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Friday, January 18: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

January 18, 2019

The Meadowland's has a competitive 14-race card ready to roll tonight. The feature is carded as Race 2, a Preferred Handicap Trot with a $21,000 purse. The signature wager at the Big M is the 0.50 Pick 4 which starts in Race 8 and has a $50,000 guaranteed pool. That wager has a low 15% takeout and will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 8 

2-Sheer Talent-In a race without much form, this mare has a chance to get a trip and take a picture. 
4-Icommandmyspirit-9-year-old has had excuses but now meets a beatable bunch. 
5-Northern Swift-5/2 program chalk finally draws well and looks to be the one to beat. 
8-Big Chute-Mohawk invader passed horses down the lane at 56-1, may find live cover and should be a big price. 

Race 9 

2-Marion Gondolier-Should be a player at this class, may look to get on the engine. 
3-Tag Up And Go-Qualified well but has been off since 12/2, likes the Big M and fits if ready. 
5-Tour De Lindy-Lots of X's on the page but last was better and knows how to win, could pop at a square price. 
6-Illinimight-Even effort in last but put in a flat line, looking for better tonight. 

Race 10 

4-Fox Valley Bailey-Will toss last after being used hard, can snag a win if races back to previous 2 starts. 
6-Hepburn Hanover-Usually in the mix and comes off an easy win from the rail, looks like a major player. 
9-Dangerousprecedent-Callahan will likely blast out. If he can get the top and find a soft quarter, chances go up. 

Race 11 

1-Downundermatter-Hasn't won often but has had success at the Big M and should like the company. 
6-Starsaboveallerage-Beaten favorite comes back in 7-days, should be tighter and could make amends. 

My Ticket

Race 8) 2,4,5,8

Race 9) 2,3,5,6

Race 10) 4,6,9

Race 11) 1,6 

Total Ticket Cost) $48 for $0.50

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