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Saturday, December 8: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

December 8, 2018

The Meadowlands wraps-up the weekend's harness action with an 11-race card. The feature rolls in Race 8, a non-winners of 
$15,000 in the last five starts with an $18,500 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus. 

Last night at the Big M, Andrew McCarthy led the pilots with three wins. No trainer on the 9-race card had more than one trip to the winner's circle. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 8 
1-Terror Of The Night-Drops to a spot to shine, 9-time winner could surprise at a nice price. 
3-Ballerat Boomerang-Can get a good trip from this post and should be in the mix versus this crew. 
4-Awesomeness-Just missed in last and now faces better but will give one more chance in an open affair. 
8-Bushwacker-In fine form and gets some post relief, has missed a start but is a player if ready. 

Race 9 
1-Solo Story-D. Miller sticks and gets a rare consecutive start at the Big M, looking for a big effort at a fair price. 
5-Threeofthebest A-Winner of 3 straight steps up again and it may not matter. 
6-Century Churchill-Needs a trip and may get to follow #5, could be rolling late and will take a swing. 

Race 10 
1-Quality Bud-Raced on an-off track in last 2, draws well and looking for a better effort on a dry track. 
2-Dubious Claim-Canadian invader deserves respect and if ready can top this group. 
6-Heavenly Sound-ML chalk races well at Big M, has been facing tough foes and 3-yr-old may beat older. 

Race 11 
1-Still Friskie-Should stay in striking range and a fast track would help, using at 8-1 in the ML. 
5-McThriller-Big try last week at the same class, prime time player tonight. 

0.50 Pick 4 
Total Bet=$36 

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