Meadowlands Racetrack Pick 4, Races 7-10, Friday, February 22, 2013
Last week, we had no winners in the most expensive ticket we have ever given out. For the year, we are down $134.40. Tonight’s ticket is cheap and apart of our new tactic to play $1 tickets instead of $2. Good luck!
$1 Play: 1,5/1,7/4,5/3 = $8
Race 7- (1) Nutmeg Yankee is coming off a good mile, where she sat the pocket but wasn’t good enough to chase down the leader. She goes up against lighter tonight and will try to navigate another pocket trip and should have success from the rail. (5) Hostess Lisa steps down into the B-2 after three failed attempts in the B-1. She has a victory under her belt in this company already. She should stalk the pace and fly off cover late into the turn.
Race 8- (1) Monsignor Flan closed well against this group from post 9 last week. He gets post relief this week and should be better placed with less ground to make up. (7) Il Mago raced well stepping up last week. He rode cover then was first up and finished third. He should be in for the same type of trip tonight, except he’ll ride cover and tip wide into the stretch, where he will use his saved energy.
Race 9- (4) Sweet Hedge is stepping up off an impressive mile in the B-2 pace. From post 9, she made a move for the lead from the start of the mile, cleared at the half and held on from there to win in 1:51.4. She should get a better trip tonight, which she will benefit from. (5) Autumn Magic had pace to offer late into last week’s mile, but was locked in and had to find room to pace. She should find cover to ride this week instead of staying at the pylons, where she will be more aggressive then.