05/04/2014 8:08PM

Northfield: Monday 5/5 Analysis + Pick Four ticket


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Jeremey’s $1 Pick Four Play:

4 / 1,2,7 / 2,5,6,7 / 3,5 = $24

Best Bet: HEZA RUBE (4th)

Spot Play: GENUINE STAR N (11th)

Race 1

(5) HERBEDAONE dropped and popped taking no prisoners last out.  The trotting mare finds another soft field to do some damage.  (3) ANNIE'S ROCKETMAN gelding dominated last out winning easily.  The 4-year-old needs to ration out his speed early.  (1) SON OFA SPUR draws the rail but has just been racing evenly; use underneath.

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Race 2

(6) SF TERRIFFIC KISSER gets sent out for a red hot trainer and faces a much easier bunch.  (3) STATE OF THE UNION gelding has been empty in his last few but just when you count him out he can pace out of his skin.  (2) CATEGORY SIX veteran pacer gets a good post and has good gate speed.

Race 3

(2) REMBRANDT VAN RYN put in a big effort last race and was the driver's choice.  (1) THE CLASSIC Z TAM you could make a case that the pacer raced better than the top choice last out.  If the pacer can put in a similar effort he will be tough to deny.  (9) NDANA FAVORITE has been racing gamely in this class and just needs to work out a trip; threat.

Race 4

(5) HEZA RUBE gelding was super sharp last out showing a big powerful stride.  As long as he stays trotting he could be too good for the field.  (2) TALLADEGA HANOVER drops from the open and benefits from the top driver.  (9) NORMA'S ROSE mare has tailed off this year but does have some ability.

Race 5

In a wide open and evenly matched race (1) PARTYATBARTSPLACE draws the best post, adds lasix for the second time, and could have excuses in his last two with the off tracks.  (2) FOREVER GOOD gets a good driver change and has a couple of wins in this class a few weeks ago.  (7) STEVIE DIAMONDS seems to be hit or miss in his efforts but does own a big burst of speed.

Race 6

(6) KAHOKU has been racing better than his lines indicate and should offer a big price.  (2) HELLO CARLO gelding is inconstant from week to week but is fast enough to get the job done.  (7) LUCKY CHARM mare makes her second start back off a long layoff but needs to find a way into the race.

Race 7

(7) BIG JER raced tenaciously last out against a better field.  (2) FOREVER JUST gets a great post for the top barn in the country and faces much easier.  (1) DANCE WITH DAN draws the rail and should save some ground; use underneath.

Race 8

(4) JULIANS CAESAR gets big time post relief and will look to take control early; big chance.  (1) EASY STRENGTH picks up the top driver and the rail; threat.  (5) LIFELONG HANOVER raced gamely last out on a sloppy track.  The gelding gets sent out for n

Race 9

(1) LYONS JOSEPHJNR gets a big post edge on his main rivals and looks to be in line for an ideal trip.  (2) JS TANGO gelding was sent down the road last out never breaking a sweat.  The pacer faces much tougher but should benefit from his gate speed.  (7) MYBROTHERGEORGE has won two straight and has been a new pacer for the connections since the claim.  The pacer could be up against it coming from the back.

Race 10

(5) SANTA'S SPECIAL was facing some stiff competition in his last few.  The gelding keeps the top driver and is versatile.  (7) TAKE A WALK well bred pacer was much better last out and has jumped up with some big efforts in the past.  (6) REITED XX gelding popped the pocket just after the half before battling with the leader last start.  The pacer needs a smooth trip for his best chance.

Race 11

(5) GENUINE STAR N was no match last out up in class from a tough post.  The 10-year-old veteran was super sharp prior.  (3) CRY FOR CASH will look to make it four straight but could be vulnerable late.  (2) MOSH PIT well bred gelding was a game winner last out but needs more in this spot; use underneath.

Race 12

(1) HEZA STAR CRUISER will be used aggressively looking to drop and pop from the best post.  (3) IMPRESSIVE JET comes off a nice win and has been pacing some consistent miles.  (6) BLESSING STONE is probably better used on the bottom of the ticket.

Race 13

(3) CHASE THE SUN put up a wicked three quarters of a mile last out just getting picked off late.  (4) FORTUNE'S JENNA has been racing gamely but could have to come first up against a tough front runner.  (1) FOX RIVER MARK drops in class and gets the best post.

Race 14

(1) COSMOS was up against it with tough post draws at Miami Valley.  The gelding faces a much softer group, picks up a huge driver change, and gets the best post.  (3) SKEDADDLE HANOVER gets sent out for a low percentage driver but the pacer did show a decent burst of speed.  (6) HALLIN GATOR has been pacing faster than most of the field but is 0 for 14 on the year; use underneath.

Race 15

(5) RIGHT ON TIME was a red hot driver's choice, drops in class, and was sneaky good last out.  (1) MERIT WINGS draws the best post off a good effort against better.  (6) FIREBREATHN DRAGON looks bad on paper but finds a weak and inconsistent field.



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