07/09/2014 4:16PM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/11 Analysis

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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: 76 - 248 / $437.80  BEST BETS: 12 - 19 / $44.00

 

Best Bet: GALLANT SEELSTER (10th)

Spot Play: ARIA J (9th)

Race 1

(4) HERROYALHIGHNESS raced okay in her first start of the year and made a break last time. If she minds her manners, she could be very live at a price. (6) WALK THE WALK has plenty of early speed and only needs to keep his gait to be a wire to wire threat. (7) JJ ALEX is certainly fast enough to compete with this group on his best day. (9) VANITY MATTERS & (8) LOVE TALK have each shown the ability to step up; worth using.

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Race 2

(4) ROCKIN JIMMY put up a dominating qualifier at Pocono for trainer Erv Miller. First-crop Rockin Image colt seems ready to roll. (8) VEGAS ROCKS was handled conservatively and closed well in the stretch in a fast mile. If kept a bit closer to the action he could make some serious noise. (6) AMERICAN CROSSROAD raced okay in the morning for a strong barn.

Race 3

(3) CHINESE CUISINE is back in a straight C-2 and could prove tough. (5) JERSEY BOY arrives from Philly at a reduced level; big shot. (2) SUGAR QUEEN GABBY is the sort that could save ground and come charging late; trip player. (7) SINA has dangerous early speed.

Race 4

(4) ATSALLRITE HANOVER is a fast filly with problems staying on gait. Sometimes a switch in drivers can make a huge difference and Pierce knows how to win with trotters. (10) IT WAS FASCINATION has been keeping much better company and seems to have enough early speed to overcome the outside assignment. (1) KEN DOLL J is another with a breaking issue. If she trots she can win.

Race 5

(6) MOJARRA HANOVER drops into a very soft field and figures to be pointed down the road. (7) UPFRONTWHOSURLADY is winless on the year but faces a weak group. With a clean trip she has a shot. (4) CHEYENNE MIRIAM has been awful lately but had a big year last year.

Race 6

(4) SCANDALOUS HANOVER was part of a brutal pace versus much tougher foes last week. She drops back down and reunites with Miller tonight. (5) JK LETITGO drops out of the same race as the top choice. She hasn’t been in this cheap in a long time. (6) SWINGING BEAUTY has speed and form.

Race 7

(6) CAROLSIDEAL doesn’t bring a top effort every week but is clearly capable at this level. Her best trait is versatility; does it either way. (5) DELIGHTFUL DRAGON did her best to chase the boys in her last qualifier. Three Diamonds champ from last year has ability. (10) LORRIE PLEASE has high speed; don’t discount her. (7) ACE OF PACE comes in with form and has won her before.

Race 8

(6) MACS BAD BOY comes in sharp and gets a top driver in Scott Zeron. (3) ZUPPA INGLESE always races well when she minds her manners. (2) NITRO NITTANY is a filly with some talent; hard to toss.

Race 9

(6) ARIA J finds herself in a weaker C-2 this time around and figures to bring a big effort. (3) ELLEOFNXAMPLE drops down in her Big M return. (2) JARNAC is always good for a trifecta spot.

Race 10

(5) GALLANT SEELSTER drops from a C-1 to this C-2 and should take care of business. (10) SPENDER HANOVER has the speed to overcome the outside post. He doesn’t win often but hardly faces a winning group. (8) RELENTLESS DREAMER needs a reasonable pace to set up his late rally.

Race 11

(8) NOT AFFAIRD is in one of those softer spots where he excels. (2) SWEET JUSTICE flashed big speed the last time Miller was in the bike. This is a spot where he should be competitive. (7) BAMBINO GLIDE was over his head last time. His prior form was fine.

Race 12

(2) HELIOS couldn’t have asked for an easier spot. As long as he minds his manners, he should win regardless of trip. (5) UPFRONTSTRIKESGOLD hails from a barn that knows how to send them ready against soft competition. (3) SPECIAL COMMAND has some speed and could hang around.

Race 13

(5) DANISHDUJOUR gets a driver change to Ron Pierce. In a completely blank field, that is as good a reason to like a horse as I could find. (1) SHANE HALL was second at this level two start back. (4) THE X HORSE finished ninth at this level last time and might be the horse to beat.

 

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