08/01/2012 11:15AM

Meadowlands: Thursday 8/2 Analysis


CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STATS: 120 - 348 / $621.20

Best Bet: FAIRLY LEGAL (1st)      Spot Play: DEXTER LAKECLUB (8th)

Race 1

(5) FAIRLEY LEGAL made some nice moves in Sire Stakes company and now picks up a catch-driver. Filly should romp in here. (4) HANDOVER BELLE posted a decent debut mile. (2) RIGHT AWAY adds Tetrick.

Race 2

(2) WITH SUGAR seems to be progressing well and doesn't face any killers. (3) CANEEL HALL is another Schnittker trainee switching to Tetrick; worth a look. (5) SHARED PAST has shown enough to think she has a shot.

Race 3

(9) SCORPION MOON has proven to be faster than most of these and gets some serious class relief tonight. (1) UPSIDE HANOVER has the advantage of his regular trainer in the bike. (2) PERFECT CHANCE & (4) TREMENDOUS HIT have a legitimate off the pace chance in a field with outside speed signed on.

Race 4

(2) VINTAGE OAKS wasn't going anywhere from post 10 in her career debut. She draws inside tonight and adds Miller; expecting more. (4) TRUE DAY DREAM hasn't done much wrong; obvious favorite. (3) MUSCLES SECRET is in live hands tonight.

Race 5

(6) IDEAL GINNY has been sluggish early but sprinting home lately. If Tetrick can keep her closer to the action, watch out! (1) AUTHORIZE blew them away last time; respect. (5) NOMINAL HANOVER showed good speed last time.

Race 6

(4) SPIDER BLUE CHIP jumped it off at 4-5 in his pari-mutuel debut. The price will be better tonight; another shot. (2) BROADWAY PRINCE posted a decent qualifier; why not? (6) ROBIN WOULD was okay last time but very green in the stretch.

Race 7

(3) ODDS ON EQUULEUS is hard not to like off his last effort. (5) ROCKS N BONDS has picked up his game in each qualifier and might be worth a shot tonight at a price. (8) ROCNROLWILNEVERDIE takes on a field with plenty of outside speed types. If he can find a smooth trip I would give this colt a big shot. (9) MOMMAS JOLT & (10) DON'T YA KNOW are sharp and capable.

Race 8

(4) DEXTER LAKE CLUB was stuck behind horses under a decent hold and never got a chance to stretch his legs. This spot is much easier. (7) TIME DEO won his debut and adds Sears tonight. (8) WHOLE LOTTA NASTY should flash speed and hang around for a piece.

Race 9

(1) BALANCED BUDGET faces a bad looking field and should take charge. (8) BANCO SOLO looks like the favorite but is far from a lock. (2) BOY OF MINE broke in his debut. Will they handle her cautiously now?

Race 10

(10) JOHNY ROCK has the most experience and raced okay in those efforts. I'll take a shot with the hopes of a decent price because of the bad draw. (2) WAKE UP PETER has slowly been improving and sprinted home in his recent qualifier. (4) ONLY THE LONELY chased a decent one in Bigrisk last time.


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