04/29/2015 3:26PM

Meadowlands: Friday 5/1 Analysis

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FINAL 2015 WINTER/SPRING MEET STATS: 174 - 648 / $938.10 

BEST BETS: 22 - 53 / $82.50

Best Bet: DIVINE CAROLINE (3rd)

Spot Play: QUICK DEAL (7th)

Race 1

(3) NORTHERN GRACE had some trot at the end of both of her qualifying miles and trainer Semdshammer sees fit to call on Tim Tetrick to drive. (4) LADY WINONA has displayed flashes of ability between miscues on the track. She is a pick five must. (1) ALL THAT SPARKLES posted an even mile in her first start of the year and can show more now.

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Race 2

(4) CANEPA HANOVER begins his road to the Hambletonian against a somewhat inferior group. If he doesn’t make a mistake, he’ll win. (2) STEEL CURTIN has been very consistent of late and should sit close to the action. (6) MYTHOLOGY BLUECHIP was in against some salty older foes last time. (5) DONNIE DARKO has been chasing JL Cruze at Pocono.

Race 3

(2) DIVINE CAROLINE is a stakes-potential filly coming off a strong 2015 debut mile; again. (3) STRUT MY STUFF was handled patiently and rallied nicely to just miss at big odds in her initial offering of the year. More now? (6) STACIA HANOVER bested the former last time with a solid rally of her own; chance.

Race 4

(2) FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE was used from an outside post last time and lacked a big late kick; another shot. (7) LAUDERDALE won at this level last time and gets the ‘free ride’. (3) DREAM ROCKER will be gunning for the front and seems very capable. (1) ALL ABOUT JUSTICE doesn’t look great on paper, but he could sneak into the exotics. (4) B YOYO is in a flash speed and stop pattern. Maybe he turns it around?

Race 5

(7) ARIEL SALUTE took a shot in his career debut and weakened a bit versus a more accomplished group than he tackles tonight. I’m going to stay here on the class break. (2) TOTAL DARKNESS and (1) STARZINNER drop out of the Spring Preview where they chased a powerful trotter in Whom Shall I Fear.

Race 6

(6) TOTALLY RUSTY chased a pretty good mare in Jerseylicious though a fast morning mile. Dover shipper is perfect in three starts this year and has only lost once in her 12-race career; lots to like. (5) BEDROOMCONFESSIONS was aimed at some big races in her rookie season and qualified back well enough to think she’ll have a major say in here. (8) HAPPINESS showed a nice brush and staying power in both qualifiers.

Race 7

(3) QUICK DEAL proved he could behave without hobbles and trotted a strong mile. If he has his ‘A’ game, he wins. (7) POUNCE HANOVER has been on quite a roll but faces a better group tonight. (9) D’ORSAY was a bit flat to start her year. Classy mare can pop up with a big mile at any time.

Race 8

(6) HURRIKANE ALI came up with a huge 1:51 4/5 qualifying mile last time and Gingras chose this son of Rocknroll Hanover over a Ron Burke-trained horse. (2) DEVILS CUT had no shot from post 10. He should sit close and pick up a good check. (1) THE LIMIT HANOVER seems ready for action after a pair of decent qualifiers.

Race 9

(9) SINGLE ME has flashed early speed in almost every start, so the outside post should present no problems. As long as she doesn’t have to work so hard to make the front, she looks clearly best. (3) QUICK AINT FAIR finds an easier spot. Chris Ryder trainee could easily improve in her second career race. (1) KAITLYN AKEEPER is an unknown since I didn’t see those Philly qualifiers; watch her warm up. (2) NEW JOEZ is an exotics player if she stays pacing.

Race 10

(5) JANIE BAY proved last week that she can make an early move and race well. She outdraws main rival (10) DREAM’S BAR but a large margin and faces a mostly dull group. The latter drops back down into her comfort zone and should be hustled away from the gate. (1) HAPPILYEVERFASTER gets a positive driver switch to Callahan.

Race 11

(6) RADAR CONTACT had to work on the engine last time and barely got nipped at the wire. Her price should rise over even money this week and now she becomes tempting. (5) INITTOWINAFORTUNE finally turned the tables on the top one last time; threat again. (1) MAJOR DANCER got in a good warm-up mile in her first start as a 4-year-old. Do we see her best yet?

Race 12

(4) KINGAPORE was hopelessly trapped in last week and never got a chance to shine. I’ll bite one more time. (2) TIGER’S TOO GOOD drops down and really has no excuses. One of my top pair should win. (1) CRAZED N LINDY gets a better post and Gingras in the bike. (10) VIPER BLUE CHIP should flash early speed and get into the exotics.

 

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