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Saturday February 2: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

February 2, 2019

Tonight's feature at the Meadowlands is carded as Race 8, a condition pace with a $17,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence also begins in Race 8, it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and will be my focus. 

The driver with the hottest hands at the Big M on Friday was Yannick Gingras who had a huge night. Gingras won seven times on the 13-race card over a sloppy track. To no surprise trainer Ron Burke was the top conditioner with five trips to the winner's circle. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 8 

2-Rock the Night-Drops to same class as win on 1-12 which was from same post, in the hunt at t 8-1 in the ML. 
4-Bell I Know-In fine form and same set-up as #2, could be sitting on a big try. 
8-Ideal Jimmy-Versatile 6-yr-old has been bet hard, outside post makes the price and M. Miller has been driving well. 

Race 9 

1-Jacksrluckytoo-Steps up but if can utilize inside draw and avoid a slow start could surprise at a square price. 
4-Spicebomb-Was bet in last start at this level but had a rough trip, should get a better journey tonight. 
9-Smileandsaycheese-Even effort in last, gets Carlson back and that should help but needs a trip to take a picture. 

Race 10 

1-More Dragon-Drops to a level to shine, likes the engine and should be able to get aboard without much strain. 
2-Electric Western-Has had excuses, drops, gets post relief and Andy Miller takes a spin, using here and in gimmicks. 
7-Aslan-Drops to lowest level in a while, even efforts against better and no excuses allowed tonight. 

Race 11 

3-B Well-3rd start since leaving PPk and draws inside on the big track, looks like a player in a tough race. 
6-Nobes Finesse-Positive driver change as Gingras steers and he has been on fire, could surprise at a square price. 
7-Sword Ofthe Spirit-Has been camera shy but fits here, looking for an aggressive try. 
8-Frankandjoanne-Came the last 1/2 in 55.2 in a better effort, is only 1-31 at the Big M but will use versus this crew. 

My Ticket

Race 8) 2,4,8

Race 9) 1,4,9

Race 10) 1,2,7

Race 11) 3,6,7,8 

Total Bet=$54 for $0.50

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