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Saturday, January 4: Meadowlands Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

January 4, 2020

The Meadowlands has a 14-race card ready to roll this evening and the 0.50 Pick 4 begins in Race 8. That sequence has a $50,0000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout and will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 8

3-Mindtrip (7/2)-Twice beaten favorite has faltered in last 2 starts but best to include and Callahan sticks.
5-Eddard Hanover (8-1)-1st Big M start was good, looking for more tonight and will respect connections.
8-Wheels On Fire (3-1)-Burke trainee drops to a spot to shine and likes this track. A 7-time winner in 23 starts at the Big M, looks like a player.

Race 9

1-Legion Of Boom (7/2)-Winning favorite bumps up but still fits and now Dunn takes a spin. Has been camera shy but should be put in play early and could make it 2-straight.
2-American Music (9/2)-Will need a good steer but with the right trip could use one brush to sweep by and take top honors.
9-Boys Turn (3-1)-Almost took a picture in Big M debut, which was 1st start off a 4-week rest. Makes 2nd start for Burke barn and looks like the one to beat.

Race 10

2-Archangel Three (7/2)-Winner of 2 in a row has bounced around on East Coast tracks and now makes way back to the Big M. In form but has missed a start, should be forwardly placed and be in the hunt.
3-Whittaker N (3-1)-Has also missed a start but last was a win in East Rutherford versus similar. Dunn provided a nice steer on an off-track and will look to take another picture tonight.
5-Tuapeka Trick N (15-1)-Nice effort in 1st Big M start and off that effort will take a swing for a price. Was off 14-days before last start and now comes right back. Has the gate speed to be put in play early.

Race 11

1-Tom Me Gun N (9/2)-Comes off a sharp effort in 1st Big M start and expecting better tonight. Moves up but should be tighter and makes 2nd start on Lasix.
2-Bell I No (7/2)-Makes 3rd start for Harris barn and was hung out to fast fractions last week. Finished well considering the tough trip and now gets post relief. Best to not overlook.
5-Solo Story (8-1)-Form has been dull while racing against better. But has raced well here and this is a spot to snag an overdue win with a top effort.
8-Effronte A (3-1)-Aussie invader has not raced since 10/27 but qualified nicely here on 12/28. Looks fast enough to win even from this post if fires hot off the bench.

My Ticket

Race 8) 3,5,8

Race 9) 1,2,9

Race 10) 2,3,5

Race 11) 1,2,5,8

Total Ticket Cost) $54 for $0.50

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