03/13/2014 11:03AM

Meadowlands: Friday 3/14 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: 29 - 115 / $201.20   BEST BETS: 3 - 9 / $12.40


Spot Play: SO NICE (9th)

Race 1

(9) OFFINTOTHESUNSET took a casual trip around the track as the 6-5 choice in her four-year-old debut and eventually flashed solid foot finishing. Toscano-trained mare should be more motivated tonight. (8) REVIVAL ROCK takes a quick drop in company after a no-chance first trip here and is in live hands. (2) ALL THE BUZZ would be the choice if the class was for more lightly-raced fillies.

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Race 2

(8) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS has blossomed nicely this winter at Woodbine. Gelding hails from a talented trainer-driver combo and should dominate these. (5) BANKER VOLO will again attempt to grind these into submission. (9) JERSEY BOY picks up co-owner Gingras in the bike and figures to step up, but still most overcome the choice and the post.

Race 3

(5) HOLD ON TIGHTLY made a costly break in last; prior was a good tightener. Five-year-old picks up Dave Miller and may respond. (3) B L CLASS ACT appears to be getting sharper with each start and has the class to handle this crowd when right. (4) ARMBRO CASINO may appreciate the cheaper competition and the big track.

Race 4

(9) CANE RIDGE appears to have regained winning form. Veteran picks up Callahan and should be pointed forward. (5) MC RUSTY showed pace at both ends in the first leg of this series and must be respected. (4) HIGHLAND BOGART may have needed a race to become acclimated upon arriving from the south.

Race 5

(5) VAYA CON DIOS gets a class drop after returning from a brief layoff. Four-year-old should take advantage. (10) WINDSUN FIREBALL came up a little short for Burke in his first local start. Five-year-old must be respected. (8) HELIOS finally took matters into his own hooves last week going down the road. Fast but at times fractious gelding can take all.

Race 6

(6) DAYLON MAGICIAN is likely to benefit from the extra work after missing so much time due to stallion duty. Veteran has the inside track over his main rivals. (8) MODERN FAMILY has been rock solid this season for Bier and will give the choice a run for the money. (5) DWS NY YANK has been impressive every week this year but tackles a tougher group tonight.

Race 7

(9) OIL MAGNET picks up Gingras for his second start on the local comeback trail. Ten-year-old loves this track. (8) YOU BET YOUR GLASS is another that can wake up quickly from a lackluster performance. (5) MATTADOR D regained winning form at this level but faces a little tougher tonight.

Race 8

(9) HARBOR POINT had obvious trouble at Yonkers once reaching the higher level. Five-year-old returns to the big track and should regain his edge. (4) SIM BROWN has been a solid competitor in the upper classes in Ontario for the last few years and may be worth a price at this level. (3) DOUBLE BUNDY N was most impressive tracking down an open-lengths leader in his local debut.

Race 9

(2) SO NICE gets some post relief and a drop in company upon her return. Four-year-old had no chance in her first trip in a month from the outside at Yonkers and rates a long look here. (4) ARIA J took advantage of clear space along the pylons to skirt to victory last week. Four-year-old can handle the upgrade. (8) JANIE BAY took the wide route in the same Aria J race a week ago and it cost her on the wire. Veteran is in good hands.

Race 10

(11) AMERICA FERRERA went an even trip in her first start in more than seven months. Mare finds a good draw in the second tier behind a likely leaver in this distance event and may work out a good journey. (6) KZ BEACH GIRL showed some life after leaving the gate last time. (1) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N was overbet and overdriven last week.

Race 11

(7) MONKEY ON MY WHEEL should be on the move early after last week's grind ended with a third place finish. Champion mare has looked more like her old self in recent weeks. (6) SOMWHEROVRARAINBOW is on the comeback trail for Holloway and may need a start. (5) CONTINUAL VELOCITY was roughed up at Yonkers but returns to the site of her last victory.

Race 12

(2) MAGGLIO is worth sticking with. Six-year-old may benefit from dueling leaders and pounce late. (4) BAMBINO GLIDE has looked sharp in both local outings but may have been vulnerable last time because of a slow third quarter. (8) TIME TO QUIT finally met his match in the Singer final but would seem up to this level.

Race 13

(3) MARINADE HANOVER finished with high acceleration after a ground-saving trip last week. Hopefully this mare is over her breaking habits and if so, should be best here. (8) LIGHTNING PAIGE may have to be a bit more aggressive early and get the lead instead of the long overland trip. (5) UP FRONT CRUISER may benefit from some cover.


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