07/03/2014 3:46PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 7/5 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: 67 - 222 / $395.40  BEST BETS: 11 - 17 / $41.20

Best Bet: JK ENDOFANERA (6th)


Race 1

(5) SIR RICHARD Z TAM hasn’t been on his game this year but has a class edge on most of these. This is a spot where he should wake up. (4) SOUTHWIND TERROR only needs to mind his manners to have a big shot. (8) ANDREW LUCK picks up Gingras and could perk up in a hurry. (6) CITY PIE is certainly capable at this level.

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Race 2

(3) BEDROOMCONFESSIONS has done everything right in the morning and looks like she could have some ability. (4) DANCIN CAROLL just blew out a mile at Pocono and could be controlling the action. (1A) DIVINE CAROLINE closed very well at Gaitway last time. Rock N Roll Heaven filly lured Miller off a few good options.

Race 3

(1A) ARTSPEAK made an uncharted break in his latest qualifier but still demolished his competition. The son of Western Ideal seems to have some ‘GO’ to him. (5) TOO DARN HOT raced well in his debut and deserves respect. (7) WESTERN PIONEER is stuck with another outside post; still, dangerous.

Race 4

(1) A COOL CARD can go a fast mile when he is feeling right and he seems to be rounding into top form. (6) GOLDEN RECEIVER seems like a shell of his former self but gets a ton of class relief this time around. According to his Facebook page, he’ll be trying to wire the field. (2) COBALT MAN couldn’t be much sharper.

Race 5

(9) STACIA HANOVER sprinted home to win after sitting behind very slow fractions last week. It is nice to see this rookie filly is manageable enough to get in gear that quickly. (7) IDEAL NUGGETS finished nicely in her career debut. (3) SMART ZONE has early speed that should come in handy.

Race 6

(6) JK ENDOFANERA looked very sharp qualifying here last week. North America Cup winner should take charge in this spot. (8) LYONSSOMEWHERE chased the top choice in that same qualifier and was no match. This guy has high speed and should be using it. (1) LIMELIGHT BEACH had no chance in the Hempt Final. Not toss him off your tickets too quickly.

Race 7

(7) TELLITLIKEITIS is almost a lock to fly off the gate and figures to be the horse to beat in what looks like the more competitive of the two Pace elims. (9) HE’S WATCHING went a huge mile in defeat when third in the North America Cup. I’m expecting another strong mile on Saturday. (1) LET’S DRINK ON IT picked up some confidence with a huge mile here last week. Joe Seekman trainee hasn’t had much luck this year but looks fast enough. (2) SOMETIMES SAID gets a driver change to Corey Callahan. Sometimes a new set of hands makes a big difference.

Race 8

(2) FREEDOMFORMYSOUL displayed everything I like to see in a racehorse when he won his recent baby race with ease. (3) LONE SURVIVOR made an impressive move to the front and finished up nicely last time. (10) SICILY is the first foal from the mare Capri Hanover. This gelding chased nicely in some fast morning miles. (6) ONEISALONELYNUMBER was a pretty easy winner in his recent qualifier and hails from a barn that usually sends them to the track ready to roll.

Race 9

(1) BIG JER blew away the field last time and can only be helped by the addition of Tetrick in the bike. (5) ON THE RADAR was driver Tyler Smith’s choice over a bunch of contenders. This guy flashed high speed at both ends of the mile to win his latest. (3) JINS DRAGON took plenty of air on the rim and still won by over five lengths. I’m not sure he is as fast as the top two, but I’ll give him some respect.

Race 10

(13) BEE A MAGICIAN qualified back sharply after a complete throw-out race at Mohawk. Horse of the Year tackles the boys looking for her first win of the year and I’m really expecting a big mile from her. (14) CREATINE prepped for this race with two nice efforts. If Lachance can navigate the second-tier post, watch out! (6) ROYALTY FOR LIFE is probably the one to beat. Returning Hanbletonian winner from 2013 qualified nicely but is hard to love as the favorite in a bulky field. (1) YOUR SO VAIN chased Maven in his lone qualifier to prepare for this spot. We’ve seen trainer Ake Svanstedt improve his horses multiple seconds off just one qualifier.

Race 11

(2) SANDBETWEENURTOES is perfect in four starts this year and put in an exceptional qualifier behind the speedy Shebestingin. Tonight will be a true test of her ability. (3) ALLSTAR RATING wasn’t going very far from post nine last week. She figures to bring a good effort in this spot. (7) GALLIE BYTHE BEACH raced bravely for fifth after a tough trip in the Lynch final. Team Campbell filly should make her presence felt. (1) PRECOCIOUS BEAUTY was the early favorite to lead this division. Let’s not get too down on her after only two starts.

Race 12

(5) DEALT A WINNER sprinted to the front impressively and held on for the victory in his career debut. (4) TICKET TO ROLL raced well while third behind the winner and is certainly eligible to improve. (3) ROCK ON THE HILL has been finishing strong in the morning.

Race 13

(6) ONTARIO SUCCESS drops back down to his preferred level and gets a slight edge in a close-knit field. (2) MIGHTY YOUNG JOE continues to stay sharp week after week. (3) HANG TEN adds Gingras; hard to toss. (5) PAPA RAY drops down yet may be overlooked in the wagering.

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