12/03/2014 4:09PM

Meadowlands: Friday 12/5 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: 17 - 78 / $81.00  BEST BETS: 3 - 5 / $10.00

Best Bet: BABY REMIND ME (2nd)


Race 1

(7) PROPULSION is simply faster than tonight’s competition. Unless he is raced ultra conservatively, he’ll win easily. (4) COUNTRY GIRL AS comes off a decent mile from post 10 and now adds the nation’s top driver in Yannick Gingras. (6) DRESS FOR SUCCESS raced better with Lasix added and now gets a catch-driver as well.

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Race 2

 (4) BABY REMIND ME raced very well for second in a fast mile last time. She looks like an obvious 3-5 shot. (8) WITCH DALI comes down from Canada for trainer Tony Alagna and qualified well. She has the early speed to make some noise. (2) HEX makes her career debut off a good learning mile.

Race 3

(1) THAT WOMAN HANOVER blitzed a weaker field a week ago and certainly looks poised for a repeat effort. (4) A LA NOTTE HANOVER raced rather well last week considering she had missed a month of action. A small step forward could get her involved. (7) DO YOUR JOB has the early speed to get involved; maybe. (6) SCANDALICIOUS comes off a good mile.

Race 4

(6) MARIE ANTOINETTE qualified without the hobbles for new trainer Capone and kept her mind on business. This is a suspect group and there are enough angles to take a shot. (2) NATURAL KEMP returned from four months on the shelf with a good second-place effort; adds Tetrick. (5) SUPERIORCOURT will have to step up his game, but at least he is 12 for 18 in the money this year.

Race 5

(6) ANNAPOLIS made the mistake of pulling the pocket last time, though she probably wouldn’t have won regardless. New driver Ron Pierce is likely to get more out of her. (2) PASSING JETTA got caught in a fast mile last time; this field is slower. (1) KEYSTONE SADIE comes off a decent effort and gets a better post.

Race 6

(6) MOJARRA HANOVER was a decent second last time at Freehold and has won here in the past. This race is filled with question marks. (2) HAYWORTH BLUE CHIP switches to the big track and adds Tetrick; helps? (3) JANIE BAY gets her nose on the gate after starting from post 12 in a 1 1/8 mile race last time.

Race 7

This is probably the best race on the card; very competitive. (3) TEAM SIX looked super winning against lesser company last week; staying here. (5) UPFRONT BILLY closed well at long odds most recently and figures to get a healthy pace to set him up. (9) MISTERY WOMAN gets a driver change to Pierce; very capable. (2) IL MAGO has early speed and an inside post.

Race 8

(4) POWER PACK HANOVER sort of seemed like she was spinning her wheels in the stretch, but it was her first start of the year. She was also all over the track, so look for equipment changes before heading to the window. (7) PAN LUIS OBISPO has been racing fairly well and does get to drop down in class. (9) CLEAR VIEW HANOVER & (8) CLORIS HANOVER are also facing easier; worth using.

Race 9

(5) TIME WILL TELL ALL comes off a nice mile and seems to be trending upward. (2) REVRAC HARBOUR & (1) LINDY’S TRU GRIT are getting class relief; threats.

Race 10

(3) HARBOR POINT is sitting on a win and only needs a smooth journey to get over the top. (8) ODDS ON AMETHYST exits the Breeders Crown, so this group is obviously easier. His odds will be too low to love on top. (1) GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE should save ground and get a nice piece.

Race 11

(7) SET ME UP hasn’t been able to rally from outside posts at Yonkers against some good Open Handicap competition. I can see Gingras gunning off the gate on the bigger track. (6) MATTIE TERROR GIRL bested a few of these last time with a strong stretch kick. (4) MONTENEGRO just missed to the former last time and could be sitting a close-up trip this week.

Race 12

(3) BRING THEM HOME couldn’t last the extra distance after taking plenty of air on the rim last week. Six-year-old mare has every right to be a bit sharper in her second start for this barn. (7) MISS MACHQUEEN drops down a class and looks like the one to beat. (5) BROOKLYNS BEST displayed pace at both ends of her most recent race.

Race 13

(7) FOX VALLEY LEGEND ships in sharp from Pocono and seems to do his best work at the end of the mile. The extra eighth in distance should work to his favor. (4) BALLAGIO HANOVER raced better with Lasix added. He draws well this week and could take another step forward. (9) WHATNBLAZES won at this level last time and apparently gets a free ride. (10) DREAMS OF THUNDER picks up Pierce and could be firing off the wings of the gate.

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