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Al Cimaglia: Meadowlands Early Pick 4 Analysis | Saturday, February 19, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

February 19, 2022



Tonight, the Meadowlands has a big 13-race card ready to roll. The 0.50 Early Pick 4 starts 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.

Race 6

2-Walknafter Midnite (6-1)-Can't fault the effort lately and with this drop it could be enough to push this 4-year-old over the top.
3-Nutcracker Sweet (7/2)-Drew off in a 150.3 mile, steps up and the last effort shouldn't be ignored. Looking for another picture and should be able to get a good early seat.

Race 7

4-Toccoa Falls (9/2)-Is only 1-26 over the past 2 years but the win came last week on a barn change to Per Engblom. Loses Gingras but TMac will have in play and the last win was a much improved effort.
6-Big Oil (7/2)-Tried to wire the field in last in the 1st start since 11-6 and fell short. The effort wasn't bad, and this field might not be as deep. Should be tighter and best to not overlook.
8-Kenziesky Hanover (3-1)-Finished 2nd versus 4 from this field last time and will endorse even with the move outside. Beat similar on 1-22 and has the gate speed to leave and get a good seat.

Race 8

1-Delightful Terror (15-1)-Bartlett sticks after a good try on Lasix for the 1st time. Will stretch out in this leg looking for a solid price and the 5-year-old can make the best of this post draw.
2-Ana Afreet N (4-1)-Should be dialed on high off the drop and recent form indicates an overdue win could happen.
4-DA Delightful (8-1)-Was off 3 weeks before the last start and was used hard from the 8 hole in a bumpy mile. Looking for better and is another price shot worth a swing.
8-Whitecookie (5-1)-Steps up after an easy win at PcD and Gingras will take over tonight. Probably will be rolling late and should offer a fair price. This race could have a few leavers and quick fractions would help the cause.

Race 9

5-Way To Close (7/2)-Comes off a sharp win versus this kind and should be ready to battle hard again. Has won 4 of 8 at M1 and looks like a main player.
7-Ballerat Boomerang (3-1)-Versatile 9-year-old is in fine form and should be in the hunt at the wire. Likes to race near the top and Joe B can work that trip.

0.50 Pick 4

Total Bet=$24

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