by Al Cimaglia
June 2, 2020
Northfield Park has another competitive 15-race card set to roll at 6 PM EST. The Late Pick 4 begins in Race 11 and will be my focus. That sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with a 14% takeout. The Late Pick 4 pool on Monday night was a shade over $64,000.
Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.
1-Trump's Wall (8/5)-Faded in 1st start off the bench as an even money chalk. Did beat four from this field in that start. Will look for better from the rail tonight.
2-One Rock (3-1)-3-year-old won last week and should be forwardly placed again. May take another picture.
5-Doin The Most (7-1)-Qualified nicely on Lasix and went the 2nd half in 56.1. Three-year-old could surprise at a square price.
1-Warrior Way (9/5)-Didn't show much in qualifier but trainer gives the lines to Wrenn and drops to a comfortable level.
2-Queens Lonely Early (9/2)-Qualified from the 8-hole on a sloppy track and didn't show much. Will respect the Merriman-Rhodes connection and should offer a nice price. 12-year-old could get sucked around from this spot.
8-Here's Jolene (10-1)-Worked hard from the 9-hole in 1st start off a layoff and stays at the same level. Should like the company and at 10-1 in the morning line is worth a swing in the Pick 4 and in gimmicks.
4-Adversary Seelster (7/2)-Had a tough trip from the 7-hole in last and will look for better tonight. Loses Merriman to #6 but Wrenn won 8 races last night and he can put this veteran in striking range.
6-Tico Time (3-1)-Hung in last week in 1st start of the meet and now is 2nd time Lasix. Went off as an odds-on chalk and should be bet hard again.
7-Red Dog Ryan (5-1)-Got on the engine and almost hung on last week. Fits with this crew and the Looney barn has been doing well. Could offer some value if Kash can provide a good steer.
1-Chocolate Crackers (8/5)-Merriman takes a spin and there won't be much strategy involved. Drops to a soft spot and will look to wire this field.
$1 Pick 4
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