by Al Cimaglia
August 21, 2020
Northfield Park has a 16-race card scheduled for this evening. The betting highlight will be the $1 Late Pick 4 which has a $40,000 guaranteed pool. The sequence begins in Race 7 and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Bourbon And Barley (6/5)-1st race back since being pulled up on 5/28. This mare had a lot of success early on and still loves the oval. Fits with this kind if fires hot off the bench. Has won 22 of 69 at Nfld and has banked over $240k.
2-She's In For Life (8-1)-Has enough gate speed to get a good seat and drops to a more realistic level. Grismore could leave or come off cover. This is a price shot worth using with a well-timed move and a smooth journey.
5-Lakeisha Hall (5/2)-Took the long way around into a 54.3 opening half versus Open company last week. Winner in 8 of 13 races at Nfld should be a major player at this class.
3-Doyoudesiremyheart (5-1)-The entire field has only 6 wins in 2020 and this mare is 1-16. Barn is ice cold, makes 4th start since claim but finally draws inside at this class. Could win at a square price if Kash can get her to leave quickly.
5-My Hearts Rockin (5-1)-1st start for the Rhoades barn and Hall takes the lines. Will use and respect connections as the barn has won 15 of 75 starts (20%) over the past 30 days.
9-Tilly The Filly (8-1)-Will need a break or two from this post but has won twice this year which leads the field in pictures and drops. Won on 7/10 at this level from the rail at 1-2, this will be tougher but price should be much better.
4-Canadian Rocker (5/2)-Won in 1st start from the rail for Clegg after the claim, then was off 2-weeks and didn't do well from 8-hole. Did win 4 in a row at this class when drawing well and will respect chances of another picture tonight.
5-Battle Of Cannae (10-1)-Makes 4th start for the Meyers barn and improved in last after missing a start. Will look for even better here and if finds live cover could pop at a price.
7-IDA Sofia (9/5)-Has either been 1st or 2nd in 4 starts since being claimed. Has the gate speed to get on the engine or in the pocket probably following #4. Looks like a main threat to cash the top check with a decent trip.
2-Its A Good Thing (7/5)-On 7/25 beat the 3-4-5-7 from the 9-hole. Then was off almost 3 weeks and came 2nd on 8/14 but the winner isn't in this field. Could get the top off the hop or wait for the dust to settle and make a 1/4 pull and not look back.
Race 7) 1,2,5
Race 8) 3,5,9
Race 9) 4,5,7
Race 10) 2
Total Ticket Cost) $27 for $1.00
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