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Track Handicapper Dave Brower Bio


Dave Brower grew up five minutes from the Meadowlands in nearby Passaic, NJ. He served as the Meadowlands morning line oddsmaker, handicapper, and broadcaster for 16 years from 1987 to 2011. He has also co-hosted CBS Sports Network’s coverage of The Hambletonian, Meadowlands Pace, and Little Brown Jug with Hall of Famer Gary Seibel and his new co-host at the Meadowlands, Justin Horowitz. Brower also published "Harnessing Winners, The Complete Guide To Handicapping Harness Races" with Daily Racing Form Press in 2009.


RACE REVIEWS by Dave Brower

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Race Reviews For Friday, October 02, 2020

1 First Race Entries
Picks: 4-3-8-2
H Horse Comment
1 SO TAKE THAT Not a whole lot going on in this corner. Already 0-21 this year. Definitely a big longshot.
2 JACKAMINO Five-time winner this year disappointed last time down at Freehold, but he’s had some decent tries here on the big track before. I’m not ready to bet the ranch, but in a race like this, he does have a chance. Good post.
3 PREPPY ART Seems like Preppy has lost that “winning habit” lately. Keeps grinding out the checks, so that’s a good thing! Pilot has a win here this year, so consider that. Horse will be flashing that reliable speed. Maybe one to catch?
4 BADIX HANOVER Geared up a nice kick last week, once he got out. I think the inner post is a big deal for him, so Bob H can keep him close. IF things get a little wild up front, we can expect this guy to pick up the piece. Must use.
5 SCIROCCO MISTYSAID I have to admit that I’ve been a little disappointed with him last few. Mark had him in perfect position twice and couldn’t get it done. I imagine he’ll shoot for similar stalking trip again. Must finish better.
6 IN THE HUDDLE Mixed feelings about many of the Saratoga shippers on the card tonight, this one included. This gelding had to work his way all the way down class ladder to get a win. Have to think this is a big step back up.
7 SANATTLE SLEW Bouncing back and forth between the small tracks and here. But, I don’t see anything to hang my hat on! No good recent efforts. An outside post again. Maybe Dave G can get him “motivated?” I have my doubts.
8 DAVID THE SAINT Another recent sufferer of the bad post blues! There was a time when David had some speed. Tonight might be a night to take a shot? Overall, horse is good now. Just needs a trip, and a little bit more.
9 JUSTIN CREDIBLE He’s got some history here, but much of it mixed. The 0-19 record this year sticks out badly. I don’t think he’s capable of blasting out, so it could be a long night. Will need to get very lucky.
10 MAY I CRUISE WEST Where’s he going from post 10? Not very far. He’s a pass, as usual.
2 Second Race Entries
Picks: 9-5-1-6
H Horse Comment
1 BASTION One of the fillies trying to beat the colts and Trond has a pair. This lass may have the better chance, and she’s rounded into form quite nicely. The rail might be a tricky spot, but she’s got some speed. New driver.
2 DEVIOUS HANOVER Hasn’t come back quite as strong so far at age three. No wins yet. Recently on Lasix. I would have liked to see more when she exited the Stallion Series. Maybe she’ll step it up with switch to big track. Trond’s pick.
3 UNPAID ADVISOR Forced the early pace up at Vernon and then got pretty tired. Not good when you’re 3-5! Expect a different kind of trip from Alek tonight and do note that he does have a driving win this year. Still a longshot.
4 BUSY DOING TRIX Danny the co-owner on this one, and they’ve had some trouble keeping her trotting. Since we haven’t seen her here yet, I’ll take a good, long look out on the track. Has to prove she can go a little faster.
5 BURBERRY That’s always a nice comeback when you get back into the race after a miscue. It seems like she can go this kind of speed on a big track, so I wouldn’t be too quick to toss out. IF she trots, we’ll see some speed.
6 MISTER WALKER Another one that hasn’t won yet this season. Somebody will have to break that streak. I see a lot of trouble in his lines lately, so he’s probably overdue to have something go right. Will offer the right price, if you fancy.
