06/17/2014 10:18AM

Northfield: Wednesday 6/18 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: ST ELIANS FIRE (3rd)

Spot Play: QUICK KIL (15th)


Race 1

(1) THIS SANDS HOT was tightened in last, races second time off the qualifier and has the pole. (4) SMALLSREED broke before the start in last and was too far back to menace two back but three and four back were frontstepping efforts this level. (2) NORTH PARCC has one win in last two years. Hardly inspires confidence but has SOME speed and the inside.

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Race 2

(5) KATIE AND J was second best with Merriman two back and should give the good old college try tonight. (1) NOT AGAIN WOMAN won from the rail two back and can hardly find a better spot. (3) CODYTHECLOWN had little to offer in latest facing better from the outside post but prior were hard-hitting efforts facing this kind.

Race 3

(1) ST ELIANS FIRE set a new life mark in last and has the pole. (5) O I M BAD was second best in last and that made it four straight second bests. Is that a pattern developing? (7) TIME TRAVEL is zero for life but always trying.

Race 4

(5) THE CLASSIC Z TAM was a quick winner in last and seeks third win last four. (7) CANT SLAY ME has been second best on a regular basis and looms as second best again. (1) MR DYLAN closed strongly two back to win and toured the track in last. The rail should make him more interested.

Race 5

(4) AMIGO RAPIDO lived up to his name in last--finally. May have been just the jump start he needed to get a streak going. (1) THAT WAS YOU jumped before the start in latest ruining her win streak and burning her faithful followers' cash. (5) FERRISWHEEL JUNKIE has had two tighteners after three qualifiers. If he has anything he should give these a run for the gold.

Race 6

(4) BEACH CRISIS jogged two back but was saddled with bad post in last. Best effort makes this vet faster than his foes. (1) TYMAL TRITON has the rail and put in a credible effort a few back from the rail. (8) SHOCKBYELECTRIC has gotten to the top from the outside in the past but falters on a regular basis.

Race 7

(3) COAL BURNER won last going away and gets the nod to take another while sharp. (1) CASIMIR FREEDOM has yet to win in '14 but put up a slew of victories last year. Has raced at a number of tracks in recent races and may just be looking for a spot. The rail is not a bad spot so don't ignore. (5) FLYING METRO did not fare badly in last facing this kind and should be in the hunt.

Race 8

(1) JP ORAZIO will be either on the lead or pocketed heading home. Beaten favorite should atone this evening. (3) HOLLYWOOD HUSTLER was deadly from the pocket in last and should be the main late threat. (2) KJS JAKEE was used hard two back and had a bad post in last. Best effort will be needed to get by top two.

Race 9

(9) WHAT DO YOU WANT has been too sharp in all recent to ignore in here even from the second tier. (3) CJS SUPER SECRET was a head short in last with strong finish. (1) HERBEDAONE has speed and the rail and will be the one to catch as she takes a modest drop in company.

Race 10

(1) T R KILOWATT SAM wired same kind in last in crushing fashion. (2) ICONIC STYLE won from the off the pace in last with big finish and looms as strong foe. (6) KINETIC YANKEE got away poorly in last from second tier but won from same post two back. Should be in the mix if he gets away well.

Race 11

(7) ALLAMERICAN LASER dominated with unbelievable finish in last and can hardly be looked past. (1) WOW POWER drew away from field in eye-opening victory but faces slightly better. (2) CAM EAST was nailed late in most recent and faces tough task taking these to the wire.

Race 12

(4) RUBA DUB DUB had the perfect trip in last and responded with an impressive win. Gets call in well-matched field. (3) SAMMY MERLOT needs to overcome his breaking habit but best makes him a wakeup threat. (1) ROCK N ROLL SONG has the rail coming off a win from the rail and looms as a strong threat from the rail.

Race 13

(1) FREDSABULLDOG has been high, wide and handsome closing from impossible spots in some of recent. Draws well for first time in long while and looms as the one to hold off when it counts. (2) FIRMS RANDSOME faces weaker and this is not a tough field. (5) CONTRABAND will loom as a threat until the stretch.

Race 14

(2) FORTUNE KING was a late closing second best in last and should get it done. (5) ROYAL CAT had the trip in last but was second best. (1) TORY qualified well after a couple of breaks and may need a flat line before going for the whole ball of wax--but the rail cannot be ignored.

Race 15

(7) QUICK KIL has put in a couple of good qualifiers and was tightened big time in parked-the-mile effort in last. If he has anything real this is the time to surprise. (2) ARTS BOY was a strong winner in qualifier and should go well from inside. (1) GOODNTE WILBUR should suck along just fine from the pole.



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