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Friday, January 11: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

January 11, 2019

There are 14 races ready to roll tonight at the Meadowlands. The feature is carded as Race 2, a Preferred Trot with a $21,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence begins in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 8 

3-Mandela Blue Chip-2nd ML chalk drops to a spot to shine and comes off a better effort. 
6-Mikey Likes It-15-1 shot finds a field to beat, needs a good cover flow and can roll late. 
7-Uhlan Noir-Looking for a better effort on a dry track, 11-year-old should like the company. 

Race 9 

5-Derf Hanover-Program chalk is winner of last 2 on an off track, tough to leave out, likes to compete. 
6-Miss Ruby-Has been racing well and with the right trip should stay in the hunt. 
7-Exs And Ohs-Beat many of these in last, can roll late and will respect chances for 3rd straight. 

Race 10 

1-Hepburn Hanover-Last was good even though off 21 days, rail should help ML chalk. 
8-Lady Of Heaven-Winless in 2018, will pass horses but too late, can win if it in striking range. 
10-Fox Valley Bailey-Steps up and is very sharp, post won't help but this isn't a group of all-stars. 

Race 11 

2-Starsaboveallerage-Grinder gets post relief, needs a trip but this is a field that could be caught. 
3-Bastille-1st Big M start from 8-hole wasn't bad, will use from the inside at 10-1 in the ML. 
6-Illinimight-Il. bred for Team Miller can finish off a mile if stays flat, can contend at a square price. 
8-Eyore Hanover-Not the best on an off track, fits better on the drop if ready after a sick scratch. 

0.50 Pick 4 

My Ticket

Race 8) 3,6,7

Race 9) 5,6,7

Race 10) 1,8,10

Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50

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