7 MARVELOUSTRIX Still owns that ONE lonely win in her career, and it did come here. Occasionally, she owns a nice kick, but always needs the right kind of setup to launch. Can never bank on that.
8 SWEET SOFIE T I’ll keep her on the longshot list for tonight. She’s got a lot to prove here on the big track.
9 SHINKANSEN Looks like the favorite to me, off that dazzling second score down at Philly. Raced very well here earlier. I do see he hasn’t raced in almost a month, but it may not matter. Hopefully, Kelvin will have him ready.
10 ROGER RABBIT Hasn’t had a lucky draw here yet! The bad post blues continue. He’s got a speed horse just inside, which never helps. May end up with the same trip he had last time, and pass some tired ones.
3 Third Race Entries
Picks: 4-5-3-1
H Horse Comment
1 SOMEWAY SAME HALL Nice to see Tony driving his own horse again. Last time he steered, he won! The only knock is that he might not be a true “big track” horse. Will have to find more stamina and finish better to win here.
2 IF I MUST That was a pretty weak bunch he beat down at Freehold, well-rated by Jimmy Jr. And somebody knew, because he went off at 3-5! Another that just has to prove he can trot fast enough here. Lately, he hasn’t.
3 IT AINT THE WHISKY Took all the money in his last Saratoga try and that pace may have been too much. When you go 28, 56 up there, you’re supposed to get tired. I like fact that he likes to win! And, gets a key inner post. Big chance.
4 EVERYONE’S TALKIN I still remember that effort on Hambo Eve! It was a wow kind of win for Roy. With that said, I think we all know what the gameplan in here is. Can he keep Frost at bay? That is the question. Not sure about answer.
5 SOUTHWIND FROST I’m on record as being against this guy most times. But, I always say use underneath in the gimmicks. I don’t think he’s ever faced a field like this, so NO excuses accepted. Let’s see if he wants to pass late.
6 WINGS UP If it weren’t for that record the last two year, I might be swayed to like this one. But, when you only have one win per season, it’s hard to get excited. Drew outside the main players, so he will need a dream trip.
7 PRINCE OF MINTO Got parked out last time we saw him here. Got the same treatment down at Freehold. So, what’s going to happen tonight from this post? Kelly H will just have to find a way to make it easier on the gelding.
8 FIJI It’s been a long time since Dave drove his own horse. The problem is, that Fiji just isn’t that sharp right now. Hasn’t been finishing all that strong, so this is big test from a tough starting slot. Would need big wakeup call.
9 CHIEF JUSTICE This is a little bit of a class drop, but coupled with the bad post. They almost cancel each other out. I just don’t see how the Judge gets Justice into the game? Will hope for that big swoop from the back of pack.
10 UP THE ALLEY Moves from pole to post 10 and that’s just not going to work out too well. I’ll pass.
4 Fourth Race Entries
Picks: 5-6-7-3
H Horse Comment
1 INDY ROSE 0-16 on the year so far, so that’s not good. But, there are a few others in here who fit the same category. Somebody has to step up and deliver more! Had a couple starts to get over that sickness. Must save ground.
2 MISTRESS ANGELINA She’s also an 0-for, and those recent races up at the Spa don’t look good. I’ll pass here.
3 ADORABELLA Been bouncing around from place to place and finally found a field of her “friends” last time at Freehold. Still, that was a confidence builder, and she rated nicely. Not sure Vic will be able to “steal” this one.
4 DALI DELIGHT Also bouncing around different tracks and some tougher class levels. Wakeup calls are hard to predict, but this mare would need one. Has to find a touch more speed to be competitive in this series.
5 CHUPPAH ON Also coming off the confidence boosting win, and she did it in steamroll fashion at Freehold. That’s not easy to do. This will be a tougher assignment, but maybe she’s ready for it? A six-time winner already.
6 JUSTABITOFCHARM I guess she’s trying to race back into shape. I’m just not sure if she’s there quite yet. Has winning experience here at Club Med, and Simon’s been driving well of late. I might consider if the price is right.
