nifty Norman, Melvin Hartman, David McDuffee, Little E LLC

Won his 2020 debut @ The Big M on June 19 in 1:53.1 [:26.1], DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post six in PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs on July 11

10

Maesteraemon

(Andover Hall)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, S R F Stable

Gives Melander three in the Top Ten, took a mark of 1:52.4 @ The Red Mile, won two Big M qualifiers in 1:53.3 [:26.4]  and in 1:54 [:26.3], fifth [1:52.2] in a $25,000 overnight @ Big M on June 27, DID NOT RACE LAST WEEK, post four in Reynolds Memorial division @ Big M on July 11

 

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 4

Currier & Ives

Mea

It’s Academic

Yannick Gingras

Ron Burke

Harley K

COVENTRY HALL

1:53.4

July 11

Reynolds

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11

Reynolds

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11

PA Allstars

PD

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11

PA Allstars

PD

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 17

NYSS

TD

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18

Stanley Dancer

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18

Stanley Dancer

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 25

Tompkins-Geers

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 1

Hambo Elim

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 1

Hambo Elim

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


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