07/08/2015 4:01PM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/10 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: 74 - 252 / $370.50 BEST BETS: 10 - 19 / $39.30

Best Bet: BROOKLYN HILL (2nd)


Race 1

(5) SILVIA was a willing third behind a runaway winner in her career debut and seems likely to graduate in this spot. (2) NEW LEAF took plenty of tote action and made an early miscue; another chance? (7) SKARA BRAE raced okay in her first start and could certainly improve.

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Race 2

(1) BROOKLYN HILL sat behind rated fractions and sprinted home with another very nice looking colt to be a narrowly defeated second. This $390k yearling purchase should pick up career win #1. (3) SOUTHWIND FLASH took aim but could not pass what seems like a pretty game youngster in Jack Vernon. I'm looking at a cold 1-3 exacta returning about $8. (6) STAYIN STRONG lost all chance at the start in his debut and deserves a second look either this week or down the road.

Race 3

(1) SILENT BLESSINGS took a nice tour of the track from last after starting from post 10 in her debut. I have to expect she'll be handled more aggressively this time around. (5) DREAM CHILD impressed by being able to gun off the gate from post 10. There seems to be some talent here. (2) ALL THE TIME faced a tough foe in her first trip to the track; capable.

Race 4

(6) BOSTON RED ROCKS looked good in his NJSS win a week ago and deserves top billing again. (5) KATIES ROCKER chased home the top one from off the pace. I can see this son of Rocknroll Hanover turning the tables if kept closer to the action. (4) WINNING LINC sprinted home nicely to start his career; more now?

Race 5

(1) EXQUISITE GLIDE took a shot on the rim and faded slightly last time. He drops to the basement condition now and has no excuses. (7) GUILTYWITHANEXCUSE sat the pocket for second in the same race where the top pick finished sixth; obvious player. (2) HOME TURF is hard to love on the win end with just 1 in 16 starts this year, but he is an exotics must. (8) ELIN raced evenly after a two month layoff and could certainly bring more now.

Race 6

(1) SOUTHWIND FRANK proved game while out-sprinting Brooklyn Hill last week. This Muscle Hill-sired colt appears to have ability. (2) BAR HOPPING looks like the obvious back end of a short exacta. (4) PROMISE DELIVERED was forced wide by a breaker in his latest qualifier and still maintained his composure to win. (7) TECH TITAN was never asked last in his last qualifier and he looked sure-footed enough to trot more than he showed.

Race 7

(2) WITCH DALI doesn't look particularly sharp at first glance, but she was impeded last time, came home in 25 2/5 prior to that, and was uncovered three-back. I don't see any reason why she can't win at a healthy price. (3) BEACH GRANNY has been very consistent over the last month; capable. (5) ACT NOW can't seem to stay on the track lately but possesses a huge late kick. (7) DREA'S GOOD POWOW was super last time and might actually be able to handle the class rise.

Race 8

(7) GIFTED WAY was out-kicked in his last qualifier by a talented trotter in Muscle Diamond. In a race with many options, he seems worth a shot if the price is close to double digits. (3) FINISH LINE chased for second money in a good time a couple of weeks back at this track. (8) LIBERTARIAN gets Campbell back in the bike; combo teamed up to score on 6/26. (2) BOBS HOPE blew away a cheap field at Philly; gets tested.

Race 9

(1) SINGIT LIKE ARETHA has been just okay in her qualifiers, but finds a pretty good spot and drew well for her debut. (6) DISMISSAL is out of a mare that has produced seven 2-year-old winners from 11 foals, with five sporting career earnings of at least $225k. (4) UPSIDE SURPRISE has shown enough in the morning to take a look at her on the track during warm-ups.

Race 10

(7) ACELO HANOVER came up a bit short having missed a month prior to his last start. He should take care of business in this spot. (4) TRIPLE MAJOR draws inside this week and should be forwardly placed. (6) GONE NUCLEAR lit up the board last time and shouldn't be hurt with Tetrick jumping in the bike.

Race 11

(5) ROCK MY GIRL was very sharp in her career debut. She seems worth following. (1) SHOW TIME HILL chased the top one last time; can improve. (8) BLUE MOON STRIDE was used while finishing second behind the pick a week ago; threat again.

Race 12

(4) A FORTUNE'S LEGACY ships in for trainer/driver Jenny Melander and has a big shot of going down the road. (5) CRAZED N LINDY was expertly steered by Kleinhans last time; dangerous. (9) JACKS TO OPEN has performed well week after week in the amateur ranks.

Race 13

(4) WHITTAKER changes barns for the fourth consecutive time. I can't guarantee a win, but he far and away looks like the most likely winner. (5) BUCKEYE IN CHARGE has been racing better in recent weeks and would be a surprise. (8) ELECTRIFY was dull in his first start for this barn; could improve. (9) CROCADILE CANYON has been racing well; worth using.

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