7 CORNERD BEACH Overall, very few Plainridge shippers do well here, so consider that first. However, I might make exception on this one. She’s consistent. Tries hard. Has overcome tough posts. Vernon champion driver visits M1.
8 JOHN’S ONE DESIRE She hasn’t been good in quite some time. In need of miracle improvement. Not for me.
9 A OLIVEINMYMARTINI Her one lonely win did come on a big track at Vernon, so that’s a plus. But, she appears to have no early speed and this is post nine. It’s tough to make up that much ground if you get away towards rear.
10 MAGGNIFISPIN Draws fourth straight bad post, so that’s not fair. Endured tough trips in all recent efforts. Overdue for something a little better, but she’ll be a big longshot on the board. Will also need to get luckier.
5 Fifth Race Entries
Picks: 5-7-3-1
H Horse Comment
1 MITTNAGE A TROIS Paid big balloons when he won last month at Vernon, so we know it’s possible. The two follow-up starts weren’t as good. Not exactly a winning machine for past two seasons. Demand fair price if you like on rail.
2 FIREWATER JAKE Was clearly outkicked home by #1 when they squared off a while back. A longshot again.
3 OUR ART AND HEAVEN Gets the very tepid call as morning line favorite, in this impossible-to-handicap race. Just toss that last effort, as he never had chance to get into the race. It should be very different here. Consider. Trainer: Finally draws an inside post that he will definitely benefit from. If he gets a good trip, he will hit the board.
4 MISTER LOVE Hasn’t exactly been on fire lately at Freehold. Last win came at the Ocean. I really can’t say that I’m expecting any improvement here on the big track, but somebody has to step up and win. Good luck guessing.
5 BLUEBIRD GOLDWYN You have to be a little creative to make a case, but maybe this field is a little softer than the ones he faced at Philly and Pocono? I love to try the midpack post in spot like this. Racing back into shape.
6 BEAT OF NY Invades from Ohio and racing for a new barn, so we basically have to guess. That’s bottom class at Northfield, so nothing short of a total turnaround will get the job done. I need to see one first. Trainer: Bought this horse in Ohio from a lady who bought it for her daughter. Sadly, her daughter passed away in car accident. Bills started piling up, so she sold me the horse at a fair price. I wish the horse well! Let’s knock on the doors of New Jersey!
7 D’BIG PROMISE Simply because he’s got some speed, he’s got a chance. Eric A will look this field over and know he has to take a shot. I like that he held well despite brutal trip at the Ocean. Maybe he’ll like it here.
8 PIRATES ALLEY Been bouncing up and down in class with no solid results lately. I see that this is a slight drop, but I wonder if it’s enough? Will have to get motivated early from this tough post.
9 SOMESURFSOMEWHERE Always a huge longshot and stuck with worst post in a while. That won’t work.
10 BRICKYARD VELTIC I can’t remember the last time I saw a horse that was 0-39 lifetime. Gelding has actually picked up a few recent checks, but if he wins this race from post 10, I might retire.
6 Sixth Race Entries
Picks: 1-6-4-5
H Horse Comment
1 S MCKEE Overall, he’s racing pretty well right now! And he gets the added benefit of another inside post. Used a bit hard early last time, so that’s why he lacked that stretch punch. Might be able to save that one burst, like 9/5.
2 WALKS OF LIFE Been burning an awful lot of betting money lately. Tried to brush and crush last week and just ran out of steam late. That’s not like him. He usually packs more of a kick and likes to fight. Better find more, please.
3 AMERIMAN That really wasn’t a bad try upon return, but I didn’t consider him a major threat. Sometimes it takes a trip back on the mile track to get that stamina going again. If he improves, maybe he can hit the ticket at price?
4 LUCKY LEVIS Exits the claimers where he wasn’t having much success. Total turnarounds are hard to predict, but this guy finally gets a decent post. Maybe we watch the tote board for signs of life? Not totally out of this one.
