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Al Cimaglia's Saturday Adios & Hambletonian Oaks Eliminations Picks

by Al Cimaglia

July 28, 2018

It's Adios Day at the Meadows with the first post happening at 12:00 PM EST. Xpressbet account holders can register to receive 10X XB Rewards Points on Exacta and Trifecta bets. The Adios Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers and the $400,000 Adios Final are handicapped below.

Moving on to this evening, the Hambletonian Oaks Eliminations will take place in Race 5 and Race 7 at the Meadowlands. Those races are also handicapped below and hopefully the heavy rains will be out of the area.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

The Meadows Race 10 - Adios Volo

7-Alexa's Power (5/2) - This gals in form, likes to roll late and rates an edge as pace could be hot. Plus Tetrick is a difference maker.
4-Dreams On Me (4-1) - Has the tactical speed to be a threat throughout.
3-Double A Mint (8-1) - Burke trainee likes the track and has a nice post draw, a threat at a square price.
2-Reign On Me (7/2) - D. Miller will keep this filly in the hunt, but she has lacked the needed closing pop to win this year.

The Meadows Race 11 - Adios Final

5-Dorsodro Hanover (3-1) - My top choice was nipped late in elims, don't be fooled, tonight will bring out a more determiuned effort.
4-American History (5/2) - Could have easily put on top. Beware, if Gingras gets on the engine and finds an easy 1/4.
3-Hitman Hill (7/2) - Is sharp and made the most of some great trips, thinking it won't be as easy today.
6-Done Well (9/2) - Lightly raced but very talented, will respect connections and will be using in gimmicks.

Meadowlands Race 5 - Hambletonian Oaks Eliminations

7-Manchego (9/5) - Was beaten by another filly for the first time in last, should get back to winning ways.
4-Hey Blondie (4-1) - Very competitive and is only a clean trip away from going to the Final.
2-Bill's Lady (8-1) - Finally draws well and appears to be a nice gimmick possibility.
3-Lily Stride (10-1) - Has been inconsistent but best to not overlook for a bottom of the ticket possibility.
9-Seviyorum (5-1) - Would rate higher with an inside post but should be able to race in the Final anyway.

Meadowlands Race 7 - Hambletonian Oaks Eliminations

8-Plunge Blue Chip (2-1) - Post doesn't help but probably won't matter tonight, razor sharp.
6-Live Laugh Love (5-1) - Looking for a talented horse with a great driver to spice up a gimmick, this is it.
5-Phaetosive (5/2) - This barn is always a threat and with the right trip could challenge for top spot.
2-Lima Novelty (6-1) - Similar to #6 for using in gimmicks, can get a good seat early and hang around.
1-Blonde Magic (10-1) - North of the border invader could take the short way around and get a spot for Final.

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