11/19/2014 5:05PM

Meadowlands: Friday 11/21 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 13 - $8,879.77 Jackpot Super Hi Five Carryover

MEET STATS: 4 - 26 / $14.20  BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $3.60

Best Bet: SHAKE IT CERRY (9th)

Spot Play: SAYITALL BB (10th)

Race 1

(10) I'M ALL HEART made a nice move during a fast third quarter with trainer Ron Burke in the bike most recently. Three-year-old had some trouble on the smaller tracks in New York but could shine in this spot picking up top driver Yannick Gingras. (7) ACE OF SHARKS has fine recent form and looks hard to toss. (2) WHITE BLISS raced well in his career debut. White colt takes on older foes and is likely to get overbet because of his peculiar color.

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Race 2

(1) SWEET ROCK raced well last time despite missing nearly two months of action. He should be sharper now and looks like a solid pick as the chalk. (8) ROCKEYED OPTIMIST is certainly good enough to beat this group, but he hasn't raced since August; Tetrick's choice. (7) BANDIX HANOVER ships in sharp but seems to be tackling a few tougher foes.

Race 3

(8) HARLEY MOMMA swept past the field in an impressive showing last time. Filly finally seems to have gotten her act together and clearly has the early speed to overcome the bad draw. (2A) MR LINDY chased home Breeders Crown starter Odds On Amethyst in a nice mile last week. This guy has a perfect mid-pack post and should be forwardly placed. (5) HILL I AM seems to be moving in the right direction. He is capable of taking a big step forward. (3) UVA HANOVER looks like an exotics must and a potential win candidate.

Race 4

(2) SOUTHWIND SERENITY & (2A) ATSALLRITE HANOVER form a potentially powerful entry from Ron Burke. The former makes her first start in his barn and is eligible to take a giant step forward. The latter is on a four-race win streak and set her lifetime mark here earlier in the year. (4) DO YOUR JOB doesn't look great on paper but is getting some class relief; price play. (1) VALENTINA DE VIE ships in for trainer Henrik Lundell off a pair of wins at Rosecroft and picks up a catch-driver tonight.

Race 5

(6) GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE was used up in a pretty fast pace on a night where being near the lead wasn't necessarily the best place to be. This looks like an easy spot. (7) HARBOR POINT was raced conservatively after missing five weeks of action; very dangerous. (2) FICO could perk up with the switch to the big track.

Race 6

(2) JOURNEYMAN debuts after the private purchase by Team Burke. There are no killers in this field and he can certainly pick up his game now. (3) LORD OF MISRULE finished willingly last time and has been racing fairly well lately. (5) CAVIART CHASE was a game winner last week. (9) ROCKSTAR STRIDE draws poorly and could be overbet after he stormed home for second most recently.

Race 7 – Breeders Crown

(4) HANDOVER BELLE may have shocked many people at 15-1 last time, but she was on my tickets. Four-year-old mare has proven she can go with these and she should set up nicely in this field behind cover from one of the two likely favorites to her inside. (2) CLASSIC MARTINE has been the best in this division all year; major player. (3) BEE A MAGICIAN has been just okay of late. She could win, and she does add Lasix, but I can't strongly endorse her.

Race 8 – Breeders Crown

(5) MISSION BRIEF is the fastest 2-year-old trotter in training. If she makes it off the gate without incident, she will win. (9) LIVININTHEFASTLANE was a solid second last week in a mile where I didn't get the impression she was wound tight; legitimate price play. (2) WILD HONEY is hard to fault at 10-for-11 lifetime. I'm simply not sold on her being much faster than most of these. (3) DANIELLE HALL made a nice move on the turn to finish second behind Mission Brief in their elimination; overbet?

Race 9 – Breeders Crown

(3) SHAKE IT CERRY would probably give the boys a run for their money right now. It's a horse race, so she could lose, but I'd be surprised if that happened. (2) LIFETIME PURSUIT got the best of the top choice in the Hambletonian Oaks but has been riding her coattails lately. (9) CEE BEE YES has completed the trifecta with the top pair in each of their last two meetings; again.

Race 10 – Breeders Crown

(9) SAYITALL BB comes off a pretty dull effort, but that happens from time to time, especially with fillies and mares. She was used hard near the lead on a track that wasn't ideal for that trip. She seems like one of the few that have early speed in this field and I'm not giving up on her. (5) COLOR'S A VIRGIN has done everything right and doesn't seem to mind bad trips. (4) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH has finally returned to peak form and only needs a reasonable trip to be a major factor. (3) GETTINGREADYTOROLL was clearly rough-gaited in the stretch in her elimination but still paced home willingly. The talent is there if she behaves. (1) MAJOR DANCER rarely misses the board and is a live trip away from a big mile.

Race 11

(1) HALL BRO posted a nice win in his Meadowlands debut and looks best again. (9) BAKERSFIELD comes in sharp for a top barn and has won on the big track in the past. (3) CAPOZZO was a decent third behind the top choice last time.

Race 12

(6) NOT AFRAID got parked weakly last time. I know he is better than that effort; second chance. (2) APPOMATTOX was a bit short off the layoff; good as any in here. (1) TAKE MY PICTURE was second going a 1 1/4 last time; should be tight for the mile tonight.

Race 13

(5) STALLONE BLUE CHIP tired late in his first start since June. He isn't the best horse in the world, but can go with this group at a price if he improves. (2) TWIN B SPY ships in sharp from Saratoga. Shippers from the Spa did well here last week. (7) SCHOOLKIDS only needs a smooth trip to menace. (1) PRINCE SHARKA didn't fire from the outside post but should show early speed this week.

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