04/04/2012 4:07PM

Meadowlands: Friday 4/6 Analysis


MEET STATS: 115 - 402 / $830.20

Best Bet: BASTILLE (11th)     Spot Play: TO TELL THE TRUTH (3rd)

Race 1

(1) BROADWAY ROCKS made a nice move last week only to get nipped at the wire. That was his first career start and he could certainly move forward off that effort. (5) LINDY MCDREAMY stormed home impressively in his qualifier and will be taking lots of tote action. My only word of caution is that he was off the gate at the start. (6) ANOTHER AMARETTO trotted an even mile in his latest AM attempt. I’m not tossing this one so quickly.

Race 2

(3) BULLVILLE WIN gets my uninspired call on top. The better post should help him this week and the awful competition can’t hurt, either. (1) MOTOWN DREAMGIRL made nearly as much in 2011 as the rest of the field combined. Though, her form is questionable. (2) STOGIE HANOVER can suck along for a piece.

Race 3

(4) TO TELL THE TRUTH wasn’t bad in her first start up from Pompano. Any improvement should see her to the winner’s circle. (8) ARTIES LAST PARTY was not awful in her last try here. She seems like a fit if the trip works out. (3) SWEET TIME drops out of tough series action at Yonkers, but didn’t exactly light it up when last seen at the Meadowlands.

Race 4

(3) ON THE PODIUM posted a decent 2012 debut mile; more now? (9) NOT AFRAID is clearly a major player in here. Does Pierce gun him out again or wait for next week’s bracket. (5) TROUBLE was a convincing winner in round one action.

Race 5

(5) DOUBLE UP HANOVER is his own worst enemy. Will he trot the mile? If he does, he should win easily. (2) MYSTICAL CON stays at the same level but finds a much better spot. (3) CATHYS PRINCESS should be closing with late trot.

Race 6

(9) FOUR STARZ ROE has been super since the claim by PJ Fraley; I’ll bite. (4) ROCK N SOUL comes off a confidence building score at Chester. She is supposed to beat this field. (6) SMOKE PAN MIRRORS lit up the board last week; very sharp.

Race 7

This looks like a good race. (5) SUGAR QUEEN GABBY has been racing well lately and could be in line for a nice cover trip. (3) ICE MACHINE can’t seem to get over the hump; still, big threat. (7) MYSTERY PHOTO might have needed the start last week; maybe. (9) CAMERON CHIP clearly fits but may need to pass them all in the stretch.

Race 8

(8) SHAYNA BABY finally came to play last week. She stays in the same class and can repeat. (1) SHAKY HANOVER was a winner when last seen at this level. That said, Pierce elected to pick off this gal. (4) BLUE MONSTER has been very sharp at Freehold; not impossible.

Race 9

(8) WESTSIDE LINDY was recently second behind two foes that would destroy this field. Let’s give him the edge. (3) UNEFOISDANSMAVIE has stepped up his game lately. (1) MASTER BEGONIA beat lesser at Chester. Maybe he can build off that effort.

Race 10

(6) NITE GAMES can’t be faulted for last week’s line. She was stuck in traffic and locked wheels. This spot is slightly tougher but the bad line might improve her price. (1) DRAGON PRINCESS gets some needed class relief. (3) REILLYS DAUGHTER won at this level by open lengths in her last start. (4) CUZ SHE CAN should be comfortable at this level.

Race 11

(2) BASTILLE gets class and post relief. (3) MANNINGLY can win this if he behaves. (6) MONSIGNOR FLAN raced okay last time when you consider it was his first start in seven weeks; using.

Race 12

(5) CHANGE MAKER faced traffic last time and won the previous time she raced at this level. (7) FIRE FOX does her best work near the lead and I don’t see much speed signed on tonight. (2) MS BETTYS HOPE is another who could be close to the action. (6) ARIANE HANOVER should get a piece.