Race Reviews

Race Reviews For February 03, 2023

Race Review by edison hatter

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HHorseComments
1HAYMITCHJust missed against easier two back up at Monticello, but couldn't get a whole lot going last time out down at Freehold. Takes on tougher tonight, but did have three wins last season, including a 1:54.3 mile over this track.
2BEACHY BOY HILLHasn't been seen since the middle of October when he made a break at Pocono. Not a whole lot going in the recent form, but he did kick :27.2 here in a Q last week, so we'll see how the big track treats him tonight.
3DOC'S HOOLIGANPost 10 was a tough ask last time out against GSY foes as he had to take back early as expected. He did kick home pretty well, though, despite the tough journey in the outer flow. Better draw to work with in here.
4TAKEITTOTHEFACEWell, I liked him last week, but that outside post made the trip pretty tough when he had to take back early. Draws better tonight and does show some speed in those Freehold lines, so we'll give him another try.
5STOLEN ARTAs expected, the post relief last time out caused him to take a lot more money, but his lack of gate speed still saw him get away sixth. Draws well again, but will still likely be trying to make the trip work off the pace.
6MCNULTY Z TAMTough spot last time out from Post 9, but there just isn't a whole lot going in the recent form down at Philly against claimers either. Did go a 1:52 mile over this track a few seasons ago and does draw well here.
7LOU ED ZEPPELINTried speed off the gate last time out after taking back two starts ago, but both resulted in out of the money finishes for him against GSY foes. Hard to make a strong case for him tonight in this spot.
8JOHNNY QHe's been beaten less than two lengths in each of his last two GSY tries and he picked up a third place check last week. Outside post again, but should be in with a chance if he can get a trip here. Won 7 times in 2022.
9ALWAYS A PANTHERLukewarm 2-1 favorite against GSY foes two weeks ago and finished third when losing just by a neck, backing up a solid second the week before. Tougher post assignment tonight, but certainly has a big chance.
10ROCK TO GLORYGot away well form the inside last time and was able to work out a trip for fourth and was placed third after a DQ. Has had a month off now and has to deal with Post 10 on his 15-year-old debut in this spot.

Top Contenders: 4-9-8-3

Driver Choices: Tony Beltrami 2 Over 6

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HHorseComments
1RAINBOW RISINGShe's had about two months off now since she was last seen at Monticello and has moved to the Pierre Paradis barn. The Q looked okay over this track last time out, but I'll take a pass here and watch one from her.
2VIRTUAL SUCCESSTook 5-1 support last time out on the ship in from Cumberland against similar from Post 10. She ended up parked the entire way and tired in the back half of the mile as could be expected. Draws much better tonight.
3MARTARITAONDAROCKSHas picked up a pair of checks in the last two starts when racing against the likes of ON THE MONEY GB and SUPER GIRL. Just missed against similar four starts ago and I'll take a chance with her here.
4STARLITSIMPLE RIGRecent form doesn't look the best, but there have been several tough posts and trips in her recent starts. Line three starts ago against similar wasn't too bad and she draws well again here to work out a trip.
5WIGGLE MY COOKIEShe's been racing against easier company up at Monticello lately and has started to get something going in the last two starts when on the lead. Had six wins last season and draws well in this spot.
6PRINCESS GLYDANABig longshot in the last two against similar and the race last time out was a lot better than two back from a tougher post, but still don't quite think there's enough in the form for me to make a case here.
7CRUZIN COCOShe comes out of a $60,000 Stakes race out in Minnesota and was the 9-5 favorite, but made a break. There's gaps between her recent races, but the qualifier last week looked okay and she could be usable in the exotics.
8LOVIN MISS DAISY NSofter spot here than her last race over at Yonkers, but she wasn't able to show a whole lot here at the Meadowlands two and three back against similar. Current form not as sharp as it was at times last year.
9SAUBLE DELIGHTFULHe's taken some support in the last two starts against similar and has shown some gate speed in her recent starts, but she's given way in the stretch in both. Much tougher post for her to work from here tonight.
10TRANS MEANIEThere's not a whole lot going for her in the recent form, but she did look very good last week in a Q over this track when moving to the Jenn Bongiorno barn. Post 10 tonight, but I'll use on the move to the big track here.

