by The Meadows Press Release
March 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, PA, March 16, 2018 — Saturday’s Pick 4 (races 4-7) at The Meadows carries a $15,000 total-pool guarantee, and it figures to be a challenging proposition. The wager kicks off with the card’s hotly competitive featured race; negotiate that successfully and you still must deal with a pair of 10-horse fields in the final legs. The good news: If the Pick 4 is as tough as it seems, the return will be handsome. Here’s a look at some of the top candidates in each leg.
Race 4- Preferred Handicap Pace
#2 – Lincolnjames (Wilder/Burke) Caught late his last pair but shifts to inside post.
#4 – A Real Miracle (Rawlings/Bendis) Close-up second two straight. If speed falters . . .
#7 – Mykindachip (Palone/Burke) Versatile. Second start off layoff, should be tighter. Won 10/20 Hoosier Invitational, so he’s plenty classy.
Race 5 – Conditioned Pace
#4 – Nitro Seelster (Merriman/Andrews) Winner last time in this class picks up Merriman. Drops and pops?
#5 - Rycroft N (Charlino/Bendis) Huge effort last out for this closer seeking first U.S. win.
#6 – Imideal Hanover (Wilder/Corey) Stepping up from NW Life races, but Wilder chose him over Rycroft N.
Race 6 – Conditioned/Claiming Trot
#2 – Icy Crystals (Merriman/Gillock) Just missed last out. Stalking trip could be the ticket.
#3 – Keystone Violet (Indof/Simpson) Obvious speed, but she gave it up last time at 1-2.
#4 – Kai Hanover (Naser/Stackowicz) If your budget can bear it, add this closer. One of these times, his late move will be enough.
Race 7 – Conditioned Pace
#4 - Sir Jack (Indof/Lieberman) Up in class but could pluck off tiring leaders in a field without standouts.
#5 – VIP Bayama (Brocklehurst/Marashian) Best post position in forever. Must include.
#10 – Drawing Dragons (Yoder/Gillock) Trailer will have to change his style . . . and he may like it.