08/12/2014 3:29PM

Northfield: Thursday 8/14 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool


Spot Play: SOAKING UP THE SUN (6th)


Race 1

(2) BUSTED FLAT jogged in qualifier three back. Raced twice and improved much in latest. Seems to have no excuse in here. (3) FERRISWHEEL JUNKIE was second best last two and can be the right one with best effort. (4) LUCKY SPIRIT was a beaten favorite in last but the trip could have been better.

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Race 2

(3) GLIDED TOWARDS ME just missed in last after a win. Has been too well bet in both to think these are in the hunt. (2) ROYAL STYLE seems to have no idea what it takes to win but is usually collecting a check. (7) SHOOTFORTHESTARZZZ flashed some good late foot in last and seems to do his best from off the pace so he will be closing at the wire.

Race 3

(4) THE ART OF LINDY moves in and faces weaker looking to score first win on the year. (3) ALE ALE JANDRO has shown life in a few of last races and earns a look. (2) CUMMINGSANDGOINGS between bad racing luck and two scratched `sick' lines you have to feel for her. Last was a second place finish in a qualifier and one can only wonder what is going to go wrong this evening.

Race 4

(4) YOULL THINK OF ME suffered broken equipment in latest after two impressive wins and should get back on the winning course in here. (2) CYCLONE ASHORE fits well in here and is the main threat. (7) STARCRAZY gets the nod to edge out the rest for third prize.

Race 5

(5) LEGACY CHIP has been too long wide in last two after a tough luck uncovered effort three back. She has been toughened up now she has to get a decent trip and she will return to the winners circle. (4) E Z GO LAVEC has faced better out of town and should contest the issue. (1) ROCK N ROLL SONG has speed and the rail and will be the one to catch.

Race 6

(8) SOAKING UP THE SUN needs to overcome the post but has shown enough late speed to get that done on best if speed duel develops. (3) HARLEYHANKNJERRY was nailed on the wire in last and should take another shot on the front end. (1) ENDEAVORS BLASTOFF will argue the pace and has his choice of lead or pocket.

Race 7

(5) SHELBY LU crushed the field in last. Faces somewhat better and moves out but was too impressive to overlook. (7) MISS ARIEL won from this post two back with big finish. (4) COW CREEK CINDY closed well in last after being a beaten favorite two back.

Race 8

(2) THE PANTALIST took the lead into the lane two back but faltered, got tightened in last with late rally up the rail. It looks like a win is the logical progression. (4) REAL SERENE has faced better and broke last week as the odds-on favorite. (1) HULA LU has speed enough to stay close to the lane and need only get lucky.

Race 9

(1) ARIANNA HALL has the rail for the second time in a row and looks to atone for last week's beaten favorite effort. (9) MAILMAN BOB has been all over the track in recent effort and needs a `heads up' drive. (8) HIGH GEAR WINNER will be hard pressed to get close enough early enough from this post to be a threat but has hit the board often enough to be considered.

Race 10

(2) STIRLING CORDELIA has been good last three and is looking for second win in a row as she ships from Scioto. (8) WILD LADY LUCK has faced better all of recent efforts and showed life in last coming wide only to flatten out. The big drop in company should suit her well. (6) FLIGHT SEELSTER has hit the board more than half her efforts this season and is always trying.

Race 11

(2) SJS PROPOSAL was wiped out in last and deserves another chance. (4) SAMMY SAMMY SAMMY races second time off the qualifiers and can be right there is tight enough. (3) MISS RILEY has been knocking on the door in all recent.

Race 12

(1) TARPORT BELLE draws the rail and sits pocket until ready. (7) VODKAINDUCEDDREAMS wired the field in last and dug in gamely to earn the win. (5) AMAZING SUZY will be moving late and land a share.

Race 13

(4) QUINTAL BAYAMA was used to the lead, yielded, shuffled and rallied late in last and is a serious threat. (1) HERSMAN has the pole and should be close all the way. (5) BLINDSIDED was at the back of the pack in last and apparently liked the view because he stayed there. Ships in and faces weaker and earns a long look.

Race 14

(3) CHERRY REBEL has enough early speed to clear to the rail quickly and make her choices from there. Has yet to win this year but has her share of notches on her bridle over the years. (1) ANOTHER HAPPY DAY has the rail and little to beat. Could get lucky enough to nail it on the wire. (4) ALLAMERICAN DORA gets the nod to bring home a share by default.

Race 15

(4) JAWORSKI showed some late life in last and that was after a first over trip in prior effort. If he has anything to be proud of, `Jaws' can show it tonight. (6) FIRMS RANDSOME was a good try second best two back. (3) RELLA ON ATTACK made wide moves last two and moves in a bit. With a second-over trip he could be the one.

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