Bob Pandolfo offers his picks for the $50,000 Pick-4 at Meadowlands Racetrack on Feb. 27, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Meadowlands Pick-4, Races 7-10, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
I have one hit so far this year for $1,144.50 on the whale ticket and no winners on the standard tickets. Meet totals: 21 plays, 0 hits, -$812. Whale ticket: 11 plays, one hit, -$2,551.50.
Standard ticket: $2 play: 15/5/710/3 = $8
Whale ticket: none tonight
Race 7: Tonight's sequence seems different, not as tough on paper, so I'm going to play one small ticket. (5) I Wanna Go Fast and (1) Redneck Outlaw are the two obvious choices here.
Race 8: (5) Paisley is my Best Bet. He's a good trotter and he raced well off a layoff last week.
Race 9: I think you could make a case for four or five of these but (7) Mariner Seelster, and my top pick, (10) Tidewater Teddy, seem the fastest.
Race 10: (3) Star Chaser is faster than these on his best, but he came home slow in his last two races. He drops tonight and he did miss a start before last, so he should improve here. Two back he was used way too hard, parked past a :25.4 first quarter.