Ayers Ratliff offers his picks for the $15,000 Pick-4 at Northfield Park on Feb. 28, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Northfield Park Pick-4, Races 8-11, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
On Tuesday (Feb. 28), Northfield Park is again offering a $15,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool. Northfield Park’s Pick-4 starts in race eight and offers a 14 percent takeout rate (the lowest in harness racing).
$1 play: 2/249/1459/279 = $36
Race 8: (2) Action Full Hall draws better tonight and breathes a sigh of relief that Columbia Art is sitting out this week.
Race 9: (2) Madame Delaware broke her maiden last week and looks to be improving. (4) I’m All Country makes her second start back and could do better. (9) Can Doit Forever should get a good trip from the second tier.
Race 10: (1) Spidermonkey looks to be rounding into tip-top form and draws the rail to boot. (4) Ron Jeremy drops in class and could secure a spot in the ticket. (5) Sea Slicker makes his first start for new connections and could do well right out of the box. (9) Im Gettin Mad looks to have taken well to his new connections and should be able to do well again.
Race 11: (2) Sturgeon goes for three in a row but historically been a tough horse to count on. (7) Ruth Lane raced well last start and is one of several who could take this wide-open affair. (9) My Mystique should receive a good trip from the second tier.