07/12/2012 10:25AM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/13 Analysis

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CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 88 - 248 / $470.50

Best Bet:  CHILITODAYHOTAMALE (1st)      Spot Play: POWER ROCK (3rd)

Race 1

(6) CHILITODAYHOTAMALE raced a bit better with Lasix and was chasing a legitimate filly in Maven. This is her race to lose. (5) LATTE HALL does pick up a catch-driver but I wouldn’t have liked to see some better efforts against NY Fair level horses. (7) HOPE AND LOVE adds hobbles but still seems very risky. (1) MRS MRS JONES wouldn’t shock me.

Race 2

(3) TROJAN HORSE got a little taste of action in May and was freshened up for the end of the stakes season. Time to see what this gelding can do. (8) POWER PLAY is far from my favorite horse. He has some talent but I simply don’t trust him, especially at a short price. (5) BLOMKVIST can’t seem to get over the top. Is he fast enough? (2) DORSAY chased nicely last week.

Race 3

(6) POWER ROCK had some traffic issues in his career debut. I’m not sure how good he is quite yet, but I’m willing to roll the dice against what looks like an evenly matched group. (4) CYCLONE could not overcome the 10-hole in his first start. He’ll have every chance tonight. (3) TROON was asked for a lot trying to two-move in just his second trip to the track; clear chance. (7) VAN GUNDY HANOVER comes in from Ohio and figures to have some ability.

Race 4

(5) AUTUMN ESCAPADE raced better than I was expecting when she missed by just a neck last week. Now that I saw that good effort, I’m on board. (1) PEMBROKE HEAT WAVE won the Armbro Flight the last time she hooked up with Sears. (3) SWAN IN A MILLION has come into his own lately.

Race 5

(3) HILARIOUS HAYLEY displayed some nice progression from her first to her second qualifiers and she is a full sister to a pair of winners. Tetrick in the bike is another plus. Let’s take the price. (7) AUTHORIZE finished second behind a nice looking young filly. (4) MISS LAUREN comes off a strong mile at Georgian and merits a long look. (2) ARTOMATIC LOVE hails from a mare that had tons of success in the early part of this century.

Race 6

(6) EDINGTON seems to be improving and was shuffled a bit last time. (3) ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUY just won in 1:52 4/5; hard to ignore. (1) EMERITUS MAXIMUS kicked home in :26 3/5 in his latest qualifier; impressive. (5) WHATS UP ROCK posted a decent debut mile and could improve.

Race 7

(1) CHAPLIN HALL has Sears, Allard and a class drop in his corner. (3) IN FOCUS could blow these away if he behaves. (2) PANTHOLOPS should be in the mix with any reasonable trip.

Race 8

(2) SOMBODYTHATIUSTTONO has improved in each os her qualifiers and figures to take another step forward in her pari-mutuel debut. (3) JERSEYLICIOUS continues to get nice checks each week and gets away from a tough filly tonight. (4) LIFETIME STAR offers the rare opportunity to get a price on a Takter-trained 2-year-old.

Race 9

(7) ZUEREST went down the road at this level last week and gets a free ride tonight. (1) UPFRONTSTRIKESGOLD is another one racing well at this condition. (4) MARCUS BI returns from a break to face lesser.

Race 10

(8) BILLIE BLUECHIP sports wins in her last two tries at this level with Sears in the bike. (1) DRAGON PRINCESS was stuck on the rim last time. I expect we will see an early brush from her tonight. (3) NITE GAMES will be posting the fractions and could easily step up.

Race 11

(6) BEST BOSS doesn’t face the easiest group, but gets some class relief and could offer a price. (1) MIKELEH showed some nice late pace in her most recent start. (7) MYLUVMYLIFE was a bit flat late but has the class to win.

 

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