05/08/2014 3:25PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 5/10 Analysis


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Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

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CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 8 - 26 / $45.40   BEST BETS: 1 - 2 / $4.20

Best Bet: URGENT ACTION (10th)

Spot Play: MY TEMUDJIN N (9th)

Race 1

(5) STORMIN RUSTLER was a pretty good eighth last week if you take the uncovered trip into account. Lasix seems to have helped this 10-year-old veteran. (6) PEMBROKE DEWEY is clearly sharp and adds Tetrick in the bike. (1) THE POKESTER had no shot most recently. His prior starts at this level were both good. (4) STALLONE BLUE CHIP dropped and almost lasted on the lead one week ago; capable.

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Race 2

(6) PROPULSION finished with a strong 27 3/5 kicker in his most recent qualifier for a barn that has been sending them out ready to roll. (9) SCREAM AND SHOUT has early speed and some class but is still searching for her first career victory. (5) RAGAZZO DOLCE added hobbles and looked like a different horse. This guy has ability and might be worth a flyer. (2) MISTER BS WAY is an unknown first-time starter coming off a good qualifier.

Race 3

(1) JENERAL PATTON sprinted home in both morning efforts to prepare for his first pari-mutuel race. The winner of his most recent qualifier was super that morning and that might turn out to be a key race. (8) THEREISAPACEFORUS is a winless (14 starts) 3-year-old with early speed and ability; hard to toss. (3) CARD SHOCK went a huge mile in defeat last week.

Race 4

(7) DANCIN HILL is another coming out of the Doo Wop Hanover qualifier (see race 3 analysis) and actually produced a 25 4/5 final quarter that morning. (1) ROCKNROLL REALITY caught a sharp foe in That’s My Opinion last week. This field looks easier. (8) LET’S FOAL AROUND has been racing well and can leave away from the gate. (4) EL BLOOMBITO was Tetrick’s choice over #1.

Race 5

(7) WAKE UP PETER was given an easy mile last week and did his usual lazy grind on the rim. I’m expecting more aggressive tactics this week. (4) ODDS ON EQUULEUS returned to the races with a very nice 1:49 1/5 mile; very dangerous. (3) QUIK MAGIC gets tested for class but appears sharp enough to take home a piece.

Race 6

(4) INTIMIDATE has proven to be as fast as any trotter around when on his game. Gelding raced well in his 2014 debut and should be able to work out a reasonable trip from this post. (6) MODERN FAMILY has been rolling over his competition lately. He is clearly the one to beat but very far from a lock. (1) SEBASTIAN K S makes his first North American start and raced reasonably well in his qualifier. This guy is loaded with class and is no stranger to going a tough mile.

Race 7

(6) WARRAWEE NEEDY blew out a qualifying mile in 1:50 on 4/26 and then elected to tour the track at Pocono last week. He is the co-fastest horse in history and you’ll likely be getting a square price at post time. (7) DOVUTO HANOVER has proven he can pace a straightaway with any horse in training. If Zeron has him within a few lengths at the head of the lane, he is very dangerous. (1) FOILED AGAIN just keeps chugging along at 10 years of age. Off two subpar efforts and as the likely favorite, I have to take a pass. (5) BOLT THE DUER comes off a strong qualifier and should be ready.

Race 8

(1) TOBAGO CAYS drops down in class and was Callahan’s choice over some other legitimate contenders. (6) SEE AND SKI is talented and quirky; guessing game. (7) BREES CREEK is certainly in a winning spot, but horse and trainer haven’t exactly been visiting the Meadowland winner’s circle much this year.

Race 9

(4) MY TEMUDJIN N made a very aggressive and impressive first-over challenge in his first North American start last week. He had every right to tire and hung in nicely. Let’s see if he builds off that effort. (2) OLDE TIME HOCKEY raced well in defeat last week and looks like the one to beat this time around. (6) ONTARIO SUCCESS drops down and draws better; using. (9) OK COMMANDER has plenty of back class.

Race 10

(5) URGENT ACTION was used early and really didn’t tire that badly last time versus B-2 types. Now he drops to the C-1 level and adds Tetrick; ready to roll. (2) ANDREW LUCK figures to race well on the class drop but is far from one of my favorite horses. (6) DAVID’S DREAM is a sharp Pennsylvania import for Burke/Gingras.

Race 11

(3) DAYLON MAGICIAN got locked in through the stretch as my pick last week. He seems ready for a huge mile, so I’m sticking with him and hoping for smoother sailing. (2) MARKET SHARE looks ready to go off his sharp qualifier, but should be an underlay in here. (1) SEVRUGA is always a wire-to-wire danger. (7) ARCH MADNESS should be a nice price and don’t be shocked if he steps up with a big effort.

Race 12

(4) SIR CARY’S Z TAM went an easy mile at the back versus tougher in his first start since November. Bettor’s Delight 4-year-old made a big chunk of change last year and should be tough to beat if ready to bring his ‘A’ game. (2) LONG LIVE ROCK is clearly sharp and more than capable. (7) RUSTY SKIPP could benefit from an expected quick early pace.

Race 13

(6) SOMEPLACE SPECIAL faces a much easier group this week and figures to be tough to beat. (4) SEEK THE DRAGON finds a good spot to flash some early speed. (3) MACHIN MONEY returns to the Big M with a better post.

Race 14

(10) EXPLODENT was wiped out early and never had a shot. Post 10 will be a problem, but I’ll take the big price and roll the dice against this dull field. (7) highland terrific RACED MUCH BETTER WITH Tetrick at the helm. (3) LETTHEROCKBEGIN gets a better post to work with and should be closer to the action.


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