Top Contenders: 3-2-10-7

Driver Choices: Yannick Gingras 1 Over 5

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HHorseComments
1MARVALOUS ONEThere just hasn't been a lot of gate speed for him in his recent starts over this track, but he did work well from off the pace to finish third last time out second off the bench. Draws inside tonight third off the bench.
2PRAISE ME HANOVERJust not a whole lot going for him in the recent form lines, including last time out at Freehold against easier on debut for the Izzy Estrada barn. I'll pass and watch one from him here on the big track.
3SD WATCH ME NOWMade a break last time out, which means he had broken in three of the last four now. Did have a solid second two back against similar when staying flat and did recover three back to finish third after the miscue.
4SCRAPPIN GOLDFinished fourth last time out when taking significant action from Post 9 against similar. Draws better and has been knocking on the door at times this meet. Will look to keep the current momentum going here.
5MASTER CONRADWas just beaten less than two lengths last time out against GSY foes, but otherwise there isn't a whole lot going for him in the recent form. Draws well here, but is currently sitting at 1-for-34 over the last two years.
6VALIANT IVYCame to the Meadowlands earlier this month from Maine off of a win at Cumberland, but hasn't been able to get much going here. Figures to be a big price again as he works to find some form on the big track.
7ITS ROCKIN RANDYCouldn't finish the job from on the lead two back and had to work early last time out against similar. Did finish third in both of those miles, however, and I'll take him to go a few places better here tonight.
8INITIAL CONCEPTBig longshot in the last two here against similar since shipping in from Freehold off of a win. Outside post tonight and he figures to be another big price in here until he proves himself a bit more on this track.
9FINAL JUSTICEComes to the Meadowlands off a win at Freehold last time out and he has a second and a third in his last few starts as well. This is a tougher spot for him tonight, though, and he has to work out a trip from Post 9.
10SPECTACULAR SUNSETFinished second last time out against similar when he was able to make the trip work from well off the pace. Hasn't shown much gate speed lately so Post 10 may not be the worst thing, but has to get a trip.

Top Contenders: 7-4-10-1

Driver Choices: Joe Bongiorno 4 Over 1

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HHorseComments
1FOX VALLEY COLBYTook 13-1 support last time out against similar and put together an even effort from the rail to claim a fifth place check on the ship in from Freehold. Will look to build on the mile last time out in this spot.
2BIG CHRISTIANLate blooming $67,000 Lexington purchase a few years ago who just saw qualifying action for the first time last week as a now 4-year-old. Qualifier looked okay and I'll toss him in on debut tonight.
3FASHION CANTABBig longshot last time out against similar as he just hasn't shown a whole lot in his recent form, including last time out when a well-beaten seventh. I'll pass here and wait for him to show a bit more before I support.
4ZETTE FLAMEMassive longshot in each of his last two against similar since coming here from Philly. Hasn't shown a whole lot in the two recent starts over this track and will likely be another big price here as a result.
5MAKE IT EASYMade a break last time out, but just missed two back as a 3-5 favorite against similar over at Yonkers. Tough trip when last seen at the Meadowlands three back, but draws well here and will look for a better trip tonight.
6SV ROYAL FLUSHBig price last time from an outside post on the ship in from Philly when he ended up parked the whole mile and faded in the back half as could be expected. Draws a bit better here, but is 0-for-23 the last two years.
7MAKIN MAGIC TONITESeveral breaks in her recent lines, but she was able to stay flat last time out, but couldn't get a whole lot going from Post 10. Draws better tonight, but still has a bit to prove here on the big track.
8SWAN CAROLMade a break two back and just hasn't been able to show a whole lot of gate speed in her recent starts. Hoosier form was solid just a few months ago and she'll be looking to work back to that form here.
9SENNAHe hasn't been seen since July, but does have a lot of stakes company in his form lines and did go 1:54.2 over this track last year. Tough post tonight off the layoff, but his class may just prove to be too much for this bunch.
10SANTA MONICA ASPicked up a pair of checks in the last two at Pocono, but those races were back in November and he scratched sick from Yonkers since then and has had a few months off. Post 10 will be a tough ask in here.

