by Al Cimaglia
November 8, 2019
To start the weekend's harness action the Meadowlands has a 13-race card set to roll. The 0.50 Pick 4 will be my focus. That sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and a 15% takeout.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Brooklyn Lilacs (9/2)-3-year-old zipped home with a 54.2 last half for a nice win. Fits here too and now Dunn steers. The Jen B. barn is still rolling along, so can score again at a square price.
4- Juxta Cowgirl (8-1)-Yonkers invader won't blush at this crew and should be a nice price. Callahan could put in play early and does have a 1:51.4 win at the Big M last year.
7-Rockin The Boys A (7/2)-Will use this 6-year-old mare ahead of #8, a 3-year-old filly who is the 3-1 ML chalk. Should like the company and if can avoid being too far back early has a shot to win a competitive race.
3-Misslarose (15-1)-Don't know if post time odds will be 15-1 but she still could be a value. Likes the track and will toss last start from post 10. This is the spot to get a trip behind #6 and roll late.
6-JL Cruz (3-1)-Will be out and winging and versus this group could wire the field. Will be using but not with the confidence to single even on the drop.
7-Very Very Fast (9/2)-Barn has been cold but does get a positive driver change as McCarthy steers. Should be able to get a good seat and find some cover to challenge late. The pace should be quick so best to not overlook.
4-Glenferrie Bronte N (5-1)-Will toss last, expecting a quicker pace tonight. Pilot should have a better chance of staying in striking range from this post. Could surprise at a nice price.
5-The Lady Sheriff (7/2)-Barn is 0-22 but Zeron will stick and last was a better effort. Needs to be closer to the pace and this is 2nd time Lasix. Gets some post relief and it could be time for a more aggressive steer.
9-Rosy Outlook (3-1)-Using because D. Miller is back between the pipes. Last outing with Miller was an on the engine win and probably will try a similar script here.
1-Piercewave Hanover (6-1)-Doesn't race at the Big M often but has visited the winner's circle. Parked out from the 10-hole in last outing here but hung in and now the trainer hands the lines to Callahan. Looks to be worthy of a swing.
5-Magic MVP (7/2)-Drops and starts from post 5 instead of post 9 and Callahan sticks. This will be the 2nd start for new barn and it could be go time.
8-Lucky Sheila (3-1)-Has been competitive at this level although faltered down the lane in last. McCarthy takes a seat and can win from this post but needs the right trip.
Race 8) 3,4,7
Race 9) 3,6,7
Race 10) 4,5,9
Race 11) 1,5,8
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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