Luck ‘O The MeadowlandsMeadowlands is the sole platform over the weekend for the sport’s highlight events. We can all thank our St. Patrick’s Day lucky stars for Jeff Gural and company, for making the Meadowlands thrive as a private enterprise after a political debacle.
The March 16 no-takeout Pick 4 at Cal-Expo brings together four groups on the Friday program (this time we have the correct four races on the correct date).
(4) Indelible left no particularly sharp impression with his third-place finish last week but we have to ignore that in lieu of strong support at the windows. (10) Precious Few is the key to opening this exotic with a huge price. Last week he made two powerful moves in contention through the mile, being wide to start for the lead, ducking and coming out again later to be hung challenging to regain the top. This was the performance of a horse let off at 53-1, so the post tonight does not frighten me.
(6) Jane The Brain was the only one in this group to show forward motion in her most recent effort and on that alone gets the nod.
Two strong comebacks loom boldly in this field. (7) Code Blue raced a hole in the Sacramento wind last week, making up humungous ground without major collapsing on the front. As well, (8) Barona Hickory won with a first-over move that did not cause any loss of ground in the end.
(5) Wrangler Reward has been threatening a major win of late and was all out last week with a strong start. Unfortunately he had to use that speed while in the second tier and that cost him the first two spots. Hanging on for third in a race where he was hanging badly, however, is impressive, no less at 7-1.