03/19/2014 10:39AM

Meadowlands: Thursday 3/20 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: 82 - 309 / $465.50   BEST BETS: 13 - 25 / $40.90


Best Bet: STAR CHASER (1st)

Spot Play: ST LADS HE MAN (6th)

Race 1

(5) STAR CHASER put in a big mile on the rim last week to be second and gave indication that he is ready to win. (6) MCSTRAIGHT won from post 10 in a similar starts two back. (4) BLUE FIN is off a win but loses Gingras. (2) CCS LOVER N draws better and remains sharp.

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Race 2

(5) DEMENTED doesn't thrill me, but she looks much the best on paper. (10) VALLAS COWGIRL hasn't raced in months but seems fast enough to get a piece if right. (1) CORLEONE HALL has a chance if he decides to trot.

Race 3

(6) LAD PINE finished willingly in his qualifier and wasn't exactly being asked for late speed. This field came up very weak and despite the 4 1/2 month layoff, it is worth noting that Holloway sent out Somewherovrarainbow to a huge mile off the bench last week. (3) CRAZED N LINDY hinted at some ability last year and his qualifier was good enough to think he can trot 1:57 or so. (4) ARMBRO CASINO should be a part of the race.

Race 4

(1) WARRAWEE OLAY was a decent third two start back at this level. There are no killers in this race and she should offer a fair price. (7) ALL MUNKY BUSINESS makes his second start since October and is certainly eligible to bring a big effort. (9) ZUPPA INGLESE debuts for Burke/Gingras; dangerous.

Race 5

(5) MASTER STROKE drops out of late closer competition and into a sweet spot. The last time he was at this level, he faced better foes. (7) E STREET PLAN hasn't won in a long time but still looks good in here. (2) PRINCE PINANG is an exotics player.

Race 6

(1) ST LADS HE MAN was backed out to last by a tired foe last week. All his recent efforts say he is sitting on a winning effort. (9) GRITTY MILLIE BOY is a clear fit in here and only needs to be kept close to have a big chance. (6) PALM BEACH was stuck outside in both recent starts. With early speed lacking in this field, he could get involved at a price if Bongiorno blasts off the gate.

Race 7

(3) STORMIN RUSTLER gunned away from the gate and tired after a fast first half. This looks like a soft field and I see signs of life from this guy. (1) LETTHEROCKBEGIN comes off a decent effort; inside speed. (7) ATLAS ALLIANCE N & (8) RELENTLESS DREAMER are closers that are capabale given the right pace scenarios.

Race 8

(6) DON'T BLAME HER made it to this basement condition last week and now gets a post break, too. She is eligible to wake up at any time and this looks like the right spot. (3) LIZS LIL K K is as erratic as they come but certainly capable. (1) KZ BEACH GIRL should be firing from the inside and looks sharp enough to contend for a board spot.

Race 9

(2) FOX VALLEY LEGEND has been racing well lately and gets an inside post to work with this week. Gelding has a big chance tonight. (4) GAELIC AND GARLIC drops down to the C-2 level; dangerous. (6) BLUEBIRD KIDSQUEEN has yet to miss the board this year. (8) PLAY FAIR won his last start when facing C-2 trotters.

Race 10

(6) CLIMATE HANOVER lost by less than two lengths in his debut for this barn. The Douglas Lewis horses did not race very well last week, but this is a new week; expecting more. (7) SYNERGY SEELSTER chased some top mares in her recent qualifiers. (5) ACE OF PACE has done some nice work here and might wake up in this spot.

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