Posted by Ken Warkentin on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:15 PM

RACE 1

3-Let’s Have A Party – $105,000 yearling flashed a :26.4 in her sophomore debut here on Lasix, then romped @ Vernon as the even money favorite, headed in the right direction

 

6-Misqued – Progressed nicely in the NJSS series & driven superbly by Steve Smith to a nose upset in the final, figures to be well within striking range to utilize her late kick again

 

5-Concerto – Unraced at two, this daughter of Bettor’s Delight has quickly found her best stride, tried to steal her latest with a :58.3 half & outsprinted by the favorite Dr J’s Kiss

 

RACE 2

7-Camturo Beach – Fresh claim by a barn that won a few races here earlier this season, grinded gamely to just miss last week & remains at the reduced price

 

1-Yacht King – Dropped to the $5,000 level, was aggressively handled & nailed late by the rail-skimming favorite, moves inside to be forwardly placed in lively form

 

6-Mr Julian – Cycled back around at the bottom condition level & went all the way in familiar style for the upset, Tom Merton may send again if he’s still at the top of his game

 

RACE 3

5-Honey’s Dragon – Rallied sharply from a tough spot to upset at the bottom condition level back on 5-20, chased a 1:51.2 winner last week & finds a softer spot here

 

4-Fly’n With Royalty – Only one for 20 this season, but has taken a few starts to adapt to the mile track, much-improved strong first over surge & held third last week at 42-1

 

1-Stormin Rustler – 13YO warhorse tripped out from the rail to score at the $5,000 level three starts back for his lone win of 2017, remains inside & in solid form

 

RACE 4

4-Gold Medal Swan – Draws much better off a no-chance mile from post ten & tries this reduced level again, just missed off the recent sick scratch from post eight two starts back

 

5-Sweet Justice – Classy gelding simply can’t be ignored as he drops another notch fresh off a solid third & can outkick the best in this match up

 

1-Modern Mercury – Team Harmon trainee has been pretty steady @ Pocono, getting some class relief to rebound off a rare break & draws the rail again

 

RACE 5

1-Love Tap Hanover – 0 for 12 this season, but has come to hand in his last three, rallied for third behind Twincreeks Jack into a :53.4 back half & may be within closer range from the rail

 

3-Uncle Lile A – Offered a late bid on the comeback trail second time Lasix, continues to tumble down the class ladder & draws inside

 

5-Twincreeks Jack – 8YO gelding has been on some kind of roll, stayed sharp with a qualifier @ Gaitway, then went all the way & dug in late for a gutsy post eight upset last week

 

RACE 6

5-Rockeyed Optimist – Notorious Big M lover has piled up his share of wins here, sharpened his sword with two straight blowouts in PA, the latest with a :53.4 back half @ Pocono, versatile gelding owns blinding speed

 

1-Mel Mara – 1:47 performer here in 2017 won his seasonal debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, then got nosed out by the classy Clear Vision in a :26.2 thriller, an even sharper target back inside & might be even tougher to knock off

 

3-Odds On Equuleus – This 1:47.3 performer here has clearly regained his edge for Tony Alagna with two straight vicious surges, closed into a :53.2 back half last week, things may set up nicely for his big kick in this competitive feature

 

RACE 7

2-City Hall – Back at the Big M he quickly regained his winning form & confidence with a brush n crush against easier last week, draws well & knows how to string them together here

 

5-Artistic Major – Graduate division upsetter here last season was freshened by Steve Elliott & came back with two sharp seconds as the beaten favorite elsewhere, appreciates the longer stretch here

 

4-Sippin On Suds – Got shuffled from the rail & was surging late while chasing a wrapped up Bettor’s Edge, team Burke trainee looking to build on that acclimating mile

 

RACE 8

2-Spicebomb – Displayed sudden & brilliant speed @ Pocono last out, returns here at a greatly reduced level, draws inside & has a big chance to outclass these

 

3-Misty’s Delight – Raced deceptively well in a much-needed first start for Ross Croghan with a

solid back half of :55.1, lands in a very soft spot for his second start off the bench

 

1-Daylyn Horizon – Capitalized on a perfect trip off a brisk pace to score the mild upset last week for the promising Christian Lind & rewarded with the rail

 

RACE 9

2-Machtu N – Shot home in :27.4 to romp in his Gaitway qualifier for the Nick Surick barn, returns from three-months freshening with some class & post relief in an intriguing match up

 

5-Jacksrluckytoo – Rallied to hit the board with his usual late vigor into a :54.2 back half last week, Team Harmon trainee always dangerous with the right speed set up

 

7-Sams Triple Crown – Was super sharp in his first few starts here, chased a heavily favored Last Gunfighter into a :26.2 final quarter last week, look for him to fire out for another trip

 

RACE 10

5-Pop’s Romeo – Tried to make up a ton of ground from far back last week, just missed three starts back, this gelding’s big kick could pay off in a wide-open field

 

9-Always Rock N Roll – Beaten heavy favorite lost a heartbreaker by a nose @ Saratoga, has come around for Al Annunziata & only needs to find a way into it from an outside assignment

 

2-John Dally – Whiffed as the heavy favorite in his first start for new connections @ Harrah’s Philadelphia after an okay qualifier here, chased the likes of Huntsville at two & has a big chance to rebound in a soft spot here

 

RACE 11

6-That’s My Harley – Just missed by a neck with a well-driven effort two starts back, flashed more speed last week, fully acclimated now & could be on the verge

 

5-Ville Valo – Beaten favorite got a bit too enthusiastic with his speed in his debut here, adds Lasix for his second start for new connections & third try off a sick scratch

 

8-Windsong Gorgeous – Classy 10YO offered some late life in his first start in four months, draws an even more challenging post, but may be ready to surprise this G Notes division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Ken Warkentin has been a member of the award-winning broadcast team at Meadowlands Racetrack as the Track Announcer and television commentator for 25 years. Ken has appeared on national television networks such as ESPN, called 15 editions of the $1 million Hambletonian, and worked as a member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports and CBS Sports.

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