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Wolfgang takes top spot in Road to the Hambo

03:55 AM 20 Jun 2018 NZST
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Wolfgang vaults to number one in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 5.

 

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.

Opened up his 3YO season dominating the Goodtimes in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1, Takter said, “This is a special horse.  He was really big & immature last year, but got better & better.  I don’t think we’ve seen a limit in him yet.”  Stanley Dancer Memorial is next.

2

Fourth Dimension

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc

Dan Patch Award winner with a mark of 1:52.4 won his second qualifier @ the Big M in 1:53.3, set the pace & finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs on June 15

3

Alarm Detector

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

O’Brien Award winner who set a Canadian record of 1:52.4 in William Wellwood Memorial won his 3YO debut in a Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.3, a roughed up third [1:53.2] in Final

4

Six Pack

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

2YO NYSS champion @ made it three-for-three in 2018 @ Vernon Downs, 1:53.1, 1:52.1 and a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final on May 28, did not race last two weeks

5

You Know You Do

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

Peter Haughton Memorial winner in 1:54.2 & Wm. Wellwood runner up, won three Big M qualifiers, broke & finished ninth as the heavy favorite in PA All-Stars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17

6

Evaluate

Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc

PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26 in only his sixth career start, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono on June 12 in 1:53.3

7

Moosonee

Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm Ltd.

Won a PASS division in 1:54 @ The Meadows, second to You Know You Do @ Pocono Downs on May 26, won a Currier & Ives division in career best 1:53.4 on June 6, did not race last week

8

Patent Leather

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC

Son of Broadway Hall was second [1:54] to Moosonee on June 6, won a PA All-Stars division in 1:52.3 on June 17, Jim Campbell was also second by a nose with Crystal Fashion in 1:52.2

9

Met’s Hall

Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc.

Grand Circuit winner @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, first qualifier was a fifth [1:55.3] behind Fourth Dimension on June 2, did not race/qualify last two weeks

10

Samo Different Day

Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners

Second in the Peter Haughton, third in Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second Matron Final, fourth [1:54.1] in his 3YO debut, fourth [1:53.1] in PA All-Stars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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