07/29/2014 9:52AM

Northfield: Wednesday 7/30 Analysis


Race 8 - $10,000 Guaranteed Pick Four Pool

Best Bet: MODERN WARFARE (2nd)

Spot Play: J F COOKIN (14th)


Race 1

(4) MAILMAN BOB rallied late in last after a strong uncovered effort in prior race. Seems ready to deliver his first win on the year. (7) DODGEME DISPISEME steps down a bit facing a modest bunch and a late burst of speed might be enough to gain the nod. (3) LIMA SEDUCTION has `bean' a long time between wins but that seems the norm in here. Comes off a scratched `sick' line and faces weaker.

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Race 2

(6) MODERN WARFARE won last impressively and faces pretty much the same kind. (5) TYMAL TRITON was second best in last facing similar and his best makes him the one chasing the top one to the wire. (9) SMILING MAJOR need find a way through early traffic but would seem to be best of the rest of this lot if he gets away well.

Race 3

(9) VISION OF GLORY was the last one of this crew to notch a victory and that itself earns some respect. (1) ON YOU BRIT has the pole and has been close from inside posts in recent outings. (4) DOUBLE O JESSE is the freshest of the rest with only a handful of races this season and was a good late closing second best two back.

Race 4

(6) YOULL THINK OF ME was used to the lead in last but went down the road in good order winning impressively after he cleared the lead. Too sharp to argue with in field built to be beat. (1) DANCE WITH DAN tried the front end in last but tired. Can argue all the calls with the top one if he is tighter this evening. (2) LUMINOUS LOMBO A sat pocket second best in last which was an improvement and should stay around to be a threat.

Race 5

(2) ANASTASIA WHINNIE was second best as the second favorite in last; fits well this level. (9) STRIKING LIGHTNING rallied strongest in last and will be the main threat if he gets away well and finds cover along the way. (3) LETS JUST DANCE was empty when asked for speed in last but drops a bit and two back was a good effort when he brushed into contention but flattened out. He has the move but needs to amp it up at the right time.

Race 6

(3) SEPTEMBER HALL has been victimized by parked out efforts last two. Moves in and pretty much has no excuse tonight. (4) HIGH STAKES BANKER won two back with big finish facing slightly weaker but was outkicked in last. Best makes him a late threat. (8) ROYAL CAT has stepped up last two with improved efforts. Post hurts but pain doesn't always equal defeat.

Race 7

(2) FEATURE MATCHUP has won last two and three of last five. (1) JULIES DAVINCHIE was nailed at the wire in last but has the speed and the rail. (6) CODYTHECLOWN has been close in most recent and has won his share of races in brief career.

Race 8

(5) KNOCKOUT ART was a sick scratch in last but prior three were good efforts. Has plied his trade at Scioto this month facing better and was an impressive winner a few back. (2) UNCLE PAT comes in off a scratched lame line but fits very well this level. (6) R MASTER SCOTT is on a winning streak but steps up the ladder even further in very well matched field.

Race 9

(9) SAND ROYAL BLU has to only overcome the post to get involved early. He has been facing better in all recent and should be tough versus these. (1) ROCKIN H CHEERY O has the rail and looms as the main theat. (8) BEER LEAGUE is burdened with worst post of all but has late speed when right.

Race 10

(5) QUIK GROOM was used to the front in last and game way. Ships in after racing against better at Scioto and will be tough if he uses that speed the last three-eighths instead of the first three-eighths. (1) ICONIC STYLE closed well in last, steps up a bit but buys the rail. (3) IM JUST CRUISIN was nipped at the wire in front-stepping effort in latest and will be tough if just a little tighter.

Race 11

(4) OUR CROWN LAW N has been tightened nicely last two. Speed two back, parked the mile in last and well bet in both. (5) SHADY TOWN toured the track in latest after a game down the road two back win at 60-1. The truth will come out in here. (6) ROUNDING THIRD was parked the mile in latest and fits competitively in here.

Race 12

(2) HEZA RUBE was big in last with class drop. Faces similar and gets the nod. (5) BANDS SUPERSTAR charged home quickly to win going away. Steps up a notch and looms as the strongest threat. (7) BERLIN HALL was a beaten favorite two back and winning favorite in last. He is too sharp at the moment to ignore.

Race 13

(1) GUNNIN FORAFIGHT draws the rail after a strong and game victory. Hard to pick against as he faces same kind. (2) JP ORAZIO was outbattled by the top one in last. (4) ALLAMERICAN JUNIOR faces weaker as he comes in from The Meadows.


(7) J F COOKIN came wide with big moves in last few efforts winning two back. If he continues with such an effort the post will mean little. (2) HIT BY LIGHTNING has been good on or near the lead last few and is the one to beat. (6) SONICPEDIA has speed to argue the pace but has to overcome the post.

Race 15

(4) DO IT DOCS WAY was fast through the lane in last but had too many to pass. Should take home the bacon if he launches same late move. (2) SHAMS BIG GUY was second best in last from the two hole. Might be a trend worth following. (3) CMR WINDMACH finished well two back but failed to step it up in last. Fits competitively this level.


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