by Al Cimaglia
November 8, 2021
Northfield Park has a 14-race program to start with the first post coming at 6:00 PM EST. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 begins in Race 11. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Get The Cash (3-1)-Beat this kind on 9-12 and since then has been facing better. Has the gate speed to be forwardly placed. This 6-year-old is no stranger to the NFLD winner's circle, has won 26 of 85 starts here.
6-Enforce The Law (7/2)-Recent form has been dull but Wrenn returns. He hasn't driven this 4-year-old when in this cheap and this could be a wake-up call. Has won 7 of 24 in 2021 and like the one above, can leave to get a good early seat.
2-He Can Fly N (4-1)-Comes off a nice try at this level from the 8-hole and should make the most of this post draw. Could get the jump on others off the gate and land on top or in the pocket.
4-Tick's A Yankin (7/2)-Winner of 2 straight and 8 of 33 at NFLD has the services of Merriman again. Will likely follow the same script and rally off cover. This is a tougher test but best to not overlook.
3-Dragon Ruler (3-1)-Rhoades claimed on 9-19 for $17,500 and now drops in for $12,500. Merriman as usual will be steering and this 5-year-old could be dialed on high tonight.
5-Gotti (4-1)-Claimed in last at this class and now comes right back in versus the same. Clegg steers his own and should be a player versus this field.
1-The Next Triumph (9/2)-Gets needed class relief, draws the right post to be a threat and should offer a fair price.
4-Seal Sniper (7/2)-Started the year out well but has been sliding down the class ladder for a few months. But finally, may have found a beatable field.
5-Dance Withsomebody (3-1)-This is another who should relish the company in a wide-open affair. Has hit the board in 29 of 58 starts at NFLD with 12 pictures.
9-Cherry Peep (2-1)-Winner of over $71,000 this year drops to a spot to shine. Would be an odds-on choice with a favorable post. The price will be better, and the trip will be a challenge, but Merriman knows how to win from this starting spot. Will respect but look to others to spice up the Pick 4 payout.
Race 11) 4,6
Race 12) 2,4
Race 13) 3,5
Race 14) 1,4,5.9
Total Ticket Cost) $32
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