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Classichap enters Top Ten in Road to Hambo

04:36 AM 11 Jul 2018 NZST
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Classichap Enters Top Ten in Road to the Hambletonian Week 8

 

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.

Goodtimes elimination & Final winner, off last three weeks, had a procedure to remove a testicle & lost 10 days of training, tuned up for the Dancer winning a Big M qualifier on July 7 in 1:53

2

Six Pack

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

Kicked off 2018 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, off last week, Dancer next

3

Fourth Dimension

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc

Last year’s Dan Patch Award winner was second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, looks to rebound in the Dancer after an apparent knee boot issue @ Pocono

4

Crystal Fashion

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Consistent Cantab Hall colt has three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, fresh off a two-hole trip upset in the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in 1:51.4, did not race last week

5

Evaluate

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc

PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final in only his ninth career start, off last week, look for him in the Dancer

6

Alarm Detector

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

O’Brien Award & Wm. Wellwood Memorial winner, won his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, came up sick & was third [1:53.2] in that Final, regrouped with a 1:53 qualifier @ Mohawk on July 6

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, PASS winner in 1:53.2 on May 26, second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight on June 29, off last week, bolsters the Takter battalion in the Dancer

8

Classichap

Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables

Chapter Seven colt fought off Tactical Landing in an eye-catching 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his first career win, Smedshammer won the 2004 Hambo with Windsong’s Legacy

9

Southwind Chrome

Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable

Second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, third [1:51.2] to Classichap & Tactical Landing on July 6 in only sixth career start, progressing for Marion Marauder connections with a crucial test in the Dancer next

10

Samo Different Day

Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners

On the board in 11 of 13 as a 2YO, second by a head [1:52.4] with a final quarter of :27.2 in a Big M overnight on June 29, did not race last week & looks to continue ramping it up in the Dancer

 
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