01/24/2013 4:31PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 1/26 Analysis




Race 1 - $15,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $75,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 11 - 38 / $47.00     BEST BETS: 3 - 3 / $13.80

Best Bet: MCCLELLAND (7th)     

Spot Play: BAKIN ON THE BEACH (8th)

Race 1

(1) GUN SHOW had no chance behind a horrible cover flow in his debut, moves inside and is worth a shot. (4) BLUE CLAW has the speed to carve this one out. (9) WHO'S YOUR MADDY has been racing against quality stock in Florida and definitely can overcome the outside draw if acclimated to the climate change.

Race 2

(5) ELUSIVE REWARD seemed to be sleepwalking his way through the 20's in last. Speedster moves up and inside and is worth a follow-up. (2) WESTERN TSUNAMI figures to be well supported off his recent form and is the one to beat. (10) ODIN BLUE CHIP moves into the Allard barn following the claim and most definitely can contest.

Race 3

(2) MILLIONDOLLARTOUCH is worth following after a solid long overland trip in his debut. Ontario-shipper moves into classified company and draws well. (1) SOUTHERN SPORT has speed and the pole position. (3) MIDAS BLUE CHIP made a couple of moves and was solid in placing against a jogging winner at this level and is a logical threat.

Race 4

(6) RELENTLESS G started to emerge late last year after being lightly raced at both two and three. Bettors Delight-sired gelding seems to have a big upside. (9) LINDWOOD PLAYER exhibited a closing kick in his first action locally and then showed some guts last week. He may need to leave this week to have a shot. (4) FREDDY DAY HANOVER could be placed for a decent cover trip.

Race 5

(4) JOYEUX DREAM just wasn't himself last week struggling when challenged on the outside. Four-year-old had been impressive before that start and figures to be a good price here. (7) WHERE TO HANOVER couldn't sprint hard enough last week to hold on to the victory but is versatile and in top hands. (10) WINDSUN GALLIANO appears the more talented of the Julie Miller group but also must overcome the outside draw.

Race 6

(4) BESTJETYET looked like he was on his way to victory last week before veering in midstretch and crossfiring. Cams Card Shark-sired four-year-old is much more effective coming from off the pace and should have that luxury with the inside draw. (1) HOLDINGALLTHECARDS is going to have his work cut out from this spot. He's been as impressive as any in this series to date but appears a likely underlay. (5) MR DENNIS was a six-figure buy this past Monday and looks for instant returns for his new connections.

Race 7

(4) MCCLELLAND was a vicious closer last year at this meet. Was quite overly aggressive in last week's return and may be handled a little differently this week. (3) RIVER SHARK has never been that good sprinting from a pocket trip so last week's Yonkers mile can be excused. Recent millionaire draws favorably upon his return. (5) ROCKIN THE HOUSE takes a significant drop in company.

Race 8

(7) BAKIN ON THE BEACH had pace finishing while having no realistic chance last time. Four-year-old is simply overdue. (3) MUSSELSFRMBRUSSELS looked much sounder in a resounding mile last week for Allard. Ontario-bred can most definitely handle the bump up in class. (9) VOICE OF TRUTH continues to close like a runaway in the stretch after drawing poorly.

Race 9

(1) I FOUGHT DALAW may have renewed confidence after last week's solid closing mile. One of 2011's top juvenile pacers is on the comeback trail and can start with a victory here. (5) RECENT NEWS steps up in brilliant form. (3) NO BU hung a little in the stretch last week but was in with a better group than this.

Race 10

(9) THE GREEN KNIGHT remained close to the pace in a wicked three-quarter clocking and held his ground quite well considering. This post shouldn't be a problem with his early speed. (3) YO CHEYENNE ROCKY was too far back against much tougher, draws inside and may revert to previous form. (7) SKY IS THE LIMIT defeated slightly weaker in last and is a factor with these.

Race 11

(7) GOLDEN RECEIVER hasn't worked up a sweat thus far in this series. Veteran has speed but is also as tough as they come. (6) MR HASANI N has been handled rather conservatively since showing up on the big track. Impressive import just may be ready to take the training wheels off and test the front tonight. (2) DIAL OR NODIAL is a legitimate threat if someone can soften up the favorite.

Race 12

(9) MAR DREAM was first or second 19 times last year and figures to enjoy the drop to this level. (4) PICTURE ME was somewhat improved cutting the pace last time and just be need some cover to get the job done. (1) MIGHTY YOUNG JOE consistently hits the board but has had trouble finding the winner's circle.

Race 13

(6) C CS LOVER N ran into a traffic jam on the first turn leaving in last week's bulky field and paid the price with an overland mile. He can find the front here and may be worth a price. (4) ALBION is another that started with a handicap and raced parked adding even more distance to his brutal trip. (3) CARMENS BEST is placed for part.


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