07/24/2014 2:52PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 7/26 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: 97 - 300 / $548.00  BEST BETS: 15 - 23 / $52.40


Spot Play: MARKET SHARE (7th)

Race 1

(4) MIGHTY YOUNG JOE paces a good mile every week and now gets a bit of class relief. He has a big chance of getting his first win of the summer. (8) IDEAL MAGIC was in tough last time but raced much better. If he minds his manners he could certainly score. (5) ROCKNROLL REALITY has posted a string of credible efforts. (6) DAVID’S DREAM hung a bit last time but adds Gingras.

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Race 2

(3) SAWYER hasn’t shown much against a nice-looking youngster in JK Shesalady, but really doesn’t tackle the toughest field in the world tonight. I’ll take a shot. (4) SHE’S A HOT MESS has improved in the morning and seems to have some ability. (10) WICKED LITTLE MINX raced very well two starts back and broke last time. Sometimes you have to toss out a start and look at the bigger picture.

Race 3

(1) DREAMS BEACHBOY only won by a length but couldn’t have been driven more confidently in his most recent qualifier. This $150,000 yearling buy is one to watch. (6) BATTLE CRUISER closed nicely in an easier spot last week and could be ready to step up. (9) WESTERN PIONEER failed in a tough spot last time. This assignment is easier.

Race 4

This is a hard race to handicap with 9 of the 10 starters coming back next week to race for much more money. (2A) SOMWHEROVRARAINBOW & (2) SHEBESTINGIN form a strong entry with a pair of good posts to work with; edge. (7) DROP THE BALL is coming into form and could be a prime win candidate in next week’s final. (1B) ANNDROVETTE is stuck with an outside post and may be raced conservatively.

Race 5

(5) LIFETIME PURSUIT was parked every step of the mile from post 10 last time and flattened after a final turn bid. There is no reason to think she isn’t as good as the likely favorites. (4) COOLER SCHOONER is always a candidate to step up with a monster mile. Trainer Campbell switches drivers in search of a better effort. (2) DESIGNED TO BE got locked in most recently and that certainly cost her. I fear she will be overbet. (3) SHAKE IT CERRY races well every week; must use.

Race 6

I find this to be one of the more difficult races on the card to figure. I have major reservations on whether Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou will be forwardly placed racing for $40K one week before a rich final. I’m going to roll the dice with (5) THINKING OUT LOUD. The 5-year-old was solid two starts back and made a huge move in his last race before tiring. I think he is sitting on a big effort if given the right trip. (7) SWEET LOU has been unstoppable lately and will be very tough to beat if forwardly placed. (6) CAPTAINTREACHEROUS could potentially come away last in here if the connections decide to race him off a helmet; capable but comes with questions.

Race 7

(1) MARKET SHARE got clear too late in last week’s Maple Leaf final. Former Hambo winner seems to be moving in the right direction and I’m guessing Tetrick will be aggressive with a chance to pick his post in the final. (7) ROYALTY FOR LIFE makes his third start back from winter vacation and should be nearing his top form. (2) YOUR SO VAIN was super in his 4-year-old debut but doesn’t have a lot of speed and it is hard to pass the top trotters in the country. (4) INTIMIDATE has a clear shot but I need to see more before backing him.

Race 8

(5) ETHAN HANOVER put in a big mile winning from post 10 last week and lured Campbell off some other strong options. (3) SEEK THE DRAGON adds Tetrick off a sharp effort and should be forwardly placed. (6) JINS DRAGON made a big move to the front and posted the fastest preliminary time last week; big chance. (4) JOHNNY Z raced well despite an uncovered trip.

Race 9

(3) PERSPECTIVE makes his first start since October but lucked into the perfect spot. There is no reason he can’t score at first asking for top trainer Alagna. (5) LET’S FOAL AROUND gets a nice driver change to Callahan and should improve some. (1) ROCKEYED OPTIMIST should stick close from the cones and get a big piece.

Race 10

(9) MATTADOR D raced well from off the pace last week and I still recall some other good efforts he has put in here. Gingras in the bike is a nice plus against this non-descript group. (1) ALEX BULLVILLE is better than his last effort and should be aggressive from the cones. (7) CAVIART KEY adds Tetrick off a decent mile.

Race 11

(5) SEBASTIAN K hit a bump in the road last week when he got nipped at the wire on a sloppy surface some are saying isn’t his favorite condition. This elimination came up as the lighter of the two and I’d expect him to get right back to the winner’s circle. (3) SWEET JUSTICE is very sharp now and only needs a decent trip to be a major player. (1) MISTER HERBIE has a quartet of start under his belt this year. If he is going to get underway, now seems to be the logical time.

Race 12

(5) IAM BONASERA charged home last week but got underway a tad too late. This is a shorter field and he should be closer to the action. (7) DOVUTO HANOVER drops way down and is a must use on every ticket. (8) URGENT ACTION usually races well in this class. (1) HILLBILLY HANOVER has a chance if on his game.

Race 13

(1) DON’T BLAME HER raced well last week from an impossible spot. She draws inside this time and adds Sears. (6) ELLEOFNXAMPLE looks like the one to beat off a strong performance. (5) LET HER ROCK bested a much easier group last time but certainly figures in here. (2) BALLINEEN adds Gingras this time.

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