by Al Cimaglia
November 29, 2021
Northfield Park has a 14-race card scheduled with the $1.00 Late Pick 4 starting 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.
2-Tump That (5-1)-Won and then faced tougher than this crew and had an even effort. Could make the most of the drop and there isn't a true standout in this group.
5-Beauty Desires (5/2)-Trip dependent 5-year-old can take a picture but needs to be put in play early. Should be tough to catch if Davis can get on the lead before turning for the wire.
6-Midnight Matt (6-1)-Made every call a winning one when dropped to this level last week. Having a recent win at this class is something no one else in this field can claim.
1-Rose Run Wassup (9/5)-Raced on Wednesday night and broke stride at the start at 1/9. Trainer takes the lines here and the short price is hard to swallow but should be a player versus this group if minds manners.
2-Lady Fireworks (5-1)-Lost as an 8/5 chalk in last and that was on 11-15. Now makes the 1st start for the Kreiser barn and has hit the board in 4 of 8 here with 1 win. Will look for improvement in a race without much form.
8-From Now On (20-1)-Price shot had a nice effort versus this kind and then bumped up and broke stride. Had a big try in the last start from the 2nd tier and did stay trotting. Can challenge if Lems provides a sharp steer.
2-Dragon Ruler (8/5)-Drops to the level of the last picture which came on 10-3 from the rail. Merriman has the gate speed to get on the engine and could steal a quarter. No excuses allowed, this should be go-time.
2-Priceless Shadow (3-1)-One of 2 from the Clegg barn with Merriman steering #6. This post helps the cause, should be on the point or sitting right behind the morning line choice #5.
5-Feverslastcruise (9/5)-Camera shy filly is only 1-25 this year but comes off a win. Wrenn should be looking to get on the point again and to not look back.
6-The Kings Queen (9-1)-Ontario bred makes the 2nd local start and tries Lasix for the 2nd time. Comes back at the same level and some money showed in the last start from the 8-hole. Could offer a nice return here and it's best to respect.
7-Sunshine Queen (6-1)-Has been 1st or 2nd in all 5 starts since going on Lasix. Moves-up, Merriman takes a seat and has good gate speed. Will look for an aggressive steer and should offer a solid price.
Race 11) 2,5,6
Race 12) 1,2,8
Race 13) 2
Race 14) 2,5,6,7
Total Ticket Cost) = $36 for $1.00
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