07/11/2012 10:28AM

Meadowlands: Thursday 7/12 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 88 - 248 / $470.50

Best Bet: SASSY SYRINX (2nd)      Spot Play: MISS STEELE (4th)

Race 1

(6) TIME DEO qualified well with a strong final quarter for top trotting conditioner Trond Smedshammer. Mom Queen Serene made over $748k. (5) MUSCLE MOUNTAIN is the clear favorite off his recent blowout win. (1) SUPER CLASSIC chased a first out winner in his last qualifier.

Race 2

(2) SASSY SYRINX might have come up short last time but she really stands out in this field. (7) VOLARE DE VIE added hobbles and showed some life. (5) HLDONTGHTTOYURDRMS has been good for a piece lately; driver change.

Race 3

(1) CORKY has been chasing in some decent miles lately. He was a bit green last week. Edge, but wouldn’t mind seeing an equipment change. (5) TEAM ZORDIN was raced into shape in the morning and showed a bit more in his for start for Burke. (6) BALANCED BUDGET is another Smedshammer trainee with a chance.

Race 4

(1) MISS STEELE was super in her first start and almost beat early season divisional leader To Dream On last time. (9) SHARED PAST is a half-brother to $1.1 million earner Dejarmbro and mom’s other foal is in her 3yo season with $141k on her card. Qualifier was good and bloodlines are as well. (7) FIND THE MAGIC & (8) STURDY MUSCLES are both coming off nice miles.

Race 5

(2) PERSUASIVE HANOVER is coming off a strong mile and anything close to that effort would result in an easy win. (7) ODDS ON JAN takes the giant step down from the NW3 level. (3) MIDNIGHT BLUE chased a nice filly in her latest qualifier. That effort should have her sharp.

Race 6

(7) IDEAL MATTERS finds a much easier spot this week. I would imagine that his class will show. (4) IVE GOT THE POWER is coming off a solid try; must use. (5) BLADE RUNNER was used up early last time. With a smooth trip he can be involved.

Race 7

None of these jumps off the page at me. I’m going to roll the dice with (8) TIME TO KILL. His qualifiers are okay and I like the sprint home last week. (7) PEACEFUL EZ FEELIN took plenty of air last week. Will she live up to her royal breeding. (5) WHO DAT GIRL is the first foal from a mare that earned a healthy $439k.

Race 8

(1) CR FIXED ASSET closed very well in his last try at this level. Veteran faces a very weak bunch and could perk up. (5) HURRIKANE ANTHONY won’t find an easier spot at the Meadowlands; using on every ticket. (4) DOCDOR LAUGHING looks as good as any of the rest.

Race 9

(10) DI MANGGIO seems to be on the right track now and has the speed to overcome the outside draw. (8) EMILY DO is capable but never seems to win for me. (3) IM THE CASH MAN drops for Burke with plenty of bad lines; tough call. (4) LADANIAN can post a big mile at times.

Race 10

(5) NOARTOGRAPHSPLEASE gets a barn change to Allard. That’s about as good an angle as I could find in this lackluster field. (3) CHANGE MAKER could show more speed from this spot. (4) SPRINGHOUSE STAR posted a 1:56 3/5 mile at Ocean Downs; not bad. (8) HOLLYS HALO certainly fits with this bunch.

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