04/06/2016 3:40PM

Meadowlands: Friday 4/8 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: 145 - 489 / $856.40 (-$121.60)  BEST BETS: 20 - 37 / $81.80 (+$7.80)

Best Bet: SAYITALL BB (11th)

Spot Play: DON DORADO (3rd)

Race 1

(6) CELEBRITY STIMULUS was part of a fast early pace last time while facing much better foes. He should make some noise in a wide-open race. (8) CAPTAIN PRIMEAU is a veteran that knows his way to the winner's circle if given a smooth trip. (5) MAGGLIO won by open lengths in his last amateur race appearance.

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Race 2

(3) SELFIE HANOVER has to be given credit for overcoming a mid-race mistake with a big finish. Let's look for improvement tonight. (6) SECRETCODE HANOVER returns to the races with Lasix added and seems capable of making some noise. (8) CURFEW behaved last week and put in a nice mile. A repeat performance would put him right there at the wire.

Race 3

(3) DON DORADO is capable of going a big mile. He was in a bad spot last Friday and made a break. Don't be surprised if the capable Mitchell Walker places this 5-year-old on the engine and never looks back. (6) SIX BAX overcame an early miscue to be a credible third versus easier. If he behaves, he can show more. (4) CUP DAY SPUR N is a sharp horse with the most popular driver at the betting windows.

Race 4

(6) PAINITE was better in his second start following the layoff. He was facing a runaway winner last week; this field is easier. (4) COMMENTARY has been racing well and has speed. (7) HUNKOFBURNINLOVE picks up David Miller.

Race 5

(3) BORN TO FIGHT has been failing on the lead of late but could find better luck in this spot where he is likely to be sitting the pocket or coming from behind. (1) LUCKY MASS qualified in good order and certainly fits with this group. (5) ORANGE BIGI has been racing well enough to use underneath.

Race 6

(4) YOU'RE MAJESTIC blew up last week in what was a slightly tougher spot. There seems to be enough early speed in here to set up her late rally. (1) DETROIT RAPPER looked to be hanging in the stretch again but found just enough to get the job done last Friday. He should be competitive. (5) WORKOUT WONDER came to play last time and has some upside.

Race 7

(5) MELADY'S MONET qualified in good order and doesn't exactly face the toughest Open group. Veteran trotter can leave for position and get the job done. (6) CROSBY'S CLAM BAKE has been racing well here week after week; clear threat. (7) ROSE RUN PARKER is on quite a roll and sports a 31-44 career win record; can't toss him.

Race 8

(7) SHEEZA SHARK N finished up with good pace in her lone North American qualifier. The way these Down Under shippers have been performing of late, she seems worth a shot. (3) MISS DEFIANCE has form and early speed in her corner. (8) INTOVIEW is tough to discount after consecutive wins, but the outside post could hamper her chances.

Race 9

(1) APPOMATTOX gets some meaningful class relief tonight after facing the likes of JL Cruze last time out. He isn't overly sharp but can turn the corner tonight. (3) SCORCHER HALL isn't the best horse in the field, but you can't deny his form and this field seems to have ample early speed types to set up his late move. (6) CLEMENTINE DREAM was sharp most recently. (5) SIX GUN HALL is also coming off a nice mile and does have some class.

Race 10

(1) WALLTOCOUSINS returns to the Meadowlands at a reduced level and gets my narrow call to wake up in a race without a standout. (2) YOU ROCK MY WORLD comes off a confidence building win. (7) EXQUISITE GLIDE was racing well before the recent scratch line. (9) LAZURUS drops back down and could menace despite the bad post.

Race 11

(7) SAYITALL BB gets written into this race on the last AE condition. The outside post shouldn't stop her from gunning to the top and taking these the route. (2) IDEAL NUGGETS was a bit flat late but did pick up a couple of seconds off her first start in 2016. She is capable of stepping forward again; one to fear. (1) JERSEYLICIOUS could leave hard and secure a pocket trip.

Race 12

(8) SWEET TIME took a shot and tired last time versus better foes. Mare has the early speed needed to overcome the outer post. (2) FOUR HOUR NAP makes her third start off the bench and could be ready for a peak effort. (9) ROYAL ENGAGEMENT has performed consistently well this year. (1) FASHION ROCKER arrives for a good barn.

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