I just wanted to remind everyone that tonight is the Bet Five For Larry charity event at the Meadowlands. Everyone is being asked to bet an extra five dollars on the fifth race tonight as all profits the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey would make on the race will be used to offset Freehold track announcer Larry Lederman's medical bills.
Whether you bet at the track, through a simulcast location or ADW, it doesn't matter; it will help Lederman. So please, consider betting an extra $5 for Larry's benefit. You can bet Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and First Legt of Pick-3 (Races 5-7). In the meanwhile, my analysis of the fifth race follows.
Meadowlands 5th Pace - $16,0000; NW $10,000 Last 5 Starts
1 - Super Eighty Eight (Allard, 10-1) - Steps up off sharp win and draws rail. Best efforts from outside.
2 - Lil Due Starrbuck (Jamieson, 4-1) - YR refugee has been in higher there. May win upon return to Big M
3 - Schoolkids (Berry, 3-1) - Has been racing well over his head and drops down to a reasonable level. Beaten up?
4 - Allamerican Daddy (D Miller, 8-1) - New York import returns to Big M. A possibility.
5 - Sir Ziggy's Z Tam (Lachance, 10-1) - Been racing the top three year olds and finds easier class. Handles aged?
6 - On The Radar (Gingras, 6-1) - Scratched last start. Not impressive last time in this class.
7 - Epanerphine (Sears, 15-1) - Didn't race well on B circuit up north. Don't see today.
8 - Warning Zone (Tetrick, 7-2) - Steps up of a sharp trip. Can take it all.
9 - Best Magic (Morrill, 15-1) - Competitive this level but draws poorly.
In addition to Bet Five for Larry, the 3yo NJSS finals will be contested at the Meadowlands tonight. Here are my selections for those races.
2nd Pace - $175,000; NJSS - 3yo Fillies Final
3 - Honkey Tonk Woman (Gingras, 5-1)
7 - Krispy Apple (Tetrick, 9-5)
5 - Myluvmylife (Sears, 3-1)
3rd Trot - $175,000; NJSS - 3yo Fillies Final
2 - Creme De Cocoa (Ackerman, 10-1)
4 - Hey Mister (Sears, 3-1)
1 - Tui (Tetrick, 9-2)
4th Trot - $175,000; NJSS - 3yo Colts and Geldings Final
1 - Whiskey Tax (Gingras, 4-1)
5 - Whit (Tetrick, 5-1)
2 - Take Heart (Lachance, 10-1)
10 - Manofmanymissions (A Miller, 2-1)
6th Pace - $175,000; NJSS - 3yo Colts and Geldings Final
8 - Shadyshark Hanover (Morrill, 3-1)
2 - High Noon (Pierce, 5-1)
4 - Lizard King (Dube, 15-1)