07/22/2015 3:39PM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/24 Analysis


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Race 3 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

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CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 87 - 306 / $444.10 BEST BETS: 12 - 23 / $44.30

Best Bet: JACK VERNON (2nd)

Spot Play: SOUTHWIND HOPE (9th)

Race 1

(4) TACO TUESDAY impressed with a very easy win in his Meadowlands qualifier and became an automatic bet-back. (1) GOIN TO THE LIMIT is another who looked good in the morning here. (2) REVE ROYALE is perfect in two career starts and the qualifiers at Vernon make you think he can handle the big track.(5) SOUTHERN PALMS showed enough in his debut to make you think he can win.

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Race 2

(5) JACK VERNON never had a shot in last week’s NJSS final. This field is much easier; down the road. (3) WAITLIFTER K comes out of the same race as the top choice and actually beat him last time. (7) STEED flashed good speed in his recent qualifier.

Race 3

(3) CRAZED N LINDY draws back inside tonight and gets the narrow edge in a bulky field. (2) CURRENT CRISIS closed well in a similar class last time and reunites with top driver Krivelin. (1) RC MARQUEE hasn’t seen a good post in some time. Down’t be shocked if this guy finds some early speed. (11) ALTERNAT THURSDAYS falls a notch below my top picks, but seems like a must use in the exotics.

Race 4

(2) WINTER HARBOR powered home in his most recent qualifier and appears to have plenty of ability. (7) PROMISE DELIEVERED raced well in the morning and put in a good showing in NJSS action. (6) STAYIN STRONG is another exiting NJSS races and could show more.

Race 5

(9) TAG UP AND GO returns to the Meadowlands at a reduced level and has done good work here in the past. (10) MR PICOLIT gets some major class relief and might just perk up because he isn’t overmatched. (5) PROPULSION is clearly capable of going big miles, but he can also be inconsistent. (3) HARLEY MOMMA has enough class to pull off the upset.

Race 6

(8) OBRIGADO hasn’t been seen in three weeks and seems likely to need a strong mile to get him ready for other big spots down the road. Plus he could be overlooked somewhat because Macdonald is not a Meadowlands regular. (5) NATURAL HERBIE has proven himself here in the past and seems to be rounding into form. (6) MARKET SHARE finished well but was uninvolved coming off a break in action. Will he be put into the race this week?

Race 7

(4) RADAR CONTACT battled back gamely in her most recent start when it looked like she might just fade away in the lane. With 4-year-olds as her main competition, I’d expect her to prove tough. (3) KATIE SAID has plenty of ability but needs some help from the pacesetter to set up her rally. (5) SANDBETWEENURTOES raced well in the Golden Girls and is a clear player in here.

Race 8

(7) JEWELS IN HOCK has ability and has picked up some confidence versus lesser foes of late. There seems to be enough early pace to set her up from second or third over. (5) RULES OF THE ROAD will likely be pointed down the road as usual and is very capable of going all the way. (6) GO BYEM has won three straight and was a winner when last seen here. (3) CODE BON is coming off a solid effort and might be hitting his stride.

Race 9

(5) SOUTHWIND HOPE rallied nicely with no shot after chasing slow fractions a week ago. She should have every chance to graduate. (7) HOLLYWOOD HILL faced a tough group in the Sire Stakes final; expecting more speed tonight. (3) SWINGING ROYALTY has put in some decent efforts and could get a piece.

Race 10

(4) LIBERTARIAN has won in this class in two of his last three starts; another free ride. (1) TRUE BLUE STRIDE went a nice even mile off the bench. We might find out how good this guy is on Friday night. (6) EXPLOSIVE MAN closed relentlessly in his latest qualifier while appearing a bit rough; maybe.

Race 11

(1) CELEBRITY EVENTSY finished up her last qualifier willingly and could provide some value versus others that won in the morning. (7) HUSTLE HEART blew away a baby race field in a slow time. Check out the breeding on this young lady—Credit Winner-Creamy Mimi. She is a half-sister to French Laundry. (3) LOVEABLE GRACE won HER QUALIFIER more easily than the neck margin would have you believe.

Race 12

(3) YOU BET YOUR GLASS hasn’t been quite as sharp as a few weeks ago, but finds a field where he can take charge from the onset and scoot down the road. (5) UNTOUCHABLE ONE got caught in a fast mile last time. This guy gets claimed every week and won in his previous stint in this barn. (10) WOODMERE ULTIMATE drops down and might be able to overcome the bad draw. (4) AMERICHI & (2) JIN DANDY have enough form to menace with the right trip.

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