04/08/2015 4:38PM

Meadowlands: Friday 4/10 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: 149 - 571 / $796.90  BEST BETS: 19 - 47 / $70.70

Best Bet: BOSSERS JOY (10th)


Race 1

(2) MARION MILLIONAIR raced evenly from post eight at Pocono in her first start since July and followed it up with a solid second-place finish from behind once again from post eight. Lightly raced 3-year-old seems ready to fire and connections see fit to add Gingras to make it happen. (1) EL MURO BR was visually just even in his qualifier but was trotting a 27 1/5 final quarter. (7) WANNA GET LUCKY returns to the Meadowlands off a narrow win; confidence builder?

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Race 2

(4) INITTOWINAFORTUNE was a strong runner-up behind (5) RADAR CONTACT last week after chasing soft fractions and can easily turn the tables. (6) ROCKLAMATION qualified well and has all the class needed to win, but I'll give her one pari-mutuel start.

Race 3

(6) STEEL CURTIN is normally a horse I would avoid, but he has been in against much tougher foes lately. Let's give this guy the conditioning edge over a few interesting newcomers coming off qualifiers. (3) ROYAL BECCA J has posted two solid efforts here and will be taking them a long way once again. (5) CREDISHIRE wasn't exactly asked for his best in that last qualifier. I get the impression there is more in his tank.

Race 4

(3) BAMBINO HALL was strangely bet down to favoritism last Friday and burned plenty of money. He moves inside this week, isn't coming off a break and should be handled aggressively. (8) SO PHOTOGENIC comes off a string of poor efforts from outside posts on a half-mile track. Mare moves into a new barn for a high percentage amateur. (5) CASANOVA LINDY has early speed and will be using it. (1) WINDSUN GALLIANO comes off a toss-out line; prior effort was fine.

Race 5

(9) DREAM'S BAR drops down to a winning level and should be firing off the gate. (10) BEACH GRANNY is also getting a fair amount of class relief and has been in raging form of late. (1) PURITY seems to be racing better since the switch to trainer Kevin Hough. (5) TOP BRAND is capable but disappoints too often.

Race 6

(5) HANDOVER BELLE was a bit short in her first start of the year and got stuck first over last time. She deserves one more shot on the class drop. (7) SWEET JUSTICE surprised me last week and perhaps he is ready to turn the corner. (1) UPFRONT BILLY almost always gets a piece of the pie and is an exotics must.

Race 7

(8) ICOMMANDMYSPIRIT folded on the engine on a night where speed wasn't exactly golden. She was also facing a couple that are now racing at the top level here. This looks like a good spot. (4) MATTIE TERROR GIRL is a quality mare that wasn't ready to handle Open types most recently. She can go with this group though. (7) PAN LUIS OBISPO is in fine form; using in exotics.

Race 8

(2) B L CLASS ACT was a solid second last week and he can step up in this spot. (8) POUNCE HANOVER bested the top choice a week ago. If he doesn't break he can easily go wire to wire again. (5) PROVE UP might be a step slower than the top pair and comes with a major breaking risk, but I wouldn't be shocked if he won.

Race 9

(4) ANGELS DELIGHT raced reasonably well in her first start since last June and is well spotted for a good payday in this mini-series final. (7) ART IDEAL picked up a win last week and has some versatility. (8) JANIE BAY only needs a smooth journey to roll past this field late. (10) LIGHTNING PAIGE flashed speed at both ends of the mile a week ago. (5) SOUTHWIND TRINI could have been short last time after missing a month of action.

Race 10

(7) BOSSERS JOY chased slow fractions and sprinted home in an impressive 25 4/5. That was a nice 2015 debut mile that she can build on. (6) AMERICAN TRUTH stole the race on the engine last time and it wouldn't be a shock if he did it again. (8) SWINGING CAMI comes out of the same race as the top two picks and is eligible to improve in just her second start since January.

Race 11

(6) MELADY'S MONET has been the king of this division all year. It is very hard to go against him. (5) WIND OF THE NORTH clearly has some ability but needs to step up his game one more notch to take on the top choice. (1A) LINDY'S TRU GRIT & (1) MASTER OF LAW are both capable but have missed some time.

Race 12

(4) STITCH IN TIME comes off a win and knows how to string them together judging by his 20-for-51 lifetime record. (3) HOME TURF gets a good post to work with this week. (5) KINGAPORE has some ability and could get home first again with the right trip. (6) LEXIS AMIGO should get a piece if he stays flat.

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