BROWER IN THE BIKE-JAN16 – Horse Race Insider
By Dave Brower, Meadowlands Handicapper — Early Double Evaluation — Saturday, January 16, 2021 —
1 GODSPELL HALL – Dropped and popped with a fairly highly effective end final week. Perhaps this man is lastly coming into his personal and residing as much as that pedigree. Transitions to totally different non-winners degree right here, however can in all probability deal with it.
2 MCMATTERS – It’s not usually you see a 4-1 favourite in a Med race, however that was the case final week. Needed to grind it out first over, setting #1 up with the journey. Wants a neater journey to reverse that call. That may occur.
3 SWAN IN MOTION – He’d been a bit of unfortunate right here till final week. Lastly put all of it collectively and roared dwelling like a very good horse. He’s undoubtedly going through higher tonight, so one other step up might be wanted. The Lasix undoubtedly serving to.
4 IT AINT THE WHISKY – One in all 4 horses in right here coming into off a win. However, I’d be arduous pressed to count on this man to deal with the six-level class hike. That’s simply an excessive amount of. Additionally loses Dexter, as anticipated.
5 FOCUS POCUS – I like the way in which this man seems to be out on the monitor, and he’s been enhancing with every begin. Barn gave him a couple of weeks off and he comes again in super-tough spot. May also have to step up his recreation to win.
6 NO TIME TO PLAY – Actually racing effectively proper now, with that robust early velocity. However, he’s been unable so as to add the knockout stretch punch to win recently. I don’t see him passing the likes of #1,3,7 right here. Picks up one other test?
7 SOME CHAPTER – The streak got here to an finish with that loss final week, however the effort was nonetheless stable. Simply let Joey get away from him. No shame there. The outer publish might be a very good take a look at for him once more. Nonetheless the one to beat with DD.
8 GRACEFUL WINNER – Barn didn’t get a lot love from the publish gods on this one. This mare had been very aggressive up till that final mistake. Hate to see that. Probably not certain what the plan might be from this beginning slot.
9 I GOT THE LOOKS – Lately added Lasix and it’s in all probability serving to, however isn’t he simply buried towards a discipline like this? That, plus the publish, make him a cross tonight.
Dexter Dunn 7 over 4,8
High Contenders 7-1-5-3
1 POGEY BEACH – The Burke Brigade felt the necessity to give this man a pair months off. Okay. The comeback qualifier was okay and he leads to for a tag right here within the MLK race. The price half worries me. Is he prepared?
2 DUCKIES DYNASTY – Duckie’s received a shot in right here for King Solomon, who received this two years in the past. He must keep pacing, nevertheless, in order that’s pilot’s major job. The interior publish might help that trigger. Solely wants the proper of journey.
3 CANDELL – The one horse in right here coming off a win! And it was for this pricetag. Didn’t actually threaten final time we noticed him right here, however he’s gotten good since. I just like the publish. I just like the potential for decent tempo. Tharps will get him a visit too!
4 SOSSY’S KING KONG – Appears a bit of up towards it, class-wise vs. these. I might be shocked if he upset them.
5 MASTER CONRAD – Invades from Ohio and strikes into a brand new barn. Technically, he was going through higher on the market, and was rolling properly till that final robust journey from second tier. No such worries in right here. Deshawn can steer. Be careful!
6 CRUZING HILL – Sheridan has “hit the ticket” (Fin 3rd) final two years, in order that’s not dangerous! He’ll be on an enormous worth right here, so let’s see if he can hold the streak going. I want him luck. Horse hoping to bounce again after a catastrophe.
7 PARKLANE JET – Bouncing backwards and forwards between right here and Yonkers. He’s been a bit of inconsistent, in order that’s a problem for me. It’s an outer publish once more. His high effort will get him shut, so it’s as much as Denson to encourage the gelding.
8 ACTING OUT – Half two of Crew Tharps right here! The latest declare was used a bit of too arduous early in that final one, so I do marvel what the plan might be from this publish? Horse appears to pack one dependable transfer. Timing and journey might be essential.
9 LET’S FOAL AROUND – Chad W completed second the final two years! He’s additionally on an enormous worth tonight, so can he hold the streak going? That begin final week was higher than it seems to be. My drawback tonight is identical publish! Not simple.
10 RUFO – Montrell received this final 12 months and he’s in all probability probably the most seasoned driver of the crew. So, how does he overcome publish 10? That, I don’t know. Horse has been a sufferer of the dangerous publish blues recently. Might want to get a bit of fortunate!
DRIVER CHOICES: None
High Contenders 3-5-7-2