Top Contenders: 9-2-5-1

Driver Choices: Marcus Miller 2 Over 10 | Mark MacDonald 3 Over 6

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HHorseComments
1MV OK PALACIO BRTook back off a very reasonable pace last time out and was flying late when kicking in :28.0 and finishing second by a head. Draws well tonight and he'll look to turn the tables on BILBO HANOVER this week.
2MYMONSTERSAREREALShe was second five starts ago at a massive number against a solid NW2 field, nut she just hasn't had a whole lot going her way since then. Draws well tonight, but I'll pass here until I see a bit more from her.
3BILBO HANOVERGot the jump on MV OK PALACIO BR last time out through the stretch and held him off late to win at 6-1. Form has been very sharp in the last few between here and Monticello and he'll look to be in the mix again here.
4HARRY TERRORJust missed two back against GSY foes, but couldn't get a whole lot going last time when getting away fourth and racing evenly from there. He'll look to rebound in this spot tonight from another good post.
5MISTER DAYTONA NThis looks to be a softer spot than his recent races against Yonkers and Philly claimers. There's not a whole lot going in the recent form, but he does get a perfect post to work from and has a chance with a trip here.
6SMILEANDSAYCHEESEHe's been racing in very good form on his way up the class ladder at Freehold and will look to translate the form to the big track, where he had success in the past. Five wins between last year and January 2023.
7TEXAS TERROR NWell, the 15-year-old put together a much better last time out than two back against GSY foes when finishing second from well off the pace. Will likely be coming from off the pace again here and will look for a trip.
8HOWTOTRAINURDRAGONFinished third last time out against GSY foes and he did get a win in a similar spot here earlier this meet. There's been some good races in his recent form and he'll look to add another one here tonight.
9CLAYTONS BETTOR NFavorite last time out against similar GSY company, but had to work hard early through a :26.4 opening quarter. Finished fifth in that mile last week and will look to rebound here, but does have Post 9.
10CAPTAIN'S REIGNHis recent form has been solid, including a second and a third in the last two here at the Meadowlands against TM company. Looks to fit here on paper, but Post 10 will provide a challenge in here.

Top Contenders: 1-5-3-7

Driver Choices: None

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HHorseComments
1GAITWAY GALPrice play two starts ago on the ship in here from Delaware with her classy Stakes form at Dover and Harrington. Tough post last time on the class hike, but she did kick in :26.3 and draws better here tonight.
2ROCKNROLL NELLAThird two back against similar down at Rosecroft, but it didn't work out for her last week when leaving from Post 8 off the month and a half layoff. Now finds herself in a tough field here, but she does draw well.
3WOODMERE HARRIETFourth two back against similar down at Freehold, but couldn't get much going at this level here last time out from Post 9. Draws better tonight and she did have four wins in 2022, including a 1:51.4 mile here.
4LAURIE LEEWon well last time out from the front end on the drop down in class, but now she moves right back up a level where she was fourth and beaten three lengths at 23-1. Should have a bit of confidence here from last week.
5PEARL HARBOUR NShe's been a bit of a tricky one to figure out so far. Finished third at 3-5 on the North American debut. I liked her two back, but she couldn't convert a pocket trip. Just an okay mile last time. I'll use underneath only.
6ONECROOKEDLEGI've liked her quite a bit in races so far this meet and she did finally find her spot to win three starts ago. In tough two back from a tough post and was beaten just over a length against similar last time. I'll use.
7KAITLYN NShe's put together some good miles in the last three, including a pair of thirds against tougher two and three back and a third last time out from the outside post against similar. Draws better tonight and I'll try on top.
8VEL DONNAThere's been a bit of tote board support for him in the last few starts against similar, but he hasn't been able to get a lot going since the sick scratch. Tougher post tonight. I'll take a pass here and wait for a better spot.
9COOLNCALCULATING NHas a pair of checks in the last two against similar since the 27-1 upset score against easier four starts ago. Has proven she can contend against these types here, but she has to make it work from Post 9 here.
10SHES A SASSY BEACHShe closed some good ground last time out from off the pace when finishing fourth and beaten just two and a half lengths. Moves to the Megan Scran barn tonight and has to work from this tough post.

