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BROWER IN THE BIKE- JUNE 24

By Dave Brower, Meadowlands Handicapper — Early Double Analysis — Friday, June 24, 2022

Race 1

1              CANADIAN BULLET – Ninth foal of the mare, with See You At Peelers being the first. Decent first try for barn that usually has them ready. Happy Birthday to Nancy T yesterday! Drew nice post and should be flashing speed.

2              MAKE SWEET MUSIC – Hate to see that miscue in second start down at Magical. I guess we have to watch one.

3              FOX VALLEY ADELE – I did not see those qualifiers at Pocono, but they look awfully good. I like that she took one on the lead, and one off a helmet. Marcus has gotten off the schneid here, so let’s take a good, long look on track.

4              ODDS ON SUPER STAR – I guess we can say she regressed just a bit in the second go? Maybe she didn’t like the lead either. It was windy that day and not every horse handles that well. Expect a different kind of journey tonight.

5              ANNA’S WISH – Can’t really fault her one and only start. Kind of went around there, but she did keep up well. Will have to go a lot faster here, but anything is possible in these initial baby races. Sometimes, they get better.

6              LAZIN ON THE BEACH – Another one that set the pace on a windy morning. Okay. I can forgive that. The prior effort down at the farm was faster. I’m on the fence here, and would like to see another good one first before I endorse.

7              WALL OF BLUE – Team King opted to prep their babies at Philly, so that means we have to guess a little. Broke for Tetrick in the first go, and then bounced back nicely. Expert trainers make changes, which usually do the trick.

8              COUNTESS MARA – Homebred here is looking like a longhot, from the bad post. But, that was a nice second start.

9              SHOWMEMAGIC – The Cullipher Crew prepped this lass out in Indiana, knowing they would send her here for the sires stakes. I like what I see on paper. To go in 55 out there is a big deal. She’s got speed too. Will need all of it in pp9.

10           GIRLONTHEBILLBOARD – In from Ohio where she prepped in even fashion at Scioto. Let’s see how handles M1.

DRIVER CHOICES:

Tim Tetrick 7 over 5,8

Top Contenders  3-4-7-1

Race 2

1              D’APPER – First foal out of a mare that earned $1.2 million. I remember her! Do note that Lucas W owns and trains this one, and he’s coming off a fantastic season. Rated and sprinted nicely in the one go around. He looks ready to me!

2              PARAMOUNT LEGEND N – That looked like a pretty good first experience for this guy too! Allowed to relax at the back, but when the trigger was pulled, he had a lot of trot. Good start. Let’s see if there’s more in the tank.

3              ROSE RUN YANKEE – Just a $13,000 son of Trixton here and already a winner! That’s not bad! Erv and Marcus could be set up for a big night, if they won the opener. Just needs to go a little faster here. Maybe he can.

4              M MAURRONE – In the realm of “bargain” territory, they spent just $7,200 for this guy. Do note he’s already been gelded, but that’s probably a good idea. I’m guessing they bought after the Vernon baby race? Let’s see how good.

5              HELP PAGE – John B with a pair in here, and Corey was listed on both. So, you see which way he went. Nice finish over at Pocono, but did go a little slower than his stablemate. I don’t get caught up on time. That’s for you to decide.

6              EL LINCOLN – Nice colt by Walner here. Sibling to five that banked over $240K, including EL Ideal. Didn’t look all that ready in the first go around, but I do expect improvement, sooner rather than later. Dex hops on tonight.

7              PURPLE LORD – Tough call here. With that barn having two in, and with this guy showing a lack of early foot in the one start, I might have to prefer the other. Let’s expect them to race from behind again.

8              CHEF ROCCO – Showed better early zip when the hopples were added for second go. But, he was just fair at the end. I need to see more, especially from a tough post like this.

DRIVER CHOICES:

Tim Tetrick 1 over 4 Corey Callahan 7 over 5

Top Contenders  1-3-2-5

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