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Al Cimaglia: Meadowlands Early Pick 4 Analysis | Saturday, May 14, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

May 14, 2022

The Meadowlands has a 13-race card scheduled featuring Open pacers and Graduate Series action. 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.

Race 6

1-Hail Christian N (7/2)-Raced well in last and was caught late. Comes back versus the same kind and moves in a few slots. TMac should have the 8-year-old forwardly placed.
2-Leon David (4-1)-Similar to #1 coming out of the same race but was used from the 7-hole to drop into the pocket and ended up cashing a 3rd place check. His 3-race win streak was snapped in last, but it wasn't a bad effort. Will respect this winner of 5 races in 18 M1 starts.
6-Bettors Donttell (3-1)-Burke trainee was facing tough foes in the last 2 starts and should be a main threat versus this group. Tried Lasix for the 1st time and Gingras should have the pedal down early and could be in control from gate to wire.

Race 7

1-Mayhem Hanover (9/2)-The 0-12 record at the Big M is cause for pause but comes off a nice try when dropped to this level. Dunn sticks and this post draw could help.
2-Heza Real Diamond (5-1)-Took advantage of a sharp steer and beat easier last week, now Callahan will be in the bike. Steps-up, should compete and have no problem racing near the top of the stack.
4-Motive Hanover (3-1)-Jen B entry missed a start and has been facing high priced claimers from outside posts in the last 2 tries. Should be able to get a good early seat and could be sitting on a big effort.
5-De Los Cielos Deo (7/2)-Has been in the mix versus better and can be in the hunt here. Gingras could get on the engine and this time he won't be caught down the lane.

Race 8

1-Bella Bellini (9/5)-Comes off a sharp effort last week and trotted the back half in 54.4 with a .26 last quarter. Looks primed for the 1st win of 2022 in the 2nd start off the bench.

Race 9

1-Mikala (5/2)-Has a perfect 2 for 2 record this season and both were convincing wins. This mare should be in control from the word "go" and not look back.

0.50 Early Pick 4

Total Bet=$6

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