11/30/2016 3:44PM

Meadowlands: Friday 12/2 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

MEET STATS: 51 - 148 / $253.80 (-$42.20)

BEST BETS: 6 - 12 / $15.80 (-$8.20)

Best Bet: SHEEZA SHARK N (5th)

Spot Play: SHEER FLEX (4th)

Race 1

(4) DREAM ROCKER finds a perfect spot this week. Driver Hannah Miller can elect to gun to the front or float away and sit close to the speedy rail horse. (7) STEMILT TOUCH is technically down in class tonight and has a driver who has seen success here. (10) ELLEN’S STREAK is on quite a roll in the Amateur ranks and overcame post 10 a week ago; big threat.

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Race 2

(1) OPULENT YANKEE dominated weaker last Friday in his second start off the bench. Five-year-old seems ready to handler the class jump. (3) CAN DO is well spotted in this field and you have to respect his chances. (4) BUDDY HALLY came east to Dover last time for Davis and closed well to be third; worth consideration.

Race 3

(6) ALWAYS FLASH-N shows some good miles on the big track at Vernon while many of these lack success on larger ovals. (8) PAYDAZE ON THE WAY won in this class two starts back. My only concern is what kind of trip he’ll get from the outside post. (1) FORBETTOR OR WORSE ships in sharp from Freehold, but he will need to lower his lifetime mark by multiple seconds to win. (2) LASTLADYSTANDING lured David Miller off my first and third picks.

Race 4

(3) SHEER FLEX wound up first over again last time and still hung around nicely for a solid check. He is sitting on a win and the drop to the basement condition should get him over the top. (2) HALL PASS HELEN gets a good post to work with and faces a mostly dull field. (6) PARIS PRINCESS N looks like the value play in the field. She makes her second start off a break and is more than capable of popping up with a big mile. (4) QUANTUM UPTOWN BOY responded better with an aggressive drive rather than off the pace tactics; switch back this week?

Race 5

(3) SHEEZA SHARK served notice last week with a strong second-place finish that she could be ready to return to the form she had here last April. She gets a class break this time and I’m all in. (5) CLEAR VIEW HANOVER had a perfect trip but came up flat last Friday. Maybe she just had a bad week. (6) KIWI FOCUS N steps up but is in good form now. (1) SNOW CONE A should flash some early speed and get into the bottom of the number.

Race 6

(7) CALL ME RICHARD raced well with the addition of Lasix in his second start for trainer Andrew Harris. A repeat performance or slight move forward should make him tough tonight. (10) TAC’S DELIGHT changes barns after consecutive wins. Veteran has a near 37% career win rate. (1) ULSTER has speed and okay form but has lacked the winning knack of late. (8) DOC has been racing well and adds Tetrick.

Race 7

(6) BULLVILLE MAGGIE is razor sharp right now and just might be able to step up against this tougher bunch. (9) NOT BEFORE EIGHT should in theory have been racing better the last few weeks. She gets a change to Tetrick now and I wouldn’t be shocked if she woke up. (8) WINDSUN GLORY was a solid second last time and looms as a serious threat on Friday.

Race 8

(4) MEADOWBRANCH WENDY took a tour of the track and stayed flat in her first start since August. She is more than capable of winning here and could find early speed tonight. (6) WORLD CUP drops back down to the class where he was second two starts back; obvious danger. (2) MIDFIELD MAGIC is certainly sharp now. (8) MARKET SHARE seems worth a look on the bottom of your exotic tickets.

Race 9

(5) HYWAY MARCUS has breaks in two of his last four starts, which isn’t ideal. That said, there are no killers in this field and he is at a winning level. (6) HES AN AMERICAN closed nicely last time and seems to be in decent form. (7) PEGASUS POINT gets a driver switch to Callahan.

Race 10

(8) CANDY STYX N comes off a big mile a week ago and merits the repeat call. (5) SAM gets a barn and driver change; improvement is likely. (1) PURITY has been a disappointment lately. She can do better. (9) JOYFUL GAME gets a major driver change.

Race 11

(6) B YOYO ships in sharp from Pocono and has performed well in this class in the past. He is very dangerous as a wire-to-wire candidate in this short field. (4) ROCK OF CASHEL spit the bit in deep stretch again but was saved when the winner broke at the wire; obvious exacta player. (1) WAITING ON A WOMAN is off a win and could be sitting the pocket again here.

Race 12

(6) GENTLE JANET was raced conservatively like a 40-1 shot and might have pulled off a huge upset with stretch clearance last time. Barn has done well with these Midwest shippers. (9) TWICE AN ANGEL comes off a solid effort and might get more aggressive in her second start since June. (2) SPORTSMUFFLER was Corey Callahan’s choice over my first two picks. Maybe he knows something I’m missing. (4) PLAY AGAIN gets an interesting driver change. (7) JARNAC should be rallying late for a bottom exotic slot.

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