03/23/2016 4:14PM

Meadowlands: Friday 3/25 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: 129 - 445 / $731.00 (-$159.00) 

BEST BETS: 18 - 33 / $71.00 (+$5.00)

Best Bet: DETROIT RAPPER (1st)

Spot Play: BLUE MUSE (9th)

Race 1

(8) DETROIT RAPPER went a bit sour facing the best trotters at the Meadowlands but has been a bit better lately. Tonight he faces inferior foes and should score at short odds regardless of trip. (2) STEMILT TOUCH hasn’t raced in a month, but was going good when last seen at Pompano and has a competent pilot. (7) B L CLASS ACT tried to use two moves last week and simply doesn’t have that in his arsenal. With different tactics and a smooth trip he can get into the exotics.

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Race 2

(2) HIPPITY HOP put in a credible effort when last at the Meadowloands and doesn’t exactly face a field of killers on Friday. (9) SWEET ROYALTY has shown no signs of the breaking issues which plagued him as a 2-year-old. He seems like a fit with this group but might be handled conservatively in his sophomore debut. (8) ROSE RUN QUICKLEY has a string of exotic finishes at this level but just one win in 36 career starts. (3) SELFIE HANOVER comes off a decent qualifier where he closed into a stretch headwind.

Race 3

(7) BABY GO GRIN gets my uninspired call in a wide-open event that I will likely wheel on my multi-race tickets. (5) CELEBRITY STIMULUS has gotten away slowly in his last two starts with Glasser driving, which is concerning. That said, these amateur events can produce an abundance of early speed to set him up. (9) CUP DAY SPUR N was held together nicely by Hannah Miller last time. I’m not sure I love this guy’s chances from post 9, but I respect her ability enough to use him.

Race 4

(3) DAVITA was too keyed up when sent to the lead last time and may only need a change of tactics to beat this dull bunch. (6) LIZZIE’S DREAM drops to the basement condition and gets a new pilot; very playable. (1) DEPTH MORE DEPTH gets post and class relief.

Race 5

(5) LUCKY MASS lost all chance when he broke at the start last Saturday. He faces a comparable field and deserves a second chance. (4) YOU ROCK MY WORLD moves down in class and should be handled aggressively. (1) IT REALLY MATTERS ships in from Northfield for trainer Mark Ford and looks like a fit.

Race 6

(3) SAYITALL BB comes off a sharp score and might be ready to make some noise as a 5-year-old after a down year in 2015. (8) BODACIOUS isn’t as bad as she was last time out. In a field with plenty of potential early speed types, a could see her rallying late. (2) CLEAR VIEW HANOVER has proven herself many times at this level; must use. (7) IDEAL NUGGETS makes her first start since November after a credible 3-year-old season.

Race 7

(4) B YOYO tends to bring a big effort when he drops out of Open company and should be right there this week. (7) NEWCASTLE arrives in fine form for trainer Kyle Spagnola and figures to be dangerous. (5) SCORCHER HALL is up in class but very sharp.

Race 8

(7) CASH ME OUT doesn’t ship in with the best form, but he does return to the Big M at a reduced level and we know he is as fast as any in here. (2) MESMERIZED grinded nicely for second a week ago and now tackles tougher competition. He can compete with this group. (1) LAUDERDALE got away with soft fractions and parlayed it into a victory a week ago.

Race 9

(3) BLUE MUSE was a good second behind a logical winner last time. He finds the perfect spot to gun to the front tonight. (9) BORN TO FIGHT raced well last out and drops down now for a barn that excels on that angle. (4) FUSION POWER posted a victory when last seen in the NW5000 condition, but this field looks slightly better.

Race 10

(5) BROOKROADS KNIGHT is coming off a string of subpar efforts but takes on a field with similar or worse credentials; default selection. (6) WINDSUN GALLIANO has a hint of back class and does drop a notch. (8) STIRLING ACCORD could leave hard and shouldn’t be hurt by the addition of David Miller.

Race 11

(7) SWEET TIME was shuffled out of the race while facing better foes a week ago. This seems like a winnable spot. (2) ROYAL ENGAGEMENT sports a string of solid efforts at this level and eight on the board finishes from 10 starts this year. (1) EXOTIC BEACH & (5) MISS DEFIANCE are both dropping down and either could score with the right trip.

Race 12

(4) FERRISWHEEL JUNKIE was a solid second against much better two starts back and had no shot after getting away near the back into a slow pace last time. Six-year-old drops to the basement condition and should prove tough. (3) IMA GOLD DIGGER broke in his first start for this barn and loses Bongiorno to #9, but a Hall of Famer does jump in the bike. (2) SPECTATOR K was a bit colder on the board last week and wound up breaking. He can compete if feeling good. (9) HUNKOFBURNINLOVE raced well in a qualifier for Burke last week. Perhaps the trainer change and addition of Lasix will make a big difference; very playable. (6) BELL A CHICK is capable of charging home given the right pace scenario.

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