01/18/2016 2:28PM

Northfield: Wednesday 1/20 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ROSE RUN QUASAR (2nd)



Race 1

(7) ART RAIDER had some sneaky late pace last week against slightly better and will offer a big price.  (8) SIMPLY ROCKIN will need a good setup but could pick up the pieces in the right scenario.  (3) ROYAL FINALE has been competitive against similar and gets the best post of the contenders.

Race 2

(7) ROSE RUN QUASAR lightly raced trotter has some ability and owns a recent win at this level.  (6) POWER STICK hit the ticket at a price last time out and probably needed the start.  (8) CHAMBORO AS is starting to blossom and will look to make it three wins in four starts in this class.

Race 3

(4) CEANA'S STAR takes a huge drop down ad will be driven aggressively; threat.  (2) MARKET REBOUND veteran trotter has just been racing evenly; command a price. (Note: top choice HIS DREAM GIRL was scratched.)

Race 4

(4) PRINTSONTHEBEACH showed a good burst of speed last week before tiring late.  The pacer should offer another big price and could use a smooth trip.  (7) FLUKY'S GIRL has been improving and will also offer good value.  (3) BEAUTIFUL RED had no excuse last week off of soft fractions and had nothing to offer late; use underneath.

Race 5

(8) BUZZEN GARLAND gelding gets a tough starting post but if the trotter is ready to roll off a three week layoff he has a big shot.  (4) ERISTER HANOVER gets sent out for capable connections off some nice efforts against similar.  (3) STUDENT NURSE owns a good burst of speed when timed right but is just 1 for 26 lifetime.

Race 6

(2) LIMA RITCH has room to improve third start back off a long layoff and will offer a big price.  (7) FIERCE DESIRE takes a big drop in class but looks dreadful on paper; command a price.  (3) AUTO PILOT rarely wins but could be in line for a decent trip up close.

Race 7

(5) MONARCH BLUECHIP owns a nice win at this level and has been on a roll.  (4) GREEN ACRELOLLYPOP was disappointing last out and should have had more pop; use underneath.  (3) JAXTELLER gelding is prone to miscues but can hit the ticket if he minds his manners.

Race 8

(4) WIT AND WISDOM has been knocking on the door against similar and gets a good post with options.  (9) IDBEGOODATTHAT scored first start off a long layoff and has room to improve.  (3) BET ON ART showed good closing ability the start prior at this level.

Race 9

(5) ZORGWIJK HEAVENLY got shuffled back last week before showing a good burst of speed late.  (3) ROSE RUN NELLIE couldn't parlay a perfect trip last week.  (2) HOME TOWNE JEFF was given a very lackluster drive in his last start.  The trotter is capable at a price.

Race 10

(5) DANNYS ATTHEDANCE gets sent out for the top trainer against a weak bunch.  (9) J J NITRO needed his last start and has room to improve second start off the bench. (1) EXPRESSO FORTE gets the best post but is best used underneath.

Race 11

(5) HUSTLINHANNAH drops in class with the top driver.  (2) ZOLENA despite not having a win last year the trotting mare has been racing gamely in two straight.  (1) SPICEY VICTOR gets the best post with a nice recent win at the track.

Race 12

(2) STRONG PLAYIN KING has been really good in five straight; fires early.  (9) DOUBLESHOTOFCROWN owns a win over the top choice but starts from the second tier which could hamper his chances.  (8) DREAM FELLA gets a tough starting post but will look to make it four straight wins; threat.

Race 13

(1) UNADORNED HANOVER will be used aggressively from the best post.  (2) CELESTIAL DREAMS has not been as sharp for a new barn but does get a good post.  (9) RUST BELT looks terrible on paper but has been competitive against better.

Race 14

(1) PERSPECTIVE gets sent out for a hot barn with the top driver.  (9) REAL FUTURE fits in this class nicely and should be much closer turning for home.  (3) RIVER CITY came up empty last week but needed the start and should offer a fair price.

Race 15

(2) SACHERTORTE drops down to the bottom level for a top driver.  (5) DONTU GET LONELY just missed in this class last week.  (7) JP ORAZIO takes a huge drop down in class but needs to find a way into the race.

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