(Editor’s observe: This protection was made attainable by way of a sponsorship with the Hambletonian Society)

Race 1 – N/W $20,000 Final 5 CD | Tempo | Purse: $23,000
Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, 1st Half of Every day Double, Begin of 20-cent Choose 6 ($50K Assure)

An attention-grabbing in a single day to get the Hambletonian card began. Usually on days and in climate circumstances like Saturday afternoon, we are able to see many get overly giddy and make a race on paper way more aggressive. So a horse like No. 4 VIRGO affords attention-grabbing worth within the occasion the race builds right into a pace present, given this gelding has improved in each begin since transport from Woodbine Mohawk Park.

But, within the occasion the entrance receives minimal problem, that locations the ball in favourite No. 5 BILLY CLYDE’s courtroom, since he has been dominant on his ascent again in direction of stakes firm. No. 7 BETTORS DONTTELL also needs to be forwardly positioned and aggressive regardless of the race setup. 

RACE 2 – Fillies & Mares Open | Tempo | Purse: $40,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, 2nd Half of Every day Double, Choose 3 (2-3-4)

No. 7 KEEP ROCKIN A faces a category drop to a level, as she was as soon as dealing with the highest mares within the Free For All occasions final yr however as now simply develop into a top-level situation mare. However don’t low cost her for her previous couple of efforts at Hoosier Park as a result of that monitor doesn’t carry pace the identical manner as The Meadowlands.

There’s a robust probability she’s even higher than these traces present. No. 6 DRAMA ACT is an apparent contender given her constant type however might be a brief worth. No. 4 MAJORCA N also needs to be primed to get entangled at an okay worth. We’re finally attempting to fade the class-dropping No. 5 WATCH ME NOW N, who has been receiving some buzz given her okay efforts in opposition to stakes firm, however for the worth she’ll supply its a lot better to attempt elsewhere. 

RACE 3 – Dr. John Steele Memorial FFA Mares | Trot | Purse: $145,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Begin of 20-cent Choose 5 ($75K Assure – 15% Takeout)

Although she misplaced final week, No. 2 BELLA BELLINI is simply the most effective. Interval. She outmatches any of those mares on the fitting day and, going a tightening mile final week, that day will once more be Saturday. No. 1 ATLANTA and No. 6 WHEN DOVESCRY are the apparent ones beneath. BELLA BELLINI is the morning-line favourite however will get my seal of approval as a multi-race single.


RACE 4 – Muscle Hill Stakes | Trot | Purse: $50,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (4-5-6)

This race options many holdovers from the Hambletonian Path and may get type of wacky. a horse like No. 6 CASTLE HOUSE, he affords attention-grabbing worth given his enchancment from week to week on the New York Sires Stakes circuit and racing totally on smaller tracks. He has the potential to enhance coming to the larger monitor and appears on a strong upward trajectory to possibly hit good type on the proper time.

The obvious technique to go could be a horse like No. 3 TESTING TESTING, who receives a category drop after failing to make the Hambletonian Closing. However everybody sees that. No. 2 TORRONE will add Lasix whereas additionally having some sneaky good efforts behind horses together with Keg Stand, who will race later within the Hambletonian. He will get an excellent draw and actually has as nice a win shot as some others in right here. This normally is a tricky race.

RACE 5 – Peter Haughton Memorial Closing | Trot | Purse: $337,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Begin of Survivor Choose 7 (Obligatory Payout)

These 2-year-old races at all times have an opportunity at being large balloons or chalk metropolis. And I assume that may be mentioned of each race, however with little type to work off notably with this division it may be worthwhile to attempt to take of venture. A horse like No. 9 CELEBRITY BAMBINO has been exhibiting extra to his means with each week minus the elimination, the place he deserted his go away try and tried to come back from off the pace, which doesn’t look like his sport. These connections must hearth from this spot if they need a shot within the race and he actually has the pace to get there and end the job.

