01/12/2012 7:14PM

Meadowlands Analysis: Saturday 1/14/12


Race 1

POKER HAT (SPOT PLAY) has been okay since returning from a long stay on the bench. Veteran now drops in class and faces a formless bunch of question marks. MEANT TO BE ME freefalls down the class ladder. He has to wake up at this level, right? KINGS POINT is actually a decent horse, albeit not so classy. With the right trip, he could threaten.

Race 2

LOOKINFORADVENTURE was quite sharp in his morning workout with Lasix added. The once highly thought of 4-year-old is in the sale on Monday and might be looking to put a mark on his statistics. ABELARD HANOVER comes off a throw out line; prior efforts were fine. Chris Page in the bike should help the price. BAY OF SHARKS was a sharp winner last week. FUTURE CHARACTER missed a month and raced okay; more now?

Race 3

MASTER STROKE was a monster for parts of last year. There is some speed signed on and I hope that sets it up for this guy. STONEBRIDGE WISH put in a game effort on the engine last time. MIAS BOLD MANEUVER didn’t exactly have a smooth journey in his most recent. NEW RELEASE won 19 races in 2011!

Race 4

STONEBRIDGE ROCKET has been a new horse with Lasix in the mix. He could be a nice play at 4-1 or so. ITRUSTYOU comes off 7 straight wins. Even from post 10 he is the one to beat. KEEP GOING might be in a better spot this week; not impossible.

Race 5

ANNIESWESTERNCARD should leave and protect position. This race shapes up as a good battle between this one and GOLDEN RECEIVER, who bested the top one by a neck last time. SUMMER CAMP can be tough when on his game; maybe.

Race 6

I WANNA GO FAST pounced on the field impressively last week and I’m still upset that I only picked him second. This is a huge step up, but don’t discount how fast and sharp this guy is right now. FOREIGN OFFICER clearly needed the start last week. I’m expecting him to step up his game now. ROCKIN THE HOUSE had a good 4yo campaign. Perhaps he is ready to be an elite horse now. VINTAGE MASTER has been lacking a stretch kick lately; still respect. RIVER SHARK lured Tetrick off of a few others.


ROLL CALL is back down to a winning level. I see him as a live player at a price in this wide open event. DOLLARS BROMAC N was pretty good last time; also drops. THE MOHEGAN PAN returns to the track at a reduced level. ONTHEWINGSOFNANGEL qualified sharply.

Race 8

NOBLE FALCON (BEST BET) had bad cover last time and does his best work on the engine; bad combination. He drops this week and should be heading to the top. SCOTTY MACH N drops out of the preferred and into a better spot. ELECTROFIRE displayed speed at both ends of the mile in his most recent. CODE WORD gets plenty of class relief.

Race 9

LIZARD KING chased better last time. Tetrick chose this guy over a few others. NATHAN FEELSGOOD has some ability. Perhaps the new barn can shake him up. FREDDY DAY HANOVER is one of those horses that sneaks into the number at a price.

Race 10

GREAT VINTAGE was super in his recent qualifier. If he is right, he can motor. ROCK TO GLORY couldn’t get there after chasing a slow half; use. TRANSCENDING can certainly play with these. WARNING ZONE was okay a week ago; has speed.

Race 11

JIMS GUY drops down after a no chance effort from post 9 last Saturday. This looks like a much better spot. TARVER HANOVER chased a good one in the Not So Young. BET ON ROULETTE is off an honest effort.

Race 12

RUNAWAY FIRE A ships in and exits claimers. This is probably a softer spot. GET IT NOW should improve in his second start in three months. STORMIN RUSTLER is good for a piece.