Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:34 PM

RACE 1

1-Gold Medal Swan – Dave Miller elected to stay in an anxious third despite a slow :30 second quarter, got badly shuffled & finished well late as the beaten heavy favorite, stablemate to Scirocco Rob gets the rail to make amends & end a long drought

 

3-Marvelous Trix – Horse-for-the-course might be on the verge off last week’s improved performance @ this bottom level, can’t forget her back-to-back upset rallies earlier this season & draws inside again

 

7-Alexander Hanover – Just missed an upset with a strong surge in a sharp Big M debut, draws a tougher post & just one for his last 34, but a threat off last week’s effort

 

RACE 2

5-Imhatra AM S – Muscle Hill first foal out of 2012 post ten Breeders Crown winner Tamla Celeber S, part of a one-two punch for Team Melander, trotted home in :27.2 in an even qualifier & debuts in a soft spot

 

7-One Trix Pony – Trixton filly won her Vernon Downs qualifier with a late burst with trotting hopples removed, returns to NJ more mature & makes her first start for talented trainer  Brandy Wine, can make a strong impression 

 

2-Swan Hill – The other Muscle Hill offspring for Team Melander, sold for $155,000, flashed some promise at two, chased a 1:54.3 winner in the qualifier, draws well to work a out a smooth stalking trip

 

RACE 3

3-Pirates Alley – Bothered by an early breaker, yet finished with a crisp :27.3 in a better effort here last week, rewarded with an inside post for his second start off the claim & retains rising star Tyler Milller

 

4-Sharknado – 0 for ten this season, but has been better recently, hitting the board in two of his last three @ Pocono, knows this track & draws well in a wide open affair

 

2-Mayfield Duke – Superbly driven to a close third-place finish last week, 0 for 12 on the season & gets another shot at this bottom claiming level from an improved post

 

RACE 4

4-Kenziesky Hanover – Team Cullipher mare has tangled with the top trotters this season & gets substantial class & post relief 

 

3-What Chapter – Brushed & crushed bottom level foes again from the same post last week & remains a serious threat off that blowout 

 

8-B Yoyo – Track record holder clearly needed his comeback, draws outside again, but drops a notch for Team Bongiorno in a very intriguing affair

 

RACE 5

1-Master Conrad – Equaled his lifetime mark with a sharp late burst last week, gets the very capable John Calabrese & lands the rail for the raging Chiodo barn 

 

7-Northern Rock – Horse-for-the-course was on a nice roll before fading last week, reclaimed by Victoria D’Alessandro & looms large

 

10-Preppy Art – Preppy blew them away to repeat in style fresh off the claim, remains a huge threat to overcome post ten as he continues to ramp it up

 

RACE 6

4-Masstro – Lightly-raced Muscle Mass 4YO wired a soft N/W 1 field @ Mohawk, ships south, draws well & has loads of upside for Team Alagna 

 

3-Vitani AS – Left alertly to grab a clear lead from post seven, shuffled & angled wide for the place spot, she’s trending right & draws better 

 

6-Muskinggum – Pretty good in her Big M debut, picking up a minor share with a steady gain from post eight with Gingras & has license to improve off that acclimating mile

 

RACE 7

3-VH Princess Brea – Shows a win & close second at this bottom level recently, drop back down to the basement & draws inside again

 

5-Lotus Seelster – Had the table set with a :54.4 half & perfect second over trip to blow up the board last week, draws better off that stunning lifetime mark

 

1-Chuppah On – Made an immediate adjustment to the mile track with an aggressive narrow loss last week & lands the rail the follow up with better

 

RACE 8

4-Ideal Son – Rallied for the runner up spot to Bettor Notbitter A as the beaten favorite, draws inside again to trip out off some encouraging efforts for Team Quevedo, 1:51.2 performer here last season can turn the tables

 

6-Bettor Notbitter A – Wheeled right back off the claim by the red-hot Edwin Quevedo & destroyed them wire-to-wire from post eight, sharp item in a field of question marks

 

2-Ocean Colony – The Ocean sank as the badly beaten favorite, but has a chance to rebound fresh off a claim & second try off a sick scratch from the an inside post

 

RACE 9

2-Skats Outa The Bag – Delaware raider raced great to finish third with pace from both ends from post seven & now moves inside off that excellent acclimating mile

 

5-So Nice Hanover – Sharpening Chris Ryder trainee rallied again to pick up second to Gottalovemyshadow last week, draws well on the verge in an evenly matched field

 

6-Gottalovemyshadow – Fresh off an emphatic mild upset last week, gets along great with young gun Tyler Miller & figures to get a speed target in this match up

 

RACE 10

4-Ruby On Rails – Finished well for minor spoils, back half in a sharp :53.3, while regaining form & draws better among the live contingent

 

3-Staycation Hanover – Pricey Somebeachsomewhere first foal out of 2015 Shady Daisy winner Stacia Hanover, stormed home to win her 3YO debut for Team Pelling & land post three again

 

5-Stephanie Deo – Lightly-raced 4YO sports a mark of 1:52.3 here last year, just missed in both starts, the latest a stout rally off a slow :57.1 half

 

RACE 11

5-Star Of Terror – Switched to this bottom TM level & hit the board again with another strong finish, sets up a stalking trip from midpack in a toss up field

 

3-Shadow Moon – Has suddenly come to life with back-to-back upsets @ Freehold & draws inside with previous experience here

 

6-Stella’s Phella – Flashed some late life from post eight last week, draws a bit better in a wide open field & banks on the right set up to snap a long losing skid

 

RACE 12

1-Bettor BB – Right there second in the photo three starts back, finally moves inside for his second start off the claim & can stalk the speed

 

5-Gotta Go B B – Rallied from a tough spot to scored the upset for a hot barn last week & takes on a similar bunch from a midpack launch

 

3-Sossys’ King Kong – Bounced back off a debacle with a narrow loss to Gotta Go B B last week & looms as a major threat with an inside draw

 

RACE 13

2-S Mckee – Took control, stole a rated :57 half & romped as the heavy favorite last week, moves inside an evenly match field off that long overdue win

 

9-Western Redhot – Upset these with an ideal trip two starts back, close well to hit the board last week, fresh claim draws outside, but remains a player with the right set up

 

7-Rockin Rambaran – Beaten favorite just missed & was claimed again, like his gate speed & sharp form, look for him the leave, drop in & stalk the speed BLOG - Friday, April 



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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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