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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


 By Meadowlands Handicapper Edison Hatter, Friday, March 31, 2023 —

Race 1:

1   MASTER CONRAD – He was in some tough spots recently through that TM Series, but found an easier spot last time out against similar Amateur foes. However, he wasn’t able to show a whole lot in an even try that night. 1 for last 39.

2   TRENTE DEO – Wasn’t able to show a whole lot in his two most recent races, which came back in late 2022 down at Philly. He’s since moved to the Dakota Jackson barn and starts tonight off the long layoff. Q was just okay last week.

3   PINEBUSHDRAGONROLL – Tough spot last time out from Post 8 up at Monticello, but he raced pretty well two back to finish third at a big number. Finds a bit of a tougher spot tonight and is just 1-for-24 in the last two seasons.

4   BRUCE’S MAGIC – He’s had three tries against Amateur types here in his last three and he just hasn’t been able to show a lot in those three tries. Does draw better tonight though and hoping we’ll see more gate speed here.

5   SIGHTS ON YOU – Couldn’t get a lot going two back here against similar, but was able to pick up a check last time out. Draws well and should be able to secure a good spot early, just has to put together a complete mile here.

6   LOU ED ZEPPELIN – He’s had some okay miles in recent times up at Monticello, including two back when finishing third against a solid enough group. We’ll see how he translates the form to the big track here, but he is 0 for his last 47.

7   SNOOPY SNOOP – Tough trip when parked the mile last time out against similar from Post 9 on the ship in from Monticello, but he raced pretty well to finish fourth in the end. Will look for a better trip tonight in this one.

8   SUNSHINE’S FINEST – He’s been a big longshot in all of his recent tries from very similar spots. Lots of outside posts for him recently and here’s another one tonight. Has pulled some upsets this meet when the trip has setup for him.

9   ATLANTIS – He’s had some gaps between recent races, but I see it as a positive we’ll see him race two weeks in a row here for the first time in a while. Was put into play first over last time out, but has some equipment issues.

10 CAMLACHIE CHROME – Broke through much of the mile last time out down at Freehold and wasn’t able to show a whole lot two or three back here at the Meadowlands. Looks to be in a tough spot tonight from this Post 10 draw.


Selections: 7-4-6-9

Race 2: 

1   ALWAYS B NAUGHTY – This Lexington purchase wasn’t seen as a two-year-old last season, but she’s looked pretty solid in the two starts we’ve seen from here at Pocono this season so far. Moves to the big track tonight in start three.

2   VIBRANCE – Made a break before the start last time out and just hasn’t been able to show a whole lot in the two starts she’s had so far this season. Draws well, but would need to make up a lot of lengths on many foes in this field.

3   SUPER GIRL – Raced well last time out when finishing third against similar here at the Meadowlands and she’s been in the mix in all of her races this season, minus that break she had here through the stretch. A serious contender here.

4   C IS FOR COOKIE – She was extremely sharp in victory in her career debut, but was passed late last week in her second career start and had to settle for second at 1-9. Still, she appears to be the one to knock off in this one on paper.

5   MARGOT HANOVER – She won well last time out against NW company here at the Meadowlands and has been pretty solid in the three starts she’s had so far this season, but does have some lengths to make up on C IS FOR COOKIE.

6   TOTALLY RIGGED – Scratched sick last week, which is always a concern, but she did race well two weeks ago to finish third on the ship in from Freehold. Does have some lengths to make up on MARGOT HANOVER, however.

7   ALWAYS A DANCER – She raced well last time out off the fifth month layoff in her three-year-old debut to finish second against MARGOT HANOVER. Will look to step up here second off the bench from the outside post.

DRIVER CHOICES: Tim Tetrick 6 Over 2

Selections: 4-3-5-1

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