Top Contenders: 7-6-1-5

Driver Choices: Joe Bongiorno 5 Over 8

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HHorseComments
1LUCKY WEEKENDHe's gotten some checks, but hasn't really been threatening for a win in the past few against tougher. Gets a drop down to a level where he was a winner when last seen in early October down at Philly.
2CHIPLOSIVEAnother horse that hasn't necessarily shown too many good miles in the recent form lines, but many of them have been against tougher. The recent race two back against similar was a solid second to HOCKEY HANOVER.
3PLUMBShe is moving up in class, but she's put together the two most consistent recent races of any in this bunch. Tough spot three back from Post 10 against similar, but draws better here and has class from the Opens at Yonkers.
4DRIBBLING BILongshot against similar last time out and did make up a few lengths late, but ultimately raced evenly on the ship over from Yonkers. Will look to build off of the mile last time in her second straight start on the big track.
5MCMATTERSSolid second last time out against easier, but now he has to move his way up in class here. Form has been a bit inconsistent, but he does draw better here than the last few and will look to build on the mile last week.
6MON AMOURRecent form has been solid as he's been very competitive against similar over at Yonkers and down at Philly, but he has made breaks through the stretch in back-to-back races at Yonkers. Needs to stay flat here tonight.
7MEADOWBRANCH RICKYPicked up a fifth place check last time out against similar here at the Meadowlands, but he has now had two months off since that start. The Q was just okay last week and I'll pass and watch one here.
8NEWELL PLACERaced in some Stakes events down at Freehold last Fall and just finished third against similar last time out at Yonkers second off the bench. Will look to step up tonight on the big track in start three off the layoff.
9FIT BITTShe won well two starts ago against easier and was beaten less than two lengths against tougher last time out when finishing fourth. This is a very realistic class level for him, but he does need to get the trip to work from here.
10SUSIE'S SISTERShe won three back against similar and was third last week. A break in a Preferred down at Freehold splits the recent Meadowlands tries and she surely has a chance here on paper, but Post 10 will be a tough ask.

Top Contenders: 3-6-9-2

Driver Choices: Yannick Gingras 9 Over 1, 6 | Scott Zeron 2 Over 3 | David Miller 5 Over 10

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HHorseComments
1GOTTALOVEMYSHADOWShe left from an outside post two back against similar and converted the pocket trip to a three length win. Couldn't quite threaten for the win last time against tougher, but was beaten just a length in the end.
2A BETTER GAMEShe has a second and third against similar in the last two and has been knocking on the door at this level since getting the class drop. Good post to work from tonight and I'll take her to get the job done here.
3ODDS ON GAMMAMade a break two back against similar, but she did show a bit last time out from a tough post when kicking in :27.4 to close a few lengths in the last quarter. Draws better tonight and will look to rebound here.
4LITTLE HONEYBADGERDid it well from off the pace last time out and closed it off in :27.1 to claim second and was beaten by just half a length. Better post tonight, but price will be shorter than the 33-1 last week.
5PLEASURE SEEKERWon against a TM group four starts ago here at the Meadowlands, but he hasn't gotten a whole lot going in his last two starts here against similar and was a significant price in both of those races. Draws well here.
6BE BESTHas three checks in a row against similar here at the Meadowlands and was beaten just two lengths two back at this level. Took a lot of support last time out at 4-1, but price should be a bit better here if you want her.
7BULLVILLEKARLAWas a well-beaten third two back against similar, but couldn't get a whole lot going last time out from an outside post. Similar spot tonight and I'll look elsewhere until she can show a bit more consistency here.
8YOU BEDA ROCKShe earned a few upset wins here earlier this meet, but just hasn't had a whole lot going her way, including last time out on the drop to this level. Did have Post 10 last week and Post 8 is a bit better this time around.
9RABLEGets a drop down in class and was beaten just a length and a half last time out against tougher despite finishing sixth. However, generally she likes to be close to the pace early and this post could prove a challenge here.
10BAD MS JOHNSONAnother one in this field getting a drop down in class tonight, but there just isn't a whole lot going on in her recent form to build a strong case here. Class drop can help, but Post 10 seems the bigger story here.

