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Saturday, May 12: Meadowlands 15% Takeout Pick 4 Ticket

by Al Cimaglia

May 12, 2018

Tonight's feature at the Meadowlands rolls in Race 3, a Preferred Trot with a $20,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence starts in Race 7, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and it will be my focus.

Three out of four wasn't good enough last night at Hawthorne. My ticket came apart in the first leg and it was a tough loss as my longshot play in the last leg #8-Princess Oshie won and paid $30.60. The 0.50 (4/2,3/3/8) combination paid $694.90.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 7
1-Brigadierbronski A-Both local starts have been impressive, may handle the step up in class.
4-Sweet Rock-Program chalk has been facing better, this might be a spot to shine.
5-Quality Bud-Nice win in last at this level from 7-hole at 15-1. Loses Gingras which should help get a better price.

Race 8
1-Ballerat Boomerang-ML chalk had a good try here on 4-14, may get to the top and not look back.
2-Maajaackkobe-Should hold his own versus this group and could trip out at a nice price.
8-Commentariat-5/2 ML chalk should be respected but McCarthy will need to work a trip.

Race 9
3-Come Get The Cash-Caught too far back to a slow pace from the 8-hole, tonight's trip should be much better.
7-Painted Lady-In from Yonkers and has a win in lone Big M start. Will take a swing and leave #6-ML chalk out.

Race 10
3-Lettucerocku A-Gingras takes a seat, has speed and may enjoy the company.
7-Big Stretch Mark-Couldn't catch winner in last, but had a 55.3 last half, will use and should be a square price.
8-Bruce's Magic-Races well on the engine and it looks like there's a good chance that can happen tonight.

0.50 Pick 4
Total Bet=$27

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