06/28/2012 2:46PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 6/30 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 67 - 180 / $348.00

Best Bet:  MCERLEAN (8th)      Spot Play: WON THE WEST (6th)

Race 1

(7) GOTTASEEABOUTAGIRL has a powerful late kick which is probably better suited to the larger track here at the Meadowlands. (6) BLACKJACK PRINCESS should use her early speed to get a nice chunk. (1) LIZS LIL K K has hinted at ability in her qualifiers and seems worth a look on the track.

Race 2

(1) BANK PRESIDENT beat a similar bunch last week and has the inside speed to work out a nice trip. (5) APPOMATTOX looks like an improving colt. (4) ZUMBA MOUSE is feeling good now and can’t be tossed.

Race 3

(3) HYPNOTIC BLUE CHIP was in a bit too tough last week but that race should help get him tight. We all know what this guy can do when he gets right and this looks like a good spot. (4) OSCAR OSCAR has been the sharpest horse on the grounds for some time; must use. (5) FORECLOSURE N has been making steady progress and displayed some late pace in his most recent try.

Race 4

(7) BAKIN ON THE BEACH was in too tough last week. He looks like the one to beat in here. (5) E Z NOAH actually lured Andy Miller off my top choice. Hard not to like a horse that is 5 for 5 this year. (8) STAR RECRUIT clearly has ability but lost to the former last time.

Race 5

(4) BLATANTLY GOOD has swept through this miniseries rather easily. I want to pick against him but can’t find any horse that tickles my fancy. (1) THEBESTOFJOEL has the always dangerous inside speed thing working for him and comes with a capable entrymate in REAL SPECIAL. (2) GRAMS LEGACY clearly has the talent to win but was scratch-sick last time.

Race 6

(1) WON THE WEST should be primed for action now in his fourth start of the year. This is a much easier spot than he has seen lately and the rail will help him stay close to the action. (3) GOLDEN RECEIVER is another getting class relief. Does he have another big speed mile in him or is he tailing off? (7) SPECIAL T ROCKS just keeps rolling along; hard to toss.

Race 7

(3) SOUTHWESTERN DREAM looks awful on paper but does find a pretty easy spot. If he can’t bring a big effort against this group, well, maybe he needs a rest.  (4) WESTERN TRADEMARK takes a pretty big class drop in terms of the quality of horses he faces this week; big chance. (1) MYSTERIOUS MOMENT & (2) MAJOR BELLE draw better and have some speed.

Race 8

(2) MCERLEAN takes a huge drop out of stakes competition and has enough speed to protect a good early spot. I have a hard time seeing him losing tonight. (5) BULLET BOB should flash speed and sit close. (4) ALL STIENAM seems to have some talent but couldn’t stay flat last week.

Race 9

(2) IDEAL MATTERS has displayed small steady improvement in each of his 2012 starts. He drops down tonight and has every right to wake up with a big mile. (3) SNIPER SEELSTER looks like the main danger. They opened up the class for him to get it; must use. (7) ALEX BULLVILLE has won here before; chance with a trip.

Race 10

(4) MYRAS HIHO raced well off the claim. There doesn’t appear to be much speed signed on; can steal this. (2) INTHEBLINKOFANEYE has won two straight and should get a big chunk. (1) INFORM won at this level two starts back.

Race 11

(7) MEL MARA is a legitimate 3-5 shot; enough said. (6) BRENT MONTANA blew out a big mile two back and was in tough last week; main danger. (3) RELENTLESS DREAMER is sharp. (1) ROCKWEILLER has speed but has found a tougher spot.

Race 12

(6) FINANCE THE MASTER doesn’t jump off the page at you but has won here this year and faces an awful group. (8) BLADE RUNNER is another with a win here. I’ll take the top two and hope for the best. (10) IVE GOT THE POWER drops down.

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