Top Contenders: 2-9-1-5

Driver Choices: Scott Zeron 6 Over 7, 10

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HHorseComments
1TRANQUILITY KCouldn't get a lot going down at Freehold last time out off the layoff, but she has some good miles down at Pocono last Fall. Qualifier was okay last week over this track, but I'll pass and watch one here tonight.
2VELVET STYLEGood race two back against NW6 company over at Yonkers, but that race was in September and she has had three months off now. Q looked good last week and she has the class of that NYSS Final last fall at Tioga.
3FRANK THE ELDERWon here last Spring in a sharp 1:53.4 mile in an upset and took on some Stakes company down at Freehold last Fall too. Last didn't look the best, but he's had three months off now and had a good Q last week.
4KELLY'S BABYSharp front end score a few weeks ago here off the bench from an outside post. Draws inside tonight, but does move up in class off the win and the switch to the Katricia Adams barn tonight. Gaps between recent races.
5HECKRAISER HANOVERLast two over at Yonkers have been pretty solid, but he didn't show a whole lot here on the big track in his two most recent tries. Will look to put together a mile here with the new confidence from the last few.
6BULLY BOY HILLWon last time out at 32-1 when fanning out in the stretch and getting past most of the field in the stretch. Form has been good in the recent starts if you forgive the tough trip two back and the break four back.
7ADORE METook a lot more money than BULLY BOY HILL, but was defeated by a head in the end. Worked out a similar trip to BULLY BOY HILL and when they fanned out in the stretch, he was just outkicked in the end.
8CHAMPAGNE HANOVERLeft last time out at 17-1 and led the way to the top of the stretch before fading to finish sixth. Tougher post tonight, but we'll see whether she leaves again or tries her luck off the pace tonight.
9ADMIRELast two here at the Meadowlands just haven't gone hid way and the back-to-back outside posts here only make the ask that much tougher. Not enough in his recent form for me to build a strong case here.
10PRIMADONNA DEOHasn't been seen in nearly two months now, but he did finish second when last seen here in December against similar at 4-5. The outside post makes the ask off the bench tonight a bit tougher.

Top Contenders: 7-3-6-10

Driver Choices: Yannick Gingras 3 Over 2 | Corey Callahan 6 Over 4

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HHorseComments
1TOATSMYGOATSComes in off the three day layoff after finishing third against similar over at Yonkers at 13-1. Monticello form doesn't look the best, but he'll look to build on the positive mile he put in on Tuesday.
2BET THE LIMITBlowout score last time out on his first start for the Izzy Estrada barn. It was also his only start for the barn for now as he was claimed out of the race. Moves up in claiming price, but will look to replicate last week's mile.
3RISKY BUDDYFinished a well-beaten second behind BET THE LIMIT last time out and also moves up in claiming tag here tonight. Has several lengths to make up on BET THE LIMIT this week, let alone the others in this field.
4FOX VALLEY CARLINThere was a lot of support for him earlier this meet against tougher claimers, but there was a stretch where things weren't quite going his way. Was fifth and beaten less than two lengths last week though.
5WHAT THE LUCKHas a third and a fourth the past few weeks here against similar claimers and has been beaten less than two lengths in each start. Draws well and had five wins last season, including a 1:51.3 mile here at the Big M.
6PERKINSWorked early two back and faded in the stretch against similar claimers and then made a break last time out in the stretch. Dover form was solid and he can fit here with a trip. I'll use him one more time in this spot.
7SPOILERONTHEBEACHLast two haven't gone his way here at the Meadowlands against similar claimers and he hasn't shown a whole lot. However, was beaten just a length when finishing second against similar four starts ago.
8PHILOSOPHIZERFinished third last time out against cheaper claimers in what was his best mile in a while. Moves up in claiming tag and has an outside post here, but will look to build on that mile last time out.
9CAPOZZOWon three starts ago against pricier claimers and has picked up checks in the last two against tougher. Gets the drop down in claiming price tonight, but does have to get a trip to work out from this post.
10UNICO LEGEND NDid pick up a third three starts ago against similar claimers over at Yonkers, but there isn't a whole lot of consistency going on in his current form. Tough Post 10 assignment here and he is 0-for-16 in 2022/23.

