06/18/2014 4:55PM

Meadowlands: Friday 6/20 Analysis


Race 1 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 57 - 183 / $353.40   BEST BETS: 8 - 14 / $31.40


Best Bet: HEAVENS DOOR (2nd)

Spot Play: ARIA J (7th)

Race 1

(2) RED HOT SPICY showed enough as a 2-year-old to see she can trot with this group. We’ve already seen that Svanstedt can get them ready off a lackluster qualifier and notice the top fillies she faced that morning. (1) SCREAM AND SHOUT certainly fits but still has that 0-for-16 albatross around her neck. (6) KING CITY had an interesting trip last time and could do better with smoother sailing.

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Race 2

(4) HEAVEN’S DOOR faces the boys this week but just seems to be a second faster than this group. (2) MONTALBANO BI has looked good in a pair of Big M tries and might just have what it takes to continue to progress. (1) MOONLIGHT IN MIAMI looked good on May 16 and seems to have room for improvement.

Race 3

(7) CLEMENTINE DREAM gets written into the race under the AE condition earnings cap. Four-year-old is in career form and facing mostly younger competition. (2) HILLUSTRIOUS seems to be coming into his own and could have a future. (8) TEAM SIX should have gotten the job done last week; faces easier.

Race 4

(4) PERMANENT JOY was stuck in post eight at Philly last time. Gelding finds the perfect spot this week. (10) B L CLASS ACT is racing well and has proven he can overcome outside posts. (8) HARDROCKNJESSICA remains in form.

Race 5

(4) ALWAYS ON A ROLL reunited with Gingras and perked back up. This is a questionable field. (6) DON’T BLAME HER has been racing well. (8) MISS MACHQUEEN drops down and could awaken.

Race 6

(6) HANDOVER BELLE put in another nice effort last time and seems to have found her best form cycle. (7) PICTURE THIS had a tough trip in his first start since November. Four-year-old has ability and is very dangerous. (3) CEDAR DOVE was a bit better last time. Perhaps this classy lady is ready to get in gear.

Race 7

(4) ARIA J has been racing okay versus better. Now she drops in class and adds Tetrick. (1) WESTERN EMPRESS had no shot last time but was a sharp winner in his prior start. (5) ANGELS DELIGHT drops down and was Campbell’s choice.

Race 8

(5) DEWEYCOLORINTHELINE made over $400K as a 3-year-old and has been brought along slowly this year, picking up confidence in easy spots at Saratoga. He arrives at the Meadowlands in the perfect spot to keep winning. (1) PINE CREDIT only needs to stay trotting to have a chance. (9) MA CHERE HALL is the best in the race, but she can’t seem to keep her act together.

Race 9

Sometimes as a handicapper you have to be honest with yourself. I have no opinion in this race. For the record . . . (6) DREAM LAKE, (1) NEW YORK ATTITUDE and (4) CHINESE CUISINE.

Race 10

(4) RAGAZZO DOLCE finds a much softer group and should be handled aggressively this week. (6) MARCUS BI has displayed the ability to step up in easy spots like this one. (10) NEWSBOY MORIARTY adds Gingras; chance with trip.

Race 11

Six of the seven trotters in this leg of the TVG could potentially win. That said, until someone knocks (5) SEBASTIAN K off his thrown, he’ll get my call. I’m looking for a more conservative drive from Svanstedt this week. (3) MARKET SHARE reunites with Tetrick and should quickly pick up his game. My only concern is what trip he may get. (4) ARCH MADNESS could leave and sit a trip or wait for cover and wind up behind Market Share; interesting. (7) SEVRUGA will likely be gunning to the front.

Race 12

(5) BLUEBIRD KIDSQUEEN raced well from a tough spot last time. (6) BROADWAY ROCKS drops down from the C-1 to C-2 level. (1) DOUBLE BUNDY N adds Gingras this week.

Race 13

(7) LOTSA MATZAH made an excusable break on a half mile track last time. She is plenty fast enough to beat this group and should be able to pick up some confidence. (2) DELICIOUSLYNAUGHTY draws better this week. (5) EMBASSY SEELSTER has done a good job of getting checks lately.


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