The Big Horse Handicapper provides a weekly handicapping column to the USTA covering races on Friday and Saturday. The USTA has given the Big Horse Handicapper a $100 mythical bankroll each week for wagering.
What a great weekend last weekend as we witnessed harness racing’s richest pacer Foiled Again capture the $512,000 TVG Free For All Final at the Meadowlands and increase his career earnings to over an amazing $6 Million. We also witnessed the 3-year-old trotting sensation and #1 ranked Bee A Magician close out her perfect 17 for 17 year as she romped home in 1:53:3 to win the Moni Maker final!
This weekend we will focus our $100 mythical bankroll on The Meadowlands and Northfield Park. We will be looking at a pair of Meadowlands races on Friday and Saturday night as well as two races from Northfield Park Friday night.
Last weekend we cashed for $121 from our $100 bankroll. Heading into weekend #58 we have wagered $5,652 and have cashed for $4,466.
Good luck everyone!
Big Horse Selections for Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7
Friday, December 6
The Meadowlands Race #1
#8 Donatella Hanover (7-2) is a 2-year-old facing mostly 3-year-olds in this spot, but she has done everything right so far. She has early speed and has won at both Pocono and Harrah’s Philadelphia. She draws poorly, but she could be a filly with a future. We will try her on top.
The Play: $1 Trifecta 9/1568/134568 Cost: $24
The Meadowlands Race #2
Let’s go with a semi-longshot in his spot. We will try #1 Carolsideal (8-1). She has shown very fast Meadowlands miles earlier this year (1:50.3) and draws inside after facing some very tough Yonkers competition. She finished well in her latest while facing tougher and boasted a :27 last quarter. Her morning line would be a great price and I believe she has a big chance in this field.
The Play: $5 to win and place #1 Cost: $10
Northfield Park Race #6
#2 Twinky (9-2) was caught outside as her driver was looking for a give and go type scenario with the favorite who won last time, but that didn’t happen. Instead, this mare was parked-out the entire mile and was still fighting at the finish and just missed second. With her inside draw, I’m sure she will be leaving fast and she should be very tough in here.
The Play: $1 Trifecta 2/34/1345689 Cost: $12
Northfield Park Race #11
#2 Resin In The Sun (4-1) is fast off the gate, and she draws inside. She is up in class for this race after going wire-to-wire defeating softer. She could be in for a very nice trip with several others who show speed and she does race well off pocket trips. She just missed in a 1:54.2 mile two starts back and could be very tough in this spot.
The Play: $10 to win and place #2 Cost: $20
Saturday, December 7
The Meadowlands Race #4
#1 Sir Melo’s Z Tam (6-1) raced well at this level as the beaten favorite last time out. He gets Allard back in the bike for this race and did close well in a :28:1 last quarter.
The Play: $7 to win and place #1 Cost: $14
The Meadowlands Race #7
#9 Cashndash Hanover (6-1) Is up in class for this race after closing strong to pick up the victory in a career best 1:50.3. There appears to be lots of speed to chase in this race and if he gets into striking range he could be a major player. He appears to be in razor sharp form.
The Play: $10 to win and place #9 Cost: $20