by Al Cimaglia
April 20, 2018
The Meadowlands kicks-off the weekend with a 10-race card. The feature is a trot that rolls in Race 7, the Shiaway St. Pat Final with a $52,500 purse. The 0.50 Pick 5 sequence has a $25,000 guaranteed pool and it begins in Race 2. The 0.50 Pick 4 has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout, that sequence begins in Race 7 and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-LMC Mass Gem-Taking a swing with a price shot in 3rd straight at the Big M, Callahan may find a good trip.
4-Perseverance-Trip dependent but can fly home and D. Miller steers again, should be a square price.
7-Sutton-Sizzled in 1.51.3 in last score and could very well be set for another picture.
8-Opulent Yankee-Came 2nd in last 2 but did all the heavy lifting, too consistent to leave out.
1-Pembroke Joey-Comes off a nice win at Plainridge, McCarthy should have 4-yr. old in the hunt.
5-May I Cruise West-Slow starts have hurt but moves in and B. Miller may try an aggressive approach.
7-The Fire Within-Marohn gets along well and he's back tonight, fits and looks like a player.
1-Rockin Praline-Steps up after a sharp win from the 8 hole, likes the track and should be a major player.
4-Cousin Mary-In the money 5 of 6 at Big M, thinking Harris will have ready after almost 6 weeks off.
5-Keystone Riptide-Drops to a spot to shine, 2nd favorite has the speed to be dangerous tonight.
4-Majestic Sunset-Has been competitive at this class and moves inside so looking for another sharp effort.
5-Tober-Camera shy 10-yr.old may have hit a level low enough for success, worth a swing at 10-1 in the ML.
9-You're Majestic-Not crazy about the 3-1 ML, but if minds manners D. Miller can win from out here.
0.50 Pick 4
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