by Al Cimaglia
October 18, 2019
There's a big 13-race card set to roll at the Meadowlands. From a betting interest the highlight kicks-off the program and will be my focus. The 0.50 Pick 5 has a $20,922.81 carryover and a $75,000 guaranteed pool.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
2-Fox Valley Bailey-From this post, best to respect connections, should be able to get a trip and be in the mix late.
4-Jackamino-Does have enough gate speed to be put in play early, has been facing tougher and looks like a player.
5-Bank Sea-Probably needs to leave and like #4 should be able to get a good seat, has the speed to beat this field.
1-She Rocks Kemp-Interesting play who has been facing tough foes up in Canada. Could pop at a square price if gets away from the gate in good shape.
7-Creature Of Habit-ML 9/5 chalk should be bet hard off last week's big win, will be using but won't single.
7-Checkmate Time-Competitive here in a few starts this summer. This is 2nd time Lasix and last was better, can roll late if DuPont works a good trip.
9-Miss Ruby-Only 2-27 this year but knows how to win and is no stranger to the Big M. Even effort in last but was off 21 days, should be better tonight, can leave and be put in play early.
5-Racing For Rick-Has had trouble finishing miles but shouldn't blush at this group, a player if Merton works the right trip.
6-Givemeyourheart-Having a rough year but has posted quick miles at the Big M in the past. Didn't fire in last but this is a suspect crew, best to not overlook.
9-Gracie G-May have been in too tough at Yonkers and Freehold. This is a better spot, shows some gate speed and
good performances at VD on a larger oval. Berry can get this mare in play at a price.
3-JacksTo Open-The added distance may not be an issue and can get off the gate and race up front. H. Miller has driven before and should be able to work a smooth journey.
4-Revrac Harbour-Looks like a live play at 8-1 in the ML. May try to duck behind #3 and take a 2-hole ride and trip out.
6-Roundtown Rocker-Should like the company and 6-year-old has cashed checks at the Big M. Can follow a similar script as #3 and #4 but might be able to close fastest of all.
Race 1) 2,4,5
Race 2) 1,7
Race 3) 7,9
Race 4) 5,6,9
Race 5) 3,4,6
Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50
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