08/17/2014 1:10PM

Northfield: Monday 8/18 Analysis

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Race 8 -$10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: LIGHTNINGINTHESKY (2nd)

Spot Play: MACH OF BALLYKEEL (10th)

 

Race 1

(2) TEXAS RIDGE should be in an ideal spot heading home. (1) IM LOADED has the rail and will get a good trip. (5) TWILIGHT METEOR gamed out a win with a perfect trip in last.

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Race 2

(5) LIGHTINGINTHESKY was well bet and well meant in last, but was nailed on the wire. He is the only one that has smelled a win in a long time and cannot be looked past. (4) MIZUNO flashed some late speed in last few and will be close at the end. (2) RIDGE PARK has an inside post after a bad run of post positions since early June.

Race 3

(3) SEPTEMBER HALL went well here in July and looks like the one to beat. (7) NORDIC VENTURE faltered last time out over the sloppy track. (1) BEAUTY CHIP has the rail and some modest late form.

Race 4

(5) BEANS AND WEENIES finished strong in latest and should be able to notch a win as he faces weaker. (1) CASHEM IN was a beaten favorite last time out when getting parked to the half before tiring. (3) BEACH CRISIS moves in and should improve with the post.

Race 5

(5) ANNIES ROCKETMAN has speed and a winning attitude. Beaten favorite hopes to atone tonight. (1) ELIANS VALENTINE has the rail and works out a good trip. (2) PINE TAB rallied to the wire in the last but missed a head. Has yet to win this year and is running out of excuses.

Race 6

(1) STEVIE RAYS DREAM loved his music and like this one's chance from the rail as he comes in from Pocono. (3) JOLTIN DUEL ships in and has been facing better. (9) MODERN WARFARE has to clear early traffic to perform his best maneuvers, but romped in a couple of winning efforts before faltering in last from a bad post.

Race 7

(1) ALLAMERICAN PEWTER has the rail and breathes a deep sigh of relief after bad trips in most recent outings. (3) KINETIC YANKEE had some late foot last week and seems sharp enough now to argue late. (4) THE CLASSIC Z TAM has been all over the money in recent with two wins in last six outs.

Race 8

(1) ALIGNED HANOVER was never in it last week leaving from the outside over the sloppy track. Will be better this time and the rail might be enough to get the trip. (2) ACTION METRO MAX has been trying hard in most races over the last two months. (5) STEVIE DIAMONDS worked out the trip in last but came up short. Is he tighter this evening.

Race 9

(4) ZORGWIJK HEAVENLY set a new life mark winning this level two back. (9) EASTER TEKA has been battling in her last few while racing out of town and will argue the outcome if she clears traffic from the second tier. (3) EASY STRENGTH faced weaker in last and romped. Can she hold the form despite moving back up this week?

Race 10

(3) MACH OF BALLYKEEL has flashed a strong closing kick a few times racing in Canada and looms as a major stretch threat. (2) ST PETE STAR has also rallied late in a few races and can snatch the win if it works out the right way. (1) BIGRISK has speed and the rail but steps up after a winning effort.

Race 11

(9) GEM HEIST is still winning and cannot be picked against until he loses. First rule: winners win. (7) CRAIG MICHAEL was on the move too late in last and had too far to come. (3) GET GOIN MEL was a game second in last out of town.

Race 12

(2) LOCK THREE fits very well this level. (3) BUBBA SKINNNER finished well in last to nail second. (1) BIG HARRY DEAL was salivating at the post position draw as he drew the rail.

Race 13

(6) CULLENS BLUE JEAN had some traffic problems when last here. Ships back, faces weaker and gets the call. (8) OUR MCLOVIN rallied wide too long in last but was game enough for second in the photo. Has to overcome the post but should be moving late. (3) TIDEWATER TOMCAT takes modest drop back down the ladder.

Race 14

(1) WOW POWER was beaten by the track in last and the pocket sitter. Will have to beat both tonight but should have no excuse. (2) DUCK HOOK was the pocket horse who took advantage of the trip to best the top one last week and looms as the main threat once more. (4) FOLLOW THROUGH can get lucky with an off-the-pace effort if top two duel it out.

Race 15

(1) JUDE HALL goes much better from the inside and should welcome the post even more off last week's parked out effort. (2) FRANCO NATURA N had things go his way in last and is the one to fear, but is facing better. (5) DIAMONDS REVIEW has late speed often enough but wins have escaped this vet in '14.

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