by Al Cimaglia
May 15, 2022
It's Sunday and Northfield Park has a 14-race card ready to go. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 11. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Calvin K (3-1)-Steps-up and will need a top effort at this level. Merriman sticks and could end up in the pocket behind #5 and look to roll by down the lane.
5-Amadeus As (2-1)-Drops out of Opens to the level of the last win which came on 4-24. Davis should take control early on and could be an odds-on choice.
1-Mac Deeno (4-1)-Has been in tough in the last 2 and broke stride each time. Won at this level 3 back off a nice trip and Stahl can follow the same plan here.
3-Settit And Forgetit (2-1)-Steps-up after making every call a winning one last week. Merriman is between the pipes again and although this may not be as easy it's best to not overlook.
4-Chasin' Dreams (7/2)-Fits well with this crew and should land a good seat from this post. Has hit the board in 18 of 28 here with 5 pictures and could offer some value.
3-Gotti (7-1)-Fits with this group, should be forwardly placed and could reward new connections at first asking. Clegg will need to provide a smooth trip and should offer a nice price.
5-Pet My Rock (7/2)-Fled the scene in the 2nd half of the mile and cruised home by 4 length after starting in the 2nd tier. Comes back versus the same kind looking for its 3rd straight picture.
4-Just Bookem (4-1)-Seems to do its best work racing near the top of the stack and should offer a fair price. Ebersole needs to provide a sharp steer and has the speed to beat this field
6-Rockn Motion (8/5)-Burke trainee ships back from HoP after facing better. Merriman gets the assignment and could be aggressive from the start. Looks like a player at a short price.
$1.00 Late Pick 4
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