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Friday, February 22: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

February 22, 2019

Tonight, the Meadowlands has a big 13-race card scheduled to start at 7:15 EST. The feature takes center stage in Race 2, a Preferred Handicap Trot with a $21,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 4 sequence rolls 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 fast track. 

Race 8 

3-Shady McCoy-Drops down to a more comfortable spot and post draw helps cause. In the hunt with a good trip. 
4-Pappy Go Go-Should like the company and has beaten better here, likes the track and usually hits the board. 
5-Di Oggi-Steps up after a tough trip win, will respect chances for an encore. 

Race 9 

1-You Should Be Here-Nice effort from 9-hole and now draws the wood, can roll late and looks like a player. 
2-Givemeyourheart-Does well racing close to the lead and it looks like a similar journey could be in play here. 
7-Duck Duck Dragon-Tough opening 1/4 in last and was jammed up in stretch, using in gimmicks at 10-1 in ML. 
8-Velocity Lana-Has had gaps between starts but comes right back and McCarthy sticks, will swing for a price. 

Race 10 

3-Bizet-Broke at YR as favorite in last, now back to Big M where 4-year-old does best work, should be in the hunt. 
9-Hammer Time-A bridesmaid in 3 straight but should like the company tonight and post helps the price. 
10-Rubber Duck-Missed a start like #9 and has been facing similar, a fast pace helps and will respect connections. 

Race 11 

3-Waltzacrossthewire-Beaten chalk is usually a player at this class and starts inside of main foes. 
7-Just N Berlander-Not the fastest off the gate but if gets a good early seat chances go up, likes to roll late. 
8-American Rage-Claimed and was a beaten chalk, comes right back and Gingras sticks but is 0-10 at the Big M. 

My Ticket

Race 8) 3,4,5

Race 9) 1,2,7,8

Race 10) 3,9,10

Race 11) 3,7,8 

Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50

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