12/15/2014 5:11PM

Northfield: Wednesday 12/17 Analysis


Best Bet: NITEROI OAKS (5th)

Spot Play: MOONTAN (6th)

Race 1

(1) HOLLYS SECRET has speed and rail and was second best in last. (2) CANDY J sat the trip in last and proved best in the lane. Can hardly have a bad trip from post with speed inside. (3) LEGACY CHIP has late speed and her best puts her in the late mix.

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Race 2

(5) MRS BATTIN ships in to a winnable spot. Two back was big effort over an off track. Last was a beaten favorite failure off a good trip. Seems to be ready to give it a real shot and she gets the call. (2) A LADY OF GRACE has failed to step it up in the late stages last few outs but should be ideally placed. (6) TERROR IN MOTION was wide too early in last and tired as she got within range. Seldom wins but earns a look.

Race 3

(2) BOOKEM faces much weaker and looms strong. Need only stay flat to earn the nod. (6) GINGER TREE JIMMY faces weaker second over the track and earns respect off that alone. (4) MUSICAL PRINCE put in a decent qualifier two back and was tightened in last. Drops and could get lucky.

Race 4

(2) SHANNONS BOY SCOUT faces slightly weaker and when last seen this level proved to be second best off an uncovered trip. (5) GOODNITE WILBUR flashed some late speed in all recent but has yet to win this year. (3) TYMAL TRITON has also failed in his many quests for the winners circle this year but has shown some life last two.

Race 5

(3) NITEROI OAKS has been good last four and should be the one to beat. (2) FOUL BALL has speed and the inside. Has been second best last two and is the one to fear. (1) HIGH GEAR WINNER has the rail but little early speed.

Race 6

(6) MOONTAN has been facing better with limited success. When she faced this kind a few back, she won. (2) MORGANS MAJESTIC has speed and knows how to win but has to get over the breaking habit to give his best. (4) HELLO CARLO steps up after being a beaten favorite last three.

Race 7

(1) ALLAMERICAN DORA just missed two back facing this kind from same post going down the road. Took a tour of the track in last from post eight facing slightly better. Drops, draws the rail and has no excuse. (3) MACHNAZETROIS was a game uncovered second in most recent outing and will have to be dealt with. (6) ATTACKATOOFORU closed well from third over at 40-1 in last and should not be ignored.

Race 8

(1) BANANA SHOOTER won going away two back. Shipped in for last and just missed. Has the rail and is the one to beat. (3) FIXTHEDEFICIT has been good in all recent and will be there at the end. (4) MASERATI SEELSTER has late speed and could benefit from a speed duel but winning is not what he does best.

Race 9

(3) MR BAILEY has late speed. It is the Christmas season so what better time for for Mr. Bailey to deliver a wonderful life experience to his followers. (6) FOREVER HAPPY tried uncovered in last but failed to fire. Will be much more effective with a covered trip. (7) JUDE HALL tried the front end two back out fo town and ran out of gas. Returned and was in too deep. Fits better this level and should be considered.

Race 10

(2) HALLIN was a close second this level three back. Drops back down, draws well and has hit the board often this year. (3) A J CRESS won last with big finish and has closed strongly last three. He is the one to fear. (5) WELLSAIDANDONE ships in and faces weaker. Has won a bunch of races this yer and is the highest money earner on the season.

Race 11

(1) LUCKY REI has speed and the rail and is the one to catch. (2) HOOREI FOR FLASH should be on the top one's tail throughout. (6) HA HA was beaten by a horror trip in last and this beaten favorite may atone.

Race 12

(4) MAJOR SPEED drops into a field that collectively has been little in recent weeks. (1) WESTERN MARK has the rail and faces weaker. (9) ARTISTIC DREAMER has to clear early traffic but once done, he could be tough in the late stages.

Race 13

(5) QUINTAL BAYAMA faces slightly weaker and was second best at this level two back. Field begs to be beaten and he gets the call. (4) DANCE WITH DAN tried the front in last, faced pressure and gave way. Could be tighter this time out. (3) JAWORKSKI has been facing better in all recent.

Race 14

(6) SHOCKBYELECTRIC qualified a winner two back from off the pace. Got tightened in last before giving way. Seems to be rounding into form to take a win and has to earn a long look. (3) MUSIC AGAIN was game winner three back and closed decently in last. Seems to be the main threat in field of multi possibilities. (7) I RECKNO SO has to overcome the post but seems like a wakeup trying to happen. Do not throw him out.

Race 15

(5) TIELER BEA HOTSPUR faces little, has late speed and that should carry the day. (9) MCHOFFMAN has to get involved early but this is a weak bunch. This shipper would not have to be much to earn the victory. (1) CONSTANTINOBLE has the rail and is lightly raced this year.

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