03/05/2015 5:37PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 3/7 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: 0 - 0 / $0.00


Spot Play: SASSY HANOVER (4th)

Race 1

(3) COUSIN BRUCIE was a bit green behind the starting gate when another horse got into his path. Without a recall he never recovered. Well-bred gelding draws better and is worth a price. (7) SHADOW RECRUIT quickly returns to the non-winners category after running into a buzzsaw in the Gilmour. Burke-trainee has the speed. (4) L DEES JAGUAR returns to the big track and is in softer company.

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Race 2

(2) WIGGLE IT JIGGLEIT appears a bit too far advanced for this short field. Montrell Teague-driven gelding has a world of speed and should line these up. (5) NATIONAL SEELSTER is probably going to have to outsprint the rest for the place spot. Unbeaten colt needs to be asked to go forward but has finished willingly in all of his starts to date. (3) REDNECKYACHTCLUB is placed for a piece.

Race 3

(2) CORKY BARAN had to make a premature three wide sprint from the back because of a dull flow and flattened out in midstretch as could be expected. Veteran has enough class to get it done. (3) DIAMOND SAID changes hands for the second straight time but has maintained his edge and is the one to beat. (4) BREAKIN THE LAW has been slow to find his form for new connections but should come to life with the improved draw.

Race 4

(4) SASSY HANOVER tried to leave last week but so did half the field and he had to take back. Four-year-old is deceptively sharp and draws a good spot for the upset. (8) LORD OF MISRULE returns after a speed tightener earlier this week at Yonkers and may be able to overcome the post. (7) LETS FOAL AROUND is a rapidly improving four-year-old that is gaining confidence with each start.

Race 5

They probably should have dubbed this mini-late closer the (1) LONEWOLF CURRIER dash for the G notes. Five-year-old with sub-1:49 speed will try to duplicate his effort of a week ago laying off the pace as best as possible and sprinting when necessary. (10) BRICK BAZOOKA got a little steppy on the final turn in his first start for Burke. Four-year-old may try to get away better here. (6) BULLET BOB had some tough racing luck last week and lost contact with the winner because of it. Classy six-year-old is dangerous.

Race 6

(1) PANCHESTER UNITED went a big trip in his first start for Burke and should only improve the second time around. (2) HUNCHIE flashed solid pace from well back versus similar. Veteran finds an improved spot. (9) J M JET SET may not be the type that can cut out a mile and win; trip tells the story here.

Race 7

(9) ODDS ON EQUULEUS qualified back superbly for Alagna. Five-year-old can leave a little for position and outkick this well-matched group. (6) ROCKIN WIZARD returns to the big track where he appears to be a better horse. (5) SIR MELOS Z TAM has come to hand and was Callahan's pick.

Race 8

(3) IDEAL MAGIC is another one of those horses that appear to give ground when leading into the stretch. Four-year-old has some talent and may be following ideal cover tonight. (6) WINDSONG GORGEOUS is likely to try leaving the gate this week after last week's disastrous opening quarter. (2) CAPOZZO remains at the level of his last score but could be heading up without cover again.

Race 9

(6) SEEK THE DRAGON returns to claimers at a much-reduced level. Ford-trained son of Dragon Again should get involved early here. (2) EXPLODENT showed a good deal of class turning away a solid threat in his victory last out; steps up but remains a definitive factor. (3) CANE RIDGE may have been off for 35 days but he's always been a winner and can't be overlooked here.

Race 10

(3) COLBY JATE takes a significant drop in company coming back from Yonkers. Watson trainee had some tough post position luck last time around these parts and may appreciate the draw and competition tonight. (6) HOKURI HANDRAIL N has been covering a lot of extra ground for trainer Shaun Vallee over the last few weeks. Import picks up live hands in here and is likely to attract plenty of tote action. (4) KEEP GOING has done some nice shedding of earnings at Freehold and may be sitting on a big mile.

Race 11

(1) MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING has started to show some talent with a catch-driver and the addition of Lasix. Camluck-sired colt draws perfectly in the weaker of the two Gilmour divisions. (6) COASTER tried to blast from the gate last week and rolled into a break. Rock N Roll Heaven-sired gelding showed some ability in his prior starts. (5) RODEO ROMEO powered home sharply in just his third lifetime start and could have a future.

Race 12

(6) OK GORGEOUS went a very game mile in his third local start. Rocknroll Hanover-sired gelding will definitely benefit with that race under his belt. (1) EL BLOOMBITO also should be expected to show some improvement now that trainer Toscano got her wish and has him racing just against four-year-old competition. (3) BETTOR BELIEVE IT had no chance trying to close into a quick final half at Yonkers and may appreciate the return to the big track.

Race 13

(8) PENN TURBO TED is likely to take plenty of tote action given the claim and the move to a catch-driver. Twelve-year-old has 42 lifetime wins and many of them over this surface. (6) JIN DANDY conversely is trying to come off a very long winner's circle dry spell. Seven-year-old missed by a nose two back. (2) TAKE THE EDGE OFF finds a good spot and could land on the board.

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