11/23/2016 4:28PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/26 Analysis


Race 1 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


MEET STATS: 44 - 123 / $201.60 (-$44.40)

BEST BETS: 5 - 10 / $11.80 (-$8.20)

Best Bet: ROCK STAR (13th)

Spot Play: BLUE MUSE (2nd)

Race 1

(1) CARIBOU BEACH raced much better with Lasix added last time and really does face a blank field this week. (5) SANTANNA SAM put up some decent miles at Charlottetown and had no shot from post eight at Yonkers. (9) ST MATTYS DAY moves into a new barn; wakes up? (6) BORN OF FIRE lured Ginsburg off #5.

Race 2

(7) BLUE MUSE picks up David Miller this week and has proven a strong contender when he picks up a catch-driver. (3) LOU MAN ships in from Hoosier where he was racing in the top classes and moves into a hot barn. (2) ROCK OF CASHEL came up short again last time and this field isn't any easier. (4) FLYING ISA N is certainly sharp but not the best gaited horse in the world.

Race 3

This is a strange race seeing as #s 3,4,5 & 9 automatically get to race for more than twice as much against similar next week. (3) KEYSTONE CAMARO moves into a new barn and I'm basically sticking with horses that have shown some big track success in the last year. (1) WORKANDPLAYHARD doesn't win often but owns a win this year that is faster than most of these have ever gone. (6) SEA HARRIER has been closing OK at Vernon and seems like a fit here.

Race 4

I have to admit I'm not thrilled with the idea of wagering on any of these horses. (5) CHEROKEE RANGER wasn't going anywhere from post eight last time. Switch to the big track could help. (4) TWINCREEKS JACK has been racing well at Freehold for trainer Nick Surick. (10) EVERY INTENTION has some early speed and picks up Zeron. (1) NUBBLE LIGHT looks like a clear exotics player.

Race 5

(5) LAST DRAGON needed the start last time as expected. He should take this field a long way and perhaps into the winner's circle. (1) DRUNKEN TERROR loomed but couldn't sustain last time; another chance. (2) ONEDIN MACH N is a fairly steady performer that could step up given the right trip.

Race 6

(1) INSPIRATION VIEW moves into the Burke barn and often times that switch alone will perk a horse up. This looks like a decent spot. (5) JACKSRLUCKYTOO has a start under his belt now and should show more either tonight or next week. (4) STAY UP LATE reunites with Brett Miller. They hooked up for consecutive victories two and three starts back.

Race 7

(4) CARD SHOCK has a bit of back class to him and showed it last week. He's actually been sharp for a few weeks now and deserves the call, especially with the Hall of Fame Miller taking over the lines. (7) STIMULUS PLAN turned his form around in a hurry for new connections; dangerous again. (3) RETURN TO SENDER N saw his claiming price drop in half and rallied impressively to win last Saturday. Gelding is another threat in a competitive race. (9) BULLVILLE KYLE will need some pace help but could be closing nicely for a decent share.

Race 8

(5) CITY HALL has done plenty of good work here in the past and seems to have been the victim of circumstance in recent races at Pocono from outside posts. (3) TRUE BLUE HALL comes off a confidence building win at Freehold and is certainly capable of a big mile. (2) WESTERN DYNASTY joins the select club as a free-legged pacer. His qualifier was solid and he does have talent.

Race 9

(5) PARNU HANOVER qualified back sharply and certainly has the raw speed to go with this group if ready off the bench. (7) BETTING EXCHANGE drops down the condition ladder and has the early speed to take charge. (4) IAM BONASERA ships in sharp from Hoosier and has plenty of class. (2) HOBOKEN HANOVER won in 1:52 4/5 at Monticello when last seen. Can he drop the nine seconds needed off his qualifier to compete?

Race 10

(6) THE SPY can race well from on or off the pace. Four-year-old doesn't win often but seems to be in a good spot to compete; narrow call. (3) SAVAGE SEELSTER has been relatively sharp over the last few weeks. Despite an 0 for 16 record this year, he has a shot. (7) NESH CRUISER is clearly down in class. (8) FLIGHT DECK N missed a start due to sickness but is as good as any in here; mixed feelings.

Race 11

(6) ASHLEY'S HUSBAND isn't the lock he was last time, but the short field means he be in striking position and ready to blow by the field late. (2) MATRIX OF LUCK has been facing top competition at Hoosier for Burke; dangerous. (1) RICIMER A gets his first shot at the big track since coming over from Down Under. If he offers decent value, I'll play him.

Race 12

(4) ESPIRIT DE KAYJAY A has been racing well out of town and should only be helped by the addition of David Miller. (10) ITALIAN REBEL has big speed and like the top pick has been racing pretty well. (2) MR BIG LOAD moves into a new barn and sometimes any change is a good one; maybe.

Race 13

(3) ROCK STAR reunites with Zeron and drops down the class ladder. There seems to be plenty of outside speed to set up his late rally. (5) WILD SHOT HANOVER is clearly fast enough to win given a smooth trip. (7) Q ROCK is one of the outside speedster. If he isn't used too hard a victory isn't impossible. (2) SIR JAKE'S Z TAM stopped last time but his prior efforts were fine.

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