USTA Play of the Day
by Michael Carter
Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment Race 8 (Pick 4)
Date: 10/26/2018 Carryover: $0 Guarantee: $50,000
Ticket: 3,4/ALL (10)/4/5,6,7 – Cost: $30.00 ($.50 base)
Yesterday’s Recap – There was no play of the day yesterday.
Race 8: Could go one of a couple ways, but I see #3 NO DRAMA PLEASE either being forwardly placed or on a break at the start. He has struggled some in his past few starts but bounced back with a big win on October 12. The time off should definitely help here. #6 LUCKY WEEKEND could be the value of the Pick 4 with a nice price off a game-winning effort last week just getting up by a neck. He is another with a big amount of speed, the question will be can he find a hole.
Race 9: Is a widely competitive conditioned event that we hit the ALL button in. Anyone of the ten is capable of winning the event, but my top selection is #3 AIRBORNE HANOVER who gets a big driver change to Brett Miller. She isn’t the speediest filly in the world, but she does have a big closing ability and I believe facing slightly easier will help her chances at a price.
Race 10: #4 MELANIE’S TEDY gets David Miller in the sulky following a strong win in the Kindergarten last week. With a short field, that should allow him to get into a good striking spot and score easily.
Race 11: #5 HIGH BLUE didn’t get the sharpest of trips last week, getting the perfect mile and never fire. Big driver change to David Miller here which could spell victory for this gelding. #6 TWO HIP DIP has really struggled in his last few starts, but the trips just have not played to his favor. Last week’s start has to be thrown out after being parked the mile, but the fact he still advanced was impressive. #7 PRICELESSPOSSESION gets a little bit better of a draw, after coming first up last week and not advancing. She is known to have a little bit of speed and maybe close coming home.