01/16/2017 4:35PM

Northfield: Wednesday 1/18 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: SKYWAY COBRA (1st)

Spot Play: BEAUTY CHIP (11th)


Race 1

(3) SKYWAY COBRA gelding made breaks last week but will win for fun if he stays trotting.  (7) MORELAND FLASHBACK raced better than what the line indicates last start; use underneath.  (4) JAMES KENNY was game in the qualifier but would need more to get past the top choice.

Race 2

(2) L R FLYING AMMO will look to make it two straight at this level.  (7) ADIOS AMIGOS four-year-old gelding has his work cut out for him from the outside.  The pacer is one of few threats in the race.  (3) THESHAKRSBACKNTOWN has room to improve second start back off the layoff.

Race 3

(2) HELLO CARLO thirteen-year-old takes a huge drop down in class.  (1) BOUNTY gets the best post with a huge driver change.  (3) HOUSE MONEY has room to improve for the top trainer.

Race 4

(3) TWINKLE LIKE ASTAR folded badly last start against tougher.  The 5-year-old should find this spot much more to his liking.  (5) ABERARDER MAX has been pacing faster than most of the field and looks to offer a nice price.  (4) GRANDPA DON well bred pacer just missed last start at this level.

Race 5

In a very tough race to gauge, (4) CALLIT AS U SEEIT is inconsistent but a good effort makes him one of the horses to beat.  (9) CABO mare doesn't win often but should be in the mix.  (7) REALLY REALY SWEET might be able to get a piece underneath with a good setup.

Race 6

In the weakest field on the card, (2) MASTER JEEVES is one of few in the race that has been competitive at this level.  (6) LYNARD shows a win against better a few weeks back.  (9) MOVECLOSERAGAIN just missed against similar two back.

Race 7

(1) MARGARITA MAN owns lots of back class and will be much closer turning for home this week. (3) CROWNED WITH GLORY is one of the faster trotters in the race but gets sent out for a low percentage pilot.  (9) FORT COMMANDER benefits from the top driver but needs racing luck.

Race 8

(2) GRANTLAND takes a significant drop in class and also picks up the top driver.  (5) ACTION METRO MAX fits in with this bunch nicely with a smooth trip.  (9) TRUE TO MACH former Northfield horse of the year was sharp last start but faces slightly tougher.

Race 9

(5) OH PLEASE trotting mare will look to make it two straight against tougher.  The 5-year-old will offer a big price.  (1) SOULFUL DELIGHT burned cash last week at this level; command a price.  (9) NAFLIA circled the field last week off slow fractions.

Race 10

(2) GUISEPPE MOLLUSCA didn't miss by much last out at this level.  (5) RECKLESS REBEL has been competitive against better in recent; threat.  (9) SHAGUAR is just now back in racing shape and can go much faster.

Race 11

(2) BEAUTY CHIP picks up the top driver in a weak and inconsistent field.  (9) SAM HAS CLASS will look to drop and pop.  The 11-year-old will be used aggressively for a top driver.  (1) PARNELL raced gamely last week down in class.

Race 12

In another weak field, (7) HIGH AND TIGHT is one of the few droppers in the race and made the most money in the field last year.  (6) STRUNG OUT picks up a big driver change and was very close two back.  (3) CAMCUN gets sent out for a provisional pilot; use underneath.

Race 13

(4) BAD BUG came up empty from the rail last start.  The pacer was much better the start prior and picks back up a top driver.  (1) I AM WILL beat a much weaker bunch last start; threat.  (9) SOUTHWIND JOKER will offer a monster price and can hit the board with a good setup.

Race 14

(6) LIMA LUCKY needed the start last week and has room to improve against softer.  (1) VAYA CON DIOS picks up the top driver with the best post.  (7) CALLING A VICTORY would normally look more attractive at this level but has just been racing evenly.

Race 15

In a wide open race, (3) LIGHTNINGINTHESKY shows a few good efforts against slightly better and will offer a big price.  (4) HANGON MAN has been competitive at this level; threat.  (1) SILVERHILL DELIGHT gets the best post in a weak and inconsistent field.

Race 16

(9) HA HA gets sent out for capable connections against a suspect bunch.  (6) CHEYENNE OXE looks to be in line for a much easier trip this week down in class.  (2) TIDEWATER TOMCAT shows some competitive miles against better; threat.

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