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Al Cimaglia: Meadowlands Early Pick 4 Analysis | Saturday, November 6

by Al Cimaglia

November 6, 2021

The Meadowlands has a 13-race program set for tonight and the 0.50 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 6

1-Captain Cowboy (7/2)-Winner in 5 of 8 this year has been idle since returning from Lexington after racing on 10-9. Not sure if this gelding will be dialed on high but it's risky to leave off the ticket. Drawing the rail shouldn't hurt and Zeron can work an efficient journey.
8-Hammering Hank (9/5)-Raced big in the BC Final from post 8 to finish a close 4th and now drops into a more comfortable spot. Won the last 2 times versus this kind as an odd-on choice. Pelling trainee rolled the back half in 55.1 in the Final and that was the 1st time racing on a sloppy track.

Race 7

2-Valentina Blu (5-1)-Was scratched sick before the BC elims and laid an egg in that race and the Final. Before that, raced well against tough customers and will look for a rebound here at a solid price.
3-Danznqueen Hanover (7/2)-Hasn't sealed the deal in 3 M1 starts this year but comes into the race off a sharp effort on 10-28 at Phl. Coming off a recent race could be an advantage versus this group.
4-Misswalner Fashion (3-1)-Didn't do well in either Lex start and now returns to the Big M where she has been very good hitting the board in all 4 starts with 3 pictures. This looks like a bounce back opportunity.
5-Little Pink Lies (6-1)-Winner of 2 straight should be in the hunt for a 3-peat. Won at this level on 9-17 and that was her only series start, so could be sitting on a big try.

Race 8

3-Captain Barbossa (3-1)-Alagna 4-year-old was the beaten favorite in 4 of 12 starts, as was the case last week. Tough to leave out and should be bet down again but can't fully trust.
4-Workin Ona Mystery (4-1)-Was in tall cotton in the Crown races but this is a spot to post only the 2nd win in 13 tries this year. Tetrick should be out and rolling and have this Burke trainee forwardly placed.
8-Shoobee Doo A (7/2)-Has raced 3 times at the Big M and has done well hitting the board in each start. Every M1 race has been on an off-track. The post helps the price, and this is a beatable field. Callahan will have the pedal down and he could land on top or get a pocket ride.

Race 9

5-JL Cruz (7/2)-Raced well in the 2nd start off the bench to finish 2nd from post 10 last week. Losses Dunn to #3, a Norman entry but that horse is 0-14 at M1. Will use Cruz coming off a nice try and TMac can provide a good steer. This veteran loves the Big M winning 26 of 76 starts.
6-Ab'sattitudexpress (8-1)-This race isn't easy to untangle. Trixton mare has won 5 of 16 here and this is the best post draw in a while. Lands in a softer spot and was Tetrick's pick over the Cullipher entry #1. Often Tetrick leans toward Cullipher so maybe that choice is one to take notice.

My Ticket

Race 6) 1,8

Race 7) 2,3,4,5

Race 8) 3,4,8

Race 9) 5,6

Total Ticket Cost) $24 for $0.50

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