05/16/2016 2:33PM

Northfield: Wednesday 5/18 Analysis + Pick Four ticket

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Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Jeremey’s $1 Pick Four Play:

2 / 1,3,6,7,9 / 7 / 1,4,5,7 = $20

 

Best Bet: THIRDSTRAIGHT SHOT (10th)

Spot Play: ABC CAPTAIN MAN (1st)

Race 1

In a wide open race, (4) ABC CAPTAIN MAN raced well from a tough post last week against a much better bunch.  (2) ROUGH RIDER three-year-old trotter looks to own some ability and comes into the race off a decent qualifier.  (1) DEVIOUS well bred mare gets the best post and just needs to stay trotting for a piece.

Race 2

(6) MCCUTCHEN four-year-old makes his third start back off a layoff and owns the fastest win on the year.  (1) ASTOUNDING HANOVER is capable of pacing a good mile and looks to be much closer turning for home.  (4) AUDITORIAL has been competitive at this level.

Race 3

(5) NOCOUNT trotting colt raced well in the qualifier and can threaten with a similar effort.  (6) HS BABY GRACE filly has a great pedigree and should improve third start back.  (9) PRECIOUS LOVE has flashed a decent burst of speed in a field full of question marks.

Race 4

(5) LADY WIGGLES nice-looking 4-year-old will look to make it two straight at this level.  (9) AMAZING GRACIEJANE filly was superb in her season debut and is likely the only threat to the top choice.  (1) PRINCE BEACON has just been racing evenly but gets the best post; use underneath.

Race 5

(2) SNEAKY SAM beat a nice field last week showing a lot of late trot.  (6) ANASTASIA GUNNER just missed to the top choice last start and has lots of room to improve.  (9) COSMIC ROCKER might be the best horse in the field but needs to stay trotting.

Race 6

In another tough race to handicap, (1) PRIME I has room to improve second start back off a long layoff.  (2) HANDSOM HERBIE pacer makes his career debut with a good post.  (3) SPIRITOFTHEDRAGON just raced evenly in the qualifiers but could hit the ticket underneath.

Race 7

(1) UNTOLD LEGEND should dispatch this bunch for fun with a good effort; short price.  (2) ELOCUTIONIST has been competitive in recent weeks and looks to be in line for a nice trip up close.  (3) TOBINS FORTUNE showed a decent burst last week but is best used underneath on your tickets.

Race 8

(2) SOUTHWIND RAMBO was an easy winner at this level two back.  (9) SLIDN TO YA RONNIE will need to work out a smooth trip from the second tier.  The pacer went a big three-quarters of a mile last week before tiring late.  (5) DALLAS SEELSTER gets a better post this week and made the most money in the field last year.

Race 9

(3) WEST RIVER ZAIDA mare gets sent out for low percentage connections but can trot up a storm when she minds her manners.  (9) LIBERTY BEACH is another trotting mare with talent; threat.  (1) CEANA'S STAR rarely wins but gets the best starting post against slightly weaker.

Race 10

(7) THIRDSTRAIGHT SHOT will look to make it three in a row to start his sophomore season.  (9) SAN JOSE HANOVER well bred pacer is likely the only threat to the top choice but will need more.  (3) BOSSY AUSSIE is capable of hitting the ticket underneath at a price.

Race 11

(1) CURLYS SON nice looking stallion will look to make it two straight at this level.  (4) CERVEZA DINERO has shown a decent burst off the gate which could put the 5-year-old in a striking spot late.  (5) LOU LOUS PRINCESS dropped and popped last week and shouldn't be overlooked especially with a good setup.

Race 12

(2) DUSTY DUNES takes a significant drop in class against a suspect bunch.  (9) RAY'S WESTERN is also dropping down and the pacer's win on the year was at this level.  (8) ALLAMERICAN PEWTER is one of the faster pacers in the field but gets a very tough starting post; command a price.

Race 13

(9) ROYAL FINALE raced gamely last start against a better bunch.  (1) UNCLE DONNIE four-year-old gets the best starting post and has been competitive at this level.  (3) FLYING SOUTH showed significant improvement off the layoff and should be tighter second start back.

Race 14

(4) FLIRTATIOUSLY well bred filly has just been racing evenly but finds a weak and inconsistent field.  (3) DAYTON AGEL finished second to a decent horse last week; threat.  (1) BIG BOTTOMED LADY three-year-old filly looks terrible on paper but does make her third start back off a layoff with the best post.

Race 15

(7) VINCENT VEGA comes into the race off a solid winning qualifier.  (1) AUTO PILOT veteran pacer rarely wins but is capable of beating this bunch with a good effort.  (6) MR TOMMY FRA is just now back in racing shape and is capable of better.

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