02/07/2012 9:49AM

Meadowlands Qualifying Insider, 2/2/12


Cloudy skies and 44-degree temperatures covered the oval this morning. The wind was calm for the 14-race card.

RACE 1- NOT AFRAID put together his second straight impressive qualifier for the Takter barn; looks fit and ready.

RACE 3- MARCUS BI finished second in a glorified training mile; 4-year-old has the ability to be a serious aged trotter this season.

RACE 5- FARIFANT took more than a half mile to finally clear command; looked good today and is ready for action.

RACE 8- RUN ON LUCK is a top level mare which looked very sharp today; hails from a top barn and is ready to score.

RACE 9- MYSTICAL DIVA overcame post 10 and closed with a ton of pace down the center of the track.

RACE 10- ARTS IDEAL HANOVER raced wide for a good part of the mile from post 10; unraced 3-year-old looked simply awesome.

RACE 11- GRAMS LEGACY took it at his own pace today before closing well in the lane; may be able to provide a price in 2012 debut.