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Road to the Hambletonian Week 6

04:46 AM 27 Jun 2019 NZST
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There is little movement in Ken Warkentin's harness racing Road to the Hambletonian Week 6. 

Greenshoe, Gimpanzee and Pilot Discretion remain 1-2-3. #Hambo19

 

Rank

Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Greenshoe

(Father Patrick)

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

Three-for-three in 2019, 1:51.2 in his 3YO debut, made it back-to-back NJSS Finals with a scintillating 1:50.2, crushed his Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial elimination in 1:52.3, Melander said, “I haven’t ever felt him better in a warm up before a race.” Post two in the Beal Final

2

Gimpanzee

(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, S R F Stable

Dan Patch Award winner is undefeated 11-for-11, off a 1:54 romp in the EBC @ Vernon Downs in his 2019 debut, cruised in a NYSS event @ Yonkers on June 25 in 1:55 to go two-for-two in 2019

  3

Pilot Discretion

(Muscle Hill)

 

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

Lightly-raced son of Muscle Hill has emerged as a major player, undefeated 6-for-6 & 4-for-4 this season, rallied to win the Goodtimes Final in 1:52.4 after a career best 1:52 elimination romp, did not race last week

4

Green Manalishi S

(Muscle Hill)

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc

Straightened around after breaks in his first two qualifiers, romped in the fastest Beal elimination in 1:52.1, Tetrick said, “He had a few issues, struggling in the turns, but they changed his shoeing and now he’s doing everything the right way.” Post one in the Beal Final

5

Don’t Let’em

(Muscle Hill)

 

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

Peter Haughton Memorial winner & track record holder is peaking perfectly for the red-hot Team Johansson, off a sick scratch rallied in :26.1 to finish second [1:52] in his 3YO debut on June 7 @ Big M, then dominated in 1:51.3 in a Big M overnight on June 21

6

Forbidden Trade

(Kadabra)

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination

O’Brien Award winner upset Swandre the Giant with a :26.3 final quarter to win his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, a close second [1:52.4] in the final, romped in an OSS Gold event in 1:53.1 [:26.3] @ Mohawk on June 24

7

Osterc

(Cantab Hall)

 

Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg Yannick Gingras,

Consistent PASS champion & Dexter Cup winner won his second PASS event of the season in a career best 1:52.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on June 14, second [1:53.1] to Greenshoe in his Beal elimination, drew post five for the Beal Final

8

Super Schissel

(Uncle Peter)

Scott Zeron, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg

Grand Circuit winning 2YO finished fourth [1:53.3] from post 10 in an elimination of Goodtimes, then stormed home to finish a close third [1:52.4] in the final, post one in Race 9 @ Big M on June 28

9

Swandre The Giant

(Swan For All)

Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor

Off to a solid start this season for Team Burke, second [1:53.1] in his Goodtimes elim, fourth [1:53] in the final, traffic troubled third [1:53.1] to Green Manalishi S as the beaten favorite in his Beal elimination, post eight in the Beal Final

10

Reign Of Honor

(Father Patrick)

Dave Miller, Nifty Norman, De Volente Farms, Jennifer Dalton Stable, Tom Pontone, Kentuckiana Racing Stable

Kindergarten Classic winner rallied to win a NJSS division in 1:54.2 & closed from far back to finish second [1:51.3] to Greenshoe in the NJSS Final, deadheated for fourth [1:53.4] in his Beal elimination

 

 

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

05/24

Currier & Ives

Mea

Kate’s Massive

Dave Palone

Kelly Paver

SHAKE N BAKE

Stinglike A B K

1:54.1

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/13

Stanley Dancer

M

 

 

Rachel Ryan

 
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