09/10/2014 11:41AM

Northfield: Thursday 9/11 Analysis


Best Bet: TIMER (3rd)

Spot Play: RENATA (4th)

Race 1

(8) BUSTED FLAT has to overcome the post and can do if he gets a good flow of cover. (9) ANYTIMEANYWHERE came back strong after a year and three month layoff. (4) HOOSIER CAT has shown speed and could be tough if not pressed.

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Race 2

(4) INDOMINATABLE SPIRIT will be what it takes to down this crew through the lane. (6) NORTHWEST BOMBER has been on the shelf for a half-year and might need a tightener to show best. (3) Q ZILLA was a beaten favorite two back, so someone thinks a win is possible for one who has yet to win but hit the board a few times.

Race 3

(1) TIMER goes down the road and won't be caught tonight. (2) WEST RIVER VICTORY sat pocket and won last, but it was his only visit to the winner's circle this year. (6) ROYAL CAT had the rail in last, tried the front and was done heading home. Moves out but takes a modest drop in company.

Race 4  

(3) RENATA can take this with a big stretch move if she dials it up to the same effort she displayed in victory against this kind two races back. (1) ROYAL STYLE has the rail and her kind of inconsistency sometimes comes to life on the pole. (7) SOALING UP THE SUN has hit the board often and earns a look.

Race 5

(7) CIRO has gotten nothing but exercise in his last few outings and gets the nod to pull off the mild upset this evening. (2) MOMA JEANS CROWN won last out of town as the odds-on favorite and best makes her the one to beat. (5) LADY REV closed with trot in last but was the beaten favorite. Races second time this level and earns long look.

Race 6

(2) DECKED OUT DUNE took the front in last, ran out of gas heading home. Moves in, takes a modest drop and looms large. (4) STROSKI has done little to spark enthusiasm but showed life two and three back. Do not ignore. (3) VICKER gave a good effort this level two back. Ships back and gets a long look in field begging to be beat.

Race 7

(1) MJ CRUISER drops, draws the rail and pops at a short price. (4) CAPTAIN SCRUFFY has been treading water last few and should have some life in the lane against this crew. (6) PRINCES MORGAN has yet to win but has cashed a few checks here and there in a 55-race career.

Race 8

(1) THE PANTALIST has been trying in all recent but excuses run out tonight as she draws the rail. (4) REAL SERENE has been banging away and suffered a costly break in her last outing. If the top one falters, this one can pick up the sticks. (2) SJS BLISSFUL LADY has been earning money on a small scale with fourth-place finishes. Third-place will be like a bonus.

Race 9

(6) BROADWAY BOUND won last going away racking up a new life mark. (2) DOUBLE O JESSE won last going away and draws well. (8) AL BROWN takes a significant drop but has to overcome two sharp horses and the eight-hole.

Race 10

(1) D J SUPREME was second best with a game effort in last and can be the right one from the rail. (5) BLUE COLLAR RAIDER has been right around the money in most recent except last. Got parked early and was toasted by the five-eighths. Gets the call to find some cover and rally late. (4) RAISE THE GIN ships in off some good efforts except for a real dud two back. Overcame that dismal effort to give it a college try in latest before tiring heading home.

Race 11

(3) PINEFULLOFBOOTS seeks third straight and fourth in five outings; too sharp to go against. (2) A PRICES TALE won last with a big rally and looms like the stretch threat. (1) BLUEGLIDE VOLO was a late gaining third two back from a similar post versus similar company.

Race 12

(5) NUKES FORTUNATESON was a late closing third two back, got a track-touring workout in last and gets the nod to step it up in here when it counts. (1) BEAU JET has the rail and should be close throughout. (7) RELLA ON ATTACK had a couple of no-luck trips then sucked along for minor spoils in last. Do not ignore because with the right trip he can surprise.

Race 13

(4) OSBORNES YANKEE was parked too long in last. Moves in and should get a better trip tonight. (7) IRON N STEEL has perked up last two but must overcome the post. (1) TIDBIT has the rail and would be no surprise.

Race 14

(4) SPARE TIME GINO dealt with tough luck, parked out for a couple of races. He  raced steadily with some late rally last two and has to be given long look.(6) AUTO PILOT takes a drop off an improved effort. (8) MIZUNO got to the rail from a similar post in last and loomed until the last steps.

Race 15

(2) MARTIN HANOVER moves up a bit but has flashed some good late foot in last two and draws well. (4) WATTAFINE RUSTY closed well to be second best in last after a suck along third two back; seems to rounding into form.  (3) TYMAL TRITON rallied late but just missed in last. Best puts him in the photo once more.

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