11/19/2015 4:42PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/21 Analysis

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MEET STATS: 10 - 24 / $63.60  BEST BETS: 0 - 2 / $0.00

Best Bet: E L TITAN (7th)

Spot Play: ALEX BULLVILLE (4th)

Race 1

(1) ANOTHER DAILY COPY dropped out of stakes competition and came up big at Pocono on Oct. 27 before getting demolished in the Governor’s Cup last week. He is back in his comfort zone and should show up with a nice effort. (3) SAPIENT HANOVER has that 1:50 3/5 winning mile at The Red Mile which jumps off the page two-back. He too was overmatched in the Governor’s Cup; rebounds? (5) MAJOR ADONIS wasn’t competitive in NYSS action but is another who proved himself at the non-winners level. If he is ready off the bench he could be a price play.

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Race 2

(2) MISSION BRIEF is the fastest filly in this race and one of the fastest trotters ever. If she shows up, she wins. (1) WILD HONEY should be chasing the top choice waiting for any kinks in the armor.

Race 3

(5) HOPE FOR BADLANDS scored for me last week at 6-1 and I see no reason to jump ship. This horse finished with a full head of steam and is in career form. (8) AIMO HANOVER comes off consecutive breaks but those were on the half at Yonkers. Gingras is back in the bike and I wouldn’t be shocked if this gelding turned it around. (7) OUR DRAGON KING has the credentials to win and hails from a barn that sends them ready.

Race 4

(3) ALEX BULLVILLE wasn’t bad closing from last a week ago. This guy can step up in soft spots like this one and the addition of Gingras should only help. (1) SHAMDEROCK should be able to stay closer to the action from this post. (8) MUST BE THE BUNNY gets a nice driver change to Zeron. (5) STAMPED BY DESIGN also gets a new driver, Hall of Famer Dave Miller.

Race 5

(4) MILLIGAN’S SCHOOL has come up short to two of tonight’s foes in consecutive starts. This guy is the fastest horse in the race and it won’t take much to make up that neck at a healthy price. (5) DOG GONE LUCKY deserves some respect after winning four straight, but as the possible chalk, I’m not in love with him as a top pick. (6) MAKE OR MISS was absolutely flying late in his elimination. If he brings that same effort and has clear sailing, you have to think he has a shot. (3) WAITLIFTER K has some talent if he can get away cleaning from the starting gate.

Race 6

(2) SUNFIRE BLUE CHIP took over a year off from racing and actually did okay to stay within six lengths of a good Open field at Pocono in his return effort. Now with three starts under his belt (two qualifiers and a race), he should be ready to fire. (8) ONTARIO SUCCESS is a hard-knocking type who seems to be in a good spot. (3) ROCKIN WIZARD basically toyed with cheaper last time.

Race 7

(3) E L TITAN is certainly the freshest horse in the race and his start over the track last week was stellar. Regardless of trip I love his chances tonight. (4) RESOLVE stole the race on the engine last week. He’ll flash speed and bring an honest (perhaps winning?) effort. (2) THE BANK has found his form in recent weeks and might just be good enough to trot with the big boys given the right trip.

Race 8

(8) BOSTON RED ROCKS was conservatively handled last time and just missed the win. He has been brought along perfectly by trainer Steve Elliott and looks like the best horse right now. (4) BIG TOP HANOVER is hard to knock off consecutive wins; main danger. (2) SPIDER MAN HANOVER won’t be on any of my tickets in the top spot, but he should be used everywhere in the exotics.

Race 9

(4) MAH SISH N has enough form to think he can come up with a big effort and he seems to be a better ‘big track’ horse. (6) BURKENTINE HANOVER was a credible second last week and that got Corey Callahan to stay here over #5. This guy likes to win with 24 career tallies in 76 chances. (5) MISTER TRUTH raced okay in his latest and wouldn’t be a shock here.

Race 10

(3) PRINCE PALANI probably needed his last start after a two month hiatus. This guy is far from a world-beater, but this field has plenty of question marks. (6) CASTLE FLIGHT picks up David Miller and moves into a new barn. Hoosier shipper seems worth a look as a horse with early speed in a race that lacks too many with that trait. (8) AHDOUGHNOLUM split foes with pace last time. He has a shot if he can get into the race from the outside post.

Race 11

The 3-year-old filly pacing division has been a crapshoot all year, so I’m going to roll the dice with longshot (9) BETTOR N BETTER. She qualified very well over a track that was hardly ‘fast’ and could be helped by the addition of Lasix or the move to the Bamond barn. There are enough angles to warrant a selection at a big price. (7) DIVINE CAROLINE is the divisional leader and certainly the one to beat; must use. (1) BEDROOMCONFESSIONS has to prove to me that she can win a big one before I’ll put her on top, but she’ll be on the bottom of my exotic tickets. (6) MOREMERCY BLUECHIP moves into the Ron Burke barn and could certainly improve in a hurry. (5) SASSA HANOVER has plenty of stakes credentials; hard to knock her.

Race 12

(3) FOILED AGAIN seems to have found a cozy spot in a small field where he can out-game his competition. (2) JK ENDOFANERA does his best work when he can wait and pounce. I’m not sure this is the best spot for those tactics. (6) MACH IT SO stole a race on the lead last time and is eligible to try to do it again.

Race 13

(4) UP UP AND OUT gets a ton of class relief and deserves the call. (6) ITRUSTYOU arrives from Hoosier for Burke/Gingras; classy. (1) BEGINNER’S LUCK couldn’t handle the trip last time; very capable. (8) RELENTLESS NATIVE was a solid winner versus lesser a week ago.

Race 14

(7) DANGER HI JOLTAGE never got involved from the outside post last time but had some late pace. Let’s give him another shot since he outdrew (10) UF FAST FEELIN, who swept the field impressive for a high percentage barn. (6) WHITE SPORTSCOAT was a bit flat off the bench; more now? (9) CHATTANOOGA JIM flashed some high speed a week ago.

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