12/04/2014 3:39PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 12/6 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: 17 - 78 / $81.00  BEST BETS: 3 - 5 / $10.00

Best Bet: FRANZO (2nd)

Spot Play: BETTOR THAN YOU (8th)

Race 1

(2) HRUBYS N LUCK has some success here during the winter months and picks up Pierce off a decent tightening mile at Freehold. (1) RELENTLESS DREAMER is a closer that needs the perfect conditions to score. He finds a soft field this week; dangerous. (5) TAKESHIGEMICHI should leave and sit a good trip.

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Race 2

(1) FRANZO looks like the clear one to beat if you excuse the break in the Breeders Crown; huge class relief. (2) WESTERN WEAR posted a strong qualifier and followed that up with a nice victory to start his career. (8) ROYAL KEE WEE N should flash early speed and get a nice piece.

Race 3

(1) UNTOUCHABLE ONE ships in from Saratoga but should fit nicely with this group. Gelding has won 23 of 54 career races. (7) NASSAU COUNTY has been fairly consistent; shows speed? (9) WHITTAKER & (10) NUCLEAR ENEMY have the early zip to overcome the outside draw.

Race 4

(8) LET’S FOAL AROUND showed earlier in the year that he can compete on the big track. There are no standouts in this group and this guy can go a long way on the engine if ready off the layoff. (4) BETTOR BELIEVE IT was competitive prior to the break last time. (3) CHEYENNE SEEBER finished a credible second two starts back in a similar race.

Race 5

(5) JACK ATTACK was used up in the early pace while tackling much better foes. Three-year-old drops to the basement condition this week and should be sharper in his second start since June. (1) MAJOR BOMBAY hasn’t been really good in some time, but does have plenty of back class. If he brings his best, he wins. (4) FOUR STARZZZ Z comes off a good effort for Burke/Gingras.

Race 6

(9) GOLDEN RECEIVER raced better than I expected in a narrow defeat last time. He’ll make the top and can take these to the wire. (3) WAKE UP PETER draws inside his main rivals and can use that to his advantage. (8) SPEED AGAIN & (7) SANTA FE BEACHBOY are two sharp Ron Burke trainees; clear players.

Race 7

(5) DRAGON LORE couldn’t have looked any better winning against a softer group last week. I’m willing to stick with him despite the stiffer competition. (3) HERE COMES SWIFTY closed nicely in his first start since early September. Four-year-old has some ability. (8) K-LEES SHAKENBAKE closed well most recently and would be no surprise in this spot. (6) LONEWOLF CURRIER has been slowly getting better each week. He could wake up with a huge mile at any time.

Race 8

(5) BETTOR THAN YOU couldn’t quite get the job done from the outside post last week, but was only beaten by 1 1/2 lengths. Don’t be surprised to see him much closer to the pace this week. (6) AMERICAN RAGE is a quality pacer with plenty of class. (8) SHOOTER’S DREAM has plenty of form on his side.

Race 9

(4) MIGHTY YOUNG JOE raced okay from the back of the pack last week and figures to be forwardly placed this time in a field lacking a ton of early speed. (7) ROAR drops down a notch; needs a live trip. (6) EXPENSIVE TOY comes off a win versus easier foes. (3) BLATANTLY BEST had pace while in traffic most recently.

Race 10

(9) SPARKY MARK was used up early last time. He’ll likely be on the move off the gate again, but the drop from B-1 to B-2 should braven him up. (7) FIVEKNUCKLESHUFFLE arrives from Balmoral for a new barn. This guy likes to win and has a shot with the right trip. (1) DEDI’S DRAGON will likely go off the favorite from the inside post; clear threat.

Race 11

(6) PIECE OF THE ROCK failed to fire late last time, but I like him better on the engine and this looks like a better spot for those tactics. (3) ROCKNROLL JEWEL should be close to the pace; upset chance. (4) BOBJACKS ANGLE A will be involved if the pace winds up getting too hot.

Race 12

(7) GOLD ROCKS has been racing well and clearly looks like the one to beat. (1) CAPOZZO only finished a couple of lengths behind the top one last time and that was despite closing from last. (3) THE LUNCH PAIL is a decent horse when he brings a good effort; maybe.

Race 13

This race is simply impossible to decipher. None of these horses show any kind of consistent form. (1) MACHIN MONEY never got involved from an outside post last time and could turn it around from the cones. (4) GRATIAS DEO raced okay from post 10 most recently. (2) VISA VIPER is off a race where he made a nice move before tiring late in a pretty quick mile; using. (7) JOKERMAN adds Tetrick.

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