by Al Cimaglia
December 27, 2018
Tonight's feature at the Meadowlands rolls in Race 6, a $25,000 claiming pace for three and four-year-olds with a $12,500 purse. The 0.50 Pick 5 has a $25,000 guaranteed pool and the sequence begins in Race 2. The 0.50 Pick 4 starts in Race 7, it has a $35,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-CC Big Boy Sam-Back down to the class of recent success, gets a favorable post and will be tough if fires.
3-An The Thunderrolls-Tries the big track after recent sharp efforts, if the trip sets-up could pop at a square price.
6-Drunken Terror-Knows how to compete at the Big M and will use at 10-1 in the ML.
2-Smooth Mocha-Racing well and comes off a sharp win in the slop, and encore could be in the cards.
4-Spanish Art-Was caught by #2 in last after a giant try from the 8-hole, major player tonight.
5-Redline Rusty-Camera shy 3-year-old had a nice effort from 8-hole in slop, will take a swing at 15-1 in the ML.
6-Dancing Rusty-1st start for Lounsbury barn, looking for some improvement and will respect versus this crew.
9-About The Benjamns-Has gate speed and start will be key. Needs an aggressive steer for best chance to win.
3-That's My Opinion-Has been off since 12/4 but has won 22% of Big M starts and this isn't a group of all-stars.
4-Frankie Boy-In from RcR and will need best effort to win but has the post for Dunn to keep in striking range.
5-Bright Future-Last in the slop was good for a horse that doesn't relish the goo, best to respect Husted trainee.
6-Always A Diamond-Philly invader drops, has a 52.3 mark here and should like the company.
0.50 Pick 4
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