06/25/2015 2:40PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 6/27 Analysis

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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: 61 - 202 / $304.50 BEST BETS: 8 - 15 / $25.70

Best Bet: MOONLIGHT RANSOM (1st)

Spot Play: SOLID QUEEN (13th)

Race 1

(3) MOONLIGHT RANSOM sprinted home with no chance versus better last time. Gelding has plenty of early speed in his arsenal to take charge and typically comes with a huge effort when racing at this bottom condition. (4) JIN DANDY has been a different horse of late after suffering through a long losing streak. (7) PRINCE PINANG went a big mile two starts back at Vernon. (1) BIG RED could flash some early speed and get a decent share.

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Race 2

(6) TRADING UP wasn’t quite ready for the ‘Big Show’ in stakes action. He freefalls back to a non-winners condition and should have every chance to return to form. (3) WISHING YOU WELL almost closed from last upon arrival last Saturday; worth using. (8) MYSTICAL DALI has displayed the talent to win a race like this and could awaken in this spot.

Race 3

(6) ANDY BARAN moves into a top barn off the claim and figures to bring a top effort. (3) NF DRUM ROLL was facing better foes in the Caramore series and seems to be in a good spot to show early speed. (7) SAWBUCK flashed some speed at both ends of the mile last Saturday.

Race 4

(5) UNTOUCHABLE ONE was claimed right back by Eaton after a win for trainer Michael Russo. This looks like another good spot. (6) SOPRAVVISSUTO is in a shorter field and should have a better opportunity to rally from off the pace. (8) BUCKEYE IN CHARGE was much better when back in the Pollio barn; six week absence only question.

Race 5

(9) UP UP AND OUT should be firing off the wings of the gate and have every chance to take this group all the way. (3) DULL ROAR is slowly rounding into form and is going to win one of these weeks. (8) BETTORIFFIC gets some class relief. (5) BOLDER is a must on your exotic tickets.

Race 6

(5) MISTER VIRGIN made a costly break that took him out of contention last time. His 3 wins versus 10 seconds this year is somewhat concerning, but he should be controlling the action. (1) ODDS ON EQUULEUS is unreliable but capable; must include. (3) MELMERBY BEACH ships down from Canada since he is ineligible to race up there until late September due to a positive test. He seems to fit nicely with this bunch.

Race 7

(5) MAMBO ITALIANO drops below the level of the claim to get into this mini-series. He should show more against this group. (2) COLOSSAL figures to get the front quickly and could be very dangerous if too many others don’t fire off the wings of the gate. (3) GRATIAS DEO was left with too much to do last Saturday and can be a player with a smooth close-up trip.

Race 8

(2) MADIBA MAGIC N finished well in his U.S. debut and can build on that effort. (6) DEALT A WINNER now finds himself in a barn that has been known to work wonders with horses that have ability but are not living up to their potential. (1) FREDDY DAY HANOVER has speed and post one; good combination. (7) THORN IN YOUR SIDE has some ability but comes with questions.

Race 9

(4) UF FAST FEELIN just missed two starts back and was left with too much to do last time. (6) BETTOR NOT MISS made a strong move but had to settle for third a week ago; must use. (3) BUBBIE BOY was in a bit too tough against some sharp foes in the Caramore. He has a shot at a price despite the winless 2015 record.

Race 10

(6) NORTHERN PRIZE won from post 10 the last time he was in a $10k claimer. This is a wide open race and almost any horse would not be a shock. (5) HEZ A BUCKEYE returned to form last time and could be ready to fire a big shot again. (3) MOOSEHEAD JACK draws well tonight and could show speed. (1) BREAK DANCER shocked everyone at 75-1 last time; again?

Race 11

(4) SOUTHWESTERN DREAM is a shell of the horse he once was, but drops a notch and could attempt to bottom-out the field. (1) BEGINNER’S LUCK came up with a career best mile last time for a barn with a stellar record for the meet. (7) YOU BET YOUR GLASS shows plenty of miles that would win this race and Ginsburg did choose this guy. (3) CAMBASSADOR gets plenty of class relief and deserves some consideration.

Race 12

(6) ASTREOS FLASH disappointed at odds-on last time. Let’s give him another shot in a blank field where he should be sitting first or second. (7) WHITTAKER will likely be flying off the wings of the gate and complete what seems to be a pretty cold exacta box. (4) CONORS CONCORD took too much air last time and has an outside chance despite his 0-for-20 record this year.

Race 13

(6) SOLID QUEEN ships down from Canada into a barn that while not hot, has been doing well with some horses. I can see this gal waking up. (10) GLAM CAM paced out of her skin for three-quarters of the mile in her first start for the red-hot Elliott barn. (8) THE SUMMER WIND has some class but lacks the early speed to get into striking range. (4) TOP BRAND will look for a smoother trip this week.

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