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Al Cimaglia Handicaps Friday's Meadowlands 15% Takeout Pick 4

by Al Cimaglia

April 6, 2018

The Meadowlands starts the weekend's harness action with a 10-race card. The horizontal bets have been attracting a good deal of interest as the pools have been growing. Tonight, the 0.50 Pick 4 with a $50,000 guaranteed pool and a 15% takeout begins in Race 7, it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 7
3-Bee In Charge-In from PcD, could be sitting on a big try in 1st Big M start since 2/9, solid connections.
4-Scirocco Jakob-Program chalk takes a meaningful drop and should like the company.
5-Possessed Fashion-1st start off the bench and had a nice qualifier, worth a swing at 6-1 in the ML.
8-Sweet Justice-D. Miller takes a seat, drops, knows the track and this 12-1 shot could make some noise.

Race 8
3-Joyful Game-Price shot in from Yonkers likes the Big M and will use at 12-1 in the ML.
5-Girls Of Image-Comes off a dud but now drops to a better level, can beat these at a square price.
7-Talbot Chanel-In town after a score at PcD, shows a win at Big M too. Lukewarm favorite could take a picture.

Race 9
1-Triumphant's Chip-Back to the level of a recent victory, looks like a major player.
4-Its Chocolate Time-Nice try from 9 hole in last, faces similar, could catch a trip and surprise.
9-Vic's Royal Lady-Steps up off a win and Lasix seems to have helped. Could continue to improve in 3rd Big M start.

Race 10
1-Tiger Boudoir-Small track specialist has speed, shows season marks on larger ovals and will use at 10-1 in the ML.
3-Blush Hanover-Takes a good drop in search of 1st win of the year, will respect and should be in the hunt.
4-Ideal In Cash-Makes 1st Big M start for Team Callahan, drops into a spot to shine.

0.50 Pick 4
3,4,5,8/3,5,7/1,4,9/1,3,4
Total Bet =$54


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