Pacer Finals FeaturedThe second round of winter-series finals are the sport’s weekend features and once again they are at the Meadowlands.
On Friday, Feb. 18, there are the finals for the Tender Loving Care and Cape & Cutter (C&C). Saturday, Feb. 19 features the ultimate fields for the Jr. Trendsetter, Exit 16W and Aquarius.
Pick-4 Meadowlands Mania
This week’s quartet of races making up the no-takeout late Pick 4 at Cal Expo are sprinkled with local repeat winners, horses coming off of peculiar and unproductive trips and a few that have been rested. Again, we remind you to treat our suggested contenders as individual win bets as well as adding them to your ticket. You be the judge of which are worth the plays based on odds.
Race 10 – Satire (5) soared late to make up a ton of ground but was a beaten favorite, coming in second to the rail horse here, Little Box Out. That one had a perfect trip and is not expected to repeat. Bob Lee (7) also showed dangerous late foot in his last and was well played at 4-1.
Race 11 – This could be the toughest leg, with only a few recent trips that deserve notice. The long-awaited wakeup of Freedomize (5) could happen in this weak field. At 7-1 last out he was hung badly through three calls. El Real Grande (4) can also be used coming from condender status in last week’s ticket and a race where he finished third, also at 7-1.
Race 12 – Two return winners (The Future and Columbia Court) are in this field but neither won very impressively. So, check out the best failing trips from last week with Jet Tet Tet (4), Mad River Hanover (8) and Big Guy Two Win (1). “Jet” was third, closing strongly late at 13-1; “Mad” won the week before last and was still in top shape when he came second from far back last week; “Big” has tough early foot and was hung while leading before fading from the effort.
Race 13 – Two more of last week’s winners show up here. Thatsmyson (1) looked best and was powerful at 2-1. Closing well and finishing second, TJ Beach Poker (2) deserves a shot here.
Our ticket reads: 5,7/5,4/4,8,1/1,2, which is $24.