by Al Cimaglia
October 30, 2021
This is Breeders Crown Day at the Meadowlands with the first post coming at 12:00 EST. The Breeders Crown Finals are carded in races 4-11. The 0.50 Early Pick 4 starts in Race 6. The sequence will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout, and it will be my focus.
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Race 6-BC-3-year-old colt & geldings pace-Purse $600,000
1-Southwind Gendry (5-1)-Burke trainee has struggled for a good portion of the year but comes off 3 straight sharp efforts which hasn't happened in a long time. Should be a solid price so best to take notice.
2-Charlie May (3-1)-McCardle gelding has a giant heart and has won 9 of 18 this year. This will be the 2nd consecutive race on Lasix after returning from Lexington. Comes off a nice win and could be even better tonight. Brett Miller should have Charlie in play at the top of the lane.
5-Perfect Sting (5/2)-This colt is as consistent as they come and has banked over $973,000 in 2021 but #2 has had his number. Should be right there at the wire in what could be a great race.
Race 7-BC-3-year-old filly trot-Purse $600,000
3-Bella Bellini (9/5)-Took the long way around in the elimination, was bet down to 3/5 and wouldn't be denied. Bella is the queen of this class, hasn't been worse than 2nd in 15 of 16 races and has 9 wins. She has had a great year and Dunn will do his part to end on a high note.
5-Altar (3-1)-Gingras got the nod from Takter last week and did what he does. Scored an impressive victory after taking control early and not looking back. Has high end speed and likes to be in control, appears to have the best chance of an upset if the trip is to her liking.
Race 8-BC-3-year-old colts & gelding trot-Purse $600,000
2-Ambassador Hanover (4-1)-Comes off a confident win and has hit the board in 4 of 6 at the Big M with 2 trips to the winner's circle. Svanstedt should have this colt dialed on high for another big try.
4-Cuatro De Julio (9/2)-Comes off a nice win and has hit the board in 6 of 7 at M1 with 2 pictures. Rolled the back half in 55.2, draws well again and best to not overlook.
6-Jujubee (2-1)-Trainer Greg Wright Jr commented his colt wasn't at his best last week as the track was deep. Lost by a neck after winning 7 in a row, so not a big deal. There could be a shoeing change coming and could start a new streak here.
Race 9-BC-3-year-olds & up fillies & mares pace-Purse $600,000
1-Rocknificent (3-1)-This is a very fine mare and if it weren't for Lyons Sentinel she would have taken many more pictures. As it stands, she has banked almost $1 million and appears to be at the top of her game right now.
2-Peaky Sneaky (5-1)-Just missed last week in a fast mile and that was her 1st race on Lasix since 9-25. Draws well, Dunn should have her in play from the start and might be better in the 2nd consecutive Lasix start.
3-Lyons Sentinel (5/2)-Had an 8-race win streak snapped last week finishing a close 3rd off a rough trip from post 7. That streak went from the beginning of July to the start of October and not many can stay that good for so long. Tetrick will make the most of this post draw and this winner of over $1.8 million is the one to beat.
Race 6) 1,2,5
Race 7) 3,5
Race 8) 2,4,6
Race 9) 1,2,3
Total Ticket Cost) = $27 for $0.50
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