02/27/2014 12:20PM

Meadowlands: Friday 2/28 Analysis


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: 25 - 89 / $178.40   BEST BETS: 2 - 7 / $6.80


Spot Play: MAGGLIO (12th)

Race 1

(3) ALL THE BUZZ sports two solid qualifiers prior to tonight's debut. Well-bred filly is a half-sister to Escape The News. (2) HANDSOFFMYCREAMPUF was charging home strongly from an impossible spot; moves inside and figures closely. (5) MYPLACEONTHEBEACH clearly didn't respond to a multiple move effort in her debut. Sophomore should benefit from the experience and may look to trip-out here.

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Race 2

(6) MODERN FAMILY picks up Tetrick for his second start upon arriving in New Jersey. Five-year-old came up a little short in his debut but can get over the hump tonight. (7) D WS NY YANK didn't have to work very hard with no challengers in last. (3) TWIN B SPIKE MAN has been one of the most consistent horses at the current meet and though moving up, would seem to figure in the mix.

Race 3

(3) SWEET BET has shown good pace finishing in both local starts. Veteran moves inside and retains Zeron's services. (8) RHAPSODY ROSE had no chance in her first attempt at this level. Veteran mare moves into live hands and may be pointed forward. (4) FRITZIE CHIC gets real post relief.

Race 4

(1) P TS BOOMERANG moves inside after a useful effort and is worth a follow up. (2) UPFRONTSTRIKESGOLD is another getting post relief. Six-year-old had a tough trip last time and didn't fold badly. (8) MAJESTIC STONE steps up while sharp and may be good value.

Race 5

(5) ABROKENART HANOVER was a bit rough behind the gate and never got into the picture last week. Capone-trained mare drops significantly off that needed effort and will be tough if on her best behavior. (7) MIKELEH showed some of that back class upon returning to the big track. (2) NUTMEGS CIDER has made the most of some great trips choreographed by Gingras.

Race 6

(2) AMERICAN IN PARIS takes a major step up in class but that's only because there is little left to face in East Rutherford these days. Four-year-old has taken off with the addition of Lasix. (7) LORRIE PLEASE returns to the big track and most definitely has the early speed to be in contention. (4) IDEAL IN VEGAS has been quite sharp at Yonkers.

Race 7

(9) BAMBINO GLIDE went a brilliant first mile as a four-year-old for Andy Miller last week. Gelding is saddled with the outside again but clearly has the talent to overcome. (7) BANKER VOLO was dead game against a solid winner last time and rates a long look at this level. (1) SUGAR QUEEN GABBY moves inside and can pick up the rest.

Race 8

(10) BAD GIRL VEGAS has made twice as much this year in just six starts than she did as a three-year-old. Mare ships in from Ontario in raging form and should have enough speed to overcome the draw. (3) HANDSOFFMYCUPCAKE has finished well since adding Lasix but still has only one win in her last 30 starts. (5) SPIRIT OF DESIRE has held her form well.

Race 9

(2) MYSTICAL DIVA had no chance coming from well back upon dropping to this level. Classy mare moves inside and picks up Miller. (3) LIGHTNING PAIGE needs to get just the right trip to win but remains a factor at this level. (4) UP FRONT CRUISER defeated weaker with something to spare.

Race 10

(11) HELIOS gets a generous drop in class after making a break under pressure as the favorite at the C-1 level. (6) FUNNY PHOTO makes his second start for Duspiva following a claim. Five-year-old may appreciate the return to the big track. (7) HEIDI FALLS showed some life for Tetrick in last.

Race 11

(9) ARIA J didn't get involved in a much tougher division of this class a week ago. Four-year-old mare can revert to her victorious effort of two weeks back to succeed tonight. (1) TOP BRAND was able to grind into contention from an outside spot and didn't fade badly last week. (6) CRAZY EIGHTS had some road trouble in last and remains dangerous with the right trip.

Race 12

(4) MAGGLIO went a very big trip while under pressure and only gave way to a trip horse near the wire. Veteran faces a little tougher competition tonight but may be value. (5) HERE COMES NUMBERS responded nicely with Callahan in the bike and is dangerous if on stride. (3) RAVEN VICTORY really packed it in big time after what shouldn't have been that taxing an effort. Four-year-old may prove better with one-run.

Race 13

(9) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N was in very tight quarters finishing last time or may have actually gotten the job done. Import has as much ability as any in here and just needs a clean trip. (5) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY has shown the tactical speed to compete at this level. (6) LANCO EXPRESS is likely to try leaving again this week.


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