No. 1 KILMISTER regarded the most effective of everybody from the elimination in successful however will admittedly have stronger expertise to beat from his stablemate No. 8 OH WELL. However keep in mind, a race like this affords a ton of possible worth vertically, so attempting to seek for some unproven or quirky horses to hit the ticket can land an honest payday. From the eliminations, No. 3 WALLANDAR is essentially the most attention-grabbing, given what number of breaks he’s proven. However he managed to remain flat from a tricky spot when attempting to slide by way of a seam on the pylons. He probably has extra trot to him than that elimination confirmed, however simply has to thoughts his manners to presumably land on the ticket at an important worth.

RACE 6 – Continentalvictory Stakes | Trot | Purse: $33,500

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (6-7-8)

No. 8 LILBITALEXIS was disappointing in that Hambletonian Oaks elimination. Identical time, this filly all final yr and even this yr has proven herself to be a stronger contender when positioned nearer to the race than the place she’s been racing. Now that she’s in with a weaker group of fillies, its both she now reveals that she’s something or she simply doesn’t belong.

No. 2 MONKEY QUEEN is a full sister to champion Gimpanzee and has admittedly proven some promise in her three begins. She’s growing and presumably belongs in opposition to higher, however the development is clear and the expertise is doubtlessly current. We’ll respect however search for different costs.

No. 6 PALERMO HANOVER has additionally proven first rate type in opposition to barely higher competitors and may presumably work an excellent journey from this spot.

RACE 7 – Shady Daisy | Tempo | Purse: $92,300

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (7-8-9)

Positive, the argument exists that if No. 1 GOTTHEGREENLIGHT was actually nearly as good as she is likely to be then she would’ve danced most of the large stakes dances earlier than this. And but, in sticking to the New York Circuit, she has been a dominant power and even lowered the Yonkers monitor file when racing in hand. Plus, as a 2-year-old, she glided over this monitor with ease and pace. She’s tremendous unexposed and affords a ton of worth so she’s the stab.

No. 6 MAX CONTRACT grew to become the now horse exhibiting up below related circumstances as GOTTHEGREENLIGHT besides with a a lot shorter resume in addition. Nonetheless, MAX CONTRACT has expertise and has confirmed it with back-to-back stakes wins.

No. 7 BOUDOIR HANOVER additionally has demonstrated she sits atop of the division along with her constant pace, however is presently simply knocking on the door.

RACE 8 – Cane Tempo | Tempo | Purse: $275,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Begin of 50-cent Early Choose 4 ($100k Assure – 15% Takeout)

He needed to race from an unattainable spot from a tricky draw within the North America Cup, however in returning to the states No. 3 MAD MAX HANOVER has gained a groove. He snagged the runner-up spot within the Meadowlands Tempo and adopted that with a dominant effort to win the $61,800 Geers Stakes two weeks later. It seems he’s now the “it” horse to beat the apparent pace and expertise of No. 6 BEACH GLASS.

Beneath these two, it’s a wide-open affair. No. 5 EARLY ACTION had a tough begin to the marketing campaign with a surgical procedure forcing him to debut within the North America Cup elimination. Since then, he’s been slowly rebuilding the momentum of his promising 2-year-old season and will lastly be prepared to point out himself as one thing – at the very least within the beneath spots for now.

RACE 9 – Girl Liberty FFA Mares | Tempo | Purse: $173,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (9-10-11)

No. 7 TEST OF FAITH is simply too good. The query might be raised as as to if she’s susceptible as a result of she’s had a number of weeks off and since she tends to race higher from week to week, however contemplating how she will be able to win being beneath 100% in opposition to this group makes it robust to judge that risk. Some attention-grabbing costs on this race – as a result of there isn’t any enjoyable or worth in simply utilizing TEST OF FAITH after which the apparent second selection in MIKALA – embrace No. 8 KOBE’S GIGI, who has been sneaky good on this stakes occasions and carries depraved pace to place her wherever she must go; and No. 10 GRACE HILL, who went an uncharacteristic mile two begins in the past that was maybe her strongest efficiency to this point regardless of ending eighth. She’s at all times had promise and could also be an important use within the verticals given her exterior put up probably inflating her worth.

RACE 10 – Sam McKee Memorial FFA | Tempo | Purse: $278,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Begin of 20-cent Choose 6 (15% Takeout)

He’s not a world-record pacer by any means, however No. 6 CATCH THE FIRE is as strong a Free For All Pacer because the division has. Coming off a tightening mile at Pocono the place he sped in hand to a 1:47.4 victory (admittedly in opposition to weaker), he seems to slowly be regaining his footing after doing double obligation in Ohio as a racehorse and as a stallion.

