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Friday, March 1: Meadowlands Pick 5 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

March 1, 2019

The Meadowlands has 13 races scheduled to begin the month of March with the feature rolling in Race 7, a condition trot with an $18,000 purse. The 0.50 Pick 5 starts the night, it has a $25,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus. 

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track. 

Race 1 

2-Justcallmeronald-Makes 3rd start for new trainer, gets class relief and McCarthy takes a seat, looks like a player. 
4- Montalbano Bi-Off and on type and from this starting spot it could be all systems "go". 
7-Dawson Springs-Will toss last and this is 2nd start for the Norman barn, looking for a more aggressive try. 

Race 2 

1-Hammer Creek-Part of an entry and it won't be easy from post 8, but should be in the hunt. 
2-Reilly K-1st start since July but had a good qualifier. This race is a hodgepodge, so will respect connection. 
9-Storming Mist-Has gate speed, will need a trip plus also to mind manners, and some Gingras magic. 

Race 3 

2-Juxta Cowgirl-4th start off the bench and last was better. Now gets some post relief, could be sitting on a big try. 
6-You Should Be Here-Racing well and steps up, looks to be a player for a repeat trip to the winner's circle. 
8-Stylish Beachwhere-Big try from 9-hole but fell short of #6, will respect chances for some revenge tonight. 

Race 4 

4-Hammer Time-In sharp form and now draws inside of #8, barn has done well and could even the score. 
8-Bizet-2-1 ML chalk will need best to repeat and must also mind manners. Will likely leave and get on the engine. 

Race 5 

3-Magnum Mike-Beaten favorite broke and lost all chance at the start. Draws well and should be in the hunt. 
7-Rather Swell-3rd different trainer in last 3 starts at the same class, needs a trip and now McCarthy steers. 

My Ticket

Race 1) 2,4,7

Race 2) 1,2,9

Race 3) 2,6,8

Race 4) 4,8

Race 5) 3,7 

Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50

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