by Al Cimaglia
April 13, 2018
It's Friday the 13th but harness players will have a chance to find some good luck as tonight the Meadowlands rolls out a 10-race card. The 0.50 Pick 4 has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and begins in Race 7. It's a challenging sequence and will be my focus.
Hopefully my ticket will connect and have a nice return as I'm not sold on some of the morning line favorites. The Big M has had some juicy horizontal payouts, with total handles in the neighborhood of $3,000,000.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Beyonces Rockn-Fits with this crew and has an edge with this post draw, looks like a player.
6-Bullsvillestephanie-Comes off a grind it out win and with another good trip could do an encore.
8-The Girls Of Image-May leave and has the gate speed to get a nice seat, if so can score at 8-1 in ML.
1-Rockin Praline-1a-Jag Out-Entry fits but is leaving from the outside, at 9/5 will use but try to beat.
5-Brunhilda-In form and D. Miller takes a seat again, maybe will finally close the deal.
6-Ideal In Crash-1st Big M try was a nice score, may be up to this challenge for Team Callahan.
8-Weekend Getaway-Post is a challenge but has had success on this oval, will take a swing for a price.
2-Billy Button -Tries the big track like many of these, should be in the hunt.
7-May I Cruise West-In from Fhld and has raced well here in the past, and tonight Callahan is between the pipes.
8-Jds Brent N Sheree-Comes off a speedy mile and with the right trip could beat this crew at a square price.
1-Painite-4th start off the bench, will respect at a price in an open affair.
2-Seventeen Tabs-Thinking McCarthy will be aggressive and get this camera shy 4-yr.old into the mix.
8-Majestic Sunset-Needs a trip but likes the track and should be a player with this group.
0.50 Pick 4
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