Al Cimaglia: Northfield Park Late Pick 4 | Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Northfield Park has a 0.50 Pick 5 carryover of $20,367.99 and there is an estimated pool of $125,000 for the sequence that begins in Race 6. The $1.00 Late Pick 4 has a guaranteed pool of $10,000 with a 14% takeout, it starts in Race 11, and it will be my focus.

Comments and selections below are based on a fast track.

Race 11

5-Thornbush Hanover (8/5)-The Schillaci trainee does like to win and should be a main player on the drop in class. Merriman could race near the top of the stack, or on the point and look to play catch me if you can.
7-Tremendous Play (9/2)-This veteran is the other entry from the Schillaci barn and could provide a nice price. Has been facing much better and this is the level for a picture. Needs a sharp steer but the usual pilot Greg Grismore knows well. Does have good gate speed and could land in a close-up seat.

Race 12

2-Elver Hanover (6/5)-This Burke trainee is 0-8 this year and now drops to a level where excuses aren't allowed. Last year, won 8 times and banked over $96,000. This year doesn't like to pass foes and can't finish off miles when on the point. It's wake up time.
3-Bambino Joe (7/2)-Joe doesn't like to win and recent form has been dull. But versus this kind could land in the 2-hole and trip out. Might be overlooked at the windows, the one above could get pounded.
7-Aim For Glory (25-1)-Hasn't won since 4-4 and has been dropping looking for a picture. This is the same level as its last win and should be a juicy price. Will use and hope Stahl decides to leave because he could land in a decent seat and maybe will hunt down the 2 above.

Race 13

6-Captain Butler (9/5)-Took a picture at this class in last with a strong 56.2 back half and deserves respect here. Wrenn could be aggressive with the big chalk and will likely look for the lead off the gate. That plan could work but not sure racing on the point is the Butler's strong suit.
9-Remembering Shorty (4-1)-If Merriman can get off the gate and be able to get rolling before the half with some live cover the 6-year-old will be in the hunt. My take is Wrenn will be bet hard, he will look to land on the point and Shorty could be stalking.

Race 14

2-Club Scene (8/5)-Comes back at the same condition looking for its 3rd straight win. Should have his way with these again and will probably be an odds-on choice. Many will single and it is understandable, but this 3-year-old will only be making its 6th lifetime start.
7-Dontfeardonttell (9-1)-This price shot has hit the board in 2 or 3 here with 1 picture and could make some noise but Stahl will need to leave. If driven aggressively, and #2 doesn't have his fastball, this 3-year-old can pass foes down the lane to surprise.

$1.00 Late Pick 4

Total Bet=$24
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