01/08/2014 4:38PM

Meadowlands: Friday 1/10 Analysis


Race 1 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 8 - 26 / $42.40    BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $3.20


Spot Play: LIGHTNING PAIGE (12th)

Race 1

(1) CHECKNYOUOUT despite the gaps in races this veteran has shown speed and staying power against this caliber in the past. Six-year-old faces a suspect field. (5) NF SOARING is another with tactical speed and finds himself in live hands. (2) LATTE HALL usually stays flat and that should help her find the board.

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Race 2

(3) MATTIE TERROR GIRL has been an absolute terror since arriving here in the fall. Four-year-old continues to develop confidence and doesn't find anything that imposing in her move to the top rung here. (6) KEEPERS DESTINY showed pace on both ends last week and figures closely among the rest. (5) RAMALAMA may have needed a start to become acclimated to the big track. Five-year-old has a good deal of class.

Race 3

(8) J HIGH showed incredible staying power in her two starts since arriving from Yonkers. Three-year-old picks up one of the track's top pilots and should find the winner's circle. (1) CICELY HANOVER was a casualty of last week's bitter cold. Ironically this four-year-old lands the rail this time after scratching from post ten. (4) ALWAYS ON A ROLL was expected to be better in her second start back but realistically didn't have an excuse after a very easy trip.

Race 4

(6) WHEELS returns from Ontario indicating positive form. Six-year-old picks up Callahan and should be on the move early. (1) COMMANDER K has plenty of early speed and will be forwardly placed. (2) MYSTICAL CON moves inside as well and gets Gingras.

Race 5

(2) MISS COCO LUCK has been mired with bad luck in the draw for the last two months. Camluck-sired lass finally moves inside and should make good use of the draw. (7) GRACE SEELSTER steps up slightly off a dominant performance in her local debut and may be up to back-to-back wins. (9) DESTINYS CHANCE has faced much tougher during her career but needs to overcome the outside draw.

Race 6

(4) BLACKTUXWHITESOCKS was obviously not ready to trot in 1:51 1/5 last week and gets major class relief because of that. Seven-year-old is approaching $900K in lifetime earnings and that kind of class should pay dividends against these. (7) HARBOR POINT had an easy trip in his return but may be more motivated second time Lasix. (2) IL MAGO made an ill-timed attempt at the lead against tougher and paid dearly for the move.

Race 7

(9) MARTY PARTY takes what looks like a near double-drop in class after some impossible efforts. Five-year-old lands outside but should appreciate the softer group. (7) STAGE IT RIGHT was razor sharp in her second go for Capone and deserves respect with her gate speed. (2) THE SUMMER WIND may just need a better trip to get untracked for Burke.

Race 8

(3) MC TINYS HOPE steps up in class very sharp. Veteran mare sports the winning habit and gets over this track quite well. (9) DEADLIEST CATCH on paper appears the class of the field but post nine and a first start in two months may hamper his chances. (2) HERE COMES NUMBERS seemed a much different horse when on the front end.

Race 9

(4) LOVE YOU ALWAYS had the chance to get tight and now gets the break in classification to help her regain winning form. (7) CRUISE QUEEN figures to be leaving strongly from this spot and is dangerous. (10) BAD FEELING may be worth a price from the outside. Four-year-old has speed.

Race 10

(5) MAJESTIC STONE picks up Pierce after an even effort in his local debut. Ontario-bred has some talent and doesn't find an imposing group tonight. (2) RIVERFEST has had some success here in the past and certainly has the talent when right. (3) TIGERS TOO GOOD needs to get over his breaking habit and perhaps may find the big track to his liking.

Race 11

(5) TEMPLE OF DOOM took a rather conservative approach last week and got caught too far back in the stretch to track down a well meant winner. Veteran should be more aggressively handled this time around. (7) COE LEADER has looked sharp in both local outings despite long odds. (8) OMNIPOTENT got away with soft fractions against a very short field in last.

Race 12

(2) LIGHTNING PAIGE has raced well this meet with limited racing luck. Five-year-old now drops a notch and moves inside and it should mean all systems are go. (3) HANDSOFFMYCUPCAKE went a very brutal trip in her Meadowlands return and gave way. Four-year-old is definitely better than that outing. (4) SHAWNEE DANCER has a solid closing kick.

Race 13

(2) PARDON got shuffled and had some pace finishing in her first local outing. Illinois-bred gets post relief and figures to improve. (8) PRECIOUS ROSE N moves into the Burke stable after some disappointing efforts. Import was a major earner down under but has yet to find her footing in this hemisphere. (3) DRAGON RUFFLES should improve with inside placement.


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