by Al Cimaglia
November 15, 2019
The Meadowlands has a big 13-race card scheduled and the 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8. That sequence will be my focus and it has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a low 15% takeout.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Brooklyn Lilacs (8-1)-Lost the lead down the lane in last but hasn't thrown two clunkers in a row for quite a while. Best to respect with this post draw and could pop at a price.
5-Shezza GNP N (6-1)--Drew off in last and now steps-up. This won't be as easy, but Dunn should have her forwardly placed again. Winner of two of three at the Big M could score an encore at a square price.
6-Skater Chick (3-1)-Idle since 10-25 but comes off a nice qualifier for hot barn. Dave Miller takes a seat, 3-year-old has been facing tough foes and best to respect.
9-Thrillonthebeach (9/2)-Last race at DD was a nice effort and this is a better big track horse. Post is a concern but might be overlooked at the windows and does like to win.
3-Max Volo (9/2)-Dunn sticks and will look for better in second start off the bench. This is a spot to shine.
4-Starsaboveallerage (3-1)-Returns to the Big M but hasn't won here in two years. Not crazy about the 3-1 ML but is tough to leave out at this level.
5-Crazshana (7/2)-Takes a drop and has been facing much better on the 5/8's. It's been a while since he has seen the Big M winner's circle but Marcus Miller could work a trip from here.
7-Life Well Lived (5-1)-Last two off the bench have been sharp efforts and Auciello can keep them good for a while.
3-Piercewave Hanover (3-1)-Got on the engine but couldn't hold a lead in last. Comes back in seven days and draws well. Barn has been hot and best to not overlook.
5-Kadabra Queen (9/2)-Makes second straight drop and tries Lasix for the first time. Did go off as chalk in NW10kL5 last week and is dangerous with a trip.
5-Oberto (3-1)-Sharp try in last coming off of two breaks. This is a great spot for a picture if minds manners and Dunn can work a smooth journey from this post.
8-Grandma Heidi (7/2)-Heidi went off as chalk at this class last week and finished third. Post makes the price, does likes the track and has been consistent this year.
Race 8) 4,5,6,9
Race 9) 3,4,5,7
Race 10) 3,5
Race 11) 5,8
Total Ticket Cost) $32 for $0.50
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