Day At The Track

Some Movement in Road to the Hambletonian

06:44 AM 06 Jul 2018 NZST
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Wolfgang retains the top stop in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 7.  Crystal Fashion jumps up to fourth place after his upset win in the Beal Memorial. The first jewel of harness racing's Triple Crown is the Hambletonian.

 

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.

Won his Goodtimes elimination & Final in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1 to kick off 2018 two-for-two, off last two weeks, Dancer Memorial eliminations next, “I think he’ll be a big time factor in the Hambo” -YG

2

Six Pack

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

NYSS champion started off his season 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

3

Fourth Dimension

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc

2017 Dan Patch Award winner finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, broke [eighth] in his Beal elimination, “We think he got stuck in his knee boot” -MM

4

Crystal Fashion

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Grand Circuit winner at two has three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, converted a perfect trip two-hole to upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in 1:51.4

5

Evaluate

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc

PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono in 1:53.3, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final in only his ninth career start

6

Alarm Detector

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

O’Brien Award & William Wellwood Memorial winner at two, took his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, came up sick & finished third [1:53.2] in that Final, broke [seventh] in his Beal elimination

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, won PASS division in 1:53.2, rebounded off a break in the PA All-Stars @ Pocono Downs with a sizzling second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight

8

Southwind Chrome

Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable

Finished a close second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, cruised to break his maiden in his Big M debut in 1:54, late-blooming son of Chapter Seven for Marion Marauder connections off last week

9

Samo Different Day

Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners

Hit the board in 11 of 13 as a major stakes player at two, grinded gamely first over to finish second by a head [1:52.4] with a final quarter of :27.2 in a Big M overnight on June 29

10

Moosonee

Tim Tetrick, Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm LTD

Explosive Matter gelding has stepped up this season to win divisions of PASS [1:54] & Currier & Ives [1:53.4] @ The Meadows, finished a close second [1:52.1] in a Beal Consolation

KEY PREP RACES

Date

Stakes

Site

Winner

Trainer

Driver

2nd Horse

3rd Horse

Time

05/05

Dexter Cup

Fhld

Lindy’s Big Bang

Nifty Norman

Dave Miller

DON

Perlucky

1:56.1

05/11

NYSS

VD

SIX PACK

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

Voss Volo

CRUISING IN STYLE

1:53.1

05/11

NYSS

VD

Helpisontheway

Linda Toscano

Tim Tetrick

Clive Bigsby

VIC’S WINNER

1:55

05/11

NYSS

VD

DON

Julie Miller

Andy Miller

CLASSICHAP

Seven Iron

1:54.3

05/18

NJSS

M

SHOSHIE DEO

Deshawn Minor

George Brennan

U NEED STONES

Brutal Storm

1:56.2

05/18

E. Breeders Elim

VD

SIX PACK

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

Helpisontheway

CLASSICHAP

1:52.1

05/18

E. Breeders Elim

VD

Seven Iron

Linda Toscano

Tim Tetrick

On The Ropes

Voss Volo

1:54.2

05/19

PASS

Mea

What’s The Word

Janice Conner

Corey Callahan

HILL STREET

DAWSON SPRINGS

1:54.1

05/19

PASS

Mea

CAPTAIN MORGAN

Staffan Lind

Christian Lind

EVALUATE

Im Your Captain

1:54.1

05/19

PASS

Mea

MOOSONEE

Chris Beaver

Aaron Merriman

FASHIONWOODCHOPPER

GEMOLOGIST

1:54

05/19

PASS

Mea

Donatover

Trond Smedshammer

Trond Smedshammer

CRYSTAL FASHION

MISSLE HILL

1:54.4

05/25

NJSS

M

SHOSHIE DEO

Dewayne Minor

George Brennan

U NEED STONES

Brutal Storm

1:53.4

05/26

PASS

PcD

EVALUATE

Marcus Melander

Corey Callahan

CAPTAIN MORGAN

Make It A Double

1:51.4

05/26

PASS

PcD

YOU KNOW YOU DO

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

MOOSONEE

Scirocco Rob

1:53.2

05/26

PASS

PcD

Whats The Word

Janice Connor

Corey Callahan

HILL STREET

Donatover

1:53.2

05/28

E. Breeders Final

VD

SIX PACK

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

SOUTHWIND CHROME

Clive Bigsby

1:51.2

06/01

NJSS Final

M

SHOSHIE DEO

Dewayne Minor

George Brennan

U NEED STONES

Brutal Storm

1:53.4

06/06

Currier & Ives

Mea

MOOSONEE

Chris Beaver

Aaron Merriman

PATENT LEATHER

RICH AND MISERABLE

1:53.4

06/06

Currier & Ives

Mea

CRYSTAL FASHION

Jim Campbell

Tim Tetrick

Scirocco Rob

MEADOWBRANCH RICKY

1:56.2

06/08

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

WOLFGANG

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

LAWMAKER

Run Director

1:52.2

06/08

Goodtimes Elim

Moh

ALARM DETECTOR

Benoit Baillargeon

Trevor Henry

Fiftydallarbill

CRUISING IN STYLE

1:53.1

06/16

Goodtimes Final

Moh

WOLFGANG

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

Stormont Ventnor

ALARM DETECTOR

1:52.1

06/23

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

Mission Accepted

Jeff Conger

Ryan Stahl

PATENT LEATHER

LAWMAKER

1:53.2

06/23

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

SIX PACK

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

EVALUATE

FASHIONWOODCHOPPER

1:53.3

06.23

E. Beal, Jr. Elim

PcD

MANCHEGO

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

CRYSTAL FASHION

Mississippi Storm

1:52.4

06/30

Earl Beal, Jr. Mem

PcD

CRYSTAL FASHION

Jim Campbell

Tim Tetrick

SIX PACK

LAWMAKER

1:51.4

 

 

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