No. 1 ABUCKABETT HANOVER does have world-record pace on paper, however with no freakshow speedster like Bulldog Hanover to chase, its robust to inform whether or not he actually possesses it himself. Nonetheless, that is the most effective spot he’s drawn in weeks so if there’s any time for the ABUCKABETT HANOVER who has value me many {dollars} to come back by way of, its this time when I’m as soon as once more type of in opposition to him.

No. 8 WORKIN ONA MYSTERY additionally performs higher on the larger monitor and raced okay within the Joe Gerrity Memorial at Saratoga Raceway. He’s able to good pace himself and might be concerned at an honest worth. I solely haven’t talked about No. 9 ROCKYROAD HANOVER as a result of he’s such an apparent horse that will even be a low worth, so use your personal credence as to your plan of assault right here. This race can fall both in a brilliant anticipated manner or there might be a shock. 

RACE 11 – Vincennes Invitational | Trot | Purse: $60,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (11-12-13)

That is such a balanced race of top-condition trotters the place a number of of the higher ones draw exterior in an overflow discipline of 12. No. 8 BALENCIAGA has at all times possessed expertise however has by no means been capable of get his head straight. Going an off-the-speed mile to snag a pointy second to VENERATE final week, coach Paul Kelley probably has this man heading in the right direction as soon as once more. In a bunch like this, he ought to be aggressive.

No. 9 TAKE ALL COMERS has gone good mile after good mile in opposition to strong 4-year-olds however must overcome this robust draw. He has the pace to get in play however is probably going a shorter worth on the category drop.

No. 7 SCIROCCO ROB is a stalwart of the upper-condition ranges on the Pennsylvania circuit and now makes a return to The Meadowlands, the place he holds his lifetime mark of 1:50.3. He simply nonetheless seems to be on the prime of his sport and may presumably get entangled. It is a nice race with many various viable choices.

RACE 12 – Hambletonian Oaks Closing | Trot | Purse: $500,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Begin of 50-cent Late Choose 4 ($125K Assure – 15% Takeout)

This type of race might be an Ake Svanstedt particular. He simply made the ultimate by a whisker with No. 7 BAPTISM after she misplaced a number of lengths from interference within the stretch. With a horse in entrance of him, Svanstedt hustled the filly and he or she responded swiftly to land the ultimate qualifying spot to get right here. Now she’s coming into an enormous day, a setup which Crew Svanstedt have stunned with many instances, and can probably have some gear modifications. Oh, and he or she’s going. She might be a worth and must be put in play if Svanstedt needs to win – another place for her could be unrecoverable. She needs to be given an excellent race and so we’ll take an opportunity along with her.

No. 5 VENERABLE is clear and was additionally sport in holding off just about the entire discipline in her elimination. She ought to have extra within the tank than that elim confirmed. No. 6 SELFIE QUEEN has the reins handed off to veteran Swedish driver Orjan Kihlstrom after getting babied by Jimmy Takter in her previous couple of races. For a hot-headed 2-year-old, she’s holding herself collectively a lot better and will get a pleasant test from this spot. Oh, and No. 4 MANON is getting rerigged for this race utterly. Don’t neglect her. 

RACE 13 – Jim Doherty Memorial Closing | Trot | Purse: $355,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (13-14-15)

God. Oh God. I do not know. That is essentially the most wide-open race on the entire card. Now we have all these 2-year-old fillies who haven’t proven what they’re or their ceilings. A horse like No. 7 GRACEFUL PATTY is attention-grabbing given how strongly she has completed each race, however in each race she is simply positioned in an terrible spot. Perhaps this time round she will get into the race and places that kick to make use of? (6) MAMBACITA will take cash regardless of a second-place end within the New Jersey Sires Stakes Closing. No. 5 INSTAGRAM MODEL confirmed expertise in her child races and completed the mile properly in her elimination. She most likely will get put into a greater spot with this improved draw. If there was any race to simply wager somebody’s birthday numbers, possibly its this. So much can occur that we would not have the ability to predict right here. Oh, and likewise price mentioning – No. 1 UNA MADONNA bought earlier this season in a non-public transaction for a excessive six-figure worth. So take that for what its price. 

