by Al Cimaglia
November 18, 2018
Northfield Park wraps up the weekend's harness action with a 15-race card. The feature rolls in Race 7, a non-winners of $5,000 last five starts with a $10,5000 purse. There is a Pick 4 starting in Race 7 plus a Late Pick 4 sequence beginning in Race 11, each having a 10,000 guaranteed pool. The $1 Late Pick 4 sequence will be my focus.
The driver with the hottest hands at Northfield on Saturday was Ronnie Wrenn Jr. with six winners. The top conditioner on the night was Trainer Kody Massey.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
4-Ballerina Rosa - (P)Driver will need a top effort, but draws well and if stars line up it's possible at a big price.
7-Presacher Ollie - 3/2 shot had 2 easy wins from rail, the one to beat but task could be different from post #7.
8-Rock And Things - Start will be key, if gelding gets a good early seat, maybe the 2-hole behind #7, chances go up.
4-Wendy's Girl - Should be the odds-on choice, A. Merriman steers and this is the level of past success.
7-Sand Royal Blu - Will 8-1 shot upset #4? Drops to a softer spot, if finds a trip and gets a good steer it is possible.
1-Fixthedeficit - Last was better than it looked, draws wood and this is the level where 2nd win of '18 could happen.
2-Keystone Rocco - Hasn't done well in '18, but last was better and if upswing continues can win at a square price.
4-DP Spoofee - Comes off an even effort at DTN, but now is back in 8 days and this could be a spot to shine.
5-Terror Of Thetrack - Finally draws well, fits with this bunch and is a price shot to use in a competitive contest.
1-Thru N Thru - Made it look easy last week and drew well again, another win could be in the cards.
6-Shooby Said - May avenge loss to #1 if trip is better, should be bet hard with A. Merriman.
Race 11) 4,7,8
Race 12) 4,7
Race 13) 1,2,4,5
Race 14) 1,6
Total Ticket Cost) $48 for $1.00
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