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By Dave Brower, Meadowlands Handicapper — Early Double Analysis — Friday, July 2, 2021

Race 1

1             SABRINA HILL – An amazing 14th foal of the dam. Four siblings earned over $140K. First qualifier here was just fair, so I think she might need a little more experience around M1.

2              MISSWALNER FASHION – Fourth foal of this mare, but by amazing first-crop sire, Walner. There was actually a three-year gap between previous foal. Couldn’t possibly have looked any better in the wins. Just that one miscue. Talented!

3              I’M HAPPY HANOVER – Fifth foal of this mare that earned over $212K. A full sister to Cloud Nine Fashion. I didn’t see the Pcd qualifiers, but they look awful good on paper. Can she give #2 a run for the money? Let’s find out. Sears on.

4              PANDORA DE VIE – A first foal here that cost just $14K at the sale. The one qualifier left me lacking. Let’s watch one.

5              THOSE BLUES – Has the benefit of a start under her belt, so that usually helps. Did go a little faster than the one baby race, so that’s step in right direction. Just needs to work on the speed a little. Let’s see more, please.

6              MAGIC CAN HAPPEN – I actually have a very good note from that one start on the 12th. But, I’m a little leery about the gap of time since. I’ll take a long look out on the track, but I do feel she’s going to need this. We’ll see about that.

7              BRICKHOUSE BABE – A fifth foal here from mare that earned almost half a million. But, she hasn’t thrown anything special just yet. Both baby races were very willing, so I am encouraged here. You know the barn has them ready!

8              BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL – Won both of her baby races, even if she was just a touch warm. Dave M did his best to “educate” her to try and relax. Fourth foal of mare that banked almost a million. There is talent here, IF she behaves.


Scott Zeron 1 over 4

Dave Miller 8 over 5

Top Contenders  2-7-8-3

Race 2

1              JACK RABBIT SLIMS – Fourth foal of mare that banked over $750K. Prepped very nicely up at the HH home base. This will be a tougher task, most likely and we get a new pilot in play. I will take a good, long look at him out on track.

2              BULLY BOY HILL – Was in to qualify down at the farm on Wednesday, but opted here instead. Homebred first foal of mare that earned only $3,500. That was an awfully good first appearance, but this barn never rushes them. Tough call.

3              TALISMANO – A first foal here, that regressed into a mistake in the second appearance. He’s in good hands, though, and I’m sure he will turn things around. Tim will just try to get him to stay straight here and trot.

4              VILLAIN – A second foal here, son of Muscle Hill. First one took a nice mark. Cost a pretty penny out in Lexington, so he looked good! Decent speed in the one and only baby race, but he was just okay at end of mile. Needs more.

5              MAJESTIC J – Dam earned over $300K, and she’s had three foals. First two made it. My comment from second try here was that he was hot. Not really relaxed. So, hopefully they’ve worked on that since. Check him out in scoredown.

6              FASIONONTHEHILL – The full brother to Manchego took the conservative route in the second baby race. He was kept under a hold at the back. I would guess they want to race him from off the pace again? The “education” continues.

7              LAWS OF MOTION – Made a very nice comeback in that debut. Then showed a lot more professionalism in the follow-up. It was a brush and crush with a move that I like to see. First foal of mare that earned $200K. Team Orange Crush has plenty of good-looking babies this year. This is one of them.

8              GRIZZLY BARE – Not really sure why he went to running in that debut, but you see they immediately put the hopples on and it worked! A fifth foal from mare with no earnings, but a brother to filly that made $100K. Must stay trotting.


Dexter Dunn 2 over 6

Dave Miller 5 over 8

Top Contenders  7-1-2-5

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