Top Contenders: 9-6-4-5

Driver Choices: Scott Zeron 8 Over 3

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HHorseComments
1SPRINGSTEENTook some money against tougher when last seen here in November, but couldn't show a whole lot in that mile and scratched sick in early December and hasn't been seen since. Q was solid two weeks ago here, though.
2MAC'S MARVELTough post last time out at this level from Post 9 and he wasn't able to show much in that mile. Draws much tonight, but I still want to see a bit more from him here before I support him.
3SOUTHWIND PETYRFinished fourth last time out against similar and was beaten just a length and a half. Clearly the drop in class did him lots of good last time out and he'll look to build on that mile this time around.
4JK STANDINGOVATIONKicked in an impressive :26.1 last time out from Post 10 and went from last to third in the last quarter. Draws much tonight second off the bench and I'll take a chance with him on top here.
5MIDNIGHT LIGHTNINGJust missed by a neck three starts ago here against similar four starts ago, but couldn't get a whole lot going here three back. Last two at Freehold have been pretty solid tries from Post 8, however.
6LETSGOTOBRAZIL AFinished second against a tough TM group back in early December, but otherwise there isn't a whole lot going in his recent form, but he's had some tough trips and this drop down in class should wake him up.
7DENMARK SEELSTERThe claimers he's seen here at the Meadowlands are probably a bit tougher than this group tonight, but he just wasn't able to show much of anything in the last two. I'll pass and watch this one here.
8EMBLAZE HANOVERTook a lot of money as the favorite two weeks ago and ended up being a well-beaten third after a tough trip. Should be competitive at this level, but hasn't been able to prove it in the last two with rough trips.
9TEXAS MIKI Took over before the half last time out against similar and led into the stretch before fading to finish fifth. Would appear to be in with a chance here on paper, but has to get a trip to work out from this outside post.
10PICK A GENREHad some very good miles here last season as he went 6-for-16 on the season and went 1:51.1 here. However, he just hasn't shown a whole lot lately, but this is a drop down in class. Has to deal with Post 10 though.

Top Contenders: 4-6-10-8

Driver Choices: None

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HHorseComments
1MILADY DENVER ALiked him last time out from Post 9 when he left, but just wasn't able to get it done in the end as she had to settle for sixth off the pocket. Recent form has been very solid though and she'll look to rebound here.
2ONE MORE TRYHas a second and third in the last two here at the Meadowlands and she has been very consistently getting the checks here at the Meadowlands lately. Her trip has been from off the pace and that's likely the plan here.
3SKATEBOARD CHICDraws better than the last two and she did win well on the front end two back against a TM group when working to the front before the half. Tougher trip last time, but will look to be in the mix tonight.
4SPEAK YOUR MINDDidn't show much three back, but that was against a much tougher group than this. Finished second two back to a field that was probably tougher than this and he kicked home in :26.4 last time out.
5NO WHERE TO HIDEIgnoring the break at Monticello three back, his form has been very solid and it's been against TM foes here at the Meadowlands. Takes on a conditioned group tonight and has a perfect post to work from.
6LOVELY LADY MAYFinished second three back against similar here at the Meadowlands on the ship in from Freehold off of some solid form, but he just hasn't gotten a whole lot going in the last two here on the big track.
7THAT'SMYTYPEShe won well last time out and was given a perfect drive as Marvin Luna saved ground to earn his first Meadowlands win. Tougher spot and post tonight and will need everything to go her way like last time.
8CHERIE AMOURHad to go first over last time out against a TM group as the even money favorite and had to settle for third in the end, but she raced pretty well all things considered. Outside post tonight, but has a chance with a trip.
9BEAN SHOOTERMassive longshot against similar last time out, but did manage to work out a trip and finish second. I'd like to see it from her again here before I support her, but obviously this post will make it tough tonight.

