02/21/2012 1:33PM

Meadowlands Qualifying Insider, 2/16/12


Cloudy skies and 40-degree temperatures covered the oval this morning. The wind was calm for the 15-race card.

RACE 4- MMS LUCKY BOY ships in from The Meadows for Erv Miller; looked very sharp today.

RACE 5- MAJOR HERBIE ships up from Dover into the Julie Miller barn; looks like a fit with upper-condition trotters.

RACE 6- BLOMKVIST is slowly making progress for team Takter. He may need one more tune-up session.

RACE 8- CHANCEY LADY is a top notch mare who looked very strong today; finished under a tight hold with plenty more in the tank.

RACE 10- ANNDROVETTE was bearing out a bit leaving; other than that the 2011 Breeders Crown Champion looked good off the layoff.

RACE 11- TIDEWATER TOMAHAWK was used multiple times and still held very well to the wire; more sharp Burke stock.

RACE 13- KINGS LEGEND showed a flash of early speed. That should prove a big addition to his untested arsenal.