by Al Cimaglia
April 2, 2019
Northfield Park has a 15-race card set to roll this evening with the first post scheduled for 6:00 PM EST. The Early 1.00 Pick 4 begins in Race 7, it has a $10,000 guaranteed pool and will be my focus.
On Monday at Northfield the driver with the hottest hands was Aaron Merriman with four wins. Trainer Jordan Hope was the top conditioner on the card with three trips to the winner's circle.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Party's Jet-Gets needed post relief and can contend with best effort.
3-Jazzy John-8/5 chalk should be a player but needs to get back to early March form.
4-Mcwiz-Steps-up off a sharp win from the 8-hole and should be in the mix again.
1-Tartufo Lindy-Makes 4th start, drops and now with a new pilot, will use and look to beat the ML chalk.
2-Cash Bonus-3rd start off the bench and was Stahl's choice, mare shouldn't be afraid of this crew.
6-Nono Lindy-Makes 3rd start after some time off and 2nd start in new barn, has faced better but needs a trip.
1-Katkin Coke-Steps-up off a sharp win, will be tough if races back to that effort.
2-Barn Winner-ML chalk may fall into a pocket trip and have enough to sweep by in the lane.
5-Smiling Terror-9/5 ML chalk has had trouble finishing miles, but will use from this post.
8-Hard Cold Cash-A. Merriman takes lines from the trainer, has some back class and with a trip can win from out here.
$1 Pick 4
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