04/18/2012 10:32PM

Meadowlands: Friday 4/20 Analysis


MEET STATS: 136 - 451 / $958.60

Best Bet: MONSIGNOR FLAN (11th)       Spot Play: SPIRIT TO SPARE (4th)

Race 1

(6) ANOTHER AMARETTO qualified nicely with the addition of hobbles. Perhaps the equipment change makes this guy a winner. (8) VOLARE DE VIE also cruised along in his qualifier; clear player. (3) STAN THE MAN has been okay in limited starts.

Race 2

(3) BROADWAY ROCKS was able to rate and sprint last time; I like that. (6) IDONETTE really gunned off the gate in her latest qualifier, backed off the middle half and picked it up again; interesting. (1) LINDY MCDREAMY has raced well so far this year.

Race 3

In a race which I have no real opinion, I’ll try (4) PURE BARRE, who qualified back nicely after a decent 3yo season. (2) BROADWAY ZINGER also did well in the AM. This guy has some talent. (9) MR FENWICK has the speed to overcome the outside post.

Race 4

(5) SPIRIT TO SPARE had a start under her belt and should be tight now. She lays over this field. (1) MISS ANNIE J gets some class relief and might actually offer a decent price. (9) RAMONA DISOMMA is another dropping down; post hurts. (4) SHAYNA BABY reunites with Gingras.

Race 5

(4) HEIDI FALLS knows how to step up in these easy spots. I would expect to see Dube leaving the gate with him. (3) CELEBRITY PLAYBOY finds a soft spot upon arrival; big threat. (7) GINGER TREE WANDA is capable on her best day.

Race 6

(7) SYNERGY SEELSTER scored against similar last week. (3) SHABALABADINGDONG is certainly capable. (2) FREEDOM CROSSING ships in with good form.

Race 7

(3) ENOUGH TALK probably raced better than it looked on paper. He stayed on nicely in the lane despite missing many months of action. I’m picking him on top with the hopes that Pierce leaves. If he doesn’t, I fear I have picked a loser. (2) LIVE JAZZ finished willingly last time. (1) ZUMBA MOUSE is hard to toss.

Race 8

(2) DOUBLE UP HANOVER put in a nice uncovered mile last time. Saunders seems to have this guy figured out and the price could be sweet in this tough field. (6) BLACKTUXWHITESOCKS certainly looked good winning last week. (4) PEMBROKE HEAT WAVE has reeled off two straight scores; wire to wire threat. (1) OPENING NIGHT can go a big mile at any time.

Race 9

(3) WHATS NEW PUSSYCAT hasn’t done much this year but does drop to a new low in terms of condition. Here’s hoping she wakes up as expected. (2) GERRIES MADISON has perked up was Lasix added. (6) WHATRUGONNADO is sharp enough to get a nice chunk. (9) JULIAS SONG N was a winner in his last start at this level.

Race 10

(6) FOUNTAINBLEAU VOLO chased Arch Madness nicely in his most recent race. If he picks up cover he could score at a decent price. (2) ARCH MADNESS was super last time and looms the one to beat again. That said, the price will be short and the others are catching up. (3) ANDERS BLUESTONE is certainly sharp and very capable.

Race 11

(2) MONSIGNOR FLAN was awesome last time and finds a decent spot tonight. (6) PILGRIMS CHUCKIE wasn’t great in his qualifiers but doesn’t face the toughest group. (9) PEKOE FASHION is a talented youngster that might need a start.

Race 12

(1) HOW BOUT A SMOOCH was stuck in an impossible spot last week and rallied home nicely. She should be even tighter in just her second start of the year. (4) SIR LBS Z TAM has looked pretty good in the qualifiers. I can see her stepping up. (5) HAYWORTH BLUE CHIP scored off the bench. (6) NOW THE FUN STARTS won his career debut; no knocks.