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By Edison Hatter, Meadowlands Handicapper Early Double Analysis Friday, June 9, 2023

Race 1:

1   LINDYS BOOZE CRUZ – He wasn’t able to get a lot going three back when last seen here at the Meadowlands against a TM field, but he has been solid in his last two against Amateur fields at Freehold and Pocono ahead of this one.

2   TWO HIP DIP – He’s been able to pick up some checks in his recent starts against TM groups down at Freehold, but he would still seem to need an improvement to be able to contend here. Has just one win in the last two seasons.

3   REAL MCCOY – Hasn’t been able to get a lot going in the last two down in Maryland in a Series. Also couldn’t get a lot going in recent tries against Amateurs down at Freehold. Three wins in 2022, but is currently 0-for-17 in 2023.

4   MATS PALEMA – Couldn’t get a lot going last time out against similar here at the Meadowlands or in other recent local tries against TM groups. Would need a step up to contend here as he too looks for his first win of the season.

5   KARETS – Finishing third against an Amateur group up at Tioga last time out. Recent form has been pretty solid between Tioga and Monticello, but he couldn’t show much five back here. Does have a win over this track this season.

6   BROWNIE – He’s had some breaking issues in his recent starts down at Freehold at the end of their meet. He moves to the big track tonight and draws fairly well. I’ll pass and watch one from him tonight to see how he fits against these.

7   IFNOTMEWHO – Finishing third at a big number against similar last week on the move to MADC company. She’s been getting checks in recent times here at the Big M and will look to keep it going tonight in this one.

8   BLOGMASTER – Recent form against Amateur types down at Freehold has been pretty solid and he picked up his first win of the year just four starts ago. He’ll be looking to translate his form to the big track in this one tonight.

9   INFINITE ZETTE – Came to the Meadowlands last week with some decent Philly and Rosecroft back class. He led for a long time last week, but was ultimately second-best to 4-5 favorite CAL MILES N SHELL. Will need a trip from this post.

10 CAL MILES N SHELL – Got away sixth last time on the ship in from Freehold, but had no problem getting to the top through the stretch to win. Form is sharp as he looks for a fourth win in a row, but Post 10 will provide a challenge.

DRIVER CHOICES: Tony Beltrami 1 Over 4

Selections: 10-1-8-9

Race 2:

1   ROCKINWITHTHEBEST – He’s won five times this year, which include two recent wins own at Freehold within the last month and a half. He’ll look to translate his form to the big track tonight and could be in the mix in this one.

2   LOU ED ZEPPELIN – Tough trip that didn’t work out for him last time out up at Tioga, but he was second against similar two back here at the Meadowlands. Draws well, but does have just one win in the last two seasons.

3   BRAZEN BRAZILIAN – Finished third at a big number against similar. He’s gotten checks in his last three starts against similar here at the Big M and he won just four starts ago here against an MADC field. A price to use underneath here.

4   A B COLLINS – Won well last time out against MADC company on the ship in from Monticello. He scored in a sharp 1:53.3 and kicked in :28. Draws well in this one and will look to keep rolling fresh off of his lifetime best mile.

5   WAR OF WILL – Just missed two starts ago back in February down at Dover, but was shelved for over three months. Q was solid a few weeks ago and he earned an impressive win off the bench last week. Draws well and has a big chance.

6   SLICK N QUICK – Wasn’t able to get a lot going when last seen up at Plainridge against similar. He just hasn’t been able to get a lot going in his two starts this year. Moves to the big track and starts for the Montembeault barn tonight.

7   SNAP CALL – Won two back against Amateur competition down at Freehold and backed it up with a third here at the Meadowlands last week. Recent form has been pretty solid, but he’ll be tested in this one from the outside post.

DRIVER CHOICES: Vincent Ginsburg 7 Over 1

Selections: 5-4-1-3

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