East Rutherford, NJ – Fans of The Meadowlands’ multi-leg wagers will no doubt be betting with both hands Saturday (Sept. 12) night, as after Friday night’s (Sept. 11) Early 20-cent Pick-5 and 20-cent Pick-6 failed to result in winning tickets, each will offer big guaranteed pools.
Lear Seelster, a 32-1 one longshot, won the first race at the mile oval Friday night, leading to an Early 20-cent Pick-5 that did not have a ticket with five winners. Those with four correct cashed in for $108.22.
Those who play the wager Saturday evening will have a shot at a huge score, as a carryover of $37,158 led Big M management to guarantee the pool at $100,000. Bettors can expect a final pool much larger than that as the last time a Pick-5 had a carryover on July 31, a total of $382,726 was pushed through the windows.
The Pick-6’s payoff leg was taken by 9-1 chance Stonebridge Reef, resulting in a carryover of $6,810. The track has guaranteed that pool at $20,000 for Saturday’s card. Those who had five winners Friday walked away with $71.94. The last Pick-6 carryover (also on July 31) resulted in a total pool of $74,489.
Free past performances for both Saturday’s Early 20-cent Pick-5 (Races one through five) and 20-cent Pick-6 (Races three through eight) are available at The Big M’s website, playmeadowlands.com.
FOUR SCORES FOR MILLER: Driver David Miller had the hot hand on the Friday program, visiting the winner’s circle four times.
Before the betting card began, Miller guided Reign Of Honor to victory lane in the New Jersey Breeders Maturity for trotting 4-year-old horses and geldings in 1:55.1.
Then it was Miller time for the bettors.
“The Buckeye”, who is fifth on the all-time driver dash-win list with 13,036 victories, got his night started with the classy Dayson ($2.60 to win), who scored in 1:54 in a mid-range conditioned trot in race seven. He then scored one race later with 9-1 shot Stonebridge Reef ($21) in 1:54 in a 2-year-old non-winners of two pace before capping his night with a natural hat trick in the ninth behind The Last Chapter ($15.20), who took an upper mid-range conditioned trot in 1:53.4.
A LITTLE MORE: The new 10-cent Pentafecta is worth a long look for players. Despite even-money favorite Lifetime Royalty scoring in the 13th race, the bet requiring one to correctly select the top five finishers paid $371.33. … All-source wagering totaled $2,359,729. … Racing resumes Saturday at 7:15 p.m.