02/05/2014 5:16PM

Meadowlands: Friday 2/7 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: 15 - 50 / $103.00   BEST BETS: 1 - 4 / $3.20


Spot Play: HOBE SOUND (8th)

Race 1

(7) THE PERFECT DREAM has shown improvement in each start for trainer John Berger. Soph may look to get involved early here for the upset chance. (8) DOO WEE RUSTY was most impressive winning in this class two starts back and then won overland at Yonkers last time. With Gingras aboard she figures to be short odds here. (3) HANDSOFFMYCREAMPUF figures to show some life with Tim Tetrick back in the bike.

[DRF HARNESS: Check out our NEW and IMPROVED Harness Eye PPs and see our discount packages]

Race 2

(5) SWEET JUSTICE made his first miscue since joining forces with Bruce Saunders last start looking to get away from the gate perhaps a bit too quickly. In this short field he may not need to be rushed to get the job done. (4) DAYLON MAGICIAN had no excuse getting caught last time while rating the pace without pressure. This veteran stallion should improve with more racing. (2) WORLD CUP has come a long way since joining forces with Brad Irvine.

Race 3

(4) EPIC TALE showed a return to form in his last start at Freehold. Five-year-old could have new life with Lasix and is worth a follow up. (3) MCATTE picks up Gingras and appears to be dropping a notch. (6) KEVSTER returns to the big track and picks up Callahan.

Race 4

(5) OLE MISS went a very big trip in defeat last time. Six-year-old has considerable class and can bounce back with a well-timed move. (1) TASHIA has been a major disappointment since arriving from Florida. Four-year-old drops and draws the rail and still remains hard to pick. (10) DREAMS BAR may be a long shot worth a shot. Veteran has looked sharp recently.

Race 5

(10) PERFECT ALLIANCE looked flawless in her first trip since joining the Julie Miller stable. Four-year-old gets the benefit of a virtual free ride but does land outside which may bump the price slightly. (3) CLEMENTINE DREAM put in a solid mile in the Super Bowl final, finishing second. Four-year-old draws inside her main rival but still seems destined to be a bridesmaid. (7) DOUGH DOUGH has shown talent when flat.

Race 6

(8) CHEER THE LADY N got the Callahan vote of confidence in her first start on these shores and perhaps didn't benefit from the extended stay on the rim. Six-year-old earned nearly a quarter million down-under and should have enough class to win at this level. (4) LIGHTNING PAIGE is obviously not the same on the front end as she is when stalking; can rebound here. (5) BEST BOSS seems a better big track horse for Lachance and figures to be charging late.

Race 7

(2) TIGERS TOO GOOD has looked sharp in both outings with Campbell in the bike. Veteran gets the best of the draw. (2) CORAGGIOSO has a good deal of class but has obviously had some physical issues. Five-year-old was a little short in his Meadowlands debut but should be more forceful from the inside. (4) FOUR STARZ SPEED is in top hands.

Race 8

(7) HOBE SOUND is a late-blooming daughter of Somebeachsomewhere that ships to the Meadowlands in brilliant form. (1) THE SUMMER WIND lands inside upon dropping for Burke and figures to take plenty of tote action. (6) SOLID QUEEN seems destined for a gate leave with this spot after a no-chance outing at Yonkers.

Race 9

(1) SPICE IT UP LINDY never got untracked from the outside upon dropping to this level. Post positions have switched and this classy oldtimer should get his act together. (2) RAY HALL is Tetrick's choice of three. (5) UPFRONTSTRIKESGOLD has maintained his edge during the brief break and figures closely for Miller.

Race 10

(4) ACADIA AS is another that suffered with a long trip from the outside. Four-year-old gets post relief and actually seems to be in at a winning level. (2) PLAY FAIR is usually a consistent force at this level but doesn't like to win. (9) CURRENT CRISIS returns to Gingras in the bike and is expected to be on the move early.

Race 11

(2) MY SWEET MANDY tries claimers for Sisco off a decent speed work at Monticello. Four-year-old seems perfectly placed. (4) NUTMEGS DESIRE was first or second 26 times last year and that stands for something. (1) I DO IT MYSELF figures to be close to the pace.

Race 12

(6) THE TRIPLE LINDY gets the Callahan vote of confidence and that could be the difference. Six-year-old moves into trainer Kevin McDermott's stable and that may prove to be a positive change as well. (4) TWIN B SPIKE MAN has pulled off two consecutive shockers for driver Mike Simons and will probably be a longshot again. (5) TEMPLE OF DOOM generally looks good on paper but is hard to back as a public choice.

Race 13

(5) TWIN B ELITE was extremely hard-used clearing the front after leaving from the outside in last. Five-year-old drops and draws better and seems ready for a big effort. (3) LEXUS ARTIST had no chance closing into a swift final half at Yonkers last time; prior form is encouraging. (7) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N has been in with better at Yonkers.

[DRF HARNESS: Follow us on Twitter for the latest harness news!]