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Six Pack vaults to top in Road to the Hambo

06:14 AM 18 Jul 2018 NZST
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Six Pack with trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt setting world record in 1:50
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After a world record performance on Saturday, Six Pack vaults to top spot in Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 9.

 

Rank

Horse

Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments

1

Six Pack

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

Unleashed a stunning world record 1:50 going first over from post eight in his Dancer division, NYSS star set a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC, Ake Svanstedt looks for back-to-back Hambos, “He’s a tough horse.  I had a lot of power coming into the last eight” -AS

2

Wolfgang

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

Goodtimes winner underwent a procedure, missed three weeks & dominated his Dancer division in a career best 1:51.2 to go three-for-three this season, leads the Takter Hambo battalion

3

You Know You Do

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

2017 Peter Haughton Memorial winner finished a solid second to Six Pack [1:50.2] in the Dancer off a second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight against older horses, strong Takter back up plan

4

Crystal Fashion

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Cantab Hall colt with three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in a career best 1:51.4, did not race last two weeks

5

Alarm Detector

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

O’Brien Award & Wm. Wellwood Memorial winner, Goodtimes elimination winner in 1:53.1, came up sick & third [1:53.2] in that Final, set a fast pace & finished third [1:50.4] in the Dancer

6

Classichap

Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables

Held off Tactical Landing in 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his first career win, rallied for second [1:51.4] behind Wolfgang in the Dancer, Smedshammer trainee ramping it up at the right time

7

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, attacked first over & finished fourth in his Dancer division, his tenth career start

8

Fourth Dimension

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc

2017 Dan Patch Award winner was second [1:52.4] in a track record NYSS @ Tioga Downs, had a knee boot issue in his Beal elimination, broke again in the Dancer & goes into regroup mode

9

Southwind Chrome

Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable

Sleeper for Marion Marauder connections, 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, did not race last two weeks

10

Tactical Landing

Jimmy Takter, The Tactical Landing Stable

$800,000 brother to Mission Brief has come a long way in a short time in Takter’s “boot camp”, gained confidence with an easy first win in 1:53.3 @ The Big M on July 13, only his fourth career start

 

 

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