by Al Cimaglia
October 9, 2020
There is a 13-race card scheduled at the Meadowlands this evening. The Early 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 6 and it has a 15% takeout. That sequence will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
3-Magical Winner K (4-1)-Breaks then wins then breaks...so it's time for a win. But seriously can take a picture here if minds manners.
7-Henderson Seelster (3-1)-Won as an odds-on choice and now steps up. Has 3 wins in 18 starts at the Big M and has the speed to be in the mix. Question will be how Miller works the trip, not sure if blasting out will work.
8-All Champy (12-1)-Made up a lot ground at Philly in last and raced the last half in 55.2. Makes Big M debut tonight, will take a swing there's an honest pace and Teague puts into striking range.
3-Justabitofcharm (5-1)-Looking for Allard to work a similar trip as in the last start but be a little tighter. Looking for an aggressive drive to get a close-up seat and then could get sucked around.
4-Adorabella (4-1)-Beat #3 last week by getting the lead with an early move and hung on for the win. Probably follows the same plan and hopes it is picture time again.
9-Jazz Fest (2-1)-Beats this kind in last from the 7 hole and with this post draw it might be more difficult. Will respect the connections but won't offer much value.
3-Stenhouse Hanover (3-1)-Philly invader broke in last start and that happens from time to time. Will use and hope that he doesn't jump. Has a lifetime mark of 152.2 here and looks like a threat if minds manners.
4-Trixie Dust (7/2)-Has 2 wins in 10 starts in East Rutherford and from this post should be in the mix again. Chartrand may lay back off the pace and if they go quick enough could trot by foes down the lane.
9-Wishyou'dtellme (10-1)-Steps up after succumbing to a rough trip and fading down the lane. Makes 2nd start here and this post isn't great, but it is better than last week from the 10 hole. Looking for better and should be a price.
4-Cay's Blessing (8-1)-Rolled the back half in 55.1 at Plainridge and now makes 2nd lifetime start at the Big M. Should be able to challenge in a race without standout. Needs a trip but barn has been hot.
7-Thats Incredible (6-1)-#4's stablemate ships in to make Big M debut. Probably is more trip dependent than Nickerson's other entry but has a lifetime best at Wbsb of 153 last year and could be a solid price.
8-Twinsburg (7/2)-Comes off a sharp win after making an early move to get the top and didn't look back. Usually doesn't follow that type of script. With this post may go back to finding cover and rolling down the lane.
Race 6) 3,7,8
Race 7) 3,4,9
Race 8) 3,4,9
Race 9) 4,7,8
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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