by Al Cimaglia
June 28, 2019
The Meadowlands has a big 14-race card set to roll tonight. The headliner is carded as Race 2, the Rainbow Blue-Final which features five high-caliber mares battling for a share of a $60,000 purse. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
On Saturday night The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has a star-studded card with three major stakes leading the way. The $500,000 Max Hempt Pace, the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free for All-Final, and the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Trot are the headliners.
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Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
5-You Should Be Here-Versatile mare draws well and Dunn should keep her in the hunt at a square price.
7-Reclamation-Winner of 6 straight also likes the Big M and fits here, razor sharp and could continue on a roll.
10-Catch An Ace-Very competitive mare doesn't have much gate speed so post is an issue but best to respect.
1-Super Schissel-Took the long way around in the Goodtimes Final and now draws the rail, should be a big player.
5-Magical Beliefs-Cantab Hall filly likes to win, could offer some value and Dave Miller knows well.
7-Chiplosive-Tries the Big M and is usually competitive on the 5/8's, could take a picture with the right trip.
1-The Downtown Bus-Has faced tough customers and raced well here from the 12-hole on 5-4, in the hunt tonight.
4-Courtly Choice-Hasn't been as sharp as last year but it's early in the season, now in a spot to get a very good trip.
6-Thinkbig Dreambig-Does best on a big oval, needs a trip but the hotter the pace the better the chance for a win.
5-Seven Iron-Callahan will have in striking range, has had some success at the Big M, a price shot worth a swing.
9-Eurobond-Post doesn't help but this is a softer spot, new pilot A. Miller can grind it out for a win, if minds manners.
Race 8) 5,7,10
Race 9) 1,5,7
Race 10) 1,4,6
Race 11) 5,9
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $0.50
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