08/09/2012 11:11AM

Meadowlands: Friday 8/10 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 133 - 385 / $687.40

Best Bet: ALL MUNKY BUSINESS (7th)    Spot Play: ROCKIN BELLE (12th)

Race 1

(6) SOMBODYTHATIUSTONO is perfect on the year and could still offer some value. You have to like that. (5) JERSEYLICIOUS just won the Sweetheart but doesn’t exactly face an easy group. (1) MISS LAUREN continues to progress for top trainer Casie Coleman. (3) IDEAL A LITTLE comes off a convincing score.

Race 2

(2) SOUTHWIND COCOA beat many of these last time. Trainer is firing on all cylinders right now. (6) WITH SUGAR gets a driver switch to Pierce. (5) SHARED PAST posted a good effort on the engine last time.

Race 3

This is clearly the weaker division of the filly trots. I don’t see a standout in here, so let’s try a price play. (2) SILVER CREDIT won both of her qualifiers and hasn’t done anything wrong yet. (6) LADY DYNAMITE passed a lot of fillies in her pari-mutuel debut. (1) VIDA DE VIE draws well and might show some speed.  (9) HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE stayed flat in her second career try and could move forward now.

Race 4

(4) IDEAL GINNY keeps getting my top call and finishing second. I’m giving her one last chance on the “new set of hands” angle. (5) AUTHORIZE looks like the one to beat and a must on every ticket. (2) HILARIOUS HAYLEY raced well here last time and may have matured further since then.

Race 5

(7) ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUY had his head handed to him in the Wilson but drops right back in; good sign. This competition is much, much easier. (5) JOHNY ROCK steps up off a convincing score. (4) ROCKS N BONDS didn’t win but took a step forward last time.

Race 6

(3) ROCKNMYJEANS didn’t show us much in his debut but there is talent here. I’ll take a shot at a price. (6) ROCKIN AMADEUS is a full brother to Rockin Image and Time To Roll. You rarely see Gingras pick off a Burke horse! (1) IDEAL CARVER ships down for Coleman; respect.

Race 7

(2) ALL MUNKY BUSINESS was in tough against some good mares in the Ima Lula. This spot is easier. (9) CATHYS PRINCESS is better than her recent looks look and I like the switch to Gingras. (6) CHINESE CUISINE comes off an improved effort.

Race 8

(5) RALBAR moves into a new barn. A small improvement is all it would take to get this guy home. (3) ROCNROLWILNEVERDIE & (1) WAKE UP PETER both closed well last time and look like major players.

Race 9

(1) LIL MISS BOURBON sticks out on paper but hardly excites me. (8) MYSTICAL MADISON improved in her second start of the year and could step forward again. (2) CAMWOW figures to be close to the front.

Race 10

(8) CORKY jumps off the page as much the best. (3) DEADLIEST CATCH has looked good in the morning. (4) SUPER CLASSIC hung pretty badly last time but was facing a decent colt.

Race 11

(6) BLUFF was facing better in the Duenna. This is a spot where she is supposed to wire the field. (2) LINDY MCDREAMY gets a barn and driver changes tonight. (8) BLOMKVIST is another under new ownership. Sometimes any switch makes a big difference.

Race 12

(2) ROCKIN BELLE was better than she looked two starts back and took some air last week. Now she drops down and adds Sears; all signs GO. (4) MS BETTYS HOPE seems to be going a bit better now. (8) MISSMATT drops a bit; chance.


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