11/26/2014 7:58PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 11/29 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: 12 - 52 / $60.20  BEST BETS: 2 - 3 / $6.00


Spot Play: STALLONE BLUE CHIP (13th)

Race 1

(1) NASSAU COUNTY gets his claiming price cut nearly in half and hails from a barn that has started the meet with a pair of wins. (6) EXPENSIVE TOY ships in sharp from Yonkers and has early speed. (8) NUCLEAR ENEMY is another with good early foot.

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Race 2

(1) MAXI BON was used hard early in both recent starts and now gets perfectly drawn way inside the logical favorites. Don't be shocked if he steps up with a big mile. (7) SWEET ROCK destroyed a much easier field last time. (6) SOMESTARSOMEWHERE seems to race down to the level of his competition. It is impossible to 'love' this horse as the favorite.

Race 3

(1B) JOURNEYMAN & (1) HALL BRO form two-thirds of an entry that looks like a legitimate 3-5 shot. Both horses are very sharp. (4) CAVIART LUCA couldn't overcome the trip last time; driver change tonight. (2) CAVIART CHASE has speed and form.

Race 4

(3) SID ROCK took a shot first over and faded last time. New driver Corey Callahan can get more out of him. (10) ACE OF SHARKS looks like the one to beat, but is stuck in post 10. (1) WHITE BLISS finds an easier spot this week; needs to show more.

Race 5

(8) ROCKEYED OPTIMIST paced a 54 1/5 final half in his first start since August. Connections were clearly giving the 3YO an easy mile; expecting more now. (6) JK PATRIOT ships in sharp and picks up Gingras. (2) BADIX HANOVER draws well this week and could be aggressive early on.

Race 6

(5) BETTORS GLASS was very sharp before racing over his head last time at Philly. Six-year-old draws a good post to work with tonight. (7) SHOOTER'S DREAM is clearly racing well now. (1) LONG LIVE ROCK drops back down to the level of his last win two starts ago. (2) CAM B ZIPPER has shown past success here.

Race 7

(3) SWEET LOU put in a huge mile in the Breeders Crown and certainly deserved to win. He is the clear one to beat in career finale. (2) MODERN LEGEND also raced very well while uncovered in the Crown. Any smooth trip would give him a big shot of winning. (4) CLEAR VISION is not going to pass multiple horses at this level. He needs to be closer on the rim to have a shot.

Race 8

(2) IAM BONASERA should be sharper in his second start after seven weeks off. Erv Miller trainee knows how to win and is plenty fast. (5) SECOND WIND N couldn't overcome the outside draw most recently. Classy veteran figures to fire off the gate from this post. (7) SCHOOLKIDS posted a convincing score versus easier.

Race 9

(8) LONEWOLF CURRIER raced evenly in his first start of 2014. Speedy 4-year-old has every right to be ready for a big mile now. (2) MY TEMUDJIN N got away slowly and lost any chance versus B-2 foes; class drop. (7) MIGHT YOUNG JOE already has five wins at the Meadowlands this year.

Race 10

(2) WISHING STONE finally draws well after a string of outside posts in big events. If he can somehow work out a decent trip, the reward will be huge. (1) CREATINE raced very well in the Breeders Crown and should be handled aggressively tonight. (5) SEBASTIAN K has been the divisional leader all year but hasn't won since August. I respect his chances but have reservations. (6) MARKET SHARE was very flat in the Crown final; needed the start?

Race 11

(6) ASLAN couldn't be any sharper. Any reasonable trip should place him in the photo. (5) SPEED AGAIN has high speed and could steal the race. (7) GOLDEN RECEIVER qualified well; classy.

Race 12

(2) ESPEN DE VIE finds a much softer spot this week and should improve. (6) AGOOD TIME TO ROCK just missed last week at this level. (10) K-LEES SHAKENBAKE has ability but needs a trip from the bad post.

Race 13

(7) STALLONE BLUE CHIP couldn't close on a night when speed was playing very well. He drops in class now and should be very tough. (12) ALEX BULLVILLE also gets to move down a notch. (8) OPEN WATER doesn't win often but could get a big piece if he guns off the gate. (10) BUBBIE BOY faces easier.

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