04/20/2012 12:57PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 4/21 Analysis


MEET STATS: 136 - 451 / $958.60

Best Bet: ELECTROFIRE (7th)     Spot Play: INTHEBLINKOFANEYE (9th)

Race 1

(1) ARTS IDEAL HANOVER leaves me with the impression that we haven’t seen his best yet. I’ll take the shot and hope he upsets (2) BREAKIN THE LAW, who has been nearly perfect this year and looks tough on paper. (1B) ONE THROUGH TEN comes as a package with the top choice and should get a piece.

Race 2

(3) NOT AFRAID seems to have been toying around during his last two starts. I think we’ll see his `A` game tonight. (1) TOP BILLING & (1A) TROUBLE are the main danger. I’m playing a cold exacta.

Race 3

(3) LONG LIVE ROCK stuck out for me in his last qualifier and none of these looks like a killer. (1) ROCK THREE TIMES has clearly found his best form; main danger. (9) BLUES AT MIDNIGHT will be leaving hard and should get a nice chunk of the pie. (5) ATTACK MODES BILLY has been right there in each start of 2012 and Miller chose this guy over my top pick.

Race 4

(4) MIDNIGHT LAWYER drops back down to a winning level. (7) CLOONEY DRUMMOND takes a nice size class drop. He doesn’t win much but this would appear to be an easier spot. (6) SUCCESS ROCKS was a solid second behind a killer last time.

Race 5

(8) CORKY BARAN got some class relief and raced better in his most recent. He dips two more classes tonight almost has to awaken. (5) I WANNA GO FAST is another getting in against softer competition. (9) STONEBRIDGE MASTER & (7) DOUBLETROUBLE complete the foursome of horses that seem to be in a bit light.

Race 6

(3) WARNING ZONE is so sharp. I like to roll with this guy when he is going well. (1) ROCKINCAM could certainly be tighter in his second off the bench. (8) MEIRS HANOVER is perfect on the year and has done well here in the past. (5) MELVYN chased my top pick last time but could step up.

Race 7

(4) ELECTROFIRE finds a drop and pop spot. (3) MCEDES draws better and should make an easy lead. (7) SHEER DESIRE has seen better days but figures to improve in his second start since October.

Race 8

(3) A J CORBELLI wasn’t beating Warning Zone last week. This spot is much easier. (8) SOUTHWESTERN DREAM brought his top game last time. I doubt he gets an easy lead tonight. (7) RISK MANAGEMENT is another dropping down; form spotty, though.

Race 9

(6) INTHEBLINKOFANEYE was never asked during his qualifier. This guy will either blow this field away or blow up; your call. (5) HURRIKANE SCOTTY J had too far to come last time. (8) MOST HAPPY KEENE should be gunning for the front; chance. (1) DA VISION OF ART bested some of these last week. (4) TAYLOR C returns to a more realistic level.

Race 10

(3) GRAMS LEGACY can’t seem to catch a break with a decent trip. This seems to be a good spot for him, however, and I can see a late burst off cover getting the job done. (8) MICKEY HANOVER can seem to get over the top but deserves plenty of consideration. (6) GIDDY UP DELIGHT raced better on the class drop; consider. (2) ALEXIE MATTOSIE has the class but is an unknown in the form department.

Race 11

(9) OSCAR OSCAR dominated last time and gets the repeat call. (4) LEGACY N DIAMONDS could be destined to chase Oscar once again. (2) MASTER STROKE moves into a new barn and adds a new pilot; maybe.

Race 12

(7) OH MY JOEPA won at this level last time and gets a free ride tonight. (8) E STREET PLAN has been facing some tough ones in the Summer Survivor series. (1) FAT MANS ALLEY draws better and could respond.

Race 13

(4) ITSOVALIGHTSOUT made a failed brush attempt last time and paid the price. That effort should have him tight for tonight’s race. This is a weak field. (5) SKY TANTRUM could be interesting if closer to the action. (7) HONS LEAVIN FEEL got caught in a fast mile last time. I would like to see some speed.