by Al Cimaglia
March 1, 2019
The Meadowlands has 13 races scheduled to begin the month of March with the feature rolling in Race 7, a condition trot with an $18,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 5 starts the night, it has a $25,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Justcallmeronald-Makes 3rd start for new trainer, gets class relief and McCarthy takes a seat, looks like a player.
4- Montalbano Bi-Off and on type and from this starting spot it could be all systems "go".
7-Dawson Springs-Will toss last and this is 2nd start for the Norman barn, looking for a more aggressive try.
1-Hammer Creek-Part of an entry and it won't be easy from post 8, but should be in the hunt.
2-Reilly K-1st start since July but had a good qualifier. This race is a hodgepodge, so will respect connection.
9-Storming Mist-Has gate speed, will need a trip plus also to mind manners, and some Gingras magic.
2-Juxta Cowgirl-4th start off the bench and last was better. Now gets some post relief, could be sitting on a big try.
6-You Should Be Here-Racing well and steps up, looks to be a player for a repeat trip to the winner's circle.
8-Stylish Beachwhere-Big try from 9-hole but fell short of #6, will respect chances for some revenge tonight.
4-Hammer Time-In sharp form and now draws inside of #8, barn has done well and could even the score.
8-Bizet-2-1 ML chalk will need best to repeat and must also mind manners. Will likely leave and get on the engine.
3-Magnum Mike-Beaten favorite broke and lost all chance at the start. Draws well and should be in the hunt.
7-Rather Swell-3rd different trainer in last 3 starts at the same class, needs a trip and now McCarthy steers.
Race 1) 2,4,7
Race 2) 1,2,9
Race 3) 2,6,8
Race 4) 4,8
Race 5) 3,7
Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50
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