by Al Cimaglia
November 13, 2020
The Meadowlands has a 13-race card ready to go tonight. The 0.50 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 6. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Dixie Star N (7/2)-Back from YR after facing better there and drops into same class as last win on 9/11. Had issues in previous 2 races and will toss both starts. Should be ready for a big try versus this crew.
2-Tango Dancer N (3-1)-Faded down the lane after getting on the engine and cutting the mile. That was a nice effort after being off almost 6 weeks and now Dunn takes the lines. This mare is similar to #5 but price probably won't be as good.
6-Twinsburg (9/2)-Back to the Big M after a couple of dull tries at Yonkers. Has been in the money in 4 of 5 starts here with 2 wins which were at this level. Looks like a player, Tetrick takes a spin and might be over bet.
3-McMatters (6-1)-Three-year-old has had breaking issues and was also facing tough company in the Midwest. Hoosier invader draws well for 1st start in new barn. Could surprise at a square price if Scotty Z keeps him trotting.
6-Moveoutofmyway K (8-1)-Taking a swing this colt fires hot off the bench. Per Engblom has been trying to fix this Muscle Maassive colt for about 2 months and Dunn takes the lines after qualifying him on 11/7. This is 2nd time Lasix and did earn >$115k in 2019.
10-Fortune Starlet (3-1)-Returns from Canada in sharp form but is stuck with post 10. Knows how to win here and Gingras can work a trip from the 2nd tier.
1-Alkippe (3-1)-Rolled home from post 9 last week versus this kind. Paced the back half in 55.2 but can also race near the top of the stack. No need to overthink this one, best to consider an encore.
6-Arnie's Angel (9/2)-Fits with this kind and deserves respect but is trip dependent. Chances for a picture go up with an alert start and a lively pace.
7-Pretty Image (8-1)-Here's another who was passing foes down the lane. Makes 3rd Big M start tonight and could be sitting on big try at a juicy price.
3-All Champy (7/2)-One of a few who drop and Dave Miller has driven in the past 2 starts. Beat the NW14000L5 from the 8 hole here, in the slop on 10/16. Should like the company and this race could set up nicely for 2nd win in 3 Big M starts.
5-HL Revadon (3-1)-Drops after some sharp tries to finish 2nd in last 3. The Landy barn has 3 wins in 12 starts in the last 30 days. This could be a drop and pop situation.
6-Chiplosive (8-1)-Willing to forgive the last effort, broke slowly and was facing better. Should be forwardly placed this time and could be overlooked at the windows. Looks like a live price play and this post draw shouldn't hurt.
Race 6) 1,2,6
Race 7) 3,6,10
Race 8) 1,6,7
Race 9) 3,5,6
Total Ticket Cost) $40.50 for $0.50
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