5 ONE MORE MIRACLE I sure hope somebody had a few $20 win tickets on this fella recently! Paid wow prices, driven perfectly by The Mann for the upsets. 11YO veteran is versatile too! So, he might take a shot and leave in here.
6 NORTHERN ROCK I wonder why they raced him at Freehold last week, after the two straight solid efforts here? Maybe he didn’t get in? But, he’s back in here and guaranteed speed coming. A smooth trip gives huge chance.
7 DIAMOND COWBOY New barn in play here? I liked the speed he offered upon arrival. Team Sowers takes over, but a trip to the lead might not be easy. I see other speed types to the inside. Still, acclimating miles usually help.
8 DRAMATIC POINT I guess I’m now officially off the bandwagon here. He’s disappointed me in three straight and moves back to an outside post. I will let him beat me, IF he can.
9 AMERICAN ISLAND Also burned a little money in most recent try up at Vernon. It was just his second start since the shutdown, so he gets a pass. Third starts back are often best, if you want a usable longshot. Must overcome the slot.
7 Seventh Race Entries
Picks: 1-5-9-2
H Horse Comment
1 BIODETTI HANOVER Seems like he’s rounded into for quite nicely of late. That was solid kick and finish upon return here last week. Sets him up for a big try from the rail. Just don’t expect to get rich! The one to beat vs. these.
2 MARTZ STICK Paid instant dividends for the Levine barn and paid a nice price too! 4YO is a proven big-track performer, so Gary might have himself a nice buy. Should be sitting and stalking with #1. Steps up in class. Trainer: Was very good last start! Will need a little lick down here at the Med.
3 MAJESTIC FIRE Won two of his last three to wrap up the Vernon meet. Several horses have shipped down to try and waters here. Some will make it. Some won’t. This guy will hope for the hot pace setup. Sometimes that happens.
4 FEEL THE MUSCLE Not exactly in sharp form right now, so I’ll take a chance and leave him out again.
5 SLATED TO WIN Making just second start since invading from the Meadows where he was a little flat. Flashed much stronger speed here, so that caught my eye. Gelding also has plenty of big track experience. Lots to like. Tests #1?
6 CELEBRITY LOVER What a difference a year makes! 12-time winner last season, but just one lonely tally in 2020. He’s not the only one having a bad year! I see a slight class drop here, so that could easily wake him back up. Very usable.
7 KNIGHTOFVICTORY Stacy’s got a couple in this weekend. The Knight has won here before, so consider that. The price should be okay, especially from this outer post. Will need a lively outer tier to launch that rally. A maybe.
8 COCONUT KATE She’s tough to get a handle on right now. Broke two back. Came back and trotted last week, but she was empty when it counted. That was probably a tougher field than this one. We need to see some speed.
9 CRAZY ABOUT PAT Had he drawn a better post, I could probably make more of a case. This spot will make things tough. I did like the Freehold try. Took some money here last week, but with no big moves. Has to get into the race.
10 DEO Troy finally took a shot and sent this fella that he owns. He got a little tired, but it was still a step in the right direction. He was not lucky at the post draw. I wonder if he’ll try it again? Not so sure.
8 Eigth Race Entries
Picks: 1-6-2-3
H Horse Comment
1 BRONSKIMACKENZIE A Both she, and #2 finally get away from that raging Exotic Dance. That alone helps. When a hard-trying mare like this gets both post and class relief, you better pay attention. Finds way back to the winner’s circle.
2 EDEN PAIGE N Not sure why she was dismissed at better than 20-1 last week. Went out and turned in another good effort, charging home for second with Dave. Just toss the race before that with horror trip. Definitely one to fear. Trainer: Has been very good in all three starts here. Another good trip coming hopefully. She’ll be right there at wire.
3 ALEXA SKYE One of two 3YO’s against older, so that’s always a curious spot. It’s hard to find races for the fillies in non-stakes races. This lass did well early in the Stallion Series. She qualified well. No reason she can’t win in here.
4 PATANJALI N Tough call here, because she’s getting good for Cory right now. Don’t hold it against her that she got parked last time. Prior effort was strong. I do wonder what the strategy will be tonight? She’s versatile. Usable at price.
