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Friday, March 11, 2016

Race Spotlight: Saturday, Meadowlands 4th Race

In my first ever Race Spotlight (well, under the title of Race Spotlight), we take a look at Saturday's 4th race at the Meadowlands, a race for $7,500 claimers.  As I mentioned last week, you have to do what you have to do to put on a full race card.

Truth be told, I like these lower class races.  Usually, it is easier to toss horses than higher class races, making it easier to pick a race winner (Not putting any pressure on myself, huh?).  Here is my analysis of the race.

Meadowlands - Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 4th Pace - $5,500 - $7,500 Claiming 

1 - St Mattys Day (Ginsburg, 12-1) - Has been racing poorly of late.  Returns to competitive level but not sure I can recommend him.

2 - You Bet Your Glass (M Miller, 6-1) - Longshot winner in dime claimers back on 2/6.  Scratched sick last time.  Must change tactics to be a factor.

3 - Dina's Gamble (McCarthy, 8-1) - Has won on the engine of late; faltered in last.  Monti invader needs to take control from the start.   Worth a look at long odds.

4 - Good Citations (Napolitano, 7-2) - Returns from a trip to Monti.  Won against this class in first start in the Catskills; parked out in last.  Was competitive against dime claimers.  Can take it all.

5 - Camwiser (Husted, 12-1) - Chicago refugee won against nickel claimers.   Failed at Freehold but returns to the mile track which may be better suited to his style.  Don't ignore in exotics..

6 - Eenee Weenie And Me (Bongiorno, 12-1) - Steps up in class.  Horse shows a win over the mile oval at Cal Expo last year so may benefit from the switch to the mile oval here.  Would include in exotics.

7 - Jimmy CR (Marohn, 8-1) - Has started the year poorly and drops to bottom rung.  Don't see.

8 - Who Do You Like (Pollio, 15-1) - Not this one.  Pass.

9 - Penn Turbo Ted (Mann, 10-1) - Shows improvement.  Earns shot in class hike.  Post hurts.

10 - Lucky Lucky Leo (Campbell, 3-1) - Raced well in last.  Drops back into winning level.  Post keeps from being my pick.

Selections: 4-2-10-5

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