07/24/2013 4:23PM

Meadowlands: Friday 7/26 Analysis




Race 1 - $20,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 108 - 315 / $491.60    BEST BETS: 14 - 24 / $43.00

Best Bet: ALL TROT (12th)

Spot Play: STAND BY CAM (8th)

Race 1

(2) JET AIRWAY was a professional winner in his second lifetime start and has the post edge on likely rival (8) THAT’S MY OPINION, who is a highly regarded first-time starter from the Alagna barn. (3) TWIN B SPEEDO has raced very well on the half in New York and tries the big track now.

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Race 2

(6) COOLER SCHOONER is a full sister to $885k earner Broadway Schooner and showed some serious ability in her career debut at Harrah’s Philly. If she has her act together perhaps she can upset the heavily favored entry. (1) LIFETIME PURSUIT is perfect in two starts and could be a monster; logical chalk. (4) STRUCK BY LINDY is also undefeated. She needs to find more speed.

Race 3

(5) SOUTHWIND SPIRIT looks to be a step ahead of this group right now. That said, 2-year-olds can get better in a hurry. (6) WELL BUILT looked good before a somewhat flat try in the NJSS final; chance. (4) QUIKWIT chased slow fractions last time and had no shot of gaining. (2) MUSCLE MIDAS lured Sears off another decent looking colt; interesting.

Race 4

(4) CHOCOLATE DAY has proven to be a consistent performer in limited starts and gets the narrow edge because it is hard to know what to expect from some of the others. (10) SEVERUS HANOVER seems to have some early speed and qualified nicely. (9) TOSS CARTWRIGHT was a willing second in his recent morning attempt but might be coming from last in this spot.

Race 5

(1A) FATHER PATRICK is a young colt with limitless potential at this point. He came up just short behind (3) NUNCIO last time but I expect he’ll be ready for a big effort with the chance to pick his post for the final with a victory this week. The latter also looks like a nice one and is hard to toss. (1) SONG IN MY HEART has ability. Is he ready to go as fast as the top two have shown?

Race 6

(3) IDEAL DANNY crushed his foes last time in a strong showing. With a ton of outside speed signed on, he should get the perfect trip to stalk and pounce. (9) MAMBO ITALIANO also looked very good winning his way into this mini-series final. He has four straight wins at this level. (4) CULLENS BLUE JEAN gets Callahan back in the bike and looms an upset contender. (10) FIRST IMPRESSION wouldn’t need to step up his game much to win; post hurts.

Race 7

(7) BEATGOESON HANOVER is a millionaire and loaded with class. She should be able to take this field. (5) MY MVP was third in the Hambletonian here last year and is nicely suited to the bigger racing surface. (8) FROM ABOVE gets along great with Callahan; sharp.

Race 8

(7) STAND BY CAM finished with pace last time and now adds Gingras. The last time this gelding paired with Gingras he won at 10-1. (3) BLUE STRIKE came up flat from off the pace last week. This looks like a spot for early speed. (5) BOBJACKS ANGLE A is always a threat to finish with good pace for a nice check. (8) DOUBLETROUBLE is very capable at this level and Pierce could be gunning him off the gate; using.

Race 9

(5) ROCKINGCAM PARK broke as one of the favorites in the NJSS final after two strong prior efforts. She draws better this week and gets the call to make amends. (3) IDEAL HELEN clearly has ability and looks like a must use. (9) CAVIART SHELLY raced well in her debut. Let’s see what she is made of.

Race 10

(1) KRISTINS VICTORY seemed to be in a good spot last week, but just seems to troll along without a strong winning desire. This field is awful and I’m a glutton for punishment. (2) LEAVE YOUR MARK is probably the one to beat but just doesn’t excite me. (9) PALM BEACH CHIC looks like a fit on form and ability. That said, she is facing boys and older foes.

Race 11

This bunch seems to be evenly matched. (2) RAMONA DISOMMA is sitting on a win but can’t seem to work out a clean trip. (4) ABROKENART HANOVER gets Gingras back in the bike. (6) LIGHTNING PAIGE is coming off a solid score. (8) ENDURING DELIGHT should enjoy the class relief.

Race 12

(1) ALL TROT won at this level last time and gets a free ride tonight. (7) LOUISE KEMP comes in from the tough NYSS circuit and seems like she should be competitive. (2) HOLD ON TIGHTLY finally raced well last time; adds Pierce.

Race 13

(6) DAWNS LEGACY raced well in her first start since December. She is eligible to improve. (3) LIZS LIL K K should continue to race well at this level. (5) MY IDEAL comes off a good effort at big odds.



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