06/01/2016 4:19PM

Meadowlands: Friday 6/3 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

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 34 - 92 / $160.60 (-$23.40)  BEST BETS: 4 - 8/ $9.90 (-6.10)


Spot Play: NOT BEFORE EIGHT (7th)

Race 1

(9) REAL DJ HANOVER seems to be ready for a peak effort in his third start of the year and gets in really cheap in this amateur race. Driver Sarah Svanstedt is Ake’s wife and she looked fine in the bike during a recent qualifier. (2) DOC SIMON’S DREAM made a costly early break last time; forgive and forget. (10) WINDSUN GALLIANO broke as the heavy favorite in his last try with Kleinhans in the bike. Perhaps he learned something from that experience.

Race 2

(2) GOIN TO THE LIMIT comes off an impressive 3-year-old debut and seems like one to follow. (1A) MARGARITA M rolled along on the engine in her latest qualifier and was a completely different horse. I would want a decent price to play her, but she could have some talent. (2A) JIMMY WILLIAM stayed flat and finished fast last time. The talent is there with this guy and he comes as the betting partner of the top choice. (5) CATCH A MISSION has done well in both career starts.

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Race 3

(5) SKINNY DIPPER has been having issues against PA-sired company against the likes of top filly Darlinonthebeach. This field is much easier. (8) GRACEFUL VISION has some breaking issues but did pace in 1:52 3/5 last year; demand some value. (3) AMERICAN CURVES had been racing well at Mohawk before her last couple of starts; worth a look.

Race 4

(3) DEMONS N DIAMONDS raced okay in 2015 and finally seems ready for her 4-year-old debut off some decent qualifiers; questionable field. (7) VERDI raced well on the drop to this level last time and should be involved in the outcome. (5) ICE O LATE couldn’t ask for a much easier spot and has been racing a bit better of late.

Race 5

(2) BALLINEEN returns to the NW3500 level and actually gets a good post to work with this time around. I’ll give her the slight edge over (7) EXOTIC BEACH, who has won here in the past and should benefit from the addition of David Miller. (1) M A JACKIE has been racing steadily and should get a piece of the exotics.

Race 6

I don’t have a strong opinion in this race and will likely press the ALL button in this last leg of the pick four. (1) QUICK DEAL was a very fast horse at one point in his career. He comes off a decent mile in his first start for Svanstedt and should enjoy the switch back to the mile track. (3) YOU ROCK MY WORLD moves into a decent barn and should keep his form. (2) JEWELS IN HOCK was sharp in the Miss Versatility, but things did go her way that night. (8) CAN DO reunites with Gingras, who posted consecutive wins with him two and three starts back.

Race 7

(2) NOT BEFORE EIGHT had no chance last Friday after the leader put up a soft 56 1/5 half. Tetrick jumps in the bike now and I expect a big effort. (3) TABLE TALK is another mare getting an interesting driver change. She could go a long way with Gingras steering the ship. (6) SHEEZA SHARK N tends to bring an honest effort more often than not.

Race 8

(2) MEADOWBRANCH WENDY appears to be way up in class but was able to trot a 1:53 3/5 winning mile last year. She is sharp and should only be helped by reuniting with Tetrick. (5) FOREVER ROYAL flashed crazy speed in his first start with hobbles and remarkably held reasonably well. Maybe he is ready to turn a corner? (1) NOWUCIT NOWUDONT comes off a sharp score, but this guy wears two fly screens to keep him calm and I wonder what happens if he gets stressed during the mile. (4) I C CAVIAR has some form and could provide exotics value.

Race 9

(6) GIRLOFYOURDREAMS continues to race better as she drops in class and should be ready to roll in this spot. (1) INTOVIEW charged home last week after taking plenty of tote action. (8) THAT WOMAN HANOVER can play with this group if on her game.

Race 10

(6) ASTOR was close to the early pace in a very fast mile last time and kept up nicely in the late stages. Fusco, Jr. trainee finds a soft spot and can take charge. (3) BULLSEYE made a bid first-over a week ago and also held well late. (5) CARD SHOCK failed as the favorite last time but deserves a second chance.

Race 11

(5) FERRISWHEEL JUNKIE came to the rim and kept rolling along last week and seems more than capable of handling tonight’s class rise. (3) COMMENTARY has raced well each of the last three weeks and seems like the main threat on paper. (4) CREAMPUFF MACDADDY has plenty of early speed and class. Maybe the switch to the big track helps?

Race 12

(6) WOODMERE ULTIMATE doesn’t look like much on paper with an 0-18 record in 2016, but in my humble opinion he lays over this field. I’ll take the short price. (3) RUSTY SKIPP finally gets a good post to work with and adds Tetrick to the equation. (1) BO’S SO HOT can stick within striking position from the inside post and pass one or two late for a good check. (4) HUXLEY closed okay last time. He’s another horse without much form in 2016 in this blank field.