03/05/2014 6:15PM

Meadowlands: Friday 3/7 Analysis


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Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 27 - 102 / $191.00   BEST BETS: 3 - 8 / $12.40

Best Bet: SWEET CHARITY (3rd)

Spot Play: KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N (10th)

Race 1

(7) SPLITSVILLE gets a drop in company after a reasonable mile in his first start of the season. Five-year-old is in good trotting hands and may be worth a price. (2) SOAPY SAP has done very well at this level in the past and seems like the horse to beat. (1) DINERO FISHMAN has been battling tougher with limited success and may become more assertive from this spot.

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Race 2

(6) AMERICAN IN PARIS continues to get the benefit of impeccable form and short fields. Burke trainee has been flawless as a four-year-old and now faces a similar group to the one she dominated last week. (3) LORRIE PLEASE willingly gave up the lead after being used hard early last time. Veteran mare may choose to control things tonight. (5) MONKEY ON MY WHEEL has as much class as any in here and appears to be coming around.

Race 3

(7) SWEET CHARITY showed major ability in a very limited two-year-old season. Art Major-sired filly qualified back exceptionally well and doesn't find a difficult spot for her sophomore debut. (10) HANDSOFFMYCREAMPUF was a disappointment racing without cover as a 4-5 favorite in last. Western Terror-sired filly may look to leave the gate now that she has some racing experience. (3) ALWAYS ON A ROLL looks for her second straight at this level.

Race 4

(4) OFFINTHESUNSET was a stakes filly at two and three and returns off solid qualifiers in the basement; hard to go against. (2) FROM THE START has a reasonable amount of class and makes her second local start with leading driver Gingras aboard. (8) ABROKENART HANOVER seemed impossible to steer last week for Andy Miller. Five-year-old just can't be that bad.

Race 5

(6) JANIE BAY returns from Yonkers in very good form. Ontario-bred mare finds a field she can contend with and may regain winning form. (1) SOLID QUEEN earned the demotion after several outside draws. Four-year-old may be aggressively handled from the inside. (7) UP FRONT CRUISER had little chance coming overland in a quick mile last time and may set up better with her speed and even fractions.

Race 6

(6) WHATA DONATO may have only won by a neck in last but did in fact win. Four-year-old faces a competitive group but still looks the part of an up and comer. (9) JURGEN HANOVER doesn't need an introduction. This four-year-old showed top class potential in a three-year-old season cut short. (5) MARION MONACO has been in with tougher.

Race 7

(3) MUSCOLO faces a significantly weaker group than he did last week. Veteran was rock solid in his second-place finish and seems on the verge of a breakthrough. (6) GAELIC AND GARLIC has quietly been coming around and is a long shot worth following. (5) MARCUS BI is dangerous if allowed to sit and sprint late.

Race 8

(5) SHAWNEE DANCER had no chance upon dropping to this level last week. Five-year-old moves inside and remains in the hot hands of Andrew McCarthy. (1) MARINADE HANOVER has made breaks in two of her last three starts while racing against significantly better company. Perhaps with the inside draw she'll be more composed. (7) TWIN B ELITE must have found something she doesn't like approaching the wire. Five-year-old has converted victory into defeat and stopped abruptly in her last two starts while looking like a winner; can Gingas help?

Race 9

(7) DOUGH DOUGH hails from the winning combination of driver Mike Simons and trainer Gail Wrubel. The pair has been impressive in the trotting ranks this winter and this mare is another with speed and staying power. (10) FOUR STARZ SPEED drops and lands outside but that shouldn't deter Gingras from pushing her out of the gate. (2) MCKENZIES STAR moves up after a solid score in her first race in more than a month.

Race 10

(5) KAMWOOD LAUGHTER N gets a very important driver switch after a couple of very close calls. Veteran import should break the ice locally. (4) PARDON drops a notch and rates consideration. (2) VY HANOVER is placed to share off the drop as well.

Race 11

(2) BAD GIRL VEGAS didn't quit badly after a long overland journey in her local debut. Improving four-year-old lands inside and can take all with a better trip. (8) MARTY PARTY has shown the ability to handle this type of mare. (4) ART IDEAL hails from top connections.

Race 12

(5) DR CAL was too far back to threaten in his first trip of the year. Veteran drops a notch and may perk up at this level. (2) HEIDI FALLS just may have lost that winning feeling. Ancient gelding did show some early foot last time at the added distance. (3) J CS JAKE went an improved trip in his qualifier and should be competitive at this level.

Race 13

(8) HURRIKANE SCHMUMMA has been showing up each week and looking a little better every start. Four-year-old faces what appears to be a blank group and may finally get over the hump here. (9) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY is another that may try leaving despite the outside draw; two back was a solid effort. (1) THE REAL TONE draws into a spot where she can hit the board.

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