Meadowlands Analysis

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JEFF's Contenders

Saturday January 22, 2022

Race 1

 1- has been knocking at the door, big chance to notch a win here
7- solid effort last time and gets a little driver boost here
8- win handily off a short layoff, hikes up one level

RACE 2

 1- he’s gonna be tough to collar at this level, speed, class, and the rail.
3- this is a good spot for him, should be around at the finish
6- third start back off that layoff, has been getting better

 

RACE 3

 4- raced pretty well off a sick scratch, looks like a main contender
2- this is a good spot for him, just needs to be close when they straighten for home
7- drops looking for a spark, CC might wake him up
 

RACE 4

 5- trainer tries a new pilot, I know this horse has the ability
4- YG is back aboard and that’s a good thing, drops a rung too
2- she’s a classy sort, hasn’t been out in a while but she could easily show up

 

RACE 5

 5- third start out of this barn now, nice starting position, has options
10- tough horse will take action at the windows off that last win
3- he’s been a good acquisition for this stable, most likely to show speed

RACE 6

 1- looks like a main player here, rail draw in a short field, and he takes a class dip
3- second start back off a sick scratch, could show more
6- another that is dropping and might find these more to his liking

 

RACE 7

 9- nice effort coming off a qualifier to finish as a runner up, blasts out again
5- he’s been better since going on the lasix med, plays well here
7- had to face some tougher condition horses last week, better spot now
 

 

RACE 8

 8- veteran horse has been showing signs of life, drops
1- needs to sit and make one move late, this could be a nice spot to do that
7- toured the track last time in a needed try, more aggressive effort coming now

RACE 9

3- in a new barn after winning his last, same level could produce the same result
6- he’s pretty well traveled and does well wherever he goes
2- as long as YG is driving this guy he’s worth a second look

RACE 10

 1- he’s been in too tough of late, great spot to get back on track here
5- has been in fine fettle for quite some time now
8- another that hasn’t been worse than second in a long time, looks solid
 

 

RACE 11

 8- gets some needed class relief, could score an elusive victory at a price
4- has been successfully sent down the road in his last two, big chance
3- this barn must like him because they’ve doubled the asking price

 

RACE 12, 13, 14, 15 + Multis

 2- he’s been a little bit out of sorts lately, doesn’t get down this low in class often
9- another that is dropping and could wake up
4- big time driver switch here, if you get that 8-1 ML I’d be surprised

Race 13

6- versatile sort has a few options here, win contender
8- Canadian shipper could make an impact upon arrival, solid connections
1- probably more usable underneath but I wouldn’t dismiss completely

Race 14

4- I loved him last week and he produced the goods, play right back
2- Joe is getting good again, could pull off the minor upset
5- was just too far back last week to make an impact, usable

Race 15

7- veteran pacer could get a wake up call here, looks to take the nightcap
2- has been trying hard of late, better price this time around
6- classy old timer needs to find his footing, class dip could help immensely


MULTI RACE WAGERS

0.20 Pick 5

178/1/247/245/35(10)

0.50 Early Pick 4
136/579/178/236

0.50 Late Pick 4
458/348/249/68

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