Ayers Ratliff offers his picks for the $15,000 Pick-4 at Northfield Park on Sept. 25, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Northfield Park Pick-4, Races 8-11, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
On Tuesday (Sept. 25), Northfield Park will be offering a $15,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick-4. The Pick-4 has a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent (the lowest in harness racing) and starts in the eighth race.
$1 play: 239/359/23/49 = $36
Race 8: (2) Fantacular has back-to-back wins; looks to score again tonight. (3) Upheld looks to be forwardly placed early and hanging around late. (9) Dodekaphobia looks to have the speed to do well if he minds his manners.
Race 9: (3) CJ’s Victory looks to be in good form and looks to do well again tonight. (5) Jess Coy could be tough in here if he minds his manners. (9) Monsieur De Vie has four wins in a row; looks to be making winning a habit.
Race 10: (2) Medoland Tess could flourish having left the tough foes in Columbus and headed north. (3) Oh My Sam looks to be one of the main competitors in here.
Race 11: (4) Lucca’s Revenge has ten wins this year including two in a row; could score the 64th of his career. (9) High Finance should get a good trip from the second tier and could do well in his Cleveland debut.