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Al Cimaglia: Meadowlands Late Pick 4 Analysis

by Al Cimaglia

July 23, 2021

Tonight, the headliners at the Meadowlands are two-year-old pacers and trotters competing in the Kindergarten Series. The 0.50 Late Pick 4 begins in a Race 10. The sequence has a $50,000 guaranteed pool with a 15% takeout, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 10

1-Niki Hill (3-1)-This filly is out of the same pair as Cattlewash and was also Dunn's pick which will probably mean a short price. Paced the 2nd half in 54.3 in the 7-17 qualifier, looks to be a major player and this might be the night for the Ryder barn to wake-up.
2-Always B Idyllic (7/2)-Wasn't Dunn's pick but did show nice speed in the 7-17 qualifier and will respect connections. Could look to take control early but might sit and stalk, Tetrick has choices.
4-St Nevis (4-1)-Was facing stakes company in Philly and now tries a large oval for the 1st time. Appears to have a big motor and may offer good value.
7-Find Happiness (5-1)-The Toscano barn has booked 21% winners over the past 30 days. Could offer a solid price and may like the bigger oval, previous starts have been on the 5/8's. Paced the back half in 55.2 in last, Zeron knows well and best to respect.

Race 11

4-Fast As The Wind (2-1)-You never know what to expect after only one real race but it was a powerful mile and a complete performance. Marched the 2nd half in 56.3 with a .28 last quarter. This Alagna trainee and #5 appear to stand above the rest.
5-Wall Of Moni (4-1)-Has faced stakes company and except for a race on a sloppy track has held its own. Tetrick is back and he has been the usual pilot. Looking for a strong effort and could get a nice pocket ride behind #4 and then roll by down the lane.

Race 12

1-Four More Years (5/2)-Takter pupil has been off since 8-25-20 but raced big in a 7-10 qualifier at M1. That race went in 149.4, and it was a qualifier. This 3-year-old finished in 150.1, two lengths back and appears ready to roll.
3-Pirate Hanover (3-1)-AMac's choice over #7 has been facing some tough customers. This looks like a better spot to take its 3rd picture in 15 starts.
6-Somewhereinverona (7/2)-Granted it was a PcD but this colt has sub-1.50 speed. Has hit the board once at the Big M and has shown improvement in 3 of the last 4 starts. The exception being on a "good" track at M1 on 7-3. Could be sitting on a big try and Zeron is making his 2nd tour of duty tonight.
7-Always B Sweet (4-1)-Drew off by >4 lengths at Phl and now David Miller takes the lines. This colt is fast and meets a field without an abundance of gate speed. Looking for an aggressive steer and should be put in play early. The post helps the price and best to not overlook.

Race 13

1-Bionic (3-1)-This colt is only 1-10 lifetime but might have more speed to work with than the others. Mark Mac gets the drive and he should get a good early seat. This race is a hodgepodge of poor form so will toss the last start at Phl and the previous 2 races at M1 were on an off-track. Has a top pilot and will respect chances tonight and hope the price is at least 3-1.
6-Odss On Walkover (8-1)-Will swing for a price and this Hoosier invader had a rough trip here on a sloppy track on 7-2. Showed an improved effort at HoP in the start after a sick scratch and then left town. That was also the 1st race on Lasix, using and hoping the upswing can continue on a dry track.

0.50 Late Pick 4

Total Bet=$32

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