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Hambletonian Rankings

HORSE
DRIVER, TRAINER, OWNER
MEADOWLANDS’ KEN WARKENTIN’S COMMENTS

1– GREENSHOE
(FATHER PATRICK)
Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, Hans Backe, Lars Grandqvist, Morten Langli
Three-for-three in 2019, 1:51.2 in his 3YO debut, made it back-to-back NJSS Finals with a scintillating 1:50.2, crushed his Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial elimination in 1:52.3, Melander said, “I haven’t ever felt him better in a warm up before a race.” Post two in the Beal Final


2 — GIMPANZEE
(CHAPTER SEVEN)
Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, S R F Stable
Dan Patch Award winner is undefeated 11-for-11, off a 1:54 romp in the EBC @ Vernon Downs in his 2019 debut, cruised in a NYSS event @ Yonkers on June 25 in 1:55 to go two-for-two in 2019


3– PILOT DISCRETION
(MUSCLE HILL)
Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson, John Fodera
Lightly-raced son of Muscle Hill has emerged as a major player, undefeated 6-for-6 & 4-for-4 this season, rallied to win the Goodtimes Final in 1:52.4 after a career best 1:52 elimination romp, did not race last week

4- GREEN MANALISHI S

(MUSCLE HILL)
Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc
Straightened around after breaks in his first two qualifiers, romped in the fastest Beal elimination in 1:52.1, Tetrick said, “He had a few issues, struggling in the turns, but they changed his shoeing and now he’s doing everything the right way.” Post one in the Beal Final


5 — DON’T LET’EM
(MUSCLE HILL)
Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson, Brittany Farms, Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman
Peter Haughton Memorial winner & track record holder is peaking perfectly for the red-hot Team Johansson, off a sick scratch rallied in :26.1 to finish second [1:52] in his 3YO debut on June 7 @ Big M, then dominated in 1:51.3 in a Big M overnight on June 21


6 — FORBIDDEN TRADE
(KADABRA)
Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination
O’Brien Award winner upset Swandre the Giant with a :26.3 final quarter to win his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, a close second [1:52.4] in the final, romped in an OSS Gold event in 1:53.1 [:26.3] @ Mohawk on June 24

7 — OSTERC
(CANTAB HALL)
Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg Yannick Gingras,
Consistent PASS champion & Dexter Cup winner won his second PASS event of the season in a career best 1:52.2 @ Harrah’s Philadelphia on June 14, second [1:53.1] to Greenshoe in his Beal elimination, drew post five for the Beal Final

8 — SUPER SCHISSEL
(UNCLE PETER)
Scott Zeron, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg
Grand Circuit winning 2YO finished fourth [1:53.3] from post 10 in an elimination of Goodtimes, then stormed home to finish a close third [1:52.4] in the final, post one in Race 9 @ Big M on June 28

9 — SWANDRE THE GIANT
(SWAN FOR ALL)
Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor
Off to a solid start this season for Team Burke, second [1:53.1] in his Goodtimes elim, fourth [1:53] in the final, traffic troubled third [1:53.1] to Green Manalishi S as the beaten favorite in his Beal elimination, post eight in the Beal Final

10 — REIGN OF HONOR
(FATHER PATRICK)
Dave Miller, Nifty Norman, De Volente Farms, Jennifer Dalton Stable, Tom Pontone, Kentuckiana Racing Stable
Kindergarten Classic winner rallied to win a NJSS division in 1:54.2 & closed from far back to finish second [1:51.3] to Greenshoe in the NJSS Final, deadheated for fourth [1:53.4] in his

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