06/11/2015 5:27PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 6/13 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

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 46 - 152 / $208.10  BEST BETS: 6 - 11 / $18.10


Spot Play: PRINCE SHARKA (10th)

Race 1

(9) SAWBUCK has enough early speed to overcome the outside post and gets an aggressively driver to fire him out. (3) ANDY BARAN has been racing well of late and seems like a logical possible winner. (2) CROCADILE CANYON gets a better post in his second start for this barn; using in the pick five.

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Race 2

(4) MOONSHINE BALLS exits the NYSS and seems like the clear horse to beat. (2) MUSICAL RHYTHM flashed a hint of ability as a 2-year-old and seems worth a shot as a saver behind the top choice. (1) CODE BON raced better last time. Colt fits with this group. (5) TOTAL DARKNESS drops way down and has every right to awaken.

Race 3

(4) ARTSMAH was a solid second last time and won his prior start. He seems as sharp and fast as any in here. (6) GRATIAN HANOVER is back at the NW2 where he finished second on May 9. (8) DREAMS BEACHBOY has three qualifiers under his belt and should be ready to roll. (7) STOVER was placed in some stakes at 2, so there could be more talent in this son of Rocknroll Hnaover than is obvious.

Race 4

(1) DRAGON LORE was super last week from post eight and shouldn’t have to work as hard this week from post one. (7) VERSADO was used hard and rightfully tired in round one of this series. Trainer Nick Surick hops in the bike this week and I’d expect him to be aggressive. (8) THE BRUISER is in fine form. If Smith elects to leave, this guy has a big shot. (3) FOOL OF IDEAS was a solid second last week.

Race 5

(2) DULL ROAR is far from reliable, but his style seems to fit better on the big track here; rolling the dice. (4) ASHLEY’S HUSBAND has past success at this track and does get to race at the bottom condition level. (5) ACELO HANOVER seems like the probable favorite after a nice score last time, but this is a tougher spot. (1) ROCKAHOLIC gets to drop down off the claim; dangerous. (3) GRATIAS DEO has been stuck with outside posts. He moves into a new barn and could improve.

Race 6

(5) LYONSSOMEWHERE gets some major class relief coming out of the Graduate series and figures to take this field down the road. (1) JK PATRIOT also drops, but gets unlucky to face the top one. If he brings his best, he has a shot. (7) K-LEES SHAKENBAKE will be closing late if the pace is favorable.

Race 7

(5) ONTARIO SUCCESS raced pretty well in his first start for trainer Ron Burke. I’m going to stick with this guy and hope he takes a step forward in his second try for this barn. (1) MISTER VIRGIN has speed and form; horse to beat. (6) BLATANTLY BEST usually needs some pace help to get the job done; very capable.

Race 8

(6) FREDDY DAY HANOVER raced well from off the pace last time. He’ll likely be gunning off the gate this week and prove tough to beat. (9) ACCOUNT ROLLOVER was a sharp winner in the first leg of the Caramore but is stuck with an outside post this week. (1) NF DRUM ROLL should save ground from the inside and get into the exotics. (8) MAXI BON has a shot with the right trip.

Race 9

(5) MAMBO ITALIANO has speed, form and hails from a high percentage barn. (4) YOU BET YOUR GLASS closed well from a tough spot last time; clear player. (1) BREAKIN THE LAW draws inside again and merits instant respect, at least underneath. (2) ROCKIN ROBERT arrived here and raced well last time.

Race 10

(1) PRINCE SHARKA finds a perfect spot. He should push away from post one and sit a sweet trip. (4) ESPIRIT DE KAYJAY A took a shot uncovered last time and held well. Perhaps this guy is rounding into form. (7) TRIPLE MAJOR raced well following a short layoff and could be tighter now.

Race 11

(4) LONG LIVE ROCK romped with Scott Zeron in the bike a week ago and should produce a similar result despite the return of Dauplaise to the sulky. (6) STONEHOUSE ADAM came up short on the engine last time but should be forwardly placed again. (1) ANDWIN HANOVER saved ground for a good placing in round one and draws the inside again.

Race 12

(2) AHDOUGHNOLUM is one of those feel picks in a dull field. Trainer Jordan Derue popped with a couple of horses here earlier in the meet and this guy has been stuck with mid to outside posts of late. (9) EXPENSIVE TOY is back at the basement condition and wouldn’t be a complete shock. (1) SIX GUN draws well for a decent barn and figures to make some noise.

Race 13

(6) HES A BUCKEYE couldn’t sustain a fast pace on the lead last time and this barn has been slowing down of late, but when you examine the competition this guy looks much better. (7) SOPRAVVISSUTO has been racing well of late for second money. (9) STORMIN RUSTLER has early speed and can step up with a big mile at any time. (5) ELECTRIFY drops down and merits a look.

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