07/25/2012 10:37AM

Meadowlands: Thursday 7/26 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 105 - 314 / $561.90

Best Bet: BLUTO (5th)      Spot Play: IDEAL GINNY (2nd)

Race 1

(1) PICTURE THIS adds Sears and hobbles; that could help. Gelding outdraws his main rival (8) SPIDER BLUE CHIP, who blitzed a field by 18 in his qualifier but hasn’t proven anything in pari-mutuel action. (4) PINCE CREDIT made a break last time but that should be solved by the addition of hobbles. Wondering why trainer Erv Miller will drive?

Race 2

(6) IDEAL GINNY chased some slow fractions in her debut and deserves another shot; Tetrick’s choice. (8) MISS LAUREN & (9) CERTIFIED IDEAL have shown the most as far as speed. Both look like major players.

Race 3

(6) FRAU BLUCHER showed some guys two starts back and blew away a PASS field last time. This Chris Oakes-trained filly seems to have ability. (5) STURDY MUSCLES only needs to stay in striking range to have a huge chance. (1A) THISTLE DHU jumped it off last week but lured Gingras off a couple of others; maybe. (7) ONLINE EXCLUSIVE closed well in her last qualifier.

Race 4

(2) PARLIA HANOVER looks to be fast enough to play with these and gets a nice driver switch to Campbell. (7) TRUE DAY DREAM has raced very well in three starts. Both of her loses came at the hands of nice fillies. (3) FASHION ATHENA could be tough if she minds her manners.

Race 5

(2) BLUTO posted a strong debut mile and doesn’t exactly face a field of killers tonight. (7) DEWEYDEFEATSTRUMAN probably comes out of a tougher spot. He broke that night. I’ll take a shot at a huge price underneath. (8) MARVENUE was okay in his debut and adds Sears now. (1) SAN DONATO looks as good as any.

Race 6

(2) MYRAS HIHO gets the class relief he needs to find the winner’s circle. (7) CORKY BARAN gave way after a tough trip last week. This classy guy deserves a second chance. (4) IVE GOT THE POWER has been right there lately; Miller’s choice. (8) MASTER OF WARS couldn’t be any sharper.

Race 7

(3) BEATGOESON HANOVER was a victim of circumstance last week. With a better trip she could easily take these down. (4) TUI was sharp last time and could go down the road at any time. (5) LADY ANDOVER grinded into a slow pace last time; using. (1) CHINA PEARLS is hard to toss off any ticket. (11) CEDAR DOVE is another talented mare in this stacked field.

Race 8

(6) BOY OF MINE comes off a decent qualifier and there is no reason to believe that he can’t step up. (4) WHOLE LOTTA NASTY has been second best twice. (5) SAILER EDDIE went down the road last time; must use.

Race 9

(4) HAYWORTH BLUE CHIP is certainly fast enough to compete with this group and should offer some value. (3) ROCKTURNAL has displayed some talent up north. (8) PERSUASIVE HANOVER comes off two decent efforts but is hard to love as the favorite. (6) MYSTICAL MADISON hasn’t been seen since last September but has talent.

Race 10

(3) TRUE VALENTINE went down the road last time and seems likely to do it again. (2) LADYLIME hasn’t drawn well since adding hobbles. Perhaps with Sears she can wake up at a price. (7) DRINK THE WINE has looked okay so far; maybe.

Race 11

(8) TYREE drops down and could certainly perk up. (6) TROUBLE HANOVER has done well at this level recently. (4) FINANCE THE MASTER was used hard last time. A smoother journey could mean a better result.


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