RACE 14 – John Cashman Memorial FFA | Trot | Purse: $279,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, Choose 3 (14-15-16)

We’re calling this one the CHALK SPECIAL! Wishing you have been extra parched? By golly, me too. Don’t fear, none of your tablets will slide down your throat from this race! We’ve acquired No. 4 ALRAJAH ONE IT who presently outranks his stablemate and possible second selection No. 5 ECURIE D DK. Man, I already want a drink of water. I’m dying over right here. Oh no. Then there’s No. 3 CUATRO DE JULIO. I really feel myself shriveling. I’m puckering into oblivion and there’s no saving me. Inform my household I like them, and that if No. 2 AMBASSADOR HANOVER is double-digit odds once more to incorporate him within the verticals. 

RACE 15 – Hambletonian No. 97 Closing | Trot | Purse: $1,000,000

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, 1st Half of Late Double, 10-cent Hello-5 (15% Takeout)

Each time I take a look at this race, it seems to arrange as an ideal showcase for No. 2 JOVIALITY S. In fact my friends disagree with how this race can arrange – and maybe they’re proper. However in my eyes, with pace to the surface and REBUFF ranging from essentially the most tough spot he might on the pylons, JOVIALITY S will probably have a goal to strike at, which she has at all times favored opposite to her many coast-to-coast efforts.

Let’s not additionally overlook No. 8 KING OF THE NORTH has a fierce late kick when correctly utilized. He probably tries to get a extra conservative steer from this spot and, given the situation of a possible speed-melting battle, can get entangled. No. 10 LOOKS LIKE MONI had nowhere to race in that elimination and has simply been getting higher with every begin and with the Takter’s continuous tinkering. That is on no account an excellent spot, however he has the power to land a test higher than a few of these others. 

RACE 16 – N/W $10,500 L5 CD | Tempo | Purse: $15,500

Exacta, Trifecta, 10-cent Superfecta, 2nd Half of Late Double, 10-cent Hello-5 (15% Takeout)

Closing the cardboard is probably a easy affair the place No. 1 IMAGINARY LINE could lastly land himself within the winner’s circle off three-straight runner-up finishes. He attracts properly and is in with a bunch the place he probably is best. No. 10 WES DELIGHT drops at school and has put in nice miles from exterior posts. He ought to get entangled and possibly even win. No. 4 WHITECOOKIE has tailed off a contact in his final two begins, however he possibly wakes up on the category drop. Or regresses additional. I don’t know – I considered having him as my prime contender however I’m admittedly irked by how these final two races look. 

Horizontal wager solutions

Race 1 – 20-cent Choose 6: 4,5 / 7 / 2 / 2,3,6 / 1,8,9 / 8 = $3.60

Race 3 – 20-cent Choose 5: 2 / 2,3,6 / 1,8,9 / 8 / 1 = $1.80

Race 5 – 20-cent Survivor Choose 7: 8,9 / 8 / 1 / 3 / 7 / 1,6,8,9 / 8,9 = $3.20

Race 8 – 50-cent Early Choose 4: 3 / 7 / 1,6,8,9 / 8,9 = $4.00

Race 10 – 20-cent Choose 6: 1,6,8,9 / 8,9 / 4,7 / 5,7 / 4 / 2 = $6.40

Race 12 – 50-cent Late Choose 4: 4,7 / 5,7 / 4 / 2 = $2.00

Race 12 – 50-cent Cross Nation Choose 5: 4,7 / 1 / 6 / 2,4,8,10 / 2 = $4.00

Bettors’ observe:

On your betting reference, beneath are the takeout charges for particular person swimming pools at The Meadowlands:

Win-Place-Present: 17 %

Exacta: 19 %

Trifecta: 25 %

Superfecta: 20 %

Hello-5: 15 %

Every day Double: 19 %

Choose 3: 20 %

Choose 4: 15 %

Choose 5: 15 %

Choose 6: 15 %

Survivor Choose 7: 15 %



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