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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.




Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments


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



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


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


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


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



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



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


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


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


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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