08/24/2014 1:07PM

Northfield: Monday 8/25 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

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Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Jeremey’s $1 Pick Four Play:

1 / 7,8,9 / 3,7,9 / 5,7,8,9 = $36

 

Best Bet: GOOSE ON THE ROCKS (2nd)

Spot Play: SKULL OF ROSES (15th)

Race 1

(2) ZOOMIN JESSE gets a big driver change and should benefit from his early gate speed.  (4) ABBY couldn't parlay a perfect trip two starts ago but finds a very suspect field.  (9) SCREAMN DREAMIN raced well last out closing good ground, but will need more to hit the top spot.

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Race 2

(2) GOOSE ON THE ROCKS is a lot better than this field when sound; big chance.  (1) DERINGER GUN gets the best post and should be in line for a nice trip up close.  (9) LIGHTNINGINTHESKY owns only one win on the year but has been racing much better as of late.

Race 3

(2) HEZATRAIN is on a big-time roll and will look to make it four straight.  (1) SURE THING owns some back class and looks to be rounding back into racing shape off a layoff.  (9) CHANGE THE FUTURE dominated last out but gets a tough post and will need a lot more to upset the favorite.

Race 4

(2) SASSY OSBORNE is deceptively sharp and should offer a good price in a wide open race.  (9) DANNYS ATTHEDANCE has been consistently pacing good miles; threat.  (4) BEANS AND WEENIES dropped and popped last out and is capable of making it two straight with a smooth trip.

Race 5

(6) SAND ROYAL BLU is the fastest horse in the race but has trouble staying trotting at times.  (1) SMOOTH POWER gets the best post and will be used aggressively.  (3) ARIANNA HALL comes off an easy win down in class and has good gate speed.

Race 6

In an evenly matched race, (5) JUMPIN JACK J had no chance last out from a tough post.  The 7-year-old pacer just needs to find a way into the race late.  (3) RIGHT ON TIME is capable of pacing a big mile from time to time; threat.  (4) SUNBURNED VERN has just been racing evenly; command a price.

Race 7

(6) COACH KEN takes a significant drop in class and has a big burst of speed.  (4) CULLENS BLUE JEAN needs some racing luck but has beaten better.  (5) RAMEMBER looks bad on paper but faces much easier.

Race 8

(1) NOVASCOTIA HANOVER is an impeccably bred pacing mare that gets the best post against a much softer bunch.   (2) MACH OF BALLYKEEL needed an acclimating mile over the track and should race much better second start in a new barn.  (6) CASH CAB is very consistent and could be a threat late with a contested pace.

Race 9

(7) ROSE RUN LOGAN gets a post edge on his main rival, was the driver's choice, and just needs to stay trotting for a big chance.  (9) BOOKEM has been racing gamely and should be in line for a ground-saving trip.  (8) EASY STRENGTH has a very tough task ahead of him from a tough post; command a price.

Race 10

(3) TRUE TO MACH has won three straight at this level and did it rather easily.  (9) ROCKIN FINISH has the most upside in the field if ready.  (7) KANARIS needs to blast off the gate for his best chance.

Race 11

In a tough race to gauge, (8) GRANDE SEELSTER gets sent out for a hot barn and just needs to find a way into the race.   (9) ALFREDSSON comes off a scratch but has beaten similar on the year.  (7) TOP OF THE MARK faces a much easier bunch and was the driver's choice.

Race 12

(2) SUPER LUSTRE takes a big drop in class and will be used aggressively for a top driver.   (1) HEZA RUBE has a ton of upside but needs to mind his manners.  (3) SEPTEMBER HALL bumps up in class and is best used underneath.

Race 13

(4) GET GOIN MEL was rough-gaited for his first start over the track.  If the connections can make a few adjustments, the pacer can fly off the gate.  (8) LOST JEWELS the pacer was a game winner last out and will offer a big price from a tough post.  (1) ACTION METRO MAX is very disappointing lacking any kind of pace late; use underneath.

Race 14

(9) FOLLOW THROUGH finds a suspect field and just needs a smooth trip.  (2) FOREVER HAPPY rarely wins and has just been racing evenly, but should have a shot in a really weak field.  (3) WOW POWER has been disappointing in his last two but is capable.

Race 15

(4) SKULL OF ROSES will offer a great price and just needs a smooth trip to find the winner's circle.  (2) MOSH PIT is very inconsistent from week to week but can jump up with big efforts.   (3) CAN REPEAT closed some ground from a tough post last out but needs some racing luck.

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