by Al Cimaglia
June 8, 2019
Northfield Park is the home of Grand Circuit action this evening. The headliner is the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie for older pacers and it is scheduled to roll in Race 12.
The talented 4-year-old Jimmy Freight, who leaves from post #7 can surpass the $1,000,000 mark in career earnings with a first or second place finish. Filibuster Hanover tops this group with over $1.5 million in earnings. The Ron Burke trainee is 10-1 in the morning line and has drawn the 8-hole. The program chalk, Rodeo Rock leaves from the rail and has banked $289,400 this season which leads the field.
My $1 Pick 3 ticket is posted below. Comments and selections are based on a fast track.
1-Rodeo Rock (3-1)-1st start at Nfld but has 1/2-mile experience, likes to win and should be in the hunt.
2-Bully Pulpit (12-1)-Local entry is sharp, Merriman might get the top or a 2-hole ride, price shot at 12-1 in the ML.
5-Southwind Amazon (15-1)-9-year-old is another Nfld regular, similar to #2 and can compete with a trip.
7-Jimmy Freight (4-1)-Jimmy hasn't brought his "A" game this year, maybe tonight, can win with a top effort.
2-Godiva Seelster (3-1)-ML chalk can be a player with this post draw, should be forwardly placed throughout.
4-Tiger's Sue (6-1)-Page should be able to work a nice trip and this mare fits, best to respect.
7-Camera Lady (4-1)-Burke trainee with Wrenn between the pipes, can win from an outside post versus this crew.
1-RHP (4-1)-Has been racing well, now steps up but gets a favorable post draw, could get the pocket behind #2.
2-Arthur Pendragon (2-1)-Best effort can top this field, form is so-so since barn change, will respect but not a lock.
Race 12) 1,2,5,7
Race 13) 2,4,7
Race 14) 1,2
Total Ticket Cost) $24 for $1.00
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