5 KAY’S DELIGHT The slow starts and bad posts are just killing her! Overdue to have a little something go her way and maybe tonight is it? The bettors took a beating back her last time. Maybe they’ll have to come back one more time.
6 THE FUN MARSHALL Here’s the other sophomore. She had impossible trips in first couple tries here, so also overdue. Was Simon’s choice, which I didn’t expect. Still a big chance if she can find some cover somewhere.
7 GIRL ALMIGHTY Beat a pretty weak group down at the Hold, so this is a BIG step up. I think she’s overmatched.
8 NARCIAN JEWEL I always hesitate to toss out The Mann, because he’s a great longshot driver here. He likes to put the Jewel in play from any post, so expect the gas pedal. Was good at this level for a while. Can be used again.
9 SHELLIE DE VIE I really don’t know what to expect in this spot. She’s completely worked her way down the class ladder, so a wakeup call seems imminent. But, post nine, with lots of other speeds doesn’t help. Very tough call.
10 ISLAY N Invades from Pocono, but gets slammed with post 10 on a big step up in class. That probably won’t work.
9 Ninth Race Entries
Picks: 4-1-2-10
H Horse Comment
1 LIFETIME ROYALTY Kind of got stuck in a shuffle last time, so don’t be too hard on him. The prior effort was much better than it looks on paper. It’s a huge move to slide in with better post. Can definitely be part of this, early or late.
2 HENDERSON SEELSTER Henderson tends to do his best work on class drops like this, so expect one of his better efforts. I just hope he stays trotting! Make that odd break every now and then. Paul Stafford has hammerlock in this.
3 UNCLE HANOVER I very rarely guess right on the Uncle. But, I always recognize that he’s capable at any time. This is a better post for him, and speed potential is large. Any smooth trip and he’s usually heard from late. Tough call.
4 KATKIN AND COKE Here’s a fresh face to Club Med. Pete P shipped in a few for this weekend. It certainly looks like the right spot on the drop here, but no GNap in the bike. He’s not here tonight. It still spells GO to me! What’s price?
5 FOR A DREAMER Maybe he hasn’t lived up to potential just yet, since Cullipher Crew took over. He got a little healthy out at home base in Indiana, so I’m a bit surprised to see him back here. Uninspiring at Philly. Your call?
6 ICINGON DE CUPCAKE The tough trip cost him dearly last week. Overall, he’s been racing very well and worked his way too high in class. This is interesting spot, but I do believe he’s at mercy of pace and trip. Needs a lively flow.
7 OBERTO Gelding will spring the odd surprise every now and then. He’s also dropping a tick. The knock is that he usually lacks any early speed. It will not be that easy to come from far back in this race. Demand value, if you like.
8 ZLATAN You got $2.60 if you knew he was in at Philly last time. So, nobody got rich. We all know he loves this track too! Vinny seems to get along with him best and they can blast. I would, looking at this bunch. Steps back up.
9 MUGSHOT JESS These might be a bit steep for Jess. That, plus the bad post make the 13YO a pass for tonight.
10 FASHIONWOODCHOPPER This horse has always driven me crazy. But, to be fair, it looks like Johnnie Mac has him good again. IF that’s true, watch out! He was always meant to be a good horse. Post 10 won’t matter with speed. Trainer: Georgie Nap helped build his confidence and hasn’t pulled the ear plugs in two wins. Alek in the bike tonight and he’s been impressive on the NYSS circuit. Will need to work out a trip, but Woody is ready and in great form.
10 Tenth Race Entries
Picks: 7-6-3-9
H Horse Comment
1 CHASE YOU Outraced her odds upon arrival, so that’s a good thing. Maybe she’ll like the bigger track here. Also, the added Lasix might be helping. Still a medium longshot, but let’s see what kind of trip she gets tonight.
2 GLENFERRIE BRONTE N Also raced well at a fair price last time, but tonight’s problem is the step up in class. This is usually when the waters get a bit deep for her. Will need to save ground and get lucky late.
