Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Race of the Day

Meadowlands 6th Trot - $50,000; Invitational (Exacta, Trifecta, Start of Pick 4)
1  Opening Night (Campbell, 12-1) - Winner of last at Philadelphia; winner of 4 of last five races.  The horse deserves a chance to compete against the best though I suspect the top was reached last week.

2  Anders Bluestone (Pierce, 7-2) - Wire to wire last week at Pocono Downs coming home in :27.4 in winners over.  Another one that has been consistently sharp.  Can't see leaving him out of exotics.

3  He's Spooky (Tetrick, 8-1) - Won winners over at Pocono two weeks ago.  Trounced in Open at Mohawk last month.  Must prove he belongs with these.

4  Don't Know Chip (Gingras, 6-1) - Finished second to Anders Bluestone at Pocono and winner of Opens at Tioga Downs.  This horse needs to work out a trip.  Suspect he won't get the necessary trip.

5  Likeabatoutahell (Morrill, 12-1) - Faltered in last in race won by Opening Night.  Suspect this field is too tough.

6  The Evictor (Callahan, 20-1) - Has been in poor form of late and overmatched.  A pass.

7  Winning Mister (Sears, 5-2) - Jumped off in Maple Leaf Trot.  Prior to that finished fifth in Titan Cup.  This field is easier which is an advantage but must up front early.

8  Lanson (Lachance, 15-1) -  Definitely off form.  His best efforts come in the early part of the season.

9  Autumn Escapade (D Miller, 12-1) - Has raced well since she returned.  Mare stepping up but figures to be tighter.  Could provide an attractive horse at the right odds.

10  Sevruga (A Miller, 4-1) - 7 for 10 this year and won last against these; winner in Meadowlands Invitational early June.  Post must be considered an issue, but still can win.

Autumn Escapade is the class of this race, when ready.  At 8-1 or higher, I will play the lone mare.  If odds are below 8-1, will look elsewhere at Winning Mister and play a Winning Mister-Sevruga exacta; would play a Winning Mister trifecta key over Anders Bluestone and Sevruga. 

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