06/30/2014 4:56PM

Northfield: Wednesday 7/2 Analysis

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Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: GALE FORCE HANOVER (8th)

Spot Play: DVC EASY DOES IT (4th)

 

Race 1

(1) ROSE RUN JERIAH qualified like a winner and need only stay flat to earn first win this year. (7) BUILDING WEALTH has banged at the door in both races off the qualifier and could pull off the upset with right trip. (4) LUCKY YIM showed improvement taking a drop in company last time and takes another drop down the condition class off that effort in field that has recorded just one win between all nine contestants this year.

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Race 2

(1) OIL SLICKER seeks third straight and has the pole. Looks like a quarter move to the top and down the road from there. (5) KATIE AND J has the early speed to get the pocket trip and could be strongest in lane if the top one falters in the late stages. (9) CODYTHECLOWN has been right there in all but one of his last handful of races and would be tough if he gets away from early traffic.

Race 3

(1) CHIPS DREAMER was used to the lead in last getting parked from the six hole. Faces similar but moves in to the rail. (3) ANASTASIA WHINNIE showed life in last and faces sligthly weaker. A late rally may get it done on her best. (9) ROYAL CAT should get away well enough despite the post and if close in the stretch can prove interesting at the wire.

Race 4

(8) DVC EASY DOES IT qualified twice at the Meadows and won most recent. Toured the track in two pari-mutuel races and ships in primed to give it a go. The post hurts but at the price he is worth a long look. (1) ART GENTA has the rail and ships in from Scioto dropping far down in company. That is enough to make him the one to beat. (3) EXPRESSO FORTE was scratched in last when dropped to this level. This field is not one of the most daunting ever assembled.

Race 5

(3) TALLERTHANWOODY was out forever in latest and wider than that a long way. Passed a couple of duds in there. Moves in for this after the win two back and looms large for the whole ball of wax. (9) ZOOMIN JESSE was second to a tough-to-beat winner in last. He should be tighter this evening and looks like the main threat despite a modest jump in company. (4) TUSCARORA BLUEROAN has been competitive facing this kind in some recent and can take a piece.

Race 6

(7) JUNES SUNNY BOY faces one the weaker fields on the card and has closed well last two efforts. (1) LUCKY BRAD has the rail and enough speed to hit the engine but staying power has been lacking. (9) EARLYMORNINARRIVAL just seems faster than the rest of these and it's that simple.

Race 7

(3) BAY SHARK showed marked improvement in last but was outfinished with a win in sight. If he is tighter tonight he will be hard to run down. (2) STORMY GHOST has shown speed and will argue the early point. (4) AUTO PILOT has been nailed in the late stages two of last three.

Race 8

(4) GALE FORCE HANOVER is nothing but sharp right now wins all over the card. (1) HAPPY GO JAMIE has the rail and speed and could get lucky. (2) FRIDAYSCOMIN needs to stay flat but that has been a problem.

Race 9

(6) LEGAL BRIEF finished well in last after shipping in. Should be tough with modest improvement. (2) SAY IT AINT SOHO seeks third straight and is hard to fault in current form. (3) BOILER BREES won last going away and will be tough with covered trip.

Race 10

(5) LUCKY CHARM has shown some modest improvement last two and ships in to a reduced level. (2) STOLEN CROWN won last with big finish and looms as a solid contender in here. (1) FUTURE PAST has big closing kick on best but was too far back in last to make it matter.

Race 11

(5) PRIME TIME POPPA was claimed in last (a winning effort versus this kind) and seems more than ready to repeat. (9) DRIVEN TO SUCCEED jogged versus weaker and could be tough if he gets in position to launch a late rally. (1) FOX VALLEY MERCURY ships in and draws the rail facing weaker. Gets an automatic look.

Race 12

(5) BIT OF LOOKS was all out to nail third in last. Faces weaker and looks to be the one to beat in here.(2) BEAUTY CHIP has been racing at Hoosier and Hazel against slightly better. (8) NORMAS ROSE has to overcome the post to get involved but has been facing better.

Race 13

(4) SONICPEDIA is sharp now. Shipped in for last, wired the field and was claimed. Seeks fourth win in last seven outings. (1) VISAGE HANOVER has speed and the rail and will be going as far as he can. (7) J F COOKIN has yet to win this year but has shown modest late foot in most recent.

Race 14

(7) BACKDRAFT HANOVER has stepped up his game last two and looks to be a serious late threat. (2) WATTAFINE RUSTY goes better from the inside and here he is. (1) GUNMANS ACE was in the second tier in last and got away decently. Should get away even better from the rail and be close throughout.

Race 15

(1) GO SMARTY BRAND has no excuse tonight. Has been knocking, in fact he has been pounding at the door in all recent. (3) RUFF STUFF JACKSON was parked and pressed in game second two back over this track and will be hard to beat. (5) FREDSABULLDOG has been game but not tough enough last two. They only stay sharp enough for so long at this level.

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