3 EXOTIC DANCE Could very well be the sharpest horse at the track right now! The claiming price keeps going up, but no takers. For $29K, I doubt anybody reaches in tonight. She will be pointed to the lead. Catch me if you can.
4 PRAIRIE EASTER First start back since the shutdown. She’s just not primed and ready for this yet. Wait.
5 WHITEHAVEN LASS A She’s a little hard to gauge at times, but you got paid off nicely if you backed her two back. She steamrolled the easier field. Found this level a bit tougher, but it’s a pass from post 10 anyway. Better post now.
6 TEAM KIWI N Raced herself right into good shape for Kelvin. Most of his new imports have been like that. The fans knew last time too, sending her off as the fave. This is big jump back UP in class, but maybe she can handle it.
7 TWINSBURG Had a horror trip from the bad post last time and still just missed! Justin has found some good spots for her at a few different tracks. But, now we know she likes it here. Will she be overbet off that? That’s my concern. Trainer. Hard-knocking gritty mare who loves to close. Both her attempts here were super. Seems to be getting better
8 STICK THAT LIP OUT Up from Philly where her form is a little mixed. Drives us handicappers crazy! I’m not in love with this post for mare that seems to lack speed. She will need to get very lucky from way out here.
9 MANHATTAN PLAY She’s squandered a few good chances lately, but just unlucky. Her last start is better than it looks on paper. IF the price is fair, she’s worth including. But, she will need a good break or two to get into it.
10 SWEET LUCY LOU Seems more than overdue for some sort of wakeup call. As she continues to plunge in class, it’s inevitable that Lucy will jump up soon, but we may have to guess when. Maybe we watch the tote board?
11 Eleventh Race Entries
Picks: 6-9-8-2
H Horse Comment
1 THUNDER SOME WHERE Managed to pick up a check from post eight at Pocono Tuesday. That’s not bad, when you’re 54-1. The price should still be fair here, even with the rail. Doing good work for new barn.
2 PEMBROKE JOEY What a tough call here. On a horse that’s just 1-39 over two years. But, he’s out of claimers, gets a good post and meets a field that’s begging to be beaten. Not betting the ranch, but has big chance.
3 COLONIAL ROAD A little MIA for a few weeks, so that always raises concerns. Hard to believe he hasn’t won yet this year, but is right there every start. So, I advise using underneath in some of the gimmicks. Probably not on top.
4 CENTURY FERRARI Between the bad posts, and getting sick, this guy is hard to figure out. He’s done okay against lower level classes. But, this field has no killers in it. The Mann will have to work out the right trip.
5 NAMEISONTHEHALTER Picking up a lot of checks lately, but he rarely wins. Not my type of play in this spot.
6 TIME WATCH Ken Tisa took over the training recently and horse has done okay. Let’s not be too hard on him with the broken equipment last out. He’s a grinder, so the flow and trip will have to be right. Can’t bank on that all the time.
7 IT’S RIGGED Hate the horse’s name, and fact that he burned big coin at 1-5 last time! That was big drop that night and this is big step back UP for him. I guess I’ll let him beat me, if he can.
8 GRANDPA DON Also enters off a money-burning effort. Kind of got shuffled out of the race, but still. I don’t think he’ll be 7-2 tonight, but we might see that speed again. Too many inside closers. Got to take a shot.
9 MAKE IT BIG Let’s make him the tepid morning line favorite. In direct contrast to his 43-1 odds last week. Since Terry took over, he’s back racing to his old self. It’s ALL about the post here, though. Will have to get into it somehow.
10 BLACK DAN Not much luck for Dan at the post draw, but he’s also been racing well for his new barn. He blasted once at Freehold, so Eric A will have to make a decision. It’s a step up, but horse likes to try. Not out of question. Trainer: Has been very good for us on a half. Why not try the Big M?
12 Twelfth Race Entries
Picks: 10-3-1-7
H Horse Comment
1 SPONDULICKS N His form right now is erratic. But, if there was ever a spot to get lucky, it’s this one. Gets a key inside post. Has won here before. And meets a field that’s begging to be beaten. Will offer better odds than #10.
