10/03/2014 5:21PM

Northfield: Monday 10/6 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MASTER PINE (5th)

Spot Play: MASTERS SWEETIE (1st)


Race 1

(1) MASTERS SWEETIE draws the rail and faces weaker after a few boring efforts from the outside facing better and should show serious improvement. (4) SON OFA SPUR was a late closing second this level two back and is the late threat. (3) CHIPS DREAMER has the speed and will go as far as he can.

[DRF HARNESS: Follow us on Twitter for the latest harness news!]

Race 2

(2) QUIK GROOM got parked the mile in last sucking up air all the way and ran out of gas early stretch. Should get a much better trip this evening. (1) KEN UBR DREAM has speed and the rail and will be the one to outkick. (3) MARTIN HANOVER crushed weaker two back and has closed late last two facing this kind.

Race 3

(9) JESSES MESSENGER was uncovered a long way in last pressing the pace. Takes a drop in company and should be tough. (2) IMJISPINETANKU has given a good account of herself last few with wins over three different tracks in four efforts. (3) SOULFUL DELIGHT was burdened by an outside post in last facing slightly better.

Race 4

(8) LIVELIKEURDYING finished fast from far back in last. Has to overcome the post but gets a vote of confidence from here. (1) LISLEA MORAN has the rail and should be able to stay close all the way. With some racing luck, he could score. (2) IMA NUISANCE has been second in three of last four and cannot be ignored for a share.

Race 5

(1) MASTER PINE is sharp now and has the rail. (2) VICTORY CANDY MAN has speed and can be hard to beat on best. (9) STOLEN CROWN ships in off a strong closing score and has speed in front of her. Should not be bothered by the post.

Race 6

(2) HERES HOOTER takes a modest drop after a near miss and is too sharp to go past. (6) WESTERN CHURCHILL closed strong in last to be second best to tough winner. (3) HERE COMES WHITEY also closed strongly in last for a second best. Funny thing is Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. was named on all three of these horses. What does that tell you?

Race 7

(3) GEM HEIST stepped up off the claim and won last out. Faces much the same and gets the nod. (2) SASSY OSBORNE was parked uncovered in middle half big last time. Prior was late closing effort off a covered trip. Should go well with right trip. (4) CRAIG MICHAEL had the trip in last and won for fun. Made a bold wide move prior race and flattened out late. Takes a modest step up the ladder but seems competitive even at this level.

Race 8

(3) LITE ME UP takes a big drop down off some good efforts facing much better and looks best in here. (1) WOW POWER would be no surprise from the rail judging by last few but faces better. (2) MAJIK MASTER failed on the front end in last but has been going well no matter the track last six weeks.

Race 9

(4) MARYS DARVIN won versus weaker two back, rallied late and mild in last facing this kind. Gets call for the win in here. (6) ROSE RUN LOGAN was parked early in last and tired. Will be dangerous with a better trip. (7) EASY STRENGTH has faced better and fits well in this tough field.

Race 10

(4) PLAYIN FOR KEEPS has been sharp, sharper and sharpest in recent races and gets the nod in very competitive field. (1) HALL OF MEMORIES has the pole and will work out a trip. (9) HARE CRAFT has speed inside of him and second tier will be no problem early.

Race 11

(3) DOUBLETROUBLE was nailed late in latest but may be luckier this time. (1) STEVIE DIAMONES has the rail and can have the top one's bad luck lurking in the pocket heading home. (2) KIASMA will have to kick it up more than last but the post change may liven him up a bit.

Race 12

(1) COLETECH was a winner from the rail a few back. Fits well this level. (2) ANASTASIA WHINNIE has not seen a lot of the winner's circle this year but has put in some credible efforts. (3) OLIN closed well in last, ships in and faces slightly weaker.

Race 13

(1) ONHISHONOR HANOVER was parked for life in last and will enjoy life from the rail. (9) CHROME SEELSTER was a late closing second from similar post two back facing this kind. (4) OSBORNES YANKEE won last, steps up and gets nod to land a check.

Race 14

(6) BET ON ART faces weaker and will be tough with covered trip. (4) MAJOR SPEED brushed to the lead in last coming to the half but could not last. Beaten favorite faces slightly better but same move would be hard to beat in here. (3) NEWSPEAK ships in and has speed. Staying power has been a problem, though.

Race 15

(3) ABBYS LUCK finished with good, wide pace in last and slides a little further down the ladder. There is no excuse tonight. (1) CHANG DYNASTY shipped in for last, got parked the middle half challenging the pace before tiring. The rail will help. (5) FIRST AFTER ME has shown late life last two and fits well with these.

[DRF HARNESS: LIKE us on Facebook and get timely updates on the latest harness news]