09/03/2014 11:11AM

Northfield: Thursday 9/4 Analysis


Best Bet: OIL SLICKER (10th)

Spot Play: CIRO (12th)

Race 1

(1) ANOTHERROUNDOFDAVE has been showing signs of life in all recent. Draws the rail and there is no excuse. (2) LUCKEY REI has speed and should be forwardly placed throughout. (3) NOT AGAIN WOMAN draws inside for first time in a long while and can pick up a paycheck.

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Race 2

(8) ALADY FOR SURE has speed enough to make the lead despite the post and has been banging at the door. (9) I NEED YOU has to clear early traffic to be involved and he should be able to do that. (1) NISIA was far back but finished well for second in last and may suck along again.

Race 3

(1) PINEFULLOFBOOTS won impressively in last and draws the rail. He has won two of his last three. (6) BLUEGUIDE VOLO closed with trot in last. (5) STENT was outkicked in last and second best.

Race 4

(2) FIXTHEDEFICIT was an impressive winner in last and faces much the same. (1) VODKAINDUCEDDREAMS has the rail and speed; sharp at the moment. (4) RENATA crushed from the pocket in last.

Race 5

(9) HARLEYHANKNJERRY crushed the same kind in last and should navigate early traffic for a good spot. (4) SHOOTFORTHESTARZZZ has been second best two of last three and should not be ignored. (3) UNLIMITED WINNER broke at the start in latest after two straight second-place finishes.

Race 6

(9) MYSTICAL SAM has been racing well since his return off short rest and need only get around early traffic, find cover and close these out in the lane. (5) MASTER LAD PRO has hit the board a few times, which is more than you can say about most of these. (4) TROTALOT was a beaten odds-on favorite in last. Needs to stay flat and he could atone for that effort.

Race 7

(1) SUNBURNED VERN tried the front two back and sat in last time. He draws the rail tonight and will not have a better chance. (9) BEACH CRISIS has been battling last few and should do so once more. (5) EXPRESSO FORTE is sharp enough to contend for a piece of this pie.

Race 8

(7) ROBIN DONTGET has shown some life last two out with latest being a very wide rally in the final turn; might be ready to spring an upset. (3) ANSWER THE BELL gets a narrow vote of confidence over (2) LIGHTNING LUCK to nab second while the latter will appreciate the post.

Race 9

(1) SHARP ACTION has the rail and takes a big drop in company. (3) BERLIN HALL will be tough if he stays on stride. (6) DREAM KID was a game second missing by only a neck in last coming overland and uncovered.

Race 10

(4) OIL SLICKER has the winning habit and will be tough to overtake. (1) SONICPEDIA has the pole and will have the chance to be a spoiler. (6) J F COOKIN has closed well all recent.

Race 11

(2) ROUNDING THIRD moves in and has faced better in recent days. (4) QUINTAL BAYAMA fits at the level. (8) MIZUNO has some late speed and could be along in time with proper trip.

Race 12

(6) CIRO has been tightened in last two and looks like an upset contender on best. (4) BUILDING WEALTH drops back to a more suitable level. (9) CONTESSA LEIGH takes another drop but has the second tier.

Race 13

(1) BENNS VICTORY won last, faces the same caliber of foes and draws the rail. (3) JAWORSKI loomed uncovered coming through the lane but weakened in last. Can get it done with a covered trip and late rush. (2) SOUTHWIND MAIZE has speed and should suck along as far as he can.

Race 14

(9) CYCLONE ASHORE is seeking third straight. Veteran has a winning attitude. (7) BLUE COLLAR RAIDER has been knocking at the door in all recent. (3) YOULL THINK OF ME was a beaten favorite two and three back, so do not ignore.

Race 15

(1) BOBBYS ON THE MOVE moves in, drops down and has speed. (2) TERROR OF THETRACK is a threat dropping down and drawing a good post. (3) LIGHTNINGINTHESKY had a chance in last but could not sustain the uncovered bid.

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