09/08/2016 3:43PM

Meadowlands: Saturday 9/10 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 130 - 343 / $720.90 (+$34.90)

BEST BETS: 18 - 28 / $47.30 (-8.70)

Best Bet: COUGAR BAIT (2nd)

Spot Play: MAAJAACKKOBE (10th)

Race 1

(7) SWEET JUSTICE drops in class and really should get the job done. (4) NOWUCIT NOWUDONT ships in with form and has shown past success over this track. (5) I’M SO FANCY exits stakes action and can certainly make some noise.

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Race 2

(4) COUGAR BAIT seems to be a step or two faster than his competition tonight. If he brings anything close to his best game, he should take care of business. (5) ANDY’S IDEAL has the early speed to take charge. If he can sit the pocket behind the favorite he should be primed for a good showing. (1) BETTOR’S OUTLAW has a pretty good closing kick and could enjoy the switch to the big track.

Race 3

(2) MACHIAVELLI has proven to be capable of a big mile and came up with one of those performances last out. If he can come close to that mile again, he wins. (5) MANATTACK won on a bigger track two starts back and raced okay behind Cougar Bait on August 19. If that one wins race two easily, bump this guy’s stock up. (1) DEO DE JANIERO has been racing okay at Philly and can certainly continue to improve.

Race 4

(1) WINDSONG GORGEOUS comes off a pair of basically throw-out miles at Yonkers. His prior start at The Meadowlands was solid; slight edge. (3) ALWAYS N THE MONEY has a 1:51 2/5 win at this track in 2016 and does hail from a barn that can go on a run. (6) DREAMLANDS ART isn’t the most productive horse in the country, but he does have some early speed and picks up a driver that likes that style.

Race 5

(2) AMERAWAY looked good in both of her career races and could be any kind of filly at this point. (1) WELL WHAT’S NEW has been racing reasonably well and was a solid second behind the top choice two back. (3) V STRING & (5) JENNY’S TERROR have shown hints of ability for trainer Noel Daley.

Race 6

(1) CAVIART LUCA takes a sizable drop in class and clearly deserves top billing. (5) TWIN B SCANDAL hasn’t been able to win a race this year, but he does have 10 in-the-money finishes. (4) ONE MORE MIRACLE turned in a nice qualifier versus some top foes last Friday.

Race 7

(6) ART HISTORY got back in the win column last time at Pocono. While he seems to be racing in a class where he wasn’t winning regularly at The Meadowlands, this field came up easy for the NW11500 level. (3) ALEXIE MATTOSIE should be handled aggressively in this spot and give the top one all he can handle. (2) IDEAL ROCKY hasn’t been able to live up to his expected ability. I wouldn’t be surprised if new trainer Julie Miller got him to awaken.

Race 8

(4) MISTER TRUTH is hardly a win machine at 1 for 24 this year, but this looks like a good spot. (9) SPINARAMA finally got some class relief but drew post seven last time at Saratoga. Don’t sell him short in this spot. (1) SOUTHWIND INDY has speed and some form.

Race 9

I have to admit that none of these jump off the page for me. (2) CARMENS BEST has been racing well since moving into the Harmon barn and should be close to the front. (4) VICTORYDAZE WILWIN & (5) BUCKEYE IN CHARGE are certainly down in class but haven’t raced in five weeks.

Race 10

(6) MAAJAACKKOBE went some good miles earlier this year and his return race from a five month break wasn’t bad. In a field with no standout, I’d expect him to take charge. (5) DEERFIELD BEACH lures Sears to the Meadowlands for one drive, but it is worth noting that he owns the horse. Two-year-old should be competitive. (4) BANK SEA has the early speed to be a major factor.

Race 11

(9) DANCIN HILL looks awful on paper, but these easy spots are when this guy tends to wake up with a big mile; taking a shot. (8) STAY UP LATE was a sharp winner in qualifying action. (1) D GS JUSTLIKETHAT races second time on Lasix and stretches out to the big track; could improve.

Race 12

(6) SHOW ME UP put up an easy win in his first start off the claim and seems worth following. (5) BROOKSTONE is another coming off an open-length win; main threat. (1) STORMIN RUSTLER has a good record at this level and did draw nicely. If he is ready off the layoff, he could menace.

Race 13

(4) KIWI IDEAL N hasn’t been in an easy spot like this in quite some time. I’m expecting a big effort. (1) FLIGHT DECK N has to deal with a layoff, but would seem to be comfortable against this weak group. (6) GREAT SOUL moves into a new barn and is eligible to improve. (8) HALL OF TERROR also changes trainers.

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