Ayers Ratliff offers his picks for the $10,000 Pick-4 at Northfield Park on March 19, part of the U.S. Trotting Association Strategic Wagering Program.
Northfield Park Pick-4, races 8-11, Tuesday, March 19, 2013
On Tuesday (March 19) Northfield Park features a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool. The Pick-4 begins in race eight. Northfield Park’s Pick-5, Pick-4 and the Pick-3s offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent.
$1 play: 12/36/19/345 = $24
Race 8: (1) Hoosier Lion draws the inside advantage and that advantage may be key to posting a victory tonight. (2) Carolina Song sees Umholtz hand the lines to Miller and looks for results.
Race 9: (3) Colby D has been racing very well and looks to be able to do well again tonight. (6) Fred’s Dream dropped to this level last start but was the runner-up; looks to grab the top prize tonight.
Race 10: (1) Gramma’s Guy drops in class and draws the rail, but competes in a very competitive race. (9) Sandbar Slugger should get a good trip from the second tier.
Race 11: (3) Mainline Hall has garnered 49 career wins and looks to earn his first of 2013 tonight. (4) I Need A Drink appears to have a big shot to do well. (5) Blagojevich was an impressive winner in his most recent performance and looks to have a big shot to do well again tonight.