by Al Cimaglia
November 4, 2018
Tonight, there's a 15-race card on tap at Northfield Park. The feature rolls in Race 11, the Gridiron Series with a $25,000 purse for Ohio bred non-winners of two races. There is an Early Pick 4 which starts in Race 7 and a Late Pick 4 beginning in Race 11. Both Pick 4 sequences have a $10,000 guaranteed pool.
On Saturday the driver with the hottest hands at Northfield was Aaron Merriman with four winners. Trainer Jessica Roegner was the leading conditioner on the night with four pictures.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Moonshinecharleigh-Will toss last in slop, if races back to previous efforts should be in the hunt at a square price.
2-Talkaboutaqueen-Honest horse who is also in the mix and probably at a nice price.
3-Auntmilly'smartini-Has good speed and ML chalk may get the top and not look back.
4-Demi Ivy-May leave and follow #3 around and could sweep by in the lane, big shot at 9/2 in the ML.
4-Tinker Toy-Odds on favorite was impressive in 1st start for Looney from 9-hole, looks solid tonight.
2-Moreland Flash-Throw last out and this is a spot to shine, looks to have best chance to upset #4.
4-The Last Shark-9/5 ML chalk should like the company but doesn't like to win, Wrenn could make a difference.
2-PV Dragon-Drops to a better spot, will respect but needs the right trip.
3-Brooklets Dynamite-Comes back on a shorter cycle for 1st time in a while and Wrenn sticks.
4-Y S Joe-This is a good spot but has been off since 10/10, best to respect in an ugly race.
7-Stay In Your Place-Comes off an improved effort and now gets a better post draw, needs a good steer.
Race 11) 1,2,3,4
Race 12) 4
Race 13) 2,4
Race 14) 2,3,4,7
Total Ticket Cost) $32 for $1.00
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