by Al Cimaglia
January 4, 2019
The Meadowlands starts 2019 with 13 races on the program and rolling daily doubles can be bet throughout the card. The 0.50 Pick 5 with a $25,000 guaranteed pool rolls in Race 1. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence gets underway in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1A-Kak's Shark Attack-Burned out in a quick pace in the slop, should get a good trip and be in the hunt.
5-Penpal-In good form, a dry track and Callahan steering should help, winner in 9 of 31 at the Big M.
8-Delightfulmemphisn-Classy mare has the gate speed to be in striking range, looks like a major player.
1-Can Do-10-year-old can race big at times, this is the type of field that could bring out the best.
4-Possessed Fashion-Lightly raced 9-year-old has had excuses and drops to a better spot.
6-Texican-Another who drops and should be better but doesn't like to pass horses down the lane.
9-Star Studded Cast-Has enough gate speed to get into the mix, comes off a scratch but will use versus this crew.
4-Chromeo-Trainer takes a seat and that may help, needs to mind manners, if so, has a shot at a square price.
6-Rubber Duck-Program chalk drops to a spot to shine and can win on the big track.
9-Fearless Man-2 qualifiers in the slop were good, should like the company if ready for a top effort.
3-Mccito-Does best work when on the lead or close to it, likely to get on the engine or in the 2-hole.
6-David The Saint-Starting to improve for Team Ginsburg, could be sitting on a big try.
Race 8) 1,5,8
Race 9) 1,4,6,9
Race 10) 4,6,9
Race 11) 3,6
Total Ticket Cost) $36 for $0.50
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