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Dec 20: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

December 20, 2018

Thursday night's harness action at the Meadowlands consists of a 10-race card. The 0.50 Pick 5 sequence with a guaranteed pool of $25,000 begins in Race 2. The 0.50 Pick 4 rolls in Race 7, it has a $35,000 guaranteed pool with a low 15% takeout and it will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 7 

3-Beast Mode-In from YR and should like the company, if takes to the track could be tough down the lane. 
4-Major War-No stranger to this class, may have finally found a field to beat, will take a swing at 15-1 in the ML. 
8-Sports Vision-Steps up after a sharp win, could get on the engine and take another picture. 

Race 8 

2-Ideal Candidate-12-year-old knows the way to winner's circle but has only 1 Big M win, looks like a player. 
4-Dancing Rusty-Steps down after an even try versus $10K claimers, this is a better spot to shine. 
5-E L Dartsmyboy-Needs a trip and a quick pace, if so, may close fastest of all. 
9-Wellwesaid-Will need some help but raced well in a quick mile, using at 10-1 in ML versus this crew. 

Race 9 

1-Persuasive Hanover-0-21 in '18 is cause for concern, but usually tries hard, Dunn sticks and this is a soft bunch. 
2-American Image-Makes a rare Big M start, Surick trainee fits with the group and deserves some respect. 
5-Lady Of Heaven-Smith needs to find some live cover, if so, could sweep by and pick-up 1st win of 2018. 

Race 10 

8-Spanish Art-Gets a ++ driver change, tries hard and will respect connections, might be sitting on a big try. 
9-Abbeylara-Winner of 3 of last 4 is the one to beat, could grind it out from this post and make it 3 straight. 
10-Medoland Jate-Can beat this field with a top effort and post adds to the price. 

0.50 Pick 4 
Total Bet=$54