04/23/2014 4:17PM

Meadowlands: Friday 4/25 Analysis


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MEET STATS: 117 - 435 / $691.00   BEST BETS: 17 - 35 / $64.20

Best Bet: WOMAN OF TERROR (8th)

Spot Play: PITA (4th)

Race 1

(9) ON DISPLAY raced pretty well while chasing the talented Little Brown Fox in his most recent qualifier. The fact that trainer Trond Smedshammer was going to drive and instead enlisted Tim Tetrick, tells me this gelding is probably ready to fire. (1) DOT DOT DOT DASH is not the most talented in this group, but is fairly consistent and should stay close to the pace from the cones. (8) DUOLOTTACHEATIN is capabale of a big mile and Gingras in the bike is usually a plus.

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Race 2

(6) SCANDALOUS HANOVER flashed speed and packed it in last time at Yonkers. I’m going to give her another chance coming back to the mile track. (5) MARTY PARTY steps up off a decent try. She is good enough to play with this group. (8) LORRIE PLEASE is simply not the same mare she was six weeks ago. That said, she has early speed and should stick around.

Race 3

I have a feeling that there will be a fair amount of early speed in this race and a closer will win. (4) DON’T KNOW CHIP seems to be racing well on an every other week schedule and certainly qualifies as a good deep closer. (6) WARRAWEE OLAY is one of the likely early pace players. If she is sitting the pocket or left alone on the engine, watch out. (2) LAD PINE is capable of stepping up with a clean trip. (3) HASTY PROFFITT has a shot if kept closer to the action.

Race 4

(5) PITA finished nicely at huge odds in her 3-year-old debut. While some might ignore her again, it is very possible that she matured into a better horse over the winter months. (6) I NEED HOTSTUFF has some ability but didn’t exactly set the world on fire in her debut. (3) MOONLIT SHARK only needs a smooth trip to get a nice piece.

Race 5

(5) FONDANT was sneaky good in his recent qualifier and this field is hardly loaded with talent. (1) AVALICIOUS qualified nicely following a barn change. (4) SCARY MAGIC kicked home in 27 2/5 with Lasix added; using.

Race 6

(9) NOVASCOTIA HANOVER raced well in her 2014 debut and should move forward with that start under her halter. (2) SWINGING BEAUTY & (1) TOP BRAND are both getting class relief; dangerous.

Race 7

(4) BOFFIN has the ability to trot some fast miles. Kevin Lare trainee comes in from Dover in sharp form. (1) HERE COMES NUMBERS was a winner each of his previous two starts but can’t seem to mind his manners in the final sixteenth; dangerous and risky. (3) NF HAPPENSTANCE has proven herself a capable player. (5) BLUTO, (6) TIRADE HANOVER & (8) HIGH BRIDGE are 4-year-olds with talent. Any of the trio could step up.

Race 8

(5) WOMAN OF TERROR had absolutely no chance last time but still paced home willingly. Trainer Steve Elliott has this mare ready for a big effort and the addition of Gingras in the bike only makes her a better play. (3) BREATHTAKING almost lasted on the engine last time. This race might be tougher. (10) IDEAL GINNY seems likely to show big early speed and have a say in the outcome.

Race 9

(4) JANIE BAY was a sharp winner when last seen at the C-1 level. She actually raced pretty well from post 10 versus better last week. (6) LEAVEUMLADY drops down a notch and finds the perfect spot to flash early speed. (1) SPIRIT OF DESIRE is a consistent performer who should at least get an exotic spot.

Race 10

(7) WHEELS went a big mile in his first start for this barn; worth following. (2) MARCH AWARENESS perked up with Lasix added. (4) CAPTAIN PRIMEAU has been racing well lately.

Race 11

(5) MODERN FAMILY continues to impress and figures to head down the road in this spot. (1) UNDERCOVER STRIKE gets the true acid test tonight. Can he pass Modern Family late? (4) UNCLE PETER is a top trotter but I’m going to watch from the sidelines in his first start of the year.

Race 12

(1) CRAZY EIGHTS finds a soft spot and should take charge. (6) THISTHATNTHEOTHER wasn’t going very far from post 10 last time. This mare still looks sharp. (5) JARNAC has been on the board in each of her last four tries.

Race 13

(2) OFFINTOTHESUNSET comes off a good effort at Philly and looks like a fit with this evenly-matched group. (1) BELLE BOYD has tons of class but hasn’t figured out life as a 4-year-old. (5) NOTREADYTOBENICE is usually good for a piece and does step up at times. (8) SURFSIDE SEXY enteres the Ron Burke barn.

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