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Some Movement in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 7

Thursday, July 5, 2018

 

 

Wolfgang retains the top stop in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 7.  Crystal Fashion jumps up to fourth place after his upset win in the Beal Memorial. 

  

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Wolfgang  

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

Won his Goodtimes elimination & Final in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1 to kick off 2018 two-for-two, off last two weeks, Dancer Memorial eliminations next, “I think he’ll be a big time factor in the Hambo” -YG 

2 

Six Pack  

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

NYSS champion started off his season four-for-four, set a track record of 1:51.2 in the EBC Final, won his Earl Beal, Jr. elimination in 1:53.3, a solid second [1:51.4] from post nine in that Final 

3 

Fourth Dimension  

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc  

2017 Dan Patch Award winner finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, broke [eighth] in his Beal elimination, “We think he got stuck in his knee boot” -MM 

4 

Crystal Fashion  

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC  

Grand Circuit winner at two has three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, converted a perfect trip two-hole to upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in 1:51.4  

5 

Evaluate  

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc  

PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono in 1:53.3, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final in only his ninth career start  

6 

Alarm Detector 

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

O’Brien Award & William Wellwood Memorial winner at two, took his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, came up sick & finished third [1:53.2] in that Final, broke [seventh] in his Beal elimination 

7 

You Know You Do 

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

P. Haughton winner & Wm. Wellwood runner up, won PASS division in 1:53.2, rebounded off a break in the PA All-Stars @ Pocono Downs with a sizzling second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight 

8 

Southwind Chrome  

Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable  

Finished a close second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, cruised to break his maiden in his Big M debut in 1:54, late-blooming son of Chapter Seven for Marion Marauder connections off last week  

9 

Samo Different Day  

Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners  

Hit the board in 11 of 13 as a major stakes player at two, grinded gamely first over to finish second by a head [1:52.4] with a final quarter of :27.2 in a Big M overnight on June 29 

10 

Moosonee 

Tim Tetrick, Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm LTD 

Explosive Matter gelding has stepped up this season to win divisions of PASS [1:54] & Currier & Ives [1:53.4] @ The Meadows, finished a close second [1:52.1] in a Beal Consolation 

  

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 

 


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