08/06/2014 11:50AM

Northfield: Thursday 8/7 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: COLBY D (1st)

Spot Play: WINGULL (15th)


race 1

(1) COLBY D was parked the mile in last and second best. Beaten favorite has no excuse tonight. (3) FORTUNE KING faces slightly weaker and moves in off last late closing effort from the outside. (7) MOMS LOOKER faces weaker but could use a better post.

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race 2

(1) GLIDED TOWARDS ME won last facing this kind from the pole. Should be hard to take down once more. (6) VODKAINDUCEDREAMS is hard to spell, but her efforts this year have been hard to fault including last week's game victory. (7) ITSALLABOUTTONIGHT hopes to improve dramatically over last week's dismal effort. He faces weaker and hopes for a fast track and a fast clip.

race 3

(5) TIMER is on the clock facing slightly better off a quick front-stepping score in last. (9) LEGACY CHIP should be able to navigate through early traffic and find a good spot. With cover and a good flow she needs a little kick in her step to finish it off. (2) DEPUTY DYLAN seems to be rounding into a winning effort after some speed three back, some late foot two back, and a steady finish from a bad post in last.

race 4

(5) I KNOW YOUR LOOKIN returns after a short rest and qualified like a dynamo. Vet has won more than half his starts this year and that is amazing in and of itself. (3) FREDSABULLDOG has looked good in almost all of his recent efforts and most have been at this level. (4) BLUE COLLAR RAIDER qualified well and despite coming in third he actually went faster than the top choice.

race 5

(9) ALADY FOR SURE is still looking to break her maiden and needs to time her best move for the right moment. (3) BUSTED FLAT looked like a giant winning his qualifier by daylight two back, but failed to bring his best game last time. Perhaps he will be tighter this evening and get that first win. (1) LUCKY SPIRIT won last but was rough gaited. Draws well but needs to stay the course--and stay flat.

race 6

(6) MR ABERDEEN self destructed before the start in last and burned some money in the process. Has won four of last six and has earned another look. (2) CASHONTHEROCS won last, goes well when flat and draws inside. Faces somewhat better but the staying flat part is important for his chances this evening. (3) SPECIAL PURPOSE was jumping all over the track in last at .60 on the dollar. If he stays flat he stays close.

race 7

(1) LITTLEWHITEKIDDIE draws the rail after a much improved effort and should get that elusive first win of the year. (8) LADY GISELE broke behind the gate in last and had too much to make up. Beaten favorite draws poorly but her best efforts make her the one to fear. (9) CHERRY REBEL should find a path through early traffic and find a good spot, but she seems to do her best work on the front end and that spot may be denied her.

race 8

(3) MAKEMINE BLUEGRASS could not last two back on the front end but was tightened some last time from outside post. (2) CHANAS LUCKY THREE had the trip in last but failed to step it up. She has shown modest improvement in her last few efforts; would be no surprise. (9) AMAZING SUZY is the sharpest now but the post hurts a bit.

race 9

(2) VISION OF GLORY won last and draws well. (1) MYSTERY RINGER has been in striking range last few but failed to get it done. Still from the rail he should be in striking distance once more and a little racing luck makes him a serious threat. (3) TWILIGHT METEOR came back with a solid placing after a scratched-injured line and earns a look.

race 10

(4) BUBBA SKINNER shipped in for last, tightened up and tries again. (5) CMR WINDMACH had tough luck while parked out in last and tired. Can close well enough with the right trip and has to be considered. (8) TERROR OF THETRACK has done some damage but that was in the past. Needs a good trip and tired front speed, but has taken some money in recent races.

race 11

(2) MASTEROFCEREMONIES was closing strong in latest and that will be enough if the move carries on for this week. (5) CRAZY JESSE self destructed in last and he could be tough if he minds his manners. (4) SJS PROPOSAL ships in off a strong win at Tioga and is to be respected.

race 12

(2) TOUCH OF LUCK won his qualifier and looms as hard to beat tonight. Two-year-old battled at the Big M two back should have no trouble in here. (4) IMALLEXCITED makes his racing debut and won a qualifier two back. That is exciting enough to mention. (5) DECKED OUT DUNE has yet to win but has shown some improvement in last couple.

race 13

(1) ANOTHEROUNDOFDAVE has been winless a long time but draws the rail in field of struggling horses and has been threatening to notch a victory in last few outs. (7) TRESNER SEELSTER just missed in last but moves out a bit. (6) BLAGOJEVICH has only raced twice this year and still has hope on his side.

race 14

(1) DESPITETHEREDTAPE has flashed some improvement last two while showing some late speed. He should be placed to launch a late bid and earns long look. (7) PRO PLAY has been showing some early speed facing his own kind in qualifiers. This 2yo makes his debut and has shown enough life to earn some respect. (3) TICKLE R PATTY has yet to find the winner's circle in her 45-race career but lands a check often enough to consider for a share.

race 15

(4) WINGULL rallied late in last and Rock is ever a wakeup threat. This longshot is worth considering if you're looking for a big number. (3) PICTONIAN ESPRESSO was parked too long in last to give it his best shot. (1) LARRY CLARK showed some late speed two back and early speed in last. The rail should be enough to make him a serious threat.

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