by Al Cimaglia
May 18, 2019
Tonight's co-features at the Meadowlands are Open Trots that roll in Race 5 and Race 9 each with a $50,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins 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.
1-Whittaker N-Fits and gets post relief, barn has been cold, but this is a spot to shine.
4-All It Takes-Likes the track and Tetrick is back, which should make a difference, using at 8-1 in the ML.
5-No Easy Day-Took long way around in last and still flew home, 2nd time McCarthy, price shot could be leaving.
1-Crystal Fashion-Had one tune-up at Phl, regular pilot returns and should be forwardly placed for 1st win of 2019.
7-Mission Accepted-Faces toughest test of the year, but Burke-Gingras should keep ML chalk in play.
1-Billy Badger N-In good form, steps-up off last win, will need best but post draw should help chances.
5-JK Parlay-Tripped out in last and was claimed, similar foes tonight and has the gate speed to follow same script.
6-Incredible Shark-Gets class relief and Tetrick returns, looks like a threat for top honors.
2-Joe Joe Joe-Drops to a good spot, gets post relief and a positive driver change, looks like a major player.
3-JM Jack Of Hearts-Been camera shy this year but fits well here, gets Tetrick and a good post draw at 8-1 in ML.
4-Bravo Tex N-Gets needed post relief and should be there at the wire looking for 1st win of this campaign.
5-Rather Swell- Should like the company and Dave Miller takes a seat, looking for an aggressive steer.
7-Quality Bud-Will respect ML chalk but will try to beat, in the hunt with a decent trip.
Race 8) 1,4,5
Race 9) 1,7
Race 10) 1,5,6
Race 11) 2,3,4,5,7
Total Ticket Cost) $45 for $0.50
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