01/18/2012 8:30PM

Meadowlands Qualifying Insider, 1/12/12


It was a cloudy 45-degree morning at the New Meadowlands. The track was listed as sloppy and the very deep surface warranted a   -3 time allowance by the judges. The wind was dead calm for the 16-race card.

RACE 2- LIVE JAZZ - Throw out the final time because of the deep racing surface; dominated this group with ease.

RACE 8- WESTERN TRADEMARK put in a monster effort today; was scratched-lame in September and seems to be fully recovered.

RACE 9- SONIC DANCER put up the best time of the day including a last quarter in :27.2 under own power. Toscano has this one going in the right direction.

RACE 11- FIRE IN THE NIGHT improved greatly off last week’s effort; fits very cheap and was driven out with an open stretch lead. Looks ready to win.

RACE 13- ROBURASCAL fought bravely down the lane against a superior rival; very live play at the $10,000 claiming level.

RACE 14- JOLTING KATE Burke trainee was driven out by Gingras in an easy win; looks tight and ready.

RACE 15- JUST A GLIMPSE romped by 16 lengths against very weak rivals; not worth a short price.