by Bob Pandolfo
Bob Pandolfo offers his picks for the $50,000 Pick-4 at Meadowlands Racetrack on Oct. 20, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Meadowlands Pick-4, Races 8-11, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
Last night, after scratches, my ticket was $14 and it hit for $58.55. Meet record, 1-2, plus $40.05.
Tonight’s tickets: 50-cent play: 2489/1456/14/7 = $16
Race 8: The first two legs seem very difficult tonight, so in both races, I’m using all four of my listed contenders. In this race, 2, 4, 8, 9.
Race 9: This is another wide open race, 1, 4, 5, 6.
Race 10: (1) Sir Richie N took his career mark at this track this year and is in sharp form for a good claiming barn. My top pick is (4) CC Big Boy Sam, who finished strongly to beat similar in last.
Race 11: (7) Major Starlight was a beaten favorite in last but was claimed by Surick, who does very well with his claims. This is a weak field and anything is possible but I’m going to single this one to try and keep the cost down, and, I expect him to improve off last.