11/12/2014 5:23PM

Meadowlands: Friday 11/14 Analysis

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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: 0 - 0 / $0.00

Best Bet: SAYITALL BB (4th)

Spot Play: SOUTHWIND ROULETTE (6th)

Race 1

(2) BRITISH STEEL looks like a standout on paper coming off some very nice efforts at Woodbine. (1) HILL I AM looked imposing as a 2-year-old but had plenty of trouble minding his manners when started up this year. It looks like hobbles have helped. (4) OUTBURST has some ability when he feels like behaving.

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Race 2

(3) MISSION BRIEF is hit or miss. If she trots, she wins. (5) SMEXI is no world beater, but she should come away in close order and get a good piece, or win if the top one misbehaves. (7) DANIELLE HALL was racing very well before the recent miscue.

Race 3

(7) SASSA HANOVER has more tactical speed than likely favorite (5) JK SHE'SALADY and that could make a huge difference in the outcome. While I'm not a huge 'driver choice' guy, Yannick Gingras usually picks the horse he feels is best, and while both are quality young ladies, I'm going to side with his decision. JK She'salady is undefeated and has looked awesome at times; must use. (1) HEAVENLY BRIDE looks good if you toss her last effort in the slop.

Race 4

(2) SAYITALL BB has been super since her summer freshening and figures to be pointed down the road in this spot. (7) GETTINGREADYTOROLL is probably the fastest horse in this field, but she is wildly inconsistent; tough call. (1) ACT NOW was in career form prior to her recent flop in the slop. The track should be dry on Friday.

Race 5

(6) BAMBINO GLIDE has plenty of early speed and sports a crazy-good 16-for-35 career win rate. Four-year-old may be able to take advantage of a field mostly prepping for next week's Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot. (2) BEE A MAGICIAN and (4) CLASSIC MARTINE are the two best older trotting mares in training right now. If either works out a trip, she will win. (5) OPENING NIGHT is a classy old guy with early speed.

Race 6

(3) SOUTHWIND ROULETTE has missed a bunch of time lately-which is always a concern-but comes off a credible effort from an outside post at Dover. Something tells me this gal is sitting on a big mile. (7) HAPPY BECKY went the wrong way at Woodbine in the 3 Diamonds final but sported fine form prior to that race. I'm willing to give her a pass and hope for a better effort at a decent price. (4) IDEAL NUGGETS has had her trouble getting over the top this year. She gets a new pilot in Tim Tetrick this week. Sometimes a new set of hands is all it takes.

Race 7

(7) WEEPER finally showed early speed and won as predicted. As long as Pierce keeps leaving with her and she doesn't get roughed up too much on the engine, she'll always be a player. (2) COLOR'S A VIRGIN has been the best 3-year-old pacing filly this year; deserves much respect. (3) UFFIZI HANOVER seems to be rounding into form again. With a live trip she'll have a chance.

Race 8

(3) DRAGON LORE knows his way to the winner's circle here and seems to be in the perfect spot to head down the road or sit the pocket. (4) SCHOOLKIDS has picked up his game since the switch to the Ron Burke barn. (8) ANDREW LUCK is a bit of a hanger in the stretch, but he does fit in this race.

Race 9

(1) BETTOR BELIEVE IT has had her trouble getting around the half mile track at Yonkers. The big track and fresh Lasix could be what he needs. (8) ROCKSTAR STRIDE has flashed a bit of ability and this is a pretty suspect field. (9) TWICE AS HARD had too far to come last time. This guy looks like a potential player if given the right trip.

Race 10

(10) D'ORSAY might be stuck in post 10, but she gets a ton of class relief and really should blast down the road. (5) SWEET JUSTICE ships in from Yonkers to a track where he has had success. (2) DEWYCOLORINTHELINE has good early speed and a bit of back class.

Race 11

(1) REVRAC HARBOUR moves into the Ron Burke barn and becomes an instant must play. (9) ODDS ON AMETHYST is the one to beat if he elects to mind his manners. This gelding can trot fast. (2) WAY OUTTA HERE seems like a good fit with the rest of this group.

Race 12

(5) LIVININTHEFASTLANE returns from a layoff and appears just as fast as (1) WILD HONEY, who will offer much shorter odds. The latter is nearly perfect in her career. (7) STUBBORN BELLE has been consistent all year.

Race 13

(9) ROCKIN THE HOUSE is in light this week and should be tough to beat. (5) DREAMLANDS ART ships in from Saratoga and has done well here in the past. (4) ALEX BULLVILLE isn't the most reliable but can step up on occasion. (2) CABBIE'S DELIGHT may appreciate the switch to the bigger track. (6) DULL ROAR is another that has done well here in the past.

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Cyclops More than 1 year ago
Brennan should have stayed at Yonkers. I think he's losing his touch. I wonder what he was yapping with Yannick about in the warmups. He drove ACT NOW like he was a monster but he was a dud.