The Trot Blog

The Classic Series At The Meadowlands

The Classic Series resumes at The Meadowlands.  We’ll take a look at the Trotting Classic as it looks to be compelling on paper.

Here are the horses –

  1. Four Starzz Speed
  2. Misterizi
  3. Michaelrowyourboat
  4. Holiday Credit
  5. Arch Madness
  6. Enough Talk
  7. In Focus
  8. Corleone Kosmos
  9. Digital Image
  10. Lanson

Arch Madness is the one to beat in here after drawing post #5 with Sears aboard and coming off a super 1:51.4 mile last week.  That being said, if he has traffic problems or goes to the lead and isn’t sharp he could get beat.  There is a ton of top talent in here. 

Lanson draws post #10 so it will be tough for him to repeat. Corleone most likely will need a start to be ready for this level.  Misterizi needs to return to last year’s form but has the talent on the right night.  Four Starzz and Enough Talk have the speed to mix it up and will be in the hunt.

It looks like a 5-6-1-8.

56 with 56 with 128 with 128 

We’ll see Friday night.


Race of the week – Su Mac Lad Final tonight!

Laarman’s Knight Of Intrigue gets the rail in tonight’s $123,000 Final of the Su Mac Lad at The Meadowlands.  Misterizi also looks to bounce back to last year’s top form.

Enough Talk was the early choice a month ago, but he wasn’t sharp last week in The Classic Series opener at Dover.  If he had an excuse then he could well rebound, but he had no obvious excuse and made a break when they came after him at the top of the lane in easy fractions. 

We see Knight of Intrigue and Likeabatoutahell getting involved up front early and expect they’ll both be top four when they hit the wire.  Can Swan Image close from post 10?  Does Misterizi rebound to last year’s form?  Can Enough Talk toss out last week’s misfire? 

We’ll say 7-1-2-9.    


Su Mac Lad Final
PP, Horse, Driver, Trainer, Odds
1, Knight Of Intrigue, George Brennan, Bruce Saunders, 9-2
2, Enough Talk, Ron Pierce, Peter Kleinhans, 5-2
3, Lanson, Mike Lachance, Don Swick, 15-1
4, Prayer I Am, John Campbell, Andrew Byler, 15-1
5, Chick N Tell, Andy Miller, Linda Toscano, 10-1
6, Wind Surfer, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, 15-1
7, Likeabatoutahell, Brian Sears, Trond Smedshammer, 3-1
8, Misterizi, Tim Tetrick, Anthony Montini, 8-1
9, Swan Image, David Miller, Ross Croghan, 5-1