Ayers Ratliff offers his picks for the $10,000 Pick-4 at Northfield Park on Feb. 20, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Northfield Park Pick-4, races 8-11, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
On Wednesday (Feb. 20), Northfield Park will be offering a $10,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick-4. The Pick-4 has a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent and starts in the eighth race.
$1 play: 19/247/19/16 = $24
Race 8: (1) Jumpin Jack J dropped to this level last time and scored a victory; draws the rail and could repeat tonight. (9) Justa Little Crazy has been doing very well and should get a good trip from the second tier.
Race 9: (2) Lima Lucky drops in class and has a big shot to do well. (4) Feel The Power typically faces tougher and could do well if he minds his manners. (7) Count The Cost posted a win in this class in his most recent effort and looks to be right there again tonight.
Race 10: (1) Up Front Carl draws much better tonight and looks to finish much better, too. (9) Dr Jacks Shack was on the muscle in his most recent performance and could repeat a win here.
Race 11: (1) Rose Run Mac looks to be getting better and could score his first victory since 2011. (6) Homestead Kjell has the ability to be prominently placed on the ticket.