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By Dave Brower, Meadowlands Handicapper — Early Double Analysis — Saturday, June 26, 2021 —             

Race 1

1 SPLASH BLUE CHIP – Team Svanstadt has four of the six in here, so they have a hammer-lock on the race. Splash has shown ability throughout her career, but a bit spotty at times. I think she likes the big track better. Sarah gets the call.

2              WET MY WHISTLE – Hasn’t raced since that very sloppy, rainy night in the Sires Stakes final. She did well until the very end, tiring near wire. Still, everybody gets a pass for that night. Will probably need this, but Yannick did get listed.

3              DUCHESSPEDIA – Was a pretty convincing winner here a few weeks ago. Obviously, that sick scratch has me worried a little bit. Too much of that going around nowadays. This is a big step up for her. Is she this good? Not sure yet.

4              ADIRONDACK – Finished up very nicely behind #3 when they squared off. Both fillies raced well and move on to stakes company now. Had just a couple of starts last year to gain experience. Seems ready to deliver more tonight.

5              FLAWLESS COUNTRY – Of the Svanstedt foursome, this appears to be the best one. She’s been rock-solid since day one, and ended her season with a strong placing behind the division champ. I hope she’s over that sickness too!

6              QUEEN TILE NO – Maybe a step or two behind her stablemates? I’ll go with that until proven otherwise. Pass.


Ake Svanstedt 5 over 1

Top Contenders  5-2-4-1

Race 2

1              CAPTAINS PRINCESS – Homebred second foal of an unraced dam, so there must be a good story there. Finished up both miles strongly, under stout restraint, so there’s plenty more in the tank. Barn’s got a pair of nice fillies here.

2              DONT FENCE ME IN – Third foal of this mare, and first two made it and took marks. Was deceptively good in the first go, with that solid last quarter, and then they let her coast on the lead. She did it willingly, and very easily. Talented.

3              MAX CONTRACT – From Huntsville’s first crop and only started once down at the farm. It was also an easy coast-around for Team Orange Crush. She’s a sis to Ima Big Deal, who banked over $328K. She cost $200K in Lexington. Nice filly. Trainer: We gave a lot of money for her, but she’s really blossoming now! She was a May foal and gained good confidence when Andy tripped her out and let her pace on the end of that qualifier. This is a good spot for her. It will be an educational first start and we’re looking for a good experience for her. Plenty of talent.

4              KELE KELE – Got around Pocono okay, but had a minor miscue here. I did like the way she came back from that misstep. Has ability, but this is an extremely tough spot for the debut. Will try to follow and keep up late.

5              BEAUTIFUL CANDY – First foal of an unraced mare here. She weakened just a bit at the end of those miles, so I think she will need a little more experience before we see best. Eventually, it will come.

6              ALWAYS GONNA B YOU – Homebred second foal of mare that earned just $5,200. But, both of her baby races were solid, with good finishes. So, that’s why Dave took this one. Tonight’s problem is the post! Will she leave, or take back?


Dave Miller 6 over 5

Top Contenders  1-3-2-6

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