by Al Cimaglia
April 20, 2019
The Meadowlands has a 13-race card set to roll with the feature coming in Race 2, a 4-Year Old Open Pace with a $25,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
On Friday, Dave Miller, Dexter Dunn, Andy Miller, Yannick Gingras and Corey Callahan led all drivers with two wins each. The top trainer on the card was Ron Burke with three trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Stonedust-Has held his own at this level and from the rail may have met a field that can be beat.
5-K Ryan Bluechip-Drops out of Preferreds, likes the track and should be in the hunt.
9-Capt Deo-1st start in Di Domenico barn and has had success at the Big M, should like the company.
10-Seeing Eye Single-Hung out to a sizzling pace, drops and trip should be better, best to respect even from post 10.
4-Spaghettie Eddie-Draws well and fits, Gingras back in the bike and should be kept in striking range.
6-Four Staces-1st start for Fusco, comes back in sequence and does good work at the Big M, winner of 7 of 16.
1-Mcclinchie N-In from YR and gets the rail and Gingras, will need best but can be in control from start to finish.
5-Stendahl Hanover-Makes consecutive Big M starts and draws well, last was good and could be sitting on a big try.
7-I'm A Big Deal-Drops in 2nd start of year, Dunn sticks and will respect connections.
8-Bettor's Edge-Classy 10-year-old raced well in season debut, steps-up but with a good trip can take a picture.
2-Backstreet Lawyer-Even effort at this class last week but now gets D. Miller back and will use at 10-1 in the ML.
3-Whittaker N-Usually in the hunt at this track, loses D. Miller but beaten favorite deserves respect.
6-Buschwacker-2-22 in '18-'19 but will swing for a price, leaving ML chalk out, pace could be hot and can roll late.
Race 8) 1,5,9,10
Race 9) 4,6
Race 10) 1,5,7,8
Race 11) 2,3,6
Total Ticket Cost) $48 for $0.50
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