Al Cimaglia: Northfield Park Late Pick 4 Analysis | Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Northfield Park has a 15-race card. 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.

Race 11 (9:40PM EST)

3-Oh K Man (7/5)-Made the new connections happy winning its 1st start off a claim by the St. Louis barn. Aaron Merriman gets the nod, and he should be in control of the mile off the gate. Looks like a clean trip away from recording the 2nd straight win versus the same kind.

Race 12 (10:02PM EST)

5-Militant (5/2)-The Stable pupil shipped back to Ohio from Kentucky and won at the Meadows from post 7. AMac should be out and rolling. Could double up with a cozy trip.

9-Naughty Tommy (7/2)-Merriman steers for the Daren Harvey barn and that outfit is posting 21% wins over the last 30 days. Took the long way around last week from the 9-hole to take a picture. Will likely need a similar trip to win again and does step-up. Gets Merriman tonight, will rely on him to work a smooth trip and looks like a main player.

Race 13 (10:24PM EST)

5-Lockdown Louie N (2-1)-Ships in from Scioto after making its 1st start since 12-16. The tune-up was fine especially considering it was versus much better. Merriman takes a seat, so that assures a small price. Will respect chances of cashing the top check in its Nfld debut.

6-Big Bad Whamo (5/2)-Comes off an even start at an Ohio fair but should enjoy a return to Nfld (22-6-3-3). Beat better than this here on 5-1 and could be sitting on a big try.

Race 14 (10:46PM EST)

4-Always A Hero (7-1)-Going to fade the morning line chalks and try to get some pop into this sequence. Hasn't connected for the new connections and may have met a beatable field. Justine Irvine has the gate speed to work a cozy trip and be there at the wire.

5-Just Bookem (20-1)-May have the best gate speed in the field and should be a large price. The issue is the veteran needs a trip and pilot James Day still has lessons to learn. That said, neither chalk (3-7) looks trustworthy at 9/5 and 8/5, at least not for my money.

6-Prince Of Bailair (7-1)-Went a big mile from the 2nd tier to take a picture and now steps-up. This is a grinder who could take advantage of some lively fractions and catch the leaders down the lane.

My $1.00 Late Pick 4 Ticket:

Total Bet=$12

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