by Al Cimaglia
May 26, 2020
Northfield Park will be back in action tonight with a 15-race card starting at 6:00 PM EST. My focus will be on the Late Pick 4 which has a $10,000 guaranteed pool and that sequence begins in Race 11.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Magic Shark (4-1)-Should like the company and would be best on a dry surface. Qualifier and 3 of 4 previous starts were on a wet track versus better. Doesn't have a win in 11 tries on an-off track.
8-Seattle Hanover (7/2)-Burke trainee comes off a measured win in last week's qualifier and should be in the mix with this group.
9-He Can Fly N (4-1)-Wasn't used hard in qualifier and post makes for a better price. Likes the track, winning 9 of 35 Nfld starts and has fared well against better.
1-Final Breath (2-1)-10-year-old Ohio bred has won 33% of lifetime starts and should make the most of leaving from the rail.
2-Wind Of The North (5/2)-Here's another 10-year-old who knows his way to the winner's circle. Bercury barn is winning at a 39% clip in 2020 and this veteran has won 10 of 20 at Nfld. Drew off by 14 in qualifier, best to respect.
8-Perlucky (7/2)-5 year-old is in his prime winning 11 of 31 starts in 2019. Burke pupil can leave to get a good early seat and should be rolling late looking for the fifth picture of this year.
2-Major Nemesis (9/5)-Bercury-Merriman combo is back again, made short work of the qualifier and looks ready to roll here. Fits well with this group and should be well backed.
3-Stride Of Pride (4-1)-Another Burke trainee who has come out ready off the bench. It will be an interesting start and if Page can get the pocket behind #2 it could lead to an upset.
2-Just Bookem (9/5)-Didn't work up much of a sweat in qualifier but there wasn't a need to be aggressive in the slop. This is a good spot to pick-up first victory of 2020. Winner of 10 in 51 tries at Nfld should be a major player.
$1 Pick 4
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