Note: well, the long layoff didn't make much of a difference in my picks or the racing at the Meadowlands, as the track raced for the first time in over three months and all of the horses were coming off layoffs, but the races were true to form and class.
I had 6 winners on top that paid $29.40, $10.80, $8.00, $5.60, $3.20, and $2.40. In three races my top two picks completed exactas of $66.20, $46.00, and $27.60. My Best Bet finished 2nd, but was beaten by my 2nd ranked pick and the exacta paid a healthy $46.00. Unfortunately, I found out yesterday something I wasn't aware of, because of the nationwide lockdown, the USTA furloughed many workers and freelancers, so even though the tracks are opening, the furlough doesn't end until July 4. I will not be doing any more selections for the Meadowlands until then.
Friday, June 5 - Meadowlands picks
Meadowlands Selections for Friday, June 5, 2020
My odds-line for my top four contenders is based on what I think each horse’s
chances are to win the race. For instance, if I make a horse 4-1, I think the
horse’s chances of winning are about 20%, so if the same exact race was run
ten times, he’d win it twice. If I make all of the horses about the same odds,
that’s an indication that I think the race is wide open, or, I’m not sure
which horse or horses really has a significant edge.
Meadowlands Race Picks
back in action at the Big M! MANCHEGO had a strong season as a 4yo and finished
up the year with a game placing behind the classy and fast Six Pack and that was
actually one of the best efforts of her outstanding career. Even though this is
a solid field, she should be heavily bet.
qualified three times for a trainer who does well off the bench…FASHION
CHARMER showed some ability last year and returns for a sharp barn.
AMERICAN BEAUTY finished up the year sharp, qualified very well.
EVA returns for a sharp trotting barn and showed some ability last year…ABS
only won one race last year but she was only in the Burke barn for six of those
and she did show improvement; qualified nicely…ANGEL’S PRIDE won a race here
at a 3yo and she has some class…ELENIARK A comes off a sharp qualifier…APPLE
HANOVER also qualified sharply.
returns for Burke and lured Gingras off the six. I’ll take a shot at a minor
upset in this wide open trot…EUROBOND moves into the Takter barn, qualified
well and may take the all the way…WINNING SHADOW is the other Burke here and
seems well prepped…OBRIGADO made a comeback last year and the 10 year old does
have a lot of class if ready.
likes this track and returns for a high-percentage barn…YOU SHOULD BE HERE
qualified sharply for return…SUDDEN PASSING N returns for the Burke barn and
he often has his horses ready off layoffs…SUDDEN CHANGE N tired in her
qualifier but she was very sharp at Yonkers earlier in the year and would be a
strong contender here if ready.
returns for a top barn and was consistent as a two year old…VIOLET STRIDE
qualified well fore turn and has a shot…TRICK SISTER adds lasix for her 3yo
debut and won a stakes race over this track last fall…CRUCIAL returns for
Burke and fits well here.
JOY N qualified well for a top barn and has a class edge here…FEELING RED HOT
returns off a good qualifier for Burke and also has plenty of class…PHILLY
HANOVER was a solid 3yo last year…PAMMY JO qualified sharp over the track.
DEO finished off her 3yo season with a sharp win over this track…CHIN CHIN
HALL handles this track well.
BET: MAX 8th Race
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