Northfield Park has a 16-race card ready to begin the week and the program will feature Buckeye Stallion Series action. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 starts in Race 11. The sequence has a $10,000 guaranteed pool with a 14% takeout, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

RACE 11 (9:40PM ET)

3-Bug Juice (5-1)-Makes its Nfld debut and has some speed. The Brian Brown stable has been clicking and should be in the mix if can make the turns.

5-Muddinup (2-1)-This is another question mark making the 1st start at Nfld. Should be a player if takes to the track but will spread out in this leg.

7-Kamala (6-1)-Came a quick back half and was paced compromised as the 1st half went in 58.4. Will respect chances for the Lather Up 2-year-old.

9-Fear Of Moonlight (7/2)-Went the 2nd half at ScD in 56.1 to come 2nd in a 154.1 mile. The 2nd tier is a challenge but will trust Chris Page to land a decent early seat. Should be in the mix in a wide-open affair if close enough to the lead at the 3/4 pole.

RACE 12 (10:02PM ET)

1-The Idea Dance A (5/2)-This is the 2nd start for Braiden Rhoades, draws the rail and has enough gate speed to be no worse than 2nd around the opening turn.

3-Turbo Hill (3-1)-This veteran probably has the best gate speed in the field but has trouble standing tall to the wire. Drops to a better level for success. Is only 1-8 at Nfld but will be tough to beat if Davis Jr steals a quarter.

6-Nvrpoptdaplugs (7-1)-Comes off a strong win and steps up. Not liking the 1-10 record at Nfld but should be able to compete at a solid price and could win with the right trip.

RACE 13 (10:24PM ET)

1-Naked On A Hill (2-1)-This baby race looks like it should boil down to the 1 & 4, but these are green 2-year-olds and neither has raced on this surface. This one has impressive gate speed and should be a main player if stays flat.

4-Gulf Moon (7/5)-Won his debut at ScD and was on the point early on. Went off at 1/5 and should be a tiny price again.

RACE 14 (10:46PM ET)

2-Favorite Aunt (3-1)-Meadows shipper comes off a win and has hit the board in 7 of 9 here with 3 pictures. Ronnie Wrenn should have the Burke pupil in play when the wings fold.

7-Manofmanymuscles (6-1)-Steps up after an impressive win in the 1st start for the Braiden Rhoades barn. Should offer a solid price and Merriman has enough gate speed to get in good position off the gate. Could be in the hunt at the wire with a sharp steer and some live cover.


  • RACE 11: 3, 5, 7, 9
  • RACE 12: 1, 3, 6
  • RACE 13: 1, 4
  • RACE 14: 2, 7
  • COST: $48

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