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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Dave Brower, Meadowlands Racetrack – Early Double Analysis — Friday, October 29, 2021

Race 1             

1 PRICELESS – Got some time off after the disaster at Pocono, so she probably needed it. Mare has a ton of back class, so it’s just a matter of time until Team Orange Crush get her rolling again. This is pretty good spot, IF she’s ready.

2              SHOULDABEENATD – Like #1, also enters as a bit of a question mark. That break down at Philly scares me. But, at this lower level, she’s supposed to be more effective. Good post. Likely to be stalking in good spot before pouncing.

3              PANSY’S IMAGE – Recent form at all tracks just doesn’t look sharp. So, she has to be considered a longshot.

4              WATCH MY LUCK – Scooted up to Massachusetts for a couple tries and that didn’t work out. Finds way back south and into a softer situation. I could make a case for a wakeup call kind of effort. Somebody has to step up in here.

5              UPTOWN LADY N – I don’t think I’ve ever guessed right on this lass, so I’ll wish you luck. Beat up on much weaker over at Pocono and takes the big step back up. Those confidence builders help. She could step up with more here.

6              IDEATION HANOVER – Got a month off, after the scratch. So, she needed some time and some work. She’s used to facing a bit lesser than this, but this bunch is full of question marks. An impossible race to handicap.

7              CHUPPAH ON – Chuppah pulled a pretty big upset a few starts ago. Then she flashed some newfound early speed last time. So, she’s deceptively sharp. Figures to offer the right price. Will have to find a way to overcome the post.

8              BLONDE ONTHE BEACH – The lone filly in here, vs older. She’s missed a few weeks too! That worries me from this barn. It’s also first bad post in a while. I guess I have more knocks than plusses. Your call, folks?


Yannick Gingras 8 over 4

Top Contenders  1-2-5-7

Race 2

1              MEAN IRENE – Seems to have rounded into slightly better form of late, but that 0-21 record this year sticks out like sore thumb. That’s hard to go against! Troy B will look to sit, save ground and try to get lucky late. Maybe.

2              SILVER TAIL – It’s never easy to try and translate form from other tracks to here. Case in point right here. Several of her recent efforts are good enough to win this. But, she does have a little something to prove here. Scotty will get her trip.

3              STREAK THE LAWN – Barn’s got two in here and they’re both medium longshots. First start back off a year layoff, so I think she’s going to need a race or two. I will go with that until proven otherwise.

4              CANDY PAINT – Enters off a scratch, and a slate of dull efforts. Very hard to make a strong case for. Pass.

5              LOUD BRAZILIAN – The younger half of the stablemates. Set a pretty solid pace over at Yonkers before getting a little tired near the end. Her speed sticks out here and she might jump up with a good one. Has raced here before.

6              PENNY GIRL – Doing pretty good work at a smaller venue. How will that do here? Good question, and I really don’t have the answer yet. I want to watch one over the Big M strip.

7              NORTHERN STORM – By all rights, she should just crush these. Way too much back class, and prior success over this oval. Yes, I see she hasn’t raced in a few weeks, but I can’t control that. Finds a very nice, soft spot, even from the post.


Scott Zeron 2 over 5

Top Contenders  7-5-2-6

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