by Al Cimaglia
May 21, 2022
The Meadowlands has a 13-race card set to go with the feature coming in Race 8, the Cutler Memorial Trot with a $170,450 purse. The 0.50 Early Pick 4 starts 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.
3-Amazing Dream N (3-1)-This is a very good mare that has banked over $1,000,000. She is in sharp form and should be in the hunt with #6.
6-Test Of Faith (6/5)-Showed a lot of guts to win on a sloppy track last week and posted some quick fractions. This mare won getting on the point early on and that's not her usual game plan. It would not be a surprise if she was even better tonight.
3-Shake That House (3-1)-Made the most of an efficient trip and came away with a nice win at PcD. Returns to the Big M and has hit the board in 9 of 16 starts here with 3 pictures. Dunn's pick fits with this crew and looks like a main player.
5-Stone Hanover (8-1)-Equaled a lifetime mark on a good track last week. Loses Tetrick to #6 but Zeron can work a sharp steer. Should offer a solid price and likes the Big M hitting the board in 15 of 29 with 6 wins.
6-Jack's Shadow N (10-1)-Makes the 4th start of the meet and drops to a better level to compete. Tetrick sticks and could be ready for a big try at a nice price.
1-Ecurie D DK (3-1)-Svanstedt trainee is a good one and makes the 1st start of the year. Comes off a strong qualifier on a sloppy track and should be a main player tonight.
2-Bella Bellini (9/2)-Winless in 2 starts this year, finished 2nd each time and both were on a wet track. Dunn could land in the pocket and that makes Bella dangerous.
7-Lovedbythemasses (5/2)-Tetrick steers this son of Muscle Mass who has won 6 of 7 in 2022 and is facing its biggest challenge. Can win on the engine or coming off cover and recent form suggests this is the one to beat.
1-Ana Afreet N (4-1)-Takes a drop to the level of recent success and best to not overlook. David Miller could make the most of starting from the rail and should have in striking range turning for the wire.
2-Ruthless Hanover (5/2)-Makes its season debut coming off a strong qualifier. Loves M1 winning 7 of 16 here and will respect chances in the 1st start off the bench.
8-Splash Brother (3-1)-Has been racing well and won't blush at anyone in this field. The post draw doesn't help but Mark Mac should have in play.
0.50 Early Pick 4
Check me out on Twitter!