by Al Cimaglia
May 11, 2019
The Meadowlands has a big card with 13-races ready to roll and the feature comes in Race 9, a condition pace with a $25,000 purse. The popular 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8, the sequence has a 15% takeout plus a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
Last night at the Big M, Tim Tetrick was the leading driver with three wins. Trainer Julie Miller led the conditioners with two trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Always At My Place-Should be forwardly placed and has had success at the Big M, using at a square price.
4-Sweet Rock-Nice try versus Pref company in last, should be on the lead or close to it as I try to beat the chalk.
5-Dealt A Winner-Has had excuses in first 2 starts off the bench, loses Gingras but expecting an aggressive effort.
1-Trump Nation-Nice win in last start, smoked the 2nd half in 53.2 and should be a major player again.
6-Lyons Steel-Huge try in the Graduate last week, has only 1 LT win here, but draws well and best to respect.
7-Wheels On Fire-Tossing last from the 10-hole, may try to blast out and make every call a winning one.
1-Backstreet Lawyer & 1a-K Ryan Bluechip-ML 5/2 entry starts from the outside, #1 is sharp but moves up, #1a drops to a more comfortable spot.
3-I'm A Big Deal-Will excuse last from 11-hole, fits here and expect a big try at 6-1 in the ML.
6-Heavenly Sound-Last 2 have been fine after a sick scratch, 2nd time McCarthy and could be sitting on a big try.
2-Albergo Hanover-Came off the bench hot for Jen-Bo barn, will stick with in 1st lifetime start at the Big M.
4-All It Takes-Comes off a win, could get a good seat from this post and use one big brush to sweep by.
5-Lyons King-Just makes it in under the $130k LT mark, should like the company, taking a swing at 8-1 in ML.
7-Larry Karr-ML chalk makes 2nd start off bench, does well at the Big M, will respect connections but try to beat.
Race 8) 1,4,5
Race 9) 1,6,7
Race 10) 1,3,6
Race 11) 2,4,5,7
Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50
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