Top Contenders: 1-5-3-8

Driver Choices: Corey Callahan 4 Over 1, 9

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HHorseComments
1FREE ON THE BEACHHe finished third last time out against similar on his second start for the Virgil Morgan Jr. barn and will look to build on that mile here. He did win eight times last year when racing mostly out at the Meadows.
2RAPTORS FLIGHT NDisappointed a favorite against similar two starts ago and just wasn't able to get involved last time out from an outside post. I'll try him on top in this spot and hopefully those last two lines will help our price here.
3IN NEVADA NTough post last time out, but he hasn't been able to show a whole lot in his last two against easier TM foes. Moves up against tougher TM company tonight, but does draw well for this attempt. Won three starts ago.
4FERDINAND AForm has been excellent lately between Freehold and the Meadowlands and he's had success in GSY company and against TM foes. Moves up in class tonight, though, but will look to keep his momentum rolling.
5BRONSONS DELIGHTHasn't been able to get a whole lot going since the second four starts ago against similar. Based on the last three races, though, it's tough for me to build too strong of a case for this one in this spot.
6CHEYENNE REIJANEHas a pair of checks against similar in two starts since shipping in from Freehold and hasn't been beaten too much for it all in the end. Draws well here and will look to continue to build off the last two miles.
7PARTY BOYScratched sick last here a few weeks ago, which is always a concern and he has now been off since the middle of December. He was second against similar when last seen, but I'll pass and watch one here off the bench.
8CASINO BAGS ANSOFinished third last time out against easier Tm company on the switch to the Edwin Quevedo barn and we finally saw a good mile from him after all those tough posts. Another tough post here and up in class.
9ROCKABILLY CHARMWon against easier TM company two starts ago, but couldn't get much going last time out on the jump to this level from Post 10. Not a whole lot better here with Post 9 and will need the trip to work in his favor.
10ILLINI DUKERebounded well last time out with a third after disappointing two back off the blowout win three back. This field should be comparable to the claimers he was facing in recent tries, but he has to get a trip from this post.

Top Contenders: 2-10-4-1

Driver Choices: David Miller 1 Over 6

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HHorseComments
1LOUIS Tough one last time out on the jump up to this level, but he was a very solid second two back against similar and he led for quite a ways that night. Gets the drop back down in class and has every chance to be in the mix here.
2HAMMER CREEKA couple of thirds in the recent form between Yonkers and Philly, but he was pretty well beaten in both of those miles. It was against tougher, though, and this class drop should certainly help him out.
3FOXY TROTTIN STICKWon at Freehold three starts ago and finished third last time out over at Yonkers against tougher. Gets the drop down in class tonight, but returns to a spot where he wasn't able to show much five starts ago.
4FIX-IT-UPFinished second last time out against similar in his best mile in a as he plummets down the class ladder. Will look to build on the mile last time as he has proven he fits at this level currently. Good back class from last season.
5KING ALPHONSODisappointed two back here when leading most of the way here and disappointed last time out at Yonkers too at 1-9. However, both of those races were against much tougher and surely this is the spot he gets his win.
6CRAZY ABOUT PATCouldn't get a whole lot going last time out against similar here or four starts ago over this track. Was beaten just a length last time out, but I want to see a bit more from him on the big track before I support.
7ALL RISEForm has been very sharp down at Freehold against amateur company and he was third four back at Yonkers against a much tougher field. I'll toss in my numbers underneath here tonight If he can work out a trip.
8REPLICA HANOVERTough one last time out on the ship in from the Meadows and the switch to the Scott DiDomenico barn. Did stay flat after the recent Meadows breaking issues though and will look to step up here.
9CREEMOREScratched sick last time week here at the Meadowlands and wasn't able to show a whole lot here two back in a pretty even effort. Tough post in this spot and comes in off the sick scratch. I'll pass and watch this one.
10SCIROCCO PATRICKHad two wins last season, including a 1:55.4 mile over this track. However, there just hasn't been a lot going for him in recent starts and he hasn't been seen now in three months. Tough spot off the bench.

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