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.