Bob Pandolfo offers his picks for the $50,000 Pick-4 at Meadowlands Racetrack on April 25, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Meadowlands Pick-4, Races 7-10, Friday, April 25, 2014
Saturday I played an $8 ticket and I'm glad I didn't play a big ticket because there's no way I could have had the $50 bomb in the ninth race. 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: 42 plays, 0 hits, -$1,220. Whale ticket: 16 plays, one hit, -$2,922.50.
Standard ticket: $1 play: 47/5/16/37 = $8
Whale ticket: none
Race 7: The first leg is a very tough race to handicap, with lots of possibilities. I'm going to use two here, (4) Boffin, a sharp Dover Downs shipper, and (7) Coffeecake Hanover, a trotting mare that raced well against the top fillies last year.
Race 8: (5) Woman Of Terror made a hidden backstretch brush in last and finished strongly.
Race 9: Tough race. (1) Spirit Of Desire drops off a tough trip and (6) Leaveumlady drops for Burke.
Race 10: (3) Gaelic And Garlic was parked the mile from post 10 in last; Gingras in the bike tonight. (7) Wheels raced gamely on the lead.