05/29/2014 4:40PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 5/31 Analysis


Race 1 - $25,000 Guaranteed Pick Five Pool

Race 3 - $30,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Race 7 - $50,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

MEET STATS: 34 - 105 / $235.40  BEST BETS: 4 - 8 / $15.60


Best Bet: TELL US MORE (10th)

Spot Play: QUIK MAGIC (7th)

Race 1

(1)SWEET ROCK should have won last week and came up second best. He looks best once again this time around but is hard to love at 0-for-14 lifetime. (6) CARD SHOCK is another having trouble getting over the hump. Perhaps new driver Gingras can shake him up. (8) ROCKSTAR STRIDE wraps up the winless top three selections. He is fast enough to play with this group.

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Race 2

(3) WESTERN VINTAGE is the fastest horse in this race and perhaps one of the fastest 3-year-olds this year. As long as he behaves, he wins. (1) DOO WOP HANOVER rallied impressively last week and certainly has talent; completes cold $5 exacta. (2) DANCIN HILL has some ability but needs to step up his game.

Race 3

(3) TRIXTON has proven to be far more advanced than his fellow NJSS foes. Everything would have to go wrong for him to lose. (5) SPEAK THE TRUTH didn’t appear to like the sloppy surface yet still showed his will to win. (4) MARTINIWITHMUSCLE is a versatile youngster who reunites with Gingras. (8) ODDS ON AMETHYST is clearly fast, but can he mind his manners if unable to make the front? He is a risky play at a probable underlay price.

Race 4

(5) MOONLIGHT IN MIAMI was a professional winner in her 3-year-old debut and gets my narrow vote over (8) CEE BEE YES, who looked very good winning in the second leg of the NJSS. (1) MY INSPIRATION comes off a nice effort and could provide value with trainer Smedshammer in the bike.

Race 5

(7) ACT NOW raced well in both starts this year and completely blew away the competition last time. She draws inside the sharp and talented (10) GETTINGREADYTOROLL and deserves the nod. The latter has posted back to back open-length 1:50 1/5 scores. (3) SAYITALL BB is off a strong mile and 9 for 11 in her career.

Race 6

(2) SUNFIRE BLUE CHIP got a race under his belt last week and now tackles one of the easier fields he’ll see this year. (7) ODDS ON EQUULEUS was in a bit of a tough spot last time. He should rebound with a solid effort on Saturday. (3) URGENT ACTION is sharp enough to get a piece.

Race 7

(1) QUIK MAGIC drops into a straight C-1 this week. The last time he saw this level, the gelding went down the road in 1:50. (8) ONTARIO SUCCESS has been closing well and only needs live cover to menace. (5) COBALT MAN & (2) MARTINI HANOVER take similar drops to the top choice; using.

Race 8

(5) CAVIART KEY is simply a feel pick. Gelding drops into a very soft spot after some even miles at Yonkers and could awaken. (4) JINS DRAGON has good speed and a driver that knows how to leave hard. (1) THE ADMIRAL comes in from Ohio for a new barn; maybe. (8) SIR MELOS Z TAM can be involved if he finds a close-up seat.

Race 9

(5) MIGHTY YOUNG JOE lucks into a great spot this week and should be pointed down the road. (6) FREDDY DAY HANOVER has been sharp of late. (7) MEGA LIGHTNING qualified back nicely and can certainly go fast.

Race 10

(3) TELL US MORE is sitting on a big mile and should break on through tonight. (2) IM BANSKY seems to find a way to lose but certainly finds a good spot. (5) RELENTLESS DREAMER is a cover trip threat. (9) HILARIOUS HALO could be dangerous if hustled away from the gate by Lachance.

Race 11

(6) THINKING OUT LOUD gets the class relief he needs to flex his muscles. (5) ALLSTAR LEGEND has put in a good mile just about every week this year; main danger. (1) ULTIMATE BEACHBOY couldn’t be much sharper.

Race 12

(9) LYONSSOMEWHERE has yet to taste defeat in his brief career and doesn’t seem likely to start a new trend tonight. (7) ROCKEYED OPTIMIST posted a nice score in his 3-year-old debut. (6) LET’S FOAL AROUND has speed and should be on the move early.

Race 13

(2) BOLDER finishes well each week but has lacked the knockout punch. Perhaps this dull group can provide the nudge he needs to win. (1) HARE CRAFT has been stuck in some fast miles lately. (7) ITTAKESTWOBABY won at this level three starts back.

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