2 THUNDER DOME Did race a little better in the second start here, but it’s hard to get excited about him right now. That prior break doesn’t look good. Best asset here is the post, so he can sit a little closer. Tough to like a lot.
3 ODDS ON DAYTONA The 3YO found a field of his friends last time at Freehold. Pounced out of the pocket and made it look easy. This will NOT be that easy. Another new driver tonight. Let’s see if handles the hike.
4 MISTER TRUTH Making career start number 237 tonight. So, kudos for that. But his recent form is flat. Pass.
5 YS SUNSHINE Not a whole lot going on in this corner lately, so let’s just take a pass and watch one.
6 JERICHO WILLIE Well-traveled of late! Got around the Spa nicely that one time. I’ve no idea how Willie will handle the mile track, so I’m taking the wait-and-see approach. Will hope for a hot pace and lively flow.
7 MAN HE CAN SKOOT Gained some nice confidence up at Monti and that can’t be discounted. But, his prior form on the bigger-size track is questionable. Would love to see that same speed out of the gate. That will put him in play.
8 ANDWIN HANOVER Has a few lines in the past that would give him a fighting chance. He doesn’t win all that often, so I know I wouldn’t accept any kind of short price. Drew third straight tough post. Just not a lucky kind of horse.
9 NORTHERN REIN Managed to win only once up at Vernon, so that’s a small knock. But, then again, there are no killers in here. The post and lack of any early speed is another problem. Has to get into it somehow. Not sure.
10 MARVALOUS ONE Was bet like the “International Good Thing” a few weeks ago and would have won the race IF he ever got out. Everybody saw it. So, even from post 10, don’t expect much betting value. Still has to overcome the post.
13 Thirteenth Race Entries
Picks: 7-9-10-5
H Horse Comment
1 ROCK N ROLL ROSIE Invades tonight sporting an 0-17 record this year, so that’s strike one. That was some display of early speed last time at Pocono, but she stopped as expected. Have to expect a different kind of journey here on rail.
2 PRINCESS HOLLY N Holly doesn’t win all that often either. She does, however, hit the ticket every now and then. Good trip from off the pace at Freehold saw her complete the triple. Needs that same kind of journey again.
3 BOOK THE BET Goes back on Lasix for her new barn. The first go for Team Russo saw her just go around there. This is a drop, and she gets another inside post. I would look for more tonight. She’s fast enough to contend. Trainer: Just arrived and had a tightener. Big, pretty mare that should fit at this level.
4 SCWARTZ BROS BEATY Had a start here to acclimate, but didn’t show much. I really don’t know what to expect from her in this spot. A lot to prove, even against a field like this. I want to see a good one, before I endorse.
5 PETAL TO THE METAL I know the Petal hasn’t been firing great bullets lately, but this is prime wakeup call territory. Mare has had many good efforts here in the past. Watch out, from this perfect post. I will toss her onto the ticket.
6 ELLA IS AWESOME Been a little bit of an underachiever, bouncing up and down in class for a while. Needs more.
7 JAZZ FEST Marcus Miller gets the call aboard this 3YO for the Alagna Armada. And, she kind of sticks out here coming off that win. She went faster in her qualifier, than most of these can do. Just don’t expect to get rich!
8 STREAK THE LAWN All the 3YO’s drew outside in here. This homebred gal has only started four times, so plenty of time to improve. I do see a 25.4 blast up at Vernon, so we know she’s got speed. Let’s see if she’s got stamina.
9 BRUSH N CRUSH One of my favorite phrases in racing! But, this sophomore lass seems to lack the big brush so far. 0-16 with lots of second’s and third’s. Okay. Let’s use her underneath in the gimmicks, even from this post.
10 OUR MISS REESE A big wild card in here! Scotty D has shipped her everywhere, but is she a true big track horse? Was sneaky good after a bad shuffle in debut here. But, now it’s post 10. What do we do? Has to send here.