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By Edison Hatter, Meadowlands Handicapper Early Double Analysis Saturday, June 17, 2023

Race 1:

1   BURNING DESIRE – Big longshot last time out here at the Meadowlands against similar on the ship in from Maryland. There isn’t a whole lot to go off of in his last two miles. Likely to be a big price and up against it again in this one.

2   MASTER CONRAD – He’s been kicking well in all of his recent miles, including last time out when he made up good ground from an outside post late. Draws inside in this one and will look to be closer to the pace early.

3   ALLIEVERDREAMEDOF – Big longshot last time out against similar here at the Meadowlands on the ship in from Freehold and he wasn’t able to show a lot. Draws better tonight, but still seems to have some improving to do.

4   SWEET MOVES – She didn’t show a whole lot in her last three down at Freehold before shipping up here and she hasn’t gotten too much going in the last two here against similar. Would need to take a significant step forward here.

5   FATHER FRED – Took significant money four back here at the Meadowlands, but had things go amiss and was pulled up. He hasn’t been able to show a lot in the last three since, but has a chance to redeem himself in this one.

6   MAKE IT BIG – He won in 1:52.4 here last season, so he can win on the big track. Tough spot last week here from an outside post in the TM Series and the last two against MADC foes haven’t quite gone his way. Chance to rebound here.

7   DEERFIELD BEACH – He remains 0-for-7 this season, but he did pick up a couple of wins here on the big track last season. He’s been facing similar types in the last four and just hasn’t put it all together yet, but I’ll try underneath here.

8   UNCLE COZ – Trips haven’t been the best for him two and three back, but he did get a cleaner trip last time out and was able to get a check. Will have to work from an outside post tonight, but could get into the mix in this one.

9   WIGGLE MY COOKIE – Finished third as the favorite last time out against similar. He’s been getting checks against these types recently and should be there again tonight. However, he does have Post 9 and is 0-for-20 on the year.

10 SOMESURFSOMEWHERE – Scratched sick from Freehold on their closing day and now hasn’t been seen in nearly a month. He shows solid lines two and three back against TM groups down there, but Post 10 won’t be easy here.


Selections: 9-5-7-2

Race 2:

1   REAL MCCOY – Massive longshot last time out here against similar on the ship in from Maryland. He was able to get a few checks two and three back in Maryland, but he does remain 0-for-18 on the year. Looks to be up against it here. 

2   KARETS – Just missed last week here at the Meadowlands in a similar spot when shipping in from New York with solid form. He draws inside again tonight and should be right in the mix with a repeat of last week. Sharp form currently.

3   BYINVITEONLY – Wasn’t able to show a lot three back in the last quarter against a TM group here, but he bounced back with a solid third over at Yonkers two back. Pulled up in his most recent try and Q was just okay earlier this week.

4   IFNOTMEWHO – Finished third two back at a price against MADC company, but lost all chance last time out with a break in the stretch. Draws well and could be in the mix here with a trip, but she is 0-for-23 in the past two seasons.

5   BLOGMASTER – Got away fourth last week from an outside post and grinded his way to the top first over before having to settle for third in the end. Recent form has been solid and he has a big chance in this one with the right trip.

6   WOW LESTER – Finished second five back against a conditioned group here at the Meadowlands and he has found success already this season here. Tough trip two back when last seen against MADC company. Will look to rebound.

7   JIVE NINETY FIVE – Won well last week down at Philly in AHDC company to back up a strong second two back at Pocono. Last several have been solid, but he wasn’t able to show a lot four back when last seen on the big track.

8   BROWNIE – Left last week on the ship up from Freehold and was always close to the pace, but wasn’t quite able to offer the most through the stretch. Seems to have good gate speed, though, so should be close again early if he wants.

9   VENDOR BILL – Trip in the outer flow didn’t quite work out for him last time out down at Freehold, but he really found some form in their Amateur races towards the end of the meet. A chance here, but will have to overcome this post.

10 MOSTINTERESTINGMAN – He shows some breaks in his recent form and just overall hasn’t been able to show a lot. He has been facing tougher than the rest of this field recently, but Post 10 will be a significant challenge for him here.


Selections: 2-5-4-9

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