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Al Cimaglia: Northfield Park Late Pick 4 Analysis | Saturday, June 11, 2022

by Al Cimaglia

June 11, 2022


Tonight, Northfield Park has a big 15-race card with the headliner coming in Race 11, the Battle of Lake Erie with a $200,000 purse. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 also starts in Race 11. The sequence has a $15,000 guaranteed pool, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 11

1-Sectionline Bigry (10-1)-Has hit the board in 5 of 9 starts at Nfld and is in fine form. Hoosier shipper has big gate speed and is worth a swing at this price. Miller should get a good early seat and remain in striking range throughout.
4-Ocean Rock (3-1)-Classy 5-year-old like this oval hitting the board in 6 of 7 starts with 4 wins. Beat Open company at ScD in a sharp win in last. Noble should have the pedal down and could get on the point and not look back.

Race 12

1-Carolina Beach (4-1)-Merriman's choice deserves respect versus this group. This veteran has cashed many checks here over the years and this post draw won't hurt chances for another picture.
2-Dancin Dragon (5-1)-Joe B gets the assignment as Merriman stuck with the one above. Will need a top try to best this kind but has very good gate speed and a driver who knows how to race on the point.
8-Bernie (8-1)-This could be the best horse in the field and the post makes the price. Has hit the board in 18 of 19 this year, all at Nfld and fits well here. Has the gate speed to land in a good seat and then it will be up to Hall to provide a sharp steer.

Race 13

2-Adorabella (5-1)-Myers should leave and race near the top, might benefit from a 2-hole trip. Looking for a strong try from this 9-time winner in 2022.
8-Ellagator (10-1)-Here is another who is quick off the gate and a driver in Davis Jr. who is aggressive. Could blast out and get on the engine and be tough to catch at a square price.

Race 14

1-Fiftyshadesofbliss (9/2)-Going to fade the 9/5 program choice #3 who is 0-20 this year. This is not a formful race but this mare had a decent effort in her last start from the 9-hole coming off a sick scratch. Comes back in sequence and looking for Irvine to stay in the hunt at a solid price.
6-Santafe's MJ (7-1)-Gets the services of Davis Jr. and he knows well. Tries hard and could down this field at a nice price with the right trip.

$1.00 Late Pick 4

Total Bet=$24

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