06/26/2012 9:32AM

Meadowlands: Baby Race and Qualifier Report for June 21 & June 23


There will be 2-year-olds on the track at the Meadowlands for the first time in 2012. Starting Thursday, it will be up to you to figure out which of these babies is ready for action. Below are my notes from last week's baby races and a few from the regular qualifiers. Hopefully they can help you at the windows.

Thursday, June 21

POSSESS THE WILL looked excellent in his first qualifier of the season; look for one more tune-up before his road to the Hambo begins.

SHAKERATTLENROCK had moderate success as a 2-year-old; soundness is an issue but he looked fit and ready today.

ANDIE SOPHIA was able to get away very cheap, but she closed in :27 4/5 under a snug hold.

PEACEFUL EZ FEELIN was taken off the gate for educational purposes. She brushed nicely to the lead and looks to have plenty of talent.

WHERETHEGIRLSARE sat very anxious in the pocket most of the way. Filly faced late pressure and dug in nicely without being touched.

SHEBESTINGIN dominated in her first two starts. Talented lady had dead aim in the lane but failed to pass under heavy urge.

JOYS CHOICE looked to be giving way late on paper, but she started to drift on driver George Teague. Perhaps she could be dangerous with a top  pilot in the bike.

SOURCE OF PRIDE put in his third qualifier today. He finished well to get up by a nose under heavy urge in 26 1/5; ready for a start.

Saturday, June 23

SINA sat last into slow fractions and kicked it in nicely late in the lane.

ACQUAVELLA made up ground at every call and paced very nicely through the lane.

CULT STATUS had some issues with the gate but showed nice pace finishing. Look for her to qualify again.

DOUBLE THE DRAGON patiently sat last before angling in the lane and flew home with strong pace; looks ready.

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS sat a pocket into average fractions and kicked home very strong late.

VALIDUS DEO may have put in the best effort of the day, winning in 1:57 over the tiring track.


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