01/28/2015 5:21PM

Meadowlands: Friday 1/30 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: 74 - 303 / $430.60  BEST BETS: 9 - 22 / $33.20

Best Bet: MISTERY WOMAN (11th)

Spot Play: HOW BOUT CASH (10th)

Race 1

(4) PHOTO MASS has missed nearly seven weeks of action but finds a favorable spot to return. (5) CAPTAIN PRIMEAU has shown that he can win at this level. (2) THOUGHTFILLY has yet to pay me dividends, but I'm convinced she is going to win a C-2 here eventually. Maybe new driver Gingras will get her in gear.

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Race 2

(4) SAFE FROM TERROR was up against it facing faster foes in the Worldly Beauty series. She drops back into a NW2/3 and should be tough to beat. (9) ALESSANA HANOVER also took on better and was an even fourth when last here. She has a shot at a price. (5) AMERICAN TRUTH had no chance of closing into pedestrian fractions last week after a long stint on the shelf.

Race 3

(5) LUKAS HALL gets a barn change to Julie Miller and we've seen her work wonders with a few trotters over the years. Four-year-old is fast enough to win if Miller can turn him around. (2) DC FLASHBACK is another moving into a new barn; improvement possible. (4) TWISTED PRETZEL has been ultra-consistent; using underneath.

Race 4

(7) BLUSH HANOVER always seems to find herself in the wrong spot at the wrong time. This straight C-1 is the perfect class for her. (2) EIFFEL TOWER raced well in her first start since September and can certainly show more now. (5) KZ BEACH GIRL has early speed and won in this class two starts back.

Race 5

(4) HELIOS really hasn't been that bad since dropping to the C-2 class. Gelding finally draws a good post and knows how to win here. (6) MY MUSCLEMAN comes off a pair of decent efforts and looks as good as any. (5) CURRENT CRISIS has proven to be a contender when he gets a good catch-driver.

Race 6

(6) LINDY'S TRU GRIT has maintained his form for well over a month; narrow edge. (7) MELADY'S MONET is another with a strong recent resume, but he has missed a month of action. (2) ODDS ON AMETHYST has plenty of early zip and should work out a trip if he behaves.

Race 7

(8) TAMASIN HALL won in this class three starts back and has raced evenly against better in subsequent starts.  This gal is as fast as any in here and Pierce has a way of getting the most out of a horse. (1) B L CLASS ACT is racing well and should get a big piece. (6) HILL I AM powered away from a less accomplished group last time. This is a nice test for him.

Race 8

(6) JAILHOUSE JUICE had to do some bobbing and weaving through the stretch last time as he was the only one with late trot. This guy looks like he could be sitting on a good race and this blank field should help his cause. (1) BORN TO FIGHT hasn't been as bad as his recent lines would suggest. From this inside post I could see him putting in an improved effort. (9) WORTH THE MONEY AS is in the right class but the post will hurt.

Race 9

(1) WALK THE WALK was a decent second in his first start since July and now faces a lackluster group. (10) WINDING HILL has more GO than we saw last week; Gingras drives tonight. (4) JUSTIN ON BROADWAY picked up some confidence at Yonkers and could be ready to show more now.

Race 10

(3) HOW BOUT CASH comes off an awful line, but those are the types of performances that you just draw a line through and hope they lead to a better price. She drops a notch this week and looks to be in a prime spot. (2) CHOCOHOLIC has early speed in a field without much of that quality. (4) ARUBA VACATION is another who can go a bit early.

Race 11

(5) MISTERY WOMAN was putting in a game uncovered mile when she simply succumbed and made a break. Classy mare gets the class relief she needs to take charge and never look back. (4) MASTER OF LAW is another facing slightly easier. He shouldn't find much traffic in this small field. (8) SPIDER BLUE CHIP has a couple of races under his belt now and would be no surprise.

Race 12

(3) PAN LUIS OBISPO gets a huge class break this week and should bring a top effort. (7) MONTENEGRO is another dropping down, but the outside post may hurt. (2) TREVOR'S BEBE has no chance of rallying into a slow pace last time.

Race 13

(3) LAUDERDALE clocked a decent mile in the morning following the break the prior week. If he trots, he should go down the road. (5) VIBE BLUE CHIP hasn't been very good but neither have most of these. (2) MAJESTIC STONE is another who could get a nice piece of the pie if he minds his manners. (4) WHERES THE CLICKER goes out for a barn that has been racing well.

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